On Monday, the liberal broadcast networks and cable outlets tag-teamed to ignore live opening day coverage of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to become the next Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, instead spending over 11 hours of coverage on the FBI Director James Comey, addressing allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
MSNBC Live with Kate Snow
MSNBC flaunted their disdain of President-Elect Donald Trump Thursday afternoon when they invited leftist author Michael Lewis on to discuss the Trump bashing games he detailed in Vanity Fair. Host Kate Snow was more than happy to play along, starting the segment off with a quote from Lewis’ article, “The theme is sort of about a board game you say, ‘Will reveal the predicaments of the entire classes of Americans under Donald Trump. And consequences for great swaths of our society.’”
Terrible news broke out of Berlin, Germany Monday after a truck drove through a Christmas market, killing nine people and injuring dozens, in an apparent terrorist attack. As with many horrific attacks, the partisans rushed to politicize it, but during the 3 p.m. ET hour of MSNBC Live, Juergen Kloeckner from the Huffington Post whined that the German right wing seemed to have beat the left to the punch.
On the heels of his contentious CNN segment on Monday doing what CNN’s journalists wouldn’t in bringing up Donna Brazile’s firing, American Conservative Union (ACU) president Matt Schlapp brought the heat on Thursday afternoon to MSNBC as he demolished the assertions put forth by host Kate Snow's brusing aside of a Fox News Channel (FNC) report about the FBI investigating the Clinton Foundation.
Right on cue with the conclusion of Thursday’s rally between Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama, CNN and MSNBC went numb in praising Obama’s “master class in political speech-making” and marveling at “even just the embrace, the way the two walked out the embrace between the two, the clearly — the gratitude, the heaping of praise from, you know, Hillary Clinton to the First Lady.”
President Barack Obama spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon on the Paris climate change agreement and, almost on cue, NBC’s Ron Allen connected global warming to Hurricane Matthew set to bear down on the Bahamas, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was "what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces and this is what this whole climate agreement signed by 190 nations and now ratified by 60 or so is designed to stop."
During Monday night's presidential debate, former DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted: "Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?" Even the tabloid site TMZ described Dean's tweet as a "low blow." Unbowed, Dean doubled down at MSNBC on Tuesday, to the point where a clearly uncomfortable Kate Snow tried to maneuver him into backing away a bit. He wouldn't, which is fine with Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, who told the network's Peter Alexander on Wednesday that "we should probably be talking more about" Dean’s speculation.
The same liberal networks who sprinted to dismiss concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health as part of a “wacky strategy” by Donald Trump, turned a blind eye Tuesday to similar accusations made about the GOP nominee. Following the first presidential debate Monday night, Clinton surrogate Governor Howard Dean tweeted that he suspects Trump had a cocaine habit and used it before the debate. He stuck by that accusation Tuesday on MSNBC stating that Trump has, “a signature of people who use cocaine.”
Charlie Hoffmann at the Washington Free Beacon found MSNBC anchor Kate Snow pulling a mental muscle on national television today. She claimed Trump has never been on a debate stage with a female candidate. We know that liberals have a hard time conceding that conservative women count as real women, but facts are facts. This inaccuracy comes from the people who insist journalists need to be fact checkers in these debates.
While a guest on Monday's MSNBC Live program, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean could barely control his anger when host Kate Snow asked: “Donald Trump is zeroing in” on Hillary Clinton's “use of the term 'short-circuited.' Why is she struggling to answer those questions about her e-mail?”
Dean, who is best known for his “Dean Scream” on January 19, 2004, after suffering a serious loss in the presidential primary, responded: “I don't think she's struggling. She's answered” questions on that topic “9,000 times.”
In an interview with New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi during MSNBC’s 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, anchor Kate Snow touted the reporter’s latest piece on the war against ISIS: “...you spoke to a former Islamic State fighter from Germany....he said to you, ‘For America and Canada, it's much easier for them to get them over the social network, because they say the Americans are dumb – they have open gun policies.’”
Nothing can be more embarrassing for a reporter from upstate New York than not understanding the issue of hydraulic fracturing or fracking, one Albany reporter demonstrated that Wednesday on MSNBC.
With New York State’s presidential primaries finally having significance the national news outlets have descended onto the state in mass. To get a local’s perspective, MSNBC host Kate Snow sat down with WNYT reporter Asa Stackel to discuss the democratic candidates and major state issues.