Media Bias Debate
Hours after President Trump blasted NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander for being “the most biased reporter” in the press corps, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd predictably rushed to his colleague’s defense during MSNBC’s MTP Daily Wednesday afternoon: “There is nothing better for a journalist than to get attacked by Donald Trump.”
As NewsBusters previously reported, the liberal media have repeatedly defended Antifa, the far-left group that’s unleashed terror in just a few short years. During Monday’s Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham sat down with independent journalist Elijah Schaffer, who recorded footage from the weekend’s Antifa squabbles in Portland. Schaffer slammed the “mainstream outlets” for “ignoring the truth” about the violence caused by Antifa.
During a press gaggle early Wednesday afternoon outside the White House, President Donald Trump absolutely tore into CNN, NBC News, The New York Times, and particularly NBC's Peter Alexander as “an organ of the Democrats” who’s “the most biased reporter” that he makes NBC News less credible than CNN. Yikes. That one’s gonna leave a mark! Alexander first poked at Trump with a question about a debate whether to let the G-7 return to being the G-8 by allowing Russia back in following their annexation of Crimea and support for separatists occupying eastern Ukraine.
On her weekly Sinclair TV show Full Measure on August 18, former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson interviewed pollster Scott Rasmussen about journalists’ standing in the public square. They’re about as trusted as Wikipedia, the website considered so unreliable that school teachers often tell students they can’t cite them as a source for their research papers. Only 38 percent said national political coverage is accurate and reliable, while 42 percent said it was not.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough covers for the false and defamatory tweets made by Democrat presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who accused a policeman in Ferguson, MO of having "murdered" Michael Brown. Scarborough cryptically says: "there, there, uh, were a few, uh, members, uh, a few members of the US Senate that, uh, tweeted some things, uh, about Ferguson that were not borne out by video evidence or by Eric Holder."
One of the ways that "objective" reporters betray a liberal bias is in the use of ideological labels. Journalists warn people about "conservative" groups, while the liberal groups they favor aren't described as liberal, but with ameliorative PR terms like "civil rights groups," "environmental advocates," and "women's groups." David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon offered new evidence by studying a New York Times blog called "The Interpreter," authored by Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, both formerly at the liberal blog Vox.
On Friday's Real Time show on HBO, liberal host Bill Maher called out both anti-Israel liberals and the media for ignoring the deeply embedded anti-Semitism in the Middle East that has thwarted attempts to make a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinian Arabs.
On Tuesday’s Ingraham Angle, guest host Jesse Watters and Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo teed off on Chris Cuomo’s profanity-laced altercation with a man who referred to him as “Fredo” and while they conceded that Cuomo did not deserve to be harassed in public, they also pointed out how CNN has had no problem when liberal protesters, egged on by Democratic politicians, have cornered members of the Trump administration and rank-and-file conservatives.
Looks like Epstein conspiracy theories are catnip for the Morning Joe gang. Two days ago, we noted that Joe Scarborough had tweeted out a bizarre theory based on Russsian involvement, and suggested that it was "bullshit" to label Epstein's death a suicide. The irony/hypocrisy of Scarborough's assertion was that he proceeded to condemn President Trump for having retweeted another theory.
Listen to the two-beat sound at the very end of the clip. Reminiscent of the famous "doink-doink" from NBC's" Law & Order," no? Viewers would be forgiven for thinking that the clip [which aired on CNN this morning] was indeed a promo for a TV crime show. Or might it have been an anti-Trump attack ad from the DNC? It's not until the New York Times logo appears at the very end that it's seen to be a commercial for the newspaper, making the explicit commercial pitch ["the truth is worth it"] for an investigative attack on President Trump's finances.
Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell made his latest appearance on the Fox Business Network on Tuesday, sounding off on The New York Times kowtowing to their “clearly out of control” far-left base by changing a headline and CNN’s upcoming show trial on gun control. And for good measure, Bozell schooled a liberal panelist on Bulls and Bears after they insinuated the President was responsible for the El Paso terror attack.
During CNN Right Now Thursday, host Brianna Keilar and her panel analyzed the CNN Democratic debates. While the conversation included the typical analysis associated with cable news programs, one of the panelists brought up a conspiracy theory about one of the Democratic candidates, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, running as a Russian-backed third-party candidate.