Despite having just addressed reporters and the nation on the coronavirus, President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in National Harbor, Maryland for his CPAC with his fastball. In an 84-minute speech, he reminded attendees, journalists, and viewers that CPAC shifted in the last four years from a gathering of thousands representing differing (and sometimes waring) factions on the right to thousands pulling in the same direction for Team Trump.
So as I sat in a television studio in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ready to beam in on Thursday night’s Sean Hannity show, I checked my notes. The topic was to be the media and President Trump’s visit to El Paso. The format was, first, a Hannity monologue, then the segue to the opening El Paso segment, where I would be paired with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the former Trump White House aide and now host of The Sebastian Gorka Show. In the world of cable news, completely normal.
On The Ingraham Angle Friday night, host Laura Ingraham and her panel reacted to the media meltdowns following the release of the Mueller report after playing some clips of “the worst offenders of the week.” Fox News Contributor Tammy Bruce proclaimed that the media’s ongoing obsession with the idea of Trump-Russia probe has “turned into fan fiction” while Ingraham urged the media to seek rehabilitation for their unhealthy obsession with the topic.
As NewsBusters has previously reported, The Washington Post has double standards when it comes to their coverage of politicians; gladly digging up nasty opposition research on Republicans while not doing such a thorough job when it comes to the Democrats. During Monday’s edition of The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham brought up another example of the Post’s double standards; this time focusing on the disparity in coverage between sexual assault allegations against Republican Supreme Court nominee (and now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh and Democratic Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax.
During Tuesday’s edition of The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham and her panel reacted to CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking Jim Acosta’s “hard pass.” The panel included two former CNN employees, Jeffrey Lord and Howie Kurtz. Lord, the author of a new book called Swamp Wars, pointed out that CNN has demonstrated selective moral outrage when it comes to their support for the First Amendment.
Well. This has been an interesting media week, yes? The liberal “mainstream” media just exploded on Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his nomination to be a Supreme Court Justice. But there’s something very curious here. Take the case of liberal Democratic Senator from Ohio Sherrod Brown.
2017 was a year of incredible change and tension in the world of the liberal media. Whether it was the departure of their beloved Barack Obama, the contentious White House press briefings, media failures, or journalists fired over sexual misconduct allegations, the liberal media are almost definitely looking forward to 2018. Just as I did with 2016, check out the top ten most-read NewsBusters blogs from 2017.
The announcement from Fox News was headlined this way: “Laura Ingraham joins Fox News' prime-time lineup.” The Fox press release read as such: “Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight primetime show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET, with 'Hannity' and 'The Five' shifting timeslots in the process...”
Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance this past week, returning to Fox for a sit-down with Sean Hannity to kick-off the latter’s return to his starring 9pm hour. Rush did not disappoint. While he said all kinds of things that doubtless resonated with the Fox audience, in terms of the media, he zeroed in on exactly the complaint of so many.
Every Single Person We Don’t Like in the Liberal Media eventually won “Quote of the Year” at the Media Research Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards on Thursday, but it also came away with the Trumpocalypse Award moments earlier in the evening. Once The Federalist's Mollie Heminway declared the winner, conservative writer and former CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord accepted the award, in jest, on behalf of liberal journalists featured in the Trumpocalypse compilation.
A boisterous crowd of nearly 900 conservatives and guests packed the National Building Museum on Thursday night for the Media Research Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards. After the audience selected the most outrageous quote in three categories, the crowd singled out Every Single Person We Don’t Like in the Liberal Media for the ultimate “DisHonor” of being the MRC's “Quote of the Year.”
Ever since Donald Trump won the presidential race last November 4, legions of people in the “mainstream media” have been on a never-ending quest to bring down the GOP leader, and they’re even willing to assign “faint praise” as a means of leading into harsh criticism. The most recent person to use that strategy is Philip Elliott, a Washington correspondent for TIME magazine.