The New York Times is officially “triggered” by Donald Trump Jr.’s book of the same title somehow hitting #1 on the paper’s own best-seller list: “R.N.C. Spent Nearly $100,000 on Copies of Donald Trump Jr.’s Book." After years of controversy, the Times finally recognized problems with its best-seller lists -- but only when a book by Donald Trump Jr. claims the top spot. Alter and Confessore skip over the black-box nature of how the paper itself rigs its best-seller lists, which conservatives suspect with good reason to be stacked against conservative books and in favor of liberal ones.
President Trump’s dangerous Twitter. That was the paper’s overriding obsession in Sunday’s edition. The enormous story launched on the top half of the front page and jumped to a special 10-page section, “The Twitter Presidency.” The timing is apt, considering the paper is pressuring Twitter to be better than Facebook and actually squelch political messaging as the 2020 campaign nears. One reason why Trump’s tweets are under attack was this line, which appeared in print over a graphic of 5889 little rectangle shapes representing Trump tweets (an undeniable wise use of time, energy, and ink): “Since he became president, the most frequent targets of his ire have been Democrats, investigations and the news media.”
While congressional Democrats did their best to make it sound like they were sad about the formalization of the impeachment inquiry, MSNBC’s Jason Johnson had a different take. Appearing on Thursday’s Deadline: White House, Johnson declared “I may be in the minority here. I’m not somber today. I’m thrilled.”
On Monday's Morning Joe, they devoted a segment to a new documentary on the PBS show Frontline attacking the Trump administration over the zero-tolerance policy that resulted in illegal immigrant children being separated from their families until the practice was ended in June 2018.
When Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough runs out of things to use in slamming President Trump, the MSNBC anchor is more than happy to instead roast someone who is a member of the GOP official’s administration. That was the case on Monday, when Scarborough used an interview of Mike Pompeo by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace to hammer the secretary of state as “a joke” and “a disgrace” who “made a fool of himself” while lying for the President.
No matter the occasion, whether it be a funeral for a former President, hurricane, sitting Senator, or mass shooting, the liberal media will never stop trying to make news events about President Trump. On Thursday’s Deadline: White House, host Nicolle Wallace went ballistic (along with her panel) over the President “attacking” “American hero” and “Vietnam War veteran, Robert S. Mueller” on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
New York Times reporter Nick Confessore was on MSNBC's Morning Joe Tuesday to talk about his nearly 8,400 word article about Acting White House Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney's changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau entitled "Mick Mulvaney's Master Class in Destroying the Government From Within," under the graphic "Make America Pay Again." Morning Joe did not appreciate Mulvaney's effort to rein in the runaway bureaucracy.
MSNBC's Morning Joe kicked off the week by discussing President Trump's reaction to the controversy surrounding Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and how House Democrats have responded to her dual loyalty comments. Co-host Joe Scarborough asked Jake Sherman of Politico if Trump, as part of his 2020 re-elcection campaign, would, "Continue to paint Democrats as the anti-Jewish party, despite his own checkered past."
Daily Beast reporter Samantha Allen was on MSNBC's Morning Joe to talk about the state of the LGBT community in red states across the country. In a previously taped segment, (co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were off on Tuesday as Scarborough was planning for his mother's funeral) Brezinski introduced Allen as having journeyed throughout, '"Real America' to document what is actually happening in the places that almost half of the LGBT community calls home."
Morning Joe had an F-word for President Trump today. No, not that F-word. Another one: "felony." Nine times in the show's opening segment, Joe Scarborough, Nick Confessore and Michael Steele accused President Trump of committing a "felony" in connection with alleged hush money payments.
You got 37 days for it to go away, Joe . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said of Elizabeth Warren's candidacy, "am I the only person in America who thinks the Native American controversy is something that probably will not last into the spring?"
The New York Times led off their look at emerging conservative digital media apps with some unconscious irony (“Let’s Talk Politics. No Liberals Allowed.” The subhead: “Conservative Apps Build Networks Unhindered By Social Media Giants.”) The opening was giggle-worthy: "Imagine a society in which everyone more or less agrees with you....Your news feed contains only posts from like-minded politicians or articles from like-minded news outlets." A liberal subscriber to the New York Times, perhaps?