Liberals are about the only people in the country who decry the level of “fake news” circulating on the Internet but get a kick out of promoting any and every negative lie about Donald Trump. Nowhere was that more evident than in the release of the infamous Steele dossier supposedly involving the president with Russian hookers. What do they do when those stories fall flat on their faces? Apparently, use them for material in shows like ABC’s Scandal.
In an interview completely devoid of any self-awareness on her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle talked to Democratic Congressman and former Bill Clinton White House Staff Secretary Patrick Maloney about Trump White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter being embroiled in scandal following allegations of abuse by his ex-wives. Amazingly, rape and harassment accusations against President Clinton were never mentioned.
Wednesday afternoon, the Tennessean reported that Nashville Mayor Megan Barry disclosed that "she had an extramarital affair with the police officer in charge of her security detail." The paper's story tagged Barry as a Democrat (in their fourth paragraph), but national stories seen at the Associated Press and ABC News have not.
During the past few days, several news outlets -- including the New York Times and CNN -- have reported that during Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, the Democratic candidate “overruled” a sexual misconduct charge made by one of her senior advisers. Most national media outlets skipped over that Clinton-embarrassing scoop.
Somebody’s rose-tinted glasses slipped off his nose for a moment, and we heard actual mainstream criticism of Her Holiness, Hillary Clinton. In a rare turn of events, Daily Show host Trevor Noah went from defending failed-candidate Clinton’s appearance at the Grammy Awards, to criticizing her role in a recently revealed sexual abuse coverup from 2008.
Conservative HLN host, S.E. Cupp kicked off her Monday evening show, S.E. Cupp Unfiltered. with a stinging denouncement of “the latest feeble attempt by [Hillary] Clinton to stay relevant” and her “glomming” onto the #MeToo movement. Cupp also took the failed presidential candidate to task for never being able to take a proper stand against sexual harassers when it really counted, like with her husband and her campaign staff.
On Friday's Real Time show on HBO, host Bill Maher made a number of incendiary attacks on President Donald Trump and other right-leaning figures and entities as he called EPA head Scott Pruitt an "eco-terrorist," likened the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to the "Gestapo," and cracked that First Lady Melania Trump visited the Holocaust Museum to "cheer up" after news broke that her husband might have had an affair with a porn star.
On Friday, the CBS Evening News was the only one of the three broadcast network evening newscasts that informed viewers of revelations that Hillary Clinton in 2008 allowed an advisor, Burns Strider, accused of sexual harassment to remain a part of her campaign -- thus demonstrating another example of hypocrisy by the former Democratic candidate.
Just when it seemed that the ongoing sexual misconduct scandals involving dozens of men in Hollywood, the Democratic Party and the government had finally run its course, Minnesota Public Radio President Jon McTaggart released a statement on Wednesday, January 24, to counter accusations made by Garrison Keillor, the long-time host of the popular program A Prairie Home Companion.
Friday's New Day displayed a rare example of a CNN anchor hitting liberal guests on the issue of conservative women not being welcome at so-called "women's marches" that actually advocate exclusively liberal public figures and positions on issues. At one point, host Alisyn Camerota even commented: "You're only pro-women you agree with."
Despite repeatedly acknowledging that both parties “vehemently denied” accusations that Donald Trump had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels over a decade ago, on Tuesday, NBC News Megyn Kelly still devoted half of her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show to the claims. She even suggested that the disputed rumors somehow proved allegations against Trump featured in the discredited DNC-funded Russian dossier.
It’s understandable that executives at the National Broadcasting Company want to cut down or eliminate accusations of sexual harassment after longtime Today anchor Matt Lauer was fired on Wednesday, November 28, but NBC’s new guidelines have employees responding that they may have gone too far in the opposite direction.
According to an article by Emily Smith of the Page Six website, staffers at the network must “report any inappropriate relationships in the workplace.” If not, “they could be fired for covering up for colleagues.”