Jim Pinkerton said many in the media just want to cheerlead for their team and help crush the Republicans while “rooting for the president to succeed.” Judith Miller said the reactions to Obama’s speeches are becoming jsut as predictable as the speeches themselves.
Powers remarked that it’s at the point where “in order to be a liberal, you have to like every stupid idea Barack Obama has.” Cal Thomas quipped that Obama’s biggest contribution to climate change is “recycling old ideas,” while going after Obama for lying a number of times in his State of the Union speech.
Scott then turned to the widespread media coverage of Rubio’s water bottle moment, calling out MSNBC in particular for showing the clip over 150 times. Miller dismissed it as absurd and said the media should have focused on the content of his speech. Thomas said it was more about the media drinking the Kool-Aid than Rubio drinking the water, while Scott and Powers both found it striking that Rubio got more media coverage than Robert Menendez, a Democrat currently caught up in a possible prostitution scandal.