Name That Party
On CNN's New Day Monday, co-host Chris Cuomo remarked at the end of a segment about the Republican Party not saying whether or not Americans will lose coverage over their replacement proposal of ObamaCare, ahead of a Congressional Budget Office report expected later Monday regarding the cost to repeal of and the GOP's replacement to the existing health care law, expected to cost $600 billion to do the former through 2026. "Have you heard any Republicans say, 'Nobody will lose coverage under this plan, I promise?' If you haven't there's a reason when the CBO report comes out," he said.
During Sunday’s Meet the Press, NBC’s self-proclaimed “referee” of political “rules,” moderator Chuck Todd demonstrated just which team he favored in the contact sport of American politics. At the end of his program, Todd did some blocking and tackling for the Democrats as he mocked the GOP’s repeal and replace efforts for ObamaCare. His ranting showed just who he’s looking out for, and it’s not the American people.
On CNN's New Day Tuesday co-host Chris Cuomo expressed concern in an interview with Florida Republican Representative Carlos Curbelo about President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Additionally, Cuomo not only cited inaccuracies about immigration policy presently, but also historically.
On CNN's New Day Thursday, host Chris Cuomo attacked Republican Ohio Representative Jim Jordan over his party's handling of leaked allegations of communications between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian officials, which led to Flynn's resignation on Monday.
On Thursday, the journalists at CNN's New Day accussed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans of "sexism" for silencing Massachussetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, during debate on the floor over confirming then-Attorney General nominee Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions.
Liberal NBC finally dedicated a serious amount of time to the “political terrorism” committed against the North Carolina Republican Party over the weekend, in the form of a firebombing of an HQ office. But instead of focusing on the heinous act, they decided to paint Republicans as the ones stoking the violence. “Tensions have been rising all year in a campaign that's seen undertones of violence,” reported NBC’s Peter Alexander, while playing clips of fights at Donald Trump rallies on Monday’s NBC Nightly News.
Horrible news broke Sunday afternoon as details emerged of the vicious firebombing of the Orange County GOP Head Quarters in North Carolina. Nobody was killed in the attack, which is being described as a “political terrorism,” although the office itself was lost. According to authorities “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” was spray-painted on a building close to the attack, but that didn’t stop CNN’s Brian Stelter from concluding Donald Trump’s “over heated the rhetoric” was what caused the attack.
On Sunday NBC’s Meet the Press pondered the possibility of a new “realignment” of America’s two party system following the 2016 election. Moderator Chuck Todd and his panel fretted that the realignment would be based on education, with Republicans getting the short end of the stick. “And I can just point you to this break down of our New Hampshire poll, among college educated voters, she's up 20,” reported Todd, “Among non-college educated voters, he's up 20. There’s your realignment.”
According to a statement at the city's web site, Fairfax, Virginia Mayor Richard "Scott" Silverthorne's resignation took effect at noon on Thursday. The resignation occurs a week after Silverthorne was arrested "for allegedly trying to exchange methamphetamine to undercover detectives in exchange for sex, city officials said Monday."
The press, as has so often been the case in situations involving Democrats, has been very reluctant to report Silverthorne's party affiliation, either avoiding the tag entirely or delaying it until their stories' very late paragraphs.
On this, all can agree -- when Rachel Maddow stumbles, it's not for lack of intelligence. Through relentless branding, MSNBC has convinced its viewers and many others who should know better that Maddow is the smartest person in television, or at least on MSNBC at any given moment.
Which leads to an awkward conclusion -- when Maddow commits not one but two egregious errors of omission in the same report, it is not through stupidity. That is simply not possible. Such are the pitfalls of embodying her specific brand.
Breaking the news to CNBC viewers early Monday evening about Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe being investigated by the FBI, chief Washington correspondent John Harwood slipped and referred to McAuliffe as “the second consecutive Republican Governor to face a corruption investigation” following predecessor and actual Republican Bob McDonnell.
Forner New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday after being convicted last year "in a $5 million corruption case alleging he traded favors to enrich himself and then lied about it."
Perhaps cognizant of the fact that media watchers are looking over their shoulders, the primary dispatch and several other news stories at the Associated Press, as well as the primary story on Silver's sentencing at the New York Times, tagged him as a Democrat within the first two or three paragraphs. That's progress, but if Silver was Republican or conservative, his party affiliation would likely have made it into the headline and/or first paragraph. However, CNN, which has fancied itself as a wire service competing with AP for the past six years, failed to mention Silver's party at all in its story on his sentencing (bolds representing missed opportunites to include a party tag are mine):