Former conservative media writer-turned-CNN media quack Oliver Darcy pinch hit Wednesday night for Brian Stelter in the daily media newsletter and, predictably, it was dominated by his deep hatred for Fox News. Even worse, Darcy’s falsely claimed that Fox News “largely ignored the virus in the afternoon and into its primetime programming” due to the declassified unmasking list on Michael Flynn. FNC spent devoted over two hours of programming to the virus since the list came out, but facts were in short supply for the #FactsFirst network.
In the wake of the latest developments in the Michael Flynn case, on Tuesday, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum cited the New York Post Editorial Board suggesting that Pulitzer Prizes handed out to liberal media outlets for their promotion of the debunked Russia collusion narrative should be revoked. Senior political analyst Brit Hume agreed, labeling the obsessive coverage a “journalistic fiasco.”
Prime time was a great time for the Fox News Channel in April, when the top-rated cable network used its coverage of the coronavirus pandemic to attract its largest evening audience ever and draw its second highest-ratings in total day viewership since its reporting on the Iraq War in 2003. At the same time, the channel delivered an audience of 3.7 million people and 671,000 in the demographic of viewers from 25 to 54 years of age, widening its advantage over the competition by a whopping 81 percent.
Primetime was a great time for Fox News in February, when the channel drew its highest ratings ever and attracted an average of 3.5 million viewers during the second month of 2020. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the latest report from Nielsen Media Research noted that February was the 44th consecutive month the FNC has been the most-watched channel in all of basic cable and a 218-month streak as the most-watched cable news network.
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough lashed out on today's Morning Joe at the moderate Republican senators who voted to acquit President Trump. The particular object of their ire was Sen. Susan Collins. Not content to suggest that Collins was "unpatriotic," Brzezinski taunted Collins, telling her to "have fun" with her "legacy" of Ukrainian deaths.
In the past several days, as the Iranian government has reportedly ordered the massacres of more civilian protesters than in any previous protests -- reportedly as many as 1,000 -- most of the dominant liberal media have given surprisingly little attention to the developments, in contrast with Fox News Channel which has devoted substantially more time to the story across several shows.
As part of his opening remarks during the highly anticipated House Intelligence Committee hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire Thursday, chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) read from a transcript of President Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine. The only problem was; he was making it up with the goal of dramatizing it into a mafia-style shakedown. And, while the broadcast networks were busy pushing the narrative of a White House cover-up, they ignored Schiff’s wild tale.
During Thursday’s The Story, FNC host Martha MacCallum reported that “fears of a recession seem to be running high and some in the media seem almost giddy that an economic downturn would hinder President Trump’s chances in 2020.” After playing a “sampling” of media figures weighing in on the effect of a recession on President Trump’s re-election bid, MacCallum slammed the “unpatriotic” and “inhumane” media for rooting for a recession in the hopes that an economic downturn will cause him to lose re-election.
In the wake of the shootings in Dayton and El Paso, the ferocity of vitriol aimed at President Trump has passed the threshold into insanity. On Tuesday’s The Story, Fox News MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz pointed out the blatantly obvious irony that the media is replicating the same erratic behavior they accuse the President of displaying.
The quintessential example of the leftist double standard is when sanctimonious media elites who are surrounded by armed guards, demand law-abiding gun owners be stripped of their constitutional right to defend themselves. The latest example came when Daily Show host Trevor Noah condemned Fox News for not demanding gun control.
Reacting to the Bernie Sanders town hall on Fox News, Morning Joe praises FNC for opening the door to different points of view. DNC chairman Tom Perez is criticized for prohibiting FNC from conducting a Dem presidential debate. And panel members praise as fair FNC personalities Bret Baier, Martha McCallum, Chris Wallace, Bill Hemmer, and Shep Smith.
What kind of Twilight Zone are we living in when Democrats pretend that the mainstream media are objective journalists and Fox News is an arm of the Trump administration? People are always talking about media bias, so why am I bringing this up now? Well, because of two news alerts that popped up on my phone. First, I read that the Democratic National Committee is refusing to partner with Fox News for the 2020 primary debates.