On CNN New Day Wednesday morning, Chris Cuomo brought up the video of Sylville Smith’s sister, calling for violence in the suburbs getting widespread attention, though the initial part of her message calling for nonviolence in their community, was. “That part of the bite was not widely used,” Cuomo said, conveniently leaving out that CNN was the one who left out the rest of the soundbite, initially.
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On Wednesday’s CNN New Day, Chris Cuomo brought on CNN commentator and host of BET News Marc Lamont Hill and former Secret Service agent and current candidate for congress in Florida Dan Bongino, to discuss Trump polling poorly with African-Americans. While Bongino argued that democrat run cities have failed black communities, Lamont Hill claimed that poverty and Democrat machines are connected, but that “doesn’t mean” being a Democrat makes you poor.
In a classic case of media bias by omission, CNN Monday took extra care to leave out a crucial part of their reports on the Milwaukee police shooting. After a black police officer fatally shot Sylville Smith Sunday, after he refused to put down his gun, riots and violence ensued in the city. Smith’s family was eager to talk to the media and his sister Sherelle had a message that should have been covered and condemned by the media. Instead, CNN decided to air her words but curtail them before they became controversial.
The great minds of The View are in dire need of not only a fact-checker but also a mirror, after what they claimed in today’s show. After largely staying away from politics for the past two weeks, Friday’s show opened with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar arguing that right-wing rhetoric on talk radio and in the Tea Party had caused the current divisiveness in politics. Despite their assertions, nasty rhetoric has long been a staple on The View.
Thursday night on the O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Senior Correspondent Geraldo Rivera argued with guest host Eric Bolling, co-host of The Five, about whether or not the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails was worthwhile, as even more controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation comes to light. Rivera contended that Republicans were “wrong” to investigate her emails and that they should “swallow their pride” and admit it.
It’s interesting who the liberal media chooses to trot out as moral spokesmen when it comes to attacking Republicans, often turn out to have their own scandal-ridden past...that the networks will conveniently not mention. Such is the case with disgraced, former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, whose reputation has been getting an overhaul lately thanks to Hollywood and his friends in the media. Rather got another boost today from CNN’s Brian Stelter, who touted the disgraced news anchor’s criticism of Donald Trump, as “a new low” without any sense of irony.
In a segment that seems to be catered for the Media Research Center today, The View panel argued for half the show on whether or not media bias exists. ABC's Senior Legal Correspondent Sunny Hostin was the most vocal liberal panelist who sparred with FNC’s Jedediah Bila who first brought up the topic. Before Bila could even finish her sentence, Hostin jumped in to shake her head emphatically and say, “That’s not true,” adding a jab directed at Bila: “Only if you watch Fox News everyday.”
On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello repeatedly attempted to get Charles Woods, father of U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Tyrone Woods, who died in Benghazi, to ask Trump to “apologize” for his comments to the Khans. Instead of taking the bait, Woods turned the tables and called on someone else to apologize instead: "When Hillary Clinton on several occasions has called the Benghazi victims' families liars, should she apologize for that?"
After the networks spent the morning going crazy over Clinton’s "emotional" and "historic" Thursday night speech at the DNC, the cable news shows proved they couldn’t get enough either on Friday morning. Carol Costello on CNN’s Newsroom, provided one of the more over-the-top examples from the media’s fan club, calling Clinton women's "white knight."
Longtime liberal hack Cokie Roberts made an appearance on Good Morning America Thursday morning, back to her usual shtick of defending Clinton and bashing those “racist” Republicans. During a segment on Chelsea Clinton, who will speak at tonight’s DNC event, Roberts argued that the public was wrong in its perception of Hillary Clinton as “inauthentic” before throwing in a punch at Republicans as the non- “diverse” party.
Every slight is sexist, racist, homophobic, you name it, in the eyes of liberals. Case in point, the media’s overblown response to Donald Trump shushing NBC reporter Katy Tur during Wednesday morning’s press conference. Journalists on Twitter were aghast that Trump dared to interrupt a relentless reporter, while MSNBC’s Tamron Hall likened the exchange to overt sexism, in the age of the first female presidential nominee.
On Tuesday’s The View, host Whoopi Goldberg openly admitted that she couldn't care less if the DNC rigged the system, because it was at the expense of “a white guy.” After revealing emails broke last Friday showing DNC officials had conspired to defeat Bernie Sanders, the ladies at The View became angry at Sanders supporters disrupting the Democratic Convention with their booing. Whoopi became enraged and ranted that they should be supporting Hillary Clinton because, “[The system] has been rigged against women for years!”
On this morning’s Good Morning America in an ABC exclusive, Robin Roberts spoke to seven mothers of black men who were killed by police including the mothers of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and Trayvon Martin and why they were supporting Hillary Clinton. ABC gave two separate segments on their morning show totaling 11 minutes and 31 seconds and that was just devoted to the preview of a full interview that will play during tonight’s DNC coverage. But ABC revealed they only find the grieving mothers angle interesting when it serves their own political agenda, by their polar opposite treatment of Benghazi mom Pat Smith during last week’s RNC.
To kick off the Democratic National Convention, ABC had an enthusiastic Clinton fan and biographer, Gail Sheehy, as a guest on their morning show. If you remember last week, Good Morning America took a decidedly different approach when they brought on a liberal anti-Trump guest on the first day of the Republican National Convention. Anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts sat enraptured as Sheehy described the Clinton marriage as some sort of epic romance out of a Hollywood love story.
On Thursday night’s The Daily Show, broadcast live from the RNC in Cleveland, host Trevor Noah brought on another journalist as his special guest to discuss the Republican convention. Wednesday it was CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Thursday it was former MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner and current Senior Editor of left-wing publication The Atlantic. During the brief interview, Wagner ironically criticized Donald Trump for something conservatives have long called out President Obama for doing.
On MSNBC’s The Place for Politics Thursday afternoon, anchor Andrea Mitchell repeatedly invited her Democrat guests to bash the Republican National Convention for it’s supposed ugly “tone” and “vitriol” towards Hillary Clinton. In two separate interviews on the show, Mitchell tried to paint this RNC convention as somehow worse in attacking the opposing candidate than other conventions.
Joy is at it again on The View. Thursday’s episode began with the panel discussing last night’s events at the Republican National Convention and whether or not they thought Ted Cruz was sincere in his non-endorsement of Donald Trump. CNN’s Sunny Hostin disagreed with panelists Joy Behar and ABC’s Sara Haines, the latter of whom thought Cruz was just doing this “for himself.” When Hostin began to defend Cruz standing up for his “party’s platform,” Behar outrageously compared the GOP platform to Hitler’s manifesto.
Broadcasting from the RNC in Cleveland Wednesday night, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah brought on CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour to discuss journalistic ethics. The longtime liberal anchor, who has spent her career pushing a left-wing agenda, audaciously told Noah, that journalists shouldn’t be neutral or unbiased in their reporting. Instead, she claimed, journalists should “find the truth” and report it.
The majority of the panel on Tuesday’s The View were furious about former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s speech defending police officers at the RNC last night. Panelists Joy Behar, CNN’s Sunny Hostin, ABC’s Sara Haines and Whoopi Goldberg blasted the Mayor for his tone and message, calling him “nutty,” “berserk” “lunatic” and “divisive” while FNC’s Jedediah Bila was the only panelist to defend Giuliani’s speech.
On Good Morning America Tuesday morning, ABC characterized the Clinton camp’s repeated attacks against the presumptive Republican nominee as simply a “bold move.” Anchor Robin Roberts noted, “Hillary Clinton’s bold move addressing the NAACP” as Republicans “hold their convention right down the road” was typically “a time when opposing candidates usually tone their attacks.” Instead of spinning this in a negative way like they would with a Republican candidate, ABC portrayed Clinton as a trailblazer instead.