Sparks flew and a temper flared during a heated argument between NBC political director Chuck Todd and Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Sunday’s Meet the Press. The former raged as the latter dismantled the combined narrative of congressional Democrats and the liberal media when it came to impeachment, media bias, and Ukraine. Here are the highlights.



Just as the liberal broadcast networks did Monday evening, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta batted away an interview Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did with TIME magazine, in which he stated he did not approach his conversation with President Trump “from the position of a quid pro quo.” Despite that fact, Acosta treated the development as some kind of unimportant statement Trump was “seizing on.”



With the way forward on impeachment not looking so hot, NBC political director and Meet the Press moderator, Chuck Todd did some venting during an appearance on Sunday Today. According to him, polls showing the public’s sourness on impeachment or declining support were not “organic” because of political ads running on TV. Then there was his complaint that House Republicans were somehow “bullying” their Democratic colleagues by pointing out the flaws in the Democratic-led process.



Could it be that the fix is in for Hollywood’s influence during this upcoming election cycle? Actor Robert Redford sure seems desperate, putting his TDS into an op-ed at NBC “Think.” The actor railed against Trump’s administration, calling it a “monarchy in disguise” and pulling out enough platitudes on the death of democracy to make the Washington Post cringe.



As part of their crusade for “truth” in the age of Trump, the liberal media have made it part of their mission to prop up any conspiracy theory the Democratic Party pitches them, such as NBC’s debate moderators allowing their candidates to assert Stacey Abrams was the governor of Georgia. On Sunday’s no-so “Reliable Sources,” CNN host Brian Stelter helped to defend disgraced former Congresswoman Katie Hill by lying about why she had to resign from office at the end of last month.



Remember back to 2014 when CNN became a laughing stock when they suggested aliens might have abducted Malaysia Flight 370? Well, it took over three years of a Trump presidency but they finally reached a similar milestone again. This time, however, they did it when CNN media “journalist” and host of so-called “Reliable Sources” ended his Sunday show with a segment decided claiming President Trump was a “destructive cult” leader like Jim Jones and using “mind control.”



Talk about grading on a curve. During an appearance on NBC’s Sunday Today, political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd boasted that the Democratic-led impeachment hearings of President Trump were “very successful” and could “maybe” get him convicted in a court of law. But, he would admit that polling showed that Democrats were not successful in moving the needle of public support for impeachment.



Somebody should really check on Chris Richards. Take him out to lunch, or maybe send him one of those singing telegrams. The Washington Post’s pop music critic sounds awfully troubled. This is Grammy nomination week, when garbage music fills the air and music writers become important (relatively), but Richards is wrestling with existential doubts.

 


The liberal broadcast networks seemed in good spirits Thursday evening following the final day of televised impeachment hearings. Their jubilation came as part of a moment during the testimony of former White House Ukraine adviser Dr. Fiona Hill supposedly “blasting Republicans for spreading a conspiracy theory about Ukraine interfering in the 2016 election,” as NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt suggested.



Despite how they were dismissive of his truthfulness prior to Wednesday and the fact that he could not directly implicate President Trump in a quid pro quo scheme with Ukraine, ABC, CBS, and NBC heralded the public testimony of E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland as a “bombshell” from “the most pivotal witness yet.”



The same liberal media that denounced any and all questions about Hillary Clinton’s health prior to and following her stumbling exit from a 9/11 event on 2016, suddenly wanted to speculate about why President Trump visited Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend. During their Monday evening, newscast, NBC suggested the President’s visit may have had something to do with his heart. The difference of course being, there was video evidence of Clinton acting bizarrely.



In a Sunday segment on so-called “Reliable Sources”, media janitor and host Brian Stelter proved how much of a clown show CNN was by trotting out disgraced journalist Dan Rather to talk about, of all things: why the “truth still matters.” At the same time, Stelter wanted Rather to talk about how the “truth is closing in” on President Trump, and how the President apparently runs a cult.