How the Sunday morning network shows became willing Trump enablers

When it comes to the Sunday morning network talk shows, no other influential media platform has done so little to adjust its approach to our radical, untruthful president. Sticking to their staid, deeply respectful format where Republican government officials are treated as perpetual truth-tellers, the Sunday shows remain proudly and utterly oblivious to the seismic…

Meet the Press host disappoints serious journalist Chuck Todd

In late May, President Donald Trump shocked many when he rejected the assessments of his own administration and U.S. allies about recent North Korean violations of United Nations resolutions regarding its ballistic missile program. In response to Trump’s support for the “very smart man” in Pyongyang, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd offered a novel…

Chuck Todd gets his payola

This will be a short diary because — I just can’t. Remember two days ago when people were upset at Chuck Todd when waded in to the whole “concentration camp” pandemonium?” I know it seems like so long ago. Since then we have had a demagogic rally, we almost got in to a World War,…

Sarah Sanders: Trump will let Barr decide whether Comey should be arrested

Baghdad Blob* was on Meet the Press this morning to discuss the week in Trump insanity. Needless to say, this exchange was chilling: CHUCK TODD: Does [Trump] expect criminal charges, does he expect — he’s accused James Comey of treason. Does he expect Jim Comey to be arrested? SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Again, we’re going to let the…

To Republicans: Live by the Subpeona, Die by the Subpeona.

Mr. Bothsiderist — Chuck “Not My Job to Be a Referee” Todd – and several other talking heads have bemoaned the fact of the lack of “bipartisanship” by Democrats during the upcoming House hearings, but yesterday, the Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform proved that they cannot be allowed to play by the old…

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele Compares McConnell to Judas Iscariot.

Yes, you can never trust a Never Trumper, but Michael Steele had a great turn of phrase for Senator Mitch McConnell’s support of Trump’s upcoming declaration of a “national emergency”:  “He has taken his thirty pieces of silver.”  For those who are pagans, muslims, athiests, and others who regularly fell asleep in a christian church,…

When You Have Lost Mr. Bothsiderist Chuck Todd…

It is bad when Mr. Bothsiderist Chuck Todd is spilling the beans on what Trump and Republicans are up to with the government shutdown and tonight’s Trump broadcast.  No transcript on this, but Todd brought this up on his show and All In With Chris Hayes: Trump has no serious plan to reopen the government.  Todd…

What Are You Hearing John Podhoretz?

I know.  I know.  Merlin1963!  STOP WATCHING MTP ON MSNBC!!!  It the BOTHERSIDERIST DEVIL CHUCK TODD! I got home and was making dinner for my elderly Mom, and the TV was already on.  There is not much I can do.  Mom wants to know what that asshole Chuck Todd and his “guests” have to say….

Three stories of media failure

In the Age of Trump, the tidal wave of major news stories is often overwhelming, sometimes drowning even the most informed in a state of cognitive shutdown. Occasionally, though, even seemingly unrelated revelations tell a larger tale whose lessons shouldn’t go unnoticed. So it was this week. As John McCain was laid to rest, news…

Chuck Todd hints at possible Mueller bombshell coming tomorrow

Don’t know what to make of this, and it could be nothing, but for what it’s worth. Via Mediaite: MSNBC’s Chuck Todd issued a warning to the press on Thursday evening regarding the Russia investigation: Don’t miss work tomorrow. Todd’s MTP Daily panel was discussing Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe, and speculating as to when the investigation will wrap up….