New on January 27: CNN anchor Don Lemon on Saturday night guffawed and brought himself to tears of laughter, dabbing a tissue to dry his eyes, as he and two guests ridiculed the stupidity of President Donald Trump and his supporters, with the two guests invoking a dumb person impersonation meant to sound like a Trump voter.
In the 9:00 a.m. ET hour on Monday, hours before the Senate impeachment trial resumed, MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd led a panel discussion about the possibility of President Trump’s State of the Union address being cancelled to prevent the President from having a platform to promote his agenda.
Not everyone in Hollywood has fallen in love with the House Dems’ impeachment trial grandstanding.
In contrast to spending last week as state-run TV for the House impeachment managers, CNN flipped the script Monday afternoon to express predictable anger at President Trump’s “insulting” legal team living “on a different planet than the rest of us” that included a supposedly ineffective and “mind-boggling” case from Ken Starr.
Is it really a surprise that a liberal billionaire who spent $120 million on a “Need to Impeach” campaign is touting impeachment? Fox News reported Jan. 24, that “[2020 Democratic presidential candidate] Tom Steyer weighed in on the Senate impeachment trial Friday, urging Congress to allow the American people to hear from all relevant witnesses about President Trump's actions.”
During NBC News live special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial on Monday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd completely snapped while talking about Trump defense team lawyer Ken Starr, whom he compared to a “bank robber” and accused of having “define[d] impeachment downward” during the proceeding against Bill Clinton.
The journalists at ABC on Monday made little effort to hide their contempt for “surreal” “instigator” Ken Starr as he lead part of the defense for Donald Trump during the impeachment trial. Stephanopoulos, who it must be reminded is a former Bill Clinton White House operative, sputtered, “I have to say it was breathtaking, maybe even a little surreal to see Ken Starr take on the age of impeachment comparing impeachment to war, calling it hell, when he was the chief instigator of President Clinton's impeachment.”
One of the internet’s foremost tech journalists has tried to call out one of Trump’s tweets as potentially “problematic” and also blasted the GOP on impeachment. Recode co-founder and New York Times contributor Kara Swisher is known for being openly liberal, and her recent tirades are far from the measured verbiage one might expect from a tech writer. On Jan. 27 she implied in a tweet via Twitter that president Trump had issued a threat, and called upon Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to observe it for himself: “Oh @jack for your list. The comma separated “yet” seems potentially problematic. Just sayin’!
Monday on The View, the hosts defended NPR as an unbiased news outlet after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yelled at one of their reporters and called her dishonest after a contentious interview. Co-host Meghan McCain wondered if the spat was over the reporter’s liberal bias, the other hosts jumped in to defend NPR and its reporter as unbiased while claiming Pompeo was the one, “not telling the truth.”
So John Bolton is a good guy now. To anyone in Hollywood who even knew his name, Bolton was a dangerous war-mongering jingoist just yesterday. But the merest hint that something in his new book might lend a little iron to the Democrats’ anemic impeachment attempt has Tinsel Town lefties tweeting like Bolton fan-boys.
Mark Levin unleashed a blistering attack on the hypocrisy of the mainstream media, Sunday, using two Media Research Center montages to expose: “The Democrats are the reporters and the reporters are the Democrats.” On his Fox News program Life, Liberty & Levin, showed the double standard of politicians (and journalists): “‘No, no, no. You can't talk about Biden. You can't investigate the Bidens before an election, then you're interfering in an election.’ But you can investigate Trump all you want.”
In an effort to aid Democrats in prolonging the Senate impeachment trial, on Monday, all three networks seized on a supposed “bombshell” – though unverified – claim in former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s upcoming memoir. All the sensational coverage clearly designed to turn up the pressure on Republican senators to call witnesses.
CNN is grasping at straws to explain away Americans waning interest in the impeachment trial. On Reliable Sources Sunday, host Brian Stelter and his CNN colleagues Oliver Darcy and John Avlon blamed it on the “Fox firewall” which apparently keeps the right ignorant of Democrat arguments. Besides dismissing conservatives as indoctrinated, the liberal panel also attacked the Trump administration was “flabby snowflakes” who were used to preferential media treatment.
On Morning Joe, Democrat Donny Deutsch, panicked at the prospect of Bernie Sanders winning the nomination, says that Democrats who think Sanders can defeat President Trump are are "smoking something."
On Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, Megyn Kelly and Alex Wagner combined to underline liberal media bias and how it's only metastasized under the candidacy and presidency of Donald Trump.