On Monday, NBC’s Today show was excited by the prospect of Democrat “rising star” Beto O’Rourke holding a “counter-rally” to President Trump’s upcoming visit to the border in El Paso, Texas. As she promoted the former congressman and failed Senate candidate’s protest event, reporter Kristen Welker declared that it was “going to be quite a split screen.”



You got 37 days for it to go away, Joe . . .  On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said of Elizabeth Warren's candidacy, "am I the only person in America who thinks the Native American controversy is something that probably will not last into the spring?"



Former First Lady and perennial liberal superstar Michelle Obama helped to open the 61st Annual Grammy Awards program airing on CBS February 10. Host Alicia Keys introduced her friends as they came on stage to pay homage to their love of music. Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jennifer Lopez accompanied Mrs. Obama. Michelle from the south side of Chicago spoke of her lifelong love of music. There wasn’t anything special in what she said but the audience went nuts at the mere sight of her and remained standing throughout her time on stage.



"Sudden Respect" is our NewsBusters topic category for situations in which the liberal media suddenly lavishes praise on a conservative because he is now criticizing fellow Republicans or conservatives.  Maybe we need a new category: "Sudden Disrespect," to cover cases in which the MSM turns on a Democrat who dares to not march in liberal lockstep. Joy Reid provided a perfect example of the phenomenon on her MSNBC show today. Her guest was Bill Burton, who was a bosom buddy of the liberal media back when he was one of the earliest members of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, later becoming Obama's deputy press secretary. But now that Burton has had the audacity to become an adviser to Howard Schultz's potential presidential campaign, he came in for far from kid-glove treatment. Burton more than held his own. It made for some chippily entertaining TV. 



During Friday’s edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the eponymous host concluded his satirical segment “new rules” with a lecture to potential independent 2020 candidate Howard Schultz; which basically ended up as a five-minute monologue trashing the Republican Party. At one point in the monologue, Maher asserted that “if you drew a Venn diagram of insane and 21st Century Republican, it would be a circle.”



Going “green” will require a lot of green, apparently. Two U.S. legislators have a proposal designed to require substantial changes to every building in the U.S., create rail “at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary,” replace all “combustion engine-vehicles” within a decade, and guarantee everyone a “job,” higher education, “healthy food,” and much more.



Seemingly following the example set by his fellow CNN hosts, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, host Anderson Cooper ended Thursday’s edition of AC360 by venting his nonsensical anger at a fundraising e-mail sent by the Trump campaign. The e-mail, meant to drive engagement with Trump supporters, led people to the “Official State of the Union Approval Poll” and the answers for the parody poll have had CNN liberals in a tailspin.



On February 6, The New York Times published a profile by Matt Flegenheimer of Beto's years in New York City in which he accomplished...stand by...basically nothing. This story is not to be confused with the other New York Times Beto story about appearing at Times Square for  an interview with Oprah Winfrey of exactly one day earlier which was also written by Flegenheimer. A reader could be forgiven for wondering if Mr. Flegenheimer has been assigned to the Beto adulation beat at the New York Times.



The New York Times still loves Stacey Abrams, who delivered the official Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. She also lost the 2018 Georgia governor’s race to Republican Brian Kemp -- but not without making unsubstantiated allegations of voter suppression, cheered on by the newspaper. Now, she’s on the path to the presidency, at least according to Times political reporter Astead Herndon’s “Supporters Nudge Democrat With High Aspirations to Aim Even Higher.” The online headline to his Thursday story: “Stacey Abrams Isn’t Running for President. Should She Be?”



Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's CNN Tonight, former ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson cheered for the U.S. to continue marching toward socialism as he predicted there will soon be a single-payer health care system, and declared that the U.S. is "getting to be a better country."



Anyone who has somehow been added to an e-mail list for a political campaign can attest to the fact that they often get messages that include fun or cheesy efforts to drive interaction with supporters to keep enthusiasm up. But during Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, host Chris Cuomo and CNN Tonight host Don Lemon were up in arms over such an e-mail sent by the Trump campaign polling supporters on how the State of the Union address went.



On Wednesday, NBC’s Today show devoted a full report to failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke being treated to a fawning sit-down with media mogul and Democratic Party booster Oprah Winfrey Tuesday night. Excited by Winfrey “bringing together the worlds of Hollywood and politics” during her SuperSoul Conversations forum in New York, the network broadcast touted O’Rourke as the “new Obama” and hyped his potential 2020 presidential run.