It’s no secret CNN has a great disdain for Fox News and right-wing media in general, so it was no surprise that during Sunday’s so-called Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter and his panel (made up of largely liberal and anti-Trump commentators) blamed both for the political violence and death from the past few days. Only one, the Daily Beast’s Matt Lewis, dared to admit that blame for the super-heated rhetoric, hate, and violence belonged on all sides and called out the cable news hate machine.
While a guest on Tuesday night’s edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS, Brooke Baldwin, host of the weekday CNN Newsroom program, doubled down on her contention that liberal protesters shouldn’t be described by using the “m-word” or “mob.” Colbert began the discussion by condescendingly stating: “You got in a little trouble from ‘the Twitter people’ because you said one of your guests called Democratic protesters ‘mob,’ a ‘mob,’ and you said: ‘We’re not going to use the ‘m-word’ around here.’”
Following the Senate’s confirmation vote to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to an associate justice of the Supreme Court, a radical pack of leftist protesters descended on the highest court in the land. Together, some scaled the statues while others clawed and banged on the historic building's massive bronze doors. By all reasonable accounts, it was a raging mob but the liberal media despised that term. During Wednesday’s edition of his show, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson chastised the media for their nonsense.
CNN Newsroom hosts Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow tried to interrupt and combat their two right leaning guests Tuesday during a segment on the public’s opinion of Brett Kavanaugh. As each guest gave an answer the two liberal news anchors didn’t like, they immediately questioned their responses before they could even finish them. Sciutto even tried to trap one guest with a loaded question that put him on the spot.
Using a debunked photo of Parkland student Emma Gonzalez ripping apart the Constitution and a Facebook post from Republican Congressman Steve King (Iowa) as cudgels, CNN Newsroom fill-in host Jim Sciutto and New York Times columnist Charles Blow rallied on Monday afternoon to defend the anti-gun, far-left Parkland students from conservative criticism.
Continuing the liberal media’s insistence that they can diagnose someone as mentally or physically ill, Monday’s Deadline: White House featured detestably liberal Republicans Nicolle Wallace and David Jolly asserting that Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer’s while President to the point that he may have been unfit for office. Reagan came up during a segment about the likelihood that there’s something wrong mentally or physically with President Trump.
With former Vice President Joe Biden making the rounds on his book tour, many in the media have been fawning over the idea of him running for president in 2020. But during HLN’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, the panel had a reality check for all those hoping and praying for Biden to be president. “And the other thing too is, going back to our previous story, in this environment where groping is obviously on the outs, do we really want Joe Biden as a nominee,” wondered Matt Lewis of The Daily Beast.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's CNN Tonight, liberal New York Times columnist and CNN commentator Charles Blow managed to make a case that there is a liberal bias in the dominant media even while concluding that the liberal bias claim is "kind of false" as he asserted that there is actually an "urban media bias" instead. Host Don Lemon and CNN media reporter Brian Stelter voiced agreement with Blow's assessment.
You might call it The Media versus America. The President of the United States held a press conference on Thursday. On that, everyone agreed. But after that? Words like “unhinged” a particular favorite to describe the event. Here’s a sample of the headline reaction.The New York Times: An Aggrieved President Moves His Surrogates Aside, The Washington Post: Debrief: In an erratic performance, Trump shows his supporters who’s boss
On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of violent protests outside a Donald Trump appearance in Costa Mesa, California, after conservative CNN political commentator Matt Lewis suggested that they might be "leftist agitators" who are effectively boosting Trump's campaign with their behavior, co-host Chris Cuomo defused his characterization by asserting that many of them "were just dissatisfied citizens who were taking out their dissatisfaction the wrong way in anger and destroying a lot of property there."
CNN's New Day on Monday actually spotlighted Hillary Clinton's false claim on Saturday that ISIS is "showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists." Chris Cuomo asserted that "it's very hard to translate it any other way...we can't find the videos." When liberal pundit Errol Louis speculated that Clinton's campaign would "migrate towards some kind of clarification," Cuomo replied, "How could you clarify it? How is it anything but wrong?"
CNN's Chris Cuomo again acted as a liberal activist on Wednesday's New Day during a panel discussion on Donald Trump's controversial plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. Cuomo asserted that it was the Republican presidential candidates' "moment to step up and say how they are different on this particular issue," because, in his view, "Republicans are reaping what they've sown. You know, they went heavy on opposition, heavy on negativity...And now, you have somebody who really embodies that in Donald Trump."