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.”
While WikiLeaks revelations concerning corruption at the Clinton Foundation where released today, on Thursday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC’s political correspondent Kasie Hunt obnoxiously stated that “Hillary Clinton is enjoying an enormous honeymoon period. Whether it’s with the press who covers her or whether it’s with the polling. She's really riding high.”
Joe Biden appeared on MSNBC's Hardball on Tuesday, and claimed that "You never heard me criticize the tea party." Millions of people with decent memories and the ability to hear know that this is not true. Those with longer memories know that Biden's strident criticisms of the Tea Party movement, its members and its political candidates and officeholders go back over six years.
Center-right outlets are having a field day with Biden's bogus claim, as they should be. Meanwhile, the establishment press is predictably virtually ignoring what Biden said. One person who has mostly escaped criticism thus far is Chris Matthews, Hardball's host. Matthews didn't challenge Biden's obviously untrue statement, even though he discussed the Vice President's fiery rhetoric five years ago when he made a speech at a union picnic in Cincinnati. At the time and in the context of other events that day, Matthews and his guest clearly believed that Biden was targeting the Tea Party.
Monday night, Nicholas Fondacaro at NewsBusters noted that NBC Nightly News failed to cover steep price increases averaging 25 percent being imposed next year in Obamacare plans purchased through the program's national exchange.
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this Tuesday, the BBC’s Katty Kay burst out laughing at attempts to compare Donald Trump’s campaign to the successful Brexit referendum and revolution in Britain.
On this Tuesday’s Morning Joe, exactly two weeks before election night, host Joe Scarborough initiated the discussion stating that “the Trump campaign has been saying for a week now that this is going to be America's Brexit.”
Occasionally, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews flashes a pillar of his Catholic upbringing and Monday night was one such instance as he pressed New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor on whether or not she has any pro-life co-workers at the liberal paper after she laughed at the idea of liberal media bias.
In the October 24 edition of Notable Quotables: CNN host Brian Stelter reports on a North Carolina Republican headquarters being firebombed and wonders if Donald Trump is to blame. NBC News’s Kristen Welker claims the media would be spending more time on Hillary Clinton’s scandals but Trump’s “unforced errors” keep getting in the way. Also in this issue Chris Matthews is transfixed by Hillary Clinton’s “beautiful voice.” And pop singer Madonna makes an offer to voters that Bill Clinton would appreciate.
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of the possibility Donald Trump might start a right-wing news network, host Joy Reid suggested that such a network could exist for some on the right who think "Fox News doesn't hate Muslims enough." Liberal comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah then cracked that some believe Fox News is "too lazy to join the Klan," and, after recalling incidents of the word "Trump" being used to vandalize mosques, declared "the name 'Trump' is becoming a modern day version of the Swastika."
Tax dodger and riot starter Al Sharpton had a bone to pick with GOP nominee Donald Trump, on his MSNBC Sunday show Politics Nation, for playing coy with accepting the outcome of the election. Sharpton brought on Trump’s Senior Campaign Adviser Boris Epshteyn to browbeat him over the comments saying, “Boris, just how big would Clinton's win have to be for Trump to admit it is, quote, “Not questionable?”” But Boris quickly turned the tables and left Sharpton confused by merely mentioning the explosive new Project Veritas videos.
Early Thursday evening during Hardball, a new MSNBC promo highlighted their unabashedly liberal slant with footage from Monday’s All In of host Chris Hayes giggling over a Donald Trump rally in Wisconsin chanting “Paul Ryan sucks” and an on-screen chryon reading “[t]his is a party foul.”
In the aftermath of the final Presidential debate, this Thursday’s Morning Joe discussed how news headlines circulated surprise and outrage at Donald Trump’s response on accepting the outcome of the election more than any other aspect of the debate that covered a number of social issues as well as economic and foreign policy.
On MSNBC Live Thursday afternoon, campaign correspondent Katy Tur reported from a Donald Trump rally, when she started arguing with what Trump was saying on stage about WikiLeaks. Anchor Andrea Mitchell urged her to explain how Trump was wrong and stressed that there had been no “collusion” between former CNN analyst turned DNC chair Donna Brazile and Hillary Clinton ahead of a Democratic primary debate.