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CBS Celebrates Jones Campaign Efforts, Predicts ‘GOP On the Ropes’

<p>In the wake of Democrat Doug Jones winning the Alabama Senate race the previous night, many in the liberal media were celebrating Wednesday as many analysts predicted dire days for the GOP in the near future. The same was true for <em>CBS Evening News</em> where they spent the first seven minutes and 36 seconds (over three different segments) touting the result and hyping Democratic divination of future elections.</p>

Nets Blackout Damning Text Messages from Pro-Hillary FBI Agents

<p>On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was put through the wringer by House Republicans in an open hearing to discuss the derogatory text messages sent by anti-Trump/pro-Hillary FBI officials. The texts included name-calling directed at Trump but also included a cryptic message about an “insurance policy” for the “risk” of a Trump presidency. The coverage of the texts varied wildly among the network evening newscasts; from no texts shown to covering up the officials’ relation to certain FBI investigations.</p>

Cheers Can Be Heard on CNN as Dem Jones Takes the Lead in Alabama

<p>In the early part of the 10:00 p.m. Eastern hour, and before the Alabama Senate race was called for Democrat Doug Jones, cheers could be heard on CNN’s live broadcast as Wolf Blitzer announced Jones had taken the lead. At roughly 10:19 p.m. Eastern, Wolf Blitzer exclaimed: “Look at this! Wow, look at this. All of a sudden, Doug Jones is taking the lead.” “Hale County just came in, which puts him back in the lead,” explained<em> Inside Politics</em> host John King as they stood in front of the map. And as they spoke an audible whoop from off-camera could be heard.</p>

CNN Commentator Calls Out ‘Radical’ Dem Position on Abortion

<p>As the results were starting to come in from Tuesday's closely watched Alabama Senate election Tuesday, a CNN discussion during <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em> got heated when Republican commentator Amanda Carpenter pointed out how Democratic candidate Doug Jones was in jeopardy because of his position on abortion.</p>

CBS’s Glor Questions Macron About Trump Screwing Things Up

<p><em>CBS Evening News</em> broadcasted live from Paris, France Monday ahead of a new international climate summit planned by French President Emmanuel Macron after President Trump announced he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. And in a one-on-one interview with the French President, anchor Jeff Glor appeared to be fishing for him to say something disparaging of Trump. But Macron never took the bait.</p>

CBS Gushes Over ‘Climate Missionary’ Jerry Brown, ‘Preaching the Gospel’

<p>In the led segment of CBS’s <em>60 Minutes</em> on Sunday, host Bill Whitaker narrated a piece praising the work of California Governor Jerry Brown in standing up to President Trump on climate change. “Our country is divided between red states and blue states, a division that has intensified since the election of President Donald Trump,” he began, noting how the blue states were part of the resistance. “Most prominently, California, the country's bluest and most populous state, led by Governor Jerry Brown.”</p>

Amid NYC Terror Coverage MSNBC Panel Complains About Guns in America, Trump

<p>As information was still coming in regarding Monday’s attempted terror attack in a New York City subway, an MSNBC panel discussing the news ridiculously shifted the topic to outrage over guns and gun crime in the U.S. And on top of that, they bemoaned how President Trump would try to make the attack an immigration issue to support his temporary travel ban.</p>

CNN Media Panel: Our Fake News Stories Are Why You Should Trust Us

<p>In one of the most asinine discussions about the liberal media’s credibility problem, CNN host Brian Stelter took to <em>Reliable Sources</em> on Sunday to defend his outlet and the rest of the media for the latest swarm of fake news stories plaguing the country. And offering no apology to the public for muddying the discourse, Stelter defended their precious anonymous sources while his guests claimed such reckless mistakes were why the public should trust what they say.</p>

Todd Frets to Sanders: Have Dems ‘Done enough’ to ‘Stop’ Tax Bill?

<p>During an interview with Vermont Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday’s <em>Meet the Press</em>, moderator Chuck Todd exposed just where he stood on the GOP tax reform bills making their way through Congress. And after questioning Sanders about the Democratic Party’s efforts to halt tax reform, he wanted to know about the Democratic Party’s latest efforts to impeach President Trump.</p>

Lefty Greenwald Rips CNN for Lack of Transparency with Fake News Story

<p>In an extensive piece published by The Intercept on Saturday, co-founder of the news site Glenn Greenwald excoriated CNN (as well as a host of other news outlets) for recklessly advancing agenda driven stories involving the Russia investigation, with no transparency when the stories blow up in their face and go viral with fake news.</p>

ABC Spends More Time on Franken’s ‘Irony’ Than Actual Resignation

<p>In a Thursday morning address on the Senate floor, Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken announced that he would step down from office as pressure mounted from his female colleagues. But he went down swinging, noting what he called “irony” in Donald Trump being president and Republican Roy Moore still running for Senate. ABC’s <em>World News Tonight</em> got his hint and spent more time harping on the “irony” than Franken’s resignation, while <em>NBC Nightly News</em> forgot to report he was a Democrat.</p>

Nets Omit Embarrassing Failure to Impeach Trump By House Dem

<p>In a brazen move on the floor of the House Wednesday, Texas Democratic Representative Al Green introduced Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. Citing accusations of racism and the mocking of Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, the Congressman was only able to rally 57 other members of his party to join him. The embarrassing failure of the impeachment went completely unreported during the evening newscasts of the three major networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC).</p>

Nets Ignore Sentencing of Former Dem Rep Who Ran Sham Charity

<p>On Monday, former Florida Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown was sentenced to five years in prison for using her fake charity, that was supposed to help poor students, to funnel money into her personal bank accounts. According to reports, “she used for more than $300,000 in personal expenses, including tickets for N.F.L. games and a Beyoncé concert.” Despite how disgusting her crime was, the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) failed to cover it since the sentencing.</p>

ABC Celebrates Flake’s Dem Donation, Downplays Conyers Resignation

<p>With a call to a friendly Detroit radio station Tuesday, Democratic Congressman John Conyers announced his retirement as pressure grew following a flood of sexual harassment charges. Also in the world of sexual harassers: Fed up with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake sold out his supposedly conservative principles and donated $100 to Moore’s liberal opponent. During ABC’s <em>World News Tonight</em>, the network celebrated Flake while downplaying Conyers.</p>

CBS, NBC Ignore Role of Anti-Trump FBI Agent in Clinton E-Mail Probe

<p>Over the weekend, it was discovered that Special Counsel Robert Mueller kicked a veteran FBI agent, named Peter Strzok, off his team for sending text messages that were disparaging of President Trump. But on Monday new information broke about just who the agent actually was. Apparently, he was responsible for turning down former FBI Director Comey’s language when he was announcing he would not recommend charges be brought against Hillary Clinton in the e-mail investigation. That interesting tidbit was blacked out of the reports in the evening broadcasts of CBS and NBC.</p>

Report: ABC News President Bars Brian Ross from Reporting on Trump

<p>In a CNN scoop out Monday, Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter reported that ABC News President James Goldston angrily tore into his staff on Monday during an editorial conference call, “and announced that [Brian] Ross, the network's chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump.” The move comes after Ross was suspended for falsely claiming former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that, as a candidate, Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians.</p>

CBS Skips SCOTUS Allowing Implementation of Temporary Travel Ban

<p>President Trump scored a big victory on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the administration to enforce the third iteration of the travel ban until they could hear the case sometime in early 2018. The ban singled out counties with highly questionable or completely absent vetting processes for those looking to travel abroad. And the development was omitted from <em>CBS Evening News</em>’ first broadcast with anchor Jeff Glor as the new full-time anchor.</p>

CNN Media Panel Frets America Will ‘Pay a Heavy Price’ for Trump’s Madness

<p>After starting Sunday’s <em>Reliable Sources</em> by shredding ABC and Brian Ross for their disastrous reporting regarding Michael Flynn’s plea deal, host Brian Stelter retreated to more familiar grounds: Claiming President Trump was insane and was a threat to everyone. His inspiration for the segment was the recent diatribes published in the <em>New York Daily News</em>, <em>The Washington Post</em>, and on MSNBC, places known for their even keel attitudes towards the President (please note the sarcasm).</p>

Former Bush AG Shoots Down Media’s ‘Speculation’ About Flynn Deal

<p>The Sunday morning shows were dominated by the liberal media’s wild fantasies regarding what was to come next in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation after Michael Flynn’s plea deal on Friday. But during an appearance on ABC’s <em>This Week</em>, former Attorney General for George W. Bush, Michael Mukasey wrote off the media’s hopes and dream of something much bigger coming down the pike as just “speculation” and “heavy breathing” on their part.</p>

CBS, NBC Skip $100,000 to Dem Congressman’s Harassment Victims

<p>While the pressure mounted on Democratic harassers Representative John Conyers and Senator Al Franken to resign, more details broke on Thursday of the Congressional slush fund used to pay off such victims. ABC <em>World News Tonight</em> was the only network evening broadcast from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, and NBC) to report that the male victims of former New York Democratic Congressman Eric Massa were paid a settlement of nearly $100,000 combined.</p>

NBC Complains Senate GOP Not Seeking Input from Dems in Tax Plans

<p>With the Senate GOP on the verge of passing their version of tax reform on Thursday, <em>NBC Nightly News</em> continued their week-long series where they claimed to break down the tax bills. But in reality, they only sought to stoke the fears of those who weren’t familiar with it. “Once aligned with the House version, it will affect your take-home pay as it adds new credits, takes away some popular deductions and slashes corporate taxes,” announced Anchor Lester Holt at the top of the program, as Capitol Hill Correspondent Kasie Hunt bemoaned how Democrats had no input.</p>

HLN Panel Calls for NBC to Be Investigated for Possibly Enabling Lauer

<p>During Wednesday’s <em>S.E. Cupp Unfiltered</em>, Cupp and her panel were visibly disgusted as they kicked off the show talking about the sexual misconduct allegations against former NBC morning host Matt Lauer. After Cupp reviewed the disturbing allegations detailed in the <em>Variety </em>exclusive, the panel vigorously ripped into NBC for claiming they didn’t know about Lauer’s victims until Monday. Collectively they determined that the network knew more than they were letting on and should be investigated for it.</p>

CNN Laces Tax Reform Debate With Questions Mostly From Left

<p>With the Senate Republicans’ Tax reform bill making it out of committee on Tuesday, CNN held a previously scheduled debate on tax reform where GOP Senators Ted Cruz (TX) and Tim Scott (SC) teamed up to go against Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders (VT) and Maria Cantwell (WA). The matchup promised to make it an interesting discussion, but CNN’s prescreened questions skewed heavily to left. In total, their nine audience questions came from the left at a ratio of 7:2.</p>

ABC/NBC Cover for Conyers, No Mention of New Claim or Resignation Talks

<p>Tuesday was a terrible day for Michigan Democratic Representative John Conyers as yet another former staffer came forward to accuse the longtime Congressman of sexual harassment and he was reportedly in talks with the Congressional Black Caucus to possibly resign. But according to the liberal Big Three Networks, none of that was really newsworthy. Both ABC’s and NBC’s evening broadcasts didn’t have any mention of Conyers period, while CBS buried it at the end of a report on the Senate GOP tax plan.</p>

NYT Timeline of Sexual Misconduct Omits Powerful Democrats

<p>In a piece that was supposed to be a rolling documentation of the sexual misconduct allegations that have come to light since the toppling of Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein, <em>The New York Times</em> had left out a series of accusations against numerous Democratic politicians. And on top of the blatant omissions, the timeline had gone un-updated since November 21 despite a flood of new allegations including one Democratic Congresswoman exposing a former Democratic Congressman.</p>

Networks Downplay Senator Warren’s Lies About Her Heritage

<p>On Monday, President Trump caused a stir in the liberal media when he mocked Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” during an Oval Office event to honor the work of Navajo code talkers during World War II. The Big Three Networks rushed to claim Trump was whipping around a racial slur, but meanwhile, they brushed over where the moniker came from: Warren’s dubious claims she was of Native-American heritage, which she used to gain an advantage in forwarding her career.</p>

Networks Downplay Senator Warren’s Lies About Her Heritage

<p>On Monday, President Trump caused a stir in the liberal media when he mocked Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” during an Oval Office event to honor the work of Navajo code talkers during World War II. The Big Three Networks rushed to claim Trump was whipping around a racial slur, but meanwhile, they brushed over where the moniker came from: Warren’s dubious claims she was of Native-American heritage, which she used to gain an advantage in forwarding her career.</p>

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Fawns Over ‘Mythical’ Kennedy, Democratic Narratives

<p>To mark the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday, MSNBC’s radical Joy Reid put out a series of tweets fawning over how “the Kennedys occupy a special place in our national consciousness.” According to her, those “mythical” stories about the Kennedys were part of what held the country together and elevated us.</p>

Report: ‘Not an Easy Call’ If NYT Should Fire Thrush for Harassment

<p>In a report by <em>Vanity Fair</em> published Tuesday, writer Joe Pompeo wrote how “[The New York Times] is ‘torn’ about whether Glenn Thrush should lose his job over sexual-misconduct allegations.” According to the numerous sources, he spoke with inside the <em>Times</em>, the executives were waiting for their internal investigation to turn up more details. The allegations against Thrush included claims he made drunken “inappropriate advances upon women in their twenties,” and he was in his fifties and married.</p>

CNN’s Dylan Byers Laments ‘Drain of Talent’ With Harassers Leaving Hollywood, Media

<p>Twitter’s new 280-character limit appeared to have claimed its first victim. In an unbelievable and now deleted tweet, CNN media reporter Dylan Byers openly lamented Tuesday night about the how much “talent” the media and the entertainment industry was losing because of the flood of sexual harassment allegations. As would be expected, the reaction was swift and fierce and garnered literally thousands of angry comments.</p>

ABC, CBS Downplay Harassment Accusations Against Dem Rep Conyers

<p>Democratic Michigan Representative John Conyers Jr. found himself in the spotlight on Tuesday after BuzzFeed reported that the Congressman paid $27,000 in a settlement allegedly linked to sexual harassment. “[Conyers] settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not ‘succumb to [his] sexual advances,’” BuzzFeed wrote. But that wasn’t enough for ABC and CBS who downplayed the accusations throughout the day.</p>

NBC Moves On from Border Patrol Death, ABC Gives More Time to Black Friday

<p>Over the weekend, tragic news broke in Texas just miles from the U.S./Mexico border of an apparent attack that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another one seriously injured. According to reports as of Monday, it appeared as though the agents may have been beaten with rocks by attackers in an ambush. Coverage of the death varied widely among the Big Three Networks Monday evening. <em>CBS Evening News</em> led with the incident while <em>NBC Nightly News</em> omitted completely.</p>

Nets Omit Alleged Harassment from Glenn Thrush, CBS Skips Franken’s

<p>Monday brought a deluge of new sexual harassment allegations implicating high profile men across the worlds of politics and journalism. Among the accused was CBS’s Charlie Rose, which was adequately reported by the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). But in stark contrast, they completely omitted the emerging allegations against <em>New York Times</em> White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush, and the second accuser of Democratic Senator Al Franken went grossly under reported.</p>

CNN’s Stelter Fawns Over Trump Impersonator Breaking Down Gestures

<p>To promote his Monday night special glorifying late-night comedians bashing Trump, CNN’s Brian Stelter closed out his Sunday show by showing off his giddy interview with Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik. Stelter was like a kid in a candy store as he laughed along with his guest as they joked about Trump’s speech patterns and mocked him for being out of shape. All during a show that’s supposed to be “about how the media really works and how the news gets made.”</p>

Dowd: GOP ‘Empowered’ Clinton’s Predatory Behavior With ‘Tainted’ Justice Thomas

<p>ABC’s make-believe Republican Matthew Dowd went completely off the rails Sunday during his appearance on <em>This Week</em>. During the panel discussion of the latest sexual harassment allegations around the country, Dowd went off the deep end and claimed Republicans “empowered” Bill Clinton’s sexually predatory behavior and “gave up their values” by putting “tainted” Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court.</p>

NBC Downplays Bill Clinton Sex Allegations With Family’s Talking Points

<p>With the national discussion centered on sexual harassment and sexual assault, many in the liberal media had been itching to get to the allegations directed at the President. The media seemed to have recently gotten the ‘okay’ to pursue the claims when Hillary Clinton brought them up in a radio interview. It’s hypocritical for Clinton to lead the charge because of her philanderer husband with a rape charge. But that wasn’t a problem for NBC’s <em>Sunday Today</em> who disregarded it using Clinton’s defense.</p>

NBC Finally Discovers Menendez After Mistrial, CBS Boasts Outcome

<p>The big three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) could finally breathe a sigh of relief on Thursday after the corruption trial against Democratic Senator Bob Menendez ended (at least for now) with a mistrial. Since the trial began 71 days ago, the network evening newscasts did everything in their power not to report it, effectively hiding it from their viewers. But Thursday evening saw all three of them find time to highlight Menendez’s good fortune.</p>

MSNBC Panel Tears into Gloria Allred for Possibly Tainting Accusations

<p>On Wednesday, the Alabama GOP and an attorney for senatorial candidate Roy Moore held a press conference to stand by their candidate and tried to discredit the sexual misconduct allegations Moore was facing. The only accusation of sexual impropriety they chose to focus on was that of Beverly Young Nelson and her infamous lawyer, Gloria Allred. The fact that the Allred’s reputation was that of a dubious attention seeker spooked the panel on MSNBC’s <em>MTP Daily</em> because it could taint other credible accusations, and not just those against Moore.</p>

‘CBS Evening News’ Gives 44 Secs to Trump Drinking Water, 0 to Menendez

<p>Wednesday marked the continuation of the near total blackout on the corruption trial of Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez by the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). While none of the networks covered the trial, which was in the middle of jury deliberations, <em>CBS Evening News</em> thought it was a priority to run a 44 Second news brief mocking President Trump for drinking from a bottle of water while in the middle of a long speech.</p>

MSNBC Panelist Rejects Renewed Talk of Bill Clinton Rape Charge

<p>In a very serious Congressional hearing on Tuesday, Capitol Hill considered efforts to streamline the process for staffers to report sexual misconduct by their colleagues. The reforms came as the nation was in the middle of a conversation about such behavior and abusers were thrust into the spotlight. Of course, discussions about powerful men abusing women could not be had without mentioning former President Bill Clinton, but Jim Warren of the Poynter Institute didn’t want to hear any of it.</p>
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