The 2020 presidential election is still more than a year away, but that hasn’t kept ratings-starved CNN from announcing that, for some reason, they will hold yet another town hall marathon, set for mid-October in Los Angeles to focusing on what CNN Tonight host Don Lemon said would be "on issues that are important to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community."
On CNN’s New Day Thursday morning, the network ended the 8am EST hour with a gooey segment hyping Kamala Harris as essentially the next [female] Barack Obama. Correspondent Kyung Lah went to a Harris 2020 rally and spoke only to minority families, touting how girls and families were “inspired” by the biracial Harris, running for President.
During the CNN Newsroom on Tuesday Glorida Borger told host Brooke Baldwin that the reason why Kamala Harris' rising soufflé suddenly deflated following the second Democrat presidential candidate debate in July was due to hypocrisy. What inspired this observation was a CNN poll published on Tuesday that revealed a startling plunge for Harris.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough covers for the false and defamatory tweets made by Democrat presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who accused a policeman in Ferguson, MO of having "murdered" Michael Brown. Scarborough cryptically says: "there, there, uh, were a few, uh, members, uh, a few members of the US Senate that, uh, tweeted some things, uh, about Ferguson that were not borne out by video evidence or by Eric Holder."
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday, Commentary Magazine editor Noah Rothman called out the hypocritical panel of Trump-hating pundits for excusing unconstitutional policy proposals, outright lies, and “rank racial agitation” coming from 2020 Democratic presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
Despite not having a firm, official count of those injured, the number of gunmen, the types of weapons used, or how the incident started in north Philadelphia, CNN’s The Situation Room engaged Wednesday in truly despicable behavior, using this attack on police officers to promote the need for gun control. They added that such incidents feel like the “new normal” and thus operating on emotion, not facts.
We wouldn't normally evaluate a "fact check" when it lines up with all the available facts. But it can be noteworthy when Democrats are tagged as "Four Pinocchios" False. Both the Washington Post Fact Checker and FactCheck.org flagged Senators and presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for incorrectly claiming Michael Brown was "murdered" in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson.
Considering how much bashing MSNBC has done of the CNN Democratic presidential debates and the moderators (Dana Bash, Don Lemon, and Jake Tapper), it was no surprise when the late-night portion of their coverage (12:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Eastern Thursday) repeatedly bashed CNN for having and insufficiently covered issues like education and impeachment and created too much conflict.
Straight off the heels of night two, round two of the Democratic presidential primary debates, Daily Show host Trevor Noah offered his insights live with MSNBC political analyst and former Obama pollster, Cornell Belcher. Towards the end of the discussion, Belcher took the opportunity to scrutinize CNN for their somewhat incendiary debate format: "I don't want to beat up on CNN, but I'm going to beat up on CNN a little bit. The way they set it up, they almost set it up so there would be contention....I don't think that was particularly helpful and I certainly hope we won't see that again."
In a jarring report put out by McClatchy’s DC Bureau on Monday, and “confirmed” by a “CNN spokeswoman”, CNN boss Jeff Zucker was so impressed with then-District Attorney Kamala Harris that he hosted a 2009 “power breakfast” in order to “introduce her to ‘some of the leading movers and shakers in New York,’” ahead of her successful run for senator of California.
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday again seemed rather unconcerned by 2020 Democratic plans to end private health insurance. Reporter Ed O’Keefe offered little in the way of alarm over 150 million being thrown off their health plans, should Senator Bernie Sanders or Kamala Harris get their way.
Not only did NBC debate moderators give California Sen. Kamala Harris extra time during its June debate, it turns out twelve executives from NBC Universal and parent company Comcast gave her campaign cash too. NBC was ready to crown Harris the victor after its two-night, Democratic debates June 26 and 27. In various programming the network heaped praise on the “breakout star,” calling her “brave” and “powerful.”