One of the fiercest critics of the House Democrats' impeachment efforts to this point has been South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and as such he made himself a target for a self-righteous panel on Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports. The panel anti-Graham segment that eventually morphed into an anti-Senate Republican segment was an exercise in hypocrisy, contradiction, and historical revisionism.
The anonymous whistleblower who complained about President Trump’s July phone conversation with the leader of Ukraine is being touted and toasted across the liberal media, but it was a far different story 21 years ago when a Pentagon employee named Linda Tripp helped bring Bill Clinton’s perjury and obstruction of justice to the attention of Independent Counsel Ken Starr.
The View’s diehard liberal co-host Joy Behar admitted it didn’t matter if the unnamed whistleblower had an agenda when putting forth their complaint concerning President Trump’s July phone call with the President of the Ukraine. On today’s show, Behar linked the situation to President Clinton’s impeachment, arguing that he was impeached because of a “partisan” whistleblower, as well.
The Washington Free Beacon has unearthed a fascinating scoop about talk radio in the Clinton years using documents from the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. The Democratic party developed an "elaborate, multi-year operation" in the mid-1990s that "deployed thousands of activists" to compete in the talk-radio wars after Republicans took the House in 1994. Rush Limbaugh has long talked about "seminar callers" who called in to dish Democrat Party talking points. It turned out that "conspriracy theory" was spot-on accurate.
When the FX cable TV channel announced in early August that the network will produce a series that would tell the story of Monica Lewinsky, the most interesting aspect about the Ryan Murphy-guided anthology was the fact that Lewinsky herself was going to serve as a producer. However, on Wednesday, FX CEO John Landgraf responded to the fact that no one has yet been signed to portray Hillary Clinton by stating that she “is actually not a significant character” in American Crime Story: Impeachment because it’s “told from the point of view of these women who were really far from the center of power.”
It was another par for the course night of nonsense on Hardball Tuesday, featuring MSNBC host Chris Matthews waxing-poetic about past presidents providing leadership in challenging times compared to Donald Trump. His panelists then suggested his rhetoric led to the death of Latinos in El Paso that he truly doesn’t care about.
Pop music diva Mariah Carey made Twitter waves Monday with a photo of the singer posing with America’s favorite former first couple, the Clintons, complete with a passive aggressive caption aimed at disparaging President Trump. Carey of course couldn’t pass up on the opportunity for a photo with Hillary and Bill and thank them for “everything [they] have done for the country.”
Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity devoted part of his opening monologue Monday night to scorching the media’s attempt to make President Trump such an outsized force in coverage of the Jeffrey Epstein case. On a separate topic, Hannity trashed the media’s coverage of the President’s “salute to America” before commenting: “The press in the country is so corrupt, they will use any and everything to smear this President.”
On Monday night’s episode of The Last Word, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell and guest Tim O’Brien made over-the-top claims and speculations into the relationship between recently indicted Jeffery Epstein and President Donald Trump. The host began the discussion with a vaguely dramatic and ominous claim: “Now, sometimes the indictment of an old friend of Donald Trump's for sex trafficking has nothing to do with Donald Trump, but this is not one of the times.”
The broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seemed to be in such a rush to praise Perot for his performance ’92 that they forgot to mention his age until the very last moments of their reports (as the transcripts below show). In fact, they focused so much on celebrating the effect he had on the election that only one of them (CBS Evening News) cared to mention how he died. But that too seemed like an afterthought.
During a segment on the arrest of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Tuesday, View co-host Joy Behar tried desperately to connect the longtime Democrat donor to President Trump. Despite the fact that Epstein was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and President Bill Clinton reportedly took over two dozen trips with the sexual predator on his private jet nicknamed the “Lolita Express,” with underage girls in tow, Behar still tried to make it about Trump.
ABC finally broke its silence, finally mentioning Bill Clinton’s connection to registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a man now accused of new charges of sex trafficking. But the combined mentions on Monday night and Tuesday morning only amounted to 38 seconds. In comparison, the total amount of Epstein coverage since Sunday has been 21 minutes and 3 seconds.