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With the generic ballot getting tighter and Republican candidates increasingly pulling ahead in some races, the liberal media’s prediction (really more of a promise) of a “blue wave” seemed to be in jeopardy. But during Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC, moderator Chuck Todd was holding out hope for the wave as he kicked off the panel discussion with reams of favorable numbers from the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll recently released.
In Sunday’s New York Times, congressional correspondent Jennifer Steinhauer tried to defuse a potent line of attack by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally against her Democratic challenger Kyrsten Sinema in “Charge of Treason Escalates In Close Race for Arizona Senate Seat.” Steinhauer warned "Ms. McSally’s ads and those of her supporters have been relentlessly negative and darkly accusative, which is a great primary play, but may hurt her with general election voters."
On Friday, far-left comedian Amy Schumer announced that the reason no one would be seeing her in Super Bowl ads next year was that she was boycotting on behalf of mediocre quarterback Colin Kaepernick. During Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s liberal anchors celebrated Schumer’s decision and were interested in seeing if her “peer pressure” would cause a larger “celebrity boycott” of commercials and the halftime show.
At a recent campaign rally in Elko, Nevada, President Trump told the crowd that Democrats were “openly inviting millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation. The Democrats want caravans. They like the caravans.” On Sunday, the liberal journalists of ABC’s Good Morning American were irritated that Trump would call them out and claimed there was no proof of that and said the allegation was “unfounded”.
On Friday's The Last Word on MSNBC, Lawrence O'Donnell was the latest example of the liberal news network peddling propaganda for Democrats as the MSNBC host hyped complaints about alleged voter suppression aimed at minorities while excluding critical pieces of the other side of the story.
Rodney King famously said, “Why can’t we all just get along?” Comic Sarah Silverman has been summoning that spirit while promoting her Hulu series, I Love You, America. Here’s the progressive comic detailing her mission statement for the politically-charged show last year:
Remember when Chris Matthews fantasized about the death of Rush Limbaugh? Describing the conservative radio host as a James Bond villain, Matthews on October 13, 2009 fumed, “Rush Limbaugh is looking more and more like Mr. Big, and at some point somebody's going to jam a CO2 pellet into his head and he's going to explode like a giant blimp.”
The launch of a pro-Trump dating app received positive play on Telemundo (and other major media outlets, including Newsweek) with anchor José Díaz-Balart wrapping up his network’s national evening newscast with a feature on DonaldDaters, created for Trump-loving lovers by Emily Moreno, an entrepreneurial Latina conservative no less.
Following what’s become a persistent narrative from the liberal media, Chuck Todd declared on Friday’s MTP Daily that the midterm message put forth by President Trump (and, by extension, the GOP) has been “a heavy dose of a bit of fear-mongering, conspiracy theories and even some mob-style antics.” Ah yes, so Todd is going to insinuate that Trump’s GOP are the real mob and not the left.
Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski went on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, Thursday, to praise liberal candidates, bash Donald Trump and make wild predictions. Scarborough insisted that Trump won’t even run in 2020: “I don't think Donald Trump is going to run for reelection. He didn't want to be elected for president. He didn't think he was going to be elected.”
In an otherwise critical piece about Hillary Clinton’s continued high public profile being a problem for Democrats ahead of the midterms and 2020, Politico’s Annie Karni touted the former Democratic nominee having learned at least one lesson from 2016: she should have been nicer to reporters. Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports Friday afternoon, Karni emphasized how Clinton “understands that now she screwed up her relationship with the press.”
Friday afternoon on MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle talked with political correspondent Steve Kornacki about the media and Trump’s effect on the upcoming Midterm elections. In a rare moment of self-reflection, the MSNBC team noted that maybe the things they were outraged by weren’t the same things voters cared about.