When John Bolton first became President Trump’s national security advisor back in March of last year, the liberal broadcast networks were sounding their alarms to warn viewers of his “hardline” and “controversial” positions. But on Tuesday, they clung to reports that Bolton described Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani as a “hand grenade” running something like a “drug deal” in Ukraine.



Today's Morning Joe offered up another example of what we call "Sudden Respect," the phenomenon in which a person formerly despised by the liberal media suddenly earns its respect by doing something to liberal liking. Joe Scarborough has been a fierce critic of John Bolton. But suddenly this morning, Scarborough overflowed with praise for Bolton, repeatedly referring to Bolton as a "patriot." So what did Bolton do to turn Scarborough's scorn into such fawning admiration? Reports that Bolton branded the Trump administration's Ukraine policy a "drug deal."



On Morning Joe, MSNBC "Republican" Elise Jordan, commenting on Rudy Giuliani's conversation with Chris Cuomo on CNN regarding possible contacts between the Trump administration and Ukraine, literally called for Giuliani to be sent off to die:  "drunk grandpa just needs to be pulled off to hospice."



Liberals are obsessed with the upcoming congressional testimony of special counsel Robert Mueller on July 17, but they're worried about what Republicans will ask. The Daily Beast warned on Sunday night of "Team Trump's Plan to Destroy Mueller" by asking about "FBI lovers" Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. 



Sparks flew on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time Monday evening as President Trump’s outside lawyer Rudy Giuliani went toe-to-toe with host Chris Cuomo regarding the President’s vindication and the media’s new obstruction obsession post-Mueller report. In the middle of it, the former New York Mayor demanded Cuomo and CNN apologize for dragging the President down. Cuomo seemed disgusted by the prospect.



During Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the eponymous ABC host brought on longtime lefty and current Esquire writer Charles Pierce. Kimmel praised Pierce and encouraged his audience to check out his work: “If you have an internet connection, read “‘Politics With Charles P. Pierce’ multiple times a day on Esquire.com.”  After introducing Pierce, Kimmel told him “I love you. I’m very fond of your work.” Pierce’s “work” includes a lot of vile commentary critical of conservatives and President Trump.



CNN isn't stopping at making veiled accusations of witness intimidation against President Trump with respect to Michael Cohen. Instead, the network is doing so in the most dramatic terms. On New Day this morning, CNN played a clip from The Godfather II in which the mob, in order to intimidate a witness at a Senate hearing, has brought the witness's brother into the audience.  After the clip rolled, CNN commentator broke out the old mob threat: "what the President of the United States and his lawyer are basically doing is saying, nice family you got there. Be a shame if anything happened to them."



As we noted before, for over two years now Morning Joe has been broadly hinting that Rudy Giuliani has a drinking problem. The show was back at it today, with Willie Geist, Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough and Katty Kay all unsubtly suggesting that Rudy had been drinking before his CNN interview with Chris Cuomo last night.



On Morning Joe, commenting on remarks by Rudy Giuliani that could be seen as critical of President Trump, Mika Brzezinski twice asks at "what time" Giuliani crafted his remarks. She twice suggests that the explanation for Rudy's candor could lie in the fact that they came "late in the day." Back in 2016, at a time when Trump was considering Giuliani as a possible selection for Secretary of State, Mika hinted that Rudy had been "drinking a lot" during a meeting with Trump.



Megyn Kelly marked her first year as host of her eponymous weekday NBC program by pointing to her only regret: “I certainly wish I hadn’t put on Jane Fonda! That didn’t go well!” The anchor of NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today morning series was referring to an interview she did with the liberal activist that took place during September of 2017, when she asked “Hanoi Jane” about her history of having cosmetic surgery.



So, to be clear, it’s fearmongering to talk about impeachment even though scores of lefties and their liberal media allies won’t stop talking about it? Got it, CNN. On Thursday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, fill-in host Ana Cabrera and CNN conservatarian S.E. Cupp ruled that President Trump and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are fearmongering by sounding the alarm about the President being impeached by Congress.



It’s certainly no surprise that Sean Hannity disagrees with many of the comments made by Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC. However, the prime-time Fox News Channel host went far further than that during his Thursday program, when he criticized the co-host of Morning Joe for claiming President Trump is “upset” that he can’t access pornography in the White House.