The impeachment trial of President Trump has only been underway for a couple of days, and already one of the liberals reporting for the ratings-challenged CNN channel is criticizing members of the Senate for not paying sufficient attention to the speeches made by the Democratic managers from the House of Representatives. One of the people angered most by the “lazy” officials was John Berman, co-host for the New Day morning program on that network, who claimed on Thursday: “[I]I’s not like the future of the Republic is at stake. Oh, wait. It is.”
In appearances on both MSNBC's Morning Joe and CNN's New Day today, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer repeatedly accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of going along with an alleged "coverup" by President Trump of the impeachment trial, "hook, line, and sinker."
After a peaceful Monday rally by Second Amendment activists in Richmond, Virginia, CNN and MSNBC deserved thoughts and prayers seeing as how their fear-mongering about “violence” a la Charlottesville by “thousands” of “heavily armed” “guns rights activists, white nationalists, militia groups swarming” the Capitol fizzed into puddles of lies.
On Wednesday's New Day, CNN analyst Michael Smerconish suggested Republicans may be unhappily surprised if they called Hunter Biden as a witness in the Senate impeachment trial, because there's "this caricature that has been created of Hunter Biden being a very troubled and ill-equipped individual," but he graduated from Yale Law and "comported himself well" in a softball interview with ABC News, so "It's possible he comes off as credible."
CNN commentator Joe Lockhart spouted the conspiracy theory that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo possibly could have allowed "a Benghazi" against Marie Yovanovitch, who at the time was the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.
After CNN rolls a clip of Dem Rep. Jackie Speier saying the airliner shoot-down is "yet another example of collateral damage from the actions that have been taken by in a provocative way by the President of the United States," Alisyn Camerota expresses support for Speier's statement, saying, I think it’s fair to say this would not have happened if there were not tensions between the US and Iran."
The media has revealed just how far they will go in distrusting this administration, siding with foreign governments and terrorists over our own military. Just as ABC News’ journalists did Wednesday evening, CNN journalists on Thursday morning suggested they trusted their own reporting more than they did U.S. military intelligence, by expressing skepticism that Iran intended to kill Americans with their missile strikes.
Over the weekend, MSNBC host Al Sharpton repeated a study highlighted last March by the Washington Post that made the claim that during the 2016 presidential race, there was an increase in hate crimes in counties that held Donald Trump rallies, even though the findings were discredited as misleading last September by another study published by Reason magazine. MSNBC host Yasmin Vossoughian also cited the flawed study again on last Thursday's First Look show.
Based on crowd size and man-in-the-street interviews, CNN reporter Fred Pleitgen, reporting from Tehran, claims that the killing of Qasem Soleimani has "unified" Iran.
On Thursday's New Day show, CNN correspondent Anna Coren highlighted accusations by climate alarmists that the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is partly to blame for the intensity of the current wildfires because he has not done enough to support regulations to try to curb global warming, as if were possible for government action to do so.
Like many of her CNN colleagues, CNN International and PBS host Christane Amanpour didn’t exactly have jubilant reactions Friday morning to the news of Qasem Soleimani's death via a U.S. airstrike. Instead, Amanpour did everything she could to rhetorically dismiss, question, and undercut the operation, taking shots at the U.S., hailing the French of possessing foreign policy chops, and tossing aside the killing of Osama bin Laden as inconsequential because bin Laden “was a forgotten, you know, nothingburger.”
CNN's John Berman calls the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani "murder." Berman and co-host Poppy Harlow also not-so-subtly suggest that President Trump's ordering of the strike was a "wag the dog" move in the context of the impeachment proceedings and re-election campaign.