Government & Press
Fox News media reporter/anchor Howard Kurtz broke the scoop that the Trump White House cancelled the annual Christmas party with the press. This shouldn't be that much of a surprise, in that the Trumps haven't attended the White House Correspondents Association dinner, and after the court fights over the brief suspension of CNN yeller Jim Acosta's press pass, it was not going to be a chummy get-together.
On Wednesday’s Hardball, two separate MSNBC panelists suggested that not only did then-candidate Donald Trump’s hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal “[rob] the American people of their right to vote,” but that he was not a “democratically elected” President because of them and possible collusion with the Russians.
Clearly, Inside Politics host John King is someone who prefers sober discussions of the news and not, as many of his CNN colleagues have been complicit in doing, giving attention to folks like Michael Avenatti. After Michael Cohen’s sentencing, King slammed Avenatti on Wednesday for craving “attention” “like a moth to light” and expressed dismay that CNN made him interrupt his panel to air Avenatti’s babbling.
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was in a gleeful mood on Tuesday as a result of the intense political theater that broke out hours earlier in the Oval Office between the House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the President, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, hailing Democrats for “fighting now” against Trump “after two years of holding back.” Also within Tuesday’s show, he blasted Trump as having the body language of a French mime with a sexism problem and compared him to Igor from Young Frankenstein.
Univision’s most recent investigative report, titled “Magnates de Dios" (God’s Moguls), is the latest in a long-standing history of the network's bias against faith-based institutions. Additionally, the series serves to smear a perceived institutional enemy of the network- which is also a part of Univision Investiga’s sordid history.
In a “Let Me Finish” commentary that came from way out in left field, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews ended Thursday’s show with a plea for failed Texas Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rouke to join the 2020 Democratic presidential field, citing his “magic” and comparing him to the late former President, George H. W. Bush.
Years have passed but at long last, Univision appears eager to cover an email scandal that reverberates at the highest levels of government. And all it took was for there to be a Trump attached to it. On Univision's weekly public affairs show, Al Punto, Republican analyst Adolfo Franco does a fine job of redirecting any attempt to spin the Clinton e-mail scandal as being only about the use of personal -mails in the conduct of official government business.
Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos proves, once again, that racialism for its own sake is critical to his worldview, as past statements belie his most recent call for more Hispanic representation in the United States Congress. The call is there, but is it real? What does Ramos really mean?
En una entrevista reciente con el medio español El Intermedio, el presentador senior de Univisión Jorge Ramos habló con completa candidez al revelar su desdén por el segmento numeroso de latinos estadounidenses que votan por republicanos, incluyendo por Donald Trump.
Flying solo with fiancé Mika Brzezinski off ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, fellow co-host and faux Republican Joe Scarborough helmed the Morning Joe ship on Wednesday and opened with a seven-minute, uninterrupted rant against his former friend-turned-President Donald Trump, deeming him an illegitimate President who’s “Nixonian” and “Stalinist” in light of his Khashoggi statement and a report he ordered political enemies investigated.
While not a direct comparison, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews invoked President Trump alongside murderous Iraqi dictator and executed war criminal Saddam Hussein, wondering to former Obama-era U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance if the President “has an escape route” concerning possible legal perils as a result of the Mueller probe.