On Wednesday afternoon, CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin provided an unchallenged forum for a Mike Bloomberg supporter to peddle a misleading story about having a "child" who was killed with a gun, which was featured in a misleading Bloomberg campaign ad played during the Super Bowl. Although the ad implied that the shooting victim, George Kemp, was a "child" when he was killed, he was reportedly a 20-year-old gang member who allegedly helped provoke the altercation that led to his death.
I love that dystopian stories are “in” for young adults right now because, hopefully, they’re taking some of these messages to heart. In Hulu’s new offering Utopia Falls, the message is clear: the big government that says they’re keeping you safe is actually keeping you in prison or enslaved - you just haven’t figured it out yet.
After arguably muted coverage of President Trump’s pardons Tuesday evening, ABC and NBC took to whining about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) for showing “no remorse for his crimes” during a press conference outside his Chicago home on Wednesday. But while they were huffing about Blago’s attitude, none of them cared to mention how President Obama had commuted the sentence of unrepentant, Puerto Rican terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera shortly before Trump’s inauguration.
Over the weekend, Fox and Friends Sunday gave attention to the story of an elderly woman who was murdered last month by an illegal immigrant from Guyana who was recently protected from deportation by New York's sanctuary policies. Daria Ortiz -- the granddaughter of murder victim Maria Fuertes -- appeared as a guest in the aftermath of meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to help promote the President's actions to pressure sanctuary cities to stop harboring criminal aliens.
On Sunday's State of the Union show on CNN, as fill-in host Dana Bash interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, instead of pressing her on whether she really is a "moderate" as many journalists have described her, the CNN host hit her from the left on whether she was too tough on criminals as a prosecutor, and invited her be critical of a couple of her Democratic opponents and the Trump administration.
The New York State Legislature banned bail for defendants charged with most misdemeanor and nonviolent offenses without giving judges any discretion, which has accompanied a spike in crime. Yet the New York Times has been shilling for the left-wing, soft-on-crime policy, despite the undeniable street violence that has already resulted. Now they’re accusing opponents of racism, the giveaway of a desperate losing argument. The latest comes courtesy of Albany bureau chief Jesse McKinley. “Bail Reform Backlash Has Democrats at War.” The text box: “Some urge judicial discretion, while others accuse critics of fear-mongering.” Guess which argument McKinley favors?
The New York Times, which constantly lambastes Trump for spreading lies, is now critical of Trump for bringing actual news to public attention: “Trump, Once a Fan of Stop-and-Frisk, Uses It to Cudgel Bloomberg.” Notice the word choice in the online headlines: “Trump Takes On Bloomberg and Once Again Hijacks a News Cycle -- Like an assignment editor at a tabloid newspaper, the president poured accelerant on a negative story and got it trending on Twitter and cable news.” “Hijacks a news cycle” by pointing out controversial comments made by a potential rival?
In 1966, there were 654 murders in New York City. The next year, that number increased by about a hundred. Then two hundred. By the mid-1970s, nearly 1,700 people were being murdered every year in New York City. That insane level of violence maintained until the early 1990s. Then, in 1994, the level of murder in New York City began to decline. It declined from approximately 2,000 people killed in 1993 to 289 in 2018 — a level not seen since the end of World War II. Needless to say, on a per capita basis, the murder rate had never been that low.
On Tuesday afternoon, CNN host Brianna Keilar picked up on the heckler who shouted at President Donald Trump during the State of the Union Address, and gave him a forum to complain about how the President has handled the gun control issue. Setting up her interview with Fred Guttenberg -- a gun control activist who lost his daughter in the Parkland school shooting -- Keilar showed a clip of him shouting and being escorted away after President Trump talked about protecting the Second Amendment:
On Saturday evening, ABC's World News Tonight gave attention to video of a woman using a gun to help her husband prevent a robbery in their Houston ice cream shop.
Monday night's episode of All Rise, "Bye Bye Bernie," ripped on the justice system, accusing it of being a "perpetual incarceration machine" racially biased against people of color.
All Rise is well known for being politically charged, and this latest episode is no different. In the episode that aired Monday, the stars of the show defend gang members and demonize law enforcement. An ex-gang member is charged with murder and in this trial the prosecution uses a bug in the meeting room to find out what other gang members were involved in the murder, putting the defendant's life at risk.