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In a segment normally reserved for looking out for consumers, NBC Nightly News used their Price You Pay series to promote NBCUniversal’s new internet streaming service, Peacock. “Next up for us, the TV streaming wars are heating up as NBCUniversal, our parent company, unveiled its new service late today,” cheered anchor Lester Holt.
In a Thursday night article titled “An Iranian general dies in a U.S. attack, and Canada suffers,” the Associated Press made it abundantly clear who they blamed for the deaths of 176 people in the skies over Tehran. (Hint, it wasn’t the country that shot two surface-to-air missiles at a passenger jet.)
A Canadian website reports the Reuters wire service was forced to retract a false story on the Texas church shooter. The fake news was picked up by The New York Times and Canada's National Post. The incorrect Reuters article read: “The gunman who opened fire in a Texas church on Sunday, killing two before dying from gunshot wounds, owned a shooting range and had taught its parishioners how to shoot, the Texas Attorney General said on Monday.” In reality, the man who shot the church shooter is the owner of a shooting range.
As Speaker Nancy Pelosi was exiting a Thursday press conference after announcing she had directed her chairmen to draw up articles of impeachment, Sinclair reporter James Rosen questioned her on whether or not she felt “hate” towards President Trump. Her anger flared as she lashed out in response (something they would have condemned President Trump for). It was that irate response that drew the attention of CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News as they both hyped it as something awesome.
Following former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg throwing his hat into the 2020 Democratic presidential race, Bloomberg News was rightly dragged when they announced they would be hands-off with their founder and his Democratic rivals, while continuing to grill President Trump. The move was almost universally panned, with the media beat Sunday shows on both CNN and Fox News criticizing the Bloomberg News. Although, some tougher than others.
For all the liberal smears against Fox News claiming they’re “state-run media,” it has become clear that's exactly what Bloomberg News would become if former Mayor Michael Bloomberg wins in 2020. While ABC, CBS, and NBC spent Sunday evening and Monday hyping the billionaire’s new presidential campaign, they ignored how Bloomberg News had been ordered to not investigate their owner or his Democratic opponents, and to keep the pressure on President Trump. Some might argue it was the weaponization of a media outlet for personal gain.
On Wednesday night, news broke that fake news victim and Department of Labor official Leif Olson was reinstated to his position in the Wage and Hour Division after a hatchet job by senior Bloomberg Law reporter Ben Penn forced him out last week. Despite Bloomberg saying they took the false claim of anti-Semitism out of the headline, they refused to retract the story and/or apologize to Olson and only sought to “clarify”.
This could be the biggest display of chutzpah since the guy convicted of offing his parents pleaded for mercy on the basis of being an orphan. MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough had the gall Monday morning to condemn President Trump over an Epstein conspiracy theory, despite having floated a bizarre one himself. Shortly after the news of Epstein's death became public on Saturday morning, Scarborough took to Twitter.
In a jarring report put out by McClatchy’s DC Bureau on Monday, and “confirmed” by a “CNN spokeswoman”, CNN boss Jeff Zucker was so impressed with then-District Attorney Kamala Harris that he hosted a 2009 “power breakfast” in order to “introduce her to ‘some of the leading movers and shakers in New York,’” ahead of her successful run for senator of California.
How far will the liberal media go to boost Beto O'Rourke's Hispanic street cred? In an article published today, the Associated Press wrote that in a speech he gave in his hometown of El Paso: "O'Rourke also spoke at length in his native Spanish, eliciting loud and sustained cheers."
The Drudge Report is highlighting a piece by Politico's Marc Caputo headlined "Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million anti-Trump moonshot: The sum represents a floor, not a ceiling, on the billionaire’s potential spending to defeat the president in 2020." Question for media critics: How do the journalists across the "Bloomberg News' empire not have a massive conflict of interest in covering anything related to Trump?
When it comes to having a spokesman for Trump-Hater Nation, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the rest of the loony left must be thrilled. In Joe Scarborough, they have someone who gets three hours of TV time every weekday morning to beam Trump hatred to the masses. Doing his bit on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough sided with Pelosi in proclaiming the wall "immoral."