MSNBC host and Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber appeared on The Late Show Tuesday night. Not surprisingly, the Mueller probe came up. After Melber and host Stephen Colbert analyzed and discussed the prospects for impeachment, Colbert shockingly pushed back on Melber’s claim of objectivity: “come on…you guys bang a drum over there sometimes.”
Since the national consensus on the report by Special Consul Robert Mueller was that it cleared President Trump of charges he colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election, the liberals at MSNBC have decided to focus on another charge: whether Trump tried to block the investigation of himself. One example of this tactic comes from Ari Melber, a former lawyer and host of The Beat program on weekday evenings, who on Monday claimed that there is “substantial evidence against Trump regarding the crime of obstruction of justice” and compared the situation to the scary movie When a Stranger Calls.
In his weekly "Wacky M.O.L.E." video, MRCTV's Eric Scheiner asserted this "may be the best clip I've seen all year." On MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber on Wednesday, the eponymous host weirdly cited a 1996 R&B love song by the late singer Aaliyah -- because it was titled "Four Page Letter," just like the Attorney General's letter to Congress on the Mueller report. "Aaliyah said...her father told her, 'Be careful who you choose to love.' Well, the Democrats still trying to be careful, thinking about whether they put too much love or faith in the Mueller investigation."
As NewsBusters illustrated all day on Sunday, MSNBC’s nonsense was shooting out into the ether like water from a fire hose During the 6:00 p.m. Eastern hour, so-called experts offered hot takes such as “the Russians have clearly won” and “Mueller basically seem to abdicate or punt on” the obstruction portion of the investigation.
Whether you’re a liberal analyst, anchor, commentator, host, or something in between, Sunday wasn’t exactly the day you hoped with Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter to Congress that revealed the Mueller team didn’t find Trump-Russian collusion and the latter determined that the President did not obstruct justice. For the so-called legal analysts on MSNBC, they were not satisfied, offering hot takes on everything from the lack of complete sentence excerpts from the Mueller report to just flatly not accepting the findings from either person on obstruction.
On Tuesday's The Beat show on MSNBC, host Ari Melber gave an eight-minute commentary complaining about Republican opposition to new gun control laws as the MSNBC host also repeated the discredited myth that Charleston mass murderer Dylann Roof was already a convicted felon who could have been barred from purchasing his gun if not for a "loophole" that allowed him to purchase it after the background check took too long to complete.
During the first break in Michael Cohen’s testimony on Wednesday, NBC’s panel of anchors, reporters and legal analysts all celebrated his performance. “Michael Cohen has comported himself pretty well,” NBC’s Chuck Todd asserted. NBC News legal analyst Chuck Rosenberg, touted Cohen as “the quintessential cooperating criminal....This is what cooperating witnesses look like, sound like, and feel like.”
On Friday's The Beat show on MSNBC, host Ari Melber gave no pushback and oddly seemed to go along with one of his guests, talk radio host Charlamagne Tha God, when he repeated as fact the conspiracy theory that the FBI was behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 assassination.
If ever there were a famous Virginian, it is George Washington. Born and raised in Virginia, Mount Vernon was of course his historic home. Yet somehow, a confused Tur has claimed that Washington was a "native son of New York." The unbelievable gaffe occurred today on MSNBC, as Tur handed off her MTP Daily hour to Ari Melber and his The Beat.
Oh, the irony! Liberal activist Sally Kohn is the author of "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity." Amazon describes her as someone "learning how to talk respectfully with people whose views she disagrees with passionately . . . It was time, she decided, to look into the epidemic of hate all around us and learn how we can stop it." But when she appeared on Ari Melber's MSNBC show this evening, Kohn proceeded to . . . hate on President Trump. True, she did it with a smile and a jovial air. But the substance was as hateful as that of your standard, enraged, social justice warrior.
Along with New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay’s non-sense early Wednesday hours after the State of the Union, actor and comedian Sinbad joined MSNBC’s late-night coverage and slammed President Trump as a “fool” who “doesn’t feel anything” and carried out an “atrocious” government shutdown. He also added that he should have been given “a pimp slap” by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Not to gratuitously insult Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but she has to be one of the, um, most lightly-informed pols in a long time to wander onto the national stage. But that didn't stop Chuck Todd from lavishing praise on her. Discussing his just-concluded interview with Ocasio-Cortez with fellow MSNBC host Ari Melber, Todd found reason to variously describe her as thoughtful, refreshing, impressive and smart.