In the closing moments of Monday's MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, the show's namesake brought on Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen to discuss pending legislation in Alabama and to attack pro-life politicians as being out of touch.
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle worried about “breaking traditions” and “seeing norms eroded” in order to get Donald Trump’s court nominees approved. This came in the wake of Mitch McConnell ignoring the objections Democratic senators as the 2nd Circuit’s Joseph Bianco was confirmed. Ruhle opened the segment by fretting that the Senate Majority Leader is “ is breaking tradition this week by moving forward” on Bianco “ despite the objection of both of his home state senators.” She acknowledged, “Yes, they're both Democrats, but this is only the third time happened in the 230-year history of the Senate.”
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday laughably argued that the former federal prosecutors who signed a letter accusing President Trump of obstructing justice were “apolitical” actors. Her argument was swiftly dismissed out of hand by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), resulting in an explosive back-and-forth.
On MSNBC Monday afternoon, NBC News technology correspondent Jacob Ward was so concerned about a new United Nations climate change report that he compared the issue to an alien invasion and feared that humanity was failing to confront an “existential threat.” Even liberal anchor Stephanie Ruhle thought he was going too far.
Appearing on MSNBC Monday morning, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel repeatedly accused the Trump administration of trying to “provoke” Iran into some sort of conflict by sending an aircraft carrier group to the region. He and anchors for the liberal cable channel portrayed the U.S. as a bully getting in Iran’s face.
On her MSNBC show Tuesday morning, anchor Stephanie Ruhle was upset by news that some normally liberal-leaning Wall Street executives were distancing themselves from the field of 2020 Democratic candidates, fearing their far-left, socialist views. Rather than acknowledge that several of the presidential contenders were out of the mainstream, Ruhle instead blamed the “far-right” for creating the “narrative.”
During an interview with Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle pushed the idea of a “wealth tax” and wondered if it was time to “revisit capitalism.” Amid advocating the left-wing policies, Ruhle largely dismissed the role of private philanthropy in addressing societal problems.
On MSNBC Tuesday afternoon, anchor Stephanie Ruhle and reporter Ben Collins falsely accused Fox News of promoting fake online claims that Islamic terrorism was responsible for the massive fire that consumed France’s Notre Dame cathedral on Monday.
Unburdened by basic journalistic ethics, on Wednesday, a series of MSNBC hosts eagerly promoted 2020 Democratic candidates lining up to speak at the annual National Action Network conference in New York City – put on by their fellow MSNBC host Al Sharpton. Not concerning themselves with the obvious conflict of interest presented by the event, the anchors hailed it as an “influential” forum for presidential hopefuls to “woo” Democratic primary voters.
Tina Brown, the feminist former editor of Newsweek, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, appeared on MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle on Tuesday morning to tell Joe Biden his career is over. “Joe Biden comes from the sort of crustacean era of gender relations, let’s face it,” she said.
During Friday’s 1:00 p.m. ET hour, MSNBC anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi were aghast at Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler dismissing climate change fearmongering in a recent interview with CBS News. The hosts denounced his comments and even brought on former Obama administration EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to blast him.
For much of Thursday, a number of CNN and MSNBC hosts predictably reacted to the quick enaction of new gun restrictions in New Zealand by lamenting the fact that U.S. political leaders are not so willing to restrict the rights of its citizens to own guns, and mostly had guests who bolstered their left-leaning views.