Kristine Marsh

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News Analyst


Kristine Marsh is an analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division. She formerly was a staff writer for MRC Culture, where she started as an intern in January of 2013.  Kristine's work has been featured by media outlets such as Fox News, The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Times, The Blaze, and Breitbart, among others. She is originally from Sacramento, California where she received her B.A. in English from CSUS in 2011. She can be reached through email at kmarsh@mrc.org.

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If you want a secure border, you’re probably a racist, is the message you could take away from last night’s airing of The Late Show on CBS. Mid-show, host Stephen Colbert sat down with CNN anchor Don Lemon and the journalist basically blamed the border situation on white people fearful of losing their “privilege” in society.



On Thursday’s The View, the hosts talked with Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Andrew Cuomo for his seat in New York’s gubernatorial race. The radical activist only got softball questions from the friendly hosts, despite saying some pretty controversial things at the table.



In just over a week’s time, the big three networks have devoted an unbelievable amount of time trying to take down the Trump Administration over its zero tolerance immigration policy. We updated you last night with the whopping 258 minutes of coverage ABC, NBC and CBS spent in just seven days of morning and evening broadcasts, but today that number spiked yet again. Today’s morning shows spent over an hour on this topic alone (61 minutes) to a grand total of 319 minutes since June 13.



On Tuesday's The View, the panel talked about Trump's border policy yet again, this time actually arguing in favor of more deportations, if you can believe it. Because, Obama! After host Sara Haines talked about how she can't believe anything Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says, giving examples of times she said inaccurate things, host Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin began by making the immigration debate about race.



On Tuesday's Good Morning America, fill-in anchor David Muir held a sympathetic sit-down interview with Parkland activist David Hogg and his sister Lauren to promote their anti-gun activism movement called #NeverAgain. Muir pretended that Hogg had never been nasty to people who disagreed with him politically, and actually asked him what lessons he could share about how to deal with critics, with fellow young people.



Monday on ABC’s The View, the panel talked about the findings of the IG report released last week, revealing the anti-Trump bias in the FBI between agents Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and former Director James Comey. The hosts argued about whether the findings really were that important in influencing the election.



As they did last week along with the other networks, ABC led its Monday morning Good Morning America by hyping complaints from Democrats and liberals about the Trump Administration border policy. Correspondent Marcus Moore’s report even touted a celebrity’s curse-filled rant at the GOP without acknowledging the profanity.



Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh blasted NeverTrump Republicans and the media that aids them on his radio program, Wednesday. Fox and Friends picked up the clip of Limbaugh taking down Tennessee Congressman Bob Corker and the media that praised his words, after he smeared Republicans who supported Trump as part of a “cult.” Limbaugh called out several media outlets as elitists who lazily dismiss those they don’t agree with, wondering why they didn’t say the same thing about Democrats when Obama was in office.



Comparing our country unfavorably to a totalitarian state seems to be a favorite pastime of Joy Behar and the women at The View. At reports that the Trump Administration was separating families at the border who tried to cross illegally, the hosts freaked out and claimed that this was a “human rights violation” akin to what Hitler and Kim Jong-un did to their people.



On the Thursday morning broadcasts, both ABC and NBC gave full reports on illegal immigrant children being separated from their families and detained at a holding center in Texas. Both networks gave sympathetic spin blaming the Trump administration's immigration policy for separating families, but NBC's take was so over-the-top that it compared the kids to animals locked up in cages and the detention center as worse than a prison.



Following controversial Republican nominee, Corey Stewart’s win for Virginia Senate race and Never Trumper Mark Sanford’s loss in South Carolina’s race, MSNBC devoted a lengthy segment to discussing everything wrong morally with the Republican party, on Stephanie Ruhle’s show, June 13. Using Stewart’s win as the starting point, Ruhle’s liberal guests teared into the GOP and Christians for losing their “conscience” and “selling their souls” for President Trump, whom one guest claimed didn’t even have any notable accomplishments in office to date.



If there’s a way of turning a positive into a negative, liberals in the media will certainly find a way to do it. While Trump’s accomplishments hardly ever get noticed by the hosts of The View, the historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was so important, they had to acknowledge it on Tuesday’s show, but only to complain about it. To make matters worse, some of the hosts had completely opposite reactions with President Obama met with foreign dictators.



It was a case of the pot calling the kettle black on CBS’s The Late Show Monday evening, when guest Chris Matthews rallied his fellow liberals and members of the media to show the world what “moral goodness” is, while Trump’s in office.



On Monday’s The View, the hosts briefly reacted to actor Robert De Niro’s unhinged bleep-worthy outburst against President Trump at last night’s Tony Awards ceremony. As usual, a liberal host praised the crude outburst against the president while Republican host Meghan McCain rightly noted the left’s hypocrisy on Trump and inflammatory rhetoric.



Sometimes you just have to wonder what planet Paul Krugman, the radical, left-wing columnist and economist for the New York Times, is living on. On Sunday morning, the journalist went on a tweet storm complaining that the media wasn’t presenting Trump accurately...because they were presenting him as sane.



Friday morning, ABC News ignored a story that broke overnight that revealed how some reporters were using unethical means to obtain and leak information about the Trump Administration. The Justice Department announced late Thursday that the former head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, James Wolfe, was arrested and indicted for lying to the FBI about his leaking of information to the media. His primary contact? New York Times’ reporter Ali Watkins, whom he just happened to have a three-year romantic relationship with.



Thursday morning on MSNBC, it was just another day at the liberal network, as host Stephanie Ruhle and her anti-Trump guests spent an entire segment repeatedly calling the President a “pig” and gossipping about his alleged preference for pornography.



Typically when a politician doesn’t give the socially acceptable answer on a hot button issue such as the #MeToo movement, the media’s rage for the faux pas spurs headlines and conversations that last for weeks on cable news and print. That is, unless it’s a beloved Democrat politician. For political royalty such as the Clintons, the media always saves room for yet another chance to fix whatever politically incorrect slip up they made. Radically anti-Trump talk show host Stephen Colbert gave former President Bill Clinton just that chance on his Late Show June 5, after the former president received backlash for not being sympathetic to questions from an NBC reporter about his role in the #MeToo movement, earlier this week.

 


Tuesday on ABC’s The View, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was the special guest at the hot topics table, and he didn’t hold back from showing the liberal ladies just how hypocritical some of their views on President Trump were.

 


In light of the #MeToo sexual harassment movement that swept the nation this past year, more politicians and media types are facing scrutiny they may never have faced or at least haven’t faced in years. Take former President Bill Clinton, for example, who was pressed on his treatment of Monica Lewinsky after their affair, on NBC’s Today show Monday.