CNN political analyst David Gergen came up with a rather odd observation on Monday's Erin Burnett OutFront. Fortunately for Erin Burnett, she was not present when Gergen blurted out the example of his uncomfortable oddity. That "pleasure" was left to Kate Bolduan who seemed to have an oddly uncomfortable moment as we shall see.
During Tuesday’s Cuomo Prime Time, CNN host Chris Cuomo closed by peddling conspiracy theories related to President Trump and Russia, acting as if it were an indisputable fact that President Trump colluded with Russia. Cuomo began by asking: “If you did nothing wrong, then why aren't you telling me the truth?” Cuomo described that question as “what we tell our kids…so they know to just come clean. You know the drill. Well, the President apparently does not.”
Deep breaths, Chris. On Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host/pundit Chris Matthews asserted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s entire job (aka “mandate”) is to, instead of letting the chips fall where they may, “unearth any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia” because that’s “what he was set to find.”
So after the liberal media berated the Trump administration and blamed them for the shutdown, one of media’s chief instigators suggested that a deal to reopen the government is a distraction from the pre-dawn indictment and arrest of Roger Stone? Well, it turns out that’s the logic spinning inside the mind of CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who knocked rumors of a deal during Friday’s CNN Right Now as “a bright, shiny object....after the stunning news, the indictment of Roger Stone.”
On Morning Joe, MSNBC political analyst Rick Tyler takes obvious pleasure in the breaking news of Roger Stone's arrest, saying: "Roger Stone like Donald Trump is a political con man whose showman shtick has finally caught up with him . . . He's known for dirty tricks, and I think a lifetime of this shtick has finally caught up with him."
Family Guy proved it is possible to put so much anti-Trump hysteria into one half hour to the point where it hurts the final product in the 11th episode of the show’s 17th season on Sunday night, titled “Trump Guy.”
Conservatives note that an avowed anti-Semite like Louis Farrakhan maintains a Twitter account while a gaggle of conservatives no longer do. Think Anthony Cumia, Owen Benjamin, Roger Stone, Sabo, “Gay Patriot” Bruce Carroll, Gavin McInnes and Laura Loomer. Former Republican candidate Jesse Kelly became the most recent example.
During Tuesday’s edition of The View, co-host Joy Behar described President Trump as “the only President who has his own TV channel in history,” adding “Nixon didn’t have it, so he has Fox News and Fox will just back him up.” Not surprisingly, two of the other co-hosts on The View, who once worked at Fox News, strongly objected to Behar’s characterization of the network as a pro-Trump echo chamber.
On Sunday's Kasie D.C. show, MSNBC host Kasie Hunt devoted a segment to fretting over the use of convicted murderer Willie Horton by George H.W. Bush during the 1988 presidential campaign as the group complained that "dog whistle" campaigning has gotten worse with Donald Trump as President.
In what was supposedly a “comedy” act to close out the latest episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the female cast members got together to sing their rendition of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. But the person they had their eye on was Special Counsel Robert Mueller, or, at least a report that would put Trump in jail. Because, according to the SNL cast, “the only other option is a coup. Straight Africa.”
While not a direct comparison, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews invoked President Trump alongside murderous Iraqi dictator and executed war criminal Saddam Hussein, wondering to former Obama-era U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance if the President “has an escape route” concerning possible legal perils as a result of the Mueller probe.
CNN political commentator Tara Setmayer has been a diehard Never Trump while supposed still claiming to be a conservative, Republican, or something like that. But like almost cable news Republicans, she’s lurched leftward. On her October 30 podcast, she hypocritical lectured listeners that “words matter” and “we have to be better” while bashing Fox News for being a network that “jerks the President off every single day” and is filled with “political masturbation.” She also suggested that anyone who supports the President or any of his policies might as well support murderous drug dealers.