During a mini-monologue Wednesday night, All In host Chris Hayes complained that “someone like John Yoo wrote a legal memo that facilitated the US implementing torture, which is a war crime” has a “nice tenured perch at Berkeley Law School.” Yoo, who worked on the Office of Legal Counsel during the George W. Bush administration, responded to Hayes’s attack; in part by calling the MSNBC host a “pipsqueak.”
There's no question that animosity exists on both sides of the political spectrum, but have you noticed how personal it has become for many on the left? It is disturbing how intolerant and filled with rage leftist extremists have become, and how many more people are falling into the category of leftist extremism. But what concerns me as much as this pattern of ill will and abuse from leftists is that it is unchecked by their peers and often applauded.
On her Full Frontal show on TBS, liberal comedian Samantha Bee began her Wednesday show by trashing former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, calling her a "lying ghoul," and "one of America's greatest monsters," and hinting that she is the Wicked Witch of the West. Bee also displayed Nielsen's image next to those of sexual predators Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer, and suggested she should never be allowed to work again.
Like most other late-night hosts on TV, the star of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC has been relentless in his hostile “jokes” about President Trump. However, the weeknight comedian may have finally begun running out of comments against the GOP official since on Tuesday night, he went even further than usual by attacking two of his sons. Regarding the crisis at the border, Kimmel sneered, “If Trump really wants to put kids in cages, he should start with Eric and Donald Jr.”
One of the media’s most hated figures in the Trump administration, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen turned in her resignation letter over the weekend, after months of conflict between her and President Trump. All Monday, journalists alternated between unhinged glee over her resignation and worry that Trump would put someone “more extreme” on immigration in her place. The hosts of The View offered their own scathing criticism of Nielsen, while co-host Sunny Hostin went after Trump for not addressing the “real” threat to our national security.
On Monday, all three network morning shows reveled in Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announcing her resignation with relieved reporting about her “tumultuous tenure” at the department being over and touting Democrats blasting the Trump cabinet official. Correspondents fretted over who would replace Nielsen as they bid her “good riddance.”
Television journalists hurried to get in their obligatory parting jabs at DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen following Sunday's announcement that she would be leaving her post. The consensus was that Nielsen would forever be remembered as “the face” of family separation at the border, and that she deserved “no sympathy” for any difficulties she might face in the wake of her departure from Trump Administration.
CNN legal analyst says that "for the rest of her life," Kirstjen Nielsen, who is resigning as Homeland Security Secretary, will "get what she deserves" for having implemented family-separation policies and for having "put children in cages."
Despite their own reporting from earlier in the week explaining how Border Patrol was swamped and at a breaking point that they had to detain dozens of illegal immigrants in an area under an overpass, Wednesday’s CBS Evening News decried the administration’s “remain in Mexico” program for those seeking asylum.
In another Hollywood middle finger towards border protection agency ICE, several celebrities have rallied around a detained illegal immigrant, demanding that lawmakers, including Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, rethink their calls for his deportation.
The flood tide of illegal immigrants crossing our southern border cannot and must not continue. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said of it, “The system is broken and overwhelmed. It is a national emergency.” The definition of emergency might help focus attention: “A sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.”
Appearing on Friday's MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, NBC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff was again accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" migrants to cross the border illegally as he also blamed the Trump admnistration for the recent sharp spike in illegal border crossings per month not seen in over a decade.