Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe lasted into the second week of the news cycle after he being fired by Attorney General Sessions over the weekend. His dismissal was accompanied by a shift in tone by the press, and by Monday, the usual suspects on MSNBC’s Morning Joe had memory-holed McCabe’s alleged transgressions for which the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility had recommended his firing in the first place.
On Monday, the network morning shows collectively wrung their hands over the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, with NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America completely ignoring the fact that Bureau’s own Office of Professional Responsibility recommended the dismissal. CBS This Morning included that information in its coverage, but still blasted the decision as “vindictive.”
Progressives, ever-ready to congratulate themselves on their “curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness,” are curiously quick to grasp at psychological and medical diagnoses to explain the existence of opinions they don’t share.
CBS’s Madam Secretary would like to interrupt its usual liberal pandering for ... even more liberal pandering. While this season has hammered down on refugees, government employees, and even removing the president from office, now the show is super serious on the subject of a new character’s sexuality.
The buzz was that Fox’s Family Guy would air an episode where toddler character Stewie Griffin would come out as gay. In the March 18 episode titled “send in Stewie, Please,” Stewie visits his school’s psychologist and tells his troubles in the form of monologues and the audience learns some surprising things about the little tyke.
CNN host Christiane Amanpour appeared on Saturday night's All Things Considered on NPR to plug her news series Sex and Love Around the World. Amanpour suggested everywhere in world, "sex is taboo," and we all sufffer in "the current extreme orthodoxy that we all live in, especially around the topic of sex." What world is she describing??
On Sunday afternoon's MSNBC Live with David Gura, MSNBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy appeared as a guest to preview upcoming congressional elections and she employed the typical journalistic double standard of using the "pro-choice" euphemism that supporters of legal abortion prefer while staying away from the "pro-life" label that abortion opponents prefer to be labeled by.
Stephen Colbert's Showtime program, Our Cartoon President, began with a 60 Minutes interview of President Trump conducted by Anderson Cooper in the episode titled “Wealth Gap.” Airing on March 18, 2018, this falls in place with the much-hyped real interview with the stripper/porn star to be aired by the CBS show in one week.
Remember all those hilarious 2016 election night videos? Well, the good news is that a couple of the best scenes of liberal desolation that night have remained unseen...until now. They come to us by way of "The Final Year" documentary which was intended to celebrate the Obama adminstration foreign policy team in its last year of office. The featured players are former Secretary of State John Kerry, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power, and former creative writing graduate and deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.
Establishment press reporters continue to insist that they play it straight in their reporting. MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell is so objective that she has suggested an underhanded way the FBI's just-fired Andrew McCabe might save his pension.
The plea from New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman appeared in the Sunday Review: “Missing in the Fight Against Anti-Semitism.” The online headline: “Anti-Semitism Is Rising. Why Aren’t American Jews Speaking Up?” But Weisman focused solely and dubiously on controversial rightists and missed several recent examples of Democrats lining up with Louis Farrakhan. Weisman himself has a tangled history with accusations of anti-semitism that make his plea unconvincing.
On Friday's Outnumbered, former Obama State Department spokesman Marie Harfwas "sort of ... offended" when asked why there is "such an open animosity to Christianity from those on the left." Harf rejected the idea "that there is something inherent among the left that means we don’t like Christianity." Gosh, what would make anyone believe that?
In what really could only be described as a completely bonkers conspiracy theory, The Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested Sunday that Rex Tillerson was fired from the secretary of state position because his replacement was funded by the Koch brothers and because the administration wanted a war with Iran. If you’re confused, don’t worry, the rest of the liberal panel on ABC’s This Week didn’t seem to be able to follow her convoluted mess either.
Peter Beinart, contributing editor at The Atlantic, devoted 1,700 words in the April issue to ludicrously crowning House minority leader and arch-liberal Nancy Pelosi an amazingly effective congressional leader -- and dishonestly calling Republicans sexist for daring to oppose her: “The Nancy Pelosi Problem -- The first female speaker of the House has become the most effective congressional leader of modern times -- and, not coincidentally, the most vilified." He followed up: "...despite attributes that should make her endearing to cultural conservatives -- she is a Catholic Italian American grandmother of nine who entered politics only after staying home to raise her kids -- many Americans greeted her rise with, in the words of the Yale researchers, “contempt, anger, and/or disgust.” It was the same for Hillary Clinton...."
On Sunday morning's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during the "Gotcha" segment, host Al Sharpton lamely compared himself to James Bond as he likened conservative donors Charles and David Koch to Bond-type "villains" because of their support for conservative causes.