Reason #475,614 Why Nobody Respects the News Media: It’s the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Getting a little choked up about the endless lines of white crosses and the few stooped and wizened survivors being rolled slowly among them? Feeling slightly in awe of men who could scale Pointe du Hoc, drag themselves up the shingle on Omaha or jump from an airplane into a fire-blasted night? Feeling, well, a touch grateful? Yeah, well, get over it.
Sometimes you really have to wonder if the hosts of The View actually listen to anything coming out of their mouths. On Thursday’s show alone, the hosts politicized D-Day numerous times, connecting it to gay pride month in one segment, and in another segment, tying it to the southern border crisis. In that latter segment, co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin raged at the “illegal” and “despicable” funding cuts to recreational programs for illegal alien minors, while Whoopi Goldberg claimed our soldiers died fighting in Normandy so we could take care of illegal alien kids.
Appearing on MSNBC Thursday morning, just hours after President Trump delivered his address in Normandy marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw and chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell both expressed their “surprise” that Trump was “presidential” in his speech.
Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist offer surprising praise of President Trump's speech on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, calling it "really good, terrific," and the "most powerful speech" he's given as POTUS.
While the media have been eager to use the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion as an occasion to smear President Trump, 10 years ago, coverage of the day went very differently. In 2009, as Barack Obama prepared to attend the first D-Day anniversary of his of presidency, MSNBC's adulation of him reached new heights when then-Newsweek editor Evan Thomas told Hardball host Chris Matthews that Obama was “sort of God.”
Far-left CNN journalist Jim Acosta couldn’t help but taking some shots at Donald Trump as he reported live from Normany on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. During live coverage of the President’s speech honoring those who fought on the beaches, Acosta detoured: “Now, one thing we should point out, one of the reasons why President Trump was delayed, one of the reasons why he was late getting here, he was sitting down with a Fox News personality before his speech began.”
With Thursday marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion along the northern coast of France known as D-Day, news organizations have been offering special coverage with incredibly powerful, substantive, and fitting tributes to both those lost that day, since then, and those remaining veterans. But then there’s Wednesday’s Hardball on MSNBC and guest Bill Nye the Science Guy comparing the need to fight climate change to D-Day.
On the eve of D-Day, President Trump joined Queen Elizabeth and other world leaders on the southern shore of England to mark the beginning of the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy. The Wednesday event was a somber occasion, with Trump reading from President Roosevelt’s prayer fthat he had read aloud to the nation. But NBC Nightly News seemed to grow bored with the seriousness of the event and shifted gears to bashing the President over his a recent controversies.
Never wasting an opportunity to attack President Trump, on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and her guests did so as they sat alongside the military cemetery in Normandy, France, the final resting place of those who died in the 1944 allied D-Day invasion. Reporting from the site ahead of Thursday’s memorial service marking the 75th anniversary of the brutal battle, the panel of journalists denounced Trump for supposedly trying to “challenge the post-World War II order.”
French rapper Nick Conrad’s new song is the textbook definition of hatred and discrimination against a country and its people. The most outrageous thing about it is not in the lyrics, which include disgusting lines about “burning” and “fucking” France, but the fact that such hateful and explicit trash has been deemed worthy of staying on Facebook and Instagram while internet personalities like Laura Loomer and Paul Joseph Watson have been removed for “far less violent content.”
On Saturday's PoliticsNation show, MSNBC host Al Sharpton devoted a segment to fretting that the rebuilding of three black churches struck by arson in Louisiana have not received as much attention as the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in France. Sharpton went along with his guest's blatantly incorrect claim that the national media ignored the black churches even though nearly every network covered the story even before MSNBC or Sharpton himself got around to it.
Mark Hemingway in the New York Post reported The New York Times is not in touch with Catholic lingo -- which became very obvious in a story on the Notre Dame fire. They reported a chaplain for the Paris Fire Department rushed to save a "statue of Jesus," but there was no statue. The priest was referring to the consecrated Body of Christ in the Eucharist. Ooopsy. They posted a correction.