Fox & Friends
Between Thursday and Friday, CNN's New Day show has twice covered the story of a white police officer in Nashville who shot and killed a black suspect who, although armed, appears to have been running from him in surveillance video. But the same show lately has paid little attention to recent cases in which police officers have been attacked or killed, appearing to be more interested in stories that make the police look bad, especially those that involve racial issues.
On Tuesday night, FNC gave an update on the case of an Iraqi refugee with a criminal history who managed to escape deportation and recently went on to shoot a police officer in Colorado Springs. FNC have covered the story a number of times since Friday, but the other networks have completely ignored the tragic event. Ironically, on the same day that the attempted cop killing story broke, several networks did make time to undermine the Trump administration's push to deport illegal immigrants, this time by focusing on the wife of a pro-Trump veteran who was given a deportation order and left for Mexico.
The news media loves to talk about guns, just not when they're used to save lives. Take for instance the fear mongering over 3D printed guns that took over network and cable news coverage last week, or the coverage of the tragic fatal shooting that took place over a parking spot dispute in Florida a few weeks back. But this past weekend, a major mass shooting that could have ended in numerous casualties and injuries was prevented by a good guy with a gun, and the liberal networks had nothing to say about it.
On Tuesday morning, FNC continued to update viewers on the case of an illegal immigrant from Haiti, Wisner Desmaret, with a past criminal record who murdered a Florida police officer after managing to avoid deportation for years. The other networks continued to ignore the story even as ABC and CBS ran full reports on Tuesday morning on the case of Thurman Blevins, who was killed recently by Minneapolis police.
After Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller passed away over the weekend because of injuries sustained when he was shot on duty a week earlier, FNC's Fox and Friends ran updates on the sad news on both Sunday and Monday morning as the other networks ignored the story. FNC also informed viewers that the killer, Wisner Desmaret, is an illegal immigrant with a previous criminal record who was never deported.
Over the past week, there have been three police officers attacked and killed in the line of duty in separate incidents -- all of which were covered by Fox and Friends. But CNN's flagship morning show, New Day, only spent 11 seconds total on just one of the killings. By contrast, on Saturday morning, the weekend edition of the show managed to devote more time to an embarrassing incident in which a distracted police officer in Missouri recklessly drove into a bicyclist while using his phone.
If you were watching one of the Friday morning cable or broadcast networks, chances were you didn’t hear about news late Thursday into Friday that the North Koreans handed over what purported to be remains of U.S. soldiers who went Missing In Action (MIA) during the Korean War. A NewsBusters analysis found that 16 times more coverage was dedicated to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s unverified allegation that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the infamous June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
During his show on Tuesday night, CBS host Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to sing Democratic Congressional Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s praises. And he topped it all off by claiming Jesus was a socialist. Ocasio-Cortez is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, and darling of the Democratic Party. It’s no wonder Colbert has been quick to support her, despite her being endorsed by the New York City chapter of the radical left-wing group, the Democratic Socialists of America.
After The View host Sara Haines announced on-air Monday that she was leaving the show to co-host the new third hour of ABC’s Good Morning America, rumors about who will replace her are flying. Reports are speculating that Fox and Friends’ weekend host Abby Huntsman is in talks with the network to fill her spot.
On Saturday afternoon, MSNBC Live helped hype the "new trend" of parents who decide to disguise the gender of their children until they are old enough to decide which gender they prefer to be identified as. At 5:21 p.m. Eastern, substitute host Aaron Gilchrist set up a piece on the subject that was put together by NBC Digital about children who are referred to as "theybies" because their parents are careful to only identify them with gender neutral pronouns.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning to combat the media’s hypocritical outrage over President Trump’s rhetoric at the press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Monday. While acknowledging that Trump made the biggest mistake yet of his presidency, he commended the president for correcting his words yesterday Gingrich further pointed out that the media and Democrats didn’t have any problem with President Obama’s soft stance on Russia, and that Trump has actually been much tougher on Putin through his administration’s actions.
In the aftermath of a waitress in Milwaukee using a gun to fend off an angry customer who punched her manager -- all of which was caught on surveillance video -- FNC actually devoted a segment to the dramatic story while it was being ignored by all of the more liberal networks. On Thursday morning, Fox and Friends devoted a five-minute segment to interviewing the waitress and her boss who were seen on video being attacked.