It appears that liberal billionaire largess just isn’t going to be enough to prop up The Center for American Progress’s propaganda arm, ThinkProgress. The Daily Beast broke the news story, reporting “Staff were informed on Monday afternoon that the site would be sold off and a CAP official told The Daily Beast that the organization would begin looking for prospective buyers for the website, which has come under severe financial strains during the Trump era.”
On Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski says that President Trump is afraid of Robert Mueller's testimony because Mueller represents "good versus evil." Donny Deutsch says that Mueller's testimony won't change much, and warns people against the "post-Mueller depression" they experienced when the Mueller report first came out. Mika agrees with Donny on "post-Mueller depression." And for saying that Mueller's testimony will be "useless," the Morning Joe panel vilifies Rudy Giuliani as "stupid, pathetic, grotesque" and a "critter."
During Last Week Tonight Sunday, host John Oliver devoted nearly his entire show to advocating for the impeachment of President Trump while attempting to portray himself as neutral on the matter. Oliver appeared to have a newfound sense of motivation to push for impeachment following President Trump’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
CNN host and media janitor Brian Stelter set up a pretty easy mess for his cast of liberal media types to clean up during Sunday’s so-called “Reliable Sources”: whether or not the liberal media wanted to see President Trump impeached.
President Trump made more headlines Wednesday night after he told ABC chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that he would be fine with taking “oppo research” on his 2020 opponent from foreign countries. This comment drew criticism. But during their almost two hours and 30 minutes of prime time coverage, or hair-on-fire panic, neither CNN nor MSNBC cared to mention that that’s exactly what the Clinton campaign did in 2016 with the now-infamous dossier.
CNN’s Don Lemon was hardly an outlier among his colleagues in the media when he rejoiced in former White House Counsel John Dean’s comparisons of the Watergate scandal to the Mueller report during an appearance on Capitol Hill. However, Lemon differentiated himself from the others in the media by complaining that media coverage of a helicopter crash in New York City eclipsed coverage of Dean’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee Monday.
With absolutely ZERO insight or knowledge of the underlining evidence or investigation, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee invited disgraced former White House Counsel John Dean to testify on the findings of the Special Counsel Report on Monday. Of course, Dean’s only experience in any related matter had to do with his own obstruction crimes during the Watergate scandal. Both CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News championed Dean’s comparisons between President Trump and former President Richard Nixon, a common show he puts on.
While MSNBC's morning shows were touting the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on the Mueller report that include former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean and MSNBC anti-Trump analysts as expert witnesses, Andrea Mitchell took a different perspective on her Monday afternoon show.
To say that Joy Reid has impeachment on the noggin is a vast understatement. Once again today, she devoted the great majority of her MSNBC show to pushing impeachment. For our readers' entertainment, we've put together a mashup in which the I-word was used no fewer than 46 times in a variety of forms and contexts—and we might have missed a few!
During his closing argument Thursday night, CNN host Chris Cuomo gave the Democrats a pep talk as they ponder what to do regarding impeachment. In addition to repeatedly begging the Congressional Democrats to “do your duty,” Cuomo made an effort to tie the idea of impeachment proceedings to the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
MSNBC hosts Ari Melber and Chris Matthews trash Nancy Pelosi's line that, rather than seeing President Trump impeached, she'd like to see him "in prison." Melber suggests it's the equivalent of President Trump's "lock her up" line, and Matthews says it's worthy of a "rinky-dink, fourth-world" country like "Pakistan."
On MSNBC’s Deadline: White House Wednesday, host Nicolle Wallace weighed in on President Trump’s “cringeworthy” trip to the United Kingdom and, naturally, Wallace and her guests (including two former Obama administration officials), trashed Brexit and President Trump’s “America First” m antra as “xenophobic.” And for good measure, they called into question his mental health.