One of the headlines to come out of Super Tuesday was the long voting lines in certain places in Texas, which provided the Wednesday afternoon edition of MSNBC Live an opportunity to float yet another round of voter suppression conspiracy theories.
On Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing decided to check in with one of her favorite Democratic activist groups as she looked ahead to the 2020 general election. Having promoted the group Swing Left leading up to the 2018 midterms, Jansing touted how the organization was already working to “build a war chest and a volunteer infrastructure” to defeat President Trump in November.
MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing welcomed California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu on her Thursday show for a softball interview where she asserted that Republicans are having a difficult time figuring out right from wrong. Towards the end of the segment, she again flunked basic civics.
On Monday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough revealed that he has been inundated with “panicked calls” from Democrats terrified by the prospect of President Trump winning reelection due to the weak 2020 Democratic field. He recalled desperate liberal voters asking him, “Joe, what do we do?”
President Trump was just acquitted on impeachment charges that Democrats threw against the wall in hopes that they would stick, so naturally MSNBC Live was that, unlike Bill Clinton, he refused to apologize and took a victory lap at the White House Thursday afternoon.
The New York Times editorial board's decision to endorse two candidates, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, was met with both confusion and mockery. After an overly pretentious process, the board settled on the dual endorsement which isn't really an endorsement. Still, editorial board deputy editor Kathleen Kingsbury joined MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing on Monday to try to defend and rationalize the decision.
After a peaceful Monday rally by Second Amendment activists in Richmond, Virginia, CNN and MSNBC deserved thoughts and prayers seeing as how their fear-mongering about “violence” a la Charlottesville by “thousands” of “heavily armed” “guns rights activists, white nationalists, militia groups swarming” the Capitol fizzed into puddles of lies.
Despite the fact that Senate Democrats have already determined that President Trump is guilty of what the House of Representatives has accused, MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing took the opportunity on Friday to say that it is Republicans who care incapable of holding a fair trial. Not only that, but she held up Kamala Harris as an example of someone who "knows what a fair trial looks like." She added Chief Justice John Roberts to that list as well as Roberts will preside the trial, assuming the House eventually submits the articles to the Senate.
Former RNC chairman Michael Steele is the kind of Republican whom MSNBC loves as he is more than willing to repeat the latest liberal talking points about President Trump. He continued that tradition on Thursday's MSNBC Live when he endorsed Harvard professor Laurence Tribe's latest hairbrained scheme that House Democrats should refrain from delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate until Senator Mitch McConnell gives into their demands that Republicans hear from witnesses that they themselves refused to hear from.
It has been a constant theme in the media for many years that Republicans need to do a better job of recruiting female candidates and on Wednesday's MSNBC Live, Chris Jansing highlighted the efforts of some Republican women to address that concers. While the segment started off dealing with practical concerns such as the lack of political connections and fundraising abilities, it ended with the suggestion that if Republicans really want to do a better job of recruiting women to run for office, thus enhancing their appeal to female voters, they need to drop their "litmus tests" on things like abortion.
As NewsBusters has previously reported, the evening newscasts gleefully reported on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of the word “bribery” to describe President Trump’s actions during his phone call with the President of Ukraine. Throughout the day on Thursday, cable news personalities also parroted Pelosi's talking point suggesting that the President’s actions “make what Nixon did look almost small.” Or, perhaps, Pelosi repeated that talking point after hearing it on cable news.
As the congressional impeachment testimony hearing took a short recess mid-Wednesday, the liberal networks jumped in with their own reflections, but seemingly one takeaway: William Taylor was impressive, definitely not partisan, and wow, he sounds just like us!