The media is ready to convict President Trump of “treason” for his shaky summit in Helsinki with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and has been obsessed with Trump’s supposed “collusion” with Russia during the 2016 election campaign. But this new-found fear of all things Russia is more than a little politically expedient. The New York Times is just one outlet that dismissed the very idea of Russia as a threat back in the spring of 2012, mocking then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney:" Two decades after the end of the cold war, Mitt Romney still considers Russia to be America’s ‘No. 1 geopolitical foe.’ His comments display either a shocking lack of knowledge about international affairs or just craven politics. Either way, they are reckless and unworthy of a major presidential contender."
Chris Matthews joined the chorus of apocalyptic media takes on Donald Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin, but it wasn’t that long ago he mocked Mitt Romney’s warnings about Russia back in 2012.
MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake on Tuesday spun Mitt Romney’s Senate primary battle as a struggle against the “far right.” Regarding Romney’s recent (and 2016 criticisms) of the President, Haake described: “But this idea of trying to drive a wedge between Romney and Trump is something that those on the far right may try to exploit tonight.”
For months, the liberal media soothsayers have claimed to be reading the bones and insist they see a “blue wave” coming to wipe out the Republican Party. Their hysteria went to a new level during Sunday’s Good Morning America when the folks at ABC tried to argue that since former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney didn’t win the Utah GOP nomination for Senate via the caucus and had to face a primary, it meant there was trouble brewing for the party.
The infamously Democrat-friendly New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse visited retired Sen. Harry Reid for a friendly debriefing. Hulse let the deeply partisan Reid conveniently lay in against his former Republican colleagues and President Trump, with no opposition, in “Senator’s Farewell: ‘I Just Shake My Head.'”
Having successfully lodged his foot in his mouth on the issue of gun control, Joe Scarborough has since found a new topic with which to contradict himself: Mitt Romney. Despite his severe criticism of the Republican candidate during the 2012 Presidential campaign, on Tuesday, the Morning Joe host gushed that Romney could be “a great hope” for conservatives.
An editorial in Thursday’s New York Times made hay of a partisan Democratic report concerning alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election: “A Grave Warning on Russian Meddling.” The text box: “Senate Democrats issue the most comprehensive public analysis thus far of Moscow’s war on the West.”
The Boston Globe tried to be clever this morning by tweeting a snarky comment about Mitt Romney taking vacation while the GOP’s health care bill was being debated. But Twitter users weren’t impressed by the pointless and completely inappropriate slam of the former Republican presidential candidate, who's no longer in political office. Users responded by mocking the Globe instead.
If any black entertainers perform at the inauguration, they’ll have rapper Snoop Dogg to deal with. And from the sound of things, it won’t be pretty.
CBS’s Late Show host Stephen Colbert took another turn into the gutter on Wednesday night to the glee of his liberal audience as he joked that Mitt Romney consuming frog legs while having dinner the evening prior with President-elect Donald Trump “taste[d] a little bit like Trump's balls” and so began a brief rift joking Romney had performed oral sex on Trump.
As President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet selection process continued move along Sunday morning, the liberal media’s claims of chaos behind the scenes seemed to give way to cries of racism on the network morning shows. “So, there's a concern about lack of diversity so far in the hiring,” bemoaned ABC’s Paula Faris on Good Morning America, “We saw that he brought in Michelle Rhee and Nikki Haley, but is there really any likelihood of a pick who is not a white male at this point?”
Considering that it's coming from the New York Times, reporter Sabrina Tavernise's account of what happened in Ohio to swing it from a close Obama win in 2012 to a near-blowout for Donald Trump in 2016 was reasonably well-done, but still had glaring flaws. Her story's human interest elements were strong, but the accompanying statistics provided were sparse, and really needed to be there to tell the full tale. Tavernise's biggest failures were first, not describing how historically large Trump's Buckeye State victory margin was, and second, neglecting to attribute a large portion of that margin to sharply lower overall turnout among Democrats. Those two elements enabled her to avoid entertaining the possibility that Ohio — but to be clear, not necessarily the rest of the nation, or even the Midwest — may have just experienced a potentially seismic electoral realignment.