On CNN, David Axelrod admits that President Obama gave an underwhelming speech on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, actually making matters worse. But Axelrod goes on to claim that Obama's speech was "like the Gettysburg Address" compared to President Trump's Oval Office address on the coronavirus.
CNN has declared coronavirus a "global pandemic." But in an interview with a CNN reporter, a passenger on board the Grand Princess cruise ship off California said that he was not worried "at all" about contracting coronavirus, and that he "absolutely" viewed the situation as "overkill." Then, when Alisyn Camerota informed Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, that CNN has declared coronavirus a pandemic, he replied that calling it a pandemic: "is not going to make any difference with what we do." He suggested that people not get "all bent out of shape about what you call it."
On Friday morning, CNN demonstrated that, in the aftermath of one of the most high-profile annual gatherings of conservatives, CPAC, its journalists are more interested in highlighting a left-leaning segment of that otherwise conservative group as CNN climate correspondent (and alarmist) Bill Weir celebrated the efforts of young conservatives who are lobbying fellow Republicans to move left on the issue of global warming. The CNN reporter also condescendingly referred to global warming skeptics as "those who have a hard time coming to grips" versus "those who believe in the warnings from science."
Washington Free Beacon writer Alex Griswold reported American news consumers have been "inundated by interviews" with former congresswoman Katie Hill, who was pressed to resign last year in the midst of scandal over having sex with a female subordinate. Griswold noted that overall, "the media frequently and uncritically parroted Hill's talking points that she was the victim of 'revenge porn'" from her ex-husband.
CNN rarely criticizes Democrats so it was an anomaly when Thursday morning’s New Day panel blasted Sen. Chuck Schumer’s threat against two conservative Supreme Court justices yesterday, “wrong and inappropriate.” Co-host John Berman spoke with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about both Schumer threatening conservative justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch yesterday at a pro-abortion rally outside the Supreme Court, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts later rebuking him.
On Monday's New Day show, CNN gave an unchallenged forum to liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman to trash the Trump administration and other Republicans over issues like tax cuts and the Coronavirus issue, the latter of which he likened to President George W. Bush's handling of the WMD issue before the Iraq War. He also asserted that climate change skeptics and supporters of tax cuts are being dishonest, and continue to push "zombie" ideas because of entities like Fox News and the funding of billionaires.
On Friday's New Day show, CNN's John Avlon presented a "Reality Check" segment in which he listed a number of alleged reasons that Vice President Mike Pence's past suggests that he will not be suitable for coordinating the federal government's efforts against the coronavirus. Avlon not only hinted that Vice President Pence's history of praying is "superstition," but, amongst his list, he even suggested that being skeptical of climate alarmism was a sign that sometimes the vice president is "barely on speaking terms with science."
On New Day, senior Bloomberg adviser Tim O'Brien said that Bernie Sanders had advocated that "toddlers should run around naked and touch each other's genitals to insulate themselves from porn." "What, what??!!" a shocked, astonished, and utterly gobsmacked Camerota exclaimed. But yeah, Sanders did say it, which Camerota would have known had she or anyone at CNN read articles about it at Mother Jones or the Inquisitr.
On CNN's New Day, Alisyn Camerota frets that Bernie Sanders, he who preaches "revolution," might be too "nuanced" to take on President Trump. On MSNBC, Joe Scarborough suggests that Elizabeth Sanders drop out in order to "consolidate efforts" against Sanders. This despite Warren being in Sanders's far-left lane, so that if she dropped out, surely many of her supporters would "consolidate" around Sanders!
Friday morning, CNN brought on a juror from the Roger Stone trial to dismiss President Trump’s claims of political bias. Even though the lead juror was a Democrat who ran for Congress and whose social media is filled with anti-Trump posts, New Day co-host John Berman pretended as if President Trump’s claims of bias came out of nowhere. He invited his guest to tear into the President for “denigrating” the patriotic duty of jury service.
On Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC host Ali Velshi talked up the liberal push for a single-payer health insurance system as he discussed the plans proposed by Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, touting the "generous" benefits promised, but not dealing with the down sides like the rationing of health care.
The morning after the Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas Wednesday night, CNN host Alisyn Camerota was very worried Democrats were being too harsh on each other. In particular, she was bothered by the candidates comparing Michael Bloomberg to President Trump.