Moments after Thursday’s long-awaited release of the Department of Justice Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation, a CNN Newsroom panel dismissed it as a “mild” report in which “[t]he other shoe didn’t drop” and will provide “[p]lenty of ammunition for both sides.” However, they fretted that the White House will “seize” on its findings and “take” a “victory lap” considering some of the findings.
Over the past week, CNN has aired more than two dozen stories inviting speculation and gossip about the supposedly mysterious "disappearance" of First Lady Melania Trump, who has been recuperating from kidney surgery.
In the early morning hours on Sunday, the same CNN that has yet to inform viewers that over 80 percent of Palestinians recently killed by the Israeli military are terrorists, took the time to highlight the death of a Palestinian nurse, Razan al-Najjar, supposedly killed by Israeli sniper fire. By contrast, over the past few days, Fox News Channel has found time to inform viewers of Hamas's new tactic of "kite terrorism" in which kites are flown across the border to set fires to Israeli farmland.
Reacting to Monday’s massive, 7-2 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the Christian bakers with Masterpiece Cakeshop, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin went into full-blown panic mode, claiming that “[t]his is certainly an invitation to people who discriminate against gay people” and opens the door to Jim Crow-like discrimination against interracial and interfaith couples.
Yikes, Jim Acosta. When The Daily Show is mocking you alongside the President, it’s safe to say that you’re having a rough time in the credibility department. Thursday night on Comedy Central, Daily Show host Trevor Noah was exasperated that CNN’s chief White House correspondent lashed out at reality show celebrity Kim Kardashian West for meeting with President Trump to talk criminal justice reform and pardoning a jailed great-grandmother.
The rolling disaster that is talk show host Samantha Bee’s hateful attack on Ivanka Trump continued on Thursday as CNN journalists condemned the TBS talk show host. Speaking of Bee’s disgusting smear of Ivanka Trump as “cunt,” S.E. Cupp declared: “What she said wasn't just unacceptable. Welcome to the misogyny club. I mean, she's joined by Keith Olbermann, one of the world’s most prolific misogynists.”
In the past week, several networks have repeated questionable claims that an eight-month-old Palestinian baby was killed by Israeli tear gas in the Gaza Strip. And MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin even went so far as to twice repeat a discredited story that a paraplegic in a wheel chair was killed by Israeli snipers without noting that the IDF already disputed the story in March.
Between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, the media have again shown they are more interested in news that portrays police officers as mistreating suspects than they are in updating viewers with information that counts in the cops' favor. After mostly ignoring Sacramento County's official autopsy of Stephon Clark that contradicts a private autopsy that claimed he was mostly shot by police in the back, all three broadcast networks pounced on a story this week about police officers confronting a black student at Yale University who fell asleep while studying in a common area who turned out to be doing nothing wrong.
Late last week, ABC, CBS and CNN gave attention to cell phone video in Miami which seemed to show a police officer kicking a car theft suspect in the head after he had surrendered. Now that more video has been released which reveals that the incident was not nearly as bad as it appeared because the officer was just pretending to kick him, only the CBS Evening News has taken the time to update viewers on this important twist in the story.
Of course, following the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) for allegations of beating his various girlfriends over the years, a key concern for the liberal media has been ensuring his litany of litigation against President Trump would continue onward. It was a major point of discussion during CNN Newsroom Tuesday afternoon as host Brianna Keilar questioned CNN political commentator and New York City journalist Errol Louis about the future of the numerous lawsuits.
From the moment President Trump ended his remarks announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Deal, it was DEFCON-1 at CNN with panelist after panelist losing their minds over the President’s decision. One after another, they almost universally claimed that leaving the deal has left America less safe, jeopardized progress with North Korea, handed Iran a “propaganda victory,” and destroyed “international unity.”
On Sunday's CNN Newsroom, early morning anchor Natalie Allen repeatedly freaked out over President Donald Trump citing the failures of gun control in Europe in his address to the NRA as the CNN host hyped anger expressed from French and British political figures. She employed words like "preposterous" and "bizarre" to deride the President's speech.