Long considered by many on the right side of the aisle as essentially nothing more than the Ministry of Propaganda for the Democratic Party, the same conservatives may have to re-think their take on some of the personalities in establishment media. As the reporters of The Washington Free Beacon (WFB) have penned in a number of different articles, a slew of talking heads at the MSNBC, CNN and NBC News networks are saying things about Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton that very possibly could be mistaken for Republican Party talking points.
The WFB’s David Rutz reported on Aug. 14, 2015, a number of the panelists of the MSNBC program Morning Joe have left little to the imagination in their openly hammering the presumptive Democratic nominee. Never known as leaning right, MSNBC pundit Donny Deutsch came right out and insinuated that people are simply tuning out Hillary Clinton. “I believe Hillary Clinton would be having the same exact set of problems even if this email scandal was not there,” he said. “Her problems are bigger than the email problem. Her problem is I think the American populace has just turned off to her.”
Not alone, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson did say there was a “media fatigue” with Obama’s former Secretary of State. Even the show’s co-hostess Mika Brzezinski, who has clearly stated in the past that she would support Clinton if she’s the Party’s nominee, has also openly hammered away at Clinton regarding her private email server, saying questions still needed to be answered.
“Inside the echo chamber, whatever you want to call it, I think we’re, with Hillary Clinton, still not getting the answers to the email questions which are good questions,” Brzezinski said. “They’re legitimate questions, and the campaigns act like it doesn’t exist and almost treat the American people like they’re stupid.”
Another reporter for the WFB, Daniel Bassali also published on Aug. 14, 2015, that a CNN crew covering Democratic Party faithful at the Iowa State Fair have uncovered that maybe the Clinton campaign is starting to realize that Iowa isn’t the lock they once thought. “I’m not sure. I don’t know,” Becky Danilson said. “As much as I’d like to see a woman in there, definitely … I don’t know about her being the one.”
Danilson wasn’t the only Democrat unsure of who’ll receive their vote. “Some people say ‘I hope Joe Biden jumps in.’ It’ll give a good choice. It’ll give more depth,” John Neiderbach, a member of the Iowa Democratic Party said. “I’m truly undecided.”
David Rutz also filed a separate report on Aug. 14, 2015, regarding NBC reporter and former Democratic Party intern Chuck Todd. When interviewed by Today Show hostess Savannah Guthrie, Todd was asked if their are any cracks in the Clinton machine in the Hawkeye State. Specifically, Guthrie asked “All of this unrest, all of this chatter points to two things. Number one, are Democratic voters dissatisfied with the Hillary Clinton candidacy so far, and secondly, do top Democrats, potential candidates, smell weakness, see problems in that candidacy?”
Perhaps a case of accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative, Todd nonetheless put his best face forward, “I don’t think the Democratic Party rank-and-file is dissatisfied with Hillary Clinton, I think the better way to call it is they’re uninspired by her. You talk to people that are saying they’re for Sanders, and they’ll tell you, Savannah, I’ll vote for Hillary Clinton if she’s the nominee, but they’re not so in love with her that they want to go and caucus for her, that they want to put a bumper sticker on their car or a yard sign in their yard. That’s sort of the disconnect right now, and that’s something Hillary Clinton has to deal with when she comes out to Iowa today.”