One word that is not often used to describe the mainstream media these days is “objective.” This concept indicates that a reporter or journalist should not have any hidden connections with people or products being discussed. That philosophy took a major hit on Thursday, when NBC News correspondent Stephanie Ruhle was accused of promoting Under Armour shoes without letting viewers know she has “close ties” with the sports apparel company’s CEO, Kevin Plank.
During the 9:00 a.m. ET hour of Monday’s Today show, the hosts of the NBC broadcast were beside themselves with glee as they celebrated the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG being nominated for two Academy Awards ahead of Sunday’s Oscars. The left-wing Supreme Court justice was hailed as a “pop culture phenomenon” while the propaganda film about her career was cheered as a “gift to the culture.”
The media spent Tuesday morning rushing to Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s aid, after she was criticized from both parties for making an anti-Semitic comment on Twitter, (not her first.) Politico first ran a story praising Omar as a “superstar villain” for the right, while MSNBC took that headline and ran a segment on MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin, trying to spin the Democrat scandal as a problem for Republicans.
CNN and MSNBC have stubbornly refused to inform viewers about the derogatory comments that embattled Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax reportedly made about his accuser. On Wednesday morning, NBC reported via tweet that in a private discussion about a woman accusing Fairfax of sexual assault, the Democratic Lieutenant Governor exclaimed, “F*** that b****.”
While Thursday’s CBS and ABC morning shows focused on security plans for Sunday’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, NBC’s Today show hyped “controversies erupting on multiple fronts” ahead of the big game, including whining about left-wing former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick not being signed to an NFL team.
During the Third Hour of NBC’s Today show on Thursday, weatherman Al Roker was eager to discuss the latest poll about climate change: “I want to know how America feels about global warming.” Fellow co-host Craig Melvin thanked him for setting up the story and proceeded to tout the new survey “that 73% of Americans polled said that global warming is happening.”
Princeton professor and professional race-baiter for MSNBC Eddie Glaude spoke with host Craig Melvin on MSNBC Live Wednesday morning to bash the Covington kids as symptoms of white privilege. Yes, getting your name, image, school and family smeared all over television and online, while receiving death threats is apparently a symptom of “white privilege,” or at least that’s what Glaude tried to argue. Melvin also claimed that anyone wearing a MAGA hat was asking for trouble.
After the media spent weeks hammering Republicans and the White House over the ongoing government shutdown – while claiming Democrats have “no incentive” to compromise – Politico reported on Wednesday that many freshman House Democrats were increasingly “concerned with the party’s strategy” and even “freaking out” over the possibility of a political backlash.
Touting Democrats demanding equal air time from the media to respond to President Trump’s upcoming White House address on immigration, on Tuesday, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin noted that the call came “after networks were criticized for airing the President’s address in the first place.” In the discussion that followed, pundits worried that the press was providing a “platform” for the President’s “propaganda.”
On Friday's MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin, The Atlantic's Steve Clemons hinted that Trump administration officials are glad that children are dying in Border Control custody, and denied that detainees are treated "humanely" as he also suggested that they are not being fed or given water properly.
During an exclusive interview with outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley for Wednesday’s Today show, NBC anchor Craig Melvin speculated that she may be leaving the administration because Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation was “growing closer” to President Trump.
On Monday morning, Time Magazine released its top ten “shortlist” ahead of the Tuesday reveal for its annual “Person of the Year” issue and many of the nominees came as no surprise. Whether it was the March for Our Lives students or Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, it was a liberal list made in heaven.