On the latest NewsBusters Podcast, we tackle the ginned-up controversy over Rep. Liz Cheney, and how her crusading against Donald Trump looks like it will lead to a vote removing her from the House GOP leadership. Oh, how the media love this sticky wicket!
On Friday night’s Don Lemon show, Brian Stelter touted how CNN and MSNBC have loaded more than 300 mentions apiece of Liz Cheney, while Fox News had less than 50. So which approach is better “news”?
The screen read “Fox propaganda in overtime turning Liz Cheney into a pariah.” Is Brian really so out of touch with conservatives that he doesn’t realize CNN and MSNBC and the rest are also turning Liz into a pariah? The more they celebrate Cheney as a Heroic Dissenter, the more the regular Republicans react against her.
Then there’s MSNBC host Ali Velshi, who claims to be an “economics guy,” but it’s quite clear he doesn’t know what socialism is. He pretends socialism is communism. The government has to own everything to qualify for the S-word. But this same Velshi-raptor loosely threw around the term “fascist” at the Republicans when the government was trying to stop rioting in Portland last summer. Velshi welcomed Madeleine Albright as one stop on her Fascism Is Already Here tour.
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