Campaigns & Elections
On Friday, the College of William & Mary announced that former FBI Director James Comey, a 1982 graduate, will "will teach a three-credit course on ethical leadership" beginning this fall. Establishment press coverage of Comey's assignment, coinciding with being named "an executive professor in education," has mostly avoided the myriad reasons why having him teach such a course is a horrible lapse in judgment by W&M.
While a guest on the weekday program CNN Newsroom last week, Doug Brinkley -- the Cable News Network’s presidential historian -- used the opportunity to slam Republican Donald Trump’s first year in the White House by calling him an “asterisks president” and stating that he will be remembered for “racism” and “bigotry.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 26,000 for the first time on Wednesday. When it first jumped the 26,000 hurdle during Tuesday's trading, only to fall back at the close, CNN's Christine Romans somewhat surprisingly noted it. But as she did, she positively and erroneously spun the market's awful pre-presidential election history in a way that even some conservatives have ignorantly come to accept.
While acknowledging that technological advances “have made it easier for Americans to connect with each other and to find information, including details about the major issues facing the country,” a poll conducted in late 2017 by four liberal foundations indicates that media bias and “fake news” are still serious problems.
In the wake of the Hawaii nuclear missile warning that turned out the be a false alarm, the radical fringe of the liberal media have decided that the only person that really deserved the blame was President Trump. Despite the fact that he had no influence on the state employee who pushed the button, and who idiotically still has a job, the liberal panel on MSNBC’s Hardball not only blamed Trump for the false alarm but claimed he didn’t care about the state because they supported Hillary Clinton.
Since Thursday, the liberal media had been having a field day attacking President Trump when it was leaked that he had slammed certain counties for being undesirable places to live. Since then, CNN has been the banner carrier for those eager to pass opinion off as news and call the President a racist with impunity. On Sunday’s Inside Politics, CNN host John King was no different as he led a panel of journalists in anti-Trump smears while claiming to know exactly what racist thoughts were in his head.
Talking to actors Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks about the Golden Globes on her show Tuesday afternoon, host Ellen DeGeneres could not wait for Oprah Winfrey to run for president in 2020. Dubbing the liberal media mogul “our future president,” DeGeneres urged her guests to join in the sycophantic praise.
CNN political commentator and former Obama White House staffer Van Jones had a conniption on Anderson Cooper 360 over the news that Oprah Winfrey could run for president in 2020.
On Monday night, CBS News seemed eager to start their 2020 presidential campaign coverage as they led CBS Evening News with a segment hyping a theoretical campaign run by Oprah Winfrey. “‘We welcome the challenge. Whether it's Oprah Winfrey or anybody else.’ That was the reaction from the White House today after a widely discussed speech at the Golden Globes last night,” touted anchor Jeff Glor. An absurd start to a newscast that wasn’t repeated on any other network.
Even though Al Franken is out of the U.S. Senate and his successor --Senator Tina Smith -- has already assumed office, CNN host Alisyn Camerota is still finding reasons to ask if it really was appropriate for him to resign over sexual harassment accusations. As Smith appeared as a guest on Monday's New Day show, the CNN host posed the first of two questions on the subject: "You replaced Al Franken, and there was so much, you know, emotion around him resigning, do you think that he should have resigned?"
On Monday, the three network morning shows were in ecstasy over Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes acceptance speech and already predicting a 2020 presidential run for the former daytime talk show host. Anchors and correspondents seemed to be trying to outdo one another in who could heap more sycophantic praise on the liberal entertainer.
On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted he would be “announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” on Monday “in various categories from the Fake News Media." There’s bias, but then there’s sheer incompetence. The biggest media obsession last year was the search for evidence of Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia, in the process, liberal reporters in 2017 repeatedly stumbled into error and were forced to make embarrassing corrections. This post presented eight possible choices that the President could consider.