Jon Meacham got one thing right. On today's Morning Joe, he said that the heads of any conservatives listening to him would blow up over their Wheaties. What was Meacham's remark that was so explosive to any right-thinking listener? His prediction that someday, we'll look back and realize that Al Gore was . . . "a prophetic voice" on the environment.
Nicolle Wallace, host of MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, appeared on NBC’s Late Night early Wednesday Eastern time to do what Wallace spends most of her life doing nowdays: Trump-bashing. At one point, Wallace suggested that by taking a Trump speech live, she would be “fire hosing” her viewers. As he greeted the self-described “non-practicing Republican,” host Seth Meyers told her “we often talk about the same things on our show in slightly different ways.”
While MSNBC analysts were peeved by the lack of Trump talk in Wednesday night’s debate, the network’s post-debate panel more than made up for the discrepancy, with much of their discussion centering around the President. In fact during those two hours of special coverage, the panel referred to Donald Trump far more often than they did to any of the Democratic candidates.
Over a two-week period ahead of the first set of 2020 Democratic debates (June 10 – 23), NBC Nightly News ran a daily series they dubbed “My Big Idea,” in which they provided a platform to aid the candidates in reaching the public with their policy proposals. Almost nightly, anchor Lester Holt would openly admit that the 14-part series was essentially a Democratic propaganda mill with NBC correspondent Harry Smith making the policy pitches on behalf of the candidates. Smith also failed to provide any serious pushback or critical analysis of the policies he was helping to push.
On Sunday, NBC’s Meet The Press will air an interview with President Donald Trump, conducted by the network’s political director, Chuck Todd. While Todd’s interviews with 2020 Democratic contenders have consisted largely of challenges from the left interspersed with the odd softball, Trump is unlikely to receive the same friendly treatment.
Keeping up its propaganda series to boost 2020 Democratic candidates, on Sunday, NBC Nightly News devoted the latest My Big Idea report to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee pushing radical climate change policies. Correspondent Harry Smith gushed over environmental crusader making it the “single focus” of his campaign.
There's something about interviewing Kellyanne Conway that makes the "objective" anchors a little crazy. Taking a look at the official Meet the Press transcript from Sunday suggests that Todd asked Conway a question -- or more likely, interjected/interrupted -- 56 times in a 15-minute interview. Later in the show, Todd conducted a very polite interview with Gov. Jay Inslee. He questioned Inslee just 12 times in eight minutes.
Nothing controversial here. CBS This Morning co-hosts on Thursday breezily questioned 2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee, offering little in the way of challenges to the Washington governor's plans to end the filibuster and the electoral college and to have Medicare for all. Instead, the journalists offered softballs with little skepticism.
During an interview with Washington State Governor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee on Tuesday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell thanked him for focusing his campaign entirely on climate change. In return, Inslee praised NBC weatherman Al Roker for traveling to Alaska and producing a series of alarmist reports about the issue.
Another 2020 Democrat contender, Washington state governor Jay Inslee, was the guest on The View Monday, after Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on the show Friday. Meghan McCain was the only co-host to take the environmentalist Democrat to task over the Green Deal, laying out specific problems with it. Unfortunately, Inslee wasn’t given much time to respond as co-host Joy Behar cut to commercial right as the discussion was heating up.
On Monday's New Day show, as Washington Democratic Governor and possible presidential candidate Jay Inslee appeared as a guest, fill-in co-host Poppy Harlow fretted over the public's lack of interest in the issue of climate change as she mostly gave him a friendly forum to promote his views without pressing back on him from the right.
On Tuesday’s Hardball, lefty MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews refused to correct Democratic Governor Jay Inslee (Wash.) on his absurd claim that the National Rifle Association (NRA) wants first graders to be armed with guns. Not only that, but the host debased the gun rights group's millions of members and civil discourse by comparing anyone who defies the NRA to assassinated leaders Anwar Sadat of Egypt or Yitzhak Rabin from Israel.