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MSNBC Hosts Mourn NRA’s Record Fundraising Despite Anti-Gun Activism

<p>Despite recent months of intense anti-gun activism, on Tuesday, MSNBC anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi were aghast that the National Rifle Association actually broke a fundraising record in the month of March. The pair implored their left-wing viewers to “pay attention” and that they “shouldn’t kid” themselves about the effectiveness of their protests. </p>

MSNBC Eager for Anti-Gun Protesters to Vote Out GOP in November

<p>Throughout MSNBC’s Friday coverage of student walk-outs across the country to demand gun control, the liberal cable channel’s anchors and correspondent could barely contain their excitement about the prospect of those anti-gun protesters mobilizing to vote pro-gun rights Republicans out of office in the November midterms.</p>

NBC Finally Mentions McCabe Criminal Referral, Only Gives 9 Seconds

<p>After news broke Thursday afternoon that the FBI Inspector General was recommending the Justice Department file criminal charges against the Bureau’s fired deputy director, Andrew McCabe, NBC Nightly News completely ignored the major development. On Friday, NBC’s <em>Today</em> show wasn’t much better, only managing nine seconds of coverage to the story, just a single sentence.</p>

TIME 100 List: Liberals Outweigh Conservatives 14 to 4

<p>On Thursday, <em>TIME</em> magazine released its annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people, spanning across politics, entertainment, music, and sports. Predictably, the reliably liberal publication feature 14 glowing profiles of liberal activists, politicians, entertainers, and athletes, but only managed to find four conservative figures to highlight, one of which was a nasty hit piece.</p>

TIME 100 List: Liberals Outweigh Conservatives 14 to 4

<p>On Thursday, <em>TIME</em> magazine released its annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people, spanning across politics, entertainment, music, and sports. Predictably, the reliably liberal publication feature 14 glowing profiles of liberal activists, politicians, entertainers, and athletes, but only managed to find four conservative figures to highlight, one of which was a nasty hit piece.</p>

De Niro Eager for SNL Skit About Trump Being Thrown in Jail

<p>Appearing on Wednesday’s NBC <em>Today</em> show to promote the Tribecca Film Festival, actor Robert De Niro also happily discussed his cameo on <em>Saturday Night Live</em> portraying Special Counsel Robert Mueller, even hoping for future skits where he could arrest Donald Trump and throw him jail.</p>

NBC’s Guthrie Fears Comey Book May ‘Mess Up’ Mueller’s ‘Prosecution’ of Trump

<p>NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie was ready to convict Donald Trump of criminal wrongdoing on Wednesday’s <em>Today</em> show, as she interviewed former FBI Director James Comey. However, she worried that the fired law enforcement official’s tell-all book might “mess up” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s supposedly inevitable “prosecution” of the President.</p>

Tom Brokaw Fondly Recalls Barbara Bush ‘Really Didn’t Like’ Rick Perry

<p>Appearing on Wednesday’s Today show to reflect on the life of Barbara Bush, NBC Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw bizarrely noted how much she supposedly “really didn’t like” current Energy Secretary and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, while recalling a private conversation with the former First Lady years earlier.</p>

New Zealand PM ‘Infuriated’ by Media Comparison to Trump

<p>During an otherwise glowing profile on Tuesday’s NBC <em>Today</em> show of New Zealand’s newly-elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, correspondent Cynthia McFadden pressed the pregnant 37-year-old socialist leader on whether she was the “Donald Trump of New Zealand” on the issue of immigration. Ardern angrily denied the charge.</p>

ABC Gushes Over Comey’s Wife Being ‘Passionate’ Hillary Supporter

<p>After James Comey’s wife, Patrice, revealed during Sunday night’s ABC News special that she was a ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, on Monday’s <em>Good Morning America</em>, anchor George Stephanopoulos devoted an entire segment to fawning over the ex-FBI Director’s spouse.</p>

Stephanopoulos Whines to Comey About Costing Hillary the Election

<p>Recapping his Sunday night interview with former FBI Director James Comey on Monday’s <em>Good Morning America</em>, ABC anchor and former Clinton White House political operative George Stephanopoulos complained that the ex-Bureau chief’s decision to re-open the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation in October of 2016 cost the Democrat the election.</p>

Kellyanne Conway Blasts Comey’s ‘Free Political Commercial’ on ABC

<p>Appearing on Monday’s Good Morning America following ABC’s exclusive Sunday night interview with former FBI Director James Comey, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway took anchor George Stephanopoulos to task for allowing Comey a “free political commercial” to encourage Americans to vote President Trump out of office.</p>

After Chappaquiddick Movie, NBC Rushes to Rehab Kennedys as ‘America’s Royal Family’

<p>One week after the release of the movie Chappaquiddick, a film shining a light on Ted Kennedy causing a woman’s death, NBC’s <em>Today</em> show decided it was time to change the subject with a glowing profile of the late Democratic senator’s sibling, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Offering the usual gushing over the Kennedy clan being “America’s royal family,” the morning show allowed special correspondent Maria Shriver to report on her own mother.</p>

NBC Hails Comey’s ‘Bombshell’ Book and Nasty Attacks, Skips Critics

<p>NBC’s <em>Today</em> show on Friday provided giddy coverage of leaks from former FBI Director James Comey’s salacious new memoir, touting his nasty personal attacks against President Trump as “bombshell” revelations. While <em>CBS This Morning</em> and ABC’s <em>Good Morning America</em> found to time discuss criticism of Comey’s “pettiness” and the “unseemly tell-all quality” of the book, the NBC morning show avoided such unflattering critiques of the ex-Bureau chief.</p>

Katy Tur Attempts to Justify Cory Booker’s Ridiculous Gay Sex Question to Pompeo

<p>Following hours of CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifying during his Senate confirmation hearing to become the next Secretary of State, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur decided to single out a particularly absurd exchange where Democratic Senator Cory Booker grilled the nominee on his views about gay marriage. Predictably, Tur tried to argue that the bizarre and irrelevant line of questioning was actually essential in determining Pompeo’s foreign policy credentials. </p>

MSNBC: Ryan Not Quitting Over Trump Will Be ‘Stain on His Political Reputation Forever’

<p>Appearing on MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle Thursday morning, faux conservative <em>New York Times</em> Columnist Bret Stephens ranted that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s refusal to resign in protest after Donald Trump’s election in 2016 “is going to be a stain on his political reputation forever.”</p>

Stephanopoulos Asks Comey if Trump Should Be Impeached

<p>In a salacious promo for the network’s exclusive Sunday night interview with former FBI Director James Comey, during Wednesday’s Good Morning America, ABC featured clips of anchor George Stephanopoulos touting Comey’s comparison of President Trump to a “mob boss” and asking the fired Bureau chief if the President should be impeached.</p>

Loretta Lynch: Reporters Repeatedly Pressed Me to ‘Wrap Up’ Clinton Investigation

<p>During an exclusive interview with <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Lester Holt, aired on the Monday evening newscast, President Obama’s former Attorney General Loretta Lynch recalled how reporters constantly asked her when she was going to “wrap up” the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.</p>

After Softball Interview, Dem Senator Requests Blitzer as Debate Moderator

<p>After being treated to a softball interview on CNN Monday afternoon, Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson invited anchor Wolf Blitzer to moderate a debate between him and his newly-announced Republican opponent, Governor Rick Scott. During the friendly exchange, Blitzer even urged Nelson to elaborate on an attack line against his GOP rival. </p>

NBC Visits The Arctic: ‘No Debate at All’ About Climate Change

<p>Starting off a new series on Monday called <em>Top of the World</em>, ahead of Earth Day, NBC’s <em>Today</em> show sent correspondent Jacob Soboroff to the North Pole “to understand why we have all been experiencing such extreme weather, from droughts to fires, floods and hurricanes, even more.” The reporter hyped how he joined a team of NASA scientists “working around the clock to compile data that could be critical to our future on Earth.”</p>

NBC Allows Obama Official to Lecture Trump on Syria Inaction

<p>On Monday, NBC’s <em>Today</em> show had the audacity to bring on former Obama administration official Jeremy Bash to scold President Trump for not taking more action against the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. No mention was made of Bash’s former boss, President Obama, refusing to take action in the conflict even after Assad crossed the “red line” of using chemical weapons against his own people.</p>

After Hyping Effort to Depose Trump, NBC Ignores Judge’s Rejection

<p>On Wednesday, NBC’s <em>Today</em> show opened with this sensational declaration from co-host Savannah Guthrie: “Raising the stakes. Overnight, Stormy Daniels’ attorney asks a judge to depose President Trump. Will he be forced to testify about the alleged affair and the money paid to silence his accuser?” On Thursday, a judge denied that request, but NBC viewers would never know it because the network ignored the development.</p>

Nets Hail Hogg’s Ingraham Boycott, Skip Teen Activists’ Nasty Attacks

<p>On Friday, all three network morning shows touted Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and gun control activist David Hogg demanding that advertisers pull their sponsorship of Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show after she mocked him on Twitter – for which she has apologized. However, missing from all the hand-wringing about civility was any acknowledgment that Hogg and several other student activists have repeatedly used media appearances to hurl vile attacks against anyone who disagrees with them.</p>

With Roseanne Revival, NBC & ABC See ‘Red States, Ratings Gold’

<p>After ABC’s revival of <em>Roseanne</em> received huge ratings Tuesday night, on Thursday, NBC’s <em>Today</em> show and ABC’s <em>Good Morning America</em> suddenly discovered the value of shows set in red states with pro-Trump characters. </p>

What?! Cuomo Denies Liberal Justice Called for Second Amendment Repeal

<p>Only minutes after taking to Twitter early Wednesday morning to falsely claim that “no one” was talking about repealing the Second Amendment, CNN <em>New Day</em> co-host Chris Cuomo doubled-down on that assertion during an interview with former Senator Rick Santorum. When the Republican pointed to a Tuesday <em>New York Times</em> op/ed in which former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens demanded that the right to bear arms be revoked, Cuomo simply pretended it didn’t happen.</p>

MSNBC Freak-Out Over Citizenship Question Being Added to Census

<p>Throughout the day on Tuesday, MSNBC anchors and pundits were in full panic mode over the news that the Commerce Department was planning to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census. Hour after hour, the move was blasted as “racist,” “illegal,” and even predicted to cause a public health crisis. From 9:00 a.m. ET to 3:00 p.m. ET, the liberal cable channel’s coverage of the topic was 90% negative.</p>

ABC’s Profile of a Porn Star: ‘Aspiring Journalist,’ ‘Equestrian’

<p>A Tuesday report on ABC’s Good Morning America about adult film star Stormy Daniels filing a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen took a bizarre turn when correspondent Tom Llamas suddenly started offering viewers a glowing personal profile of the porn star.</p>

NBC Interview With Hillary Aide Skips Clinton’s Bitter Attack on Voters

<p>Despite devoting two full segments, totaling over 11 minutes, to an interview with former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, on her Monday 9:00 a.m. ET hour show, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly failed to ask about the losing Democratic nominee’s recent bitter tirade against voters who did not support her in 2016.  </p>

Nets Fear ‘Controversial’ Bolton Joining Trump’s ‘Very Hardline’ National Security Team

<p>Friday’s network morning shows were horrified to report that President Trump had decided to replace General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser with former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton. Journalists on the NBC, ABC, and CBS broadcasts feared that the “controversial” pick would only add to Trump’s “very hardline” national security team. </p>

MSNBC Rips ‘Bitter’ Biden for Threatening Trump; Rejects 2020 Run: ‘Dude, It’s Over’

<p>Viewers may have temporarily forgotten they were watching MSNBC Thursday afternoon when 1:00 p.m. ET hour anchor Craig Melvin and his political panel hammered former Vice President Joe Biden for threatening President Trump with physical violence and even dismissed the “frustrated” and “bitter” Democrat for considering a 2020 presidential run.</p>

ABC Tries to Blame McCabe’s Firing on ‘Feud’ Between Him and Sessions

<p>Revealing the network’s desperate desire to find a nefarious motivation behind the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, in reports for Wednesday’s <em>World News Tonight</em> and Thursday’s <em>Good Morning America</em>, ABC Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas suggested that the termination may have resulted from McCabe having opened and closed an investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions a year ago.</p>

MSNBC Repeatedly Alleges Trump is Being Blackmailed by Russia

<p>Throughout the day on Wednesday, journalists and pundits on MSNBC could only think of one explanation for why President Trump would call to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his re-election – Russia must be blackmailing Trump. Without any evidence, show after show engaged in wild speculation that the Russians “have something” on the President.</p>

Media Despair Over McCabe ‘Losing His Pension’…He’s Not

<p>The liberal media were in such a rush to paint fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as the victim of a “vindictive” Trump administration that they got some basic facts wrong about the financial consequences of his termination. Journalists and pundits across many news networks falsely claimed that McCabe would “lose his pension” or have his “benefits stripped” as a result of being fired for misconduct.</p>

MSNBC Promo Promises Fawning Coverage of Gun Control March

<p>Displaying the liberal cable channel’s eager anticipation for Saturday’s gun control protest in Washington D.C., the March for Our Lives, on Monday, MSNBC aired a gushing ad celebrating the movement to restrict gun rights.</p>

Dem Congressman Thanks Andrea Mitchell for Giving Him Idea to Hire McCabe

<p>On her MSNBC show on Monday, anchor Andrea Mitchell conducted a softball interview with Democratic Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan on his plan to hire just-fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in order save the federal law enforcement official’s pension. As the segment came to a close, the liberal lawmaker credited Mitchell for giving him the idea.</p>

Andrea Mitchell Fondly Recalls Dem Rep. Trying to Derail Clarence Thomas Confirmation

<p>While marking the death of longtime New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter on Friday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell shared her favorite memory of the Democratic lawmaker – when Slaughter and several other liberal House members attempted to derail the 1991 confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.</p>

CNN Asks Senator: Will You Warn Dems Not to be ‘Obsessed’ With Trump?

<p>In an interview with Maryland Senator and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Chris Van Hollen during the 9:00 a.m. ET hour of Friday’s <em>CNN Newsroom</em>, anchor John Berman actually pressed the liberal lawmaker on whether Pennsylvania congressional candidate Conor Lamb’s decision to run against Nancy Pelosi and not attack President Trump would be a model for other Democrats in the 2018 midterm election.</p>

Nets Cheer PA Election as ‘Blow’ to Trump, Dem Ran Against Pelosi

<p>All three of Wednesday’s network morning shows celebrated Democrat Conor Lamb’s apparent narrow victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s congressional special election, cheering the “incredibly exciting” race as a “big blow” to Republicans and President Trump. However, buried in NBC’s <em>Today</em> show coverage was a four-second acknowledgment that Lamb actually ran against House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, not Donald Trump.</p>

MSNBC Fears Pompeo’s ‘Anti-Iran Position,’ Trump’s ‘Outrageous’ Agenda

<p>Reacting to President Trump’s decision to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, on Monday afternoon, MSNBC anchors Chris Matthews and Katy Tur went into full meltdown mode over the cabinet reshuffling. Both hosts feared that Pompeo’s “hawkish position on Iran” would provoke a “stupid war” with the authoritarian regime.</p>

MSNBC Rejects ‘Mythology’ of Trump’s ‘Humanity’: He’s a ‘Sociopath’

<p>On her 4:00 p.m. ET MSNBC show Monday, <em>Deadline: White House</em> anchor Nicolle Wallace was eager to dismantle the “mythology at the White House” that President Trump possessed any “humanity” whatsoever. That nasty rhetoric then prompted panelist Donny Deutsch to play armchair psychiatrist and trot out his favorite attack line that Trump was a “sociopath.”</p>
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