While most of the liberal media have been silent on the latest developments in the domestic abuse allegations against DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison, CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday brought up the issue of the liberal double standard between Ellison and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his show. And on her Saturday show, right-leaning CNN host S.E. Cupp also raised the double standard issue.
During Tuesday’s The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham pointed out the hypocrisy of Democrats, who “howl for answers from Brett Kavanaugh in an opaque charge” while not “asking the same of DNC co-chair Keith Ellison,” who faces credible abuse allegations from a former girlfriend. Guest Monica Crowley described the Democrats’ double standard as “the rot of hypocrisy,” pointing out that in spite of a video and a police report, the Ellison case has received “little to no media coverage.”
On Monday night, Fox News Channel hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham pointed out the Democratic double standards when it came to how they reacted to sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh versus allegations and proven misdeeds among members of their own party.
CNN media analyst Brian Stelter returned from vacation practically glowing over a new anti-conservative jeremiad by NBC's Chuck Todd in The Atlantic, a magazine that endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016. "Chuck Todd is urging all of us to recognize what anti-media manipulators are doing – and respond accordingly."
Newsbusters has previously reported on the media and the left’s politicization of John McCain’s funeral; not surprisingly, the funeral of “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin also got political; with guests taking shots at President Trump and controversial figures such as Nation of Islam Founder Louis Farrakhan taking center stage. Throughout Friday evening’s programming on Fox News, on-air personalities made it clear that they did not appreciate the politicization of Franklin’s funeral.
In the competition of ideas, you can't win the game if you're not on the playing field. That's why Silicon Valley bigwigs' stubborn refusal to put business above their own personal partisan biases doesn't just rankle. It reeks. Equal access to social media is not just about sharing food pics, pet videos, makeup tutorials and travelogues. It's about ensuring the ability to disseminate and distribute political speech on the world's biggest platforms.
For much of the day on Friday and into the weekend, various hosts on both CNN and MSNBC were hard at work smearing Fox News host Laura Ingraham as someone who uses her show to promote "racist" and "white supremacist" views as they reacted to a commentary she gave on The Ingraham Angle show in which she advocated for merit-based immigration and lamented dramatic "massive demographic" changes.
During Thursday’s edition of Deadline: White House, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace suggested that a Republican with a “spine” needs to “call on all Republicans to boycott Laura Ingraham’s program until she apologizes for articulating and embracing a racist ideology like disparaging legal immigration.” Wallace and her panel repeatedly brought up the fact that David Duke had tweeted out support for Ingraham’s Wednesday monologue on The Ingraham Angle, which pointed out that America has changed dramatically because of legal and illegal immigration.
On Tuesday night, FNC gave an update on the case of an Iraqi refugee with a criminal history who managed to escape deportation and recently went on to shoot a police officer in Colorado Springs. FNC have covered the story a number of times since Friday, but the other networks have completely ignored the tragic event. Ironically, on the same day that the attempted cop killing story broke, several networks did make time to undermine the Trump administration's push to deport illegal immigrants, this time by focusing on the wife of a pro-Trump veteran who was given a deportation order and left for Mexico.
On Tuesday morning, FNC continued to update viewers on the case of an illegal immigrant from Haiti, Wisner Desmaret, with a past criminal record who murdered a Florida police officer after managing to avoid deportation for years. The other networks continued to ignore the story even as ABC and CBS ran full reports on Tuesday morning on the case of Thurman Blevins, who was killed recently by Minneapolis police.
As the midterm elections on November 6 draw ever nearer, liberal Democrats are attempting to boost their morale after being pounded unexpectedly by Republican candidate Donald Trump two years ago. During Monday evening’s program of The Ingraham Angle, the Fox News Channel host and conservative guest Ben Shapiro pointed to two “imaginary stories,” one in which Trump wins re-election since the Democrats had no one who could beat him -- or he learned that “the normal rules of politics do apply to Donald Trump after all” when he loses to “Hillary Clinton clone” Elizabeth Warren.
It should come as no surprise that liberal comedian Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, doesn’t watch Fox News. In fact, he dismissed the top-rated cable channel as not the “villain we’re chasing after.” According to an article posted on Monday by The Hollywood Reporter's Jeremy Barr, one of the biggest differences between Noah and previous host Jon Stewart is the fact that “Noah’s version rarely touches on the network” while Stewart “was heavy on criticisms” of FNC.