Democratic donor and CBS host Gayle King on Wednesday gushed over the new production company started by Barack and Michelle Obama. Talking about their company Higher Ground and its new Netflix movie American Factory. Speaking as though she was blurbing a movie poster, King cheered, “They don't call their company Higher Ground for nothing. They want to do something that celebrates our core values as a country, and certainly celebrates the triumph and the human spirit. I can’t wait to see it.” It always needs to be pointed out, King has vacationed with the Obamas, so she’s not exactly neutral on the two Democrats.
CNN host Don Lemon joined his liberal panelists in ganging up on his one conservative guest on Monday night’s CNN Tonight over the idea that the economy was doing well. Rob Astorino of President Trump’s re-election campaign argued that the media was pushing a false narrative put out by Democrats that a recession was near, but the economy was actually stable. But the liberals at CNN insisted he was wrong, with one analyst even calling that idea a conservative “conspiracy.”
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin devoted almost three minutes to an effort by the liberal group MoveOn.org to rename the street in New York City where Trump Tower is located so that it would be named after former President Barack Obama -- all in an effort to "kick" President Donald Trump "in the shin," in the words of the woman in charge.
It’s almost as if liberal journalists were all reading from the same Democrat talking points. MSNBC Live host Craig Melvin liked what one 2020 Democrat candidate said about President Trump’s response to mass shootings, so much, that he repeated the attack line several times on the rest of his program.
Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel once said that people should “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” That philosophy is apparently shared by Wajahat Ali, a contributor to CNN and a writer for the New York Times. Ali put that concept on display Monday evening, when he responded to the weekend shootings and expressed his delight that the term “#MassacreMoscowMitch” was trending on Twitter. He added that “I still have faith in America” before he had to delete the post after many conservatives condemned it.
The past couple of weeks have brought the latest example of liberal news outfits like CNN and MSNBC suddenly taking notice of a recurring problem in immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump's administration which also happened during past administrations, including that of Barack Obama. A number of shows pounced on the story of natural-born American citizen, Francisco Galicia, who was detained by CBP and handed over to ICE in a process that took over three weeks because of suspicions that he was an illegal immigrant, in spite of him having his birth certificate on him, as a number of news reports suggested that his detention was racially motivated, with much of the coverage omitting aspects of the story which help explain why the detention happened in the first place.
The morning after the second Democratic debate the cast of CNN New Day was joined by three former Democratic spokespeople and consultants to discuss the previous night’s proceedings and they were not happy with their candidates. Like their MSNBC counterparts, they blasted the candidates for going after former President Obama than current President Trump.
On Thursday night, it appeared as though MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was tired from the long hours covering the 2020 Democratic presidential debates as he observed #TBT with riffs about how Barack Obama and his rise are “still thrilling to me” even though “[t]he only thing I've ever had against Obama is when he recedes from us” because “I want him back.”
The attack dog tone of journalists in the Trump era might make you forget a time when they gushed over another president, the previous one. Chris Matthews famously had a “thrill” up his leg over Barack Obama, but that wasn’t the only example of hailing the Democrat. Four years ago this week, on July 22, 2015, Matthews defended the “immaculate” Obama and his “perfect” family.
In the Trump era, journalists and hosts like to think they are truth tellers and that “democracy dies in darkness.” So it’s always good to look back, from time to time, at the Obama years. 2020 Debate moderator Rachel Maddow may despise the current Republican president, but she but she couldn’t restrain the gush when it came to Barack Obama. Four years ago this week, on July 14, 2015, Maddow hailed the achievement of “this American generation.”
Remember in 2016 when Iran seized ten American sailors and their riverine command boats and when their Iranian captors photographed them on their knees with their hands behind their heads and videotaped confessions, and when then Secretary of State John Kerry thanked the Iranians for treating our sailors well despite this probable violation of the Geneva Convention? It was one of the most embarrassing episodes for the country during the Obama era, but on Friday's MSNBC Live, former member of Obama's national security council and current NBC analyst Ned Price declared that the episode's quick resolution actually proves that Obama's Iran strategy is superior to President Trump's.
On Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Hardball stated in the A-block that the illegal immigration detention centers (yes, the ones the far-left thinks are concentration camps) are solely a Trump administration phenomenon and prove that America is “no longer....a haven for people around the world.” NBC correspondent Cal Perry reported from one such center in Homestead, Florida and proclaimed that “these facilities are designed very purposefully” with sinister motives.