So as I sat in a television studio in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ready to beam in on Thursday night’s Sean Hannity show, I checked my notes. The topic was to be the media and President Trump’s visit to El Paso. The format was, first, a Hannity monologue, then the segue to the opening El Paso segment, where I would be paired with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the former Trump White House aide and now host of The Sebastian Gorka Show. In the world of cable news, completely normal.
After more than two fruitless years accusing President Trump of collusion with Russia, some liberals apparently still consider that tactic a winning strategy -- when used to attack anyone even remotely connected to the Republican occupant of the White House. One example of that is the claim from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Kevin Poulsen of the liberal Daily Beast website since both have suggested links between the One America News Network -- which Trump has called his new favorite news outlet -- and Russian propaganda.
Friday on The View, the liberal co-hosts predicted that Republicans would cheat in 2020 and declared they couldn’t win “legitimately” no matter what. Following the media’s messaging that Republicans were happy to receive “help” from the Russians in 2016, and would do so again, the hosts warned that if Trump won reelection in 2020, everyone should call into question its legitimacy.
The day after the disasters that were the Democratic-led hearings with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seemed crestfallen that their high hopes for President Trump’s impeachment were puttering out. Their Thursday flagship evening newscasts reflected that mood as they talked about the hearings not having the “punch” needed to push certain Democrats to back impeachment, leaving a “divide” in the party.
In the inevitable Hitler-in-the-bunker video parody created after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's surreal testimony before Congress yesterday, one of the characters consoles a weeping comrade by saying, "Just wait for Rachel Maddow. She'll know what to do." Exactly the advice you'd expect from a committed socialist.
As our friends at the Washington Examiner and Washington Free Beacon have reported, former MSNBC host Krystal Ball eviscerated her former employer MSNBC during The Hill TV’s Rising by comparing them to Infowars for their breathlessly deranged coverage of the “feverish Russian conspiracy theories,” suggesting the Mueller hearing would resonate in middle America, and not showing accountability.
On Thursday’s The View, the co-hosts held a Skype interview with Democrat Adam Schiff about the Mueller hearing and what Democrats would do going forward. Co-hosts Ana Navarro and Whoopi Goldberg badgered Schiff that his party needed to impeach Trump now, while Joy Behar ranted Republicans were treasonous and being “helped” by Russia.
Thursday the hosts of The View reacted to Robert Mueller’s testimony Wednesday and as to be expected, attacked Republicans, while touting how untainted Mueller was from controversy. ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams argued Mueller had done Trump a “huge favor” and was clearly not anti-Trump, while Joy Behar attacked Republicans as being “disrespectful” to veterans.
On MTP Daily Wednesday evening, Trump-deranged host Chuck Todd commiserated with fellow liberal MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell over Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress. Mitchell sadly conceded that this whole Russia investigation was probably finally over, but she couldn’t help but take swings at “shameful” Republicans while expressing her disappointment.
While many on CNN were trying to keep the faith and suggest the disastrous House hearings with Special Counsel Robert Mueller were somehow going to lead to President Trump’s impeachment, some couldn’t help but admit that Mueller’s testimony was an absolute mess that hurt their cause. During the five-o’clock-hour of CNN’s Situation Room, senior justice correspondent Evan Perez kicked off a round on criticism when he whined about how “Mueller essentially muddied the waters a lot today” when it came to impeachment.
Continuing on MSNBC’s theme on Wednesday of panic regarding the Robert Mueller hearings, Hardball featured a number of panelists melting down at the possibility that President Trump won’t be impeached, removed from office, and/or be criminally charged, but it was host Chris Matthews who tried to keep up the fight with this opening tag of “second term or prison term.”
In the wake of the “disaster” that was the Democratic-led House hearings with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, some in the liberal media were honest about how it blew up in their faces. Yet, during the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC, the liberal media were desperately holding onto the dream that Mueller would help Democrats impeach President Trump. But there were a couple of correspondents who weren’t convinced.