On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews engaged in a fascinating debate with Stanford University’s Lanhee Chen on Supreme Court appointments and the Biden rule. But above all, Matthews lied that Obama appointee Merrick Garland “never got a conversation with a Republican” when Garland met with at least 16 Republican Senators.
Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Newsweek writer! Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald admits that President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, is "eminently qualified." However, he angrily proclaims that this nomination must be stopped because of a need for vengeance. Eichenwald doesn't try to hide that as an ulterior motive. In fact, he absolutely obsesses over it.
On her MSNBC show on Wednesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell continued her seeming obsession with criticizing the mother of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch – former Reagan Environmental Protection Agency administrator Anne Gorsuch Burford.
In her latest tussle with White House press secretary Sean Spicer, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker returned on Wednesday by catering to Senator Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), wondering what President Trump will do to get Schumer to support Neil Gorsuch since he’s hurt Schumer’s feelings in the past.
According to the liberal media and Hollywood, the president’s new Supreme Court pick can be defined as “anti-choice” and “mentally unbalanced.”
CNN has rained fire on Donald Trump's tweets for being extremely unfair. But on Tuesday night, CNN host Jake Tapper asked Nancy Pelosi her take on the brand-new Neil Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court, and she made a wild overstatement: “If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine, or in any other way interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision.” Wouldn’t it seem natural to ask Pelosi how precisely it is that Gorsuch opposes air, water, food, and medicine? But Tapper must moved along to the process question of how the Democratic Party should handle the pick.
Wednesday's CBS This Morning turned to liberal attorney David Boies for his take on President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. However, the newscast failed to provide balance by bringing on a conservative legal expert. Boies twice asserted that Gorsuch was "not in...the mainstream of judicial thought." Anchor Norah O'Donnell later gushed over the "so smart" guest.
During coverage of President Trump’s nomination of federal judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Wednesday’s NBC Today, the hosts and correspondents seemed to justify Democrats planning to block confirmation. In a report at the top of the morning show, Peter Alexander proclaimed: “Democrats vowing to hold up the pick....promising to filibuster any pick who isn't Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee, who Republicans refused to give a vote or a hearing.”
NBC and ABC on Wednesday danced around explicitly explaining that liberal Democrats like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer previously supported Neil Gorsuch when he was up for an appeals court judgeship. Only CBS This Morning went beyond the bland notation of the now-Supreme Court nominee’s “unanimous” approval.
In an interview with President Bush’s former White House chief of staff Andy Card on Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted that Republicans would change Senate rules to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch: “It's gonna take 60 votes for confirmation....Do you think it is possible, if this goes very badly, that Mitch McConnell in the Senate will do away with that 60-vote threshold and go to a simple majority?”
Throughout her eponymous MSNBC show on Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow bitterly aired her frustrations that “non-controversial” and “moderate” Judge Merrick Garland wasn’t elevated to the Supreme Court thanks to a “radical” decision by Republicans to hold out for a conservative like newly-appointed nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Minutes after Donald Trump selected Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, CBS on Tuesday labeled him a “predictable conservative” with “some controversial decisions.” NBC and ABC also deemed Gorsuch a “conservative.” In contrast, the networks in 2016 rushed to declare Barack Obama’s attempted replacement, Merrick Garland, a “moderate.” In the first 24 hours of that pick, ABC and NBC avoided the “liberal” label. CBS used the word just twice.