The put some style of Onion-esque parody on the front page of Thursday's New York Times. Alexander Burns penned a story headlined "Measuring Room for Centrists In Democratic Field for 2020." That doesn't seem to match the current candidates rushing to endorse "Medicare for All," no money for a Wall, and abortion on demand. But Burns suggested there's a pile of moderate white guys, especially Joe Biden. Remember the very moderate Obama presidency?? The one with trillion-dollar deficits, Obamacare, and gay marriage in 50 states?
On Friday's CNN Newsroom, during a discussion after President Donald Trump's speech to the FBI National Academy, host Poppy Harlow fretted over the President calling out the high murder rate in Chicago as she suggested there was "hypocrisy" in trying to punish the sanctuary city while complaining about the high crime rate.
Vice President Mike Pence denounced as “fake news” an imaginative front-page Sunday New York Times story on Republicans quietly plotting to run for president in 2020 in case, as their headline intimated, “Beleaguered Trump Isn’t on the Ballot.” Reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns wildly speculated in the first paragraph that “Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago.”
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's New Day, CNN political analyst Jackie Kucinich -- also of the Daily Beast -- suggested that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's handling of the immigration issue yesterday amounted to "blowing himself up" or "killing himself" politically as she hinted that Hillary Clinton is better off ceding the spotlight to her Republican opponent.
CNN's Brianna Keilar acknowledged the obvious about Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal on Monday's New Day. Chris Cuomo pointed out Mrs. Clinton's latest "short-circuited" explanation about her debunked claim about FBI Director James Comey's testimony on the issue. Cuomo underlined that she "teed this up" for Donald Trump. Keilar replied, "She didn't stick to what she had been saying all along. And I wonder if part of that is because the explanation still, to this day...is not that great about the e-mails."
Late Wednesday afternoon, GOP presidential nominee Ted Cruz announced former presidential candidate and Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his potential running mate. Even before Fiorina came on stage, liberal journalists and pro-abortion groups logged onto social media to mock the pair’s appearance, policies and lack of “experience in office.”
Then why the hell weren't those "top journalists" shouting it from the top of the evening news and in banner headlines? . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said "as we were leaving Iowa, I heard from a lot of top journalists who whispered "you know Bernie won." I heard that time and time again. 'You know Bernie won.'"
With Scarborough asking "where is this, Bolivia in the 1930s?" and Steve Schmidt saying it was "shady as hell," the blame was laid at the feet of the Democrat party, which runs an intentionally murky process so it can control things. No doubt. But what about the responsibility of those "top journalists" to blow the whistle? Why did they "whisper" and speak "quietly?" How might this campaign be different if the day after Iowa the headline had been either "Bernie Wins" or "Debbie Wasserman Schultz Throws Iowa to Hillary?"