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.
After the Associated Press published an article that misleadingly gave the impression that the U.S. military may be kicking out large numbers of non-citizens, several MSNBC hosts freaked out over the hyped news, using words like "startling," "shocking," and "yet another low." MSNBC contributor and Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus even suggested that "you have to hate immigrants" to make such a move.
The Aspen Ideas Festival has a reputation of being an elitist conclave of liberal academics, journalists, and pundits (with rare exceptions) to pat themselves on the back and how they could work together to advance their left-of-center worldviews. So it was no surprise when the late June gathering held a June 27 panel called “How We Survive Attacks on Journalism” and featured a who’s who from the liberal media.
Over the past couple of days, CNN has repeatedly cited a Kaiser Family Foundation poll which claims that 67 percent of Americans support the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which limits the government's ability to restrict abortion. But other polling casts serious doubt on whether most of the public actually supports the specifics of Roe, as the Barna Group last year found that almost 70 percent of Americans would support a heartbeat law which bans abortion after an unborn baby's heartbeat can be detected. Such a restriction could only be enforced if Roe were overturned.
Late Monday, after the White House’s official Twitter account called out Democrats for their positions on ICE and MS-13, some members of the media went berserk at the audacity of the White House Twitter going after senators for their policy positions. NBC's Andrea Mitchell even went so far as to claim that Trump was violating the law by doing so. However, archived White House tweets from the Obama era, revealed the media's two-faced stance on these actions.
On her 12:00 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Monday, anchor Andrea Mitchell promised viewers “a colossal political showdown” over President Trump’s replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. She demanded that Democrats refuse to take any nominee “at face value” and “drill down” on their abortion views.
Reporters often get basic facts wrong and otherwise embarrass themselves when attempting to explain specifics about guns. This is what happened to Pete Williams at MSNBC Friday morning as he tried to describe shotguns in the aftermath of Thursday's Capital Gazette massacre in Annapolis, Maryland.
In a fawning profile for NBC News Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell for the latest issue of InStyle magazine, colleague and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd gushed that the veteran liberal reporter was “like the LeBron James of foreign correspondents.” He added: “It’s the same awe that I have watching him play after all these years. Why are you still this good? Aren’t you tired?”
As the dominant media have been fixated for the past week on the Trump administration stepping up prosecutions against non-citizens who cross illegally into the U.S., resulting in parents being separated from children during detention as required by law, CNN and MSNBC both repeatedly conflated asylum seekers who legally got through the proper procedure with those who cross the border illegally first before pursuing asylum after being apprehended. When DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen earlier this week called out the misreporting and insisted that legal asylum seekers are normally not detained or separated from their children, except in unusual circumstances, the liberal networks scoffed at her admonishment and then pivoted to complaining that the legal process of applying for asylum at ports of entry takes too long.
After making a strong push last week to promote the views of religious liberals to advocate against the Trump administration strictly enforcing immigration laws, Monday saw the liberal Bible-thumping go into overdrive as MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell brought aboard Father James Martin, and cued him up to complain that Trump's immigration policies are "sinful" and to repeatedly attach the word "evil" to the government keeping children in a separate facility while their parents are prosecuted for illegally crossing the border.
During MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday, Mitchell and her liberal guests all agreed that Playboy’s Brian Karem was completely “justified” in attempting to shout down and scold White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during Thursday’s chaotic press briefing. The panel of media pundits even lamented that there weren’t more reporters as unhinged as Karem in the White House press corps.