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  • Jeb Bush: Temporary Muslim Ban 'Horrific,' Illegal Immigration 'Act of Love'

    02/10/2016 3:20:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/16 | JOHN NOLTE
    Everything wrong with Jeb Bush can be summed up in his approach to border security and American sovereignty. As we all now know, the former Florida governor considers illegal immigration an "act of love" on the part of the illegal immigrant sneaking into America illegally. Wednesday morning on "Morning Joe," after barely getting out of New Hampshire alive, Bush repeatedly described frontrunner Donald Trump's proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims as "horrific." You don't have to agree with the idea of Trump's temporary ban to see the benefits of such a thing, or why two-thirds of Republican voters in a...
  • Hillary 'Lavished Praise on Wall Street--You Guys Pillar of Economy'

    02/10/2016 6:50:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yesterday, Politico reported that in a Wall Street speech, Hillary sounded more like "a Goldman Sachs managing director." Today, Bloomberg's Josh Green quoted a financial CEO who attended another Clinton speech as saying Hillary "lavished praise on Wall Street, said you guys are the pillar of our economy." Ruh-roh: how will the increasingly left-wing Dem electorate react to that? GOP strategist Steve Schmidt subsequently said that release of the speech transcripts could be "fatal" for Clinton's campaign. Happy day after New Hampshire, Hillary! The MSM is not eager to sink Clinton. But the drip, drip, drip of these stories about...
  • MSNBC Host Tees Off on Feminists Who Support Hillary Clinton but Not Monica Lewinsky

    02/08/2016 8:43:12 AM PST · by McGruff · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 8, 2015 | Mike Opelka
    Recent controversial statements from feminist icon Gloria Steinem and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright sparked MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to unleash a rant against feminists who did not stand up for people like Monica Lewinsky. The "Morning Joe" panel was discussing a recent statement Steinem made on Bill Maher's HBO show (and her subsequent apology posted on Facebook) about young women who follow Bernie Sanders and Albright's warning of a "special place in hell" for women who do not help other women. Scarborough began his rant with the question, "Where were these women in 1998 when a young 22-yr-old intern...
  • Trump: Jeb Is "A Stiff Who You Wouldn't Hire In Private Enterprise"

    02/08/2016 7:59:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump reacted to an attack on the him from his opponent former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) earlier in the show.
  • Morning Joe: Bill Clinton's 'Hatchet' Job on Bernie 'Painful,' Cringe-worthy

    02/08/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bill Clinton has lost his fastball. That's an emerging theme from this campaign season, and it was on glaring display on today's Morning Joe. Introducing a clip of Clinton [dressed like a lumberjack] attacking Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Mika Brzezinski said the ex-prez had picked up the "hatchet"--not a good image for a would-be statesman. After the clip aired, Joe Scarborough called it "painful." Mike Barnicle said it was a "cringe" moment, with Chuck Todd seconding the assessment. View the video here.
  • Trump: In Iowa, 'I Sort of Just Went Through the Motions'

    02/03/2016 4:48:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 136 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Donald Trump normally projects the image of a guy with only one gear: warp drive. But on today's Morning Joe, Trump made an interesting admission, saying that in Iowa, "I sort of went through the motions a little bit." According to Trump, he went less than flat-out in the Hawkeye State because he had been told he couldn't win, until a poll at the very end of the campaign indicated that he could. Note: there was an odd moment at the very beginning of the phone interview. When Mika Brzezinski began by asking "let's talk about Iowa. What happened?" there...
  • Chris Matthews Changes Election Prediction in Just Over a Minute

    02/01/2016 1:59:50 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 1, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you want Chris Matthews to change his mind, just wait a minute. In just over a minute on Morning Joe today, Matthews changed his election prediction from agreeing with Joe Scarborough that Trump would win and that Bernie Sanders would squeak out a victory to changing his prediction to a win by Hillary Clinton. However, the most fascinating part of his quick change of prediction was his frozen face when put on the spot by Scarborough as weird undulations played out over the surface. A body language expert could have a field day analyzing what was going through the...
  • ‘Morning Joe’ panel discloses Clinton email scandal as far worse than ‘public knows’

    01/30/2016 2:18:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 1/29/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    **SNIP** "All of our sources high up are telling us... that this investigation is far more advanced than we the public knows," Scarborough said, before asking the panelists what information they're getting. "Well, there are three things that people are keying off of. First of all, there are a lot of chatter amongst FBI agents, many of whom have never been big fans of the Clintons. But a lot of FBI agents seem to be saying something is happening here," Bloomberg News analyst Mark Halperin said. "Second is from a legal point of view, you look at the recent developments...
  • Other Candidates May Join Donald Trump Away From Debate

    01/28/2016 4:07:56 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 January 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Mike Huckabee with his wife Janet, left, before an event in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Wednesday. DES MOINES - Donald J. Trump may have some company from other candidates at his counterprogramming event here on Thursday night during the Fox News-hosted Republican presidential campaign debate. In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday morning, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said that he had heard from other candidates “proactively” about attending the event that Mr. Trump will hold at Drake University at the same time as the debate. Mr. Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that he would skip the final...
  • Donald Trump: I’ve always had good relationships with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid

    01/26/2016 8:01:46 AM PST · by agrarianlady · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/2016 | David Sherfinski
    "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem," Mr. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "[Harry] Reid's going to be gone. I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately obviously I haven't been dealing with him, so he'll use my name as the ultimate ... of the billionaires in terms of people you don't want." "But I've always had a great relationship with Harry Reid," Mr. Trump said. "Frankly, if I weren't running for office, I'd be able to deal with [Pelosi], I'd be able to deal with Reid -- I'd be...
  • Heilemann, Wallace Rip National Review's 'Against Trump': Helps Trump, Stupid

    01/22/2016 5:36:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    National Review was created by the great William F. Buckley, Jr., the brilliant pioneer of the modern conservative movement. Throughout the current presidential campaign season, NR has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump, whose conservatism it views with, to say the least, skepticism. And so it was entirely consistent for NR to publish "Against Trump," a special edition appearing today that assembles essays by an array of leading conservatives, including our own L. Brent Bozell. That said, "Against Trump" came in for a barrage of criticism on today's Morning Joe. John Heilemann called it an "in-kind contribution" to Trump,...
  • Scarborough: For Anyone But Trump, ‘The Mainstream Media Would Have Called This Race’ [VIDEO]

    01/19/2016 9:00:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/2016 | Steve Guest
    MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough said Tuesday that if any other candidate had the lead that Donald Trump has, "the mainstream media would have called this race over." Scarborough told the panel that the race is coming down to "who can get the wild card berth for the playoffs. The fact is, Donald Trump is so far ahead in every one of these polls. Massively ahead." Bloomberg's Mark Halperin interjected that Trump is the "number one seed." "Let's just state the obvious," Scarborough said. Trump is "the number one seed. Number one, undefeated. Let's just state the obvious. If...
  • Robert Gates Carpet Bombs the Presidential Field!

    01/19/2016 7:03:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow! That was Mika Brzezinski's repeated reaction to Robert Gates' amazingly frank take on the presidential field. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, the former Defense Secretary shot down all contenders mentioned, dumped on two who have not yet entered the race, and retroactively knocked President Obama for always thinking he was the smartest guy in the room. Here was Gates' rap on various candidates: Ted Cruz: people proposing carpet bombing "don't know what they're talking about." Joe Biden: "I don't think so." Donald Trump: "if you have never beeen in government, your ability to make the government work is going...
  • Kerry: "The World Is Safer Today"

    01/18/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that despite all of Iran’s saber-rattling in the wake of it’s deal to curb its nuclear intentions, the world is still safer as a result of the deal.
  • Gov. Cuomo's Birther Shot at Cruz: America Doesn't Just Welcome 'People From Canada'

    01/15/2016 6:50:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 94 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ted Cruz: undocumented Canadian candidate? Andrew Cuomo didn't quite go quite that far, but the New York governor surely took a birther shot at Cruz during his appearance on today's Morning Joe. Invited on to comment on Cruz's claim that Donald Trump represents "New York values," New York Governor Cuomo said: "You think the sign says only people from Canada that happen to come from Spanish-Irish descent? We said everyone is welcome." View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Hails Haley's Attack on 'Angriest Voices': 'Star/Great/Welcome to Big Stage'

    01/13/2016 5:03:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Here at NewsBusters, one of our classification categories under Media Bias is "Sudden Respect." The notion is that all a Republican has to do to win praise from the MSM is to bash fellow Republicans or conservatives. There was a perfect illustration of the phenomenon on today's Morning Joe. In her Republican response to the SOTU, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley counseled Republicans to reject "the siren call of the angriest voices" and urged "welcoming immigrants regardless of race or religion." The shots at Donald Trump and to some extent at Ted Cruz were unmistakeable. Morning Joe loved it. "Welcome...
  • 'Their Skin Is Crawling': Mika Says MSM Can't Be Objective About Trump

    01/04/2016 5:37:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski has let the cat out of the MSM bag. On today's Morning Joe, Mika admitted that the press corps covering Donald Trump can't be objective about him: "it's like their skin is crawling." Brzezinski said reporters "ooze with a lack of objectivity" when covering Trump, adding "you can sort of see it in their kind of like smiling, sort of slyly and uncomfortably and almost snarkily while they're reporting on his rallies." Of course, what is true about MSM coverage of Trump has been true of the way the liberal media covered many Republicans. Does anyone think, for...
  • Politico Reports Leaked Audio ‘Could Mean Trouble’ for Ted Cruz — Watch How Even MSNBC...

    12/23/2015 11:19:33 AM PST · by Isara · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 23, 2015 | Chris Enloe
    Politico Reports Leaked Audio 'Could Mean Trouble' for Ted Cruz - Watch How Even MSNBC Panel Reacts to That Assertion Politico released a report Wednesday morning of more leaked audio from a Ted Cruz Manhattan fundraiser earlier in December, this time of an exchange between Cruz and a donor on the subject of same-sex marriage, but even MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panel questioned the report’s potential implications.The alleged dispute: Cruz said following this summer’s Supreme Court ruling that gay marriage would be “front and center” in his 2016 campaign. But in his luncheon with Manhattan donors, Cruz softened his tone, saying...
  • Scarborough Accuses Kristol: 'You're Trying to Cover Your A--' About Trump

    10/22/2015 6:09:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were among the first in the media, going back months, to take Donald Trump seriously. In contrast, Bill Kristol had repeatedly declared that we had reached "peak Trump," only to find The Donald confoundingly continuing to climb in the polls. Things boiled over on today's Morning Joe. Despite a fresh poll showing Trump with an astounding 48% of GOP voters in Massachusetts, Kristol blithely declared that Trump "is not going to be the nominee." That elicited sarcastic laughter from Scarborough, who shot back "we can show you clip after clip after clip after clip of...
  • Bill Kristol: Trump Has Peaked, Won't Win Iowa

    12/21/2015 9:19:47 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Dec 10 2015 | Morning Joe
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol appears on Thursday's Morning Joe to talk about the Republican presidential primary race and candidate Donald Trump. Kristol said Trump supporters don't "think about the implications" of what the candidate is saying. "People I respect think Trump has peaked, that a lot of people are intrigued by Trump," Kristol said causing host Joe Scarborough to break out in laughter. "You can laugh," Kristol told Scarborough. "He's not going to win Iowa. He'll run third."
  • Trump Brushes Off Putin’s Alleged Killing Of Journalists

    12/19/2015 1:03:17 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 154 replies
    time.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Trump Brushes Off Putin’s Alleged Killing Of Journalists Zeke J Miller @ZekeJMiller Dec. 18, 2015 Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump brushed off well-documented allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin has had political opponents and journalists killed, following praise from the Russian leader for his presidential campaign. In an interview with “Morning Joe” Friday, Trump said he was pleased to be praised by Putin. “Sure, when people call you brilliant it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia,” he said.” Putin had called Trump “bright and talented” and all-but-endorsed his campaign this week. But when host Joe Scarborough raised...
  • Morning Joe Gushes Over Graham for Ripping Republicans on Muslim Rhetoric

    12/16/2015 5:50:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When tagging items at NewsBusters, one of our Media Bias sub-categories is "Sudden Respect." The notion is that to win the affection of the MSM, all a Republican or conservative has to do is to turn against members or positions of his party. A great illustration of the phenomenon comes from today's Morning Joe. During last night's undercard debate, Lindsey Graham repeatedly ripped fellow Republicans for their rhetoric on Muslims, at one point even apologizing to Muslims for Donald Trump's comments. And that of course caused a collective GrahamBasm by the Morning Joe crew. Mike Barnicle called Graham "fantastic," Nicolle...
  • Purged! Morning Joe Drops Ted Cruz from Vegas Debate Image

    12/15/2015 4:33:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ted Cruz: MSNBC's modern-day version of Nikolai Yezhov! Yezhov was the head of Stalin's secret police who fell into disfavor and was executed during a purge. A photo of him standing next to Stalin was famously airbrushed to remove his image. And so we come to today's Morning Joe, which displayed an image of tonight's Vegas debate stage. Photos of all the candidates appear at their assigned slots. With one exception. Ted Cruz is nowhere to be found! Simple mistake . . . or diabolical left-wing media plot to purge the #2 Republican contender? The truth is out there! View...
  • Scarborough On GOP Primary: We Now Have A Two-Person Race

    12/14/2015 8:16:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough explained why he now see the 2016 Republican presidential primary battle to now be between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). .
  • Montel Williams: I understand Trump’s popularity

    12/11/2015 9:46:25 PM PST · by entropy12 · 61 replies
    TheHill ^ | December 09, 2015 | By Mark Hensch
    Television personality Montel Williams said Wednesday that it would be insanity to bet against Donald Trump winning the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016. If anybody doesn’t think he’s going to get the nomination, you’re crazy, he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Williams said pundits keep predicting that Trump will flame out despite his soaring poll numbers, and they've so far been wrong. So we can keep playing like in a couple months this is going to change, he added. It’s not. He’s galvanized a group of people who ... don’t have college degrees [and] they normally don’t vote. What happens...
  • Ted Cruz slams WSJ for negative editorial

    12/10/2015 6:28:17 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Nick Gass
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz laid into The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, remarking upon its support for amnesty that it should change its "header to the Marco Rubio for President Newspaper" for the next three months.In an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" taped Wednesday and aired in segments Thursday morning, co-host Joe Scarborough brought up a Dec. 2 editorial in which The Wall Street Journal called out his positions on Syria and his opposition of the bulk collection of phone metadata by the National Security Agency."Mr. Cruz's Syria and NSA gambits seem intended to signal to Rand Paul...
  • Trump was on ‘Morning Joe’ on Tuesday. It didn’t go so well. (He won't play their game.)

    12/09/2015 6:16:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington (com)Post ^ | 12/08/2015 | Callum Borchers
    Fed up with the Republican front-runner’s attempts to commandeer an interview for his own talking points, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough simply dumped Trump and went to commercial break Tuesday. This followed a Monday-night declaration by Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington that “we are no longer entertained” by Trump’s candidacy. She suggested HuffPo will toughen its coverage of the real estate mogul going forward.
  • Scarborough: Megyn Kelly 'Vicious,' Attacked Trump 'Like Rachel Maddow'

    12/01/2015 7:05:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 95 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Here at NewsBusters, we usually reserve popcorn-popping for times when Democrats are scrapping among themselves. But in this strange political season, it looks like we could be in for some Orville Redenbacher moments among Republicans, too. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough mentioned having watched some of Megyn Kelly's Fox News show last night and that Kelly was "vicious" in going after Donald Trump. In the unkindest cut of all, Scarborough said Kelly "sounded like Rachel Maddow." View the video of Scarborough's statement, followed by clips from last night's Kelly File. You'll see that Megyn doesn't crack the slightest smile...
  • When Obama Loses Mika's Daughter . . .

    12/07/2015 4:48:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Given the Morning Joe reviews, if President Obama's terrorism speech were a Broadway show, it would have closed after one night. From Richard Haass to Richard Engel, Joe Scarborough to Willie Geist, the prez's performance was universally panned. And in the cruelest comment of all, Mika Brzezinski reported that "I watched it with my youngest daughter who's very, very interested and we were waiting for the address, and sat together and watched. And when he was finished she got up and left. She goes: I don't really know what the point of that was." Mr. President, when you've lost Mika's...
  • Nicolle Wallace Accuses Trump Supporters of 'Sinister Sentiments'

    12/02/2015 4:21:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Nicolle Wallace wants to attack Donald Trump, there's nothing wrong with that. And the way she "pre-tweeted" Trump's counter-attack on her, saying she was too stupid to keep her job at The View, was actually pretty witty. But on today's Morning Joe, Wallace made a bad mistake. Rather than focusing her fire on Trump, she attacked the millions of decent Americans who support him. According to Wallace, Trump is "tapping into the most sinister sentiments in the country." Joe Scarborough pushed back, pointing out that Wallace's own father is an avid Trump fan. "My father is listening to his...
  • Scarborough: Obama in 'Bubble,' Sees ISIS as Just 'Guys With Guns and Good Social Media'

    11/23/2015 6:38:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman was a guy "out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine." President Obama sees ISIS as Willy's bad mirror image, dismissing the terror group as guys with "conventional weapons and good social media." On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough blasted Obama's dangerous insouciance, calling it "staggering to our allies. It is staggering to people like Frank Bruni, a liberal columnist. It is staggering to Diane Feinstein, liberal Democrats. It is staggering to the world. The president's in a bubble by himself, saying that these are just bad guys with guns...
  • Mohyeldin: 'Important to Emphasize We Don't Know Identity' of Mali Terrorists

    11/20/2015 4:28:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe with coverage of the unfolding terror attack in Mali, and promptly turned to Ayman Mohyeldin for a report. The very first words out of Mohyeldin's mouth were "it's important to emphasize we still don't know the identity of these gunmen who have taken the hotel hostage." Great point, Ayman. I mean, sure, they were yelling Allah Akhbar, and released hostages who could recite passages from the Koran. But can anyone prove they're not a bunch of Yale frat boys on early Spring Break wearing hideously inappropriate Halloween costumes? Or perhaps some insufficiently sensitive Mizzou...
  • Halperin: Kerry 'Tired' When Speaking of 'Legitimacy' of Charlie Hebdo Attack

    11/18/2015 4:35:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Suggestion for John Kerry: if traveling makes you so tired that you say things undermining the war against radical Islamic terrorism, stay home on Nantucket and conduct your diplomacy by Skype . . . On today's Morning Joe, here's how Mark Halperin explained Kerry's despicable statement about the "legitimacy" and "rationale" of the Charlie Hebdo attacks: "Secretary Kerry has a history when he's tired in particular after he hurtles around the world of speaking imprecisely." Was Kerry speaking "imprecisely"—or did he let the truth slip of precisely how he and President Obama really feel? View the video here.
  • Margaret Carlson: Maybe Potential Terrorists Will Americanize and Not Carry Out Plots

    11/18/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's been a lot of arrant nonsense spoken since the Paris attacks, but Margaret Carlson's might just take the cake . . . On today's Morning Joe, Bloomberg columnist Carlson suggested that because the US is better than Europe at assimilation, potential terrorists sneaking into our country might not carry out their plots. Said Carlson: "maybe they become Americanized, maybe the anger goes away. Maybe what they snuck in to do they're not going to do because we do have an acceptance of these people." Great point, Margaret. If only we'd had a little longer to hug it out with...
  • Mika: Ben Carson 'Doesn't Sound Completely Connected With Everything'

    11/12/2015 4:45:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski said of Ben Carson "I want to be very careful with my words, but he just doesn't sound completely connected with everything." Judging from her halting cadence, Mika clearly seemed to realize that she was treading on some very controversial mental-health ground. The lead-in to her "connected" comment was her observation "he tried to kill his mother for God's sake! . . . we have been listening to this man talk in a flat monotone tone about taking a hammer to his mother's head." View the video here.
  • Scarborough: Does 'Quirky' Carson with 'Crazy' Theory Have 'Character' to be President?

    11/06/2015 4:16:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough's critique of Ben Carson goes way beyond policy differences. Scarborough questions whether Carson has the "character" to be president. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough twice suggested Carson was "quirky" and said his theory on the pyramids is "crazy." Scarborough suggestively asked whether Carson "has the temperament, whether he has the character to be President of the United States?" View the video here.
  • Scarborough Thanks MSNBC Boss for Booting Liberal Hosts

    08/27/2015 5:23:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The morning after Al Sharpton was booted to the Sunday morning desert from his evening show, and not long after Ed Schultz and Alex Wagner were relieved of their hosting duties, Joe Scarborough has profusely thanked NBC News honcho Andrew Lack for making those changes. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough was discussing stunning poll results in which the first word that came to voters' minds about Hillary was "liar." Asked what was the worst thing said about him in such polling, Scarborough said "he works for MSNBC was always the worst." But Joe then added, his hands steepled in a...
  • Scarborough: Media Bias Worst On Issue of Abortion

    07/31/2015 6:32:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough chose to couch his criticism in exculpatory explanation, claiming that reporters "try to be as fair as possible" and that their bias is "unintended." But Scarborough's bottom line was still this: that media bias is at its worst when it comes to the issue of abortion. Speaking on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took his critique a significant step further, asserting that if a conservative group were caught doing what Planned Parenthood has done, "there would be indictments already going down." View the video here.
  • Was That Bernie Blasting Corporate Welfare? Nope. Koch.

    11/03/2015 7:03:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who said it? "Get rid of all this corporatism, this corporate welfare . . . I would love to have the government stop this corporate welfare--that's what I want . . . This is a huge racket that's wrecking the country." Did you guess Bernie Sanders? Probably not because you read the headline. Yet no one could be blamed for thinking it was Sanders. But indeed, it was Charles Koch, who said it in an interview with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski that aired on today's Morning Joe. Charles Koch--one of the infamous Koch brothers that the MSM and Dems...
  • Scarborough: Biased Debate Moderators Haven't Been Problem in the Past

    10/30/2015 5:43:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When this NewsBuster began preparing today's item, the focus was going to be on Joe Scarborough's statement on today's Morning Joe that "90% of the people in our business vote for Democrats and Democratic primaries." Not that it was something we didn't already know [though query whether even 10% of MSMers are Republicans], but refreshing to hear it so starkly stated. But preparing the video clip, something more stunning emerged. Scarborough actually suggested that the problem of biased debate moderators is something new: "this is not something we've had a problem with in the past." Say what? Do the names...
  • Scarborough: My Best Friends in Washington are Liberal Dems Like Maxine Waters

    10/23/2015 5:43:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about politics making strange bedfellows . . . Joe Scarborough has said that when he goes back to Washington, DC, his "best friends" are "liberal Democrats." The one person Scarborough singled out to illustrate this was Maxine Waters, mentioning that he hugs her on the House floor. Scarborough's statement came during a pre-recorded New Hampshire town hall with John Kasich that aired on today's Morning Joe. I wish Scarborough had explained why his best friends are liberal Democrats rather than any of the 247 Republicans in the House. Maxine Waters, really? The woman who called George W. a "liar"...
  • Heilemann: Wouldn't Believe Biden if He Called to Say He's Getting in at Noon

    10/20/2015 6:10:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Basta: enough already! It's not that John Heilemann thinks Joe Biden is a liar, it's just that he's not convinced that Biden knows his own mind yet. And so it was that on today's Morning Joe, Heilemann declared "if he called me this morning and said I'm going to get in today at noon, I wouldn't believe him because I think there's a chance that by noon he'd change his mind." Heilemann used two words with rhyming Middle English endings to describe Biden's charged emotional state: fraught and wrought. View the video here.
  • Ben Carson's Holocaust theory prompts outcry from Jewish groups

    10/10/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 114 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    Jewish groups and Holocaust scholars say Ben Carsons claims that Nazi gun control laws contributed to the Holocaust are offensive and inaccurate, but Carson is not backing down. . The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which was founded to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice, derided Carsons theory which he first raised in his new book A Perfect Union as historically inaccurate. . But the ADL wasnt the only major organization to weigh in: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also took issue with Carsons decision to inject his claims into Americas gun debate.
  • Scarborough:"I'm Not Being An Elitist When I Say Ben Carson Is Not Qualified To Be President"

    10/08/2015 8:29:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBCs Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough railed against Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carsons candidacy and warned that despite the content of Carsons character, he isnt qualified to be president.
  • Scarborough: People Like Carson in Over Their Head on School Boards

    10/08/2015 5:37:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For weeks now, Joe Scarborough has been expressing befuddlement over Ben Carson's appeal. It boiled over on today's Morning Joe, as Scarborough went on an extended anti-Carson rant. Scarborough unleashed after clips were played from town halls in Iowa and New Hampshire in which Republican voters expressed strong support for the notion of Carson as a qualified president. Calling Carson unqualified to be president, Joe railed: "I've seen people like Carson on school boards who got into trouble because they were in "over their heads." View the video here.
  • Willie Geist: More Laws Won't Stop Bad Guys from Getting Guns

    10/06/2015 4:57:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A week ago, we noted thatnegating Nicolle Wallace's notion that the woman who aided the New York prison break shouldn't do any time herselfWillie Geist observed "you can't help convicted murderers escape from jail." An NB reader remarked: "I get the sense that Willie Geist is a good guy trapped inside the leftwing matrix." Far be it from us to cause workplace problems for Willie by praising him too much, but Geist was at it again on today's Morning Joe, this time making some common sense remarks on gun control. After Eugene Robinson praised Australia's "very serious" gun control laws,...
  • Hillary's Claim McCarthy Benghazi Comments 'Deeply Distressing' Makes Morning Joe Laugh

    10/01/2015 5:21:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was Hillary Clinton, telling Al Sharpton of all people that she found Kevin McCarthy's comments about the Benghazi hearings "deeply distressing." That was too much for the Morning Joe panel, which just had to laugh. As John Heilemann put it, far from being distressed, Hillary surely sees McCarthy's commentsimplying a political motive behind the hearingsas a Christmas and birthday gift wrapped into one that sent her "skipping through the park. View the video here.
  • CapehartWoman Tweeted Me: Thanks to Planned Parenthood I'm Still Alive

    09/30/2015 4:11:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did the tragic irony of his statement not strike Jonathan Capehart? On today's Morning Joe, after disclosing that he could not bear to watch the Planned Parenthood videos, Washington Post editor Capehart expressed opposition to cutting off all funding for it. Arguing that "they do so many other things providing health care to women," Capehart continued "on my Twitter feed yesterday there was a woman who tweeted at me and said thanks to Planned Parenthood I'm still alive." Jonathan, have you given any thought to the six million people who will never be able to tweet you because their lives...
  • Donald Trump just got the endorsement of billionaire Wall Streeter Carl Icahn

    09/28/2015 6:23:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Julia La Roche
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told Bloomberg News that he's endorsing Donald Trump because he's the sort of leader the US needs at this time. "I disagree on certain points I dont want to get into, Im sure those can be worked out, but the basic thing is, you need somebody that can get things going in Congress, and I think he can do it. You need somebody that understands business, and I think he understands it," Icahn told Bloomberg. Shortly after Trump launched his campaign, the candidate appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." On the show, the billionaire real-estate magnate said...
  • Chuck ToddHillary Signalling More Email 'Stuff' Will Come Out

    09/28/2015 6:11:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't put that popcorn-popper away just yet . . . On today's Morning Joe, Chuck Todd said he felt that in his Meet the Press interview of Hillary Clinton yesterday, she was signalling to her Dem supporters that there could be more damaging revelations to come on the email scandal. Todd was alluding to the moment in the interview in which Hillary agreed with his characterization of a "drip, drip, drip" aspect to the scandal. When Todd asked whether she could "reassure Democrats that there's nothing else here," Hillary's answer was a very un-reassuring "there's only so much I can...