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Media Snarks Over WSJ Trump Interview

President Trump sat last week for an interview with the Wall Street Journal that primarily elicited snark from the mainstream media. CNN’s Chris Cillizza offered “Donald Trump’s 56 most unforgettable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview.” First on the list: “We were going down, we were going down a long way,” Trump said. “This is […]

Washington Post Gives Trump Four More Pinocchios

The Washington Post took another stab this week at the president’s claim that illegal immigrants bring crime. The Post assessed claims by Trump in 2015 and awarded him four Pinocchios – meaning it ranks the statement as absolutely false. It used the same techniques in 2018 to award the president four Pinocchios. The 2015 assessment […]

WaPo Fact Checker: Democrat Claire McCaskill Gets 2 Pinocchios for Tax Bill Claims

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D.-Mo.) has made repeated statements against the Republican tax reform law. The passage of the law has led to at least 100 American companies giving one-time raises and bonuses to employees, in addition to increasing minimum wage and 401(k) match amounts. McCaskill’s own state has seen four employers give raises, per Freedom […]

CNN Praises Hollywood Movie on the Washington Post’s Pentagon Papers Story

CNN praised the recently released movie on the Washington Post’s reporting on the Pentagon Papers, “The Post.” The movie features two prominent liberal actors, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. It was directed by Steven Spielberg. The review said that the movie “was made for this moment, in more ways than one.” It continued the pro-journalism […]

Conservative Media Only Outlets to Cite MLK Jr.’s Niece’s Defense of President Trump against Outcry over Allegedly Racist Comment

Alveda King, the niece of the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., has come to the defense of President Donald Trump in light of significant criticism from the Left and the Right over an alleged comment he made in a closed-door meeting with Republican and Democratic politicians. The meeting discussed a potential deal between the […]

Joy Reid Twists David French’s Words Beyond Comprehension

There’s twisting words, and there is what Joy Reid did to David French on Wednesday. Reid is an MSNBC personality; French is a columnist for the National Review who considered running for president during the 2016 cycle. In the wake of the bomb threat false alarm in Hawaii, French wrote a piece saying it was […]

Reporters Struggle to Take In Trump Health Report

President Trump got a terrific bill of health from his doctor after his examination last Friday. His heart is healthy. His cognitive abilities are top-notch. His doctor said there was no basis in claims he was repeating things or slurring his words. And despite the need for an exercise program and changes to his diet, […]

Here’s Who ‘Won’ the Inaugural Fake News Awards

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman won first place in the inaugural Fake News Awards unveiled Wednesday by the Republican National Committee. Krugman has been relentlessly critical of the president. His latest piece Friday, headlined, “Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People,” insisted that “making low-income Americans worse off has become a goal in itself for the […]

Joe Scarborough Calls WH Physician ‘Political Hack’ After Trump’s ‘Excellent’ Health Assessment

MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough ripped White House physician Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson on Thursday after he issued a positive report on President Trump’s health this week. “The doctor has certainly taken on the lifeform of other life forms inside the Trump White House,” Scarborough said. “He sounded like a sycophant; he didn’t […]

CNN’s Acosta Blasts Fake News Awards: ‘The President is King of Fake News’

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta was none too thrilled that his network “won” four of President Trump’s “Fake News Awards” on Wednesday, and ripped Trump during a forum at the Newseum on press freedom. “I would say, having been called ‘fake news’ myself, that the President of the United States is the king of fake […]

Former Obama Adviser Knocks Sen. Jeff Flake’s Comparison of Trump to Stalin

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod knocked Sen. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) for his comparison President Donald Trump to murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a tweet sent earlier today. One of the dangers of @realDonaldTrump is that he prods his critics to become as hyperbolic as he is. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) January 16, 2018 Axelrod is […]

CNN’s Cillizza Didn’t Fact-Check Flake’s Comparison of Trump to Stalin

CNN’s Chris Cillizza found that much of Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R.-Ariz.) speech on the Senate floor to be agreeable with his own worldview. Of the 20 lines Cillizza analyzed, he could not disagree with any of Flake’s major points. Cillizza did not disagree with the controversial line from Flake’s speech comparing President Donald Trump to […]

Media Plays Monday Morning Quarterback, Pushes Diagnoses for Trump

A top attack line for mainstream media went down in flames Tuesday when President Trump’s doctor declared him “mentally very sharp” and in “excellent health.” Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, said the president requested and was given a cognitive test that measured recall, ability to categorize and synthesize information and ability to follow […]

NBC Producer Misreports Reason Behind Diplomat’s Resignation

John Feely, the U.S. ambassador to Panama, recently resigned from his position because of President Donald Trump’s policies. Feely was nominated by Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama and officially resigned from the State Department on December 27. Show More Summary

Media Questions Trump’s Mental Fitness After Doctor Says President is in ‘Excellent’ Health

White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson may have given President Trump a clean bill of health–declaring his overall health “excellent,” but that didn’t stop the media from peppering him with questions about Trump’s mental health. The questions from the White House Press Corps ranged from whether Trump could have early onset Alzheimers, dementia, the 25th […]

Chris Cillizza Picks Apart WSJ Trump Interview

President Trump sat last week for an interview with the Wall Street Journal, and it made some news. But mostly it brought out snark from the mainstream media. Chris Cillizza, formerly of the Washington Post and now of CNN, offered “Donald Trump’s 56 most unforgettable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview.” First on the […]

Media Blames Trump For False Missile Alarm in Hawaii

An employee involved in a drill at a state emergency agency in Hawaii last Saturday accidentally pushed out a message the state was under imminent threat from an incoming ballistic missile. President Trump, who was golfing in Florida, did not know about the push message. He did not know it had been corrected 38 minutes […]

CNN Column Cites Disputed Trump Comment to Criticize Trump’s MLK Jr. Statement

A CNN editorial hit President Trump for his statement on Martin Luther King Jr. because it followed his alleged comments on immigrants from “shhole countries.” The piece, written by University of Texas history professor Peniel Joseph, cited Trump’s alleged comment behind closed doors with bipartisan leaders, where Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

Van Jones, Rep. John Lewis Accuse Trump of Racism

The anti-Trump parade continues in the press, with Democrats and anti-Trump figures accusing President Donald Trump of being a racist. The comment in question was leaked by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) after a meeting with the president and other congressional leaders to hammer out a deal on immigration and government spending. Durbin said the […]

Media Uses Bipartisan Meeting to Again Focus on Trump’s Mental Health

Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle met with President Trump for an immigration summit to iron out details of border security, visa policy and employment citizenship verification. The optics for the president could not have been better – an hour of thoughtful discussion with him flanked by Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the […]

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