On Monday’s Morning Joe, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, joined by MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt, got very riled up over an imaginary political scandal that Vice President Mike Pence supposedly was at the center of and ended up angrily blaming him for holding up phantom ambulances and job interviews in a Bridgegate-style conspiracy, all by refusing to sit through an NFL game after some of the players protested the National Anthem.
On Monday’s Morning Joe, the panel decided to speculate about Donald Trump deliberately starting an unprovoked nuclear war that would kill millions of Americans, all for the sake of serving the President’s “own political means.” In addition, both the hosts and guest panelists all agreed that Trump and the Republican Party would bear full responsibility for North Korea responding to Trump’s tweets with a “nuclear holocaust.”
On Friday's Real Time on HBO, liberal host Bill Maher was again hitting the issue of race from the left as he promoted claims that the purpose of the Second Amendment was to help keep the slave population under control, rather than to give the population a right to self-defense.
Appearing during MSNBC’s 9 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday, political analyst Steve Schmidt was completely unhinged as he launched into a tirade against President Trump. Outraged over the President’s criticism of NFL players disrespecting the National Anthem, Schmidt lashed out with this hysterical declaration: “And what Donald Trump is doing here is as terrible a thing, and maybe the most terrible thing, that has ever been done to this country by a President of the United States. Despicable doesn’t begin to describe it.”
On Thursday's Morning Joe, former senior campaign strategist of the unsuccessful 2008 Presidential campaign of John McCain and current MSNBC Political Analyst Steve Schmidt decided to tap deep into his political bloodlust. He labeled those who support deporting “dreamers” as “extreme,” purveyors of “cruelty,” and “loons screaming out there on the fringes” who are “gonna have no impact.”
Following President Trump’s controversial news conference on Tuesday regarding the deadly Charlottesville violence perpetrated by white supremacists, on MSNBC on Wednesday, anchor Stephanie Ruhle and political contributor Steve Schmidt hurled a nasty smear against Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was present at the event for an announcement about the nation’s infrastructure.
Monday's All In show on MSNBC put on display a classic example of how when the liberal news network includes a commentator who comes from a right-leaning or at least Republican history, it's not to provide actual balance for the more liberal anchors or commentators. Instead, it is too often to bolster the liberal commentary or provide little pushback against it.
On Wednesday’s edition of Morning Joe, panel members chose to decry the current political climate of the U.S. by reviving the old attack on talk radio and conservatives. Steve Schmidt, senior campaign strategist for the 2008 McCain presidential campaign, began by connecting political "tribalism” with “the conservative commentator on the radio that talks about half the country being his enemy.” Joe Scarborough picked right up on the narrative and continued it by sycophantically stating to Willie Geist, “The fact of the matter is, there are people who make money by playing to a small, angry crowd, by saying it’s us against the world. Listen to my radio show, it's us against the world.”
Another day, another dose of hilarious hypocrisy from serial liar Brian Williams. On his MSNBC show The 11th Hour late Thursday, Williams decried President Trump “liv[ing] largely through the world of television” and holding an “unhinged” press conference “brought to you by narcissism, thin-skinned chaos, and deeply personal grievances.”
During MSNBC's Friday coverage of the inauguration, Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow played up a report from the Huffington Post claiming that President Trump's transition team requested military hardware for the inaugural parade. Matthews wondered, "Wouldn't that look like a little shades of Pyongyang?" Maddow added, "It would be a little Red Square to do that." Minutes later, Maddow revisited the supposed request for a "Red Square-style show of military force," and lamented, "It's embarrassing — to be the only president with no public service or military experience being the one who wants to most show off the military."
The hosts at MSNBC got out the knives on Wednesday night, dismissing Donald Trump’s debate performance as like that of an “old man in the park feeding squirrels.” (And that was from the network’s official Republican representative.) Chris Matthews scored the debate a “win” for Hillary Clinton and Lawrence O’Donnell saw a “romp” for the Democrat.
In the final minutes before Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, MSNBC journalists did what you would expect from the liberal network: They mocked Sarah Palin. Killing time before Tim Kaine and Mike Pence took the stage, ex-Palin aides Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace regaled their left-wing hosts with behind the scenes stories from the 2008 debate prep. Wallace recounted, “She in rehearsal kept saying, ‘Senator O Biden.’ So she kept botching the name. And she was so nervous.”