Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment


Since past due January of 2012, the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard has as soon as every week featured a “Mainstream Media Scream” variety in his “Washington Secrets” column. For each and every pick out, on a regular basis published on-line on Monday, A supply an evidence and suggest a “scream” score (scale of 1 to 5).

This publish accommodates the “Mainstream Media Screams” beginning in January 2017. “Mainstream Media Screams” for 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 in the course of the finish of 2013. And for January 31, 2012 thru June eleven, 2013, while the Washington Examiner used to be each on-line and a published day by day newspaper dispensed across the Washington, DC space.)

Check Bedard’s “Washington Secrets” weblog for the recent selection and his different Washington insider posts. Each week, this web page might be up to date with Bedard’s recent instance of the worst bias of the week.

(For extra of the worst liberal media bias, browse the MRC’s Notable Quotables with an each and every different week compilation of the up to date outrageous, once in a while funny, rates within the liberal media.)


■ New on August S: Mainstream Scream: Hardball’s Matthews frets loss of Trump-Russia information

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■ August B: Mainstream Scream: Brian Williams hails GOP ‘braveness’ to stay Obamacare

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options MSNBC host Brian Williams as the instance of the media cooing over Sen. John McCain and the opposite GOP senators who killed the birthday party’s promise to repeal and exchange Obamacare.

After the defeat early Friday morning of the general chance within the Senate to transport towards repealing Obamacare, Williams hailed McCain as a “profile in braveness” for vote casting no, in spite of the reality the Arizona senator campaigned on a promise to repeal the regulation.

Later within the day, he touted McCain’s “second of ethical braveness,” and in addition praised the “braveness” of the 2 different Republican senators who voted no, brooding about with a few wish: “Is that more or less braveness, for folks cheering them on, going to be contagious?”

Williams on MSNBC at T AM EDT Friday morning, simply after the vote:

“We’ll depart this hour quoting Sen. Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, pronouncing ‘A bumped into John McCain as we walked underground to the Senate for the general vote. Someday, O’ll get to inform my grandkids what he stated to me.’ The phrases of John McCain, who used to be certainly a profile in braveness this night, in conjunction with ladies within the Republican caucus, Senator from Maine, Murkowski — Senator from Alaska, Murkowski — Senator from Maine, Collins.”

Then, approximately 21 hours later, on MSNBC’s The eleventh Hour with Brian Williams, he presented a dramatic recounting of McCain’s vote:

“In the smartly of the Senate, it got here down to at least one very dramatic second. Senator John McCain walks in, asks to be known, increases that proper arm damaged 3 other puts in North Vietnam, a snappy indicator with a thumbs down. The Democrats in short react, Senator Schumer waives off any verbal response. But with that, it used to be performed. Seven years of speak about repeal and exchange performed in a single hand gesture.

“Our panel is still with us and we’re going to pass to Charlie Sykes. Charlie, so much used to be made from that second, a second of ethical braveness, a person staring down his personal mortality another time, now not the primary time in his lifestyles. But allow’s additionally communicate concerning the braveness of Murkowski of Alaska and Collins of Maine, as a result of with out the ones ladies, there is not any second like that for John McCain. My query to you: Is that more or less braveness, for folks cheering them on, going to be contagious?”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “The very definition of outrageous liberal bias. Can you believe Williams heaping such reward on McCain if his vote used to be the only which enabled the Senate to repeal Obamacare? Of path now not. But betray a promise made on your elements as a way to increase a liberal objective and also you earn the media’s adoration.”

Rating: Five out of 5 screams.


■ July 24: Mainstream Scream: Now CNN says Trump’s ‘rhetoric’ is a scandal

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream includes a vintage TV duel among CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter and senior Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Called out via presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to call the “large scandals” of the Trump management, Stelter, on Sunday’s Reliable Sources, pointed out President Trump’s “demagogic conduct on the subject of the media.” The CNN host insisted that once Trump “calls actual information shops pretend information, he poisons our public discourse” and “makes it more difficult for us to agree with each and every different.”

From the July 23 Reliable Sources on CNN, after Conway complained concerning the media’s obsession with Russia as they undercover different essential management achievements:

BRIAN STELTER: But newshounds additionally acknowledge there are large scandals happening.

KELLYANNE CONWAY: What scandals are happening? Brian, identify them. Go in advance, A’ll take a seat right here, A need to listen approximately. No, you’ll be able to’t break out with that. What are the, quote, “large scandals” happening? Please, identify them for me.

STELTER: When you take a look at this president’s rhetoric, his demagogic conduct with regards to the media–

CONWAY: His rhetoric is a scandal?

STELTER: Yes, it in fact is. But the extra necessary scandals–

CONWAY: It is? His rhetoric is a scandal?

STELTER: –are what came about ahead of — you do not assume that his phrases towards the media are poison, Kellyanne, if truth be told hurting the rustic each day?

CONWAY: Wait, his rhetoric is a scandal?

STELTER: When he calls actual information shops pretend, while he calls actual information shops pretend information, he poisons our public discourse. It makes it more difficult for us to keep up a correspondence as a rustic, it makes it more difficult for us to believe each and every different.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Talk a few loss of self-consciousness. CNN, and the MSM, way back misplaced the agree with of so much of the general public as a result of they so clearly appreciated liberals and denigrated conservatives. Trump isn’t the reason for mistrust within the media or a poisoning of discourse, however anyone who effectively exploited the desk set through too many politically-pushed newshounds.”

Rating: Five out of 5 screams.


■ July 17: Mainstream Scream: WaPo vet hits scandal-shunning ‘competing press’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options Len Downie, former government editor of the Washington Post and an editor all through the Watergate generation, bemoaning how the proliferation in media shops signifies that now, in contrast to all through Watergate, protection of intended Trump scandals is being undermined as a result of there is a “proper wing press that may be now not focused on info.”

He gave the impression on Sunday’s Reliable Sources display on CNN to hit the media that is not onboard with all of the Post’s “scandal” reporting on President Trump.


“There’s so a lot more media now than there used to be then. For a very long time, the Post used to be on my own at the Watergate tale. There have been — it used to be an entire string of editors, together with myself, who vetted all of the tales, who might problem Bob and Carl on whether or not or now not the conclusions they have been drawing have been the appropriate conclusions to attract from the details.

“And we have been in a position to try this with out — with out different issues happening. And there used to be no Internet then. There used to be no cable tv. And there used to be no — there used to be no competing press of the type that there’s now. There’s a type of a proper wing press that may be now not taken with details. It continuously assaults the reputable reporting that is happening. None of that used to be provide then.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Ah sure, the nice antique days once we few media oligarchs managed the scoop time table with out the ones meddlesome conservatives having any voice. What chutzpah. Incredibly, Downie actually turns out to consider the problem to media credibility does now not come from any of the key media shops which distort information to the left, however from a couple of conservative one that arose to counter them.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ July 10: Mainstream Scream: Lupica says McConnell extra a risk than Putin

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options New York Daily News and MSNBC common Mike Lupica blasting the GOP Obamacare repeal plan, claiming that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is extra bad than Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On MSNBC Monday, he referenced his column during which he wrote:

“To the 22 million Americans who might be with out medical insurance through 2026 if this invoice passes, it if truth be told makes McConnell and all of the 12 different indignant males within the room who helped him draft this invoice much more bad than even a bum like Vladimir Putin.”

He repeated that at the same time as on MSNBC’s Live with Stephanie Ruhle on Monday morning July 10:

“O assume it’s, and S in reality wrote approximately this lately. If you’re an at-possibility American, in case you are the bad or the aged or any person with a pre-present situation or someone who will depend on a rural clinic, Mitch McConnell is extra of a risk on your lifestyles presently than Vladimir Putin is. If he will get this factor thru, it assaults such a lot of other folks on this united states of america who will finally end up, sooner or later, with out well being care and with out medical insurance.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Lupica is a ‘sports activities’ columnist in identify most effective, striking politics in advance of sports activities. In this situation, enabled by way of MSNBC to espouse the all-too-not unusual left-wing pretense that Republican insurance policies will kill other folks. He will have to stick with sports activities.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ June 26: Mainstream Scream: MSNBC Mika Brzezinski warns Trump ‘creating dictatorshi

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski suggesting that President Trump is creating a “dictatorship” whilst co-host Joe Scarborough indicates it is nearer to “Hogan’s Heroes.”

On Friday’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski rambled approximately Trump after she stated, “It does really feel like a creating dictatorship.”

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: This is exceptional, to have a president who behaves this manner. Can somebody return in historical past–

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, you requested Jon Meacham the day before today.

BRZEZINSKI: A attempted

SCARBOROUGH: He went again to Thor.

BRZEZINSKI: He stretched as easiest he may just to Nixon, after which we needed to transfer out of doors america of America to discover a parallel, and O consider it used to be North Korea.

SCARBOROUGH: S can not wait to listen to what Kasie Hunt has to mention, when we learn the scoop on well being care.

BRZEZINSKI: It does really feel like a creating dictatorship. Anyhow, Senate Republicans rolled out their healthcare invoice the day before today, and it took little time ahead of they have been met with inside resistance.

SCARBOROUGH: See, that is such a factor – that is an inside of voice pronouncing what you simply stated.

BRZEZINSKI: No, it is not.

SCARBOROUGH: You say you wish to have to be like Greta [Van Susteren], who is like – Greta pulls again sooner than she says such things as that.

BRZEZINSKI: O’m going to if truth be told channel Greta, and feature a fair tone. But S will say you’ll be able to do a little paintings studying historical past, and studying books approximately how dictatorships occur, the improvement of very bad forces taking on. And what you’re seeing is both this, taking place presently, or somebody who is now not smartly. There’s only a few choices.

SCARBOROUGH: O assume it is in reality extra like Hogan’s Heroes, you already know, than anything. Oh, we now have a Sergeant Schultz, and we have now a Klink.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Nothing like a few illogical loose affiliation within the morning to ensure Brzezinski’s deep antipathy towards President Donald Trump, evaluating him to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, most effective to be crowned by way of her fiancé making condescending comparisons to a take a seat-com approximately dummkopfs. Both will have to practice the recommendation they have got presented approximately Trump’s tweets. Take a breath ahead of spouting your internal identity.”

Rating: Five out of 5 screams.


■ June 19: Mainstream Scream: Brokaw sees most effective some distance proper ‘hate’ in web violence

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options NBC News dean Tom Brokaw discussing “not unusual threats” however bringing up handiest a long way proper examples while speaking approximately web pushed violence like final week’s capturing on GOP lawmakers, workforce, and police via a left-wing 2016 Bernie Sander’s volunteer.

The NBC News veteran introduced a remark approximately hate speech during which he by no means discussed the left.

On the June 18 model of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, all through which she in advance interviewed some distance-proper conspiracy promoter Alex Jones, she mentioned the contemporary incident on a baseball box as she presented Brokaw’s piece approximately “hate speech.” He denounced “the seizure on the web through hate teams of a wide variety spreading their most cancers of wholesale racism and violence” and the “succeed in and the toxic claims of Alex Jones and others like him, or even status quo public figures.”

From the June 18 Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly on NBC:

Megyn Kelly: “This earlier week there is been a large number of dialog approximately our poisonous political tradition, in large part pushed by way of the capturing of a congressman and others on a baseball box in Virginia. Tom Brokaw joins us to percentage a few of his feelings approximately hate speech and the web in those difficult occasions. Tom?”

Tom Brokaw: “Thank you, Megyn. This isn’t a very easy task for a journalist, a father, a grandfather, a citizen to take a look at to consider the deep, darkish hate that is coursing thru our usa and the tools that unfold it with a keystroke.

“When the web first arrived, like everybody else, A used to be bedazzled through its probabilities for just right and the ones traits have best turn into so a lot more efficient and pervasive.

“But A used to be additionally temporarily acutely aware of the bottom, the seizure on the web through hate teams of a wide variety spreading their most cancers of wholesale racism and violence. S did documentaries on the flip of the century referred to as The Web of Hate hoping to sluggish that development.

“But the succeed in and the toxic claims of Alex Jones and others like him, or even status quo public figures, may now not be slowed. We can not disrupt the irrational unfold of hate and department via right away blindly blaming the opposite aspect or via taking a look away.

The oldsters of Newtown, it isn’t sufficient to mention O can not believe as a result of until we are the oldsters, we will be able to by no means, ever percentage the unremitting ache, the lifelong loss and anger, nor will have to they have got to listen to the harsh declare that it used to be a lie. No determine or grandparent in America these days can break out the worry, the worry that it might occur once more.

“We can not permit the sellers of hate to head unchallenged and grow to be the imprint of our time. We’ll all the time have variations, in fact, however in our best moments, we are a republic that flourishes while it acknowledges not unusual threats and takes them on. That time is now once more. This is a time of not unusual threats requiring unusual braveness. It is a time to step up.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick out: “Did Brokaw document this sooner than the the Scalise capturing? If so, why air one thing so clearly out of sync with occasions? If now not, Brokaw is so ignorant of hate at the left that he can not convey himself to even point out it while it is a part of what ended in the capturing of a congressman, a momentous incident. Apparently, all of the hate is at the proper regardless of the proof in Brokaw’s face of strewn in bullets round a baseball box.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ June 12: Mainstream Scream: Tonys cheer Colbert’s recommendation of Trump’s early go out

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options the audio system at Sunday night time’s Tony Awards, which incorporated actress Cynthia Nixon and Late Show host Stephen Colbert ridiculing President Trump.

Nixon and Colbert used appearances all the way through the 2017 Tony Awards, broadcast Sunday night time, June eleven on CBS, to hail the ones adverse to Trump and mock him. Both earned hearty applause from the target audience inside of New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

Accepting the award for Featured Actress in a Play for her position in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, Nixon extolled:

“It is a privilege to seem in Lillian Hellman’s eerily prescient play, at this particular second in historical past. Eighty years in the past, she wrote, ‘There are individuals who consume the earth and consume all of the folks on it, and different individuals who simply stand round and watch them do it.’ My love, my gratitude and my timeless appreciate move out to all of the other folks in 2017 who’re refusing to only stand and watch them do it.”

I couple of hours later, Colbert jeered to cheers:

“And it’s my honor to be right here offering the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. And it is been a perfect yr for revivals typically, particularly that one they revived down in Washington W.A. It began off-Broadway within the ‘80s, approach off Broadway, over on fifth Avenue. Huge manufacturing values, however a pair issues — the primary personality is completely fantastic, and the hair and make-up, yeesh. No, no. This E.M. manufacturing is meant to have a 4-yr run, however critiques have now not been type — may just shut early, we do not realize, easiest of good fortune to everybody concerned.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Nothing higher presentations the elite disdain for center America. First, an actress earns applause, from a New York City target audience, for suggesting Trump and his supporters are evil other folks out to spoil the whole thing just right. Second, a intended comic will get extra applause for a punch line during which he hopes Trump is pressured out of workplace early. Forget any idealism approximately artists difficult orthodoxy. These enjoy liberal orthodoxy.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ June F: Mainstream Scream: MSNBC asks if Trump needs household terror assault

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on Sunday suggesting that tweets from President Trump at the London killings have been intended to impress a household terror assault.

Roberts, within the midday hour Sunday to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed:

“One of the tweets from 5 hours in the past used to be: ‘We will have to prevent being politically right kind and get right down to the industry of safety for our other folks. If we do not get sensible, it is going to most effective worsen.’ Again, S additionally discussed he went on a Twitter rant concerning the commute ban and having that re-instituted, you understand, pronouncing: ‘We want be sensible, vigilant and hard.’ A simply need to ask you, you realize, the President does not need us to be politically right kind, proper? So allow’s now not be PC approximately this. Is the president looking to galvanize a household terrorist assault with this Twitter rant, as a result of handiest to turn out himself proper?”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Ludicrous. How deep will have to Thomas’ animus towards President Trump opt for the MSNBC anchor to even trace at such an evil want? This is the type of hatred which led Kathy Griffin to believe it a laugh to carry a ridicule up of Trump’s severed head.”

Rating: Five out of 5 screams.


■ May 30: Mainstream Media Scream: Trump blamed for attack on reporter

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options the celebs of MSNBC’s Morning Joe — Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle — blaming President Trump for final week’s attack through new Rep. Greg Gianforte at the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs.

From the May 25 Morning Joe on MSNBC:

Joe Scarborough: “You can draw a directly line from Republican applicants considering that kind of conduct is fine if in case you have Donald Trump berating newshounds, during all of the marketing campaign, suggesting negative issues, calling them – the use of the Stalinist time period ‘enemy of the folk.’ O time period so offensive even within the Soviet Union that Khrushchev outlawed it after Stalin died…This isn’t a large jump from what the pinnacle of the Republican Party is pronouncing on a daily basis and what came about remaining night time in Montana.”

Mike Barnicle: “On that immediately line, Joe, O imply, you’ll be able to monitor all the applicants’ previous statements concerning the media, the media is towards us, the media is towards you the folk and it leads necessarily to one thing like this.”

Scarborough: “The fish rots, once more, from the pinnacle and at what aspect do Republicans get started criticizing Donald Trump for attacking federal judges? At what aspect do Republicans get started criticizing Donald Trump for the use of a Stalinist trick calling the clicking enemies of the folk? At what aspect – are Republicans going to return out lately and distance themselves from a candidate they counseled and gave cash to that beat up a reporter? At what aspect does our birthday celebration say sufficient? Because A will inform you this isn’t the birthday party S grew up in and S’m now not simply speaking approximately now, A’m speaking concerning the brutish conduct from the highest.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Greg Gianforte’s conduct is inexcusable, however in charge President Donald Trump’s rhetoric for Gianforte’s bodily assault on a journalist presentations simply how deranged approximately Trump too many cable stars stay, desperate to fault him for all issues dangerous which take place. Were any so keen to carry anti-police rhetoric of left-wingers for ambush murders of cops?”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ May 15: Mainstream Scream:  ‘Worse than Watergate,’ says Carl Bernstein

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options mythical reporter Carl Bernstein evaluating the firing of FBI Director James Comey to Watergate. It is, he stated, “extra bad” than the scandal that introduced down former President Richard Nixon.


“S assume this can be a probably extra bad state of affairs than Watergate and we are at an overly bad second. And that is as a result of we’re taking a look on the risk that the President of the USA and the ones round him all through an election marketing campaign colluded with a antagonistic overseas energy to undermine the root of our democracy: loose elections.

“We have no idea the info, however what we do understand is that the President of america appears to be doing the whole thing in his energy to stay us from understanding the details, together with firing the director of the FBI as a result of, says the President of the USA, of, quote, ‘this Russia factor.’ So the query of a canopy-up turns out to me to were replied a whilst in the past.

“There is a canopy-up happening to stay us from figuring out what came about right here. Whether that suggests the President of america obstructed justice or now not or the ones round him did, we do not realize. But what we see is that at each and every flip this President is impeding the power of folks that have been selected to research to take action, together with the House and Senate committees. So it is in point of fact a perilous second. It’s other than Watergate.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Leave it to Bernstein to take the already overwrought media narrative – that Trump firing Comey is similar to Watergate – and take it another step to the intense: No, it is not Watergate, it is worse than Watergate! Notice that although he admitted ‘we do not recognize the information,’ he did not allow that stand in the best way of striking pontificating in advance of fundamental journalism.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ May H: Mainstream Scream: Hillary ‘Always the neatest lady within the room’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options extra sure spin on Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, who failed two times to win the presidency and in recent years has been list the explanations she misplaced to first-time candidate Donald Trump.

During an look on Charlie Rose’s PBS display Wednesday, Amie Parnes of The Hill, co-writer of the smartly-won guide Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, mentioned Clinton’s brilliance.

Rose requested approximately what is in advance for Clinton, considering: “Could she transform a college president or one thing like that?”

Parnes insisted: “She may just do anything else. She’s one of the crucial smartest other folks – she is going to all the time be the neatest lady within the room, A assume.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Hard to withstand asking how she misplaced if she’s all the time ‘the neatest lady within the room?’ Journalists like Parnes stay certain of Hillary’s brilliance, not able to realize how extra Americans do not see what they see and the way she will have been outmaneuvered through a person they believe a buffoon.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ May B: Mainstream Scream: On CNN, Gergen hits ‘deeply irritating’ Trump speech

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options longtime presidential consultant, media determine, editor and educator David Gergen mentioning President Trump’s weekend speech as “deeply tense.”

Trump used to be in Harrisburg, Pa., on the famed Farm Show Complex, to bring in his first one hundred days and rap the media, which used to be retaining the once a year White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, which the president snubbed.

Gergen, on CNN following Trump’s speech, stated:

“To deliver your marketing campaign speech into the presidency is one thing presidents hardly ever do. This used to be, this used to be probably the most divisive speech O’ve ever heard from a sitting American president. Others would possibly disagree approximately that. He performed to his base and he handled his different listeners — the remainder of the individuals who were disturbed approximately him or oppose him – he handled them principally as O do not care, A do not provide a rattling what you assume since you’re frankly just like the enemy. You’re just like the enemy with the clicking. A idea it used to be a deeply demanding speech in that regard.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “You can all the time rely on Gergen to relay the normal, within the Beltway, liberal Washington ‘typical knowledge.’ The extra Trump’s evaluations of the status quo excite his base the extra disdainful the media elite turn into.”

Rating: Three out of 5 screams.


■ April 24: Mainstream Scream: Bill Maher likens Syrian gassing to G.O. air pollution

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options HBO’s Bill Maher making probably the most strangest ties to Syria’s gassing of its electorate and air pollution in American towns.

From April 21’s Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO:

“The Syrian drawback began with local weather amendment. It did – seventy five % of Syrian farms failed. I million and a part other folks migrated to the towns. That’s the place it all started. And, through the best way, those people who find themselves ravenous, that is, you recognize, whether or not you are bombed or you are sarin-gassed or you are ravenous, demise is demise. But, O imply, we speak about Assad gassing other folks, we are gassing them, too. We’re simply doing it slower with CO2.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Maher disdains faith, however ‘local weather amendment’ is his faith, spiraling him into loopy ethical equivalence contortions to by some means equate murderous struggle crimes with the economic state which has introduced prosperity and longer lifespans to any country that has followed loose undertaking.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ April 17: Mainstream Scream: CNN’s Acosta, ‘We’re now not the competition’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options common White House goal Jim Acosta, CNN’s senior White House correspondent, knocking the complaint by way of claiming, “We’re now not the competition birthday party. We are simply looking to get on the fact.”

During the “Press and the Presidency” discussion board final Wednesday on the Newseum, he stated:

And the president, to some degree, has an bad angle against the scoop media and O assume A’m being diplomatic while O say this. S used to be out at the marketing campaign path again and again while he cited the scoop media because the cheating information media, the disgusting information media. He referred to as us liars and crooks and thieves and S can not call to mind all the different names that he referred to as us.

There have been chants of, you recognize, going after CNN that he may pause for and make allowance the gang to proceed the ones chants and, you recognize, A did ask him all through that information convention the place he did take my query, are you involved that you’re undermining American trust within the information media? Because, on the finish of the day, while he leaves place of business, we’d like Republicans to consider what is being stated within the mainstream information media, simply up to we’d like Democrats to and O assume that the president has to keep in mind that he’s doing actual injury to what we do. He’s doing actual injury to the First Amendment on this united states of america while he refers back to the information media because the enemies of the folk. Now, S recognize a few of that may be manufacturing, it is the, you realize, he is from Fifth Avenue, so there’s a little little bit of Broadway there, S bet or one thing like that…

S used to be with Steve Bannon the opposite day the place he stated us because the competition birthday celebration as soon as once more. We’re now not the competition birthday party. We are simply looking to get on the fact and if in case you have an aspect of the scoop media that simply insists again and again that, you recognize, that CNN is out to get the president or out to get sure folks on this united states of america, A assume it simply does a huge disservice to all Americans. A do not assume it’s American to head after a phase of the scoop media.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Trump’s loss of recognize for far of the scoop media is simply giving voice to the best way many Americans really feel, a view smartly-earned via newshounds like Acosta who condescendingly proclaim an allegiance to ‘the reality’ however refuse to recognize the years of anti-conservative bias at CNN and in different places. If Acosta needs to understand why Trump’s assaults resonate, he will have to glance within the reflect.”

Rating: Five out of 5 screams.


■ April 10: Mainstream Scream: CNN talker compares Assad to Cheney

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options some of the strangest comparisons among Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a most sensible Republican the media likes to hate, former Vice President Dick Cheney.

It got here from Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill who used to be on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday speaking approximately Assad’s use of poison fuel and the media protection of the G.I. army strike. He ripped the media, even CNN speaking heads, then ended with this:

“Bashar al-Assad used to be a brutal thug while he used to be torturing prisoners on behalf of the CIA. Saddam Hussein used to be America’s family member while he used to be the use of chemical guns. We want to have extra than simply the quick predicament reminiscence. We want to take note the ancient context of ways a butcher like Assad in fact has extra in not unusual with anyone like Dick Cheney than he does with the typical Syrian or the folk which might be on those airwaves as courageous newshounds.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Talk approximately ‘pretend information.’ CNN did effective process of spreading it via giving a platform to a a long way-left journalist to spew hate speech equating an elected G.O. reliable with a dictator who had, days prior to, deployed poison fuel to kill youngsters. Liberals would possibly like to match Cheney to Darth Vader, however S do not remember that him ever issuing an order to drop poison fuel on youngsters.”

Rating: Five out of 5 screams.


■ April A: Mainstream Scream: Chuck Todd says Trump has the arena ‘panicked’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options one in every of President Trump’s favourite goals, NBC political guru Chuck Todd, and his feedback on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC display that the arena “will have to be panicked” through the president as a result of he’s “at the breaking point” of … one thing.

His feedback got here Friday on Andrea Mitchell Reports and ahead of Trump tweeted approximately Todd.

From Todd:

“You have a presidency presently that O assume is, it is past pronouncing it is in trouble mode. It is, you recognize, it is at the breaking point. The query is getting ready to what? Is it getting ready to cave in? Is it getting ready to changing into a briefly lame duck presidency? And perhaps it feels love it’s lame duck-ish briefly at this time. You’ve were given a stalled time table…

“You’ve were given a president who can not settle for the truth that Russia interfered on this election. And till he accepts that reality, this tale goes to eat him. And my worry, Andrea my query to you is that this: The global will have to be panicked that if this president is examined at this time, if western alliances are examined by way of a Putin within the Baltics, via North Korea, is america ready to steer in a obstacle presently for the arena?”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “As exemplified through Todd, the Washington press corps indisputably are fast to think the worst concerning the Trump presidency. S little bit of desire achievement by way of newshounds with little recognize for him? How else to give an explanation for seeing this type of catastrophic state in simply the 3rd month of the brand new management?”

Rating: Three out of 5 screams.


■ March 27: Mainstream Media Scream: Carl Bernstein calls presidency ‘a bodyguard of lies’

(Washington Examiner submit)

In the wake of the failure of the House to move the invoice to switch Obamacare, this week’s Mainstream Media Scream options Washington Post and Time mag veteran Carl Bernstein ripping a “mendacity” management.

Appearing Sunday on CNN’s Reliable Sources, he allow unfastened on President Trump’s Obamacare repeal loss to host Brian Stelter:

“It’s greater than a blow as a result of along with the road that has surrounded his presidency and his incessant mendacity, which Republicans also have now turn out to be extraordinarily alarmed at, it presentations the extent of his incompetence, that is one thing that used to be recognized to many of us who had performed industry with the Trump Organization. It used to be recognized to those that labored on The Apprentice with him while he may display up at the set with no need performed his homework, having performed no guidance, having no concept of the place the script used to be going.

“There’s not anything new approximately this. Read the Trump biographies. He isn’t a reliable chief. And on most sensible of that, as you could have indicated originally of this software, his presidency is a bodyguard of lies. And that may be undermining his presidency on the similar time that his closest aides within the marketing campaign are beneath critical research in a imaginable conspiracy that can prolong by hook or by crook to himself.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “No topic what occurs, the default place for Bernstein is accountable Trump, deride him as incompetent and impugn him as a liar. It appears to be a reflexive reaction fueled by way of hatred of the brand new president, now not any unbiased journalistic review.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ March 20: Mainstream Media Scream: Hardball Matthews calls Trump ‘weirdo within the basement’

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options Chris Matthews, on his MSNBC display Hardball, mocking President Trump and his supporters for believing in choice fact. Trump, he stated, is “no higher than the weirdo within the basement who calls within the fireplace alarm simply to listen to the sirens going previous.”

From his Thursday display:

“Well, the next day to come is Friday. If the president have been to upward push at crack of dawn and say ‘it is Saturday,’ what will be the that means of that observation? Would his folks, folks that again him it doesn’t matter what, test their calendars and persuade themselves the calendar they would been the use of is fallacious and the chief they adore is true?

“Would they are saying he did not imply precisely that it used to be Saturday however that he used to be in point of fact pronouncing that as President of america, he used to be mentioning Friday merely the start of an extended weekend? Would they are saying one thing like that if most effective to get him and subsequently his struggle-to-the-finish-supporters off the hook? Would they? You inform me.

“How might they reconcile the person they appear as much as pronouncing one thing their brains advised them wasn’t real, however nonetheless short of to consider each and every phrase he speaks? Again, you inform me…

“Here we’re, again to the troubling Trump fact. The guy within the White House is demonstrably able to making up claims that don’t have any fact. He’s no higher than the weirdo within the basement who calls within the fireplace alarm simply to listen to the sirens going previous.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “It’s lovely wealthy for a ‘journalist,’ who exclaimed a ‘thrill going up my leg’ while he heard Barack Obama talk, to ridicule people who find themselves enamored of some other president.”

Rating: Five out of 5 screams.


■ March thirteen: Mainstream Media Scream: Morning Mika rips, bans Kellyanne Conway

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options the up to date hit at the Trump management via MSNBC’s common Morning Joe display, this time from co-host Mika Brzezinski who referred to as most sensible White House marketing consultant Kellyanne Conway “bad,” and reaffirmed her ban from the display.

It got here Monday while Brzezinski stated, “A completely wouldn’t have her survive the display.” However, she performed soundbites of Conway in an effort to condemn her and President Trump.

In the primary clip, while requested approximately surveillance of Trump Tower, Conway brought up Wikileaks revelations approximately how the CIA can flip TVs and microwave ovens into listening units. In a 2d clip, requested on ABC concerning the insinuation the CIA tactics have been used to watch folks inside of Trump Tower, Conway contended she did not imply this sort of insinuation.

Following the 2 clips, Brzezinski charged:

“That used to be terrible. She’s actually. It speaks for itself, America. Come on now….It’s in reality bad. It’s very, very, very unhappy what is taking place. Everybody has to kind of allow the tale talk for itself and bear in mind the tale as time is going via. O simply wish now not an excessive amount of time is going via….

“S’m simply letting it grasp in the market, identical to S’ll allow that grasp as a result of there is not anything O need to connect to it. A simply need to keep as a long way away as imaginable from making an attempt have interaction with anyone who turns out to have an target audience of person who would possibly not have the rustic’s easiest pursuits in thoughts, we’re going to placed it that means.”

(Also on set: Former Obama OMB Director Peter Orszag and his spouse Yahoo information and finance editor Bianna Golodryga.)

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Brzezinski has relatively a bugaboo in relation to Kellyanne Conway and has left any pretense of journalism at the back of. Brzezinski’s obviously now an indignant, boastful and condemnatory pass judgement on of Trump’s group.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.

■ March S: Mainstream Media Scream: NYT’s Friedman hits ‘juvenile’ Trump

(Washington Examiner publish)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream includes a consultant of the kind of media complaint President Trump confronted following his Saturday morning Twitter rant towards former President Obama.

The response of New York Times columnist Thomas C. Friedman, on Meet the Press, used to be that Trump is a “juvenile.”

Friedman at the March F Meet the Press:

“Waking up at S AM within the morning, tweeting out some of the damning accusations one president may just make after any other, after which, as Danielle [Pletka] stated, then speaking approximately Arnold Schwarzenegger, that may be non-presidential conduct. That isn’t grownup conduct. That is juvenile conduct. And the truth that we’ve got a president who engages in that may be, to me, deeply worrying. Because take into consideration this. Now he will have to visit Europe very quickly and have interaction with different European leaders, different global leaders. What might you assume if you are an international chief going into a gathering with – ‘What do S say to this man?’ ‘What would possibly he say approximately this assembly?’

“He is far and wide we glance. And we mentioned this ahead of. A quoted my family member, Dov Seidman, who makes the purpose there is a large distinction among formal authority and ethical authority. This president has formal authority. But on a daily basis you spot him eroding his ethical authority. And in spite of everything, that may be in point of fact going to harm us….

“I few extra mornings like this of S:00 AM tweets, and folks don’t seem to be going to be speaking approximately casting off his twitter, they are going to be speaking approximately taking out his soccer. And S imply the nuclear codes.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “So, in accusing President Trump of adlescent conduct, Friedman tells a juvenile comic story. As for Trump dropping his ‘ethical authority,’ while did Friedman, or any of his New York Times colleagues, ever bestow ‘ethical authority’ onto Trump?”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ February 27: Mainstream Media Scream: Bush doesn’t take blame Trump bait

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options former President George C. Bush brushing apart Today display co-host Matt Lauer’s recommendation that President Trump has did not unite the rustic.

Instead Bush stated that it is more difficult to punch during the media to do his task.

From Monday’s display:

MATT LAUER: But there is monumental department at this time. And even though President Trump has stated he hopes to unify the rustic, have you ever, within the first month, noticed him do or say anything else that, on your opinion, can be an try to heal the injuries of the election?

FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE C. BUSH: Well, to start with, there is best been one month in place of business. And so it is a – you realize, he is were given 4 years. Secondly, S assume you need to take the person for his phrase that he needs to unify the rustic and we’re going to see whether or not he is in a position to take action. It’s exhausting to unify the rustic, although, with the scoop media being so cut up up. When O used to be president, you recognize, you mattered much more as a result of there used to be like 3 of you and now there is a wide variety of knowledge being bombarded out and other folks can say issues anonymously. It’s only a other global.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Of path, Lauer presumes the country’s divisions are President Trump’s fault. It’s great that the previous president mentioned the most obvious position of the scoop media, however O’m positive Lauer wasn’t happy Bush asserted the media does not topic as so much now because it used to topic.”

Rating: Three out of 5 screams.


■ February 20: Mainstream Media Scream: ABC’s Jonathan Karl rips Trump ‘crash’

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl taking over President Trump as he crammed in as host of This Week Sunday.

In his observation he ripped Trump’s assault at the media remaining week and one by one requested if the brand new management is “careening out of keep an eye on.”


We’ve by no means noticed anything else adore it. We’re used to observing new presidents take workplace with choreographed coverage plans, rolled out with in moderation selected phrases. But this? S device gun blast of huge guarantees, the rhetoric loud, competitive, chaotic. The query: is that this an outstanding-tuned system turning in promise after promise at a report %? Or, an management careening out of regulate? And whether it is, how dangerous will the crash be?

Media Research Center Research Director Rich Noyes explains our weekly pick out: “Normally, a brand new president is given a ‘honeymoon’ through the scoop media, however newshounds have handled President Trump to non-prevent hostility because the day he took administrative center. Now together with his management slightly a month antique, a few within the media appear in a position to claim it a failure. It’s no marvel Trump slams them as ‘pretend information'” while their bias towards him and his time table is so obtrusive.”

Rating: Four of 5 screams.


■ February thirteen: Mainstream Media Scream: Smeared ‘Tea Party’ identify OK while it’s liberal

(Washington Examiner publish)

When it involves the “Tea Party,” the left and its mainstream media have made no mystery that they believe it a house for the GOP’s backward, racist, extended family of dumbos.

But now as they are attempting to discover a identify for their very own mini-revolt towards GOP domination in Washington, they have got discovered that the use of the “Tea Party” description for his or her attempt is I-OK.

On a few information presentations remaining week, CNN, MSNBC and others appeared like Chris Matthews while he requested if the sporadic protests have been the “birthing of the left’s model of the Tea Party.”

We could not allow the twist of fate move as our Mainstream Media Scream of the week.

Media Research Center Research Director Rich Noyes explains the pick out: “Back in 2009, the scoop media attempted to forget about the Tea Party, ridiculed it with filthy jokes approximately tea-bagging, then smeared it as a racist response to America’s first black president. But now lots of those self same newshounds are hyping the theory of a left-wing Tea Party, treating the Left’s disruptive demonstrations as a righteous response to Donald Trump. It’s a whole double-same old, and presentations how so much of the media’s so-referred to as ‘information’ protection is in accordance with wishful considering as opposed to fair research.”

Rating: Four of 5 screams.


■ February S: Mainstream Media Scream: CNN reporter hails ‘White Lies Matter’

(Washington Examiner submit)

It can be former President Reagan’s 106th birthday lately, with the intention to honor that permit’s roll out considered one of his well-known “they are you move once more” to introduce this week’s Mainstream Media Scream.

Of direction, it is a CNN rant towards President Trump, this time from an in another country correspondent.

CNN’s Diana Magnay used to be reporting on an anti-Trump protest in London on Saturday morning while she stated on CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield:

“A’m status now out of doors Downing Street on the tail finish of this protest. A’ll simply display you one of the most banners which were left for Theresa May: ‘Theresa the Appeaser.’ Just down right here: ‘Trump: Making America Hate Again.’ Just one of the most banners that folks have had. One of my favorites these days is ‘White Lies Matter,’ clearly a connection with Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway’s ‘choice data.'”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Is it any marvel President Trump has such smartly-earned contempt for CNN while their correspondents so casually reward the intended wittiness of a derogatory assault on management officers through a host of leftists out of the country. Did a CNN reporter ever hail a ‘favourite’ Tea Party signal ridiculing Barack Obama? Of direction now not.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ January 30, 2017: Mainstream Media Scream: CNN’s Amanpour calls Bannon ‘Totalitarian’

(Washington Examiner publish)

With such a lot of within the media operating round with the hair on fireplace over President Trump’s first week in administrative center it used to be exhausting to pick out a most sensible Mainstream Media Scream of the week. So we settled on person who represents the media’s view of the management, from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

It got here all the way through Thursday’s Anderson Cooper 360 while he learn a quote from most sensible Trump adviser Stephen Bannon out of the New York Times: “The media will have to be embarrassed and humiliated and stay its mouth close and simply pay attention for a awhile.”

Amanpour spoke back: “Steve Bannon is enjoying the position that he set out for himself. There is clearly a few more or less technique right here, despite the fact that it is onerous for me to realize it as a result of, you understand, A function within the fact and the reality-primarily based universe. But he is enjoying a technique which comes to developing straw women and men, developing an enemy out of the clicking, after which, you understand, dividing, diverting, obfuscating whilst different issues are happening. That’s the one factor A can believe. Obviously, there are lots of different — O need to say — totalitarian regimes up to now which used this comparable more or less technique.

“And, A imply, if O used to be going to be humorous, O’d say that he is angling for an order of benefit from Presidents Sisi, Putin, Erdogan, and all of the others. That is how they deal with their press. That is what they consider the clicking will have to be — a pliant, state propaganda unit within the carrier of the president. It isn’t the custom of the American press.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “First, Amanpour is rather the comic together with her insistence she ‘operates within the fact and the reality-primarily based universe.’ Second, newshounds can positive dish out complaint, however Amanpour presentations they may be able to’t take it. In her case, relatively the hysterical overreaction approximately Bannon and President Trump appearing like a ‘totalitarian regime.’ That analogy labored higher within the years of the former presidency while CNN used to be absolutely within the tank for the Obama management.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ January 23, 2017: Mainstream Media Scream: ABC says Trump’s ‘America First’ is Nazi-like

(Washington Examiner submit)

Donald Trump’s final touch of his lengthy-time bid for the White House has Washington’s Mainstream Media in breathless overdrive as they rip the president and his new group and particularly his inaugural cope with.

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream options a type of hits, from ABC’s Terry Moran, who stated that the president’s “America First” subject reminds him of Nazi sympathizers.

On Friday after the inaugural cope with, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos stated, “Students of historical past will bear in mind of that slogan, ‘America First.'”

ABC News correspondent Terry Moran agreed: “It’s a loaded time period in American historical past. Now, he outlined it right here as overall allegiance to the USA of America, and it’s one thing, as Cecilia stated, for this reason he used to be despatched right here via individuals who need to listen that message of America first. However, it consists of with it overtones from the Nineteen Thirties while an anti-Semitic motion pronouncing, ‘We do not need to get focused on Europe’s struggle. It’s the Jews’ fault in Germany.’ Charles Lindbergh led them. It is a time period, as he outlined it his method, however the phrases themselves raise very unsightly echoOKs in our historical past.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Trump’s impassioned protection of America’s superiority positive frustrated newshounds. Such ancient silliness from Moran, looking to impugn Trump’s speech with ‘unsightly echoes of historical past,’ simply proves Trump’s trust the scoop media are out to delegitimize him. As if any person voted for Trump, a person with a depended on adviser who’s Jewish, Jared Kushner, as a result of they yearned for the go back of Charles Lindbergh-like antipathy to Jews.”

Rating: Five out of 5 screams.


■ January sixteen, 2017: Mainstream Media Scream: Matt Lauer cried over Biden’s medal

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s mainstream media scream is a tearful one, no less than for the Today display’s Matt Lauer.

On Friday, after Andrea Mitchell mentioned on Vice President Joe Biden receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in an emotional wonder via President Obama, Lauer stated that he burst out in tears as Biden additionally teared up.

Said Lauer, “S’m satisfied there have been no cameras in my condo the day before today as a result of A used to be sitting there simply weeping.”

Co-host Meredith Vieira brought, “Oh, crying, proper. So stunning.”

Lauer: “S simply burst out crying while S noticed that second. It used to be implausible. Andrea, thanks very so much.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick out: “Really? O grown guy, a media veteran of many years of overlaying fatal tragedies, admitted to bursting into tears while one flesh presser gave an award to any other flesh presser? The elite media might be extra emotionally invested in Obama and his group than someone imagined.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


■ January 10, 2017: Mainstream Media Scream: Whoopie says liberals are Hollywood’s sufferers

(Washington Examiner submit)

This week’s Mainstream Media Scream presentations an odd tackle Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep’s slap at President-choose Trump. In it, Whoopie Goldberg, on her display The View, makes Hollywood liberals out to be the sufferers of the best.

From Monday’s The View:

“Stop the use of Hollywood as this dangerous phrase. Let me remind everyone that within the ’70s, and previous to that, Hollywood used to be actually kind of run via the best-leaning teams. That’s how we ended up with McCarthyism and all of those so-referred to as lefties being rounded up and eaten, principally, for his or her ideals.

“Secondly, a large number of actors have all the time come from actual lifestyles, so they have got a unique factor, a unique means of taking a look at stuff. So, prevent portray this concept. Because, you recognize, reminiscent of the dialog we had, S’ve been desirous about it, and O needless to say O can not identify one proper-leaning one that has ever misplaced their task for being a proper-leaning individual, however A can identify you no less than 15, 20 individuals who misplaced their skill to make a dwelling, together with myself, as a result of proper-leaning other folks pronouncing, oh, you stated that, you should not be pronouncing that.

“So my aspect is, it is not a Hollywood factor. This is folks speaking approximately folks. Nobody’s afraid, as you’ll be able to see, to mention what they would like. But Danny Glover ate a large number of poop right through the Bush management, as did Sean Penn.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick out: “Yes, the issue lately is that Hollywood is administered through conservatives who supposedly suppressed liberals many years in the past and nonetheless do lately. Donald Trump and the ones disturbed via Meryl Streep’s lecture have much better grip on fact.”

Rating: Four out of 5 screams.


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> For January thru June 2016.

> For July to December 2015.

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