On Monday, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to decry the relentless media coverage of Donald Trump and point out that it’s crowding out other important stories—making Americans as ignorant about world affairs as the President is assumed to be.
“I do think that we have to acknowledge that there is so much more happening in the world than Donald Trump, and we in the media are essentially all Trump all the time,” Kristof said. The columnist pointed out that Trump is mocked as parochial—at the same time that the media fails to cover issues of international and domestic importance. “That can also be said about us,” Kristof concludes.
Fox News’ The Five played Kristof’s admission but reached a strikingly different conclusion—and lost track of HUD secretary Ben Carson in the process.
“The Washington press corps focuses way too much attention on the White House to the exclusion of all the different federal agencies. You never hear anything about the energy department, … we might as well not even have one,” co- host Dana Perino.
“Or Ben Carson, where is he?” Greg Gutfield interjects.
Carson drew scrutiny in April when it was found his office ordered over $100,000 in new office furniture.
WATCH: AOC dunks on GOP for ‘beclowning themselves’ during Trump’s impeachment
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted her Republican colleagues on national TV on Friday.
Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, is the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. She was interviewed on MSNBC's "All In" by anchor Chris Hayes.
"Midway through today's impeachment inquiry, the president was accused of witness tampering," Hayes noted. "One of the sharpest rejoinders came from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."
The host read her tweet to the live studio audience.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 15, 2019
‘The worst day of the presidency so far for Donald Trump’: Advisor to four presidents
President Donald Trump has not had a worse day in office than he suffered on Friday, according to a top former White House advisor.
David Gergen served in the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He was interviewed Friday night by CNN's Anderson Cooper.
"If you are looking to throw somebody under the bus, Gordon Sondland would probably be a prime candidate to be next in line to be thrown under the bus," Cooper said.
"I think the president will wait patiently to see what he says and then decide," Gergen replied.
He then offered his analysis of the situation.
Chris Hayes breaks down the ‘busy day in the criminal chronicles of one President Donald J. Trump’
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes connected the dots between all of the bombshell news that was reported Friday in the impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump.
"Good God, today has been ten days and this week has been ten weeks," Hayes said. "And there are a million things happening at once."
"Just in the past couple of hours, for instance, we just got this incredibly incriminating and damning behind closed doors testimony from a U.S. foreign service officer that was still supposed to be kind of like the B-story today, the sideshow," he explained. "It's a guy who works in the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, a guy named David Holmes. He testified behind closed doors that he could hear president Trump talking on the phone to the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union who was an inaugural donor, and they were in a restaurant in Kiev and the president was shouting so loudly on the phone that [Gordon] Sondland had to hold the phone away from his ear because it was hurting his eardrum, so then everyone could hear."