MSNBC suffered a meltdown for the ages on Wednesday afternoon following President Trump’s speech recognizing of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, unleashing guest after guest condemning the “delusional” and “Orwellian” speech that will cause people to die now that America’s credibility has been “shot.”
During MSNBC’s 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, minutes before Barack Obama began his first public appearance since leaving office, correspondent Ron Allen channeled left-wing hopes that the former president would emerge as the “opposition leader” to President Trump.
NBC apparently assumed the role of sore loser Wednesday on NBC Nightly News, as they pulled out all the stops in an attempt to smear President-Elect Donald Trump. First, they stoked the liberal anxiety that Trump would join the ranks of the world’s most deplorable despots, before moving on to assert that the America that elected Trump was not welcoming to minorities. “While Donald Trump's many supporters are basking in his victory, many others woke up this morning feeling disillusioned by the headlines,” sulked anchor Lester Holt.
President Barack Obama spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon on the Paris climate change agreement and, almost on cue, NBC’s Ron Allen connected global warming to Hurricane Matthew set to bear down on the Bahamas, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was "what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces and this is what this whole climate agreement signed by 190 nations and now ratified by 60 or so is designed to stop."
On Thursday’s NBC Today, correspondent Ron Allen promoted President Obama blasting Donald Trump in the wake of NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum: “It didn't take much for President Obama to weigh in. At a closing news conference he was asked about those comments that Donald Trump made about our generals being reduced to rubble and about Vladimir Putin being a better leader than President Obama.”
After news broke late Tuesday that the Obama administration actually paid $1.7 billion in cash ransom to Iran to secure the release of American hostages – a sum much larger than the initially reported $400 million – only NBC’s Today bothered to devote a full two-minute segment to the shocking development. CBS This Morning and ABC’s Good Morning America could only manage seconds of air time for the scandal.
The network morning shows on Friday all praised President Obama’s “historic visit” to Hiroshima, Japan – site of the first nuclear bombing – and him using the occasion to push his foreign policy agenda. Leading off NBC’s Today, announced: “Historic visit. President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. President to travel to Hiroshima, site of the devastating atomic bombing.”
On Monday morning, NBC’s Today and correspondent Ron Allen omitted any mention to viewers that Vietnam remains a authoritarian, communist regime as it welcomed President Barack Obama on the first stop of his week-long Asia tour.
As soon as Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, the hosts at MSNBC immediately began to wonder if the choice of a “white male” was a mistake. Though making the predictable assertion that Garland was definitely a reasonable “moderate,” journalist Ron Allen worried, “But, there's going to be a lot of concern about this choice by many people who are Obama supporters, who wanted to see more diversity on the court. This selection is a white male.”
Continuing their unhealthy obsession with the “bromance” between newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Obama on Friday, all three network morning shows were thrilled by the pair exchanging pleasantries at a White House state dinner Thursday evening.
In a segment sounding more like Access Hollywood than the evening news, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt hyped that "heads [were] turning" and "the White House abuzz" with the visit of Canada's new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Reporter Ron Allen continued the gushing, calling the young liberal PM "Canada's Obama" at "just 44 with a young family," and even describing the politician as "dreamy" and a "political heartthrob."
The network morning shows on Thursday were beside themselves with glee over the White House announcing President Obama would travel to Cuba in March. While all three broadcasts hailed the upcoming “historic trip,” it was ABC’s Good Morning America that went the extra mile by proclaiming the President was more popular than singer Beyonce on the island nation.