On Friday's New Day, coverage again returned to a recent ABC News interview in which President Trump expressed a willingness to accept foreign information about political opponents. A panel of guests gathered around to spew their takes on the situation, with host Alisyn Camerota livid at Fox News and Republicans for pointing out that the Clinton campaign received dirt on Trump from Russia in 2016.
CNN New Day started their show Tuesday morning with “breaking news” that Joe Biden would be taking on President Trump in a stump speech in Iowa today. The liberal network didn’t even pretend to be neutral about this development, instead leaving a chyron up the entire segment that read, “Biden to eviscerate Trump in Iowa speech today.” The panel, consisting of former CBS This Morning anchor Bianna Golodryga, hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, as well as CNN regulars Jeffrey Toobin and John Avlon, hyped Biden persuading Iowans that Trump had ridden the coattails of Obama’s allegedly successful economy and a return to Biden was a return to Obama.
Thursday, Joe Biden renounced his support for the Hyde Amendment, which restricts use of federal funds for abortion unless it’s in cases of incest, rape, or to save the life of the mother. This flip-flop should come as no surprise based on the radical leftist position on abortion, but for CNN New Day, it was because President Trump “shattered” the rules of politics.
On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, leaders of Allied nations came together to commemorate the brave men who sacrificed their lives in order to preserve freedom in the Western world and to liberate Europe from the totalitarian Nazi regime. Leaders of all nations reminded one another of the need to come together and do their part to prevent another world war from taking place. But the journalists at CNN New Day focused on reminding Donald Trump of this message.
On Monday morning, President Trump kicked off his state visit to the UK. CNN New Day provided live coverage of the event, and was sure to bring up the an interview with The Sun in which Trump called Meghan Markle “nasty” in response to comments Markle made about Trump. When Trump denied that he called Markle nasty, Toobin stated that the U.S. was now in a “1984-like scenario.”
On Thursday, CNN New Day hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman discussed a report that was released Wednesday night regarding the status of the USS John McCain. There was a claim that a low-level White House official requested a tarp to be placed over the lettering of the ship to mask the name of the late Senator. Rather than discuss the more probable situation that a low-level official was acting out of turn, Berman made the point that Trump has staffers running around trying to keep the President mentally stable:
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, after John Avlon recited a piece attacking the Donald Trump administration's reaction to alarmist global warming predictions, co-host John Berman likened Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the villain Lex Luthor, who infamously planned to mass murder Americans on the West Coast so he could benefit financially, in the 1978 film Superman.
CNN's New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota invited Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (R) ostensibly to talk about that state's abortion bill that was before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. In an unofficial ruling, the Court punted, allowing a lower court decision, that struck down the state's ban on abortion solely based on the race, sex, or disability of the unborn child, to stand. Camerota spent the entire segment trying to understand why Indiana would pass such a law and questioning Curtis about why Indiana wants to "force" parents to have children with "abnormalities."
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, the show was fixated on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commenting last night that he would work to fill a hypothetical U.S. Supreme Court vacancy if one occurred in 2020, as hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota brought up the issue repeatedly across all three hours of the show. Additionally, no conservative commentators were included in the panel discussions even while several liberal contributors including Joe Lockhart, John Avlon, and Catherine Rampell were allowed to give their negative commentary against McConnell.
Just weeks after expressing his regret that he did not “help” Hillary Clinton win by having her on his show ahead of the 2016 Presidential Election, radio host Howard Stern has once again tried to get into the media’s good graces by trashing President Trump. During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday night, Stern did not hesitate to criticize the President, who appeared on his radio show multiple times as a private citizen. In the course of his sit-down with Cooper, Stern suggested that President Trump could benefit from psychotherapy and recycled the left-wing talking points on immigration and abortion.
President Donald Trump made a recent trip to Japan over the Memorial Day weekend to discuss trade with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. While he was there, he went to Twitter and made some controversial remarks regarding former Vice President Joe Biden. On Tuesday’s CNN New Day, both hosts and guests were livid at Trump’s remarks. Host Alisyn Camerota said that this is something that they “gloss over...the President being critical of some things,” but she needed to call a “timeout” on this one. CNN contributor and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Bruni agreed with Camerota’s sentiment and told the panel and the audience that they needed to “deplore” this.
On CNN's New Day on Friday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman worried out loud that Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the origins of the Russia probe might lead to selective leaks from intelligence agencies that carry a partisan narrative to hurt Trump's political opponents. The lack of introspection in this oration is stunning. On the radio Friday morning, Chris Plante laughed that the reporters were acting like this was "the Pentagon Papers, in reverse." Suddenly, the Forces of Transparency wanted to stop the disclosures!