On PBS, Mark Shields Slams Trump Tweets as ‘Cyberbullying’ of Unions, Media

The polite liberal bubble – where they are constantly upset about the incivility of Donald Trump but see themselves as the Essence of Reasonableness as they wail about impending dicatorship – is still full of hot air about Trump tweets. On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff asked her regular columnist panel about his failure to stop tweeting.

New York Times columnist David Brooks said there is “fascism” talk in the air, or Trump’s cabinet secretaries could lose control over their bureaucracies. Liberal columnist Mark Shields said Trump’s tweets were “cyberbullying,” especially when bothering “terrific reporters.”

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Reince Priebus Nails Chuck Todd on Whether RNC Hacked by Russia

One of the big changes of the new Trump era is that when the mainstream media attempts to promote fake news, there will be consequences. And one of the consequences is that the purveyors of such fake news will be humiliated on national television as happened on both Saturday and Sunday over whether Russia hacked the Republican National Committee as was claimed in a Friday New York Times fake news story.

 

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CNN’s Stelter Frets ‘National Emergency’ of Trump Election, Ties to Russia

On Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, during a discussion of the possibility that the Russian government actively tried to thwart Hillary Clinton from getting elected, host Brian Stelter at one point wondered if there was a "national emergency" in Donald Trump's election that the media are afraid to give light to out of fear of being called "partisan."

After former Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl worried that Russia was trying to "undermine democracy" in the U.S. with "propaganda," Stelter followed up: "Let's go there. Let's go there directly. I mean, here's something I've been asking myself. Julia, we're talking about a candidate who's lost in a historic way in terms of the popular vote but clearly won in the Electoral College. Is this something of a national emergency? And are journalists afraid to say so because they're going to sound partisan?"

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Schweizer Switcheroo: ABC Hated Author’s Clinton-Bashing, but Touts His Trump-Trashing

Last year, ABC's George Stephanopoulos used his perch as anchor of This Week to trash author Peter Schweizer for his book Clinton Cash, which alleged serious conflicts of interest between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's State Department. But now that Schweizer is questioning the conflicts of interest that may surround Donald Trump's presidency, This Week finds Schweizer worth citing as an expert source.

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NPR’s Dionne Promotes Smear: Next, Trump Will Name Mexican Kingpin to Run the DEA

National Public Radio likes to think it's about civility (not rudeness) and real news (not fake news). But when it comes to Donald Trump, on Friday night NPR became the promoter of a rude and disparaging joke on All Things Considered. Washington Post columnist and NPR contributor E. J. Dionne passed along a joke from unfunny leftist Andy Borowitz in The New Yorker: that Trump's picks were so contrary to the government's mission that next he would name Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to run the DEA.

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CNN: Ohio Abortion Ban ‘Could Be a Problem’ for Women’s ‘Right to Choose’

On Saturday's New Day on CNN, during a seven and a half minute segment dealing with Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill" that seeks to ban abortion after a heartbeat can be detected, partisan phraseology associated with the liberal side of the issue were repeatedly used by the various on-air CNN personalities who commented on the issue, while the only couple of times when the word choice preferred by conservatives could be heard was in a soundbite from a pro-life activist when the word "pro-life" was used.

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