New on January 27: CNN anchor Don Lemon on Saturday night guffawed and brought himself to tears of laughter, dabbing a tissue to dry his eyes, as he and two guests ridiculed the stupidity of President Donald Trump and his supporters, with the two guests invoking a dumb person impersonation meant to sound like a Trump voter.
Not everyone in Hollywood has fallen in love with the House Dems’ impeachment trial grandstanding.
Monday on The View, the hosts defended NPR as an unbiased news outlet after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yelled at one of their reporters and called her dishonest after a contentious interview. Co-host Meghan McCain wondered if the spat was over the reporter’s liberal bias, the other hosts jumped in to defend NPR and its reporter as unbiased while claiming Pompeo was the one, “not telling the truth.”
So John Bolton is a good guy now. To anyone in Hollywood who even knew his name, Bolton was a dangerous war-mongering jingoist just yesterday. But the merest hint that something in his new book might lend a little iron to the Democrats’ anemic impeachment attempt has Tinsel Town lefties tweeting like Bolton fan-boys.
On Morning Joe, Democrat Donny Deutsch, panicked at the prospect of Bernie Sanders winning the nomination, says that Democrats who think Sanders can defeat President Trump are are "smoking something."
The previous episode of CW’s Batwoman ended with the social justice hero herself admitting to the world that she is, in fact, a lesbian. This was apparently a huge deal despite this being 2020 and having nothing to do with being a superhero. It’s only naturally then that the show’s forced to introduce a homophobic police force to pretend having a lesbian lead really matters.
After years as a CNN analyst, Steve Cortes is a free agent on TV again. On Saturday night, MSNBC's Joy Reid put him up against three Never Trumpers. Rick Wilson was comparing "First Thug" Donald Trump to Saddam Hussein and his backers to Nazis at a Nuremberg rally. Cortes said unlikeable elitists like Wilson helped Trump win in 2016 and will get him re-elected in 2020.
Just like with CNN, MSNBC spent Saturday afternoon doing their best to refrain from using positive descriptors when talking about day one of President Trump’s legal team, instead calling their brief presentation as having included “a little false flag,” not substantive, and “weak tea.”
On Day One of the impeachment hearings, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said this: “Not even Mr. Schiff’s Republican colleagues were allowed into the SCIF.”
Cue the left-wing media vapors.
Muslim comedian and talk-show host Dean Obeidallah compared the impeachment of President Trump to a "diamond," it lasts forever. (Somehow Bill Clinton's never does.) Now Obeidallah wrote an article for the Daily Beast headlined "Trump’s Still Normalizing Anti-Semitism, and It’s Only Going to Get Worse." He claimed the president has "continued to normalize anti-Semitism in our country at a time when anti-Semitic hate crimes are at alarming levels."
Despite the fact that the leading 2020 Democrats are white, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin attacked President Trump’s legal team for the Senate impeachment trial as “White House and white people” reflecting “the diversity of the two parties” compared to the House impeachment managers. Along with knocking the Trump lawyers as “not spell-binding,” “wandering in the wastelands,” and “weak,” Toobin also engaged in sexism by wondering if the women on team Trump will be “allowed to” speak.
The New York Times is lining up excuses for why the Democrats’ brilliant impeachment case against Trump is not sinking in with Republicans: Conspiracy! That’s the thrust of an op-ed by professor Nicole Hemmer, “Scandalize! Minimize! Repeat as Necessary -- Right-wing media have been laying the groundwork for Trump’s acquittal for half a century.” She made dubious use of space by defending President Lyndon Baines Johnson, described even in left-wing papers as an awful man with credible allegations of election-stealing and sexual misconduct.
New York Times writer Ginger Thompson on January 25, 1999 went so far as to compare the Clinton impeachment — in the first sentence of a front page story — to Nazi Germany: “As she watches Republicans in Congress push ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, Ellen Mendel of Manhattan says she feels the same despair that she did as a girl in Nazi Germany when the efforts of a stubborn group of leaders snowballed, crushing the will of the people.”
During a special report just before President Trump’s defense team began making their opening statement in the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday morning, CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell seemed to assume that they would lie and hoped Democrats could find a way to “object” throughout the proceeding.
CNN really lays it on thick when it comes to its own preferred experts driving the impeachment of Donald Trump. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) attacked Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Twitter, which drove CNN into a rage on Friday morning. Vindman's testimony against Trump was played by Democrats during their presentation on Thursday.