The View hosts were riled up Friday, after their show had been preempted most of the week by the televised impeachment hearings. Co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar were devastated by the news that more independents were against impeachment, and the President’s approval ratings had shot up since the hearings began. The two lectured Americans for not believing the Democrats, and media’s impeachment arguments.
The Democrats’ star witness Tuesday for President Trump’s impeachment hearing has threatened legal action if Fox News does not retract an opinion segment that was critical of him from a few weeks ago. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman sent a letter through his lawyer to the news network saying they were “liable for punitive damages” for “false and defamatory allegations it published about LTC Vindman, knowing they were false.”
Appearing on Friday’s CBS This Morning, legal analyst and constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley completely shattered the hopes of Democrats and the liberal media that President Trump would be successfully impeached and removed from office. He trashed the proceedings for presenting “the thinnest evidentiary record” and declared the effort was “designed to fail.”
New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker got really excited over impeachment, making comparisons to John Dean and Watergate in his front-page “news analysis” of the hearings into “quid pro quo” allegations involving President Trump and Ukraine: “Democrats Detect Watergate Echo.” The headline to the “jump” page betrayed the same giddiness: “An Echo of Watergate As Sondland Remarks Refocus the Debate.” Baker didn’t wait a single sentence before breathlessly declaring Sondland’s testimony a “John Dean moment” -- as in the infamous witness for the prosecution in the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.
Somebody should really check on Chris Richards. Take him out to lunch, or maybe send him one of those singing telegrams. The Washington Post’s pop music critic sounds awfully troubled. This is Grammy nomination week, when garbage music fills the air and music writers become important (relatively), but Richards is wrestling with existential doubts.
Credit to the journalists at CBS for at least having an alternative voice on. But the hosts at CBS This Morning seemed surpised as Reince Priebus dismissed the Democratic Impeachment efforts. Anthony Mason wondered, “We've heard now a dozen public officials, some of them the President's own appointees, in testimony express serious concerns about his conduct. Should we not believe these career public servants?”
Countering the liberal media call to censor conservatives, the former president came out swinging against Chinese-style censorship on Big Tech platforms and took a stand for free speech online. “At a high-dollar fundraiser on Thursday” former President Barack Obama attempted to bridge the gap and ease the tensions between rising Democratic Party leaders and Big Tech companies, particularly amidst recent controversies over “misinformation,” censorship and free speech, Vox Recode reported.
For the liberal media, there's nothing like analogizing President Trump to a . . . heinous killer! On MTP Daily, Chuck Todd fretted that President Trump might be acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial, in the same way that O.J. Simpson was acquitted at his criminal trial.
It’s been nearly a year since the media targeted and smeared a group of teenage boys from a Catholic high school for daring to don “MAGA” hats while a Native American activist beat a drum in their faces and other angry leftist protesters screamed at them. Nick Sandmann, the student at the center of that media-driven controversy rightfully hired a legal team and has taken the media to task over the past year for portraying the students as racist aggressors in that encounter. Thursday, Nick Sandmann’s attorney revealed an encouraging development in their case against NBC News.
In a long and storied baseball career with the New York Yankees, former shortstop Derek Jeter never had much to say about anything. As soon as he retired five years ago, he founded a blog, The Players Tribune, that speaks volumes about social justice, among other topics. He's scoring an error on that strategy, though, because his site is struggling to generate revenue and just took on a new partner to stop the hemorrhaging. In typical Jeter fashion, he glosses over The Players Tribune’s woes while highlighting social justice warriors in Thursday's five-year anniversary post, “The Next Five.”
On Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC political analyst Michael Steele reminded viewers why there’s no reason to consider him a conservative or Republican. Not only did Steele bash the investigations into the deadly Benghazi terror attack and Operation: Fast and Furious, but he seemed to express disappointment with Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) for not leaning toward impeachment.
The newest form of virtue signaling for the left involves cutting more than just carbon emissions. Now men are getting their nether regions snipped to save the planet – let’s see if this craze catches on!
Liberal media outlets were thrilled at Shepard Smith's first public remarks since abruptly leaving Fox News last month. Smith hosted a dinner of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and proclaimed he was donating a half million dollars to the group. The New York Times reported he called "for a steadfast defense of independent journalism, while offering a few subtle barbs at President Trump’s treatment of the press." Subtle? Smith implied Trump was an "autocrat" flooding the world with "garbage and lies."
One of the main symptoms of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) that’s been plaguing the left since the 2016 election is the inability to accept that Hillary Clinton lost. TDS sufferers will even go so far as to create vast conspiracy theories that the election was somehow tampered with, and that Hillary was the true victor.
Not surprisingly, left-wing comedian Samantha Bee elected to open Wednesday’s Full Frontal by talking about her favorite topic: the impeachment inquiry. Bee apologized that her voice “sounds a little hoarse” because “it’s just because I’ve come down with a case of impeachment fever, baby!” Like many others in the liberal media, Bee presented E.U. AmbassadorGordon Sondland’s testimony as earth-shattering.