Following their humiliating defeat in the 2016 election, the Democratic Party found themselves in a terrible place where they were down over 1000 seats through all levels of government since 2008. And according to one high-ranking Party official, one person held the blame. “The number two official for the Democrats says former President Obama is to blame for the Party's recent electoral failures,” Fox News’ Bret Baier reported on Special Report on Thursday, while the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) ignored the figure pointing.
I'd almost forgotten how unreasonable the left can be when out of power, but liberals are giving us a daily refresher course, and it's almost hard to take seriously -- except we must. They describe everything President Donald Trump does in hyperbolic terms. He's a fascist. He's destroying our liberties. He disrespects the rule of law. He represents a threat to humanity. He is going to start a world war. He is a danger to the freedom of the press. He needs to be impeached.
As Minnesota Democratic Representative and DNC chair candidate Keith Ellison appeared as a guest on Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS to react to President Donald Trump's recent restrictions on immigration, host John Dickerson made a feeble attempt to get the far left Congressman to respond to the anti-Defamation League slamming him for anti-Israel comments he made at a private meeting in 2010. Without giving any details on what exactly the ADL was criticizing him for, Dickerson waited until the end of the segment to pose: "You're running to be the head of the Democratic National Committee. You're going to be in these debates with President Trump, and I want to ask you something about -- the Anti-Defamation League has looked at comments you made in 2010, and said they are disqualifying for you to be head of the DNC. What's your response? What's your response to that? The comments were about U.S. favoring Israel over Muslim countries."
On Tuesday's New Day, during a segment with Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison as a guest, CNN's Alisyn Camerota referred to President Donald Trump's reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy and wrongly claimed that it would bar NGOs from discussing "contraception," even though the policy would only withhold federal funding if they perform or encourage abortion. Near the end of the segment, the CNN host mis-stated the policy and called it "baffling" as she posed: "I do want to move on to the Mexico City gag rule that you talked about because this is baffling. Why not allow NGOs to be able to discuss family planning with women? As we understand -- as I understand it -- correct me if I'm wrong -- they can't even discuss contraception."
Imagine if any prominent Republican politician had a history of a mutual relationship with a political activist who either openly expressed sympathies with the KKK or those who violently attack abortion clinics -- and even helping each other fundraise and endorsing each other's political campaigns. There would rightly be near universal condemnation for a willingness to associate with that kind of extremism.But Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's history of such an association with a man -- Dr. Esam Omeish -- who was already known for publicly praising Palestinian terrorists waging "jihad" against Israel, which he attacked as a "brutal Zionist entity," has received little attention from the dominant media.
The leftist press give gaffes made by Republicans years and even decades of shelf life. They roasted Bush 41 Vice President Dan Quayle for years for adding a "e" at the end of "potato" with the "help" of a flashcard which had the word spelled incorrectly — not only in the press, but also on the late-night talks shows.
Gaffes by Democrats, liberals and even far-lefties tend to get a complete pass, or are mentioned very briefly and then quickly forgotten. One such example relates to Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, who seems to have learned everything he knows about World War II from Animal House.
On the heels of the networks providing next to no coverage of Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio) challenging Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) for House Minority Leader, ABC and CBS ignored it while NBC only briefly noted it on their Sunday morning talk shows whereas CNN’s State of the Union featured a full segment with Ryan.
Since the 2016 presidential election, the media have doubled down in their efforts to undermine president-elect Donald Trump. On Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight on November 17, MRC Vice President for Business and Culture Dan Gainor slammed the media for trying to “take down” Trump’s nominees in order to “defeat his administration.”
The weekend before Election Day, Jake Tapper at CNN, interviewing Democratic Minnesota Senator Al Franken, used the classic "some people say" tactic to allege that there were anti-Semitic undertones in the Donald Trump campaign's closing ad. Why? Because three of the many people briefly pictured in the ad, in which the candidate criticized the political establishment's attitudes and actions which he believes have hurt everyday Americans, happen to be Jewish.
So you might expect that Tapper, CNN, and for that matter the rest of the establishment press would be extensively investigating and reporting on the years of anti-Semitic activities and remarks of Democrat Keith Ellison, especially now that the Minnesota congressman is in the running to be the next director of the Democratic National Committee. Nope.
Since Sunday evening, ABC, CBS and NBC (along with a host of other establishment media outlets) have been engaged in a feeding frenzy over Donald Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon, with reporters relentlessly employing phrases such as “white nationalist,” “white supremacist,” “extremist,” “racist” and “anti-Semitic” to solidify the image of Bannon as a dangerous pick for a top White House position. But since Friday, those same networks have been blind to the controversies surrounding the top candidate for Democratic National Committee Chairman, Rep. Keith Ellison.
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN co-host Chris Cuomo not only showed a double standard in aggressively debating GOP Rep. Sean Duffy on the issue of restricting immigration from Muslim countries while going more softly on Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, but he also tried to downplay the odds of refugees committing terrorist acts as he misleadingly recalled the findings of the libertarian CATO Institute on the subject of risk to Americans posed by refugees.
On Sunday's This Week, host George Stephanopoulos repeatedly brought up the debate over whether to bar guns from people on the federal terror watch list or the no-fly list without delving into any of the arguments against doing so.
The ABC host brought up the issue with both guests Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, and raised the issue again during the Roundtable segment, but never noted either the specific criticisms that the list gets from both the left and the right, or the argument against tipping off suspects under secret investigation which barring them from purchasing guns would cause.