All this week, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of 2017. Monday, we presented some of the most outrageous examples of journalists fawning over liberal or left-wing icons, and yesterday we showcased some of this year’s nastiest attacks on Republicans or conservatives. Today it’s a look at all of the over-the-top attacks on President Donald Trump.
The liberal bias on ABC’s daytime talk show The View is so over the top, it’s hard to single out just what qualifies as the worst examples of it that occurred this year.
The View’s reaction to the breaking news Friday that Michael Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI was just about what you would expect from the super partisan show.
The establishment press, which clearly planned to push the idea that anyone who isn't in their club is producing "fake news" just before and after last year's presidential election, never expected that the label could and would be so successfully pointed back at them to the point that they're now stuck with it. That they still don't get it was demonstrated with Friday morning's Morning Joe show on MSNBC, as the hosts and cast faked a live presentation, complete with contrived conversations about how everyone's Thanksgiving dinners went — even though the show was actually pre-taped on Wednesday.
In light of all the accusations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault coming out now against liberals and Democrats, some on the left are hunkering down and sticking to their partisan politics moreso than ever. Longtime host of The View Joy Behar has been increasingly uncomfortable in the past few weeks, as the ABC panel has brought up the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Louis C.K. and now Charlie Rose.
Last week, television and radio host Leeann Tweeden shared her story of being violated and sexually harassed by Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken in 2006. On Monday, another woman came forward accusing Franken of grabbing her behind while posing for a photo in 2010. Already liberals in the media were out ready to squash the stories as insignificant slips that can in no way tarnish the character of the sitting lawmaker.
On Wednesday, ABC’s The View began the show with a much more enthusiastic opening than they typically do, as the hosts raved to the excited audience, that Democrats had won races in several key states during last night’s election. Suggesting the election results were a “rebellion” against Trump and his policies, the hosts gushed that America seemed to be heading back on track. “It makes you feel better about the country today,” host Joy Behar gushed.
Tuesday on ABC’s The View, former DNC Interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile was in the hot seat to answer questions about the recent allegations she made in her new book about the 2016 election. The liberal hosts were able to grill Brazile on claims she made in the memoir that conservative media seized on, because they put Democrats and the Clinton campaign in a negative light. But as soon as host Meghan McCain tried to ask Brazile about the DNC paying for the infamous Russian dossier, hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin interrupted to answer the question themselves, and followed up with questions trying to contest the conservative host’s claims.
Keeping up their trend of inviting never-Trump Republican politicians on the show, the liberal hosts at ABC’s The View welcomed Arizona Senator Jeff Flake with open arms, on Monday’s show. After he used the Senate floor two weeks ago to lambast President Trump while announcing his retirement, the Arizona senator was ready to continue his media friendly tour, and The View was only happy to give it to him.
GQ host and former MSNBC crazy Keith Olbermann joined the ladies of ABC’s The View on Friday and he came locked and loaded with head-shaking statements, chiefly his belief that President Trump has been worse for America than Osama bin Laden. In addition, Olbermann made the stark admission that he owes George W. Bush and John McCain apologies for trashing them and wishes Bush could have had a third term as President instead of Trump being in the White House now.
Monday on ABC’s The View, things got heated when discussing the breaking news that morning about ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had been indicted by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller. After announcing the news, the audience cheered as the panel joked that they hoped President Trump would be next. As host Meghan McCain brought up Hillary Clinton’s funding of the Russian dossier, hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar angrily shut her down, insisting that Democrats and Clinton had nothing to do with any Russia collusion.
Thursday on The View, the hosts misconstrued a brief statement President Trump made to a White House reporter the day before, defending his intelligence, in response to a hostile question. The hosts at The View mocked Trump’s response, and stupidly claimed that he was “turning on his base” by defending his intelligence to the press.