On Friday night and on Saturday, several MSNBC shows threw around charges of racism by Georgia Republicans as the liberal news network continued hyping the story of 53,000 new voter registrations being held in a "pending" status until those voters verify their information.
Guest-hosting Joy Reid's MSNBC show, Ali Velshi finds it impossible to understand why President Trump, given his criticism of US journalists, would express concern about the possible murder of a journalist at the hands of the Saudi government.
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, NBC News columnist Kurt Bardella was again excoriating Republicans and injecting race into a political discussion as the panel covered the sexual assault accusations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
MSNBC host Joy Reid has learned the hard way what can happen when a person is in too much of a hurry to spread allegations about someone else before checking if those accusations are true. Roslyn La Liberte, a California woman who Reid claimed shouted racial slurs at a Latino teen during a heated public meeting on immigration in June, filed a defamation suit against Reid in federal court in New York on Tuesday.
C'mon, Kavanaugh, why won't you walk the plank? After all, someone has made a "claim" against you. That, in a nutshell, was the complaint of a guest on Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning. Said Maya Wiley: "Douglas Ginsburg was the person that was nominated by Reagan, after Bork got borked. Within a matter of days, he was honest about marijuana use, and had to step down. But a claim of sexual assault is not sufficient?"
On Joy Reid's MSNBC show, commenting on President Trump's disputing of the Puerto Rico death toll, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin says: "Donald Trump has killed those people twice. Once through neglect in oversight, and secondly, disgracing [sic] that they died at all."
On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, Joy Reid hosted a panel that was predictably not happy with the Trump administration's plan to keep illegal immigrant families together until their court cases are concluded as Reid claimed that the detention centers would amount to a "gulag." And correspondent Mariana Atencio seemed to blame the U.S. for the "humanitarian problems" in Latin America, including her home country of Venezuela which is in a shambles because it elected a socialist government almost 20 years ago.
On Saturday's AM Joy, during a discussion of President Donald Trump's recent tweet on South African efforts to expropriate more land from white farmers, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson managed to squeeze in a complaint about Fox News daring to cover the discovery of murder victim Mollie Tibbett's body on the same day as breaking news on Paul Manafort's legal problems. In fact, Fox News Channel spent a great deal more time on the legal problems of Manafort and Michael Cohen than on the Tibbetts story the evening both stories broke.
Appearing as a guest on Saturday's AM Joy, former MSNBC host Toure Neblett claimed that the United States "is a white supremacist country" as he discussed whether President Donald Trump is a racist with fill-in host Al Sharpton and Virginia Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart. Neblett also hyperbolically declared that President Donald Trump "stands on black people's necks."
It’s not unusual to hear a prominent politician accusing NBC News of bias. However, when that politician is Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and she’s accusing NBC of bias while appearing on MSNBC, it stands out. She made the claim on Sunday’s AM Joy, laughably arguing that the friendly broadcast network was out to get her.
For much of the day on Friday and into the weekend, various hosts on both CNN and MSNBC were hard at work smearing Fox News host Laura Ingraham as someone who uses her show to promote "racist" and "white supremacist" views as they reacted to a commentary she gave on The Ingraham Angle show in which she advocated for merit-based immigration and lamented dramatic "massive demographic" changes.
On Tuesday night, FNC gave an update on the case of an Iraqi refugee with a criminal history who managed to escape deportation and recently went on to shoot a police officer in Colorado Springs. FNC have covered the story a number of times since Friday, but the other networks have completely ignored the tragic event. Ironically, on the same day that the attempted cop killing story broke, several networks did make time to undermine the Trump administration's push to deport illegal immigrants, this time by focusing on the wife of a pro-Trump veteran who was given a deportation order and left for Mexico.