As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appeared as a guest Wednesday morning to give the Democratic point of view on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech,CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell essentially repeated the Democratic argument dismissing the severity of illegal border crossings as she invited him to respond as opposed to balancing out the discussion by pressing her guest from the right on illegal immigration.
Crying “hate” is a lazy way to debate. But in the Beltway, where honest discussion and vigorous deliberation are desperately needed, the rhetorical sloth is so thick you need a Big Foot circular saw to cut it. Take Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who thrust a Liberian immigrant, Linda Clark, into the limelight as her State of the Union special guest and poster child. “She has lived here over 18 years,” Rep. Omar lamented, “and there's no reason she should be taken from her family.” Ahead of the annual address to Congress on Tuesday, Rep. Omar blasted President Donald Trump for “threatening to deport” Clark and “thousands of Liberians for no reason other than hate.”
Tuesday's NBC Nightly News ran a full report highlighting calls by liberals to legally require background checks for private gun sales. But, in citing the case of a mass shooting from 2012 as alleged evidence of how a backround check might have prevented the attack, correspondent Pete Williams failed to address whether the perpetrator, Radcliffe Haughton, could have been deported before his crime since he was reportedly a Jamaican national who already had a criminal record.
At midnight Eastern Wednesday, MSNBC followed usual form for big news nights such as debates, election nights, and presidential speeches in somehow allowing Chris Matthews to host a late-night edition of Hardball to recap President Trump's State of the Union. Inside the blog, there are slides containing some of the silliest series of hot takes from that hour, presented in chronological order.
Continuing their theme of bashing President Trump on Tuesday night, NBC News reacted to his State of the Union address with scorn by slamming it as incoherent “additive” when not talking about immigration but showing strong affection for Stacey Abrams’s Democratic response that the network deemed “strong” because it “scolded the President.”
ABC couldn’t stop gushing over the Democrats and their invited guests to tonight's State of the Union address, on Tuesday’s Good Morning America. Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce even ludicrously called failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a “rising star,” hoping that she might run again in the Senate. Bruce also touted Democrats inviting illegal aliens and activists to the address, but failed to mention any of the guests invited by the White House.
In just 35 days, the partial government shutdown generated nearly five hours of coverage on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts. By a six-to-one margin, network reporters framed the shutdown as the fault of President Trump, not the Democrats. Out of 297 minutes of total shutdown coverage, just 27% was devoted to the debate over the border wall — far less time than was given to TSA workers calling in sick, delays at airports and the personal plight of government workers who had their paychecks delayed.
When it comes to having a spokesman for Trump-Hater Nation, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the rest of the loony left must be thrilled. In Joe Scarborough, they have someone who gets three hours of TV time every weekday morning to beam Trump hatred to the masses. Doing his bit on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough sided with Pelosi in proclaiming the wall "immoral."
In one of the more blatant cases of bias by omission in memory, the nation’s leading Spanish-language newscasts blacked out any mention of President Trump’s recent roundtable with a group of Hispanic pastors from all over the country.
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews brought on liberal Bill Nye the Science Guy during Tuesday’s show to lambast the President for tweeting about the liberal rush to promote climate change despite what’s been thought of as a once-in-a-lifetime polar vortex bringing record cold to large swaths of the country. But the craziest part of the three teases plus seven-minute interview was a question from Matthews about whether the influx of illegal immigrations from Central America has to do with climate change making that part of the world less desirable.
El Diario, New York’s leading Spanish-language newspaper, published an opinion piece written by an America’s Voice staffer which can best be characterized as pro open-borders propaganda.
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos continues to triple down on in his ongoing war of words against proposed border security initiatives. His latest column picks up where his New York Times piece left off.