The labeling bias came straight from the very top of the New York Times lead National section story Monday. Richard Fausset reported from Georgia under the headlines, “A Race Pivots on Guns, Saws and Trucks – In Georgia’s heated G.O.P. runoff, two candidates for governor court voters on the far right.” Fausset played up the controversies and heated rivalry in Georgia, while a story on the emerging Democratic 2020 presidential choices was sedate and politely headlined: “Warren Is Warming Up for 2020. So Are Many Other Democrats.”
On Monday night, MSNBC prime-time shows spent the vast majority of their time discussing President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. Of the 27 guests which appeared over the four-hour block from 8:00 p.m. to midnight ET, not a single conservative was given time to speak about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
The Boston Globe, which can make the New York Times look reasonable and moderate, pushed back ferociously against President Trump’s mockery of local hero Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a potential Democratic rival to Trump in 2020, accusing the president in an online headline of woman-hating and racism. The front page of Saturday’s paper featured reporter Annie Linskey’s attack: “With attack on Warren, Trump pushes more buttons: Talk of DNA test, swipe at #MeToo push more buttons.” The online headline was much sharper: “Critics say Trump’s insults of Warren were a double scoop of misogyny, racism.”
David A. Graham of Atlantic magazine, using the July 5 Trump rally in Montana as a basis for his evidence, is claiming that such rallies have become stale. Actually they have become stale but only if you believe Graham's very selectively edited version of that rally. Of course between his fantasy and the highly entertaining reality there is a yuuuge gap.
Appearing on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today Friday morning, correspondent Stephanie Gosk ran to the defense of Massachusetts Democratic Senator and possible 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, chastising President Trump for once again mocking the liberal lawmaker for lying about having Native American heritage.
Late Monday, after the White House’s official Twitter account called out Democrats for their positions on ICE and MS-13, some members of the media went berserk at the audacity of the White House Twitter going after senators for their policy positions. NBC's Andrea Mitchell even went so far as to claim that Trump was violating the law by doing so. However, archived White House tweets from the Obama era, revealed the media's two-faced stance on these actions.
Politico explains why the college commencement speeches this year by 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls were incredibly lame. It was the sad assessment of David Siders and Daniel Strauss writing in the normally Democrat-friendly publication on July 1 that 2020 hopefuls get failing grade for commencement speeches. Their subtitle got into a bit more detail as to why the failing grade: "In place of soaring rhetoric and enduring oratory, college graduates got a dose of banality."
The New York Times’ Alexander Burns rushed to the defense of one of their 2020 presidential hopefuls on Sunday: “Elizabeth Warren Condemned Trump in Reno. He Answered in Las Vegas With a Slur.” And what horrible slur would this be? "....a sarcastic, racially incendiary jibe -- 'Pocahontas' -- lobbed by Mr. Trump...." Oh, that one.
The 2020 primaries may be two years away, but the journalists at CBS This Morning on Tuesday are already excited about a potential presidential run by Elizabeth Warren. The co-hosts talked to the liberal Senator and promoted her as an opponent of Donald Trump. After introducing “one of the Democrats’s leading voices,” John Dickerson touted: “A recent poll in New Hampshire shows Warren would be the front-runner if that state's Democratic presidential primary were held today.”
Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t even try anymore. If you are a conservative, he hates you. If you’re a liberal, he’ll turn into a lame PR machine that sounds more like an Access Hollywood hack. On Tuesday, the comedy host featured far-left Senator Elizabeth Warren for two segments. Kimmel offered no tough questions and, instead, traded compliments with the “fun grandma.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported that MSNBC reversed its decision to hold a live town hall at Westfield State University with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) on April 13 after the school received backlash from some students. The cable network came under fire on social media for plans to appear on the college's Dever Stage just a few days before the drama program began performances of the musical Urinetown.
Peter Beinart, contributing editor at The Atlantic, devoted 1,700 words in the April issue to ludicrously crowning House minority leader and arch-liberal Nancy Pelosi an amazingly effective congressional leader -- and dishonestly calling Republicans sexist for daring to oppose her: “The Nancy Pelosi Problem -- The first female speaker of the House has become the most effective congressional leader of modern times -- and, not coincidentally, the most vilified." He followed up: "...despite attributes that should make her endearing to cultural conservatives -- she is a Catholic Italian American grandmother of nine who entered politics only after staying home to raise her kids -- many Americans greeted her rise with, in the words of the Yale researchers, “contempt, anger, and/or disgust.” It was the same for Hillary Clinton...."