Media Bias Debate
CNN host and media janitor Brian Stelter set up a pretty easy mess for his cast of liberal media types to clean up during Sunday’s so-called “Reliable Sources”: whether or not the liberal media wanted to see President Trump impeached.
Just a day after the White House announced the departure of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, The Washington Post posted a heartwarming tribute to Sanders on its Instagram page. Just kidding. The Post instead followed the lead of cable television; providing nasty commentary describing her as “the queen of gaslighting” and mocking her “curled-lip disdain.”
CNN chief White House correspondent and cartoonishly self-centered Jim Acosta released on Tuesday his 353-page work of narcissism, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America. And, folks, it’s everything you thought it would be and then some. CNN chief White House correspondent and cartoonishly self-centered Jim Acosta released on Tuesday his 354-page work of narcissism, The Enemy of the People. And, folks, it’s everything you thought it would be and then some.
As NewsBusters has previously reported, CNN’s Chris Cillizza wrote an op-ed torching the idea of raising “unfounded questions about a presidential candidate’s health.” As Fox News host Laura Ingraham pointed out, CNN is the last news organization that should be lecturing anybody about raising "unfounded questions” about the health of our leaders.
The liberal media are certainly not “the enemy of the people”, as President Trump often suggests, but they do operate as though they’re part of an opposition party in how viciously they cover him. Now, during a vomit inducing interview with his CNN colleague Brian Stelter to promote his new book The Enemy of the People, CNN chief White House correspondent and showboater Jim Acosta said he regretted how the media wasn’t more hostile against the President.
Appearing on Fox News @ Night on Friday, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell discussed his new book, Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump, and how it relates to news coverage of the 2020 presidential race. He particularly called out the press for being “in lockstep with the Democratic Party” even as the party moves far left.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighed in Tuesday night on his Fox News Channel show about The Daily Beast’s doxing of an African-American Trump supporter who allegedly created last week’s doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slowed down to make it look like she was slurring her words. Along with the entire premise of doxxing a private individual being way off base, Carlson also called out the media’s outrage over the edited video.
After months of hard work, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell and director of media analysis Tim Graham have a new book out Tuesday titled Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump. Bozell and Graham bring all the MRC's research to bear on how the "objective press" used every tool in its toolbox to keep Donald Trump from becoming the President of the United States -- or remaining in that job.
Weighing in on the controversy over whether Facebook should have taken down a doctored video clip portraying Nancy Pelosi as a drunk, New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo says we should instead fight the real enemy: “The Problem Is Fox News, Not Facebook.” The text box: “Misinformation online has nothing on Murdoch TV’s lies.” Manjoo called Fox "the million-pound forked-tongue colossus that dominates our misinformation menagerie."
The so-called "mainstream media" generally avoid talking about Mark Levin's best-selling books, and you would think the ducking would be more dramatic for his new work Unfreedom of the Press. But on Thursday, the Washington Post website posted a Levin-citing article on "What conservative critics get right -- and wrong -- about the media: Journalists have played into their critics’ hands by clinging to objectivity."
Ordinarily, the media have quite an appetite for covering political family feuds; especially CNN. Last year, the network gave air time to relatives of Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, White House adviser Stephen Miller, and outgoing Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte to either trash their relatives and/or endorse their Democratic opponents. However, they did not share the same enthusiasm for giving a platform to Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s brother-in-law, who took issue with some of the information in a Washington Post article profiling Chasten Buttigieg, the candidate’s husband.
With his latest blockbuster, Unfreedom of the Press, Mark Levin presents a unique indictment of the liberal media today — something I doubted could be done, given the plethora of material already written on this subject. It is sweepingly comprehensive, covering the history of the American press from before the nation's founding through modern times, yet accessibly succinct — 226 pages, excluding the acknowledgments and notes.