Thursday on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time, former Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta was invited by host Chris Cuomo to talk about the Inspector General’s Report released earlier that day. Podesta took the opportunity to argue that Hillary Clinton was the real victim.
On Friday, Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti gave his 82nd CNN inteview, in which he attempted to dispel criticism that he was on television too frequently. He appeared on New Day to respond to a restraining order filed by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that asked a judge to stop his frequent television appearances, calling them prejudicial to a fair trial. “We're about to find out whether the media and press really believes in the First Amendment, whether they think that people should be gagged,” Avenatti remarked.
ABC on Friday breathlessly reported on the “bombshell” Inspector General report, but the network skipped the revelation that an FBI agent vowed to “stop” Donald Trump’s 2016 victory. Over on NBC, Chuck Todd insisted that the real victim of all of this was Hillary Clinton.
Should the Trump administration interact with religious leaders? It depends. New York Times' Catie Edmondson went hard against Trump’s supposed anti-Muslim (as opposed to anti-Islamic terrorism) animus in “As Trump Woos Middle Eastern Leaders, Muslim Americans Feel Scorned.” Yet the Times also criticized the Trump administration for meeting with Christians.
During an overwrought panel discussion on Friday’s MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle, former Barack Obama campaign staffer Stephanie Cutter and political analyst Michael Steele took turns comparing illegal immigrant detention centers along the U.S. southern border to Nazi death camps.
You can’t be friends with people who disagree with you about politics. At least that’s what Salon wants you to think. Salon political staff writer Chauncey Devega commands you to cut Trump supporters completely out of your life, saying that, “If you have friends or relatives who support Donald Trump you should confront them. Explain to them that they are complicit with Trump's cruelty and sadism.”
With the Justice Department's Inspector General rocking Washington, D.C. on Thursday with a damning report exposing the anti-Trump bias of senior FBI investigators, many in the liberal media were desperate to spin the findings to fit their narrative. During CNN's The Lead, host Jake Tapper took one of the greatest leaps and suggested that the consequence of biased FBI members was the election of President Trump.
The Department of Justice's Inspector General dropped a bombshell report on Washington, D.C. on Thursday which detailed their deep dive into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton e-mail probe. It found that former FBI Director James Comey was insubordinate, validating President Trump’s decision to fire him, but it also found that a small group of FBI agents had it out to get candidate Trump. Despite those facts, both ABC and CBS tried to downplay the role those agents played in the Russia investigation.
On Thursday's Deadline: White House on MSNBC, during a discussion of the White House's efforts to enforce immigration laws, the panel descended into hyperbole as host Nicolle Wallace actually likened the government to the MS-13 gang as she charged that the Trump administration is "terrorizing children" by separating them from their parents, as required by law.
Just when it seemed that Kathy Griffin might actually have learned something from the backlash to the picture of her holding a fake, severed head of Donald Trump more than a year ago, the liberal comedian demonstrated that she still has a serious case of “Foot-in-Mouth Disease."
Over the past couple of days, Fox News Channel and CBS have given significant attention to a shooting attack on a Border Patrol agent in Arizona in an area "known for smugglers and traffickers," as CNN, ABC, and NBC have ignored it completely while MSNBC has barely touched the story. By contrast, these same networks have been fixated in recent days on the treatment of illegal immigrants who are separated from their children after illegal border crossings.
MSNBC, continuing to seize on Tennessee Senator Bob Corker accusing the Republican Party of acting like a "cult," has doubled down on the accusations of cultishness that started with Chris Matthews. While appearing on The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday, The Root’s editor Jason Johnson suggested that cults of personality have infected the GOP for decades.