After the Democrats' press conference on Wednesday where they revealed their managers for the upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joined CNN Newsroom co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto to talk about the big takeaway from this super serious moment in American history: that Republicans are a bunch of white men and Democrats aren't.
The third season of the American Crime Story cable television series dealing with the impeachment of the 42nd U.S. President will not air on FX until after the 2020 election, John Landgraf -- the head of the pay cable television channel -- stated on Thursday, January 9. While the given reason for the delay is that creator-producer Ryan Murphy has a “busy schedule” due to the three-season renewal of his FX American Horror Story anthology series, Landgraf noted that the current media environment is “toxic” on issues related to the scandal involving Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
On Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin declared that President Donald Trump is "guilty," and seemed to worry that Senate Republicans might block the inclusion of witnesses harmful to Trump by demanding the "poisoned pill" of pushing for Hunter Biden to also give testimony.
Whether it was repeatedly boasting of how impeachment will be a “stain” on Donald Trump’s legacy or expressing fear about what Trump will do in the future or heralding the exercise as a “great day” for “our constitutional democracy,” CNN couldn’t have been giddier about Wednesday night’s impeachment of President Donald Trump.
CNN's Jeffrety Toobin refuses to believe the results of CNN's own poll, showing a rather dramatic drop in Democrat support for impeachment: from 90% down to 77%. Here was poor Jeffrey, in the depths of denial: "I don’t believe that poll for one second, the 90 to 77%. I don’t believe it. It makes no sense that that number would change like that . . . David, that poll is wrong. Just because I said so, okay?"
Of all the biased hot takes to come from the media during the impeachment process, none lacked any sense of self-awareness more than the panel discussion that took place Thursday morning on CNN. Responding to former Attorney General Eric Holder's anti-William Barr op-ed in the Washington Post, the panel eagerly agreed with Holder, while conveniently ignoring Holder's own history and how he would have been treated if their own standards applied to him.
CNN’s chief legal analyst admitted Friday morning that it was journalists' jobs to dismantle Republican talking points on impeachment. Minutes before the House voted to approve the impeachment articles against President Trump, CNN’s liberal panel broke in to bash Republicans for “lying” about Ukraine.
Is water wet? Is the sky blue? Will CNN be moved by every single word uttered by liberals at impeachment hearings? These, dear readers, are some of life’s easiest questions. On Monday morning, the last question arose thanks to CNN’s panel of experts hailing MSNBC analyst-turned-Schiff aide Daniel Goldman for having delivered “[a]n extremely dense and fact-based summary” for impeaching President Trump that proved to be “very, very powerful.”
On Monday's New Day on CNN, as fill-in co-host Jim Sciutto and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discussed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take up a gun case originating in New York, the two fretted that the right-leaning Court might end up barring many gun control proposals that are popular with liberals like more restrictive background checks.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin continued the media's recent history of poor impeachment predictions on Thursday when he said predicted that Dr. Fiona Hill would testify that Russia interfered in the 2016 election for the purposes of electing Donald Trump.
In between the two impeachment hearings on Tuesday, the CNN panelists almost universally (with the exception of Scott Jennings) tore into Republicans as offering “ineffective,” “offensive,” and “unconvincing” arguments amounting to a “cherry picking...side show” that dared to criticize Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.
After it was revealed last month that the anonymous “whistleblower” worked for 2020 candidate Joe Biden when he was vice president, ABC squashed the important story calling it a “smear campaign” put out by President Trump. This morning, the media continued trying to protect the whistleblower’s partisan identity, by attacking Republican calls for transparency. On CNN Tuesday morning, a panel trashed Sen. Rand Paul’s “deeply deceptive and underhanded” demand that the media do their job and publicly identify the whistleblower who’s complaint launched this whole impeachment inquiry.