Despite the fact, there was no evidence that Russian meddling in the 2016 election had any influence on the result, the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC warned they were at it again with a hack of the Ukrainian energy company that hired Hunter Biden. In the course of their fear-mongering reports, the networks suggested Russia was working on behalf of Trump, was the reason he got elected, and in one case insinuated Trump may have been working with the Russians. All of which were unfounded conspiracy theories.



Given the many embarrassments the Iranian regime has suffered over the last week it is hard to see the strike that took out Qasem Soleimani as anything but a win for the United States, but that didn't stop MSNBC Live from declaring Russia to be the big winner, because of course it is.

 


Reacting to Lindsey Graham's praise of President Trump's speech about Iran, and Marco Rubio's praise of the briefing given to senators about the situation, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski suggests that Trump is blackmailing them.



Chuck Todd ended 2019 with a special edition of Meet the Press on "Alternative Facts: Inside the Weaponization of Disinformation." It felt more like moving Reliable Sources to NBC. It had all the same pomposity about liberals possessing all the truth and conservatives being responsible for all the disinformation. 



On Friday's The Beat with Ari Melber, fill-in host Ayman Mohyeldin led a panel discussion in which he and other MSNBC regulars complained about President Donald Trump's success in getting Mexico to shoulder some of the cost and responsibility for keeping illegal immigrants out of the U.S.



In the run-up to next year's election, U.S. Cyber Command has recently acknowledged that they are considering countering any Russian meddling with revealing personal information of any relevant Russian official. Given the media's constant criticism of President Trump for not doing enough to combat Russian election meddling, you would think that such tough action would be sufficient for them to give Trump credit this one time, but MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi and intelligence expert Malcom Nance still found a way to condemn Trump on Velshi's Thursday show.



CBS News seemed as though they were still maintaining a death grip on the Russian collusion delusion after Wednesday’s impeachment of President Trump. As if he were weighing in on the impeachment of his mole, CBS Evening News was in a tizzy Thursday night as they warned viewers that Russian President Vladimir Putin was spouting “Republican talking points” in Trump’s defense.



Who said Joe Scarborough was consumed with hatred of President Trump? Take it back! Because Scarborough showed such admirable restraint on today's Morning Joe, saying Trump should only "maybe" be compared to the perpetrators of genocide and gas chambers.



The media just cannot bring themselves to admit that just because Russia interfered in the 2016 election, does not mean that Ukraine did not, even if on a smaller scale. The latest media personality to have this trouble was CNN's Wolf Blitzer as he interviewed Judiciary Committee member Tom McClintock of California before Monday's impeachment hearings.



On Monday, CNN colluded with itself to deem Kennedy and those not in the Resistance as their political enemies, offering segment after segment about the latest scuffle between Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd. Of course, CNN sided with Todd that Kennedy’s a puppet for Vladimir Putin pushing “conspiracy theories” (which are true) about Ukraine and the 2016 election.



CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto took the opportunity on Monday to diagnose Republicans with reality-denying "psychosis" and hype his book Shadow War in the process. Sciutto was particularly incensed at Republicans for questioning Russian interference in the 2016 election, instead offering up the CrowdStrike conspiracy theory that says it was Ukraine that interfered in 2016.

 


The New York Times tried to shore up a major source of the left’s anti-Trump conspiracies in the paper’s Sunday Review section by running an op-ed, “Don’t Let Trump Rewrite History,” by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of Fusion GPS, which put together the notorious and discredited anti-Trump dossier, full of lurid and sensational Russian-gleaned disinformation. But in its concern over “Trump rewriting history,” the paper let them get away with a pretty hefty omission of their own.