President Barack Obama spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon on the Paris climate change agreement and, almost on cue, NBC’s Ron Allen connected global warming to Hurricane Matthew set to bear down on the Bahamas, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was "what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces and this is what this whole climate agreement signed by 190 nations and now ratified by 60 or so is designed to stop."
During Monday night's presidential debate, former DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted: "Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?" Even the tabloid site TMZ described Dean's tweet as a "low blow." Unbowed, Dean doubled down at MSNBC on Tuesday, to the point where a clearly uncomfortable Kate Snow tried to maneuver him into backing away a bit. He wouldn't, which is fine with Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, who told the network's Peter Alexander on Wednesday that "we should probably be talking more about" Dean’s speculation.
The same liberal networks who sprinted to dismiss concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health as part of a “wacky strategy” by Donald Trump, turned a blind eye Tuesday to similar accusations made about the GOP nominee. Following the first presidential debate Monday night, Clinton surrogate Governor Howard Dean tweeted that he suspects Trump had a cocaine habit and used it before the debate. He stuck by that accusation Tuesday on MSNBC stating that Trump has, “a signature of people who use cocaine.”
Charlie Hoffmann at the Washington Free Beacon found MSNBC anchor Kate Snow pulling a mental muscle on national television today. She claimed Trump has never been on a debate stage with a female candidate. We know that liberals have a hard time conceding that conservative women count as real women, but facts are facts. This inaccuracy comes from the people who insist journalists need to be fact checkers in these debates.
In an interview with New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi during MSNBC’s 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, anchor Kate Snow touted the reporter’s latest piece on the war against ISIS: “...you spoke to a former Islamic State fighter from Germany....he said to you, ‘For America and Canada, it's much easier for them to get them over the social network, because they say the Americans are dumb – they have open gun policies.’”
Food is so scarce in Venezuela that last week a group of starving people broke into a zoo and killed a horse for food. Burdened by government regulations, Venezuela’s economic crisis and its food shortage are forcing many people to leave their country. However, the networks haven’t done much reporting on the subject. The July 31, NBC Nightly News was an exception.
The Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday devoted full reports to the Obama administration's controversial letter to every public school district in the nation directing them to allow transgender students to use bathroom and locker rooms according to their chosen sexual identity. However, NBC Nightly News's segment on the issue touted the "Obama administration's historic new directive to the nation's public schools," and revisited a Massachusetts girl who now lives as a boy. Kate Snow touted how the child's mother says the federal government's move is "protection for him at school — and validation that his rights matter."
Nothing can be more embarrassing for a reporter from upstate New York than not understanding the issue of hydraulic fracturing or fracking, one Albany reporter demonstrated that Wednesday on MSNBC.
With New York State’s presidential primaries finally having significance the national news outlets have descended onto the state in mass. To get a local’s perspective, MSNBC host Kate Snow sat down with WNYT reporter Asa Stackel to discuss the democratic candidates and major state issues.
Filling in for host Andrea Mitchell during MSNBC’s 12 p.m. ET hour, anchor Kate Snow freely admitted that her report attacking a new Republican voter I.D. in Texas was orchestrated by the Democratic Party: “A Republican-led legislature here passed a new voter I.D. law five years ago....The Democratic Party here has been worried about what those requirements might mean for turnout on Tuesday, but they then put us in touch with Cassandra Enoch Brown, who’s been trying to get a new I.D. for her mother.”
Sunday's NBC Nightly News took time to highlight a video that could be described as a sad caricature of how some Democrats hold government leaders they approve of as such idols that even their children can end up finding that that their own personal happiness depends on who is in the White House.
Talking to Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Thursday about possibly being excluded from ABC’s GOP presidential debate on Saturday, MSNBC host Kate Snow touted a Washington Post hit piece accusing the businesswoman of “playing the gender card”: “...a conservative writer wrote that you're playing the gender card about this....Is it fair to say that you're playing the race – the gender card?”
When one imagines the fabled William Wallace it typically involves a man with long dirty hair and blue face-paint, fighting for his people’s freedom. Ari Melber, on Monday afternoon’s MSNBC Live, said he imagines a man that wants to restrict people’s right to bear arms and dictate the size of people’s sodas. “We like a reluctant warrior, in war. It was important in Braveheart, right. Mel Gibson didn’t initially want to fight.” The man Melber is describing is Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City.