Appearing as a guest on Thursday's The Last Word on MSNBC, Daily Beast foreign editor and MSNBC political commentator Christopher Dickey aimed snide name-calling at White House advisor Steve Bannon. After calling him a "snob," the liberal commentator also remarked that he looks like a "slob" and a "dirty old man," as he went along with host Lawrence O'Donnell's suggestion that the Donald Trump advisor looks homeless. O'Donnell described Bannon as looking like he "slept in the subway last night" as he wondered how people in France view the Donald Trump advisor: "So what do they think when they see the guy who looks like he slept in the subway last night and he's the one who's talking to the President?"
Brad Wilmouth is a former Media Research Center news analyst and an alumnus of the University of Virginia.
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Poppy Harlow repeatedly showed skepticism that there have been cases of men or boys taking advantage of transgender bathroom or changing room rules to commit sex crimes as she focused on liberal hysteria over the Trump administration canceling Obama administration rules mandating transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. CNN political commentator David Swerdlick -- also of the Washington Post -- at one point even suggested that sexual assault victims and survivors should be expected to compromise with transgenders who want to be able to use women's bathrooms.
CNN's New Day on Thursday devoted its first segment to fretting over President Donald Trump reversing the Obama administration directive giving transgender students the right to use whatever restrooms they wish as the Trump move was labeled "controversial" and one that was "denying students rights" and "tearing at the social fabric of the country." No one seemed concerned that girls and women might be denied the right to have their own restrooms if men and boys are allowed to pretend to be women and demand entry. CNN's Chris Cuomo also oddly stated that, after the Supreme Court decision mandating that same-sex marriage be recognized nationwide, "everyone celebrated" the ruling as he fretted the absence of legislation codifying it.
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's CNN Tonight, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof declared that he feels "very nervous" about the Trump administration's recent efforts to increase deportation of illegal immigrants, and ended up discussing his latest column, titled, "How Can We Get Rid of Trump?" which describes how the 25th Amendment could be used to remove President Donald Trump from office as an alternative to impeachment.
On Monday's CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon spoke with film maker Ari Horowitz about his film that President Donald Trump recently cited about violent crime in Sweden increasing substantially after an influx of immigrants from Muslim countries. The CNN host repeatedly tried to dismiss reports of crime increases, as he attempted to pin the increase in reported rapes on legal changes in the definition of rape -- even though this change occurred in 2005 and therefore should not account for a near steady yearly increase in reported rapes between 2006 and 2016.
Add CBS host John Dickerson to the list of journalists who have apparently not felt the need to press Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings when he claims that millions of Americans have been "denied their right to vote" because of alleged "voter suppression" perpetrated by Republicans. Reminiscent of ABC's George Stephanopoulos from last week's This Week, on yesterday's Face the Nation, Dickerson did not challenge Rep. Cummings on the issue, but, on December 4, the CBS host did repeatedly press then-White House chief of staff-designate Reince Priebus about whether he believed Donald Trump's claims that millions voted illegally in the presidential election. And on her MSNBC show, Andrea Mitchell Reports, NBC correspondent Mitchell also did not find his claim questionable.
At the end of Friday's CNN Tonight, during a panel discussion of the substantial costs of the Secret Service protecting President Donald Trump and his family, host Don Lemon lost his temper, ranted about the definition of "fake news," and ended up apparently ending the show slightly early as he cut off conservative guest Paris Dennard because the CNN commentator refused to back down from deriding the segment as "fake news."
On Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, during a discussion of recent leaks from the intelligence community that have been damaging to the Donald Trump administration, liberal host Maher not only suggested that American intelligence agencies are trying to protect the U.S. from a "coup" by President Trump, but he even theorized that such government agencies were behind President John F. Kennedy's assassination because he was having sex with communist spies.
On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, during the show's opening "Fareed's Take" commentary, host Zakaria portrayed President Donald Trump as getting very little accomplished apart from "hot air," and mocked those who voted for him by cracking, "How's that working out for you?" Referring to voters who supported Trump in the presidential election in spite of his flaws, Zakaria opened his commentary with an obvious slap at them: "Let's say you are a Trump voter -- the kind you often hear about: an honest, hard-working American who put up with Donald Trump's unusual behavior because you wanted a President who would stop playing Washington's political games, bring a businessman's obsession with action and results, and focus on the economy. How's that working out for you?"
On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, after NewsMax's J.D. Hayworth appeared on a panel where he was outnumbered by liberals 3:1, host Joy Reid repeatedly attempted to race-bait the former Republican congressman with stories that ranged from false to misleading, and ended up kicking him off the show when she was dissatisfied with how he answered her questions. Reid: "I think we're done with this segment because you literally answered a non sequitur that's incredibly offensive. I'm going to let Rosie Perez talk about the -- thank you for being here. No, you know what, what an odd exchange."
As New York Times columnist and CNN political commentator Charles Blow appeared on Thursday's CNN Tonight, the liberal analyst had another of his infamous blow-up episodes, this time targeting CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany, after the right-leaning analyst dared to touch his arm in a friendly manner before criticizing his negative attacks on President Donald Trump. Blow griped: "The fact that you touched me before you said that is wrong. Don't do that. Don't do that. ... No, no, no, ma'am, no, ma'am, don't do that. Don't touch me and then launch into your 'sinister motivations' diatribe. That's not going to happen tonight, ma'am." Toward the end of the heated exchange, after McEnany lamented, "You said I'm not even allowed to touch you," Blow exclaimed, "No, you're not!" over and over again for a total of eight times.
At the end of Tuesday's Erin Burnett Outfront on CNN, the show ran a full two-minute report by correspondent Jeanne Moos which took parting shots and mocked General Michael Flynn over his resignation as the Trump administration National Security Advisor. Detailing social media users who have piled on jokes about how soon he was forced out, Moos noted that one of Kim Kardashian's short-lived marriages lasted longer, and included a snide tweet from someone citing fungal infections.
In the editorial titled "The Grand Old Party of Disenfranchisement," the Washington Post rides to the defense of convicted felons by conflating the rights of criminals with the rights of blacks in taking aim at Virginia Republicans who are pushing to make it more difficult for felons to regain their right to vote. In its first sentence, the article accuses the Virginia GOP of trying to "suppress" the "African-American vote" in recent years: "Virginia Republicans have labored in recent years, by an array of legislative and judicial means, to suppress the vote -- specifically, the African-American vote -- in an effort to nudge a presidential swing state into the GOP column."
On Sunday's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, there was a substantial contrast between the treatment of Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings and White House advisor Stephen Miller when it came to charges of massive voting irregularities. After host George Stephanopoulos got into a heated exchange with Miller as he repeatedly pressed the Donald Trump advisor about claims of voter fraud, in the very next segment, when Rep. Cummings claimed that millions were denied the right to vote because of voter ID laws, the Maryland Democrat received no pushback whatsoever from the ABC host.
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, left-wing activist and film maker Rob Reiner condemned President Donald Trump as a "pathological liar" who is "mentally unstable," and declared that "we're looking at a cancerous presidency that we cannot allow to spread," during a discussion of reports that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had discussed the issue of sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador in December.
On Friday's Real Time on HBO, host Bill Maher made crude incest jokes about President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka, and, a bit later, got into a heated debate with former liberal CNN host Piers Morgan about whether there has been a substantial increase in violent crime over the past couple of years as the liberal comedian cited a chart that only included crime through 2015 and omitted the most recent figures. Maher further demonstrated his show's difficulty in providing accurate information to viewers as Morgan also called him out for criticizing the recent attack on a terrorist target in Yemen as a failure when, in fact, 12 al-Qaeda operatives were killed.
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN political commentator Angela Rye tried to be the latest liberal to argue against President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting several Muslim countries on the basis that supposedly no one from those countries has committed a terrorist attack in the U.S. After being called out by fellow panel member Kayleigh McEnany, who cited recent attacks by Somali refugees, Rye then switched to asserting that there have not been any deaths from such attacks in the U.S. as if being wounded does not matter so much.
On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, as comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell appeared as a guest, host Baldwin invited him to trash Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as she brought up his rebuke of Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren for breaking Senate rules in her criticisms of then-Senator Jeff Sessions.
In a pre-recorded interview in which PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff pressed Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan over whether President Donald Trump's travel ban for some Muslim countries is a good idea, at one point she incorrectly claimed that there had not been any "terrorist incidents" by people from the seven countries on the list. Woodruff: "But there haven't been terrorist incidents perpetrated by people from these countries." But, as documented by The Federalist, there have been two Somalis who made terrorist attacks in the U.S., as well as others who came to the U.S. to give support to Islamic terrorism.
On Wednesday afternoon, during live reaction to White House press secretary Sean Spicer's recently concluded press briefing, CNN's chief political analyst Gloria Borger fretted that it was "troubling" that President Donald Trump is "stoking fear with the American public" in his push to reinstate the travel ban involving some Muslim countries.