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Since late January of 2012, the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard has as soon as every week featured a “Mainstream Media Scream” choice in his “Washington Secrets and techniques” column. For every choose, often posted on-line on Monday, I present an evidence and suggest a “scream” score (scale of 1 to 5).

This submit incorporates the “Liberal Media Screams” beginning in January 2021.

> For all of 2020. For all of 2019. For all of  2018. (Re-named “Liberal Media Scream” as of June 11, 2018.) “Mainstream Media Screams” for:

> July-December 2017 posts; January through June 2017; July to December 2016; for January to June 2016; for July to December 2015; for January to June 2015. (2012-2014 are featured on MRC.org: For 2014; for June 17, 2013 through the end of 2013. And for January 31, 2012 through June 11, 2013.)

Examine Bedard’s “Washington Secrets” blog for the newest selection and his different Washington insider posts. Every week, this web page shall be up to date with Bedard’s newest instance of the worst bias of the week.

(For extra of the worst liberal media bias, browse the Media Research Center’s Notable Quotables with compilations of the newest outrageous, generally humorous, quotes within the liberal media.)

 

■ New on August 16: Liberal Media Scream: MSNBC ‘skilled’ says GOP attempting to make migrants ‘disappear’

See the posting on the Washington Examiner‘s site the place you possibly can watch the video and browse Baker’s evaluation. Every week later, Bedard’s article shall be posted right here.

 

■ August 9: Liberal Media Scream: CNN’s Acosta sneers, ‘Name it the DeSantis variant’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN’s Jim Acosta going full liberal bias in attacking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s dealing with of the newest coronavirus outbreak.

On CNN Saturday afternoon, Acosta blamed Republican politicians for COVID-19 deaths, significantly DeSantis.

“As a substitute of the delta variant, why not name it the DeSantis variant?” the anchor mentioned. Acosta, identified for his hostility to President Donald Trump when he coated the White Home, didn’t say the identical factor about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who earlier had a COVID dying outbreak on his fingers.

With an identical picture on display, Acosta advised, “We may promote beer koozies that say ‘Don’t Florida My Fauci,’” (a play on koozies that say ‘Don’t Fauci My Florida’) earlier than snidely concluding with how the cash raised could possibly be used “to assist pay for all of the funerals that shall be coming.”

Acosta, on CNN Newsroom, on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 7:

“Folks shouldn’t need to die so some politicians can personal the libs. They’re not proudly owning anyone, however they might find yourself proudly owning the pandemic, as a result of they’re prolonging it. Maybe it’s time to start out naming these new variants that could be popping out after them. As a substitute of the delta variant, why not name it the DeSantis variant? We may promote beer koozies that say ‘Don’t Florida My Fauci’ and use the cash to assist pay for all of the funerals that shall be coming within the days to return.”

Brent Baker, vp of analysis and publications for the Media Analysis Middle, explains our weekly choose: “Acosta is simply furthering his picture as extra of a clownish political hack than any sort of fair-minded journalist. If deaths from COVID-9 are such a severe problem, which they’re, why is he, an anchor for a nationwide cable information channel, making such a crass political insult which hardly exhibits respect for the science?”

Ranking: THREE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ August 2: Liberal Media Scream: New CNN low, evaluating Trump ‘cult’ to Jonestown bloodbath

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN’s Brian Stelter’s Trump Derangement Syndrome hitting a brand new low, inviting a comparability of the “cult” of Trump to the Jim Jones cult killings in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978.

On his Sunday present, Dependable Sources, the liberal media nag introduced aboard Rep. Jackie Speier, who survived the Jonestown bloodbath, to equate the “cult of Trump” with the mass murder-suicide of 918 followers of Rev. Jim Jones. “I needed to listen to her ideas concerning the comparability, the notion of the cult of Trump,” Stelter mentioned in organising the welcoming California lawmaker.

Speier, who was shot 5 instances as she tried to flee at an airfield when she was a member of the employees of Rep. Leo Ryan, welcomed the spin. “There is not any query” you “may evaluate” the 2 “charismatic leaders,” she mentioned.

Stelter performed alongside: “It’s scary to listen to that when you’ve gotten noticed the Trump phenomenon, you’ve gotten seen similarities to Jonestown.”

Stelter had opened the phase by relaying suggestions from worldwide viewers asking, “Why doesn’t the American media simply name out Trump for what he’s, name Trump fandom for what it’s? Typically they use the phrase, cult.”

From the beginning of the phase on the Aug. 1 Dependable Sources on CNN:

BRIAN STELTER: Welcome again to Dependable Sources, stay within the U.S. and all around the globe. And one of many nice issues about being proven on CNN Worldwide is that I hear from viewers who observe American political dysfunction from an outsider’s viewpoint. These residents in different nations generally e mail me and say, , why doesn’t the American media simply name out Trump for what he’s, name Trump fandom for what it’s? Typically they use the phrase, cult. I do know that’s a delicate phrase. It doesn’t come up lots in American information protection.

So, I needed to place it to an skilled, an unlucky skilled, Congresswoman Jackie Speier began out her profession in politics, working for a lawmaker. She’s on a fact-finding mission to Jonestown. She sadly is aware of firsthand concerning the weight of that phrase, cult. She was capable of escape along with her life, others weren’t capable of that day. So, I needed to listen to her ideas concerning the comparability, the notion of the cult of Trump, particularly within the gentle of January sixth, and the mass delusion that led individuals to a riot of lies on Capitol Hill. Once I introduced this up along with her, she didn’t mince phrases.

REP. JACKIE SPEIER: Tright here’s no query that you can evaluate Jim Jones as a charismatic chief, who would carry his congregation collectively, compelled them to do issues that had been unlawful, after which took 900 of them into the jungles of Guyana, the place over the course of time, he then satisfied them that they need to die. I’ve by no means been capable of say they dedicated suicide as a result of I don’t suppose they had been accountable for their schools, to be fairly trustworthy with you.

So, you have a look at Donald Trump, charismatic chief, who was capable of proceed to speak in phrases that appealed to those that are disaffected, disillusioned, and who had been in search of one thing, very similar to those that grew to become a part of Jim Jones’s congregation, the Folks’s Temple. They had been misplaced souls. And the one distinction between Jim Jones and Donald Trump is the truth that we now have social media. So, all these individuals can discover themselves in ways in which they couldn’t discover themselves earlier than.

So, he principally was a service provider of deceit, each of them retailers of deceit, each of them making individuals not have a look at info, not suppose independently. And sowed a narrative for them that was certainly damaging.

STELTER: It’s scary to listen to that when you’ve gotten noticed the Trump phenomenon, you’ve gotten seen similarities to Jonestown.

Brent Baker, vp of analysis and publications for the Media Analysis Middle, explains our weekly choose: “The longer Trump is out of the White Home the extra Trump Derangement Syndrome appears to develop amongst his greatest haters within the media, with Stelter taking it to a complete new stage every week. Final week, he featured Carl Bernstein calling Trump a ‘conflict legal.’ This week, Trump’s similar to a cult chief who led a whole bunch of followers to commit mass suicide and homicide a congressman. Solely Trump has by no means finished that. Possibly Stelter ought to look just a little nearer to residence to see who’s in a personality-based cult.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ July 26: Liberal Media Scream: The worst of Trump hater Carl Bernstein

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the newest anti-Trump outburst from Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein — and his worst hits listing.

Sunday on CNN’s Dependable Sources, his predominant venting venue, he overvalued his prior assaults on former President Donald Trump, claiming that the Republican is a “conflict legal.”

His over-the-top invective in opposition to Trump is nothing new, as a fast journey by means of the CNN archive exhibits. In 2017, he declared of Trump’s resolution to take away the FBI director, “This can be a doubtlessly extra harmful scenario than Watergate.” In 2020, he was repeating his Watergate comparability as he charged Trump allies had “now joined fingers with a tyrant.” Final fall, he described Trump’s response to COVID as “homicidal negligence” earlier than declaring “we’re witnessing the Mad King within the ultimate days of his reign.”

Our Liberal Media Scream accomplice Brent Baker, the vp of the Media Analysis Middle, drew up an inventory of Bernstein’s best anti-Trump hits:

   ♦ “I believe this can be a doubtlessly extra harmful scenario than Watergate, and we’re at a really harmful second. And that’s as a result of we’re wanting on the risk that the president of america and people round him throughout an election marketing campaign colluded with a hostile international energy to undermine the premise of our democracy: free elections.” — Dependable Sources, Could 14, 2017.

   ♦ “Let’s have a look at what Watergate was as a result of it was a couple of legal president who acted as a tyrant. And what we’ve right here now’s the Senate of america, by means of the Republican management and membership, has now joined fingers with a tyrant.” — CNN Newsroom, Jan. 31, 2020.

   ♦ “His response has been homicidal negligence. He has failed to guard the American individuals and somewhat to place his personal curiosity of reelection and holding on to the workplace of the presidency in entrance of the well being and well-being of the American individuals.” — CNN Newsroom, Oct. 3, 2020.

   ♦ “We’re witnessing the Mad King within the ultimate days of his reign, prepared to scorch the Earth of his nation and produce down the entire system to undermine our entire democracy, strip it of its legitimacy, poison the arrogance of our individuals in our establishments and the structure for Donald Trump’s personal petulant, egocentric, rabid ends.” — CNN New Day, Nov. 20, 2020.

   ♦ “I believe we have to calmly step again and perhaps have a look at Trump in a distinct context. He’s America’s, our personal American conflict legal, of a sort we’ve by no means skilled earlier than … In worldwide regulation, there have been, quote, ‘crimes in opposition to humanity.’ I believe what we’re speaking about, Trump’s crimes as an American conflict legal in his personal nation that he has perpetrated upon our individuals.” — Dependable Sources, Sunday.

Baker explains our weekly choose: “Bernstein is a one-note musician, attempting each week to ramp up his singularly targeted anger to get some consideration. With a lot unhinged animus for Trump, it’s laborious to think about anybody considers his rants something greater than leisure from a man attempting, however failing, to match Trump’s ability at making a detrimental public picture for his opponents by means of artistic terminology.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ July 19: Liberal Media Scream: Press ought to ‘transfer on’ from steadiness to liberal advocacy

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream encompasses a Washington Put up columnist telling it like it’s: Liberal advocacy within the media is the proper bias.

On CNN’s Dependable Sources present, Perry Bacon Jr. argued the information media “ought to transfer on from” caring about attracting simply as many Republicans as Democrats to learn or view their reporting. Choosing up on a column he wrote final week, Bacon mentioned the “core mission” of the media is to current “info” and “an evidence-based view of the world.”

However his “info,” in fact, overlap with the priorities of liberals, not unusual for Washington Put up columnists who’re given extra freedom of their work. For instance, he mentioned, “We within the media are biased by way of we assist vaccines. We within the media rent LGBT workers. We’re biased in opposition to bans in opposition to trans or homosexual individuals.”

Give credit score to the Washington Put up for highlighting the bias of its scribes. In Bacon’s bio, for instance, it provides up his protection space. Underneath “The Democratic Get together,” it says, “The Democratic Get together is usually shifting in a pro-equality (racial, financial, class, gender, sexual id) path.” Underneath “The Republican Get together,” it reads, “The Republican Get together is shifting in an anti-democratic, anti-Democrats path.”

Bacon on Sunday’s Dependable Sources on CNN:

“They need to transfer on from this concept that they’re attempting to, , the viewers is attempting to get equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats or to not offend Mitch McConnell’s workplace or no matter it’s, and to essentially get targeted on what’s our core mission. And I’d argue the core mission is to current info, current proof, current an evidence-based view of the world, and to additionally, for my part, defend the concepts of a democracy and a multiracial democracy, I believe, is a part of what the media needs to be doing. What that appears like, I believe, is defending and being unabashed. Vaccines work. Joe Biden gained the election. Black lives do matter, and we needs to be trustworthy about when black persons are discriminated in opposition to unfairly. And to kind of begin from a spot of, do we’ve some clear-cut values we are able to articulate — articulate these not directly on our web sites, in our programming, to be trustworthy about like, we’re attempting to combat this bias factor.

“We’re biased by way of info. We within the media are biased by way of we assist vaccines. We within the media rent LGBT workers. We’re biased in opposition to bans in opposition to trans or homosexual individuals. So we may be trustworthy about these biases, and kind of, we’re in favor of a multiracial democracy. That’s why journalists behave the best way they did when Trump — we’re in favor of the one that gained the election being president. So as soon as we’re trustworthy about these issues, that will flip off some individuals, however it would assist us be higher as establishments and higher as journalists if our first purpose is, listed below are the values we acknowledged we try to implement, after which secondary, we’ll take the viewers who embraces these values.

“That doesn’t imply our values are Democratic and never Republican, however our values that we’re speaking about are small-D democratic and never authoritarian or one thing like that. So I believe if we get clear on values, in fact, the media is for, in opposition to authoritarian individuals like Trump. The media can not exist in a useful means with out having, , with out having a free press, which dictators often oppose.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “I assume Bacon ought to get some factors for honesty, for articulating how, presumably, a lot of his colleagues really feel, that equity and steadiness needs to be damned in favor of declaring liberal presumptions because the factual actuality and dismiss opposite views as unworthy. However removed from fixing journalism, Bacon’s prescription will guarantee its demise as media figures not fake to be something however left-wing political activists.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ July 12: No Liberal Media Scream this week.

 

■ July 5: Liberal Media Scream: ABC analysts huff at justices over voting resolution

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options two ABC This Week commentators making a brand new argument for huge open voting — some individuals can’t afford sufficient fuel to get meals and vote.

The Thursday Supreme Court docket ruling, upholding two provisions of Arizona’s voting guidelines which required individuals to vote at their very own precinct and barred poll harvesting, irked the 2 who cited anecdotes about difficulties encountered by poor and minority voters.

LZ Granderson, an ABC Information podcaster, ESPN contributor, and Los Angeles Occasions columnist, mentioned the justices had been out of contact as a result of they aren’t poor: “They’re all privileged.” He recalled his “mother scraping collectively 50 cents, 75 cents, a greenback only for fuel to get to a grocery retailer” and so “now you’re forcing minorities to determine” between attending to a polling place or shopping for groceries.

Washington Put up reporter Mary Jordan cited misdeeds she noticed in Mississippi with “every kind of soiled tips being performed about closing polls, switching the place you’re imagined to be, telling individuals they’re within the unsuitable place even when they’re in the correct place.”

From the Sunday, July 4 roundtable after host Martha Raddatz characterised the ruling as “not precisely in keeping with public opinion,” an evaluation based mostly on an ABC Information/Washington Put up ballot:

LZ Granderson: “No, in fact not, however they don’t actually care about public opinion, proper? In the event that they did, then all of this laws could be checked out in a different way. You recognize, the factor that basically frustrates me most is the justices acknowledged that these new legal guidelines does impression minorities. They didn’t deny that side of it. They only mentioned that the inconvenience of it isn’t so nice. Nicely, they’re all privileged. And I grew up poor. I keep in mind my mother scraping collectively 50 cents, 75 cents, a greenback only for fuel to get to a grocery retailer. If you try this to polling locations, now you’re forcing minorities to determine whether or not or not they’re going to take a position cash, fuel cash, to get to the polling locations that are actually additional away or do I take advantage of this fuel cash to get to the grocery retailer or do I to get to work. They’re privileged, saying that this doesn’t inconvenience them sufficient. Nicely, how are you aware? When was the final time you had been that poor?”

Mary Jordan: “I’d like to speak about, I went down in Mississippi, and I noticed this. And on the morning of the election, individuals would end up and the polling place could be closed within the place the place there have been a number of Democratic voters. And so the query then was do I drive, so I spend one other 45 minutes within the automotive to go there and wait in a very lengthy line? There’s every kind of soiled tips being performed about closing polls, switching the place you’re imagined to be, telling individuals they’re within the unsuitable place even when they’re in the correct place. I believe if individuals actually knew what was happening, as a result of it differs state by state and county by county, they might suppose, what, it’s July 4th right here. It’s all about voting, proper? It’s probably the most basic of rights. We had the Boston tea occasion as a result of we couldn’t vote, and we had been getting taxed. And it’s sort of stunning that proper now, lots of people don’t have the identical entry to votes as different Individuals.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Granderson and Jordan appeared to be trying to find anecdotes to justify their place in opposition to very primary voter integrity guidelines and got here up with fairly weak ones. Making everybody vote at their native precinct is the last word in equity and requires the least bus cash whereas eliminating a lot of alternatives for confusion and fraud. As for all of the misdeeds Jordan noticed in areas ‘the place there have been a number of Democratic voters,’ which drive individuals to ‘spend one other 45 minutes within the automotive,’ that’s simply what the Arizona native precinct rule is supposed to stop. And which occasion controls the election methods just about in every single place the place minorities and Democrats are the bulk? It’s not wealthy, privileged Supreme Court docket justices.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ June 28: Liberal Media Scream: Taxpayer-subsidized PBS is extra DNC than the DNC

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the clearest instance but that taxpayer-subsidized PBS is changing into an arm of the Democratic Nationwide Committee.

Showing on Meet the Press, activist journalist Yamiche Alcindor echoed the DNC speaking factors on state-passed voting reforms, ignoring a number of truth checks which have proven that some, notably Georgia, have adopted extra progressive voting adjustments than President Joe Biden’s residence state or uber-liberal Connecticut.

As a substitute, the brand new host of PBS’s Washington Week and the White Home correspondent for PBS NewsHour declared “an existential disaster in America” and went as far as to say that states are taking votes away from individuals “if we don’t like the best way that you just voted.”

And, as she has earlier than, she gave the president just a little recommendation, this time to “speed up his nominees to the courts.”

From the roundtable on Sunday’s Meet the Press:

“If you speak to people who find themselves actually acquainted with the fascinated with this, it’s that Democrats notice that they could, that it’s not going to solely be solved in a legislative means. There must be a judicial and a courtroom battle forward. And once I’m speaking to civil rights activists, they are saying they need to see two particular issues: One, the DOJ actually going after state legislatures. So, it’s to say you can’t simply, not solely voters, not solely suppress individuals’s votes, however nullify individuals’s votes. So, that may’t be the best way that America works. The second factor that they need to see is extra judges on the courtroom. They need to see President Biden speed up his nominees to the courts. So, I believe that’s additionally the place that is going.

“That is an existential disaster in America. Who can really get the entry to vote? Republicans in state legislatures are saying when you, basically, and critics would say that ‘if we don’t like the best way that you just voted, we’ll take away your vote.’ And that, I believe, is an actual downside. If you happen to have a look at Philadelphia state legislatures and in the event that they, and whether or not or not they’ll even nullify one million votes in Philly — that could possibly be an issue and an enormous downside.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker defined our weekly choose: “If there was any doubt remaining about whether or not Alcindor is a journalist or a Democratic political activist pretending to be a journalist, she eradicated it with this bombast, which has no foundation in actuality and echos probably the most excessive rhetoric of far-left activists. No person’s vote is being taken away anyplace. In truth, whereas some Republican states have set guidelines to ensure a number of days of early voting, some states, equivalent to Democratic-run Connecticut, don’t have any early voting.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ June 21: Liberal Media Scream: Chuck Todd calls parent-led opposition to crucial race principle faux

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the dismissal by NBC’s Chuck Todd of parent-led opposition to the instructing of crucial race principle in colleges.

“It’s manufactured,” he mentioned, brushing apart all of the protests, even many close to Washington the place Todd stories from, of public college dad and mom lining as much as oppose CRT. His Meet the Press visitor, pollster Cornell Belcher, went additional, blaming former President Trump and “tribalism.”

In truth, polls present that even within the liberal Washington suburbs, the bulk oppose instructing the revisionism that America is principally racist.

From the roundtable on the June 20 Meet the Press, with feedback first from PBS NewsHour chief correspondent Amna Nawaz and Republican pollster Brad Todd:

AMNA NAWAZ: Yeah. And particular to this concept of crucial race principle, I’ve to let you know, I simply spent a while reporting on this county in Virginia about an hour outdoors of Washington. And to your level, that is one thing that’s mobilizing individuals and resonating very deeply. It was a couple of 100 diploma day. Dozens and dozens and dozens of oldsters, largely white, on this largely prosperous county, confirmed up to a college board assembly, for a lot of of them, the very first college board assembly they’d ever attended, particularly due to this one problem.

BRAD TODD: That’s essential to notice, that you just talked about crucial race principle a pair instances. This can be a parent-led backlash on the grassroots stage.

CHUCK TODD: It’s manufactured, after which kind of appears to have been lit, the hearth was lit.

BRAD TODD: I disagree. I believe it began as a result of dad and mom have had it with the training paperwork after COVID. They’re fed up with it. They have an inclination to belief Democrats relating to training funding, however they belief Republicans on training accountability. I believe that what the backlash you’re seeing on crucial race principle in colleges is one other instance of oldsters attempting to carry educators accountable.

CORNELL BELCHER: It’s coordinated. It’s aggressive. It’s intentional, proper? That is, that is a part of the tribalism play. The crucial race principle is yet one more software within the racial tribal boogeyman’s toolbox to drive and inflame tribalism, which Republicans suppose helps them in elections. That is Trump 2.0. That is, it’s a continuation of this, proper? Important race principle is an, an arcane kind of very best. Why is it entrance and heart proper now? The identical cause that Mitch McConnell assaults Stacey Abrams when she got here out for the voting invoice. It’s racial. It’s tribalism. We’ve seen it develop below Trump. And that is half and partial of it. And so they suppose this helps ignite their base. There’s no means this isn’t grassroots. And, Brad, that is organized and is being paid for.

CHUCK TODD: However, , Ashley-

BRAD TODD: We’re not superb at organizing something on our facet.

CORNELL BELCHER: You all are higher than us.

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Typical of conceited information media figures, dismissing grassroots issues as ‘manufactured’ and racist, as if on their very own dad and mom can’t acknowledge extremist racial instructing that can additional divide the nation. And it takes chutzpah for Belcher to accuse conservatives of ‘Trump 2.0’ and using ‘the racial tribal boogeyman’s toolbox to drive and inflame tribalism,’ when liberals have spent the final months racializing efforts to cross voter integrity legal guidelines by calling them ‘Jim Crow 2.0.’”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ June 14: Liberal Media Scream: GQ journo says US could also be worse than Russia on human rights

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream encompasses a prize-winning Russian-born journalist suggesting that President Joe Biden has no standing to problem Russian President Vladimir Putin on human rights.

Julia Ioffe, showing on MSNBC, mentioned america fails the ethical superiority check due to “voter suppression” and police “continuously” killing black individuals.

Ioffe, who writes for GQ and different websites, mentioned, “It’s a lot tougher to speak to Vladimir Putin about human rights after we nonetheless haven’t cleaned up our mess at residence.” And, she added, “Russians are seeing precisely what we’re seeing: the voter suppression legal guidelines, the, , slide towards minority rule, the undermining of our personal democracy.”

Ioffe on Morning Joe immediately:

“I did need to return rapidly to the purpose of ‘whataboutism.’ After all, it’s a means of not answering the query, but it surely works on many individuals as a result of they at all times begin with a grain of fact, proper? And, , it’s fascinating. Sure, the Soviet Union continuously talked concerning the violation of the civil rights of African-Individuals in America within the ’50s and ’60s and even going again to the ’30s. And one of many causes that the Civil Rights Act was handed and that the American president acquired behind it was to sort of take this card out of the fingers of the Soviets.

“And, , President Biden, politically talking, just isn’t going into this assembly with an incredible hand of playing cards, both. You recognize, Russians are seeing precisely what we’re seeing: the voter suppression legal guidelines, the, , slide towards minority rule, the undermining of our personal democracy. So it’s a lot tougher to speak to, , we’re seeing black women and men being killed by police continuously on this nation, so it’s a lot tougher to speak to Vladimir Putin about human rights after we nonetheless haven’t cleaned up our mess at residence.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Ioffe not solely returned to ‘whataboutism,’ however she returned to the left-wing’s ethical equivalence between the U.S. and Soviet Union of the Chilly Battle years when all too many journalists had been extra upset by what President Reagan mentioned concerning the Soviet Union than the human rights violations dedicated by the Soviets. She’s now justifying Putin’s tackle the U.S. by treating some shortcomings of the U.S., and democratic debate inside our nation about methods to enhance these shortcomings, with a Russian dictator who has no real interest in civil rights for anybody as he suppresses dissent, utilizing unjustified incarceration and homicide as his instruments.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ June 7: Liberal Media Scream: CNN’s Stelter provides the complete Monty to Biden’s Jen Psaki

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN media critic Brian Stelter’s “interview” of White Home press secretary Jen Psaki, a show of how the liberal cable channel has whipsawed from ripping the Trump administration to fawning over the Biden crew.

Simply contemplate his first query throughout his Sunday present.

“What do you suppose we get unsuitable?” Stelter requested.

That was adopted up with questioning, “what’s your recommendation” for journalists “to remain near the reality on this world of lies?”

Then, after noting that he and Psaki have younger kids, he requested, “What sort of nation is that this going to be when they’re our age? Do you concern that, given the craziness we’re seeing from the GOP? Do you concern that for our youngsters, your children and mine?”

Stelter sympathetically arrange the phase, recorded on Friday and aired on Sunday’s Dependable Sources: “On this period of media bunkers and different realities, the White Home press secretary faces some distinctive challenges. So let’s hear from Jen Psaki to get her perspective practically 5 months into the job and about what may lie forward.”

A few of his “questions” to Psaki:

    ♦ “Busy summer time forward, infrastructure, election reform. What does the press get unsuitable when protecting Biden’s agenda? If you watch the information, if you learn the information, what do you suppose we get unsuitable?”
    ♦ “For different P.R. professionals who watch what you do, for journalists who watch what you do, what’s your recommendation for them about attempting to remain as near the reality on this world of lies?”
    ♦ “I do know that is typically adversarial, but it surely additionally must be useful. Is the connection between the White Home and the press corps now at the very least useful in ways in which it wasn’t within the Trump years?” (Psaki: “I believe so.”)
   ♦ “That is what I actually needed to ask you. You talked about your children, you’ve gotten a daughter going into kindergarten, I’ve a daughter going into pre-Okay. And I believe to myself, what sort of nation is that this going to be when they’re our age? Do you concern that, given the craziness we’re seeing from the GOP? Do you concern that for our youngsters, your children and mine?”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “My how the world has modified from the Trump years when CNN handled White Home officers as enemies who have to be discredited. Now, White Home employees are their mates and allies. Stelter needs to be embarrassed by such a efficiency after years of disdain for Trump’s politics and press secretaries. However he gained’t be. On this interview he acted extra like a groveling scholar craving for his professor’s approval (‘Inform me what I’m doing unsuitable,’ ‘How can we be a truthful as you?’), adopted by attempting to indicate his shared disdain for her political opponents, than any sort of journalist holding these in energy to account.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ Could 31: Liberal Media Scream: ‘Some issues could also be true, even when Donald Trump mentioned them’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream encompasses a high critic of the Trump years, ABC’s Jonathan Karl, who lastly mentioned out loud what supporters of President Donald Trump already knew: The White Home press corps had such contempt for the president that they dismissed the whole lot he mentioned.

Or, in Karl’s phrases, “some issues could also be true, even when Donald Trump mentioned them.”

Karl on Sunday’s This Week grudgingly conceded that Trump might have been appropriate in pointing to a lab in Wuhan, China, because the supply of COVID-19. He blamed Trump, not journalists, for ignoring the lab because the supply due to how Trump used “racist” phrases in describing the virus.

In the course of the roundtable phase on This Week, after host Martha Raddatz advised “some individuals have egg on their face” for being so dismissive of the chance that the COVID-19 virus got here out of a Chinese language lab, Karl mentioned:

“Sure, I believe lots of people have egg on their face. This was an concept that was first put ahead by Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, Donald Trump. And look, some issues could also be true, even when Donald Trump mentioned them. And there was — as a result of Trump was saying a lot else that was simply uncontrolled, and since he was, , making a frankly racist enchantment speaking about ‘kung-flu’ and the ‘China virus,’ his notion that he put ahead that this will have, or that he mentioned flatly that this got here from that lab, was extensively dismissed. However really, there’s some actual cause — we don’t know, by the best way, we nonetheless don’t know, we completely don’t know, however now, severe persons are saying it wants a severe inquiry.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Karl mentioned out loud what everybody already presumed: So many within the Washington press corps had such contempt for President Trump that they dismissed something he mentioned they might characterize of their minds as coming from foul motives. Thus, journalists proudly rationalized placing their prejudices first. However that meant the media failed in its primary obligation to tell the general public of one of the best info accessible concerning the supply of a pandemic which has killed 3.5 million worldwide.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ Could 24: No Liberal Media Scream this week

 

■ Could 17: Liberal Media Scream: Chuck Todd doesn’t prefer to be referred to as liberal, ‘Don’t begin that!’

(Washington Examiner submit)

The query on this week’s Liberal Mainstream Scream is that this: Can NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd deal with the reality?

A solution got here in his interview with Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw after Todd hit him for 5 questions on the removing of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney because the No. 3 Home chief after she refused to cease criticizing former President Donald Trump on his election fraud claims.

An exacerbated Crenshaw, after watching the liberal media flip the ouster into the subsequent catastrophe for the GOP, blurted out, “You guys within the press love doing this” and “I get it, proper? The press is essentially liberal. They’re largely pro-Democrat.”

Todd wouldn’t hear it and tried to take again the dialog. “No, no, no, no, don’t begin that … There’s nothing lazier. There’s nothing lazier than that,” he mentioned.

Todd tried repeatedly to get Crenshaw to denounce his Republican colleagues and Trump in a collection of questions, beginning with asking him to agree that “Liz Cheney was kicked out of management just because she wouldn’t carry the water of former President Trump’s election lies.” He adopted up with “Why ought to anyone consider a phrase you say if the Republican occasion itself doesn’t have credibility?” and “Do any of your critiques come throughout as credible when you can’t settle for the elemental proven fact that our democracy held a free and truthful election?”

He then pressed Crenshaw to backtrack from ever asking courts to evaluation some election processes, resulting in this trade on the Sunday program:

CHUCK TODD: This is a matter that many individuals have, is that you just’re sitting right here attempting to, attempting to say, ‘No, no, no, no, I simply had a selected query,’ but what you probably did will get weaponized by the previous president. Did you see the rantings of him yesterday? And to the purpose the place a Republican official in Maricopa County referred to as the previous president ‘unhinged.’ You recognize, I perceive you guys need to put this behind you, however he’s the chief of your occasion, and he doesn’t cease speaking about this nonsense.

REP. DAN CRENSHAW: Chuck, the one — look, he’s one in every of many leaders within the occasion. He’s a former president. We’re 5 months into President Biden’s presidency, and there’s a time to maneuver on. And look, you guys within the press love doing this, and I, and I get it, proper? The press is essentially liberal. They’re largely pro-Democrat.

TODD: No, no, no, no, don’t begin that. That’s the laz — look, there’s nothing lazier. There’s nothing lazier than that.

CRENSHAW: It’s. I imply, there’s a number of, there’s a number of causes to maintain this alive.

TODD: I perceive — what you’re attempting to appease —

CRENSHAW: And there’s lots of people in my occasion that take the bait. I’m not going to take the bait right here —

TODD: I’m not attempting to bait you. I’m attempting to — I’m attempting to determine —

CRENSHAW: What’s the consequence you’re in search of?

TODD: Why do you, why do you, why can we sit right here and have a political occasion that’s principally rallying round this weird lie and mythology that the previous president is doing, and also you guys simply need to say, ‘Hey, pay no consideration to this,’ that, that someway we within the press are bringing that up. It’s the previous president.

CRENSHAW: Nicely, I already, I already debunked the notion, I already debunked the notion that there is, that there’s no area within the occasion for that. Keep in mind, Liz gained that first election —

CHUCK TODD: She’s not there now.

CRENSHAW: She gained that first management vote, OK? And I instructed you why. I helped you perceive why. And what I’m attempting that will help you perceive is these should not the cellphone calls I get about this, about who’s the chief of the occasion, what’s taking place with Trump? My Republican supporters don’t ask me about Trump, they don’t ask me about what he mentioned, they’re not riled up about it. You recognize what they’re asking about? What are we doing about over 1 / 4 million unlawful crossings on our border within the final two months? That’s what they’re asking about. How is that sustainable? What about my inflation? What about my financial savings that are actually much less worthwhile due to rising inflation as a result of we’re spending cash that we don’t have.

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “There’s nothing lazier than a liberal journalist, within the midst of pursuing a liberal narrative, denying the simple actuality that the press and journalists are largely liberal. If Todd doesn’t need his visitor to name out his biased agenda, then he shouldn’t maintain asking a variation of the identical query again and again as a result of the visitor gained’t accede to his left-wing speaking factors.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ New on Could 10: Liberal Media Scream: Six extra years of ‘Stacey Abrams for president’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the newest and gushiest media profile of politician and writer (and marvel girl?) Stacey Abrams, who misplaced in her final election however who journalists consider shall be president quickly.

CBS Sunday Morning larded on the compliments and promoted her presidential ambitions.

In a phase tied to plugging a brand new novel by Abrams, Erin Moriarty mentioned, “Your predominant character is at all times a girl of coloration who’s sensible and gutsy and funky below stress. Briefly, Stacey Abrams.”

After hailing her efforts to counter Republican voter integrity guidelines, Moriarty celebrated how “guaranteeing that proper to vote might sometime assist Abrams obtain her best dream: operating for president.”

From the Sunday version of the present:

JANE PAULEY: We’re in dialog this morning with Stacey Abrams, the Georgia politician who was a drive in final 12 months’s presidential election. However she’s a girl of many different skills, as she’ll inform Erin Moriarty …

MORIARTY: Stacey Abrams has at all times dreamed massive and achieved a lot, however there’s additionally one other facet to the political activist from Georgia.

ABRAMS: I believe individuals shall be stunned.

MORIARTY: Developing on Sunday Morning, a dialog with a girl of many skills and identities.

MORIARTY: Your predominant character is at all times a girl of coloration who’s sensible and gutsy and funky below stress. Briefly, Stacey Abrams.

ABRAMS: Nicely, I attempt to emulate my characters, and I attempt to have my characters replicate who I’m.

MORIARTY: Guaranteeing that proper to vote might sometime assist Abrams obtain her best dream: operating for president.

ABRAMS: Do I maintain it as an ambition? Completely. And much more importantly, when somebody asks me if that’s my ambition, I’ve a accountability to say sure for each younger girl, each individual of coloration, each younger individual of coloration who sees me and decides what they’re able to based mostly on what I believe I’m able to. Once more, it’s about you can’t have these belongings you refuse to dream of.

MORIARTY: With Georgia, Florida, and most just lately Texas, passing legal guidelines that restrict voting, Abrams is increasing Honest Battle’s efforts across the nation. She has a digital e-book tour plan for her new novel and, in fact, extra books to put in writing, which leaves little time for anything. How do you’ve gotten any time for a private life?

ABRAMS: Nicely, let’s be clear. So Honest Battle, there’s additionally the Southern Financial Development Challenge, there’s Honest Depend, there’s writing —

MORIARTY: You’re making my level for me. You’re making my level!

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “It have to be good to be a liberal Democrat, really easy to get a pleasant profile from a serious media outlet selling your political ambitions. Moriarty is clearly a private admirer as she poured on the effusive reward, heralding Abrams for the way she has ‘achieved a lot,’ citing her ‘many skills,’ and touting her as ‘sensible and gutsy.’ CBS by no means needed to establish her as a liberal or a Democrat. With that sort of pleasure about her from a journalist, viewers knew she couldn’t be anything.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ Could 3: Liberal Media Scream: MSNBC declares black Sen. Tim Scott a race traitor

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream featured a racist assault by a black MSNBC host on South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, additionally black, after he rebutted President Joe Biden’s joint session speech to declaring that America just isn’t racist.

Main the cable community’s assault was host Tiffany Cross, who denigrated Scott for having the gall to dispute the liberal line that America is racist.

She rolled out each racist phrase she may. Cross referred to as Scott “a stone idiot,” “slow-witted,” “a token,” and referred to as his factors “asinine,” all earlier than the very low blow that Harriet Tubman would have left Scott “behind.”

Cross, nonetheless, didn’t have an issue when Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris agreed america is “not a racist nation.”

From Saturday’s The Cross Connection on MSNBC:

Tiffany Cross: “This week, the only black Republican within the Senate sounded a stone idiot when he mentioned this.”

Scott, within the Republican response to Biden’s deal with to a joint session of Congress: “Hear me clearly, America just isn’t a racist nation.”

Cross: “OK. Let’s be clear. Tim Scott doesn’t characterize any constituency aside from the small variety of sleepy, slow-witted victims of Stockholm syndrome who get elevated to prominence for repeating a false narrative about this nation that makes conservative white individuals really feel snug as a result of if you converse an uncomfortable fact, like Nikole Hannah-Jones, the occasion that Scott claims just isn’t racist will get massive mad and tries to silence you. Simply this week, Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell requested Training Secretary Miguel Cardona to scrap instructing the 1619 Challenge in colleges as a result of it could ‘reorient the view of American historical past.’ Fortunate for McConnell, he has his personal faucet dancer to try to reorient the view of America for him.”

“There have been so many contradictions within the senator’s speech that it was clear not even Scott believed the phrases he was talking. I may go into element refuting every of his asinine factors, however he did that for me, and furthermore, a lesson I’ve realized, don’t argue with individuals Harriet Tubman would have left behind. And certain, Tim Scott has spoken out about his encounters with regulation enforcement, and he co-sponsored the anti-lynching invoice within the Senate, however there are two sides to each token. So thirsty for white approval, this dude really stood on the nationwide stage to defend the voter suppression regulation in Georgia despite the fact that, as of final month, 361 payments had been being launched in 47 states to maintain individuals who appear to be him out of the poll field.

“The power to disgrace the ancestors and appease the oppressors multi functional speech, that’s excessive, although not fairly just like the home violent extremism that the Division of Homeland Safety is investigating inside its personal ranks, thoughts you. However please, senator, say extra about how un-racist the nation is whilst you trot out that drained line about going from cotton to Congress to clown. Maybe this was merely Sen. Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s understudy within the movie Django as a result of, as a descendant of the enslaved and rattling close to a every day survivor of institutional racism, I can guarantee you the query, ‘is America a racist nation?’, is one which has been requested and answered many instances over.

“But we nonetheless love America. Not for what it was, however for what it could possibly be. On this one, you’re not solely on the unsuitable facet of the aisle, Sen. Scott, however you’re embarrassingly on the unsuitable facet of historical past, as nicely.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “The 5 scream scale is probably not enough for this one. What a disgusting, hate-filled commentary full of non-public invective, excoriating a U.S. senator as some kind of race traitor for daring to deviate from the left-wing line on how America is a racist nation and anybody who’s black should not stray from particular insurance policies advocated by the Democratic occasion. Cross exhibits how scared liberals are of opposite views, pouncing to silence any divergence from the left’s race orthodoxy earlier than it might probably get any consideration.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ April 26: Liberal Media Scream: DeSantis have to be high canine the best way media bark at him

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream exhibits the newest proof that the media view rising Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as an enormous risk.

The identical group that likes to stay “Hate Has No Dwelling Right here” posters of their entrance yard has pulled out each nasty identify and reference they’ll to belittle his enhancements within the state, which continues to see hoards shifting there from the north.

The newest: He’s the reincarnation of former Alabama segregationist Gov. George Wallace.

On MSNBC late final week, anchor Pleasure Reid went on a rant attempting to discredit DeSantis as a Wallace-inspired racist for signing a invoice to carry rioters accountable for damages and hurt to others. “It feels so George Wallace that I’m shocked that George Wallace didn’t really consider it again when he was governor of Alabama,” she mentioned.

After a visitor from Black Lives Matter declared, “That is straight out of the Jim Crow textbook,” and that “white supremacy is scared to dying of us,” Reid mentioned, “DeSantis seems to essentially need to reenact the whole George Wallace historical past. I assume he desires to be the modern-day George Wallace, as a result of he’s enacting a slew of legal guidelines that basically attempt to make it unlawful to protest within the state of Florida.”

One thing they didn’t spotlight: Wallace was a Democrat who pursued segregationist insurance policies, as others in his occasion had. He was well-liked sufficient that within the 1972 Democratic presidential primaries, he misplaced to George McGovern by simply 2 factors within the well-liked vote. He gained the Maryland and Michigan primaries, amongst others, regardless of being shot in an assassination try.

From the Thursday, April 22 The ReidOut on MSNBC:

JOY REID: You recognize, Brittany, this feels prefer it’s directed at y’all. That is directed at Black Lives Matter. It feels so George Wallace that I’m shocked that George Wallace didn’t really consider it again when he was governor of Alabama.

BRITTANY PACKNETT CUNNINGHAM, BLM ACTIVIST: Oh, that is straight out of the Jim Crow textbook, and let’s contextualize Jim Crow, lets? When black individuals acquired extra free, there have been new legal guidelines created to make us much less free. That is precisely what is occurring proper now. What this really exhibits me, Pleasure, is that white supremacy is scared to dying of us, and it completely needs to be. That is what you do if you can not win truthful and sq.. You suppress votes, and also you suppress voice. So, we’ve to concentrate right here, as a result of the GOP performs the lengthy sport, they usually play the expansive sport. They plan far prematurely. They gerrymander states in order that they’ll management statehouses, after which, they use all of that energy to take care of their energy and suppress us from a number of angles. So, then they make it unlawful to interact within the two most democratic practices you bought on this nation, they usually ensure that to focus on black of us after they do it. That means, amongst different issues, you possibly can leverage the police that you just’ve militarized to guard your methods and to proceed to terrorize us. So, it’s our job to maintain them on the ropes, as a result of that is what desperation seems like, and I would like them to remain determined. They know the way highly effective we’re. That’s why we’re seeing this.

REID: You recognize, Rep. [Anna] Eskamani, the racist Miami sheriff who coined the time period ‘When the looting begins, the taking pictures begins’ was from South Florida. Donald Trump then turns round and quotes him. Ron DeSantis seems to essentially need to reenact the whole George Wallace historical past. I assume he desires to be the modern-day George Wallace, as a result of he’s enacting a slew of legal guidelines that basically attempt to make it unlawful to protest within the state of Florida, unlawful to the touch their valuable Accomplice statues from the shedding facet of the Civil Battle, proper? However then we can also’t vote. That is Jim Crow in your state. What can Democrats do about it?

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Reid way back misplaced any pretense of being a journalist and is now only a left-wing political activist devoted to smearing and discrediting conservative politicians, particularly rising leaders like DeSantis who dare achieve traction on the Proper by going in opposition to the woke far-left political narrative. She’s returned to her political roots. She labored for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential marketing campaign. Now, she’s engaged on behalf of the whole Democratic Get together to abet its most radical components.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams

 

■ April 19: No Liberal Media Scream this week

 

■ April 12: Liberal Media Scream: Smug shrugs from 60 Minutes on DeSantis hit job

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream turns to the sloppy 60 Minutes report final week on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the TV information journal’s smug refusal to confess its reporting and modifying failures in a narrative a Washington Put up media critic called “a plume of innuendo.”

Underneath fireplace for every week for suggesting the governor was in a “pay to play” scandal it by no means proved, 60 Minutes as a substitute supplied an enormous “no matter” in response to critics.

At problem was a narrative two Sundays again by correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi, who advised DeSantis partnered with Florida’s Publix supermarkets to provide COVID-19 pictures after dishing contributions to him.

He denied the fees, however a lot of his rationalization was edited out of the story, and media critics mentioned that the reporter made her case poorly. DeSantis referred to as the story a “massive lie.”

Final night time, on the finish of the present, when letters are generally learn, Alfonsi didn’t pull again her story and as a substitute learn excerpts from three letters, beginning with how “some viewers, together with a retired newsman, applauded the story.”

She moved on to a girl who denounced CBS’s “shameful biased reporting,” then ended with a cutesy problem from a person who wrote, “I’ll solely watch” the present “yet another time. Simply to see when you broadcast this message.”

From the conclusion of the April 11 60 Minutes:

Sharyn Alfonsi: “Within the mail this week, feedback on our story about disparities within the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in Palm Seashore County, Florida. Viewers targeted on an trade with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a press convention. Some viewers, together with a retired newsman, applauded the story.”

Studying a letter from Nick Boryack of Vero Seashore, Florida: “Ron DeSantis will proceed to disclaim, refute, name your reporting a witch hunt. I can solely hope that you just proceed to research and expose the reality.”

Alfonsi: “However many extra feedback condemned our modifying and reporting.”

Studying a letter from Amy Ernest of Houston, Texas: “Shameful biased reporting – that’s what you’re responsible of. You might be not journalists, however lobbyists and advocates.”

Alfonsi: “Then there was this:”

Alfonsi studying a letter from David Plewes of Lighthouse Level, Florida: “I’ve watched 60 Minutes for many years. After your biased piece on Governor DeSantis, I’ll solely watch it yet another time. Simply to see when you broadcast this message.”

Alfonsi: “I’m Sharyn Alfonsi. We’ll be again subsequent week with one other version of 60 Minutes.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “A really outstanding instance of how the information media refuse to carry themselves accountable which gives extra contemporary proof for why anybody proper of heart has no cause to ever belief journalists to be truthful to a conservative elected official. After every week through which Democrats, and even liberal media observers, condemned 60 Minutes for a distorted story, the present did not admit its misdeeds or retract the story. As a substitute, they dug in, downgrading accountability to studying a number of random viewer feedback.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ April 5: Liberal Media Scream: PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor connects Georgia voting to George Floyd trial

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream exhibits the lockstep reactionaryism to Georgia’s new election reform regulation that truly expands some voting protections — however is seemingly too tough for critics to learn.

The listing of these blasting it as racist is lengthy, however we characteristic PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor as a result of she took it one other step and tied it to the homicide trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged within the dying of George Floyd.

“Watching this [Chauvin] trial and watching what’s happening in Georgia, they completely join,” she mentioned throughout Meet the Press on Sunday.

The Georgia regulation has divided partisans, particularly company America’s response, together with MLB’s resolution final week to maneuver the annual All-Star Sport out of Atlanta in protest. On the similar time, some information shops have began to review the brand new regulation extra and located much less to complain about whereas noting that a number of different states have a lot stricter election guidelines.

From the present:

Yamiche Alcindor: “Nicely, the Chauvin trial, and that homicide trial within the dying of George Floyd, is related to voting rights as a result of, on the finish of the day, it’s about how African Individuals and whether or not African Individuals are allowed to outlive and thrive in America and are capable of have entry to the rules that America holds up as close to and pricey. And that, in fact, is democracy. However it’s additionally your skill to pursue happiness and to not have an officer kneel in your neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. Watching this trial and watching what’s happening in Georgia, they completely join.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Alcindor displayed the all too typical perspective of journalists who don’t see something unsuitable with presuming advocates of constructing voting safer aren’t any completely different than enforcers of ‘Jim Crow’ or, as she charged, are against letting African Individuals ‘survive’ in America. Linking Georgia, which really expanded voting entry in a number of methods, to a homicide trial is an outrage and exhibits Alcindor is extra a far-left political advocate, who stirs up racial animosities to advance a trigger, than any sort of dispassionate journalist.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ March 29: Liberal Media Scream: ‘Unhappy however true,’ Pleasure Reid agrees GOP would make Jesus endure

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream has an Easter and election angle, but it surely’s not very uplifting.

It encompasses a well-known Georgetown College professor condemning GOP election reform efforts in states equivalent to Georgia and suggesting that the occasion is so racist and imply it could “cross a regulation to maintain Jesus from getting a cup of water whereas he is dying on the cross.”

And, in fact, it led to Pleasure Reid, host of her present The ReidOut, agreeing with Professor Michael Eric Dyson.

The feedback got here whereas the nation is in a heated debate over election reform, with the GOP heading to tightening poll entry and Democrats shifting to open it as much as a nationwide mail-in system.

Reid’s present targeted on condemning the GOP, and Dyson mentioned Republican efforts like these in Georgia are going additional than outdated segregationist Jim Crow legal guidelines. “The true faith, the actual politics in America is whiteness and whiteness unhinged,” he mentioned.

Dyson on the Friday version of The ReidOut:

“I imply, President Biden is correct. That is Jim Crow, that is Jane Crow …The true faith, the actual politics in America, is whiteness and whiteness unhinged … I believe he’s considering it critically when he sees the implications. What he must do is fill these busters with some concern of the federal government. These are the sort of people that would cross a regulation to maintain Jesus from getting a cup of water whereas he is dying on the cross.”

Reid agreed: “Unhappy however true.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “A cute-sounding quip however with a tough edge simply earlier than Palm Sunday as MSNBC determined to showcase Dyson, a person who at all times sees racial animus motivating conservatives. It’s all a part of the far-left/information media joint effort to smear as racist anybody inquisitive about holding the voting system trustworthy, thus discrediting their issues with out having to deal with their substance.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ March 22: Liberal Media Scream: Seth Meyers rants in opposition to rural whites, Structure

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream steps outdoors the standard lane of offended information media figures to NBC’s Late Evening present hosted by Seth Meyers and his 15-minute rant for H.R. 1, the “For the Folks Act” election regulation, and in opposition to the filibuster.

His was a sweeping condemnation of Republicans, rural Individuals, whites, and the Founding Fathers.

He opened Thursday by charging that the electoral system is “closely tilted towards a minority of voters which are predominately white and rural, thanks largely to anti-majoritarian establishments just like the Electoral School and the Senate.” He cited new Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock’s “impassioned speech in favor of sweeping voting reforms” and accused Republicans of pushing Jim Crow-style election adjustments.

“Republicans tried to steal the final election by means of the courts. That didn’t work, so now they’re attempting to steal the subsequent election by means of voter suppression. Nuking or altering the filibuster to cease them is an ethical necessity,” he urged in his “Nearer Look” phase:

A few of the lowlights:

“Our democracy as presently constituted is solely not a stage taking part in discipline. In truth, it’s arguably by no means been a stage taking part in discipline, it’s closely tilted towards a minority of voters which are predominately white and rural, thanks largely to anti-majoritarian establishments just like the Electoral School and the Senate. Simply contemplate that proper now the Senate is evenly break up 50-50 and but the 50 Senate Democrats characterize practically 42 million extra Individuals than the 50 Senate Republicans. For instance, Wyoming with a inhabitants of about 580,000 individuals, has two senators. And New York additionally has two senators, despite the fact that there are 580,000 individuals simply on my co-op board. …

“I imply, simply contemplate the scope of how closely tilted our democratic establishments are towards Republicans. They’ve solely gained the favored vote as soon as within the final 32 years, but, they’ve appointed a majority of Supreme Court docket justices, they’ve misplaced the favored vote by practically 3 million. In 2016, misplaced the Home by the most important margin since Watergate in 2018, misplaced two Senate seats in traditionally purple Georgia this 12 months, and but, Mitch McConnell nonetheless principally will get a veto over what the Senate can or can not cross. The one means the Senate can get something finished proper now’s by means of a course of referred to as funds reconciliation, which has extra guidelines than a Manhattan parking signal. …

“Warnock delivered an impassioned speech in favor of sweeping voting reforms, and he famous that the GOP assault on voting rights is probably the most ferocious assault on democracy for the reason that period of Jim Crow.”

[Sen. Raphael Warnock: “We are witnessing right now a massive and unabashed assault on voting rights, unlike anything we’ve ever seen since the Jim Crow era. This is Jim Crow in new clothes.”]

“He’s proper. And the garments aren’t even good. I imply, have a look at this [picture of Trump], it seems like he was thrown bare within the dumpster behind a Palm Seashore pro-shop, and given 5 minutes to select an outfit. It’s an excellent Halloween costume if you wish to go as a misplaced grandpa at Disney World. Warnock was on the ground particularly to name for Senate passage of H.R. 1, a sweeping bundle of pressing voting reforms handed by the Home which are desperately wanted to stage what’s presently a really lopsided taking part in discipline. H.R. 1 would fight just about each GOP voter suppression tactic by, amongst different issues, mandating nationwide early voting and no-excuse mail voting, instituting computerized and same-day voter registration, implementing public financing of elections, and banning congressional gerrymandering, amongst different issues. It’s additionally extremely well-liked in polls, even among the many majority of Republican voters. So, naturally, Republican politicians are shedding their minds over it. …

“Republicans tried to steal the final election by means of the courts. That didn’t work, so now they’re attempting to steal the subsequent election by means of voter suppression. Nuking or altering the filibuster to cease them is an ethical necessity. We badly want sweeping reforms to make our democracy a stage taking part in discipline.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Meyers’s argument needs to be with the founders, not present-day Republicans. He’s upset that our constitutional system, with two senators from each state, is inhibiting the enactment of left-wing insurance policies, as if the Senate make-up is one thing new. He’s upset by Wyoming however ignores how the subsequent least-populous state, Vermont, has a socialist and a left-wing Democrat for senators. H.R. 1 needs to be generally known as the ‘Allow Unlawful Voting Act,’ because it’s a grab-bag of left-wing insurance policies geared toward making it straightforward for Democrats to get votes from these not certified to vote. The very fact Meyers is so enthusiastic about it demonstrates he’s a left-wing Democratic activist first, a comic a distant second.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ March 15: Liberal Media Scream: Meet the Press blames Trump for Cuomo refusing to stop

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the newest model of “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” this time on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Discussing embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s refusal to step down over a few scandals, the tag crew of host Chuck Todd and visitor John Heilemann blamed Trump, suggesting that he set the “precedent” for refusing to stop when pressed by critics.

“He’s following what’s seen now because the Trump precedent,” mentioned Heilemann of Cuomo.

Todd turned on conservatives, calling them “enthusiastic about Cuomo’s downfall” when it’s been Democrats on the highest ranges calling the liberal governor to stop over COVID-19 and intercourse scandals.

From the roundtable on Sunday’s Meet the Press:

John Heilemann: “I believe, , that the opposite factor that’s true is Cuomo is completely dug in. I believe the probability of Cuomo resigning is near zero. And I believe, , he’s following proper now — uncomfortably for lots of Democrats — he’s following what’s seen now because the Trump precedent. You recognize, in case you are decided sufficient, you’re shameless sufficient, you possibly can maintain on.

“And so the query then simply turns into: Does he really get impeached, does he really get thrown out? And I believe that’s going to be — a big query round that’s going to be what extra proof comes out over the approaching — perhaps sufficient now, however there’s going to be a big query of what else unfolds over the subsequent couple weeks.”

Chuck Todd: “It does really feel like he’s forcing that. I’m glad you introduced up Trump there a minute, John. Lanhee [Chen], I would like you to reply on one thing Tim Miller wrote within the Bulwark. He mentioned, ‘Dunking on Cuomo’s demise requires admitting that the opposite occasion has requirements and lays naked, as soon as once more, the cravenness of the excuse-making for Trump that stored the lights on for the previous 5 years.’ There’s a number of conservative media, acolytes, and propagandists which are very enthusiastic about Cuomo’s downfall, however they appear to not be very self-reflective.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Trump Derangement Syndrome lives on, particularly with these within the media nonetheless upset Trump’s private foibles didn’t undermine assist amongst his followers. Heilemann and Todd can’t recover from their contempt for Trump and so nonetheless need to scold his supporters for hypocrisy with out seeing any in themselves in cueing up a ‘Trump precedent’ to rationalize misbehavior by a liberal Democrat.”

Scream score: THREE out of FIVE Screams.

 

■ March 8: Liberal Media Scream: CNN anchor says Republicans don’t really feel ‘ache’ of individuals

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream takes a have a look at the in a single day bias on CNN, and it’s a doozy.

In line with CNN in a single day anchor Rosemary Church, Republicans are callous and heartless and may’t really feel the ache of these they characterize. It reminded us of after they used to name CNN the “Clinton Information Community” for its supportive protection of the president who famously mentioned in his 1992 marketing campaign, “I really feel your ache.”

The feedback got here after Senate Republicans balked at approving the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending invoice that the GOP mentioned spends little or no on rapid coronavirus points.

Interviewing Ron Brownstein of the Atlantic, Church noticed urgency in advancing the Biden agenda.

The primary two inquiries to Brownstein from the Atlanta-based anchor for CNN Worldwide within the 3 a.m. hour of CNN Newsroom Reside simulcast on the home facet:

“So President Biden’s COVID reduction bundle cleared the Senate with none Republican assist Saturday. Now it’s heading again to the Home for a vote Tuesday. How possible is it that it’ll cross this week? And the way crucial is it that this will get finished and finished quick?”

“How does all of this search for Republicans who didn’t get on board with serving to individuals? They don’t really feel a lot of the ache that different Individuals are feeling throughout this pandemic, to allow them to’t start to grasp what persons are going by means of. How a lot of a barrier is that disconnect for a celebration already combating its personal id?”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Church completely encapsulates the presumptions of so many journalists who assume it’s past dispute that anybody who opposes a large new spending invoice is an out-of-touch and uncaring lout, that anybody who disagrees with their outlook has crass motives undeserving of consideration. It’s the sort of embedded bias which infuriates everybody proper of heart, however can’t be acknowledged by journalists like Church who’re blind to their very own bias.”

Scream score: FOUR out of FIVE Screams.

 

■ March 1: Liberal Media Scream: MSNBC’s Ali Velshi says racism defines America

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options MSNBC host Ali Velshi condemning America as racist ceaselessly.

“Racism is one thing that has outlined america since its very founding,” mentioned the Kenyan-born former Canadian journalist on his present Velshi.

His feedback got here in introducing writer Heather McGhee on to speak about her e-book on racism. In his intro, he mentioned American whites are so racist that they are going to harm their very own financial future to cease blacks.

McGhee, writer of The Sum of Us: What Racism Prices Everybody and How We Can Prosper Collectively, agreed and supplied Obamacare for instance of whites being racially pushed to oppose a useful program as a result of it was proposed by a black president.

From Saturday morning’s Velshi on MSNBC:

Ali Velshi: “Racism is one thing that has outlined america since its very founding. In truth, it infects practically all sides of American life, like healthcare, about which we simply heard. However it additionally impacts our politics and our economics. The false perception that progress and prosperity for individuals of coloration comes on the expense of white individuals has helped prop up racist methods for generations. This zero-sum principle is what writer Heather McGhee tackles in her new e-book, ‘The Sum of Us: What Racism Prices Everybody and How We Can Prosper Collectively.’ In it, she examines the self-destructive discount of white supremacy and the way a lot we’ve misplaced economically as a rustic resulting from racism by way of a greenback quantity.

“One of many issues that appeals to me about your e-book is the dialogue that you’ve about how individuals, typically white individuals or individuals who have energy and privilege in society, typically make choices that aren’t of their financial pursuits or work in opposition to their very own prosperity as a result of they really feel like giving different individuals, on this case, black individuals, sure rights and privileges will take away a few of their very own.”

Heather McGhee: “That’s precisely proper. I imply, to remain on the problem of healthcare, which you’ve got coated so nicely, Ali, , white persons are really the most important group of the uninsured, and but, ever for the reason that Inexpensive Care Act was signed by our first black president, the vast majority of white individuals have disapproved of the gorgeous modest concept that’s Obamacare, and there’s an enormous correlation between racial resentment in opposition to black individuals and the southern, usually, states and likewise Maine, which is the whitest state within the nation, refusal to increase Medicaid below Obamacare. So it’s this concept that authorities is on the facet of individuals of coloration, and that’s the reason there’s such a fierce anti-government skepticism and suspicion among the many majority of white voters — the vast majority of white voters who’ve voted for the Republican Get together for president, I’ll remind you, ever since Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “As individuals obsessed by race, Velshi and McGhee lack self-awareness in attributing racism to these with a distinct viewpoint. It’s unattainable to have a rational coverage dialogue when so many liberals within the media hurl racism accusations in any respect these of 1 race who don’t purchase into the liberal agenda, as if they can’t have a logical cause for opposing the coverage aside from their presumed racism. It’s very damaging politics.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

■ February 22: Liberal Media Scream: Liberals rush to dump on Rush Limbaugh

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream takes notice of the dying of conservative speak radio icon Rush Limbaugh, who influenced many and even pushed some, notably former Vice President Mike Pence, to leap into politics.

Associates and allies had been effusive of their reward.

So too was the hate from his foes, too many to listing right here. However for instance, we characteristic former New York Occasions media reporter Invoice Carter who disparaged Florida’s plans to honor the long-time resident.

Showing on CNN’s Dependable Sources, Carter, now a “media analyst” for CNN, contended Limbaugh didn’t deserve the eye given him by Gov. Ron DeSantis, who plans to decrease the state flag.

After host Brian Stelter requested him concerning the plan by DeSantis, Carter mentioned:

“Nicely, it’s sort of stunning as a result of, I imply, to begin with, the governor of Florida is simply taking part in for conservative consideration in doing that. However the justification is basically questionable.

“I imply, look, Limbaugh had an enormous following, and it was very talked-about amongst, , a gaggle of right-wing listeners. However he wasn’t a heroic determine. I imply, he had a number of incidents that had been extraordinarily questionable, and his views had been fairly ugly, they usually harm lots of people. They harm some individuals personally.

“And I believe – , there have been an terrible lot of people who find themselves justifiably saying why are you celebrating a man who attacked Barack Obama on race, who sang ‘Barack the Magic Negro’ and every kind of extraordinarily outrageous issues that, frankly, the conservatives beloved. They beloved him for that. And he established the model. He did. That was a model. However to make it a heroic factor or one thing that needs to be celebrated like, , a conflict hero, I discover that fairly questionable.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Fairly normal liberal ‘standard knowledge’ right here from Carter, and that’s the frustration. You’d hope a reporter with a profession protecting the media may rise above simply passing alongside liberal bromides and, at the very least within the days after his passing, would supply one thing constructive a couple of man who earned the loyalty of tens of millions for greater than thirty years and impressed generations of Individuals about the advantages of conservative coverage options.”

Ranking: 3 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ February 15: Liberal Media Scream: CNN’s Don Lemon goes there and blames ‘horrible Reagan’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options ranting CNN host Don Lemon tying the whole lot he doesn’t prefer to one of the vital well-liked presidents in United States historical past: Ronald Reagan.

“Reagan was horrible,” mentioned Lemon, who advised that the Republican’s two-term presidency paved the best way for the Capitol riots.

Shouting over fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo, Lemon mentioned Republicans are additionally unhealthy for respecting Reagan.

“They maintain him as much as a gold normal. If you have a look at what he really achieved, he didn’t,” he mentioned.

From the Thursday, Feb. 11 CNN Tonight, throughout the handoff from Chris Cuomo’s 9 p.m. present to Lemon’s 10 p.m. present:

CHRIS CUOMO: Reagan and Bush Republicans had been nothing like these guys.

DON LEMON: I don’t learn about that.

CUOMO: Simply the problem of immigration. Take a look at how Reagan and George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush talked about immigration.

LEMON: Reagan was the primary presidential election that I voted in. And hear, … I’m simply saying that individuals maintain him as much as be — Reagan was not good. Reagan was horrible when it got here to—

CUOMO: Excellent? He gave us one of many greatest deficits we’ve ever seen, and he completely fed the divide.

LEMON: That is what I imply. They at all times maintain him up as a gold normal. However if you have a look at what he really achieved, he didn’t. He was horrible when it got here to racial points. He was horrible when it got here to the AIDS disaster. He was horrible when it got here to uniting the nation. He didn’t unite the nation — he was a divider. And they also maintain him up as a gold normal. … I simply suppose it’s levels, however I believe the Republican Get together has been shifting on this path ceaselessly.

Once more, they’re the occasion of the whole lot that they’re attempting to fake that they’re not. Now saying, “The individuals within the Capitol, that’s not us.” Sure, it’s you! “The folks that had been in Charlottesville, that’s not us.” Sure, it’s you! These persons are not marching for Democrats. And this entire bizarre factor that they maintain saying, “What concerning the riots and the demonstration that occurred this summer time?” That’s apples and oranges. To start with, the demonstrations, the protests had been for one thing that’s actual. It was for inequality. It was for police brutality. It was for all these issues. It was individuals who had been rising up for his or her rights. What occurred on the Capitol was constructed on a lie.

Media Analysis Middle Vice President for Analysis and Publications Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Such disdain for the late former president, who’s a hero to conservatives and an inspiration to many oppressed by communism around the globe, exhibits the baselessness of the widespread media line that they needed to be hostile to Donald Trump as a result of he posed a brand new sort of harmful and racist risk to democracy and all that’s good about america. If Lemon had a CNN present within the Nineteen Eighties he would have been simply as hostile to Reagan, calling him a racist night time after night time, as he was and is to Trump. Conservative presidents come and go, however the media contempt for them by no means wavers.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ February 8: Liberal Media Scream: Reporter decries ‘ex-boyfriend…abuse’ from Crew Trump

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream had a number of decisions from reporters by no means happier than to have a brand new administration that thinks like they do to report on.

However just one expressed the reduction she felt in attending to cowl the Democratic Biden administration after the “unhealthy ex-boyfriend” abuse she felt coping with Crew Trump.

On CNN on Sunday, Yahoo Information White Home correspondent Brittany Shepherd got here down laborious on former Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. She in contrast McEnany’s White Home briefings to “having a very unhealthy ex-boyfriend. We had been getting basically abused by Kayleigh for thus lengthy.”

And worse, she charged that McEnany incited individuals to “go to lethal ends for some individuals with dying threats.”

However now, with spokeswoman Jen Psaki, “It’s very refreshing.”

Shepherd on CNN’s Dependable Sources:

“It’s been actually refreshing to have briefings every single day and to even know who the senior officers speaking to Biden are. We weren’t getting that in any of the Trump years, particularly in these waning days of the McEnany briefings.

“And it’s refreshing, I do sort of put it in the direction of like having a very unhealthy ex-boyfriend. We had been getting basically abused by Kayleigh for thus lengthy, or at the very least she was calling us faux information and inciting her followers and followers of the president to not solely harass us on-line however clearly go to lethal ends for some individuals with dying threats.

“Now, we’ve Jen and the whole Biden crew. It’s very refreshing. However it’s essential to do not forget that the bar has actually been left on the ground, and simply having the ability to present up and clear it isn’t sufficient.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Shepherd exemplifies the hostility the White Home press corps had towards Kayleigh McEnany and all issues Trump, mixed with their keen embrace of the brand new administration, fast to hail Biden’s press crew as ‘very refreshing.’ It’s as if Shepherd simply acquired a job switch from an workplace full of individuals she finds disreputable to a brand new workplace full of people that encourage her.”

Ranking: 3 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ February 1: Liberal Media Scream: New excessive in CNN bias, blames GOP for ‘divided America’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream encompasses a new excessive within the anti-GOP bias proven by CNN, this time blaming the political divide on the Tea Get together, Sarah Palin, Roger Ailes, Fox Information, former Home Speaker Newt Gingrich, and, in fact, former President Donald Trump.

Over one hour final night time, Fareed Zakaria pointed an enormous finger on the GOP in his particular, The Divided States of America: What Is Tearing Us Aside? Again and again, the reply was boiled all the way down to Republicans. And if that wasn’t sufficient, Republicans had been generally described as racists.

Zakaria mentioned, “When students frolicked with Tea Get together activists, they discovered that behind the speak of taxes and massive authorities had been individuals largely motivated by fears about race and immigration.”

He moved on to how Ailes “turned his channel right into a right-wing bull horn, blurring info and opinion like by no means earlier than.”

He added, “Trump had a job mannequin for his exploitation of the category divide: Sarah Palin, who did it first.”

His ultimate goal was Gingrich: “Earlier than there was a Donald Trump, there was a Republican pioneer who paved the best way for the Trump model of damaging politics. … His legacy has been each darkish and far-reaching — a everlasting state of conflict between the events.”

Some excerpts from CNN’s The Divided States of America: What’s Tearing Us Aside? which aired Sunday night time, Jan. 31:

FAREED ZAKARIA: When students frolicked with Tea Get together activists, they discovered behind the speak of taxes and massive authorities had been individuals largely motivated by fears about race and immigration.

JON MEACHAM: The individuals who have been most radicalized by the Trump years believed that variety was an concept, not a vivid actuality.

ZAKARIA: In 1950, the 12 months our political events had been mentioned to be too related, the nation was about 90% white. Now in 2021, as we face an existential disaster of political division, America is about 59% white.

MEACHAM: We live in probably the most vivid manifestation of the politics of concern in our historical past. That’s the place we are actually.

ZAKARIA: Ailes grew to become the go-to right-wing media strategist of the Nineteen Eighties, notorious for his vicious assaults.

TV AD NARRATOR: As Gov. Michael Dukakis gave weekend furloughs to first-degree murderers.

ZAKARIA: In 1996, Ailes discovered his future when billionaire Rupert Murdoch got here calling. The appropriate wing’s favourite hatchet man was now creating a brand new information community. The outdated, mainstream media cartel had splintered.

BRIT HUME, IN OLD FNC PROMO: Lately, individuals suppose TV information is about as unbiased because the commercials.

ZAKARIA: On cable, each channel wanted to seek out its personal slice of the viewers. Ailes turned his channel right into a right-wing bull horn, blurring info and opinion like by no means earlier than. Massive rankings and earnings quickly adopted.

ZAKARIA: Donald Trump had a job mannequin for his exploitation of the category divide: Sarah Palin, who did it first. When America’s hockey mother grew to become John McCain’s operating mate in 2008 —

SARAH PALIN, FORMER REPUBLICAN ALASKA GOVERNOR: They are saying the distinction between a hockey mother and a pit bull: lipstick.

ZAKARIA: She leaned closely on id politics, on American values and tradition, to rile up her base.

PALIN: I’m not a member of the everlasting political institution.

ZAKARIA: Her model of America, speaking about the actual America, saying, ‘I’m one in every of you,’ was the precursor of Trump’s conflict on elites.

GEORGE PACKER: Sarah Palin, who I consider as John the Baptist to Trump, she was the one who got here first.

DONALD TRUMP: Governor Sarah Palin.

ZAKARIA: However earlier than there was a Donald Trump, there was a Republican pioneer who paved the best way for the Trump model of damaging politics.

NEWT GINGRICH, FORMER REPUBLICAN HOUSE SPEAKER: I’m a real revolutionary. They’re the real reactionaries. We’re going to change their world.

ZAKARIA: That is the story of Newt Gingrich, the person who wrote the playbook for the fashionable conservative motion. … It was a really completely different time in politics when civility and compromise mattered. Home Republican Chief Bob Michael was extensively generally known as Mr. Good Man. Think about that.

VAN JONES: Newt Gingrich is available in with a buzz noticed.

GINGRICH: What we live by means of is a basic civil wrestle, a civil conflict fought in public speeches somewhat than with armies.

ZAKARIA: The Gingrich philosophy: The one means for Republicans to win again energy was to be nasty — actually nasty.

GINGRICH: For the Democrats to principally say not solely are we going to rape you however you must pay for the lodge room is a bit a lot.

ZAKARIA: To deal with Democrats not as opponents however the enemy. … His legacy has been each darkish and far-reaching — a everlasting state of conflict between the events.

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Fairly a pretentious feat by CNN and Zakaria in managing guilty the entire nation’s ills on the tone of the rhetoric from conservative political figures, as if liberals are innocent for political divisiveness. By selecting guilty just one facet, CNN and Zakaria are exacerbating the very downside they declare to be attempting to diagnose.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ January 25: Liberal Media Scream: Nuremberg trial for Trump?

(Washington Examiner submit)

You’ll suppose they might be comfortable to maneuver on, however this week’s Liberal Media Scream options an ABC Information analyst calling for the second impeachment trial within the Senate of former President Donald Trump to be extra of a fact and accountability fee course of.

“To me, the impeachment — we’ve to separate the components of the impeachment vote. I imply, different nations have gone by means of this earlier than, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and the factor earlier than you get to reconciliation and therapeutic, you must have some component of fact and accountability on this,” mentioned Matthew Dowd.

What occurred in these nations? South Africa arrange the Reality and Reconciliation Fee after the tip of apartheid, Japan had the Tokyo Battle Crimes Tribunal after World Battle II, and Germany had the Nuremberg trials.

In calling for a Trump fact tribunal, Dowd advised that with out one, america could possibly be in for a century of political hassle that he in comparison with racism.

Dowd throughout the roundtable on Sunday’s This Week on ABC:

“Nicely, to me, the impeachment — we’ve to separate the components of the impeachment vote. I imply, different nations have gone by means of this earlier than, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and the factor earlier than you get to reconciliation and therapeutic, you must have some component of fact and accountability on this.

“And even in addition to these international nation examples, we’ve an instance in our nation throughout Reconstruction within the aftermath of the Civil Battle after we went by means of — we had been imagined to undergo a strategy of fact and accountability and altering the character of what went on. And when Abraham Lincoln was killed and Andrew Johnson took over, reconciling — I imply, the concept of forming a factor and demanding fact was stopped. And what did they lead to, George? It resulted on this nation of Jim Crow legal guidelines, it resulted on this nation of the KKK, and it resulted on this nation of 100 years extra of a combat for justice and fact and equality in our nation.

“And so, we’ve to get to a scenario the place, sure, let’s have a dialogue of what was the reality, what did Donald Trump do, what needs to be his accountability, and the ultimate stage of that’s: What needs to be his punishment?

“And to me, the one means to do this is to have a dialog within the trial within the Senate the place info and data and knowledge and knowledge is introduced in such a means that the American public can see precisely what went on, what was Donald Trump liable for, what ought to he held accountable to. After which, in the end, what ought to his punishment be?

“However we must always not do what occurred in Reconstruction. When Reconstruction was ended and we went by means of this large, lengthy, centurylong course of when justice lastly prevailed ultimately. We’ve to have an perception into the reality earlier than we get to reconciliation and therapeutic.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “To say something Donald Trump has finished is on par with genocidal regimes, or that he has left the nation in a situation anyplace just like a segregated, race-based two-class system just like the America within the a long time after the Civil Battle, is simply ridiculous. The opposite panelists ought to have laughed at him. Dowd wants his personal accountability session to separate actuality from his overwrought historic comparisons.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ January 18, 2021: Liberal Media Scream: Name to silence conservatives and kick OANN and Newsmax off air

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN offering a platform for a name to take rivals OANN and Newsmax off the air and to additionally rob conservative influencers of social media shops.

On the heels of Massive Tech kicking the conservative chat web site Parler and firearms web site AR15.com offline, the previous head of safety for Fb and Yahoo mentioned taking platforms away from conservatives is the results of the election and protests on the U.S. Capitol.

Alex Stamos mentioned, we “have to show down the potential of those conservative influencers to succeed in these large audiences” on Fb and YouTube.

“Then we’re going to have to determine the OANN and Newsmax downside,” urging they be faraway from cable methods. “These corporations have freedom of speech, however I’m unsure we want Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and such to be bringing them into tens of tens of millions of properties.”

Stamos, on Sunday’s Dependable Sources, the place he appeared with Krebs Stamos Group accomplice Christopher Krebs, the Trump administration’s former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company:

“First, you must concentrate on the violent extremists, and people corporations need to be courageous in that means. And, second, we’ve to show down the potential of those conservative influencers to succeed in these large audiences. There are individuals on YouTube, for instance, which have a bigger daytime — bigger viewers than daytime CNN, and they’re extraordinarily radical and pushing extraordinarily radical views.”

“And, so, it’s as much as the Facebooks and YouTubes, particularly, to consider whether or not or not they need to be successfully cable networks for disinformation. After which we’re going to have to determine the OANN and Newsmax downside, , these corporations have freedom of speech, however I’m unsure we want Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and such to be bringing them into tens of tens of millions of properties. That is, , permitting individuals to hunt out info in the event that they actually need to, however not pushing it into their faces, I believe is the place we’re going to need to go right here.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “A really strong sign Massive Tech’s agenda goes past what they need to painting as benign efforts to close down these advocating violence. Stamos laid out the subsequent step: Use present issues to justify a wider suppression of conservative voices who’ve allowed area for views these on the Left discover appalling. The reply is extra free speech, not letting a small group of rich Silicon Valley tech leaders abuse their energy to function ‘speech police,’ deciding which views are OK or not with the elite for the time being.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ January 11, 2021: Liberal Media Scream: CNN desires conservative media squelched in ‘nationwide emergency’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN’s senior media reporter demanding the concentrating on of conservative media shops who ignored their anti-Trump bias in reporting on the president and his administration.

On Sunday’s Dependable Sources, Oliver Darcy demanded conservative information sources be “held accountable,” clearly suggesting that they have to be squelched, an growth of the so-called “cancel tradition” imposed with glee by shops equivalent to Twitter and Fb on conservatives and even President Trump.

He cited Fox Information and “TV suppliers that beam OAN and Newsmax into properties, or Rush Limbaugh. There are lots of people profiting off of lies and conspiracy theories.”

He insisted, “this informational setting” have to be “cleaned up.”

Darcy, on the finish of Sunday’s Dependable Sources:

“The story this week was bringing our informational disaster to the forefront. It’s a nationwide emergency. You may have companies and folks which are profiting off lies and conspiracy theories, whether or not that’s massive tech, whether or not that’s Fox Information, whether or not that’s TV suppliers that beam OAN and Newsmax into properties, or Rush Limbaugh. There are lots of people profiting off of lies and conspiracy theories, and I don’t actually see how issues get higher, how we transfer on as a rustic till this informational setting is cleaned up.”

After host Brian Stelter complained that “Fox Information, the Murdochs, they’re nonetheless enabling these items as a result of they’re obsessing over massive tech bias, that’s what they name it, and attempting to disregard the riot,” Darcy demanded:

“The place are they? They should be held accountable as nicely. We had been speaking lots about individuals like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, they should be held accountable for the lies that they’ve peddled to this nation, not solely prior to now two months concerning the election both, however prior to now, , a number of years which have actually introduced this to the forefront.”

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Darcy revealed the true agenda the laborious left inside CNN: Selectively cite the baseless allegations of some on one facet of the political spectrum to justify shutting down all the main shops which permit conservative views to get an airing, silencing these with which Darcy disagrees, thus permitting the general public to solely hear left wing views. An ideal instance of ‘cancel tradition.’”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ January 4, 2021: Liberal Media Scream: Smug Chuck Todd to senator, ‘I’ve Had Sufficient of Listening to This!’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options NBC’s Chuck Todd, who placed on his most dismissive smirk Sunday to mock Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s protection of President Trump’s claims of election fraud.

It got here on Todd’s present, Meet the Press, and regardless of speaking over Johnson, a matter-of-fact lawmaker/businessman, the senator stood his floor and instructed the host after being badgered, “You may have destroyed the credibility of the information media by your bias.”

When Johnson identified, “This fireplace was began if you utterly ignored, for instance, our investigation of Hunter Biden,” Todd jumped in: “Senator. All proper, I’ve had sufficient of listening to this!”

In the course of the heated, multi-minute trade, Todd turned to ridicule when Johnson mentioned investigating Trump’s allegations of voter fraud. “Why didn’t you maintain hearings concerning the 9/11 truthers? There’s loads of individuals who thought 9/11 was an inside job.” And: “How concerning the Moon touchdown? Are you going to carry hearings on that?”

From the Sunday, Jan. 3, Meet the Press:

SEN. RON JOHNSON: Chuck, this fireplace was began again in, , January of 2017. Folks like Mark Zaid in his tweet, ‘The coup has began. First of many steps. Rebel and impeachment to comply with in the end.’ This was began when the mainstream media stopped, dropped any pretense of being unbiased and really selected sides throughout this election. This fireplace was began if you utterly ignored, for instance, our investigation of Hunter Biden. You recognize, no proof of wrongdoing there. And now we discover out after the election, no, there’s a truthful quantity of proof to the purpose that we’ve an actual FBI investigation. So-

CHUCK TODD: Senator. All proper, I’ve had sufficient of listening to this!

JOHNSON: No, hear. I’ve had sufficient of this, too. It’s the bias of the media.

TODD: No, senator. It’s, you’ve gotten spent, you’ve gotten spent the final two years —

JOHNSON: It’s the bias within the media that has created a scenario the place Republicans and conservatives don’t belief the mainstream media. And that’s what, that’s what has destroyed the credibility of the media and our establishments and actually —

TODD: Proper, no, the destruction of the establishments —

JOHNSON: — shaken confidence on this election end result. So I didn’t begin this … I didn’t, I didn’t gentle this fireplace. This fireplace was lit over 4 years in the past. And we’ve destroyed the credibility, you’ve gotten destroyed the credibility of the information media by your bias. And naturally individuals like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan destroyed the credibility of the FBI and our justice system as nicely. We’ve an infinite downside on this nation. It’s unsustainable. And the one means you resolve it’s with info, and transparency, and hearings, and investigations. It’s not quackery, it’s not conspiracy principle. It’s what’s going to be required.

TODD: Let me ask you this. Then why didn’t you maintain hearings concerning the 9/11 truthers? There’s loads of individuals who thought 9/11 was an inside job. So that you’re principally saying is that if there’s sufficient individuals who consider a conspiracy principle, if there’s sufficient individuals who maintain, how concerning the Moon touchdown? Are you going to carry hearings on that?

JOHNSON: There are every kind of issues that I’d like to carry hearings on. You need to sort of choose and select based mostly on priorities. Proper now, we’ve this election. We’ve acquired tens of tens of millions of Individuals that suppose this election was stolen. We have to get the underside of it. Once more, what’s defined, we have to clarify it, get that off the desk. We additionally need to acknowledge there have been some actual issues right here. There’s some points that should be explored and investigated.

TODD: You’ve acquired to ask your self if you inform individuals one million instances that one thing was stolen or one thing was fraud after which they consider it, I believe you’ll want to look within the mirror and ask your self why so many individuals believed it.

JOHNSON: Nicely, Chuck, you’ll want to have a look at your mirror since you carried the Democrats’ water on the entire Russian collusion with the Trump marketing campaign hoax —

TODD: Sen. Johnson, I’ve acquired to go. I recognize you approaching. I’ve allow you to, I’ve allow you to say loads of —

JOHNSON: That’s what you probably did within the media. You carried that water for years. You destroyed the credibility of the press, not me.

TODD: Sen. Johnson, aside from, aside from crediting you for approaching, I recognize that as a result of solely two of your colleagues had the heart to say sure this weekend about this conspiracy principle that you just’re engaged on.

Media Analysis Middle Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Todd couldn’t have been extra smug and sanctimonious towards a visitor as he used his platform to discredit and mock a U.S. senator with whom he disagrees. Fairly an egregious abuse of Todd’s journalistic position, particularly because it’s very laborious to think about him ever exhibiting such disdain towards a liberal visitor, and yet another instance of why Trump supporters don’t belief the ‘mainstream media.’”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

 

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