Every local TV station does them, especially during sweeps periods, but WCBS 2 News in New York City may outdo them all in its ridiculous promos for crazy segments coming up on the late news. The staff of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver put together a remarkable collection they titled: “What in God’s Name Is Still Happening on WCBS 2 News at 11?”
On Thursday's The View on ABC, during a discussion of the State Department finding that Hillary Clinton violated the agency's rules in spite of warnings by conducting business on a private home email server, co-host Whoopi Goldberg ridiculously rationalized the former Secretary's behavior by sympathetically claiming she was trying to keep personal email fights with her husband from making it into the newspaper: "I'll tell you exactly why. Because I know that if they grab an email where she's cussing Bill out for some reason because he forgot to bring the cutlets home, it's going to appear in the newspaper. I get why she did it."
On Thursday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews doubled down on his admission that the liberal media would “be rooting for Bernie” Sanders in a possible debate with Donald Trump because Sanders is “a true believer” and dreamed that the socialist candidate would use it to “give a wonderful soliloquy” about the need for universal health care.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews had one of his classic gaffes on Friday's Hardball as he watched live footage of Trump supporters facing off against protesters outside one of the billionaire's rallies in San Diego, California. Matthews stopped himself from calling the Trump backers "Americans," and continued by labeling them with their apparent political ideology: "So we hear 'USA' from the Amer — well, the people taking the conservative view — let's put it that way — the ones with the U.S. flags."
MSNBC breaking news host and ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was allowed out on MSNBC’s airwaves early Friday afternoon to discuss President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima and in the course of that, Williams threw some shade in the direction of the U.S. military and then-President Harry Truman by complaining that “we’re the only nation to have used them in anger” against the horrifying Axis Powers member.
The network morning shows on Friday all praised President Obama’s “historic visit” to Hiroshima, Japan – site of the first nuclear bombing – and him using the occasion to push his foreign policy agenda. Leading off NBC’s Today, announced: “Historic visit. President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. President to travel to Hiroshima, site of the devastating atomic bombing.”
The panel on the Thursday edition of MSNBC’s Hardball had plenty to say about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal in light of the State Department Inspector General (IG) report with Sanders supporter/former Democratic State Senator Nina Turner (Ohio) rebuking Clinton for essentially “jump[ing] off the bridge” with her predecessors into private e-mail even though she shouldn’t have.
It didn’t take long for ABC to go back to ignoring Hillary Clinton’s growing e-mail scandal. A day after all three networks covered a “scathing” new report accusing the Democrat of violating federal rules, Good Morning America on Friday totally avoided the subject. In contrast, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning both stayed on the story. But the two networks couldn’t agree whether Clinton was going on “offense” or staying on “defense.” While GMA reporters couldn’t be bothered to cover the e-mail scandal, the show devoted the entire last half hour to a concert by singer Flo Rida. For those who like to read their news, ABC allowed the Clinton scandal to appear in the crawl at the very bottom of the screen. Quickly appearing (and then disappearing) across the screen are the words: “Hillary Clinton to ABC News about the e-mail controversy: “If I could go back, I would do it differently.”
With numerous polls now showing a virtual tie between presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the liberal media seems to be getting nervous. ABC’s World News Tonight seemed to show the first signs of this fear Thursday. “Our team also asking Clinton today, what some of her supporters have been asking,” stated host David Muir, “After Donald Trump's attacks, is Clinton fighting back hard enough?”
After some great work on Wednesday by the Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski and others to uncover Katie Couric’s deceptive editing of an interview in her gun control documentary, the major broadcast networks and cable partners CNN and MSNBC have yet to say a word about this embarrassing development for the liberal journalist.
In appearances on Wednesday's CNN Tonight and Thursday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein had words that should alarm any supporter of Hillary Clinton and give hope to any of her opponents as he described Democrats as "horrified" and "terrified" about the investigations into her home email server which he dubbed a "time bomb." On Thursday morning, Bernstein declared that her problems are "about lying," and asserted that "people around the Clinton campaign" make known their view "in private" that Clinton set up the private email server in her home "for purposes of evading the Freedom of Information Act, evading subpoenas from Congress."
Wednesday night, on CNN Tonight, fellow panel member and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin comically tried to avoid accusing her of "lying" as he admitted to sounding like a lawyer: "I don't think that 'lying' is perhaps the -- is the right term. She was not -- this was a very confusing situation. She was not fully candid. Boy, I sound like a lawyer, don't I? I don't think it was a lie, but it was not an ideal way to present the -- what the story was."
Rachel Maddow did something remarkable on her show last night -- she actually blamed violence committed by anti-Trump protesters on violent anti-Trump protesters. Then she quickly reverted to form.
For MSNBC's marquee host to make such an unexpected admission means that liberals are clearly more worried about the presidential campaign than they're letting on.