On Friday night, CNN ran a special unsubtlely titled Democracy in Peril: The War on Voting Rights, hosted by correspondent Kyung Lah, which touted accusations by liberals that Republicans are engaging in "voter suppression" by enacting voter laws, targeting minorities to prevent Democrats from winning.
Friday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom showed its more than committed to being in the opposition party, hailing a rally featuring former President Barack Obama as “an extraordinary moment” and “so interesting” while lashing out at current President Donald Trump for suggesting that the media have contributed to rising tensions and violence in our country.
Political reporter Astead Herndon appeared on Thursday’s New York Times front page with “Obama Uplifted Them. Now They Want to Fight – Ex-President’s Idealism Tests Supporters in a Time of Hard Hits.” The text box: “Some Democrats say their party needs to fight fire with fire.” As if the Democrats under Obama ever occupied some kind of moral high ground in their political tactics (harassing politicians trying to eat in public, screaming at Republicans while protesting in the halls of Congress). Yet judging by the paper’s coverage of #MeToo, the Times clearly thinks they are).
Given that Barack Obama won the PolitiFact “lie of the year” for his famous untruth that “If you like your doctor, you can keep it,” it seems he wouldn’t be the person for journalists to tout on health care falsehoods. Apparently, MSNBC didn’t get the memo as host Ali Velshi on Monday eagerly hyped the President “calling out Republican lies.”
For anyone who’s at least semi-regularly read NewsBusters, they will know that MSNBC’s Katy Tur has shown her liberal credentials in tussling with conservatives and even struggled with facts from time to time. Both surfaced Thursday afternoon when she told conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson that it’s “offensive” to suggest that “both sides” should cool their rhetoric following Wednesday’s mail bombs to actor Robert de Niro, CNN, and friendly liberal politicians. Rather, Tur argued that a “toxic political environment” only arose when Donald Trump began his presidential bid in 2015.
Former President Selfie Stick is back in action, firing up Democrats before the midterms with his signature rallying cries: I, I, I, I! Me, me, me! My, my, my! According to a tally by The American Mirror's Kyle Olson, Barack Obama's campaign speech Monday for Nevada Senate Democratic candidate Jacky Rosen referred to himself 92 times in 38 minutes -- or an average self-allusion every 24.7 seconds. When he wasn't "I"-ing, the former narcissist-in-chief was lying.
Less than 24 hours after several packages containing pipe bombs were intercepted on their way to prominent Democrats and the headquarters of CNN, a similar package was found on its way to one of the homes of liberal actor Robert De Niro Thursday morning. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, anchor Willie Geist broke the news, and contributor John Heilemann made it an opportunity to blame conservative media as responsible for making anti-Trump critics a “target.”
On his MSNBC show, 'The Beat,' Ari Melber plays a clip of Barack Obama at a rally in Nevada, saying: "Nevada, you could be the first state ever to elect a state legislature where the majority are women [wild applause.] Which, I'm pretty sure things will work better if you give women a chance to run things for a while."
On network evening broadcasts, the President and his administration have received virtually no credit for this achievement. Since Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017), the three network evening newscasts have spent more than 10,000 minutes on the Trump presidency, and only 33 minutes (0.33%) involved the administration's handling of the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, CNN chief media correpondent Brian Stelter claimed that President Donald Trump has the benefit of getting "24/7 propaganda" from Fox News Channel which past Presidents like Barack Obama allegedly did not have as the group discussed Trump's tendency to give more interviews to Fox than to other news outlets.
Once again, CW’s Black Lightning is playing politics. First the series claimed the police are straight-up murdering black kids, and now they're going after George W. Bush. And here I thought Trump jokes were getting old!
Tuesday on Good Morning America, Nightline anchor JuJu Chang profiled former Obama White House photographer Pete Souza for his newest book, entitled Shade, and about his snarky photo captions bashing President Trump on Instagram. Chang opened her report by calling the 63-year-old photographer a “very unlikely Instagram superstar” whose made a name for himself on social media by replying to President Trump’s tweets with sarcastic comments. “It's earned him the moniker, ‘the King of Shade,’” Chang gushed.