Emma Fantuzzo is an intern in the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
Emma Fantuzzo is a rising Junior at James Madison University from Rochester, NY. She is pursusing a degree in History and Writing Rhetoric & Technical Communications. Emma has interned for New York State Senator Rich Funke, and is a member of the JMU chapter of Turning Point USA. After graduation, Emma hopes to attend law school and continue her passion for politics.
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Thursday night’s All In made sure to highlight the blatant bias against anyone who supports Trump and his campaign. Host Chris Hayes and guests tore apart Stephen Ross, the owner of Equinox, for Friday’s Trump fundraiser which has received a torrent criticism from the media and SoulCyclists everywhere.
Whenever the liberal media run out of ways to attack someone, they turn to name calling, no matter whether it’s warranted or even true. Wednesday night’s The Last Word, with host Lawrence O’Donnell, was no exception. In his opening monologue, O’Donnell began: “Donald Trump proved once again today that he is the weakest man and the weakest mind that has ever occupied the presidency…”
Monday night, in the wake of a national tragedy, MSNBC's All In host Chris Hayes and guests couldn’t help but blame the President for the two horrific shootings. The tragedy was not only portrayed directly as the President’s fault, but as part of Trump's plan all along.
Always out to make the Republicans look bad, on Thursday night’s All In, MSNBC host Chris Hayes decided to smear the entirety of the Republican Party since the Reagan era as racists. Hayes began by introducing a recently uncovered 1971 phone call recorded between then-President Richard Nixon and then-California Governor Ronald Reagan, in which Reagan, in a moment of human imperfection made some less-than-decent statements about African people.
On Tuesday night’s episode of All In, MSNBC host Chris Hayes was joined by liberal pundit Zerlina Maxwell of SiriusXM with Business Insider senior financial correspondent Linette Lopez to speculate over Trump’s reelection strategy. Maxwell began: “I don't think it's about whether it's gonna work. I think it's that he is willing to rip the country completely apart -- in order to win reelection.”
In their usual state of fear-mongering panic, members of the liberal media on MSNBC made wild speculations Friday night about the future of Russian interference in U.S. elections. Joy Reid, filling in for host Lawrence O’Donnell, was joined by guests Evan McMullin, co-founder of Stand Up Republic and The Daily Beast columnist Michael Weiss.
Wednesday night after the much anticipated Mueller hearings, MSNBC hosts scrambled to make something new of the testimony. In spite of their bests efforts, nothing they didn’t already know had presented itself. Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow decided that in order to really understand the situation, Mueller’s staff also need to testify. Yes, that’s right: More hearings.
In light of President Trump’s recent tweets and rallies, the liberal media has decided it is time to take the rhetoric up a notch. No longer is Trump any old racist, he has now earned himself the title of ‘white nationalist’. Filling in for host Lawrence O’Donnell, Joy Reid made sure to make this distinction on Friday night’s episode of The Last Word.
Several days later, the liberal media still hasn’t moved past President Trump’s controversial tweets, but are instead rallying around them in opposition. MSNBC’s All In host, Chris Hayes, took a leading position Thursday night by denouncing all Republicans and Trump supporters, and calling for a revolution of sorts against the Trump administration.
Wednesday night, MSNBC’s All In continued to milk the ‘”is Trump a racist” debate, this time focusing on the President's remarks at his most recent rally. Host Chris Hayes began by explaining one of the liberal media's most difficult quandaries: “What do you do with a Trump rally?” Well, the answer seemed obvious enough as Hayes and guests proceeded to name-call and tear Trump and his supporters apart.
Monday night on MSNBC’s All In, all pretenses were laid aside in light of Donald Trump’s newest controversial tweet about several Democratic Congresswomen. Host Joy Reid, filling in for Chris Hayes, opened up the show with a scathing monologue to "clear" the debate over Trump’s apparent racism:
On Tuesday night, The Last Word was back at it with wild speculations and conspiracy theories. Host Lawrence O’Donnell and guest Zerlina Maxwell, host of Signal Boost, speculated about the sex crimes case against Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, this time in relation to Attorney General William Barr. As the discussion that followed demonstrated, the liberal media have been trying their hardest to find any possible connection between Epstein and the Trump administration.
On Monday night’s episode of The Last Word, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell and guest Tim O’Brien made over-the-top claims and speculations into the relationship between recently indicted Jeffery Epstein and President Donald Trump. The host began the discussion with a vaguely dramatic and ominous claim: “Now, sometimes the indictment of an old friend of Donald Trump's for sex trafficking has nothing to do with Donald Trump, but this is not one of the times.”
On Wednesday night, amidst the Independence Day preparations and festivities, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes took it upon himself to rain on the parade. Joined by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and former Congressman David Jolly, the All In host began: “David, we've got tanks positioned outside the Lincoln Memorial for $100 million essentially Trump campaign rally for his top donors while he's contradicting his own DOJ and wants to run roughshod over the Supreme Court. Like, as we are celebrating the Declaration of Independence, there is a little bit of a mad king feel to where we are right now.”
Three days before the Fourth of July, Chris Hayes and the liberal media took it upon themselves to inform the American public that the President’s planned Fourth of July celebration has ulterior, unpatriotic motives. To discuss this supposed dictatorial event, Hayes had guest, Charlie Pierce, a writer for Esquire, on All In Tuesday night.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made an appearance on MSNBC’s All In Monday night to discuss the President’s recent overseas trip to the G-20 summit. Of course, liberal host Chris Hayes, eagerly prompted Omar to explain how meeting with dictators makes Trump himself, a dictator.
On Friday night’s The Last Word, host Lawrence O’Donnell was joined by MSNBC contributor and former Obama official, Wendy Sherman to, not surprisingly criticize the President. O’Donnell began, “There is a very smiling and happy Vladimir Putin joking about how much he hates the news media along with Donald Trump.” Of course, this was very triggering for the liberal media. Sherman commented: “…that Donald Trump aligns himself with these autocrats, with these dictators really is about his being a bully.”
Wednesday night after the Democratic debate, CBS's Late Show host Stephen Colbert interviewed liberal sweetheart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The congresswoman began: “I think sometimes with the debate stage this big, it can kind of seem like a high school classroom, and so there are some folks that, like didn’t seem like they read the book, and then they got called on.” Of course, this is an ironic analogy from someone who so often gets her facts wrong.
In an almost five-minute rant Tuesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell tried to rationalize how Senator Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump Jr. could possibly support the President. O’Donnell’s conclusion was fear: “In the peculiar chemistry of Trump world, hate and fear sometimes combine to create public love and adoration. That seems to have happened to both Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump Jr.”
Monday night, Rachel Maddow was back on her crusade for abortion rights highlighting the “sexual assault” of 100 abortion patients subjected to a state mandated pelvic exam and three-day wait period before their abortions. Maddow has been highlighting this apparent humanitarian crisis on her show since the mandate went into effect 3 weeks ago. It was repealed Monday, but not without casualties: