On Monday night, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC each broke in with special reports for President Trump’s speech announcing his Afghanistan strategy and, in the course of the post-speech analyses, ABC and NBC lobbed cold water on the plans seeing as how low Trump’s approval ratings have been.
Following the horrific domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, the media was on the hunt to cast blame on someone and lump them in with the racist that carried out the attack. And during Sunday’s This Week on ABC, commentator Cokie Roberts found her target in President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to her, they were to blame because they were sending silent signals to white supremacists to empower them.
ABC political analyst and faux Republican Matthew Dowd spent Wednesday afternoon with fellow liberal Republican Nicolle Wallace’s Deadline White House, serenading MSNBC viewers with the claim that Trump’s “fire and fury” statement could easily be said by North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un. Receiving zero pushback, Dowd also speculated that Europe is more scared of Trump than a murderous communist like Kim Jong-un.
On Monday morning’s Good Morning America, anchor George Stephanopoulos spoke with ABC’s chief political analyst Matthew Dowd about Trump’s struggle with Congress, hyping the recent conflicts as if every president before Trump never had problems getting what they wanted passed. Dowd then compared Congress to the “parent” of the helpless infant, Trump, who Congress has to protect from the serious things he’s not mature enough to handle.
Wednesday on Good Morning America, an ABC journalist casually compared our president to a tyrannical dictator of a totalitarian state, and no one batted an eye. The extreme comment came after ABC reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile this past weekend, that had the capabilities of reaching American soil.
Matthew Dowd, ABC News’ Chief Political Analyst, never runs out of wacky analogies to hit Trump or the Republicans over the head with. On Monday’s show, Dowd slammed Trump’s tweets against the media, saying they were as “distracting” as seeing a stranger skinnydipping in the river in your backyard. The comment came during a discussion with Cokie Roberts about Trump’s retweet over the weekend, which journalists have hyped as a violent threat.
Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the network’s political analyst Matthew Dowd accused President Trump of having an “obsession” with Russia “hacking” the presidential election. Without a hint of irony, Dowd added that Trump was the “one person” that “questioned Trump’s legitimacy the most,” seemingly forgetting that he himself has questioned Trump’s legitimacy over and over again on GMA since November.
On ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday, while discussing the upcoming release of the Senate’s health care reform bill political analyst Matthew Dowd compared Republicans to naughty children trying to conceal misbehavior: “It’s as if you walk in your living room and your kids are trying to hide something under the cushion. You know they did something wrong.”
Hours before former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate on the FBI Investigation into Russia, ABC was already predicting how the hearing was going to play out. On Thursday’s Good Morning America, ABC set up Comey as a man who could be trusted, no question, conveniently forgetting how much he was criticized by both sides for his handling of the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.
Once again, ABC’s Matthew Dowd has proved that even Twitter can’t keep him from saying something so stupid in so few words. Responding to FNC’s Shannon Bream tweet announcement that she was going to be talking to Franklin Graham about the increasing persecution of Christians across the world, Dowd bitterly brought up anti-Muslim “persecution” in the United States as the real issue we should be talking about.
ABC commentator Matthew Dowd is supposed to help the network have a sense of being non-partisan by being their token Republican guest. But during his appearance on Sunday’s This Week, he seemed to show off his true political bent as he pushed for socialized medicine. “We need to ask the question, should we go to a single-payer system? Because affordability hasn't been fixed by this or ACA. And accessibility hasn’t fundamentally been fixed,” he declared to the rest of the panel.
Paul Ryan and the GOP finally managed to get the votes needed from the House to pass the American Health Care Act Thursday to repeal and replace ObamaCare and the news was a huge upset for the mainstream media. All three networks cheered Democrats taunting Republicans in the House for passing what they saw as a failure of a bill, as some sort of victory dance for the left. ABC, NBC and CBS also acted as Democrat operatives, complaining about everything wrong with the bill from the left’s perspective, while ignoring concerns conservatives had with the health care bill retaining many of the problems from ObamaCare.