Author and journalist Katherine Stewart joined MSNBC Live host Ayman Mohyeldin on Friday to reprise an argument she made last week in the New York Times that the real bad guys of the coronavirus pandemic currently that is impacting the entire world are members of "the religious right."
Arguing that the current health care system is failing at a time of great importance, MSNBC Live guest host Yasmin Vossoughian tried to use the worsening coronavirus pandemic to push likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden further to the left on the issue and get him to support a single payer system.
Yes, what bizarre times we’re living in, NewsBusters readers. One new example arose during Monday morning’s MSNBC Live when 11:00 a.m. Eastern host Craig Melvin ended a segment with Dallas, Texas-area pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes by having him lead viewers in prayer to “our Father and our God” and Jesus Christ for peace and safety amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the country hard, President Trump is working with Congress to try to limit the economic damage that is resulting from government mandated shutdowns. This is not surprising as it is what elected leaders are supposed to do, unless you are MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle who, on Wednesday, seemed surprised that Trump had endorsed the Senate compromise reached in the early hours of the morning.
MSNBC Live guest host Ayman Mohyeldin welcomed New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich onto his Tuesday show to discuss the latest developments on COVID-19 relief measures. After days of Democrats holding the process up by insisting that unrelated things be included in any bill, Mohyeldin had an opportunity to question one as to why, But instead he echoed misleading concerns related to so-called "slush funds" citing President Trump's taxes and previous history in the hotel business.
During the 9am hour of MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle brought on a favorite cable news guest as of late, Ron Klain, the former ebola czar for President Obama, former aide to President Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as now an adviser to Biden’s presidential campaign, to trash this administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ruhle repeatedly compared the Obama administration’s response to the 2014 ebola outbreak, and invited Klain to boast about how he would’ve handled the coronavirus crisis better than President Trump.
As our friend Emily Jashinsky with The Federalist and others have chronicled and tweeted, MSNBC Live with Katy Tur briefly flew off the rails Thursday when former Obama officials Craig Fugate and Andy Slavitt found themselves at odds over how local, state, and federal governments should respond to the coronavirus when Fugate stormed off because he didn’t “have time to listen to bullshit people.”
MSNBC Live viewers got an unfortunate display of civic illiteracy on Tuesday as host Katy Tur invited former Obama Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on to take a gratuitous shot at current Secretary Betsy DeVos and the federal government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wanting a historical analogy for the response to COVID-19, the Thursday cast of MSNBC Live settled on the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, but instead of comparing the Soviet government's coverup to the Chinese government's coverup, the panel decided that it was President Trump that was analogous to the Soviet apparatchiks.
The media coverage of COVID-19 has now entered the "that's racist" phase as media personalities condemn Republicans for calling virus by names that refer to the fact that the virus originated in China. Ayman Mohyeldin was the latest to condemn this supposed racism as he guest hosted MSNBC Live on Tuesday during an interview with Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi.
With hours like Wednesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern, MSNBC’s Joy Reid will have the hour long held by Chris Matthews sealed up. Engaging in irresponsible behavior, lying to viewers, and a parade of guests serving as clapping seals, Reid did nothing to responsibly inform the public about the coronavirus and instead fear-monger thanks to her hatred for President Trump and Fox News.
During MSNBC’s live post-Super Tuesday II coverage early Wednesday morning, podcast host and stand up comic Pete Dominick went on a nasty rant against President Trump over the coronavirus. While many in the media have feigned outrage at the notion they are politicizing this pandemic, Dominick admitted proudly that they are, because Trump "doesn't care about us" or "science."