Leading off Thursday’s MTP Daily on MSNBC, host Chuck Todd did his best Chicken Little impression, staging through a hoarse voice an uncomfortable meltdown that declared America was in the midst of a “national nightmare” with President Trump “attack[ing]” our democracy. So not only did Todd flaunt his support for impeachment while imploring Americans to come together and overthrow the Trump administration, but he later insulted millions on the right by painting them as what ills our political division (just like he did last week with one Republican Senator).
After NBC Nightly News was the only evening newscast on Wednesday to even acknowledge that the CIA whistleblower consulted with a staffer for House Democrat Adam Schiff before filing a formal complaint with the Intelligence Community Inspector General, on Thursday, NBC’s Today show and CBS This Morning worked to downplay the bombshell revelation. Meanwhile, ABC’s Good Morning America maintained the network’s silence.
After the ABC and CBS evening newscasts on Monday hyped fears that President Trump was supposedly endangering the life of an anonymous government whistleblower by demanding to know the identity of the impeachment accuser, on Tuesday, Good Morning America wildly speculated that the President’s request could itself be an impeachable offense.
Move over Robert Mueller, the liberal media have found a new love. With House Democrats announcing an impeachment inquiry against President Trump over his phone call with the president of Ukraine, the media promptly dropped the Special Counsel’s inconclusive Russia investigation in favor of the latest promise of Trump’s political downfall. Reporters even went so far as to admit Mueller’s two-year effort was a “confusing” and “convoluted” flop.
Appearing as guests on Thursday's CNN Tonight, former CBS anchor Dan Rather and former ABC anchor Sam Donaldson declared that President Donald Trump is "out-Nixoning Nixon" on the Ukraine issue, with Donaldson claiming that there is a "smoking transcript" and Rather suggesting that it is already time to "roll the credits on a mob movie" based on President Trump and Rudy Giuliani's activities.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been doing a lot of IMPORTANT work in past week. You know, postponing a bipartisan gun control compromise, risking the credibility of her entire party over a shaky at best impeachment initiative, and hanging with super flamboyant queer TV star Jonathan Van Ness while the Republic is in turmoil.
On Friday's New Day show, as Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar appeared as a guest to discuss the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, CNN's Alisyn Camerota not only failed to ask any contrarian questions of her liberal guest, but she even tried to prod her into saying that she believes President Trump broke the law in asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Hunter Biden's business dealings.
In a tweet that’s been so heavily ratio’d that it must make the disgraced Des Moines Register jealous, The New York Times Opinion Twitter account video-tweeted Thursday night a lame anti-Trump manifesto staged as a parody of the opening crawl to the Star Wars movies.
Leave to a former National Review editor and former RNC chair to lament their former cohorts aren’t doing the supposed right thing. On Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC political analysts Robert Costa and Michael Steele pinned blame on a devout affinity to President Trump, a “conservative media complex,” and a love of partisanship on the right for why the Republican Party have refused to join Democrats in their push to impeach and remove Trump.
During Thursday’s special reports on ABC and NBC covering the House Intelligence Committee hearing with Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, journalists rushed to the defense of the anonymous whistleblower accusing President Trump of wrongdoing in a phone call with the president of Ukraine. Any of the serious questions about the unknown official’s credibility were dismissed and denounced.
Amid all of the enthusiastic coverage on Wednesday’s Morning Joe over House Democrats announcing an official impeachment inquiry of President Trump, co-host Mika Brzezinski was particularly in awe of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The MSNBC host hailed Pelosi as “the woman of the moment” who “is driven first by her faith.”
Despite repeated assertions that there is no “glee or joy” in the matter, the mood on Thursday’s Hardball was ebullient as host Chris Matthews and his parade of guests basked in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to have the House drop its charade and admit that they’re looking toward impeaching President Trump.