Appearing as a guest on Sunday's AM Joy, race-obsessed MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson accused former FBI director James Comey of resenting Attorney General Loretta Lynch for being a "black woman boss," and then went on to accuse Trump administration members of being "terrorists" who "terrorize people into leaving the country" to promote "white nationalism."
The second high-profile stop for former FBI Director James Comey on his book tour Thursday was MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. Just as the show began, the White House released all of the memos Comey kept on his interactions with the President to Congress (and then they leaked), so the interview was dominated by softball questions mostly stemming from those. But as the show was wrapping up, Maddow took the opportunity to rhetorically get in his face about how he hurt former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s reputation.
During an exclusive interview with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, aired on the Monday evening newscast, President Obama’s former Attorney General Loretta Lynch recalled how reporters constantly asked her when she was going to “wrap up” the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Perhaps it was an apology for giving Hillary Clinton a tough interview last week, but NPR decided to make it up to her this week, with a long-winded gushy, self-flagellating interview by Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, that let Clinton lay all the blame for losing the election on every one of her dozens of excuses, including the media.
In a pre-recorded interview aired on Friday's PBS NewsHour, PBS host Judy Woodruff asked guest Hillary Clinton if she believes President Donald Trump is "racist," and then did not challenge her when she claimed that Trump had "accepted the support of David Duke," and that he "has not condemned the neo-Nazis and the self-proclaimed white supremacists." Substitute host Hari Sreenivasan also teased that, in part two of the interview to be aired next week, Clinton had blamed "well-executed voter suppression of African-American voters" for her loss in Wisconsin.
On Friday's CNN New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo attacked Republicans for being justifiably disturbed by James Comey's revelation on Thursday that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch attempted to interfere in the FBI investigation into Hillary's Clinton's e-mails during the 2016 campaign: "..they say it is really about President Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch and why she tried to, in their terms, obstruct that investigation. That was their big take away from yesterday and that tells you everything about the political tribalism at play right now."
In addition to his testimony about President Trump on Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey testified on the suspicious actions of Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the 2016 campaign. Comey recalled how Lynch told him to refer to the Clinton e-mail investigation as something other than what it was. When it came to the coverage from the Big Three Networks, ABC ignored it while CBS and NBC stepping in.
Imagine, if it's even possible to, that in March 2009, former Bush 43 Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez or John Ashcroft had posted a video telling the newly formed grassroots opposition to President Barack Obama's policies that their ancestors "had marched, they’ve bled and yes, some of them died" for their beliefs, and that "We can do this again." We all know that media and establishment reaction to such a posting would have been instant and furious, and unequivocally interpreted as a call to violence — unlike the virtual non-reaction to former Obama AG Loretta Lynch's video, which called for folks sympathetic to her version of American "ideals" to "do this again."
On Monday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell gave Attorney General Loretta Lynch a platform to condemn voter I.D. initiatives in many states. O'Donnell wondered, "Is it still harder for minorities to vote in this country?" Lynch contended that "we are still dealing with the vestiges of inequality, and people who have trouble accepting everyone's full participation in American society."
In just the last few days, two African-American men were shot and killed by non-African-American police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and five non-African-American police officers were shot and killed in Dallas by an African-American man who declared he "wanted to kill white people, especially white officers." The gap in our racially divided country has never been wider.
On Monday morning, Washington Post polling manager Scott Clement offered a new report that a majority of Americans disagreed with the decision not to indict Hillary Clinton over her emailing of classified information. But the people who paid for the ABC News/Washington Post poll could barely notice the result.
Clement’s story has yet to appear in the actual newspaper, and the poll drew just 18 seconds on ABC yesterday morning in the second hour. The new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll also had a question about FBI director James Comey’s public recommendation against an indictment, which NBC News and MSNBC ignored on air.
The New York Times was extraordinarily slow to the draw in covering the controversial Phoenix airport meeting between U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. Its first in-house recognition of the Monday evening meeting took place Thursday evening, over 48 hours after the first media reports of it had appeared. That report by Mark Lander was relegated to Page A17 of the paper's Friday print edition.