In a Wednesday move that was both praised and criticized, President Trump revoked the Top Secret security clearance for Obama-era CIA director and major Trump-critic John Brennan. The former spook is now an NBC News analyst, so the network didn’t take too kindly to their guy losing the mighty privilege he was granted.
As part of the liberal media’s obsession with Omarosa’s salacious allegations against the President from her book tour, Tuesday’s White House Press Briefing featured nearly four times as many questions about Omarosa-related topics as all other matters. Specifically, the breakdown was 39 Omarosa questions by 11 reporters to 10 questions for everything else from seven journalists (Afghanistan, Chinese influence in South America, ISIS, the Mueller probe, and Turkey).
While defending her unsubstantiated accusation that she heard an audio recording of President Trump using the n-word during a taping of The Apprentice years ago, on Monday, former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman told NBC’s Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie that the media should grill the president about her claims. By Tuesday morning, White House correspondent Kristen Welker had complied with that request. All of it came as the total network coverage of Omarosa's book surged pass the two-hour mark.
On Friday, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News showed zero restraint when it came to salacious, unverified claims in an upcoming book by former White House aide and reality TV firebrand Omarosa Manigault-Newman that President Trump used the n-word. Even though there’s already contradictions emerging, both eagerly led with and reported them anyway.
On Monday morning, NBC’s Today show was aghast that President Trump would call out Iran for threatening the United States with war, labeling it his “latest international incident” and fearing the “escalating war of words.” ABC and CBS also covered the story, but at least acknowledged Iran stoking the tensions.
In NBC’s Monday morning Special Report in the 9:00 a.m. Eastern hour on the Trump-Putin summit, the peacock network had already broken the panic button from hitting it too many times, blasting the President for praising the Russian-hosted World Cup, giving him “the upper hand,” sending out “such a damaging tweet” on the Mueller probe, and insinuated that he’s doing the bidding of Russia and the former Soviet Union by criticizing the news media.
During President Trump’s joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, CNN’s hostile White House Correspondent Jim Acosta demanded to ask a question. As Trump refused and dismissed CNN as “fake news,” he turned to John Roberts of Fox News, remarking, “Let’s go to a real network.” A dejected Acosta muttered in response: “Well, we’re a real network too, sir.”
President Trump touched down in Brussels, Belgium late Tuesday ahead of what many predicted to be a tense meeting with NATO allies. The President had been critical of the vast majority of those allies because they had refused to raise defense spending to what was required by the agreement, while America paid way more. Trump’s “America First” approach to foreign policy was detested by the liberal media. So much so, that ABC and NBC edited video to solely condemn the President.
On Thursday, all three network morning shows hyperventilated over the “earthquake” and “crisis” brought about by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement on Wednesday. In unison, hosts and correspondents predicted an “epic battle” over confirming whoever President Trump nominated to replace Kennedy. Reporters promised viewers months of “ugly” and “bitter” rancor in Washington over the appointment.
Despite an avalanche of coverage of the Trump administration’s immigration policy, both ABC and NBC found time to offer full reports on FBI Director Christopher Wray facing a tough grilling on Capitol Hill on Monday over the Justice Department’s “scathing inspector general’s report.” However, CBS was far too engrossed visiting illegal immigrant detention centers along the U.S. southern border to offer a single second to the story.
On Thursday, while reporting on the latest developments in the Russia investigation, neither ABC’s Good Morning America nor CBS This Morning made any mention of a new poll showing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s favorability with the American people dropping to lowest level since the probe began over a year ago. NBC’s Today show did manage to note the survey, but only for a mere 17 seconds.
The Department of Justice's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into the conduct of the FBI regarding their reported use of an “informant” or “spy” in the Trump campaign after the President officially demanded the matter be looked into on Monday. Come Tuesday evening, NBC Nightly News was in a hysterical panic over the development with claims President Trump was trying to “insert himself” into Russia investigation.