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.
Between Saturday morning and Sunday night, CNN and MSNBC spent 53 minutes and 20 seconds on the fallout from Friday's confrontation between Covington High School students in Washington for the March for Life, a Native American veteran named Nathan Phillips, and the Black Israelites. 29 of those minutes came before anyone realized that perhaps things weren’t as they wanted it to appear. Of course, the liberal media have refused to take responsibility and issue retractions.
On Tuesday’s 11th Hour, host Brian Williams tag-teamed with guests James Carville and Michael Steele to trash President Trump’s primetime address, but even this — um — special trio couldn’t escape two segments talking about the night’s events without absolutely lampooning the much-maligned and parodied Democratic response by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on reporting in the age of Trump: “I think we have to be careful about the breathlessness.... I think it's important to try to keep your perspective.” This remark was heard over the weekend at the annual Los Angeles Politicon, which describes itself as the “Unconventional Political Convention” that draws the “biggest names in politics and entertainment.”
Tuesday’s Hardball saw host Chris Matthews and a few of his guests come locked and loaded for battle, illustrating the left’s rabid desire to convict Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh in the court of public opinion and perhaps a future court of law based on, at best, wobbly evidence. With cameos from SiriusXM’s Zerlina Maxwell and everyone’s favorite fake Republican in The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, Matthews had plenty of help in the assassination of Kavanaugh’s character plus those who support him.
Flying in the face of reality, CBS News and the Associated Press issued a joint “fact-check” of the President this week, claiming that he was wrong to call the infamous DNC-funded Steele dossier a “Clinton campaign document.”
During an overwrought panel discussion on Friday’s MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle, former Barack Obama campaign staffer Stephanie Cutter and political analyst Michael Steele took turns comparing illegal immigrant detention centers along the U.S. southern border to Nazi death camps.
Ralph Peters, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and former Fox News Analyst, appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday night. His first TV appearance since leaving Fox showed he had nothing but ill will toward his former network.
On Wednesday night’s MTP Daily, part-time host Katy Tur and her panel were largely beside themselves over President Trump’s latest “distraction” from the scandals like porn star Stormy Daniels and Russia by announcing on Twitter that White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson would replace David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
On Monday, hosts of MSNBC’s morning lineup scoffed at the notion that some Americans still have faith in Congressman Nunes’s FISA memo, and even in the President himself. Some attributed the phenomenon to ignorance or foolishness, while others suggested that Trump supporters had been deceived by Russian bots on Twitter.
The spin began with an official statement by the FBI, which journalist Pete Williams read aloud. Of particular interest was a line which asserted FBI officials “have great concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.” Panelists struggled to color inside the lines while discussing the statement’s implications, and within ten minutes, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele had alleged that Congressman Nunes had actively fabricated evidence in the memo.
On Friday’s Morning Joe, a panel of MSNBC commentators watched and subsequently struggled to critique President Trump’s speech in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. Joe Scarborough spoke slowly and reluctantly as he recounted the topics covered in the speech, even daring to agree with the President’s characterization of an America-first policy.