While he apologized roughly six minutes later, MSNBC breaking news anchor and disgraced ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams jokingly asked former Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida during an interview about the Orlando terror attack if he could find his party in the 2016 election “with a flashlight.”
NBC News Clinton campaign correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell was naturally among the first handful of individuals to comment late Tuesday night on Hillary Clinton’s primary victory speech and Mitchell did so by reminiscing about how intertwined both of the careers have been that’s led to “a moment that has been many years in the making.”
Whether it’s a 2008 speech by Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton’s June 2 foreign policy speech, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews can be counted on to have a hot take that’ll evoke some head scratching and Tuesday can be added to the list as he shrieked that Clinton’s primary victory speech lines attacking Donald Trump “jumped out” at him “like a cougar” and made him think “wow.”
A primary election night on MSNBC wouldn’t be complete without a helping of notable quotes from breaking news anchor Brian Williams and Tuesday was no exception as he hailed Hillary Clinton’s June 2 foreign policy speech and praised the vicious New York Daily News for doing a “superb job” with their covers smearing conservatives and Republicans.
In a great catch by Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, MSNBC aired Thursday afternoon an hysterical promo for far-left activist Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation show that’s been relegated to Sunday mornings after low ratings at the previous weekday slot at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The 30-second clip featured clips of Sharpton speaking to Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with an MSNBC narrator proclaiming that, among other things, his program “is where a nation gets answers.”
In the overnight hours of Tuesday into Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggested that there’s a segment of Americans opposed to President Barack Obama who want him permanently wiped from U.S. history books and any list of American Presidents because of his race. Right on the dot at 1:00 a.m. Eastern, Matthews also creepily complimented NBC News correspondent Hallie Jackson for having “definitely calmest voice out there” amidst the violence after a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico.
Making sure that it draws as many viewers as possible to avoid cancellation, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow repeatedly hailed the launch of Joy Reid’s weekend show during her eponymous show Thursday night as a significant move for “one of the smartest, best-informed, and most acutely observant voices in any media” that’s truly “a blessing” for news consumers.
Just as the liberal media gleefully did with Marco Rubio, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Nicolle Wallace blasted Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) early Tuesday night for simply standing up to Donald Trump and denouncing his promotion of an unsubstantiated National Enquirer story alleging Cruz’s father Rafael may have been a part of the plot to kill then-President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
In the first few minutes of his return to MSNBC on Wednesday afternoon after his wife Kathleen finished a distant third in her Maryland congressional race, Hardball host Chris Matthews branded himself quite the hypocrite as he repeatedly harped on the fact that Ted Cruz running mate Carly Fiorina “is a three-time loser” in her political career and thus “pathetic.”
Almost on cue when it became clear that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz would announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate, MSNBC and host Erica Hill brought on EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock for a round of softballs to viciously smear yet another conservative woman as “a photo-op” versus an opponent like Hillary Clinton who has been “a champion her entire life for women and families.”
On Tuesday night, MSNBC neglected to even mention that Hardball host Chris Matthews was absent from their Super Tuesday 4 coverage because of his wife Kathleen's campaign for Maryland's Eighth Congressional District that, despite her lucrative donations from the Washington D.C. elite, resulted in a distant third place finish behind a far-left State Senator and the founder of Total Wine & More.
In the early stages of Tuesday’s primary results coverage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd repeatedly declared on NBC and MSNBC that the outcome of the Acela Primary marked “the beginning of the end of this primary battle” and a near fatal blow to the Stop Trump movement leading to Trump legitimizing his status as the party’s nominee.