CNN’s Inside Politics host John King insisted on Thursday’s show that he wasn’t blaming President Donald Trump for this week’s mail bombs, but did exactly that. On Friday, King did it again, declaring that the pro-Trump bumper stickers on the suspects van (including “CNN sucks”) “does not make the President responsible for this,” even though he used the word “but” to then do not only that, but directly lecture Trump supporters.
During Wednesday’s edition of Cuomo Prime Time, host Chris Cuomo blasted President Trump, blaming him as well as conservative media for the mail bombs sent to his place of business and other influential figures in the Democratic Party in the preceding 48 hours. As Cuomo speculated about “what might have inspired” the rash of suspicious packages, he did not hesitate to place the blame at the feet of the President of the United States: “Our President cannot escape special scrutiny. He is at the head of the hate parade and way too often.”
The morning after NBC Nightly News scared viewers by instructing them on how to spot bombs in their mail, on Friday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle suggested that explosives might be smuggled around by people dressed in Halloween costumes as the holiday nears. In response, NBC News analyst and former ATF Special Agent Jim Cavanaugh tried to provide calm.
MSNBC Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers Thursday evening where the former Republican operative urged voters to vote Democrat to flip the House and the Senate to protect the country from President Trump. Wallace also claimed the media was too afraid to blame President Trump for the recent series of suspicious packages mailed to prominent Democrats.
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt even admitted that “prior to this week's spree, postal inspectors say they’ve investigated just 16 mail bombs in recent years.” But that didn’t stop the network from trying to scare the wits out of their viewers with fears of bombs making their way into the family mailbox during Thursday’s broadcast.
President Trump and the White House refused to bow to the liberal media’s assertions that he was the one responsible for bombs sent to CNN and other Democrats this week. In response, the liberal media spend most of Thursday throwing a temper tantrum. During ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News, the broadcast networks were clearly irritated as they took shot after shot at the President.
For anyone who’s at least semi-regularly read NewsBusters, they will know that MSNBC’s Katy Tur has shown her liberal credentials in tussling with conservatives and even struggled with facts from time to time. Both surfaced Thursday afternoon when she told conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson that it’s “offensive” to suggest that “both sides” should cool their rhetoric following Wednesday’s mail bombs to actor Robert de Niro, CNN, and friendly liberal politicians. Rather, Tur argued that a “toxic political environment” only arose when Donald Trump began his presidential bid in 2015.
The liberal media were irate Wednesday night after President Trump called for civility, unity, and for the media to turn down their own heated rhetoric. A lot of CNN’s prime time line up after that point involved them berating the President for his own rhetoric and tone deafly denying they needed to take any such action. And during the first hour of CNN Tonight, current CNN analyst and former NBC host David Gregory laughably declared that the media was “not responsible for creating a tone”, the President was.
On MTP Daily, Chuck Todd floats a novel theory about who is behind the pipe bombs: "I have this fear that it could be some Russian operation, too, designed to do what's happening now. More of this -- so in some ways we should not rule out -- it is dividing us."
CNN’s liberal bias is so overt and obvious these days, you don’t even have to hear the journalists speak. Just reading the onscreen graphic will explain everything you need to know. In the wake of Wednesday's attempted mail bombings, here’s how the CNN graphics department responded.
Wednesday night on the Fox News Channel, primetime host Sean Hannity accused Democrats of hypocrisy for calling for civility in the wake of the pipe bomb scare late Tuesday and Wednesday. Hannity first pointed out that just one day before the wave of mail bombs targeting well-known Democrats began surfacing, former Vice President Joe Biden compared President Trump to segregationist George Wallace.
On Thursday, the network morning shows were aghast that President Trump would accuse the news media of incivility and divisiveness, even as they repeatedly suggested that his rhetoric was to blame for mail bombs being sent to prominent Democrats. Reporters ignored recent polling that found people across the political spectrum agreed that the press was one of the main sources of division in the country.