CNN boss Jeff Zucker sent out his liberal media dung-shovelers over the weekend to try to clean up the mess they made by buying into the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory. During Saturday’s Unfiltered, host S.E. Cupp and media correspondent Brian Stelter took to bashing Fox News for boasting about their proper neutral stance for the last two years. At one point, Cupp equated Fox News to a date rape drug and suggested they were knocking people out cover-up the story.
Over there at the website for the Pulitzer Prizes is this posting of a prize. In the category of “National Reporting” it reads that the winners are: “For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration. (The New York Times entry, submitted in this category, was moved into contention by the Board and then jointly awarded the Prize.)”
Bill Maher doubled-down on Friday night, unwilling to accept Robert Mueller’s conclusion that Trump did not collude with Russia. He joked about how Mueller is really married to Roger Stone who is a Russian-speaking operative, all before contending “this is a high-tech coup” and smearing Attorney General William Barr as “a stooge.” Maher asserted: “This is what Third World countries do. The dictator appoints somebody who exonerates him.”
New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos has for two years spun in favor of the Democrats’ Russian collusion theory, supporting Robert Mueller and Democrats on the committee, especially ranking member (now chairman) Rep. Adam Schiff. He did so again after Republicans demanded Schiff resign from the House Intelligence Committee in Friday’s “Demands for Ouster at Explosive House Hearing.” Fandos’ revealed his apparent disdain for the Republican move: "It went downhill from there."
On Friday, reporters for ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning were unable to conceal their disgust over President Trump taking a “profane victory lap” during a Thursday night rally in Michigan, following the results of the Mueller report. The coverage was dripping with contempt as the correspondents whined about the event, fearing “vengeance in the air” among Trump and his supporters.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough says: "[Republicans] are hiding behind Donald Trump's own Roy Cohn, William Barr. Yeah, I said it. Donald Trump's own Roy Cohn." But now that the Mueller report has been so devastating to liberal hopes, the MSM has turned on Barr with a vengeance. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said:
As NewsBusters had previously documented throughout CNN's programming since Attorney General William Barr sent his summary letter to Congress, the network had made it painfully clear that they would not let go of their false Trump-Russia collusion narrative. Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short was on Wednesday’s The Situation Room on Wednesday and schooled CNN host Wolf Blitzer after he repeatedly insinuated there was something between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
NewsBusters has documented how MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews has become a 9/11 truther of sorts when it comes to hold out hope for evidence proving Trump-Russia collusion. The nonsense continued into Thursday’s show in which Matthews wondered if Trump “did...or didn’t he play ball with Vladimir Putin.” Assisted by the chyron “Mueller Report; If Not Collusion, Quid Pro Quo,” Matthews gushed over the supposed brilliance of Hollywood-area Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) also insisting that there’s still “evidence of collusion” despite the Mueller report’s conclusion.
The folks at ABC News were either desperately in the tank for the Democrats or they needed to get fitted for tin foil hats Thursday evening. Instead of reporting on the growing calls for House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) to resign his post, as CBS and NBC did, ABC’s World News Tonight carried water for Democrat conspiracy theories suggesting Attorney General William Barr was hiding the truth about collusion and did something improper when clearing the President of obstruction.
What Sean Davis, co-founder of the web magazine The Federalist, wrote in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal sums up the disgust many Americans are feeling about the way big media handled the Russia collusion story: “It wasn't merely an error here or there. America's blue-chip journalists botched the entire story, from its birth during the presidential campaign to its final breath Sunday — and they never stopped congratulating themselves for it.”
During Thursday’s The Lead, CNN political commentator Mary Katherine Ham deflated more than a few balloons when pointing out that he’s “happy to talk about” Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter on the Mueller report “because...it’s very good news for America” that the President “did not collude with a hostile foreign government.”
In an exclusive interview with fired FBI Director James Comey for Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt commiserated with the former head of the Bureau over Special Counsel Robert Mueller clearing President Trump of collusion with Russia. Holt asked if Comey was “stunned” when he heard the news and later wondered if it was a “surprise” that Mueller couldn’t reach a conclusion on obstruction of justice allegations.