Following on the heels of his Wednesday show peddling falsehoods and conspiracy theories regarding the sexual misconduct claim against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews doubled down for Thursday’s edition plus took the gross step of ranking the Kavanaugh claim as worse than the spousal abuse alleged by Rob Porter and the alleged pedophilia by Roy Moore.
Wednesday afternoon’s MSNBC Live illustrated where the left stood on the Brett Kavanaugh fiasco as host Katy Tur aired a video mash-up comparing Kavanaugh to other men such as the late Roger Ailes, Corey Lewandowski, Roy Moore, and Rob Porter because they too were firmly defended by President Trump as they faced their own allegations of sexual impropriety. In reality, Tur’s comparison is ghoulish at worst and, at best, misguided.
Think of Who Is America? as another generation of the classic Candid Camera TV program that used hidden recording equipment to catch people “in the act of being themselves." Now imagine that instead of the decidedly non-political Allen Funt behind the cameras, the 2018 host is Socha Baron Cohen, a liberal activist who is trying to bring down as many GOP officials as he can while giving most liberals and Democrats a “free ride.”
NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd has an ongoing conflict of interest in political coverage with his wife, Kristian Denny Todd, whose Maverick Mail & Strategies firm does direct-marketing campaigns for Democrats. A search of the campaign-finance database Open Secrets shows Mrs. Todd has donated $13,250 to federal candidates so far in this election cycle, all of them Democrats.
Just when it seemed that the scandal involving former U.S. Senator Al Franken -- who was photographed apparently groping female reporter Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 United Service Organizations tour -- was finally over, along came Bill Maher, host of the Home Box Office political talk show Real Time, who was pictured doing the same to fellow comedian Bob Saget during a plane trip to and from Hawaii.
Some liberal journalists just can't get the notion out of their minds that George Wallace was a Republican, even though the former segregationist governor of Alabama was a lifelong Democrat. On Friday's Washington Week on PBS, host Robert Costa -- also a Washington Post reporter -- suggested that Wallace was a part of the Republican party's "past" as he recalled that some black voters in Alabama are worried about the direction the GOP is taking.
Hollywood celebrities are predicting the end times. And, in true liberal fashion, the future isn’t going to be pretty for conservatives. Just ask Will Smith. He may have been born and raised in West Philadelphia, but the actor is apparently ready for apocalyptic measures. According to IndieWire reporter Jenna Marotta, at a California press event, Smith commented on the special election results in Alabama, which resulted in a win for the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones.
On Wednesday's MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin, MSNBC contributor and historian Jon Meacham made no pretense of being unbiased as he used a Winston Churchill quote to declare Democrat Doug Jones's victory over Roy Moore in Alabama to be "the right thing," and added that "that's probably good news for the country inarguably."
The mood on Tuesday’s 11th Hour was rather jubilant following Democrat Doug Jones’s victory in the Alabama Senate race, with assembled MSNBC guests touting the “earthquake” that resulted in a “very significant night” for the ages in America. While it’s significant that an accused child molester and predator didn’t win the race, MSNBC was undoubtedly going to be celebratory no matter who the Republican opponent was as long as the liberal candidate won.
Appearing on NBC’s Today Wednesday morning to react to Democrat Doug Jones winning the Alabama special election for Senate, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd spun that the defeat of scandal-plagued Republican Roy Moore was not just a “one-off” and even bizarrely claimed that Democratic losses earlier in the year were a sign of building political momentum on the left.
Late Tuesday night, longtime New York Times editor Howell Raines joined MSNBC’s The 11th Hour to gush over the “historic night” in his home state of Alabama and declare that Democrat Doug Jones’s victory put the state on “the indisputably right road” “for the first time in 175 years.”
In the early part of the 10:00 p.m. Eastern hour, and before the Alabama Senate race was called for Democrat Doug Jones, cheers could be heard on CNN’s live broadcast as Wolf Blitzer announced Jones had taken the lead. At roughly 10:19 p.m. Eastern, Wolf Blitzer exclaimed: “Look at this! Wow, look at this. All of a sudden, Doug Jones is taking the lead.” As he spoke, an audible whoop from off-camera could be heard.