You Can Barely Tell It’s the Same Trial in Cable Impeachment Coverage
On MSNBC, whose prime-time host is a frequent critic of Mr. Trump, host Chris Hayes on Wednesday praised prosecutors’ use of a “really jaw dropping video”. He said it was “excellent” to “link Trump’s words and actions with violence that tore the seat of American democracy.”
As house managers presented their case on Thursday afternoon, David sconeOne of Mr. Trump’s lawyers appeared on the Fox News show “America Reports with John Roberts and Sandra Smith”. He criticized the presentation as “an entertainment package” and called it “outrageous”.
“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace said on Wednesday as a guest on Martha McCallum’s Fox News show that house managers “did a very effective job.” The next day at Ms. McClum’s show, Hogan Gidley, a former White House deputy secretary, called for efforts by Democrats to deny Mr. Trump’s support for Jan 6 Supporters. 6 “A dirty political ploy and dangerous future of our country” for rioters.
Several guests of Fox News destroyed Democrats’ efforts to win a trust. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said on the Mr. Hainty Show on Wednesday, “Most Republicans make abusive and absurd performances by House managers.”
In his Thursday night monologue, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said he could not fathom that Democrats were “so angry”, noting that President Biden had won the election. “Those crazy-people are crazy, flower-faced, irrational, screaming and threatening,” he said. “It’s bizarre.”
The cable divide had one point of agreement: the hosts’ counsel for the defense. Mr Hannity on Tuesday described the legal team’s performance as “a little mourning” in front of his fellow Fox News host Laura Ingraham, calling it “terrible”.
On Wednesday, Ms Madavo of MSNBC said that Mr. Trump, Bruce L. A lawyer for Kester Jr. said, “A kind of Bart Simpson Foghorn meets the Leghorn routine.” On Thursday, she apologized in reference to the cartoon characters, saying it was “without interruption”, only to say that her Senate floor performance was “disastrous”.
A guest on Newsmax, Brian Darling, former attorney for Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, presented a report card on the opening statements from both sides. House managers received a C-Plus. Trump team a d.