An MRC analysis of labels used on ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows during the 24 hours after each of the past six Supreme Court nominations demonstrates the pattern. GOP nominees John Roberts, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch were labeled by reporters as “conservative” a total of 36 times, while Democratic nominees Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Merrick Garland were called “liberal” a mere seven times — all on CBS. In fact, there were more occasions (10) when reporters either denied that a Democratic nominee was liberal, or labeled them “centrist” or “moderate.” Republican nominees were never described as “centrist” or “moderate.”
Don't you love it when a person on the public dime insults you? Well, perhaps you won't be hearing as much of it in the future from National Public Radio while you're helping pay their budget with your taxes. With President Trump vowing to end federal funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which oversees NPR and the Public Broadcasting Service, the frequent disparaging of conservatives by NPR talking heads might emanate instead from the dreaded private sector, assuming NPR and PBS can survive there.
Appearing on Thursday’s NBC Today, political analyst Mark Halperin worried that Republican President Donald Trump was behaving like...well, a Republican. Talking about the coming fight in the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Halperin lamented: “...right now Donald Trump is governing as a Republican president, not as an independent. And if he does a scorecard of his first few weeks in office and says, ‘Am I living up to my goal, my promise to unite the country?’ Right now he’s not.”
On Wendesday night's The 11th Hour With Brian Williams, the former Nightly News host warned that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell possibily invoking the "nuclear option" to confirm Supreme Court nomninee Neil Gorsuch "goes into the category of 'be careful what you wish for.'"
On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews engaged in a fascinating debate with Stanford University’s Lanhee Chen on Supreme Court appointments and the Biden rule. But above all, Matthews lied that Obama appointee Merrick Garland “never got a conversation with a Republican” when Garland met with at least 16 Republican Senators.
Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Newsweek writer! Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald admits that President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, is "eminently qualified." However, he angrily proclaims that this nomination must be stopped because of a need for vengeance. Eichenwald doesn't try to hide that as an ulterior motive. In fact, he absolutely obsesses over it.
On her MSNBC show on Wednesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell continued her seeming obsession with criticizing the mother of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch – former Reagan Environmental Protection Agency administrator Anne Gorsuch Burford.
In her latest tussle with White House press secretary Sean Spicer, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker returned on Wednesday by catering to Senator Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), wondering what President Trump will do to get Schumer to support Neil Gorsuch since he’s hurt Schumer’s feelings in the past.
According to the liberal media and Hollywood, the president’s new Supreme Court pick can be defined as “anti-choice” and “mentally unbalanced.”
CNN has rained fire on Donald Trump's tweets for being extremely unfair. But on Tuesday night, CNN host Jake Tapper asked Nancy Pelosi her take on the brand-new Neil Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court, and she made a wild overstatement: “If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine, or in any other way interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision.” Wouldn’t it seem natural to ask Pelosi how precisely it is that Gorsuch opposes air, water, food, and medicine? But Tapper must moved along to the process question of how the Democratic Party should handle the pick.
Wednesday's CBS This Morning turned to liberal attorney David Boies for his take on President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. However, the newscast failed to provide balance by bringing on a conservative legal expert. Boies twice asserted that Gorsuch was "not in...the mainstream of judicial thought." Anchor Norah O'Donnell later gushed over the "so smart" guest.
During coverage of President Trump’s nomination of federal judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Wednesday’s NBC Today, the hosts and correspondents seemed to justify Democrats planning to block confirmation. In a report at the top of the morning show, Peter Alexander proclaimed: “Democrats vowing to hold up the pick....promising to filibuster any pick who isn't Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee, who Republicans refused to give a vote or a hearing.”