CNN really is the Comedy News Network when it tries to proclaim that it's "Facts First" -- and they're running their "apple" ads again right now -- and that it's somehow NOT partisan. See the "Reliable Sources" newsletter that was issued early Friday morning. It's a pompous potpourri of poppycock. 



Just a few days after the liberal media were burned by the hoax that was the claims against the Covington Kids, the liberal media proved they didn’t learn a lesson by running right back to the stove to ultimately get burned by the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax. During CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, libertarian commentator and podcaster Kmele Foster called out folks in the media for their “rush to judgment” based on their preconceived notions of Trump supporters.



For the second day in a row, the legacy media has found itself obsessed with the controversy surrounding Sinclair Broadcast Group's promotion denouncing fake news and promising journalistic honesty and integrity. CNN's New Day presented no exception to the media hysteria, with co-host Alisyn Camerota comparing the promos to hostage videos.



The party-line liberalism of the CNN Media Unit was on display again Tuesday night with a Bill Carter article headlined “How Jimmy Kimmel became America’s conscience.” Because liberalism equals conscience. On Wednesday morning's New Day, Carter and Brian Stelter suggested Kimmel's rants are powerful because he's a "reluctant crusader." 



There’s a disturbing trend in the media to look to late-night talk show hosts for moral guidance. It’s time to remember who those upstanding moral talk show hosts really are: entertainers.

 



Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day, CNN media analyst Bill Carter talked up ABC comedian Jimmy Kimmel as someone who should challenge Republican Senator Bill Cassidy on the issue of replacing ObamaCare.

 



On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion in which panel members fretted over Republican reaction to GOP Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte violently attacking a reporter, The Atlantic's David Frum managed to inject race into the discussion as he theorized about what Rush Limbaugh would have done if Gianforte were a black Democrat. Frum: "Had the congressman been a black Democrat, imagine what Rush Limbaugh would have said. Rush Limbaugh called the attack 'studly' and 'manly.' Imagine -- it would have -- you would have had an explosion of racial provocation."

 



In the world of liberals, only their personal anecdotes matter and can’t be challenged. On CNN’s New Day early Tuesday morning, liberal co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo invited colleagues Brian Stelter and Bill Carter to laud ABC comic Jimmy Kimmel for his health care position that “no one should be able to dispute.”



Monday morning on CNN’s New Day, hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota spoke with media correspondent Brian Stelter and analyst Bill Carter about Trump’s claims that he was wire-tapped by President Obama. The CNN panel took the opportunity to not just bash Trump but also blast the “illegitimate” and “partisan” right-wing sources where Trump gets his news.



After Sean Spicer's first few weeks on the job, he's become one of the targets for the “mainstream media” in their many attempts to smear and bring down the Republican occupant of the Oval Office. Along these lines, the press secretary was lampooned in a video posted on the GQ website Wednesday morning that contained 10 words he has mispronounced or misstated in his many hours at the podium, including such examples as “lasterday” instead of “yesterday” and “jordge” for “judge.”



Saturday Night Live couldn’t have drawn it up any better, folks. On Monday’s New Day, Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter and CNN media analyst Bill Carter sang the comedy show’s praises following Melissa McCarthy’s parody of Sean Spicer, spinning that the skit represents “a problem for the White House [and Spicer] going forward.”



With 2017 rapidly approaching, I decided that, as NewsBusters managing editor, it would be worthwhile to take a look back at the top ten most-read blogs from 2016. Once again, tens of millions of people flocked to NewsBusters for the best and worst media bias in newspapers, television news, social media -- and liberal outbursts from celebrities.