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  • MSNBC Runs Head-Scratching Segment On Joel Stein’s ‘In Defense Of Elitism’ Book

    10/23/2019 8:27:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 23, 2019 | Christian Datoc
    MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” closed out Wednesday’s show with a segment on author Joel Stein’s new book, “In Defense Of Elitism,” culminating in him calling hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough “the worst” for being so-called “boat elite.” Stein kicked off the segment describing how he visited the “town in America with the highest percentage of Trump voters, and I thought I would teach them a lot and they would teach me a little.” He also sought to answer a question from Mike Barnicle on why those people “feel such resentment toward people like us and where we like and how...
  • MSNBC Panel Very Worried Over Investigation Into Origin of Russia Probe

    10/22/2019 8:09:57 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/22/2019 | Alex Christy
    It is a common refrain on MSNBC in the age of Trump that nobody is above law and to raise questions about investigations into high ranking officials is damaging to our institutions, unless of course that investigations is looking into alleged misconduct during the Obama years, then it is the investigation that is the threat to institutions. Such, was the argument that Andrea Mitchell made on her Monday show alongside former Obama officials Wendy Sherman and Ned Price in a segment that also torched plenty of strawmen in an attempt to described John Durham's investigation into the origins of the...
  • Beto O'Rourke to MSNBC: Trump's rhetoric 'perhaps inspired by Goebbels'

    10/20/2019 11:19:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20 2019 | Nick Givas
    President Trump's dishonest political rhetoric may have been inspired by Adolf Hitler's notorious propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke said in a bold claim during a Sunday TV interview. O'Rourke made the remarks on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation." "President Trump, perhaps inspired by Goebbels and the propagandists of the Third Reich, seems to employ this tactic that the bigger the lie, the more obscene the injustice, the more dizzying the pace of this bizarre behavior, the less likely we are to be able to do something about it," he said.
  • Trump lays into Sharpton, Van Jones for being two-faced at WH Black Leadership Summit

    10/05/2019 9:45:31 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 5 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 10/05/2019 | Frieda Powers
    President Trump called out CNN’s Van Jones during a black leadership summit for not thanking him for his achievements in criminal justice reform. Speaking to an audience attending the Young Black Leadership Summit held at the White House Friday, the president took a shot at Jones and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton when he got to the topic of the much-lauded bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that was passed last year. “So Van Jones was on about two weeks ago, and he came to me, and I am telling you, he was so nice,” Trump said at the summit hosted...
  • CNN Upset Over Mexican Cooperation with Trump on Border Control

    10/20/2019 3:35:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 20, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN is upset because President Donald Trump's border control policies are working so well thanks in large part to the cooperation of the Mexican government. And it is that cooperation with Mexico that also irks Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from whom it is obvious CNN got many of their talking points. Oddly enough, however, CNN while being upset with Mexico, also concedes that Trump's border policies are working well. You can see that suprising concession in the very title of their Sunday story by Catherine Shoichet and Natalie Gallón (with talking points lifted from Jorge Ramos), "Why some say Mexico already...
  • Tucker Carlson: Outrage over Trump's Syria decision shows Washington's perverse priorities

    10/20/2019 3:32:51 PM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 18 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    Finally, some good news from Washington. That doesn't happen very often. Over the weekend, the Trump administration announced plans to withdraw the remaining American troops that are still stationed in Northern Syria. Of countless decisions Donald Trump has announced via Twitter, you'd think this would be the least controversial of all. There's no reason for Americans to remain in Syria. ISIS no longer controls the cities there. We have no plans to overthrow the Assad government either. So, there's no longer a mission, and yet Syria remains a dangerous place. Five Americans have been killed there just this year, and...
  • Robert Shiller: Recession Likely Years Away Due To Bullish Trump effect

    10/20/2019 4:56:40 PM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 20, 2019 | Stephanie Landsman
    Nobel-prize winning economist Robert Shiller believes a recession may be years away due to a bullish Trump effect in the market. According to the Yale University professor, President Donald Trump is creating an environment that’s conducive to strong consumer spending, and it’s a major force that should hold off a recession. Before the markets can take-off, Shiller stresses President Trump needs to get past the impeachment inquiry. He sees this as the biggest threat to his optimistic forecast. Yet, he’s sticking with the idea that the economy and markets should have a lot of runway left for gains if President...
  • Michael Moore endorses Sanders for 2020 nomination: 'He absolutely can win this'

    10/19/2019 7:08:17 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-19-19 | RACHEL FRAZIN
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president in 2020, saying "he absolutely can win this." Moore said a reason for his decision to support Sanders is the senator's willingness to recognize that capitalism "is at the core" of a number of issues facing the country. "Why me for Bernie?" he said in an MSNBC interview. "Bernie understands that capitalism, and the greedy form of capitalism especially that we have now, is at the core of so many of the problems that we're talking about."
  • Maddow’s latest crystal ball reading: Putin ‘ordered’ Trump to withdraw from Afghanistan

    12/21/2018 11:23:03 AM PST · by McGruff · 23 replies
    RT (A Russian Site) ^ | 21 Dec, 2018
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow – a pioneer of Putin-ate-my-homework journalism – has predictably mused that Donald Trump is considering pulling troops out of Afghanistan on the orders of Russia’s president. The evidence speaks for itself. In segment on her critically-acclaimed show, “Watch Me Scream ‘Russia’ Until I Dislocate My Jaw”, Maddow made an adroit observation of seismic proportions: Reports that Donald Trump is mulling a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan emerged only hours after Vladimir Putin said that the US keeps promising to leave the country but never does! In layman’s terms: Putin ordered Trump to pull troops out of Afghanistan, during...
  • [Blast From The Past]: New York Times bars reporters from MSNBC & CNN opinion shows

    10/15/2019 1:37:36 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/31/2019 | Tim Pearce
    The New York Times is clamping down on its reporters appearing on opinionated cable news shows to avoid the appearance of “bias.” The newspaper recently blocked its finance editor David Enrich from appearing on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show to talk about his reporting on President Trump’s finances and Deutsche Bank, according to according to Vanity Fair. The paper has also placed Lawrence O'Donnell’s show on MSNBC and Don Lemon’s show on CNN on its blacklist. “In deciding whether to make a radio, television or Internet appearance, a staff member should consider its probable tone and content to make sure they are...
  • Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal

    10/15/2019 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/2019 | By Josh Lederman and Phil Helsel
    FULL TITLE: Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal,' witness tells Congress ============================================ Former national security adviser John Bolton was so disturbed by the efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents that he called it a “drug deal,” former White House official Fiona Hill reportedly told Congress on Monday. Hill, the former top Europe expert in Trump’s White House, testified that Bolton told her he wanted no part of the effort that involved acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a person in the room for Hill’s testimony...
  • Ex-GOP official and farmer: I wouldn't vote for Trump again if he walked on water

    10/15/2019 12:43:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 | Justine Coleman
    A former GOP county chairman and Ohio farmer said Monday he wouldn't vote for President Trump again even if the president walked on water. Chris Gibbs, the former chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, told CNBC that he feels "dubious" about the Trump administration's announced agricultural buys from China amounting to $40 billion to $50 billion amid the heated trade war between Washington and Beijing that experts say has hit farmers particularly hard. "He could come up with this $50 billion, he could walk across my pond and not get wet, and I'm still not going to vote for...
  • Giuliani Lobs Back At Bolton: If I’m A Grenade, He’s “An Atomic Bomb”

    10/15/2019 12:21:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Do Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump want John Bolton to offer a deposition to House Democrats? One might think that, under the circumstances, the president and his attorney might want to lower the temperature with Trump’s former national security adviser after Fiona Hill’s testimony. Instead, Giuliani wasted no time in trolling Bolton over Hill’s reports about his reaction to Giuliani’s work in Ukraine.His conversation with New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi wasn’t too bad: I asked Rudy Giuliani, “If you had to describe yourself as a weapon other than a hand grenade what weapon would you be?” Giuliani responded, “I’m...
  • The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans - Greenfield

    10/14/2019 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon Oct 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans They’re not exposés, they’re cover-ups. Mon Oct 14, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 19 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Over 80 women accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of everything from harassment to rape. The drama of the case made the #MeToo movement go global. And you might think that there would be a movie in that. But years later, the closest we’ve come are rumors that Brad Pitt, who has his own history...
  • REPORT: Fox News Hosts Criticized, Mocked Trump During Advertiser Meeting

    10/14/2019 10:55:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Justin Caruso October 14, 2019 8:44 AM ET
    A new report about the relationship between President Donald Trump and Fox News alleges that hosts Chris Wallace and Martha MacCallum criticized and mocked Trump during a closed-door meeting last month. Fox News hosts Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Martha MacCallum attended an event in Manhattan to assure advertisers that “Trump doesn’t own” them, according to a piece published Sunday in the New York Times. The Times report continues: “‘Contrary to the opinion of some people, he’s not our boss,’ Ms. MacCallum said, marveling at Mr. Trump’s criticism of Fox News for airing interviews with Democratic presidential candidates. ‘It is...
  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • Jim Cramer Says Wall Street Execs Are Panicking About Elizabeth Warren Presidency: [tr]

    09/11/2019 9:56:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 11, 2019 | Tommy Christopher
    CNBC host Jim Cramer gave Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren an unintentional boost when he said that Wall Street executives are privately telling him that “She’s got to be stopped!” On Tuesday’s edition of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Cramer told co-hosts David Faber and Dominic Chu that Wall Street executives are quaking in their boots at the prospect of a Warren presidency. He began by talking about Wells Fargo’s struggle to find a new CEO. “I still wonder what it’s like to have no CEO. In the end, I know, Elizabeth Warren don’t listen, I favor...
  • Joe Biden fights to be truth arbiter in face of Trump ads, negative stories

    10/13/2019 6:37:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2019 | Seth McLaughlin
    Campaign's attempt to berate the press, squelch stories has so far shown only modest payoff Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden has shown flimsy fealty to the facts in his own political career, but his campaign is now fighting to be the arbiter of truth, lobbying media outlets to squelch stories and refuse ads he says stretch the truth. His campaign asked networks to stop booking Trump ally Rudolph W. Giuliani and then tried to organize a boycott of a Trump campaign ad by accusing the president of lying about Mr. Biden’s actions to try to get a Ukrainian prosecutor...
  • The Only Truly Appropriate Reaction to Shep Smith’s Resignation

    10/13/2019 11:12:57 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 35 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Goodbye, Sheppie, we hardly knew ye. – Here is the only truly appropriate reaction to the news that the slimy Shep Smith has left Fox News: [gif] In all seriousness, does anyone really care that our TV screens will no longer be graced by this shrill, overwrought hack? In recent years, Smith’s only role at Fox News was to come on air and cause half the cable channel’s regular viewers to tune into OANN. The channel attempted to elevate his role a few years ago by making him the “anchor” for all...
  • Missing the Bigger Picture in Kurdish Syria: Misunderstanding our military withdrawal

    10/12/2019 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2019 | By Lt. Col. Robert L. Maginnis, US Army Ret.
    President Trump’s decision to withdraw our few troops from the Syria-Turkey border area earned him considerable criticism from allies. Senator Lindsey Graham said the decision is “a catastrophe in the making.” Representative Lin Cheney said it’s “a catastrophic mistake.” Former UN Secretary Nikki Haley said, “We must always have the backs of our allies.” President Trump has answered these critics. The Kurds were engaged in a contractual relationship fighting the Islamic State (ISIS). They were well paid and equipped for their fighting, much like any mercenary group. Further, they were given three years to consolidate eastern Syria to feed their...