CNN's John King Touts Silence of Generals as a Boost to Trump Smears
September 7th, 2020 6:24 PM
"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the non-existent testimony of two witnesses prove beyond a shadow of doubt the guilt of the defendant."
Even a lawyer with much less ability than a Perry Mason would easily get such a declaration laughed out of court. However, that is exactly the assertion that John King made on CNN's Inside Politics on Sunday when he declared there was…
ABC Lauds Former Military Leaders Denouncing Their President
June 3rd, 2020 8:52 PM
After largely ignoring former military leaders who were critical of former President Obama during his time in office, ABC’s World News Tonight touted those who had launched “scathing words” against President Trump on Wednesday, including former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who blasted the President as “a threat to the Constitution.” Anchor David Muir and chief global affairs…
CNN Cheers on Ex-Mattis Aide Who Trashes Trump, Skips This Key Fact
October 31st, 2019 10:23 AM
Former Speechwriter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and retired Navy Commander Guy Snodgrass is out with a book that purports to be an insider's of what it was like at the Pentagon during Mattis' time as defense chief. As Sondgrass tells it, Trump's foreign and defense policy is a dangerous one that undermines alliances and is driven out of a petty desire to undermine former…
In Mattis Aide's Tell-All, NPR Finds Mattis Fighting for Obama Legacy
October 24th, 2019 4:06 PM
NPR's David Welna offered an online book review on the new "tell-all" book by Guy Snodgrass, a top aide to former Defense Secretary James Mattis. Welna highlighted several examples of Mattis digging in to defend Obama's legacy and getting frustrated that President Trump kept overturning Obama.
NBC Political Director Presses Mattis to Attack Trump, General Refuses
October 13th, 2019 12:29 PM
Fresh off of touting the simplicity of the Democratic impeachment narrative against President Trump earlier that morning, NBC political director Chuck Todd took to Meet the Press and pushed former defense secretary, General James Mattis to attack the President. The retired General refused to acquiesce to Todd’s prodding and declared it was “the worst time, I think, for military people…
Lawrence O’Donnell: Bolton Could Write Most Explosive Trump Book Ever
September 12th, 2019 2:52 PM
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…
Mitchell Fears Mattis ‘Normalizing’ President By Not Trashing Trump
September 5th, 2019 5:18 PM
Throughout her interview with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell repeatedly urged him to criticize Trump. After Mattis refused to do so, Mitchell lectured: “Do you fear that you might be normalizing the decisions of this president because you are so critical of his predecessors?”
Morning Joe Urges Mattis to Bash Trump or ‘Become Part of the Problem’
September 4th, 2019 5:14 PM
During an interview with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the cast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe repeatedly demanded the retired Marine Corps general bash President Trump or risk becoming “part of the problem.” Mattis pushed back, saying that such criticism would be neither “helpful” nor “necessary.”
CBS Skips Mattis EXCORIATING Obama, Demands He Hammer Trump
September 3rd, 2019 1:18 PM
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday ignored the harsh words former Defense Secretary James Mattis has for Barack Obama and for Joe Biden in his new book. Instead, the hosts used their Labor Day “first live interview” to try and get Mattis to criticize Donald Trump. Despite knowing that Mattis won’t talk about a sitting president, Mason quizzed, “What do…
Matthews: Trump Is Like Idi Amin with Crayons, Could Have Dementia
August 30th, 2019 1:39 PM
Thursday’s Hardball not only featured A-block panelists and MSNBC host Chris Matthews defending former FBI Director James Comey for violating DOJ policy to leak to the media, but Matthews floated to his B-block that possibility President Donald Trump could be suffering from dementia. Matthews also compared Trump to Idi Amin, Julius Caesar, and Benito Mussolini, who’s like “…
Mika Begs Mattis: Call Me to Trash Trump, U.S. Standing in World
June 18th, 2019 12:10 PM
On Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski says she'd "love to hear" from former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis or other former members of the Trump administration to hear about the "dysfunction" in the Trump administration and the "erosion of our credibility on the world stage."
Woodward on Shutdown and Mattis Departure: 'This Is a Dangerous Time'
December 27th, 2018 6:43 PM
Just three days after his old partner in the Watergate reporting, Carl Bernstein appeared on CNN and argued that Defense Secretary James Mattis’s resignation letter proved President Trump was “unfit” to serve as President, Bob Woodward appeared on CNN’s New Day, where guest co-host Erica Hill wanted his analysis on the issues of the day: the government shutdown and the…
Ex-NY Times Boss Raines Hints 'Treason' in WH, GOP Tearing U.S. Apart
December 24th, 2018 11:56 AM
Appearing as a guest on Friday's All In show on MSNBC, former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines suggested that there is the "functional equivalent of treason" in the White House, and asserted that, unlike President Abraham Lincoln's Republican party, the modern GOP is "intent on tearing apart" the Union.
CHAOS: Wolf Blitzer Interview with Stephen Miller Flies Off the Rails
December 20th, 2018 8:50 PM
On one of the more chaotic days in Washington anyone will experience, CNN’s The Situation Room saw a 22-minute interview that careen off the rails from the get-go on Thursday night between host Wolf Blitzer and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller that touched on the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the likelihood of a government shutdown over border security.