Mere seconds after ABC wrapped up their Sunday night broadcast of its exclusive interview with former FBI Director James Comey, CNN began its so-called “Special Report” in which they mostly gushed about what it meant for him to trash Trump like that. While they did have some criticisms (which largely centered on his handling of the Clinton investigation), the stacked liberal panel sang Comey’s praises for speaking out against the President.
With less than two hours until the highly anticipated ABC interview between George Stephanopoulos and former FBI Director James Comey, the liberal media was abuzz with speculation and admiration. One of Comey’s loudest supporters was CNN senior media reporter Brian Stelter. And amid his lionization of Comey during Sunday night's CNN Newsroom, CNN law enforcement analyst and former FBI Special Agent James Gagliano embarrassed Stelter by calling out Comey for being a “feckless leader.”
On Sunday morning, television news personalities begrudgingly showed a small degree of satisfaction with President Trump’s recent military action in Syria. Evidently disturbed by their support for anything Trump, cable and network media hosts collectively lifted the goalposts in unison and hurriedly ran them downfield.
The Huffington Post dug into internal Interior Department emails to report that Heather Swift, the press secretary for the Interior Department, “labeled a CNN reporter with a vulgar insult after being pressed to answer questions about Secretary Ryan Zinke’s travel.” Swift was emailing to one of her colleagues.
“Rene is a f--king idiot,” Heather Swift wrote to one of her colleagues, referring to CNN correspondent René Marsh. “She sounds like one,” responded deputy director of communications Russell Newell.
Friday’s White House briefing was raucous with James Comey’s liberal media-acclaimed book tour set to officially begin and, yes, CNN’s Jim Acosta played a prominent role tangling with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about whether criticizing Comey is “unbecoming of the presidency” and White House writ large. He also found help from CBS correspondent Paula Reid after he ran over the two question limit that Sanders imposed on the egotistical CNN personality.
On Thursday afternoon, it was no accident that CNN almost universally focused on New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker’s questions for CIA Director Mike Pompeo at his confirmation hearing to oversee the State Department. It was even less of a surprise that the CNN panel gushed over Booker “masterfully” attacking Pompeo in a “tough exchange” about his views on gay sex.
During Wednesday's edition of Anderson Cooper 360, the Democrats on the panel took a few shots at departing House Speaker Paul Ryan as well as President Trump. CNN political commentator Symone Sanders referred to Ryan as a "coward" while her fellow panelist Maria Cardona described President Trump as "insane."
During Thursday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo played a tape of Wendy Vitter, one of President Trump's judicial nominees, failing to explicitly state whether or not she supported the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. When discussing her exchange with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin went after Vitter's position on abortion, suggesting that her pro-life advocacy may disqualify her from serving on the bench.
The hype for James Comey’s book tour (set to launch on ABC Sunday evening an hour-long George Stephanopoulos special) began last November 2 when CBS’s Gayle King teased it during an interview with the former FBI director. And while liberal journalists are clearly hoping for Comey to dish dirt on President Trump, there was a time when they hammered him as a partisan hack whose investigation into then-candidate Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal was sneaky sabotage of an all-but-certain Democratic victory in 2016.
While interviewing Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo repeatedly tried to bait the lawyer into criticizing President Trump. Dershowitz, a civil libertarian who often defends the President from the far left's attacks, also got into a back and forth with CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, a former student of his.
During Wednesday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo interviewed former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who has embarked on a media tour to promote her new book, Fascism: A Warning. During the interview, Cuomo teed up Albright to call President Trump a fascist, as have many other media personalities who have interviewed her. For her part, Albright claimed, "I'm not calling him a fascist," but still suggested that he possesses many characteristics of a fascist.
For many months, the liberal media had been warning us President Trump had the country on a crash course with a constitutional crisis because of his anger at the special counsel investigation. Arguably, chief among those doomsday soothsayers was CNN’s Carl Bernstein who has been comparing Trump to Nixon and Watergate since former FBI Director James Comey was fired. But during an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday, Bernstein had an update: “We’re in a constitutional crisis.”