Gayle King and the journalists at CBS This Morning on Tuesday grilled Fox News anchor Bret Baier about the departure of Shepard Smith from the network, baiting him to divine what exactly Smith meant when he said that the “truth will always matter.” Appearing to talk about his latest historical book, co-host Tony Dokoupil highlighted, “I think it surprised a lot of people at the network. He said in his closing remarks, ‘The truth will always matter.’ What was your reaction?”
On Monday afternoon, MSNBC excitedly delivered supposed breaking news on the impeachment inquiry against President Trump that amounted to nothing more than the latest poll-tested talking points being put out by House Democrats. The breathless reporting repeatedly hyped liberal lawmakers deciding to focus their impeachment crusade on “abuse of power” allegations against Trump.
On Monday, Politico Magazine thought the unthinkable (for liberals). What if (GASP!) President Donald Trump actually wins re-election next year? In order to present this dystopian (for liberals) future, Politico's senior White House reporter Darren Samuelsohn took us on a trip to the very near future in a time machine.
On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough floated the fanciful notion that whereas in 2016 Trump supporters were unwilling to publicly admit that they were voting for him, now, despite polling data showing overwhelming Republican opposition to impeachment, the Trump base in fact secretly supports impeachment.
After weighing in on the latest example of media malpractice, ABC’s decision to portray footage from a Kentucky gun show as attacks on the Kurds in the Middle East, Full Measure host Sharyl Attkisson sat down with Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz. Before playing the clip of her interview with Kurtz, Attkisson noted that “the war between the media and Donald Trump sometimes looks like one of mutually assured destruction,” stressing “sometimes, truth is a casualty.”
The New York Times devoted three full pages of valuable Sunday Review real estate (the full front page and two full inside pages) to a left-wing, ageist, anti-Trump voter lament disguised as a call for the political empowerment of youth via a lowering of the voting age: “They’ve Got The Whole World In Their Hands.” “Old people have the money and the power. Young people have been left out. But for how long?” It’s written by Astra Taylor, a Puffin Foundation/Economic Hardship Reporting Project fellow. The online headline: “Out With the Old, In With the Young.” (AARP, call your office.)
Stop the presses! CNN’s Brian Stelter, wants you to know that he reports on the facts and nothing but the facts. Of course, in reality this assertion could not be farther from the truth, but the host made the claim regardless on Sunday’s Reliable Sources.
Last week LeBron James caught considerable flak from the Right and the Left for condemning Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who on Oct. 4, tweeted support for the freedom protesters in Hong Kong. Coming to James' defense on The Undefeated blog is David Dennis Jr., an adjunct professor of Journalism at Morehouse College, who says attacks on "King" James are actually attempts to undermine the social justice efforts of black athletes in America.
Dr. Aaron Glassman recently married his girlfriend after a very short courtship. Much to his horror, as she went about putting her things away in his home, Glassman noticed she has a gun. Oh, the horror.
While ABC, CBS, and NBC were continuing to push for President Trump’s impeachment during their Monday newscasts, they didn’t care to mention that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg aided the presidential campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg by recommending some people to hire. A simple thing that the liberal media would likely treat as an administration rocking scandal if it involved the Trump campaign.
With U.S. troop convoys making their way back into Iraq, the Monday evening newscasts of CBS and NBC showed off images of troop carriers being assailed by Kurds who were lobbing “potatoes and other objects” at them as they drove by. NBC, in particular, was vicious enough to highlight a sign trying to shame U.S. troops and blame them for the deaths of children.
Appearing twice in as many days on CNN, The Hill’s Rising co-host and former MSNBC host Krystal Ball attempted to breakthrough the CNN machine and their establishment crowd by calling out Hillary Clinton for referring to 2020 Democrat, Congresswoman, and Hawaii Army National Guard Major Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset. Further, Ball attempted to make the argument that if droves are repeatedly accused of being Russian assets or ideas or campaigns are deemed Russian-backed, then nothing is. Unfortunately, CNN’s Zuckerbots weren’t interested in this point of view.
Without Russians to blame, liberal media have gone from scapegoating foreign agents to now condemning Facebook’s advertising itself. "That campaigns are now being fought largely online is hardly a revelation, yet only one political party seems to have gotten the message,” The New York Times lamented. In its Oct. 20 article “Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle,” The Times observed, “While the Trump campaign has put its digital operation firmly at the center of the president’s re-election effort, Democrats are struggling to internalize the lessons of the 2016 race and adapt to a political landscape shaped by social media."
In the latest incidence of Big Tech being in bed with liberals, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have been caught recommending campaign hires to a Democrat running for office. Campaign spokesman Chris Meagher confirmed that “Zuckerberg sent multiple emails to Mike Schmuhl, Buttigieg’s campaign manager, with names of individuals that he might consider hiring,” Bloomberg reported. In addition, Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla Chan, “also sent multiple emails to Schmuhl with staff recommendations. Ultimately, two of the people recommended were hired.”
The media’s happily taking their marching orders from Hillary Clinton again, since she’s thrust herself into the spotlight in recent weeks, even parroting her shocking claim that 2020 Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard is a “Russian asset.” The View hosts similarly were shameless in their praise over Clinton’s “deep knowledge” and accuracy, even claiming she had been “exonerated” and “was right about almost everything.”