In an attempt to excuse Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf’s outrageous decision to help criminal aliens evade federal authorities, CBS and NBC portrayed the Democrat’s unlawful action as the result of a “feud” with the Trump administration over immigration policy. At least those two networks covered the story, unlike ABC, which has failed to discover the controversy.
Even with their industry embroiled in numerous sexual harassment scandals, the CEOs of major media companies still stuck to their liberal agenda as they announced on Saturday that a new Sexual Harassment Commission would be chaired by discredited Clarence Thomas accuser Anita Hill.
President Trump was in Fort Myers, Florida on Thursday where he surveyed the damage from Hurricane Irma first hand. He also met with local officials and even served food to some of the survivors. But one could easily miss any mention of the event on ABC’s and NBC’s evening broadcasts since each of those networks only dedicated six seconds to the President’s visit while burying it in reports slamming him.
Seeming to place the responsibility on Donald Trump, CBS This Morning on Wednesday pointedly noted that protesters in Phoenix didn’t become violent until after the President spoke. Reporting from the scene, journalist Carter Evans observed, “This is where thousands of protesters and Trump supporters were gathered before the rally. They were very vocal, but largely peaceful.”
The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) had a field day Thursday in the wake of the deportation of a Mexican woman, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, from Phoenix, Arizona. “An undocumented woman at the center of an immigration uproar has now been deported after 21 years living in the U.S., she was arrested yesterday and shipped back to Mexico today,” announced anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News, “Now the family she leaves behind is voicing their outrage and pointing fingers at the president.”
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday a series of executive orders that will pave the way for the building of the US-Mexico border wall and the crackdown on sanctuary cities. The Democrats raged at the idea and the Big Three networks took exception to the orders, showing almost exclusively negative reactions. “Here in New York, a massive protest has erupted against his wall plans and policy makeovers,” touted anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News as he handed it off to a reporter at the border.
Monday's CBS Evening News devoted a full report to a high school football team in Seattle whose players have been following the lead of the NFL's Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem to protest against "racial inequality." As the report did not challenge at all the premise of minorities being mistreated generally, when detractors were mentioned, the two players featured were seen complaining that some "Caucasians" and "white males" were criticizing their actions.
On Saturday, CBS Weekend News ran a report on one of American’s greatest traditions, naturalization ceremonies of new US citizens. But in their report, which covered the previous Thursday’s ceremony in Los Angeles, California, CBS spotlighted those looking to vote against Donald Trump. “As Carter Evans reports, there's actually been a surge in citizenship applications this year, partially driven by the desire to vote,” stated anchor Reena Ninan.
On Friday, ABC's World News Tonight aired a completely one-sided report on the Supreme Court's ruling that legalized same-sex "marriage" in all 50 states. Terry Moran hyped how Justice Anthony Kennedy "wrote today's landmark opinion describing the stakes in this case in the loftiest terms." Moran failed to include any soundbites from social conservative opponents of the decision, and hyped how "Justice Scalia, in a rage, scorning Kennedy's poetic opinion as little more than a 'fortune cookie.'"
All three networks on Sunday and Monday blasted biased reporting and conflict of interest at PBS. However, the subject matter wasn't the taxpayer-supported outlet's liberal tilt. It was related to Ben Affleck and his appearance on Finding Your Roots. Apparently, PBS colluded with the movie star to cover up the fact that Affleck's ancestor owned slaves.
On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, Carter Evans spotlighted Leslie Foster, an apparent ObamaCare "success story," who gushed about the "amazing things" in his subsidized health plan. But Evans failed to mention that Foster "campaigned for President Barack Obama's election", as the Wall Street Journal reported in an October 7, 2013 article. [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]
The correspondent zeroed in on Foster, an "independent filmmaker" in California, in the midst of a segment that underlined the findings of the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, which found "a lot of skepticism...about the President's health care law. Only 16 percent of the Americans we talked to told us the law would help them. Eighty percent said it would hurt them or have no effect."
Thursday's CBS Evening News poured cold water on President Obama's now-infamous "if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it" promise. Scott Pelley noted how the President has "repeated one reassuring phrase" about the American people being able to hold onto their health insurance, and bluntly pointed out that, contrary to the Democrat's vow, "hundreds of thousands of Americans...are being told that their health plans are being cancelled."
Carter Evans also spotlighted a California woman's nightmarish experience as a result of the passage of ObamaCare. Her self-purchased health care plan was cancelled, and as a result, she was being "forced to choose from a bunch of new plans...that are all more expensive." [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]