During a press conference Thursday morning, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked by MSNBC correspondent Kasie Hunt if Attorney General William Barr had committed perjury when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and whether he “should go to jail for it.”
MSNBC on Monday brought on New York Times op-ed writer Bret Stephens to talk about the rising threat of bigotry and anti-Semitism. Stephens made a splash on Monday when he indignantly condemned his own bosses at the paper for perpetrating bigotry with an anti-Jewish cartoon. Yet, amazingly, MSNBC didn’t mention his column at all.
The cast of MSNBC's Morning Joe spent much of Wednesday's show arguing that it would be foolish for Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist, along with most of the panelists, concurred that Democrats would be wise to focus on winning in 2020.
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is rising in the polls and therefore, is starting to face criticism from fellow Democratic presidential contenders who see him as a threat. While most would say this is only natural, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski expressed deep concern on Tuesday that Buttigieg is now receiving criticism.
With the Thursday release of the Special Counsel report reiterating that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and at least partially explaining why there was no charge on obstruction, the next concern for ABC and CBS was the status of Democratic efforts to impeach the President.
During the NBC News Special Report following the release of the Mueller report on Thursday, Nightly News anchor Lester Holt lamented “both volumes of this report likely falling with a thud for a lot of Democrats right now.” Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt agreed: “It did land with a thud, Lester, that’s right.”
While many of his colleagues have spread conspiracy theories about the Mueller report and even called it racist, MSNBC’s Ken Dilanian seemed open to self-reflection; declaring that “those of us and members of the public who placed stock in the idea that this was a criminal case…we have to acknowledge today that what Robert Mueller found on collusion and conspiracy was a complete vindication of the President.”
Precipitated by the recent vile comments from anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the House passed a resolution to condemn hate and bigotry in all its forms Thursday. Despite the overwhelming and bipartisan support that the resolution received, ABC’s World News Tonight chose to pretend as though it never happened. They instead chose to sensationally share the disturbing and twisted confession of Chris Watts, who killed his wife and two young girls.
On Sunday, two MSNBC hosts fretted over U.N. ambassador nominee Kelly Knight Craft's views on global warming as host Alex Witt invited Virginia Democratic Congressman Don Beyer to bash her on the subject, and, later in the day, Kasie D.C. host Kasie Hunt also gave attention to and seemed befuddled by her views.
During what was supposed to be a story about the anti-Semitism scandal swirling around Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, on Tuesday, NBC’s Today show managed to work in not one, but two attacks on Republicans. Eager to deflect criticism from Democrats, the segment featured jabs at Texas Senator Ted Cruz and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Since the midterm elections, the liberal media have been singing the praises of Democratic Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar for being one of the first Muslim women in Congress. That praise came despite Omar’s long history of trafficking in staunch anti-Semitism. On Monday, the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) had no choice but to acknowledge her hate, but only after recent tweets from Omar forced the Democratic Party leadership to denounce her.
Continuing their theme of bashing President Trump on Tuesday night, NBC News reacted to his State of the Union address with scorn by slamming it as incoherent “additive” when not talking about immigration but showing strong affection for Stacey Abrams’s Democratic response that the network deemed “strong” because it “scolded the President.”