After tying a large noose while calling Senator Ted Cruz a “fish-faced, horses*** salesman,” new TBS host Samantha Bee proclaimed fellow GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s pro-life stance in Saturday’s debate was “literally the stupidest thing I've ever heard” and backed by a “cabal of fetus fanatics.” Bee also urged Rubio to continue telling supporters that Hillary Clinton believes in late-term abortions so women can “deliver our babies directly” into a glorified blender “so that Planned Parenthood can sell it to Whole Foods.”
In the middle of gathering Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s reaction to Thursday’s MSNBC Presidential Candidates Debate, Hardball host Chris Matthews inquired which political party has “better people” and specifically if Democrats are “better human beings than Republicans.” Matthews’s bizarre foray into judging whether half the American people are “better” than the other comes, of course, as his wife Kathleen is running as a Democrat for Congress in Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District.
Just as he did on January 24's Meet the Press, MSNBC Presidential Candidates Debate co-moderator Chuck Todd chose to ask Hillary Clinton about her e-mail scandal not in terms of substance or reporting concerning new details about this but instead through a lazy, political lense as if he’s speaking on behalf of Democratic voters. In the first question, Todd provided anecdotal evidence that “many Democratic voters that our reporters have been running into in Iowa and New Hampshire” have been “worried about the e-mail issue.”
Hillary Clinton faced one of the biggest softballs of the campaign yet on Wednesday night when a questioner at CNN’s Democratic Presidential Town Hall wondered about how she will “defend” herself “against right-wing attacks” “[o]nce you become the nominee and elected.” In a follow-up, moderator Anderson Cooper teed her up by wondering if she “still believe[s] there’s vast right-wing conspiracy” to which Clinton laughed and ruled that it’s persisted and “even better funded” by Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers then in the 1990s.
After FNC’s Outnumbered offered near unanimous condemnation of National Review’s anti-Donald Trump issue and editor-in-chief Rich Lowry a few weeks ago, Lowry responded as a guest host on Tuesday’s show and not surprisingly was bombarded with criticism and accused of being “elitist,” “really, really rude,” and part of “the establishment” for having “insulted” voters by opposing Trump.
On a special hour-long Sunday edition of CNN’s Inside Politics, panelist and National Journal writer Ron Fournier resumed his strong disdain for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by lambasting him as having “bigoted” and “sexist rhetoric” for a man who makes “irresponsible comments” which exhibit “his shallowness on policy.”
Seeking to bring Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal into the panel segment of CNN’s State of the Union from Iowa on Sunday, conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt expressed skepticism about the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll for the Democratic side since it was taken before it was revealed that 22 e-mails from Clinton’s server were found to be top secret.
The panel on the Tuesday edition of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show spent a large part of their segment decrying the criticism of Hillary Clinton as almost exclusively due to her being a woman and the need “to stop hating women...as a culture” with one panelist comparing her love of Clinton to their admiration for the Shakespeare character Lady Macbeth. Nightly Show contributor Robin Thede declared that “you can disagree with things she's done politically, but we have to stop hating women — like, as a culture.”
ABC’s World News Tonight broke the network’s blackout on Tuesday night pertaining to the question from Monday’s CNN Iowa Democratic Town Hall about Clinton’s dishonesty, but it neglected to highlight Clinton recanting her numerous apologies from 2015 pertaining to her e-mail scandal with one of them coming on that very newscast in a September 8 interview by anchor David Muir. Naturally, FNC aired the contrasting clips.
Reacting to the news that the filmmakers related to the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) would be indicted on criminal charges in the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal, Monday’s Kelly File concluded with host Megyn Kelly and senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano excoriating the liberal Harris County, TX prosecutor for enacting “a political hit job” on the pro-life figures that exposed the massive scandal.
As part of its three 2016 campaign segments on Monday, ABC’s World News Tonight featured Clinton campaign correspondent Cecilia Vega fretting that the campaign’s “grueling pace” may have “seem[ed] to catch up” with Hillary Clinton as she coughed multiple times during an appearance and had to take a drink of water.
Instead of covering any of the developments that have boiled to the surfice since Tuesday concerning Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, ABC’s World News Tonight again skipped that aspect of Clinton coverage and spent a portion of its 2016 report on Sunday dithering over recently-posted video of a young Ted Cruz telling the camera that he hopes to achieve “world domination” as an adult.