Exasperation is in the air. Liberal journalists are convinced the only way to save the Republic is to impeach Donald Trump and yet increasingly hosts, reporters and pundits are clearly worried they and the Democrats might have missed their shot.
On CNN's Reliable (Liberal) Sources on Sunday, host Brian Stelter discussed the "impeachment messaging wars." In one corner, he put Rudy Giuliani and the "ultraconservative" OANN network making a "glorified anti-Biden attack ad." Meanwhile, "Democrats continue to take over daytime TV, for televised testimony from witnesses, and Republicans continue to claim the hearings are boring. The messaging war is vital, so which side is winning?" Olivia Nuzzi said Democrats were like a Ken Burns PBS documentary, while the Republicans were....The Wizard of Oz???
Following former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg throwing his hat into the 2020 Democratic presidential race, Bloomberg News was rightly dragged when they announced they would be hands-off with their founder and his Democratic rivals, while continuing to grill President Trump. The move was almost universally panned, with the media beat Sunday shows on both CNN and Fox News criticizing the Bloomberg News. Although, some tougher than others.
Tuesday night at a rally, President Trump blasted the media for spreading rumors about his health, specifically that he may have had a heart attack recently. CNN host Brian Stelter shot back at the President on Twitter, claiming he was “lying” and the media never did that. Perhaps Stelter should see a doctor for memory problems because he did this very thing just 3 days ago.
CNN’s Brian Stelter devoted the entire opening segment of Reliable Sources to trashing Fox News and right-wing media. His guests all too happily joined in. The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan contrasted the right-wing media with the “reality-based” liberal media while multiple members of the panel accused Fox News and conservative media of pushing a narrative sympathetic to President Trump while turning a blind eye to the liberal agenda endorsed by the legacy media.
As part of their crusade for “truth” in the age of Trump, the liberal media have made it part of their mission to prop up any conspiracy theory the Democratic Party pitches them, such as NBC’s debate moderators allowing their candidates to assert Stacey Abrams was the governor of Georgia. On Sunday’s no-so “Reliable Sources,” CNN host Brian Stelter helped to defend disgraced former Congresswoman Katie Hill by lying about why she had to resign from office at the end of last month.
Remember back to 2014 when CNN became a laughing stock when they suggested aliens might have abducted Malaysia Flight 370? Well, it took over three years of a Trump presidency but they finally reached a similar milestone again. This time, however, they did it when CNN media “journalist” and host of so-called “Reliable Sources” ended his Sunday show with a segment decided claiming President Trump was a “destructive cult” leader like Jim Jones and using “mind control.”
On Saturday afternoon, Never Trump attorney and liberal cable news darling George Conway leveled sexist attacks at Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Twitter for being against impeachment and tussling with fellow media favorite and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), calling her “lying trash” and sharing a doctored photo of her flipping off a camera. Of course, CNN did nothing to rebut or even acknowledge these attacks on-air.
In a Sunday segment on so-called “Reliable Sources”, media janitor and host Brian Stelter proved how much of a clown show CNN was by trotting out disgraced journalist Dan Rather to talk about, of all things: why the “truth still matters.” At the same time, Stelter wanted Rather to talk about how the “truth is closing in” on President Trump, and how the President apparently runs a cult.
CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter apppeared on their Newsroom show on Saturday afternoon to preach an early sermon that the dismissive impeachment chatter of Fox News opinion hosts "hurts all of us because it makes it impossible to have a debate about the facts." Stelter seems to avoid the notion that when you tell the Fox audience that facts that are unfriendly to the liberal narrative aren't facts, but "Fox News conspiracy propaganda stuff," you're already unwilling to debate.
On Monday, CNN spent nine minutes and 49 seconds reveling in Donald Trump Jr. being heckled by a rabid, shouting crew from the alt-right and fans of Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes during a Turning Point USA event promoting his book Triggered. Therefore, CNN have spent nine minutes and 49 seconds more on people protesting Trump Jr. than calling out ABC for their decision to spike reporting about predator Jeffrey Epstein.
On Sunday, CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter oozed about his "special one-on-one interview" with what CNN described as "legendary journalist" Bill Moyers, asking drama-queen softballs like "Do you fear for the country?" And "will people care this week? Will democracy hold up through this process?"