On Thursday, only NBC’s Today show devoted a full report to First Lady Melania Trump slamming the media during a Fox News interview aired Wednesday night. CBS This Morning completely ignored her comments, while ABC’s Good Morning America only allowed a few seconds of coverage.
During Tuesday evening's edition of his prime-time show, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity spent almost nine minutes hammering CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who was “desperately trying to get back into the White House” after his “hard pass” was taken away last week. That action led the cable network to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and other high-ranking Republican officials.
On Thursday night, Mark Levin was on fire as he excoriated the liberal media for dividing this country and undermining American values. Appearing with Sean Hannity on Fox News, the conservative radio host blasted journalists for comparing the President to Hitler and for making Nazi references. Levin attacked, “We're actually fighting the media. We're fighting the Democrats, we're fighting academia, we're fighting Hollywood and all the rest.”
Wednesday night on the Fox News Channel, primetime host Sean Hannity accused Democrats of hypocrisy for calling for civility in the wake of the pipe bomb scare late Tuesday and Wednesday. Hannity first pointed out that just one day before the wave of mail bombs targeting well-known Democrats began surfacing, former Vice President Joe Biden compared President Trump to segregationist George Wallace.
Appearing on Fox News Monday night, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham blasted NBC News for airing an interview with Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick despite her serious credibility problems and the network being unable to corroborate any of her claims. The lawmaker told host Sean Hannity that the accusations were “a bunch of garbage.”
On Wednesday's Cuomo Prime Time, Chris Cuomo closed his show with a commentary in which he slammed President Donald Trump, conservatives, and apparently Fox News for showing so much interest in the murder of Mollie Tibbetts by an illegal immigrant. The liberal CNN host suggested that they would not have been interested in the case if Tibbetts were not white: "I wonder if these sympathizers would be as full-throated about these tragedies if the killers were white citizens, if the victims were not young, white women." But, in fact, over the past year, President Trump and Fox News have highlighted several examples of minorities who were murdered by illegal immigrants.
As NewsBusters reported yesterday, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro got into a little bit of a dust-up with Whoopi Goldberg on Thursday’s edition of The View. Goldberg abruptly ended the segment not longer after Pirro accused her of suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. During an appearance on Hannity Thursday night, Pirro explained that the situation did not get much better after she tried to leave the studio.
Let’s face it: Trump had a rough press conference in Helsinki on Monday. However, this does not excuse hyperbolic responses on the part of the media. On Monday’s edition of Hannity, radio star Mark Levin appeared to offer some historical context.
Ahead of Sunday’s new episode of the CNN series The 2000's (which is airing maybe a few years too soon), let’s take a look back at a few pathetic moments from the first episode, which focused on the decade’s movies and television. The CNN documentary blasted Fox News and MSNBC for having corroded the news discourse and heaped a torrent of praise on far-left comedians and former Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
Hours after the U.S. Inspector General office released a report on Thursday regarding liberal media bias in the Department of Justice and the FBI, radio host Mark Levin used an appearance on that day’s edition of Fox News Channel’s Hannity program to address the fact that “those people had as their purpose to interfere” with the 2016 presidential election. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, the conservative activist also declared that this interference was “worse than the Russians … could have ever dreamed of” and added: “In James Comey’s FBI, there was collusion" and “a culture of leaks” to liberals in the press.
Sean Hannity (full disclosure, I write columns at his website) was in the middle of his Thursday night live television show on Fox when there was, as they say, breaking news - from The New York Times. The news? The Times had just posted a story saying the Justice Department had seized the phone records of a New York Times reporter.
Speaking near the end of FNC’s Hannity on Thursday about the latest examples of liberal media bias, former White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Sean Spicer eviscerated the liberal press for having “becom[e] the voice of the opposition” to the point that “they’ve made it personal” against the President with CNN hosts in particular morphing into Chris Matthews clones.