Fox & Friends
After initially ignoring the controversy surrounding Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam suggesting it would be both legal and acceptable under a proposed new abortion law if a baby were delivered and then allowed to die outside the mother's body, CNN finally ran a few briefs on Thursday morning, and MSNBC ran one. But the reports provided cover for Northam, with CNN host Dave Briggs in particular suggesting conservatives might have misunderstood him even though the Democratic governor clearly stated that not resuscitating a newborn baby would be an allowed option.
On Wednesday morning, Fox News Channel gave attention to another state where Democrats are pushing for an extreme plan to legalize abortion up until birth, this time in Virginia. Over the past week, FNC has also given attention to the recently passed legalization law in New York that has so far been ignored by CNN, MSNBC, and the broadcast networks. Hours later, Democratic Governor Ralph Northam would go further on WTOP-FM by endorsing the killing of children outside the womb after having been “kept comfortable” and “a discussion” that “would ensue between the physicians and mother.”
In the aftermath of two men getting into a road rage incident in Massachusetts which ended after a concealed carry permit holder helped tamp down the situation, the broadcast networks and Fox News Channel all gave attention to video of the story, which includes footage of one man holding onto the hood of an SUV while it was being driven as rapidly as 70 mph. But CNN and MSNBC have so far ignored the dramatic event in spite of the compelling video that was shown on the other networks.
The weekend editions of Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel spent a substantial amount of time highlighting the "outcry" over an "extreme' new law recently signed by New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo that would allow abortions to be performed all the way up until right before birth. The weekend anchors even hosted an OB/GYN who argued that an abortion to save a woman's life would never be necessary in the third trimester as he also recalled receiving threats since he spoke out on the issue.
In the wake of the petty insults leveled at Vice President Mike Pence and his wife on the part of the LGBTQ-obsessed media, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins appeared on Fox & Friends January 21 to remind conservatives that this is not just routine slander against politicians, but reflects the left’s desire to eradicate Christian education in America.
This weekend, Fox News Channel again demonstrated that it is the only major news outlet to give attention to the case in favor of building President Donald Trump's border wall as Fox and Friends Saturday gave former Obama administration Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan a forum to argue in favor of building the wall, citing how much more effective walls are even if not 100 percent impenetrable.
Between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, several Fox News shows have given attention to the case of three MS-13 gang members who took advantage of immigration law to enter the U.S. as unaccompanied children, and who recently allegedly made a stabbing attack in New York. Also of note, FNC was the only major network that recently informed viewers that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pardoned a number of convicted former criminals, including several murderers, to help them avoid deportation.by the Donald Trump administration.
In the aftermath of about 150 migrants attacking Border Patrol agents and trying to break across the border from Mexico late New Year's Eve night, the broadcast networks have barely given attention to the story as ABC ignored it entirely, CBS gave it 24 seconds Wednesday morning only, and NBC gave it a half minute at the beginning of the same day's Today with a brief followup later, while an additional 13 seconds made it onto NBC Nightly News.
Serious commentary, or just a bad case of ratings envy rearing its ugly head? On CNN's New Day this morning, former Bill Clinton spokesman Joe Lockhart, now a CNN political commentator, took some ugly shots at two of the Fox & Friends crew. Reacting to President Trump's decision not to sign a government funding bill that would not have included money for the border wall, Lockhart said that Trump was going to sign the bill, but: "when the great powerhouses like Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy weighed in, and then Ann Coulter weighed in, Trump folded, and folded quickly."
CNN’s Jim Sciutto was one of the many journalists this week who attacked President Trump’s comments about border security during his meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Tuesday. Sciutto even did a whole segment “fact-checking” the president on Wednesday’s CNN Newsroom. Unfortunately for him, actual experts from DHS called out his reporting on Twitter with a brutal comeback.
As the broadcast networks this week gave attention to the story of an American tourist from Florida, Carla Stefaniak, who went missing during a trip to Costa Rica and then was found murdered there, all three failed to inform viewers that the murder suspect, a Nicaraguan national, is in an illegal immigrant. By contrast, Fox and Friends did take the time to note that he was in the country illegally.
Wednesday's Fox and Friends gave attention to the kind of story about defensive gun use that is rarely noticed by the dominant media as the Fox News show recalled a woman in South Carolina who shot and killed an escaped convict after he broke into her home.