While filling in for Stephanie Ruhle during MSNBC’s 9:00 a.m. ET hour on Monday, anchor Chris Jansing promoted a book club created by Iowa Democrats in which members pledged to read campaign memoirs written by 16 of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates before the Iowa caucuses in February. Jansing touted how the “relaxed, cerebral idea” was “catching on big.”
Apparently there are still some people who care what former President Jimmy Carter thinks about things. These people include MSNBC Live guest host Chris Janisng and MSNBC analyst Rick Stengel. At an event at the Carter Center, Carter went full conspiracy theorist on the 2016 election. "I think the interference, although not yet quantified, I think fully investigated would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016, he lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians interfered on his behalf," Carter told historian Jon Meacham.
Telemundo analyst Maria Elena Salinas joined MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing and Neera Tanden of Think Progress in Miami on Thursday to offer some thoughts on Wednesday's Democratic Debate. During the segment one could hardly tell the difference between the President of Think Progress and the one who claims to be a journalist.
On Monday morning, MSNBC repeatedly touted House Democrats holding hearings to try to keep the Mueller Report in the news after the results of Special Counsel’s Russia investigation disappointed liberal lawmakers and reporters. The coverage claimed President Trump’s political opponents were simply “educating the public” and “bringing the Mueller to life” with the partisan stunt.
On Friday, several MSNBC shows took the time to promote groups of student activists skipping school to promote global warming alarmism as correspondent Savannah Sellers appeared on four different shows and spoke live in New York with students who were taking part.
Just minutes after the April jobs report was released Friday morning, showing the unemployment rate dropping to its lowest point since 1969, MSNBC fretted that the booming economy would be a serious political “challenge” for Democrats in 2020. Anchor Chris Jansing went to work trying to take credit away from the Trump administration and downplaying the numbers.
On Friday's MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, as fill-in anchor Chris Jansing hosted a discussion on President Donald Trump talking about possibly sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities instead of releasing them near the border, the group of mostly MSNBC reporters and contributors repeatedly used the word "illegal" to prejudge such an action as well as other label previous actions by the administration, even while refusing to apply the word to describe the illegal immigrants they were discussing.
MSNBC legal analysts Cynthia Alksne and Glenn Kirschner were on MSNBC Live With Craig Melvin with guest host Chris Jansing to discuss Attorney General William Barr's testimony in front of a House subcommittee on Tuesday. Both Alksne and Kirschner accused Barr of protecting President Trump and suppressing information.
Reacting to a new poll showing 65% of Iowa Democratic caucus-goers support the Green New Deal, on MSNBC Monday afternoon, Politico’s Jake Sherman found it “absolutely stunning” that the policy proposal from left-wing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was enjoying so much support among the party’s liberal base.
Appearing on MSNBC late Thursday morning, left-wing Princeton University professor and network contributor Eddie Glaude hailed Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib as “courageous” for smearing her Republican colleague Mark Meadows as a “racist” during Wednesday’s Michael Cohen hearing. The liberal pundit even accused Meadows of shedding “crocodile tears” in response to the nasty accusation.
MSNBC journalists and analysts on Monday lashed out at conservative complaints of reporters picking out an “amazing” coat for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. MSNBC Live co-host Chris Jansing called the reaction “crazy” and guest Mark Thompson attacked it as racist.
On Wednesday's MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, liberal talk radio host and frequent MSNBC guest Mark Thompson declared that baby Jesus, as an immigrant, would have been separated from his parents and might have died in detention if he had lived under President Donald Trump's rule.