MSNBC Host Compares Ken Starr to Murderous Drug Lord El Chapo
January 28th, 2020 11:32 AM
Apparently not satisfied with Chuck Todd comparing Trump defense team attorney Ken Starr to a “bank robber” on Monday, MSNBC anchor and chief legal correspondent Ari Melber turned it up to eleven on Tuesday as he compared Starr to murderous drug lord El Chapo. His panel of left-wing pundits laughed with glee at the outrageous pronouncement.
WARPATH: CNN Attacks ‘Insulting’ Trump Team from a ‘Different Planet’
January 27th, 2020 4:40 PM
In contrast to spending last week as state-run TV for the House impeachment managers, CNN flipped the script Monday afternoon to express predictable anger at President Trump’s “insulting” legal team living “on a different planet than the rest of us” that included a supposedly ineffective and “mind-boggling” case from Ken Starr.
Chuck Todd Loses It, Compares Ken Starr to ‘Bank Robber’
January 27th, 2020 4:22 PM
During NBC News live special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial on Monday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd completely snapped while talking about Trump defense team lawyer Ken Starr, whom he compared to a “bank robber” and accused of having “define[d] impeachment downward” during the proceeding against Bill Clinton.
ABC Mocks ‘Surreal,’ ‘Instigator’ Starr: There to Remind GOP of ‘Hate’
January 27th, 2020 4:13 PM
The journalists at ABC on Monday made little effort to hide their contempt for “surreal” “instigator” Ken Starr as he lead part of the defense for Donald Trump during the impeachment trial. Stephanopoulos, who it must be reminded is a former Bill Clinton White House operative, sputtered, “I have to say it was breathtaking, maybe even a little surreal to see Ken Starr…
Sam Bee Links Trump Lawyers to ‘Rape,’ Yet She Loves Enabler Hillary
January 24th, 2020 6:10 PM
Comedy Central’s Sam Bee’s got to get her digs in on Trump’s legal team, but is she really that stupid that she’s going to slime them all as sexual predators when she herself is such a big fan of predator-enabler Hillary Clinton?
Flip-Flopping CNN Tries to Indict Ken Starr for Contradicting Himself
January 21st, 2020 3:57 PM
As the impeachment trial got underway on Tuesday, CNN legal analyst Elie Honig joined CNN Newsroom co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto to try and indict"controversial" members of President Trump's defense team. Naturally, the segment was full of hypocrisy, bungled facts, and faulty analogies. Honig claimed Ken Starr would become "a walking, talking exhibit…
Networks Spend 75 Hours on Impeachment, Barely Bothered Under Clinton
November 25th, 2019 12:40 PM
Broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC have donated 75 hours of free air time to Democrats’ impeachment hearings against President Trump, despite bad (and consistently shrinking) ratings. Yet in 1998 during President Clinton’s impeachment, these same networks could not be bothered to carry more than a few hours of independent counsel Ken Starr’s one-day presentation of the…
NY Times Implies Impeachment Historic Responsibility, Disagreed in '99
April 25th, 2019 12:51 PM
As Democrats make hay out of the potential “obstruction of justice” details in the Mueller report and ponder impeachment proceedings, the New York Times is taking a much more enthusiastic line on impeaching a president than it did the last time it was done, to Democrat Bill Clinton, in 1999. Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Nicholas Fandos reported on Thursday’s front page under a…
Media Blasted Starr Report, Fear Mueller Didn’t Go Far Enough
March 26th, 2019 9:30 AM
In the wake of the announcement on Sunday that Robert Mueller “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia,” many in the news media are visibly upset with the Special Counsel for not being more aggressively anti-Trump. On Monday’s New Day, for example, CNN legal analyst Laura Coates exclaimed that it was “really…
This Week in Media Bias History: Ken Starr’s ‘Pornography for Puritans
December 1st, 2018 12:15 PM
Remember back when journalists were skeptical of independent investigations into presidents? In the days when Ken Starr was looking into Bill Clinton, journalists weren’t so supportive. On November 25, 1998, 20/20's Diane Sawyer grilled Starr, saying of the Starr Report: “This has been called demented pornography, pornography for puritans.”
Bozell & Graham Column: Kenneth Starr, Still Getting Hardballs
September 11th, 2018 10:39 PM
Twenty years after he recommended to Congress that President Clinton be impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice, Kenneth Starr has written a book about it. Surely, with the passage of time and many other books exploring the Lewinsky affair and the other Clinton scandals, Starr can be treated with dignity and respect. Back then, he faced ABC’s Diane Sawyer calling his Starr Report…
CBS Grills Ken Starr: Want to Apologize to Lewinsky?
September 10th, 2018 5:22 PM
The journalists on CBS This Morning, Monday, eagerly grilled Ken Starr about his investigation of Bill Clinton in the ‘90s. Co-host Norah O’Donnell also pressed the former special counsel about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh’s role in looking into the Clintons.
TV News: Obsessed by Russia, But No Time for Mueller’s Controversies
August 21st, 2018 8:55 AM
By far, the biggest news story of the Trump presidency has been the Russia investigation. As of August 15, the three broadcast network evening newscasts have devoted a combined 1,854 minutes to the probe, or nearly one-fifth (19.6%) of all of their Trump news. Yet virtually none of that airtime (just 62 minutes, or 3.3%) has been spent scrutinizing Robert Mueller’s investigation — a…
NY Times Uses Rahm Emanuel [!] to Slam Brett Kavanaugh as Partisan
August 5th, 2018 11:55 AM
New York Times reporters Michael Shear and Adam Liptak’s review of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his involvement in Ken Starr’s independent counsel investigation of President Bill Clinton, made the front page of Sunday’s edition. It conveniently served as a defense of the Clintons against the “puritanical” “hatred” of Republicans: “Court…