With witnesses in the House impeachment trial looking questionable, ABC on Tuesday lamented the Democratic strategy, lashing out at Nancy Pelosi and the House for botching the effort to remove Donald Trump. During a live interview, Senator Richard Blumenthal said of the move to not have witnesses: “They may have the votes at this moment.” An alert George Stephanopoulos noticed this and remarked that the Democrat “may have buried the lede,” adding, “He said about six sentences in they may have the votes at the moment.”
On Sunday morning, NewsBusters shared a Saturday night segment where CNN anchor Don Lemon laughed uproariously as two guests mocked the ignorance of Trump voters. On Monday night, President Trump retweeted video of this mockery. Now Eugene Scott, a Washington Post political analyst warned of the political fallout in an piece headlined "Trump says CNN doesn’t respect rural Americans. Don Lemon’s mocking segment will prove it to them."
During NBC News live special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd urged Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to call President Trump as a witness and get him “under oath on this.”
While anchoring MSNBC's pre-impeachment trial coverage on Monday, Chris Matthews continued his ignoble history with analogies as he resurrected his comparison of Republicans to North Korean soldiers. This time, it came in the aftermath of revelations about former National Security Advisor John Bolton's memoir.
The hosts of The View spent time Tuesday complaining that the Republicans and Trump lawyers were conducting an unjust and even racist, trial in the Senate. Co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin fretted that justice wouldn’t be served because Republicans wouldn't allow "smoking gun" witness John Bolton, to testify and seal the case against Trump.
On a tragic day Sunday when former NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter were among nine people killed in a California helicopter crash, MSNBC's Alison Morris appeared to have referred on-air to his team as the "Los Angeles N*ggers." She apologized and claimed she had actually said "Los Angeles Nakers," but Fox Sports 1's Jason Whitlock isn't buying her explanation.
Given his tendency to just say whatever comes to mind, sometimes even the liberal Chris Matthews will float comments not considered acceptable to the official MSNBC line. On Tuesday, he blurted out that “I just don’t get that argument” that Joe and Hunter Biden should be ignored at the Senate impeachment trial.
Every time the media get called out for their hateful rhetoric and smug disdain for common Americans, they double down on the despicable behavior.
Apparently not satisfied with Chuck Todd comparing Trump defense team attorney Ken Starr to a “bank robber” on Monday, MSNBC anchor and chief legal correspondent Ari Melber turned it up to eleven on Tuesday as he compared Starr to murderous drug lord El Chapo. His panel of left-wing pundits laughed with glee at the outrageous pronouncement.
If you have spent any time at all listening to “Impeachment Comadre” Sylvia Garcia, (D-Texas), either during her depositions before Congress last week, or at her media rounds on the nation´s Hispanic networks, you will have witnessed the extent to which she forcibly rehashes the Democrats’ talking points regarding the whole impeachment charade.
Four years ago, polls declared that Hillary Clinton would win the White House in a landslide. As you might expect, the folks who conducted those surveys have been trying to regain their standing ever since. The Washington Post and ABC News began 2020 by releasing their first poll on how people view things, and the survey indicates that President Trump “is in better shape than he was last fall” due to rising approval for his handling of the economy.
Perhaps in a sign of anticipatory anguish over the Dems' impending defeat, Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this morning, trashing and sliming the members of the Trump defense team. Scarborough, repeatedly calling the team a "confederacy of dunces," saved his most repellent comments for Ken Starr.
New York Times Peter Baker’s lead-story “news analysis” on Tuesday suggested revelations from an unpublished memoir by Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, John Bolton, could be a Watergate-like “smoking gun” -- or at least would in normal political times. Baker eagerly and perhaps prematurely made his “smoking gun” case: “John Bolton’s Account Upends Trump’s Denials, but Will It Upend Trump?”
If you are encouraging your children to watch football, you may be a "crappy" parent. Football exposes players to the risk of brain damage, and the pro game discriminates against Colin Kaepernick and African American coaches. As a parent who subjects children to football's flaws, you may be a co-conspirator to their hedonism, cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy, alleges Time magazine senior writer Sean Gregory. His story, "Is it Unethical to Watch Football With Your Kids?" will appear in Time's February issue.
In stark contrast to her interview with Democratic impeachment managers last week, where she teed them up and gave them free rein to make their case and throw out new accusation without evidence, CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell got combative with a group of House Republicans (North Carolina's Mark Meadows, New York's Elise Stefanik, Georgia's Doug Collins, and Arizona's Debbie Lesko). And in return, they schooled her on the lack of evidence for impeachment and the new, dubious book by former National Security Advisor John Bolton.