CNN’s Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer might be viewed as an iconic journalist and bastion of truth, but the Trump era has shown that he’s a liberal pundit who mirrors, say, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. On Tuesday’s show, Blitzer came back from break to insist that voting in support of a House Democrats resolution “condemning the President's racist comments...shouldn’t necessarily be a partisan issue.”
On Joy Reid's MSNBC show, discussing the dust-up between Nancy Pelosi and "The Squad" [composed of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashid Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley] Julianne Malveaux urged her fellow Democrats to unite around their larger objective: "at the end of the day, the goal has to be to get rid of the orange orangutan."
Appearing on MSNBC Wednesday morning, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway hammered the liberal cable channel for its blatant biased coverage of the Mueller investigation over the past two years and called out journalists who repeatedly declared Trump guilty of Russian collusion despite the Special Counsel’s report concluding the opposite.
There they go again.
The Associated Press, Mediaite and CNN are aghast — aghast! ---- that President Trump’s White House Counsel Kellyanne Conway is supposedly playing politics in the White House.
On Sunday's Up with David Gura show on MSNBC, during a panel discussion lambasting White House officials like Kellyanne Conway for pushing "lies" and "propaganda" in their press appearances, the show made an on-screen misspelling that seems unlikely to have been an innocent typo as the chyron misquoted Conway as saying President Donald Trump "commended" neo-Nazis.
No fewer than eight times on his State of the Union CNN show today, Jake Tapper asked Kellyanne Conway whether President Trump's response to Charlottesville was, as he has said, perfect. When Tapper wouldn't drop his hair-splitting over "perfect," Conway eventually had enough, and took a shot at the liberal media: "it looks like you, and others, looking at 2020, are worried that this guy can't be beaten fairly and squarely." Shot back Tapper: "That's beneath you, Kellyanne. That comment is beneath you."
On ABC’s This Week Sunday, guest host Martha Raddatz interviewed Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway; specifically focusing on the conclusions of the Mueller report. Raddatz summarized the President’s reaction to the Mueller report for Conway: “the President says there’s total vindication. Complete exoneration. No collusion. No obstruction.” Not surprisingly, Raddatz wanted to skip right over the “no collusion” part and focus on obstruction.
Dearest readers, spare a thought for the folks at CNN because, as Thursday wore on, they’re having a difficult time accepting reality of no collusion and no charges on obstruction of justice following the release of the Mueller report. Between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern, CNN Newsroom was filed with media statements divorced from reality.
There's something about interviewing Kellyanne Conway that makes the "objective" anchors a little crazy. Taking a look at the official Meet the Press transcript from Sunday suggests that Todd asked Conway a question -- or more likely, interjected/interrupted -- 56 times in a 15-minute interview. Later in the show, Todd conducted a very polite interview with Gov. Jay Inslee. He questioned Inslee just 12 times in eight minutes.
Even though CNN’s slogan these days is “Facts First,” the liberal network apparently doesn’t check all the facts about its national security “experts” and their connections to Qatar, a terror-funding Islamist nation in western Asia. As a result, viewers may be unaware of the analysts’ financial and institutional links to that country in the Middle East. Those relationships often extend beyond their on-air appearances and raise the possibility of conflict of interest when discussing such countries as Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Talk about a contrast. On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Hardball offered two snippets that were both random and couldn’t have been any more different. In the first instance, there was former Apprentice contestant, former White House official, and now anti-Trump hero Omarosa suggesting that Kellyanne Conway is a bad wife for not quitting the White House and rallying to her husband George’s side on his feud with the President. And in the other footnote, there was host Chris Matthews strategizing with Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on removing President Trump from office via the 25th Amendment.
It was a meeting worth taking note of, not just because President Trump was meeting with the so-called “Trump of the Tropics” but because of what it could mean for both countries going forward, and for dealing with the crisis in Venezuela. But the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were apparently bored by Trump’s Tuesday meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and ignored it altogether.