[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.] The broadcast networks morning and evening newscasts, along with the cable news networks, have largely ignored the 31 January 2017 report from Axios's Mike Allen that Hillary Clinton's campaign team blames President Obama for her loss in the 2016 election. Charlie Rose mentioned the revelation in passing on the 2 February 2017 edition of…
[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.] The 1 February 2017 edition of CBS This Morning turned to liberal attorney David Boies for his take on President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. However, the newscast failed to provide balance by bringing on a conservative legal expert. Boies twice asserted that Gorsuch was "not in...the mainstream of judicial…
[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.] The Big Three networks' morning newscasts on 31 January 2017 forwarded the same language about two of President Trump's possible Supreme Court picks. On CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford labeled Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman "solid conservatives." ABC's George Stephanopoulos used the same term on GMA, and played up that "either one of…
[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.] CNN's New Day on 30 January 2017 trumpeted Kal Penn's online fundraiser for refugees and gave him a platform to attack President Trump over his recent executive order on immigration. Penn underlined that "the Women's March was a great example of coming together and standing up against the, sort of, tyranny that we're experiencing right now…
[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.] CNN's Wolf Blitzer thrice claimed on his early afternoon program on 26 January 2017 that diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico had entered a "crisis", due to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancelling his upcoming meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Blitzer trumpeted "the breaking news: a major diplomatic…
[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.] CNN's Van Jones revisited part of his infamous "white-lash" rant during an interview of coal miners in West Virginia on the 24 January 2017 edition of Anderson Cooper 360: "As a Christian couple, how can you support a Donald Trump when you know the fear he strikes into the hearts of American Muslim children; American Latino children? How…
[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.] On the 23 January 2017 edition of Anderson Cooper 360, CNN's Van Jones offered his theory about the controversy over the size of the crowd that attended President Trump's inauguration: "Ordinary leaders rely on the Constitution as a source of their legitimacy. But you get these kind of leaders that have these more authoritarian overtones…
[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.] The 20 January 2017 edition of NBC Nightly News hyped how President Donald Trump supposedly lobbed "verbal grenades" in his inauguration address, as Hallie Jackson put it. Chuck Todd contended that the speech was "shockingly divisive for an inaugural," and quickly added that it was "unnecessarily divisive." Todd later underlined that Trump…