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Chuck Todd: There is Institutional Media Bias on the Environment

Well, that’s a start. But of course, he’s talking about climate change and likely believes the argument is undeniable that it is mainly man-made and will be catastrophic, so he is basically talking about a “bias” in favor of what he believes to be something obvious.

He also mentions Fox News as being the most powerful network but neglects to note that it is outnumbered and that the very reason for Fox News’ existence is the liberal bias of the media.

Hopefully he will one day come to see that the press is biased on every issue. Todd is a genuinely nice guy who tries to do what he thinks is right, but it’s not easy for him to pop out of the Washington bubble, especially hanging around NBC.

Video || CNN Lists Trump’s Accomplishments!!

Yes, you read that correctly. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota didn’t get to all of his accomplishments – and some, like withdrawing from the Paris climate accords, she might think aren’t accomplishments at all – but she did list a few.

A new strategy for a network that badly lags MSNBC and Fox? A new commitment to journalism instead of incessant Trump bashing? To cite the name of a CNN show, a “New Day”?

Last night, CNN’s Erin Burnett said Trump would go down as a “great president” if he solved the North Korea crisis.

This is probably not a new approach by the network, but I can’t help thinking maybe it is – I’m an optimist by nature. CNN has smart people, and if they could only work a little bit to keep their bias in check, it might not be such a bad network. I love watching Fox, but I frankly get a little tired sometimes of all the cheerleading. It would be nice to have another option on occasion.

H/T Washington Free Beacon.

Attkisson: Journalists “Uncurious” About Spying on U.S. Citizen

Sharyl Attkisson, who believes that when she was a CBS reporter she was spied on by the U.S. government, finds it incredible that journalists don’t seem to care about the alleged abuse of the FISA system that led the government to spy on Carter Page. “I’ve never in my lifetime seen open-government groups and journalists… Continue Reading

Trump Writes Little Girl a Letter and Gets Crap for it From the Press

A child, Ava Olsen, witnessed a school shooting and was deeply traumatized by it. She wrote President Trump a letter. She got a signed response: Schools are places where children learn and grow with their friends. Their halls should be free of fear. It is my goal as President to make sure that children in… Continue Reading

Sanders to Reporters: Let’s Discuss Something Americans Care About

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Monday batted away Russia investigation questions by making the point that she has answered the same queries many times, even if asked different ways, and that average people don’t care about the issue. Here are a couple of exchanges from Monday’s briefing. The polls bear her out. Relative to… Continue Reading

Video || Trump Booed at Davos After Taking a Shot at the Press

It happens at about the two minute mark in the video below. Here’s what he said about the press. The other thing is, I’ve always seemed to get, for whatever reason, a disproportionate amount of press or media. (Laughter.) Throughout my whole life — somebody will explain someday why — but I’ve always gotten a… Continue Reading

Sarah Sanders: Suggestion Trump “Complicit” in School Shootings “Outrageous”

She’s right. That’s essentially what’s going on here. MNSBC White House Reporter Peter Alexander wouldn’t take yes for an answer Wednesday in the briefing room. He wanted to know what the president was doing to stop school shootings, and he didn’t care about what he was hearing from Sanders. As you are aware, the only… Continue Reading