CNN analyst Brian Karem is the White House correspondent for Playboy -- which is not exactly best known as an intellectual journal. But on Saturday, Karem mocked conservative columnist Ann Coulter as "the intellectual equivalent of an empty wasp vessel," and then asserted that conservative opposition to illegal immigration is actually a "racist" argument against "brown people" coming to the U.S. and voting for Democrats.



On Saturday's CNN Newsroom, host Ana Cabrera was joined by CNN's Brian Stelter to bemoan the fact that President Donald Trump reacted to criticism from conservatives by holding firm on border wall funding and rejecting a plan to delay a shutdown of the government. Stelter complained the conservative media's "entertainment wing, that's the Sean Hannitys of the world....have an enormous amount of influence."



New York Times media reporter Jim Rutenberg tried to tar mainstream conservative figures as hateful inciters of violence in “There’s Money In Conspiracy, And Outlets Are After It." The online headline: “You Don’t Need to Go to the Dark Web to Find Hateful Conspiracy Theories.” The online version featured a prominent picture of Judge Jeanine Pirro underneath the "hateful" headline. Rutenberg also tried to make a link between Fox news and the Pittsburgh massacre.



Conservative author Ann Coulter was Mike Huckabee's guest on Fox News Saturday, and the pair had a very interesting and entertaining discussion about the media's coverage of Sarah Palin as well as differences of opinion between the two of them during last year's Republican primaries.

As Coulter fans are aware, she was not a Huckabee supporter during the 2008 campaign. Far from it, she was one of his strongest critics as Hot Air's Allahpundit pointed out Sunday.

Despite this, Huckabee was quite the professional, and an exceedingly gracious host (video embedded below the fold, file photo):