While the first three months of 2020 were overloaded with news -- ranging from the impeachment of President Trump to the arrival of the coronavirus outbreak -- the liberal MSNBC “news” channel failed to attract new viewers and matched the same ratings from a year ago. The stagnation in numbers comes in stark contrast to the Fox News Channel, which gained 38 percent during the same period, and even the ratings-challenged CNN, which actually grew its numbers by a surprising 18 percent.
Lefty journalists have used this moment to play election year politics as they’ve labeled the pandemic Trump’s “Chernobyl” and “Katrina” and even charged that Republicans were fine with a “million seniors” dying. They also tarred Trump and conservatives as racist for noting the country of origin of the virus. All the while they’ve used this crisis to advocate for their favored socialist policies and politicians. The following are the worst examples of the media exploiting the pandemic over the last few weeks:
Is there anyone out there who didn’t expect cable pundits to turn the coronavirus outbreak into a “Trump ruins everything” story? For the last few weeks, CNN and MSNBC’s talking heads have taken cheap political shots at the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic, with their characterization of the situation ranging from “dangerous” to “the worst” government response, “ever.”
Never let a crisis go to waste. That’s clearly a motto embraced by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. As the nation fights to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, O’Donnell on Sunday lectured that more will die if ObamaCare is fully repealed. After the Democratic debate ended, the Last Word host talked to former Obama administration official, Dr. Kavita Patel. She attacked, “Donald Trump has dismantled the Affordable Care Act.”
Like clockwork, MSNBC made clear Sunday night for viewers that, based on the debate performance (and their strong liberal biases), Americans should feel much better about the coronavirus coming under control if former Vice President Joe Biden takes the Oval Office. In the first hour, guests hailed Biden for having “nailed it” with his “pitch perfect” arguments (which consisted of him talking about lots of Situation Room meetings).
Even after the first reactions Wednesday night to President Trump’s address over the coronavirus, MSNBC pundits Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, and guest/former Biden aide/Ebola czar Ron Klain continued to attack Trump administration as a “failure of leadership,” having acted in an “absolutely unconscionable” way by not having widespread testing, and engaging in “politically convenient disinformation.”
Super Tuesday 2 marked a further coronation of Joe Biden by the liberal media and a pivot away from any and all critical coverage of the gaffe-ridden candidate. MSNBC did its part, marveling at Biden putting “not just the South in play, but the Sun Belt” as well thanks to his “fascinating kinetic moment.” And then after Biden’s victory speech, one MSNBC pundit was there to swoon over his “very soft tone of voice as if you’re in the living room with him” and his use of the word “honor” that he would restore to the presidency.
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell gushed over the happy, liberal Hollywood voters who were excited to spend hours in line on Super Tuesday. Meanwhile, on sister network NBC, Tom Brokaw made a cameo appearance in which he chided the Republican Party as a “dwindling tribe” of voters. O’Donnell, who worked on the TV show West Wing, painted a picture of film industry pros practically holding hands with regular voters:
Over the past month liberal journalists were infuriated by “dark” Donald Trump’s “bizarre” State of the Union performance and his “vindictive,” “viperous” victory speech after his impeachment acquittal. Lefty hosts like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell tried to redo the Russian hoax. Meanwhile liberal debate moderators like Chuck Todd actually pushed the already-liberal Democratic candidates even further left.
MSNBC was a better mood following Tuesday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate, expressing hope going forward because former Vice President Joe Biden “looked presidential,” “had his best night,” “had his act together,” and came across as “substantive.” Further, the panel seemed giddy at the fact that socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) finally faced more than an occasional jab and some boo’s, making for what they deemed not exactly his strongest performance.
Now that Bernie Sanders is a serious threat to win the Democratic nomination, some on MSNBC have sounded the alarm, blasting the candidate for his extreme ideas. Yet, four years ago this week, Sanders had a friendlier platform on the liberal network. On February 17, 2016, socialist host Lawrence O’Donnell brought on socialist professor Frances Fox Piven to sing the praises of the socialist Sanders.
MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell sounded like a bad Hollywood screenplay on Thursday night. And he's written a few bad screenplays for Hollywood in his time. Long after the Mueller Report fizzled, O'Donnell took the latest newspaper scribbings of conspiracy theory and concluded for his network's rabid Democrat audience: "The president is a Russian operative."