The haters at ABC late night on Thursday showcased, yet again, that they despise half the country. Jimmy Kimmel Live guest host David Alan Grier seethed about a new conservative dating app, deriding The Right Stuff as “Tinder for bigots.” Grier didn’t really bother to offer a joke there, just that all conservatives are racists. CBS Mornings on Friday also covered the new app with Democratic donor Gayle King agreeing that she would want her kids dating within their political party. But first, here’s Grier on Thursday night: “There's a new dating app. It is called The Right Stuff....It's basically Tinder for bigots.”
On CBS Mornings, co-host Tony Dokoupil asked about a new conservative dating app, wondering, “So I put the question to my trusty co-hosts, you have kids, would you want — without revealing political beliefs of your children -- Would you want them to marry within their political belief system?” After pondering the question, King replied, “I think it would be easier. But I just want them to be happy with whatever partner they choose. I really do mean that. I think it would be easier if you were more like minded.”
[See NewsBusters on August 13, 2022 for more.] Now that journalists see Liz Cheney as a heroic Joan of Arc, willing to be burned at the political stake, it’s good to sometimes remind everyone of the seething hatred many in the liberal media had for the daughter of Dick Cheney. One such example is the July 17, 2013 edition of MSNBC’s All In. Host Chris Hayes raged at the “odious,” “toxic” Republican who was then running for Senate.
[See NewsBusters for more.]
The FBI on Tuesday seized the phone of Congressman Scott Perry, yet you wouldn’t know it if you watched that night’s evening news or Wednesday’s morning news programs. CBS and NBC completely buried the story. ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday allowed a scant 19 seconds to the development, which happened in the wake of the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home. Here’s the quick mention from GMA’s Karl on Wednesday: “And in an entirely separate investigation, Republican Congressman Scott Perry, a staunch Trump ally, revealed overnight that the FBI sized his cell phone, Perry says he was traveling with his family at the time.”
Despite journalists saying otherwise, Donald Trump really is their favorite topic. This was proven again on Tuesday as Tim Scott appeared on CBS Mornings to talk about his new book, but the hosts of the show fixated on Trump. Eleven of the 16 questions to the Republican senator were about Trump before finally getting to the book. The co-hosts demanded some fixed, categorical declaration, either unquestioning love for Trump or total repudiation. Those seem to be the only options some journalists will accept.
After almost a year of burying Joe Biden’s Afghanistan disaster, ABC on Monday rediscovered the ongoing debacle. But even though Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos devoted four minutes and 12 seconds to reminding Americans of what happened last August, only a scant three seconds of that included any mention of Biden. In a segment that aired deep in the 8AM hour, Stephanopoulos remembered, “One year ago, the last American troops left Afghanistan after America's longest war. We all remember the harrowing images of the Taliban took back control.” He then talked to three Air Forces members who flew a record-breaking 823 Afghans out of the country as the Taliban took back control. But Biden, the man who oversaw the disastrous withdrawal, warranted only three seconds. As Stephanopoulos recounted, he noted, “It was a stunning collapse....All leading to the end of a 20-year-war.” There was then eight words from an August 2021 Biden speech: “We've been a nation too long at war.”
With the oppressive conviction on Thursday of Brittney Griner by Russia, talks are underway for a prisoner swap. And while Americans want to see the WNBA star freed, the network morning and evening newscasts don’t seem particularly interested in just who Joe Biden would be trading in order to free Griner. Instead, ABC, CBS and NBC are simply referring the man offered by the U.S. in exchange as Viktor Bout, describing the ex-Soviet military officer as an “arms dealer.” In reality, he is a vicious terrorist-backer who has been convicted for conspiring to murder Americans. On Friday’s CBS Mornings, Nancy Cordes blandly described it this way: “The U.S. proposal reportedly involved Russia releasing Griner and another detained American, Paul Whelan, in exchange for the U.S. giving up convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.”
On Tuesday, a pro-life referendum in Kansas went down to defeat, a ballot initiative that would have removed abortion rights from the state’s constitution. Showing that there’s no bigger supporter of the abortion agenda than the liberal media, MSNBC devoted a whopping 65 minutes to touting the vote. And that was just in a 12 hour span. All day on Tuesday, MSNBC journalists excitedly hyped the idea that Kansas pro-lifers might fail. MRC NewsBusters analysts looked at 12 hours of coverage on MSNBC, from 9AM until 9 PM. The liberal cable network portrayed this as the most important story of the day. MSNBC featured live reports from Kansas, discussions, and interviews at 9:47AM, 10:31AM, 11:01AM, 11:03AM, 11:07AM, 12:32PM, 1:02PM, 1:23PM, 2:31PM, 3:51PM, 4:48PM, 5:26PM, 6:12PM, 7:21PM, 8:02PM, 8:34PM and finally at 8:52PM. (This doesn’t include the full election results discussions that continued from 9PM to midnight.)