MSNBC's Ali Velshi seems to love the word "bifurcated" since he couldn't stop yelling it at possible presidential contender Howard Schultz on Friday.  Velshi kept repeating "bifurcated" over and over and over again as if it was a weapon to be used to attack the former Starbucks CEO for the high crime of possibly splitting the anti-Trump vote in 2020. 



Top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett is plugging a new memoir, and in 12 minutes and two interview segments on All Things Considered, NPR had just one challenging question for her: what about this touchy-Biden issue? When they turned to the wider stage of Campaign 2020, it sounded like a Democrat precinct chat, and NPR anchor Audie Cornish seemed to worry that none of the contenders would match the wondrous appeal of Obama, who was... "an idea," not just a person:



What kind of Twilight Zone are we living in when Democrats pretend that the mainstream media are objective journalists and Fox News is an arm of the Trump administration? People are always talking about media bias, so why am I bringing this up now? Well, because of two news alerts that popped up on my phone. First, I read that the Democratic National Committee is refusing to partner with Fox News for the 2020 primary debates.



Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on The Daily Show Thursday night where he was warmly welcomed by host Trevor Noah and his enthusiastic audience. At one point during the interview, Noah expressed confusion on why the radical Democrat would agree to appear on an “illegitimate” news source like Fox News.



Senator Kamala Harris appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Thursday night and she was greeting with all the adoration you would expect from a liberal fanboy like Meyers.



Does loyalty to a resistance group full of Trump-hating liberal women overrule disapproval of ugly, aggressive tactics against a conservative Country-Western singer’s transitioning sister? Yes, apparently it does if you are an unhinged leftist.



In the latest series of attempts to raise the profile of South Bend Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, Never-Trumpers and liberals have attempted to highlight his Christian faith. New York Times columnist David Brooks tried to showcase the openly gay mayor’s “conservative family values” while USA Today’s Kirsten Powers hailed his “countercultural approach to Christianity.”



Good for literally every sound-minded person on the planet: Alec Baldwin says he’s going to start winding down his terrible impression of Donald Trump. Sitting down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Baldwin intimated that he might be starting to grow tired of the role, and that it’s the SNL producers who “keep pulling me back in.” Sad!



For some reason ABC’s The View has been a favorite stop for Democrats to announce their presidential runs for 2020. That happened again on Thursday’s show, when Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) officially announced that he was the Democrat to beat President Trump in the next election.

 


After CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King complained on Wednesday about having to cover former Vice President Joe Biden’s questionable behavior toward women, she doubled down on Thursday, mourning the “sad conversation” taking place about the 2020 Democrat’s handsy tendencies. The other hosts joined in, even giving testimonials about Biden’s character.



Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss her book and a potential 2020 White House run. The panel did not spend time asking why she still will not concede or even what she thinks about various issues, but instead fawned over her and actively encouraged her to run for higher office.



Unburdened by basic journalistic ethics, on Wednesday, a series of MSNBC hosts eagerly promoted 2020 Democratic candidates lining up to speak at the annual National Action Network conference in New York City – put on by their fellow MSNBC host Al Sharpton. Not concerning themselves with the obvious conflict of interest presented by the event, the anchors hailed it as an “influential” forum for presidential hopefuls to “woo” Democratic primary voters.