Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway has long been an undisputed authority on the matter of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and the liberal media’s lies and obfuscation of the facts. So, it should come as no surprise when she completely dominated USA Today D.C. bureau chief Susan Page when she tied to defend The New York Times’s latest salvo of poorly sourced and discredited accusations against the Associate Justice.
Despite the fact that the accused victim in the sexual misconduct allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh says she doesn’t remember anything like that happening to her, the liberal zealots at ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News pushed the poorly sources accusations for almost 30 minutes (29 minutes 26 seconds) between Sunday and Monday evenings.
All three networks eagerly promoted a new allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during his college days, published by the New York Times over the weekend. The paper’s report was an excerpt of a new anti-Kavanaugh book authored by Times reporters that largely used anonymous sources to smear the conservative, Catholic Supreme Court Justice. Nearing the anniversary of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing that was mired by uncorroborated accusations of attempted rape and sexual misconduct, the networks spent the morning hailing the “growing calls” by 2020 Democrats for impeachment.
Morning Joe might have been more motivated by concern for Democrats than upholding journalistic standards. But the show did today rip the New York Times for its "glaring omission" in failing to include in the original version of its article about a new accusation against Brett Kavanaugh the fact that the alleged victim doesn't want to speak and friends say doesn't recall the incident. Joe Scarborough also criticized the Times' failure to mention that the person who brought forth the new allegation, Max Stier, was on the other side from Kavanaugh in the Starr investigation. Joe and Mika warned Dems that jumping on this latest story could backfire on them. They suggested that the presidential candidates calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment speak with Claire McCaskill and ask how the Kavanaugh hearings, etc. worked out for her and other Democrats in 2018.
On Friday's Velshi and Ruhle show, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle fretted over Democratic presidential candidates not taking the U.S. Supreme Court seriously enough as an issue, and particularly the Court's influence on abortion rights, as she devoted a segment to the issue. Correspondent Shannon Pettypiece worried that moderates might side with Republicans on late-term abortion if Democrats do not do a better job of talking up their views on the issue.
First, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow took a turn smearing Trump judicial pick Steven Menashi as some kind of white nationalist. Now CNN's Andrew "KFILE" Kaczynski and Em Steck are digging into Menashi's college-newspaper articles at Dartmouth to denounce him as -- gasp! -- a conservative!
Ed Whelan at National Review objected on Friday to a Rachel Maddow segment on MSNBC Thursday night strongly implying that Trump judicial nominee Steven Menashi is a white nationalist based on a paper he wrote on "Ethnonationalism and Liberal Democracy." Menashi was writing about Israel -- and yet the word "Israel" never passed Maddow's lips
Look at the bright side! Sure, a recession could throw millions of Americans out of work, and shrink retirement portfolios. But an economic downturn would also hurt President Trump in 2020! That was CNN's theme this morning. The 6 am New Day hour led with co-host John Berman trumpeting yesterday's stock market drop. CNN economic analyst Rana Foroohar then said of a recession: "it's here."John Avlon weighed in to crow: "if the economy goes south, [Trump] is in a world of hurt."
On Morning Joe, discussing last night's Democrat debate, Joe Scarborough says Americans don't want to hear about the details of the Bernie Sanders "Medicare for All" plan. Instead, says Scarborough, they want to hear about how President Trump is a bigot and a racist, and how "he's appointing federal judges that don't respect precedent." As if liberal judges never overturn precedent?
On Monday's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough repeatedly referred to Congressman John Ratcliffe as a "clown." But that wasn't contemptuous enough for Joe. And so Scarborough also suggested that President Trump's nominee as Director of National Intelligence be called a "fascist," and proceeded to do so time and again. Scarborough justified his slur by claiming that during the Mueller hearings last week, Ratcliffe called "every Democrat a socialist." Turnabout being fair play, suggested Scarborough, it was fitting to refer to Ratcliffe as a "fascist."
Appearing as a guest on the Monday edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 , New York Times columnist Tom Friedman tried to give advice to Democrats on how to best beat President Donald Trump next year, lamely suggesting that they label the President a "chump" for relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He also fearmongered that the country could not "recover" from a second term of Trump, and worried that Democrats are being too openly to the left in some of the issues they have been pushing.
On Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski says she'd "love to hear" from former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis or other former members of the Trump administration to hear about the "dysfunction" in the Trump administration and the "erosion of our credibility on the world stage."