Throughout MSNBC’s Friday coverage of student walk-outs across the country to demand gun control, the liberal cable channel’s anchors and correspondent could barely contain their excitement about the prospect of those anti-gun protesters mobilizing to vote pro-gun rights Republicans out of office in the November midterms.
After seven seasons, ABC’s Scandal has finally aired its last episode. Over the course of 124 episodes, the Shonda Rhimes-produced series has pretty much covered every aspect of the liberal agenda. However, as the finale proves, there’s always time to squeeze in a little more, especially when it comes to knocking white male privilege and promoting gun control. I guess it’s better to go out with an insufferable bang than with an annoying whimper.
Throughout Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews teased a “Let Me Finish” commentary to end the show about the 243rd anniversary of the start of the American Revolution with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. However, such sanity quickly eroded as Matthews linked the actions and ideals fought on that idea to the anti-gun, far-left Parkland students.
On Sunday's AM Joy, during a discussion of her interview with pro-gun liberal rapper Killer Mike, host Joy Reid suggested that the NRA had railed against President Barack Obama because he is black, and MSNBC contributor Toure Neblett accused the pro-gun group of not doing anything to defend minority gun owners. The segment seemed oblivious to a recent video released by NRA TV's Colion Noir which recounted NRA's history of defending gun rights for blacks, including in recent years helping residents of Chicago and Delaware sue for their gun ownership rights.
A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer's "I don't take normal graduation photos" tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant "backlash." To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, ignoring far more significant support Spencer received, including two Second Amendment-supporting women with a combined 160,000 followers.
More unseemly eagerness in Thursday’s New York Times to use the tragic murders in Parkland to help Democrats gain Congress, while weakening constitutional rights. Reporter Alan Blinder went to Helena, Montana searching out “red state” voters willing to reject the “iron rule” of supporting the National Rifle Association, which is "hard line," shows "belligerence," and demands "lock-step loyalty."
It was a tale of two protests. After a school walkout against gun violence in March, students across the country organized a pro-life walkout in support of the unborn and pregnant and parenting students. But the networks only covered one of them.
Long-time network political analyst Jeff Greenfield has a column at Politico provocatively titled “ The Left’s Year of Magical Thinking: Fantasies about the Second Amendment, the Mueller investigation and Stormy Daniels threaten to sabotage the Democrats in November.”
it’s most intriguing when he slams liberal cable news for obsessing over the Russia probe when there are other juicy liberal agenda items
The New York Times shamelessly shoehorned gun control into Martin Luther King’s civil rights legacy by way of Richard Oppel Jr.’s tilted history lesson of the 1960s on Wednesday, “Killing Led, at Last, To Gun Restrictions,” part of the series “King’s Legacy: A Fight for Social Change.” Oppel lamented, in the paper’s alleged news section, that if only America had only been wise enough to pass severe gun restrictions generations ago we wouldn’t have a violence problem today.
A 16-year-old survivor of the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida, that led to the deaths of 17 people clashed with Piers Morgan in a Twitter exchange on Monday, when the British anti-gun activist claimed that the Second Amendment “was about arming people as part of a well-regulated militia -- not as a bunch of unregulated Rambos.” Kyle Kashuv responded by tweeting: “That’s completely and totally not true. So you don't bother to read federalist papers? Not your thing?”
Saturday's NBC Nightly News devoted an entire report to celebrating a high school government teacher in Parkland, Florida, who is being credited with "grooming" three of the "articulate" liberal student activists who have espoused "thoughtful arguments" in promoting more gun control. Correspondent Kerry Sanders even tried to undermine conservatives who had fretted that the students were being coached by liberals by informing viewers that the teacher in question is a "card-carrying Republican."
On Easter Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of white evangelical Christian support for President Donald Trump, liberal Christian activist Frank Schaeffer -- a critic of conservative Christians -- suggested that FNC host Laura Ingraham and other Trump supporters are bad Christians who are engaging in a "betrayal of the teaching of Jesus."