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Tapper Trashes Trump for Downplaying Virus, But CNN Did It Too
March 26th, 2020 2:52 PM
On Wednesday afternoon’s The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper trashed President Trump for “downplaying” the coronavirus’s infection rate, one month ago, before it had spread rapidly in the country. Despite the media doing the very same thing, Tapper suggested that the president alone was responsible for projecting a “false sense of security” and causing people to not take the virus seriously.
MSNBC Invites Biden Operative to Boast How He'd Handle Coronavirus
March 24th, 2020 12:19 PM
During the 9am hour of MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle brought on a favorite cable news guest as of late, Ron Klain, the former ebola czar for President Obama, former aide to President Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as now an adviser to Biden’s presidential campaign, to trash this administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ruhle repeatedly compared the Obama…
MSNBC Guest STORMS Off; ‘Don’t Have Time to Listen to B*******’
March 19th, 2020 6:14 PM
As our friend Emily Jashinsky with The Federalist and others have chronicled and tweeted, MSNBC Live with Katy Tur briefly flew off the rails Thursday when former Obama officials Craig Fugate and Andy Slavitt found themselves at odds over how local, state, and federal governments should respond to the coronavirus when Fugate stormed off because he didn’t “have time to listen to bullshit people.”
MSNBC Touts Coronavirus as ‘Gift’ for Biden
March 12th, 2020 5:08 PM
On Thursday morning, while previewing an upcoming speech from former Vice President Joe Biden on coronavirus, MSNBC correspondent Mike Memoli gushed that the global pandemic and Trump administration response would “gift wrap” a political “opportunity” for the Democratic frontrunner.
‘Unconscionable’; MSNBC Pans Trump on Coronavirus as ‘Failure’
March 12th, 2020 7:45 AM
Even after the first reactions Wednesday night to President Trump’s address over the coronavirus, MSNBC pundits Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, and guest/former Biden aide/Ebola czar Ron Klain continued to attack Trump administration as a “failure of leadership,” having acted in an “absolutely unconscionable” way by not having widespread testing, and engaging in “politically convenient…
MSNBC TRASHES Trump's Virus Speech as ‘Strange,’ ‘Weird,’ ‘Worrying’
March 11th, 2020 11:13 PM
Predictably, MSNBC reacted to President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night address on the coronavirus with scorn, venom, vitriol, and downright fear that the Trump administration isn’t looking out for the safety of the American public. In various points throughout the first segment, the speech was panned as a “distraction,” “strange,” “weird,” “worrying,” and mocked as poorly delivered.
NY Times on Pandemics: Pence's 'Trumpvirus' vs. That Brain Ron Klain
February 29th, 2020 4:07 PM
There is the coronavirus. A genuine problem. Life and death. And what is the response from The New York Times? Not to mention the Democrats? (But I repeat myself.) Play politics! Use a deadly serious, life or death moment to smear the president and mock his vice president.
NYT: Pence 'No Training or Expertise' vs. Obama's Confident Ebola Czar
February 28th, 2020 6:26 PM
Continuing to politicize the coronavirus, the New York Times Abby Goodnough on Friday attacked President Trump putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the coronavirus task force in “Trump Said Pence Had ‘Talent’ on Health Policy. A Review of His Record.” Compare Goodnough’s instant hostility to Pence, with the hosannas that greeted Ron Klain, political operative, as Obama’s Ebola czar: "…
Enraged Nicolle Wallace: Let's March on Immigrant-Detention Facilities
July 12th, 2019 7:19 AM
With her outburst on Thursday, Nicolle Wallace has cemented her position as MSNBC's most virulent Trump hater. The former McCain campaign aide literally makes Rachel Maddow look, in comparison, like the voice of sweet reason. On her MSNBC show this afternoon, an enraged Wallace, after throwing her notes in the air in anger, demanded to know, regarding President Trump's immigration policies: "…
Ingraham, Guests Eviscerate Press on Using Bush Passing to Trash Trump
December 4th, 2018 9:59 PM
Monday’s Ingraham Angle began with quite the takedown of the liberal media for the insistence on the part of many that tributes for the late former President George H. W. Bush include condemnations of the current President. Host Laura Ingraham succinctly defined the media bias term sudden respect near the end of the segment: “They embrace a Republican in death but don’t treat them fairly in life…
Stoddard: Under Trump, Republicans Like Children of Alcoholic Parent
December 3rd, 2018 3:55 PM
Amid coverage of the death of former President George H.W. Bush, early Monday afternoon, an MSNBC panel spent more time mourning the state of the Republican Party under President Trump than remembering the 41st president. The discussion took a particularly disturbing turn when RealClearPolitics Associate Editor A.B. Stoddard compared the GOP to children of an alcoholic parent.
MSNBC Kavanaugh Coverage: 27 Guests, ZERO Conservatives
July 10th, 2018 3:02 PM
On Monday night, MSNBC prime-time shows spent the vast majority of their time discussing President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. Of the 27 guests which appeared over the four-hour block from 8:00 p.m. to midnight ET, not a single conservative was given time to speak about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
MSNBC Ignores Positive GOP Primary Performance, Spells Doom
June 7th, 2018 3:14 PM
In a segment on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday night, host O’Donnell and guest Ron Klain, former senior Obama aide, wrote the eulogy for the Republican Party in California. Narrowly focusing on Tuesday's Senate primary in which incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein was the heavy favorite, the GOP was described as being “wiped out” and Feinstein’s predictable victory as nothing…
MSNBC: Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff Demands ‘Basic Ethical Behavior'
February 14th, 2018 3:34 PM
In yet another case of incredible tone-deafness on Wednesday, MSNBC brought on one more Bill Clinton White House staffer to lecture the Trump White House on how to properly handle a member of an administration being accused of abusive behavior toward women. In a softball exchange with anchor Hallie Jackson, Clinton’s former Chief of Staff Mack McLarty had the audacity to scold the Trump team for…