Appearing as a guest on Sunday's CNN Newsroom to preview their episode of The Nineties about terrorism, CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem was twisting herself into knots to downplay the threat of terrorism from radical Muslims by claiming that the "biggest threat" is from "white supremacists or sort of anti-government terrorism."
Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler is known for slamming people who disagree with her politics, but she went over the top on Sunday, August 6, when she suggested that it would be “nice 2 have laws here for people who think racism is funny." The host of the Chelsea program on the Netflix pay cable television channel made the remark after she learned that “2 Chinese guys were arrested in Berlin for making nazi salutes.”
Over the weekend, The New York Times claimed in an article that Vice President Mike Pence was running a “shadow campaign for 2020,” which brought a scathing rebuke from Pence and President Trump. But despite the denials from the White House, on Monday, ABC’s World News Tonight ran an entire segment about the idea, laying out the evidence and only briefly mentioning the Vice President’s reaction. And they were the only network evening newscast in the Big Three (ABC, CBS, and NBC) to give the non-story any significant time.
Anti-Trump paranoia -- it’s not just for the New York Times’ news pages. The front of the Sunday section featured “The Politics of White Resentment” by the author of the surely fair and unbiased book White Rage. The story’s text box described Trump: “He doesn’t want to make things better. He wants to stoke racial fears.” Other Sunday articles included a feminist, anti-Trump defense of Bridezillas, and a writer using fear of a Trump-ruled land to justify being rude to people.
Now there’s something you don’t see very often. CBS This Morning on Monday highlighted a Christian evangelist who is spreading the faith to Muslim countries. Co-host Charlie Rose introduced, “An unassuming 86-year-old evangelist is sharing a message of healing around the world. She's traveled for years to several predominantly Muslim countries to spread the Gospel.”
Buried in the credits of An Inconvenient Sequel, former vice president Al Gore and filmmakers make it clear they paid to make up for carbon generated during production. That’s part of Gore’s greenwashing of his documentaries through purchases of carbon offsets from Native Energy.
On Friday's This Morning show, CBS News reporter Adriana Diaz reported on her seven days on the streets of Chicago's South Side, one of the most dangerous and crime-ridden areas in the U.S. While her report gamely tried to focus on how guns were to blame for the violence, astute observers who know how difficult it is for law-abiding citizens to get guns in the Windy City will notice that, despite those state- and city-imposed barriers, it's still very "easy" for criminals to get guns.
When a celebrity’s raison d’être is the approval of the media and the transgender community, expect a lot of spineless behavior. Example: Caitlyn (nee Bruce) Jenner and the Make American Great Again baseball cap.
Vice President Mike Pence denounced as “fake news” an imaginative front-page Sunday New York Times story on Republicans quietly plotting to run for president in 2020 in case, as their headline intimated, “Beleaguered Trump Isn’t on the Ballot.” Reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns wildly speculated in the first paragraph that “Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago.”
Conservatives are given few things to look forward to in the entertainment industry, specifically when it comes to network television. In the words of C.S. Lewis, “Ours is a high and lonely destiny.” So when ABC cancelled the conservative sitcom Last Man Standing, naturally the outcry was massive. Now, some 3 months after the cancellation, ABC’s Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey has decided to defend the axing of the popular show, stating at a Television Critics Association event that “Politics had absolutely nothing to do with it.”
Former Vice President-turned-climate change activist Al Gore was given another opportunity by CNN this weekend to shame skeptics of his climate change propaganda as backwards bigots. Just last week when the network hosted a town hall with Gore, where he compared the fight against climate change to a matter of “right and wrong,” much like the Civil Rights Movement.
Thank Gaia for the Associated Press and its super-practical news you can use. Otherwise, how would you know if your four-year-old is among the .06 percent of the population that is transgender?
CBS This Morning’s Major Garrett on Monday chided Donald Trump for taking an August vacation, highlighting how long he’s been away from the White House and digging up old tweets about Barack Obama’s trips. Yet, the very same network excused and defended Obama’s excursions.
On Friday's Cavuto: Coast to Coast, host Neil Cavuto exposed the ridiculous and inappropriate Newsweek cover article calling the president "lazy" and declaring his presidency a failure. "This article has no point." He pointed out that the media also quickly declared Reagan to be a failure. "This ain't fair, this ain't right. Not remotely fair, or remotely balanced."
Former Bush administration official, former failed McCain campaign aide, and current MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace was featured in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine in which she promoted her liberal tilt compared to other Republicans and complained that “there’s no other news” besides President Trump.