In the wake of the tragic Parkland, Florida shooting, there have been some disgusting and crazy conspiracy theories attacking some of the survivors as “actors” who didn’t really suffer through an ordeal. These comments are obviously offensive and should be condemned. But one person who doesn’t have the credibility to do that is former MSNBC analyst Toure. Why? Because he’s promoted 9/11 truther conspiracy theories.
Tuesday’s New York Times featured a humdrum personal profile of its own reporter, Maggie Haberman, whose only point of interest was an offensive comparison the White House reporter made between Michael Bloomberg’s 2001 run for mayor of New York City and Donald Trump’s run for president in 2016. In both cases, “an unprecedented form of terror in an election” resulted in an unlikely result. One was an Islamist terrorist attack that murdered over 3000 people; the other, some embarrassing campaign emails that may have damaged Clinton’s prospects over Trump. Same thing, really, right?
Appearing as a panel member on Wednesday's New Day, CNN political analyst and former NBC host David Gregory accused many Republicans of engaging in "demagoguery" and "shameless fearmongering" for their history of insisting on greater border security to prevent terrorism and crime.
GQ host and former MSNBC crazy Keith Olbermann joined the ladies of ABC’s The View on Friday and he came locked and loaded with head-shaking statements, chiefly his belief that President Trump has been worse for America than Osama bin Laden. In addition, Olbermann made the stark admission that he owes George W. Bush and John McCain apologies for trashing them and wishes Bush could have had a third term as President instead of Trump being in the White House now.
On Thursday's New Day, CNN hosts and commentators devoted a substantial portion of the show to fretting over President Donald Trump and Republicans having a double standard in not wanting to pass new gun laws after shootings, but being eager to pass new immigration restrictions after terrorism by Muslim radicals who trace back to other countries.
Whether he was joking or not, CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta made a fool of himself on Wednesday afternoon, spreading fake news that President Trump “now has the world record for injecting politics into the aftermath of a terror attack” for suggesting changes to immigration policy after Tuesday’s Manhattan terror attack. Turns out, as we’ll see, the news media, and particularly CNN, may be the real record holders.
On Friday morning's MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle was freaking out over Republican Roy Moore getting nominated for Senate in Alabama as she hosted liberal guest David Litt and right-leaning guest Elise Jordan to discuss the subject. As is typical, Jordan contributed no right-leaning commentary into the discussion as Litt -- a new recurring guest on MSNBC -- was more partisan as he accused Republicans of engaging in "white flight" after Barack Obama became President. He also tried to insert another racial angle into the conversation as he theorized that a black man could not have gotten away with holding a gun on stage like Moore did, even though Sheriff David Clarke has held a rifle at right-leaning events -- more than once -- and is a big hit within the conservative movement.
On Thursday's Deadline: White House, Republican-leaning MSNBC most Nicolle Wallace was still fretting over Roy Moore's GOP primary victory in Alabama as she repeated her claims from yesterday that some of his past comments are "too offensive" to be shown on television. She also worried that his candidacy for Senate signals that the Republican party is "on a path to extinction."
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, you’re shown otherwise. During Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews compared the Russian-backed social media trolls during the 2016 election to the 9/11 hijackers who murdered thousands of Americans in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
No one who follows MSNBC would be at all surprised that the Republicans who appear regularly as analysts on the blatantly liberal news network would trash Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore after his primary victory yesterday, but MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace had one of the most bizarre responses as she actually claimed that some of his more controversial statements are too "abhorrent" to even be shown on television.
Other than 9/11, not much happened in 2001. CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell on Monday excluded the September 11th terror attacks in order to conclude that there have been “three times” as many “right wing” violence.
Veteran journalist Kurt Andersen’s 13,000-word cover story for the September issue of The Atlantic, “How America Lost Its Mind," is an attack on Trump and what he sees as the Republican Party's recent retreat from reality, but skips Democratic embrace of conspiracy theories, and assumes the news was fair and balanced before Rush Limbaugh's "unending and immersive propaganda" and Fox News came along.