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  • Did Chris Matthews Just Make the Most Illogical Argument Yet Against Ebola Travel Ban?

    10/20/2014 5:12:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    Greatest, latest parlor game: watching liberals pretzel-ize logic in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. We've noted a few examples here, here and here. But as wacky as those assertions were, they might all have to take a back seat to the absolutely absurd argument offered up by Chris Matthews on this evening's Hardball. Matthews suggested that a travel ban wouldn't work since Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who infected two people before dying of Ebola, lied to get into the US. Can't Chris see that his argument runs headlong against logic? That it is precisely...
  • Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014

    10/20/2014 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Amanda Kondolojy
    Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014  Total Day P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,154  229  456 CNN  456  161  255 MSNBC  309  72  128 CNBC  157  51  73 FBN  46  7  14 HLN  242  92  127 Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,823  332  672 CNN  494  179  275 MSNBC  551  116  221 CNBC  249  110  140 FBN  26  10  15 HLN  377  116  159 Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN FOX AND FRIENDS  1,054  259  546 CNN NEW DAY  408  122  214 MSNBC...
  • O’Reilly Rips ‘Pathetic Ideological Loons’ at MSNBC for Ebola ‘Racism’ Attacks

    10/17/2014 6:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 17, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Bill O’Reilly spent a significant part of his first segment tonight decrying the “racism” accusations being thrown by some MSNBC commentators amidst nationwide Ebola panic. O’Reilly did not directly call out MSNBC in his Talking Points Memo, but it was very clearly aimed at them, since he had teased the segment with a clip of Alex Wagner saying some Republican comments on Ebola, including calling for a travel ban is “not even thinly-veiled racism.” And that wasn’t the first time someone on MSNBC had invoked racism in talking about a travel ban; a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry‘s show did so...
  • 'Conservative' Abby Huntsman Enthusiastically Opposes Ebola Travel Ban

    10/17/2014 3:17:41 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The web page for MSNBC's The Cycle has the chutzpah to describe co-host Abby Huntsman as a "conservative." Whatever happened to truth in advertising? On today's episode, Huntsman again demonstrated why the conservative tag doesn't fit. As a guest offered up a laughably lame analogy in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries, Huntsman was quick to weigh in with an approving comment. View the video here.
  • Pat Buchanan Says Gaza is an "Israeli Concentration Camp" - Video 1/8/09

    01/09/2009 6:13:35 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 2,199+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of conservative pundit Pat Buchanan on MSNBC yesterday making comments about Israel that are just amazing. Buchanan likens Israel's Ground Offensive in Gaza to the Nazi "blitzkrieg," actually using the word in describing it. He also went a step further and says that Gaza is an "Israeli concentration camp," where "cruelty" by Israel is taking place. Let's step back for a moment. I have always liked Pat Buchanan's analysis when he is talking about inside the Beltway political matters. He is a very good analyst on those things. But he has real blinders when it comes to...
  • Wendy Davis is falling apart

    10/14/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Mistakes happen on the campaign trail. Any politician in the national spotlight is bound to make one or two. The mark of a truly skilled politician, however, is one who can take their lumps, adapt, move on, and rebound from that error. Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is not a skilled politician. Davis’s much maligned “wheelchair ad,” in which she criticizes Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s position on tort reform while unsubtly drawing the audience’s attention to his disability, was a mistake. It drew criticism from both the right and the left, and a competent campaign would have pulled...
  • Scarborough: 'Off the Air, Nobody Thinks Christie Can Win'

    10/14/2014 4:49:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Christie might have millions of admirers across the country, people who love the Jersey governor's blunt style. But among the Republican media and political elites who populate Morning Joe, Christie's a no-hoper. That's what Joe Scarborough divulged on today's Morning Joe. Said Scarborough: "off the air in Republican circles . . . nobody thinks Christie can win." View the video here.
  • MSNBC Reported to Be Cancelling Ronan Farrow Next Month

    10/14/2014 8:58:23 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like it might be time to start playing Frank Sinatra's Gone With The Wind for Ronan Farrow. Mediate reports that Ronan Farrow might soon be Gone With The Wind because MSNBC might be cancelling  Ronan Farrow next month due to lousy ratings. This contrasts sharply with the incredible media hype that greeted the announcment that Farrow would be hosting an MSNBC show last February. First let us look at the MSM gushing from the New York Times followed by the grim reality about Farrow's possible cancellation next month due to few people watching his show:
  • New McConnell Ad Features Chuck Todd Saying Grimes 'Disqualified Herself'

    10/13/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-13-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    A new ad by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) features NBC "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd saying Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" by refusing to say in a recent interview if she voted for President Barack Obama. The stumble last week led to pushback for Grimes, who is polling neck and neck with the Senate Republican leader. The McConnell campaign said on Monday that the ad, called "Disqualified," will air on TV statewide. It can be watched below.
  • MSNBC Host to 'Wingers': Ebola Was Spread at a Private Hospital in a Red State, You Know

    10/13/2014 5:25:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-13-2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Ladies and gentlemen, MSNBC host Joy Reid has a statement to make: Joy Reid JoyAnnReid "To the anti-government wingers in my thread: so far, the only "spread of Ebola" in the U.S. was caused by a private hospital in a red state." 1:33 PM - 12 Oct 2014
  • Leaning Forward, MSNBC Loses Ground to Rival CNN

    10/12/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/12/2014 | Bill Carter
    Rachel Maddow, the biggest star on the MSNBC cable network, just posted her lowest quarterly ratings results ever. “Morning Joe,” MSNBC’s signature morning program, scored its second-lowest quarterly ratings, reaching an average of just 87,000 viewers in the key news demographic group. And “Ronan Farrow Daily,” the network’s heavily promoted new afternoon show, which stars a 26-year-old Rhodes Scholar with a high-profile Hollywood lineage, has been largely a dud. Though it has mostly happened quietly, which may be a comment on the cable network’s larger status in the media landscape, MSNBC has seen its ratings hit one of the deepest...
  • Chuck Todd: Should Conservatives 'Surrender in the Culture Wars'?

    10/12/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10/12/2014 (2:44 PM EDT) | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear several Appeals Court cases on gay marriages, which resulted in bans on gay marriage being struck down in numerous states across the country. Following the Supreme Court's decision to punt on the issue of gay marriage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd saw this as a sign that social conservatism was declining and obnoxiously asked "it is time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" After playing a pre-packaged segment on the evolution of social conservatism in the United States, the NBC host did his best to portray social conservatives as...
  • TV host Olbermann apologized to Clinton for Lewinsky coverage

    10/11/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/10/14
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Keith Olbermann, a liberal television host whose MSNBC show focused in 1998 on President Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, once apologized to Clinton for his coverage, according to documents released on Friday. Olbermann sought the president's forgiveness for "whatever part I may have played in perpetuating this ceaseless coverage," according to a White House email describing his apology. The email was included in a new batch of previously unreleased Clinton administration documents that was made public by the Clinton Presidential Library.
  • Harris-Perry Guest Favors Prison Abolition, Tweets 'F--- The Police'

    10/11/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Melissa Harris-Perry proudly portrays her MSNBC show as "Nerdland." But has it devolved from a cozy academic coffee klatsch for lefties into something else? To discuss the issue of relations between police and black Americans, with the backdrop of Ferguson and a shooting this week in St. Louis, Harris-Perry had as a member of her panel Mychal Denzel Smith. On the one hand, Denzel Smith would appear, as a writer for The Nation, to fit the Nerdland bill. But a review of his Twitter feed reveals that two days ago Denzel Smith tweeted: 'F---.The.Police." And late last month he tweeted...
  • Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape victim are confident

    10/06/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | TINA MOORE , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , OREN YANIV , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape victim are confident he will be indicted. ‘There’s a lot of new information that will be devastating to Mr. Rubenstein,’ said one of the attorneys representing the woman, 42, who alleges she was raped by the high-powered lawyer after a birthday bash for the Rev. Al Sharpton. Police on Monday removed at least a dozen evidence bags and a mattress from Rubenstein’s building. But Mayor de Blasio wouldn’t speculate how the rape accusations would affect the case of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner, whose family is represented by Rubenstein....
  • MSNBC Panel: Even PROPOSING Ebola Travel Ban Is 'Racist'! (VIDEO)

    10/06/2014 12:38:40 PM PDT · by absentee · 63 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/6/14 | Caleb Howe
    video On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show this weekend, the absent host's panel once again caused trouble, as they agreed that even proposing a ban on travel from Ebola outbreak nations is racist. Guests Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations and Frankie Edozien, New York Times columnist and editor of The AFRican Magazine, first raised the specter of slavery before going straight for the racist label: GARRETT: "I was on Capitol Hill yesterday. I spoke to lot of the political leadership of the United States and I have to say I was stunned by how many felt the solution...
  • Sharpton not taking sides after associate accused of raping exec

    10/06/2014 5:01:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Reuven Fenton
    The Rev. Al Sharpton decried the “disrespecting” of women Sunday while addressing the rape allegations against his high-profile lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein. “I don’t care how close we are, if he’s wrong, he’s wrong,” Sharpton said of Rubenstein during his address to a crowd at the Circle of Sisters Expo at the Javits Center.
  • Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says,

    10/06/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | JOHN MARZULLI , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , TINA MOORE , STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says, as police search home for object used in reported assault The woman allegedly raped by Sanford Rubenstein awoke the next morning and had sex with him again, a source close to the powerhouse attorney told the Daily News. That version of events, in which the pair had consensual sex, conflicted with one presented by a police source, who said the 42-year-old victim awoke from a booze-filled haze to find she was having sex with the 70-year-old lawyer. “It’s a classic he said, she said. She’s claiming she was...
  • Cops search penthouse of Sharpton associate accused of rape

    10/06/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Jamie Schram, Daniel Prendergast and C.J. Sullivan
    NYPD detectives zeroed in on the Upper East Side apartment of Al Sharpton confidant Sanford Rubenstein Sunday in their hunt for “rape” evidence, after an attempt to nail the high-powered attorney in a setup meeting with his accuser disintegrated. Investigators spent about an hour and a half in the palatial penthouse on East 64th Street, where Rubenstein was holed up with his top-notch lawyers, Michael Ross and Benjamin Brafman. A team of NYPD crime-scene specialists then moved in and began scouring for evidence.
  • CDC Director: Obama Has "Leaned Forward" To Deal With Ebola Crisis

    10/01/2014 9:19:09 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ian Schwartz
    "In West Africa, we are surging the response not only of CDC where we already have more than 130 people in the field, but also throughout the U.S. government. The president has leaned forward to make sure we're acting very proactively there, and the Defense Department is on the ground already strengthening the response," Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden told reporters in a Tuesday evening briefing.
  • Beheading Is “Workplace Violence”, How Dare Any One Suggest A Muslim Connection?

    09/29/2014 12:50:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    The Conservative House ^ | 09/28/14 | Sundance
    Moonbat Of The Week – MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry: OK Beheading Is “Workplace Violence”, How Dare Any One Suggest A Muslim Connection?
  • Chuck Todd is Officially Irrelevant

    09/27/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/14 | Alan Joel
    Eulogizes Eric Holder as "a non-political person" Whatever shred of actual relevancy Chuck Todd hoped to achieve as the new moderator of “Meet the Press” just collapsed yesterday during his MSNBC interview regarding the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. Chuck Todd eulogizes Eric Holder as “a non-political person”: “He did a lot of the tough stuff that you would say, ‘Hey, the attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff. But, what’s interesting about him, he is a very non-political person. And I think people used to mistakenly...
  • Really Democrats, THIS is your plan to win in November?

    09/24/2014 10:06:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In Wisconsin the Republican incumbent governor Scott Walker is on track to win what seems like his yearly re-election to office. He is the most effective chief executive in memory. His TV spots are fresh, creative and as effective as he is. They drive his union and media enemies crazy. One of Walker’s TV spots shows him in an actual hole explaining how he helped get Wisconsin out of a hole. The pit is about eight feet deep and the camera angle covers Walker and a ladder leading to the top. The spot has a simple message and ordinarily would...
  • Freep a poll at PMSNBC - Will the GOP take control of the Senate?

    09/22/2014 10:47:19 PM PDT · by WMarshal · 23 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/22/2014 | MSNBC
    The dreamers at PMSNBC think the Democrats are likely to keep control of the Senate.
  • Alex Wagner Rants About Margaret Sanger's Eugenics, Leaves Out Margaret Sanger

    09/15/2014 7:39:07 PM PDT · by absentee · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/15/14 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner on Monday, the host unleashed a tirade at Republicans over their supposed secret desire to control or eliminate minorities through eugenics. As part of her rant, she specifically cites the early 20th century movement. Conspicuously absent from Wagner's remarks: founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger. Wagner was discussing comments made by a now former local party chair, Russell Pearce, who advocated for sterilization of women on government assistance. In so doing, she brought up eugenics and its history in the United States. Sort of ... "Sterilizing minorities is not just something dreamed up in...
  • Report: Rice set to appeal NFL's indefinite suspension Monday

    09/14/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 72 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9/14/2014 | staff
    When the Baltimore Ravens released Ray Rice earlier this week, the NFL followed suit with its own punishment and suspended the running back indefinitely. How long that suspension may last is unclear, but it sounds like Rice plans to fight it. Citing multiple media reports, NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk says Rice intends to file an appeal Monday that "will be handled by the NFLPA and by an outside lawyer retained by Rice." Initially, Rice received a two-game suspension in July, after an initial video showed him dragging his unconscious then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of a casino elevator in New...
  • Missouri’s rapid rightward shift

    09/13/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    In just four weeks, Missouri has carried out an execution, imposed a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, expanded gun rights and become the poster child for the militarization of police and racial discord. Its public school system is struggling beneath the weight of an ongoing funding crisis, and an entire local police force is under federal investigation. While the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a small-city cop and the fiery protests and heavy-handed police response that followed has drawn national attention and scorn, the incident is but a glimpse into the current social and political...
  • Just 63% Know Which Parties Control the House and Senate

    09/13/2014 1:10:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 9-10, 2014
    Over one-third of Likely U.S. Voters remain unaware which political party controls the House of Representatives and which has a majority in the Senate - less than two months before an election that may put one party in charge of both. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 63% are aware that Republicans have majority control of the House. An identical number (63%) know that Democrats run the Senate. Twenty percent (20%) mistakenly believe Democrats control the House, while 17% are not sure. Similarly, 18% think the GOP is in charge in the Senate, but 19% are...
  • 'Ridiculous': Harris-Perry Show Spat As Guest Claims US Soldiers 'Forced in' By Poverty

    09/13/2014 11:11:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Phyllis Bennis is a Melissa Harris-Perry fave. How bonkers-left is Bennis? She's a defender of Iran and its nuclear ambitions, and wants Israel wiped off the map, to be replaced by a single Palestinian state. On today's MH-P, Bennis once again put her radical views on display, arguing that many US soliders aren't truly volunteers, but are "forced in by poverty and lack of other opportunities." "That's absolutely ridiculours," responded Iraq war veteran Earl Catagnus Jr. View the video here.
  • Engel, Matthews, Rip Obama ISIS Speech (Barf Alert)

    09/11/2014 6:15:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11,2014 | Breitbart TV
    NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and MSNBC’s “Hardball” anchor Chris Matthews criticized President Obama’s address on ISIS during MSNBC’s special coverage of the speech on Wednesday night.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Obama’s New Foreign Policy Advisers All MSNBC Regulars

    09/10/2014 12:06:17 PM PDT · by dead · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC’S Andrea Mitchell claimed President Barack Obama’s new cabal of foreign policy advisers “looks like a review of our guest list” on the liberal cable news network, with the AP’s Julie Pace explaining that the White House is trying to bring the commentators “into the fold.” Mitchell spoke Tuesday with Pace about Obama’s Monday night dinner with the DC foreign policy intelligentsia, presumably designed to help craft a strategy to contain an aggressive Russia and defeat ISIS in the Middle East. But as the MSNBC host ticked off the guests — including former Clinton aide Sandy Berger, longtime Democratic adviser...
  • Maddow Mopes About All Poor Obama Has On His Plate

    09/06/2014 4:52:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, it's not as if the poor guy ever gets to go on vacation or play a round of golf . . . On her MSNBC show last night, Rachel Maddow fretted about everything that was on President Obama's plate, from devising his immigration amnesty, to dealing with Putin, to Ebola, to a US plane forced to land in Iran. Concluded Maddow: "aren't you glad you're not President?" Really? When Barack Obama ran for the office back in 2008, think he figured the Oval Office would be a bowl of golf balls? Not to mention those few perks that come...
  • MSNBC Host Fantasizes Over Abortion Entertainment

    09/02/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    life news ^ | Katie Yoder
    In case the tampon earrings and musings on child custody hadn’t clued us in to the ongoing Whack-A-Mole game in Melissa Harris-Perry’s brain, she’s shared her fantasy of abortion entertainment by Beyoncé. melissaharrisperry2During “The Melissa Harris-Perry Show,” the MSNBC host had an “imagining” that the screen projection during Beyoncé’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Show (VMAs) performance spelled out “abortion” instead of “feminist.” On her August 30 show, Harris-Perry explained, “I do wonder if it could have been even more political, like beyond the ‘F’ word.” Video Below. The pop star’s routine on August 24 championed feminism with a screen...
  • Tea Party Organizer Tells MSNBC's Chuck Todd that "Americans are Fed Up" - Video 4/15/09

    04/15/2009 3:19:15 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 464+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 15, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Tea Party Organizer Tim Phillips, from Americans for Prosperity, talking with MSNBC's Chuck Todd today and explaining that the Tea Parties reflect that millions of "Americans are fed up" -- fed up with the wasteful deficit spending of the Federal government that will lead to higher taxes for everyone. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Obama Attends Wedding of Longtime Personal Chef To MSNBC Host [While Presidency In "Meltdown"]

    08/30/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 30, 2014
    August 30, 2014 Obama Attends Wedding of Longtime Personal Chef To MSNBC Host POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. - President Barack Obama set aside the pressures of the world's trouble spots on Saturday to assume the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama family's longtime chef and friend. Chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner were tying the knot in an evening ceremony at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table restaurant in Pocantico Hills, just north of New York City. Obama and Kass have a close relationship, which Obama highlighted earlier this month by spending...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Whoops! MSNBC's Diaz-Balart Blanks on Rick Perry's Name

    08/29/2014 9:36:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the names that it would be embarrassing for an MSNBC network host to blank on, Rick Perry's would have to be at the top of the list. How countless many times has the Lean Forward network had fun at Perry's expense over his "whoops" moment during a 2012 presidential debate? But that unfortunate fate befell Jose Diaz-Balart today, hosting his own new MSNBC show. The topic was the way in which Ted Cruz and Perry would potentially fight over Texas donor dollars if they were to both run for president. Diaz-Balart got Cruz's name without problem, but when...
  • In Rush to Condemn Burger King, 'Hardball' Host Makes Whopper of a Factual Error

    08/28/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    newsbusters ^ | august 27, 2014 | ken shepherd
    In his rush to flame-broil Burger King as an unpatriotic fast-food joint looking to skip out on paying its taxes to Uncle Sam, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to enlist the famously pro-free market, pro-capitalism Wall Street Journal. The only problem is his claim is 100 percent Grade A baloney. "The Wall Street Journal lead editorial today came out against it.... The lead editorial today, surprisingly, attacked this tax scheme," Matthews insisted to guest David Corn of the leftist Mother Jones magazine. In point of fact, the Journal editorial board slammed not corporate "inversion" schemes but the current U.S. tax code, which...
  • ‘That’s One Cold Bastard’: Scarborough Thinks Terrorists Intimidated By Obama’s Golfing [VIDEO]

    08/21/2014 7:25:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Joe Scarborough believes Islamic State terrorists will be intimidated by President Obama’s golf game just minutes after his statement on beheaded journalist James Foley, perhaps thinking to themselves, “Wow, that’s one cold bastard.” The “Morning Joe” host unveiled his alternative explanation to the “horrifying” images of Obama grinning ear-to-ear on the golf course right after a sober statement condemning the execution of an American journalist by Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq.
  • MSNBC Wouldn’t Be This Calm If Tea Party Protesters Threw Rocks at Their Hosts

    08/20/2014 3:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon's Editor's Blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    After witnessing the spectacle of MSNBC host Chris Hayes getting pelted with rocks by an angry mob in Ferguson, Mo., Monday night, I was struck by a feeling of anger and frustration. Not at the rioters. Rioters throw rocks. That’s what they do. My anger was at the despicable display of “tolerance” and “understanding” displayed by Hayes, as he lowered his expectations for civil behavior to accommodate his liberal need to be accepted by the mob. Chris Hayes and his MSNBC colleagues Rachel Maddow, Laurence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, and Al Sharpton, have spent hundreds of hours of air...
  • Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

    08/19/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose...
  • MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard Sees 'War on Black Boys' in America, Fears 'Genocide'

    08/18/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 61 replies
    Move over, War on Women, there's a new war in town. On the August 18 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans. What's more, Bernard insisted, there would be a "genocide" of young black men unless the problem were seriously addressed to her satisfaction.
  • Missouri State Senator Says Michael Brown Was 'Assassinated'

    08/18/2014 7:34:36 PM PDT · by absentee · 52 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/18/14 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's The Ed Show on Monday, Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said that the results of a private autopsy, which were released last night, show that Michael Brown was "assassinated" by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. "I do have to tell you, looking at the autopsy report last evening, um, it looks like Michael Brown was just killed. It was an assassination, and many of the community members are waiting for this police officer to be arrested. They're waiting for a grand jury and an indictment. And so, until that happens, I still see unrest. And many of the...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Delivers Heartbreaking Tribute to Unarmed Black Men Killed by Police

    08/16/2014 5:29:57 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Aug 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry devoted much of her show Saturday to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the unrest that has followed in Ferguson, Missouri. But perhaps the most moving part of her broadcast came when she looked at the hundreds of other unarmed black men who are killed by police every year. ADVERTISEMENT Harris-Perry began by solemnizing reading off just some of the names of those men before arriving at Michael Brown. “In the past decade alone, these men and hundreds of others have lost their lives to police,” she said. She cited a recent story that said local...
  • MSNBC Host Falls Apart Over Ferguson Curfew

    08/16/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT · by absentee · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/16/14 | Caleb Howe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uK78nbbnMs In a press conference this afternoon with Governor Jay Nixon, State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, and other officials, a state of emergency was declared for Ferguson, MO, and a curfew instituted. After the press conference, MSNBC's anchor T.J. Holmes begins with editorializing ... "Wow. Folks, um, what you just heard, was pretty remarkable. To a community that has been shouting, expressing their anger, their outrage, understandable anger and outrage for the past week about being denied their rights, and about a young man being denied his right to live, they are now being told that their right to...
  • Before Catching Himself, Luke Russert Speaks of the 'Murder' of Michael Brown

    08/15/2014 1:04:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was it a simple mistake, or more deeply revealing of how Luke Russert regards events in Ferguson, MO? With Chuck Todd on his way to Meet The Press, Russert hosted MSNBC's Daily Rundown today. Speaking with NBC reporter Ron Allen, on the scene in Ferguson, Russert said: "the big news this morning is we expect to hear for the first time the name of the officer who was involved in the murder of Michael Brown -- or the killing of Michael Brown." H/t reader Charles B. View the video here.
  • Rep. Lewis to Obama: Declare martial law

    08/14/2014 3:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Thursday called on President Obama to use executive authority and declare martial law in Ferguson, Mo., where protesters have clashed with police after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. “My own feeling is right now is President Obama should use the authority of his office to declare martial law,” Lewis said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” “Federalize that Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest,” Lewis, an icon of the 1960s civil rights movement, said it is “unreal” to see what the police are doing in Ferguson. “People have a right to...
  • MSNBC Pres: Cinco De Mayo Contrition Upsets Him Walking by Mexican Restaurants; Seeing Sombreros

    08/10/2014 6:22:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 10, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Okay, I can understand that MSNBC President Phil Griffin would feel terribly embarrassed by a dopey Cinco De Mayo studio stunt in which a pale yanqui dressed in a sombrero staggered across the set while taking swigs of tequila (video after the jump). However what is really bizarre about Griffin's contrition is that it also takes the form of declaring that he now gets nervous while walking by Mexican restaurants and becomes upset at the mere sight of a sombrero. I kid you not. And if you doubt me, Griffin is quoted about his new obsessions in the Huffington Post....
  • Joy Reid, Hamas Propagandist

    08/10/2014 5:20:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/10/2014 | Arnold Cusmariu
    Joy Reid made this absurd comment during her August 4, 2014 MSNBC show: "So far the war in Gaza has left more than 1,800 Palestinians dead – the population equivalent to 100 9/11s."  Others – e.g., Politico, have already debunked her use of “population equivalent.”  Her comment is absurd for another reason: it insinuates that IDF operations in Gaza, launched for the purpose of ending Hamas rocket attacks, amount to terrorism on a grand scale. In effect, Reid is accusing Israel of being a terrorist state. We should agree that 9/11 was a terrorist attack against the United States.  Those...
  • Flashback Friday: "We're Leaving Behind a Sovereign, Stable, and Self-Reliant Iraq"

    08/09/2014 9:08:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Not only did we repeatedly hear that al Qaeda was on a “path to defeat” multiple times on the campaign trail in 2012, we also heard President Obama brag about ending the Iraq War and leaving behind a “sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq.” Via CNS News: Obama: 'I Said I End the War in Iraq - I Ended It' Last night, however, after months of ISIS’ bloody rampage in the country, President Obama announced that America is coming to help. Airstrikes on ISIS artillery began Friday.