In a textbook case of bias by omission, Univision’s coverage of last night’s LGBTQ forum skipped a key quote from candidate Beto O’Rourke.
Joe Scarborough: he's not just another liberal talking head anymore. Now he's a bona fide Democrat electoral strategist, offering advice on how Dems can rack up a big win in 2020 and defeat President Trump. On today's Morning Joe, Professor Eddie Glaude was beside himself. He told Joe "I don't know what to do," faced with people who listen to Fox News and buy into the "lies" of Republican politicians. Scarborough consoled/explained to Glaude: "What you do is you register, you get your friends to register to vote, you drive them to the polling booth, you have an election, and you win so convincingly like the Democrats did in 2018."
President Trump is a bull in a china shop. He says inadvisable things to inadvisable people, mainly because he is inadvisable — literally no one can advise him. The vast majority of things Trump says are ignored or brushed off by those who understand the difference between bloviation and manipulation. Still, Trump's constant stream of noise can make it difficult to tell the difference between the two.
When it comes to complaints of liberal bias in the news media, media personalities often, intentionally or otherwise, miss the point. We are not interested in leading any "hate movements" nor do we believe that President Trump immune from criticism, but what we do reject is what CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin did her Tuesday show when she portrayed the battle between Trump versus the Democrats as the bad guys versus the good guys as if Democrats are pure in their motives and Trump represents a unique kind of threat to common decency.
Jay Sekulow, Donald Trump’s lawyer, sparred with CBS This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil on Friday, offering a feisty response and forcing the network to actually hear about Adam Schiff’s fake transcript from the Ukraine hearing. As the Media Research Center’s Nick Fondacaro noted on Thursday, CBS and the other networks skipped the fabricated transcript read by the California Democrat.
CBS This Morning journalists on Tuesday credulously promoted 2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg’s “moderate”-sounding health care plan: “Sounds pretty good,” touted co-host Tony Dokoupil. The CBS hosts all liked the selling of the plan as “Medicare for all who want it” as opposed to Medicare for all. “I love the phrasing,” cheered Anthony Mason. Reporter Ed O’Keefe hailed, “[Buttigieg is] hoping to gain support for sure and definitely wants to talk up this idea because he sees it as a more moderate alternative to Medicare for all.” O’Keefe didn’t explain that his plan may sound moderate only in terms of being compared to, say, outright socialism of Bernie Sanders.
CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter briefly addressed Joe Biden's harsh, finger-pointing lecture at Fox News reporter Peter Doocy. He played a clip where Biden says he never discussed business with his son. Stelter wasn't buying it: "Well, that seems very, very hard to believe. Obviously, a father's going to talk to his son about his business." That was as skeptical as it would get. Stelter moved on with an all-liberal panel, asking them softball questions with echoes of an internal Democrat tavern talk.
Self-described "conservative" Joe Scarborough frets that if President Trump and Mitch McConnell are successful, they will "shape the judiciary for the next 50 years." Scarborough expressed his concern in the context of criticizing Joe Kennedy for launching a Democrat primary campaign against incumbent Sen. Ed Markey in Massachusetts. Scarborough worries that money spent on that campaign will divert funds that could be used to defeat President Trump.
In his 11th Hour time slot after the ABC debate on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Brian Williams caused wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Greenpeace gang when he questioned whether the debate tilted too far left on guns and "green jobs," which he said was an insult to blue-collar voters, that fossil fuels will be banned, and then there are promises of green jobs on the horizon...somewhere.
On today's Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch urged the Democrats participating in tonight's debate to "assault" President Trump, whom Deutsch describes as an "ogre." Deutsch claims nothing else matters because "our democracy is under siege."
The Hollywood Left isn’t a fraction as tolerant of differing opinions as it likes to pretend. They can’t stand conservatives, and they especially can’t stand public supporters of President Trump. The latest example began when The Hollywood Reporter declared that President Trump would appear at a Beverly Hills re-election fundraiser on September 17. The stars of NBC’s rebooted gay-agitprop sitcom Will & Grace announced a new blacklist. It didn't go well for them.
Vanity Fair is a reliable glossy partner with the Democratic establishment. Take the latest from Peter Hamby, who covered politics for CNN from 2005 to 2015 before scoring a gig doing news for the youngsters at Snapchat. His latest article carried a headling full of angst: “'Are We Really Going to Have a Gaffe-Fest Over Joe Biden?': How Clickbait and Outrage Porn Are Hurting Readers—and Elevating Trump."