So far, FNC is the only national network to highlight a recent story about an elderly Philadelphia woman, Maxine Thompson, who used a gun to fight off an intruder who was trying to break into her home and refused a warning to go away. It's just the kind of story that the public should hear about more often to counteract the liberal narrative that guns are used primarily to commit crimes when, in fact, many Americans benefit from guns used to fight off criminals.
On Sunday's CNN Newsroom, early morning anchor Natalie Allen repeatedly freaked out over President Donald Trump citing the failures of gun control in Europe in his address to the NRA as the CNN host hyped anger expressed from French and British political figures. She employed words like "preposterous" and "bizarre" to deride the President's speech.
Once again, protests against the NRA at its annual convention, this time in Dallas, have been pathetic. Turnout has been "shockingly small." One event had "maybe 100 (people), half of whom were journalists." An actress involved in the protest movement attended — accompanied by allegedly armed security guards, who illegally "chase(d) Texans out of a public park simply because they asked if she uses armed defense." Topping it all: The press has ignored the long, violent criminal record of local anti-NRA organizer Dominique Alexander.
On New Day Sunday, CNN did something it does not typically do in that it actually allowed a pro-gun guest to be on and argue against the type of gun control pushed by liberal activists. Although Georgia gun dealer Hal Shouse was allowed to complain to CNN host Christi Paul about her failure to challenge anti-gun activist Cameron Kasky the day before, the segment also suffered from audio difficulties as he was appearing by Skype.
Despite relatively recent Associated Press Stylebook changes mandating that elected officials' political party "should be routinely included" in stories about them, the wire service appears to be backsliding. On Saturday, I noted the wire service's failure – before being shamed into a partial remedy — to tag DC politicians engaged in public anti-Semitic outbursts and conspiracy theories as Democrats. Now it turns out that the AP's Scott Bauer, in a Saturday dispatch, failed to apply the Democratic Party tag to Lena Taylor, a Wisconsin State Senator charged with disorderly conduct in a racially-charged incident at a Milwaukee bank. Is the AP Stylebook genuine guidance, or a $22-per-copy exercise in pretense?
After President Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention on Friday, CNN has not surprisingly reacted by bringing on liberal gun control activists and given them a mostly unchallenged forum to promote their agenda and bash gun rights supporters. On Friday night, Anderson Cooper spoke with Parkland student activists David Hogg and Cameron Kasky, and, the next morning, host Christi Paul spoke with Kasky on New Day Saturday.
On Saturday, CNN was true to form in showing more interest in stories that reflect negatively on how police officers do their jobs while ignoring those that show law enforcement work sympathetically. After ignoring two cases of attacks on law enforcement that were covered by other networks, CNN did find time today to run two reports on video showing a Miami cop kicking a suspect in the head after he had already surrendered.
On Friday, after its early morning anchors promised "details throughout the day here on CNN" regarding a federal agent being attacked in Chicago, CNN dropped all interest in the story after spending only 21 seconds on the tragic event. By contrast, FNC repeatedly updated viewers on the ATF agent who was shot in the face while trying to help local police fight against gang activity.
At the end of March, after a private autopsy on police shooting victim Stephon Clark was conducted at his family's request which alleged that the police mostly shot him in the back and lied about him charging at them, the dominant media pounced on the story, with all three broadcast networks opening their March 30 newscasts with full reports on the development. But, since the Sacramento county autopsy was released this week which suggests Clark was, in fact, charging at the police with half the bullets hitting him in the side, and contradicting the family autopsy, the same networks have shown little interest in updating viewers with a development that defends the cops.
On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of rapper Kanye West recently making a provocative suggestion that black slaves were partially to blame for their own enslavement, liberal CNN political commentator at one point hinted that wearing a pro-Donald Trump MAGA hate was worse than rappers pushing an "F the police" message. He also suggested that it was racist for conservatives to discuss the issue of "black-on-black-crime."
On Sunday night, liberal comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell kicked off the third season of his United Shades of America show by spending an hour trying to undermine the case for improved border security, and even pushed for an open border where it is much easier for non-citizens to enter the country whenever they want as he declared that "this idea of borders and walls is ridiculous."
On Wednesday, Fox News's Tucker Carlson highlighted MS-13's call for its members to kill police officers in Nassau County on Long Island. Only a few months ago, many members of the establishment press were criticizing the Trump administration's targeting of the gang in its law-enforcement efforts. They and the national press in general have been disgracefully quiet about this latest development.