On Thursday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, host Mitchell not only fretted that First Daughter Ivanka Trump was not doing enough to "lobby" against aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, but she also seemed taken aback that Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed for such enforcement as a "deterrent" as if such a motivation were a scandal, even though the Barack Obama administration also pursued what it called an "aggressive deterrence policy" to ward off asylum seekers from Central America.
Appearing on MSNBC on Thursday, NBC Chief Environmental Affairs Anne Thompson blasted the Trump administration for proposing a possible rollback of Obama-era environmental regulations, warning that such a policy shift would “put more of the emissions into the atmosphere that fuel climate change” and spark “an environmental civil war.”
Amid her celebrating 40 years at NBC News, on Monday, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell appeared on Comedy Central’s Daily Show and compared President Trump to brutal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, due to frequent criticism of the liberal media. Though she at least defended Trump against host Trevor Noah’s suggestion that the president was responsible for a deadly mass shooting.
In a fawning segment on NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, the network marked Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell’s 40 years of liberal bias. Co-host Savannah Guthrie even proclaimed: “As far as I’m concerned, this should be a national holiday.” Other hosts and correspondents chimed in to praise Mitchell’s career during the glowing five-minute montage that followed.
On Monday, the liberal media breathed a collective sigh of relief over 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s announcement over the weekend that she plans to stay on the high court for at least another five years. The coverage demonstrated how even the thought of Donald Trump naming the liberal justice’s replacement strikes terror into the hearts of reporters.
Joining in the overwrought media reaction to the White House barring a CNN reporter from a Rose Garden event on Wednesday, on Thursday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Daily Beast Politics Editor Sam Stein urged the press corps to join together in a “collective pact” to “punish” the Trump administration.
For much of Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning, various CNN and MSNBC hosts and contributors were seen freaking out over Attorney General Jeff Sessions playfully laughing along with audience members as they broke into a "Lock her up" chant at a Tuesday morning speaking event.
When it comes to polling, sometimes the questions reveal more than the answers. On Monday, an NBC/WSJ poll found that 71% of voters support Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. on a federal level. That should be a surprising number. But it’s not – simply because of the poll’s wording.
In NBC’s Monday morning Special Report in the 9:00 a.m. Eastern hour on the Trump-Putin summit, the peacock network had already broken the panic button from hitting it too many times, blasting the President for praising the Russian-hosted World Cup, giving him “the upper hand,” sending out “such a damaging tweet” on the Mueller probe, and insinuated that he’s doing the bidding of Russia and the former Soviet Union by criticizing the news media.
During Friday’s edition of Andrea Mitchell Reports, the MSNBC host went after the President for praising Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and suggesting he would make a good Prime Minister. Johnson resigned earlier in the week due to his disapproval of May’s “Brexit” strategy. Johnson, unlike May, vocally supported the June 2016 referendum where voters ultimately chose to leave the European Union. Mitchell asked Former US Ambassador Nicholas Burns “when have we last seen an American President interfere in a British election or any overseas election of an ally?” Burns didn't answer, because the answer isn't pleasing to Mitchell.
Veteran NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell has a reputation for being one of the more transparently liberal correspondents on the network, but suggesting that President Donald Trump and his administration members may be motivated by an "evil desire" is a bit much, even for her. Such was her analysis as she hosted her MSNBC show on Tuesday afternoon, and theorized that the decision to prosecute all illegal border crossings was motivated by "an evil desire to deter by making an example of these people."
On Monday afternoon, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell was still pushing the debunked claim that the Trump administration is kicking immigrants out of the U.S. military as she interviewed former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.