Al Sharpton opened his MSNBC show this evening by announcing that, in response to his "moral appeal" to the White House, President Trump, "to my surprise," had called him to discuss the compassionate treatment of the homeless and incarcerated in light of the coronavirus epidemic.
On Saturday, President Trump declared Sunday, March 15, a "National Day of Prayer for All Americans Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and for our National Response Efforts." How did the press cover it? Barely, accept for Fox News. MSNBC's Joy Reid made fun of it.
Monday’s Morning Joe served as an encapsulation of liberal media fear-mongering over the coronavirus, engaging in cheerleading for hysteria and economic ruin. Panelists chided that the “callous and immoral” and “sick” response employed by President Trump and his administration and, as co-host Joe Scarborough warned, Americans will die from the virus because of Trump’s “stupidity.”
On Morning Joe today, Mika Brzezinski told Al Sharpton that he was in a position to grant Bloomberg a "pass" on racial issues, and that Bloomberg is certainly "looking for it." And Mika wondered whether Bloomberg would "put his money where his mouth is?" What is she asking? That Bloomberg give money to Sharpton's National Action Network?
Where does MSNBC find these so-called "Republicans?" A guest on Al Sharpton's show tonight was Rina Shah, whom Sharpton introduced as a "Republican strategist." In the course of her appearance, Shah said that President Trump "tends to speak out of his rear end." She later said that Trump is "racist to his core."
Debacle. Disaster. Fiasco. There's no shortage of descriptors for the colossal cock-up that were the Democrat Iowa caucuses. We present a mashup of comments on Morning Joe and CNN's New Day regarding the Democrat Iowa caucus disaster.
Political reporter Jeremy Peters committed “strange new respect” for the religious left on the front of Saturday’s New York Times in “Why Buttigieg Is Putting Faith In the Spotlight.” Peters introduced Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg in the midst of doing his “standard riff on the role of faith in politics” in which he “castigated Republicans for using religion as a wedge to divide Americans." Peters admitted some voters find the “Rhodes scholar, military veteran and polyglot” a bit “precocious and lacking in empathy,” then spoke to a “civil rights activist” to lament the Democratic Party ceding faith issues. And who was this “civil rights activist”? Al Sharpton.
Over the weekend, MSNBC host Al Sharpton repeated a study highlighted last March by the Washington Post that made the claim that during the 2016 presidential race, there was an increase in hate crimes in counties that held Donald Trump rallies, even though the findings were discredited as misleading last September by another study published by Reason magazine. MSNBC host Yasmin Vossoughian also cited the flawed study again on last Thursday's First Look show.
On Morning Joe, Rick Tyler says the Christianity Today editorial critical of President Trump overturned the tables of "the money changers" in the temple. He adds that evangelicals who support Trump are telling others that "Christianity is sort of a farce. That it's not real. That it's not true." Rev. Al Sharpton approvingly added that the message of the editorial is that Trump-supporting evangelicals "would sell Jesus out if they thought they could get something from it."
Appearing as a guest on Morning Joe Wednesday, liberal Rev. Jim Wallis discussed his book Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus. Not surprisingly, it did not take long for Wallis to begin trashing President Trump and white evangelical Christians. Another member of the panel, the incendiary Al Sharpton, accused white evangelicals of “submitting to white nationalism and Trump,” a point that Wallis seemed to agree with.
On Sunday, outspoken race baiter and Sunday MSNBC host Al Sharpton dedicated his weekly “gotcha” segment to a full-throated celebration of Democratic gains in Tuesday’s election. At one point, Sharpton implied that a Trump golf course in Loudoun County, Virginia was somehow in danger now that an obscure critic of the President had been elected to serve on that county’s board of supervisors.