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  • FIORINA: ‘TITLES ARE JUST TITLES,’ HILLARY’S ‘TRACK RECORD’ IS ME COLLAPSE AND THE RUSSIAN RESET

    05/27/2015 12:23:31 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued that “titles are just titles” and Hillary Clinton’s “track record” includes the collapse of the Middle East and the failed Russian reset on Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. Fiorina said, “I come from a world where titles are just titles, and talk is just talk. It’s only in politics where titles and words mean a lot. In the rest of the world, it’s actually about what have you done, actions speak louder than words. People want to know are your words and your actions consistent and are they consistent over time. And so,...
  • Pelosi: We're totally winning the war against ISIS. Y'know. On Twitter & stuff

    05/26/2015 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Robert Laurie
    That'll show 'em. MSNBC has a new show! It’s hosted by former Pennsylvania Representative Patrick Murphy (D-of course). It’s called “Taking the Hill” and this weekend it featured an appearance by everyone’s favorite former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Murphy asked Pelosi about Obama’s failing battle against ISIS, but Pelosi wasn’t interested in admitting that things aren’t going so well. Instead, she decided to highlight one of the areas where we are, apparently, making some truly “impressive advances” against our barbaric opponents. Are we bombing them back into the stone age? Not really. Are we killing them at a...
  • Rendell: 'Tough Cookie' Hillary Will Put Republicans 'In Short Pants'

    05/22/2015 4:40:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton's MSNBC show today, former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell dared congressional Republicans to recall Hillary Clinton to testify about Benghazi. Calling her a "tough cookie," Rendell vowed that "Hillary will put them in short pants." Paging Camille Paglia . . . Rendell surely thought he was paying Hillary a compliment. But is this really the Hillary persona that Dems want to project: that of a woman who makes little boys out of grown men? View the video here.
  • Valerie Plame's Husband: Jeb Plans to Kill or Torture All Arabs He Can Find

    05/20/2015 6:32:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jeb Bush: wannabe Arab killer and torturer. That was the portrait of the prospective Republican presidential candidate that Joe Wilson, husband of former CIA employee Valerie Plame, has painted. Appearing on Chris Hayes's MSNBC show this evening, Wilson claimed that the "conclusion you come to," looking at his foreign policy advisers, is that Jeb's plan is "to kill all Arabs we find on the streets," and if we can't kill them, "to torture them." View the video here.
  • Ted Cruz goes full Ted Cruz: “Is there something about the left that is obsessed with sex?”

    05/19/2015 9:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | May 19, 2015 | Staff
    He really wants to know! "ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights?" Ted Cruz was at his Ted Cruz-iest today after a meeting with local officials in Beaumont, Texas. The senator and GOP presidential candidate faced questions from reporters about gay marriage, and responded with this, according to a report in the Washington Post. “Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex? “ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very...
  • 'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED...

    05/17/2015 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/15 | Belinda Robinson
    'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for insensitive tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED along The news organization MSNBC landed in hot water over a provocative tweet it posted which appeared to mock a police officer who was dragged along the street by a suspect. The tweet with a video embedded in it, created a firestorm from commenters on social media and news sites. It read: 'Does it count as a police chase if you drag the cop along for the ride?' But shortly after a backlash ensued online on Saturday, the network hastily removed it...
  • Many GOP voters buy into ‘Jade Helm’ conspiracy theory

    05/15/2015 7:10:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 14, 2015 | Steve Benen
    ... A new survey from Public Policy Polling finds that one-third of Republicans believe the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory that “the government is trying to take over Texas,” and another 28 percent of GOP voters haven’t made up their minds yet about the matter ...
  • Wednesday Cable Ratings: MSNBC Hits Lowest Demo Ratings Day in 10 Years

    05/14/2015 5:26:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Mediate ^ | 05/14/15 | Mediaite Staff
    Not only did The Ed Show hit a new low of 30K viewers in the 25-54 demo on Wednesday, but MSNBC had its lowest total day ratings in close to 10 years with 49K average viewers in the demo over the course of the day. The last time MSNBC saw demo ratings this low was on July 20, 2005 when it had 45K in total day. In primetime, MSNBC also came in third place with just 76K in the demo compared to 337K for Fox News and 196K for CNN.
  • Ed Schultz Serves Up More Whoppers Than Burger King In Final Day Of Testimony

    05/14/2015 1:11:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 5-13-2015 | EVAN GAHR
    It sure was a productive Tuesday for Ed Schultz at his federal trial where he’s being sued for breach of partnership. He managed to make a huge liar out of both himself and MSNBC President Phil Griffin.Schultz’s bid to convince jurors that he got his MSNBC show without any help from NBC sound engineer and producer Michael Queen proved rather deceitful thanks to his own electronic footprints.Worse yet, the behemoth broadcaster’s ongoing attempt to turn the courtroom into his own little TV studio may have faltered when he walked into plaintiff attorney Catfish Abbott’s trap.More evidence also emerged about just...
  • MSNBC Host Rips Obama Over Recent Fox News Channel Jab

    05/14/2015 8:34:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 5/14/2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    “Is he really the sole arbiter of what is right and just?” Referencing Barack Obama’s remarks at a recent forum aimed at addressing poverty, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough took exception to the president’s public indictment of a rival cable news network. Obama stated that Fox News Channel offers a “constant menu” of programming demonizing the poor as lazy “sponges” and “leeches.” Scarborough eviscerated Obama not only for his comments, but for the forum in which he decided to make them. “At a bipartisan summit, you decide to attack a cable news channel as the problem,” he said, “saying that [FNC...
  • Mark Halperin Apologizes for Cringeworthy Ted Cruz Interview

    05/11/2015 11:38:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Pobody's Nerfect. On Monday afternoon, Bloomberg Politics editor and MSNBC senior burrito correspondent Mark Halperin apologized for an interview two weeks ago in which he ham-handedly quizzed Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his Cuban heritage. In the interview Halperin questioned Cruz on his Hispanic appeal, even his consumption of Cuban dishes, and offered to let Cruz welcome Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders to the race en Espańol. The interview flew under the radar until it was torn to shreds by San Jose Mercury-News columnist Ruben Navarrette this weekend. “As a Hispanic, I felt like I was watching...
  • Cable news is in trouble, and it’s more about the news than the cable

    05/10/2015 9:26:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Vox.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Ezra Klein
    Cable news is in trouble. The Pew Research Center reports that the median daily audience for Fox, CNN, and MSNBC is down about 11 percent since 2008. The Washington Post's Paul Farhi sees a grim future for the industry. He argues that cable news outlets are pretty much where newspapers were a decade ago: their audience is aging, their medium is being disrupted by new technologies, and the next generation of viewers is developing habits and preferences that they're poorly placed to serve. (This is probably a good moment to note that I'm a contributor to MSNBC.) The networks may still...
  • MSNBC's Chris Hayes Nails It On Freedom of Speech And Drawing Muhammad [VIDEO]

    05/07/2015 7:38:25 PM PDT · by absentee · 54 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/7/2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Thursday night's All In with Chris Hayes, the MSNBC host continued the discussion about Pamela Geller's “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” in Garland, Texas, as much of America has done all week. As part of the discussion, Chris Hayes said something that might seem surprising coming from someone of his particular political bent and certainly from someone at his particular network. Hayes offered one of the best summaries of exactly why it was so important not only that Geller be permitted to hold the event, as she was, but that the reason for the necessity of such an event...
  • Rush: Should The Left Stop Advocating Gay Marriage To Avoid Provoking Islamists?

    05/07/2015 3:21:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 7,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh asked if the same media criticizing the Mohammed Art Exhibit would stop advocating gay marriage because that could also be provocative to radical Islamists on Wednesday.
  • ‘When You Provoke People…’ {Chris} Matthews, Guest Tackle ‘Causality’ of TX Shooting

    05/04/2015 6:19:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    There’s been a lot of debate today about the actions and intentions of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the group led by Pamela Geller that held a “Draw Mohammed” cartoon contest in Texas yesterday where two shooters showed up. They were killed, and Geller has been pushing back against any suggestion that the provocative nature of her group brought about those attacks. Chris Matthews tackled that argument on his MSNBC show tonight, bringing up what Geller’s group did and asking, “Does that in some way cause these events––well, not the word ‘causing’––how about provoking, how about taunting, how about daring?...
  • Mediaite: New management at MSNBC may drop the axe on 3 shows

    05/04/2015 1:12:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Has MSNBC finally had enough of leaning forward into a full-tilt decline in ratings? Despite some suggestions that the cable channel’s carriage fees immunizes it from the ratings issue, it’s apparently not enough for the new president of NBC News. Poor ratings may spell the end of three shows, two of which appear in the channel’s ailing prime-time lineup, according to Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell: Mediaite has learned that Lack is now beginning to take an active role in the herculean task of trying to right that left-leaning ship: Specifically, Lack is now often attending MSNBC chief Phil Griffin‘s 11:30...
  • Unions Donate to Sharpton’s Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton’s MSNBC Show

    05/04/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor viewpoints, also inviting union leadership on as guests. National Action Network ... has apparently remained in financial trouble. A 2013 filing with the Internal Revenue Service showed the nonprofit had ended the year with negative assets of $1.33 million. Nonprofit experts have told National Review that the Sharpton’s six-figure salary from National Action Network, as well as the...
  • Cruz walks a provocative line on panhandling

    05/01/2015 6:15:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took his presidential campaign to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, where he raised a provocative point about, of all things, panhandling. Benjy Sarlin reported: “If you look at the values that resonate in our community, they are faith, family, patriotism, hard work,” he told host Javier Palomarez, the CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Some years ago I was having lunch with a Hispanic entrepreneur in Austin and he asked me a question: He said, ‘When was the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?’ It’s a great question…. I’m not sure I’ve...
  • Sharpton Scolds Media: "Quit Playing With Matches"

    04/30/2015 3:12:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 30,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Reverend Al Sharpton told the media to “quit playing with matches in Baltimore” in a speech on Thursday.
  • Tolerance? Liberals want to kill conservatives

    04/30/2015 12:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2015 | Phil Elmore
    The immediacy of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, offers us a window into the prejudices of others that is unprecedented in the history of our society. Not a day passes in the United States when some person does not commit career suicide, achieve viral fame, or both by posting to Twitter or Facebook. A hundred and forty characters or less can make a hero or freshly mint a villain. All it takes is an ill-chosen word or, perhaps more accurately, a moment of honesty. We are all creatures of prejudice to one degree or another; we all harbor likes,...
  • Al Sharpton Meets with Baltimore Mayor, Planning March from Charm City to D.C.

    04/30/2015 9:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/30/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Rev. Al Sharpton said he couldn’t resist the urge to get involved in the Freddie Gray case before meeting yesterday with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement. Though I have discussed it on my daily radio and TV shows and been in touch with our NAN Baltimore chapter, I resisted personal involvement until we saw what the promised May 1 investigation report would bring,” Sharpton said Monday in a statement through his National Action Network. Baltimore police said Wednesday...
  • Fox News Inches Closer To Death As Its Median Audience Dropped In 2014 [laugh of the day]

    04/30/2015 1:11:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 59 replies
    Politicus USA Real Liberal Politics ^ | 4-29-15 | Jason Easley
    As Fox News’s audience continues to age, the conservative network inches close to death as in 2014 its median audience dropped to 1.1 million. > Pew Research State of the Media Report quoted < -but- Fox News is still racking up big profits due to the high carriage fees that they charge providers. Fox News earns $1.50 per subscriber. This is the third highest carriage fee of any network. Fox News trails on ESPN and TNT in the amount charged per subscriber. Any liberal or progressive that has cable or satellite is paying Fox News $18 a year per household....
  • Al Sharpton Gets In Physical Confrontation With Fox News Reporter (Video)

    04/30/2015 2:14:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 30,2015 | Alex Griswold
    Fox News reporter Leland Vittert got into a heated — and eventually physical — confrontation with activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, when the latter tried to keep him from questioning Democratic Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
  • Al Sharpton Gets In Physical Confrontation With Fox News Reporter [Leland Vittert]

    04/30/2015 2:20:04 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    TheDailyCaller.com ^ | 04.30.15 | ALEX GRISWOLD
    Fox News reporter Leland Vittert got into a heated — and eventually physical — confrontation with activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, when the latter tried to keep him from questioning Democratic Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “We can’t ask questions?” Vittert challenged her. “You are a public official and we can’t ask questions?” “You will have the opportunity,” Sharpton said. “Then you’ll answer our questions?” he pressed. “At the press conference, we will answer all questions,” Sharpton said. But as Vittert kept tailing them, a second man stepped between the reporter and the mayor and began pushing him away. Sharpton...
  • Professor, MSNBC Contributor:Reparations is the Answer to "Patriarchal White Supremacy" that Runs US

    04/27/2015 7:10:40 AM PDT · by rightistight · 58 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/27/15 | Aurelius
    Dr. Dorothy E. Roberts, who is described by Penn Law as "an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law," believes that the United States is run by "patriarchal white supremacists" and that reparations are, in part, the answer to inequity between African Americans and whites. Dr. Roberts teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and has made appearances on MSNBC. Writing publicly, Dr. Roberts has made her sentiments on race relations in the United States known. The United States, she believes, systematically oppresses people of color. She goes as far as to say that studies on wealth must account for...
  • Maine’s Paul LePage: Conservative Kicking Butt

    04/26/2015 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    In a previous column, Towhall.com highlighted the upset and ascendancy of Republican Larry Hogan to Governor of Maryland.Today, conservatives frustrated with Washington bickering, pandering, and inaction should look to another governor, in an otherwise overlooked part of the country: Maine’s Paul LePage.Born into deep poverty in Lewiston Maine, LePage was the first of eighteen children in a traditional Catholic family. His father beat him repeatedly, and the impoverished mother could only look on. Once LePage’s father abused him so thoroughly, Paul ended up in the hospital, where the father attempted to bribe him into lying about his brutal beating. The...
  • MSNBC's Ed Schultz Blows Up On Obama Over Trade Deal: "I Have Carried Your Water," But No More

    04/23/2015 3:06:35 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 39 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 23, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    "I supported you big time. I was the first liberal talker to support you. I've carried your water big time when it comes to health care, I've carried your water on the economy and defending your move on the automobile industry, but Mr. President, you can take shots at this network, but I guarantee you, you are wrong on this and you cannot prove to the American people," Schultz said. Video at link...
  • Liberals: "Taxes for Thee, Not for Me"

    04/23/2015 12:52:45 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 4/23/15 | Steve Berman
    “Taxes for thee, but not for me” is the liberal mantra.  The celebrity-worshipping elite Left exalts the “middle-class” while not deigning to join it, and certainly doesn’t lower itself to such plebeian pursuits as paying taxes. While Melissa Harris-Perry laments the plight of inner-city black women (and beclowns herself by asking Eric Holder to “quack for us”), she also accumulates quite a lot of loot along the way.  In 2012, she tweeted pictures of her latest renovation project in New Orleans—not her first round of “This Old House”--she and hubby James Perry renovated another fixer-upper in 2009. (James, speaking about...
  • MSNBCer: Maybe Bill Gamed Foreigners, Taking Money But Never Telling Hillary

    04/21/2015 5:40:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How bad are things getting for Hillary when the best her defender can do is float the notion that Bill was ripping off foreigners trying to influence his wife the Secretary of State? On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Dorian Warren, responding to the Clinton Cash revelations, said that Bill Clinton "could have been running serious game on many of these countries saying I'll talk to my wife, give me the check, and then never mentioning [it.]" View the video here.
  • Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

    04/22/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 April 2015 | Domenico Montanaro
    A full-fledged Democratic trade war has broken out."I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," President Obama said Tuesday night in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, referring to liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Warren and the progressive left, scarred by trade deals past like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, have launched a vocal fight against granting the president so-called "fast-track" authority to negotiate a 12-country Pacific trade deal. "Are you ready to fight?" Warren said at a rally April 15 with labor leaders and Vermont liberal Sen....
  • Apparently, no one at MSNBC pays taxes

    04/22/2015 7:43:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Democrats are fond of accusing Republicans of being hypocrites on a variety of issues, but particularly when it comes to tax policy. The liberal comedian Bill Maher recently claimed that Republicans expose themselves to this critique when they champion the value of hard work and perseverance while simultaneously opposing the inheritance tax. “If the tough love of cutting off free money for the poor is the right thing to do, how can we stand by and do any less for the Conrad Hiltons of the world? They’ve never known the dignity of work either,” Maher insisted recently. “Shouldn’t we...
  • Chris Matthews: Democrats 'Coming Apart,' It's 'Every Man for Himself'

    04/22/2015 7:41:56 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 22, 2015 | Greg Richter
    The Democratic Party is not unified and is "devolving" as various interest groups seek their own ends, MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Wednesday. Appearing on "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Matthews said the party is not unified. "It’s coming apart. You can see it, it’s devolving," he said. "And so it’s every man for himself, every politician for themselves right now." "Every issue that comes up now, they're not looking to the leadership at the White House. They're thinking, how do they save their butts politically?" Matthews said...
  • MSNBC.com Bemoans 'National Pastime' of Mocking Hillary Clinton

    04/20/2015 4:40:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ken Shepherd
    "Why is humor at the expense of Hillary Clinton something of a national pastime now?" laments the subheader to a teaser headline on MSNBC.com's front page today, "Why comics have a field day with Hillary." In the story itself, MSNBC's Adam Howard complaints that Hillary is the victim of "sexism" and cartoonish caricatures of her character, rather than on "facts" (emphasis mine):The former first lady and current 2016 presidential candidate is depicted here and in virtually every other American comedy routine as a scheming careerist who sees her husband’s rise to power as little more than a springboard for her...
  • IRS FILES $70K TAX LIEN AGAINST MSNBC’S MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY

    04/20/2015 9:54:05 AM PDT · by Richardxc
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/15 | John Nolte
    Dr. Peter Pry (Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security) warns that the consequences - of not being prepared for this event - are much more severe than one may think: “within a year of an EMP event at least 2 thirds or the us population will perish from starvation, disease and social collapse” Former CIA double agent (Reza Kahlili) who spent time in the Iranian Army confirmed that the Iranian have conducted missile tests of ships in the Caspian See that are consistent with an EMP attack: “They are going to get to the Gulf...
  • Dem Rep. Schiff: Ayatollah's "Death to America" Chants "Could Be Read In A Couple Of Ways" (video)

    04/19/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 19, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    On MSNBC's Sunday afternoon programming hosted by network anchor Alex Witt, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said "death to America" chants in Iran could be read "in a couple of ways," not necessarily in the literal sense. Schiff argued Ayatollah Khamenei's chants "really plays to the conservative crowd" in Iran. "Or, it could be of course that he really means it," Schiff also argued.
  • Joe Scarborough Opens GOP Leadership Summit Day 2 with Series of Awkward Jokes

    04/18/2015 10:41:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    The second day of the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit kicked off Saturday morning with a speech from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman. As you might expect, the reception was lukewarm at first — especially when he tried to land a series of fratboy-ish jokes — but became much warmer when he talked actual policy and tried to stir the crowd into rallying around conservative principles for the 2016 election. But let’s run through his awkward jokes: Scarborough approached the stage to noticeably tepid applause (though, to be fair, this was the first...
  • MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Owes $70,000 in Delinquent Taxes

    04/16/2015 5:13:14 PM PDT · by tje · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 April, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry had a particularly tough tax day — the anchor and her husband owe $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a report in the Winston Salem-Journal. The IRS filed the notice on April 6th and filed a lien on the Perrys, the report said. Harris-Perry said she was aware of her debt, but not the tax lien. She and her husband paid $21,721 of her debt on Wednesday; the remaining debt of $43,581 covers a tax period that ended on December 31st, 2013.
  • MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and Husband Owe IRS $70K in Delinquent Taxes

    04/16/2015 11:54:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Mediate ^ | 4-16-15 | Andrew Kirell
    According to The Winston-Salem Journal, Wake Forest University professor and MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband James Perry owe the Internal Revenue Service $70,000 in delinquent taxes. A notice filed this month in the Forsyth County Hall of Justice indicates the IRS has placed a lien on the Perrys. More from the Journal report:
  • MSNBC Suspends Olbermann Over Political Donations to Dems...

    (CNN) - Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's primetime firebrand host, has been suspended indefinitely for violating the ethics policies of his employer earlier this year when he donated to three Democrats seeking federal office, MSNBC announced Friday. "I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay," MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement. First reported by Politico and confirmed by Federal Election Commission filings, the primetime television host gave $2,400 – the maximum individual amount allowed – to each of the campaigns of Kentucky Senate candidate...
  • Rubio Catches Kasie's Eye: 'Stood Out to Me the Most'

    04/18/2015 10:08:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I have a sneaky feeling that MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt isn't a registered Republican. Even so, there's little doubt that at least for now Marco Rubio is winning the Kasie Hunt primary. In successive appearances on the Up with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris-Perry shows this morning, Hunt made clear that Rubio was her standout in the Republican field assembled this weekend in New Hampshire. On "Up" Hunt called Rubio "the strongest candidate in telling a story . . . really somebody to watch." A bit later on MH-P, Hunt hailed Rubio as the person who "stood out to...
  • Matthews Jabs Jeb for 'Stooping' to 'That Evangelical Crowd'

    04/15/2015 5:17:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This was ugly. On his MSNBC show this evening, Chris Matthews criticized Jeb Bush, who will be speaking at Liberty University, for "stooping" to "that evangelical crowd" Let's play some political madlibs and imagine that instead of "stooping to that evangelical crowd," Matthews had criticized a candidate who spoke at an Islamic center for "stooping to that Muslim crowd." Cue the cries of religious bigotry! View the video here.
  • 86% Say No to Hillary in MSNBC Poll

    04/16/2015 7:34:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/16/2015 | Debra Heine
    According to a new Rasmussen poll, nearly six in 10 voters believe that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the next president. But perception is not reality, as an MSNBC poll seems to indicate.The poll, which appeared on the MSNBC website on Tuesday morning, shows that 86% of MSNBC readers who responded would not vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election. Only 13% responded in the affirmative and a mere 2% said “maybe.”The poll, while not scientific, strongly suggests that progressives do not prefer to have a baggage-laden career politician as their party’s standard bearer in 2016. 
  • Ed Schultz: Hillary Doesn't Need To Answer Your Stupid Questions

    04/15/2015 10:41:50 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 14, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    There's not much to add to this ridiculous video. On MSNBC today, Ed Schultz was speaking with newly minted daytime host Thomas Roberts about Hillary's campaign stop in Iowa, when he said ... well, exactly what you would expect Ed Schultz to say. Your questions are beneath Hillary. "I don't think Hillary Clinton wants press. I think she wants people. And I think she doesn't have to answer any questions right now. And I think what she's going to do in Iowa is not focus on press but focus on what people have to say. And I think that Hillary...
  • MSNBC ‘Journalists’ Hug And Kiss Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett [VIDEO]

    04/15/2015 8:33:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-15 | Alex Griswold
    The completely unbiased members of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” greeted White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett’s appearance on the show by giving her hugs and kisses.“Mika, if only there were powerful women in Washington now,” host Joe Scarborough said, by way of introduction. “Oh, wait, there is Valerie right over there!” (VIDEO: Desperate Media Gaggle Chase Down Hillary’s Van Like Crazed Beatles Fans)Jarrett then made her way across the panel, hugging and kissing each member. As the show went to commercial, host Mika Bzrezinski could be heard cooing “Helloooo!” as Scarborough said “Valerie, come give me a hug!”[h/t Weekly Standard]...
  • Mika Mocks Rubio: 'That's a Little Boy' Compared to Hillary

    04/14/2015 6:27:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you imagine if in 2008 a prominent conservative media member had said that Barack Obama looked like a "little boy" compared to John McCain? The echoes of liberal outrage would still be resounding today. But there was Mika Brzezinski on today's Morning Joe saying of Marco Rubio "that's a little boy." Mika made the invidious comparison to Hillary's service as senator, First Lady and Secretary of State. Scoffed Joe Scarborough: "hearing this from two people [Mika and Donny Deutsch] that worshipped Barack Obama in 2008 is laughable." View the video here.
  • Matthews MELTS DOWN Over ‘G** D***’ Attack Ads, ‘Salutes’ Rand For Fighting Neocons

    04/07/2015 6:56:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 7, 2015 | Al Weaver
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Reacting to Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 announcement Tuesday, Chris Matthews saluted Paul for his opposition to neocons and their “piggish money” as they attack him over his foreign policy chops. Appearing with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, a visibly-agitated Matthews railed against the GOP’s “rotten crowd” of hawks, while going after MSNBC themselves for giving free airtime to such an ad. MATTHEWS: I think [Paul] laid down the fight here. He said the line is ‘I’m not for nation-building overseas, I’m going to build bridges here at home, not over there. It is a direct charge against the neocons and the...
  • WaPo’s Gearan: Reintroduction of Hillary to America ‘Ridiculous on its Face’

    04/10/2015 10:36:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-10 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” national politics correspondent for The Washington Post Anne Gearan said the Hillary Clinton campaign’s plan to reintroduce her through smaller personal events and gatherings in living rooms across America is “sort of ridiculous on its face.”
  • Cruz touts radical court-stripping scheme (Ref: Homosexual “Marriage”)

    04/08/2015 12:28:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | April 7, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was in Iowa yesterday, where the presidential hopeful reflected on the possibility of a Supreme Court ruling endorsing marriage equality. The far-right senator told his audience, “The first thing and I think the most important thing every one of us can do, is pray. Lift up in prayer.” But as the Dallas Morning News noted, that’s not all Cruz said. He reiterated his vow to press for a constitutional amendment that would clarify the power of state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. If the high court does legalize...
  • MSNBC Ratings Fall 40%: Countdown to Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews Firings

    04/02/2015 7:45:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/02/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    CNN and FOX News have stepped up their game. CNN has gone full infotainment under Jeff Zucker and is eating MSNBC’s lunch. Meanwhile MSNBC has the same cast of social justice warriors with occasional interruptions from idiots like Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews offering the same predigested pablum that MSNBC’s younger audience gets in mock form from the Daily Show.The collapse is hitting fast and hard. MSNBC’s demo ratings, the 25-54 adult audience, has fallen anywhere from 39% to 45% (I’ve seen three numbers quoted across Variety, Deadline and Mediaite, 39%, 40% and 45%). For Q1 2015, MSNBC’s weekday primetime...
  • Gov. Malloy: Indiana "Religious Freedom" Law is Covering "Outright Bigotry"

    04/01/2015 3:03:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies
    nbcconnecticut.com ^ | March 31, 2015
    Connecticut's governor is blasting the governor of Indiana for signing the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, calling it discriminatory against the gay community and asking for its repeal. The Indiana measure, which Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed last week, prohibits state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. The definition of "person" includes religious institutions, businesses and associations. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday that the law is covering "outright bigotry" in Indiana. "The reality is, the governor is not a stupid man, but he’s done stupid...