If President Trump's reaction to the coronavirus pandemic to proves anything, according to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and the Washington Post's Philip Rucker, it is that Trump is incapable of being surrounded by strong, competent female leaders. Mitchell made the accusation on her Tuesday show, by giving Rucker examples that purportedly prove her point.
One of the more tiresome partisan polkas we’ve witnessed in the Trump years is the herky-jerky dancing around the White House briefing. First, journalists insist it’s a dangerously undemocratic practice to avoid a daily briefing. Then when suddenly there are daily briefings for a public-health crisis, journalists insist it’s a dangerous practice to air these briefings live because the president spews so much “misinformation.”
On the same CNN Tonight in which host Don Lemon refused to apologize for his venomous Saturday night segment against Trump supporters, Lemon and guests Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker hilariously insisted Wednesday that the media are not a political party, “not at war” with the Trump administration, and journalists “apologize” when they get stories “wrong.” Oh, and in the words of Rucker, President Trump exhibits “authoritarian impulses.”
Concerned that President Trump may not have fully thought through the possible ramifications of droning Qasem Soleimani, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle wondered on Monday why Trump suddenly trusts the intelligence agencies. Ironically, the answer she got from the panel showed it was MSNBC that is the one that apparently has problems trusting the IC.
In a press release and subsequent article by the arrogant and biased Philip Rucker of The Washington Post, it was announced with much fanfare among the liberal media and elites that the self-righteous anonymous White House official behind that infamous New York Times op-ed will soon release a book about being a member of The Resistance. Despite the fact that there’s no way for anyone other than The Times or the book publisher to vet them (plus the claims they’re leveling), the book will undoubtedly be celebrated as a modern-day Gospel by the liberal media.
During special live coverage Monday of Hurricane Dorian, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle and her panel could not resist taking shots at President Trump. Ruhle found time to discuss an article in The Washington Post titled “Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim victory, but others see incompetence and intolerance.” Not only that, but the MSNBC host chided him for engaging in a Twitter feud as Dorian swirled while skipping “Labor Day activities.”
Echoing many of their colleagues on MSNBC, the panel on Deadline: White House Monday had hysterical analysis of President Trump’s impromptu meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. At one point, one of the guests went so far as to compare the President’s meeting with Kim to a “diplomatic booty call.”
With state legislatures across the country passing pro-life legislation, Politico's Anna Palmer and The Washington Post's Philip Rucker joined host Hallie Jackson on Monday's MSNBC Live to argue that Republicans will not benefit from this increased focus on abortion. After finishing an interview with Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Jackson asked Palmer and Rucker to comment on the GOP's message for 2020, citing a New York Times article entitled "Abortion Fight or Strong Economy? For G.O.P., Cultural Issues Undercut 2020 Message."
Eager for Thursday’s release of the Mueller report, on Wednesday morning, MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson and the Washington Post’s Phil Rucker could barely contain their excitement at the prospect of scouring the document for any “derogatory” information that may make President Trump “look bad.” Jackson even claimed there was “breakdown-level anxiety” throughout the White House.
During a lengthy panel discussion on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday, just minutes after word came down that the Mueller report would be released to the public on Thursday, Mitchell and her guests worried that it would be a “disappointment.” Even so, the pundits all tried to reassure themselves that the report could still bring President Trump’s downfall.
NewsBusters has documented how MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews has become a 9/11 truther of sorts when it comes to hold out hope for evidence proving Trump-Russia collusion. The nonsense continued into Thursday’s show in which Matthews wondered if Trump “did...or didn’t he play ball with Vladimir Putin.” Assisted by the chyron “Mueller Report; If Not Collusion, Quid Pro Quo,” Matthews gushed over the supposed brilliance of Hollywood-area Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) also insisting that there’s still “evidence of collusion” despite the Mueller report’s conclusion.
Talk about an embarrassment for The Washington Post. So would this mean that, on Wednesday, democracy died in darkness? Late Wednesday into Thursday, White House bureau chief/resident snark expert Phil Rucker and colleague Paul Sonne published a piece furthering the liberal media narrative that President Trump was shamed (read: by the press themselves) into visiting troops in combat, but only later completely rewrote it after a scathing Wall Street Journal editorial.