Criticize the media, and you’re threatening the freedoms and lives of journalists. That’s the gist of the story from New York Times media reporter Michael Grynbaum: “After Another Year of Trump Attacks, ‘Ominous Signs’ for the American Press -- Threats of ‘retribution,’ more accusations of ‘fake news’ and the end of the White House briefing made 2019 the darkest yet for journalists in the Trump era.”
If there weren’t already enough journalists writing pity pieces for the media in the Trump era, what’s one more? Tuesday, Esquire’s politics editor Jack Holmes took the time to air grievances of openly anti-Trump reporters in his new piece for the men’s magazine entitled, “ChopperTalk: Where the White House Press Corps Goes to Get Ritually Abused by Donald Trump.”
After CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta and American Urban Radio Networks correspondent/CNN political analyst April Ryan, the bronze medalist in carnival barking would have to be fellow CNN political analyst, Playboy correspondent, and Sentinel Newspapers editor Brian Karem. Karem had his press pass suspended on August 2 a la Acosta did last year and, like in that case, the White House was on the losing end as, on September 3 a federal judge demanded that Karem have his pass restored.
CNN analyst Brian Karem, the "senior [read: only] White House reporter" for the porn magazine Playboy, announced on Twitter Friday that the White House suspended his "hard pass" effective Monday for 30 days. The letter from press secretary Stephanie Grisham cited his behavior at Trump's social media summit on July 11, where he verbally attacked Trump's conservative guests: "This is a group of people that are eager for demonic possession."
Needless to say, it’s safe to assume that CNN and Jeffrey Zucker are proud of political analyst and Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem following his shouting match Thursday with Salem Radio Network host Sebastian Gorka. If so, it would further illustrate why CNN isn’t a serious news organization.
You just know the liberal media hated it when President Trump and First Lady Melania made a Christmas visit to the troops in Iraq. So CNN went into damage control this morning, doing its best to dump disparaging cold water on the trip. On New Day, it was repeatedly mentioned that this was Trump's first visit to troops in a combat zone, with intimations it was done to deflect attention from the resignation of Jim Mattis and the withdrawal from Syria. Multiple mentions were also made of the fact that Melania wore sunglasses at night upon her return.
Though they decreased dramatically in frequency as 2018 wore on, the year still offered plenty of aggravating and head-scratching moments inside the White House Briefing Room. Whether it was CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta making a fool of himself, CNN political analyst April Ryan trying to make herself into a martyr, or most of the press corps questioning the President’s mental state, there were any number of possible nominees.
CNN analyst Brian Karem is the White House correspondent for Playboy -- which is not exactly best known as an intellectual journal. But on Saturday, Karem mocked conservative columnist Ann Coulter as "the intellectual equivalent of an empty wasp vessel," and then asserted that conservative opposition to illegal immigration is actually a "racist" argument against "brown people" coming to the U.S. and voting for Democrats.
During Tuesday’s New Day, the CNN panel discussed President Trump’s treatment of ABC reporter Cecilia Vega during Monday's press conference in the Rose Garden and specifically whether or not his “snide comment” towards her was a result of sexism. CNN political analyst Brian Karem used his platform on the network’s flagship morning program to refer to President Trump as a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.”
As part of the liberal media’s obsession with Omarosa’s salacious allegations against the President from her book tour, Tuesday’s White House Press Briefing featured nearly four times as many questions about Omarosa-related topics as all other matters. Specifically, the breakdown was 39 Omarosa questions by 11 reporters to 10 questions for everything else from seven journalists (Afghanistan, Chinese influence in South America, ISIS, the Mueller probe, and Turkey).
On Tuesday’s edition of New Day, hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota conducted a panel on President Trump’s list of potential candidates for retiring Justice Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. During the segment, CNN political analyst Brian Karem made his animosity towards President Trump and the conservative movement quite clear. Apparently, conservatives make Karem “nauseous.”
On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, CNN analyst Brian Karem complained about FNC host Sean Hannity "politicizing" the attack even as he himself also politicized it by suggesting links to President Donald Trump's "rhetoric." He ended up going into a rant against the FNC host: "Sean Hannity doesn't have the ability to work in a community newspaper. He doesn't have the talent for it... He can kiss my big, fat ask me no more questions, I'll tell you no more lies. It angers me."