Not long after CNN wrapped part one of the Democratic Party presidential primary debates Tuesday night, the post-debate analysis boiled down to how the so-called “moderate” candidates on the stage did against the extremely far-left ones. In that vein, CNN’s chief national correspondent, John King argued that just because a far-left radical had never won a national election (that’s not true) doesn’t mean it can’t be done in 2020.
Late Tuesday night, MSNBC struggled to form a cohesive narrative following night one of the second set of 2020 Democratic presidential debates. While some admitted they were “shattered” and “shook up by tonight’s debate” and had some far-left proposals, others hailed Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) as the big winner and even appeared “presidential” at times since “nobody took her down.”
To tout his personal credentials during Tuesday's CNN Democratic presidential debate, Sanders boasted after being prompted by co-moderator Jake Tapper to respond: “The American people want to have a minimum wage, which is a living wage, 15 bucks an hour. I've helped lead that effort.” In reality, the Sanders campaign recently experienced a public relations nightmare over the fact that he did not pay his own campaign staff $15 an hour.
Nothing “free” ever really is, but that didn’t stop The Washington Post from depicting “free” college as a “no-lose proposition for a politician.” The Post noted that several Democratic presidential candidates have pledged to do just that. But the Post acknowledged the devil is not in the details, it is the details. Currently liberals are all fighting over those to decide not only which taxpayers pay for it, but who should be eligible in the first place. Higher education economics reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel touted free college as a campaign goal and highlighted that, but ignored conservative views on tuition assistance programs in her July 28 piece.
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday again seemed rather unconcerned by 2020 Democratic plans to end private health insurance. Reporter Ed O’Keefe offered little in the way of alarm over 150 million being thrown off their health plans, should Senator Bernie Sanders or Kamala Harris get their way.
Jake Tapper had an elephant in the room in the form of Bernie Sanders on Sunday's CNN State of the Union and very noticeably avoided addressing his hypocrisy in slamming President Donald Trump for tweeting critically about the living conditions in Baltimore. In 2015, Sanders made very similar remarks as Trump about Baltimore, comparing it to a Third World country filled with hundreds of uninhabitable buildings.
Although many Americans have cooled down and are no longer feeling the “bern” this election cycle, Bernie Sanders continues to tour the liberal late-night circuit to make the case for his Presidential bid. The latest stop on the campaign trail was Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! where Kimmel fawned over Sanders with agreement and softballs.
Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NY) proclaimed his support for the “working people” of America, and unveiled his “Workers’ Bill of Rights” July 23. On July 24, the Fox Business Network's Bulls & Bears host David Asman consulted former Small Business Administrator Hector Barreto and others to find out how small businesses would fare under what Asman called de Blasio’s “socialist push against businesses.”
Far-left candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) latest plan to restructure the economy and regulate Wall Street came with a denouncement of private equity companies as “vampires.” MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle boosted Warren’s so-called “economic patriotism” plan on July 18, but ignored that creepy insult. Nor did they discuss whether private equity firms are actually villains or being misrepresented by Warren. MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle was practically grinning as she announced that Warren, whom she called “the candidate with a plan for everything,” was “out with another one, this time aimed at a very familiar target: Wall Street.”
Are you a political campaigner having a tough time selling your expensive, socialistic plan? Just go on CNN, where (if you’re lucky) an anchor will tell you how you’re doing it wrong. That’s what happened when Democratic-socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ senior campaign advisor Jeff Weaver went on Erin Burnett Outfront on July 17.
On her MSNBC show, Nicolle Wallace suggests that President Trump will have "blood on his hands" if, in the wake of his recent tweets, one of The Squad members is attacked. Wallace didn't play that game when a Rachel Maddow fan shot Rep. Steve Scalise on a softball field.
Carmen Yulín Cruz, the radical separatist Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, made yet another appearance on Univision’s Sunday political affairs show Al Punto. Watch as Cruz, national co-chair for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, minimizes host Jorge Ramos’ recent arbitrary detention in Venezuela while attempting to dance around her failure to condemn the brutal dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela.