You read it here first. Two months ago -- and again last night -- NewsBusters pointed out that there was a major hole in the dominant media theory that GA-06 was a "solidly Republican" district that Republicans should be embarrassed about having to defend in yesterday's special election. In spite of Donald Trump just barely winning the district last November, many journalists and commentators touted former Republican Rep. Tom Price's landslide reelection from the same Election Day as evidence the district was still solidly Republican and that its coolness toward Trump was just an anomalous diversion from normalcy.
Fake news pioneer Dan Rather was on Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show The Last Word Thurday night, and he knew exactly why President Trump disagreed with him on climate policy: it’s because of deep rooted psychological difficulties.
The proof keeps coming that despite their stated "policy" of not advertising on opinion shows, USAA has advertised on wild-eyed MSNBC programming speculating on how much proof there is that Donald Trump is the "laziest, most ignorant president in history." Not much "news" in that show! Here's a USAA ad on MSNBC's The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell on March 24:
Donald Trump’s first year in office isn’t even half over but the liberal media is ready to bury it. Journalists went crazy over the James Comey dismissal with constant comparisons to Watergate. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin called it “A grotesque abuse of power...the kind of thing that goes on in non-democracies.” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews opined that the move had a “whiff of fascism.” His colleague Mika Brzezinski went as far as to declare the Trump administration “over.”
Even though it’s been more than a year since Melissa Harris-Perry was fired by MSNBC, the liberal television host still apparently holds a grudge against the channel since she responded angrily when told that the National Association of Black Journalists intends to honor Yvette Miley.
Rachel Maddow has been spending a few minutes of the 10:00 p.m. Eastern hour on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on the heels of rumors O’Donnell could be axed, so it was during Wednesday's chat that Maddow suggested a report that the Trump White House hired Flynn as National Security Adviser despite knowing Flynn was under federal investigation would mark the biggest scandal in presidential history.
After wrongly and confidently predicting that Hillary Clinton had a 99% chance to beat Donald Trump in the presidential election, late-night MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell was back at it again with the brazen speculation Tuesday night. To open his show, O’Donnell went on a lengthy takedown of the President, comparing him to Richard Nixon and his Watergate scandal, even claiming that Trump had done “exactly” the same thing Nixon was impeached for.
According to the Huffington Post on Monday, liberal MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell’s future at the network is “unclear” and a renewal of his contract “doesn’t appear to be on the horizon.” Writer Yashar Ali explained that O’Donnell “has just four weeks left in his contract, and the cable network does not appear to be interested in renewing his deal.”
For a real-life example of how to succeed in business without really trying, check out the “Lean Forward” channel, suggests The Week’s Ryan Cooper. Cooper asserts that MSNBC is “attempting to ditch its entire brand as a liberal network just as it is starting to pay off handsomely,” and indicated that the driving force behind the ditchery is Andrew Lack, chairman of NBC News and MSNBC.
You know it’s bad when even a MSNBC regular is calling out a MSNBC host’s nutty theories. But that’s what happened on Tuesday as liberal Dana Milbank compared fellow liberal Lawrence O’Donnell to 9/11 truthers, birthers and people who worry about mind-controlling fluoride.
The establishment press, even as it works to censor known but inconvenient facts and shout down or constantly interrupt guests who attempt to present them, continually lectures new media, particularly center-right media, about the need for evidence before reporting or even discussing anything in print or on the air. There's hardly a better illustration of what a hypocritical stance this is than Lawrence O'Donnell's wild theory, recklessly speculated on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show on Friday, that Vladimir Putin "might have orchestrated what happened in Syria this week" to benefit "his friend in the White House," Donald Trump.