MSNBC hosts on Friday enthusiastically touted the demands of high school-aged global warming protesters, cheering their call for the passage of the Green New deal and “a halt to any and all fossil fuel infrastructure projects.” This all seemed normal for host Katy Tur as she recounted her own childhood indoctrination.
MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle devoted the end of their 1pm EST hour Friday to hyping a climate change alarmist book, The Uninhabitable Earth, by New York magazine’s David Wallace Wells. As the hosts complained about Americans who weren’t on board with the climate change agenda, Wells assured them that “deniers” were as easy to dismiss as kooky people who believed aliens had invaded Earth.
Talking to one the liberal architects of the Green New Deal Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi raised, and then dismissed, the massive cost of the radical climate change plan by claiming that “maybe we’ll save planet Earth for our children and our grandchildren.” Scolding critics of the plan in a follow-up question, he argued that it was “ridiculous that we’re wrecking the Earth.”
On Tuesday's MSNBC Live, host Ali Velshi delivered the latest gem of an example of a self-anointed fact-checker trying to prove a conservative to be wrong about something only to get it substantially more wrong in his alleged correction. Responding to former Greenpeace president turned right-leaning analyst Patrick Moore attacking the Green New Deal plan, Velshi misleadingly gave the impression that carbon dioxide is not a critical component for biological life on Earth.
During his 3:00 p.m. ET hour show Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi welcomed Dutch journalist and author Rutger Bregman on the program to demand that the Democratic Party move farther left and embrace European-style socialism. Not only did Velshi lob softballs, the host eagerly sought advice from Bregman on how such radical views could be made “mainstream” in the U.S.
In the aftermath of the House of Representatives passing two Democratic-supported gun control bills that expand background check requirements to private purchases and transfers, and lengthens the allowed background check period, CNN and MSNBC have been celebrating by having liberal guests come on their shows and going along with their gun control myths without any conservative guests to counter them.
After concluding her Monday afternoon show by devoting a segment to climate change fearmongering, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur handed off programming to colleague Ali Velshi and apologized for eating into his hour. Velshi assured her no apology was necessary as Tur ranted: “There’s not a ‘both sides’ when you’re talking about the climate science.”
One word that is not often used to describe the mainstream media these days is “objective.” This concept indicates that a reporter or journalist should not have any hidden connections with people or products being discussed. That philosophy took a major hit on Thursday, when NBC News correspondent Stephanie Ruhle was accused of promoting Under Armour shoes without letting viewers know she has “close ties” with the sports apparel company’s CEO, Kevin Plank.
On Sunday, President Trump tweeted a quote from Rush Limbaugh, which inferred that those behind the Mueller probe ought to be in jail and dubbed it “one of the greatest political hoaxes ever perpetrated on the people of this Country.” Not surprisingly, the topic came up on Monday’s MSNBC Live With Velshi and Ruhle where terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance cited the tweet as evidence that Limbaugh and other conservative media figures are “giving Donald Trump his ideas that he should become a fascist dictator.”
As far-left film maker Michael Moore made guest appearances this past week, on two occasions he spread provably false information as he wrongly claimed that a Fox News poll found that 70 percent of Americans support raising the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent as advocated by New York Democratic Congresswoman and self-described socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And, appearing on Friday's The Last Word on MSNBC, he declared that he wished she could be the next Democratic presidential nominee.
Empire star Jesse Smollett was brutally attacked early Tuesday morning in Chicago in what police have suggested could be deemed a hate crime due to Smollett being gay with the assailants allegedly hurling homophobic and racist slurs. However, two claims that has not yet been substantiated were that the alleged perpetrators either wore Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats or shouted “this is MAGA country” to Smollett as he was beaten, doused in bleach, and had a noose tied around his neck. Despite that, the 1:00 p.m. Eastern edition of MSNBC Live mentioned it anyway.
On Monday, the White House held its first press briefing in 41 days, a stat passed around the press about how it was the longest span between briefings since cameras were brought in during the Clinton administration. Despite this kvetching, CNN and MSNBC chose not to air a single second of the briefing live, which included an announcement of new Venezuela sanctions plus questions for White House Press Briefing Sarah Huckabee Sanders and three other administration officials.