With the on-screen headline reading “caring for migrant children”, anchor Lester Holt noted that “some of the Democratic candidates spent the hours leading up to tonight's debate visiting a center here in Florida, where over 13,000 migrant children have been placed since March of last year, as outrage grows about conditions inside these facilities.”
Is the media infatuation with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg finally coming to a close? As Democrats get set to start their formal debates, Buttigieg sat down for an interview with MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday to talk about a wide range of topics, but most notably the shooting of Eric Logan and Buttigieg's response to it.
Over a two-week period ahead of the first set of 2020 Democratic debates (June 10 – 23), NBC Nightly News ran a daily series they dubbed “My Big Idea,” in which they provided a platform to aid the candidates in reaching the public with their policy proposals. Almost nightly, anchor Lester Holt would openly admit that the 14-part series was essentially a Democratic propaganda mill with NBC correspondent Harry Smith making the policy pitches on behalf of the candidates. Smith also failed to provide any serious pushback or critical analysis of the policies he was helping to push.
On Sunday, NBC’s Meet The Press will air an interview with President Donald Trump, conducted by the network’s political director, Chuck Todd. While Todd’s interviews with 2020 Democratic contenders have consisted largely of challenges from the left interspersed with the odd softball, Trump is unlikely to receive the same friendly treatment.
As NBC Nightly News continued its monotonous drumbeat on Thursday to elevate liberal policy positions ahead of the Democratic debate they were holding, the network gave the megaphone to South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in order to push for abolishing the Electoral College.
On Monday's Hardball and during a town hall with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, host Chris Matthews failed to make an obvious point of pushback when the Democratic presidential candidate talked up his plan to require national gun registration for all new purchases as a way of allegedly curtailing gun violence.
Ordinarily, the media have quite an appetite for covering political family feuds; especially CNN. Last year, the network gave air time to relatives of Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, White House adviser Stephen Miller, and outgoing Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte to either trash their relatives and/or endorse their Democratic opponents. However, they did not share the same enthusiasm for giving a platform to Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s brother-in-law, who took issue with some of the information in a Washington Post article profiling Chasten Buttigieg, the candidate’s husband.
During the Sunday edition of ABC’s This Week program, co-host and ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz quickly turned from addressing a few serious topics to a big softball question that South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg might consider his run for the presidency a “sexy challenge.”
So over there at Mediaite is this curious story. The headline: “Pete Buttigieg Asked if Trump is a Racist: ‘If You Do Racist Things, And Say Racist Things…’” The South Bend, Indiana Mayor and presidential candidate had a sit down with The Washington Post. And this question was asked of the mayor: “Is President Trump racist?”
Even CNBC's more liberal anchor wasn't thrilled with newly announced plans from Democratic candidates to tax Wall Street transactions. Reporter Ylan Mui told Squawk Box viewers on May 23 about plans from liberal candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) to tax Wall Street to pay for expensive things like "free" college.
CNN’s hysterical ratings trouble continued on Sunday evening when a Fox News Channel town hall featuring presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg pulled twice the numbers of a similar event held on March 10 with the Democrat mayor of South Bend, Ind., on the channel that flaunts itself as the “Most Trusted Name in News.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, Fox News also had an average of 1.1 million viewers during the 7 p.m. hour while CNN Newsroom and Kasie DC on MSNBC and hosted by Kasie Hunt -- combined -- fell short of that total.
On Monday morning's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's decision to condemn right-leaning Fox News hosts even while appearing on the news network for a town hall with voters, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin suggested that the primetime hosts are "racists and bigots."