George W. Bush
On Morning Joe, David Ignatius manages to pull off an MSM two-fer: using the coronavirus not only to swipe at President Trump, but to go back in history and jab another Republican president, George W. Bush, for his handling of 9/11. On today's Morning Joe, Ignatius of the Washington Post indulged in a classic bit of blaming-not-blaming. He first acknowledged that George W. "didn't cause 9/11."
Even though this year’s presidential election is still nine months away and Democrats aren’t even close to nominating a candidate, some liberals are already terrified that President Trump and the members of his administration will make any transition as difficult as possible. Those changes are reminiscent of the rumor that Democrat President Bill Clinton’s staff removed all the “w” keys from the computer keyboards when they had to make way for GOP President George W. Bush in the early days of 2001.
On the late Monday, early Tuesday edition of Late Night with Seth Neyers on NBC, the liberal host devoted his nightly commentary to trashing "lumpy white guys" who have appeared on Fox News recently to defend President Donald Trump's decision to order the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Meyers accused Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and George W. Bush White House members Karl Rove and Ari Fleischer of being "serial liars" as he rehashed his opposition to the Iraq War, accusing supporters of "lying" the country into the conflict.
Every time the attempt to remove President Trump from office seems that it couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along comes CNN and that network’s guests to make the process appear even more bizarre. One such incident happened on Thursday, when a former GOP official -- Richard Painter, who was the White House’s top ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush -- compared the upcoming Senate hearing to a judge installing an all-white jury for a trial involving the Ku Klux Klan.
In the lead-up to the 2016 election, Democrats fretted openly about the possibility that Donald Trump, being a rather poor sport, might refuse to acknowledge an election loss. To be fair, Trump refused to state that he would accept election results, depending on the circumstances: “I'll keep you in suspense,” he stated in his Oct. 19, 2016, debate with Hillary Clinton. Clinton, for her part, called his statement “horrifying,” adding that he was harming American democracy.
Real Time host Bill Maher concluded his satirical segment “New Rules” on Friday by advising his audience to “just celebrate Thanksgiving, don’t try to win it.” At first glance, his closing monologue might have seemed like words of wisdom for those who “see politics so differently from people who share your very blood.” But it quickly turned into a rant against “hate”-filled “rubes” and “Bible thumpers,” in other words, conservatives.
It’s been a long time since the executives at CBS News have had something to cheer about in the ratings, and that trend continues despite the replacement of the previous Evening News anchor Jeff Glor with female host Norah O’Donnell. In addition, the network is paying O’Donnell at least $7 million per year, much more than the $2 million Glor received during the 18 months he sat in the anchor chair.
On Thursday, the ladies of The View weighed in on Hollywood’s reaction to liberal comedian Ellen DeGeneres and former President George W. Bush sitting next to each other at a Dallas Cowboys game. While some of the co-hosts acknowledged that they thought it was important to have friends on both sides of the political aisle, co-host Sunny Hostin understood why some liberal celebrities were “put off” by a liberal lesbian having a friendship with a Republican President who dared to support traditional marriage.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has published a new paper, “Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions.” Keep in mind that many of the grossly wrong environmentalist predictions were made by respected scientists and government officials. My question for you is: If you were around at the time, how many government restrictions and taxes would you have urged to avoid the predicted calamity?
In a thought-provoking conclusion to Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O’Donnell seemed inspired by the friendship between former Republican President George W. Bush and liberal comedian Ellen DeGeneres, and encouraged viewers to seek out people of a different political opinion and befriend them.
Late last week, after word came that the former ambassador to Iraq, Joe Wilson, had passed away, MSNBC repeated some of the misinformation that journalists and other liberals pushed during the George W. Bush era as anchors Joy Reid and Katy Tur lauded Wilson for disputing President Bush's claims that Saddam Hussein had tried to acquire uranium in Africa before the invasion of Iraq.
While Republicans were celebrating victories in both North Carolina special elections on Tuesday evening, the host of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell was yet again slamming President Trump. As always, the MSNBC host viewed the topic through an anti-Trump lens since after leaving the administration, Bolton “could write and deliver” the “most explosive Trump book ever” if he finishes it before the 2020 presidential election.