In the final Friday segment of The Ingraham Angle, Fox News's Laura Ingraham focused much-needed attention on the public safety impact of California's refusal to cooperate with ICE's attempts to deport predominantly criminal illegal aliens in that state. Leveraging a Department of Homeland Security press release identifying the dangers the sanctuary state's policies have created when ICE agents try to do their jobs, Ingraham declared: "Shame on you, California. People could die or be injured because you refuse to cooperate."
Tuesday at the Louisville Courier Journal, part of Gannett's USA Today network, two reporters claimed that whoever vandalized a prominent billboard in that city to read "Kill the NRA" had "called out" the gun-rights group. David Harten and Darcy Costello never described the billboard as what it was while it was briefly visible: a violent threat.
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.
On New Day Sunday, as the show touted the group of liberal students holding a rally to promote gun control in response to the Florida school shootings, CNN correspondent Rosa Flores at one point repeated without question the claim by one student that it is "more difficult" to "plan for a weekend" than it is to get an "automatic weapon or semi-automatic weapon."
On Monday, CBS News tried to claim that buying a gun is easier in Florida than purchasing several household items, obtaining a marriage license, or getting medical marijuana. Glaring errors in its comparisons rendered its effort a fake-news failure.
On Sunday evening, CNN Newsroom anchor Ana Cabrera hosted a debate between liberal CNN contributor Dean Obeidallah and conservative contributor Ben Ferguson in which Obeidallah adopted the typical liberal tactic of advocating new gun restrictions that have nothing to do with the mass shootings being discussed as he tried to blame President Donald Trump and the NRA for the most recent school shootings in Florida.
On Thursday, CNN's Richard Quest had a heated discussion with Gun Owners of America head Eric Pratt. Pratt punctured the establishment press-held myth that gun-controlling countries in Europe are meccas of safety. Quest didn't handle it well.
On New Day Saturday, CNN anchor Victor Blackwell gave a group of five students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a forum with little pushback to not only advocate more gun control, but to accuse Republicans of being the ones who "murdered" the victims at their school in Parkland, Florida. CNN even used a clip of one student repeating discredited claims that "There's been 18 mass shootings in schools this year," as she complained that "I didn't hear about them."
On Thursday, Minneapolis station WCCO reported on guns and crime in Minnesota. Anchor Frank Vascellaro's introduction: "More people are carrying guns than ever before, but the crime rate remains low." Imagine that.
Early Thursday afternoon, the Associated Press abandoned skepticism when the leader of a white nationalist group contacted it, claiming, in AP's words, that "Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee." Subsequent AP reports downplayed or ignored law enforcement's assertions that there are "no known ties" between Cruz and the Republic of Florida, as well as ROF leader Jordan Jereb's bizarre reported walkback. By Friday afternoon, reporters at several medai outlets, including Shawn Musgrave at Politico, declared that Jereb and others had "fooled the media." thanks to a "coordinated efforts by internet trolls."
On Thursday, several MSNBC anchors at various times of day were fixated on how NRA spending had benefited a number of prominent Republican political figures who had tweeted out sentiments regarding "thoughts and prayers" after the Florida shootings. After MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle first raised the issue Thursday morning and spent almost three minutes listing and showing images of nine Republicans who had benefited from NRA spending, fellow hosts Katy Tur, Ali Velshi and Brian Williams followed her lead later in the day anchoring their regular shows.
On Thursday's Velshi and Ruhle on MSNBC, as the entire show was devoted to the school shootings in Florida, host Stephanie Ruhle repeatedly mocked opponents of gun control as she listed nine prominent Republicans on screen who have tweeted condolences for the victims with the MSNBC host noting how much money the NRA has spent supporting each of them. She went on to declare that a hunter who needs an AR-15 to hit a target must be a "lousy loser" and then seemed to make a veiled hint that those who resist new gun laws are "jerks."