On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter released an extensive poll on the news habits of consumers plus a poll of 51 cable and broadcast network news hosts and late-night comedy hosts. In the full blog, check out the seven areas that The Hollywood Reporter article on their own poll didn’t have quite the time to do a deep dive on.
At 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday, TMZ first broke the news that Democratic lawyer and 2020 presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti was arrested by Los Angeles police on domestic violence charges. Despite the fact that Avenatti granted them over 200 combined appearances on their networks, both CNN and MSNBC downplayed the charges. MSNBC brushed over it while CNN spent part of the time correcting TMZ and touting people who claimed Avenatti wouldn’t hurt anyone.
On his MSNBC show, Ari Melber claims that President Trump is "falsely claiming Democrats would give undocumented immigrants the right to vote." Ari, dude, it has already happened! As the Los Angeles Times has reported: "Noncitizens, including those without legal status, will be allowed to vote" in San Franciso school board elections.
Somebody, please! Free Ari Melber from the isolation chamber in which he has been cruelly confined! On his MSNBC show The Beat, Ari Melber praised guest and View co-host Joy Behar on Tuesday, telling her that whereas she cares, "you don't demean."
On his MSNBC show, 'The Beat,' Ari Melber plays a clip of Barack Obama at a rally in Nevada, saying: "Nevada, you could be the first state ever to elect a state legislature where the majority are women [wild applause.] Which, I'm pretty sure things will work better if you give women a chance to run things for a while."
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on reporting in the age of Trump: “I think we have to be careful about the breathlessness.... I think it's important to try to keep your perspective.” This remark was heard over the weekend at the annual Los Angeles Politicon, which describes itself as the “Unconventional Political Convention” that draws the “biggest names in politics and entertainment.”
On Ari Melber's MSNBC show The Beat Wednesdsay night, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson imagines President Trump saying about the death of Jamal Khashoggi, "I don't care, it was a brown journalist." Johnson suggests Trump would have reacted differently if Khashoggi were white, American, and worked for "a news outlet that the president was more happy with," presumably a reference to Fox News.
On Ari Melber's MSNBC show Monday night, Mara Gay of the NYT editorial board misrepresents President Trump's mocking of Elizabeth Warren's phony claim to be a Native American. Gay says it was "was actually about white anxieties among Donald Trump's base about who's white in America." In fact, Trump was calling out Warren's cheating: using the phony claim of being a Native American to get ahead in academia.
On Friday night and on Saturday, several MSNBC shows threw around charges of racism by Georgia Republicans as the liberal news network continued hyping the story of 53,000 new voter registrations being held in a "pending" status until those voters verify their information.
On Friday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, as Ari Melber substitute hosted the show, he misleadingly gave the impression that President Donald Trump's administration were the ones who began the practice of requiring illegal immigrant children to appear alone in court, even though his own network has previously noted that the questionable practice has been going on for years under previous Presidents.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's The Beat on MSNBC, race-obsessed New York Times columnist Michael Eric Dyson ranted against rapper Kanye West giving a pro-Donald Trump speech in the Oval Office, trashing his words as "white supremacy by ventriloquism."
It was Joy Behar’s birthday Friday and the co-host of The View was celebrated by her fellow hosts with guest appearances and birthday wishes from Democrat politicians and liberal news anchors.The panel also talked about the news of the day, the vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, with guest hosts MSNBC anchors Ari Melber and Chris Hayes sounding more like View hosts than actual journalists.