Appearing as a guest on Friday's All In show on MSNBC, former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines suggested that there is the "functional equivalent of treason" in the White House, and asserted that, unlike President Abraham Lincoln's Republican party, the modern GOP is "intent on tearing apart" the Union.
On Friday's Hardball, Rick Tyler became the latest allegedly right-leaning MSNBC contributor to insert blatantly liberal or anti-conservative commentary into his analysis as he accused border wall supporters of racism, asserting that they "don't want people who are not white" coming into the country. "That's what this is about," he added.
CNN analyst Brian Karem is the White House correspondent for Playboy -- which is not exactly best known as an intellectual journal. But on Saturday, Karem mocked conservative columnist Ann Coulter as "the intellectual equivalent of an empty wasp vessel," and then asserted that conservative opposition to illegal immigration is actually a "racist" argument against "brown people" coming to the U.S. and voting for Democrats.
On Saturday's CNN Newsroom, host Ana Cabrera was joined by CNN's Brian Stelter to bemoan the fact that President Donald Trump reacted to criticism from conservatives by holding firm on border wall funding and rejecting a plan to delay a shutdown of the government. Stelter complained the conservative media's "entertainment wing, that's the Sean Hannitys of the world....have an enormous amount of influence."
On her 12:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell attempted to falsely place partial blame on the Trump administration for migrants at the U.S. border being marked with numbers on their arms. In reality, the practice has been traced back to volunteers with the Mexican Red Cross and was in no way implemented by the U.S.
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's Morning Joe to discuss the aftermath of the death of a seven-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody, MSNBC correspondent Cal Perry slammed the Trump administration as making it "normal" for there to be "children dying in the desert." And, a bit later, correspondent Julia Ainsley suggested that the Trump administration forced migrants to illegally cross the border through the desert because entry through legal ports is not fast enough.
On Tuesday's New Day on CNN, as John Avlon hosted the show's regular "Reality Check" segment, he again demonstrated that this part of the show is more about pushing liberal spin than it is about actual fact-checking or making the audience informed as he misleadingly claimed that the Trump admnistration was not required by law to separate children from illegal immigrant parents.
Following the lead of MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell from Friday night, host Joy Reid on both Saturday and Sunday cited video dating back to the Barack Obama era as evidence that, under President Donald Trump, the U.S. Border Patrol destroys water supplies left in the desert for illegal immigrants, thus putting them at greater risk of dehydration.
On New Day Saturday, as CNN continued to cover the story of an illegal immigrant whose seven-year-old daughter died possibly of dehydration after he illegally transported her across the desert, the show gave an unchallenged forum to liberal activist to complain about the Trump administration's handling of illegal immigration as if such deaths were the government's fault.
On Friday's The Last Word show, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell gave California Democratic Rep. Norma Torres an unchallenged forum to claim that the Trump administration has "murdered" illegal immigrant children as the two discussed the recent death of a seven-year-old girl after she was transported across the desert illegally by her father. Additionally, O'Donnell accused the administration of destroying water supplies left in the desert to help illegals even though Border Patrol released a statement condemning agents who were caught on film destroying water in an incident believed to have happened during the Obama administration.
On Friday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, host Mitchell asserted that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was "blaming the victim" when she correctly warned that it is very dangerous to cross the desert illegally in reaction to recent news of a child dying possibly of dehydration after her father crossed the desert illegally from Mexico. Correspondent Jacob Soboroff suggested that the Trump administration is "forcing" illegals to cross under dangerous circumstances through the desert because of long wait times at legal ports of entry.
The cackling hyenas in Hollywood just can’t go five minutes without mocking anything the right values or what the American people want. In response to Donald Trump’s tough immigration meeting with Democrat leaders on Tuesday, several celeb whackos gleefully slammed the President for his “dumbass border wall,” getting Nancy Pelosi’s “foot up his ass,” and got in a few digs about Vice President Mike Pence’s marriage for good measure.