During Saturday's edition of AM Joy, host Joy Reid opened her show with video footage from a 1972 edition of NBC Nightly News announcing that the Democratic National Committee had filed a lawsuit against the Committee for the Re-Election of the President and five men who had broken into the Democratic National Committee's Headquarters at the Watergate Complex.
On Thursday, both online and on MSNBC, NBC News unskeptically relayed bogus claims by the liberal Center for American Progress that the House Intelligence Committee's decision to end its Trump-Russia collusion investigation was negligently premature.
Without a hint of irony, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews seemed exasperated on Tuesday night while reacting to former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg’s strange cable news tour from Monday, dubbing Nunberg a “loopy” “Kato Kaelin-type character” who’s emerged in the Trump-Russia probe.
By the end of the day on March 5, former Donald Trump campaign aide, Sam Nunberg, had made quite a few rounds of interviews by the networks even though it seemed something was not quite right with the guy either mentally or medically. It finally seemed so exploitative that even the crew of The View felt the nets were being overly exploitive. Perhaps one of those rare times that The View seemed sympathetic towards someone who was in any way connected with the Trump campaign or administration.
Monday at what remains of Newsweek, Nina Burleigh hysterically claimed that "An Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken." Her erroneous timeline didn't match actual history, rendering her headlined contention false.
While the world was clamoring for alleged sex harasser Al Franken to resign from the Senate on December 7th, Hollywood was at a loss as to how one of their own could be crashing. Just hours before Senator Franken told the Senate that he would resign, angry feminist and Trump resistor Rosie O’Donnell tweeted multiple times in support of the senator from Minnesota. The actress tweeted the hashtag #stayAl, and retweeted a Hill story speculating on Franken’s resignation, saying “I HOPE THIS IS FAKE NEWS.”
Monday on ABC’s The View, things got heated when discussing the breaking news that morning about ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had been indicted by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller. After announcing the news, the audience cheered as the panel joked that they hoped President Trump would be next. As host Meghan McCain brought up Hillary Clinton’s funding of the Russian dossier, hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar angrily shut her down, insisting that Democrats and Clinton had nothing to do with any Russia collusion.
On Friday, all three network morning shows began with anchors breathlessly declaring that President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner was “under scrutiny” in the FBI’s Russia investigation. However, after offering the screaming salacious headlines, each broadcast quietly admitted that Kushner was not the target of the investigation nor was he accused of any wrongdoing.
Today co-host Matt Lauer worried on Friday that appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump administration could be “bad news” for Democrats because it may prevent liberal lawmakers from being able to “drive headlines” against the President. The NBC morning show anchor was apparently eager for Trump’s opponents to make a spectacle of the Russia investigation with public congressional hearings.
After initially refraining from making irresponsible comparisons between President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey to the Watergate scandal, on Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News and Thursday’s Today, the network could no longer resist its liberal instincts, joining ABC and CBS in labeling Trump the new Richard Nixon.
Since Saturday, when Donald Trump first took to Twitter to accuse former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, the morning and evening shows of ABC, CBS and NBC have devoted 107 minutes, 33 seconds to refuting the President’s claim. In contrast, new reports from previous weeks suggesting the Obama Administration did, in fact, initiate surveillance were essentially ignored at the time.
On Monday, our friend SooperMexican at The Right Scoop caught this embarrassing exchange on MSNBC as Katy Tur admitted to her guest that she was couldn’t recall President Barack Obama being caught on a hot mike in 2012 saying he’d have “more flexibility” to work with Russia after his reelection.