Despite the fact that the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup ended on Sunday, the liberal media’s infatuation with not so much the U.S. Women’s National Team’s play on the pitch but their wokeness off it has continued. On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace swooned that team captain Megan Rapinoe is an “icon” and “real-life superhero” who’s “chicken soup for your soul” with a future in liberal politics.
Ever want to see the TV news equivalent of a bitter crazy person shouting into the wind? Well, you’re in luck because that’s what MSNBC’s Deadline: White House is like on a daily basis and Tuesday’s installment didn’t disappoint. The assembled guests and faux Republicans bemoaned the lack of passion among elected Democrats and Republicans to impeach President Trump, asserted that the 2020 election will be the most important one since 1864, and engaged in character assassination against House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Despite devoting two full segments, totaling over 11 minutes, to an interview with former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, on her Monday 9:00 a.m. ET hour show, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly failed to ask about the losing Democratic nominee’s recent bitter tirade against voters who did not support her in 2016.
On Monday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle hyped: “President Trump is being slammed for his use of Twitter this weekend, especially for one tweet some claim promotes violence against women.” After reciting tweets from liberals blasting the President, Ruhle turned to top Hillary Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri to further denounce the mocking social media post.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews was off and running on Tuesday’s Hardball, engaging in loony speculation that House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes’s claims about Trump surveillance could be fake, legitimate claims by Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash were false, and teed up Jennifer Palmieri’s sad excuses that Russia was why they lost the election.
On Monday, WikiLeaks released its latest batch of hacked e-mails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and provided another case of collusion between the campaign and the news media as now-interim DNC chair and recently-axed CNN political commentator Donna Brazile shared additional town hall questions in advance with the Clinton campaign while Clinton was running against socialist Bernie Sanders.
On Monday, Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller blog spotlighted NBC's Chuck Todd and his wife's apparently cozy relationship with Hillary Clinton's campaign communication director, Jennifer Palmieri. The Todds sent out invitations for a September 2015 event at their house honoring Palmieri and her husband, Jim Lyons. The couple included the Clinton flack's supervisor, campaign chairman John Podesta, as disclosed in one of the e-mails released by Wikileaks.
In one of the latest batches of Hillary Clinton campaign e-mails released by WikiLeaks on Monday, communications director Jennifer Palmieri can be seen complaining to fellow staffers about a supposedly “outrageous” interview NBC conducted with Bill Clinton about the Clinton Foundation in 2015. In reality, it was a friendly exchange that touted “heartwarming stories” about the organization’s charity work in Africa.
Somehow trying to spin the Wikileaks document dumps from the e-mail account of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta as a positive, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews ruled on Thursday night that “what I found great about it from the Clinton side was the intelligence of the people inside” in their self-evaluation of their candidate’s messaging.
As of Wednesday morning, the Big Three networks' morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the Tuesday revelation that the Clinton campaign's communications director — along with a close associate of the campaign's chairman, John Podesta — bashed Catholicism and evangelical Christianity in an e-mail conversation in 2011. The latter, John Halpin of the left-wing Center for American Progress, denounced the "severely backwards gender relations" inside the Catholic Church. The former, Jennifer Palmieri, replied with a negative remark about evangelicals.
As Mike Ciandella at NewsBusters noted Thursday morning, newly obtained documents indicate that the White House and Secretary of State John Kerry's underlings worked aggressively to "crush" any chance that he might be questioned about Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account for public business or her stationing of a private server registered under a pseudonym at her Chappaqua, New York home on the March 15 edition of Face the Nation — and he wasn't. Fox News, apparently alone among the major broadcast and cable networks, aired a segment on the matter on Friday. It included a weak response from CBS News. Additionally, a review of the transcript from the related Face the Nation broadcast shows that Mrs. Clinton's email and private server were discussed — just not with Kerry.
Hard for staffer interviews not to be a disaster when telling the truth could land Hillary in the hoosegow . . . Yesterday, this NewsBuster was gobsmacked by the spectacle of senior Hillary aide Jennifer Palmieri suggesting that the FBI would be happy to discover that Hillary's infamous email server had been scrubbed clean. We wrote about it here.
Today's Morning Joe picked through the smoldering ashes of that interview with the participation of John Heilemann, who conducted it. Joe Scarborough said that "everybody" he talked to called the interview a "disaster." Heilemann suggested that top Hillary staffers are "in the dark." The cruelest cut came from Mika Brzezinski, who said "there are no good answers." So where does Hillary go from here?