If there is one theme constant in the media's coverage of the mass shooting in El Paso and Dayton it is that Democrats are sincere in their efforts to end gun violence, while Republicans are scared of the NRA and are only concerned about their political careers. NBC reporter Jonathan Allen joined MSNBC Live on Thursday to remind Congress that given the assassination attempts on Gabrielle Giffords and Steve Scalise this should be personal for them.
On her MSNBC show, Nicolle Wallace suggests that President Trump will have "blood on his hands" if, in the wake of his recent tweets, one of The Squad members is attacked. Wallace didn't play that game when a Rachel Maddow fan shot Rep. Steve Scalise on a softball field.
It’s really become like day and night for some people on the left to spew anti-Semitic comments, isn’t it? Well, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) did just that in a Yahoo News podcast released Friday that’s been ignored by the major broadcast network newscasts. CNN’s Early Start covered them three times on Monday by rushing to her defense, but was undone hours later on Inside Politics.
While the liberal media have been obsessed with blaming Donald Trump’s rhetoric for provoking the man who sent letter bombs to Democrats and CNN last week, they barely mentioned that the man who shot at Republicans on a baseball in 2017 was motivated by anti-GOP hatred.
Tuesday night on Cuomo Prime Time, CNN host Chris Cuomo declined to condemn Democrat Maxine Waters’ inflammatory statements that liberals should harass Trump administration officials. Instead, he blamed President Donald Trump’s “divisive rhetoric” for a lack of civility in the country. Despite having two different guests challenge him on his 9:00 EST show, Cuomo refused to directly condemn statements from the Congresswoman that have most certainly incited action.
In the aftermath of House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will retire from Congress, amid the speculation about who might replace him as top Republican in the House, the Washington Post ran an AP story by Alan Fram which repeats the debunked claims that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was a speaker for a David Duke-founded white supremacist group without even acknowledging any of the evidence that he was not. In fact, at this point, in spite of media silence, there's more evidence that prominent Democrats have directly associated with Louis Farrakhan than there is that Scalise was ever connected to Duke.
Given how strongly journalists have used the Parkland shooting to promote gun control, it’s surprising to see a simple realization of how the current debate sounds to half the country. That observation occurred on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning as co-host John Dickerson mentioned his own relatives.
The headline was everywhere. Here’s just one from right here at NewsBusters: "Don Lemon Blames Donald Trump for Death Threats Made to CNN Employees."
If it weren’t for bad luck, liberal comedian Chelsea Handler would have no luck at all. First, her eponymous talk show on the Netflix pay cable television channel is being canceled at the end of the year, and now, her announcement that she’s moving out of her house because President Donald Trump is “literally and figuratively” “setting the world on fire” was met with anger and derision from her fellow Twitter posters.
Friday afternoon, Republican Senator Rand Paul suffered a minor injury when he was attacked as he was mowing the lawn at his home. Most press coverage thus far has failed to note that Paul was present at the baseball practice where Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana and three others were shot in June, or that the FBI reportedly believes that yesterday's attack on Paul was politically motivated.
In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell jumped on un-aired footage of her 60 Minutes interview with another shooting survivor, Congressman Steve Scalise. Declaring it timely, the co-host on Tuesday introduced her push for gun control: “The shooting here is reigniting calls to debate the nation's gun laws. Before the massacre, we spoke with Republican Congressman Steve Scalise about gun control.”
The blogosphere erupted in a collective roar at Washington Post reporter Peter Holley's bizarre attempt to blame the shooting of Republicans and their security guards in Alexandria, Virginia on conservative talk radio. Holley's cockeyed conspiracy theory was that the shooter, James Hodgkinson, may have listened to local senior-citizen radio host Bob Romanik back in Belleville, Illinois. The online headline is "In Alexandria shooter’s hometown, rage-filled radio host channels middle America’s inner frustration."