Bias by Omission
On Wednesday, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and David Crary of the Associated Press hyped that the "the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion." The pair spotlighted how "social and religious conservatives praise the administration,'" but failed to give an ideological label for the "women's-rights activists...[who] view the multi-pronged changes as a dangerous ideological shift." The journalists also slanted towards the pro-abortion side by quoting six critics of the Trump policy shift, versus just three supporters.
Since canceling ratings-powerhouse Roseanne on Tuesday, ABC and Disney have been under tremendous fire for even hiring Roseanne Barr given her long history of racism and unhinged antics. And in a tweet Wednesday, President Trump called out the company’s double standard of keeping on other such people but who target him. Instead of keeping their head down and taking their lumps, ABC actually complained about the White House pointing out their double standard.
On Tuesday, ABC canceled their hit show Roseanne because of racially charged tweets and it just so happened to be the same day MSNBC was airing their Everyday Racism in America town hall event. Along with talking about the news of the day, the program was dripping with hypocrisy from both the guests and hosts. And according to one guest, in particular, the way you get all white people to stop being racist is to make bigoted comments about them.
For hours on end, Israeli civilian centers saw well over 100 ballistic projectiles launched from the Gaza Strip rain down into their communities Tuesday (and the wee hours of Wednesday morning). The attacks constituted the largest assault on Israel by the terrorist organization Hamas since the start of the 2014 war. But if you were getting your news from American broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) you probably wouldn’t know it was going on, since none of them reported it during their morning or evening shows.
Last Tuesday, the NFL announced new rules and fines for teams who allowed their players to protest during the national anthem. Of course, the liberal media wasn’t happy with the compromise of allowing players to stay in the locker room. So during NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd and the panel were railing against President Trump and national anthem supporters for being racist who didn’t care about black people. NBC Foreign Affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell proved her ignorance by suggesting most fans at the games didn’t stand away and smeared them as hypocrites.
During Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC News’ cast of characters exposed just how politically petty they were when they actually complained about President Trump getting positive coverage when he brings American hostages home. Between Tara Palmieri’s sympathies for Venezuela in her report and Martha Raddatz’s huffing about Trump getting a “boost,” their reporting was downright obnoxious.
On Thursday, President Trump corrected that heinous injustice by issuing a pardon for Johnson after actor Sylvester Stallone shared the story with him. That’s right, the president the liberal media love to portray as a staunch racist actually pardoned a man who was a victim of true racism. But, of course, not all of the media thought it was noteworthy during their evening broadcasts. Both ABC and Spanish-language network Telemundo omitted Johnson’s pardon from their reports.
On Thursday, President Trump announced that he was calling off the greatly anticipated U.S.-North Korea summit because the other party was acting in bad faith going into it, something the President promised to do weeks ago. Of course, many in the liberal media used the opportunity to suggest it was somehow a diplomatic blunder on his part despite nuclear threats by the regime overnight. ABC seemed to be in that camp as they downplayed North Korea’s recent hostile actions.
A Wednesday article from CNN touted the involvement of young American volunteers during the final days of a pro-life campaign in Ireland. Correspondent Kara Fox zeroed in on how Irish pro-abortion activists blasted one pro-life couple for their supposedly "deceptive" ways. Fox later spotlighted that "some Irish are outraged by foreign groups...arguing that American campaigners are using their vacations to stage a proxy war on women's rights in their country." She also failed to mention the involvement of Americans on the pro-abortion side.
On Wednesday, a federal judge out of the Southern District of New York ruled that President Trump’s blocking of people on Twitter somehow violated the First Amendment and declared Trump’s account was a public forum. Of course, the liberal media that has condemned the President’s use of the social media platform saw it as a victory and rejoiced. Both CBS and NBC made sure to touch on it during their evening broadcasts.
The school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas wasn’t carried out with the media’s favorite weapon to mischaracterize and demonize (the AR-15), but this was only a minor speed bump for those looking to take away Americans' rights. During Monday’s Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews brought on anti-gun activist Nicole Hockley to join him in whining about those who respected the Second Amendment. During the segment, Matthews absurdly claimed that since NRA had hired Oliver North to be their president, the organization was somehow “immune to justice.”
As has been stated previously, the liberal media made total fools out of themselves last Wednesday night when they rushed to claim President Trump had slammed all immigrants as “animals.” And when the video of the full context came out, nearly all of them issued corrections and retractions. Yet despite the media’s own retractions, panelists on CBS’s Face the Nation and CNN’s Reliable Sources thought it was fair to do that to the President given his past comments about immigrants.