Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's Fox and Friends, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke slammed "liberal Democrat mayors" for mishandling crime and the economy in their cities, and accused Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of "pandering" to black voters in a recent appearance on a radio show, as he asserted that her behavior is "dehumanizing, it's embarrassing, it's disgusting. If any other candidate were to say something like that, some stereotype about black people, it would derail their campaign. But the rules seem different for the Clintons."
Still recovering from a long night covering the New York primary results, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews resumed his recent streak of attacks on conservative talk radio host Mark Levin by suggesting on Wednesday that Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) will lose the GOP presidential nod so he can “end up on the radio duking it out with Mark Levin.”
On Wednesday, NBC’s Today used the outcome of the New York primary to declare the nomination contests on both the Democratic and Republican sides to be over. At the top of the show, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “Decisive victories. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton walk away with big wins in New York. Both now talking like the general election is set....So have New York values ended the race for Cruz? What about Kasich and Sanders?”
Morning Joe regulars know that Mika Brzezinski has made a virtual art form out of her facial expressions and body language. On today's show, Mika put on a particularly demonstrative display of horror while asserting what she sees as Ted Cruz's lack of appeal to women voters.
The question on the table had been Donald Trump's surprisingly strong showing among women in yesterday's New York Republican primary. The Donald scored 59% of women voters, almost equaling the 63% of men voters he garnered. Gene Robinson was stumped to explain it. When he posited Ted Cruz as the alternative to Trump, someone to whom voters would be expected to "flock," Mika broke in: "I don't think women are going to flock to Ted Cruz." Mika accompanied her comment with animated expressions, looking to the sky, taking a deep breath then sharing a horrified look with someone offstage to her right. You can catch Mika's contortions 40 seconds into the video clip. See also screencap below.
Typically the nightly comedy shows train their sights on Donald Trump when they want to rip into him, but on Tuesday night The Nightly Show’s sights strayed to his supporters. “He does not have anything in common with the people that actually are supporting him. This is a dude who grew up in a country club and somehow he magically speaks monster truck,” stated Franchesca Ramsey when asked who the best panderer in the race was.
As former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of the Ted Cruz campaign appeared as a guest on Tuesday's At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, CNN anchor John Berman was called out by his Republican guest for showing "bias" that is "naked to everyone watching," after the CNN host showed skepticism when Cuccinelli denied there was "lying, stealing and bribing" involved in his efforts to court delegates.
On Monday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, host Baldwin provided a forum for a gay Republican to complain about GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz's unwillingness to criticize current proposals for religious freedom laws in some states in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling mandating same-sex marriage availability nationwide.
A frequent guest on now-cancelled MSNBC program The Ed Show, The Nation’s national affairs correspondent John Nichols appeared on MSNBC Monday afternoon and proclaimed that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “is no more attractive to the Republican establishment” than Donald Trump and “maybe less” so since he’d do worse geographically.
In an interview with Bernie Sanders on Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie worried that the Democratic presidential candidate’s criticism of frontrunner Hillary Clinton was similar to Donald Trump’s latest line of attack: “Donald Trump is test driving a new nickname for Hillary Clinton, ‘crooked Hillary.’ Maybe he uses fewer words, but have you been making the same argument against her?”
A team of MRC analysts logged each prime time interview of a presidential candidate or a plainly-identified supporter or surrogate on CNN, MSNBC and the Fox News Channel from March 21 to April 15, weekdays only, poring over approximately 240 hours of programming. Our study found that the Fox News Channel spent much more time interviewing Donald Trump and his surrogates than either of his GOP competitors. Trump was interviewed for a total of 178 minutes on Fox, while his leading competitor, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, was featured in interviews totaling 120 minutes on FNC.
In a report for Monday’s NBC Today, news anchor Natalie Morales highlighted a new interview with Monica Lewinsky in the The Guardian and used the words of the former White House intern to scold Republican frontrunner Donald Trump for bringing up Bill Clinton’s past sex scandals during the 2016 campaign.
Donald Trump hasn't even been nominated yet but that hasn't kept Politico from engaging in wild speculation about what they claim could be his impending impeachment. The Politico fantasy takes us on a time travel trip to the summer of 2017 which goes into such detail, you have to wonder if author Darren Samuelsohn has been indulging in an overabundance of magic mushrooms. The funniest thing of all is that Samuelsohn concludes by pretty much stating Never Mind! See, it probably won't happen so why engage in all this impeachment speculation in the first place?
So let us now watch Politico engage in fantasy impeachment: