Fox & Friends
Since the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, most of the networks have revisited one of the longstanding liberal peeves against the former Republican President -- that he brought to the attention of voters the fact that 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis supported a prison furlough program that allowed a convicted murderer, Willie Horton, to violently attack a couple while he was free. And, in doing so, the networks have also repeated the recurring myth that Bush's campaign was responsible for "the Willie Horton ad" that used a mug shot of Horton, thus revealing his race, when, in reality, the version of the ad run by the Bush campaign did not use the image and made no hint that Horton was black.
On Thursday morning, Fox and Friends spent time informing viewers of some of the misinformation that the dominant liberal media like CNN and MSNBC have been spreading about the caravan of illegal immigrants trying to get into the U.S. As co-host Steve Doocy was joined by Gus Portela of Accuracy in Media, the segment highlighted the media tendency to downplay the large number of adult men and non-citizens who will never qualify for asylum who are trying to use the caravan to enter the U.S., as well as the significant number who have a criminal history.
All three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) ignored California Democrat Congressman and possible 2020 presidential contender Eric Swalwell’s incendiary tweets this past weekend calling for the federal government to “nuke” American citizens who objected to the federal government confiscating their firearms.
As CBS informed viewers of a number of ballot initiatives that were passed in various states on Tuesday, both the CBS Evening News and the CBS This Morning on Wednesday only showed interest in cases in which liberals were victorious. By contrast, FNC's Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox and Friends gave attention to a mixture of both conservative and liberal victories.
On Monday morning, Fox and Friends took the time to run two briefs informing viewers of a man who heroically defended himself and his children after a gunman opened fire at an Alabama McDonald's restaurant.At 8:40 a.m. Eastern, news reader Jillian Mele began:
On Wednesday evening, as the broadcast network evening newscasts reported on a shooting attack on a Kroger in the Louisville, Kentucky, area, ABC stood out in not mentioning an armed citizen who shot at the gunman and might have prevented more shootings.
Democrats in the 2018 midterms are enduring controversy and scandal. But you wouldn’t know it from the liberal media’s lack of interest. MRC Research Director Rich Noyes appeared on Fox and Friends, Wednesday, to hammer the networks for ignoring scandals involving liberals. For instance, according to a police report, Beto O’Rourke in his 20s attempted to flee a DUI accident: “CBS interviewed Beto O'Rourke on October 5th. Didn't bring it up. NBC flew their anchor down to Houston on October 8th. He did a big profile piece. Didn't mention it.”
On Monday's CNN Newsroom, co-host Jim Sciutto and correspondent Kaylee Hartung seemed befuddled over why Georgia GOP gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp accused his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, of wanting non-citizens to vote illegally, all while ignoring recent video of her seeming to encourage just that.
ABC, CBS and the first two hours of NBC’s morning news programs completely ignored a damning letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week by Christine Blasey Ford’s ex-boyfriend, which contradicted several of Ford’s statements under oath. The only mention of the letter during the networks’ morning news coverage came during the third hour of Today, with host Megyn Kelly.
On Wednesday, both Fox and Friends and Fox News at Night took the time to inform viewers of the case of an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, Ramon Escobar, who is believed to have murdered several homeless people in Los Angeles. Additionally, according to the Los Angeles Times, in spite of his previous criminal history and six deportations, he was granted a stay of deportation in 2016 because he applied for asylum.
While most of the liberal media have been silent on the latest developments in the domestic abuse allegations against DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison, CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday brought up the issue of the liberal double standard between Ellison and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his show. And on her Saturday show, right-leaning CNN host S.E. Cupp also raised the double standard issue.
Appearing on Tuesday’s Fox & Friends to discuss his latest Trump study co-authored with research analyst Bill D’Agostino, the MRC’s Rich Noyes told co-host Steve Doocy that liberal broadcast network journalists have ditched their ability to use “neutral language that reporters used to use with presidents and getting into subjective commentary” that’s “creating this prejudicial impression of the President.”