During Monday’s edition of CNN's New Day, panelist John Avlon said that President Trump’s “9-hour tweet storm” demonstrates that he is “unhinged.” The “tweet storm” in question consisted of about a dozen tweets primarily discussing the Russia investigation and arguing that the FBI’s obsession with it caused them to overlook warning signs about the school shooter that killed 17 people at a south Florida high school last week.
CNN’s New Day spent the majority of their show Thursday morning discussing the tragic school shooting in south Florida that has left 17 dead and injured more than a dozen others. As usual, the co-anchors repeatedly crossed the line back and forth between activism and journalism; a practice that has become quite common in 21st century media.
After news broke that Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson was killed by a twice deported illegal immigrant who was driving drunk, it was not shocking that the far-left news network MSNBC would be reluctant to give much attention to the story since it might bolster President Donald Trump's push for greater border security and deportation of illegals. As it turns out, an examination of all MSNBC shows from the past few days finds a grand total of only 35 seconds devoted to the story across two briefs that ran on Wednesday morning.
It's no secret that over the last several weeks liberal outlets like CNN have been aggressively trying to undermine President Donald Trump's push for more border security and aggressive deportation of illegal immigrants -- even wrongly claiming that the illegal immigrant crime rate is lower than that of the general population when research has found that the crime rate is actually much higher.
Just three days after he published an op-ed in The New York Times explaining his decision to leave the FBI over the “relentless attacks on the bureau”, New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota announced that Former FBI Special Agent Josh Campbell has accepted a position as CNN’s new law enforcement analyst.
2016 Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich, who has remained a critic of the Trump administration, fielded questions from New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota about a possible 2020 Presidential run on Tuesday.
On CNN’s New Day this morning, the hosts instituted a double standard when it came to political statements at the State of the Union. As the guests on the show previewed President Trump’s first State of the Union address since taking office, co-host Alisyn Camerota said that his choice to bring victims of crimes committed at the hands of illegal immigrants as guests to the State of the Union tonight does not convey a unifying message.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, CNN's New Day has given sympathetic attention to the case of an immigrant from Poland -- Dr. Lukasz Niec -- who is in danger of being deported because of a combination of misdemeanors committed in 1992 combined with more recent brushes with the law, including accusations of child abuse. After initially portraying the case as just involving misdemeanors from over 25 years ago, New Day finally filled in viewers on some of his more recent brushes with the law, but ignored the abuse accusation and downplayed his other problems as mostly being "minor traffic violations."
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."
Appearing as a panel member on Wednesday's New Day, CNN political analyst and former NBC host David Gregory accused many Republicans of engaging in "demagoguery" and "shameless fearmongering" for their history of insisting on greater border security to prevent terrorism and crime.
In a country where there are more than 7,000 state legislators who have been elected across the 50 states, it's not unexpected that members in both parties from time to time can be found making statements or taking actions that are embarrassing or indefensible. Such happenings are typically limited to local media coverage, so the relatively few cases that are incendiary enough to attract national media attention can expose some double standards and biases in who is more likely to be called out by which sources.
Even though Al Franken is out of the U.S. Senate and his successor --Senator Tina Smith -- has already assumed office, CNN host Alisyn Camerota is still finding reasons to ask if it really was appropriate for him to resign over sexual harassment accusations. As Smith appeared as a guest on Monday's New Day show, the CNN host posed the first of two questions on the subject: "You replaced Al Franken, and there was so much, you know, emotion around him resigning, do you think that he should have resigned?"