During the Third Hour Today show on Tuesday, the network broadcast seized on left-wing outrage over Alabama Public Television deciding not to air an episode of the PBS children’s cartoon Arthur that included a gay wedding. Hosts accused the state of “homophobia and intolerance” for objecting to the controversial program.
On Tuesday, NBC’s Today show provided Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg with a friendly national media platform to promote his “history-making candidacy.” While fawning over the 37-year-old openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, co-host Craig Melvin focused on campaign strategy rather than his left-wing views.
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.
On Friday morning, as the networks informed viewers that Facebook has banned several controversial political groups and individuals from having an account, ABC, CBS, NBC, and MSNBC all failed to inform viewers that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been tied to the left, even while the same shows made a point of using terms like "far-right" to describe others affected by the ban.
Just as they did during their Special Reports on Thursday after the Mueller report’s release, NBC’s Today turned Friday morning to former Obama official Neal Katyal for legal analysis and touting the possibility President Trump could be criminally charged once he leaves office and that current Attorney General Bill Barr wasn’t acting like the AG for the country but instead just for Trump.
Since news broke over the weekend that former South Carolina Senator Erniest Hollings had passed, his controversial history on race has been substantially whitewashed in media reports which have gone so far as to praise him over the ending of segregation in his home state. This odd bestowing of credit comes even though he ran for governor as a segregationist, and school desegregation did not occur until after he left office in 1963.
Unburdened by basic journalistic ethics, on Wednesday, a series of MSNBC hosts eagerly promoted 2020 Democratic candidates lining up to speak at the annual National Action Network conference in New York City – put on by their fellow MSNBC host Al Sharpton. Not concerning themselves with the obvious conflict of interest presented by the event, the anchors hailed it as an “influential” forum for presidential hopefuls to “woo” Democratic primary voters.
For much of Thursday, a number of CNN and MSNBC hosts predictably reacted to the quick enaction of new gun restrictions in New Zealand by lamenting the fact that U.S. political leaders are not so willing to restrict the rights of its citizens to own guns, and mostly had guests who bolstered their left-leaning views.
Appearing on MSNBC Live With Craig Melvin Friday morning, NBC News National Security Analyst and former Obama administration official Ned Price didn’t hesitate to blame President Trump for the horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. The supposed expert declared that Trump provided “plenty of rhetorical ammunition” to the white supremacist shooter.
Is a politician who supports government-run health care, major gun restrictions, the radical Green New Deal and abortion liberal enough for the Democratic Party? That was the question MSNBC hosts asked on Thursday as they fretted that former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke may not be far left enough for Democratic voters in the 2020 presidential primary.
Reporting from Capitol Hill late Wednesday morning on MSNBC Live With Craig Melvin, correspondent Garrett Haake fretted that “Democrats are in a jam” as they debated an anti-Semitism resolution meant to response to offensive comments from Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar. The reporter noted that liberal lawmakers didn’t want to “pile on one freshman Congresswoman” and were eager for the “distraction” to “go away.”
During the third hour of NBC’s Today show on Monday, the hosts were thrilled to welcome “feminist icon” Gloria Steinem to the broadcast as they touted a new edition of her book, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, being released. Amid all the adulation, Steinem felt comfortable claiming how “relevant” a decades-old essay of hers remained, in which she compared the pro-life movement to Nazism.