On the Thursday edition of MSNBC's The Beat, host Ari Melber showed a pre-recorded interview with liberal actress Alyssa Milano in which they discussed her recent activism against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and her support for abortion rights. Melber also repeated the flawed polling which suggests most Americans support Roe v. Wade, and brought up Milano's invoking the Handmaid's Tale about a fictional American society that oppresses women.
On Monday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, during a discussion of the fact that President Donald Trump's approval rating has stayed the same in spite of recent bad news, fill-in host Katy Tur was exasperated as she was clearly cheering for his approval rating to fall, and wondered if there was any reason to be "optimistic" that it would. Longtime MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter described people as "deluded" who think Trump is doing a good job as President.
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd offered a brief report on the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing President Trump’s approval rating remaining virtually unchanged despite a week of news focused on the conviction of Paul Manafort and guilty pleas from Michael Cohen. However, Todd revealed that the network was so skeptical of the results that it actually conducted a second survey to verify the numbers.
On Tuesday's MSNBC Live, fill-in host Chris Jansing displayed the latest example of liberal journalists picking up on misleading polling on how much Americans support abortion, as she spoke with a group of pro-life activists who are lobbying Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill to vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
During her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur touted a July poll from the left-wing Center for American Progress that unsurprisingly found that a majority of respondents thought Republicans were “more corrupt” than Democrats. Tur quoted the biased survey results from a Politico article entitled: “Corruption message gaining traction against GOP.”
On Fox News Sunday, substitute host Dana Perino did something that the more liberal journalists never do as she confronted NARAL president Ilyse Hogue with poll numbers suggesting that most Americans support significant restrictions on abortion in spite of surveys that find most voice support for Roe v. Wade.
Over the past couple of days, CNN has repeatedly cited a Kaiser Family Foundation poll which claims that 67 percent of Americans support the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which limits the government's ability to restrict abortion. But other polling casts serious doubt on whether most of the public actually supports the specifics of Roe, as the Barna Group last year found that almost 70 percent of Americans would support a heartbeat law which bans abortion after an unborn baby's heartbeat can be detected. Such a restriction could only be enforced if Roe were overturned.
On Monday morning, as CNN regulars continued freaking out over the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned after a new U.S. Supreme Court justice is appointed, New Day host Alisyn Camerota and CNN commentator Charlie Dent at one point suggested hypocrisy by pro-lifers who wish to protect unborn babies while supporting the enforcement of immigration laws that lead to families being separated.
On Thursday, CNN.com's Hunter Schwarz spotlighted the recent victory of Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and underlined that the left-wing congressional candidate's electoral win could be a sign that future millennial politicians "might include Democratic socialism" in their platforms. Schwarz pointed out that "for many cash-strapped millennials in debt, Democratic socialism isn't radical, it's a way to fix a system they believe failed them." The journalist also cited a two-year-old poll that found that "Millennials are OK with socialism."
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's Across America with Carol Costello on HLN, liberal comedian and CNN.com contributor Dean Obeidallah ranted against the views of conservatives on immigration, and suggested that those who support enforcing the law against illegal border crossings are not "real Americans," as he debated Amy Kremer of Women for Trump. He further demonized Donald Trump supporters as people that "the bulk of Americans have nothing in common with those people," and hyped a study suggesting that 18 Americans -- out of a total of 14,000 homicides -- were killed by white supremacists in 2017.
The latest Gallup/Knight Foundation poll on the media and democracy finds a substantial degree of skepticism about the press, despite all the sloganeering about “Facts First” and “Truth” being “more important than ever.” Overall, Americans estimate that about 62 percent of the news they see on television, read in newspapers and hear on the radio is biased. They are even more inclined to see news feeds on their social media as biased, guessing that 80 percent of the news they see there is biased.
Saturday's New York Times story on President Donald Trump's popularity reads like a tortured liberal's lament. Jeremy Peters is astonished that Trump's support in the Republican Party has grown, and doesn't understand the "protective" reaction to the unhinged attacks on him. The Times reporter also overstated the significance of a tiny drop in reported GOP affiliation in Gallup's long-running poll while ignoring a significant shift in GOP-leaning tendencies among independents.