Media's memory can't go back to Clinton impeachment

Thursday, May 2, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Bill Clinton lying like a boss (1)A media watchdog is watching closely as the media flip-flops on the issue of impeaching President Trump, when their views were quite different 20 years ago.

Over the weekend, following the release of the Mueller report, a number of media hosts advocated for the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against President Trump.

According to Scott Whitlock of Media Research Center affiliate NewsBusters, media talking heads voiced the opposite reaction when Bill Clinton was in the White House.

“The liberal reporters in the media thought that the lying under oath and the obstruction of justice, what was found in the Starr report, was really no big deal,” Whitlock points out. “And they were constantly kind of dismissing any attempt to impeach the president.”

Newsbusters analyst Bill D'Agostino reported how CNN and MSNBC, seemingly in competition for pushing impeachment, called out Democrats for failing to push forward with impeachment proceedings against Trump.

"If you don’t do it, then don’t you undermine all the resources put into putting the report together in the first place?” CNN host Fredricka Whitfield fretted to a panel on April 20. 

Donald Trump and Chris Matthews"If they don’t impeach," MSNBC host Chris Matthews lectured, "Democrats will abdicate a clear constitutional chance to hold this President fully accountable.”

Whitlock also points out that the media, cooperating with Clinton and his aides, portrayed Republicans and Ken Starr as extreme.

Fast forwarding to the present time, the Mueller report says there was no collusion and obstruction of justice, and yet Newsbusters is witnessing the media push Democrats to push for impeachment.

“So it’s a complete flip-flop from where journalists were then and where they are now,” Whitlock tells OneNewsNow.

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