State of the Union
With a stacked panel of liberals, CNN was firing on all cylinders as the network for The Resistance on Tuesday night ahead of the President’s State of the Union address. In conjunction with that, AC360 featured a soft interview by chief political correspondent Dana Bash of liberal firebrand and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her guest/far-left activist who was caught on CNN cameras in the fall berating then-Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
In advance of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, the White House told the press that President Trump wanted to use the occasion to hit the reset button on strained relationships in Washington, D.C. and to bring Americans to together. But liberal media folks like MSNBC’s Chuck Todd couldn’t believe it. During that evening’s MTP Daily, Todd denounced Trump’s second SOTU as “shaping up to be a night of absurdist theater”.
You know it’s bad when Chris Matthews is your fact checker. The MSNBC host inadvertently took on this role when his colleague Joy Reid claimed Donald Trump has been talking about the “brown scare at the border.” He hasn’t. Reid was awkwardly forced to admit she made up the quote, saying, “That’s not his exact text.”
Previewing President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday morning, the broadcast networks were giddy with anticipation at the prospect of the Republican chief executive facing a “sea of opponents” in the new Democratic House majority. Anchors and correspondents were particularly eager to watch Speaker Nancy Pelosi “over his shoulder,” reacting negatively to the speech “in real time.”
ABC couldn’t stop gushing over the Democrats and their invited guests to tonight's State of the Union address, on Tuesday’s Good Morning America. Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce even ludicrously called failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a “rising star,” hoping that she might run again in the Senate. Bruce also touted Democrats inviting illegal aliens and activists to the address, but failed to mention any of the guests invited by the White House.
On CNN's New Day, co-host John Berman, before permitting former Trump aide Marc Short to report on his conversation with President Trump regarding the State of the Union, tells him: "you are hardly an impartial reporter here." That's not what he said to former Trump aide Cliff Sims an hour later....perhaps because he just ripped the Trumps in a new tell-all book.
As part of First Lady Melania Trump’s Be Best anti-bullying campaign, she invited Wilmington, Delaware 6th grader Joshua Trump to be one of the guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union. By now you probably figured out that while he shared no relation with the President, Joshua was bullied because they share the same last name. But that gesture rubbed CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon the wrong way during Monday’s Prime Time.
MSNBC's Morning Joe has spent the better part of the last few weeks lamenting the government shutdown, framing the the budget impass as a 35-day exercise in futility based around a concocted crises. On Monday, the morning show cheered the end of the "petty" stalemate while also applauding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for having "schooled" the President by still refusing to schedule the State of the Union address.
After news broke on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was rescinding her invitation for President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress during the ongoing government shutdown, the broadcast networks hailed the Democratic leader “flexing her muscles” with the “brazen power play.” However, when Republican House Speaker John Boehner suggested President Obama delay an address to Congress by a single day in 2011, reporters lost their minds, calling the move “racist” and telling the GOP to “grow up.”
The latest pettiness in American politics was Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Wednesday suggestions to President Trump that since the government was shut down he should postpone his State of the Union address or find another venue. Being the Democratic Party cheerleaders that they were, ABC’s World News Tonight praised it as Pelosi’s “bold power play” against a Republican President.
Even before President Trump gave his first State of the Union, the Left was complaining that he was going to look “presidential.” They still can’t accept that he is president, and gets to give presidential speeches. But Trump took that opportunity and fully exploited it. The Democrats sitting in the chamber weren’t conceding a thing. Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer scowled throughout.
On Wednesday's Cuomo Prime Time on CNN, host Chris Cuomo ended the show with a commentary in which he complained that "there's a lot of bad info about immigration out there," but then he injected his own misinformation by wrongly claiming that "undocumented folks commit less crime than the rest of us." And the the next morning on New Day, he finally acknowledged the child abuse accusations against a Polish-born doctor that CNN has been preoccupied with who is in danger of deportation.