'Merry Freaking Christmas': CNN Anchor's Hot Take on Trump Pardons
December 24th, 2020 8:42 AM
On CNN's New Day this morning, co-host John Berman felt free to say: "Merry Freaking Christmas." Berman did so for the purpose of scoring a cheap political point about Trump pardons. His notion was that, given the continuing wrangling over the Covid relief package, the unemployed and members of the armed services are unsure of when their relief or pay raises will be coming. But for…
Why Doesn't CNN Care When Anonymous Sources Give Them Fake News?
May 23rd, 2020 9:55 PM
Far too much Washington journalism is reliant on anonymous sources, and the public has no earthly idea of the agendas and ideologies of the "senior government officials" or just "sources" who can be used to ruin a presidency or a congressional career. Larry O'Connor at Townhall threw a strong headline at Team Zucker: "CNN Was Used to Spread Lies And They're Just Fine with That."
NYT Gives Fusion GPS 'Dossier' Duo a Do-Over to Hit GOP
November 24th, 2019 7:16 PM
The New York Times tried to shore up a major source of the left’s anti-Trump conspiracies in the paper’s Sunday Review section by running an op-ed, “Don’t Let Trump Rewrite History,” by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of Fusion GPS, which put together the notorious and discredited anti-Trump dossier, full of lurid and sensational Russian-gleaned disinformation. But in its concern over “…
Scarborough Jokes About Manafort Being Locked Up in Rikers Hellhole
June 10th, 2019 9:13 AM
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough jokes about Paul Manafort being incarcerated at the infamous hellhole of Rikers Island in NYC. And thus it was that on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough joked about Paul Manfort being confined at Rikers Island, which has been described as a "hellhole," as here, here, and "the most notorious jail in America."
'Late Show' Mocks Mueller Release as ‘Redacted, Redacted, Redacted!'
April 18th, 2019 10:48 PM
Spoofing current events has long been a staple for late-night comedians, but The Late Show on CBS with liberal host Stephen Colbert uses "spoofing" to project all its hateful takes as "comedy." They took the practice to an extremely irritating level on Wednesday evening, predicting the Mueller report would be heavily redacted. That turned out to be....Fake News.
STUDY: CNN’s Situation Room Is a Weeklong Promo for Dem Investigations
March 11th, 2019 10:30 AM
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has spent the past week using his evening show The Situation Room as a platform for Democratic lawmakers to plug their numerous investigations of President Trump. Blitzer, a veteran reporter and host on the network, is not a name that immediately springs to mind when one thinks of biased or outlandish statements from CNN journalists. However, the many interviews he has…
Jon Meacham: Trump May Be ‘in Thrall to a Foreign Power’
March 8th, 2019 3:52 PM
As part of MSNBC’s never-ending quest to find worst-case scenarios in the hope of bringing down Donald Trump, presidential historian Jon Meacham on Thursday yet again repeated the concept that the GOP occupant of the White House might be “in thrall to a foreign power” while referring to Russia. Meacham went on to compare the situation with the 1790s, when Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson…
Brennan, Matthews: Trump Is ‘Joining the Other Side’ to Betray America
March 8th, 2019 3:26 PM
Amidst a commercial-free Thursday night edition of Hardball in light of the Paul Manafort sentencing, MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews brought on Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan to rage over the Manafort sentence by Judge T.S. Ellis and accuse President Trump of having “jumped the tracks” to betray America to side with North Korea, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.
Behar Jeers: Manafort Judge 'White Guy' Who Probably 'Liked Trump'
March 8th, 2019 1:34 PM
The hosts of The View Friday were unanimously angry about ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s 47-month-long sentencing by a judge Thursday, calling it “immoral” “shameful” and wishing that he’d “rot in jail for the rest of his life.” Host Joy Behar even shared her own conspiracy theories that the judge was a Trump supporter and wondered if Mitch McConnell had something to do with it.
MSNBC's Deutsch: Manafort Judge Has a 'Hard-On' Against Mueller Probe
March 8th, 2019 8:39 AM
On Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch says that the judge who sentenced Paul Manafort seemed to have a "hard-on" against the Mueller probe. Deutsch also wonders out loud whether Trump got a message to the sentencing judge to go easy on Manafort.
MSNBC RAGES Over Manafort Ruling; A ‘Shocking’ ‘Injustice’ by Judge
March 7th, 2019 10:29 PM
On Thursday night, the liberal media had to grapple with the surprising prison sentence of 47 months for Paul Manafort by Judge T.S. Ellis. And for MSNBC’s Hardball, the “shocking” and racist decision was characterized as an “breach of justice” by Ellis that’s placed trust in American government “in jeopardy” in favor of allowing his “puppet strings” to be pulled by Moscow.
CNN's Cillizza Makes Case for Collusion; Admits We Haven't Seen Proof
February 23rd, 2019 4:28 PM
If CNN's Chris Cillizza were the District Attorney on a Perry Mason episode, the famed lawyer could just sit back and relax because the prosecutor would make the case for him that the defendant was not guilty. This is basically the absurdity that silly Cillizza performed in his Friday column. After going through a lot of effort pointing out how the Donald Trump 2016 campaign could have colluded…
Hope Restored? ‘Hardball’ Rules Manafort Case as Proof of ‘Collusion’
February 14th, 2019 4:33 PM
Following Tuesday’s devastating scoop for the liberal media that the Senate Intelligence Committee had not found evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, Wednesday’s Hardball celebrated a federal judge’s ruling that Paul Manafort had lied about his contacts with pro-Putin individuals as a sign that there was indeed “collusion” and, therefore, the President’s in trouble.
Cuomo: 'Why Does Putin Command Such Deference and Secrecy' From Trump?
January 30th, 2019 10:22 PM
During Tuesday’s Cuomo Prime Time, CNN host Chris Cuomo closed by peddling conspiracy theories related to President Trump and Russia, acting as if it were an indisputable fact that President Trump colluded with Russia. Cuomo began by asking: “If you did nothing wrong, then why aren't you telling me the truth?” Cuomo described that question as “what we tell our kids…so they know to just come clean…