With the generic ballot getting tighter and Republican candidates increasingly pulling ahead in some races, the liberal media’s prediction (really more of a promise) of a “blue wave” seemed to be in jeopardy. But during Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC, moderator Chuck Todd was holding out hope for the wave as he kicked off the panel discussion with reams of favorable numbers from the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll recently released.
While the segment was pitched as a conversation about the double standard in how liberals get away with what conservatives would be run out of town for, they didn’t actually get around to that part. But the panel on Sunday’s Meet the Press did unload on both Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee for their disgusting and deranged behavior. And when NBC’s Katy Tur tried to downplay Bee’s misogynist smear of Ivanka Trump, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan scolded her.
When it was first announced last Thursday that President Trump was to personally meet with North Korea Dictator Kim Jong-un for negotiations, the media’s response varied from optimistic to seething anger. But with some time, it appears as though their consensus is now to denounce the idea, as was blatantly obvious on Sunday’s Meet the Press. The entire panel up in arms and fretting that Trump was either going to hand North Korea a victory or blow a gasket at the meeting and start a war.
“A hero comes from need.” So said MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Tuesday, during a bizarre Morning Joe segment in which panelists exchanged heartfelt soliloquies and longed for a savior to deliver them from the “disaster” of President Donald Trump.
On Friday’s Morning Joe, a panel of MSNBC commentators watched and subsequently struggled to critique President Trump’s speech in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. Joe Scarborough spoke slowly and reluctantly as he recounted the topics covered in the speech, even daring to agree with the President’s characterization of an America-first policy.
On Wednesday's Morning Joe, MSNBC again gave a demonstration of the phenomenon of right-leaning commentators -- who in some cases actually have a history of being pretty solidly conservative -- failing to insert much in the way of strident conservative commentary into the political discussion during their MSNBC appearances.
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan used to write for CBS News, including the radio commentaries of Dan Rather, so she can speculate from an insider perspective. Her latest column insists “Dislike of Mr. Trump within the mainstream media is unalterable. It permeates every network, from intern to executive producer and CEO.” Like many on the right, Noonan has not been a big Trump fan, but she can see how dramatically the media is arrayed against the president. She has a unique theory -- the liberal media think their bias isn't only striking a blow for justice, but a smart business strategy.
As part of CBS’s hour-long special on Super Tuesday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan remarked that, sadly, she “believe[s] we are seeing a great political party shatter before our eyes” with the rise of Donald Trump. Moments after fellow panelist Jamelle Bouie of Slate blamed the rise of Trump on “the fruit of a lot of backlash politics, a lot of resentment, racially and otherwise,” Face the Nation host John Dickerson touted the disarray in the GOP as in contrast to a Democratic Party that’s “moving towards the center.”
During an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan strongly rebuked Bernie Sanders’ claim during Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate that climate change has contributed to the rise of ISIS. Noonan argued that Sanders’ statement “makes him to many people look slightly daffy like someone who doesn’t understand what the real subject is” because “[t]his is about terrorism. This isn’t about climate change and deserts and people migrating because it’s hot.”
On Wednesday, CBS This Morning hosted Peggy Noonan to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding the measles vaccine. Throughout the interview, CBS co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King pressed Noonan to admit that the GOP has an anti-vaccine problem while omitting President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s previous anti-vaccine statements. O’Donnell played up how “you have Senator Rand Paul saying first on CNBC that he has seen it cause mental disorders in children and then he has backtracked that statement,” before asking “what's going on in the party?”
Ever notice that you seldom see Ann Compton, longtime White House correspondent for ABC News, appear on this site? What she said yesterday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" helps explain why.
After covering seven presidents and every presidential campaign since the Bicentennial in 1976, Compton is retiring and Stephanopoulos paid tribute yesterday with a nostalgic look back at her remarkable career. Compton began covering the White House more than four decades ago, at the tender age of 27, and was invariably in the thick of it. She was, for example, the only broadcast reporter on board Air Force One with President George W. Bush and his staff on Sept. 11, 2001. (Video and audio after the jump)