The mainstream media slams at President Donald Trump came in fast and furious on the heels of his August 15 press conference in which he again talked about violence at Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. Among the biggest critics was the New York Times which seemed to be upset with Trump blaming "both sides," the white nationalists and Antifa for the violence. Here is a bit of their criticism which you can see in their title, Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’:
Newsweek published a wishful article Wednesday on what the United States would look like under a President Hillary Clinton."'Who runs the world?' Clinton asks, positioning her glasses higher on her head as she stares down at her documents," Chris Riotta wrote, eight months after the 2016 election. "'Girls. Girls run the world,’ [former aide Huma] Abedin responds, closing the door and leaving the president to her work."
All that work. All that effort. And it was all flushed down the toilet due to being scooped by Donald Trump, Jr. on July 11 when he released his private emails with a British publicist concerning a Russian lawyer. A full year of investigating...GONE! Such was the complaint of journalist Jared Yates Sexton as he hilariously whined on Twitter on July 11 how Donald Trump, Jr. scooped him earlier in the day with his email release. His angst was chronicled that same day by the Conservative Review, Journo melts down after Trump Jr. scoops him.
That journalistic organ the New York Times often shows deep ambivalence on free speech and free expression when done by opponents of speech-squelching leftists. According to two articles, to say the conservative movement is alternative or in any way defenders of free speech -- or to have a point about liberal hypocrisy -- is nothing but “rhetorical appropriation” of the honorable positions of the left.
It’s not often that a member of the “mainstream media” actually apologizes to a member of the Trump administration when he or she gets the information wrong, but that’s what Daniel Drezner did on Wednesday, April 12, after accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of using the word “filth” when referring to illegal immigrants.
Liberal comedienne Sarah Silverman has never been a fan of conservatives and has often said so in a long string of online tweets. However, she took her obsession to the next level on Sunday, when she posted: “Walking to get coffee saw these all over a sidewalk in the town I'm in. Is this an attempt at swastikas? Do neo-nazis not have Google?”
However, those “swastikas” were actually fairly standard markers used by utility workers. According to a construction worker who responded on the Twitter website, the curvy orange “X” symbols note the locations of underground pipes, wires and other potential obstacles to a variety of projects.
If there's one thing “tolerant” liberals hate, it's being told they're wrong about something. That was the case when New York Times columnist David Brooks declared that the Women's Marches on Saturday "can never be an effective opposition to Donald Trump” because “this movement focuses on the wrong issues.”
President-Elect Donald Trump just tweeted something really astounding about his domestic policy. However, should it be reported as news? What to do? What to do? Oh, what a quandary! Anybody with a lick of common sense would agree that, of course, it should be reported as news. After all, what difference does it make whether the medium is television, radio, telegraph, smoke signals, carrier pigeons, or, yes, Twitter? News is news. However for the New York Times the fact that Trump uses Twitter to relay important information is a matter for much amusing hand wringing as you can see in the very title of their Tuesday angst-ridden article, If Trump Tweets It, Is It News? A Quandary for the News Media.
CNBC’s business news coverage took a humorous turn when Squawk Box anchors Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin’s conversation turned to social media. On July 27, after reporting that Twitter shares were down following a disappointing quarter, Kernen revealed what he likes about Twitter and who he follows.
Less than a day after Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s announcement that
Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges for her private e-mail servers scandal, Fox
News Channel's Dana Perino went on “a bit of a rant” on Twitter about the fact that the
Democratic presidential candidate will apparently face no legal consequences as a result of the
Perino, who serves as a co-host on the channel's weekday afternoon program entitled The Five,
tweeted that “when you work for the federal government and at the WH (White House) in particular,
you work for THE PEOPLE. Your sense of self is erased.”
On Monday on Twitter, National Review writer Charles C. W. Cooke called out the hypocrisy of the New York Times, as he posted a contrast, a Times flip-flop: a 2014 Editorial Board write-up on how the “Terror Watch Lists Run Amok” and a 2015 Editorial Board write-up on why Republicans are showing “Tough Talk and a Cowardly Vote on Terrorism” by refusing to let the terror watch lists run amok.
On Tuesday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today continued to promote President Obama officially joining Twitter and featured numerous fawning segments highlighting the “Breaking News.” After CBS and NBC both touted Obama’s new Twitter handle on their Monday night broadcasts, their respective morning shows provided 4 minutes and 35 seconds of free promotion for the new @POTUS account.