During an interview with USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page on Friday’s CBS This Morning, fill-in co-host Bianna Golodryga expressed concern that the anonymous anti-Trump op/ed published in The New York Times would contribute to the public’s “erosion of trust” in the news media.
Often times when watching MSNBC’s Hardball, it’s one moment that stands out in the sea of liberal bias and tomfoolery from longtime host Chris Matthews. But in other instances, it’s a potpourri of lunacy with Matthews and guests trying to one-up each other as walking Notable Quotables. Thursday’s show was a combination of the two with Matthews doing some heavy lifting with some help from New York Times columnist and Never Trumper Brett Stephens.
Appearing on MSNBC Live With Katy Tur Thursday afternoon, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens was predictably thrilled with his newspaper’s decision to publish an anonymous op/ed from a supposed “senior administration official” blasting President Trump. However, Stephens took it a step further as he used the article to compare Trump to a drug addicted parent.
Fans of Chelsea Handler and Michelle Wolf should rejoice. While Netflix had the good sense to cancel those shows, Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman has somehow returned despite a horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad first season. For a show that claims to “love” America, it sure hates a good part of it.
Reacting Wednesday to the anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a Trump administration official on MSNBC's Deadline: White House, host Nicolle Wallace seized on the op-ed's mention of the 25th Amendment to call on Congressional Republicans to begin hearings on removing Trump to do their part in carrying out the 25th Amendment
On the Thursday edition of MSNBC's The Beat, host Ari Melber showed a pre-recorded interview with liberal actress Alyssa Milano in which they discussed her recent activism against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and her support for abortion rights. Melber also repeated the flawed polling which suggests most Americans support Roe v. Wade, and brought up Milano's invoking the Handmaid's Tale about a fictional American society that oppresses women.
New York Times book critic Dwight Garner had some modest praise for Fear, Watergate journalist Bob Woodward’s new peek at Donald Trump’s White House, but the main thrust of his review was Trump-bashing. The text box summed up Garner’s contemptuous take on Trump as a leader and human: “‘Fear’ portrays Donald J. Trump as a president displaying little knowledge and an utter lack of interest in learning anything at all.” And in his review of John Kerry's book, Garner floated a liberal conspiracy theory about the Ohio vote in 2004 that not even the Democratic Party signed on to.
Sure, go ahead and argue CNN interviews with elected officials have been dominated by Democrats because they say yes. But upon closer review, however, one will see examples of why Republicans skip out on this home for Resistance viewpoints. New York Republican Congressman Tom Reed’s appearance on CNN’s Wolf Thursday afternoon is perhaps the newest.
While Thursday’s NBC Today show brought on analyst John Brennan to praise an anonymous anti-Trump New York Times op/ed as “courageous,” later that morning, 9:00 a.m. ET hour anchor Megyn Kelly disagreed. She blasted the article for trying to “subvert the President” and “dripping with sanctimony.”
Reacting on Wednesday’s Hardball to the anonymous Trump official’s self-serving New York Times op-ed, MSNBC host Chris Matthews compared it to the same clarion call offered by George Kennan in 1946 on containing communism while panelists Steve Schmidt seemingly read from a thesaurus to attack the Trump administration and Zerlina Maxwell urged the need for impeachment proceedings.
On Thursday, NBC’s Today show invited on former CIA Director and anti-Trump activist John Brennan to react to an anonymous New York Times op/ed from a supposed administration official personally attacking the President. Predictably, the NBC News analyst praised the unknown author of the hit piece as a “courageous” individual trying to “prevent disasters.”
ABC political analyst Matthew Dowd is never lacking movie analogies and had them ready for Thursday’s Good Morning America, gushing to anchor George Stephanopoulos that President Trump had gone “full hunt for Red October” trying to find the source of the anonymous New York Times op-ed written by someone in the White House who identified himself as part of the “Resistance.”