Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan offered her classic take as a frustrated liberal editorial writer on the first public impeachment hearing in the House on Wednesday. The headline in the paper was "Be a sport, Jim Jordan, and put on a jacket." Online it was "For dignity’s sake, Jim Jordan, put on a jacket." Givhan lectured that the conservative from Ohio was somehow betraying the Constitution in shirt sleeves.
When it comes to trashing President Trump, there's nothing nastier than an "MSNBC Republican"--the ilk whose livelihood depends on dishing out a dependable stream of bile about the president. On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC Republican Elise Jordan did her best to promote her job security. After Joe Scarborough claimed that, behind the scenes, Republican elected officials all hate Trump, and Republican senators would all vote to remove him from office if they could get away with it, Jordan chimed in to say: "They know he’s a moron. They know he’s corrupt. They know that his behavior is just a classic scumbag."
On Thursday afternoon, within a couple of hours of covering the school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, MSNBC journalists were predictably suggesting Republicans were to blame for the deaths as analysts and several Democratic guests pined for more gun control. At one point, host Katy Tur invited MSNBC law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh to blame Republican Senators for gun deaths because of their refusal to support more restrictions: "Would you go so far as to hold them responsible for the deaths that are continuing -- the lives that are continuing to be lost with gun violence?"
Well, this comes as no big surprise. Only four episodes into the new season of NBC’s Will & Grace and the political barbs have already begun again, complete with the tired, cliché accusations that Trump supporters are hate-filled, neo-Nazis. This time, the show even took a swipe at all of America, claiming it loves "racist jokes."
Joe Concha at The Hill reported House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought her egotistical swagger to a press conference on Thursday, dissing reporter James Rosen of Sinclair as "Mr. Republican Talking Points" and then bragging about how she has more experience on intelligence matters than anyone else in Congress.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley continued her book tour Thursday with an appearance on CNN’s The Situation Room and, during an exchange with host Wolf Blitzer about the Trump impeachment, blasted the liberal media for “want[ing] there to be something wrong” found against President Trump. Hilariously, Blitzer countered that his show doesn’t have a bias despite the fact that, hours earlier, he disgraced himself by, aside from continuing to live for impeachment, pressing White House counselor Kellyanne Conway about her marriage.
At a Thursday press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) essentially authorized the use of the word “bribery” to describe President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine. The broadcast networks gushed about her use of the word and showed their approval by roundly noting that bribery was an impeachable offense explicitly laid out in the Constitution.
On Thursday, Day 3 of the Kaepernick-gets-a-tryout news cycle, the groupthink media parrots had their talking points down pat: the NFL's Saturday workout and interview with the famous anthem foe is a sham and a PR stunt. This point was made loud and clear Wednesday by several Kaepernick apologists on ESPN and again Thursday in the Detroit Free Press where Shawn Windsor echoed talking heads and writers who are putting the NFL on trial for granting Kaepernick an unprecedented opportunity.
Perhaps the only thing more off putting than swooning over politicians is the swooning over bureaucrats, but that is exactly where MSNBC Live went on Thursday in recapping Wednesday's impeachment proceedings and Fox News' reaction to it. In defending the honor of the civil service, former spokeswoman for the Treasury Department and Samantha Power at the UN Hagar Chemali accused Fox of "blasphemous" attacks on George Kent and Bill Taylor.
If skeptics needed any more evidence that Big Tech is liberally biased, Amazon delivered in a big way. Amazon published a policy list to “provide customers, investors, policymakers, employees, and others our views on certain issues,” the manifesto read. Though it tried to claim shortly thereafter that “there is much room for healthy debate and differing opinions.” We’ll see about that. Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos also conveniently owns the liberal Washington Post, who unveiled its melodramatic motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness” after Donald J. Trump won the presidency.
It didn’t take long for Stephen King to launch into an attack on President Donald Trump, in the wake of the Santa Clarita shooting. The horror author took to his official Twitter account, on Thursday, to curse out Trump as he tweeted: “Trump is said to be ‘monitoring the situation’ in Santa Clarita. Is he a useless piece of shit or is it just me?”
If ratings are any indicator of Americans’ interest in impeachment, Democrats are in big trouble. Viewership for yesterday’s impeachment hearings are out, and reveal that between the three major broadcast networks, ABC led ratings, with just 2 million total viewers (Fox News was the most viewed network, with 2.9 million watching.)
Accuse liberal billionaire George Soros of impropriety and you could be accused of anti-Semitism and be de-platformed. At least that’s what the Open Society Foundations is allegedly saying should happen to lawyer and Fox News guest Joe diGenova.
Not surprisingly, left-wing comedian Samantha Bee was very excited that the public impeachment hearings have begun. She began Wednesday’s edition of Full Frontal by declaring “I can’t wait to finally eat a piece of the impeachment cake I baked over three years ago!” The TBS host praised the “persuasive” witnesses and hyped the “bomb” that one of them supposedly dropped.
While Wednesday’s impeachment hearing was in a brief recess during the 12:00 p.m. ET hour, Republican Congressman Mark Meadows conducted a press conference with Capitol Hill reporters and called them out for their biased questions in real time. He repeatedly corrected the record as the journalists made misleading assertions about the hearing in an attempt to boost the partisan impeachment proceedings against President Trump.