During his decades-long career, Jim Carrey has gone from being a popular comedian and movie star to a rabid liberal who thinks "half the country" is "cheering the locomotive that will kill them. He has diverted his creative energy into the political arena to bash his favorite target: President Donald Trump, as well as other people in the Republican Party.
On Monday afternoon, CNN went into full-blown panic mode directing anger and bitterness at the Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti and Reuters’s Roberta Rampton following President Trump’s press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in which neither U.S. reporter asked the President the questions CNN wanted them to.
If you were watching one of the Friday morning cable or broadcast networks, chances were you didn’t hear about news late Thursday into Friday that the North Koreans handed over what purported to be remains of U.S. soldiers who went Missing In Action (MIA) during the Korean War. A NewsBusters analysis found that 16 times more coverage was dedicated to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s unverified allegation that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the infamous June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
On Friday’s edition of New Day, hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman spent most of the three-hour program discussing former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen and his willingness to turn on President Trump. During the third hour of the program, the two hosts invited president of the Eurasia group, Ian Bremmer to add his take to the nauseating amount of coverage of this topic.
Friday at the Hot Topics table, The View panel talked about the only topic the media cares about this week, the ambiguous leaked tape from Trump’s ex-personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the new claims this morning that Trump had full knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian operative in June of 2016. The table eagerly speculated that this was the smoking gun to prove Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. Reading the tweets denying these claims, the View’s Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin scoffed, saying it was audacious that Trump could still call Hillary Clinton “crooked,” even saying it was a “lie” to do so.
MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson crashed and burned Wednesday while attempting to plug an NBC News report during the final moments of her morning show. In a spectacular display of poor judgment, the MSNBC Live host attempted to rhyme and used a made-up work that sounds like an anti-Semitic slur to refer to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen calling him “Kikle.” Mr. Cohen is Jewish.
The New York Times indulged in some self-owning irony on Sunday’s front page under the byline of Jim Rutenberg and Ben Protess. The subject was American Media Inc., the tabloid company that publishes the National Enquirer: "Federal authorities examining the work President Trump’s former lawyer did to squelch embarrassing stories before the 2016 election have come to believe that an important ally in that effort, the tabloid company American Media Inc., at times acted more as a political supporter than as a news organization, according to people briefed on the investigation." The high irony of that sentence evidently escaped The Times.
On Friday, Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti gave his 82nd CNN inteview, in which he attempted to dispel criticism that he was on television too frequently. He appeared on New Day to respond to a restraining order filed by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that asked a judge to stop his frequent television appearances, calling them prejudicial to a fair trial. “We're about to find out whether the media and press really believes in the First Amendment, whether they think that people should be gagged,” Avenatti remarked.
First, frequent cable and broadcast news guest/Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti threatened on Monday to sue the Daily Caller for defamation. Now, on Wedenesday, a Hollywood Reporter column revealed how Avenatti called the writer an “asshole” for e-mailing him a list of tough questions and demanded their editor reach out to him.
During her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle and her panel of anti-Trump guests cheered Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti as “a beast” who was “brilliant” at garnering media attention, even hailing him as “the savior of the republic” for his latest revelations that the pundits thought could take down the President.
On Friday’s edition of Morning Joe, the panel engaged some predictable hyperbole and exaggeration with regards to the latest developments in the Stormy Daniels saga, namely that President Trump did in fact reimburse his personal attorney Michael Cohen for $130,000 he paid the porn star in the weeks leading up to the election, despite his past denials
After MSNBC spent four hours on Thursday breathlessly promoting what turned out to be a false story that federal investigators had been “wiretapping” President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen for months, NBC’s Today show on Friday only managed 41 seconds of air time to correct the phony bombshell.