It's no secret that the mainstream media is run by liberal elites concentrated in New York and Los Angeles, and their bias against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has become more brazen as he continues to climb in the polls.
Gathered below are eight instances in which the media tried and failed to derail the Trump campaign.
1. Stephen Colbert uses first "Late Show" to attack Trump
— The former host of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" proved he's still a staunch left-winger during his debut on Tuesday night, making fun of The Donald's hair and inexplicably placing his picture side-by-side with a picture of the KKK. "He spent almost six solid minutes bashing Donald Trump but not a single joke about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal or crazy Socialist Bernie Sanders," noted Gateway Pundit
2. Columnist George Will hurls personal insults at Trump
— The Washington Post's conservative columnist has stooped to insults when it comes to the GOP frontrunner, writing that Trump is a "malleable mess," "no stickler for dignity," and is "plastering a snarling face on conservatism." He concluded
that "Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency." Not only does Will resort to ad hominem when writing about Trump, but he did not begin disclosing that his wife, Mari Will, works for Trump's opponent, Scott Walker, until very recently.
Urgent: Do You Support Donald Trump for the GOP Nomination? Vote Here Now
3. The Huffington Post attacks Trump for giving kids helicopter rides —
Trump brought his helicopter to the Iowa State Fair in mid-August, delighting families with free helicopter rides. During one of the flights, a 9-year-old named William asked Trump if he was Batman, and he joked back that he was. The Post characterized
Trump as "growling" and "lying" and tried to push an anti-Trump hashtag, #BatTrump.
4. CNN attacks Trump with bad polling on Hispanics
— Last week, CNN claimed that a new poll showed that "82 percent of Hispanics view Donald Trump unfavorably." As Breitbart soon pointed out, the poll — commissioned by The Washington Post and ABC News — sampled 1,000 adults at random. That is to say, it included unregistered voters and did not have a Hispanic sample size large enough to "extract reliable Hispanic data." ABC made this clear, but CNN took the bad science and ran with it
5. The Daily Beast attacks Trump with Internet trash
— Describing the GOP frontrunner as a "rubber-faced, rhetoric-spewing, fire-eyed hairpiece hanger," The Daily Beast took it upon itself
to gather animated GIF pictures of Trump from the Internet's gutters, displaying Trump in drag makeup, and with other distasteful cartoons too vile to describe in print. Unsurprisingly, the publication has yet to do the same to any other candidate, least of all the Democratic ones.
6. George Lopez attempts parody of Trump
— The Latino comedian, who helped launch "Latinos for Obama," dressed up as "Donaldo Trumpez" in a recent video, attempting to make fun of Trump. Making fun of Trump didn't go so well for Lopez on Sunday, however, when he was booed for criticizing the billionaire at the end of a Sammy Hagar concert in Southern California. "It was an awkward end to an energetic evening," wrote The Press-Enterprise
7. Tom Brokaw attacks Trump during book tour
— According to Mediaite
, the former NBC newsman told a crowd at the National Book Festival that, "If I were in the news now and had to lead with Trump every night I'd have to call in sick everyday."
8. Univision's Jorge Ramos turns activist, attacks Trump
— Ramos, perhaps the highest-profile newsman in the Hispanic world, has thrown out any pretense of journalistic objectivity, and gone full-blown activist and crusader against Donald Trump. He interrupted other journalists
during one of Trump's press conference, resulting in a temporary time-out expulsion. Significantly, Ramos is likely none too pleased that Trump is currently suing his employer for breach of contract over its cancellation of the Miss Universe pageant.
Vote Now: Which GOP Candidate Would You Support in 2016?
© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.