Donald Trump had a decent week politically and New York Times columnists couldn’t handle it, responding in different bizarre ways. Business columnist James Stewart responded with a galling story, “Trump Has Weaponized the Inspector General.” So the Democrats have been weaponizing impeachment since before Donald Trump was even in office -- but suddenly an accurate summation of the ethical meltdown by the F.B.I., as revealed by the Inspector General report, is “weaponizing” and badly political? And columnist Michelle Goldberg melted down (again).
Tuesday’s New York Times featured a column from Michelle Goldberg, perhaps the paper’s most frenzied anti-Trump and Republican hater: “Republicans’ Big Lie About Russia.” The text box: “Collusion wasn’t a hoax and Trump wasn’t exonerated.” The alienation got deeper, with Goldberg dismissing the way the country has always elected presidents (the Electoral College) as an undemocratic loophole. Goldberg has revealed all too much of her pathetic anti-Trump obsession, like this mortifying admission from September: “[Pollster Stanley Greenberg’s] confidence will not be enough to lessen the insomnia that has plagued me since the cursed night when Trump was elected.”
As yesterday’s impeachment hearings concluded late Tuesday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes was ready to fret over the state of democracy, with his left-wing guests, New York Times’ frenzied opinion columnist Michelle Goldberg and two Democratic operatives who worked for the Clinton and Obama administrations.
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg latest Trump-fearing packet of fury was promoted with a comic-book image that took up the entire front page of the Sunday Review: “The Changing Face Of Dystopia -- In the sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the truth saves. If only that still worked in real life.” Goldberg unashamedly conflated fiction and reality and saw the usual ominous parallels between Atwood’s fantasy and reality under President Trump.
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg danced a jig on the grave of the Grand Old Party and admitted that the presence of Trump in the White House literally keeps her up at night in “Dare We Dream of the End of the G.O.P.? -- In a new book, the pollster Stanley Greenberg predicts a blue tidal wave in 2020.” She confessed that Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg's confidence "will not be enough to lessen the insomnia that has plagued me since the cursed night when Trump was elected."
There was plenty to pick through on Wednesday’s Hardball, such as topics covered here about how PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor implied she was upset with God Bless the USA airing at Trump rallies and the President for not pushing gun control. But there were also meltdowns from Alcindor and her fellow panelists about Trump’s feud with Denmark that included the words “disloyal,” “grenades,” and more accusations of racism and sexism.
Things took a bizarre turn roughly ten minutes into Wednesday’s Hardball and, surprisingly, it wasn’t MSNBC host Chris Matthews. After discussing President Donald Trump’s feud with Denmark, the topic turned to Trump’s proposal to invite Russia back into the G-7 (making it the G-8) again when far-left PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor appeared to take issue with Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA being played at Trump rallies.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. It seems this adage encompasses the entirety of Chris Matthews’ programming on Hardball. There is no nuance in labeling President Trump as a racist, however that does not deter Matthews from partaking in this practice as a routine. In fact, Tuesday night’s Hardball episode could be seen as a rerun to those who are not loyal viewers.
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews took an interesting tact during a discussion Thursday night regarding impeachment and the feud between President Trump and Speaker Pelosi, challenging New York Times columnist and fellow lefty Michelle Goldberg over whether Pelosi’s actually praying for the welfare of the President considering how she’s “gaslighting” him with questions about his mental state.
At the 7:13 p.m. Eastern mark of Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews sent his show into rolling coverage for the rest of the hour (and thus making the entire show commercial-free) over stories in The New York Times and Washington Post about Special Counsel Robert Mueller having expressed concerns to AG Bill Barr about his March 24 letter on the Trump-Russia probe’s principal conclusions.
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg went way out on the post-Mueller report ledge for everyone to see, on the front of the paper’s Sunday Review, telling Democrats to get on with it and send Trump to prison: "I’ll admit to having watched this over and over again; it’s one of the most satisfying bits of wish fulfillment I’ve ever seen. Wish fulfillment is all it was, though. It’s a national disgrace that Trump sleeps in the White House instead of a federal prison cell..."
After a 22-month investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller investigating Russian ties to the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction of justice, the final 448-page report on the investigation has been released, confirming the previous summary by Attorney General Bill Barr that Mueller found no collusion and uncovered insufficient evidence to charge Trump with obstruction. Which didn’t stop the New York Times from sounding bitter, and in particular targeting Barr for sounding too much like an advocate for Trump (who, after all, was not charged with anything).