Media Bias Debate
To demonstrate just how far down the drain their standards for news and analysis were, CNN spent a couple minutes before the State of the Union Tuesday wondering if First Lady Melania Trump’s outfit was designed to protest the President, her own husband.
If only President Trump would stop responding to allegations that he colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election, the liberal media would stop covering the topic. That was the assertion made by NBC’s Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie during an interview with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday’s morning show.
Colin Kaepernick is fast approaching super hero status because objectivity-challenged media will have you believe he can make a lot of problems go away. Bleacher Report claims the Oakland Raiders can stay out of hot water with the NFL by signing Kaepernick. USA Today claims Kaepernick is the man who can make the NFL's new awareness campaign succeed. And the NFL players' union would have you believe this "Super Saint" is a Community MVP.
Tennys Sandgren, the 97th-ranked men's tennis player in the world, just pulled off the greatest victory of his life in the Australian Open. He took out No. 5 seed Dominic Thiem in five sets Monday. The huge upset moved Sandgren into the quarterfinals with some of the great names of tennis, including Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. That alone should have been the big story, but instead liberal media checked out his social media, branded him "alt-right" and ganged up on him.
No need for you to select your team in the 2018 Super Bowl match-up between Philadelphia and New England. USA Today sports writer Martin Rogers has already assigned your team for you based on your politics. If you're a Republican, the Patriots are your team. If you're a Democrat, you're cheering for an Eagles' win. Done deal.
Is Joy Reid drunk or on drugs? Has she been hacked? Is her behavior just an act? It’s tough to say on any particular day, but Monday brought forth one of the craziest things to come across the internet and particularly Twitter on the issue of media bias. Less than two hours after an agreement emerged to end the government shutdown, MSNBC’s AM Joy host tweeted: "There is nothing so predictable as media spin in favor of Republicans."
During a debate about how important it was to listen to the views of average Trump voters on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, political commentator Jeff Greenfield noted that the outlet hyped the Russia investigation to the point where it seemed as though the President would be indicted at any second. This, as political commentator Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and former Hillary Clinton policy director, claimed that the media didn’t listen to the anti-Trump resistance enough.
On day one of the 2018 government shutdown, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) came out and claimed that he offered President Trump funding for his border wall in exchange for protection for so-called Dreamers via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and he turned it down. Since then, the liberal media have been running around claiming that Trump was the reason an agreement couldn’t be reached.
If you were planning to boycott coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics to avoid the political bloviating of Bob Costas, you might want to tune in. He won't be occupying the NBC host's chair, and his successor is a broadcaster who aims to be "invisible" and stick to sports. Costas has passed the host's torch on to Mike Tirico, formerly of ESPN and Monday Night Football.
At the risk of sending the left into a state of apoplexy, a monolithic, biased, renegade, politicized press is a far greater threat to liberty than a president criticizing the media. Like their First Amendment counterparts — the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government — the freedoms of speech and the press are an important part of what has made the United States the freest and greatest nation in world history.
Spring training for Major League Baseball doesn't begin for nearly a month yet, but for Tim Tebow detractors it's game on. Today the New York Mets announced that the outfielder will start spring training in their major league camp. A canvassing of news reports shows the liberally biased news media aren't wasting any time throwing literary "brush-back pitches" at the man the Left loves to hate.
Thursday’s New York Times was haughtily dismissive of the Trump-inspired “2017 Fake News Awards” posted on the RNC’s website Wednesday night: “May We Have the ‘Fake’ Envelope, Please?” The Times itself scored two of the coveted slots. Reporters Michael Grynbaum and Matt Flegenheimer tried to shift the blame to Trump right off the bat, while taking the stunt quite solemnly indeed, seeing a threat to “press freedom” in criticism false reports.