Media Bias Debate
Following a report on Friday’s Today show designed to draw “parallels” between the current Russian investigation of the Trump administration and the Watergate scandal under President Nixon, NBC Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw actually seemed to caution his media colleagues against making too many comparisons. The veteran journalist noted the lack of evidence against President Trump and warned reporters not to assume guilt.
October 16 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Olympic Games protest by U.S. sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Their black power salute on the medal stand at Mexico City outraged many Americans and divided the media, but today the united American media celebrates them as royalty. Media treat another athlete reviled by many, Colin Kaepernick, as the successor to Smith and Carlos as a social justice icon.
On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, CNN chief media correpondent Brian Stelter claimed that President Donald Trump has the benefit of getting "24/7 propaganda" from Fox News Channel which past Presidents like Barack Obama allegedly did not have as the group discussed Trump's tendency to give more interviews to Fox than to other news outlets.
During a two part interview with President Trump aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked “what’s the biggest surprise” he's learned as President? Trump cited the duplicity of Washington politicians, but when he relayed how “the other thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was and I really mean it. I’m not saying that as a soundbite. I never knew how dishonest,” Stahl cut him off: “I’m going to change the subject again.” Trump soon zinged her: “In the meantime, I’m President and you’re not.”
Retired football superstar Herschel Walker (second from right in photo) has expressed disgust with CNN for not firing Don Lemon, Bakari Sellers and Tara Setmayer after their "despicable" remarks about rapper Kanye West's (second from left in photo) White House meeting with President Donald Trump. The Washington Times and Fox News are among the very few covering this story, but most networks are ignoring Walker's remarks.
During Thursday’s edition of Cuomo Prime Time, host Chris Cuomo described the meeting between President Trump and rapper Kanye West as a “traveshamockery,” the exact same phrase he used to describe the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings before sexual assault allegations even emerged.
Building off a Monday rant by ESPN's Max Kellerman, New York Daily News writer Chuck Modiano demanded on Thursday the New York Giants sign you know who: cop-hater Colin Kaepernick. Since NFL free agency began in spring 2017, one liberal media type after another demanded teams sign the Castro-loving, America-bashing, former anthem kneeler even though Kaepernick and his copycat protesters have damaged the NFL's ratings.
During Wednesday’s The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham pointed out how the media strenuously objects to the use of the word “mob” to describe left-wing protesters but did not seem to mind using the word “mob” at all when describing tea party protesters back in 2009.
Following the Senate’s confirmation vote to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to an associate justice of the Supreme Court, a radical pack of leftist protesters descended on the highest court in the land. Together, some scaled the statues while others clawed and banged on the historic building's massive bronze doors. By all reasonable accounts, it was a raging mob but the liberal media despised that term. During Wednesday’s edition of his show, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson chastised the media for their nonsense.
Liberal cable news outlets were outraged over the weekend when Republicans condemned the thuggish behavior of leftwing protesters and political groups repeatedly attempting to disrupt the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh. CNN and MSNBC hosts urgently rushed to defend the throngs of activists, in a melodramatic panic over the newest addition to the GOP leadership’s lexicon: “mob.”
Yahoo Sports' Jason Owens leaves no doubt as to his partiality in the ongoing NFL protest controversy. He's against President Donald Trump, with Colin Kaepernick and definitely all-in with a brand new protest by the New Orleans' Saints SJW running back Alvin Kamara.
During the third installment of the Fox News Channel's Ben Shapiro Election Special, the eponymous host called out celebrities in Hollywood and the media for their hypocrisy over showing outrage about Judge Kavanaugh’s “supposed sexual brutality” but looking the other way when members of their own tribe committed similar atrocities. According to Shapiro, “the city that brought us the casting couch might not be the best source for moral guidance in politics.”