If you think you noticed a difference in the liberal media’s ferocity, or lack thereof, in pursuing the two sexual assault allegations against Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justice Fairfax (D) and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, you’re not wrong. As The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway called out during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz on Sunday, The Washington Post sat on the allegations against Fairfax for months while they pounced on those against Kavanaugh.
Ever since President George H. W. Bush passed away on Friday, the leftist stalwarts in the liberal media have used that news as a springboard for yet another round of attacks against the current GOP occupant of the White House. That tactic didn’t go unnoticed by FNC's MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz, who on stated on Tuesday morning's America's Newsroom that the past few days provided “a nice pause in the partisan wars” with one important piece of criticism for the press: “Everything doesn’t have to be about Trump.”
Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz appeared on The Ingraham Angle July 5 to talk about the recent bout of #NeverTrump Republicans like Steve Schmidt and Max Boot appearing on cable news, disavowing their party over the president. A longtime media critic, Kurtz expressed amazement at the hysteria over Trump from the right which was almost worse than what is seen on the left. ”It’s hard not to notice these defections bring them favorable publicity,” Kurtz critiqued.
One day after the Associated Press posted an online article claiming Howard Kurtz -- host of the Sunday MediaBuzz program on the Fox News Channel -- panicked when the wrong graphic came up on the screen, the news service issued a correction acknowledging the mistake. The Monday morning post came after Kurtz slammed the AP report on Facebook and demanded an immediate correction to the item.
Michael Calderone at Politico is reporting on the new book by Fox News Mediabuzz host Howard Kurtz titled Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War Over the Truth. "I have always believed in the mission of aggressive reporting and holding politicians accountable," he writes, "But the past two years have radicalized me. I am increasingly troubled by how many of my colleagues have decided to abandon any semblance of fairness out of a conviction that they must save the country from Trump."
As part of a panel discussion of the media’s election coverage on Sunday’s MediaBuzz, Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway chided the media for “going way overboard in just weighing in” on the presidential campaign focusing almost exclusively on Donald Trump’s many stumbles and questioning his mental fitness to be president without looking at Hillary Clinton’s continuous problem with the truth.
The liberal media establishment has spent the past 25 years celebrating Clinton as an “icon of American woman-hood,” while fiercely attacking those who would challenge her ethics. Far from impeding Hillary Clinton’s career with hostile coverage, the establishment media have enabled her political rise with what amounts to a 25-year-long infomercial on her behalf: admiring testimonials about her greatness, and nasty slams against her critics.
Both of the media-centered programs on CNN and FNC covered on Sunday the move by the New York Times from Friday to delete a line from an article about President Obama not fully realizing “the anxiety” of Americans following terror attacks due to his lack of exposure to cable news. Other than NPR TV critic Eric Geggans rushing to Obama’s defense on CNN’s Reliable Sources, the other panelists both denounced the Times for what they described as “outrageous,” “perplexing,” and “potentially damning.”
Juan Williams, former National Public Radio reporter and current Fox News contributor, threw some cold water over the liberal media’s obsession with illegal immigration Jose Vargas.
Appearing as a panelist on Fox News’ Media Buzz on Sunday, July 20, Williams noted how the media treat Vargas as a celebrity and insisted that “he is no doubt a hero to the American media and especially to the American left.” [See video below.]
National Review contributing editor Jonah Goldberg had some harsh words for the media’s lack of outrage over press restrictions detention facilities for illegal immigrants.
Goldberg appeared on the Fox News show Media Buzz on Sunday and proclaimed to be “shocked that the press isn’t protesting more the rules at these detention centers.” [See video below.]