Late Tuesday night, MSNBC struggled to form a cohesive narrative following night one of the second set of 2020 Democratic presidential debates. While some admitted they were “shattered” and “shook up by tonight’s debate” and had some far-left proposals, others hailed Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) as the big winner and even appeared “presidential” at times since “nobody took her down.”
Wednesday night after the much anticipated Mueller hearings, MSNBC hosts scrambled to make something new of the testimony. In spite of their bests efforts, nothing they didn’t already know had presented itself. Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow decided that in order to really understand the situation, Mueller’s staff also need to testify. Yes, that’s right: More hearings.
On Tuesday night, The Last Word was back at it with wild speculations and conspiracy theories. Host Lawrence O’Donnell and guest Zerlina Maxwell, host of Signal Boost, speculated about the sex crimes case against Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, this time in relation to Attorney General William Barr. As the discussion that followed demonstrated, the liberal media have been trying their hardest to find any possible connection between Epstein and the Trump administration.
On Monday night’s episode of The Last Word, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell and guest Tim O’Brien made over-the-top claims and speculations into the relationship between recently indicted Jeffery Epstein and President Donald Trump. The host began the discussion with a vaguely dramatic and ominous claim: “Now, sometimes the indictment of an old friend of Donald Trump's for sex trafficking has nothing to do with Donald Trump, but this is not one of the times.”
On Friday night’s The Last Word, host Lawrence O’Donnell was joined by MSNBC contributor and former Obama official, Wendy Sherman to, not surprisingly criticize the President. O’Donnell began, “There is a very smiling and happy Vladimir Putin joking about how much he hates the news media along with Donald Trump.” Of course, this was very triggering for the liberal media. Sherman commented: “…that Donald Trump aligns himself with these autocrats, with these dictators really is about his being a bully.”
Apparently, the people at the liberal MSNBC channel don’t want their counterparts at CNN to feel lonely in the ratings cellar. Whether or not that was the motivation for the eight-week debut of the new Saturday Night Politics program, the results are still the same: low ratings and little interest in the 8 p.m. show hosted by frequent Morning Joe contributor Donny Deutsch.
Following her tussle in Thursday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) was promptly touted as a hero on MSNBC’s set by the assembled motley crew of characters, boasting that the “brave” and “powerful” candidate was someone who spoke created “some extraordinary exchanges” and provided “vision” for African-Americans that she could win.
During Wednesday’s Full Frontal, host Samantha Bee accused NBC’s Chuck Todd of “dropping the ball” by letting President Trump “off with softball questions about where he’s going to build his library without once mentioning his many accusers” during his sit-down with President Trump, which aired on Meet the Press Sunday. Bee had harsh words for Todd and others in the media, whom she slammed for getting “tired of talking about how the President did sexual assault a bunch.”
During MSNBC’s post-debate coverage on Wednesday, Saturday Night Politics host Donny Deutsch found himself in rhetorical cage match to the death against Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell after Deutsch opined that Democrat Elizabeth Warren would lose in a landslide to President Trump and that no candidate on night one could currently beat the President.
Awww, hopefully everyone at MSNBC leaves tonight with a comfort animal of their choice. In the first few minutes after the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, panelists were livid that there wasn’t enough Trump bashing to the point that they wondered whether the candidates consciously decided that the President became a real-life Voldemort who’s name “will not be mentioned.”
In an almost five-minute rant Tuesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell tried to rationalize how Senator Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump Jr. could possibly support the President. O’Donnell’s conclusion was fear: “In the peculiar chemistry of Trump world, hate and fear sometimes combine to create public love and adoration. That seems to have happened to both Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump Jr.”
Friday night on MSNBC’s The Last Word, host Lawrence O’Donnell showed his support for Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll. Carroll accused President Trump of raping her in a department store in 1995, in an article that came out in New York Magazine Friday. O’Donnell and the liberal media quickly ate up the allegations without any skepticism, with O’Donnell spending over half of his hour-long program on the story.