Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, had strong words on Friday, May 12, for the show's rival on the Cable News Network: "You've got to stop putting [White House Counselor] Kellyanne Conway on the air. It's politics porn."
You knew this was coming. In light of James Comey being fired early Tuesday night as FBI Director by President Trump, the knives were out on CNN Wednesday morning with New Day co-host Chris Cuomo interrogating, interrupting, and generally losing his mind while going after White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway.
Incest. Prostitution. Brainless beauty. Liberal media people have accused the most prominent women in the Trump administration of these and more. Yet, hypocritically, feminists have been slow to defend Kellyanne Conway, Ivanka and Melania Trump against these blatantly sexist attacks.
The women's magazine Elle is carrying a weird negative profile of White House Kellyanne Conway. The subhead to Tish Durkin's profile reads "For many Kellyanne Conway was a shock, invented out of whole cloth (and the tweets of her client. But her mendacious, loquacious assault on liberalism has been more than 20 years in the making." To trash Conway the hardest, Durkin turned to the liberal media for support.
During MSNBC The 11th Hour late Monday night, the outlet’s resident fibber Brian Williams attacked President Donald Trump and the White House for creating an “alternative universe.” “Is it as striking to you in the briefing room as it is to television viewers that an alternative universe is being proposed, alternative definition are being trotted out in real-time,” he whined to senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing.
As part of an epic, 20-minute-long interview on Monday’s New Day between CNN host Chris Cuomo and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, the subject of media bias arose and when Conway suggested there are journalists who didn’t want Donald Trump to become President, Cuomo whined that this was “hurtful” and “unfair.”
Sometimes, Cosmo surprises us... and not in the "I Walked in on a Foursome" and 15 Other OMG Confessions" kind of way. While the liberal, feminist magazine usually pushes progressive content, it occasionally runs trenchant pieces by conservative authors. At least one editor there must realize that conservative and liberal women can agree on several important tenets of feminism. For example, women should not be targeted or demeaned simply for their sex.
During an interview on Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN host Jake Tapper asked if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi condemn Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond’s sexist comments about White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
On Thursday, Kristine Marsh at NewsBusters noted that "none of the big three networks or cable news found time" to report Louisiana Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond's "vile sexual joke" directed the previous evening at Trump presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway. The fact that the establishment press's lead gatekeepers at the Associated Press and the New York Times had no story likely influenced that nonresponse — and despite Richmond's determination to claim that he didn't mean what he really said and refusal to apologize, the gatekeepers still haven't.
Last night at a media event in Washington, Democrat Representative Cedric Richmond made a vile sexual joke about Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway. While even the Huffington Post and the Washington Post reported on what Richmond said, none of the big three networks or cable news found time to do so Thursday morning.
It’s OK when the feminist media say it, but not when Kellyanne Conway says it: today’s feminism stands for abortion. On Friday, MSNBC correspondent Ari Melber, filling in for Lawrence O’Donnell on The Last Word, invited panelists to discuss (or, rather, attack) Conway for her recent comments on feminism. All three – CBS News Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles, Fordham University associate professor Christina Greer and Daily Beast senior editor Erin Gloria Ryan – criticized Conway for linking feminism with abortion.
The New York Times was correct in 2011 when it proclaimed Saturday Night Live had no equal “when it comes to stamping a politician in the public consciousness.” Republican politicians like Sarah Palin were described as incapable of escaping the SNL treatment, and voters actually thought Palin uttered Tina Fey’s satirical line “I can see Russia from my house.”
And yet, as the Times noted after three years in office, the NBC show couldn’t seem to locate a comedic angle on Barack Obama. He came into the White House as his impersonator Fred Armisen lamely spoke over a cool-jazz beat “I keep it cool -- I take my kids to school, I don’t lose my temper, it’s my only rule.”