The Beat with Ari Melber
Wednesday's The Beat on MSNBC displayed the latest example of the liberal media's tendency to trumpet polls that seem to confirm their liberal views while ignoring other polling which undermines those views. During a discussion about the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade if Judge Brett Kavanaugh were confirmed, host Ari Melber turned to pro-abortion activist Ricki Stern and cited a recent Axios poll as he posed:
On the Thursday edition of MSNBC's The Beat, host Ari Melber showed a pre-recorded interview with liberal actress Alyssa Milano in which they discussed her recent activism against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and her support for abortion rights. Melber also repeated the flawed polling which suggests most Americans support Roe v. Wade, and brought up Milano's invoking the Handmaid's Tale about a fictional American society that oppresses women.
During Thursday’s edition of The Beat With Ari Melber, guest host Ayman Mohyeldin interviewed Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson. The beginning of the interview focused on Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, who has faced a media firestorm for saying that “we don’t need to monkey this up” by embracing socialism; referring to Florida’s economy and his opponent’s plans for it. DeSantis’s critics argued that the use of the word “monkey” was a racial slur directed at his African-American opponent, Andrew Gillum. One of his critics even argued that DeSantis should drop out of the race. Dyson’s reaction to DeSantis’s comments presented no exception the hysteria.
On Wednesday morning, Fordham University professor and frequent MSNBC guest Christina Greer tweeted a half-apology of sorts after NewsBusters was first on scene to expose Greer for having dismissed deceased University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts on Tuesday’s The Beat as just “a girl in Iowa” “Fox News is talking about.”
Appearing on MSNBC’s The Beat early Tuesday night, frequent MSNBC guest and Fordham University professor Christina Greer smeared the memory of late University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts as “a girl in Iowa” that “Fox News is talking about” instead of going all-in on the plea deal for Michael Cohen and the verdict in the Paul Manafort trial.
Hollywood director Rob Reiner, who supported both Bill and Hillary Clinton, is now very concerned about political untruths. Donald Trump’s that is. Reiner appeared on Monday's edition of MSNBC’s The Beat and decried Trump as someone who “constantly lies and is lying right to our face.”
Ari Melber is the latest liberal cable-news host to bathe in the warm waters of George Will's contempt for the Trump administration. Will's latest column, Melber said, pitched Trump as a "baby" who needs Vladimir Putin's day care. Will's column was headlined "This sad, embarrassing wreck of a man."
MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber closed on Monday with an interview featuring Asad Rehman, one of the organizers of the London protests that are planned to take place during President Trump’s visit to the U.K. Melber repeatedly teed up Rehman to launch into a series of buzzword-laden rants about the President’s “normalization of sexual violence,” “his war on migrants,” and “his planet-wrecking policies,” before shining an adoring spotlight on the Trump “baby blimp” that will be displayed in London during the protests.
Our friends at Mediaite flagged down quite the exchange on the Thursday edition of MSNBC’s The Beat in which comedian Sinbad declared that the current incarnation of Donald Trump is “post-dementia Donald Trump who just loves picking fights cause...he’s a lonely man” and one of many “keyboard gangsters” on Twitter who are far less tough in person.
During Tuesday’s edition of The Beat With Ari Melber and less than 24 hours before EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigned, guest host Ayman Mohyeldin interviewed Kristin Mink, the teacher who confronted Pruitt at a Washington D.C. restaurant. Mink has become quite a leftist folk hero, making multiple appearances on cable television. By the time this particular appearance took place, she had changed out of the shirt that she wore during her confrontation with Pruitt and on an MSNBC appearance on Tuesday reading “Your Founding Fathers Owned Slaves.”
During Tuesday’s edition of The Beat With Ari Melber, one of the panelists, far-left immigration activist and open borders advocate Enrique Morones of the group “Border Angels” said that “Donald Trump, without a doubt, is pure evil. No other country in the Americas has walls.” He also said that “people are dying right now because of the wall that already exists. Eleven thousand people have died because of the 700-mile wall that already exists.”
The panel on Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Daily Beat with Ari Melber spent more than ten minutes overreacting to comments made by Fox News's Sean Hannity on his show Hannity Wednesday night. Hannity jokingly advised witnesses in the Mueller probe, who have been asked to turn in their phones to Special Counsel Robert Mueller: “Use bleach bit, remove the SIM cards and then take the pieces and hand it over to Robert Mueller and say Hillary Rodham Clinton, this is equal justice under the law.” Former Federal Prosecutor Joyce Vance took his comments way too seriously; suggesting that Mueller should bring in Hannity for questioning and slamming the Fox News host for his “reprehensible conduct.”