Just two months after showering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with praise for rebuking the "child President" Trump, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell devoted another opening monologue to praising the Speaker; this time for her exchange with James Rosen. O'Donnell began by proclaiming "I'm not someone who's been tracking amazing things done by Nancy Pelosi over the years; but this year, she has really had a year." O'Donnell himself compared Pelosi's confrontation of Rosen to "that electrifying moment in the White House when she stood up to President Trump in the cabinet room." O'Donnell's MSNBC colleague Rachel Maddow agreed with his analysis: "as a Catholic, seeing her invoke her Catholic faith in that moment at the apex of that confrontation was sort of a heart-stopping thing." O'Donnell also praised Pelosi for seizing the moment "as dramatically as any fiction writer could have provided for any fictional politician in a movie scene." Shortly before playing a clip of the confrontation between Pelosi and Rosen, O'Donnell described the Sinclair reporter as someone "who spent almost as much time working at Fox News as disgraced sexual predator Bill O'Reilly" and trashed his current employer as "a much less prominent, right-wing, so-called news organization." After the clip concluded, O'Donnell remarked that Rosen "cowered...after she crushed him in front of every other Capitol Hill reporter and now the millions of people who have watched James Rosen get crushed in that video." Towards the end of the monologue, O'Donnell praised Pelosi for "standing up against hatred as her Catholic religion has taught her to do since she was a little girl" and salivated over her "multidimensional" bursts of "eloquent moral indignation."