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.
Far-left comic and late-night ABC host Jimmy Kimmel has often used his monologue and other segments during Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a platform to mock and attack President Trump and that campaign hit a new low when the comedian told The Daily Beast's Matt Wilstein that “ABC would love it if my show appealed to everyone, but I don’t think that world exists anymore.” But even if it did exist, Kimmel said he “would not be comfortable in it” since “I don’t really see any other path" to follow for weeknight programming.
Popular talk-radio and TV host and author Mark Levin appeared on Hannity on Thursday night to ask an urgent question: "Why do the press hate the American people?" Especially the tens of millions of people who put Donald Trump in the White House.
On his show August 1, Fox News host Sean Hannity proclaimed to CNN's Jim Acosta that he would defend him against violence and threats: "I will be the first person to come to your defense if I'm there, any one dares to lay a hand on you." He added that the CNN types don't seem as upset about threats and slurs against Sarah Huckabee Sanders or Pam Bondi or other Trump supporters.
As NewsBusters reported yesterday, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro got into a little bit of a dust-up with Whoopi Goldberg on Thursday’s edition of The View. Goldberg abruptly ended the segment not longer after Pirro accused her of suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. During an appearance on Hannity Thursday night, Pirro explained that the situation did not get much better after she tried to leave the studio.
Let’s face it: Trump had a rough press conference in Helsinki on Monday. However, this does not excuse hyperbolic responses on the part of the media. On Monday’s edition of Hannity, radio star Mark Levin appeared to offer some historical context.
Ahead of Sunday’s new episode of the CNN series The 2000's (which is airing maybe a few years too soon), let’s take a look back at a few pathetic moments from the first episode, which focused on the decade’s movies and television. The CNN documentary blasted Fox News and MSNBC for having corroded the news discourse and heaped a torrent of praise on far-left comedians and former Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
For many years, Fox News’ ratings had been blowing competitors like CNN completely out of the water. So, it’s no surprise that CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter would target them with accusations of ‘state-run media’ in the Trump-era. During Sunday’s edition of the show, Stelter equated the relationship between Trump and Fox News as a twisted “love story.” He even tried to re-write history by arguing there had “never” been anything like it in American Politics, which was not true.
As if the past week hasn’t been tough enough on liberals, Trevor Noah -- the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show -- decided on Thursday evening to join the chorus of voices slamming President Trump, whom he accused of “giving America judicial herpes.” Noah didn’t even wait for the Republican in the White House to name a candidate to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy before asserting: “Regardless of what happens in his presidency now, Donald Trump will leave a mark on this country for decades to come.”
On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, CNN analyst Brian Karem complained about FNC host Sean Hannity "politicizing" the attack even as he himself also politicized it by suggesting links to President Donald Trump's "rhetoric." He ended up going into a rant against the FNC host: "Sean Hannity doesn't have the ability to work in a community newspaper. He doesn't have the talent for it... He can kiss my big, fat ask me no more questions, I'll tell you no more lies. It angers me."
Hours after the U.S. Inspector General office released a report on Thursday regarding liberal media bias in the Department of Justice and the FBI, radio host Mark Levin used an appearance on that day’s edition of Fox News Channel’s Hannity program to address the fact that “those people had as their purpose to interfere” with the 2016 presidential election. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, the conservative activist also declared that this interference was “worse than the Russians … could have ever dreamed of” and added: “In James Comey’s FBI, there was collusion" and “a culture of leaks” to liberals in the press.
On June 6, Fox News host Sean Hannity sarcastically suggested that the Trump White House could try Hillary Clinton's tactics in the probe of her private email server. Liberals took this message and twisted it into "Hannity urges destruction of evidence." On June 12, PolitiFact took up this liberal distortion of Hannity's words....and then proclaimed it would not issue any "Truth-o-Meter" verdict on this fact-mangling.