Government & Press
In an insanely biased and nutty tweet Friday afternoon, Washington Post congressional correspondent Paul Kane falsely claimed that “right-wing anger/mobs” caused deranged Tuscon, Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner to kill six and nearly assassinate then-Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Following an embarrassing segment Tuesday on his show CNN Tonight that deemed Kanye West to be a mentally ill “attention whore” representing “what happens when negroes don’t read,” Don Lemon appeared on Thursday’s The Situation Room and again showed an insensitivity to mental illness, diagnosing West a disturbed captive putting on “a minstrel show him in front of all these white people” at the White House.
In the midst of MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews attacking President Trump for holding an Erie, Pennsylvania campaign rally hours after Hurricane Michael decimated the Florida Panhandle, Matthews found time Wednesday night to try and blame Hurricane Michael on climate change during an interview with Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.
After an 11-minute-long Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort for Democrats on Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews falsely claimed that anti-Kavanaugh protesters weren’t paid to physically corner and verbally harass Senators or try to break into the Supreme Court, comparing claims the mob was paid for to birtherism concerning Barack Obama. If that wasn’t enough, cable news pleaser and faux Republican David Jolly hailed the leftist mob while suggesting that the Tea Party movement itself is violent.
During and after the cloture vote Friday morning to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, NBC’s Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell held out hope that unnamed Republican Senators could change their minds to oppose Kavanaugh and that, amidst the onslaught of pressure (read: verbal harassment from the left), voting against the Judge is thinking “beyond reelection.”
On Thursday night, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was in a more jubilant mood than he might have been earlier in the week on the issue of stopping Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh thanks to the “profile in courage” from Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp (ND) in opposing Kavanaugh. With Heitkamp opposing the Judge, Matthews expressed optimism that there was a “road to hope” paved by other Senators from both sides of aisle who might “protect its constitutional role” in not “bowing to the executive.”
For the first time since September 10, the White House held a press briefing Wednesday featuring not only Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but also National Security Adviser John Bolton and neither disappointed as scores of liberal journalists came ready to rumble. Bolton set the tone in an exchange with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, who seemed insulted that Bolton wasn’t giving more respect to the Palestinians by not referring to their land as a state. Turns out, Bolton had the facts on his side.
Our friends at Grabien Tuesday morning flagged down quite the exchange on CNN’s New Day in which chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin cast aside and even mocked the anguish and embarrassment white men like Brett Kavanuagh suffer as a result of being accused of sexual misconduct. Of course, Toobin’s hot take was offered without regard for one’s guilt or innocence. You’d think a legal analyst should have that presumption and emphasize the importance of facts, but the liberal media have, by and large, shown they’re incapable of even doing that.
President Trump’s late Monday morning press conference was originally to discuss the new trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States (USMCA), but many in the liberal media on hand dismissed its significance in favor of destroying Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And thus the event quickly devolved into a fight over the FBI investigation concerning Kavanaugh because, for the media, that’s the only story worth talking about on TV to any significance.
El semanario político Al Punto de Univisión no es, bajo ninguna circumstancia, el lugar para encontrar análisis noticioso y comentario político equilibrados. Como ejemplo, basta con ver el episodio más reciente que inició en reacción a las audiencias contenciosas de la semana pasada en el Comité de lo Jurídico del Senado, en torno a la confirmación del juez Brett Kavanaugh al Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos.
Univision’s Al Punto is not, by any measure of the imagination, the place to go when you are looking for balanced news analysis and political commentary. So, too, was the case with its most recent iteration, which opened with reaction to last week’s contentious hearings on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.
Jorge Ramos’ most recent op-ed on Puerto Rico proves he’s never really cared about Puerto Rico, except as something to point at in his endless war against Donald Trump or in his quixotic promotion of Puerto rican separatists.