Impeachment fizzles despite media's best efforts

Monday, February 3, 2020
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Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

NBC impeachment coverageThe left-wing media worked hard during President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial: Praising the Democrats and criticizing Trump’s attorneys.  

According to analysis by the Media Research Center, during the first three days of the Senate trial, the Big Three evening newscasts carried water for the House managers night after night. MRC counted 34 times the networks evaluated either the managers or Trump’s attorneys: 20 of 21 times the public heard positive spin about the Democrats, and all 13 observations about the Trump attorneys were negative.

MRC spokesman Curtis Houck tells OneNewsNow he is not surprised by the bias but says few Americans are paying attention.

“Time after time,” he says, “there have been journalists – whether they're actual correspondents or embedded with the 2020 Democratic candidates – they say that impeachment has not been an issue that voters talk about.”

Houck

Instead, voters want to focus on “actual, tangible” issues that affect the country, he says.

A second MRC name, Dan Gainor, penned an op-ed for Fox News that recounts the media's over-the-top observations as the Senate trial winds down and an acquittal appears to be coming:

  • On NBC, historian John Meacham described Trump as a "monarch" if he remains in office
  • Carl Bernstein, the Watergate journalist, suggested GOP senators have "joined hands with a tyrant" after defending Trump
  • Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank questioned if Trump is getting re-election help from Vladamir Putin or even China's president. 

"Thankfully," Gainor wrote, "this will soon blow over and the press will manufacture some new outrage."

MRC media impeachment coverageAnd those examples are just days old. OneNewsNow reported in a Jan. 23 story that MRC was busy during the Senate trial documenting the media's most biased, eye-opening moments, such as nakedly pushing Democratic senators to accuse their GOP colleagues of ignoring the trial. 

Meanwhile, Houck says, President Trump has been described by some as the “split-screen president” during the impeachment drama.

Why? Because every time Democrats are claiming Trump is helping Vladamir Putin, or is endangering democracy, the President is announcing a Mideast peace plan or signing a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

Predictably, Houck adds, the media reacts to such good news by questioning Trump’s policies and downplaying them.

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