As part of the media-wide outrage at the racist yearbook photo and subsequent fallout involving Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D), Saturday afternoon’s MSNBC Live seemed unsure whether to laugh or be outraged at Northam’s press conference in which he denied being in the racist photo, admitted to wearing blackface that same year, and almost did the moonwalk.
On Sunday’s Kasie DC, the MSNBC panelists did their best to have it both ways when it came to the liberal media-fueled controversy involving the Covington High School students. Over the course of their discussion, they insisted that the story symbolized the need to be careful when jumping to conclusions while plowing ahead by placing the students alongside neo-Nazis, the KKK, and segregationist cops.
According to MSNBC, Republicans are always making things worse. On the July 25 edition of Ronan Farrow Daily, the cable host began a segment entitled “Kinder, Gentler GOP?” after playing a clip of Rand Paul at the National Urban League annual conference speaking of the “poverty problem.” Farrow asked his guests a stream of leading questions insinuating that Republicans are “catering to a demographic that may have lost Republicans the last general election” rather than actually working to aid low income individuals.
While the president of the National Urban League Marc Morial tried to avoid being too overtly political, MSNBC analyst and former DNC communications director Karen Finney made it clear that Republicans “tend to be policy ideas that actually make things worse, not better.” They oppose “things like an increase in the minimum wage or equal pay for women that we know could actually help communities of color.” (See video below)
Does MSNBC hype the bogeyman of racist "voter suppression" in a cynical ploy to alarm its liberal voter base? Only on days that end in "y."
Once again, network anchor Andrea Mitchell discarded any pretense of journalistic objective and played a game of softball with a liberal activist today, helping the Urban League's Marc Morial to denounce "voter suppression" laws -- that is voter ID laws -- that have passed in numerous states in recent years.
“There are several battles that are playing out across this country” today, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts noted as he opened the 11 a.m. Eastern hour of live coverage on what the network is calling this year's "Super Tuesday."
Roberts quickly established that he and his network were in the trenches with liberals on every one of those "battles":
NBC's Ann Curry, at the top of the 8:30am half hour of Today's July 14 show, teased viewers that "Americans, on average, took about 17 weeks to find a job. Well today the number has actually doubled. It's twice that. So the question is where should you be looking for work? We've got some answers this morning." However when viewers tuned in for those answers they also got a not so veiled anti-Republican diatribe from the National Urban League's Marc Morial as he chastised those who opposed Democratic measures.
It's hard to imagine NBC's Matt Lauer celebrating the birthday of a conservative organization but the Today co-anchor, on Tuesday's program, invited on former Democratic Mayor of New Orleans and current president of the National Urban League Marc Morial to cheer the 100th anniversary of the founding of the liberal group. Of course the birthday announcement served as an excuse for Morial to publicize the Urban League's latest liberal initiative something Lauer eagerly plugged:
MATT LAUER: You've brought some folks here with you. They're all waving the flag. And, and if you look at the buttons here Marc, it says "I am empowered" and this is an initiative that you're creating as a part of this celebration. What exactly do you want people to do?
MARC MORIAL: We want people to go to IamEmpowered.com. We'd like them to consider to sign, to sign a pledge. That pledge surrounds four important goals. One about our kids, one about jobs, one about housing and one about health care. Matt, we're trying to change the conversation in this nation to focus people on goals we need to have for the future.