Add “Marxist extremist” “Islamic radical” and “murderer sympathizer” to the list of controversial people Google finds worthy of celebrating. The major tech company and search engine decided to use yesterday’s “doodle” to honor Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American radical who converted to Islam and considered terrorists and cop-killers her heroes. Google’s post solidifies the company’s stance of promoting radical leftist icons and ideas while scorning mainstream and traditional American heroes and holidays.
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 Journal, The 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 or on Twitter.
On CNN Thursday afternoon, Chris Cuomo sat down with Hillary Clinton to discuss the recent conflicts in the Democratic party and what her strategy will be to defeat Trump, if she becomes the eventual nominee. Instead of asking hard-hitting questions that have been raised by Clinton’s critics, Cuomo followed the majority of the media’s example and asked Clinton sympathetic softball questions like, “Do you ever feel compelled to defend your honor [or] the honor of your husband?” and How does your mother “inspire” you to “get up” after being attacked?
It’s ironic when outspoken liberal women who moan about “women’s rights” come to the defense of men with multiple accusations of sexual crimes against women, even rape, simply because they’re Democrats. On Thursday’s The View, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar did just that, coming to the Clintons’ defense over Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusations and, along with Sunny Hostin, dismissing Broaddrick’s “credibility.”
The View panel Wednesday morning expressed their disappointment in Megyn Kelly’s interview televised last night with Donald Trump, calling it a “softball interview.” They then gushed over Barbara Walters as the epitome of excellent journalism that they felt Kelly should aspire to.
On Tuesday night’s Daily Show, host Trevor Noah and correspondent Hasan Minhaj spent a full five minutes of the show mocking Americans as hateful and stupid with ignorant attitudes towards immigrants. Minhaj played the part of a fear-mongering American who was schooled by the more compassionate neighbors to the North for their “enlightened”, welcoming attitudes toward Syrian refugees. In Hasan’s overwrought caricature of an ignorant American, not once did he bring up the massive problems with crime and assault and the backlash that Germany’s formerly inclusive immigration policy has had on their country.
On Tuesday’s The View, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar teamed up against Fox News Channel’s Jedediah Bila to defend Hillary Clinton’s record on her email scandal by arguing that it was no big deal. Behar began by alleging the FBI “found nothing” on her server, despite the fact that the investigation is still underway. From there, Goldberg jumped in to rant about how Clinton’s staff should’ve warned her not to send those emails over her personal server if they really were “so classified.” In the end, Goldberg outright denied that there was anything wrong with what Clinton did, saying repeatedly, “At the end of the day, they weren’t classified.”
Musician Daryl Hall, of Hall & Oates fame, was interviewed by the left-wing rag Salon a few days ago about his career and the music industry. Towards the end of the interview, things appeared to become less friendly when the Salon reporter asked Hall a series of liberal talking point questions which he clearly didn’t appreciate, judging by his reaction. Hall pushed back against the questions, incredulously asking where those liberal talking points came from.
Monday morning on CNN’s Newsroom with Carol Costello, international correspondent Frederik Pleitgen gave an excellent and respectful report on a topic the media often ignores: Christians persecuted by Islamic radicals. Costello introduced Pleitgen’s report on “Syria’s most famous Christian town” by describing how “Jihadist groups” were “vowing to oust Christians from Syria, burning down Christian [towns] and destroying priceless icons.” Pleitgen then took over from Ma’loula, Syria, talking to Christian children singing a version of “Jesus loves me” in the midst of the chaos.
Friday morning all three networks led with the “major development” in public schools after President Obama sent letters to every public school district, ordering them to allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom and locker room they “identify with.” All three networks reported that public schools risk losing their federal funding if they do not comply. While ABC did report the “looming threat," language was otherwise soft, in comparison to how the networks characterized North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” as "the new Jim Crow."
On Wednesday, Fox News, Politico and The New York Times all had reports from the FBI director on the status of Clinton’s email investigation. The story should’ve been covered on the evening news broadcasts, but because it was unfavorable to Clinton, it was ignored. FBI director James Comey denied Clinton’s assertion that her email investigation was simply a “security review” and not a full-fledged serious “investigation.” Comey told reporters, "It's in our name. I'm not familiar with the term 'security inquiry.'”
On Tuesday night’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, former network anchor Katie Couric was a guest and she came on to promote her anti-NRA documentary, Under the Gun. But before that, Couric said something truly cringeworthy while she was heaping on praise for the “truly exceptional” Pope Francis.
TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee was chock-full of it’s signature cringeworthy ‘political humor’ May 9. It began with the feminist host slamming Cruz for his abortion stance before letting singer Michelle Branch takeover in a mocking parody of the former presidential candidate.
On Hardball Monday night, host Chris Matthews brought on the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart to discuss Donald Trump attacking Hillary Clinton, saying she was “an enabler” to Bill Clinton’s affairs while he was President. Matthews asked if this line of attack was “a mistake” that would turn off new voters. Capehart responded by stating that this rhetoric would only appeal to Trump’s “white, male, and angry” base.
As reported earlier today, tech site Gizmodo broke the story of former Facebook employees revealing that the company intentionally and regularly censored conservative news stories on it’s social media site. The confirmation of long speculated rumors about Facebook’s anti-conservative bias should’ve been a major news story but it was only covered by CNN and Fox News Channel. All three networks ignored the story on Monday night’s evening news broadcast. Top Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo also failed to report on the revelations.
On Thursday night’s Tavis Smiley, UC Irvine professor and author Michael Tesler made the claim that “content analysis” showed that President Obama has brought up race less than any other president since the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Smiley brought on Tesler to discuss his new book that asks if the election of President Obama made America a “post racial” or “more racial” society. Tesler brought up that when Obama got elected and particularly when he introduced Obamacare, negative racial attitudes or “racialization” as he called it, rose among Republicans.
Thursday night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the host and correspondent Gary Tuchman surprisingly highlighted how poorly Clinton was faring with blue-collar Democrats in West Virginia. Tuchman noted that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 6 to 1 in the coal mining state, but because of Clinton’s attitude towards the coal industry, many Democrat voters were actually supporting Donald Trump instead of their party’s presumptive nominee.
After losing the Indiana primary to Donald Trump Tuesday evening, Ted Cruz announced he was officially suspending his campaign for president. The somber news brought out the worst in the media who have long hated the Texas Senator for his anti-establishment, conservative values. Several journalists took to Twitter to throw in their final punches at Cruz, who, let’s be honest, will probably continue to get beat up by the media even after leaving the race.
The evening news broadcasts set the negative tone for Ted Cruz Monday night, all virtually predicting that Cruz would lose to Trump and his chances at the nomination were slim to none.
Americans think the economy and ObamaCare are terrible because of Republicans’ “negative advertising” according to MSNBC and The New York Times. Monday night’s Hardball with Chris Matthews held a discussion between the host and Times’ reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin, where they echoed President Obama’s sentiment that Americans only thought badly about the economy and ObamaCare because of the GOP’s negative messaging.
It’s a tale of two female candidates, one the media loves, and one the media hates. When Carly Fiorina started singing to Ted Cruz’s young daughter on the stage this week the media reacted harshly, calling her “creepy” with even comedian Stephen Colbert likening it to the “wicked stepmother” singing, (which I guess isn’t as bad as being called “Lucifer.”)