With Senate Republicans poised to use the “nuclear option” to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, will the liberal media hypocritically accuse them of a power grab? In 2013, when then-Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did basically the same thing, he was cheered on in the studios of MSNBC and CNN. Back then MSNBC’s Chris Hayes hailed it as “an affirmative win for democracy,” while his colleague Rachel Maddow blurted “This is a huge freaking deal. This is like 3-inch headlines. This is like people who don’t even care about politics really ought to care about this.” The following is a collection of the media’s most ebullient praise of Reid’s launch of the nuclear option in 2013:
In his "Morning Jolt" e-mail newsletter on Wednesday, National Review’s Jim Geraghty tore into an article comparing Harry Reid to Yoda. Jason Zengerle, a writer for Politico's magazine, wrote a gushy profile of Reid for New York magazine that included this passage: "Reid is as stern and blunt as ever, and the combined effect of his mental and physical condition has given him a Yoda-ish quality."
Just when we thought we'd heard the last from Keith Olbermann, the former MSNBC bomb-thrower has created an online video series for GQ magazine entitled The Resistance, in which the former sportscaster and political commentator is lashing out at President-Elect Donald Trump as “the man who was elected by a minority” whose actions are “not normal.”
The fire-breathing pundit also targeted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a close confidante of Trump. Olbermann argued there were “avenues” for economic blow back against Trump supporters like Giuliani, who he said has ties to ride-sharing app company Uber.
Following Harry Reid’s speech Tuesday afternoon on the Senate floor trashing Donald Trump as he did with Mitt Romney, MSNBC guest and liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz slammed Reid for loosely tossing around the accusation of anti-Semitism among Trump’s staff and suggested Reid check out far-left college campus for real instances of anti-Semitism.
The New York Times frantically played defense for Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s edition, as her smooth ride to victory encountered some unexpected turbulence in the form of FBI director James Comey’s letter to Congress. The ghost of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover hovered over the front page the day after Halloween, and the lead editorial tut-tutted over “James Comey’s Big Mistake.”
As if this election cycle hasn't been turbulent enough, Michael Moore -- producer of such liberal “schlockumentaries” as Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 -- is putting last-minute editing touches on his latest project, which is entitled Michael Moore in TrumpLand.
Set to open in New York City and Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the film is described this way in its synopsis: “See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.”
Appearing on the Friday edition of the Fox News Channel’s Your World, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell and host Neil Cavuto hammered the liberal media for their refusal to cover Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s latest lowering of American discourse as he used the Senate floor to declare Donald Trump to be “a human leech who will bleed the country.”
Here’s another proof that The Washington Post is a Democratic rag. On July 22, It editorialized with the highest dudgeon that Donald Trump was “uniquely unqualified – even a “peril” to democracy -- because he was “mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance....Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together.”
On September 15, Ben Terris of the Post hopped in a car with snarling, sneering Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a Style section profile exploring his “sentimental journey” on his way to retirement. They left out Reid’s latest video describing Trump as a “spoiled brat” and a “human leech who will bleed the country.”
After former House Speaker John Boehner told students at Stanford University in California on Wednesday that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh” and “a miserable son of a b**ch,” an editor at the liberal Huffington Post website decided to go to the source and find out if the Texas senator is really the devil.
According to an article by Sam Stein, the site's senior politics editor, the Post decided “to get to the bottom of this” by calling Lucien Greaves, a spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, who responded that “Boehner was basically 'full of it,' trying to absolve the worst of Christianity by calling him a product of Satanism.”
Ed Schultz has been at the helm of a 30-minute news program on the Kremlin-backed Russia Today for roughly two months and on Thursday night’s edition, the far-left pundit broke ranks to interview a Democratic congressional candidate in Nevada who was reportedly told by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid that he’d be unable to win because he’s Muslim.
A Muslim Democrat running for a Nevada seat in the U.S. House of Representatives supposedly received some stunning advice during a private meeting with retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: “You should not run for this office” because “a Muslim cannot win this race.”
According to an article by David Farenthold, who covers Congress for the Washington Post, Jesse Sbaih -- an immigrant from Jordan who is now a trial lawyer -- was seeking Reid's support in his first run for political office in a district that includes a swath of suburban Las Vegas.
NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd clearly brought the Tim Russert tactics to his interview with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who bizarrely claimed his career has been dedicated to preventing obstruction. Todd played a 2005 Reid clip: “The duties of the United States Senate are set forth in the Constitution of the United States. Nowhere in that document does it say the Senate has a duty to give presidential nominees a vote.” Then he noted: “And yet, 11 years later, you wrote this: ‘The Senate's constitutional duty to give a fair and timely hearing and a floor vote to the president's Supreme Court nominee has remained inviolable.'"