Wednesday’s 12-hour Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh brought with it some substantive discussions for once. Senators peppered the candidate with hypothetical questions about how he would rule in certain situations. Kavanaugh being a studied judicial mind, he avoided giving his opinion because that was how Democrats sunk the nomination of Robert Bork. But ABC correspondent Terry Moran was not having any of it and acted like it wasn’t normal.
On Wednesday, The New York Times published a scathing op-ed trashing President Trump written by an anonymous senior White House official (or so the paper claims). The author pompously painted them self as part of a secret superhero team in the White House keeping the wildly unstable President from harming us all. Of course, the liberal media went absolutely bonkers for it. During the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and, NBC, they spent almost 15 minutes combined pushing the writer’s claims.
Swept up in the excitement of Democrats and left-wing protesters constantly disrupting the first day of Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Wednesday, all three network morning shows read from the same script as reporters declared: “Chaos on Capitol Hill.” The hostility was touted as a “coordinated strategy” engineered by “passionate” liberal lawmakers opposed to Kavanaugh.
In a showcase of how much they could act like spoiled children, Senate Democrats (and liberal activists) spent most of Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh obstructing the process and making a scene. Of course, many in the liberal media cheered on the behavior since they’re all on the same side. And on ABC’s World News Tonight, correspondent Terry Moran praised it as Democrats doing their job.
On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, as the regular team of hosts returned from the Labor Day holiday, the group caught up with NBC's Today show in fretting over a pastor at Aretha Franklin's funeral who delivered a conservative message, but they still did not mention the controversy around Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan being allowed to share a stage with former President Bill Clinton and other prominent Democrats. In fact, former Attorney General and possible presidential candidate Eric Holder even posed for a photograph with the ardently anti-Semitic religious figure.
On Tuesday, excerpts from Watergate journalist Bob Woodward’s new book Fear: Trump in the White House began circulating among the liberal media, who wasted little time in using them to trash the President. During the evening newscasts, ABC, CBS, and NBC racked up over 13 minutes of coverage pushing the book’s claims. They basically gave it free advertisements.
September 4, the networks set the stage for the confirmation hearing “battle” brewing later Tuesday for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. All three networks hyped baseless complaints and scare tactics from Democrats on Roe v. Wade and the Mueller probe, while not offering much from Republicans to counteract their claims.
The Washington Post knows a thing or two about being partisan as a business strategy. So the paper brought a rare level of expertise to a Friday article about how super-charging late night comedy shows with anti-Trump shtick is good for business and gaining a more loyal fanbase. According to The Post, being woke doesn’t work for all entertainers, but for many willing to commit to the political routine, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving.
While there were some overtly political statements targeting President Trump at the memorial service for Senator John McCain at the National Cathedral on Saturday, much more of the service was focused on McCain’s life. And since the liberal media is the liberal media, they wanted to opine ad nauseam about how President Trump wasn’t invited. But during Sunday’s This Week, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie scolded his colleagues for putting the focus on Trump instead of McCain.
Whoopi Goldberg led a celebrity wave of tributes to Sen. John McCain this weekend. Actors, who spend most of their online efforts slamming conservatives, took a pause to mourn McCain’s passing at the age of 81. Goldberg’s tribute was clear, concise and heartfelt.
On Friday’s Today show, NBC News acknowledged allegations from former investigative producer Rich McHugh that the network tried to kill reporting from McHugh and fellow journalist Ronan Farrow exposing the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. However, the vast majority of the paltry one-minute-eight-second report, 43 seconds (63%), focused on NBC’s denial of the claim.
In a report out Thursday, the Justice Department sided with a group of Asian-Americans suing Harvard University for what they allege is racial discrimination in the admissions process by setting higher standards for them. That critical DOJ report could help propel the case to the Supreme Court, but for ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News, it was less important than speculating about when Attorney General Jeff Sessions was going to be fired.