In between the two impeachment hearings on Tuesday, the CNN panelists almost universally (with the exception of Scott Jennings) tore into Republicans as offering “ineffective,” “offensive,” and “unconvincing” arguments amounting to a “cherry picking...side show” that dared to criticize Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.
A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as “favorable.” Let's examine this tragic vision in light of the Fraser Institute's recently released annual study “Economic Freedom of the World,” prepared by Professors James Gwartney, Florida State University; Robert A. Lawson and Ryan Murphy of Southern Methodist University; and Joshua Hall, West Virginia University, in cooperation with the Economic Freedom Network.
As impeachment frenzy continues to sweep the nation, CNN Newsroom co-hosts Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow welcomed CNN national security analyst Shawn Turner and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (under Clinton) Steven Pifer to their Tuesday show. Turner and Pifer tried to debunk the Administration's claims that they have been tougher on Russia than President Obama, because unlike Obama, Trump actually has sent the Ukrainians lethal aid in the form of Javelin anti-tank missiles and that Trump withheld the aid because, according to Mick Mulvaney, he was worried how Russia might react.
Steve Schmidt is a brother-in-arms with Joe Scarborough. Both quit the Republican party, and have made their life's work the taking down of President Trump by any means necessary. And so it was that Schmidt appeared on today's Morning Joe, and unleashed a veritable hailstorm of hyperbole about impeachment, including the allegation that the facts surrounding this impeachment effort "exceed by orders of magnitude anything that occurred in Watergate."
For her latest assignment, that aired on Monday's CNN Newsroom, Clarissa Ward was in Ukraine talking to various people about their reaction President Trump's since-reversed decision to put U.S. military aid to that country on hold. However, not all of the people Ward talked to were private citizens, two, one American and one Ukrainian, were active duty officers, but unfortunately for Ward both refused to give the viral soundbite that she clearly wanted.
On Morning Joe, "MSNBC Republican" Elise Jordan calls "criminal" President Trump's comment that the former US ambassador to Ukraine was "going to go through some things." She seems to suggest that Trump's comment was worse than Hillary Clinton's failure to protect US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, who was murdered, violated, and dragged through the streets by a mob in Benghazi.
Just a few weeks after CNN's media reporters expressed disgust over on-air feuding between Shepard Smith and Tucker Carlson, CNN is engaging in on-air feuding over their newest contributor, former Congressman Sean Duffy.
The broadcast networks once again showed that they relied heavily on Democratic leaks and talking points to build out their impeachment coverage. During their Tuesday evening newscasts, ABC, CBS, and NBC touted the testimony of National Security Council staffer Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman as a “bombshell” and “damning” for President Trump. But the testimony was delivered behind-closed-doors to a Democratic-led investigation committee.
In a 60 Minutes interview, Joe Biden attacks Jared Kushner's lack of "credentials" to negotiate Middle East peace, saying he knows "nothing about it." CNN's reaction was essentially to say: you go, Joe! On this morning's New Day, Chris Cillizza twice called Biden's criticism "valid." Even that wasn't enough for Alisyn Camerota, who said: "it’s not only valid. When you hear it coming out of Joe Biden’s mouth, somehow it sounds even more shocking."
MSNBC has assiduously branded Rachel Maddow over the last decade as the foremost brainiac on cable, what with the nerdy glasses and high-top sneakers and over-the-top gushing when Maddow appears on other shows and the hosts are left dazed by the sheer immensity of her cognition. So when Maddow says something really dumb, it can't be because she's dumb, on that all liberals will agree, nor that she's lazy or indifferent. Which leads to only one other conclusion -- her default tendency to mislead.
On Thursday's New Day, CNN analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Bianna Golodryga went negative on Republican members of Congress who decided to protest the House Democrats' secluded investigation of President Donald Trump over the Ukraine issue. Legal analyst Toobin declared that they looked like "such jerks," and global affairs analyst Golodryga dismissed House Republicans as a "bunch of white men."
With House impeachment investigators questioning U.S. diplomat to Ukraine Bill Taylor behind closed doors on Tuesday, it meant the liberal media were more than happy to get all their reporting material via selective leaks from the Democratic side. During their evening newscasts, ABC, CBS, and NBC blasted viewers with the Democratic narrative that the testimony was “the most damaging testimony to date” and that President Trump’s defenses “crumbled” in its wake.