The United States is proud to have Israel as an ally. But you’d never know it from watching the liberal media’s reactions to the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. As the embassy opened on Monday, May 14, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it “was the right thing to do,” and praised Trump. On Twitter, back in the states, the media raged. Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour tweeted, “Today is a sad and enraging day. #Jerusalem.”
On Monday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the day's upcoming relocation of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Israel's capital, Jerusalem, CNN host and plagiarist Fareed Zakaria repeatedly fretted over President Donald Trump not demanding that Israel make concessions to Palestinian Arabs in exchange for recognizing the Jewish state's capital.
CNN senior media reporter Brian Stelter kicked off Sunday’s Reliable Sources by complaining about a tweet President put out last week citing a Media Research Center study, which found 90 percent of evening network coverage of the President was negative. CNN Chief International correspondent Christiane Amanpour wasted no time in lashing out at President Trump and denouncing his favorable attitude towards Fox News.
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.
Somehow, CNN and puppetmaster Jeffrey Zucker thought it would be a smart idea to move New Day co-host Chris Cuomo, punishing those of us who stay up late. Friday’s New Day gave us a sneak peek (along with two trial runs) of what Cuomo PrimeTime will be like as he badgered State Department senior official Heather Nauert by connecting the North Korean peace talks to the ugly remark by a White House staff about ailing Republican Senator John McCain (AZ).
CNN doesn’t usually air clippings of nationally syndicated columnists during the regular news day, but they just had to make an exception on Thursday for Washington Post columnist George Will’s nasty attack on Vice President Pence. In the 3 pm hour, subsitute anchor Brianna Keilar brought on Jake Tapper to savor the "merciless" and "brutal" Will column.
CNN’s slogan may be “The Most Trusted Name in News,” but the cable TV channel is not so trusting when it comes to letting other people know the internal editorial standards the network uses when reporting the news. In fact, CNN is embroiled in a court struggle while trying to keep those guidelines a secret, according to an article posted on Monday by Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple. Wemple began by noting that other news services, including The New York Times, The Post and even Buzzfeed, post their standards online.
What should be the focus of coverage when three United States prisoners are freed from North Korea? If you’re the journalists at CNN overnight, you make sure to mention the Robert Mueller investigation, Stormy Daniels and to worry about Donald Trump getting credit for these Americans returning.
In the Unintentionally Hilarious Department, CNN's Chris Cillizza tried to deconstruct President Trump's tweet on Wednesday about the latest Media Research Center study finding (once again) the tone of his evening-news coverage is 90 percent negative. Why, we in the media must convince the audience "that our most basic commitment is to getting stories right, not pushing some sort of imagined ideological agenda." Imagined?
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.
As the headline indicated, it’s about time a former Obama official was called on the carpet. Thankfully, CNN political commentator and former George W. Bush special assistant Scott Jennings did that on Tuesday’s CNN Tonight, blasting former Obama National Security Council member-turned CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd over her bitterness surrounding President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
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.