New on December 3: Mika Brzezinski, on her first morning back from her honeymoon with co-host Joe Scarborough, opened Morning Joe by using the passing of former President George H.W. Bush to denigrate the current president. She contrasted Bush’s half century of accomplishments in the military and politics with how “over the last two years deviancy has continued being defined down by this current president.”
Much of the coverage of the death of George H.W. Bush’s death has been kind and respectful. Some has been nasty. Then there’s the just plain weird. ABC journalist Terry Moran during streaming coverage, decided to take a shot at overpaid CEOS? Huh? He began by lamenting how Americans are all “in their corners” and not really listening to each other. Moran then stretched for this weird moment:
During live special coverage Monday afternoon of memorial services for late President George H.W. Bush, a panel of NBC News journalists noted many of Bush’s foreign policy accomplishments before Nightly News anchor Lester Holt observed: “But what brought him down politically, and brought his presidency down, was not a foreign policy issue it was a sense that he was not connected to the American people.”
Amid coverage of the death of former President George H.W. Bush, early Monday afternoon, an MSNBC panel spent more time mourning the state of the Republican Party under President Trump than remembering the 41st president. The discussion took a particularly disturbing turn when RealClearPolitics Associate Editor A.B. Stoddard compared the GOP to children of an alcoholic parent.
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.
During Sunday’s edition of Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace reported from the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California; where he and his panel reflected on the life of Former President George H.W. Bush. Liberal panelist Juan Williams used the opportunity to praise the late former President and contrast him favorably against President Trump; not an uncommon occurrence over the past 48 hours. Williams specifically focused on the difference between the two Presidents’ relationships with the National Rifle Association.
During an interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney Monday morning to share remembrances of the late President George H.W. Bush, Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie reminded Cheney, who served as Bush 41's defense secretary, that the former president had once criticized him for being too “hardline.”
Asked by Spanish newspaper El País on whether he prefers either the newly elected conservative President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, or President Trump, Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos did not hesitate to slam both leaders. The leading liberal activist-anchor in U.S. Spanish-language media called both Trump and Bolsonaro “fascists” who must be “strongly rejected.”
In the three years since the mass shooting by ISIS supporters in San Bernardino, California, the liberal media have grown increasingly hostile to the gracious tradition of praying for shooting victims, suggesting prayer is an obstacle to their left-wing gun control agenda.
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, former longtime ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson misleadingly tried to tie Ronald Reagan to the Massachusetts prison furlough program supported by Michael Dukakis which allowed convicted murderer Willie Horton to escape prison and attack others.
At a time when police officers are facing harsh scrutiny in the media, and when border patrol officers are risking their lives while protecting our country and being criticized for defending themselves, it was a nice change of pace to see CBS’s police drama Blue Bloods actually depict a strong, Trump-like defense of officers after they were harassed and bullied while on assignment in a dangerous inner city.
The Simpsons repeated the popular left-wing narrative of rampant racism in the United States in season 30, episode nine, titled “Daddicus Finch,” which aired on Sunday night.