If you were still thinking that there might be some semblance of fairness and political balance left in the ‘mainstream’ media, you should disabuse yourself of that myth.
Following Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade which sends the issue back to states where it originated, the Washington-New York corridor media melted down and that continued into this week.
On Monday, for instance, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski brazenly urged her small audience to vote for Democrats by claiming the party “just might save our country” from “fascism.”
“This is devastating, and you know, they ask me what we can do, and I’ve got two words: please vote,” Brzezinski said on “Morning Joe” before taking a veiled shot at the Electoral College. “Democrats somehow manage to get the most votes and lose the most elections. So they need more.”
She repeatedly described the “Trump Wing” of the Republican Party as fascists, framing them as “anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-contraception” and “anti-freedom.”
Meanwhile, NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss echoed Brzezinski during an MSNBC segment when he called also called the ‘Roe’ decision “fascist” while claiming the opinion sounded like “Trump’s inaugural address.”
And of course, MSNBC featured its resident race-baiter, “The Nation” ‘justice correspondent’ Elie Mystal, who insanely proclaimed that Americans are only afforded rights if they are a “cis hetero white man” or an “Uzi” submachine gun.
MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” host Joy Reid also made a similar comment on the day of the Supreme Court’s decision.
“Repeal the 20th century. The notion that for many on the far-right that the good old days start with 17 and 18—as in hundreds. The era when men were men and women were property,” she said.
There’s more, as Fox News reported:
In a somber opening to Sunday’s ABC “This Week,” co-anchor Martha Raddatz described the ruling on Roe v. Wade as a “legal earthquake” that saw the court “stripping women of that fundamental right.”
After her opening monologue, Raddatz opened the conversation to senior national correspondent Terry Moran, who suggested women’s status in society had been set backwards.
“It changes the status of American women as citizens of the United States and as citizens of their states,” he said, adding that “women will die” because of the ruling.
The hysteria was no less intense over at CNN, where host S.E. Cupp was asked by “New Day” co-host John Berman what she thinks the ruling will mean politically for Democrats and Republicans.
“It’s hard to imagine the Republican Party surviving this. Between anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ, book banning, anti-democracy, I mean, as all the aggressive bull—t, garbage, sorry… I don’t take that back – add it all together, and I don’t know who is left in the future, in future generations to be drawn to this party,” she replied.
During a panel discussion on his show “Reliable Sources” before an even smaller audience that “Morning Joe,” CNN host Brian Stelter spoke with Susan Mathews, Sarah Longwell and Kate Smith, the latter a former CBS journalist who is now the news director for Planned Parenthood.
“Susan, let’s take a big, broad question here — and I know it’s a little bit unfair to be so broad, but do you think the media is slanted in its coverage of Roe v. Wade and all the aftermath? I mean, here is Kate, worked at CBS and now works for Planned Parenthood. Is the media as an institution biased on this issue?” he asked.
Fox News noted: “Mathews skirted away from answering the substance of the question, instead noting that a majority of Americans want access to abortion care versus a ‘small minority’ of pro-life Americans with strong views.”
As for right-leaning views, most believe the media has only covered the issue from a left-wing perspective.
“I think they’ve largely covered this issue exactly the way that we expected them to. They’re very left-leaning. They’re going to be very sympathetic to the pro-abortion cause. And the way that they’re framing this is, of course, that it is repealing a right that, first of all, did not exist,” Brittany Hughes of the conservative Media Research Center told Fox News.
“There are more pregnancy clinics than there are Planned Parenthood’s in this country, and that help is readily available to women,” she continued. “And I think one of the things that is saddest is a lot of women that would reach out for those resources don’t necessarily know about it because it’s not talked about. It’s not featured very heavily. And again, I ask, how pro-choice can you be when you’re completely ignoring that choice that millions of women do make?”