The co-hosts of Morning Joe on Monday turned to the help of a psychotherapist on the subject of how to talk politics with people you passionately disagree with. Keep in mind that these are people who compared Donald Trump and his supporters to Hitler and the Nazis. For the most part, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spent much of the segment wondering what’s wrong with those who don’t listen to them.
Following up on Friday’s item showing the best (or worst, depending on your word choice) quotes from narcissistic Looney TuneJim Acosta’s book The Enemy of the People, NewsBusters decided it was worth sharing two specific anecdotes that could stand on their own with one pertaining to the press corps in 2016 and the other about Fox News Channel’s John Roberts.
If as Michael Kinsley once said, "a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth," Joe Scarborough committed a gigantic gaffe on today's Morning Joe. Commenting on a bill proposed by Dem Sen. Mark Warner that would have made it illegal for campaigns not to report offers of foreign assistance to the FBI, Scarborough said, "all we're doing is trying to stop Russians." "We're" doing? Yup, Scarborough, and his fellow Democrats.
We always knew that far-left HBO host Bill Maher was cynical, but every now and then he reveals just how cynical. Appearing on Cuomo Prime Time, Monday, Maher admitted that Hillary Clinton was a “terrible” candidate who “obstructed justice” with her secretive handling of e-mails. Quite a contrast to what he said in 2016 about the noble “wonk” who only used a private server for efficiency.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough jokes about Paul Manafort being incarcerated at the infamous hellhole of Rikers Island in NYC. And thus it was that on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough joked about Paul Manfort being confined at Rikers Island, which has been described as a "hellhole," as here, here, and "the most notorious jail in America."
The other day, our NewsBusters colleague Tim Graham, co-author with our colleague Brent Bozell of Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump, was on Fox and Friends to discuss the media and the President. Along the way was this back and forth with host Brian Kilmeade (check out the rest of the post for more).
This could qualify as one of those rare occasions you'll hear a member of the Trump-hating media saying something about Trump voters that just might be interpreted as praise. The person saying it? Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review and host of its podcast. The occasion? Her interview on May 24 with historian Rick Atkinson, author of the newly released The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the first volume of a planned trilogy.
It’s truly amazing just how low liberal Democrats are willing to go to express their constant, intense hatred of President Trump. The latest example of this comes from Cherilyn Sarkisian, who is better known as “Cher.” Earlier this week, the singer and actress tweeted in no uncertain terms that she would like to see the President arrested and thrown in prison, where he should be sexually assaulted by a fellow inmate. Even though the 73-year-old liberal has received a negative backlash from her message, she has refused to apologize for her caustic outburst while admitting: "There is a line not to cross."
So much for standing up for decency. On the Thursday installment of MSNBC’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews and anti-Trump Republican J.W. Verret smeared House Republicans who support the President as “disgusting” and “junior officers behind Kim Jong-un in his rallies” who risk being murdered if they stray from or upset the country’s communist dictator in any way.
Appearing on Joy Reid's MSNBC show, a ghoulish Rick Wilson, billed as a Republican media strategist, urges Democrats to pursue impeachment by raising the "body count" among members of the Trump administration, inflicting a "death of 1,000 cuts," and raising the "pain level." He also analogizes President Trump to OJ Simpson.
Liberals insist Donald Trump is a very serious threat to freedom of the press, and often avoid discussing how Barack Obama was the worst president for cracking down on reporters and their use of government sources. Now they insist Trump will be the worst. But two liberals at the Columbia Journalism Review also report that Team Obama was even worse than previously thought.
Taking a play out of Kathy Griffin’s playbook, the latest Cannes Film Festival entry is all about insane feminism; feminism for whom true power lies only in decapitating President Donald Trump and holding his bloody head aloft. Geez, we get it. They hate Trump. But even the Hollyweirdos need to admit that this trope is a little tired.