On Wednesday and Thursday NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo will host the first Democratic primary debates. If they are to match what their CNBC colleagues did with the Republican candidates in 2015, they should ask questions designed to humiliate, badger and paint the Democratic field as not ready for prime time, cartoonish, out-of-touch extremists. 
 



Appearing to be on the verge of a breakdown of some sort during Monday’s Cuomo Prime Time, CNN political commentator and Never Trumper Ana Navarro got all worked up talking about Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and how he’s sided with President Trump more and more.



On this morning's New Day, Berman offered up a steaming serving of anti-Trump liberalism. The subject was Lindsey Graham's suggestion on Fox News yesterday that Don Jr. needn't comply with a Senate intel subpoena to provide additional testimony. Berman suggested to John Avlon, a CNN analyst and former editor-in-chief of the lefty Daily Beast,  that Graham has gone "from wingman [to John McCain] to wingnut." Most telling was that Berman prefaced his quip by assuring Avlon, "you'll like this one." Berman was thus boastfully sucking up to a committed Trump critic.



It’s not often that CNN gets to share their more vulgar thoughts against President Trump. So, when Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) read a text message from anti-Trump FBI investigators calling the President a “f***ing idiot” on live TV (uncensored) during the hearing with AG Barr on Wednesday, CNN got to live vicariously through Trump critics that didn’t need to worry about FCC violations and fines.



During MSNBC’s live coverage of Attorney General William Barr’s Wednesday congressional hearing on the Mueller report, known liar Brian Williams had the audacity to interrupt that coverage simply to smear Republican Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham a liar. Graham’s supposed untruth? Accurately stating that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found “no collusion” between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.



Despite the efforts of some people in the “mainstream media” to downplay the information in Robert Mueller’s report that exonerates President Trump of collusion with Russia, at least one person has stepped in to point out the overwhelming bias on the issue over the past two years. While a guest on the America’s Newsroom program on Monday morning, veteran Fox News analyst Brit Hume hammered media coverage of the investigation, which he called not only “bad reporting,” but also “the worst journalistic debacle of my lifetime.”



How harsh on President Trump does someone have to be to satisfy CNN? On the floor of the Senate, for gosh sakes, Lindsey Graham called President Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria "a stain on the honor of the United States." It doesn't get much more critical than that. But even that stinging rebuke of the President was insufficient for Alisyn Camerota. On CNN's New Day this morning, Camerota was offended that Graham had gone on to call Trump's declaration of victory over ISIS "fake news."



When does the Associated Press consider an opinion piece on immigration to be straight news? According to an article posted on Tuesday morning, it’s apparently whenever it provides a chance to attack President Trump as “making another hardline immigration play” while “seeking to energize his supporters and help Republicans keep control of Congress.”



The cast of Morning Joe (Mika, Joe, Meacham, and Barnicle) put on their bitter-beer faces. They castigate Republicans for celebrating the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh with brewskis, and rip Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell for their roles. "A shabby Senate, with a short-sighted, selfish, cynical, Majority Leader who cared more about his political party and his own political ambitions than the country itself," said Joe.

 



WASHINGTON — If you have read enough pro-Kavanaugh articles, give this one a pass. You are not going to like it. Yet if you have not heard enough, you will probably like this one. I have nothing but congratulatory things to say about Judge Brett Kavanaugh. As with Justice Clarence Thomas, he is a fighter. He is a gifted defender of the truth. And he is worthy of serving on the highest court in the land. I would trust my case with him, and I would trust yours, too, whether you are with him now or against him. He believes in the rule of law.



Appearing on Fox News Monday night, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham blasted NBC News for airing an interview with Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick despite her serious credibility problems and the network being unable to corroborate any of her claims. The lawmaker told host Sean Hannity that the accusations were “a bunch of garbage.”



[LANGUAGE WARNING] The savaging of Lindsey Graham intensified  on Sunday night as journalists seethed over his dramatic defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week. Writer and MSNBC personality John Heilemann, on his Showtime series The Circus labeled the Republican senator a “fucking lunatic” for defending the Supreme Court nominee.