Now that Donald Trump stands alone as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, it was only a matter of time. Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos has finally penned his primary postmortem, in which he predictably dumps all over Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, during a discussion of Donald Trump accusing Hillary Clinton of playing the "gender card," host Brooke Baldwin declared that the comment reminded her of Mitt Romney using the words "binders full of women" which she asserted "really hurt him" in the 2012 presidential campaign.
CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson went on to complain, "We often think of women as only having gender. Men have a gender, too," and, after accusing Trump of playing a "gender card" by acting like an "alpha male," she concluded that "men certainly benefit from the gender card, too, and in some ways benefit more because it's more subtle in some ways for men."
On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives by referring to Muslim extremists in Pakistan who want to be able to marry children as "teabaggers" who objected to a "meddling federal government stopping us from marrying children."
On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, host Zakaria used a segment promoting an effort to legalize heroin in Ithaca, New York, as a way to mock Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz's negative comments about "New York values," as the CNN host tagged the effort "a New York value that Ted Cruz would probably hate" and later concluded "Maybe Ithaca's bold proposal -- its New York values -- aren't so bad after all."
In a break from the more traditional post-debate analysis routine, the Fox News Channel chose to award the cast of The Five its sole post-Democratic debate hour on Thursday and, of course, it featured humorous quips from co-host Greg Gutfeld. The quirky Gutfeld opined that, among many spit takes throughout the hour, the debate was more along the lines of a “wild kingdom” instead of “a country bear jamboree” in which “Hillary didn’t just take off her gloves” but “wanted to take off [Bernie Sanders’s] head.”
Chris Matthews couldn’t help himself from stoking the flames of fear against firearms Thursday night after the contentious Democratic debate on CNN. “Everybody walks the streets afraid of getting knocked off. Let’s face it, there's still a lot of violence on the streets even in New York, which is pretty safe,” he exclaimed on MSNBC.
CNN political commentator and former Obama administration official Van Jones offered some rather kind words for socialist Senator Bernie Sanders following Thursday’s CNN Democratic Debate in praising his “extraordinary” “level of integrity” for demanding the need for “Palestinian rights” in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
In the penultimate segment of Thursday’s CNN Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton diverted from the discussion topic about the Supreme Court vacancy to chastise CNN and all of the previous debate hosts for not asking both her and her opponents about the issue of abortion (since it’s an issue that’s such a firm plank of the Democratic Party).
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones slammed former President Bill Clinton from the left for confronting Black Lives Matter protesters over the 1994 crime bill that increased prison sentences for illegal drug convictions.
As Jones praised Hillary Clinton for coming out for changing the 1994 law her husband signed, the liberal commentator then got colorful in referring to the former President as "the big dog" as he asserted that Bill Clinton "made a mess on the carpet" by defending the law.
Early on in what instantly became a heated CNN Democratic Debate on Thursday, co-moderator Dana Bash repeatedly spared with Hillary Clinton over her refusal to release the transcripts of her paid speeches to large Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs and when Clinton ducked her questions, Bash told her that this is “not about the Republicans” she despises.
On Thursday’s The Situation Room, CNN Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin slammed Ted Cruz’s comments about “New York values” as a “derogatory term” about Jews which amounted to nothing more than an “old-fashioned” “anti-semitic trope” from "a hundred years" ago: "He said New York values are about money and they're about the media. That's an anti-semitic trope from a hundred years. It's been around a very long time."
Welcome to the club, Mika: file this one under A Liberal Discovers Media Bias . . . Back in 2012, George Stephanopoulos was somehow permitted to moderate a Republican primary debate, and proceeded to harangue frontrunner Mitt Romney on the arcane matter of the right of states to prohibit contraceptive sales, thus abetting the Dems' "GOP War on Women" narrative. Republicans were rightly outraged.
Now, in an ironic twist, it's the turn of some liberals to doubt Stephanopoulos' ability to serve as an impartial moderator . . . of a Dem debate. On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski repeatedly expressed skepticism at the notion of Steph moderating a debate between Hillary and Bernie Sanders, given that George served as a senior aide to President Clinton and has been a donor to the Clinton Foundation.