On Monday, the White House held its first press briefing in 41 days, a stat passed around the press about how it was the longest span between briefings since cameras were brought in during the Clinton administration. Despite this kvetching, CNN and MSNBC chose not to air a single second of the briefing live, which included an announcement of new Venezuela sanctions plus questions for White House Press Briefing Sarah Huckabee Sanders and three other administration officials.
During Saturday’s edition of Watters’ World, Fox News host Jesse Watters brought up a blaring double standard when it comes to the media’s treatment of children: “Remember the Parkland shooter situation where everybody was going after the students and people immediately said you cannot go after students, you cannot say anything about students, they’re minors?”
On Tuesday night, the broadcast network evening newscasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC failed to cover two intriguing headlines that the public deserved to hear about. One pertained to the revelation that a former top FBI lawyer is under criminal investigation for leaking to the news media while the other story was the Democratic National Committee cutting ties with the anti-Semitic friendly Women’s March.
A group of Democrats gathered in Puerto Rico over the weekend to meet with lobbyists and attend a showing of the Broadway production Hamilton. However, by watching TV on Sunday, most Americans probably would have no idea. Of the five Sunday talk shows, only Face The Nation bothered to cover the Democrats’ convocation in Puerto Rico; which took place in the midst of a partial government shutdown.
Last week, federal Judge Royce Lamberth ordered the State Department and the Justice Department to hand over information related to the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation. The decision was a victory for Judicial Watch, who has requested the information via a Freedom of Information Act request.
During Saturday’s edition of Watters’ World, host Jesse Watters and his panel discussed the exchange between President Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta earlier in the week that ultimately concluded with the White House revoking Acosta’s “hard pass,” at least temporarily. he other guest, The Hill’s media reporter Joe Concha, pointed out that “this is two years of Acosta doing this. It’s built to this crescendo.” At this point, Concha brought up the media’s reaction to Neil Munro, then a staffer for The Daily Caller, interrupting one of President Obama’s speeches. Concha read aloud some headlines written in response to Munro’s interruption of President Obama. Concha read aloud some headlines written in response to Munro’s interruption of President Obama. A headline from Politico read “Obama Interrupted by Heckling Reporter,” a headline from The Atlantic asked “Who is Neil Munro and Why is He Interrupting the President?” In the final example of a blatant double standard, Concha read aloud a headline from Mediaite: “CNN White House Reporter: Obama Heckler Let Him ‘Sound Passionate.’” As the segment came to a close, Concha remarked “I don’t hear anybody calling Jim Acosta a heckler now.”
During the third installment of the Fox News Channel's Ben Shapiro Election Special, the eponymous host called out celebrities in Hollywood and the media for their hypocrisy over showing outrage about Judge Kavanaugh’s “supposed sexual brutality” but looking the other way when members of their own tribe committed similar atrocities. According to Shapiro, “the city that brought us the casting couch might not be the best source for moral guidance in politics.”
During Sunday’s The Next Revolution, host Steve Hilton accused the Democrats for their double standard when it came to expressing outrage over sexual assault and/or misconduct allegations. According to Hilton, Democrats have turned #MeToo into #NotYou “if you have been assaulted by a Democrat...if you threaten the left’s political power.”
Throughout the day on Monday, on-air personalities on Fox News pointed out that the media did not always have the admiration for Arizona Senator and 2008 Republican Presidential candidate John McCain that they have demonstrated over the past 48 hours in the wake of his passing.
During Sunday night’s edition of The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton, host Steve Hilton brought up a new initiative put into place by the Trump Administration, led by Ivanka Trump, designed to “train workers for the jobs of the future.” Hilton said that he did analysis on how much coverage the executive order got on the three networks and he reported on his findings: “ABC News: 0, NBC News: 0, CBS News: 0.” It looks like the networks could not take a break from their wall-to-wall Russia hysteria to highlight something that concerns every American: the economy.
On Thursday, San Francisco began a campaign to register illegal immigrants so they could vote in school board elections. Instead of reporting on that controversial liberal policy, ABC and NBC chose to focus on frivolous topics like the Brady house. ABC also fawned over Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen playing together at Madison Square Garden, while NBC touted Baltimore banning sugary drinks from kid’s menus and parents fighting at Little League games.
On Wednesday, our friends at Grabien flagged down an astute piece of analysis from FNC’s MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz on America’s Newsroom when he noted that the liberal media have a unhealthy penchant for going to an “11 or 13” on a one-to-10 scale whenever President Trump goes something wrong or utters “something incendiary.”