As newly announced 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg campaigned in Iowa this week, the media hyped a tiny group of protesters who condemned his pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion stances.On MSNBC Live Wednesday morning, host Hallie Jackson responded by bringing on a pro-abortion activist to berate the pro-life protesters as “peddlers of hate.”
Over the weekend, as several MSNBC shows covered the backlash to Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar dismissively referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as "some people did something," it was repeatedly claimed that President Donald Trump and other conservatives took her words "out of context." Host David Gura even went so far as to make the ridiculous claim that her comments were similar to President George W. Bush's iconic speech delivered at Ground Zero a few days after the attacks.
On Friday's MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, as fill-in anchor Chris Jansing hosted a discussion on President Donald Trump talking about possibly sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities instead of releasing them near the border, the group of mostly MSNBC reporters and contributors repeatedly used the word "illegal" to prejudge such an action as well as other label previous actions by the administration, even while refusing to apply the word to describe the illegal immigrants they were discussing.
MSNBC host Hallie Jackson on Thursday went easy on Rashida Tlaib while asking about fellow Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's cringe-inducing comments about 9/11. The journalist allowed Tlaib to call for civility, despite her profanity-laced tirade in public. Jackson also skipped the Democrat’s meeting with an Israel-hating defender of Hezbollah.
CNN's town hall with Democrat presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand of New York was crushed in the ratings by Fox News Channel on Tuesday night. Joe Concha at The Hill reported The Ingraham Angle drew 2.38 million viewers to win the hour, while CNN only had 491,000. That's almost five to one. It was a four-to-one shellacking in the coveted 25-54 demographic as well.
Since news broke over the weekend that former South Carolina Senator Erniest Hollings had passed, his controversial history on race has been substantially whitewashed in media reports which have gone so far as to praise him over the ending of segregation in his home state. This odd bestowing of credit comes even though he ran for governor as a segregationist, and school desegregation did not occur until after he left office in 1963.
Tina Brown, the feminist former editor of Newsweek, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, appeared on MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle on Tuesday morning to tell Joe Biden his career is over. “Joe Biden comes from the sort of crustacean era of gender relations, let’s face it,” she said.
Appearing on Friday's MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, NBC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff was again accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" migrants to cross the border illegally as he also blamed the Trump admnistration for the recent sharp spike in illegal border crossings per month not seen in over a decade.
The Sunday afternoon letter from Attorney General Bill Barr on the Mueller report has rocked the political world and burst more than a few bubbles in the liberal media, most notably their years-long insistence that the President and/or his team colluded with Russia. Some journalists have conceded this reality, while others are mimicking Japanese soldiers still fighting World War II in 1971.
Whether you’re a liberal analyst, anchor, commentator, host, or something in between, Sunday wasn’t exactly the day you hoped with Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter to Congress that revealed the Mueller team didn’t find Trump-Russian collusion and the latter determined that the President did not obstruct justice. For the so-called legal analysts on MSNBC, they were not satisfied, offering hot takes on everything from the lack of complete sentence excerpts from the Mueller report to just flatly not accepting the findings from either person on obstruction.
During the Sunday afternoon NBC News Special Report on AG Bill Barr’s letter to Congress about the Mueller Report, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd tried to save the now-deceased chances of Trump-Russia collusion, claiming that “Democrats very fairly will” wonder “if this doesn't exonerate him on the obstruction question, that if you not resolved obstruction, how do you resolve collusion?
Buckle up, folks. Because the meltdowns we’re about to see concerning the principal conclusions of the Mueller Report via a letter from Attorney General Bill Barr will rival or top those seen on election night 2016. Upon being read portions of the Barr letter, MSNBC host and one-time Trump campaign correspondent Katy Tur was forced to painstaking admit that Mueller’s findings have “vindicate[d] the President on collusion.”