Media Bias Debate
Over the weekend two former CNN big-wigs, founder Ted Turner and former long-time analyst Jeff Greenfield expressed disappointment in the direction the network has been heading. Turner thought they were spending too much time on politics, while Greenfield accurately noted that many of the people working there counted themselves as part of the anti-Trump “resistance”.
Journalists sometimes ignore facts and evidence in order to promote an ideological narrative. For example, journalists peddled the Duke Lacrosse and University of Virginia rape hoaxes even after they were debunked. They also continue to distort the facts about a 1991 Supreme Court nomination, in which the FBI and members of the U.S. Senate rejected as unfounded claims that Judge Clarence Thomas said sexually offensive things to Anita Hill.
During the show trial against Judge Brett Kavanaugh last Thursday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (NC) stood out as the Supreme Court nominee’s most ardent defender when he took on the liberal smear machine in a fiery speech that rallied many on the right. That fire was still present during an interview on ABC’s This Week where he took the liberal media head on and called them out for failing to scrutinize Kavanaugh’s accusers.
The smear of Judge Brett Kavanaugh widens. USA Today writer Erik Brady suggests the Supreme Court nominee stay off basketball courts while kids are around. Kavanaugh predicted this could happen, during Thursday's Senate Judicial Committee hearing. He said the taint of smear could result in the loss of his opportunity to volunteer as a youth coach again. Brady's pointed remarks proved the nominee a man who understands the full ramifications of the attacks against him.
Chris Dudley was a journeyman bench player in the NBA for 16 years who attracted little media attention. As a college friend of Brett Kavanaugh's at Yale, Dudley is now being contacted by numerous reporters and he's telling them all the same, consistent story. As reported by Yahoo and The Washington Post, Dudley says he never saw the Supreme Court nominee black out. Dudley vouches for Kavanaugh's character and says he's being unfairly maligned.
During a break in live coverage of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly called out Democrats and the media for their obvious bias against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In the midst of listening to testimony from accuser Christine Blasey Ford, she warned her colleagues against convicting Kavanaugh before hearing his defense.
Every time a starting quarterback in the NFL goes down with a serious injury, some sports writer is quick to urge that team to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick (seen in file photo). It happened again when San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday. The Root's Stephen A. Crockett Jr. and Michael Harriot offer six "legit reasons" why the 49ers should bring back their former QB and one why they won't.
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Tucker Carlson Tonight on FNC to promote his film on the trial of infamous abortion doctor and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, actor Dean Cain not only recounted the challenges he faced in producing and advertising the film, but he also called out the double standard employed by liberals on issues of sexual assault.
The president and CEO of the NAACP says the NFL's protesting players are taking a knee out of "reverence of the flag," and President Donald Trump is criticizing protesters in an attempt to deflect attention away from Robert Mueller's investigation. Derrick Johnson made his remarks in an interview with Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith that was reported on by Yahoo's Michael Kelley and Katie Krzaczek.
While most of the liberal media have been silent on the latest developments in the domestic abuse allegations against DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison, CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday brought up the issue of the liberal double standard between Ellison and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his show. And on her Saturday show, right-leaning CNN host S.E. Cupp also raised the double standard issue.
The area extending out for several miles around Soldier Field, the home turf of the Chicago Bears, is a "death zone" where 408 people (mostly black and Hispanic) have been killed since January 1. Despite the violence, the Bears' organization and media are crowing about the team spending $500,000 on social justice issues that apparently won't address this 800-pound Bear in the living room. Neither the Bears or the many media reporting on their social justice spending are mentioning the ever-mounting death toll.
It's a social justice sinergy made in Heaven: "Mr. Hollywood" LeBron James and ex-ESPN broadcaster/writer Jemele Hill. The two Trump-hating millionaires are joining forces to produce the basketball documentary Shut Up and Dribble, a three-part Showtime series in November that she'll narrate.