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  • Joan Walsh: "I Feel Sad" For Trump Supporters, "Have No Firm Grasp Of Reality"

    07/30/2015 8:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Salon.com's Joan Walsh reacts to the Bloomberg focus group with Trump supporters in New Hampshire, saying she "feels sad" for them because "they really don't have a firm grasp on reality." "I look at those people and I feel sad," Walsh said. "That is really such a low common denominator. They're all Republicans, they're all not going to go vote for him but they all seem to see this wishful thinking." Host Chris Matthews couldn't help but laugh at Walsh as she was talking. Former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele hit back at Walsh on Thursday's broadcast...
  • MSNBC Spikes Three Hours of Afternoon Lineup

    07/30/2015 6:51:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | July 30, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    MSNBC is canceling three more hours of daytime programming as it works to rechristen itself as a place for hard news, not progressive views, in the hours leading up to the early evening. Gone are “The Cycle,” “Now With Alex Wagner” and “The Ed Show” as of Friday, MSNBC president Phil Griffin told network staffers in a memo Thursday. Wagner is expected to stay with MSNBC and cover the politics beat as coverage of the 2016 election increases. Ari Melber of “The Cycle” will continue as the network’s chief legal correspondent. Other hosts — Ed Schultz, Krystal Ball, Abby Huntsman...
  • Is MSNBC canning one of its most controversial voices?

    07/26/2015 10:37:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | July 25, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Amid reports that MSNBC may overhaul a large portion of its programming, it's likely that the left-leaning network is about to cut ties with one of its most strident hosts. On Thursday, the media news site Mediaite reported that MSNBC, under new leadership by NBC News Chairman Andy Lack, is canceling at least three of its shows. Among them, the talk show "The Cycle," where Toure Neblett, once a flame-throwing commentator, particularly on racial issues, resides as a co-host. "The question is asked, what does he bring to the table?" one source inside MSNBC said to the Washington Examiner media...
  • 'Black Lives Matter': We Will 'Shut Down' GOP Convention If We Can

    07/25/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will." Appearing on today's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of "the murder of Mike Brown" in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors' characterization. This despite the fact that even Eric Holder's Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown. View the video here.
  • Mediaite: MSNBC to boot three talking-head shows to focus on news

    07/23/2015 9:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The media has extensively documented the disastrous plunge in prime-time ratings at MSNBC for at least a year, and it has only gone downhill since. Last month, Mediaite reported that MSNBC’s overall ratings in the key 25-54YO demo managed to come in fifth place, losing not only to Fox and CNN but also CNBC and HLN. Many have speculated what NBC and Comcast would do to resurrect their prime-time fortunes, but Joe Concha hears that NBC has decided to fix the daytime lineup first — by booting opinion shows for hard news: A well-placed source tells me MSNBC will...
  • Report: MSNBC To Cut ‘The Ed Show,’ ‘Now with Alex Wagner’ and ‘The Cycle’-3 Shows Canceled

    07/23/2015 7:52:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 23, 2015 | Andrew Kugle
    Mediaite reports that MSNBC will announce on Thursday that three shows in their afternoon lineup will be cancelled. The three reportedly set to be cut are roundtable discussion show The Cycle at 3 p.m. eastern, Now with Alex Wagner at 4 p.m., and The Ed Show with Ed Schultz at 5 p.m. Chuck Todd, who formerly hosted The Daily Rundown weekday mornings on the network, will take Schultz’s slot while continuing to moderate Meet the Press on Sundays. There is no information on who will replace the 3:00-5:00 PM slot, but there is speculation that it might be former NBC...
  • MSNBC on suicide watch when they get Hill's numbers...

    07/22/2015 2:04:06 PM PDT · by proust · 69 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/22/15 | PMSNBC
    MSNBC loser freak out when they get Hill's numbers. Must see.
  • MSNBC Guest Compares Getting an Abortion to Donating Blood; ‘There Are Costs Associated With...

    07/22/2015 10:42:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    newsbusters ^ | July 21, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    FULL TITLE: MSNBC Guest Compares Getting an Abortion to Donating Blood; ‘There Are Costs Associated With Donation’ While appearing on the Tuesday edition of MSNBC’s Now, Dr. Anne Davis of the Physicians for Reproductive Health compared undergoing an abortion to donating blood in context of the Planned Parenthood video scandal and that both have “costs associated with [the] donation” of giving “fetal tissue” over to “science.” Davis was guided through the discussion by host Alex Wagner, who insisted that she confirm the “numbers that are thrown out” per baby by Planned Parenthood Medical Directors’ Council President Dr. Mary Gatter in...
  • Hillary Clinton Landing in Bosnia Under Sniper Fire

    07/20/2015 12:51:21 AM PDT · by RC one · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/24/2008 | Buck Power
    I remember landing under Sniper fire>
  • Disloyal to the United States? Wesley Clark Wants to Detain You For Duration of War on Terror

    07/19/2015 2:19:31 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 7/18/2015 | Staff
    Former US General Wesley Clark went on MSNBC to promote detaining domestic 'radicals' or people 'disloyal to the United States' in internment camps for the duration of the war on terror. The host asked Clark "How do we fix self-radicalized lone wolves, domestically?" First, Clark cites people who lose a job or break up with a girlfriend as being especially dangerous. Next he tells us what he'd do to those who're disloyal to the U.S. during the war on terror. "In World War II, if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn't say that...
  • MSNBC host chickens out of Trump’s big salary bet, Trump responds (Lawrence O'Donnell)

    07/17/2015 11:18:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | Michael Dorstewitz
    An MSNBC host walked back a statement he’d made Thursday when he called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a liar after Trump called his bluff and challenged him to a wager. Not only did Lawrence O’Donnell take back his previous statement, he also said he liked the real estate mogul. The brouhaha began Thursday when O’Donnell appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and said “The Donald” had inflated his income figures in his Federal Election Commission financial statement. Trump immediately bet a year of his salary against a year of O’Donnell’s that he was right. That evening on his own MSNBC...
  • Study Proves Koch-Addicted Media Are Big Fat Liars About Outside Money In Politics

    07/13/2015 9:26:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    b ^ | 07/13/2015 | John Nolte
    As we all remember, the media completely freaked out after the Supreme Court decided Citizens United in favor of free speech. Taking aim primarily at the right-leaning Koch Brothers, the media posed as defenders of democracy against the corrupting influence of outside money in politics. As usual, the facts prove that the media are big fat liars. Although legions of left-wing corporations like NBC News, Politico, MSNBC, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, The Washington Post, LA Times, NPR, PBS, Univision, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, and ESPN spend billions of dollars pushing a political agenda 24/7, the left-wing media want a...
  • Trump: I've got 'nothing to apologize for'

    07/09/2015 5:04:09 PM PDT · by free_life · 41 replies
    Trump takes this MSNBC democrat operative out back and teaches her what it is when you try to take on a strong leader. He doesn't back down an inch and gives her both barrels over and over. She never stood a chance. This is how I want a President to deal with the media, which is nothing more than a propaganda machine for the Democrat party.
  • ‘Those Are Great Talking Points’: Ted Cruz Hits Back at MSNBC Host’s SCOTUS Claim With Two Questions

    07/09/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 8, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Republican presidential candidate, sparred with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Wednesday over whether the Supreme Court has become too “partisan” following the high court’s recent decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage.Though he’s done so in the past, Cruz said he’s reluctant to advocate for “judicial retention” elections every eight years. However, he also said he’s tired of seeing some of the justices “not honoring their judicial oaths.”Matthews later insinuated hypocrisy, accusing Cruz of “loving” it when the Supreme Court “seized the presidency in 2000” for former President George W. Bush during the infamous Florida recount...
  • Matthews: No one enforces immigration law because they want cheap labor - and votes for Dems

    07/08/2015 12:34:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/15 | Robert Laurie
    Matthews: No one enforces immigration law because they want cheap labor - and votes for Dems Obviously, we’re used to a steady stream of crazy coming from the fine folks at MSNBC. Chiefest among the network’s primetime calamities is Chris Matthews, whose career is basically one, long, barely-coherent rant. Every now and then, though, it feels like one of his handlers stuffs his meds into a wad of peanut butter and Chris comes through with something approaching an actual truth. HTML5 video is not supported! Special: New Probiotic Fat Burner Takes GNC by Storm This, it seems, is one of...
  • Mathews: Dems Don't Want To End Hiring Of Illegals Because They "Want Votes"

    07/08/2015 3:26:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 8,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that Democrats don’t want to enforce laws on illegal hiring because they “want votes” and that the GOP won’t do so because “they want cheap labor” on Tuesday.
  • Gotcha! Chris Matthews Pictured Marching for Hillary -

    07/05/2015 2:31:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/05/2015 | Jamie Dupree
    Those MSNBC folks have a natural talent for appearing to be all wrapped up in partisan Democratic politics. Could this just be Chris talking to a suburban friend? Even if so, he doesn't seem troubled by the possibility of a photo like this. Matthews has also been quite friendly toward Hillary on MSNBC, naturally. On Wednesday's Hardball, he touted her e-mail shredding scandal might help: "the unintended consequences, maybe the e-mails will end up helping her but I can't believe anybody will vote against her because of the e-mail issues. There are larger issues in the world." New York Times...
  • Donald Trump Says He Has 'Evolved' on Gay Marriage, But Still Says 'I am [11/14/2013] [Truncated]

    06/16/2015 9:22:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 14, 2013 | KATHERINE WEBER
    Television personality and real estate mogul Donald Trump said in a recent interview that his views on gay marriage are evolving as society's opinion on the issue continues to change, but the business magnate was quick to note that he continues to support the traditional definition of marriage."I think really what you have is a very changing stance, and you see it changing very rapidly. If you go back 10 years ago it's very different [...] I think I'm evolving, and I think I'm a very fair person, but I have been for traditional marriage. I am for traditional marriage,...
  • Donald Trump says his views on same-sex marriage are 'evolving'

    05/24/2015 9:17:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 November 2013 | James Nye
    Donald Trump has admitted his views on gay marriage are 'evolving', however, the property mogul claimed that he is still a strong supporter of traditional marriage between a man and woman. Speaking to openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, the billionaire said that his views on the subject are different to what they were 10 years ago and pointed to President Obama coming out in support of same-sex marriage. In Moscow as the co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, Trump attended Saturday night's pageant along with Roberts, who openly criticized Russia's anti-gay laws. Evolving: Donald Trump has claimed that he...
  • Mika Asks Blinken: At What Point Does the U.S. Look ‘Desperate’ To Make Iran Deal? (MSNBC Video)

    07/02/2015 4:12:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 2, 2015 8:34 am | David Rutz
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken at what point going into overtime to make a nuclear deal with Iran starts to look “desperate” Thursday on Morning Joe. Nuclear talks were predictably extended to July 7 when Iran and world powers were unable to come to a full agreement at the original June 30 deadline. “Overtime, these talks still going, obviously a lot of back-and-forth now,” said NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin. “Now it’s been extended for at least another week. What’s the latest in terms of the talks from the U.S. position? Is there anything else...
  • O’Donnell Rips Hillary Clinton For ‘Unacceptable’ Behavior With Private Emails

    06/30/2015 6:25:19 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Blake Seitz
    MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server that was subsequently destroyed was “very clearly in violation” of State Department rules. It was revealed earlier in the year that Clinton used a private email server to circumvent federal records requirements during her time as secretary of state. Government workers are required to conduct business on an official email address that saves correspondence to a government server so that they can be held accountable for their actions. O’Donnell said Clinton skirted those rules. “It goes back to the original issue, which is the proper...
  • Ed Schultz: Purge of American Flag is a “Desecration” of American History

    06/28/2015 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Defenders of the Confederate Flag (of whom I’m not one) have a new and unexpected ally: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz. The liberal talker said recently that purging the flag from museums and war memorials is a “desecration” of American history. Yes, really (listen to the audio here): "You know, I understand the effort to remove the Confederate flag from state capitols in the South and anywhere else in this country. There’s no doubt about it that it sends the wrong message. But at this point, I asked the question, is it overboard? And I don’t understand the attempt to erase American...
  • MSNBC: Do you think the South Carolina House and Senate will vote to remove the Confederate flag?

    06/23/2015 2:19:20 PM PDT · by central_va · 64 replies
    msnbc ^ | 6/23/15 | msnbc
    Do you think the South Carolina House and Senate will vote to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol?
  • MSNBC Welcome Mat: Staffers Chanted (Bleep) Brian Williams'

    06/23/2015 11:54:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been demoted down to breaking news anchor at MSNBC. However, on top of the humiliation of such a demotion, Williams shouldn't be too surprised to find a somewhat less than welcoming reception from the sanity challenged network of Big Ed and Reverend Al. According to a New York Post report, the rank and file staffers at MSNBC absolutely hate Brian Williams for a less than complimentary report on the state of cable news on his former Rock Center program:
  • Lying Brian Williams A Perfect Fit for MSNBC

    06/21/2015 2:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    After an extensive investigation, NBC News finally decided the fate of habitual liar Brian Williams, who has been on an extended suspension since February. In the end, they made a brilliant decision by removing him from the anchor chair at the “NBC Nightly News” and demoting him to MSNBC, their embarrassment of a cable news network. Williams will join other chronic liars, such as the Reverend Al Sharpton, on the cable news network that has turned into a ratings disaster. MSNBC has a pathetic number of viewers for a national news network, usually about 500,000 per night. This is only...
  • Ann Coulter Thinks Donald Trump Is GOP’s Best Bet, Maher Panel Erupts

    06/20/2015 4:30:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 20, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    From immigration and the “Latino registration machine” to the GOP’s apparent inability to recognize the racial aspects of the Charleston church shooting, Real Time host Bill Maher had a field day with his panelists on Friday night’s show. Yet it’s the “Overtime” segment’s extra nuggets that made for some of the most WTF-worthy viewing, especially for this reaction from MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Of all the possible conversation topics, what could have triggered such a reaction from Reid? Oh nothing, really — just guest Ann Coulter‘s funny-but-serious answer to Maher’s question about “which Republican candidate has the best chance of winning...
  • Black Boston University Professor Declares All White People are Racists

    06/20/2015 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/20/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Saida Grundy, who was recently hired by Boston University to teach sociology and African-American studies, used her Twitter account to call white males a “problem population” on campuses around the nation. This was just one of many anti-White tweets, according to Fox News. In her controversial tweet she wrote, “White masculinity isn’t a problem for America’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges.” She also said via Twitter, “Every MLK week I commit myself to not spending a dime in white-owned businesses. And every year I find it nearly impossible.” Grundy also targeted actor Ben Affleck for his...
  • Disgraced NBC Anchorman Moves to MSNBC [semi-satire]

    06/19/2015 3:53:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Dismissed from his post at NBC's Nightly News for making up stories, Brian Williams has been reassigned to the company's floundering cable channel where he has vowed "to reclaim my reputation, one viewer at a time." Whether Williams will be able to accomplish was thrown into doubt by his stubborn insistence that his on-the-air fabrications "weren't intended to mislead people." "Fiction isn't inherently untrue," Williams observed. "Many novels and movies portray deeper truths via fictional characters and events. We don't deride Mark Twain or Steven Spielberg for making up stuff. While I don't claim to be as good at it...
  • Brian Williams Return Already Inspiring Parody

    06/19/2015 2:14:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 19, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It has been announced that Brian Williams is returning to network television but on Big Ed Schultz's and Reverend Al's network, MSNBC. So what is his outlook for success on MSNBC? Tremendous! Not as deliverer of news but as a comedy inspiration. Ironically, although Williams' had expressed a desire to do comedy, the humor he will inspire won't come from him performing standup. Instead it will be as a subject of parody.As proof we already have an hilariously perfect Brian Williams voice impression from Eric Harthen as you can see in this video. I won't ruin the laughter for you by going into...
  • Mika Gushes: Brian Williams Will Be 'Great' for MSNBC

    06/19/2015 7:21:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yes, what could be better for an already-troubled network than to be saddled with a disgraced hand-me-down from the mother ship? On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski gushed "I think that it's great for the network" that Brian Williams will be joining MSNBC as its anchor of breaking news. As dutiful employees, it's understandable that MSNBC people would greet Williams impending arrival respectfully, as did Joe Scarborough in saying--without excitement--that he was "very excited." But Mika went beyond the call of duty with her "great for this network" line. View the video here.
  • Brian Williams: 'I’m Sorry. I Said Things That Weren’t True'

    06/18/2015 11:46:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 6/18 | Lisa de Moraes
    Brian Williams: 'I’m Sorry. I Said Things That Weren’t True' by Lisa de Moraes “I’m sorry. I said things that weren’t true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust,” Brian Williams said this morning in a stunning apology that accompanied the network’s announcement he is returning to the air but not the NBC Nightly News anchor chair. “I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100% as he...
  • Brian Williams to move from NBC to MSNBC

    06/18/2015 6:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    In a move that will bolster the credibility level of both networks, Brian Williams reportedly is to move from NBC News, where he formerly was anchor, to MSNBC. The New York Times: NBC is planning to announce on Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its “Nightly News” show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his experiences during a helicopter attack in Iraq, according to two people briefed on the decision. Mr. Williams is expected to move to a new role at NBC News, primarily at the cable news...
  • Black Journalist Warns NBC Brass: Keep Lester Holt or 'It's Going to Get Ugly'

    05/11/2015 1:06:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 76 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 11, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    All of NBC’s bleeding-heart coverage of tattered American race relations – including the racial struggles of Michelle Obama – might sound awfully tinny if they don’t keep black anchorman Lester Holt in the Nightly News anchor chair. In a new Brian Williams story at the Daily Beast, “a prominent black broadcast journalist who knows Holt” told them: “If Brian does not come back and Lester does not get the job, it’s going to get ugly. You can only imagine.” It would seem odd for them to exile Williams and then turn to Savannah Guthrie or someone else other than Holt,...
  • Brian Williams Will Likely Lose His Anchor Chair

    06/08/2015 11:11:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/7 | Emily Smith
    A decision about Brian Williams’ fate at NBC could come as early as this week — and it looks like the embattled anchor won’t be returning to “NBC Nightly News.” Sources tell Page Six that Williams will likely lose his anchor chair following the lengthy internal investigation into his alleged tall tales. SNIP But it is likely he won’t be back in the ‘Nightly’ anchor chair. A decision could be made as early as this week, if all sides can reach an agreement.” SNIP
  • NBC Reportedly Looking for Something Else for Brian Williams to Do

    06/01/2015 3:12:23 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Caroline Bankoff
    Somehow, the United States has managed to solider on without Brian Williams anchoring NBC Nightly News — as has the show itself, which has mostly maintained its viewership with Lester Holt manning the desk. Still, some people at NBC are reportedly hoping to hold onto Williams, who was suspended in February after he admitted to lying about the details of a 2003 trip to Iraq. (Subsequent reporting and an internal inquiry turned up a number of other fabrications.) CNN Money reports that while Williams could very well end up leaving NBC (with "a significant portion" of his $10 million-a-year contract),...
  • Brian Williams pulls out of hosting awards show for military veterans and will be replaced...

    05/21/2015 11:46:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 21, 2015 | Michael Zennie
    Full Title: Brian Williams pulls out of hosting awards show for military veterans and will be replaced by MICHELLE OBAMA NBC anchor, who was suspended after being called out by veterans for lying about his experience in Iraq, said he didn't want to be a 'distraction' First-ever Lincoln Awards features a concert by Nick Jonas, Gavin DeGraw and Jerry Lewis, which was filmed in January Ceremony, to air on PBS Friday, honors people who have helped veterans and military familiesDisgraced NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who was brought down when it was revealed he lied about his experience in a...
  • Nonperson? Brian Williams' Image Removed From NBC News Podcast

    05/04/2015 9:37:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In a move amusingly reminiscent of Joseph Stalin's Soviet Russia, NBC News has removed the image of suspended anchor Brian Williams from its Apple iTunes podcast. In the old Soviet Union, when a party member was purged, his photographic images were also sent down the memory hole in the form of being airbrushed out of official pictures. A similar fate appears to be happening to Brian Williams according to a UPI report about Williams being airbrushed out of NBC News history. Despite the fact that Williams' obituary has already been declared, let us not feel too sorry for him. After...
  • Brian Williams Knows He’s Dead

    05/01/2015 2:06:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | April 30, 2015 | JACK SHAFER
    At this point, Brian Williams knows he’s dead: He’s simply negotiating the terms of his burial. For a brief moment earlier this week, it looked as though Williams might have found a champion in Andrew Lack, the newly returned chief of NBC News. According to a blind-sourced story in the Daily News, Lack was hoping to reseat his old friend Williams in the network’s anchor chair. But whoever launched that trial balloon—presumably a Williams loyalist—must have been ducking for cover the next day when the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Post sent high-velocity rounds through the Daily News item...
  • Brian Williams won’t go down without a fight

    04/29/2015 5:48:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 28, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    This time, Brian Williams may not be exaggerating. Talks between the exiled anchor and NBCUniversal have recently become tense — with the 55-year-old newsman saying he will not have his “NBC Nightly News” job taken away without a battle, The Post has learned. “Brian is saying he’s not going down without a fight and [is] threatening to make it really ugly — worse than Ann Curry,” a source close to NBC told The Post. [Snip] Without a doubt, there is an increasing urgency within NBCUniversal management ranks to bring the prickly situation to an end. [Snip] As talks between Williams...
  • NBC Sending Message to Brian Williams: 'You're Dead'

    04/28/2015 9:57:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 26, 2015 3:03 PM CDT | Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – Details about NBC's Brian Williams investigation are leaking out—for example, news broke that he may have told Jon Stewart a tall tale, and yesterday sources told the Washington Post that the investigation found at least 11 examples of Williams' publicly embellishing a story. Those leaks are likely quite intentional, "longtime broadcast executives" tell Politico Playbook. The network is probably trying to force Williams to resign, sending him the message, "You're dead. Now negotiate," the sources say. That's because it would be more trouble—and possibly more money—to have to fire him, though some NBC insiders say Williams could still...
  • New Opposition Research Resource: Hillary’s Gaffes and Goofs

    04/19/2015 8:34:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-19-2015 | MOTUS
    Judging from the lack of MSM coverage, most of America would have thought that the first, historic, female prezzy’s campaign opener gaffe was her first and last. Butt actually, Hilz has been pulling boners (can I say that) since she entered the public scene and the gaffe rate seems to be increasing at Joey Biden speed.Hillary Rodham Clinton, reporting for duty!Don’t believe me? Check out Blonde Gator’s Handy Reference Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Gaffes & Goofs that is now available to the Republican pollsters for use as an excellent opposition research resource. BG began gathering data just 4 days ago...
  • I Called It In February: NYT Reports Brian Williams Transfers to MSNBC

    06/17/2015 8:44:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2015 | Ed Driscoll
    NBC is planning to announce on Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its “Nightly News” show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, according to two people briefed on the discussions. Mr. Williams is expected to move to a new role primarily at the cable news network MSNBC, probably in a breaking-news capacity in the beginning, according to one of the people. Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Mr. Williams as anchor, will take on the position permanently, one...
  • Brian Williams out as ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor

    06/17/2015 6:40:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Victor Morton
    Brian Williams has been permanently removed from the anchor chair at “NBC Nightly News,” according to a report Wednesday evening in the New York Post. “Multiple sources confirmed to Page Six that after weeks of complex negotiations NBC is likely to announce Thursday that Lyin’ Brian is out of the anchor chair, but will remain a part of the news division,” wrote Post reporter Emily Smith.
  • 71 Percent of MSNBC Viewers Think Rachel Dolezal is Black

    06/16/2015 10:14:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 6-16-2015 | Jerome Hudson
    I told myself yesterday that I wasn’t going to write another story about the ridiculous phony act that Rachel Dolezal is putting on. And then I saw Alicia’s story about liberal nut job Michael Eric Dyson saying that more black people identify with Rachel Dolezal than Justice Clarence Thomas. After listening to Dyson’s nonsense I didn’t think this story could produce anything more ridiculous. Boy, was I wrong. Apparently, 71% of MSNBC viewers said it’s perfectly fine for Rachel Dolezal to identify as a black transracial woman There’s weapons-grade stupid walking around in America today, folks.
  • MSNBC’s Dyson Implies Rachel Dolezal Is More Black Than Clarence Thomas

    06/16/2015 10:42:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Jeffery Meyer
    On Monday’s The Ed Show, Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC Political Analyst and frequent guest host on the "Lean Forward" network, used the ongoing controversy surrounding Rachel Dolezal claiming to be African American to smear Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Speaking to Schultz, Dyson rushed to defend Dolezal from the criticism because she promotes the NAACP’s liberal agenda and argued that “a lot more black people would support Rachel Dolezal than would support say Clarence Thomas.” After the MSNBC contributor argued that for those “who talk about race as a social construct, that’s it’s more complicated” because some say “Bill Clinton...
  • MSNBC Host Weighs in On Rachel Dolezal With a ‘Stupid’ Remark That’s Backfiring Big Time [Video]

    06/15/2015 10:55:13 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 82 replies
    IJReview ^ | June 14, 2015 | Justen Charter
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry shared her thoughts about the Rachel Dolezal story with one of her guests. Perry said: “But is it possible that she might actually be black? The best way that I know how to describe this and I want to be very careful here. Because I don’t want to say it’s equivalent to the transgender experience. But there is a useful language in trans and cis, which is to just to say some of us are born cis-gendered, some of us are born trans-gendered. But I wonder can it be that one would be cis-black...
  • MSNBC Worries Hillary Crowd Too White, Too Small and None Too Enthusiastic

    06/13/2015 11:29:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Love the smell of flop sweat in the morning? That might have been the aroma wafting off Roosevelt Island today as Hillary "kicked off" her campaign [whatever happened to "you only get one chance to make a first impression?" Guess Hillary doesn't use Head & Shoulders.] On MSNBC's Weekends with Alex Witt today, two reporters painted a picture of a crowd that was smaller than hoped for, not overly enthusiastic, and problematically pale. View the video here.
  • WaPost Reporter Hints Jeb Bush Hiding Big Family Scandal

    06/12/2015 5:52:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    But bizarrely offers no proof or explanation On MSNBC today, Washington Post reporter Janell Ross hinted that Jeb Bush was covering up a major family scandal -- but she offered no proof or explanation for her comments. Even the MSNBC host made an effort to distance herself and her network from the Post reporter's comments. "I guess I was rather stunned, I guess, to hear that these things had been written in a book at a time when the governor probably had his own issues that he was struggling with in his personal life," Ross said. "It seems like a...
  • MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: NYT Rubio hit pieces are ‘false flags’ planted by Rubio himself!

    06/10/2015 3:03:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | Robert Laurie
    Someone get Mulder on the phone. MSNBC's Chris Hayes: NYT Rubio hit pieces are 'false flags' planted by Rubio himselfMSNBC hosts have spent decades blurring the line between reality, lies, and David Lynchian comedy. As a result, what was once a well-oiled left-wing propaganda machine has descended into chaos and self-parody. These days it’s pretty much impossible to tell whether or not they’re serious when they announce a new conservative conspiracy theory. It’s not inconceivable that they actually believe what they’re saying but, since they don’t do news anymore, it’s just as likely that they’re simply trolling conservatives with cringeworthy...
  • BUSTED:BUSTED: FRESHMAN GOP REP ADMITS SHE HASN’T READ OBAMATRADE, BACKS MSNBC’S DEFENSE OF DEAL SEC

    06/08/2015 4:38:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/8/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Freshman GOP congresswoman Rep. Mimi Walters has been on television pushing Obamatrade—appearing Monday on Morning Joe on MSNBC to do so—but her office admits publicly she hasn’t read the bill she wants to fast-track through Congress. Walters, whom Mika Brzezinski noted is the official “liaison” between House GOP freshmen and Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s leadership team, appeared on Morning Joe to push Obamatrade. Walters said: Currently, what we are working on is Trade Promotion Authority. That issue we expect to take up by the end of the month. And what Trade Promotion Authority, known as TPA, is it’s really the...