Today’s journalists routinely assert that it is “extreme,” “dangerous,” and possibly even criminal for the White House – or anyone else, for that matter – to criticize an investigation into the President. But twenty years ago, Independent Counsel Ken Starr was savaged by the same liberal media during his investigation of then-President Bill Clinton. At that time, Starr was harangued as a “partisan” and “inept prosecutor,” and a “peeping Tom.”
Soon after the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting, journalists and celebrities attacked those who they believe were the true culprits in the tragedy: Law-abiding gun owners and Second Amendment supporters. MSNBC host Chris Matthews was frustrated that “reasonable people have so little power at the ballot box” compared to gun-rights voters and was frustrated that the NRA seemed to be “immune to justice.” Celebrities also engaged in the demonization of gun-rights supporters. The following is a collection (so far) of the ugliest attacks on gun rights supporters in the wake of the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting.
The school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas wasn’t carried out with the media’s favorite weapon to mischaracterize and demonize (the AR-15), but this was only a minor speed bump for those looking to take away Americans' rights. During Monday’s Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews brought on anti-gun activist Nicole Hockley to join him in whining about those who respected the Second Amendment. During the segment, Matthews absurdly claimed that since NRA had hired Oliver North to be their president, the organization was somehow “immune to justice.”
Despite the fact that Friday’s alleged gunman in the despicable high school shooting in Santa Fe, TX used his father’s shotgun and .38 caliber revolver, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews shepherded through a discourteous opening panel of Democratic Congressman Joaquín Castro (TX), Moms Demand Action leader Shannon Watts, and Parkland, FL teacher Greg Pittman that showed an inability to grasp facts but rather an ability to hurl insults.
Just CNN and the major broadcast networks earlier Tuesday after President Trump’s Iran Deal speech, MSNBC’s Hardball was beside itself over the President’s decision to withdrawal the U.S. from the deal, dubbing it a victory for “chick hawks” like John Bolton drawing America into war with Iran while also “surrender[ing] the moral high ground to Iran.”
Even before President Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that the U.S. would be backing out of the Iran nuclear deal, the press had begun mounting an anxious defense of the agreeent. It’s no secret that the Obama-era treaty has been a foreign policy favorite among many in the media, and the same was true back when it was first negotiated in 2015.
An angry Chris Matthews ended Wednesday’s Hardball by going on a “Trump Watch” diatribe about how he really wanted a verdict in the Trump-Russia probe. Of course, the only outcome he seemed to consider for a verdict was President Trump’s guilt. And bizarrely enough, Matthews admitted his “passion” for a verdict was driven by his recent viewing of a fictitious television series involving Russian spies working in America.
Axios political reporter Jonathan Swan has a reputation of being an even-keeled reporter and appearing on multiple cable networks. However, Wednesday hits on the Fox News Channel’s Special Report and MSNBC’s Hardball saw Swan unload on only fellow journalists and elected officials for publicly spreading unsubstantiated allegations against VA Secretary nominee Ronny Jackson.
Princeton University professor and MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude appeared to complain during Thursday’s Hardball that, along with new demands from Republican congressmen for documents from the Clinton e-mail investigation, the FBI Inspector General’s criminal referral concerning former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was part of an “assault” on Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Throughout Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews teased a “Let Me Finish” commentary to end the show about the 243rd anniversary of the start of the American Revolution with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. However, such sanity quickly eroded as Matthews linked the actions and ideals fought on that idea to the anti-gun, far-left Parkland students.
For the second time in as many days, frequent CNN and MSNBC guest/former Republican Congressman David Jolly proved his usefulness to the liberal media by not criticizing the relationship between President Trump and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity on conflicts of interest or policy, but by cheaply condemning Hannity for not having graduated college.
On Monday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews repeadly misrepresented reality while hosting his nightly episode of Hardball, putting his fellow panelists in the awkward position of having to correct him. Within the span of the first fifteen-minute segment, Matthews misinterpreted state audio recording laws, attorney-client privilege, and recent reporting by another journalistic outlet.