Nets Hype Ivanka Getting Heckled at Women’s Summit in Germany – NewsBusters (blog)

Ivanka Trump was embracing her role as adviser to the president on Tuesday when she was representing the United States at a women’s summit in Berlin, Germany. While on stage, she stated that her father has “been a tremendous champion of supporting families.” And with that, the European audience “hissed” and “jeered.” The liberal Big Three networks were more than happy to pounce on the incident and replay it that evening.

“Well, first daughter Ivanka Trump went to Germany for a meeting of women in business and government, but it didn’t go as well as planned,” hyped Anchor Scott Pelley with a smile during CBS Evening News. He handed the story off to reporter Mark Phillips, who’s not her father’s biggest fan.

He started off his segment by mocking the first daughter, chiding that “Ivanka Trump had come to a high-powered conference in Berlin to champion the cause of working women, but she came with baggage– her father’s baggage.” And again a few seconds later:

Might the audience’s skepticism, the moderator asked, stem from the attitude towards women Donald Trump had displayed in the past. Alluding, it seemed, to the well-known tape in which he bragged about groping women. The response? Blamed the media.

On ABC’s World News Tonight, reporter Linzie Janis highlighted a very rude question directed at Trump from the event’s moderator. “Who are you representing? Your father, as the president of the United States, the American people, or your business,” they asked her. To which Trump responded, “Certainly not the latter. And I am rather unfamiliar with this role as well, as it is quite new to me.”

Janis also played a clip of protesters crudely chanting: “Ivanka, Ivanka we don’t really want ya.” She also touted “a new poll, revealing 34 percent of Americans approve of having Ivanka and her husband in major positions in the administration.”

NBC actually thought nothing else occurring on Tuesday was more important, so they lead NBC Nightly News with it. “Good evening, the first daughter and presidential advisor, Ivanka Trump felt the singe of the spotlight in her first official trip abroad today,” announced Anchor Lester Holt at the top of the show.

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Chief White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson seemed to poke fun at her, claiming that “Ivanka Trump in Berlin to help empower women finds herself instead defending one man.” “The moment partly overshadowing Trump’s trip to a summit on how to boost female entrepreneurs sharing the stage with global power players like the head of the IMF and German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” she reported before mention just how unpopular the President was in Europe.

It’s ridiculous that they would comment that the heckling “overshadowed” Trump’s whole trip to Europe. This is the game the media like to play where they pretend that they don’t have editorial control over what they choose to cover. They had the option to simply note the heckling and move on to what else she said about women in business. But they chose to hyper-focus on the most sensational and inconsequential moment. 

Transcripts below:

CBS Evening News
April 25, 2017
6:39:59 PM Eastern

SCOTT PELLEY: Well, first daughter Ivanka Trump went to Germany for a meeting of women in business and government, but it didn’t go as well as planned and Mark Phillips was there.

[Cuts to video]

MARK PHILLIPS: Ivanka Trump had come to a high-powered conference in Berlin to champion the cause of working women, but she came with baggage– her father’s baggage.

IVANKA TRUMP: He’s been a tremendous champion of supporting families.

PHILLIPS: At those words, some members of the audience away from the microphones began to groan.

Might the audience’s skepticism, the moderator asked, stem from the attitude towards women Donald Trump had displayed in the past. Alluding, it seemed, to the well-known tape in which he bragged about groping women. The response? Blamed the media.

TRUMP: I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media, and that’s been perpetuated, but I know from personal experience.

ABC
World News Tonight
April 25, 2017
6:34:15 PM Eastern

DAVID MUIR: In her first overseas trip as Presidential Adviser, Ivanka Trump getting a rough reception after saying her father is a champion of families. Taking part in a summit about women and business at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was during that moment, the moderator asks her, did you hear that response from the crowd? How Ivanka Trump responds. ABC’s Linzie Janis in Berlin.

[Cuts to video]

LINZIE JANIS: Ivanka Trump stepping out on to the world stage. The president’s most trusted side kick on her first official trip abroad as assistant to the president. The former corporate executive joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other female leaders at a women’s summit in Berlin.

MODERATOR: Who are you representing? Your father, as the president of the United States, the American people, or your business?

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IVANKA TRUMP: Certainly not the latter. And I am rather unfamiliar with this role as well, as it is quite new to me.

JANIS: Where she spoke about her signature issues, affordable child care and paid family leave. But after calling her father a champion for families, the crowd’s response, audible.

JANIS: She’s already joined her father alongside meetings with world leaders. And tweeted this photo sitting at the president’s desk in the Oval Office. But a new poll, revealing 34 percent of Americans approve of having Ivanka and her husband in major positions in the administration.

PROTESTERS: Ivanka, Ivanka we don’t really want ya.

JANIS: On the streets of Berlin, some protested her visit, others were intrigued.

NBC Nightly News
April 25, 2017
7:01:21 PM Eastern

LESTER HOLT: Good evening, the first daughter and presidential advisor, Ivanka Trump felt the singe of the spotlight in her first official trip abroad today. Less than a month after officially joining her father’s administration, Miss. Trump appeared in Berlin sharing the stage with some of the most powerful women in the world and faced uncomfortable questions about her dad’s attitudes toward women, along with some scattered jeers. And tonight, she’s talk exclusively to NBC News. Chief White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson has details.

[Cuts to video]

HALLIE JACKSON: Ivanka Trump in Berlin to help empower women finds herself instead defending one man.

A handful of hecklers hissing and booing her description of President Trump.

The moment partly overshadowing Trump’s trip to a summit on how to boost female entrepreneurs sharing the stage with global power players like the head of the IMF and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. President Trump remains deeply unpopular here, his controversial travel ban at odds with Germany’s embrace of Syrian refuges.

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