At the Media Research Center, we know a thing or two about singling out liberal bias in the press. Therefore, it's always refreshing when a sitting member of Congress corroborates the existence of such bias. In this spirit, Senator Martha McSally appeared on Thursday’s Ingraham Angle to discuss her recent encounter with CNN reporter Manu Raju.
On Wednesday, our friends at the Daily Caller flagged a blistering appearance by former CBS News journalist host Lara Logan on Tuesday’s Ingraham Angle schooling her former establishment media colleagues for their “depressing” display of infatuation with the Iranian government and hatred for President Trump. Host Laura Ingraham teed Logan up by stating how, in 2020, “[t]he liberal media [are] acting more like state run TV at times than, you know, David Brinkley or any of the greats, like Peter Jennings” by “carrying the water for the Iranian regime” against Trump.
Primetime ratings for the Fox News Channel reached a new average high of 2.5 million viewers per night in 2019, making it the most-watched network in the slate of basic cable TV programming. Meanwhile, liberal MSNBC came in third place with an average of 1.75 million viewers during the same 12 months, while CNN fell far behind its rivals, arriving in 22nd place with an audience of only 972,000 per night.
During Friday’s Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham and Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo discussed how “all hell broke loose” in the liberal media over Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's appearance on Fox & Friends. After the duo highlighted liberal media personalities’ reactions to Gorsuch’s decision to appear on such a “partisan” program, they exposed the media’s double standard by pointing to Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s appearance on late-night TV and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s favorable portrayal in a CNN documentary.
The Democrats’ star witness Tuesday for President Trump’s impeachment hearing has threatened legal action if Fox News does not retract an opinion segment that was critical of him from a few weeks ago. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman sent a letter through his lawyer to the news network saying they were “liable for punitive damages” for “false and defamatory allegations it published about LTC Vindman, knowing they were false.”
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, who earlier this year said falsely said that Donald Trump is “talking about exterminating Latinos,” on Tuesday struck again. She lashed out at Fox News host Laura Ingraham, calling her “chickenshit.” Wallace played a clip of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who is testifying in front of the impeachment probe, and attacked Ingraham and her Fox News guests for criticizing him: “Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.”
The New York Times is stepping up its attack against the “right-wing media,” while ludicrously insisting that it itself is objective, which no one buys. After ostensible “news” coverage hailing 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, the editorial page devoted its entire space Friday to condemning media outlets who would question her heroism. “Climate Kids and Right-Wing Media” was the sole editorial in Friday’s edition, an unusual signed editorial from Charlie Warzel, “Opinion writer at large.” Warzel loved Thunberg, but loved her apparent defeat of the “right-wing media” even more.
The Boston Globe, Yahoo! Sports and Deadspin may have established new lows Tuesday for sports media distortion. All three reported that, on Monday night's The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham's interview with guest Benjamin Watson, tight end with the New England Patriots, didn't go the way she wanted it to and she angrily cut off the conversation. That's far from the truth.
As NewsBusters previously reported, the liberal media have repeatedly defended Antifa, the far-left group that’s unleashed terror in just a few short years. During Monday’s Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham sat down with independent journalist Elijah Schaffer, who recorded footage from the weekend’s Antifa squabbles in Portland. Schaffer slammed the “mainstream outlets” for “ignoring the truth” about the violence caused by Antifa.
Alert! The good news continues to roll in for the Fox News Channel, which was the most-watched basic cable television network across total day and primetime viewing during the week of August 5-11, a feat FNC has accomplished for 31 consecutive weeks. In addition, the Hannity program at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, delivered a 3.3 million total and 546,000 in the coveted demographic of viewers from 25 to 54 years of age. The milestone was an apparent result of the FNC host exclusively interviewing 2020 Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City.
Sixteen months ago, The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC surpassed the ratings of rival Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, and people wondered if the liberal network might actually replace the top-rated TV news source. That situation has changed dramatically, and on Tuesday, the Nielsen company released ratings for July, in which Hannity was declared the top-rated program in cable news for the fourth month in a row while Maddow slid to fifth place in the 9 p.m. time slot.
The leftist media seeks to vilify those who support conservative ideals and glorify all who oppose them. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), has felt the wrath of the press for decades so it’s not surprising that the liberal media are pulling out all the stops for his Democratic opponent Amy McGrath.