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MSNBC’s Meacham: Doug Jones Win Is ‘Good News for the Country’

<p>On Wednesday's <em>MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin</em>, MSNBC contributor and historian Jon Meacham made no pretense of being unbiased as he used a Winston Churchill quote to declare Democrat Doug Jones's victory over Roy Moore in Alabama to be "the right thing," and added that "that's probably good news for the country inarguably."</p>

CNN Frets Over One Cop’s Acquittal After Ignoring Tough Sentence on Another

<p>Over the past several days, CNN has displayed another classic example of the liberal news network's double standard in rushing to feed the narrative that police officers get away with being excessively violent, while ignoring stories that undermine that premise.</p>

Nets Use Edited Quote to Smear Roy Moore As Praising Slavery

<p>On Friday, the evening newscasts for ABC and NBC hyped an edited quote to suggest that Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore claimed that the last time America was "great" was when there was slavery.</p> <p> </p>

MSNBC Hosts Frequent GOP Guest Who Has Switched to Dem Party

<p>On Friday's <em>Velshi and Ruhle</em> show, MSNBC co-hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle gave a forum to frequent MSNBC guest Kurt Bardella -- known for being a Republican who trashes his right-leaning former client <em>Breitbart News </em>-- so that he could discuss his decision to finally officially switch to the Democratic party.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

MSNBC’s Clemons Uses Hitler Quote to Smear Trump, Netanyahu

<p>Appearing as a guest on Thursday's <em>MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle</em>, <em>The Atlantic</em> editor-at-large and MSNBC contributor Steve Clemons actually made a veiled Adolf Hitler reference to attack Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as President Donald Trump over the U.S. relocating its embassy to Jerusalem.</p> <p> </p>

CNN’s Miller Likens Embassy Move to Hitting Arabs on the Head with a Hammer

<p>On Thursday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN global affairs analyst David Aaron Miller reacted negatively to President Donald Trump's plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and, while reacting to reports of violent protests by Palestinian Arabs, hyperbolically likened Trump's decision to hitting Arabs on the head with a hammer.</p>

MSNBC’s Hayes Slams ‘Extremely Provocative Move’ of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

<p>On Tuesday's <em>All In</em> show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes and Republican-leaning MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt were beside themselves over President Donald Trump's expected announcement that he would finally break with past Presidents and abide by the 1995 law calling for the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to be moved to Jerusalem.</p>

WashPost’s Rubin Complains Media Were Not Tough Enough on Trump

<p>On Sunday's <em>AM Joy</em> on MSNBC, as host Joy Reid held a discussion which tried to tie accusations of sexual misbehavior against big media figures like NBC's Matt Lauer with the dominant media allegedly being biased against Hillary Clinton, <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Jennifer Rubin claimed that the media were not tough enough on Donald Trump, and suggested they could have done more to throw the election to Clinton.</p> <p> </p>

CBS Evening News Ignores Jury Acquitting Illegal Immigrant in Kate Steinle Killing

<p>On Friday, the <em>CBS Evening News</em> conspicuously did not make time to inform its viewers of the outcome of the trial of an illegal immigrant charged in the killing of San Francisco resident Kate Steinle. Although all three broadcast morning newscasts had highlighted the failure to get a murder conviction in the case, on the evening shows, CBS omitted the story while ABC's <em>World News Tonight</em> delivered a full report, and the <em>NBC Nightly News</em> gave viewers a 33-second brief.</p>

On MSNBC, Advisor for Clinton Defender Calls Trump ‘Sexual Predator’

<p>On Sunday's <em>AM Joy</em>, there was another case of liberal projection as senior advisor and frequent MSNBC guest Karine Jean-Pierre complained that "We have a sexual predator as the President of the United States who lies constantly." This in spite of the fact that the group she works for was founded in 1998 primarily for the purpose of defending President Bill Clinton from impeachment over his sexual misbehavior.</p>

MSNBC Guest: Republicans Are ‘Domestic Terror Group,’ Should Be ‘Locked Up’

<p>On Saturday's <em>AM Joy</em>, the MSNBC show at one point looked like a caricature of itself as frequent guest Fernand Armandi actually made the incendiary claim that the Republican party is a "domestic terror group," and then asserted that voters should not only vote them out, but "consider possibly afterwards locking them up." The Democratic pollster -- known for making wildly over the top statements on the show -- made his hyperbolic comments about locking up Republicans not in response to any sort of charges of legal wrongdoing, but instead in response to simply having a policy disagreement about how to handle the CHIP program.</p>

On MSNBC, WashPost’s Rubin: ‘Special Place in Hell’ for Kellyanne Conway

<p>On Saturday's <em>AM Joy</em>, <em>Washington Post</em> columnist and frequent MSNBC guest Jennifer Rubin was near breaking her own record for aiming vitriol at Republicans as she declared that "there is a special place in hell" for Kellyanne Conway because the White House advisor recently advocated voting for Roy Moore in spite of sexual molestation accusations against the Alabama Republican.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

On CNN, Filmmaker Jon Alpert Blames U.S. for Communism Failing in Cuba

<p>Appearing as a guest on Friday's <em>New Day</em> on CNN a year after Fidel Castro's death to promote his film about Castro's Cuba, filmmaker Jon Alpert blamed the United States for the economic failures of communism on the island country as charged that the U.S. ruined the Cuban economy by flooding the sugar market in the 1970s.</p> <p> </p>

Fox & Friends Gives More Time to Death of Border Agent Than CNN’s New Day

<p>In the last couple of mornings, FNC's <em>Fox and Friends</em> has not surprisingly been spending substantially more time than CNN's <em>New Day</em> show discussing the death of a border patrol agent, Rogelio Martinez, and serious injury of his partner on the border in Southwest Texas.</p>

CNN Ignores Manhunt for Pa. Cop Killer, TV One Finally Notices Baltimore Killing

<p>After conspicuously giving scant notice to the murder of a Baltimore police officer last week while ABC, CBS, NBC and FNC provided more attention, CNN has only gotten worse as it has so far ignored a second high-profile cop killing -- this time near Pittsburgh -- which is getting substantial attention on news shows elsewhere. Additionally, TV One's <em>News One Now</em> program finally took notice of the Baltimore killing on Monday after ignoring it last week, although the show did not mention the cop killing in Pennsylvania.</p>

On MSNBC, WashPost’s Jen Rubin Hits Dems from Left for ‘Harping on’ Clinton Sex Scandals

<p>On Sunday's <em>AM Joy</em> on MSNBC, it was another case of liberals speaking of former Bill Clinton's sex scandals as if consensual adulterous sex with Monica Lewinsky were the worst thing he was accused of as the panel discussed recent scandals from Roy Moore and Al Franken to Donald Trump. And for her part, pretend conservative Jennifer Rubin actually hit Democrats from the left as she complained that "Democrats keep harping on Bill Clinton," presumably referring to a recent willingness of some liberals to throw Bill Clinton under the bus to give an appearance of consistency in going after current politicians like Republicans Roy Moore and Donald Trump.</p>

CNN’s ‘New Day’ Only Gives 1 Min to Murdered Cop, Spends 3 Min on Corrupt Cop

<p>Since word broke early Thursday morning that a black police officer in Baltimore was shot in the head and then died, CNN has conspicuously buried the story, in contrast with the liberal news network's history of giving attention to black suspects who are killed or roughed up by police officers. CNN's most prominent morning show, <em>New Day</em>, which runs between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. ET, has only run two briefs just barely totaling a minute so far. But on Saturday morning, <em>New Day Saturday</em> ran a full three-minute report on a corrupt police officer in Chicago who is causing the city to have to consider releasing some prisoners whom he might have framed.</p>

CNN, News One Now Ignore Black Police Officer Murdered in Baltimore

<p>After a black police officer was murdered in Baltimore yesterday while approaching a criminal suspect, the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening newscasts all informed their viewers of the tragic event, with the <em>NBC Nightly News</em> even running a full report of nearly two minutes. This morning, <em>CBS This Morning</em> and FNC's <em>Fox and Friends</em> also ran briefs on Officer Sean Suiter's death.</p>

CNN’s Cuomo Gloats Over Sessions Hesitance to Investigate Clinton

<p>On Wednesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's Chris Cuomo gloated over congressional Republicans apparently suffering a setback in their push for an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a way that it is unlikely that the CNN host would ever do if Democrats experienced a similar setback.</p> <p> </p>

ABC Highlights Dad Who Used Gun to Save Daughter from Kidnappers

<p>On Tuesday's <em>Good Morning America</em> on ABC, there was a rare example of the dominant media actually taking the time to inform viewers of someone using a gun for self-defense as Amy Robach filed a report about a man who saved himself and his daughter from home invaders after they attempted to kidnap his daughter as she arrived home.</p> <p> </p>

MSNBC Guests See GOP ‘Policy Pedophilia,’ ‘Last Days of Hitler’s Bunker’

<p>On Saturday's <em>AM Joy</em> on MSNBC, during a discussion of Christian conservatives who have defended Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from accusations of sexual behavior with a 14-year-old, recurring liberal MSNBC guests Bishop William Barber and liberal author Frank Schaeffer both engaged in hyperbolic rants against white Christian conservatives. After Barber tried to link "white evangelicalism" to "white supremacy," and accused Christian conservatives of engaging in "policy pedophilia" by not doing enough to help poor children, Schaeffer likened white Christians to Adolf Hitler in the last few days of his life in his bunker, as Schaeffer ended up deriding himself as a "token old white fart" who gets to take part in the day's discussion at a racially diverse table.</p>

MSNBC Guests See GOP ‘Policy Pedophilia,’ ‘Last Days of Hitler’s Bunker’

<p>On Saturday's <em>AM Joy</em> on MSNBC, during a Roy Moore discussion, recurring liberal MSNBC guests Bishop William Barber and author Frank Schaeffer both engaged in hyperbolic rants against white Christian conservatives. After Barber tried to link "white evangelicalism" to "white supremacy," and accused Christian conservatives of engaging in "policy pedophilia" by not doing enough to help poor children, Schaeffer likened white Christians to Hitler in the last few days of his life in his bunker.</p>

NBC Highlights Rand Paul Slam on Media Coverage of Assault by Liberal

<p>On Thursday afternoon, news broke that  Republican Senator Rand Paul's office had disputed claims aired in the media that the Kentucky Senator had been in an ongoing dispute with his neighbor, Rene Boucher, before being tackled in his yard about a week ago, calling the accounts "fake news," and claiming that the two had not even spoken to each other in many years. But ABC's <em>World News Tonight</em> and <em>Good Morning America</em> both ignored Senator Paul's complaints as they continued to air stories updating viewers on the situation. The <em>NBC Nightly News</em> more directly gave attention to Senator Paul's side of the story as the <em>CBS Evening News</em> and <em>CBS This Morning</em> quoted a lesser portion of the Kentucky Senator's statement.</p>

MSNBC Hosts Hit with ‘Irony’ After Gloating Over ‘Virginia’s Chief Homophobe’ Losing

<p>On Wednesday morning, MSNBC hosts Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi not only gloated over the defeat of Republican Delegate Bob Marshall by transgender Democratic candidate Danica Roem, but Ruhle even declared that, when Democratic candidate Chris Hurst unseated another Republican incumbent who had been supported by the NRA, it was a "win for America."</p> <p> </p>

CNN’s Camerota: ‘Absurd’ for Trump to Repeat ‘Tired NRA Talking Point’

<p>On Tuesday -- one day after nearly begging Senator Jeff Flake on <em>New Day</em> for Congress to pass more gun laws -- CNN's Alisyn Camerota continued pushing for more gun control as she complained that President Donald Trump has been repeating "the same old NRA talking point" and "the tired NRA talking point," calling it "absurd," during a discussion of the President's reactions to the Texas mass shooting.</p>

CNN’s Camerota Nearly Begs Jeff Flake for More Gun Laws

<p>On Monday's <em>New Day</em>, as Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake appeared as a guest, CNN host Alisyn Camerota spent nearly five minutes repeatedly pushing in favor of more gun laws in the aftermath of recent mass shootings, lamenting that it seems "hopeless" to expect Congress to take action.</p>

NBC’s Mohyeldin Makes Bogus Claims of Racial Double Standard on ‘Terrorism’

<p>On Sunday and early Monday after word broke of the church shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas, NBC correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin took to Twitter and sounded like a liberal activist as he tweeted out several comments suggesting that U.S. government agencies discriminate against Muslims in applying the word "terrorism" to so many acts of mass violence by Muslims, but not so much with white non-Muslim men.</p>

MSNBC Guest: ‘Racist’ Jeff Sessions Is ‘Living His Best Bigoted Life’

<p>On Sunday's <em>AM Joy</em> on MSNBC, guest Karine Jean-Pierre of the far-left injected charges of racism against Attorney General Jeff Sessions into a discussion of the Russia collusion investigation, as the frequent MSNBC guest charged that the Attorney General is a "known racist" who is "living his best bigoted life right now" by "running the most radical right-wing" Justice Department.</p> <p> </p>

Dowd Dismisses DNC Clinton Deal, Todd Sees ‘Grenade’ for Dems

<p>As the morning broadcast network newscasts on Friday and Saturday gave attention to former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile's charge that the DNC was rigged to favor Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, there was a striking contrast in the way ABC's Matthew Dowd dismissed the story on Saturday whereas NBC's Chuck Todd on Friday described the revelation as a "grenade" for Democrats. The NBC host even took at jab at Barack Obama, blaming the former President for leaving the DNC's finances in such a mess.</p>

MSNBC Republican Slams Breitbart ‘KKK Wannabes,’ ‘So-Called Evangelical Christians’

<p>On Saturday's <em>AM Joy</em>, guest Richard Painter -- a University of Minnesota professor and former Bush administration offiical -- was again trashing Breitbart News and "so-called religious conservatives," as he smeared them as being linked to radical groups like the Ku Klux Klan. The frequent MSNBC guest brought up the KKK twice in about one minute of commentary, and ended up deriding Breitbart News as "Ku Klux Klan wannabes."</p> <p> </p>

PBS’s Smiley and Guest Muse Over ‘Self-Loathing’ Women Voting for Trump

<p>As liberal playright and Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler appeared as a guest on Wednesday's <em>Tavis Smiley</em> show on PBS, she and host Smiley ruminated over why so many women voted to make Donald Trump President in spite of his history of harassing women, with the two drawing a parallel between women and blacks who are "self-loathing" or have "self-hatred."</p>

Projection Much? CNN Frets GOP Double Standard on Shootings Vs Muslim Terrorism

<p>On Thursday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN hosts and commentators devoted a substantial portion of the show to fretting over President Donald Trump and Republicans having a double standard in not wanting to pass new gun laws after shootings, but being eager to pass new immigration restrictions after terrorism by Muslim radicals who trace back to other countries.</p> <p> </p>

CNN Frets Trump’s ‘Partisan Attack’; Went Soft on Kimmel After Las Vegas

<p>On Wednesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN host Alisyn Camerota repeatedly fretted over President Donald Trump attacking Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for supporting in 1990 the immigration law that helped Uzbekistan-born terrorist Sayfullo Saipov to get into the United States.</p>

PBS Guest Likens Conservatives to Osama bin Laden on Immigration

<p>On Friday's <em>Tavis Smiley</em> show, on display for PBS viewers was the latest in a parade of mostly left-wing guests getting to promote their liberal views as author Sasha Polakow-Suransky of the Open Society Foundations promoted his book -- <em>Go Back Where You Came From</em> -- that was critical of right-wing political movements in Europe and in the U.S. reacting against too much immigration. At one point in the interview, he went into hyperbole as he suggested that right-wing politicians are just a step away from being like Osama bin Laden as he pointed out that an outright bin Laden would not be able to get elected.</p>

NBC Omits Clinton, Includes Clarence Thomas in Sex Harassment Story

<p>On Sunday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, on display was the latest example of liberal journalists conspicuously ignoring accusations of sexual assault against President Bill Clinton even while going all the way back 26 years to include sexual harassment charges against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. NBC correspondent and MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle filed a three-minute full report about the issue of sexual harassment of women in the workplace in light of recent accusations against film maker Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile perpetrators.</p>

Rubin Slams ‘Disgraceful’ Gillespie, ‘Conservative Media’ Spreading ‘Nonsense’ on Clinton

<p>On Saturday's <em>AM Joy</em>, Joy Reid hosted over a panel of five MSNBC Republicans to discuss the week's political news. True to form, allegedly right-leaning <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Jennifer Rubin was trashing conservatives as she derided Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie's campaign as  "disgraceful" and complained that the "conservative media" are "spreading nonsense to the American people" on Hillary Clinton and Russian uranium interests.</p> <p> </p>

MSNBC Guest: ‘Virtually All Racists Belong to the Republican Party’

<p>Saturday's <em>AM Joy</em> on MSNBC displayed the latest example of the liberal news network's eagerness to bring the kind of Republicans onto their shows who will trash other Republicans. While appearing as a guest to promote his book, <em>The Truth Matters</em>, former George H.W. Bush Treasury official Bruce Bartlett actually asserted that "virtually all racists belong to the Republican party today," and made a Nazi reference to Josef Goebbels as he attacked the right-wing media for supposedly misinforming conservatives.</p> <p> </p>

Maher Wrongly Claims ‘Pravda’ Fox News Ignored Flake Speech Attacking Trump

<p>On Friday's <em>Real Time</em> on HBO, far-left host Bill Maher lashed out at Fox News and wrongly claimed that it had ignored Republican Senator Jeff Flake's speech attacking President Donald Trump. Although panel member Betsy Woodruff of the Daily Beast did jump in to inform Maher that Flake's speech was covered live, both she and liberal CNN commentator Van Jones claimed that "they didn't talk about it" afterwards. In fact, a Nexis search finds that evening FNC hosts Bret Baier, Martha McCallum, and Brian Kilmead all led with Flake's speech, while Sean Hannity also did a report on the story.</p>

CNN Panel Dismisses GOP Push on Clinton/Russia As ‘Distraction’ from Trump

<p>On Wednesday's <em>New Day</em> on CNN, during discussions of the push by congressional Republicans to investigate links between Hillary Clinton and Russia obtaining uranium during the Obama administration, CNN analysts repeatedly described the GOP effort as an attempt to have a "distraction" from President Donald Trump's problems.</p> <p> </p>

MSNBC’s Wallace Inserts Anti-Sarah Palin Jab into Trump Discussion

<p>On Tuesday's <em>Deadline: White House</em>, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace again demonstrated that she is still obsessed with Sarah Palin's part in the 2008 presidential campaign as she found a way to work an anti-Palin jab into a discussion of Republican Jeff Flake publicly condemning President Donald Trump.</p>
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