There is no end of fun with the Media Research Center. These guys set their course to counter all the liberal bias in American mainstream media. The finished product is a load of hilarity. I get their daily mailings, including a feed called E-Brief from Terry Jeffrey under the title CNS News. I haven’t stopped to figure out the structure of all this, since what gets me going the most is some of the content. Here’s what’s new today:
From Inauguration Day (January 20) through the end of 2017 (December 31), the three evening newscasts aired 3,430 stories that talked about either President Trump or his administration, totaling 99 hours, 3 minutes of airtime.
Without diving into the background story, I’m going to focus on that 90% negative coverage. And I’m going to take it at face value, as true. Because if I don’t, then there will not be much left for me to write about, and I would need to get some dinner.
So let’s comprehend the 90% number. I admit this is scandalous. I mean, these liberal media types won’t give the new President an even break. Something must be wrong. There has got to be some nefarious undercurrent at work. A bit of Skeptical Analysis is called for. Here’s what I found:
In the article, I wrote that Trump could not be reached for comment, but a spokesman said the man’s comments were “categorically untrue.”
The story ran below the fold in the business news section with the headline: How a Curious Visitor Beat Trump at the Casino Game.
And now I was holding for Mr. Trump.
There was no hello. But there was yelling, lots of yelling.
The word “shit” was used repeatedly as a noun and adjective.
I had shit for brains.
I worked for a shitty newspaper.
What sort of shit did I write.
Before I could reply, he hung up.
Then he called my editor in Philadelphia, Craig Stock. Now it was Craig’s turn to “Hold for Mr. Trump.”
Craig was treated to the same Trumpian wordplay, but got an added treat. Trump referred to me as “that cunt.”
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure,it’s not your fault
But that was back before Mr. Trump became President. How about something fresh?
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
“I think there is blame on both sides. You look at both sides. I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump said today.
“You had some very bad people in that group. You also had some very fine people on both sides,” he added.
….Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star…..
Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump believes millions of votes were cast illegally in last year’s election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday, but he wouldn’t provide any concrete evidence for the claim, which has long been debunked.“The President does believe that, I think he’s stated that before, and stated his concern of voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign and continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence people have brought to him,” Spicer said.
WASHINGTON — President Trump used his first full day in office on Saturday to unleash a remarkably bitter attack on the news media, falsely accusing journalists of both inventing a rift between him and intelligence agencies and deliberately understating the size of his inauguration crowd.
All right. I can see where this is leading. Something should be said about beating a dead horse. the MRC might think about quitting while they are ahead. But then what would I have to write about?
There’s more to come. Keep reading.