Peter Baker, the chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times, wrote a September 1 article in his newspaper about the memorial service for the late Senator John McCain. However, there was another person who was uppermost in Baker's mind judging from his story. Need I really spell out who that person was? 



Whoopi Goldberg led a celebrity wave of tributes to Sen. John McCain this weekend. Actors, who spend most of their online efforts slamming conservatives, took a pause to mourn McCain’s passing at the age of 81. Goldberg’s tribute was clear, concise and heartfelt.



What did David Axelrod and David Gergen want to see happen on Friday morning that the U.S. Capitol Rotunda ceremony honoring the late John McCain? A 2018 version of the Paul Wellstone memorial from 2002? Following the moving event as McCain lied in State at the place he spent over three decades in both the House and Senate, Axelrod and Gergen condemned the remarks by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for failing to properly honor McCain’s values and, as men, not sufficiently opposing Donald Trump.



Time magazine took a week off in the dog days of August, so we weren't "treated" to a glowing cover-story package following the death of Sen. John McCain. Online, they reported Sen. Lindsey Graham was "pissed off" at President Trump for failing to honor McCain. Time did not recall how they dumped on McCain when he stood in the way of their idol, Barack Obama, with his "filthy" attacks and dangerous rages. 



From the moment the late Republican Senator John McCain’s Arizona memorial service ended Thursday afternoon, CNN’s assembled panelists continued the embarrassing network’s obsession with tying McCain tributes to President Donald Trump, the latter’s attacks on the former, and how McCain was the anti-Trump.



Throughout the day on Monday, on-air personalities on Fox News pointed out that the media did not always have the admiration for Arizona Senator and 2008 Republican Presidential candidate John McCain that they have demonstrated over the past 48 hours in the wake of his passing.



Washington Post correspondent Anne Gearan must think that President Donald Trump is in possession of amazing predictive powers. Trump has been talking about renegotiating a new NAFTA deal since the time when he was a candidate for president and Gearan thinks that the real purpose of that deal was to change the subject from Senator John McCain soon after his passing in 2018. Yes, Gearan actually made this claim about the purpose of the new NAFTA deal on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday.



Shows on CNN's afternoon and evening lineup were too busy kicking up dirt over President Trump’s delayed acknowledgment of the late Senator McCain’s legacy to bother discussing the latest mass-shooting. Between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. Eastern, the liberal cable network spent an absurd 106 minutes on the manufactured scandal, leaving paltry time (four minutes) to cover the deadly shooting in Jacksonville, Florida.



On Monday, the White House sparked controversy after the American flag atop the building was raised from half-staff before the remains of Senator John McCain were even in the Capitol. Also on Monday, the White House struck a brand new trade deal with Mexico that would end yet another theater in the administration’s trade wars and is said to help American businesses and consumers. The former was part of a long-running political feud while the latter affected the lives of millions of Americans. Both ABC and CBS actually spent more time during their evening broadcasts on the feud than the end of a trade war.



On Monday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, during a discussion of the fact that President Donald Trump's approval rating has stayed the same in spite of recent bad news, fill-in host Katy Tur was exasperated as she was clearly cheering for his approval rating to fall, and wondered if there was any reason to be "optimistic" that it would. Longtime MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter described people as "deluded" who think Trump is doing a good job as President.



As the Media Research Center’s Geoff Dickens explained on Monday, journalists loved the late John McCain, except when he got in their way. That hypocrisy was certainly on display on ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning. CBS co-host Norah O’Donnell lamented “the end of an era.” George Stephanopoulos cheered: “A giant in American politics.”      



If Americans can see men like Sen. McCain as both hero and villain, then the same standard should apply to women like Stormy Daniels – or so argues one New York Times opinion writer. The New York Times published an opinion piece Aug. 24 that heralded Stormy Daniels as a “Feminist Hero.” In the story and subsequently on MSNBC, CNN and Cosmopolitan columnist Jill Filipovic credited Daniels’ for an “unanticipated feminist turning point” after the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, said he paid Daniels (or Stephanie Clifford) at Trump’s request.