On Fox News Sunday, substitute host Dana Perino did something that the more liberal journalists never do as she confronted NARAL president Ilyse Hogue with poll numbers suggesting that most Americans support significant restrictions on abortion in spite of surveys that find most voice support for Roe v. Wade.
On Friday, CNN's New Day devoted an entire segment to fretting over whether President Donald Trump was correct by implicating Canada in the burning of the White House in 1814 as host John Berman spoke with historian Kenneth Davis, even though Trump was arguably not incorrect. Last week, the same CNN show similarly devoted a segment to a retired school teacher who mis-corrected a letter from the White House that was already correct as it was written because the federal government uses a different style guide.
At the end of March, after a private autopsy on police shooting victim Stephon Clark was conducted at his family's request which alleged that the police mostly shot him in the back and lied about him charging at them, the dominant media pounced on the story, with all three broadcast networks opening their March 30 newscasts with full reports on the development. But, since the Sacramento county autopsy was released this week which suggests Clark was, in fact, charging at the police with half the bullets hitting him in the side, and contradicting the family autopsy, the same networks have shown little interest in updating viewers with a development that defends the cops.
Never let it be said that the folks at the Associated Press aren't on top of the news, making sure that readers as well as subscribers who use AP copy in their radio and TV broadcasts learn the most important developments of the day.
That's sarcasm, folks. Friday evening, in a story primarily about the FBI's grant of immunity to longtime Hillary Clinton assistant Cheryl Mills, the AP's Michael Biesecker blandly informed readers — in Paragraph 22 of 25 — that, in regards to her illegal and improperly secured private server, "The new FBI documents (released Friday) also reveal that Clinton occasionally exchanged messages with President Barack Obama, who used a pseudonymous email address." That's it. Nothing unusual here. Now move along.
In an article posted on the Breitbart.com website Monday morning, reporter Adelle Nazarian charged that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg's Wednesday meeting with “leading conservatives” to address their concerns regarding the site's treatment of conservative outlets would only be attended by people who are “part of the anti-Trump and 'Never Trump' movement.”
However, Alex Griswold of the Mediaite.com site charged that Nazarian's article is “complete BS” and further noted that “literally none of that is true.”
Waiting until shortly after Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday 3 victory speech in Florida, Fox News channel host Megyn Kelly responded indirectly at Trump’s latest Twitter tirade against her by citing how he seems to do that on a near constant basis and later hit back at the billionaire by citing the overwhelming amount of free media coverage he’s amassed.
On Wednesday's The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly touted Donald Trump's interview on CNN's New Day hours earlier where "he slams the very network he's on the phone with — something he is apparently fond of doing." Trump attacked CNN correspondent Sara Murray several times during Chris Cuomo's interview of the Republican presidential candidate. Kelly contended that the billionaire was "just as ornery as ever about reporters who don't cover him exactly the way he wants to be covered."
Discussing the media’s reaction to Tuesday’s presidential debate during Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly and The Five co-host Dana Perino blasted the liberal press for their pandering to Hillary Clinton after pushing for Vice President Joe Biden to run that’s now turned into calls for him to stay out of the race.
During Monday evening's edition of The Daily Show on the Comedy Central cable network, new host Trevor Noah mocked the efforts by the Cable News Network not only to promote the first Democratic debate in the 2016 presidential contest on Tuesday, but also to add another participant to the event: vice president Joe Biden.
Noah rattled off the current candidates: former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton, junior senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, former U.S. senator from Virginia James Webb and former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee.
During Monday’s The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel (FNC), host Megyn Kelly and The Five co-host Dana Perino excoriated the liberal media for committing a double standard in their portrayal of the tea party, which they called racist, compared to the Black Lives Matter movement. Kelly noted the media reluctance to characterize the latter even after protesters chanted that police officers are “pigs in a blanket” who should be “fr[ied] like bacon.”
During a discussion on Thursday’s The Five about the Planned Parenthood videos, liberal co-host Geraldo Rivera suggested to fellow co-host Greg Gutfeld that aborted babies should made into “dog food” and after claiming that he “want[s] a cure” to various diseases using baby parts, Gutfeld schooled him by informing him that he “hope[s] you live long on the backs of dead fetuses.”