Campaigns & Elections
Monday at what remains of Newsweek, Nina Burleigh hysterically claimed that "An Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken." Her erroneous timeline didn't match actual history, rendering her headlined contention false.
RESTON, VA — Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued a statement Monday responding to the media’s coverage of a 2016 post-election anti-Trump rally which was recently revealed to have been organized by Russians. On Friday, an indictment filing signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed Russians allegedly staged both pro-Trump and anti-Trump rallies with intent to sow discord in the United States.
While attempting to boost the candidacy of a Democrat running to unseat Republican California Congressman Devin Nunes, MSNBC inadvertently revealed that a lot voters in that district don’t really care about the Russia investigation. Even the Democrat himself complained that “the media only talk about the Russia thing.”
On Wednesday, a Global Opinions Editor at the Washington Post praised the work of Christopher Steele as "extraordinarily prescient," created by a man who "had stumbled onto a breathtaking threat to U.S. national security." Accordingly, Steele, per the headline at Christian Caryl's opinion piece, "is a hero – and Americans owe him their thanks" — a Four-Pinocchio claim by the Post's own standards.
During a fawning interview with Joe Biden on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell repeatedly pressed the former vice president on whether he would run for president in 2020, even to the point of comparing him to Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and fictional boxer Rocky Balboa.
Wednesday afternoon at NewsBusters, Kristine Marsh noted that the broadcast networks' morning news shows "ignored a bombshell report released overnight" by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). That report includes additional damning text messages between FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok while they were involved in investigating Hillary Clinton's private server and the Donald Trump presidential campaign's alleged connections with Russia. The media is now in a tug of war over the scope of the Page-Strzok text saying that "potus (President Obama) wants to know everything we're doing."
Eric Swalwell, a liberal Democrat from California’s 15th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, stated on Monday, February 5, that he was introducing a measure designed to “make a federal crime of certain attacks on those reporting the news.” As part of his announcement, he blamed the need for the bill, entitled the "Journalist Protection Act," on Republican President Donald Trump.
Mientras los medios liberales siguen obsesionados sobre la presunta injerencia rusa en las elecciones presidenciales de 2016, un informe de Telemundo levanta otro tipo de bandera roja: la posibilidad de que funcionarios del gobierno mexicano y los activistas liberales en los Estados Unidos estén trabajando al unísono en su oposición a políticas de inmigración de la administración de Trump.
While the liberal media remains obsessed over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a report on Telemundo raises another kind of red flag: the prospect that Mexican government officials and liberal activists in the United States are working together in their opposition to Trump administration immigration policies.
On Saturday's Fox & Friends, syndicated columnist and investigative reporter Michelle Malkin sharply criticized the establishment press's sharp U-turn on law-enforcement transparency from George W. Bush's presidency. She in effect observed that one of the key reasons for the current "stonewall media" environment is self-protection.
Shortly after the Nunes memo's Friday release, five reporters — three at the Associated Press and one each at MSNBC and CNN, pushed the long-discredited claim that, in the AP's words, "(Christopher) Steele’s opposition research effort was initially funded by the conservative Washington Free Beacon."
On Sunday, NPR host Michel Martin interviewed Maroon 5 keyboardist P.J. Morton on his solo record and a song that “caught my ear” called “Religion.” The lyrics included: “I don't think I like your religion. Don't always make the best decisions. Not saying you don't have good intentions. I know that you are only human.” Of course, this song was about evangelicals and Donald Trump, and somehow, Trump and his fans were comparable to religious backers of slavery.