In another legal victory for President Trump Tuesday, a California judge ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay almost $300,000 to President Trump to cover his legal fees because of her “meritless defamation lawsuit”. And just as they did when her case was originally thrown out, the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) downplayed Trump’s victory during their newscasts. NBC ignored it all together.
On his MSNBC show, Hardball, Chris Matthews suggests that it would be a "witch hunt . . . to impeach a President for his sexual misconduct, even if it is illegal."
On Thursday, California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman resigned the position after allegations of sexual misconduct arose last week. The accusations were serious, with the state party vice chairman leading the charge for Bauman’s outer. But from when the story first broke last Saturday to Bauman’s resignation, the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) couldn’t be bothered to report any of it during their morning or evening news programs.
News of interest solely to dead-end Judge (now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh haters appeared on page two of Wednesday’s New York Times under the headline, “We’re Still Investigating Kavanaugh,” by Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who covered the Kavanaugh controversy. The online headline was more defensive: “Why We’re Writing a Book About Justice Brett Kavanaugh.” The cash-in promises to be a another anti-conservative Justice hit piece with a Times angle, like Strange Justice, cowritten by then-Wall Street Journal reporters Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson (who would later spend three years as the Times’ executive editor).
New York Times writer Amanda Hess issued surprise criticism of the media’s coverage of Bill Clinton’s sex scandals in her review of The Clinton Affair, A&E’s six-part mini-series on Bill Clinton’s scandal over White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Hess argued that the women who accused the former president of sexual harassment were unjustly mocked and shunned by the mainstream press: “Paula Jones Re-emerges In New Light – A time to listen to the women of the Bill Clinton scandals.” It’s sound advice from Hess, but 20 years too late for the partisan New York Times, which dismissed Juanita Broaddrick’s credible allegations of rape against Clinton as “toxic waste.
The House Ethics Committee reprimanded Democrat Rep. Ruben Kihuen, accused of sexual harassment, and Republican Rep. Mark Meadows for his handling of sexual harassment by an aide. The resulting coverage from the New York Times and CNN was a classic example of the double standards the media applies to Democratic and Republican scandals.
The current hot-button topic of sexual harassment in the workplace took a turn during the November 4 episode of CW’s Rel. One woman tells her friend, “Now it’s our turn” to get revenge for the years of harassment she and other women experienced harassment.
Michelle Cottle, the lead New York Times editorial writer for national politics, issued a surprising signed lead editorial in Thursday’s edition, “Hillary Clinton’s Master Class in Distraction” (perhaps a quasi-lead editorial, as it carries the paper’s “Editorial Observer” tag, but it is in the regular editorial slot). Cottle actually mentioned respectfully the case of Juanita Broaddick, who credibly accused then-Arkansas attorney general Bill Clinton of raping her in a hotel room in 1978.
On Morning Joe, reacting badly to President Trump's labeling of Stormy Daniels as "horseface," Mika Brzezinski calls Trump "base, animalistic and disgusting" and wondered "what the Russians could have on him."
During Monday’s edition of The View, the panel weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s interview on CBS Sunday Morning, where she said that her husband should not have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky affair, dismissing the idea of the affair as an “abuse of power” and asking “where’s the investigation of the current incumbent, against whom numerous allegations have been made?” Believe it or not, co-host Joy Behar, wearing a shirt with the word “Resist” displayed in capital letters, decided to make a comment that she knew would not impress the ultra-liberal, Hillary-loving studio audience. Her co-hosts soon followed her lead.
Reacting to Hillary Clinton’s Sunday interview with CBS News in which she defended her husband Bill Clinton’s mistreatment of women, on Monday, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly and her panel of guests slammed the former First Lady for her hypocrisy and “many lies” in the #MeToo era. Kelly also blasted liberal feminist groups that rushed to former President Clinton’s defense in the 1990s.
You know, for all the times CNN host Chris Cuomo has reminded us that he was a lawyer at one time, he sure does like throwing out the rule of law to administer his own form of wicked justice. Just last August, he rationalized the leftist violence of Antifa, arguing that they had “morality” on their side and were fighting an “evil” regime. During Tuesday’s PrimeTime, the raging CNN host argued that we should throw out the presumption of innocence for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.