On Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC host Ali Velshi talked up the liberal push for a single-payer health insurance system as he discussed the plans proposed by Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, touting the "generous" benefits promised, but not dealing with the down sides like the rationing of health care.
When the Trump administration deployed elite Customs and Border Patrol forces to round up violent offenders in ten sanctuary cities, CNN and the big three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) largely ignored the topic. The only network to devote more than two news briefs to the story over the weekend was MSNBC, which somehow managed to report fewer details in over 16 minutes of coverage than other networks covered in a single report.
Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen joined MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi on Monday to talk about President Trump's proposed budget, but instead of interviewing Van Hollen, Velshi decided to turn the segment into a Democratic messaging meeting. The biggest deficits in the last 25 years have been from "wars and tax cuts."
As Thursday turned into Friday and impeachment acquittal seemed more likely, the late night coverage on MSNBC devolved into hyperbolic claims of the end of “truth” and that Republican Senators are about to let go the equivalent of a wife beater. Host Ali Velshi turned to the liberal media’s voice of reason, Michael Moore.
MSNBC’s unhinged liberal panel continued their emotional downward spiral all the way into Friday morning, after Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) revealed he would be voting against bringing in witnesses for the impeachment trial. The New York Times’ editorial board member Mara Gay was so distraught, she fretted it was “too late” for “our democracy” and we would be just like Russia or Venezuela, if Democrats did not get their way.
Appearing on MSNBC Live With Ali Velshi Monday afternoon, New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi slammed the United States as a country that takes action “outside the law,” while praising Iran for supposedly showing “more restraint” amid tensions in the Middle East.
In the aftermath of the strike that took out Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps top general Qasem Soleimani on Friday, MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin managed to question the legality of the strike, portray Soleimani has a "complicated" man, and to question the government's assessment of the threat he posed.
With all the traditional economic indicators looking strong heading into an election year the conventional wisdom would hold that this is good news for the incumbent. But since the incumbent is a Republican, MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi and CNBC's John Harwood declared on Friday that all is not well and implied that the current economic situation could give credence to Democratic policy priorities and help Democratic presidential candidates who are dramatically to the left.
In the run-up to next year's election, U.S. Cyber Command has recently acknowledged that they are considering countering any Russian meddling with revealing personal information of any relevant Russian official. Given the media's constant criticism of President Trump for not doing enough to combat Russian election meddling, you would think that such tough action would be sufficient for them to give Trump credit this one time, but MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi and intelligence expert Malcom Nance still found a way to condemn Trump on Velshi's Thursday show.
With 2019 drawing to a close, MSNBC took some time to reflect on the “greatest achievement of Mitch McConnell or President Trump,” namely the confirmation of scores of conservative federal judges. The liberal cable channel was certainly not celebrating the news, with anchors fearing how the appointments “will affect the laws of the land for years to come” and plotting ways for Democrats to “counter” the GOP success.
MSNBC Live co-hosts Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi took a brief break from talking about impeachment Monday afternoon to agonize over another way in which President Trump and congressional Republicans are a threat to the republic: judicial appointments. Together with liberal legal eagle Danielle McLaughlin, they lamented Trump's high number of judicial appointments, the lack of a Democratic strategy in response, and the way Mitch McConnell handled the nomination of Merrick Garland.
On Friday afternoon, MSNBC host Katy Tur was again putting on display her environmental liberalism and adherence to global warming alarmism as she spoke with liberal environmental activist Amy Westervelt, who hosts a podcast that rails against the fossil fuel industry. A bit later, as she handed off hosting duties to her colleague, Ali Velshi, she went into a rant about the issue, confessing that she regularly listens to Westervelt's left-wing podcast, titled Drilled, and argued that it "will make your blood boil along with the boiling temperatures we're experiencing."