CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter invited on HLN’s S.E. Unfiltered host S.E. Cupp for an illuminating 22-minute podcast released Friday dealing with conservative distrust in the news media. It featured solid points by Cupp and complaints by Stelter that mistakes in the media have unfairly been “amplified by some right-wing outlets as if the entire press is culpable.”
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, the panel breathed a collective sigh of relief over the news that during yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rebuffed the notion that he would launch a special prosecutor’s investigation against the Clintons for their alleged corrupt conduct related to the Russian acquisition of Uranium One. The liberal pundits proceeded to dismiss the story as a “dumb conspiracy theory” that has “been debunked” “many times.”
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, the panel brought on former DNC chair Donna Brazile to discuss her explosive new book alleging that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee unethically colluded to merge their operations in 2015 before the Democratic presidential primaries had even started. Although the hosts repeatedly pressed Brazile to affirm that the primaries were “rigged,” Brazile denied this. Nevertheless, she still reserved seriously harsh criticism for her party, describing the Clinton-DNC deal as “cancerous” and labeling the Clinton campaign an impenetrable “cult.”
On Thursday’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski and guest Laura Brown, editor in chief of In Style magazine, decided to use the show as a soapbox to sycophantically praise Joe Biden as one of the most “inspiring” people in America, “a very, very frank and straightforward person” with an “Uncle Joe persona,” and a “warm,” “engaging,” and “approachable” “consoler-in-chief” who “loves givin’ hugs.” This sappy idolizing was sprinkled with photos and short video clips of Biden appearing eminently statesmen-like and even a few glamorous style shots of Biden in fashionable clothing, all apparently to build up a hip and cool image for a future presidential candidate.
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, the panel spent most of the show effusively praising yesterday’s Senate floor speech by Jeff Flake lamenting the “indecency of our discourse,” “the coarseness of our leadership,” and “the compromise of our moral authority” (all referring to Trump) being “dangerous to a democracy.” Joe Scarborough and the rest of the liberal pundits excoriated Congressional Republicans for being too cowardly to stand up to Trump and repeatedly characterized Trump as a “threat to constitutional norms, societal norms, and our children.”
On Thursday's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough was again hitting the gun control issue from the left as he railed against the NRA for supposedly having too much power, and managed to work in another pet liberal concern as he ranted against "extreme gerrymandering" allegedly being to blame. Fellow MSNBC conservative Charlie Sykes also came on board to join in on the NRA bashing: "This is an organization that has taken the most extreme, absolute position on everything. I've tangled with them, and their position is basically: Do not give an inch on anything. Common sense solutions which may make sense to 90 percent of the voters, when it comes up against this, you know, the NRA ideology, stands no chance."
On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough went completely off the rails in defense of his friend Senator John McCain. Not only did Scarborough declare that anyone who wants to criticize McCain for his decisive role in striking down an ObamaCare repeal is inhuman, ‘raised in a barn,’ disrespectful, and undignified, but Joe even questioned the character, patriotism, and Christian morals of anyone who has criticized McCain and imperiously declared not once, but twice, that Trump and others must ‘keep [their] mouths shut.’
Talk about a bad day to be a member of the liberal media. Licking their wounds from White House official Stephen Miller sparing with the press corps on Wednesday, MSNBC’s Deadline: White House denounced Miller as the kid who probably got bullied in school while his words were filled with “xenophobia” and nothing but “white identity politics.”
“You can’t fudge the numbers of the Medicaid cuts,” Joe Scarborough warned in an ominous tone on Wednesday’s Morning Joe. Decrying the “lying” Republicans, he then hypocritically exclaimed, “You slash $750 billion...after you’ve already slashed another $300 or $400 billion in an underlying budget, over $1 trillion in Medicaid cuts, that destroys health care in Trump America.” Following suit in an unsurprisingly toadyish manner, Mike Barnicle, then proceeded to laughably state that,“math is the reality here.”
In the wake of the scuffle that occurred between GOP Montana Congressional Candidate Greg Giafonte and Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, co-host Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe went directly after President Donald Trump. “You can draw a straight line from Republican candidates thinking that sort of behavior is okay when you have Donald Trump berating reporters throughout the entire campaign, suggesting terrible things, calling them -- using the Stalinist term "enemy of the people," He complained to panelist Mike Barnicle. “This is not a big leap from what the head of the Republican party is saying every day and what happened last night in Montana.”
In the midst of a terror attack and President Trump’s travels abroad, the fun-filled cast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe still found the time to bash the President’s new budget on Tuesday. Meeting with Senator McCaskill of Missouri they discussed at length the horror that would ensue were the budget to be brought into existence. Scarborough lamented the ‘savage’ cuts to different government programs before discussing the fate of McCaskill’s constituents,“Rural hospitals will be obliterated by these budgets that will not only severely curtail health care for Americans in rural America, but also as you were just saying, will also slash jobs from those communities, in communities that can't afford more job loss.”
Tuesday on Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski criticized Saturday Night Live for their portrayal of red America in a skit during its most recent episode. SNL attacked Trump voters in a tasteless opening skit, which painted the voters as stupid and confused. Brzezinski introduced the skit: “Saturday Night Live’s opening sketch this weekend was about Donald Trump and his supporters in Union, Kentucky. People think maybe they were being made fun of- maybe it's actually the liberals showing just how clueless they are.”