On Friday afternoon, during one of the rare liberal media acknowledgements of Louis Farrakhan's prominent presence at Aretha Franklin's funeral, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell gave an odd underreaction as she cited it as evidence of an "inclusive group" being on stage.
On Fox and Friends Sunday, frequent guest and Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz slammed former President Bill Clinton and others on the left for their willingness to "mainstream" racist, anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, responding to their presence on stage together at singer Aretha Franklin's funeral.
As Fox and Friends Saturday commented on the absence of media attention to National of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan at Aretha Franklin's funeral, the other networks ignored Farrakhan, but CBS and NBC did find time to highlight complaints about one of the pastors putting his arm around singer Ariana Grande on stage and making a joke about her name.
In a report out Thursday, the Justice Department sided with a group of Asian-Americans suing Harvard University for what they allege is racial discrimination in the admissions process by setting higher standards for them. That critical DOJ report could help propel the case to the Supreme Court, but for ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News, it was less important than speculating about when Attorney General Jeff Sessions was going to be fired.
On Thursday, ABC’s Good Morning America ran wild with Democratic claims of racism against Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis , hyping a “fierce backlash” and “firestorm” over the GOP congressman using a common expression during an interview on Wednesday while discussing the left-wing policies of his African-American opponent.
As the mid-terms approach, New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters played the electoral race card on the front page of Thursday edition: “In Midterm Vote, Fault Line Forms Concerning Race – Cues From President – Diverse Democratic Slate at a Time of Appeals to Racial Anxiety.” Peters really scraped around to dredge up what he called “racial subtext.”
At the top of the 11:00 a.m. ET hour on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi gave his left-wing guests free rein accuse Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis of being “blatantly racist” due to a poor choice of words he used in a Fox News interview. One of the pundits, left-wing SiriusXM host Mark Thompson, a regular on the cable channel, even demanded that the GOP congressman immediately withdraw from the race.
Univision’s news division took the controversy that has engulfed the Florida gubernatorial race and predictably...for lack of a better term...they monkeyed it up.
Jemele Hill has talked, tweeted and finally bought her way out of ESPN. The bombastic race baiter who last year called President Donald Trump and his supporters "white supremacists" has bought out her remaining contract, reports The Sporting News' Jenna West:
On Friday's Across the America with Carol Costello on HLN, during a discussion of the political reaction to the murder of Mollie Tibbetts by an illegal immigrant, liberal CNN commentator Maria Cardona misleadingly claimed that most crimes are committed by white men.
On Wednesday afternoon, as MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin covered the story of Mollie Tibbetts and reports that she was allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant, far-left MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell misleadingly hinted that whites are more likely to commit violent crimes than illegal immigrants as she lamented that President Donald Trump has spoken about the case.
Hmm, maybe the world is changing for the better, in little ways at least. On Monday, liberal magazine The Economist ran an article criticizing the progressive concept of cultural appropriation, calling it a “dubious, harmful concept,” that “obstructs freedom of expression.