Reacting to former President Jimmy Carter advising Democrats to appeal to independents and “middle of the road” voters in the midterm elections, pundits on Thursday’s Morning Joe tried to think of moderate Democrats who could run for president in 2020. Co-host Mika Brzezinski didn’t quite grasp the term “moderate” as she suggested left-wing California Senator Kamala Harris as an option, promoting laughter from the MSNBC panel.
On Wednesday, Senate Democrats and their liberal media allies immediately seized on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleading guilty to campaign finance violations as a reason to stop the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell contorted herself to try to explain the tenuous connection between the two issues during a softball interview with California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris.
PolitiFact's kid-gloves treatment of prominent Democrats is on display again. Twitchy noted ultraliberal Sen. Kamala Harris drew a rare evaluation, but of course, the ruling was "Mostly True." PolitiFact has only evaluated Harris nine times -- five Mostly True, two True, and two Half True (and one of those was Democrat-on-Democrat warfare).
Late Monday, after the White House’s official Twitter account called out Democrats for their positions on ICE and MS-13, some members of the media went berserk at the audacity of the White House Twitter going after senators for their policy positions. NBC's Andrea Mitchell even went so far as to claim that Trump was violating the law by doing so. However, archived White House tweets from the Obama era, revealed the media's two-faced stance on these actions.
It’s been an awful, infamous, and nightmare-inducing week for MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews. Wednesday was infinity worse as swing Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. All day, Matthews has been off his rocker, screaming about the need for a vicious fight by Democrats to stop a new ninth justice from being seated. He even angrily shouted at Steve Kornacki for doing, well, absolutely nothing. That being said, it set the table for Hardball.
It was all about social justice during the 2018 BET Awards on June 24, hosted by Jamie Foxx.
Rarely does a CNN panelist come out swinging in defense of a Trump administration nominee while going after a Democratic Party senator. But on Wednesday, CNN's Philip Mudd, who like most on-air personalities at the network has been harshly critical of the Trump administration and its officials, reacted strongly to harsh questions California Democrat Kamala Harris directed at Trump CIA nominee Gina Haspel.
For this installment of if the parties were reversed, the Thursday evening and Friday morning broadcast network newscasts refused to cover possible 2020 presidential candidate and Democratic Senator Kamala Harris (Calif.) joking on The Ellen Show about killing President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Fox News Channel’s Hannity naturally covered it, but the other mention of this sick joke was MSNBC’s First Look, which airs in the 5:00 a.m. Eastern hour prior to Morning Joe.
The fashion magazine Vogue's newest political feminist heroine is California’s ambitious new liberal Democratic senator, and Vogue made the most of their access to push her as the next president (and first female president). Abby Aguirre tries hard to convince us of Harris’s commanding (yet also stylish) presence in black pearls and stillettos, in classic Vogue style: "Harris's political career -- seven years as district attorney in San Francisco and then another six as attorney general of California -- amounts to an extraordinary run of firsts."
Demonstrating a staggering lack of self-awareness, on Thursday, MSNBC Congressional Correspondent Garrett Haake promoted pro-abortion Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris declaring: “...we have to have smart gun safety laws. And we cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered.”
The New York Times featured another jab at that reliable target of liberal media loathing, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Reporters have been tittering at the thought of the fiscal conservative being obliged to change his tune to secure help for his home state of Texas, battered by Hurricane Harvey. NYT reporter Matt Flegenheimer took his turn in Saturday's “Trump and Harvey Push Cruz to Adjust His Style.” The online headline was slightly smarmy: “Ted Cruz 2.0? Senator Adjusts With Trump in Office and Houston Under Water.”
On Tuesday and Thursday nights, liberal MSNBC hosts Ari Melber and Lawrence O’Donnell lobbed softballs at Senator and possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris (Calif.) on issues ranging from DACA to the Russia investigation to single-payer health care.