On MSNBC Wednesday night, New York Times columnist and faux Republican Bret Stephens insinuated on Hardball that conservatives and Republicans condemning Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore should be forced to back Moore so that they “learn the lesson” to not support Steve Bannon-backed candidates.
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews reluctantly waded into the Russia uranium deal story on Tuesday’s show, blasting the calls for a special counsel to investigate the “closed case” Obama-era deal and mocked the story as one that “the right-wing wants you to think is the biggest scandal since the Rosenbergs.”
On Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews hinted to Democratic Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was engaging in racist behavior based off of his attitude in answering questions from African-American lawmakers during the marathon House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Who does David Jolly think he is? Joe Scarborough? On Wednesday’s Hardball, the frequent MSNBC guest and former Florida Republican Congressman blasted his party as racists for not pushing for gun control post-Las Vegas by a white shooter but calling for immigration changes following Tuesday’s Manhattan terror attack by an Uzbeki immigrant.
The past few weeks have seen journalists express hatred for a Gold Star father, Donald Trump and the National Anthem itself, but at the same time show love for an anti-Trump Republican and sympathy for failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The following is a collection of the worst journalist outbursts from the past few weeks.
On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Hardball continued the media’s push to diagnose President Trump as mentally ill, thanks to host Chris Matthews, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and especially Ron Reagan, who declared Trump to be “a sociopathic, malignant narcissist” “vomited...up” by “the Electoral College.”
Though he wasn’t able to out-do CNN in the gushiness department, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews gave it his best shot on Tuesday by proclaiming the blistering anti-Trump speech by Republican Senator Jeff Flake (Ariz.) as something “straight from a great novel or movie.”
As the saying goes, a broken clock is right twice a day but, in this case, twice in two days. On Wednesday and Thursday, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews encouraged and exhibited the need for caution in the story of the late Sgt. La David Johnson while praising John Kelly’s heart-breaking remarks during Thursday’s White House daily briefing. New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush shared the same sentiment, criticizing the “tremendous rush to judgment” based on each person’s political views.
Fresh off the distinction of being honored by Salon as a conservative (read: liberal Republican) must-follow on Twitter, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens declared on Monday’s Hardball that President Trump “reminded me of the Black Knight from the Monty Python skit” in that he’ll continue fighting even though he’ll eventually be left powerless and limbless.
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews and New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg dredged up the drumbeat of presidential impeachment on Tuesday night, declaring that the contents of a Washington Post about tension within the Trump White House warrants “near-edge impeachment territory” if it weren’t for the “unbelievable cowardice” by Republicans.
On Thursday’s Hardball, the MSNBC panel showcased how the left will never be interested in compromise on gun control and will move the goal posts toward gun confiscation, all the while pushing fake news about Second Amendment advocates. As usual, host Chris Matthews was at the center of it all, falsely smearing Republicans as “a fanatic party on guns” who believe “[i]t’s a God-given, sort of theological right” for anyone to own “any kind of gun they want, any — a bazooka, a tank.”
A number of establishment, liberal journalists responded with smugness on Thursday’s Hardball to President Trump’s tweet earlier in the day that the Senate Intelligence Committee should investigate news organizations for spreading “Fake News.” As expected, they touted their supposedly strict standards and brushed aside claims of media bias as being aimed at undermining the Russia investigations.