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Every time the term ‘semiautomatic weapon’ hits the mainstream, it’s almost certain that at least one pundit will put their foot in their mouth while talking about firearms. Thanks to Katy Tur, that trend has continued.
[See NewsBusters for more.] CBS on Friday admitted that This Morning co-host Gayle King, a Democratic donor, is actively lobbying her liberal friend Oprah Winfrey to run for president. Does anyone see this as a conflict of interest or a problem?
During Thursday’s edition of New Day, gun control advocate and part-time journalist Chris Cuomo seemed perplexed that gun control did not make into the priority list of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.
CNN’s New Day spent the majority of their show Thursday morning discussing the tragic school shooting in South Florida that has left 17 dead and injured more than a dozen others. Alisyn Camerota, reporting from Florida, expressed displeasure at the lawmakers who say it’s “too soon” or not “courteous or respectful” to talk about gun control so soon after a tragedy.
[See NewsBusters for more.] All three networks on Thursday reacted similarly to Donald Trump’s speech about the mass shooting in Broward County, Florida, knocking it at as free of calls for gun control and specific policy. Yet, the President, did mention mental health reform, something that NBC’s Chuck Todd seemed to miss.
CNN wasted no time criticizing the President and Republicans' response to the tragic school shooting in Florida. Appearing on New Day Thursday morning, New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman opined that "Part of the Presidency is that you provide leadership in moments and this has just not been what he does."