As NewsBusters has previously reported, the evening newscasts gleefully reported on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of the word “bribery” to describe President Trump’s actions during his phone call with the President of Ukraine. Throughout the day on Thursday, cable news personalities also parroted Pelosi's talking point suggesting that the President’s actions “make what Nixon did look almost small.” Or, perhaps, Pelosi repeated that talking point after hearing it on cable news.
During the first break in Friday’s impeachment hearing featuring longtime U.S. Foreign Service official Marie Yovanovitch, CNN rolled out Obama-like fluff and praise for “credible,” “devastating,” and “truly powerful” testimony by someone with “ice in her veins” and “a spine of steel” fighting a “sexist” President.
On CNN this morning, in the pre-game of Robert Mueller's testimony today, John Dean, Mr. Cancer-on-the-Presidency, told John Berman: "The [Mueller] report indicates there was collusion, contrary to Mr. Trump's statement." Of course, the single most noteworthy finding emerging from the Mueller report, as even NPR had to admit, was that there was not any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
CNN’s Don Lemon was hardly an outlier among his colleagues in the media when he rejoiced in former White House Counsel John Dean’s comparisons of the Watergate scandal to the Mueller report during an appearance on Capitol Hill. However, Lemon differentiated himself from the others in the media by complaining that media coverage of a helicopter crash in New York City eclipsed coverage of Dean’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee Monday.
Even though he was coming from the rabidly pro-impeachment camp, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was apoplectic Tuesday night with Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and his colleagues on the left for their lack of progress in trying to rid America of Donald Trump. In the span of over three minutes, Matthews blasted them for “never get[ting] anything done” on impeachment, calling witnesses against the President, and for bringing in CNN contributor John Dean for a “ridiculous” hearing.
Ever fervent in their Trump impeachment agenda, the liberal media decided to attack Fox News on MSNBC’s The Last Word, Monday night. Host, Lawrence O’Donnell, set the stage for Jill Wine-banks, a former Watergate prosecutor, asking: “Jill Wine-Banks, this must have been odd for you to watch having worked on the Watergate case where in fact, Republicans did cooperate in the House Judiciary Committee a total of seven Republicans ultimately voted for at least one article of impeachment against President Nixon.”
The hosts were divided on The View Tuesday over Democrats dragging out John Dean to testify over the Mueller report Monday, where he compared President Trump to Richard Nixon. The stunt was praised by View hosts Sunny Hostin and fill-in host Deborah Roberts as historically necessary, but Meghan McCain called out the disgraced, former White House counsel for his partisanship and history of hackery.
With absolutely ZERO insight or knowledge of the underlining evidence or investigation, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee invited disgraced former White House Counsel John Dean to testify on the findings of the Special Counsel Report on Monday. Of course, Dean’s only experience in any related matter had to do with his own obstruction crimes during the Watergate scandal. Both CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News championed Dean’s comparisons between President Trump and former President Richard Nixon, a common show he puts on.
While MSNBC's morning shows were touting the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on the Mueller report that include former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean and MSNBC anti-Trump analysts as expert witnesses, Andrea Mitchell took a different perspective on her Monday afternoon show.
Guest hosting Morning Joe, Willie Geist suggests that the Democrats' decision to call John Dean—former star Watergate witness against Richard Nixon—to testify at next week's House Judiciary Committee hearing "add[s] to President Trump’s argument that it's just a big a clown show."
With The Washington Post publishing select excerpts of a letter Special Counsel Robert Mueller purportedly sent to Attorney General William Barr expressing some level of displeasure with the original four-page memo to Congress, CNN was off to the races on Tuesday night with all sorts of speculation and doom and gloom soothsaying at it pertained to the fate of the AG.
As those on Twitter have probably seen by now, CNN eventually started allowing conservatives on their airwaves by the late Thursday afternoon hours after the release of the Mueller report and Mary Katharine Ham didn’t waste the chance to own more than a few libs and their “operation in gaslighting” maintaining Trump’s guilt. And in contrast to Ham’s masterful takedown, liberal CNN political commentator Symone Sanders lashed out by suggesting that, if America had a real “justice system,” the President would be arrested.