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The last couple of days have displayed the latest example of the liberal media having a freakout over President Donald Trump doing something that has also been done by Democrats in the past as the networks responded negatively to the President likening Democratic efforts to impeach him to a "lynching." After news came out that more than a half dozen prominent Democrats made similar comments as they defended President Bill Clinton from impeachment in 1998, the networks tried to downplay Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's own history while ignoring the other Democrats.
Even though the initial wave of #MeToo scandals have come and gone with new and shocking allegations continuing to arise, many of the early scandals continue to have an impact on those involved in the sexual harassment allegations that arose in 2017. One of the people affected most is Linda Vester, a former war correspondent who began the Silence Breakers Alliance, a foundation working towards ending workplace harassment and who stated on Wednesday that the internal investigation by NBC News “was not honest” while remaining a “cover-up” protecting “dangerous” people like former anchor Matt Lauer.
While CNN has obsessed over the Trump administration denying access to hostile journalists in the White House press, only Fox News has noticed that the Democratic governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, is giving the cold shoulder to the conservative media in Madison. The MacIver Institute, which calls itself the "free market voice for Wisconsin," sued Evers for greater press access.
The past couple of weeks have brought the latest example of liberal news outfits like CNN and MSNBC suddenly taking notice of a recurring problem in immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump's administration which also happened during past administrations, including that of Barack Obama. A number of shows pounced on the story of natural-born American citizen, Francisco Galicia, who was detained by CBP and handed over to ICE in a process that took over three weeks because of suspicions that he was an illegal immigrant, in spite of him having his birth certificate on him, as a number of news reports suggested that his detention was racially motivated, with much of the coverage omitting aspects of the story which help explain why the detention happened in the first place.
Appearing on Fox News @ Night on Friday, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell discussed his new book, Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump, and how it relates to news coverage of the 2020 presidential race. He particularly called out the press for being “in lockstep with the Democratic Party” even as the party moves far left.
In contrast to the broadcast networks, CNN, and MSNBC ignoring radical pro-abortion comments by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D), a look at the Fox News Channel programs in that span (The Story, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, The Ingraham Angle, and Fox News @ Night) yielded 67 minutes and 23 seconds of coverage on not only Northam’s comments, unsuccessful attempts by Virginia Democrats to pass a late-term abortion bill, and how New York was able to push through such a law last week.
In a Wednesday appearance on Fox News @ Night, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell blasted the “very bad people” in the liberal media whose false reporting have put the lives of the Covington Kids in danger.
For a year that featured Joy Behar’s anti-Christian tirade on The View, faux conservatives making fools of themselves on cable news, Jim Acosta’s nuttiness, and Samantha Bee’s ugly use of the c-word against First Daughter Ivanka Trump, 2018 provided an inordinate amount of content for the NewsBusters staff. Following the precedent set in 2016 and 2017, the following post gives you, the readers, a look at the top ten posts of 2018 based on traffic.
Nationally syndicated talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance on Tuesday’s edition of Fox News at Night With Shannon Bream. Bream asked Limbaugh to weigh in on the media’s coverage of President George H.W. Bush in the wake of his death last week. Not surprisingly, Limbaugh did not hold back when it came to calling out the media’s politically expedient, “phony” embrace of the late former President..
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.
Over the weekend, several Fox News Channel shows have repeatedly given attention to the awful tragedy that anti-MS13 activist Evelyn Rodriguez was struck and killed by an SUV at the site of her daughter's murder two years to the day after the death of her daughter. Rodriguez had been one of President Donald Trump's guests at this year's State of the Union speech, and the President tweeted out condolences on Friday night.
On Saturday morning, CBS and NBC both ran predictable reports arguing that human activity is causing global warming, which is causing hurricanes like Florence to be worse, while those who are skeptical are derided as "climate change deniers." By contrast, global warming skeptic Joe Bastardi appeared on both Friday's Fox News at Night and Thursday's Hannity show on FNC. He argued that, while it is true that climate has always undergone change, past hurricane seasons have actually been worse than those in recent decades, as he doubted that humans are making a significant impact on the climate.