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.”
CNN took the time during Wednesday’s edition of The Lead to take jabs at President Donald Trump for not being able to get much done during his first three and a half weeks besides create controversy. When asked by host Jake Tapper to walk him through the events of Trump’s first month in office, reporter Tom Foreman joked that “it's more like staggering than walking cause it's quite an experience.” He poked fun at the fledgling administration’s trip ups and hammered it with the accomplishments of past administrations.
During the past several days, people in the “mainstream media” have taken advantage of every opportunity to criticize President Donald Trump, his staff, or even people in his family. The latest example of this tactic came on Wednesday's edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC, when co-host Mika Brzezinski declared that White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway would never be a guest on the program “as long as I'm on it” because “I don't believe in 'fake news' for information that is not true. Every time I've ever seen her on television, something's askew, off or incorrect.”
During Tuesday's edition of The View, ABC's weekday talk show, each of the five female co-hosts was delirious with joy as the panelists discussed Michael Flynn's resignation as the Trump administration's national security adviser. After Whoopi Goldberg stated that Flynn was "not feeling the love this morning,” fellow comedienne Joy Behar demanded that the 2016 presidential be “done again” because she believes that “the Russians handed the presidency to Donald Trump.”
While the rest of the media were swooning over recent Saturday Night Live episodes almost exclusively devoted to anti-Trump sketches, Monday’s Good Morning America hit pause on that narrative, wondering if it’s “going too far” “pushing their politics” and “sacrificing some laughs along the way.”