MSNBC’s boosters in the liberal media have a way of exaggerating their ratings victories. On Monday, The Huffington Post gushed in a headline “MSNBC Makes Network History With Stretch Of No. 1 Cable Ratings: The channel enjoyed a week as the winner.” But a look at the full calendar week shows Fox News won the ratings race for the full calendar week, both in prime-time and total-day measurements.
The liberal media’s message to Donald Trump is clear. Don’t even dare think about removing Robert Mueller from his position as Special Prosecutor. Such a decision would be considered a “radical” and “dangerous” move against a man “even Republicans” have a deep respect for. However, this was hardly the stance the liberal media took when Ken Starr was first appointed to look into Bill Clinton’s Whitewater scandal in the nineties. Back then, Starr was accused of “McCarthyism” and conducting a “Salem witch trial” into a “parody of a political scandal.”
A new MSNBC promo aired during Thursday’s Hardball flaunted the bona fides of the liberal network’s far-left primetime pundits in taking on President Donald Trump, including the hilarious insinuation that they’re attacking him out of “love for the Constitution.”
You read it here first. Two months ago -- and again last night -- NewsBusters pointed out that there was a major hole in the dominant media theory that GA-06 was a "solidly Republican" district that Republicans should be embarrassed about having to defend in yesterday's special election. In spite of Donald Trump just barely winning the district last November, many journalists and commentators touted former Republican Rep. Tom Price's landslide reelection from the same Election Day as evidence the district was still solidly Republican and that its coolness toward Trump was just an anomalous diversion from normalcy.
Folks, you had to know it would happen. When it became clear on Tuesday that Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff was going to blow tens of millions of dollars and lose to Republican Karen Handel, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow suggested that heavy rain in Georgia had “partisan implications” that affected the special election.
Reading the Rolling Stone cover story and interview of Rachel Maddow – at the same time that it’s reported the magazine is settling for $1.6 million with a fraternity it smeared with an utterly phony rape story from the University of Virginia – is jaw-dropping. Janet Reitman of Rolling Stone shamelessly asks Maddow questions including “Do you marvel at the degree to which the administration just blatantly lies?” And: “Have you found the whole fake-news and ‘alternative facts’ stuff to be a distraction?” For her part, Maddow proclaims she is a “cheerleader for the American media."
On Friday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow brought on who she called “the great Dan Rather” for two segments to discuss their ongoing trauma that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election. The disgraced former CBS anchor was still fabricating a disaster, or disastrously fabricating, that what the Russians did in 2016 was achieve a “psychological Pearl Harbor,” or a “cyber Pearl Harbor,” that the election of Trump was a devastating blow to America
If an administration is rife with scandal, and no one is around to cover it, is it still a scandal-ridden administration?
Rachel Maddow, back Tuesday night from the illness that had kept her off of the air for over a week, apparently thinks not. Speaking of the Obama administration, she claimed the following.
The advertisers publicly bowing to the Left and pulling ads from Sean Hannity's Fox show aren't getting cheers from their customers. The message board at USAA looks like there's some unhappiness. Meanwhile, the proof keeps coming that despite their stated "policy" of not advertising on opinion shows, USAA has advertised on wild-eyed MSNBC programming speculating on how much Donald Trump is owned by Russian strongmen and oligarchs. For example, our diggers found a USAA ad on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show on May 2:
Even though it’s been more than a year since Melissa Harris-Perry was fired by MSNBC, the liberal television host still apparently holds a grudge against the channel since she responded angrily when told that the National Association of Black Journalists intends to honor Yvette Miley.
Rachel Maddow has been spending a few minutes of the 10:00 p.m. Eastern hour on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on the heels of rumors O’Donnell could be axed, so it was during Wednesday's chat that Maddow suggested a report that the Trump White House hired Flynn as National Security Adviser despite knowing Flynn was under federal investigation would mark the biggest scandal in presidential history.
For a real-life example of how to succeed in business without really trying, check out the “Lean Forward” channel, suggests The Week’s Ryan Cooper. Cooper asserts that MSNBC is “attempting to ditch its entire brand as a liberal network just as it is starting to pay off handsomely,” and indicated that the driving force behind the ditchery is Andrew Lack, chairman of NBC News and MSNBC.