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Media BiASS: It’s Fine to Question Republicans’ Patriotism, But Not Obama’s!

Chuck Todd Claims Giuliani ‘Led’ ‘This Week’s Race to the Bottom’

 

On Sunday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd did his best to continue the media’s obsession surrounding former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioning President Obama’s love of America. Despite Todd’s insistence that he has “hated this story in so many ways,” he made sure to declare “[t]his week’s week’s race to the bottom, led by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is proving why Americans are learning to hate politics and the media.”

 

NY Times A1 Story: Giuliani Aligns With ‘Hard Right’ After Race-Based Anti-Obama ‘Outburst’

 

The New York Times kept on its old Rudy the Racist beat, using the former New York City mayor’s recent remarks suggesting President Obama doesn’t love America to attack him in a front-page story on Saturday: “His remarks this week mostly drew derision and outrage, and seemed to further distance Mr. Giuliani from the heroic, above-the-fray image he carefully burnished after the Sept. 11 attacks, aligning him more squarely with the hard right of the Republican Party than at any other time in his career.”

 

ABC and NBC Continue to Promote ‘Firestorm’ Surrounding Giuliani’s Comments About Obama

 

On Saturday and Sunday, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today continued to play up the ongoing controversy surrounding comments made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in which he questioned President Obama’s love of America. Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd went so far as to suggest that some Republicans fear the New York City mayor had caused the “issue of race” to pop up.

 

Chris Matthews: It’s Fine to Question Republicans’ Patriotism, But Not Obama’s!

 

An outraged Chris Matthews on Thursday railed against Rudy Giuliani’s assertion that Barack Obama doesn’t “love America.” The cable anchor assailed the idea that anyone’s patriotism would be questioned. An odd assertion from an MSNBC host as they do it quite often. A wounded Matthews howled, “They’re saying [Obama] doesn’t love America!”

 

Chuck Todd Dismisses Criticism of Obama as ‘Bizarre’ ‘Cable News Fight’

 

Appearing on Friday’s NBC Today, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd brushed aside criticism of President Obama’s refusal to accurately label terrorism as “Islamic extremism”: “…we’re having what has turned into sort of a cable news fight and a cable news-type debate. All of this, they’re not dealing with the two bigger issues here….So we’re having this bizarre fight on the sidelines and we’re actually not confronting the two reasons why, you could argue, ISIS has risen.”

 

ABC Promotes ‘Unabashedly Progressive’ Bernie Sanders

 

On Sunday, ABC’s This Week promoted Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his recent trip to Iowa as he considers a potential 2016 presidential run.In a pre-taped segment, reporter David Wright touted how Sanders is “as unabashedly progressive as Ben & Jerry’s…Sanders rails against the corrupting influence of money in politics. He stands for economic justice.”

 

CBS and ABC Notice New ObamaCare ‘Glitch,’ NBC Omits; Covers Giuliani ‘Doubling Down’ Instead

 

Julianna Goldman spotlighted the latest ObamaCare glitch on Friday’s CBS Evening News. The same evening, ABC’s World News Tonight aired a ten-second news brief on the “outrage over another glitch to the ObamaCare website – nearly 800,000 people received inaccurate forms from the site.” However, Friday’s NBC Nightly News ignored this story completely. Instead, the evening newscast hyped Rudy Giuliani “doubling down” over his recent remark that “the President of the United States doesn’t love America.”

Media BiASS: Obama’s Mindless Media…

CBS and NBC Bash Giuliani for Criticizing Obama; ‘War of Words’ Taken ‘to Another Level’

 

In covering President Obama’s refusal to refer to terrorism as Islamic extremism, CBS and NBC devoted portions of their reports on Thursday night to comments Rudy Giuliani made the day before with NBC reserving a majority of their airtime to attacking the former New York City Mayor for having “set off a war of words” and taking presidential criticism “to another level.” Andrea Mitchell declared he set off “a firestorm” over telling an audience that “I do not believe that the President loves America” and suggested that Giuliani went too far.

 

Only CBS Pushes Back On Obama’s Refusal to Label Terrorists Islamic

 

While all three network morning shows on Thursday covered President Obama defending his refusal to label terrorism as Islamic extremism during a Wednesday speech, only CBS This Morning actually pushed back on the President’s argument.

 

CBS Devotes a Mere 20 Seconds to Clinton Foundation’s Foreign Funding

 

On Wednesday, the Washington Post revealed that “[s]ince its creation in 2001, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has raised close to $2 billion from a vast global network that includes corporate titans, political donors, foreign governments and other wealthy interests.” Despite the potential conflict of interest facing Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for president in 2016, CBS This Morning gave the story a mere 20 seconds on its Thursday broadcast. ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today ignored the story altogether.

 

Time Admits: ‘Only Reason’ ‘Handsy’ Biden ‘Gets Away With’ It Is He’s a Democrat

 

Even the reliably liberal Time magazine is admitting the obvious: Joe Biden wouldn’t get a pass for his creepy habit of putting his hands on women if he wasn’t a Democrat. Writer Karol Markowicz conceded, “The only reason Joe Biden gets away with getting handsy with women is because he has a (D) after his name.”

 

Pop-Heavy GMA Touts George Stephanopoulos’s Journalism Award

 

George Stephanopoulos won an award for journalism? The former Democratic operative turned host of a show known for cat videos hyped his award for “excellence in broadcast journalism.” Good Morning America’s Amy Robach touted, “We can’t help but give a big congratulations to one of our own. George took home the top award at last night’s National Press Foundation Dinner.”

 

Larry Wilmore Compares Brian Williams to Stewart: ‘Fake News Happens In Both Chairs’

 

During an appearance on ABC’s The View Thursday morning, Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore hilariously mocked NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams following his suspension over lies he made about his reporting in Iraq. Asked if he would rather replace Jon Stewart or Brian Williams, Wilmore responded that while he would rather replace Stewart, “apparently fake news happens in both chairs nowadays.”

Media BiASS: Obama Drum Beating…

David Brooks: ‘I’m Totally Pro-Obama’ Attacking Christianity

 

On Thursday, President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and drew some sharp criticism for his decision to draw a moral equivalency between ISIS and Christians, arguing that the acts of terrorism carried out by ISIS were akin to the Christian Crusades, slavery, and Jim Crow. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, New York Times columnist David Brooks eagerly defended Obama, asserting he was “totally pro-Obama on this. I think he said the right thing. Listen, it was a gospel of humility.”

Network Blackout of Obama Bashing Christianity Continued Friday; NBC Spends 20 Minutes on ‘50 Shades of Grey’

 

Following zero coverage on Thursday evening of President Obama drawing a moral equivalency between ISIS and Christians, the networks continued their blackout into a second straight news cycle with no mention of it on any of their Friday morning newscasts. The evening broadcasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC combined to exclude any mention that the President told attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast that acts of terrorism carried out by Islamic extremists are similar to Christianity being the grounds for the Crusades, slavery, and Jim Crow.

Chuck Todd Blames Obama’s Weak Foreign Policy On ‘Iraq War Syndrome’

 

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd was simultaneously critical and sympathetic toward President Obama while lamenting the commander-in-chief’s poor handling of foreign policy: “…you do get the sense that there is a form of Iraq war syndrome that has impacted the administration here. Where are they doing everything that they want to do or are they only doing what they think they can do under the circumstances just because of the way the Iraq war was impacted so much of the political psyche and their own psyche?”

ABC’s This Week Criticizes NBC’s Handling of Brian Williams’ Iraq Lies

 

On Sunday, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos discussed the fallout from the Brian Williams controversy with two prominent media critics, both of whom agreed that NBC News had badly handled Williams’ false claim that his helicopter came under enemy fire while he was reporting from Iraq in 2003. Liz Spayd, editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, insisted that NBC’s internal investigation won’t provide “enough credibility that gets attached to that kind of an investigation when the people doing it no doubt have personal connections, personal relationships with Brian Williams.”

Conan Mocks Brian Williams By Inserting the Anchor Into World Events

 

Conan O’Brien poked fun of NBC’s Brian Williams on the late Thursday/early Friday edition of his TBS program over his false Iraq War claim. O’Brien played a montage of the anchor’s own footage from NBC Nightly News, but edited it to insert the journalist into news events from recent years – including having Williams fly the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane landing in 2009 and make the first ascent of the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan.