As the media moves into week two of President Trump versus "The Squad," the focus has shifted from Trump's original tweets to "How dare you call The Squad unpatriotic." CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto has been at the forefront of this goal post shifting and on Monday's show he battled Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp on Trump's attacks on The Squad.
The View co-hosts kept defending the Democrat “squad” Monday, after the media firestorm surrounding President Trump’s tweets against them refuses to die down. Co-host Sunny Hostin even attributed a fake quote to Thomas Jefferson to hail how patriotic these congresswomen were.
Whoopi Goldberg began the segment with a lengthy diatribe against Trump adviser Stephen Miller for defending Trump this weekend. Reading from a cue card, she began, “You know you’re a racist when":
Over the weekend, MSNBC's AM Joy show demonstrated its inability to engage in sober criticism of President Donald Trump rather than descending into over the top hyperbole as two frequent guests of the show likened Trump supporters to Nazis and KKK members. Comedian Dean Obeidallah claimed that the word "Trump" is becoming a "modern-day swastika," MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson saw a "modern-day lynching" of Ilhan Omar and her "Squad" colleagues, and The Beat D.C's Tiffany Cross declared that a MAGA hat is equivalent to a "Nazi symbol" or "Klan hood."
How freaked out was NPR after the "Send Her Back" chants went around at Trump's rally in North Carolina? On NPR's nationally distributed afternoon show Here & Now on Thursday, host Robin Young heard "brownshirts from Nazi Germany," and NPR political director Ron Elving asserted we were living in an Orwellian dystopia.
After CNN historian David Brinkley compared President Trump on Thursday to “demagogues” like Huey Long and George Wallace, CNN global affairs analyst and Washington Post columnist Max Boot called Trump a demagogue on Friday’s CNN Tonight and accused him of “bringing fascism to America,” an idea that even far-left CNN political commentator Van Jones pushed back on.
With the first week of the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell in the books, it has showcased a CNN-like penchant for liberal bias and punditry masquerading as reporting. On Friday, the Trump coverage offered an embrace of anti-Semitic, corrupt, and far-left Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by attacking the President for “demonizing” her to please his “anti-immigrant base.” To make matters worse, an additional segment skewed the President’s “go back” tweet with the help of at least two covert liberal activists.
On Friday's MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell was the latest liberal commentator to show herself to still be in denial of the fact that the Barack Obama administration also kept some illegal immigrant children in cage-like structures as she claimed that it is a sign of President Donald Trump's "racism" that his administration also does so. She also claimed that there is "terrorism" committed by white nationalists in the U.S. "on an ongoing basis."
While NewsBusters has spent a copious amount of words this week on the liberal bias on television this week against the President for his criticism of the squad, a review of The Washington Post showed that it spilled more than its share of ink to defend the so-called “Squad” over the course of 16 print stories from Monday to Friday, ranging from supposedly straight news items to some that actually featured a slightly different font to delineate that change to analysis.
CNN host Jake Tapper devoted a large amount of Thursday’s edition of The Lead to covering the chants of “send her back” that erupted during President Trump’s rally in North Carolina the night before when he brought up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a refugee from Somalia who is now an American citizen. Tapper and his guests used the chants as an excuse to paint President Trump as a racist and compare him to segregationists Huey Long and George Wallace.
Here's a working definition of an "MSNBC Republican:" one who is loath to say anything good about anyone associated with President Trump. Susan Del Percio gave a perfect illustration of the genre on today's Morning Joe. Discussing President Trump's disavowal of the "send her back" chant at his recent North Carolina rally, Del Percio said: "We hear—and I hate to give her any real credit—but we hear Ivanka Trump did say, did speak to her father, too, saying this was a bit too far."
Oh, the lengths that the liberal media will go to defend their far-left flanks. On Thursday, NBC Nightly News led with the “send her back” chant from a Wednesday night Trump rally that many across the spectrum have condemned, but instead of leaving it there, the controversy was used to defend the rampant anti-Semitism from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as merely something that upsets Republicans.
A little more than a week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that “Make America Great Again” means “Make America White Again,” CNN host Chris Cuomo argued that “Make America Great Again” actually means “Make America Hate Again.” Cuomo devoted his closing argument Wednesday night to highlighting how “Trump’s racist message becomes 2020 rally cry,” as the chyron at the bottom of the screen read. Cuomo began by reading Donald Trump’s incendiary tweets about the Democratic “Squad” aloud as they appeared on screen. The most controversial parts were highlighted.