Overwhelmingly negative coverage … In 1995, Congress passed a law, unsigned by President Clinton, that required the U.S. embassy to be built in Jerusalem. The law contained a six-month waiver that the president could invoke to delay the move. Meant as a temporary measure, it became standard and continual. Trump is following that law by moving the embassy to Jerusalem. The move should be uncontroversial, but the media coverage has been overwhelmingly negative. Once again, the media are acting as advocates for policy, not as reporters.
Chris Matthews unhinged … Chris Matthews had an interesting take on Jerusalem. He blamed it on conservative Christians, in a rather vile way. CR’s Chris Pandolfo has the full details of Matthews’ slam on believers.
Telling one side of the story … Breitbart’s Brandon Darby noticed that CNN was only promoting one side of the story on the Jerusalem news. On Twitter, Darby said: “Respectfully, @CNN, your past 18hrs of Twitter has 10 tweets telling Palestinian side or about protests and 0 about Israeli perspectives on Jerusalem issue. Why?” A rhetorical question, to be sure.
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Slurred speechgate … During his Jerusalem speech yesterday President Trump seemed to slur his speech. The White House has said his throat was parched, but that didn’t stop a whole lot of people from weighing in. CNN ran a story by Jen Christensen wondering if in fact slurring occurred. With medical professionals weighing in. Jared Monroe of “Louder with Crowder” tweeted the CNN story with the comment: “Does @CNN realize they are responsible for creating more Trump fans every day?”
About that Russia investigation … CBS News released a poll yesterday showing that a plurality of Americans think that the Russian investigations are “politically motivated,” 48 percent to 46 percent. Is it any wonder, then, that the media keeps getting poor marks from Americans? While the nation remains split, the media wastes a disproportionate amount of time on the investigations and chooses to gloss over any stories that show the political motivation for them.
Skipping coverage … NewsBusters details how ABC News ignored the New York Times report about Hillary Clinton’s knowledge of accusations of Harvey Weinstein raping women during the 2016 campaign. ABC didn’t mention it at all during Good Morning America.
Still no Zucker coverage by Stelter … More information came out yesterday about the 2008 private roast of Matt Lauer, in which Lauer was dubbed the “Cock of the Rock.” CNN’s Jeff Zucker, who at the time headed NBC, was at the event. Brian Stelter still has not said a word about this glaring connection, even though Zucker is his boss and he’s supposed to be the media “critic.”
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