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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 decide, normally posted on-line on Monday, I present a proof and suggest a “scream” ranking (scale of 1 to 5).

This publish comprises the “Liberal Media Screams” beginning in January 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.)

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

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

 

■ New on December 28: Liberal Media Scream: ‘TDS’ outlined: Olbermann rants ‘jail’ for President Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr.

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

 

■ December 21: Liberal Media Scream: Requires ‘Fact Fee’ to take Trump down

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the media’s newest effort to hit President Trump, this time with a “Fact Fee” after he leaves workplace.

Opinions got here in from PBS NewsHour White Home correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.

In speaking about it, Alcindor dissed Trump’s 75 million voters in suggesting that they aren’t answerable for details, thus they cannot agree on the reality.

On his present, Todd raised a New York Occasions editorial he characterised as calling for “a reality and reconciliation fee” to handle the supposed misdeeds of Trump and administration officers.

From Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC:

Chuck Todd: “Yamiche, what sort of urge for food do you assume the Biden administration’s going to have? You understand, I talked a few COVID fee. I believe that’s more likely to occur, one thing like that. However I seen the New York Occasions at this time known as for one thing — they didn’t name it this, but it surely nearly felt like a ‘reality and reconciliation fee.’ Is that one thing that our present politics might permit to occur?”

Yamiche Alcindor: “I believe due to this factor that former President Obama known as ‘reality decay,’ it’s very exhausting to have a ‘reality and reconciliation fee’ when Individuals can’t agree on the reality. Hallie Jackson’s speaking about Kellyanne Conway speaking to you about various details. I keep in mind being on Meet the Press when Rudy Giuliani advised you, ‘Fact isn’t reality.’ It’s the factor that outlined the Trump administration and this period, that they needed to fully create a brand new model of the reality. And so many Individuals, greater than 75 million of them, went together with that for President Trump. I’m undecided if we are able to get to a spot the place Individuals can sit down and say, ‘Let’s speak about our variations,’ once we can’t even agree on the details.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “A lot for media enthusiasm for the way Joe Biden will carry individuals collectively by exhibiting respect for political opponents. Todd appears excited concerning the thought of getting some vengeance, whereas Alcindor solely sees the supposed denial of ‘reality’ by Trump supporters as an obstacle to creating resembling Orwellian ‘reality fee.’”

Ranking: Three out of 5 screams.

 

■ December 14: Liberal Media Scream: Donny Deutsch Sees ‘50 million jerks’ in Trump’s America

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options MSNBC talker Donny Deutsch calling out many in President Trump’s America as “jerks” who “suck as human beings.”

Keying off a protest signal he thought mirrored a disregard for the impact of the coronavirus, Deutsch denounced “the ungreatest technology” of “possibly there are 50 million jerks on this nation.”

He ranted towards Individuals whereas saying, “Joe Biden is doing all the pieces proper.”

Deutsch on Thursday’s (Dec. 10) Deadline: White Home hosted by Nicolle Wallace:

“Right here’s the issue. In certainly one of your earlier segments, there was a — you have been exhibiting a crowd at a Trump rally or an anti-corona rally, and anyone held up an indication that mentioned ‘99percentsurvival charge will not be an emergency,’ which, that’s the mindset of anyone, in case you have been in a movie show with 100 individuals and one particular person was going to die, the opposite 99 shouldn’t care, shouldn’t huddle round. And that’s the issue on this nation, is that we now have part of this nation known as ‘ungreatest technology’ that may be a ‘me’ tradition, and ‘if it does not have an effect on me, I don’t give a rattling.’ I imply, that signal mentioned all of it.

“And that’s the issue. Even you probably have Biden’s management and it has these three traits, you probably have an enormous a part of this inhabitants — and we do — and I see the disappointment in your face at this time, Nicolle. You appear to be you’re going to cry. I really feel the identical method. And what it comes right down to is, sure individuals can’t be led. When you’ve got sufficient individuals who don’t give a, don’t give a rattling until it impacts them, it’s exhausting to unravel that drawback, and we now have a section that’s ‘the ungreatest technology,’ and that’s the disappointment that we now have right here that may’t really feel, can’t take a look at that quantity, 3,000 [number who died], and go, ‘These are individuals.’ They’ll’t, they’ll’t course of it. If it doesn’t have an effect on them, they’ll’t course of it. And that’s unhappy …

“However possibly we now have to get to a degree that possibly there are 50 million jerks on this nation. Perhaps that’s the unhappy reality, and the way will we handle that? As a result of Joe Biden is doing all the pieces proper. And while you see that signal, and while you see — possibly there’s a bit of us that actually suck as human beings. Perhaps that’s a actuality.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “I’d recommend anybody who calls a big swath of the general public ‘jerks’ who ‘suck as human beings’ is himself type of a jerk. Such condescension, from a rich elite participant, towards individuals with a special viewpoint is what has fueled the anger and mistrust for the elite by the lots, which so infuriates Deutsch.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ December 7: Liberal Media Scream: CNN says GOP prefers white presidents

(Washington Examiner publish)

Oh, sure, they went there.

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN’s John Harwood suggesting that GOP leaders could have higher relations with Joe Biden than former President Barack Obama as a result of Biden is white. His host, Don Lemon, concurred, “I didn’t wish to go there, however, I imply, they really feel like he’s certainly one of them.”

Going racial on Friday night time, Harwood mentioned there’s an opportunity Senate Republicans will cooperate with Biden since, “initially, Joe Biden is a white man,” whereas “Barack Obama’s race performed a job within the depth of the grassroots and the opposition in Washington to what he was making an attempt to do.”

After Harwood mentioned that “Biden goes to set a wholly completely different tone” as a result of “he’s basically an trustworthy particular person, he’s basically an honest particular person,” anchor Lemon mentioned: “I’m glad you mentioned that first half about Joe Biden being a white man. I didn’t wish to go there, however, I imply, they really feel like he’s certainly one of them.”

From the 11 p.m. EST hour Friday night time of CNN Tonight with Lemon, selecting up after Lemon expressed hope a Republican Senate would work with Biden, however concern it won’t:

John Harwood: “Nicely, I believe your skepticism is properly justified, and the document of the final 12 years is certainly one of blowtorch opposition from Republicans to Democratic presidents. There are a few issues which are completely different this time. To begin with, Joe Biden is a white man. Barack Obama’s race performed a job within the depth of the grassroots and the opposition in Washington to what he was making an attempt to do, in order that makes a distinction.”

“I believe Joe Biden goes to set a wholly completely different tone. He’s basically an trustworthy particular person, he’s basically an honest particular person. And we’ll see whether or not honesty and decency and rationality cuts any ice with some increment of Republican senators essential to get issues achieved.”

Don Lemon: “Boy, what an amazing dialog this was, and, John, I’m glad you mentioned that first half about Joe Biden being a white man. I didn’t wish to go there, however, I imply, they might really feel like he is certainly one of them — he’s Joe, you understand, from the outdated days, and possibly they might wish to work with him. And if that’s the explanation they work with him, then so be it. I hope it occurs.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Harwood and Lemon see the world via a liberal prism by which race and ethnic identification reign supreme, defining who you might be. So, they presume everybody sees others via that race-based filter, are simply as race-obsessed as they’re, and thus, it makes all of it too simple for them to impugn political opponents as motivated by racism with out having to offer any proof for the cost.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ November 30: Liberal Media Scream: In Trump, CNN sees ‘rampages of Joe McCarthy’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN getting in certainly one of its final probabilities to smear Republicans with Trumpism, this time evaluating GOP leaders to those that didn’t decry communist baiter Sen. Joe McCarthy within the Fifties.

“Historical past could have no hassle discovering a parallel between Mitch McConnell’s try and type of look the opposite method and what so many Republican leaders did till Joseph Welch mentioned, ‘In the end, sir, have you ever no decency?’” CNN senior political analyst Ron Brownstein charged on CNN on Sunday night time.

The senior editor on the Atlantic added: “I believe we’re seeing a contemporary equal of that unfolding earlier than our eyes now.”

Brownstein mentioned on CNN Newsroom Sunday that President Trump’s effort to trace down voting fraud was additionally racist as a result of it focuses on city areas the place black individuals dwell, as do most voters.

BROWNSTEIN: “As his conspiracy theories, which begin at a type of a racist base, that this was stolen in primarily … closely African-American cities, like Philadelphia, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Atlanta, though he declined extra in primarily white suburbs, the place he’s not alleging fraud, it begins with that.

“However because it will get increasingly fantastical and far-reaching, implicating the Division of Justice, the FBI, Republican governors, the silence of Republicans in Congress, [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell, specifically, [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy, specifically, who’re permitting this poison to unfold within the American political system, appears increasingly like a contemporary analog to the silence of Republican congressional leaders in the course of the rampages of Joe McCarthy within the early Fifties. I believe historical past could have no hassle discovering a parallel between Mitch McConnell’s try and type of look the opposite method and what so many Republican leaders did till Joseph Welch mentioned, ‘In the end, sir, have you ever no decency?’ I believe we’re seeing a contemporary equal of that unfolding earlier than our eyes now.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Accusing somebody of McCarthyism is the last word political smear for a journalist to hurl at a politician, an all-purpose insult these on the Left use to attempt to discredit these on the Proper. Brownstein’s resort to it reveals the weak point of his case.” Baker tweets usually on the liberal media, and people tweets might be seen right here.

Ranking: 4 out of 5 SCREAMS!

 

■ November 23: Liberal Media Scream: ABC’s Stephanopoulos needs Trump revenge

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream finds that the elites are on the lookout for somewhat Trump revenge.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday superior the liberal quest to additional politicize political variations by holding Trump administration officers “accountable” for “wrongdoing.”

On his present, he pressed Joe Biden’s chief of employees Ron Klain about “criminality” throughout President Trump’s years. Stephanopoulos famous that Biden “has expressed a choice that he doesn’t need his presidency consumed by Trump investigations” however identified “that has raised some considerations” with Democrats.

He quoted a congressman’s declare that not holding Trump officers accountable “emboldens criminality by our nationwide leaders” and allows “lawlessness and authoritarianism.” Stephanopoulos then requested: “How do you stability transferring ahead with getting accountability?”

From ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos:

“There’s going to be some rigidity between getting unity, getting issues achieved, working with the Republicans, and investigating any wrongdoing that occurred in the course of the Trump administration. Now, the vp, it’s been reported, has expressed a choice that he doesn’t need his presidency consumed by Trump investigations. That has raised some considerations about, amongst some Democrats, together with congressman Invoice Pascrell [a New Jersey Democrat], who had this to say this week:

“‘Failure to carry monetary and political wrongdoing accountable up to now has invited better malfeasance by dangerous actors. A repeat of these failures in 2021 additional emboldens criminality by our nationwide leaders and continues America down the trail of lawlessness and authoritarianism. There should be accountability.’”

“How do you stability transferring ahead with getting accountability?”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “George Stephanopoulos is championing the most recent reason behind the Trump-hating Left, getting their vengeance by turning coverage variations into prison persecutions. Placing the nation’s pursuits forward of retribution, Joe Biden appears extra smart than Stephanopoulos, who’s extra fascinated about pushing Biden’s workforce to take up the left-wing quest to torment anybody who dared work for Trump.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ November 16: Liberal Media Scream: Sam Donaldson says Rush Limbaugh has COVID ‘blood on the palms’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the lengths the media will go to search out blame for the coronavirus.

Unhappy with simply ripping the White Home and President Trump, retired ABC Information White Home Correspondent Sam Donaldson hit right-leaning media, together with Rush Limbaugh, as enablers with “blood on their palms.”

“Are you able to say to the nice Rush Limbaugh, ‘You began this. Please recant?’” mentioned Donaldson.

Donaldson appeared on Sunday’s CNN present Dependable Sources, selecting up after he railed towards the supposed misinformation on COVID and the election outcomes relayed by Fox Information Channel and Newsmax:

DONALDSON: “I imagine within the First Modification. I say sadly as a result of I do imagine in it, and I believe everybody on this program believes in it. However how do you cease these organizations that may make cash and in addition propagate the falsehoods to viewers and listeners who need it? Are you able to say to the nice Rush Limbaugh, ‘you began this. Please recant?’ No. He says, ‘No masks.’ Nonetheless to this present day, ‘no masks.’ If there’s blood on the president’s palms, as some individuals recommend, not simply due to his inattention, however his deliberate effort to maintain the scientists like Tony Fauci from telling us the best way to preserve ourselves safer and our neighbors safer, if there’s blood on his palms, what concerning the blood on the palms of the enablers within the media who additionally know higher?

“But, there’s the First Modification. There’s a due course of and all of that. I’m blathering about this, not as a result of I believe I’m mistaken, however as a result of I don’t have a solution. I don’t have a fast reply to show the nation round via the media reforming itself in all places and thru individuals, subsequently, reforming themselves.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Perhaps Donaldson might begin his effort to ‘reform’ the media by reforming himself by ceasing to impugn as murderers shops and folks with whom he disagrees and never being so dissatisfied the First Modification prevents silencing opposite views. It’s his type of illiberal perspective which has fueled the recognition of Rush Limbaugh and different shops devoted to offering info suppressed by Donaldson’s colleagues.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ November 9: Liberal Media Scream: After 4 years of Trump hating, CNN’s Stelter urges ‘cooler heads’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream sums up the media’s 180-degree turnaround within the wake of Joe Biden’s election, from usually hateful Trump Derangement Syndrome to requires unity and cooler heads combined in with tales about Biden’s cuddly canines.

Our instance is CNN’s media critic Brian Stelter, who has criticized all the pieces about President Trump, from his sanity to his insurance policies.

He has accused Trump of destroying democracy, “mendacity and deceit,” requested if Trump is working “a prison presidency,” questioned on air, “Is he affected by some type of sickness? Is he match for workplace? And if he’s unfit, then what?”

Now, after 4 years of bashing, he quoted Biden’s name for peace and desires the cruel rhetoric to finish. Identical to that.

With the assistance of Media Analysis Heart Vice President Brent Baker, our accomplice in selecting the weekly Scream, Secrets and techniques is providing a best hits of the cruel criticism the host of CNN’s Dependable Sources has provided up over the president’s administration.

Aug. 2, 2020: “Image all of us Individuals in a automobile collectively. President Trump is the driving force. And he’s making an attempt to drive us off the street. He’s making an attempt to crash the automobile. On this analogy, the automobile is our democracy … As a result of we’re witnessing creeping authoritarianism in America … The election’s Nov. 3. There’s going to be three extra months of this. Three extra months of the lies, three extra months of the sowing doubt of delegitimizing the election. Three extra months of this. And the president nonetheless has the keys. He’s nonetheless behind the wheel. His phrases nonetheless have energy on this looming automobile crash.”

Feb. 16, 2020: “However first, the aspiring autocrat and the media’s response. As this banner on Fox says, President Trump is unleashed [“PRESIDENT TRUMP UNLEASHED”]. That’s why there are rising fears of one thing known as ‘democratic backsliding.’ It is a time period utilized in political science, a time period used to explain the erosion of establishments that maintain democracy. One other strategy to put it’s ‘creeping authoritarianism,’ a transfer towards autocracy.”

Nov. 24, 2019: “Do you assume journalists are going to look again years from now and remorse not doing much more to talk out about this mendacity and deceit?”

Aug. 25, 2019: “Information shops use phrases like ‘erratic,’ ‘risky,’ ‘unstable,’ however not often are Trump’s phrases and actions lined as an entire, not often do information shops take it to that subsequent stage. OK, what do you see — what he simply mentioned appears loopy. What does that reveal about him? We not often see it go to that subsequent step … We will’t tiptoe round it anymore. We’ve bought to speak about this. So let’s speak about it. Let’s do it. Let me usher in two company, two psychiatrists …”

April 21, 2019: “I take no pleasure in saying this, however deceit is the story of the Trump age.”

Dec. 9, 2018, to Carl Bernstein: “You mentioned Nixon was a prison president and it was a prison presidency. Is the Trump presidency a prison presidency?”

Could 6, 2018: “Sufficient is sufficient. The lies, the deceit, the fearmongering.”

Jan. 7, 2018: “However let’s start with the highest story this weekend. The tiptoeing is over. The whispers are turning into shouts. President Trump’s health for workplace is now the highest story within the nation. Reporters and a few lawmakers are overtly speaking concerning the president’s psychological stability, his well being, his competency.”

Aug. 20, 2017: “In discussions amongst family and friends and debates on social media, individuals are questioning the president’s health … Questions like these: Is the president of the US a racist? Is he affected by some type of sickness? Is he match for workplace? [long pause] And if he’s unfit, then what?”

Baker explains our weekly decide: “Stelter definitely has chutzpah. He’s spent 4 years denigrating President Trump with the very ‘harsh rhetoric’ for which he hailed President-elect Biden for calling for an finish to. But now, Stelter yearns for ‘cooler heads’ and fewer ‘polarization.’ He ought to look within the mirror.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ New on November 2: Liberal Media Scream: NBC spins lengthy voter strains as racism

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream encompasses a key NBC reporter advancing the narrative that the difficulties most are dealing with in early voting this 12 months are actually strikes to suppress the black vote, together with lengthy voting strains.

Reporter Cynthia McFadden tied the present scenario to the civil rights struggles of the Sixties. Focusing her story on the views of the Rev. James Lawson, she charged {that a} choice by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “follows the plantation house owners of the 1870s who used bullets and weapons to cease the voting.”

The governor was criticized for having only one voting drop off location in every county. Unmentioned was his choice to broaden the early voting interval by six days.

As many early voters — white, black, Latino, Asian, and others — have seen, lengthy strains are typical all through the nation, which has seen document numbers of early voting.

From the Friday, Oct. 30 NBC Nightly Information:

CYNTHIA MCFADDEN: Tonight, a query: Do all eligible voters, no matter their race, have an equal shot at casting their ballots? We turned to 92-year-old Rev. James Lawson.

MCFADDEN: Voter suppression isn’t, sadly, a factor of the previous.

REVEREND JAMES LAWSON: Oh, sure. It’s a continuation of USA historical past.

MCFADDEN: Rev. Lawson says lengthy strains, ID necessities, the purge of voter lists, and diminished entry to poll drop bins makes voting more durable than it must be, particularly for individuals of coloration.

LAWSON: It’s a type of racism.

LAWSON (from outdated clip): Our energy has all the time been in ourselves.

MCFADDEN: Racism is one thing he’s fought towards, nonviolently, his complete life. Martin Luther King Jr. known as him one of many noblemen of their quest for equality.

LAWSON: Registering to vote grew to become a main concern from Day One. A black particular person might lose all the pieces by registering to vote.

MCFADDEN: Together with their lives, which is why, he says, it hurts a lot to see that voter suppression remains to be with us, 55 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act. He cites Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s October choice that voters could have just one place to return their mail-in ballots in every county. The governor says it’ll “improve poll safety.” Lawson says it’ll hamper minority voting as a number of the counties with enormous minority populations are as huge as jap states.

LAWSON: It’s absolute suppression, regression. It follows the plantation house owners of the 1870s who used bullets and weapons to cease the voting. He’s utilizing the strategy of voting to cease the voting.

MCFADDEN: Gov. Abbott’s order was struck down by a Texas state courtroom, however three federal judges within the fifth Circuit, all appointed by President Trump, accredited the governor’s plan.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “A superb instance of how the old fashioned media eagerly advance an agenda, within the face of opposite proof, which sees all the pieces via the liberal prism of race, on this case portray a conservative who enacted guidelines that deal with all residents the identical as some type of a racist transfer to suppress minority voters. And loads of very white locations across the nation even have lengthy strains to vote.”

Ranking: Three out of 5 screams.

 

■ October 26: Liberal Media Scream: Scarborough costs Meadows ‘doesn’t care in case you dwell or die’

(Washington Examiner publish).

A lot for former Home Republicans sticking collectively.

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options two of them, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former Florida Rep. Joe Scarborough, and White Home chief of employees and former North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows.

At concern was the apparent remark Sunday from Meadows that the administration is “not going to regulate” the coronavirus till a vaccine turns into accessible. To that, Scarborough spun it as America’s loss of life warrant.

Scarborough on Monday’s Morning Joe:

“I’m capable of take the recommendation of epidemiologists. I’ll take the recommendation of medical doctors, and so they have been telling us in March we have been going to have a darkish winter. That it was going to be worse, and he is aware of it, and he’s mendacity. He’s keen to let individuals die as a result of that’s what Donald Trump needs him to say. Mark Meadows, who doesn’t care in case you dwell or die from the pandemic as a result of he simply cares about following the president’s recommendation.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Meadows was simply observing the truth of how the pandemic seemingly gained’t be contained till vaccines and therapeutics might be broadly deployed. In order that’s a reasonably disgusting take from Scarborough, sinking to accusing Meadows of not caring if individuals die from the coronavirus, presumably as a result of Scarborough has such contempt for President Trump he assumes the worst of all who work for him, even a former congressman with a wonderful repute.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ October 19: Liberal Media Scream: Morning Joe compares Trump rallies to ‘witch trials’

(Washington Examiner publish).

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, who on Monday in contrast President Trump’s sequence of recent rallies to the Salem witch trials and mentioned that individuals will look again in horror at them in 50-100 years.

On his present, he mentioned, “In case you don’t assume individuals aren’t going to look again at these rallies with the identical horror that we now look again on the Salem witch trials, you don’t assume that’s going to occur 50 years from now, 100 years from now, you might be kidding your self.”

Scarborough on Monday’s Morning Joe:

“A referendum on whether or not we imagine our Structure says what it says or whether or not we wish to have a president who runs round saying that Article 2 provides him the ability to do no matter he needs to do, that federal judges’ authority might be questioned, that the media is, in Josef Stalin’s phrases, ‘the enemy of the individuals,’ that there aren’t any official checks and balances towards him, that your entire idea of Madisonian democracy over 240 years is for nil in relation to him. After which, add on science. Add on medication. Add on primary studying, and you’ve got that versus superstition.

“That is — please. In case you don’t assume individuals aren’t going to look again at these rallies with the identical horror that we now look again on the Salem witch trials, you don’t assume that’s going to occur 50 years from now, a 100 years from now, you might be kidding your self. In the midst of a pandemic, lengthy after we’re all gone, individuals shall be exhibiting these photographs and asking what occurred to America, or not less than a big subset of America. And what occurred was Donald Trump, and historical past and Individuals sooner or later are going to must grapple with that, as are these proper now who’re working, day in and time out, to additional his agenda or the tens of the thousands and thousands of people who find themselves truly going together with this.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Scarborough’s bought fairly an creativeness, assuming the broader inhabitants of Individuals shall be as outraged by President Trump sooner or later as he’s now. Many could take into account it unwise to affix giant gatherings within the time of a pandemic, however President Trump isn’t forcing anybody to attend nor hanging anybody to loss of life primarily based on baseless fears. The analogy is foolish and an instance of how elite media figures make it really easy for Trump to ridicule their hostility to him.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ October 12: Liberal Media Scream: Dan Somewhat slams Trump as a ‘tragedy and farce’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream encompasses a well-known presidential critic, newsman Dan Somewhat.

The onetime CBS anchor, earlier than his reporting on former President George W. Bush bought him kicked out of the seat, went on an epic rant towards President Trump on CNN, ripping the president’s psychological situation and questioning the media’s fuss over “making an attempt to truthful” to the White Home.

“He’s continuously partaking in anger, manic habits,” mentioned Somewhat, including that “the story of the Trump administration is each tragedy and farce.”

When requested by host Brian Stelter how “in a different way” he needs the media to strategy this 12 months’s election protection, Somewhat on Sunday’s Dependable Sources mentioned:

“Nicely, initially, I’m somewhat bit involved with the press — and I don’t besides myself on this criticism — nonetheless goes via these, too usually contortions of, quote, ‘making an attempt to be truthful.’ There’s a line of equity that we have to adhere to, however we now have to report on what’s, not what we hope could be the case. And as members of the press, we now have to only preserve doing our job, which is preserve telling individuals, preserve reminding individuals, via use of details and quotes, of how unusually distinctive that is to have, No. 1, a president who says prematurely of the election that if it doesn’t seem to go his method, he’s going to attempt to tie it up within the courts. He is not going to decide to a peaceable switch of energy on the high even when the indication is that he has misplaced. And No. 2, there has by no means been something approaching this in the way in which of voter suppression by any president of the US. And the press has to proceed to search out issues in that method.

“As to his psychological situation, I do know there’s an entire principle that, you understand, he’s ‘mentally unstable.’ I’m not certified to say that. I’ll say this, that he’s continuously partaking in anger, manic habits, abusive habits, mocking habits, and so usually indicating that he would rating within the excessive 90s on a dumb take a look at.

“So, you understand, we now have a mixture of selfishness and stupidity working out of the White Home. Folks, I believe, will see that finally. Will they see it in time to keep away from what’s forward for us? Steadily, up to now, and what I’ll name regular instances, Brian, there is a superb line between tragedy and farce. Sadly, that … was a very long time in the past, and the story of the Trump administration is each tragedy and farce.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Dan Somewhat describing another person’s life as certainly one of ‘tragedy and farce’ is wealthy with irony. He’s the person who ruined his profession through the use of pretend paperwork to unsuccessfully attempt to destroy one other Republican president for whom he had disdain. But he nonetheless hasn’t realized his lesson about unproven allegations, slyly impugning President Trump’s psychological standing with an ‘I’m not certified to say that’ demurral whereas charging Trump shows ‘manic’ and ‘abusive’ habits, snidely asserting Trump ‘would rating within the excessive 90s on a dumb take a look at.'”

Scream ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ October 5: Liberal Media Scream: Carl Bernstein costs Trump with ‘homicidal negligence’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream is a sizzling one, that includes veteran journalist Carl Bernstein calling President Trump responsible of “homicidal negligence” over the the dealing with of the coronavirus disaster.

As a visitor on CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera Saturday, Bernstein cited “the sample going again to January twenty eighth,” when Trump realized of the menace, and “since then, his response has been homicidal negligence.” He additionally mentioned that the president “put his personal pursuits of reelection … in entrance of the well being and well-being of the American individuals.”

Bernstein, on CNN on Saturday, October 3:

“Let’s take a deep breath right here and take a look at what actually is the sample going again to January twenty eighth, when Trump was first knowledgeable by his nationwide safety adviser and deputy about this virus and what an amazing menace it posed. And since then, his response has been homicidal negligence. He has failed to guard the American individuals, and reasonably, to place his personal pursuits of reelection, and holding on to the workplace of the presidency, in entrance of the well being and well-being of the American individuals. And what we’re seeing on this final week is similar factor, this willingness, this negligence, whilst he himself has turn out to be stricken with this horrible illness, his pursuits in entrance of the nation’s, for functions of his reelection.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “This sort of a simplistic and overwrought accusation is why President Trump has been so profitable at tagging the press corps as ‘pretend information.’ Bernstein’s first intuition was to make use of hyperbolic language responsible Trump primarily based on symbolism conveyed by Trump, not any particular preventative insurance policies he inhibited.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ September 28: Liberal Media Scream: ‘Most horrifying second in my life,’ New York Occasions columnist on Trump reelection

(Washington Examiner publish)

The media’s “Trump Derangement Syndrome” is shifting into excessive gear with simply weeks till Election Day.

The newest instance in our weekly Liberal Media Scream comes from a outstanding New York Occasions columnist who’s in such a panic over President Trump’s suggestion that he gained’t instantly settle for a defeat by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that he declared the scenario “DEFCON 5,” the very best army alert.

Reacting to Trump’s remarks about accepting the election outcomes, Tom Friedman launched an exposition on all of the issues that animate Trump haters. On Thursday’s Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, Friedman known as it “probably the most horrifying second in my life.”

And he added his disgust with the Republican Occasion when he known as it a “political brothel that rents itself out by the night time to whoever will energize its base.”

Friedman on the Sept. 24 Anderson Cooper 360:

“I believe what occurred in the previous few days is a six-alarm fireplace. I believe it’s DEFCON 5. The president of the US has advised us, ‘Both I win the election or I delegitimize the election.’ These are your decisions, of us. And he mainly is making an attempt to interrupt individuals’s will to essentially get individuals to say, ‘What the heck? He needs it so dangerous, simply give it to him.’ I believe that is, this definitely is probably the most horrifying second in my life. It’s horrifying due to him. It’s horrifying as a result of he’s backed by a state-owned community.

“And it’s terrifying as a result of the Republican Occasion has turn out to be mainly a political brothel that rents itself out by the night time to whoever will energize its base, whether or not it was Sarah Palin or the Tea Occasion or now, Trump. It is a occasion that went into its conference with no platform, no platform, and mainly simply mentioned no matter Trump needs, we wish. And in case you’re not frightened now, if you’re not terrified for what might occur, it’s not we would have a disputed election. It’s we’re going to have a disputed election, nearly definitely, until Trump wins, by which case I shudder to assume what 4 extra years of this could be like.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Friedman colorfully expressed the depth of the hatred and anger towards President Trump, which runs deep on the New York Occasions. His apparently real concern of the supposed catastrophe forward if Trump have been to win reelection reveals why he and his colleagues will use all their instruments to defeat him.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ September 21: Liberal Media Scream: Critic lauds CNN ‘as a journalistic establishment,’ Fox a ‘instrument’

(Washington Examiner publish)

Few stick collectively just like the liberal media.

Exhibit A was the weekend media present on CNN by which an everyday media critic from the Baltimore Solar, David Zurawik, held the cable channel because the apolitical truth-teller preventing the “right-wing shops” that lie on behalf of their mates.

On Sunday’s Dependable Sources, Zurawik lamented how the “mainstream press must admit that we’re at an obstacle” since CNN and others function as journalistic establishments, whereas “right-wing shops,” resembling Fox Information, Breitbart, and the Day by day Caller, “have been based as political instruments” that “might be similar to Donald Trump,” in order that they “lie,” “smear,” and “slander.” However he insisted, “We will’t do this.”

For that, he wins our weekly Liberal Media Scream.

Zurawik to host Brian Stelter on CNN’s Sept. 20 Dependable Sources:

“We already had six weeks forward of us that have been going to be epic … Then, you set this Supreme Court docket struggle on high of it, after which, you’ve got the right-wing media. This isn’t cheerleading. That is past rabble-rousing. That is waving the shirt and calling for blood. And I’ll inform you what, Brian. We have now to confess, we within the mainstream press must admit that we’re at an obstacle on this. We have been based and we function – CNN operates as a journalistic establishment. We play by these guidelines.”

“Fox Information, as you so, as you chronicle in your e book so properly, Fox Information, Breitbart, Day by day Caller, many of those right-wing shops have been based as political instruments to assist in ideology and to assist candidates. In case your purpose is as a political outlet to only merely win, you’ll be able to lie – you might be similar to Donald Trump. You possibly can lie, you’ll be able to smear, you’ll be able to libel, you’ll be able to slander, you are able to do all that. The purpose is to win. We will’t do this.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “How ridiculous. CNN and different ‘mainstream’ shops way back grew to become ‘political instruments’ of the Left, and the conservative shops have been created as a counterweight. Removed from any type of virtuous mannequin of journalistic integrity, CNN is a frontrunner in advancing liberal political ideology and serves because the mouthpiece of the ‘By no means Trump’ motion.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ September 14: Liberal Media Scream: Chuck Todd frets the media have misplaced ‘our energy’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the essence of the brand new media.

As soon as obsessive about the 5 “W’s” and “H” — who, what, the place, when, why, and the way — a lot of the media’s political protection has become agenda-making and shaming.

However up towards some politicians, notably President Trump, some reporters fret it doesn’t work.

On Sunday’s Meet The Press, moderator Chuck Todd mentioned that Trump doesn’t “have disgrace” when the press name out his misstatements.

On the present, visitor Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of the Atlantic, rued how the media haven’t found out the best way to counter Trump’s supposed deliberate coverage of misstatements.

Todd then mentioned: “The one strategy to perceive that is to understand he doesn’t have disgrace about it. And once we lose our capacity to disgrace a politician, we lose quite a lot of our energy. That’s for certain.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide:

Todd revealed the explanation behind the press corps’ underlying anger at President Trump. They’re annoyed that he has found out the best way to neuter their affect. They only can’t stand how so many within the public ignore them once they see themselves because the arbiter of reality.”

Ranking: Three out of 5 screams.

 

■ September 7: No Liberal Media Scream this week

 

■ New on August 31: Liberal Media Scream: On CNN, April Ryan says Trump began ‘a race struggle’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options one other hit on President Trump by a CNN contributor, who charged that he has began a “race struggle in America.”

April Ryan, lengthy the Washington bureau chief for American City Radio Networks and a CNN contributor, made the declare on the cable community Sunday whereas discussing the violence in cities the place Black Lives Matter organizers are marching.

On CNN, Ryan, whose newest e book was Beneath Fireplace: Reporting from the Entrance Strains of the Trump White Home, mentioned that “individuals at the moment are afraid of this president as a result of he has stoked the racial flames. And let’s name the factor a factor: He has now begun a race struggle in America in 2020.”

Ryan within the 5 p.m. hour of CNN Newsroom on Sunday, Aug. 30:

“Let’s name a factor a factor. This president, Donald John Trump, has instigated a race struggle in America. Portland, Oregon, is floor zero. This president, Donald John Trump, has mainly stoked the flames for racist extremists, neo-Nazis, and the ‘alt-right.’ And so they’re even defending — this president is even defending Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who went into Wisconsin and killed two protesters. So, on the finish of the day, the mayor of Portland is totally proper. And there are those that are calling for assist from this president and the stoking of a race struggle. There’s a race struggle in America proper now due to this president. Individuals are calling me, asking if there certainly is a strategy to get the worldwide crimes courtroom to come back in to take care of this. You understand, I’ve talked to some people who find themselves in intelligence, and so they’re saying he’s achieved heinous issues, however they must see. We don’t know for certain. However individuals at the moment are afraid of this president as a result of he has stoked the racial flames. And let’s name the factor a factor: He has now begun a race struggle in America in 2020.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “After journalists like Ryan have spent years smearing Republicans and conservatives as racists, it takes fairly a little bit of chutzpah, days after the Republican conference featured quite a few black audio system, to see President Trump because the instigator of a race struggle. Nobody has achieved extra to gas racial rancor over the previous 4 years than the Washington press corps.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ August 24: Liberal Media Scream: CNN common calls America the land of racists, case closed

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream comes from a CNN contributor who mentioned America was constructed on racism and thievery.

It got here on Friday, when CNN’s Anderson Cooper requested common Nina Turner to react to President Trump’s cost that the Democratic conference delivered “4 straight days attacking America as racist and a horrible nation that should be redeemed.” Turner mentioned, “This nation is racist — it’s rooted in racism.”

Then after the previous Ohio state senator completed her rant, Cooper merely moved on.

From the two p.m. EDT hour of CNN Newsroom on Friday, August 21:

ANDERSON COOPER: I wish to simply play one thing that President Trump — how he described the [Democratic] conference at an occasion in Arlington at this time.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: However during the last week, the Democrats held the darkest and angriest and gloomiest conference in American historical past. They spent 4 straight days attacking America as racist and a horrible nation that should be redeemed.

COOPER: I imply, I assume, what else would he say? However I ponder what you make of that?

NINA TURNER, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: You have been studying my thoughts, Anderson. I imply, the nation does should be redeemed. I don’t know which conference he was taking a look at, although, however this nation positively must be redeemed. This nation is racist — it’s rooted in racism. After we speak concerning the story about immigration, it’s not some fairly image. It’s a nation that was based on the backs and the blood and the sweat and the tears of enslaved Africans, after which the primary technology born on this soil of African Individuals for generations.

It’s a nation that stole the land from indigenous individuals. I imply, come on, we’re making an attempt to get there to these excessive beliefs, however we’re not fairly there but, so I’m not shocked that President Trump would paint the Democratic conference in that method. That’s what he does. He’s delusional if he thinks that it’s okay to put in writing revisionist historical past. It’s not okay for him to do it as a Republican, and it’s not okay for Democrats to do it both, Anderson.

Ninety-two million individuals on this nation don’t have — they’re both uninsured or underinsured. We actually do. Individuals are crying out, and, as you understand, the pandemic wiping individuals out left and proper, whether or not actually or via their livelihoods. We have now a possibility, whether it is taken, to point out that the Democratic Occasion would be the one to not reply to the company pursuits. There are 12 billionaires, Anderson, on this nation who’re at a trillion {dollars}. They management a trillion {dollars}’ price of wealth.

In the meantime, again on Major Road, individuals are catching every kind of hell, so we’re going to face up for the poor, the working poor, the hardly middle-class on this nation. And it’s higher than having BLM blocks behind you or quoting or mentioning Ella Baker’s title. It’s dwelling as much as these excessive beliefs and the rules by which these freedom fighters fought for. That is the time to do this. Folks want it.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Disappointing to see CNN, which for a very long time has thought-about it past dispute that President Trump is a racist, now sees nothing noteworthy about certainly one of their contributors defaming your entire inhabitants as racist, dwelling in a nation ‘rooted’ in racism. You’d assume that if Cooper needed viewers to see him as an actual journalist that he would possibly push again on such a broad swipe.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ August 17: Liberal Media Scream: Trump’s followers are racists, case closed, says Donny Deutsch

(Washington Examiner publish)

Because the presidential election will get nearer, TV pundits, reporters, and anchors seem like in a race to out-do one another in explaining how a lot they hate, and completely misunderstand, President Trump.

This week’s Liberal Media Scream is simply the most recent instance. For it, we characteristic MSNBC common Donny Deutsch, a prize-ranter on the notably anti-Trump present, Morning Joe. In explaining how a 3rd of the nation helps Trump, he mentioned, “The reply is just one factor: 1 in 3 Individuals are racists.”

That prompted anti-Trump cheerleader Mika Brzezinski to notice, “It’s pathetic!”

Deutsch on the Friday, Aug. 14 Morning Joe on MSNBC:

“How do 1 in 3 Individuals nonetheless imagine this man about corona or something, and the reply is just one factor: 1 in 3 Individuals are racists. One in three Individuals are terrified that this nation by the 12 months 2040 will not be going to be majority white — that the black man or the brown man or the yellow man or lady are going to come back and take their jobs and take away their suburbs and scare them. And it’s no coincidence yesterday Trump introduced up Kamala Harris and the entire birther factor. That’s the solely clarification. As a result of you’ll be able to’t even carry up the financial system anymore. That’s it, that 1 in 3 Individuals [Mika Brzezinski: “It’s pathetic!”] are racists nonetheless on this nation.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “First, it wasn’t Trump who ‘introduced up Kamala Harris and the entire birther factor.’ Trump was responding to a query about it posed by a journalist who introduced it up. Second, it’s troubling how snug Deutsch is with smearing tens of thousands and thousands of his fellow Individuals as racists. It should be good to be so smug as to not really feel any obligation to make any effort to know official coverage preferences which may lead individuals to again Trump’s course for the nation, and/or concern the place the nation is headed with uncontrolled violence in some huge cities.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ August 10: Liberal Media Scream: Anti-Trump CNN asks the place’s the media ‘tearing down Trump’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options one of many craziest claims but by the anti-President Trump press corps — that there aren’t any media shops devoted to “tearing down Trump.”

It got here on CNN throughout a dialogue of the anti-Joe Biden theme on some conservative radio reveals, particularly the bigs: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.

Throughout his Sunday present, Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s Dependable Sources, requested: “Is there an equal to that on the left, tearing down Trump?” His visitor, Errin Haines, editor-at-large of the information web site the nineteenth, answered, “There actually isn’t.”

The alternate got here after Stelter performed audio clips from Limbaugh, Levin, Ben Shapiro, and Michael Savage. “Vile Anti-Biden Rhetoric On Proper-Wing Speak Radio” was displayed on the display.

Brian Stelter: “Errin, your view of this, while you see total media firms basically exist to tear down Joe Biden, is there an equal to that on the left, tearing down Trump?”

Errin Haines: “There actually isn’t. And, you understand, what I might say is it’s actually a eating regimen of this kind of info that quite a lot of these voters are getting. A whole lot of the voters that I speak to, I can — after I interview them, I do hear them saying quite a lot of the speaking factors that sound very acquainted from a few of these reveals, which I attempt to take heed to after I’m out on the marketing campaign path or after I’m house watching TV. You possibly can hear these feedback being echoed by voters. You understand that that is the eating regimen that they’re on: AM radio, conservative speak. Additionally, social media.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Stelter has turn out to be a parody of himself with this unintentionally, very humorous alternate, which so properly displayed his whole lack of primary self-awareness. On a present devoted each week to denouncing President Trump that airs on a community, which devotes hours day-after-day to denigrating Trump’s insurance policies and character, he critically wonders if there’s a media outlet as anti-Trump as some radio speak reveals are anti-Biden.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ August 3: Liberal Media Scream: PBS host needs Trump tried for COVID ‘mass homicide’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream encompasses a PBS host calling for the prosecution of President Trump for the “mass homicide” of the 150,000 Individuals misplaced to COVID-19.

Showing on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation on Saturday, Alexander Heffner, the host of The Open Thoughts, additionally rapped Lawyer Common William Barr whereas speaking with the MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton.

Heffer argued that “if we had an precise legal professional basic on this nation,” he could be “prosecuting” Trump and complicit Republicans for “the malfeasance, the negligence, the murder, the mass homicide.”

After Sharpton learn a tweet which he characterised as exhibiting Trump “preventing along with his personal well being consultants,” Heffner replied:

“Yeah, he’s achieved that from the start. I imply, the scientific illiteracy has immobilized our nation. It’s made it not possible to comprehensively assault the medical disaster. You understand, in your prior section, you have been discussing the legal professional basic. If we had an precise legal professional basic on this nation, he could be, or she could be, investigating and prosecuting the malfeasance, the negligence, the murder, the mass homicide — it’s gotten to a degree with over 150,000 American souls gone that it’s not simply inexcusable, it’s genocidal. It’s mania. And I believe that the Senate candidates that you simply referenced are going to be campaigning for the well being and well-being of their residents. And life and loss of life ought not be a partisan concern, however we’ve found it’s now.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Depart it to PBS to make use of somebody so enraged by President Trump that he would stoop to vile allegations of mass homicide and genocide over a disagreement with a tweet. Some not so properly spent taxpayer cash.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ July 27: Liberal Media Scream: Media darling calls for voters select Biden, ‘finish this reign of terror’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options biographer and former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham urging MSNBC viewers to get out and vote in November to “finish this reign of terror” of President Trump.

Evaluating the president to former President Richard Nixon and former Alabama Democratic Gov. George Wallace, he mentioned, “If you wish to finish this reign of terror … you’ve bought to vote. And the concept that someway or one other since you assume — one thinks that Trump is an fool or he’s, you understand, he’s a racist, no matter you would possibly assume … it’s not going to matter if what occurred in 2016 occurs once more.”

He’s involved that the 2020 election is just like 1968 when Nixon and Wallace gained 55% of the vote. “In case you return and take a look at what Wallace and Nixon have been saying, it’s what Trump is saying,” he claimed.

Meacham on Sunday’s Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC:

“And the determine we want to consider, and the nation could have him on its thoughts for about 24 hours or so, will not be Richard Nixon, however George Wallace, who was the governor of Alabama, who was the final particular person, I imagine, to lie in state on the Alabama capitol the place Congressman Lewis is now headed on Freeway 80. And Wallace mentioned in 1961 that he was going to be the governor who defended ‘segregation at this time, segregation tomorrow, and segregation perpetually.’ In 1964, he ran for president — he did very properly exterior the American South. Individuals who assume that is totally a Southern drawback are mistaken. He did properly in Indiana. He did properly in Wisconsin.

“And on election day 1968, greater than 55% of the nation, take into consideration that for a second, greater than 55% of the nation voted for both Richard Nixon or George Wallace. And in case you return and take a look at what Wallace and Nixon have been saying, it’s what Trump is saying. It’s that your neighborhoods are in peril, chaos is within the streets, and ‘I’ — dare I say it, as Trump would say it — ‘I alone can repair it.’ It is a perennial American meme, and it’s one thing that’s going to require immense vigilance on the a part of the Democratic Occasion and individuals who don’t want this election to prove the way in which 1968 did. …

“All I’m saying is — and I believe Congressman Lewis would echo it in that great voice the place he all the time spoke with a type of biblical shout. He was somewhat man, however his voice was so robust. If you wish to finish this reign of terror, this reign of terror, when it comes to COVID, you’ve bought to vote. And the concept that someway or one other since you assume, one thinks that Trump is an fool or he’s, you understand, he’s a racist, no matter you would possibly assume, one would possibly assume — it’s not going to matter if what occurred in 2016 occurs once more.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “One other effort to vilify President Trump as a mortal menace to the nation’s well-being. Not happy to only characterize his years within the White Home as a ‘reign of terror,’ Meacham determined to delegitimize Trump additional by portray him because the inheritor to racist Democrat George Wallace. So the one ethical course for the nation, Meacham presumes, is to defeat Trump.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ July 20: Liberal Media Scream: In CNN’s world, conservative shops, not Occasions, Submit, are illiberal

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN wading into the intolerance debate the place it finds that it’s the conservatives shops, and even spiritual schools, which are close-minded.

Within the wake of New York Occasions opinion editor Bari Weiss falling sufferer to the “cancel tradition” for daring to run items that went counter to left-wing orthodoxy, CNN introduced aboard a visitor to defend the New York Occasions and declare the intolerance of opinion is on the Proper, not the Left.

“I do assume there’s a rising intolerance of oppositional political opinions,” Jill Filipovic mentioned on Dependable Sources, however not at “mainstream and progressive shops.”

Filipovic, an opinion author and creator of the upcoming e book, OK BOOMER, LET’S TALK: How My Technology Bought Left Behind, mentioned, “It’s actually conservative information shops, in addition to conservative establishments like spiritual schools, the place you’re missing variety of opinion.”

From Sunday’s Dependable Sources on CNN:

Brian Stelter: “Is there rising intolerance in American newsrooms? Is what individuals like Bari Weiss, is what they’re pointing to an actual and severe menace?”

Jill Filipovic: “Sure, I do assume that there’s rising intolerance of oppositional political opinions. I believe the place we get it mistaken on this dialog is taking a look at largely mainstream and progressive shops. The fact is, locations just like the New York Occasions, the Washington Submit, CNN, host a very extensive number of views. Each the Submit and the Occasions have conservative columnists. There’s actually not a day that goes by which you could’t discover conservative views on these web sites. You actually can’t say the identical factor about Fox Information, about Breitbart, about web pages like Townhall.com. It’s actually conservative information shops, in addition to conservative establishments like spiritual schools, the place you’re missing variety of opinion. And what I see taking place right here is, sure, pointing to one thing that may be a irritating drawback, however by honing in on, quote/unquote, ‘liberal shops,’ I believe you actually miss the fuller story and the methods by which I believe the Proper is basically working the refs on this one.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Discuss working the refs. In what various universe does Filipovic dwell? The time period ‘cancel tradition’ was created to explain what ‘mainstream and progressive’ shops do to those that dare stray from the accredited left-wing view of a difficulty. ‘Cancel tradition’ is actual at liberal shops and has price a number of journalists their jobs. And there’s much more variety of political opinions on Fox Information Channel than on CNN or MSNBC. When did you final hear a pro-Trump voice on CNN or MSNBC?”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ July 13: No Liberal Media Scream this week

 

■ New on July 6: Liberal Media Scream: PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor says Trump sits between ‘George Wallace and Ronald Reagan’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the large divide over President Trump’s 2020 pivot to the “cancel tradition” in America displayed in his speeches at Mount Rushmore and on July Fourth.

We characteristic PBS NewsHour White Home correspondent Yamiche Alcindor condemning Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech and his depiction of the US as a nation worthy of satisfaction. On MSNBC, she claimed that Trump was perpetuating the “lie” that the nation “handled women and men equally, that we based this nation simply by our personal wits,” as she added that “we’re seeing a celebration of America’s independence on land that was stolen from Native Individuals.”

Referring to the carvings within the mountainside of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, Alcindor mentioned it was vital to notice that two of them owned slaves and that Roosevelt “oversaw the desecration of native lands.”

Alcindor is the latest recipient of the “general excellence in White Home protection” award from the White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation.

Alcindor on Friday night time, as MSNBC aired a panel dialogue whereas the Mount Rushmore ceremony started:

“I believe what we’re seeing is a president who’s decided to fly within the face of … people who find themselves saying that there’s actually a fable of America — that this concept that America handled individuals properly, that they handled women and men equally, that we based this nation simply by our personal wits, that that’s truly a lie and that in actual fact, what we’re seeing is a celebration of America’s independence on land that was stolen from Native Individuals, and it’s over — and it’s being seen and ignored by two presidents — they’re figures, reasonably — that owned slaves and a 3rd president in Roosevelt, who talked about going westward and who oversaw the desecration of native lands.

“You noticed so many individuals on this nation, particularly individuals of coloration, look actually, actually disturbed when the president and then-candidate Trump began saying, ‘Make America Nice Once more’ — as a result of, in fact, the short query was, ‘Nicely, what a part of America and what interval are you speaking about? Is it when African Individuals have been enslaved? Is it when ladies couldn’t vote? Is it when Native American individuals have been actually run off their lands?’ … He’s sitting someplace in historical past between George Wallace and Ronald Reagan, and he’s actually becoming on this historical past that’s, in some methods, a Republican historical past about the concept that they’re actually taking a look at white resentment.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Alcindor displayed the disrespect for our nation’s historical past — filled with scorn for its heroes and emphasis on the sinister view of any achievements — that President Trump was reciting in taking up the Left within the very speech Alcindor was denouncing. Her take illustrated how the media elite usually are not simply against Trump’s reelection however are allied with the far-left who’re making an attempt to destroy the legitimacy of the nation.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ June 29: Liberal Media Scream: ABC lets Pelosi declare Russians ‘have’ one thing on Trump

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options ABC’s George Stephanopoulos opening the door to Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unproven cost that Russian President Vladimir Putin should “have” one thing on President Trump.

In a Sunday dialogue the New York Occasions story on how Russia has put a bounty on U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan, Pelosi charged that Russian President Vladimir Putin should be holding one thing over Trump: “I don’t know what the Russians have on the president politically, personally, financially, or no matter it’s,” she mentioned, calling Trump a “present to Putin.”

However as a substitute of difficult her principle, Stephanopoulos cued her as much as elaborate: “You’ve raised that a number of instances now. You mentioned you don’t know what the Russians have on President Trump. However do you imagine they’ve one thing on him?” After she repeated her factors, Stephanopoulos moved on to Joe Biden’s prospects within the election.

From the June 28 This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC:

NANCY PELOSI: Simply as I’ve mentioned to the president with him, all roads result in Putin. He is not going to — he is not going to — I don’t know what the Russians have on the president politically, personally, financially, or no matter it’s….

STEPHANOPOULOS: Nicely, that’s what I wish to ask you about. Do you imagine that the president hasn’t been briefed on this? And secondly, how would you clarify the New York Occasions is saying it was truly within the president’s every day transient, maybe he didn’t learn it, how would you clarify if the president weren’t briefed on this?

PELOSI: As a result of the president needs to disregard any allegation towards Russia. As I’ve mentioned to him in that assembly after I’m pointing to him in a blue go well with, “With you Mr. President, all roads result in Putin.”… He’s a present to Russia…. All a present to Putin. One thing could be very mistaken right here. However this should have a solution.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You’ve raised that a number of instances now. You mentioned you don’t know what the Russians have on President Trump. However do you imagine they’ve one thing on him?

PELOSI: How else would you clarify his refusal to even — to disregard repeatedly the intelligence that places proper on the Russian doorstep the involvement into our elections for instance? Now he’s saying that is pretend information. Why would he say that? Why wouldn’t he say, let’s look into it and see what that is?…. He’s kissing as much as Putin in each method, saying they need to be within the G-7, though he annexed Crimea and brought on loss of life and destruction in Ukraine, so completely irresponsible. One thing is mistaken with this image. However placing that apart for the second, let’s simply dwell on this. We hear additionally that the administration is contemplating diplomatic response to this or sanctions to this, properly, they both learn about it or they don’t learn about it. The American individuals must know what that’s.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Earlier than we go, I do wish to ask you somewhat bit concerning the 2020 presidential marketing campaign…

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Journalists are obsessive about what they see as loopy allegations from President Trump and are almost as upset by social media not blocking posts containing ‘false’ info. However when a visitor makes a scurrilous allegation towards the president, George Stephanopoulos not solely refuses to problem the cost, he allows additional elaboration of it.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ June 22: Liberal Media Scream: CBS’s Pauley Gushes for Cuomo, standard and ‘accessible’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options Jane Pauley’s love fest with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on CBS Sunday Morning.

Pauley didn’t point out deaths in nursing properties that stemmed from his selections on the coronavirus nor his demand for 40,000 ventilators when a fraction of that quantity have been ever wanted.

However she discovered time to rejoice his “unattached” marital standing when he’s “having a second,” but being unable to use it due to the lockdowns: “Is your social life in a Part 1 relationship, probably? Is that an unlucky set of circumstances?” she requested him.

Pauley, who campaigned for Barack Obama in Indiana in 2008, even urged the governor to purpose for a presidential run in 2024. When he demurred, she expressed disappointment: “What’s it with the Cuomo’s? The truth that your father by no means ran for president remains to be, you understand, one of many nice mysteries of political life. What does your mom say?”

From the June 21 CBS Sunday Morning:

JANE PAULEY: Cuomo was married for 15 years to Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. And till final 12 months, was in an extended relationship with creator and TV chef Sandra Lee, however he’s unattached now.

PAULEY TO ANDREW CUOMO: You’re a bachelor, you’ve bought a pleasant home right here, having a second, and you’ll’t do a factor with it. Is your social life in a Part 1 relationship, probably? Is that an unlucky set of circumstances?

CUOMO: Nicely, I believe —

PAULEY: I do know you’re a bachelor. I do know. I do know you’ve talked about being accessible.

CUOMO: Yeah. The home isn’t mine [referring to the governor’s mansion in Albany], form of like a rental. I’ll transfer out sooner or later. I can reopen the financial system, however relationship, that’s an entire completely different factor past my management.

PAULEY: Pity, isn’t it?

PAULEY: I discover it actually exhausting to just accept, after many years in authorities, you don’t have a political agenda in your future that’s on the again of your thoughts. 4 years from now, both Donald Trump is not going to run for reelection, or Joe Biden shall be 82, and possibly there shall be a seek for a Democratic nominee. And I can’t imagine that Andrew Cuomo gained’t be on that stage.

CUOMO: Joe Biden goes to be the president of the US, I imagine that. I imagine Joe Biden will run for a second time period.

PAULEY: At 82?

CUOMO: Sure. And I hope to be the governor of the state of New York. I’ve one thing to contribute. That is my house. I find it irresistible. And I’m completely satisfied.

PAULEY: What’s it with the Cuomo’s? The truth that your father by no means ran for president remains to be, you understand, one of many nice mysteries of political life. What does your mom say?

CUOMO: We haven’t had that dialog.

PAULEY: Actually?

CUOMO: Actually.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “It’s good to be a liberal Democrat. It means while you mess up and ship contaminated individuals into nursing properties, which considerably elevated the variety of coronavirus deaths in your state, you’ve got mates within the information media who ignore that and take a look at you with goo-goo eyes, extra fascinated about your relationship life and future political stardom.”

Ranking: Three out of 5 screams.

 

■ June 15: Liberal Media Scream: Ben Carson scolds anti-Trump media, ‘ridiculous,’ ‘develop up’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the soft-spoken Housing and City Improvement Secretary Ben Carson calling out ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and others who’re whipped up with Trump Derangement Syndrome and are looking for any purpose to assault the president.

On Sunday’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Carson scolded host Stephanopoulos after he tied Trump to the KKK as a result of Trump’s scheduled conference acceptance speech falls on the identical date as a horrible race crime known as “Ax Deal with Saturday.”

Dismissing the host, Carson mentioned, “We’ve reached a degree in our society the place we dissect all the pieces and attempt to ascribe some nefarious notion to it. We actually want to maneuver away from that.” He added, “It actually will get to a degree of being ridiculous after some time, and we’re going to must develop up as a society.”

From Sunday’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos:

Stephanopoulos: “Lastly sir, the president’s conference acceptance speech is now scheduled for Jacksonville on Aug. 27, which is the sixtieth anniversary of ‘Ax Deal with Saturday,’ when a KKK mob attacked largely black civil rights protesters. Is it applicable to be having a conference speech on that anniversary in that metropolis?”

Carson: “You understand, we’ve reached a degree in our society the place we dissect all the pieces and attempt to ascribe some nefarious notion to it. We actually want to maneuver away from that. We have to transfer away from being offended by all the pieces, of going via historical past and taking a look at all the pieces, you understand, of renaming all the pieces. I imply, take into consideration the truth that a few of our universities, a few of our prestigious universities, have a relationship with the slave commerce. Ought to we go and rename these universities? It actually will get to a degree of being ridiculous after some time, and, you understand, we’re going to must develop up as a society.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Stephanopoulos illustrated the desperation too many journalists must vilify President Trump by making an attempt to carry him culpable for a coincidence of dates, desperately digging via Google to search out one thing to connect with him. However like a dissatisfied dad scolds his wayward son taken in by foolish considerations, Carson firmly put Stephanopoulos in his place for making an attempt to raise such a petty assault.”

Ranking: Three out of 5 screams.

 

■ June 8: Liberal Media Scream: Protecting either side ‘doesn’t truly work’ in Trump period, says NYT staffer

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the inner battle on the New York Occasions over working an op-ed by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that didn’t sit properly with a number of the paper’s reporters, who imagine they and the paper ought to censor his views.

Explaining the outrage that led to the resignation of the paper’s extremely regarded editorial web page editor, New York Occasions Journal employees author Nikole Hannah-Jones mentioned on CNN on Sunday that within the Trump period, media opinion shops should not current either side, like Cotton’s.

The information media are “actually struggling to cowl, in a method that seems to be nonpartisan, a type of political panorama the place one political occasion has in some ways gone rogue,” she mentioned. “This adherence to even-handedness, each sides-ism, the view from nowhere, doesn’t truly work within the political circumstances that we’re in,” she added.

Her feedback got here in the course of the June 7 broadcast of Dependable Sources as she tried to justify the outrage from New York Occasions’s employees over the paper posting the Arkansas senator’s commentary:

“I believe what occurred is a bigger symptom that we’re seeing in information organizations throughout the nation, which is they’re actually struggling to cowl in a method that seems to be nonpartisan a type of political panorama the place one political occasion has in some ways gone rogue and isn’t following the foundations. However there’s a way in case you simply cowl that straight down the road, you’ll appear to be you might be selecting sides.

“So, this adherence to even-handedness, each sides-ism, the view from nowhere, doesn’t truly work within the political circumstances that we’re in. And what lots of people mentioned is that, you understand, it’s superb. We as a information group should air the opinion of somebody like Sen. Tom Cotton. However in a information article, the place we are able to test the details, the place we are able to push again, that you simply don’t simply hand over your platform to somebody that highly effective making assertions that may have been unconstitutional and most definitely a few of them weren’t correct.

“So, it’s not simply the New York Occasions. Information organizations have actually been combating: How do you cowl the place we’re politically with out all the time having to get these calls that someway the protection is in opposition to the Republican Occasion versus simply masking what is occurring.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Jones’s rationale for censored journalism, by which she defends not even reporting views her and her colleagues have determined are unworthy, represents all that’s mistaken with fashionable journalism and why so many see the information media as an arm of the political Left. Her concern with conveying misinformation is especially ironic given her lead position within the Occasions’s ‘1619 Venture’ which relies on the discredited assumption the U.S. primarily declared independence from Britain to be able to protect slavery.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ June 1: Liberal Media Scream: Someway it’s Trump’s fault the left is attacking media

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the hard-to-believe declare on CNN, in fact, that President Trump’s common criticism of the liberal media to his right-leaning followers is responsible for the assaults on the press masking the violence linked to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

On Sunday’s Dependable Sources on CNN, Baltimore Solar media critic David Zurawik held Trump accountable for the assaults on journalists by these protesting police misconduct over the weekend.

“Let’s not go away Trump out of this dialog,” Zurawik advised host Brian Stelter. “What he’s achieved the final 4 years of encouraging individuals to hate the press” is “a big issue within the assaults on press that we’re seeing on the streets at this time.”

Zurawik on the Could 31 Dependable Sources:

“Let’s not go away Trump out of this dialog. What he’s achieved the final 4 years of encouraging individuals to hate the press, ‘enemy of the individuals,’ ‘scum of the Earth,’ utilizing these rallies, it’s a weapon he used, and we see the results, I believe. I’m not completely blaming him, but it surely’s a big issue within the assaults on press that we’re seeing on the streets at this time.”

Brent Baker, vp of analysis for Media Analysis Heart, defined our weekly decide: “I didn’t discover many MAGA hat-wearers within the crowd, which attacked the CNN constructing in Atlanta, nor in these exterior the White Home who menaced the crew from the Trump-friendly Fox Information Channel. However Zurawik can’t assist however see all the pieces via the lens of his disgust for Trump, so if it’s dangerous, Trump should have brought on it.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ Could 25: Liberal Media Scream: Media bigs inform Kayleigh McEnany don’t you dare problem us

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the inevitable rip by media huge pictures on newly put in and battle-eager White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

And the hits didn’t come simply from the standard liberal suspects, however Fox Information’s Chris Wallace and the Dispatch’s Jonah Goldberg.

It got here on Wallace’s standard present Fox Information Sunday in a dialogue with Goldberg over McEnany’s scolding of reporters for not wanting additional into the Michael Flynn scandal and the way it confirmed the unraveling of the Russia collusion narrative.

Wallace declared: “I’ve to say that if Kayleigh McEnany had advised Sam Donaldson and me what questions we must always ask, that will not have gone properly.” Goldberg mentioned that McEnany’s habits was “indefensible and grotesque” and like a “Twitter troll who goes on assault, doesn’t truly care about doing the job they’ve.” Wallace echoed that “McEnany isn’t appearing like she is working for the general public. She acts like she is what she was once, which is a spokesperson for the Trump marketing campaign.”

McEnany had advised reporters at Friday’s briefing: “If I write them out in a slide format, possibly we’re visible learners, and also you guys will observe up with journalistic curiosities. … Why was Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn unmasked? Not by the intel neighborhood totally however by Obama’s chief of employees, by the previous Vice President Joe Biden. By Susan Rice. By the treasury secretary. I imply, that is extraordinary.”

From the Could 24 Fox Information Sunday:

CHRIS WALLACE: Jonah, initially, it’s not extraordinary. Unmasking is fairly routine. The hassle by individuals in an administration to search out out who a masked American particular person is. It occurs within the Trump White Home. It occurred, I believe, 16,000 instances the 12 months earlier than final. What’s a criminal offense is leaking it, however unmasking isn’t. As well as, to which, I’ve to say that if Kayleigh McEnany had advised Sam Donaldson and me what questions we must always ask, that will not have gone properly, Jonah.

JONAH GOLDBERG: Yeah, look, it’s good to see Donna so deferential to Kayleigh McEnany. I believe her habits is indefensible and grotesque. And I believe that what she has achieved is she — there’s this cliché in Washington that President Trump needs a Roy Cohn as DOJ, as legal professional basic. What Donald Trump needs in a press secretary is a Twitter troll who goes on assault, doesn’t truly care about doing the job they’ve, and as a substitute needs to impress, actually, an viewers of 1 and make one other a part of official Washington one other certainly one of these basically cable information and Twitter gladiatorial arenas. And it’s an indication of the defining of deviancy down in our politics, and it’s solely going to make issues worse.

WALLACE: Jonah — Josh, reasonably. Within the time we’ve bought left, you understand, the White Home press secretary is all the time an advanced job. They work for the White Home. However they’re paid by taxpayers. They’re public officers. And Kayleigh McEnany isn’t appearing like she is working for the general public. She acts like she is what she was once, which is a spokesperson for the Trump marketing campaign.

Republican communications adviser Josh Holmes: Chris, I simply disagree. I believe Kayleigh’s doing a pleasant job, and what’s lacking from this dialog that we’ve had this morning is the context by which she’s making these statements. I believe that any spokesperson within the Trump world, whether or not it’s within the White Home or the marketing campaign, finds themselves beneath fixed assault by the press. The confrontational nature by which journalists strategy the questioning will not be actually to acquire a lot info a lot as to attempt to again them right into a nook, and I believe Kayleigh mentioned, ‘I’m not going to play that sport,’ and so yeah, it’s fully completely different from what we’ve seen from years and years of briefings from press secretaries. However I believe it’s reflective of the character that we discover ourselves in.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Wallace and Goldberg clearly aren’t used to a press secretary who fights again and takes on a press corps which is probably the most hostile ever to a president. What they discover so appalling in McEnany is what Trump supporters discover so refreshing: an advocate for the president keen to get into the faces of journalists to immediately tackle their biases.”

Ranking: Three out of 5 screams.

 

■ Could 18: No Liberal Media Scream this week

 

■ Could 11 Liberal Media Scream: CNN’s Stelter hits ‘obsession’ with ‘deep state’ and Michael Flynn

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options CNN media critic Brian Stelter ripping the “right-wing” media’s “obsession” with the persecution of former nationwide safety adviser Michael Flynn, treating it “prefer it’s an even bigger deal than the deaths of two,000 Individuals a day” from the COVID-19 virus.

Stelter mentioned Sunday, “It’s so disappointing to have a look at what we’re seeing from right-wing media today, the place there’s such an obsession with the deep state and these revelations concerning the Russia probe and the choice about Michael Flynn.” Final week, the Justice Division dropped costs associated to the fumbled Russia collusion case towards Flynn.

And suggesting the media ought to solely be masking Trump’s dealing with of the virus in a giant method, he added, “In what proper thoughts is any scandal, any political scandal, any Division of Justice story, extra vital to ask the president about than the pandemic that’s raging?”

From Stelter’s commentary on the high of Sunday’s Dependable Sources on CNN:

“It’s like New Orleans floods day-after-day. It’s just like the planes go into the towers day-after-day. And to look away or act prefer it’s now regular or acceptable is a shame to the victims. It’s so disappointing to have a look at what we’re seeing from right-wing media today, the place there’s such an obsession with the deep state and these revelations concerning the Russia probe and the choice about Michael Flynn. They’re treating the Michael Flynn story prefer it’s an even bigger deal than the deaths of two,000 Individuals a day.

“We have been seeing this on Fox and Mates and different reveals. When the president known as into Fox and Mates the opposite morning, Friday morning proper earlier than the unemployment charge numbers got here out, he talked concerning the Flynn case for 20 minutes earlier than he was requested concerning the pandemic. In what proper thoughts is any scandal, any political scandal, any Division of Justice story, extra vital to ask the President about than the pandemic that’s raging?

“Look, finally it’s about information judgment, it’s about lack of judgment, however I discover it befuddling that some individuals are appearing like this loss of life toll is simply regular, and accepted, and customary, and simply one other day now. Think about if 1,000 to 2,000 Individuals have been dying a day from terror assaults? Think about the president’s response?”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “How dare different media shops inform individuals a few main information growth on the now-discredited ‘Russia collusion’ media storyline which CNN stays, undeterred by details, so dedicated to selling. Perhaps Stelter might use the time he spends whining about President Trump the Fox Information Channel to offer not less than a while analyzing CNN’s distorted reporting on Flynn and ‘Russia collusion’ whereas nonetheless holding viewers knowledgeable concerning the pandemic. An actual information group can stroll and chew gum on the identical time.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ Could 4 Liberal Media Scream: Invoice Maher needs police to pull Trump out after loss

(Washington Examiner publish)

On this week’s Liberal Media Scream, speak present host Invoice Maher, talking with Obama-era Lawyer Common Eric Holder, is so satisfied that President Trump will lose reelection and refuse to depart the White Home that police should be known as in to pull him out.

However whereas Holder mentioned that federal brokers have the ability to drive Trump out, Maher doubted that they’d as a result of they like Trump.

“They’ve the flexibility. … Have they got the need?” he mentioned on Actual Time with Invoice Maher on HBO, including, “Police love his soiled attracts. Do you actually assume they’re going to tug him out of the White Home?”

From the Friday Actual Time with Invoice Maher on HBO:

Invoice Maher: “As I’ve been saying for years now, I don’t assume Trump … I can’t image that man gracefully conceding and strolling away, and I preserve asking Democrats — you’re most likely the one with probably the most regulation enforcement expertise I’ve ever requested this — what do you do if he says, ‘It was rigged, blah, blah, blah. It’s not secure for me to depart.’ No matter bullshit he’s going to give you and refuses to depart. I wish to know what the plan is.”

Eric Holder: “On the day of the inauguration, I truly assume that he’ll go away, and if he doesn’t go away, the US Marshal Service, the Metropolitan Police Division right here in Washington, D.C., the Secret Service, all have the flexibility to tug him out of the White Home, and we’ll get on with the inauguration and the presidency of Joe Biden.”

Maher: “They’ve the flexibility. … Have they got the need? I imply, you talked about the police division. Police love his soiled attracts. Do you actually assume they’re going to tug him out of the White Home?”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Trump actually resides contained in the minds of liberals who’ve turn out to be deranged in seeing him as fully incompetent and concurrently an all-powerful drive maneuvering authorities powers. It’s simply unhappy that Maher needed to impugn the integrity of regulation enforcement officers to be able to fulfill his darkest imaginations about Trump.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ April 27 Liberal Media Scream: Dr. Deborah Birx hit for standing by Trump, credibility beneath fireplace

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options two outstanding journalists turning their fireplace on longtime public servant and coronavirus job drive member Dr. Deborah Birx, apparently not happy with their every day criticism of President Trump.

On NBC’s Meet the Press, Andrea Mitchell mentioned that high scientists resembling Birx ought to resign to protest a number of the issues Trump has mentioned that the media doesn’t like or agree with.

And host Chuck Todd requested if Birx was getting “sucked into the Trump vortex,” a form of guilt by affiliation.

From the panel section on the April 26 Meet the Press:

Andrea Mitchell: “…harmful, poisonous recommendation coming from the White Home. And sadly, I believe that the credibility of the scientists actually now could be on the road, that they must resolve whether or not to remain inside and be precious or whether or not or not they must see one other various, like [former Trump chief of staff] Jim Mattis, and give up. As a result of when Dr. Birx mentioned to you at this time that daylight does kill the virus, she is perpetuating an unscientific, untested single examine offered by a nonscientist from the Division of Homeland Safety, which led to the president, as she put it, not totally digesting the info. She wanted to be very clear on disavowing it. And so far, she nonetheless has not been, even this morning.”

Chuck Todd, to a different visitor on the panel: “Dr. [Vin] Gupta, are you anxious that Dr. Birx is letting her credibility get form of sucked into the Trump vortex?”

Brent Baker, Media Analysis Heart vp of analysis, explains our weekly decide: “Journalists declare President Trump’s supposed misstatements on the job drive briefings are dangerous, but listed here are two main journalists not hesitating to impugn a job drive scientist, Dr. Birx, who offers correct info. What she has achieved mistaken, within the eyes of those two TV information stars, is to not present a robust sufficient rebuke of Trump. Thus she too should be discredited.”

Ranking: 3 out of 5 screams.

 

■ April 20 Liberal Media Scream: New York Occasions’ columnist calls Trump a psychological case, supporters ‘reckless’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the most recent unhinged assault on President Trump from the New York Occasions as, properly, “unhinged.”

It comes from columnist Thomas Friedman, showing on CNN, who additionally ripped the US for its “reckless” election of Trump in 2016.

Reacting to anchor Wolf Blitzer’s characterization that Trump is “egging on” these protesting keep at house insurance policies, Friedman mentioned, “What the president did at this time is simply one other reminder that in electing Donald J. Trump as president, the American individuals did probably the most reckless factor they’ve ever achieved in our historical past.”

He then added, “I don’t know what psychological sickness he has, Wolf, but it surely’s simply actually vital that we within the press don’t catch it. It’s actually vital that we proceed to do our job.”

Trump and the New York Occasions have been in a love-hate relationship since his election, and recently, it has veered extra towards hate.

From the Friday, April 17 version of CNN’s The State of affairs Room:

Anchor Wolf Blitzer: “The president is egging on individuals who have been protesting … Is he probably placing these peoples’ lives in peril?”

Thomas Friedman: “What the president did at this time is simply one other reminder that in electing Donald J. Trump as president, the American individuals did probably the most reckless factor they’ve ever achieved in our historical past. I believe the governor of Washington state bought it precisely proper, it’s ‘unhinged.’ The job of the president proper now could be to be the nation’s chief scientific officer, inform us the place we’re, what’s working the place. And secondly, to be the nation’s chief procurement officer. Get individuals the testing gear they want if they will finish sheltering-in-place restrictions over the subsequent few weeks. These are his solely two jobs proper now. Fomenting revolutions in blue states with Democratic governors, unhinged is the one phrase for it. I don’t know what psychological sickness he has, Wolf, but it surely’s simply actually vital that we within the press don’t catch it. It’s actually vital that we proceed to do our job.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Victims of Trump Derangement Syndrome, like Friedman, must be cautious about hurling ‘unhinged’ and ‘psychological sickness’ allegations, lest others accuse them of projecting. His overwrought response — that electing Trump was probably the most reckless act ever in U.S. historical past — displays how the New York Occasions approaches Trump not as a information topic with whom almost all of the employees disagree, however as a dire enemy it should destroy.”

Scream ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ April 13 Liberal Media Scream: Reporter suggests payback for Trump voters, ‘now your family members can die’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options Baltimore Solar media reporter David Zurawik suggesting that President Trump’s supporters, who “caught it to the elites” within the 2016 election, are dealing with a possible payback — “now your family members can die.”

On CNN’s Dependable Sources, he ripped Trump’s common press conferences on the coronavirus, calling them “outrageous lies.”

However ending his feedback, Zurawik warned Trump’s supporters that the “sport’s over” for them.

Zurawik on the Sunday Dependable Sources with Brian Stelter:

“Well being staff are risking their lives every day. And to see him come on the market and for 90 minutes, and two hours, generally, doing precisely what you mentioned — he’s spinning a story. And the narrative is, ‘I didn’t do something mistaken. I used to be forward of all people. I used to be nice! The federal authorities’s doing nice work.’ And it’s an outrageous lie. However what’s worse is each minute he spends doing that, he’s not getting respirators to hospitals, he’s not serving to the states out with the type of PPEs they want. Individuals are dying due to his foolishness. It’s actually foolishness at this level.

“You understand, America — you understand, of us who cherished him, superb. You voted for him. You caught it to the elites for 3 years. However now your family members can die. The sport’s over. This isn’t actuality TV anymore. Individuals are dying and this man is appearing a idiot.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Will journalists ever tire of this pernicious ‘Trump is inflicting individuals to die’ storyline? It’s misplaced its efficiency via repetition, to say nothing of inaccuracy. And if Trump is so incompetent, why does Zurawik need him spending extra time on logistics? What Trump says at briefings definitely annoys reporters, however how does it stop 1000’s of presidency staff in any respect ranges, and the healthcare trade, from doing what they assume finest?”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ April 6 Liberal Media Scream: Trump virus briefings ‘worse than’ Vietnam Struggle lies

(Washington Examiner publish)

They haven’t gained their marketing campaign to close down the every day White Home Coronavirus Activity Drive briefings, so the liberal media have shifted ways to name what’s mentioned lies.

For this week’s Liberal Media Scream, we now have New Yorker journal author Susan Glasser evaluating the briefings with President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and a number of medical doctors and company heads to the mocked Pentagon briefings in the course of the Vietnam Struggle, dubbed the “5 o’clock follies.”

“I imagine that that is Donald Trump’s model of that,” she mentioned on CNN Sunday.

Glasser on the Sunday airing of Dependable Sources:

“I can’t consider a extra collective act of the American individuals watching day after day, the inconsistency and untruths and deceptive, complicated response by the federal authorities within the type of the president over the previous few months. So my perspective is that this, having watched mainly, I believe, each single certainly one of these briefings — my takeaway, I wrote about them as similar to, if not worse than, the 5 o’clock follies in the course of the Vietnam period by which the Pentagon lied to the American individuals concerning the Vietnam Struggle. I imagine that that is Donald Trump’s model of that.”

Brent Baker, vp of analysis on the Media Analysis Heart, explains our weekly decide: “Glasser displays the disdain so many within the Washington press corps have for President Trump, placing their private revulsion towards Trump forward of seeing the large image — how the briefings, which all the time embody high authorities official past simply Trump, present quite a lot of related info. If Trump makes a misstatement, journalists can simply appropriate him afterward. And so they definitely haven’t hesitated to take action.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ March 30 Liberal Media Scream: Virus struggle reveals ‘cocktail’ of Trump’s ‘worst qualities,’ says NY editor

(Washington Examiner publish)

For this week’s Liberal Media Scream, we might have simply declared the legacy media because the worst of the week, as a result of there have been so many examples of liberal-leaning shops blaming President Trump and his workforce for killing Individuals.

However we needed to decide one, so we selected New Yorker journal editor David Remnick, whose feedback on CNN’s Dependable Sources sized up the media’s strategy to Trump.

Remnick, when requested by host Brian Stelter concerning the contrasting approaches from Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, mentioned:

“Fact versus lying. Gov. Cuomo … is treating this with reality and ease. He’s treating the residents of New York as adults, individuals who could make their selections primarily based on the reality and perceive the reality. The president of the US, properly, the cocktail of all his worst qualities, his mendaciousness, his fixed telling of lies, his narcissism, his lack of empathy for individuals basically, his obsession with the cash lessons, et cetera, has led to catastrophe, has led to delay. And this shall be, and I believe historical past will show this, this shall be one thing that’s paid in human lives, and that’s an infinite tragedy.”

Brent Baker, Media Analysis Heart vp of analysis, explains our weekly decide: “Remnick, like a lot of the press corps, has discovered a brand new hero within the liberal Cuomo whereas he stays so disgusted with President Trump that he doesn’t hesitate responsible him for inflicting deaths via supposed indifference for too lengthy. Remnick has chutzpah. The place have been the institution information media and Democrats in January and into February? Obsessive about a futile and distracting quest to question Trump, hardly warning of the upcoming hazard of the rising coronavirus.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ March 23 Liberal Media Scream: Rachel Maddow needs Trump’s briefings filtered via her

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the ranting from the left media that the every day coronavirus briefings given by President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and high company medical doctors and emergency officers must be pulled off the air in order that the media can chew them up and inform the nation its view of the information.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is the most recent to scream, “Cease!”

She mentioned on her Friday broadcast that Trump is “mendacity” at his every day briefings and even urged his phrases might kill individuals.

She argued that “if he retains mendacity like he has been day-after-day on stuff this vital, we must always — all of us — ought to cease broadcasting it. Actually, it’s going to price lives.”

From The Rachel Maddow Present:

“Even when he’s speaking about what he has achieved or what he’ll do, he’s persistently mendacity and providing you with completely satisfied speak that’s stuff that the federal authorities isn’t truly doing. And it’s making individuals across the nation rely on the very fact the federal authorities is doing that stuff once they’re not.

“I imply, there could also be different individuals within the federal authorities who’re saying issues which are true, however these every day briefings from the White Home are a litany of issues from the president that will be superior in the event that they have been true, in the event that they have been taking place, however they’re not. And so the earlier we come to phrases with that, I believe the higher for all of us. If it have been as much as me, and it’s not, I might cease placing these briefings on dwell TV. Not out of spite, however as a result of it’s misinformation. If the president does find yourself saying something true, you’ll be able to run it as tape, but when he retains mendacity like he has been day-after-day on stuff this vital, we must always — all of us — ought to cease broadcasting it. Actually, it’s going to price lives.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “After months of high-dungeon whining from journalists concerning the lack of White Home press briefings, the president goes totally clear, taking questions at size day-after-day. But Maddow can solely view the world via her Trump-hating filter, and so she needs to cease letting the general public see them as a result of Trump’s prominence solely enrages her. It doesn’t say a lot about her religion within the public or the general public’s belief within the media that she presumes reporters are unpersuasive once they appropriate Trump, and thus what she sees as his ‘lies’ are believed.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ March 16 Liberal Media Scream: Cheers for the coronavirus ‘swamp’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options cheers from New York Occasions columnist David Brooks for Washington’s bureaucratic swamp in the course of the coronavirus outbreak.

His hope was that the swamp can dole out some money to individuals, because it has achieved in some previous instances of disaster. Brooks’s name Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press for $1,000 checks “to all people” got here a day earlier than Utah Sen. Mitt Romney made the identical name and echoed former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s promise for a handout.

“The swamp appears fairly precious proper now,” Brooks argued on Meet the Press. “You need an institution that may do stuff,” and so, “The federal authorities must be sending $1,000 checks to all people.”

Brooks in the course of the roundtable on the March 15 Meet the Press:

“We’ve weakened our establishments over the many years. We’ve had candidates run towards the swamp. Nicely, the swamp appears fairly precious proper now. You need an institution that may do stuff. What we’re missing proper now could be a whole mobilization. The federal authorities must be sending $1,000 checks to all people.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “A synergy of multinational Republican pondering now that Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday adopted Brooks in calling for $1,000 checks to everybody. However Brooks couldn’t resist exploiting the pandemic to take a shot on the disdain for ‘the swamp,’ which Donald Trump was elected to empty, as if the election of Romney or Jeb Bush would have prevented the outbreak.”

Ranking: Three out of 5 screams.

 

■ March 9: Liberal Media Scream: HBO, CNN reporter hyperlink Trump to Nineteen Forties anti-Semitism

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options claims in a brand new HBO sequence that President Trump and Charles Lindbergh share anti-Semitic views of their “America First” rallying cry.

Subsequent Monday, The Plot In opposition to America will debut on HBO, and final week, PBS’s Amanpour and Firm promoted the present’s allegories to America beneath Trump. “Earlier than Trump’s America First,” Christiane Amanpour mentioned, “Charles Lindbergh represented America First, the highly effective isolationist group. Lindbergh was pro-Germany and was denounced by many as anti-Semitic.”

Amanpour, who doubles as a London-based correspondent for CNN, noticed the present that imagines Lindbergh profitable the presidency in 1940, as “a warning story” for at this time. David Simon, creator of the sequence, mentioned the Philip Roth 2004 novel, which impressed the sequence, “simply sings as a allegory for our time” as “it’s form of astonishing how shut he captured this political second in America.”

Simon, finest identified for creating The Wire 20 years in the past, noticed many parallels with Trump’s America: “You take a look at the programming and the uncooked manipulation of civil liberties that Roth depicts within the e book, and so they examine nearly exactly.”

From final Wednesday’s version of Amanpour and Firm on PBS:

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: Lindbergh is known for his trans-Atlantic flight, however what’s lesser identified are his views on politics. Earlier than Trump’s “America First,” Charles Lindbergh represented America First, the highly effective isolationist group. Lindbergh was pro-Germany and was denounced by many as anti-Semitic. …

It’s form of a warning story, and I don’t know the way a lot of what you’ve got dedicated your creativity to right here form of collides with real-life politics in the US proper now. I imply, you think about the 12 months 1940 presidential election, the then-aviator hero Charles Lindbergh — anti-Semitic, white nationalist — wins the presidency towards FDR. …

DAVID SIMON: Philip Roth, certainly one of 4 nice novelists, he wrote this alternate historical past via the eyes of his household in New Jersey, and it simply sings as a allegory for our time with each web page. I imply, in case you flip it and simply learn, it’s form of astonishing how shut he captured this political second in America.

Roth was utilizing the susceptible group in 1940, which have been Jewish Individuals, whose loyalty was being challenged by the America Firsters and the German American Bund and Lindbergh, he was utilizing that group to inform the story, however, proper now, the people who find themselves most susceptible in America proper now are individuals with black and brown pores and skin and Muslims. …

There are such a lot of moments in Roth’s e book the place I learn a web page and I might take into consideration what occurred on the airports, the mayhem on the airports within the aftermath of the inauguration when even Americans have been having their passports considered inadequate to ensure their civil liberties or what’s taking place on the southern border proper now when it comes to household separation. You take a look at the programming and the uncooked manipulation of civil liberties that Roth depicts within the e book, and so they examine nearly exactly.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “That such a fantasy could be greenlighted by HBO reveals simply how deep the hatred for Donald Trump and conservatives is within the Hollywood tradition. Sure, let’s take an alternate historical past story a few Nazi sympathizer gaining energy in America and slam it into at this time’s political narrative to be able to discredit conservative insurance policies and paint probably the most pro-Israel president ever as some type of anti-Semite. And, as a substitute of difficult the premise, Amanpour determined to put it up for sale.”

Ranking: Three out of 5 screams.

 

■ March 2: Liberal Media Scream: CNN says blame Rush, Hannity, and Don Jr. for virus panic

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options left-wing CNN speeding in responsible “right-wing media” for whipping up a political struggle over the coronavirus.

On this case, CNN media analyst Brian Stelter cited a number of conservatives who he mentioned are charging that the media is utilizing the virus to assault President Trump.

From the highest of the Sunday, March 1 Dependable Sources on CNN:

BRIAN STELTER: “Information shops have a very vital job proper now, conveying correct info, and a part of the job is to tamp down on undue fears. Sadly, this virus has contaminated the political area in methods which are actually jaw-dropping. Professional-Trump media stars are defending Trump’s dealing with the outbreak by accusing information shops — I am unable to even imagine — they’re accusing information shops of rooting for the virus. Watch.”

RUSH LIMBAUGH: “It appears just like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet one more ingredient to carry down Donald Trump.”

STELTER: “Current Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh, certainly one of many cooking up partisan conspiracy theories concerning the coronavirus. Chief amongst them, it’s the information media’s fault.”

MICK MULVANEY AT CPAC: “They assume that is gonna be what brings down the president. That’s what that is all about.”

STELTER: “Appearing chief of employees Mick Mulvaney making the stunning declare that the media is someway utilizing the virus to take down Trump. Mulvaney selecting up proper the place Fox’s Sean Hannity left off, blaming Democrats for making this political.”

SEAN HANNITY: “Sadly, politicizing and truly weaponizing an infectious illness. What’s mainly simply the most recent effort to bludgeon President Trump.”

STELTER: “These speaking factors are bouncing forwards and backwards between the Trumps and their TV surrogates, portraying the president because the victim-in-chief. And going to date to say the president’s perceived enemies truly need individuals to die.”

DONALD TRUMP JR.: “Something that they’ll use to attempt to damage Trump, they are going to. However for them to attempt to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes right here and kills thousands and thousands of individuals in order that they’ll finish Donald Trump’s streak of profitable is a brand new stage of illness.”

STELTER: “This isn’t the primary time the Trump machine has conjured up a conspiracy narrative, filled with misinformation and fearmongering. However this time, the backdrop is a public well being emergency. Nonetheless, irresponsible claims abound.”

LIMBAUGH: “I wish to inform you the reality concerning the coronavirus. Yeah, useless proper on this. The coronavirus is the widespread chilly, of us.”

STELTER: “Specialists have debunked that, but it surely’s all a part of a Trump protection technique: preventing a virus by enjoying politics.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Stelter has it precisely backward. It isn’t conservatives who’re infecting the media with misinformation, however liberal media figures like Stelter, who’re infecting media protection of a illness by viewing the coronavirus via the prism of their political tackle President Trump’s efficiency.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ February 24: Liberal Media Scream: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell calls Putin ‘Trump’s working mate’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options the Left media’s incapability to let go of its Russia infatuation and continued efforts to tie President Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This time it’s MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell who on Thursday known as Trump a “Russian operative” and Putin “Trump’s working mate.”

Selecting up on some information stories on a briefing about intelligence neighborhood hypothesis that Russia could wish to assist Trump’s reelection, which got here a day earlier than stories that Russia needs to assist Democratic contender Bernie Sanders, O’Donnell asserted the Trump administration “is likely to be higher labeled the Trump-Putin regime.”

He mentioned: “Trump is working … along side Vladimir Putin, to cover what Vladimir Putin is doing to assist Donald Trump get reelected.” And, he mentioned: “It is a darkly momentous occasion within the historical past of this nation, within the historical past of this world. Vladimir Putin has turn out to be Donald Trump’s working mate as soon as once more.”

From Thursday’s Final Phrase with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC:

“The president is a Russian operative. That feels like the outline of a foul Hollywood screenplay, however it’s actual, and it’s Vladimir Putin’s best achievement, many years after America’s victory within the Chilly Struggle and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the president of the US is now serving to the president of Russia assist the president of the US to get reelected in order that the president of Russia could have 4 extra years of the president of the US who he needs within the Oval Workplace.

“That is a kind of stunning information days, in case you retain the capability to be shocked within the Trump period, by the Trump regime, which is likely to be higher labeled the Trump-Putin regime.

“Donald Trump is working, within the White Home, along side Vladimir Putin, to cover what Vladimir Putin is doing to assist Donald Trump get reelected. Donald Trump is a Russian operative.

“It is a darkly momentous occasion within the historical past of this nation, within the historical past of this world. Vladimir Putin has turn out to be Donald Trump’s working mate as soon as once more.”

Brent Baker, Media Analysis Heart vp of analysis, explains our weekly decide: “O’Donnell’s paranoia on full show, lashing out with a ridiculous cost as he’s unable to just accept how this Russian interference on behalf of Trump narrative has run its course. If Putin has to decide on between Trump, who has reversed the Obama’s administration’s mushy coverage on Ukraine and missile protection in Europe, versus a person who honeymooned within the Soviet Union, Bernie Sanders. Why on the planet would he favor Trump to remain in workplace?”

Ranking: 4 out of 4 screams.

 

■ February 17: Liberal Media Scream: Methods to inform in case your cable information host is a lefty

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream encompasses a warning from CNN’s media critic “creeping authoritarianism” beneath President Trump, an “aspiring autocrat.”

CNN’s Brian Stelter opened his Sunday present, Dependable Sources, with a prolonged lecture about “the aspiring autocrat and the media’s response.” The autocrat, in fact, was Trump. The on-screen graphic screamed: “EXPERTS SEE SIGNS OF ‘CREEPING AUTHORITARIANISM.’” Stelter quickly recited from a Harvard College professor’s piece, “10 Methods to Inform If Your President Is a Dictator.”

Trump, he mentioned, met the entire {qualifications}: “He mentioned, after impeachment, the president has been passing a lot of the checkpoints on the way in which to authoritarianism. On his record are issues like fearmongering, demonizing the opposition, and utilizing state energy to reward company backers and punish opponents. Does that sound acquainted?”
    
Here’s a portion of Stelter’s opening commentary on the high of the Feb. 16 Dependable Sources:

However first, the aspiring autocrat and the media’s response. As this banner on Fox says, President Trump is unleashed [“PRESIDENT TRUMP UNLEASHED”]. That’s why there are rising fears of one thing known as “democratic backsliding.” It is a time period utilized in political science, a time period used to explain the erosion of establishments that maintain democracy.

One other strategy to put it’s “creeping authoritarianism,” a transfer towards autocracy. Now, that’s a phrase we’re more and more seeing being tied to President Trump. You possibly can see it in a few of these headlines up to now week, “Trump’s authoritarian model is remaking America,” issues like that.

Now, quite a lot of these are opinion columns, perspective items, however these are vital and complex ideas.

My query for you is, how can the nation’s information media make time and house to clarify this? I imply, we dwell on this new story each minute, info-saturated world. However this can be the most important tales of all of them. So, what are the very best methods to cowl it?

Nicely, a technique is with a listing. Harvard professor Stephen Walt has been holding a guidelines ever since 2016. He known as it “10 Methods to Inform If Your President Is a Dictator.” Now, he wasn’t saying Trump’s a dictator. However he was awaiting troubling indicators.

So, he revisited the record this week and also you’ll discover the checkmarks right here. He mentioned, after impeachment, the president has been passing a lot of the checkpoints on the way in which to authoritarianism. On his record are issues like fearmongering, demonizing the opposition, and utilizing state energy to reward company backers and punish opponents. Does that sound acquainted?

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Stelter has lengthy misplaced any credibility as an analyst of reports media protection of politics as he devotes rather more of his present to his disdain for President Trump than failings by the media to supply truthful and balanced protection of him. Stelter actively encourages journalists to advertise the wildest conspiracy theories of the far Left. He’s earned his personal record: ‘How To Inform If Your Cable Information Host Is a Left-Wing Activist.’”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ February 10: Liberal Media Scream: Morning Joe present says Trump ‘is now us,’ oh the horrors

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream options longtime Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle shuddering on the thought that some Individuals have turn out to be like their president.

On Monday’s MSNBC present, from a lodge restaurant in Manchester, New Hampshire, Barnicle despaired that the “horrendous issues [President Trump] says and does” have been normalized and now, “That’s the US of America.”

The dismissive Barnicle mentioned, “That’s why this vote this 12 months in each state is crucial poll anybody will ever forged.”

Barnicle speaking about Trump and the president’s marketing campaign occasion Monday:

“You understand what we’re speaking about right here, what the president will talk about tonight, what all of the candidates talk about at their completely different rallies in numerous cities and hamlets right here in New Hampshire factors to the apparent, that that is certainly crucial presidential election within the historical past of this nation.

“All of the distortions that we’re speaking about, the jammed cellphone strains, the dishonesty, the corruption inside the administration, all of that in a way, via Donald John Trump, sadly, has been normalized. And folks shrug their shoulders now on the most obscene components of presidency, probably the most horrendous issues he says and does. ‘Oh, that’s simply Trump.’ No, that’s not simply Trump. That’s now us. That’s the US of America. And that’s why this vote this 12 months in each state is crucial poll anybody will ever forged.”

Brent Baker, Media Analysis Heart vp of analysis, explains our weekly decide: “Trump is ‘now us.’ The horror! The belief by Barnicle that so many don’t share his concern that Trump is an existential menace to the nation has despatched him right into a panic, declaring that since Trump should be changed, this election is crucial ever. One can solely presume it’s a view shared by a lot of the press corps, that means an much more dire tone forward towards Trump.”

Ranking: 4 out of 5 screams.

 

■ February 3: Liberal Media Scream: NBC rips Trump, ‘functionally a monarch at this level’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream had quite a lot of offended media reactions to the Senate impeachment trial to select via, and we settled on NBC’s feeling that it’s not a great factor that “Trump could properly have now turn out to be probably the most highly effective president in American historical past.”

The assertion got here on Friday and was from “NBC Information presidential historian” Jon Meacham throughout a particular report on the trial and vote to not name witnesses.

The previous high editor of Newsweek mentioned: “President Trump is functionally a monarch at this level. If the king does it, it’s okay.” He argued “all Individuals” ought to “take into consideration the long-term implications of getting a president who’s above the regulation.”

From NBC Friday:

“I believe the importance of at this time and going into the weekend and into subsequent week is I believe it’s now controversial … is that Donald Trump could properly have now turn out to be probably the most highly effective president in American historical past. So simply pause for a second and take into consideration that. He has the capability, he has such a standing along with his political base that senior United States senators have determined that, although he’s responsible, they aren’t going to danger the wrath of the individuals to be able to observe via on what’s clearly spelled out within the Structure.

“That may be a uncooked and elemental definition of energy. And I believe it’s one thing that we haven’t totally grappled with. The concept that what President Trump has achieved, and this is the reason the instance going ahead is fraud. President Trump is functionally a monarch at this level. If the king does it, it’s okay that that’s what we’re seeing unfold in Washington proper now. And I believe all Individuals, whether or not you help the president otherwise you don’t, ought to pause considerably and take into consideration the long-term implications of getting a president who’s above the regulation.”

Brent Baker, Media Analysis Heart vp of analysis, explains our weekly decide: “The worst concern realized of the pretend information media: Their colleagues and Democratic allies have failed, making Donald Trump ‘probably the most highly effective president in American historical past.’ However as a substitute of simply being demoralized and transferring on, Meacham lashed out, not giving up on making an attempt to discredit and decapitate Trump, deriding him as an improper ‘monarch’ who ‘is above the regulation.’ Who’re those unwilling to cede energy? Meacham and his colleagues ought to study to be higher losers.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 screams.

 

■ January 27: Liberal Media Scream: CNN ridicules Trump, supporters are ‘boomer rubes’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Liberal Media Scream is delivered to you by CNN, once more, and host Don Lemon and a panel of Trump haters that laughed themselves into tears ridiculing supporters of the president.

Lemon, on Saturday night time, dabbed a tissue to dry his eyes as he and two company mocked President Trump and his supporters as rural southern dummies.

The exchanges got here throughout a section on the battle between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly, whom Pompeo requested to level to Ukraine on a map.

CNN contributor Rick Wilson charged that “Donald Trump couldn’t discover Ukraine on a map in case you had the letter ‘U’ and the image of an precise bodily crane subsequent to it.” As Lemon fell ahead in laughter, Wilson claimed Pompeo was making an attempt to please “the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump,” earlier than he broke into an impersonation to make enjoyable of a Trump supporter: “Donald Trump’s the good one, and y’all – y’all elitists are dumb!”

CNN contributor Wajahat Ali jumped in, additionally making an impersonation: “You elitists along with your geography and your maps and your spelling!”

From CNN Tonight with Lemon on Saturday night:

DON LEMON: Kelly has a grasp’s diploma in European research from Cambridge College. Additionally, [Pompeo] doesn’t actually say that she couldn’t determine Ukraine on a map, he insinuates it’s only a — it’s only a petty try and put her down, proper? Is that what that is?

RICK WILSON: In fact, in fact. He’s simply making an attempt to demean her, and clearly, it’s false. And, look, he additionally is aware of, deep in his coronary heart, that Donald Trump couldn’t discover Ukraine on a map in case you had the letter ‘u’ and an image of an precise bodily crane subsequent to it. He is aware of that it is a, you understand, an administration outlined by ignorance of the world, and in order that’s partly him enjoying to their base and enjoying to their viewers, you understand, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump — that wishes to assume that [does impersonation] ‘Donald Trump’s the good one, and y’all – y’all elitists are dumb!'”

WAJAHAT ALI: You elitists along with your geography and your maps and your spelling!

WILSON: Your math and your studying!

ALI: Yeah, your studying, you understand, your geography, figuring out different international locations, sipping your latte!

WILSON: All these strains on the map!

ALI: Solely them elitists know the place Ukraine is! [ending impersonation] Sorry, I apologize.

LEMON, laughing: Oh, my God!

ALI: However it was Rick’s fault. I blame Rick. However, in all honesty —

LEMON: Maintain on — maintain on — maintain on. That was good, sorry. Rick, that was a great one — I wanted that.

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Lemon and his cohorts couldn’t have achieved a greater job demonstrating the disdain of the media elite for the lots, breaking into derogatory impersonations as they admiringly snicker at what they see as their very own profundity. President Trump would have a tough time discovering higher proof of the extent of contempt CNN has for the president and anybody who helps him.”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ January 20: Liberal Media Scream: Manic Maher says Trump gained’t go away if defeated

(Washington Examiner publish)

Liberals are already measuring the drapes within the Oval Workplace however are fretting that President Trump shall be hiding behind them if defeated in November.

This week’s Liberal Media Scream finds a manic Invoice Maher main that cry, virtually begging Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang to clarify the plan to yank Trump out of the White Home.

“You don’t actually assume that Trump goes to concede,” Maher requested. “What’s the plan?”

Maher, to Yang, on the Friday, Jan. 17 episode of Actual Time with Invoice Maher on HBO:

“You don’t actually assume that Trump goes to concede? What’s the plan? That is my query for Democrats all this 12 months: What’s the plan when he says, ‘It’s rigged, we discovered irregularities, I’m listening to, I’m suspending all the pieces,’ and he’s not leaving on January twentieth? What do you do?”

(Yang is relying on the army to verify Trump doesn’t keep: “I genuinely assume that he’d make quite a lot of noise, however he would depart. As a result of to be able to keep, you actually want the army in your facet, and the army, if it’s a free and truthful election, which will probably be after I defeat him in November, then the army isn’t going to circle the White Home and say, ‘We’re going to preserve this man in.'”)

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Maher appears to be trolling his most paranoid viewers, baselessly making an attempt to instill concern that the menace from Trump might proceed past his time period, that Trump would defy the U.S. system for the switch of energy. However it’s Maher who’s ginning up fears, advancing a wild conspiracy principle, the very factor liberal media figures cost is finished by Trump supporters.”

Ranking: Three out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ January 13, 2020: Liberal Media Scream: Former New York Occasions critic says Trump aides are cultists, ‘toadies’

(Washington Examiner publish)

It’s exhausting to think about supporters of President Trump being ’dissed worse than Hillary Rodham Clinton’s slap as “deplorables,” however a former New York Occasions critic has gone method past that, evaluating them to cultists resembling those that adored Charles Manson and even Adolf Hitler.

For our weekly Liberal Media Scream characteristic, we current Frank Wealthy, who was featured on MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell’s present to elaborate on his New York Journal characteristic, “What Will Occur to the Trump Toadies? Look to Nixon’s defenders, and the Vichy collaborators, for clues.”

On the Thursday episode, Wealthy mentioned, “No matter crimes are came upon now or in the midst of the Trump presidency is nothing in comparison with what’s been buried that none of us learn about.”

He additionally described Trump supporters as a part of a “cult,” warning “the cult chief, whether or not it’s the Reverend [Sun Myung] Moon, who was a Nixon supporter, or Jim Jones or whomever, Charlie Manson, they’re by no means going to be reformed.”

Wealthy on Thursday’s Final Phrase with O’Donnell on MSNBC:

“What I attempted to do on this piece is make the purpose whoever goes to jail or doesn’t go to jail, no matter crimes are came upon now or in the midst of the Trump presidency, is nothing in comparison with what’s been buried that none of us learn about, not even a really zealous investigative press has discovered but. And individuals are going to be turning over rocks for many years. And also you look again at historical past, Common Motors and Ford each had executives who have been basically Hitler appeasers, and within the case of Common Motors, have been concerned within the armaments that have been used towards American troops in manufacturing them in Germany in the course of the struggle. It took 40 years to search out all that out, but it surely all got here out.

“And individuals who help these type of regimes, whether or not it’s appeasement then or America first within the ‘30s or Trump, which is, you understand, let’s face it, a prison presidency nevertheless you wish to slice it, there’s going to be a reckoning. And one different factor I needed to say is, you’ll be able to solely take the Nixon analogy to date as a result of, sure, Nixon abused his workplace. He additionally tried to throw a presidential marketing campaign. However it might by no means happen to him to collaborate and help the Soviet Union, America’s personal enemy. It might by no means happen to him, to my data, to interrupt up immigrant households on the border and switch away refugees from horrors in different international locations. It might by no means happen to him to, fairly the opposite, to struggle local weather change science and to downgrade a regulation of environmental poisons. And so these are actually severe crimes and whether or not they produce jail sentences or not for the individuals who did them, they’ll be implicated and so will their youngsters and their grandchildren. There’s going to be a stain.

“Right here, it’s a cult as a result of they completely — individuals who, in some circumstances, did have reputations that they’ve now destroyed, good reputations, have made fools of themselves for his or her expensive chief. And the factor about cults is that they all the time do come to an finish. And the cult chief, whether or not it’s the Reverend Moon, who was a Nixon supporter, or Jim Jones or whomever, Charlie Manson, they’re by no means going to be reformed. And that’s definitely true of Trump. They may by no means see the issues with their methods. However the individuals who swirl round them and have been taken in, they’re going to pay a value, a human value, and a reputational value perpetually.”

Brent Baker, Media Analysis Heart vp of analysis, explains our weekly decide: “The very definition of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), getting all of the paranoia into one article and TV section, although transferring his disdain from President Trump on to these working for Trump. Supporters are like those that labored on behalf of the Nazis, the legally enacted insurance policies employees helped implement are ‘severe crimes’ and people in Trump’s orbit are in a cult just like the one led by Charles Manson. Liberals have been upset by the ‘Lock Her Up’ chants towards Hillary Clinton, however isn’t that simply what Wealthy is doing right here in criminalizing coverage disagreements?”

Ranking: 5 out of 5 SCREAMS.

 

■ January 6, 2020: Liberal Media Scream: CNN’s Don Lemon guarantees ‘to lean in more durable’

(Washington Examiner publish)

CNN anchor Don Lemon, certainly one of cable’s notable critics of President Trump, is the primary 2020 winner of our weekly Liberal Media Scream characteristic for his promise to show up the warmth on “the craziness.”

In celebrating the New Yr on CNN shortly after midnight, he mentioned, “I’m going to lean in more durable.”

Co-host Brooke Baldwin, dwell from Nashville with Lemon, requested, “What does that imply?”

Lemon mentioned, “I’m going to lean in more durable. I’m sick of the craziness. So, in case you thought I went exhausting in 2019, watch 2020, child. There’s extra to come back. I’m a soldier. I’m able to struggle … We have to prepare. It’s an election 12 months. We’re on the grind.”

Media Analysis Heart Vice President of Analysis and Publications Brent Baker explains our weekly decide: “Lemon, who doesn’t hesitate to disparage President Trump as ‘unhinged’ and a ‘racist,’ already appears unhinged on many an evening in his vitriol towards Trump, so it’s exhausting to think about how he can ‘lean in more durable.’ Telling, although, that he sees himself as a ‘soldier’ who’s ‘able to struggle’ for a trigger. That shouldn’t be the motivation for anybody pretending to be a journalist.”

Ranking: 4 of 5 SCREAMS.

 

 

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