Journalists at ABC couldn’t hide their excitement over the upcoming Robert Mueller congressional hearing Wednesday morning, spinning it as the ideal time to impeach the President. Despite a failed attempt by one Democrat last week to secure the votes in the House for that cause, and the fact that the Justice Department says this hearing will not go beyond the bounds of the Mueller report, the Good Morning America team kept pushing the “i-word” repeatedly.
The Tuesday evening before the highly anticipated congressional testimony of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the liberal broadcast networks tried to reassure their viewers that the Democrats were going in prepared. Hyping how Democrats were “huddling” in “one last prep session”, the networks noted the Wednesday hearing “might be their last chance to convince the American public on impeachment.”
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Tuesday allowed that it’s possible the Mueller hearings might not be a slam dunk for Democrats after all. Journalist Paula Reid even explained how “Republicans can win” the hearings. As proof, she referenced something that the media have largely ignored: The shocking texts of FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.
While discussing the possibility of Robert Mueller’s upcoming testimony before Congress being delayed for a week, on Friday’s MSNBC Live With Craig Melvin, NBC News national security reporter Ken Dilanian laughably claimed that it has “not been easy” for Democrats to draw attention to the former Special Counsel’s report on the Russia investigation.
On CNN Right Now Wednesday, host Brianna Keilar gushed over a cartoon dramatization of the Mueller report. An excited Keilar talked about how “there’s now an entertaining way that you can catch up” on the details of the Mueller report.” This “entertaining way” came in the form of a graphic novel designed to follow Insider’s instructions to “tell a story recounting Mueller’s report that’s so gripping it will hold your attention (and maybe your congressional representative’s).”
Hollywood collectively assumed Special Counsel Robert Mueller would prove President Donald Trump colluded with Russian agents to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary Clinton. Even worse, Trump did everything he could to obstruct the fight to learn the truth. Saturday Night Live made Mueller a recurring character, brought to life by arch Trump critic Robert De Niro. The Trump presidency, the show declared, was on borrowed time.
During her 10:00 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday, MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson expressed concern that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming congressional testimony might be “anti-climactic” and possibly “backfire” on Democrats investigating President Trump. In the segment that followed, guests attempted to reassure Jackson that the hearing would pay off.
On Wednesday, all three network morning shows touted news that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller would testify before Congress on July 17th as a win for Democrats who hope to make the event a “blockbuster television event” filled with “high theater.” Reporters seemed giddy as they listed the questions House Democrats would likely ask Mueller about the Russia investigation.
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."
In an embarrassing attempt to push the impeachment narrative, a whole litany of liberal Hollywood celebrities did dramatic readings of the Mueller report. The whole report is 448 pages of drab legal jargon, which is apparently perfect for a theatrical performance.
Just how demeaning was the treatment of Hope Hicks by the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee and it's chairman, Jerry Nadler? So bad that even a CNN Inside Politics panel hosted by John King criticized those members and Nadler rather harshly especially after the latter referred to Hope Hicks as "Lewandowski" not once, not twice but three times.
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.