Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports Friday afternoon to blast the NFL’s new policy against national anthem protests, Sports Illustrated writer Jonathan Jones slammed the League for calling on player’s to show respect during the patriotic ceremony and ranted that Commissioner Roger Goodell was just trying to appeal to “white male conservative” fans.
On her 12:00 p.m. ET hour show on Monday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell admitted that she was a “fan girl” of the CBS drama Madam Secretary, a show in which a Hillary Clinton-like Secretary of State crusades for one liberal cause after another. Mitchell noted that her love of the show has only increased since the “downturn” of the State Department under President Trump.
After the media got caught distorting President Trump’s comments labeling murderous MS-13 gang members “animals” as an attack on all immigrants, on Thursday afternoon, MSNBC only briefly corrected the record before immediately blaming the President for press “confusion” on the topic given his history of saying “incendiary and racist things” in the past.
During Thursday’s edition of Morning Joe, the panel lost their collective mind over Vice President Mike Pence telling NBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he would “respectfully encourage the Special Counsel and his team to bring their work to completion.” Co-host Joe Scarborough went so far as to compare the Vice President, whom he had previously referred to as a “Hapless Indiana Hoosier,” to Richard Nixon’s first Vice President Spiro Agnew, who had to resign because of corruption charges.
Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Thursday, political strategist and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus, Mark McKinnon, warned anchor Andrea Mitchell against buying into Democratic Party predictions of a “blue wave” in November’s midterm elections, explaining that “a lot of good things are happening for Donald Trump right now.”
Thursday morning, Hallie Jackson, NBC's White House correspondent, acted as if President Donald Trump had just invented political choreography, and that no previous presidential administration or politician has ever engaged in it. Jackson spent an inordinate amount of time describing the President's greeting of the three U.S. hostages released by North Korea as a "staged production" presented by a "former reality show producer."
When Vice President Mike Pence sat down for interviews with all three broadcast networks early Thursday morning, just moments after greeting three American detainees who had arrived back in the U.S. after being released from North Korea, he was logically peppered with questions about the Korean peace process. However, unlike her ABC and CBS colleagues, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell only asked a couple questions on the topic before moving on to grill Pence about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
ABC, NBC and MSNBC suffered a collective freak out on Tuesday in the wake of the news that the United States would be pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal. The networks chided an “isolated” U.S. that will not be “trusted” and is undermining U.S. “commitments” as a result.
During a panel discussion on her 12:00 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell and her guests feared that the resignation of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over domestic abuse allegations would hurt ongoing legal challenges to President Trump’s policy agenda and be a “big loss” for the Democratic Party.
Ahead of President Trump’s decision on whether the U.S. would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, on Tuesday, all three network morning shows hyped how “European allies have desperately tried” to lobby in favor of the Obama-era agreement. Hosts and correspondents also warned of dire consequences if America left the deal, predicting everything from higher gas prices to Iran getting a nuclear weapon.
On Tuesday, all three network morning shows worked to discredit and dismiss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Monday presentation detailing Iran’s deception about its nuclear weapons program prior to the 2015 international deal to prevent that program’s progress. While secret Iranian files obtained by Israel clearly demonstrated that the authoritarian regime lacked any credibility on the issue, anchors and correspondents made Netanyahu the target instead.
During Monday morning’s edition of NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today program, the host led an extensive discussion regarding the charges of sexual harassment against Tom Brokaw and had some words of advice for the many women who have signed a letter supporting the former NBC Nightly News anchor. Referring to her experience with the late Roger Ailes, who was the chief executive officer for Fox News until he stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct in July of 2016, Kelly cautioned the NBC News colleagues who signed the letter: “You don’t know what you don’t know.”