‘Media malfeasance’: MSNBC, CNN blasted as ‘propaganda machines’ over lackluster ACB coverage
One conservative strategist is lashing out at MSNBC and CNN for their refusal to air the swearing-in of new Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, saying “They exist solely as propaganda machines.”
They have abandoned any pretext of being news organizations. They exist solely as propaganda machines — spinning news when they can, flat out ignoring it when they can’t spin it,” conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News. “It’s been amazing to watch an entire profession burn their industry to the ground over the last four years.”
On ‘Fox & Friends‘ Tuesday morning, The Hill’s Joe Concha reminded everyone that during Justice Elana Kagan’s confirmation, CNN and MSNBC carried “wall-to-wall” coverage.
“This is the whole reason why 24-7 cable news was invented, for moments like these,” Concha said. “It wasn’t like there was other breaking news, relatively, going on yesterday. So to not carry this, that’s media malfeasance at its finest.”
“This is an embarrassing failure by both CNN and MSNBC,” Dan Gainor, Media Research Center vice president, told Fox News.
CNN aired the Barrett swearing-in and the speech live, but missed the vote confirming Barrett. MSNBC missed all three events.
Liberals have worked themselves into a tizzy over the appointment of Barrett to the court, using invective to paint it as “illegitimate.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren called the Barrett nomination “an illegitimate nomination made by a morally bankrupt president.”
But the reason why the media refused to air the Barrett vote has more to do with their own inadequacies.
In part, the omission is due to the failure by liberals to gain any traction in opposition to Barrett, once she testified and there appeared no decades-old allegations of wrong-doing by her.
“Much of the mainstream media… lost interest in the Barrett nomination process once it was obvious that Barrett was a poised and highly capable person who had the qualifications and the votes to be confirmed,” DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News. “It became difficult to portray Barrett as controversial or unpolished, particularly when she had substantial public support. So, much of the media just pivoted back to coronavirus and Trump tweets as primary stories on the news agenda.”
The Democrats were hoping to use the Barrett appointment as a get-out-the-vote-tool, but like a lot of plans liberals come up with, it appealed to the base which will vote anyway, more than it did reluctant voters.
The appointment, frankly, also stings Democrats, who seem down, despite their confident predictions of victory a week from now.
“The liberal media had a big crying fest over ACB being confirmed to the Supreme Court, while also continuing to push the lie about the time it took to confirm Barrett,” says the Media Research Center.
Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the appointment of Barrett “will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate.”
Previously, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, under Schumer’s leadership, boycotted the vote to move the appointment to the full Senate.
“Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation is ’the darkest day in U.S. history’? Not Valley Forge. Not the Battle of Baltimore. Not the assassinations of Lincoln or JFK. Not Pearl Harbor. Not 911. Not the lie the POTUS was a Russian traitor. No, it’s the ACB vote. Dangerously immature,” said one Twitter user.
Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation is "the darkest day in U.S. history"?
Not Valley Forge. Not the Battle of Baltimore. Not the assassinations of Lincoln or JFK. Not Pearl Harbor. Not 911. Not the lie the POTUS was a Russian traitor.
No, it's the ACB vote.
— Rich "The People's Pundit" Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) October 27, 2020