Samantha Cohen is an Intern in the News Analysis Division for the Media Research Center
Samantha graduated from American University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. At AU, Samantha was a member of the College Republicans. Throughout college she interned for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the College Republican National Committee and the Laura Ingraham Show. Currently, Samantha is a second-year student at the University of Richmond School of Law, and is actively involved as the President of the Student Bar Association, Secretary of the Federalist Society and a member of the RVA GOP.
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On Wednesday, the Morning Joe crew provided viewers with their daily dose of Hillary Clinton propagandizing. Over the past few weeks, Clinton crossed the finish line in her Democratic primary battle, promoted her foreign policy positions in the wake of Orlando’s terrorism, and capitalized on the recent gaffes from her Republican opponent. Thanks to MSNBC, we are reminded that through it all, Clinton has found her voice.
Tuesday on Morning Joe, the gun control conversation continued in the wake of terrorism in Orlando. However, MSNBC didn’t put the spotlight on the FBI for taking Omar Mateen off the terrorist watch list, nor did they call out Congress for letting the federal assault weapons ban expire. Rather, they targeted Ronald Reagan. Unsurprisingly, MSNBC hosts saw this as an opportunity to joke about the conservatism of Reagan and how they imagine he would react to this attack.
On Monday, the bulk of Morning Joe was spent discussing the abhorrent terrorist attacks in Orlando over the weekend. However, rather than proposing bi-partisan solutions, Brzezinski and Scarborough seized the moment to push MSNBC’s agenda of divisive political partisanship. Less than forty-eight hours after the massacre, and the network capitalized on their viewers’ grief by directing their anger at the Republican Party. This time, they went too far.
On Friday, Morning Joe viewers got a dose of MSNBC’s finest hypocrisy. Consider this: Brzezinski and Scarborough are the pot, and Trump is the kettle. The hosts berated Donald Trump for not attacking Clinton over the recent State Department Inspector General’s Report and May’s dismal jobs report, yet as per usual they side-stepped the very same issues. Instead, they continued to harp on his recent gaffes surrounding Trump University. In fact, the I.G. Report only came up because of Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele.
Wednesday on Morning Joe there was a surplus of Hillary super-fandom in the wake of her latest victory in California, as she became the presumptive Democratic nominee. One by one they shared their anecdotal accounts of last night’s events, as Joe Scarborough drooled over her “frame-worthy” Daily News cover and Mike Barnicle idolized her as a “woman who is finally free.”
Tuesday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, the eponymous host and Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty painted Hillary Clinton’s career as one of tragedy and triumph, that included a rocky road of firsts that have always been achieved the “hard way,” and scorn overcome by “setting out, stumbling, picking herself back up, and grinding on.” Are you kidding me?
Monday evening on FNC’s The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly and senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano eviscerated the media for their most recent line of “questioning” for Hillary Clinton. While Clinton claimed she has done more than 300 interviews in 2016, she has not held a single press conference in 2016. Her most recent Q&A lasted for eight short minutes. What was missing? A single substantive question.
On her 12 p.m. ET hour show on Monday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell gifted viewers with a trip down memory lane to Hillary Clinton’s “amazing” college days. A mere twenty-one years old at the time of the speech, Clinton represented her classmates at the 1969 Commencement of Wellesley College. The way Andrea Mitchell and The Wall Street Journal's Jeanne Cummings fawned over the speech was akin to Chris Matthews describing the thrill he gets up his leg every time he hears Obama speak.
On Friday, CBS This Morning featured a segment by CBSN reporter Vladimir Duthiers on the apparent racial bias of Airbnb. After citing one documented case, he portrayed a culture of racism across the international apartment renting service.
Thursday’s Good Morning America featured the Democratic Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman, who has led the charge on the 2013 Trump University case in the state. The prominent Clinton supporter insisted to co-host George Stephanopoulos (who is also a notorious Clinton Foundation donor) that the case was “not political!”
Wednesday on NBC’s Today, viewers watched a special series titled Undercovered, a segment where NBC News Investigative Correspondent Ronan Farrow shares stories that apparently “aren’t necessarily in the headlines every day.” Apparently, these stories don’t present both sides of the issue, either.
Tuesday morning on MSNBC Live, host Steve Kornacki had liberal actor turned activist George Takei on as a guest. Gone are the days where Star Trek fans remember George Takei as their beloved Mr. Sulu. Now, he has coined the phrase #VoteBlueNoMatterWho, and is encouraging Democrats around the country, specifically Californians, to keep their eye on the prize and get behind Hillary Clinton.