The hype for James Comey’s book tour (set to launch on ABC Sunday evening an hour-long George Stephanopoulos special) began last November 2 when CBS’s Gayle King teased it during an interview with the former FBI director. And while liberal journalists are clearly hoping for Comey to dish dirt on President Trump, there was a time when they hammered him as a partisan hack whose investigation into then-candidate Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal was sneaky sabotage of an all-but-certain Democratic victory in 2016.
Well, that didn't take long for her to get her mind right. It only took a few hours from the time Mika Brzezinski on Friday's Morning Joe criticized the sexual harassment accusers of Mark Halperin for not meeting with him personally to apologizing for it later that afternoon. Seeing your own career starting to slip away can be a powerful incentive for producing an apology.
RESTON, VA -- Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell released the following statement today calling on NBC to hire an independent investigator to review its culture of sexual misconduct following new claims against MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. According to a report by the Daily Caller, NBC paid one of Matthew’s former producers $40,000 after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against the Hardball host in 1999.
Liberals in the media will say anything to justify why they turned a blind eye to sexual predators in their midst. Take TBS comedian Samantha Bee, who tried to pretend on her show, Full Frontal, last night, that these men’s “misogyny” was well evidenced by their bias against Hillary Clinton.
Matt Lauer. Charlie Rose. Bill O’Reilly. Mark Halperin. Any one of those guys is just like the others in two important and intertwined ways, suggested Salon’s Marcotte on Wednesday: each is an alleged sexual harasser who has lost at least one high-profile media gig as a result, and each had a sexist fixation on Hillary Clinton’s “nothing-burger” e-mails.
On Monday morning, NBC News finally terminated the contract of political analyst Mark Halperin five days after allegations surfaced thanks to CNN’s Oliver Darcy that Halperin had been alleged to have engaged in disturbing sexual misconduct while serving as ABC News political director. The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi noted that Halperin’s termination also meant that he will no longer be appearing on MSNBC, where he was a frequent guest on Morning Joe.
On Thursday’s Morning Joe, the panel appeared genuinely disturbed by President Trump’s recent tweets and other public comments calling for revoking TV licenses from news companies that report “fake news” or investigating newspapers that print it. However, in the past month, Morning Joe has repeatedly called for censorship (including government-led efforts) of news outlets that politically lean right with precisely the same rationale.
On Friday’s Morning Joe, Willie Geist hosted a panel to discuss the latest news on the Russian hacking narrative regarding Facebook ads that were purportedly used by Russian intelligence to stoke "racial tensions" during the 2016 presidential election. The panel’s primary reaction, with only one dissenting voice, was to call for increased government "regulation" and financial “penalties in the hundreds of millions” to shut down alleged Russian influencers.
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.”
On Thursday’s Morning Joe, while going over some of the latest approval polls regarding President Trump, host Joe Scarborough and frequent guest Mark Halperin were both elated over the idea of Trump working more with Democrats in recent weeks. However, Scarborough also went on a series of ugly rants about how several prominent conservatives, including Representative Steve King, Ann Coulter, and Sean Hannity, were “far, far, far right” agitators and even claimed that Coulter said that the President “should be killed.”
On Friday’s Morning Joe, political analyst Mark Halperin was surprisingly honest about the liberal bias in the media as he assured that President Trump would receive positive press coverage as long as he kept striking deals with Democrats. “This will get good coverage if he works with Democrats for as far as the eye can see. It will produce more liberal policies, which a lot of people in the media like,” Halperin proclaimed.