On Monday afternoon, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell was still pushing the debunked claim that the Trump administration is kicking immigrants out of the U.S. military as she interviewed former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
In the past week, several networks have repeated questionable claims that an eight-month-old Palestinian baby was killed by Israeli tear gas in the Gaza Strip. And MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin even went so far as to twice repeat a discredited story that a paraplegic in a wheel chair was killed by Israeli snipers without noting that the IDF already disputed the story in March.
Moments after another school shooting, this time in Santa Fe, TX (between Galveston and Houston) on Friday, CNN.com regurgitated a dubious interactive article claiming that there have been 22 school shootings in 2018. Not only did CNN’s count not follow the congressionally-backed definition of a mass shooting, while their examples did all occur on a school campus, many were beyond the realm of conventional wisdom or any wisdom at all.
The Trump administration’s efforts to dissuade more families from illegally entering the United States by systematically separating parents from their children when they do so has run afoul of NBC’s Spanish-language sister network, Telemundo.
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.
On the Friday’s New Day, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota symbolized the network’s far-left turn and abandoning their silly “Facts First” campaign by triumphantly welcoming on anti-gun Parkland student David Hogg to laud his campaign to destroy Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham. Camerota also lashed out at “dumbass colleges” who have rejected Hogg, stating that she’s “stunned” and wondered “how do you explain this.”
On Tuesday’s Hardball, lefty MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews refused to correct Democratic Governor Jay Inslee (Wash.) on his absurd claim that the National Rifle Association (NRA) wants first graders to be armed with guns. Not only that, but the host debased the gun rights group's millions of members and civil discourse by comparing anyone who defies the NRA to assassinated leaders Anwar Sadat of Egypt or Yitzhak Rabin from Israel.
Appearing as a panel member both on Friday's The Last Word, and again on Saturday's AM Joy, frequent MSNBC guest Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org was so desperate to interpret racism into President Donald Trump's criticism of ESPN's Jemele Hill for calling him a "white supremacist," that she misleadingly claimed that Miss Texas "said the same thing" and "called Donald Trump a white supremacist" -- so the MSNBC guest could suggest Trump ignored Miss Texas's slight because she is white. In fact, Miss Texas never called Trump a "white supremacist," but instead complained that the President did not more aggressively respond to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.
Last week, the New York Times published a sympathetic profile of Marwan Barghoutti and his wife Fadwa, who have been separated for 15 years. In 2002, Marwan was convicted of and imprisoned for the murder of five Israeli civilians as part of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. The headline was "Fadwa Barghouti is the unflappable voice of a jailed Palestinian freedom fighter."
Univision has been consistently supportive in its coverage of convicted FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera. Now that López Rivera has been released per the terms of the commutation of his sentence by former President Barack Obama, the network is set to air an exclusive interview on Sunday's edition of Al Punto that is best described, in the most generous possible terms, as terrorist apologia.