Just when you think the progressive left can’t get any more ridiculous, they manage to surpass your expectations. Media Matters for America, a supposed media watchdog, published an article on Friday lamenting the fact that Fox News has featured members of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team too often for the leftist organization’s liking.
The article, titled, “Trump’s new impeachment defense team has been on Fox News over 350 times in the past year,” lists the number of times each member of the impeachment defense team has appeared on the news network:
“On January 17, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins and Pamela Brown reported that attorneys Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz, and Robert Ray are all expected to join President Donald Trump’s legal team for his impeachment trial in the United States Senate. The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey reported that former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will also be joining the team. Combined, Starr, Dershowitz, Bondi, and Ray have made at least 365 weekday Fox News appearances since January 2019.”
The author goes on to break down their 365 number by listing the number of times each individual member of the team has made appearances on Fox News. You would think these folks would get bored, but it appears Trump hatred is a powerful motivator.
But why is this an issue given the fact that every other major television news outlet has been trumpeting the virtues of the Democrats’ attempt to remove the president from office since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that they would be initiating the impeachment process? According to Newsbusters, establishment media outlets have prioritized the impeachment proceedings over other important new in the first 100 days since the Democrats began their efforts to remove Trump:
“In the first 100 days since House Democrats began their impeachment push on September 24, ABC, CBS and NBC have aggressively aided the effort. A Media Research Center analysis finds the Big Three evening newscasts have battered the President with 93% negative coverage and promoted impeachment at the expense of nearly all other Trump news.”
Newsbusters noted that ABC, CBS, and NBC have “generated a combined 849 minutes of evening news coverage” about impeachment. By way of comparison, the site points out that after Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to pursue the fallacious Russia collusion hoax, “it took those same newscasts more than twice as long (until December 29 of that year, or 226 days) to register the same amount of airtime for the Russia investigation.”
It appears the progressive media machine might have more faith in impeachment than they did the Russiagate sham. And yet, Media Matters doesn’t seem to have an issue with this. The group seems to believe that Fox News allowing the president’s impeachment team to appear on its networks constitutes some type of journalistic malfeasance, but they see nothing wrong with progressive news outlets spending 849 minutes in 100 days celebrating the effort to remove him.
Given the fact that 93% of the left’s news coverage was spent bashing the president, Media Matters’ protestations are easily exposed as disingenuous. They are not concerned with fairness, they only want the American public to consume the news they deem to be acceptable. But at this point, can any of us be surprised?
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