Something fascinating happened in The New York Times Book Review on Sunday. They offered five separate reviews of books by "conservatives," even as they continued to ignore the number-one nonfiction book at the top of their own Best Sellers list: Unfreedom of the Press by Mark Levin.
On Wednesday morning, MSNBC again displayed why the stridently liberal news network has a reputation for taking in conservatives as contributors and then inspiring them to deliver commentary that sounds like it comes from the left. Right-leaning contributor George Will actually hit Republicans from the left on the issue of immigration as he and host Stephanie Ruhle conflated legal and illegal immigration without, of course, ever using the words "illegal" or even "undocumented."
The liberal media obsession with Rush Limbaugh dragged on into Wednesday’s Hardball in which the panelists questioned whether Vice President Mike Pence even has a “soul” for “kissing up” to Limbaugh earlier in the day and whether Trump and Limbaugh are the monkey and organ grinder or vice versa. Host Chris Matthews brought up Limbaugh in light of the government shutdown and the President standing firm on his promise of securing the southern border, leading to a government shutdown as Democrats have refused to support this proposal.
Ari Melber is the latest liberal cable-news host to bathe in the warm waters of George Will's contempt for the Trump administration. Will's latest column, Melber said, pitched Trump as a "baby" who needs Vladimir Putin's day care. Will's column was headlined "This sad, embarrassing wreck of a man."
Occasionally, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews has provided us with moments of humor and levity (though most of the time at his own expense) and Wednesday was no exception as he took time to mock anti-Trump Republicans and faux Republicans pleading with voters to back Democrats in November.
Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz appeared on The Ingraham Angle July 5 to talk about the recent bout of #NeverTrump Republicans like Steve Schmidt and Max Boot appearing on cable news, disavowing their party over the president. A longtime media critic, Kurtz expressed amazement at the hysteria over Trump from the right which was almost worse than what is seen on the left. ”It’s hard not to notice these defections bring them favorable publicity,” Kurtz critiqued.
On Sunday, Washington Post “conservative” George Will won the admiration of his liberal peers when he penned a column calling for the Republican Party to lose control Congress. His anti-Republican screed was featured on CNN’s Inside Politics and ABC’s This Week. But on NBC’s Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd put it up for a panel discussion during the show’s “End Game” segment.
In Sunday’s paper, Washington Post “conservative” columnist George Will urges everyone vote for Democrats in the wake of the “carnage” of this week’s immigration debate. He dismissed House Speaker Paul Ryan “and many other Republican lawmakers” for serving as the “president’s poodles.” That charge can easily be thrown back: this column surely makes Will look like the pet puppy of the Jeff Bezos-owned “Democracy Dies in Darkness” paper.
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, liberal Republican CNN contributor Margaret Hoover advocated voting for Democratic candidates against pro-Donald Trump Republicans, and proclaimed that Democrats "deserve" to "have a heyday in November."
Castelvetro di Modena, Italy — On May 14, a star failed to come out. Tom Wolfe passed away that day. With his passing, the conservative movement lost its greatest social critic and America lost one of its greatest novelists. As a writer, Tom was his own man. He died as he lived: on his terms, or at least as much on his terms as a man can.
CNN doesn’t usually air clippings of nationally syndicated columnists during the regular news day, but they just had to make an exception on Thursday for Washington Post columnist George Will’s nasty attack on Vice President Pence. In the 3 pm hour, subsitute anchor Brianna Keilar brought on Jake Tapper to savor the "merciless" and "brutal" Will column.
Last week, Wisconsin's Attorney General issued a report recommending contempt charges against six former workers at the state's now-defunct Government Accountability Board and three employees in the Milwaukee County prosecutor's office for their involvement in or knowledge of illegal and criminal leaks of GAB documents relating to what has become known as the "John Doe" investigation of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The Associated Press's Scott Bauer, whose animosity towards Walker and Republicans has been obvious for least seven years, has been busy downplaying the matter as just another "partisan" dispute while making false claims about the nature of the investigation and the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling which halted it.