Ohio Rep. and Democratic Presidential candidate Tim Ryan joined CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto on Wednesday to go on a passionate, profanity-laced, if not factually challenged rant against Mitch McConnell and the National Rifle Association. Sciutto did not care to challenge Ryan on any one of his numerous arguments, such as they were, instead choosing to aide Ryan is his diatribe against McConnell. As might be already obvious, this post and video contain strong language.
At the top of CNN’s anti-gun town hall, Wednesday, host and Antifa terrorist backer Chris Cuomo lashed out at the National Rifle Association for not subjecting themselves to the hate and rhetorical torture session they were treated to at the Parkland shooting town hall last year.
Boston Globe staffer Teresa Hanafin’s daily e-mail newsletter downplayed the "news" angle to spew virulent anger toward both Trump and the Republican Party. Some of the fiery excerpts, delivered with a patina of ultra-cynicism, from Monday's offering: "Republicans don’t value people; they worship the blood money the NRA pours into their campaign coffers. If the slaughter of 20 first-graders couldn’t change that, nothing will. Get used to it....Let's be honest: As long as Republicans hold any power, the slaughter will continue."
It's clear that America is deeply divided on the issue of gun rights after this weeken's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On his Tuesday show, MSNBC host Craig Melvin invited fellow MSNBC journalist Stephanie Ruhle on to offer a suggestion that would be guaranteed to only further that divide, which was that corporate America, mainly Walmart, must go after organizations and people that MSNBC does not like.
One unfortunate result of the past few violent days is trying to decide who’s to blame for all the gun-related deaths and injuries that occurred in Texas, Ohio and Illinois. A particularly nasty clash involved Joe Scarborough, co-host of the Morning Joe weekday program on MSNBC, and Dana Loesch, a former spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association.
In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle invited author Igor Volsky on her Monday show to advocate for gun control, condemn the National Rifle Association, and spread some fake news in the process.
On Monday's New Day, the three-hour CNN show treated viewers to a parade of one guest after another who pushed for more gun laws in reaction to the weekend's mass shootings. Even Republican-leaning guests like CNN contributor John Kasich and former Donald Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci came down on the liberal side of the issue. No one noted the argument that the killers in both El Paso and Dayton cose targets that were gun-free zones, or pointed out that nearly all new gun laws proposed would have had nothing to do with the circumstances of either attack.
Along with panelists on Monday morning’s CNN Newsroom ripping President Trump’s speech and displaying a visceral hatred for non-liberals, these CNN personalities bolstered their takes on this weekend’s mass shootings by showcasing a nearly 14-minute-long beatdown of political commentator David Urban, who was the lone conservative panelist.
For Estrella TV’s evening newscast, the horrific shooting in Gilroy, CA is little more than a segue into a fact-free smear of the National Rifle Association. Check out the full post as anchor Adriana Yáñez coldly transitions from the lead story on the horrific shooting at Gilroy, California, the aforementioned NRA hit piece.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough jokes about Paul Manafort being incarcerated at the infamous hellhole of Rikers Island in NYC. And thus it was that on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough joked about Paul Manfort being confined at Rikers Island, which has been described as a "hellhole," as here, here, and "the most notorious jail in America."
On Saturday's Smerconish show, CNN host Michael Smerconish responded to the Virginia Beach shootings by beginning his show with a commentary complaining about the absence of new gun control in the aftermath of other such shootings, and recalled dropping his NRA membership years ago. Smerconish's liberal commentary even inspired agreement from DNC chair Evan Perez who appeared as a guest in the next segment.
On Thursday's MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle devoted a segment to celebrating the fact that a number of states have passed new gun control in spite of NRA objections as she interviewed political activist Shannon Watts -- whom she managed to label as "apolitical" in spite of her anti-gun political activities. The MSNBC host also lauded Watts -- founder of Moms Demand Action -- as "the NRA's worst nightmare."