Media Bias Debate
To Carron J. Phillips of The New York Daily News and many African-Americans, Jim Brown had always been an icon. One of the greatest pro football players of all time, Brown, now 82, was a voice for the culture as a civil rights activism with a legacy like none other. However, since he's voiced some support for President Trump and been an opponent of national anthem protests, he's less noteworthy, wrote Phillips.
ESPN and the Undefeated blogsite has long counted on Kenny Mayne (host of the Wider World of Sports) to alleviate tension with his humor. Mayne ventured onto The Undefeated blog with a "Dear White People" letter heaping white guilt on Caucasians for the racism of past generations on Aug. 24. His awkward attempts to mix humor with white guilt and politics fell flat.
After the morning newscasts of ABC and CBS spent a total of 4 minutes and 44 seconds covering the criminal indictment of California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter in the first 36 hours since the story broke, the number increased four-fold following another news cycle, with the total standing at 17 minutes and 13 seconds as of Friday morning.
Typically when a news host invites a guest on for an interview they ask a series of questions and allow the guest to elaborate. That wasn’t the case on Thursday when CNN host Chris Cuomo had on President Trump’s Counselor, Kellyanne Conway. Cuomo took up 51 percent of the interview for himself.
During a panel discussion on Thursday’s Special Report, Fox News anchor Bret Baier was amazed that the same network news organizations that hyped anonymous claims Donald Trump knew in advance about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign aides and a Russian lawyer refused to correct the record when it was revealed on Wednesday that such claims were completely false.
USA Today sports columnist Nancy Armour has had it with white people who are “stubbornly ignorant” about NFL protests. She writes that it should not take a Democrat senatorial candidate who dazzles her with his Bobby Kennedy-type looks to have to explain the reason why the NFL’s malcontents are justified in their protests during the national anthem.
In roughly the first 36 hours since prosecutors indicted California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter on campaign finance violations charges, the morning and evening newscasts on ABC and CBS have spent a total of 4 minutes and 44 seconds covering the story since Wednesday morning. CBS This Morning spent 1 minute and 59 seconds on the topic on Wednesday morning and an additional 51 seconds on Thursday. And over on ABC, Good Morning America mentioned it in a 17-second brief on Wednesday while, hours later, World News Tonight spent one minute and 38 seconds on Duncan.
Liberal cable news outlets evidently had their own fairy tale ending in mind when former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations: impeachment. On Wednesday, CNN and MSNBC reporters, anchors, and paid contributors used the word an absurd 222 times in 18 hours.
During Tuesday’s Hardball, the indictment of California Congressman Duncan Hunter for campaign finance violations came up as host Chris Matthews made sure to point out that Hunter was not only a Republican but the second member of Congress to endorse President Trump. Matthews gleefully pointed out that the first Member in New York Congressman Chris Collins has been indicted for insider trading and lying to the FBI.
Neither foreign powers nor terrorists are our greatest threat, according to William Astore's Huffington Post blog. The retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and history professor appears to have torched his bridges with the military and warns that the patriotic and military displays at professional sporting events are a big threat to democracy. Following the lead of ESPN writer Howard Bryant, who wrote a book on this topic, Astore admits he's not the first to warn about "the dangers of mixing sports with the military, especially in corporate-controlled blenders."
During Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host opened the show by slamming the media for their scant coverage of “the new numbers on the drug crisis in America,” which found that “more than 70,000 Americans died of drug ODs in America last year.” According to Carlson, the media sees the drug crisis as “just middle America dying, no big deal.” He then contrasted the non-coverage of the drug crisis with the media’s coverage of Joel Arrona-Lata, an illegal immigrant apprehended by ICE as he drove his wife to the hospital for a C-section.
Socialist Venezuela is in the midst of an historic economic collapse, but you’d never know it if you relied on the three network evening broadcasts for your news. On Monday, the country’s government issued a new currency to counter a record rate of 1,000,000 percent inflation, and none of the networks said a word. This followed the July 30 concession by President Nicolas Maduro that his administration’s “production models... have failed.” Again, the evening newscasts were silent.