Appearing on MSNBC Wednesday morning, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway hammered the liberal cable channel for its blatant biased coverage of the Mueller investigation over the past two years and called out journalists who repeatedly declared Trump guilty of Russian collusion despite the Special Counsel’s report concluding the opposite.
Even though he was coming from the rabidly pro-impeachment camp, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was apoplectic Tuesday night with Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and his colleagues on the left for their lack of progress in trying to rid America of Donald Trump. In the span of over three minutes, Matthews blasted them for “never get[ting] anything done” on impeachment, calling witnesses against the President, and for bringing in CNN contributor John Dean for a “ridiculous” hearing.
While promoting the upcoming hearings on the Mueller Report orchestrated by House Democrats, on Monday afternoon, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle feared that the partisan stunt would be unsuccessful in “moving the needle” of public opinion against President Trump. In the discussion that followed, correspondent Heidi Przybyla particularly fretted over the influence of Fox News in shaping media coverage of the investigation.
On Monday morning, MSNBC repeatedly touted House Democrats holding hearings to try to keep the Mueller Report in the news after the results of Special Counsel’s Russia investigation disappointed liberal lawmakers and reporters. The coverage claimed President Trump’s political opponents were simply “educating the public” and “bringing the Mueller to life” with the partisan stunt.
New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos expressed some hope for Congressional Democrats’ fishing expedition against Donald Trump based on the Mueller report findings in Wednesday’s encouraging “Talks Over Access to Report Might Be Back On.” Fandos expressed his usual hostility to the Republican side and deference toward the Democrats, while ginning up impeach-Trump momentum: "But there appears to be little chance either former aide will testify, bolstering the case made by a growing number of House Democrats that the president is actively obstructing another branch of government from doing its constitutionally sanctioned oversight function, and that impeachment proceedings are the only proportional response."
On Saturday's Smerconish show, CNN host Michael Smerconish responded to the Virginia Beach shootings by beginning his show with a commentary complaining about the absence of new gun control in the aftermath of other such shootings, and recalled dropping his NRA membership years ago. Smerconish's liberal commentary even inspired agreement from DNC chair Evan Perez who appeared as a guest in the next segment.
Appearing as a guest on Friday's CNN Tonight, disgraced former CBS News anchor Dan Rather complained about the failure of Congress to adopt gun control in the aftermath of mass shootings as he asserted that politicians are "bought and paid for by the gun lobby." He also oddly claimed that such reforms have not been enacted because of an absence of "honor and patriotism."
During MSNBC’s 2:00 p.m. ET hour on Thursday, fill-in anchor Kasie Hunt impatiently wondered: “What more do congressional Democrats need to hear before they make a decision about impeachment?” In the segment that followed, she pressed Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on when liberal lawmakers would start proceedings against President Trump.
On Thursday's MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle devoted a segment to celebrating the fact that a number of states have passed new gun control in spite of NRA objections as she interviewed political activist Shannon Watts -- whom she managed to label as "apolitical" in spite of her anti-gun political activities. The MSNBC host also lauded Watts -- founder of Moms Demand Action -- as "the NRA's worst nightmare."
On Thursday, NBC’s Today show was giddy with excitement over the possibility that House Democrats may soon start impeachment proceedings against President Trump in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Wednesday press conference. While hosts and correspondents repeatedly hyped “mounting pressure” on liberal lawmakers to begin the process, the journalists themselves eagerly joined the pressure campaign.
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, the show was fixated on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commenting last night that he would work to fill a hypothetical U.S. Supreme Court vacancy if one occurred in 2020, as hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota brought up the issue repeatedly across all three hours of the show. Additionally, no conservative commentators were included in the panel discussions even while several liberal contributors including Joe Lockhart, John Avlon, and Catherine Rampell were allowed to give their negative commentary against McConnell.
Yes there is crying in baseball. In fact, media are melting down because, during Monday's Memorial Day observance, a Fresno minor league team insulted socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Dem-NY). And for once, AOC and her media enthusiasts are right to cry, just not for the reasons they think.