On Tuesday, the second day of the Democratic National Convention, a group of African-American women spoke called The Mothers of the Movement. The women are mothers whose children have been killed by police and gang violence. CNN commentator Van Jones had nothing but praise for mothers on Anderson Cooper 360, “A powerful, powerful, powerful, powerful witness.” “Can you imagine losing your child and then stand before the country with a year later with love and trying to fight for redemption,” Jones pontificated.
Though Dan Rather has been reduced to uploading Facebook videos, don’t think he’s lost his liberal bias. The disgraced ex-CBS News journalist reported live from the 2016 Democratic National Convention and on Tuesday and reminisced about the greatness of Barack Obama. Flashing back to the Democrat’s 2004 debut, he began, “Hello Facebook followers... [Conventions] are pageant. But sometimes, they are, when they achieve moments of pure magic, when somebody makes an address or somebody does something that really cracks through and becomes historic or near historic.”
Right on cue, Tuesday night’s MSNBC coverage of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) heaped effusive praise on a team of Black Lives Matter mothers whose sons died in police-involved shootings as a “profound experience” for those in attendance just eight days after they trashed Patricia Smith over a speech about her son’s death in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack.
On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, Andrea Mitchell trumpeted the "almost universal praise" for Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention. Mitchell played up how Mrs. Obama's words brought "people to tears about her husband's place in American history," and spotlighted how "even an unlikely source, Donald Trump...'thought she did a very good job.'" She later claimed that the address was "speech so compelling, some wonder whether, despite denials, she could become the second first lady to run for office."
Forgoing much of its regularly scheduled segments to cover live the official nomination of Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday night at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), ABC’s World News Tonight repeatedly harped in the most jittery mood possible about the DNC hall being in “tears” at Clinton becoming the first woman to be a major party’s presidential nominee.
If MSNBC journalists last week saw “bloodthirsty” Republican delegates ready to “kill” at the GOP convention, they imagine nothing but love at Hillary Clinton’s crowning. Rachel Maddow on Tuesday hailed the roll call vote as the “best TV in years.” A hyperbolic Chris Matthews blurbed, “Move over, Hitchcock.”
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN political analyst David Gregory inadvertently admitted to living in a liberal social bubble by declaring that he had never met anybody who supports Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall on the border with Mexico -- which the CNN analyst and former NBC anchor derided as a "stupid wall."
Appearing as a panel member on Tuesday's special edition of Inside Politics, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson warned that "a lot of people" believe that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's invocation of "law and order" has a "racist undertone." Moments later, she went on to assert that the election is "all about race in a lot of ways," before backing off slightly by adding that "at least a lot of people think that.
New on July 25: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos helped keep alive the false belief that one-time presidential candidate and segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace was a Republican, not a proud Democrat. On ABC’s This Week, Congressman Keith Ellison asserted: “We do have the worst Republican nominee since George Wallace.” Without offering a correction, host Stephanopoulos moved on to a question to another guest.
As the media swooned over First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention Monday night and applauded her defense of America’s “greatness,” journalists seemed to suffer from collective amnesia as they forgot Mrs. Obama’s controversial revelation that she was “proud” of the country for the “first time” during her husband’s 2008 presidential run.
In a report previewing Bill Clinton’s upcoming address to the Democratic National Convention, on Tuesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Peter Alexander actually alluded to some of the former president’s problems: “As a surrogate, President Bill Clinton, he boasts an incomparable resume – husband, adviser, and past president himself. But he also brings to the table tonight some significant personal and political baggage.”
If you watched Morning Joe on Tuesday, you would think Michelle Obama was the only person who spoke on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Co-host Mika Brzezinski called the First Lady’s remarks “chilling” while Willie Geist hailed it as “the greatest in the history of conventions.” Co-host Joe Scarborough went so far as to say “her optimism and her hope reminded me of Ronald Reagan.”