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  • Ben Carson's Holocaust theory prompts outcry from Jewish groups

    10/10/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 113 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    Jewish groups and Holocaust scholars say Ben Carson’s 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 Carson’s theory – which he first raised in his new book “A Perfect Union” – as “historically inaccurate.” . But the ADL wasn’t the only major organization to weigh in: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also took issue with Carson’s decision to inject his claims into America’s gun debate.
  • 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.
  • MSNBC's David Shuster: "Maybe some Americans want to return to the days of slavery"

    11/07/2004 9:52:19 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 136 replies · 5,039+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 7, 2004 | David Shuster
    A loss for true conservatism (David Shuster)• November 7, 2004 | 2:26 p.m. ETOn Tuesday, eleven different states outlawed gay marriage. The basic argument I heard was not about marriage (more on that below) but about being gay. And a majority of voters seem to believe that homosexuality is an "immoral lifestyle choice." Hmmmm. The problem is that anybody who has a relative or friend who is gay also knows it is not a "choice." It is something wired into the genes of approximately 3 or 4 percent of the human population in every single culture on the planet. Secondly,...
  • Sanders: Trump Appealing To "Nativism, Anger And Racism"

    10/11/2015 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is appealing to “nativism,” and a “certain type of anger” in a “racist way.”
  • Ted Cruz starts to make his move

    10/09/2015 10:34:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | October 9, 2015 | Steve Benen
    I wouldn’t say literally every center-left pundit I know expects Marco Rubio to win the Republicans’ 2016 presidential nomination, but it’s awfully close to 100%. For most of the political observers I know, it’s practically a foregone conclusion – the pieces have already fallen into place for the far-right Floridian. Nate Silver recently said, “I sometimes feel with Rubio like he’s the contestant on a reality show where it’s totally obvious that he’s eventually going to win, but the network needs to create dramatic subplots for 17 weeks before it happens.” And all of these assumptions may very well be...
  • Dem Rep.Gutierrez: "Speaker" Paul Ryan "Would Be Good" For GOP,House,Country

    10/09/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) doesn’t want to be House Speaker because he would have to work with the “extreme” Republicans who want to take away the rights of gays, woman and minorities.
  • 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 ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough railed against Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson’s candidacy and warned that despite the content of Carson’s character, he isn’t qualified to be president.
  • Fiorina fires back at story stating her Senate campaign mismanaged money

    10/06/2015 7:05:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shot back at a Washington Post story stating that her 2010 Senate campaign mismanaged its finances, including not giving a final paycheck to the widow of her pollster, who died a month before Election Day. According to MSNBC, Fiorina assailed "the left and their allies in the media" for the story, which was based on more than two dozen interviews with staff members, friends, contractors and operatives who worked on the 2010 Senate campaign. All said there was a huge problem with the operation: It didn't manage money well. Fiorina said Monday that The Post...
  • Brilliant: Charles C.W. Cooke nukes every liberal gun control argument on MSNBC

    10/05/2015 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Dan Calabrese
    "Stop saying it's complicated!" The liberal playbook in the aftermath of any mass shooting works like this: The left, usually taking it cue from President Obama, declares that we once again have all the proof we need that we need to ban guns (except that they phrase it as “common-sense gun safety laws”), and that any argument to the contrary is self-evidently a refusal to solve the problem of gun violence, which is obviously the result of politicians’ fear of the NRA or some sort of cultish devotion to the Second Amendment. What is supposed to happen is that the...
  • Reporter asks Pelosi uncomfortable abortion questions, press assumes he's just some activist

    10/02/2015 6:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/15 | T. Becket Adams
    CNS News' Sam Dorman peppered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday afternoon with several questions about abortion, and a few unimpressed reporters responded quickly by assuming that he was either a conservative activist or just some protester. "A conservative journo asked Pelosi [about] what constitutes a baby being alive," MSNBC's Luke Russert tweeted, making an assumption about Dorman's political affiliations. The Washington Post's Kelsey Snell took it a step further, and initially identified Dorman in an article as a pro-life "protester." The Post has since updated its story to reflect that Dorman is, in fact, a reporter. CNS News...
  • Nicolle Wallace Bemoans Jail for Prison-Break Accomplice: 'Can't She Just Wear Ankle Bracelet?'

    09/29/2015 8:05:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Our NewsBusters readers are a prescient bunch. On an item posted earlier this morning about Nicolle Wallace calling Hillary a "terrible" candidate, one reader commented "Nicolle is pretending to be conservative again. Not to worry, she'll be back to her normal liberal self soon." And sure enough, just seven minutes later, Wallace was letting her bleeding-heart side show. Discussing the news that Joyce Mitchell—the accomplice who helped two convicted murderers escape—had been sentenced to prison, Wallace said "I feel bad for her. Can't she just wear an ankle bracelet?" Nicolle even threw in an empathetic "awww" for the plight of...
  • Boehner runs to media to rip conservative ‘false prophets’

    09/28/2015 5:57:07 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Can an MSNBC gig be far behind? John McCain had a good run as the media’s favorite Republican. It’s an easy gig to get. All you have to do is rip the conservative members of your own party who expect you to actually accomplish the enactment of conservative policies. You can call them wacko birds. You can call them extremists. The more colorful and condescending the name-calling the better. The media will eat it up and you’ll be in high demand. John Boehner seemed ready for his audition as the new Media’s Favorite Republican in his appearance yesterday on CBS’s...
  • MSNBC: Hillary won’t ‘reassure’ Dems email scandal is over - because more is coming.

    09/28/2015 11:20:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    Crisis Managed is not Crisis Ended If you tuned in Sunday morning to see the “inevitable” candidate’s Meet The Press interview with Chuck Todd, you likely noticed the moment of “the big fail.” Yes, the whole segment was another in a long line of Hillary Clinton’s poor performances, but one question really stood out as problematic. Check Todd acknowledged that Democrats are nervous over Hillary’s seemingly endless scandals, and he offered her the chance to reassure them that there was nothing more to the email story:
  • Donald Trump just got the endorsement of billionaire Wall Streeter Carl Icahn

    09/28/2015 6:23:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies ^ | 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 don’t want to get into, I’m 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...
  • The ads that tore Fiorina down in 2010 — and might do it again

    09/26/2015 2:17:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/26/15 | Jane C. Timm
    In late 2010, polls showed Carly Fiorina within a point or two of beating California’s Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer. The Republican candidate was impressing on the trail and gaining traction with voters, much like she is now as a Republican presidential contender. And then the attack ads began. “Thirty thousand Californians lost their jobs,” the narrator of an ad released in mid-September said of Fiorina’s legacy as CEO of the Silicon Valley tech giant Hewlett Packard. “Fiorina tripled her salary, bought a million dollar yacht, and five corporate jets.” Her poll numbers dipped — and they never quite recovered....
  • Dem Rep: Challenge Pope on Abortion, Gays, But Not Illegals, Income Redistribution

    09/23/2015 6:34:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To quote the Church Lady: isn't that conv-e-e-e-e-nient? On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Dem congressman Luis Gutierrez claimed that while he was "challenged" by the Catholic church's teachings on abortion and gay rights and found them "difficult" [but not difficult enough to change his standard liberal positions], no one can really argue the Pope's positions on illegal immigration and income inequality. View the video here.
  • Conservatives boo Trump after Rubio 'clown' insult

    09/25/2015 1:58:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 247 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 25, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    Donald Trump earned a rare rebuke from a conservative audience on Friday after criticizing Sen. Marco Rubio, who as emerged as his prime sparring partner in recent days. Speaking to a social conservative crowd at the Values Voters Summit, where Rubio spoke earlier in the day, Trump was met with a wave of boos after calling his Republican rival a “clown” in his speech.
  • Chris Matthews: Boehner Should Try To Pass Immigration Reform Before He Leaves

    09/25/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 25, 2015 | Ian Schwartz
    Talking to newly installed MSNBC anchor Brian Williams about the Boehner resignation Friday morning, fellow MSNBC host Chris Matthews said he wishes the outgoing Speaker would try to pass immigration reform before he leaves. "I think it would be great if he said okay, we're a democracy here for a couple hours," Matthews said of Boehner. "We're going to vote on the immigration bill before I leave."
  • Hillary’s a hypocrite: ‘Obama’s a Muslim’ chatter started with her team—even MSNBC remembers it

    09/21/2015 8:53:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/15 | Robert Laurie
    Long memories are Hillary Clinton's worst enemy On Saturday, Donald Trump posted a note to Twitter informing the interested that he had no intention of defending Obama against claims that there was something shady about his oh-so-obvious, deeply-held, Christian faith. Said Trump: “Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!” Of course, the Donald is right, and you probably read the boss’s breakdown of why this whole non-story is ridiculous, but there are a couple of salient points to add. The first is that Obama is...
  • Matthews, Hardball Panel Mock GOP Women, Rural Virginians; ‘They’ve Got an Attitude’

    09/20/2015 6:34:27 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Prior to Donald Trump’s rally Monday night in Dallas, Texas, Chris Matthews and the panelists on MSNBC’s Hardball mocked Republican women and voters from “southwestern Virginia” of Scots-Irish heritage who’ve “got an attitude” and previously supported Democrats like Jim Webb. Exhibiting why Democrats have been disappearing from offices in areas along the Appalachians, Matthews wrote them off as white people “like Pat Buchanan” of “Scots-Irish down in southwestern Virginia...where they’re kind of – the people that went to the mountains when they immigrated to the United States, they went right to the rural areas and they've got an attitude.”
  • Donald Trump: Progressive champion?

    09/19/2015 8:53:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 62 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/17/15 | Eric Levitz
    [O]ver the course of his decades-long involvement in American political life, Trump has taken positions on liberal priorities that would put him firmly in the “Elizabeth Warren wing” of the Democratic Party. 1. Government health care for all 2. Legalize all drugs 3. Tax the wealth of the 1% 4. No more foreign wars 5. Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership and protect American workers [P]rogressives could learn a thing or two from some of the positions “the Donald” has taken over the years. And to combat inequality, incarceration, and war, progressives may want their ideal 2016 candidate to be more like...
  • MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Tells Bill Maher: We “Nailed” Trump

    09/19/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 19, 2015 | Greg Evans
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Tells Bill Maher: We “Nailed” Trump Greg Evans September 19, 2015 Could this be the end of the Summer of Trump? Both MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and HBO’s Bill Maher wouldn’t be surprised. “We nailed him,” Matthews said last night on Real Time With Bill Maher, crowing about MSNBC’s playing – and replaying – Donald Trump’s non-response response to a supporter’s ludicrous birther assertions and Islamophobic aspersions. During Real Time‘s mostly-Trump discussion Friday, Maher recalled how just days before he’d teased Hardball host Matthews about MSNBC’s Trump obsession, “and you said that’s because you want to be there...
  • [VIDEO] Trump RESPONDS to Iran deal, asks where are the four American prisoners?

    07/14/2015 11:15:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7-14-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Trump gave a great statement today to MSNBC about the Iran deal, saying Obama negotiated from desperation, that we shouldn’t be giving Iran any money, and that we should have at least gotten back our four Americans being held in prison in Iran. Trump says the deal is terrible, because without immediate inspections, we’ve got nothing and the Iranians know it.
  • Mika Wild About Carly: 'My God, Never Seen Anyone Like Her. Ever'

    09/17/2015 6:07:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's one thing for conservatives to concur that Carly Fiorina was outstanding at last night's debate. But to hear a string of superlatives about Fiorina coming from committed liberal Mika Brzezinski was breathtaking. Over the course of today's Morning Joe, a stream of praise for Fiorina flowed from Mika, capped by this: "my God, I have never seen anyone like her. Ever." View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Panel Hillary Clinton She Should Fire Her Staff for Horrific Speech

    09/15/2015 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Morning Joe Panel Pans ‘Horrific’ Clinton Speech: ‘She Should Fire Most of Her Staff’ Morning Joe Panel Pans ‘Horrific’ Clinton Speech: ‘She Should Fire Most of Her Staff’ by Alex Griswold | 8:36 am, September 15th, 2015 VIDEO Morning HJoeThe panel of MSNBC’s Morning Joe gave Hillary Clinton low marks for Monday’s speech before a “Women for Hillary” event, with some even saying she should consider firing most of her staff.
  • Gasp! MSNBC Panelist Says Hillary Should Emulate Palin's Authenticity

    09/13/2015 3:18:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 12, 2015 | Jack Coleman
    It took nearly seven years, but at long last it's finally been heard -- praise for Sarah Palin on MSNBC. Even better, one of the people praising Palin -- and there were three, count 'em, three libs on the Lean Leftward cable network today doing so -- suggested that flailing Democrat Hillary Clinton could do worse than to look toward Palin as a political model to emulate. The gratifying twofer came on MSNBC's usually cringe-inducing Melissa Harris-Perry show during a panel discussion of authenticity or the lack thereof among politicians. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The program's namesake host cited Clinton's speech in China 20...
  • Ex-NBC anchor Brian Williams returns to TV for Pope visit

    09/10/2015 12:31:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Sep. 10, 2015
    NEW YORK -- Former NBC News anchor Brian Williams will return to the air on Sept. 22 as part of MSNBC's coverage of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. The network pinpointed the date on Thursday. It had been looking toward coverage of the pope's visit as the place to start him in his new job of covering breaking news stories during MSNBC's daylight hours.
  • Clinton Only Apologized for Emails After Bad Focus Group Reactions

    09/09/2015 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 9, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Hillary Clinton’s sudden reversal on whether or not she would apologize for using a private email server while Secretary of State seemed inexplicable; on Friday she refused to apologize in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, but by Tuesday was apologizing to ABC’s David Muir. But The New York Times reported Wednesday on the impetus for the change; Clinton watched a video of a focus group that reacted negatively to her email rhetoric.
  • As MSNBC Makes Big Changes, Only One Scenario Remains for Brain Williams

    09/06/2015 9:46:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Joe Concha
    As you may have heard, MSNBC has seen some big (and warranted) changes in 2015. Add it all up, and every program that existed from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT as recently as six months ago no long exists. The alterations are swift: A national correspondent (Kate Snow) and a political director (Chuck Todd) will be joining and rejoining, respectively, the 19-year-old cable network. Morning Joe will occupy 25 percent of live (or plausibly live) programming per day. Opinion-based programming––at least after the morning show and before primetime––has been cleared away as a more traditional news focus takes...
  • Nun: Pope Francis Believes Role of Politics Is To 'Control Economy'

    09/05/2015 8:34:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In America, the role of politics and politicians is to defend the Constitution. And the essence of that Constitution is to limit the powers of government while protecting the unalienable rights of the people as described in the Declaration of Independence. But according to a prominent Catholic sister, Pope Francis has a very different view, one which she obviously shares. Appearing on MSNBC's Up With Steve Kornacki today, Sister Simone Campbell said that the Pope was "very clear" in his encyclical. Rather controlling government, he believes the role of politics is to "control the economy." View the video here.
  • Morning Joe to Expand an Hour; Brian Williams Forgotten?

    09/05/2015 8:10:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Good news for our own Mark Finkelstein. He will soon have more material to work with according to Mediaite which reports that MSNBC's Morning Joe will be expanding an hour. However what is most significant about the report is what, or rather who, it does not mention. Despite being chock full of information about the many changes coming to MSNBC, the name noticeable by its absence is Brian Williams despite the fact that he is supposed to be an incredibly well paid breaking anchor on that network. Is this part of a not so subtle effort on the part of NBC...
  • Clinton: ‘I Was Not Thinking a Lot’ When I Became Secretary of State

    09/04/2015 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies ^ | 4 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    With a long line of debunked lies, shredded excuses, and abandoned spin attempts behind her, Hillary Clinton finally decided it was time to “apologize” for her email scandal. Of course, her idea of an “apology” basically amounts to: I’m sorry you Little People are too stupid to understand what I was up against, as a historic female Secretary of State. For good measure, Clinton threw in a stiff dose of the amazing Incompetence Defense into her MSNBC appearance – that bizarre, and disturbingly effective, tactic pioneered by the Obama Administration where officials claim to be innocent of wrongdoing by insisting...
  • Steve Schmidt: Donald Trump 'emasculating' Jeb Bush

    08/31/2015 5:59:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/31/15 | NICK GASS
    Donald Trump is "emasculating" former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with his attacks and his performance in state and national polling, prominent Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Monday. "Look, Jeb Bush was a very successful governor, he's a thoughtful man, he was a good, conservative governor. But every day, Donald Trump is emasculating Jeb Bush, and Republican primary voters are not going to default to the establishment candidate who is being weakened by these attacks that go unresponded to." -snip- Breaking down the results of the latest Iowa polling on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Schmidt remarked upon the strong performance of candidates...
  • Esquire's Pierce: Iowa Caucuses Controlled by 'Freakish Minority of Freakish' GOP

    09/01/2015 6:41:17 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Have conservatives caused the liberal media to totally crack up and reveal their utter contempt for those who disagree with them? In recent days we've seen Mike Barnicle declare that he wants to live "as far away as possible" from anti-establishment Republican voters, and Sirius host John Fugelsang contemptously call conservatives "rubes" that Fox News labors to keep in its "paddock." The cavalcade of liberal contempt for conservatives continued on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, as Esquire's Charlie Pierce described the Republican Iowa caucuses as being controlled "by a freakish minority of a freakish Republican party." View the video here.
  • MSNBC's Mike Barnicle: I Want To Live As Far Away From Anti-Establishment Voters As Possible

    09/01/2015 1:26:28 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 60 replies
    RCP video ^ | 9-1-2015 | RCP transcript
    MIKE BARNICLE: ..... So that means that if I lived in Iowa, I would want to know where each of those members of that 53% (Note: Trump, Carson, Cruz and Fiorina combined) lived, and I would want to live as far away from them as possible, because there is something seriously wrong with the Republican party if those people combined have a majority of the voters.
  • MSNBC Reporting New Republican National PPP Poll

    08/31/2015 7:39:50 PM PDT · by BFAM · 66 replies ^ | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:13 PM
    "They say its exclusive-I don't think its published" Trump 29% Carson 15% Bush 9% Firorina 8% Rubio 7% Kasich 6% Ted Cruz 5% (?) -I think but not sure Cristie 2% Santorum 2% Rand Paul 1% (Wow) Rick Perry 1% Jim Gilmore 1% Is Obama a Christian 14% Is Obama a Muslim 54% "Only 29% think Obama was born in the US" "40% think Ted Cruz was even though born in Canada"
  • Bernie Sanders Rejects Comparisons To "Tv Personality" Donald Trump

    08/31/2015 1:12:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | August 31, 2015u | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was asked by host Andrea Mitchell if there were any similarities in his presidential campaign and that of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
  • Scarborough: 'I Blame Cable News' for Cops Being Less Safe

    08/31/2015 6:05:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You wish he had named names . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough flatly stated "I do blame it on cable news" for "people wearing uniforms being a lot less safe today than they were before Ferguson." So just which cable networks did Joe have in mind? Until last week [when he was relegated to the Sunday morning desert], Scarborough's own MSNBC was the Al Sharpton network. So surely Scarborough was pointing the finger at least partially at MSNBC. But as he continued, Scarborough also identified other unnamed cable networks that he accused of "glorifying" Vester Flanagan and...
  • Joan Walsh: I Don't Know Any Liberals Outraged by Illegal Immigration

    08/30/2015 6:38:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like Up With Steve Kornacki is becoming the go-to place liberals for liberals to let their radical cats out of the bag . . . Yesterday, as we reported here, Josh Barro of the New York Times said that the only way to impact violent crime is to undertake a "massive" gun grab. Today, it was the turn of Salon's Joan Walsh to admit that she doesn't know "any liberals upset--outraged" by illegal immigration. As we said of Barro, kudos to Walsh for her candor. And really, why would liberals be upset by millions of illegal, low-skilled, immigrants flooding...
  • Not a Joke: MSNBC Has 'Breaking News' on Donald Trump's Hair

    08/29/2015 12:02:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | August 29, 2045 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at MSNBC may have too much time on their hands. On Thursday, the network played a graphic of a Donald Trump speech with the "breaking news" about his hair. MSNBC blasted, "Breaking News: Trump Has Woman Pull Hair to Prove It's Real." Anchor Thomas Roberts then excitedly showed video of Trump calling on a woman at a news conference. She walked on stage to inspect his hair: Not a Joke: MSNBC Has 'Breaking News' on Donald Trump's HairDONALD TRUMP: It's my hair! I swear! [Calls woman up on stage.] Come on! Come. Is it mine?" WOMAN: It is....
  • NYT's Barro: 'Massive' Gun Grab Only Way To Impact Violent Crime

    08/29/2015 6:31:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Give Josh Barro credit for candor. When it comes to guns, the New York Times correspondent makes no bones about the kind of draconian, Second Amendment-defying approach he thinks is necessary. Forget about expanded background checks or other such measures. The only way to have a "big impact on violent crime," according to Barro, is to emulate Australia and "really take away massive amounts of guns that people have, reduce the rate of gun ownership substantially." View the video here.
  • Scarborough Thanks MSNBC Boss for Booting Liberal Hosts

    08/27/2015 7:33:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 8/27/2015 | 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. -
  • 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...
  • Hallelujah!: MSNBC Shuffles Al Sharpton Off to Sunday Show

    08/26/2015 6:18:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/26/15 | Ken Shepherd
    "Al Sharpton is leaving MSNBC's weekday dayside lineup, and moving to Sunday mornings," Politico's Alex Weprin reported shortly after 7:30 Eastern this evening at The activist-cum-TV host's last Politics Nation program is slated for September 4. After a month's hiatus -- side note: wouldn't it be hilarious to see Al try to read that word off his Teleprompter? -- he'll start his Sunday morning show on October 4: "I want to congratulate Al and his team. For four years they have done a terrific job bringing his voice and a big spotlight to issues of justice, civil rights and...

    08/26/2015 8:33:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    85 On Wednesday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said that “Just like Fox” Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos was lecturing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, not asking him questions. After fellow co-host former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough stated, “he gave a lecture, he wasn’t asking a question. And i don’t know what politician would have been — actually I wouldn’t have been that patient with him. I would have said, ‘You got a question?'” Brzezinski added, “Just like Fox, the debate.” Panelist Mike Barnicle added that Ramos was engaging in a “debate” with Trump, not a Q&A. Scarborough...
  • MSNBC Correspondent Speaks Over The Star-Spangled Banner At Trump Rally In Alabama

    08/22/2015 3:56:10 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 16 replies
    I posted this last night, and this morning I'm still upset by it. YOU WILL BE TOO!!!!! Here is a great example of your class less MSNBC. Not only does this snarky bucktooth unknown reporter and her nerdy commentator have the class or dignity to shut up for one minute during the singing of our anthem, they ridicule what is going on, i.e. down playing the number of people there, "They were supposed to fill this stadium of 40,000, they'll be lucky to get half that, hahaha," but they also mock about what they think Trump is going to say,...
  • MSNBC Correspondent Speaks Over The Star-Spangled Banner At Trump Rally In Alabama

    08/21/2015 6:46:08 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 26 replies
    Here is a great example of your class less MSNBC...
  • Trump Says Bowe Bergdahl Is A "Traitor," MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Cuts In And Corrects Him

    Trump Says Bowe Bergdahl Is A "Traitor," MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Cuts In And Corrects Him GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump reminds us about deserter Bowe Bergdahl, who the president traded for several prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC: Just so we're clear here, Sergeant Bergdahl is not being prosecuted for treason, he is prosecuted for desertion. The Army prosecutor is planning on presenting no evidence that six people died in looking for Sergeant Bergdahl.
  • Chris Matthews To Reporter At Trump Event: "Are There Any Black People There?"

    08/21/2015 4:33:20 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 88 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 21, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaks with NBC reporter Katy Tur, who is following Trump at a campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama where 30,000 people are expected to turn out to see The Donald. Matthews described the scene at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama as a "redneck riviera." Matthews asked the network correspondent, who was live on scene, if "any black people were there." "I have not seen any today that have come out for Donald Trump," Tur responded. "[They are] normal looking people, who have normal looking opinions on things," the intrepid Tur observed.
  • Matthews: If Hillary Drops Out of Race, I'm Ending 'Hardball' Run

    08/19/2015 6:07:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    News Busters ^ | 08/19/2015 | Ken Shepherd
    Is that a promise, Chris? Tonight on MSNBC, mocking the notion that Hillary Clinton's e-mail server woes may eventually push her out of the presidential campaign, Hardball host Chris Matthews sneered that when that happens, he'd wrap his Hardball program.  MSNBCHardball August 19, 2015; 7:16 p.m. Eastern KELLYANNE CONWAY, Republican strategist: ...I do want her to hang on. I do, and here's why. I worry that if she gets pushed out of the race too early, Chris, then, you've got Elizabeth Warren stepping in, she's got plenty of time to raise the money and take that mantle. CHRIS MATTHEWS, host: You think that's...