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Washington Examiner’s ‘Liberal Media Scream’ With the MRC’s Evaluation

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 decide, often posted on-line on Monday, I present an evidence and advocate a “scream” ranking (scale of 1 to 5).

This submit comprises 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 by way of 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 by way of the tip of 2013. And for January 31, 2012 by way of June 11, 2013.)

Examine Bedard’s “Washington Secrets and techniques” weblog for the newest alternative and his different Washington insider posts. Every week, this web page might 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 Analysis Heart’s Notable Quotables with compilations of the newest outrageous, typically humorous, quotes within the liberal media.)

 

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

I’ll add textual content and video right here subsequent week, however so the Washington Examiner will get the site visitors for his or her submit when it’s contemporary, please learn Paul Bedard’s submit on their web site the place you possibly can watch the video and browse the total quote.

 

■ 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 staff 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, you understand, 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, you understand, he’s following proper now — uncomfortably for lots of Democrats — he’s following what’s seen now because the Trump precedent. You recognize, if you’re decided sufficient, you’re shameless sufficient, you possibly can maintain on.

“And so the query then simply turns into: Does he truly get impeached, does he truly 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 need you to reply on one thing Tim Miller wrote within the Bulwark. He mentioned, ‘Dunking on Cuomo’s demise requires admitting that the opposite social gathering has requirements and lays naked, as soon as once more, the cravenness of the excuse-making for Trump that saved the lights on for the previous 5 years.’ There’s a whole lot of conservative media, acolytes, and propagandists which might be very enthusiastic about Cuomo’s downfall, however they appear to not be very self-reflective.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “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 ranking: 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 keeping with CNN in a single day anchor Rosemary Church, Republicans are callous and heartless and may’t really feel the ache of these they symbolize. It reminded us of once 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 fast 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 Three a.m. hour of CNN Newsroom Dwell 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 probably is it that it’ll go this week? And the way crucial is it that this will get performed and performed 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 know what individuals are going by way of. How a lot of a barrier is that disconnect for a celebration already scuffling with its personal id?”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Church completely encapsulates the presumptions of so many journalists who assume it’s past dispute that anybody who opposes an enormous 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 form of embedded bias which infuriates everybody proper of middle, however can’t be acknowledged by journalists like Church who’re blind to their very own bias.”

Scream ranking: 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 perpetually.

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

His feedback got here in introducing creator Heather McGhee on to speak about her ebook on racism. In his intro, he mentioned American whites are so racist that they may damage their very own financial future to cease blacks.

McGhee, creator of The Sum of Us: What Racism Prices Everybody and How We Can Prosper Collectively, agreed and supplied Obamacare for example 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 the US since its very founding. In truth, it infects almost all aspects of American life, like healthcare, about which we simply heard. Nevertheless it additionally impacts our politics and our economics. The false perception that progress and prosperity for individuals of colour comes on the expense of white individuals has helped prop up racist programs for generations. This zero-sum idea is what creator Heather McGhee tackles in her new ebook, ‘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 because of racism by way of a greenback quantity.

“One of many issues that appeals to me about your ebook is the dialogue that you’ve got about how individuals, usually white individuals or individuals who have energy and privilege in society, usually 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 have lined so properly, Ali, you understand, white individuals are truly the most important group of the uninsured, and but, ever because the Inexpensive Care Act was signed by our first black president, the vast majority of white individuals have disapproved of the gorgeous modest thought that’s Obamacare, and there’s an enormous correlation between racial resentment in opposition to black individuals and the southern, typically, states and in addition Maine, which is the whitest state within the nation, refusal to increase Medicaid beneath Obamacare. So it’s this concept that authorities is on the facet of individuals of colour, 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 Occasion for president, I’ll remind you, ever since Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “As individuals obsessed by race, Velshi and McGhee lack self-awareness in attributing racism to these with a special 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 not have a logical cause for opposing the coverage apart 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 observe of the demise of conservative speak radio icon Rush Limbaugh, who influenced many and even pushed some, notably former Vice President Mike Pence, to leap into politics.

Pals and allies had been effusive of their reward.

So too was the hate from his foes, too many to listing right here. However for example, we function former New York Instances 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 in regards to the plan by DeSantis, Carter mentioned:

“Properly, it’s form of surprising as a result of, I imply, initially, you understand 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 fashionable amongst, you understand, a bunch of right-wing listeners. However he wasn’t a heroic determine. I imply, he had a whole lot of incidents that had been extraordinarily questionable, and his views had been fairly ugly, they usually damage lots of people. They damage some individuals personally.

“And I believe – you understand, 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 liked. They liked 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 must be celebrated like, you understand, a conflict hero, I discover that fairly questionable.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Fairly commonplace liberal ‘typical knowledge’ right here from Carter, and that’s the frustration. You’d hope a reporter with a profession masking the media may rise above simply passing alongside liberal bromides and, at the very least within the days after his passing, would provide 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: Three 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 every thing he doesn’t prefer to one of the crucial fashionable presidents in United States historical past: Ronald Reagan.

“Reagan was horrible,” mentioned Lemon, who instructed 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 commonplace. Whenever you have a look at what he truly completed, he didn’t,” he mentioned.

From the Thursday, Feb. 11 CNN Tonight, in the course of 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 pay attention, … I’m simply saying that folks 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 largest 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 commonplace. However while you have a look at what he truly completed, 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 commonplace. … I simply suppose it’s levels, however I believe the Republican Occasion has been shifting on this course perpetually.

Once more, they’re the social gathering of every thing that they’re attempting to faux that they’re not. Now saying, “The individuals within the Capitol, that’s not us.” Sure, it’s you! “The those that had been in Charlottesville, that’s not us.” Sure, it’s you! These individuals are not marching for Democrats. And this entire bizarre factor that they hold saying, “What in regards to the riots and the demonstration that occurred this summer season?” That’s apples and oranges. To begin 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 Heart Vice President for Analysis and Publications Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Such disdain for the late former president, who’s a hero to conservatives and an inspiration to many oppressed by communism world wide, 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 form of harmful and racist risk to democracy and all that’s good about the US. If Lemon had a CNN present within the 1980s he would have been simply as hostile to Reagan, calling him a racist evening after evening, as he was and is to Trump. Conservative presidents come and go, however the media contempt for them by no means wavers.”

Ranking: Four out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

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

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream had a whole lot 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 Staff 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 primarily abused by Kayleigh for therefore lengthy.”

And worse, she charged that McEnany incited individuals to “go to lethal ends for some individuals with demise 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 daily 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 form of put it in the direction of like having a very unhealthy ex-boyfriend. We had been getting primarily abused by Kayleigh for therefore 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 demise threats.

“Now, now we have Jen and all the Biden staff. It’s very refreshing. Nevertheless it’s necessary to keep in mind that the bar has actually been left on the ground, and simply with the ability to present up and clear it isn’t sufficient.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “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 staff as ‘very refreshing.’ It’s as if Shepherd simply bought a job switch from an workplace full of individuals she finds disreputable to a brand new workplace full of people that encourage her.”

Ranking: Three 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 contains a new excessive within the anti-GOP bias proven by CNN, this time blaming the political divide on the Tea Occasion, Sarah Palin, Roger Ailes, Fox Information, former Home Speaker Newt Gingrich, and, after all, former President Donald Trump.

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

Zakaria mentioned, “When students hung out with Tea Occasion activists, they discovered that behind the speak of taxes and massive authorities had been individuals principally 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 task 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 evening, Jan. 31:

FAREED ZAKARIA: When students hung out with Tea Occasion activists, they discovered behind the speak of taxes and massive authorities had been individuals principally 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 thought, not a vivid actuality.

ZAKARIA: In 1950, the 12 months our political events had been mentioned to be too comparable, 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 worry in our historical past. That’s the place we are actually.

ZAKARIA: Ailes turned the go-to right-wing media strategist of the 1980s, 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 fitting wing’s favourite hatchet man was now creating a brand new information community. The previous, mainstream media cartel had splintered.

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

ZAKARIA: On cable, each channel wanted to search 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 task mannequin for his exploitation of the category divide: Sarah Palin, who did it first. When America’s hockey mother turned 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 true America, saying, ‘I’m one in all 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 broadly referred to as Mr. Good Man. Think about that.

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

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

ZAKARIA: The Gingrich philosophy: The one approach 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 resort 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 Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Fairly a pretentious feat by CNN and Zakaria in managing accountable all the nation’s ills on the tone of the rhetoric from conservative political figures, as if liberals are innocent for political divisiveness. By selecting accountable 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’d suppose they’d be pleased 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 reality and accountability fee course of.

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

What occurred in these nations? South Africa arrange the Fact 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 reality tribunal, Dowd instructed that with out one, the US could possibly be in for a century of political bother that he in comparison with racism.

Dowd in the course of the roundtable on Sunday’s This Week on ABC:

“Properly, to me, the impeachment — now we have to separate the components of the impeachment vote. I imply, different nations have gone by way of this earlier than, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and the factor earlier than you get to reconciliation and therapeutic, you must have some factor of reality and accountability on this.

“And even moreover these overseas nation examples, now we have an instance in our nation throughout Reconstruction within the aftermath of the Civil Battle after we went by way of — we had been speculated to undergo a strategy of reality 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 thought of forming a factor and demanding reality 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 battle for justice and reality and equality in our nation.

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

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

“However we should always not do what occurred in Reconstruction. When Reconstruction was ended and we went by way of this enormous, lengthy, centurylong course of when justice lastly prevailed in the long run. We now have to have an perception into the reality earlier than we get to reconciliation and therapeutic.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “To say something Donald Trump has performed 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: Four 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 opponents OANN and Newsmax off the air and to additionally rob conservative influencers of social media retailers.

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 aptitude of those conservative influencers to succeed in these enormous audiences” on Fb and YouTube.

“Then we’re going to have to determine the OANN and Newsmax downside,” urging they be faraway from cable programs. “These corporations have freedom of speech, however I’m unsure we’d like 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 give attention to the violent extremists, and people corporations should be courageous in that approach. And, second, now we have to show down the aptitude of those conservative influencers to succeed in these enormous 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, specifically, 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, you understand, these corporations have freedom of speech, however I’m unsure we’d like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and such to be bringing them into tens of tens of millions of properties. That is, you understand, 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 should go right here.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “A really stable 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 considerations 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 in the mean time.”

Ranking: Four out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

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

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN’s senior media reporter demanding the focusing on of conservative media retailers 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 enlargement of the so-called “cancel tradition” imposed with glee by retailers 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 atmosphere” 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 have got firms and other people which might be 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 atmosphere 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 have to be held accountable as properly. We had been speaking lots about individuals like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, they have to be held accountable for the lies that they’ve peddled to this nation, not solely prior to now two months in regards to the election both, however prior to now, you understand, a number of years which have actually introduced this to the forefront.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “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 key retailers 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: Four 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 informed the host after being badgered, “You have got destroyed the credibility of the information media by your bias.”

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

Throughout the heated, multi-minute alternate, Todd turned to ridicule when Johnson mentioned investigating Trump’s allegations of voter fraud. “Why didn’t you maintain hearings in regards to the 9/11 truthers? There’s loads of individuals who thought 9/11 was an inside job.” And: “How in regards to 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, you understand, January of 2017. Individuals like Mark Zaid in his tweet, ‘The coup has began. First of many steps. Insurrection and impeachment to observe in the end.’ This was began when the mainstream media stopped, dropped any pretense of being unbiased and truly selected sides throughout this election. This fireplace was began while 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 now we have an actual FBI investigation. So-

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

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

TODD: No, senator. It’s, you may have spent, you may have 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 consequence. So I didn’t begin this … I didn’t, I didn’t mild this fireplace. This fireplace was lit over 4 years in the past. And we’ve destroyed the credibility, you may have 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 properly. We now have an infinite downside on this nation. It’s unsustainable. And the one approach you remedy it’s with info, and transparency, and hearings, and investigations. It’s not quackery, it’s not conspiracy idea. It’s what’s going to be required.

TODD: Let me ask you this. Then why didn’t you maintain hearings in regards to 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 imagine a conspiracy idea, if there’s sufficient individuals who maintain, how in regards to 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. It’s a must to form of decide and select based mostly on priorities. Proper now, now we have this election. We’ve bought 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 should acknowledge there have been some actual issues right here. There’s some points that have to be explored and investigated.

TODD: You’ve bought to ask your self while you inform individuals 1,000,000 occasions that one thing was stolen or one thing was fraud after which they imagine it, I believe you should look within the mirror and ask your self why so many individuals believed it.

JOHNSON: Properly, Chuck, you should 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 bought to go. I respect 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, apart from, apart from crediting you for approaching, I respect that as a result of solely two of your colleagues had the heart to say sure this weekend about this conspiracy idea that you just’re engaged on.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “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 function, 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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