How Cable News responded to the State of the Union

How Cable News responded to the State of the Union

How Cable News responded to the State of the Union

After the speech, the deluge – of experts, of course.

Instant hot spots from President Biden’s State of the Union address on Thursday divided mainly along partisan lines in cable news, with Mr. Biden’s on-air supporters praising his energetic delivery, while his usual critics suggested that he sometimes seemed too agitated and resentful.

Here is a sampling of comments from CNN, Fox News and MSNBC:

Dana Bash, chief political correspondent: “They wanted him to be a fighter and, boy, did he put up a fight.”

John King, chief national correspondent: “He came out hitting and swinging from the start.”

Alyssa Farah Griffin, political commentator: “Joe Biden basically had to show up and not follow the days of tonight. And he massively outperformed, just objectively. He has stumbled, he has coughed, and he is prone to certain kinds of stuttering. But he showed energy. “He showed his ability to deliver a long speech.”

Van Jones, political commentator: “I thought he was a remarkable guy, fiery, powerful and vigorous. And I think that gives people a lot of confidence that this guy could go the distance.

Brit Hume, chief political analyst: “There was a lot of stumbling and confusing words and everything else that we have come to associate with it. I don’t think he got away with it at all. I don’t know if anyone sitting at home tonight and looking at this guy would think he was anything other than an angry old man. “I’m not sure that’s the kind of energy that the public would want to see at a time like this in this country.”

Dana Perino, presenter: “I think it was a polarizing and divisive speech, and it was meant to be.”

Harold Ford Jr., co-host of “The Five”: “He brought a lot of vigor, a lot of energy.”

Sean Hannity, host: “He spent most of the night shouting, speeding up his speech and clearly overcompensating for the normal, everyday Joe, who can barely string two sentences together. … Tonight, America saw, let’s say, a very different Joe Biden. I might call him “Jacked-Up Joe.” »

Nicolle Wallace, host: “It was hisHow about apples?‘ speech. …Everyone knows it was a great speech. And everyone knows that if this is the message to be sent over the next eight months, the polls will soon reflect it and it will be a real fight.

Chris Hayes, host: “It exceeded my expectations. “I didn’t think it would be this aggressive, this sharp.”

Joy-Ann Reid, host: “I thought the speech was very ‘caffeinated’. I think Joe Biden woke up this morning, had a cup of coffee and ate his Wheaties. “He was definitely there to fight.”

Lawrence O’Donnell, host: “I’ve never brought so much energy to 10 p.m..”