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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 advocate a “scream” score (scale of 1 to 5).

This put up 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.)

Test Bedard’s “Washington Secrets” blog for the most recent selection and his different Washington insider posts. Every week, this web page will likely 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 most recent outrageous, generally humorous, quotes within the liberal media.)

 

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

See the posting on the Washington Examiner‘s site the place you’ll be able to watch the video and browse Baker’s evaluation. Per week later, Bedard’s article will likely be posted right here.

 

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

(Washington Examiner put up)

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 wished to listen to her ideas in regards to the comparability, the notion of the cult of Trump,” Stelter mentioned in organising the welcoming California lawmaker.

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

Stelter performed alongside: “It’s scary to listen to that when you’ve noticed the Trump phenomenon, you’ve 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? Generally 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, reside 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 international locations generally electronic mail me and say, you understand, why doesn’t the American media simply name out Trump for what he’s, name Trump fandom for what it’s? Generally they use the phrase, cult. I do know that’s a delicate phrase. It doesn’t come up so much in American information protection.

So, I wished to place it to an professional, an unlucky professional, 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 in regards to the weight of that phrase, cult. She was in a position to escape along with her life, others weren’t in a position to that day. So, I wished to listen to her ideas in regards to the comparability, the notion of the cult of Trump, particularly within the mild of January sixth, and the mass delusion that led individuals to a riot of lies on Capitol Hill. After I introduced this up along with her, she didn’t mince phrases.

REP. JACKIE SPEIER: Tright here’s no query that you may 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 in a position to say they dedicated suicide as a result of I don’t suppose they had been in charge of their colleges, to be fairly sincere with you.

So, you have a look at Donald Trump, charismatic chief, who was in a position to proceed to speak in phrases that appealed to those that are disaffected, disillusioned, and who had been on the lookout for one thing, very like 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 mainly was a service provider of deceit, each of them retailers of deceit, each of them making individuals not have a look at details, not suppose independently. And sowed a narrative for them that was certainly damaging.

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

Brent Baker, vice chairman of analysis and publications for the Media Analysis Heart, 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 ‘warfare prison.’ This week, Trump’s identical to a cult chief who led tons of of followers to commit mass suicide and homicide a congressman. Solely Trump has by no means completed that. Perhaps Stelter ought to look slightly nearer to dwelling 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 put up)

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

Sunday on CNN’s Dependable Sources, his important venting venue, he overrated his prior assaults on former President Donald Trump, claiming that the Republican is a “warfare prison.”

His over-the-top invective in opposition to Trump is nothing new, as a fast journey via the CNN archive reveals. In 2017, he declared of Trump’s resolution to take away the FBI director, “This can be a probably extra harmful state of affairs than Watergate.” In 2020, he was repeating his Watergate comparability as he charged Trump allies had “now joined palms 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 closing days of his reign.”

Our Liberal Media Scream companion Brent Baker, the vice chairman of the Media Analysis Heart, drew up an inventory of Bernstein’s best anti-Trump hits:

   ♦ “I believe this can be a probably extra harmful state of affairs 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 the USA and people round him throughout an election marketing campaign colluded with a hostile international energy to undermine the idea of our democracy: free elections.” — Dependable Sources, Might 14, 2017.

   ♦ “Let’s have a look at what Watergate was as a result of it was a few prison president who acted as a tyrant. And what now we have right here now’s the Senate of the USA, via the Republican management and membership, has now joined palms with a tyrant.” — CNN Newsroom, Jan. 31, 2020.

   ♦ “His response has been homicidal negligence. He has failed to guard the American individuals and quite 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 closing days of his reign, prepared to scorch the Earth of his nation and convey down the entire system to undermine our entire democracy, strip it of its legitimacy, poison the boldness 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 special context. He’s America’s, our personal American warfare prison, of a sort we’ve by no means skilled earlier than … In worldwide legislation, there have been, quote, ‘crimes in opposition to humanity.’ I believe what we’re speaking about, Trump’s crimes as an American warfare prison 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 centered 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 talent at making a unfavorable public picture for his opponents via artistic terminology.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

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

(Washington Examiner put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream incorporates a Washington Submit 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. Selecting up on a column he wrote final week, Bacon mentioned the “core mission” of the media is to current “details” and “an evidence-based view of the world.”

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

Give credit score to the Washington Submit for highlighting the bias of its scribes. In Bacon’s bio, for instance, it presents up his protection space. Below “The Democratic Get together,” it says, “The Democratic Get together is mostly transferring in a pro-equality (racial, financial, class, gender, sexual identification) path.” Below “The Republican Get together,” it reads, “The Republican Get together is transferring 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, you understand, 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 centered on what’s our core mission. And I’d argue the core mission is to current details, 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 received the election. Black lives do matter, and we needs to be sincere about when black persons are discriminated in opposition to unfairly. And to kind of begin from a spot of, do now we have some clear-cut values we will articulate — articulate these not directly on our web sites, in our programming, to be sincere about like, we’re attempting to battle this bias factor.

“We’re biased by way of details. We within the media are biased by way of we help vaccines. We within the media rent LGBT staff. We’re biased in opposition to bans in opposition to trans or homosexual individuals. So we may be sincere about these biases, and kind of, we’re in favor of a multiracial democracy. That’s why journalists behave the way in which they did when Trump — we’re in favor of the one that received the election being president. So as soon as we’re sincere about these issues, that will flip off some individuals, however it’ll assist us be higher as establishments and higher as journalists if our first purpose is, listed here are the values we said we are attempting to implement, after which secondary, we are going to 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, after all, the media is for, in opposition to authoritarian individuals like Trump. The media can not exist in a purposeful manner with out having, you understand, with out having a free press, which dictators often oppose.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “I suppose Bacon ought to get some factors for honesty, for articulating how, presumably, a lot of his colleagues really feel, that equity and stability 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 put up)

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 resolve” between attending to a polling place or shopping for groceries.

Washington Submit reporter Mary Jordan cited misdeeds she noticed in Mississippi with “every kind of soiled methods being performed about closing polls, switching the place you’re alleged to be, telling individuals they’re within the improper place even when they’re in the fitting place.”

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

LZ Granderson: “No, after all not, however they don’t actually care about public opinion, proper? In the event that they did, then all of this laws can 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 facet of it. They simply mentioned that the inconvenience of it isn’t so nice. Effectively, 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. Once you do this to polling locations, now you’re forcing minorities to resolve whether or not or not they’re going to speculate cash, fuel cash, to get to the polling locations that at the moment are additional away or do I exploit 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. Effectively, how have you learnt? 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 can 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 extremely lengthy line? There’s every kind of soiled methods being performed about closing polls, switching the place you’re alleged to be, telling individuals they’re within the improper place even when they’re in the fitting place. I believe if individuals actually knew what was happening, as a result of it differs state by state and county by county, they’d suppose, you understand what, it’s July 4th right here. It’s all about voting, proper? It’s probably the most elementary of rights. We had the Boston tea social gathering as a result of we couldn’t vote, and we had been getting taxed. And it’s sort of surprising that proper now, lots of people don’t have the identical entry to votes as different People.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Granderson and Jordan appeared to be looking for anecdotes to justify their place in opposition to very fundamental voter integrity guidelines and got here up with fairly weak ones. Making everybody vote at their native precinct is the final word in equity and requires the least bus cash whereas eliminating a number 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 pressure individuals to ‘spend one other 45 minutes within the automotive,’ that’s simply what the Arizona native precinct rule is supposed to forestall. And which social gathering controls the election methods nearly in all places 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 put up)

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 modifications than President Joe Biden’s dwelling 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 way in which that you just voted.”

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

From the roundtable on Sunday’s Meet the Press:

“Once you speak to people who find themselves actually conversant in the eager about this, it’s that Democrats notice that they could, that it’s not going to solely be solved in a legislative manner. There needs to be a judicial and a courtroom battle forward. And after I’m speaking to civil rights activists, they are saying they wish 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 way in which that America works. The second factor that they wish to see is extra judges on the courtroom. They wish 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 way in which that you just voted, we are going to take away your vote.’ And that, I believe, is an actual downside. In the event you have a look at Philadelphia state legislatures and in the event that they, and whether or not or not they will even nullify 1,000,000 votes in Philly — that may very well be an issue and a giant downside.”

Media Analysis Heart 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 actual fact, whereas some Republican states have set guidelines to ensure a number of days of early voting, some states, akin 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 essential race principle faux

(Washington Examiner put up)

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

“It’s manufactured,” he mentioned, brushing apart all of the protests, even many close to Washington the place Todd studies from, of public faculty 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 actual fact, polls present that even within the liberal Washington suburbs, the bulk oppose educating the revisionism that America is mainly 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 essential race principle, I’ve to inform you, I simply spent a while reporting on this county in Virginia about an hour exterior of Washington. And to your level, that is one thing that’s mobilizing individuals and resonating very deeply. It was a few 100 diploma day. Dozens and dozens and dozens of oldsters, principally white, on this largely prosperous county, confirmed up to a faculty board assembly, for a lot of of them, the very first faculty board assembly they’d ever attended, particularly due to this one concern.

BRAD TODD: That’s vital to notice, that you just talked about essential race principle a pair occasions. 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 a tendency to belief Democrats relating to training funding, however they belief Republicans on training accountability. I believe that what the backlash you’re seeing on essential race principle in faculties 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 essential race principle is one more instrument 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? Crucial race principle is an, an arcane kind of ultimate. 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 beneath Trump. And that is half and partial of it. And so they suppose this helps ignite their base. There’s no manner this isn’t grassroots. And, Brad, you understand that is organized and is being paid for.

CHUCK TODD: However, you understand, Ashley-

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

CORNELL BELCHER: You all are higher than us.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Typical of boastful information media figures, dismissing grassroots considerations as ‘manufactured’ and racist, as if on their very own dad and mom can’t acknowledge extremist racial educating that may 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 put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream incorporates 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 the USA fails the ethical superiority take a look at due to “voter suppression” and police “continually” 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 dwelling.” And, she added, “Russians are seeing precisely what we’re seeing: the voter suppression legal guidelines, the, you understand, slide towards minority rule, the undermining of our personal democracy.”

Ioffe on Morning Joe at this time:

“I did wish to return rapidly to the purpose of ‘whataboutism.’ In fact, it’s a manner of not answering the query, however it works on many individuals as a result of they all the time begin with a grain of reality, proper? And, you understand, it’s fascinating. Sure, the Soviet Union continually talked in regards to the violation of the civil rights of African-People 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 palms of the Soviets.

“And, you understand, President Biden, politically talking, is just not going into this assembly with an awesome hand of playing cards, both. You recognize, Russians are seeing precisely what we’re seeing: the voter suppression legal guidelines, the, you understand, slide towards minority rule, the undermining of our personal democracy. So it’s a lot tougher to speak to, you understand, we’re seeing black women and men being killed by police continually 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 dwelling.”

Media Analysis Heart 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 in regards to 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 find out how to enhance these shortcomings, with a Russian dictator who has little 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 put up)

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 improper?” 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 youngsters and mine?”

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

A few of his “questions” to Psaki:

    ♦ “Busy summer time forward, infrastructure, election reform. What does the press get improper when protecting Biden’s agenda? Once you watch the information, once you learn the information, what do you suppose we get improper?”
    ♦ “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 usually adversarial, however it additionally needs to be purposeful. Is the connection between the White Home and the press corps now no less than purposeful in ways in which it wasn’t within the Trump years?” (Psaki: “I believe so.”)
   ♦ “That is what I actually wished to ask you. You talked about your youngsters, you’ve a daughter going into kindergarten, I’ve a daughter going into pre-Ok. 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 youngsters and mine?”

Media Analysis Heart 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 should be discredited. Now, White Home employees are their pals and allies. Stelter needs to be embarrassed by such a efficiency after years of disdain for Trump’s politics and press secretaries. However he received’t be. On this interview he acted extra like a groveling pupil craving for his professor’s approval (‘Inform me what I’m doing improper,’ ‘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.

 

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

(Washington Examiner put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream incorporates 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 every thing 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 could have been right 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.

Through the roundtable phase on This Week, after host Martha Raddatz recommended “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, you understand, making a frankly racist enchantment speaking about ‘kung-flu’ and the ‘China virus,’ his notion that he put ahead that this may occasionally 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 way in which, we nonetheless don’t know, we completely don’t know, however now, critical persons are saying it wants a critical inquiry.”

Media Analysis Heart 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 fundamental responsibility to tell the general public of the very best data out there in regards to the supply of a pandemic which has killed 3.5 million worldwide.”

Ranking: FIVE out of FIVE screams.

 

■ Might 24: No Liberal Media Scream this week

 

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

(Washington Examiner put up)

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 elimination 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 following catastrophe for the GOP, blurted out, “You guys within the press love doing this” and “I get it, proper? The press is basically 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 sequence 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 social gathering itself doesn’t have credibility?” and “Do any of your critiques come throughout as credible when you can’t settle for the elemental incontrovertible fact that our democracy held a free and honest election?”

He then pressed Crenshaw to backtrack from ever asking courts to overview some election processes, resulting in this change 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 particular 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 known as the previous president ‘unhinged.’ You recognize, I perceive you guys wish to put this behind you, however he’s the chief of your social gathering, and he doesn’t cease speaking about this nonsense.

REP. DAN CRENSHAW: Chuck, the one — look, he’s one in all many leaders within the social gathering. 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 basically 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 social gathering 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 final result you’re on the lookout for?

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

CRENSHAW: Effectively, I already, I already debunked the notion, I already debunked the notion that there is, that there’s no house within the social gathering for that. Keep in mind, Liz received that first election —

CHUCK TODD: She’s not there now.

CRENSHAW: She received that first management vote, OK? And I advised 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 social gathering, what’s occurring 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 at the moment are much less worthwhile due to rising inflation as a result of we’re spending cash that we don’t have.

Media Analysis Heart 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 plain 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 time and again as a result of the visitor received’t accede to his left-wing speaking factors.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

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

(Washington Examiner put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the most recent and gushiest media profile of politician and creator (and marvel girl?) Stacey Abrams, who misplaced in her final election however who journalists consider will likely 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 important character is all the time a lady of colour who’s sensible and gutsy and funky beneath stress. In brief, Stacey Abrams.”

After hailing her efforts to counter Republican voter integrity guidelines, Moriarty celebrated how “guaranteeing that proper to vote could 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 pressure in final yr’s presidential election. However she’s a lady of many different skills, as she’ll inform Erin Moriarty …

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

ABRAMS: I believe individuals will likely be stunned.

MORIARTY: Arising on Sunday Morning, a dialog with a lady of many skills and identities.

MORIARTY: Your important character is all the time a lady of colour who’s sensible and gutsy and funky beneath stress. In brief, Stacey Abrams.

ABRAMS: Effectively, I attempt to emulate my characters, and I attempt to have my characters mirror who I’m.

MORIARTY: Making certain that proper to vote could 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 particular person of colour, each younger particular person of colour 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 not too long ago Texas, passing legal guidelines that restrict voting, Abrams is increasing Honest Struggle’s efforts across the nation. She has a digital e book tour plan for her new novel and, after all, extra books to jot down, which leaves little time for anything. How do you’ve any time for a private life?

ABRAMS: Effectively, let’s be clear. So Honest Struggle, there’s additionally the Southern Financial Development Undertaking, there’s Honest Depend, there’s writing —

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

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “It should be good to be a liberal Democrat, really easy to get a pleasant profile from a significant 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 ‘completed 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.

 

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

(Washington Examiner put up)

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 is just not 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 might. Cross known as Scott “a stone idiot,” “slow-witted,” “a token,” and known 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 the USA is “not a racist nation.”

From Saturday’s The Cross Connection on MSNBC:

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

Scott, within the Republican response to Biden’s handle to a joint session of Congress: “Hear me clearly, America is just not a racist nation.”

Cross: “OK. Let’s be clear. Tim Scott doesn’t signify 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 comfy as a result of once you communicate an uncomfortable reality, like Nikole Hannah-Jones, the social gathering that Scott claims is just not 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 educating the 1619 Undertaking in faculties as a result of it will ‘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 might go into element refuting every of his asinine factors, however he did that for me, and furthermore, a lesson I’ve discovered, don’t argue with individuals Harriet Tubman would have left behind. And certain, Tim Scott has spoken out about his encounters with legislation 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 legislation in Georgia although, as of final month, 361 payments had been being launched in 47 states to maintain individuals who seem like him out of the poll field.

“The flexibility to disgrace the ancestors and appease the oppressors multi function 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 day by 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 occasions over.

“But we nonetheless love America. Not for what it was, however for what it may very well be. On this one, you’re not solely on the improper facet of the aisle, Sen. Scott, however you’re embarrassingly on the improper facet of historical past, as effectively.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “The 5 scream scale will not be 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 social gathering. Cross reveals 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 should be high canine the way in which media bark at him

(Washington Examiner put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream reveals the most recent 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 will to belittle his enhancements within the state, which continues to see hoards transferring there from the north.

The most recent: 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 demise of us,” Reid mentioned, “DeSantis seems to essentially wish to reenact the whole George Wallace historical past. I suppose 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 social gathering had. He was widespread sufficient that within the 1972 Democratic presidential primaries, he misplaced to George McGovern by simply 2 factors within the widespread vote. He received 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 going on proper now. What this really reveals me, Pleasure, is that white supremacy is scared to demise of us, and it completely needs to be. That is what you do once you can not win honest and sq.. You suppress votes, and also you suppress voice. So, now we have to concentrate right here, as a result of the GOP performs the lengthy recreation, they usually play the expansive recreation. They plan far prematurely. They gerrymander states in order that they will 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 to focus on black people after they do it. That manner, amongst different issues, you’ll be able to 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 need them to remain determined. They understand how 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 wish to reenact the whole George Wallace historical past. I suppose 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 treasured Accomplice statues from the dropping 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 Heart 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 acquire 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 put up)

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 enhancing failures in a narrative a Washington Submit media critic called “a plume of innuendo.”

Below hearth 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 a giant “no matter” in response to critics.

At concern was a narrative two Sundays again by correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi, who recommended DeSantis partnered with Florida’s Publix supermarkets to present COVID-19 photographs 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 known 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 lady 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 one more 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 Seaside County, Florida. Viewers centered on an change 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 Seaside, Florida: “Ron DeSantis will proceed to disclaim, refute, name your reporting a witch hunt. I can solely hope that you just proceed to analyze and expose the reality.”

Alfonsi: “However many extra feedback condemned our enhancing 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 one more 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 Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “A really distinguished instance of how the information media refuse to carry themselves accountable which supplies extra contemporary proof for why anybody proper of heart has no cause to ever belief journalists to be honest to a conservative elected official. After every week during 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 couple 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 put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream reveals the lockstep reactionaryism to Georgia’s new election reform legislation that truly expands some voting protections — however is outwardly 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 demise 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 legislation 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 retailers have began to review the brand new legislation 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: “Effectively, the Chauvin trial, and that homicide trial within the demise of George Floyd, is related to voting rights as a result of, on the finish of the day, it’s about how African People and whether or not African People are allowed to outlive and thrive in America and are in a position to have entry to the rules that America holds up as close to and pricey. And that, after all, is democracy. Nevertheless it’s additionally your potential 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 Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Alcindor displayed the all too typical angle of journalists who don’t see something improper with presuming advocates of constructing voting safer are not any completely different than enforcers of ‘Jim Crow’ or, as she charged, are against letting African People ‘survive’ in America. Linking Georgia, which really expanded voting entry in a number of methods, to a homicide trial is an outrage and reveals 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 put up)

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

It incorporates a well-known Georgetown College professor condemning GOP election reform efforts in states akin to Georgia and suggesting that the social gathering is so racist and imply it will “cross a legislation to maintain Jesus from getting a cup of water whereas he is dying on the cross.”

And, after all, 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 transferring to open it as much as a nationwide mail-in system.

Reid’s present centered 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 true politics in America is whiteness and whiteness unhinged,” he mentioned.

Dyson on the Friday version of The ReidOut:

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

Reid agreed: “Unhappy however true.”

Media Analysis Heart 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 all the time sees racial animus motivating conservatives. It’s all a part of the far-left/information media joint effort to smear as racist anybody concerned with protecting the voting system sincere, thus discrediting their considerations with out having to handle their substance.”

Ranking: FOUR out of FIVE screams.

 

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

(Washington Examiner put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream steps exterior 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 legislation, and in opposition to the filibuster.

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

He opened Thursday by charging that the electoral system is “closely tilted towards a minority of voters which might be 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 modifications.

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

Among the lowlights:

“Our democracy as at the moment constituted is just not a stage taking part in subject. In actual fact, it’s arguably by no means been a stage taking part in subject, it’s closely tilted towards a minority of voters which might be 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 cut up 50-50 and but the 50 Senate Democrats signify almost 42 million extra People 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, although 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 received 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 almost 3 million. In 2016, misplaced the Home by the biggest margin since Watergate in 2018, misplaced two Senate seats in traditionally crimson Georgia this yr, and but, Mitch McConnell nonetheless mainly will get a veto over what the Senate can or can not cross. The one manner the Senate can get something completed proper now’s via a course of known as finances 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 Seaside pro-shop, and given 5 minutes to select an outfit. It’s a superb 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 might be desperately wanted to stage what’s at the moment a really lopsided taking part in subject. H.R. 1 would fight nearly each GOP voter suppression tactic by, amongst different issues, mandating nationwide early voting and no-excuse mail voting, instituting automated and same-day voter registration, implementing public financing of elections, and banning congressional gerrymandering, amongst different issues. It’s additionally extremely widespread in polls, even among the many majority of Republican voters. So, naturally, Republican politicians are dropping their minds over it. …

“Republicans tried to steal the final election via the courts. That didn’t work, so now they’re attempting to steal the following election via 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 subject.”

Media Analysis Heart 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 following least-populous state, Vermont, has a socialist and a left-wing Democrat for senators. H.R. 1 needs to be referred to as the ‘Allow Unlawful Voting Act,’ because it’s a grab-bag of left-wing insurance policies geared toward making it simple for Democrats to get votes from these not certified to vote. The actual 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 put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the most recent 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, 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’ll be able to 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 further proof comes out over the approaching — perhaps sufficient now, however there’s going to be a big query of what else unfolds over the following 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 stored the lights on for the previous 5 years.’ There’s a number 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 choose: “Trump Derangement Syndrome lives on, particularly with these within the media nonetheless upset Trump’s private foibles didn’t undermine help amongst his followers. Heilemann and Todd can’t recover from their contempt for Trump and so nonetheless wish 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 put up)

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 might’t really feel the ache of these they signify. 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 Stay simulcast on the home facet:

“So President Biden’s COVID aid bundle cleared the Senate with none Republican help Saturday. Now it’s heading again to the Home for a vote Tuesday. How probably is it that it’ll cross this week? And the way crucial is it that this will get completed and completed 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 People are feeling throughout this pandemic, to allow them to’t start to know what persons are going via. How a lot of a barrier is that disconnect for a celebration already fighting its personal identification?”

Media Analysis Heart 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 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 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 put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options MSNBC host Ali Velshi condemning America as racist without end.

“Racism is one thing that has outlined the USA 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 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, 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 USA since its very founding. In actual fact, 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 methods for generations. This zero-sum principle is what creator 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 as a result of 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, 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 difficulty of healthcare, which you’ve got coated so effectively, Ali, you understand, white persons are really the biggest 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 beautiful modest thought that’s Obamacare, and there’s an enormous correlation between racial resentment in opposition to black individuals and the southern, most often, states and in addition Maine, which is the whitest state within the nation, refusal to broaden 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 Get together 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 choose: “As individuals obsessed by race, Velshi and McGhee lack self-awareness in attributing racism to these with a special viewpoint. It’s unimaginable 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 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 put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream takes be aware 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.

Buddies 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 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 in regards to the plan by DeSantis, Carter mentioned:

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

“I imply, look, Limbaugh had an enormous following, and it was very talked-about amongst, you understand, 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 – 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 needs to be celebrated like, you understand, a warfare hero, I discover that fairly questionable.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “Fairly customary liberal ‘typical knowledge’ right here from Carter, and that’s the frustration. You’d hope a reporter with a profession protecting the media might rise above simply passing alongside liberal bromides and, no less than within the days after his passing, would provide one thing constructive a few man who earned the loyalty of thousands and thousands for greater than thirty years and impressed generations of People 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 put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options ranting CNN host Don Lemon tying every thing he doesn’t prefer to probably the most widespread presidents in United States historical past: Ronald Reagan.

“Reagan was horrible,” mentioned Lemon, who recommended that the Republican’s two-term presidency paved the way in which 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 customary. Once you have a look at what he really 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 difficulty 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 excellent. Reagan was horrible when it got here to—

CUOMO: Good? 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 all the time maintain him up as a gold customary. However once you have a look at what he really 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 customary. … I simply suppose it’s levels, however I believe the Republican Get together has been transferring on this path without end.

Once more, they’re the social gathering of every thing 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 those 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 in regards to 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 Heart 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, reveals 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 the USA. If Lemon had a CNN present within the 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 Workforce Trump

(Washington Examiner put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream had a number of selections 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 aid she felt in attending to cowl the Democratic Biden administration after the “unhealthy ex-boyfriend” abuse she felt coping with Workforce 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 extremely 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 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 day-after-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 extremely unhealthy ex-boyfriend. We had been getting basically abused by Kayleigh for thus lengthy, or no less than 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 the whole Biden crew. It’s very refreshing. Nevertheless it’s vital to keep in mind 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 Heart 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 put up)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream incorporates 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, after all, former President Donald Trump.

Over one hour final night time, 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 generally described as racists.

Zakaria mentioned, “When students frolicked with Tea Get together activists, they discovered that behind the speak of taxes and large 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 details 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 closing goal was Gingrich: “Earlier than there was a Donald Trump, there was a Republican pioneer who paved the way in which for the Trump model of damaging politics. … His legacy has been each darkish and far-reaching — a everlasting state of warfare 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 large 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 range was an thought, not a vivid actuality.

ZAKARIA: In 1950, the yr 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 at the moment are.

ZAKARIA: Ailes grew to become the go-to right-wing media strategist of the 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 details and opinion like by no means earlier than. Huge scores 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 identification 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 warfare 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 way in which 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 referred to as Mr. Good Man. Think about that.

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

GINGRICH: What we live via is a elementary civil wrestle, a civil warfare fought in public speeches quite than with armies.

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

GINGRICH: For the Democrats to mainly say not solely are we going to rape you however it’s a must to 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 warfare between the events.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly choose: “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 put up)

You’d suppose they’d be glad 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 international locations have gone via this earlier than, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and the factor earlier than you get to reconciliation and therapeutic, it’s a must to have some ingredient of reality and accountability on this,” mentioned Matthew Dowd.

What occurred in these international locations? South Africa arrange the Fact and Reconciliation Fee after the top 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 recommended that with out one, the USA may very well be in for a century of political hassle that he in comparison with racism.

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

“Effectively, to me, the impeachment — now we have to separate the components of the impeachment vote. I imply, different international locations have gone via this earlier than, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and the factor earlier than you get to reconciliation and therapeutic, it’s a must to have some ingredient of reality and accountability on this.

“And even apart from these international nation examples, now we have an instance in our nation throughout Reconstruction within the aftermath of the Civil Battle after we went via — we had been alleged to undergo a means 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 concept of forming a factor and demanding reality was stopped. And what did they end in, 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 state of affairs 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 manner to do this is to have a dialog within the trial within the Senate the place details and information and knowledge and knowledge is offered in such a manner that the American public can see precisely what went on, what was Donald Trump accountable for, what ought to he held accountable to. After which, finally, what ought to his punishment be?

“However we should always not do what occurred in Reconstruction. When Reconstruction was ended and we went via this enormous, lengthy, centurylong course of when justice lastly prevailed ultimately. Now we 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 choose: “To say something Donald Trump has completed 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 many years 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 put up)

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 Huge 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 achieve 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 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 thousands and thousands of houses.”

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

“First, it’s a must to concentrate on the violent extremists, and people corporations should be courageous in that manner. And, second, now we have to show down the potential of those conservative influencers to achieve 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 wish 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 want Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and such to be bringing them into tens of thousands and thousands of houses. That is, you understand, permitting individuals to hunt out data in the event that they actually wish 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 choose: “A really strong sign Huge Tech’s agenda goes past what they wish to painting as benign efforts to close down these advocating violence. Stamos laid out the following step: Use present considerations to justify a wider suppression of conservative voices who’ve allowed house 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: 4 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

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

(Washington Examiner put up)

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 should be squelched, an growth of the so-called “cancel tradition” imposed with glee by retailers akin to Twitter and Fb on conservatives and even President Trump.

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

He insisted, “this informational surroundings” should 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’ve got firms and folks 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 houses, 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 surroundings is cleaned up.”

After host Brian Stelter complained that “Fox Information, the Murdochs, they’re nonetheless enabling these things 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 effectively. We had been speaking so much 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 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 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 foremost 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: 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 put up)

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 advised the host after being badgered, “You’ve got destroyed the credibility of the information media by your bias.”

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

Through the heated, multi-minute change, 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 hearth was began again in, you understand, January of 2017. Folks like Mark Zaid in his tweet, ‘The coup has began. First of many steps. Rebel and impeachment to comply with finally.’ This was began when the mainstream media stopped, dropped any pretense of being unbiased and really selected sides throughout this election. This hearth was began once 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 honest 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, hear. I’ve had sufficient of this, too. It’s the bias of the media.

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

JOHNSON: It’s the bias within the media that has created a state of affairs 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 mild this hearth. This hearth was lit over 4 years in the past. And we’ve destroyed the credibility, you’ve 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 effectively. Now we have an infinite downside on this nation. It’s unsustainable. And the one manner you remedy it’s with data, 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 in regards to the 9/11 truthers? There’s loads of individuals who thought 9/11 was an inside job. So that you’re mainly saying is that if there’s sufficient individuals who consider a conspiracy principle, 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 important to sort of choose and select based mostly on priorities. Proper now, now we have this election. We’ve acquired tens of thousands and thousands of People 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 should be explored and investigated.

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

JOHNSON: Effectively, Chuck, it’s essential 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 admire 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 admire 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 Heart 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 function, particularly because it’s very laborious to think about him ever exhibiting such disdain towards a liberal visitor, and yet one more instance of why Trump supporters don’t belief the ‘mainstream media.’”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

 

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