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.
Similar to the saying about the only certain things are death and taxes, one certainty when covering the liberal media is that MSNBC will complain about voter ID laws and little to no early voting being voter suppression efforts and Tuesday night was no different with the culprits being Rachel Maddow and disgraced former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
MSNBC national correspondent Joy Reid was a panelist in the final hour of the network’s New York primary coverage in the midnight eastern hour Wednesday and astonishingly tried to claim that Hillary Clinton has had to “run essentially for the last 20 years against” the media’s “tide” of negative coverage.
On multiple occasions throughout its New York Primary coverage late Tuesday night, MSNBC couldn’t help itself but ooze enthusiasm at the “excited,” “electric,” and “boisterous” crowd at Hillary Clinton’s victory rally in New York City not far from her campaign headquarters.
A frequent guest on now-cancelled MSNBC program The Ed Show, The Nation’s national affairs correspondent John Nichols appeared on MSNBC Monday afternoon and proclaimed that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “is no more attractive to the Republican establishment” than Donald Trump and “maybe less” so since he’d do worse geographically.
Tuesday night’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC took Hillary Clinton to task for her claims about out-of-state guns being brought into New York to commit crimes. In a pretty obvious swing at her competitor Bernie Sanders on Monday, she made the claim that Vermont contributed to the most gun violence in New York. O’Donnell fact-checked Clinton on this, saying her campaign invented an “obscure and useless fact."
On MSNBC’s The Place for Politics April 8, a panel discussion about Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s fighting devolved into one MSNBC journalist praising Hillary Clinton as “qualified” as Thomas Jefferson to run for President. Joy Reid: "If you look at Hillary Clinton's qualifications, I mean, my God, since the Founding Fathers, has anyone tried run for president with more on their resume?"
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was nearing the end of a long day’s coverage in Wisconsin covering the Badger State’s presidential primary results when he admitted to former Ted Cruz adviser Rick Tyler that he doesn’t understand the appeal of Cruz because he’s spent “the last 47 years” in the Washington D.C. area. Coming off a commercial break as the clock grew closer to 1:00 a.m. Eastern, Matthews relayed that he “lived in Washington for the last 47 years” and therefore “I don’t get the Cruz thing.”
Well this is rich. Harbinger of truth Dan Rather, the disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor was on MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell Tuesday actually agreeing with President Obama’s critique of the media. Asked to comment on Obama’s statements, Rather blamed the major networks for not doing enough hard-hitting, investigative reporting that he said “we particularly need in this presidential election.”