There’s an old saying that goes: “If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” That was apparently what Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington was thinking as a guest on Thursday's MTP Daily on MSNBC. Inslee has been in the news since last Friday for declaring an emergency over an outbreak of measles in the Evergreen State, and he attempted to use the same tactic against Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO who has stated that he might join the 2020 presidential contest as an independent.
On Hardball, Chris Matthews takes a surprisingly firm stand on illegal immigration, saying "at some point, there's going to have to be enforcement," and agreeing with an RNC member who says that seeking a job is not a basis for asylum.
The salt mines were open for business Monday night as the panel of MSNBC’s Hardball worked themselves into hysterics over the televised swearing-in ceremony for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Within the the course of a few minutes, host Chris Matthews smeared Trump supporters as “cruel,” complained about how “happy” Justice Clarence Thomas looked, and demanded to know when Democrats would put a stop to “the victory lap for Kavanaugh.”
Wednesday afternoon’s MSNBC Live illustrated where the left stood on the Brett Kavanaugh fiasco as host Katy Tur aired a video mash-up comparing Kavanaugh to other men such as the late Roger Ailes, Corey Lewandowski, Roy Moore, and Rob Porter because they too were firmly defended by President Trump as they faced their own allegations of sexual impropriety. In reality, Tur’s comparison is ghoulish at worst and, at best, misguided.
On Monday night, MSNBC prime-time shows spent the vast majority of their time discussing President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. Of the 27 guests which appeared over the four-hour block from 8:00 p.m. to midnight ET, not a single conservative was given time to speak about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
While many in both the Democratic Party and the media have agreed that Congresswoman Maxine Waters hurt her party’s image on Sunday when she encouraged her supporters to aggressively confront members of the Trump administration, MSNBC’s contributors appeared not to have gotten the memo. Numerous guests on the cable network were reluctant on Monday to condemn Waters for her comments, with some, such as MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell, outright endorsing the Congresswoman’s stance: “Polite discourse is inappropriate when there are babies in cages.”
First Lady Melania Trump caused a stir with the liberal media on Thursday when she wore a questionable jacket with “I really don’t care. Do you?” written on the back. She headed off to visit the children at the border who were separated from their parents. Of course, the gossip-prone media spend a considerable about of time trying to divine the secret meaning of the wardrobe choice and there were those who suggested she was saying that to the kids. CNN’s The Lead had both.
Finally a solid conservative beatdown....on CNN?! During Sunday evening’s CNN Newsroom, Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden was thoroughly trounced by CNN political commentator Scott Jennings for stating that the pro-gun control Parkland students aren’t advocating for gun bans when they’re doing just that.
During a debate about how important it was to listen to the views of average Trump voters on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, political commentator Jeff Greenfield noted that the outlet hyped the Russia investigation to the point where it seemed as though the President would be indicted at any second. This, as political commentator Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and former Hillary Clinton policy director, claimed that the media didn’t listen to the anti-Trump resistance enough.
Wednesday morning on MSNBC, a panel led by Stephanie Ruhle discussed Senator Elizabeth Warren’s stunt on the Senate Floor Tuesday night attacking Trump cabinet nominee Jeff Sessions. After colleagues determined Warren had violated Senate rules by attacking another senator’s integrity, House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Warren she had lost her speaking privileges. Liberals were outraged by the decision, and the media has spun the story from their side. MSNBC used the incident as another way to attack Republicans as sexist racists.
The left’s view of the media is riddled with hypocrisy, and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden is a perfect example. “The press is psychotic!!!” She wrote in an email to Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta in July 2015, “But I will tweet now w/o actually saying they are psychotic.”
In an unusual turn of events, Chris Cuomo -- a liberal co-anchor of the Cable News Network's New Day morning program -- actually grilled Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, on Thursday regarding an unflattering email she sent regarding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The missive -- which was released as part of the WikiLeaks' “document dumps” -- read: Clinton's “inability to just do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse and regret is now I fear becoming a character problem."