On Morning Joe, WaPo's David Ignatius manages to turn Biden's transparent about-face for political reasons on whether he would comply with a Senate impeachment trial subpoena into a positive mark of his willingness to change positions as necessary, as compared to President Trump.
Self-awareness? Apparently not Joe Scarborough's strong suit. On Thursday's Morning Joe, Scarborough claimed to embrace a recent column by frequent panelist David Ignatius of The Washington Post that called for a "love thy neighbor" politics in which people "put aside" their grievances. "Truer words were never written," enthused Scarborough. That's all well and good, but not exactly the best messengers and considering the show that these principles were extolled on.
The Morning Joe crew revels in imagining President Trump's supposed pain over his impending impeachment.
If Democrats and their allies in the media are trying to convince the country that the current impeachment proceedings are not a farce, MSNBC's Friday impeachment pre-game show did not help in advancing that goal. According to the assembled cast of journalists and commentators, Republicans were "jerks" who were destroying the legacies of their family members who worked for past Democrat administrations.
Following Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd grilling Republican Senator Rand Paul and tossing softballs to Democratic Congressman Jim Himes on Sunday, regarding impeachment, the political panel admitted that House Democrats had an uphill battle in upcoming public hearings. The worried journalists urged liberal lawmakers to “dramatize” those hearings as much as possible and hoped some of the witnesses would cry or become “emotional.”
Wednesday night on The Rachel Maddow show, host Rachel Maddow continued her negative onslaught of criticism towards President Trump on his overseas visits. She began by negatively highlighting the events that took place in the meeting of President Trump and the Irish Prime Minister stating:
Ever since Donald Trump was elected President, liberal Democrats have been eagerly demanding that he be impeached. However, those efforts were dealt a serious blow on Monday when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told The Washington Post that America “should not go down that path because it divides the country....and he’s just not worth it.” Instead of being disappointed, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski called Pelosi’s statement “kind of fantastic” and claimed it is actually driving Trump “crazy.”
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and David Ignatius praised President Trump's decision to walk away from the Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. Scarborough calls it the "best of all circumstances." Ignatius agreed, quoting Trump that "sometimes you just have to walk." Also, Joyce Vance a former US Attorney appointed by President Obama says that in Michael Cohen's congressional testimony, there was "certainly nothing that was new to prosecutors." And finally, some unintentional humor, as Donny Deutsch describes himself as a "stench" defender of Cohen.
Yesterday, we surmised that Joe Scarborough had gone "all in" with the Democrats. Scratch that. Scarborough has now placed himself even to the left of many lefties. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough defended Judge Emmet Sullivan's outburst yesterday at Michael Flynn's sentencing hearing. This, while many liberals, like Dan Abrams, and even the young lefties over at Vox, have criticized the judge.
During Tuesday’s edition of Morning Joe, the panel engaged in quite a bit of hyperbole when reacting to President Trump’s threat to revoke the security clearances of former Obama administration officials including former CIA Director John Brennan. Keep in mind that all of the media overreaction comes despite the fact that President Trump has only threatened to revoke the security clearances thus far.
Talking heads on MSNBC and CNN got themselves all bent out of shape following President Trump’s appearance at a breakfast kicking off the 2018 NATO Summit. Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC Live With Katy Tur presented no exception. Former TIME magazine editor and Kerry State Department official Richard Stengel complained about President Trump’s “America First” policy, describing it as “toxic nationalism.”
During Wednesday’s edition of Morning Joe, historian Jon Meacham felt he had come up with the perfect explanation for President Trump’s tense relationships with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Meacham asked “What’s the role of misogyny here?” He continued spouting talking points, asking “Does Merkel remind him of Hillary? Does that help explain the Theresa May issue? He does not have a particularly healthy relationship, it seems, with a lot of strong women.”