There was plenty to pick through on Wednesday’s Hardball, such as topics covered here about how PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor implied she was upset with God Bless the USA airing at Trump rallies and the President for not pushing gun control. But there were also meltdowns from Alcindor and her fellow panelists about Trump’s feud with Denmark that included the words “disloyal,” “grenades,” and more accusations of racism and sexism.
Some activists on the left, like to claim it’s easier to buy a gun in America than it is to buy cold medicine. One journalist found how wrong that was and actually published her investigation, despite it not fitting into the media's narrative. Business Insider’s Hayley Peterson wanted to know how difficult it would be for her to buy a gun at a Walmart in Virginia, after the superstore chain faced pressure from Democrats to stop selling firearms.
“Republican politics are returning America to a past where only the wealthy have access to safe, legal abortion,” Vanity Fair asserted in an article about abortion concierge services published Wednesday, titled “Is This the Trumpian Future of Abortion in America?”
Hours after President Trump blasted NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander for being “the most biased reporter” in the press corps, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd predictably rushed to his colleague’s defense during MSNBC’s MTP Daily Wednesday afternoon: “There is nothing better for a journalist than to get attacked by Donald Trump.”
Twitter is one of the worst Big Tech offenders when it comes to silencing critics of liberal orthodoxy — even if you are African-American and gay. Then it depends on your politics. Conservative commentator Benji Irby, who has defended President Donald Trump and conservatisim to his own gay and black communities was recently censored after posting a video on YouTube.
On Thursday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and more than 20 conservative leaders released a statement rejecting Facebook’s “insulting” response to specific examples of bias. They declared, “No conservative leader or organization should accept this as a legitimate response to the undeniable issues we have raised.” The Media Research Center (MRC) also leads a group called the Free Speech Alliance of almost 60 organizations dedicated to combating the censorship of conservatives online.
The New York Times wants readers to believe that to be right wing is to be evil. In a scathing hit piece written about the conservative outlet Western Journal, Nicholas Confessore and Justin Bank smeared the website as a “potent online disinformation mill.” While the executive editor, Shaun Hair, admits openly that the content on the site is written from a conservative point of view, the Times sins it as “sensationalized, misleading, or entirely made-up.”
When a member of the “squad” gets called out for their anti-Semitic, anti-American statements, the liberal media quickly line up to defend the Democrat congresswomen. Yet when a Republican congressman was attacked for his military service by a progressive media commentator this week, it was promptly ignored by that same liberal media.
The next recession could bring an economic “revolution,” according to left-wing New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo. He argued that when it arrives it would be “time to go full Elizabeth Warren” because of inequality.
Insisting that “a recession looms,” Manjoo fueled envy against CEOs and the wealthy — the very kind of envy that could spur such a “revolution.” Although he attached Democratic candidate Warren’s name to that kind of “radical” change, spouting off about revolution calls to mind other names like Marx and Lenin.
Rob Reiner has lost it. After wasting the last three years championing the Russian collusion delusion on Twitter and cable TV the film director is down to desperately pleading Democrats to turn on the “Impeachment Hoses” against the “moronic” “childish” “racist” president who is “out of his fucking mind.”
It’s not been a good week for the New York Times. The beleaguered newspaper on Thursday suffered another embarrassment as one of the paper’s editors was exposed for tweeting vile, anti-Semitic, racist attacks on Jews and Indians. As reported by Breitbart and Twitchy, Tom Wright-Piersanti, the senior staff editor at the Times has a history of hateful remarks. The editor has been quickly deleting old tweets, including this one from 2010 in which he admits to being an anti-Semite:
There has been lots of talk in the media recently about loyalty and on her Wednesday MSNBC Live show, Hallie Jackson got into an argument with Log Cabin Republicans national spokesperson Charles Moran over the organization's decision to endorse President Trump for re-election and one of the board members, Jennifer Horn's, decision to resign in protest.
Facebook has been stalking users’ internet history. Don’t believe it? Just ask ... Facebook. The company published an August 20 article via its Newsroom titled “Now You Can See and Control the Data That Apps and Websites Share With Facebook.” The piece assures Facebook users that “businesses often share data about people’s interactions on their websites with ad platforms and other services.” Facebook stated that this is a mere feature of the modern internet that must be accepted.
Jon Meacham got one thing right. On today's Morning Joe, he said that the heads of any conservatives listening to him would blow up over their Wheaties. What was Meacham's remark that was so explosive to any right-thinking listener? His prediction that someday, we'll look back and realize that Al Gore was . . . "a prophetic voice" on the environment.
There’s a significant difference between guarding someone and attacking someone else in the process, but you wouldn’t know it from an alleged incident in New Jersey, where a bodyguard for CNN pundit April Ryan attacked a local reporter by taking away his video camera and physically forcing him out of the building. That bizarre attack took place on August 3, when Ryan was slated to give a speech in New Brunswick until her bodyguard, Joel Morris, intervened and struck Charlie Kratovil, an editor who has now filed criminal charges including harassment, assault and theft.