Covert Liberal Activists
The state of Ohio took a great stride in protecting the life of unborn children Thursday when Governor Mike DeWine signed into law a ban on abortions after a heartbeat was detected from the developing child. But the noble pursuit of protecting children apparently wasn’t something NBC News favored, seeing as they decried the law during Thursday’s Nightly News.
The Twilight Zone is a television classic, and news of its return under producer Jordan Peele, the horror director behind films like Us and Get Out, brought with it a deluge of media excitement. But so far this isn’t turning out to be your grandfather’s favorite after-dinner chiller. The new version is chock-full of progressive themes, and while that might not be what die-hard fans were expecting, it’s just what the doctor ordered for the woke cheerleaders at The Hollywood Reporter.
Even though CNN’s slogan these days is “Facts First,” the liberal network apparently doesn’t check all the facts about its national security “experts” and their connections to Qatar, a terror-funding Islamist nation in western Asia. As a result, viewers may be unaware of the analysts’ financial and institutional links to that country in the Middle East. Those relationships often extend beyond their on-air appearances and raise the possibility of conflict of interest when discussing such countries as Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
In not-so-shocking-but-certainly-infuriating news, it’s been reported that several big cable television networks have refused to promote the new pro-life anti-Planned Parenthood movie, Unplanned. “It isn’t for lack trying on the part of marketers,” The Hollywood Reporter claimed. “It’s that their “efforts have been consistently rebuffed by TV networks.”
If your feminist superhero movie is losing in the court of public opinion and millions of dollars are on the line, how far would you go to save face? Well if you’re Marvel, I guess you might drag up the ghost of Stan Lee to do some last minute PR. An effective tactic? Er, maybe … ? Creepy and ghoulishly opportunistic? You betcha.
In 2014, then-college student Hoda Muthana lied to her parents about going on a school trip and ran away to join the ISIS terrorist group. Now, after spending years with a terrorist group that has attacked America, she’s pleading to come back home and says “therapy” should be her punishment. This is who CBS foreign correspondent Holly Williams decided to sympathize with on Wednesday’s CBS Evening News.
High atop the list of old habits in media that will never die: kneejerk apologia for the failed utopia known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Russian President and former KGB spook Vladimir Putin isn't alone in pining for its glories. During a weekly roundup of the NPR Politics podcast on Feb. 14, Domenico Montanaro, the state-funded radio network's "lead political editor," chided Republicans for having the audacity to use Democrats' swooning for socialism against them.
One of the guests on MSNBC's 11th Hour last night, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale, was introduced by host Brian Williams as "Twitter's most prolific presidential fact-checker." Unfortunately, Dale couldn't bring himself to fact-check an obviously dubious claim from Williams. Then again, we've all come to expect such assertions from Williams, most especially about his leap-tall-building adventures in journalism.
This time the subject was negotations between the Trump administration and congressional leaders over funding for a border wall along the Mexican border to avert another government shutdown with a Feb. 15 deadline looming.
CNN Health published an article on Wednesday titled “Before judging ‘late-term abortion,’ understand what it means, doctors say.” This article hardly qualifies as balanced, if for no other reason than the doctors author Jessica Ravitz chose to interview. One doctor interviewed by Ravitz demonized opponents of late-term abortion as “anti-abortion extremists.” Fox News’s Laura Ingraham discussed the article on her show, The Ingraham Angle, Wednesday night; and invited a pro-life doctor on her show “since CNN wasn’t interested in an opposing view.”
Monday night was CNN’s gooey town hall with Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) moderated by Jake Tapper. And as my NewsBusters colleague, Curtis Houck noted on Twitter, “Parkland Town Hall Jake is here tonight to moderate this #HarrisTownHall”. In all, there were 16 questions posed to Harris from the audience and all but two of them came from purely leftist positions. The remaining two came from a neutral position with none from the right.
After refusing to retract a story labeling innocent Catholic high school kids harassed at the Lincoln Memorial “racist”, NBC Nightly News doubled down on the incendiary charge on Monday. In a report by correspondent Ron Allen, the network sided with instigator Nathan Phillips despite more video vindicating the teenagers. Telemundo also decided to smear the teens with no mention of the death threats they were receiving.
During Thursday's edition of Hannity, host Sean Hannity pointed out how liberal journalists engaged in hypocrisy by deciding to dismiss the situation at the southern border as a “manufactured crisis.” Hannity also contrasted the media’s complete denial of a crisis at the border today with their declaration of code red over a similar situation at the border back in 2014, when their beloved President Obama was in office.