On Sunday afternoon's MSNBC Live, host Ayman Mohyeldin devoted a nine-minute segment to the violence on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel as he fretted that both the American news media and the Trump administration are too soft on Israel.
On Friday afternoon, MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi provided a forum to former PLO advisor Diana Buttu to push anti-Israel propaganda as she accused the Jewish state of engaging in "ethnic cleansing" against Palestinian Arabs whom she portrayed as simply engaging in peaceful protest since last week. It was not mentioned that the terrorist group Hamas has been using the protesters at the Gaza Strip border as cover to try to attack Israel.
Since Sunday night, the liberal media have been haranguing network affiliate owner Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) for a new “must-run” promo that warned against “biased and false news.” The two have slammed it as Trump-backed “state-run TV” on par with the former Soviet outlet Pravda that's “chilling,” frightening” and “a really embarrassing moment for journalism.” A NewsBusters study examined the two cable networks on April 2 found that CNN spent 76 minutes and 42 seconds while MSNBC hyperventilated for nearly twice as long at 134 minutes and 42 seconds.
On Monday afternoon, NBC national correspondent and sometimes MSNBC anchor Peter Alexander went beyond simply giving a forum to anti-gun activists to promote their views, but he encouraged MSNBC viewers to go to their website and sign a contract promising to vote for anti-gun candidates.
On Wednesday morning, MSNBC anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi both on separate occasions highlighted a Nazi and perennial congressional candidate in Illinois who won the Republican nomination by default because no other candidates filed to run in the heavily Democratic district. Ruhle did not mention that Republicans have condemned his most recent congressional run -- only noting that they have done so in the past -- as she hinted that the GOP had "decided" this time not to run a candidate against him and that they were essentially "Yup, that's our guy."
On Sunday afternoon's MSNBC Live with David Gura, MSNBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy appeared as a guest to preview upcoming congressional elections and she employed the typical journalistic double standard of using the "pro-choice" euphemism that supporters of legal abortion prefer while staying away from the "pro-life" label that abortion opponents prefer to be labeled by.
On Friday, several MSNBC shows reacted negatively to President Donald Trump's call for more death penalties and tougher sentencing for some drug dealers. After host Stephanie Ruhle mocked the plan by wondering what should happen to drug companies, substitute host Chris Jansing the next hour suggested that the President has been too quick to support capital punishment in past cases, as she oddly included murder cases.
On Tuesday, MSNBC host Craig Melvin read aloud to Congressman Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) an anonymous quotation that painted a bleak image of his electoral prospects, before asking him, “Congressman, are you a goner?”
As with all of the usual suspects on cable news, MSNBC ran more than a week-long full court press for gun control following the tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting. Thus it should come as no surprise that stand-in host Chris Jansing struggled to remain neutral while interviewing Andrew Pollack, a grieving father who disagreed with the network’s stance on gun restrictions.
On Wednesday's Velshi and Ruhle show on MSNBC, co-host Ali Velshi -- who also serves as a business correspondent for NBC News -- admitted that he had considered boycotting Amazon because it provides a forum to NRA TV, as he lamented that it is difficult for consumers to switch to companies that in some way do not support the gun industry. Additionally, this week the show has begun what appears to be a daily count of how many days it has been since the Parkland school shootings, as Velshi and co-host Stephanie Ruhle -- another NBC News business correspondent -- complain that there have still been "zero" laws passed by the federal government.
Since the release of the Devin Nunes memo in early February, both Democrats and the media have pushed the narrative that Republicans have become the anti-law enforcement party. But on Monday, panelists on MSNBC’s Live With Stephanie Ruhle took that argument a step further when they claimed that criticism of the FBI – and of the Florida deputies who remained outside of a Parkland school as an active shooter rampaged through halls – was itself an arrestable offence.
MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle on Friday suffered a total meltdown after Donald Trump’s CPAC speech, foaming that the “strange,” “lie”-filled address was reminiscent of brutal dictators such as Fidel Castro and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ruhle labeled the speech “absurd across the board.”