On Morning Joe, MSNBC 'Republican' Elise Jordan is angered that Robert Mueller does not wish to testify before Congress. She analogizes him to a book author who refuses to go on a promotional tour. She describes the situation as one of "warfare" against President Trump in which Mueller is refusing to participate.
No, that headline is correct. MSNBC host Chris Matthews opened Wednesday’s Hardball by channeling the famous line from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to declare that’s come time for House Democrats to put up or shut up when it comes to impeachment. Not surprisingly, Matthews identified with the former, especially following this “day of history” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement.
Sometimes, you sincerely have to wonder if MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough hears himself. After giving candidate Donald Trump the friendliest media platform during the 2016 GOP primary, Scarborough switched to Trump hatred. On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, Scarborough compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi impeaching Trump to President Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves. No, really.
On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller held a press conference on the Russia investigation and the subsequent investigation into obstruction of justice. Mueller’s statement wasn’t very revealing, but that didn’t keep the liberal media from declaring President Trump guilty and jumping on the impeachment train yet again.
Following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference on Wednesday, NBC News national security correspondent Ken Dilanian repeatedly took to MSNBC to complain how “very frustrating” it was that Mueller failed to find President Trump guilty of a crime. At one point in the coverage, he even proclaimed: “We expected a verdict from Mueller.”
The liberal media are suffering once again from a severe case of cognitive dissonance. The cries and demands for the declassification of documents relating to the Mueller investigation were ubiquitous across CNN and MSNBC for weeks on end. “We need transparency” was the rallying cry across all the broadcast networks. The hypocrisy of liberal talking heads, otherwise known as “fair and balanced journalists,” was placed on full display once President Trump ordered Attorney General Barr to declassify all information and documents regarding the Muller investigation within legal limitations.
For rabid left wingers and their irresponsible allies in the media, Robert Mueller’s press conference on May 29 doesn’t dispel the allegations of Trump Russian collusion, rather it reinforces it. That’s the beauty of it. By not giving any substantiated remarks on the president’s actions — well besides saying that he’s not saying anything — Mueller has given the left, especially Hollywood, a straw to grasp.
After Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave his final word on the completed Mueller report Wednesday morning, all three networks broke in with live coverage demanding that it was now Democrats' chance to impeach Trump. ABC was the most heavy-handed in their coverage, with anchor George Stephanopoulos bringing up the impeachment topic at least eight times in a thirteen minute segment.
National Public Radio has rotated some other pundits to sit in the "conservative" chair of David Brooks on their Week in Politics review on Fridays, often leading to a better, stronger representation of the conservative viewpoint. Sadly, on Friday, Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review was very Brooks-ish, throwing scorn on the declassification of intelligence that might explain the Russian collusion narrative. It's like he doesn't read Andrew McCarthy at NRO, who argues "Russiagate has always been a political narrative masquerading as a federal investigation."
Appearing on Joy Reid's MSNBC show, a ghoulish Rick Wilson, billed as a Republican media strategist, urges Democrats to pursue impeachment by raising the "body count" among members of the Trump administration, inflicting a "death of 1,000 cuts," and raising the "pain level." He also analogizes President Trump to OJ Simpson.
As an observer of the liberal media’s narratives and habits, Fox News host Tucker Carlson noticed that they had suddenly formed a chorus to preach about President Trump’s supposed “cover-up” of the Mueller investigation. He found that their new slogan popped up after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi uttered it earlier Wednesday morning. The Hill's media reporter Joe Concha confirmed the theory to Carlson and even pointed to other instances where the media ran with a Pelosi talking points.
Willie Geist asked Susan Del Percio what she would do about impeachment "if you were a Democrat?" MSNBC still passes Del Percio off as a "Republican" strategist. But it appears that the most recent person she strategized for was Andrew Cuomo, the liberal Democrat governor of New York.