Just like NewsBusters warned folks about the likelihood that the 2015 CNBC Republican presidential debate moderators could be nutty, we struck gold again on Monday. Following numerous studies about the liberal tilt of CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, the debut episode of O’Donnell’s CBS Evening News made it apparent that the newscast will return to being virulently anti-Trump, waging war against the President after his “racist” “tweets.”
A war of words took to new heights on Monday between President Trump and four freshmen House Democrats when the President responded to attacks directed at him from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), Ayanna Pressley (MA), and Rashida Tlaib (MI). On CNN’s The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer could hardly wait to pounce on the race card and made CNN part of the story after the women held a press conference.
Late Monday afternoon to the delight of their minions at outlets like CNN and MSNBC, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) hosted a press conference that simultaneously warned against taking the President’s bait in focusing on his Sunday tweets criticizing them while also doubling down on their anti-Semitic, far-left agenda. Not surprisingly, two of the three questions expressed concern on their behalf.
The "mainstream" media site Axios is publicizing a new poll that an unnamed Democratic group did of 1,000 swing voters, specifically white voters with less than two years of college. The pollsters asked specifically about radical new members of Congress, and what they found was shocking.
Saikat Chakrabarti is the controversial, hard-left chief of staff to the equally liberal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He is also the guy who recently compared moderate Democrats to segregationists of the past. Yet, the Washington Post is in love with what this activist could mean. In a 2900 word Post Magazine profile, Chakrabarti is hailed as “AOC’s chief of change” and “the movement chief of staff.”
Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s press honeymoon over? No, but a few hints in the New York Times in the last week suggest the ardor has cooled. It's always fun to read New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd turn her acid pen to the left on occasion, and shake up her progressive readership. Dowd sounded positively Republican at times: "A.O.C. should consider the possibility that people who disagree with her do not disagree with her color."
The July issue of the glossy fashion magazine Elle is touted as their first-ever Conservation Issue. It's a bumpy ride, since they do a photo shoot illustrating the receding glaciers of Iceland with a model and the usual credits: "Coat, $9,200, belt $2,100, tweed handbag, $3,300, leather bag, boots $1,350, all Chanel."
The New York Times, pushing hard for migrants, is still slamming the now-rescinded family separation policy at the Southern border. Now it’s found a new liberal immigrant heroine: El Paso Democrat Rep. Veronica Escobar. Reporter Emily Cochrane was all gushing in Friday’s edition: “‘People Listen to Her’: House’s Voice of Fervor, And Reason, on Border.” The next day, Cochrane covered the actual congressional hearing on family separation, focusing on another liberal heroine, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose grandstanding met with hypocritical approval.
On Joy Reid's MSNBC show, discussing the dust-up between Nancy Pelosi and "The Squad" [composed of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashid Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley] Julianne Malveaux urged her fellow Democrats to unite around their larger objective: "at the end of the day, the goal has to be to get rid of the orange orangutan."
After months of saying there was no crisis at the southern border, the media have now changed their tune, as has the Democratic Party, but that does not mean that the Democratic Party is at peace with itself. In the aftermath of an embarrassing defeat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive firebrands for living in "their Twitter world." On Monday's CNN Newsroom, co-founder of The Beat DC, Tiffany Cross joined co-host Poppy Harlow and CNN analyst Molly Ball to take AOC's side and to declare that the poor conditions at the border are due to the fact that the migrants are not white.
What better way for a silly liberal animated cartoon show to mock President Trump’s views on global warming than for him to embrace its reality because he is profusely sweating? Trump is convinced by the Generals – Mattis, McMaster, and Kelly – to support finding solutions to global warming to save the planet, and the military, too.
All kinds of Democrats said it, so why not their allies in the media? I’m speaking here of the media chorus that insisted — insisted — that what President Trump, in an Oval Office address to the nation in January called a “humanitarian crisis” at the border — was in fact nothing more than a “manufactured crisis.”