Media BiASSED: Progressive Attack Dogs….


FLASHBACK: Media Gushed Over Obama’s First Address to Congress

 

“He took us to the mountain tops.” “Big and bold” “He wowed us!” No, these aren’t movie critic blurbs on a movie poster praising a star actor’s performance, these were the immediate reactions from the liberal media to President Barack Obama’s first address to Congress. Will Donald Trump’s speech tonight receive similar accolades? Given the press’s hostility to the new president, it seems unlikely. But back in 2009, the first takes on Obama’s speech were effusive.

NBC/WSJ Poll: Majority Say Media Too Critical of Trump

 

A newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 51% of Americans think the media have been “too critical” in their coverage of President Trump. That number was eight times larger than the 6% of the public who thought the press hadn’t been critical enough of the new administration. 41% said the news coverage has been objective.

Stein Rips Into CNN, NYT, ‘Looking for a Scandal’ From Trump ‘Every Day’

 

Economist and former speechwriter for Richard Nixon, Ben Stein, appeared on CNN Newsroom last Saturday, where he slammed the media for making Trump a “punching bag” and “looking for a scandal” from the president on a daily basis. Stein told CNN’s Brianna Keilar, “I don’t blame him for being furious at [the media].” Stein noted, “I think he’s got a lot of company.”

NBC Chastises ‘Really Rich’ Trump for Spending ‘Our Cash’ on the Military

 

Things got bizarre during NBC Nightly News on Monday when reporter Hallie Jackson seemed to suggest that President’s Donald Trump wealth somehow precluded him from increasing military spending. “The President who’s talked plenty about his money now spending the taxpayers’,” she chided while a clip of Trump talking about his money played, “In a new budget blueprint that’s as much a political document as a financial one.”

5BC, NBC Press for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Trump Campaign

 

Both ABC and NBC were desperately backing calls from partisan Democrats, Monday night, to have a special prosecutor investigate the Donald Trump’s campaign for evidence of collusion with Russia. But, took a liking to call from one particular Republican. “In Washington tonight, pressure is intensifying for an independent investigation on Russia, including a call from a leading Republican,” announced anchor Lester Holt during NBC Nightly News, “There’s also new resistance to those calls by the White House.”

New York Times Rediscovers Aggressive Fact-Checking Just in Time to Attack Trump

 

Emphasizing its newly discovered commitment to aggressive journalism now that Donald Trump is president, the New York Times has hired a fact-checker from PolitiFact to bolster its case for lying Trump. Twice in two days Linda Qiu has slammed President Trump’s alleged falsehoods. On Saturday she went after Trump’s speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference: “After Denouncing ‘Fake News,’ a Catalog of Falsehoods.”

Matt Lauer Urges Bush to Trash Trump on Political Division, Media Attacks

 

In an exclusive interview with George W. Bush on Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer repeatedly urged the former president to criticize current President Trump’s first month in office. Lauer began the exchange by demanding: “You took office in 2001 after an extremely contentious election, controversial end to that, the Supreme Court decided it, the nation was incredibly divided. How would you compare the divisions we faced then to what we’re living through right now?”

ABC, CBS: Will Progressives Rally Around ‘Moderate’ DNC Chair?

 

The journalists on ABC, CBS and NBC on Sunday couldn’t quite agree how to spin new Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. Is he “moderate,” “establishment” or really progressive? Despite having what Mother Jones magazine called “stalwart progressive” credentials, Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley described, “Former Labor secretary Tom Perez is the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee… His election is seen as a win for the moderate wing of the party.”

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