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  • MSNBC Host: ‘Too Early To Tell’ If Man Asking For ISIS Flag Was Motivated By Islam [VIDEO]

    12/15/2014 10:26:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    Despite the Sydney, Australia hostage-taker displaying a flag reading in Arabic, ”There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God,” despite his being a self-proclaimed sheikh and despite his demand that police give him an ISIS flag, MSNBC “The Rundown” host José Diaz-Balart wondered if Iranian-born Man Haron Monis is motivated by Islam at all.
  • The Beginning of the end for MSNBC?

    12/15/2014 7:15:54 AM PST · by wrhssaxensemble · 31 replies
    Sports on MSNBC? News Outlet Will Launch Streaming-Video Hub To Test New Shows, Hosts MSNBC is getting ready to debut a new show about sports. And one focused on books. And another that will examine celebrity and popular culture. In all, the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news network has 14 new programs ready to roll. You won’t see any of them on MSNBC. At least, not yet.
  • Protest Eric Garner’s Death Based On Taxes Not Race

    12/04/2014 5:10:23 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 53 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 4, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    A New York City Grand Jury has refused to indict police officer Danial Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner. Garner was taken down by four police officers conducting a raid against illegal cigarette sellers, of which Garner was one. Garner had a history of selling illegal cigarettes, having been arrested for it a number of times in the past. Unlike the death of Michael Brown, this death was caught on video. The video clearly shows several things. It absolutely shows Garner saying he can’t breathe. It also shows a very large man who starts out the confrontation making...
  • The Eric Garner Tragedy: Yes, Stupid Laws Help Kill People

    12/05/2014 7:47:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2014 | David Harsanyi
    After news of the baffling decision by the New York grand jury not to indict a police officer in the killing of Eric Garner, I sent out a (slightly) hyperbolic tweet that wondered why Americans would want to entrust their free speech and health care to an institution that will kill you over failure to pay a cigarette tax. Since then, I’ve seen numerous tweets arguing that bringing up the tax is preposterous, that it’s akin to blaming jaywalking for the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) touched on the issue in an interview...
  • Rand Paul is Right: Cig Taxes Factored into Garner's Death

    12/05/2014 9:09:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Jonah Goldberg
    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even though lots of people don't want to hear it, reasonable can disagree on whether illegally excessive force was to blame. Personally, watching the ubiquitous video of Garner's arrest, it looks like excessive force to me. But the simple fact is that a Staten Island grand jury saw evidence that led it to conclude otherwise. People should at...
  • New York Lawmakers Outraged at Trayvon Martin Verdict

    07/13/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    politicker.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Officials and various candidates for office joined in the flood of outrage tonight following the not guilty verdict in the racially-charged trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, the mayoral race’s only black candidate, released and tweeted a terse, one-line statement slamming the decision, which was read tonight just before 10 p.m. “Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black,” declared Mr. Thompson. “There was no justice done today in Florida.” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn further slammed the acquittal as “a shocking insult to his family and everyone seeking justice...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says “slow news Friday” like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he’s an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who’s heard something from someone who’s in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven’t seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What’s most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he’s talking...
  • Closing Speech At Sharpton Rally Calls For Return Of ‘Black Jesus’ [VIDEO]

    12/13/2014 3:33:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Heather Smith
    WASHINGTON — The event was billed as one of solidarity, thousands of people unified in their demand for “justice for all” and an end to alleged police brutality against “unarmed black men.” Led by MSNBC host Al Sharpton, the march was organized and promoted by his National Action Network. The final speaker, Reverend Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple in Maryland, gave a speech and closing prayer laden with political anger and racial overtones.
  • Dem Rep: America should apologize to suspected terrorists who underwent enhanced interrogation

    12/11/2014 7:44:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 11, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    And here we go: Right off the deep end. It’s as predictable as the sunrise. As those who are genuinely and honestly outraged over the revelations contained within the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “torture” report strain themselves in the effort to adopt a posture of unparalleled indignation, they inevitably overreach. So far, the best example of this kind of indulgence in regrettable hyperbole in the pursuit of moral preening is Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). In an appearance on MSNBC on Wednesday, Speier reacted to the release of the SSCI’s report on the CIA’s Bush-era enhanced interrogation program by saying America’s clandestine...
  • NBC Reporter to Rick Perry: "Are You Smart Enough To Be President?" (vid)

    12/11/2014 10:27:47 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 71 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 11, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    KASIE HUNT, MSNBC: And are you smart enough to be president of the United States?"
  • MSNBC reporter asks Rick Perry if he’s “smart enough to be president”

    12/11/2014 7:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure we’re all relieved to know that after the many media debacles in the last few election cycles, the cable news denizens have learned their lesson. This time around things are going to be different. Candidates will be treated fairly, with an opportunity to make their case before the American people while being subjected to rigorous examination of their actual record and their stated positions on the issues.Naw, I’m just kidding. Nothing has actually changed at all. And to lead off the two year parade of embarrassing media moments, MSNBC featured an interview with Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • MSNBC Guests on 'Can't Breathe': Capitalism a Key Problem

    12/10/2014 4:02:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A segment on today's Ed Show was very instructive as to what lies not far beneath the surface for many in the current protest movement. Two guests, discussing Ferguson and Staten Island, agreed that a key problem in America is . . . capitalism. First up was Rosa Clemente, a "hip hop activist" and 2008 Green Party VP candidate: "Capitalism, I think that is the institution all over this country. It is really the oppressive force." Next, Georgetown Prof. Marcia Chatelain, who said that the current moment has revealed "an incredible critique of capitalism that it isn't just police brutality...
  • Greg Abbott Wins in Texas; Wendy Davis Joins MSNBC

    11/05/2014 5:42:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | November 4, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Okay, the second half of that headline is not true — yet. But after being catapulted to national stardom for her pink athletic shoes and abortion extremism, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis has been trounced in her bid for the Lonestar State governor’s mansion by Republican Greg Abbott. Fox News has called the race for Abbott with 43 percent reporting. The victory comes after Davis’s myriad campaign missteps, from declining to answer whether she thought her wheelchair-bound opponent was exploiting his disability for political purposes, to questioning his fidelity to the right to interracial marriage, despite the fact that Abbott himself...
  • Keith Ellison on Keystone XL Pipeline: Send it through Vancouver if it’s so great

    11/21/2014 7:06:35 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    One Democratic congressman is so opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline that he wouldn’t vote for it even if his party got a minimum-wage bump from Republicans in exchange. “I wouldn’t make that trade,” Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” of a hypothetical raise to $9.50 per hour. Senate Democrats late Tuesday filibustered a measure to green-light the contentious oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, potentially dooming the chances of party colleague Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and underscoring the power of the pro-environment caucus. Republicans vowed to put President Obama’s veto pen to the...
  • MSNBC Panelist: "We Live In A Culture That Hates Women" (yeah, right)

    12/06/2014 11:32:07 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 65 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 6, 2014
    CHLOE ANGYAL, FEMINISTING.COM: I have to thank you, Sabrina, for writing this. I think you've done a tremendous act of public service, and I'm genuinely very, very grateful. It is hard to read an article like this and avoid the conclusion that we live in a culture that hates women, just hates us. It's hard to read an article like this and conclude that the men in this culture, the boys and men in this culture, are raised to see women as not just less than them but in some cases as less than human.
  • Harris-Perry on 'Burn This B--ch Down': Arson, Looting 'Not Necessarily Violence'

    12/06/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Next time you're assembling a criminal defense team, remember to forget Melissa Harris-Perry. On her MSNBC show today, MH-P commented on the news that authorities are considering charges against Michael Brown's stepfather Louis Head, who on the night the grand jury declined to indict, jumped on a car and implored the crowd "burn this mother------ down! Burn this b--ch down!" Numerous buildings were thereafter torched. Argued Harris-Perry: "arson and looting . . . are not necessarily violence." She added that those crimes should bear a "legal difference" from violence against "bodies." Even if you accept Harris-Perry's premise [I would argue...
  • MSNBC Promo Describes Rachel Maddow As a ‘News Anchor’

    12/05/2014 7:54:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    TV Newser ^ | December 5, 2014 | Mark Joyella
    You won’t likely see MSNBC host Rachel Maddow filling in for Brian Williams on “NBC Nightly News.” While Maddow is usually described as the “host” of a cable news show, she is rarely called a “news anchor.” Her own NBC bio describes her as a “host”–and never even uses the word “journalist.” So it’s worth noting that a new MSNBC promo flips the script, describing Maddow as a “news anchor with a big personality. She’s smart, funny and passionate.” Conservative critics immediately jumped on the promo, noting that previous “Lean Forward” promos for MSNBC included hosts like Maddow talking about...
  • MI: Detroit Open Carry, Hip and Cool

    12/05/2014 11:42:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carry group in Michigan has done a remarkable thing.  True, they built on the accomplishments of a great many before them.   They have made the open carry of long guns in Detroit cool and hip on an MSNBC video. Here is a link to the video: The video is done by Ronan Farrow, featuring 22 year-old activist James Baker.  He is well spoken, photogenic, and persuasive.  He and a couple of other people formed the group, Hell's Saints, in July of 2014.  He comes across as cool and hip.  He narrates much of the video.   He reminds...
  • Article claims 'proof' Ofc. Wilson had to shoot (MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell vs. Washington Post

    12/03/2014 8:44:52 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/2/2014 | Lawrence O'Donnell
    In the Rewrite Lawrence O'Donnell questions several claims made in a Washington Post story written by a law professor about the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson. ...
  • Despite The Faux Outrage, The Media Really Loves Ferguson

    12/02/2014 8:35:14 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 11 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 12/2/14 | Bob Parks
    Let’s not forget; to the media, Ferguson was NEVER about law enforcement, death, the black community, justice, injustice, inner city poverty, or whatever other code word that exemplifies what happened in that small Missouri town. To the media, it was all about ratings because they’ve had all their pieces in place for years. The decision to cover the Michael Brown shooting was not a result of its importance. It was a calculated decision by those in the media’s upper echelon to shed their white guilt and bring “attention” to what they consider long-simmering, racial injustice. When the shooting occurred, the...
  • Scarborough Has Had It: Michael Brown ‘Is Your Hero? Really?’

    12/01/2014 3:12:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 1, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Joe Scarborough is mad as hell and not etc. “Someone needs to tell me why Michael Brown has been chosen as the face of black oppression,” Scarborough said, arguing the left’s martyrdom of Brown mirrored the right’s lionization of George Zimmerman. “There are so many great people to embrace as heroes in the black community, that deciding you’re going to embrace a guy who knocked over a convenience store and then according to a Grand Jury testimony acted in ways that would get my children shot? …That’s your hero? That’s the reason you want to burn down black businesses?…Really? This...
  • Morning Joe: 12-1-14 Joe goes on a rant about the Michael Brown case

    12/01/2014 9:12:12 AM PST · by BwanaNdege · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/1/2014 | TruthRevolt
    Joe (Scarborough) goes on a rant about the Michael Brown case....why is he the face of Black Oppression?
  • The Ferguson Grand Jury Meets the Liberal Science Deniers

    11/29/2014 7:52:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The media calls climate change skeptics “anti-science.” Over at MSNBC the Republican Party is referred to as the “anti-science party.” CNN headlined the news that the so-called “Green Billionaire” Tom Steyer was throwing millions of millions against this year’s Republican candidates in Senate races who were “anti-science.” (Steyer’s results were disastrous, but another story for another time.) In fact, Google “anti-science” and up pops an endless stream of left-wing outlets castigating someone somewhere on the right for being “anti-science” or “science deniers” and so on and on. From the cable air waves to the cyber or printed pages, outlets with...
  • PRO RACE-BAITERS GET POUNDED WITH ROCKS: CNN And MSNBC Reporters Get Gased,

    11/25/2014 2:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/25/14
    ... Shot At And Pelted With Rocks It sucks to be caught up in a mess your news station is partly responsible for, huh? News anchors found themselves uncomfortably close to the action during live broadcasts of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri last night, as a CNN reporter was filmed being struck on the head with a rock, two of her colleagues choked on tear gas, and an MSNBC anchor was forced off air by gunfire. While reporting on the angry crowds outside a burning car dealership on Florrissant Avenue, CNN’s Sara Sidner managed to keep composed despite being struck by...
  • Rudy Giuliani saved thousands of black Americans

    11/25/2014 5:40:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2014 | Carol Brown
    This past week-end on Meet the Press, former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani was insulted and smeared by fellow panelist and MSNBC host Michale  Eric Dyson. Dyson went so far as to accuse Guiliani of having a mentality akin to white supremacists. This is all the left has when confronted with the truth, which is exactly what Guiliani provided as he cited crime stats. But Dyson would have none of it. (I wrote about the exchange, here.) Guiliani has continued to try to place facts between the ears of anyone out there who appears allergic to them when he was...
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • MSNBC Anchor Chased Off Air By Gunfire

    11/24/2014 11:35:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 24, 2014
    Monday night while covering the Ferguson riots MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was forced off air because he had to run for cover from gun shots ringing out behind him ...
  • MSNBC Guest: If Wilson Isn’t Indicted, ‘Value Of Black Life Doesn’t Exist’ [VIDEO]

    11/24/2014 4:34:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    Attorney Lizz Brown said on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” that if there are no charges brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the “quality and the value of black life does not exist.” “I think there has to be real change, but how do you define real change under these circumstances?” she said. “If this grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, then the real change has to come from changing people’s understandings and world views. If Darren Wilson is not indicted in this case for the killing of Mike Brown, that says that the quality and the value of black...
  • Dem Rep: Republicans Wants To Use ‘Xenophobia’ And ‘Bigotry’ Against Latinos

    11/21/2014 7:16:11 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 20, 2014
    Appearing on MSNBC after President Obama’s speech announcing executive amnesty, Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez told host Rachel Maddow that Republican disbelieved Obama’s border claims because they wanted to use “xenophobia” and “bigotry” against Mexicans. MADDOW: The first thing the President announced tonight in his three part plan was yet further resources to the border, yet more resources in terms of stopping people from crossing in the first place, catching them when they do, and sending them back. [Republican operative Steve Schmidt] said no Republican in the country believes that is true. That’s obviously a fake assertion. What’s behind the refusal...
  • MSNBC Hires Former Obama White House Staffer as Head of Communications

    11/21/2014 10:02:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jordan Chariton
    Rachel Racusen joins MSNBC as VP of Communications, replacing Lauren Skowronski MSNBC has hired Rachel Racusen to be its Vice President of Communications, President Phil Griffin announced Friday. She will start on December 8th. Racusen comes from the Obama White House, where she last served as Associate Communications Director. Other roles she undertook included Deputy Communications Director for the president's re-election campaign; Deputy Communications Director for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee, and Director of Public Affairs for FEMA, where she led response efforts to Hurricane Irene among other natural disasters. “I'm thrilled to add Rachel to our senior team,” Griffin...
  • Steve Rattner: Jonathan Gruber was 'the man' on Obamacare

    11/18/2014 8:19:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2014 | By KENDALL BREITMAN
    Jonathan Gruber was “the man” behind Obamacare, according to a former adviser to President Barack Obama. “The problem is not that Gruber helped them put Obamacare together, because he was the man,” Steve Rattner, who worked as Obama’s lead adviser in 2009 for the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The problem is what he said in the last two weeks and how the White House has handled it,” Rattner added. Rattner said his influence was enormous. “Jonathan Gruber was, back in the day in 2009, the guru on health care,” said Rattner,...
  • CNN Flubs: 'Deadly Attack on Jerusalem Mosque'

    11/18/2014 2:42:48 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 18, 2014 | Danile Halper
    CNN got today's Jerusalem terror attack wrong: It happened in a synagogue, not a mosque, as the chyron indicated earlier this morning.
  • Report: Al Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes

    11/19/2014 9:51:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/19/14 | Ashley Killough
    Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his for-profit business owe more than $4.5 million in current state and federal taxes, according to a New York Times report out Tuesday. His tax liabilities come despite making a hefty salary, and he and his nonprofit advocacy organization, National Action Network, have been missing payments to hotels, landlords and travel agencies, the report says.
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Can't Find Any Democrat Who Can Justify Executive Order Work Documents

    11/18/2014 11:22:21 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you a Democrat who can provide legal justification for President Obama issuing work documents to illegal aliens in his proposed executive order? If so then you need to contact Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word. O'Donnell has claimed that he spent days trying to track down such a Democrat but was unable to find any who could provide such justification. Among those Democrats unable to provide a constitutional basis for that part of the executive order was Representative Peter Welch of Vermont who presented the face of befuddlement when asked that question by O'Donnell.
  • MSNBC Blames Israel For Barbaric Jerusalem Terror Attack

    11/18/2014 6:07:54 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 32 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 18, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — November 18, 2014 … In one of the most twisted news reports I have ever witnessed from a “Western” based media outlet, MSNBC blamed Israel today for the bloody, Islamic terror attack in Jerusalem. Jihadists attacked innocent Jews at prayer in Jerusalem today with a pistol, an axe and a knife. They murdered four Rabbis and critically wounded several others. MSNBC in reporting the barbaric attack stated that it was the result of Palestinians being “unhappy with their lives” in the West Bank. What planet are the producers of MSNBC on? The Israeli...
  • MSNBC Reporter: Gruber Comments Confirm ‘All The Worst Suspicion Republicans Had’ About Obamacare

    11/17/2014 7:08:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/14 | Alex Griswold
    The panel of MSNBC’s “The Cycle” agreed that the recent flurries of insulting and impolitic videos of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was horrible press for the law, with MSNBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald saying it confirmed “all the worst suspicions that Republicans had” about Obamacare. Host Touré: I think that Grubergate is probably the dumbest self-inflicted wound to happen to Obamacare since the rollout of Obamacare. He calls voters dumb, and he contributes to this notion they had to be secretive in order to get this thing passed. Does this become a lasting stain on the way that people perceive this
  • MSNBC Reporter: Gruber Comments Confirm ‘All The Worst Suspicions Republicans Had’

    11/17/2014 1:45:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    MSNBC Reporter: Gruber Comments Confirm ‘All The Worst Suspicions Republicans Had’ About Obamacare [VIDEO] The panel of MSNBC’s “The Cycle” agreed that the recent flurries of insulting and impolitic videos of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was horrible press for the law, with MSNBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald saying it confirmed “all the worst suspicions that Republicans had” about Obamacare.......
  • Do you agree with laws allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons? (Poll to freep)

    11/16/2014 4:40:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
    Currently 38% in favor
  • Matthews: 'I Remain a Skeptic' About Obama's ISIS Strategy

    09/11/2014 6:46:04 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This might sound strange to regular NewsBusters readers, but what Chris Matthews said tonight makes sense. His critique of President Obama's ISIS strategy was simple . . . and devastating. Yes, we can bomb from the air. But since President Obama has ruled out American boots on the ground, we'll have to rely on foreign partners on to hold territory. And there's no way we can rely on the dismantled likes of the Free Syrian Army or other non-existent forces. And so, admitted Matthews, he's a "skeptic" about the potential for success of President Obama's plan. View the video here.
  • Black Washington Post Columnist Dismisses ‘Made-Up Black Holiday’ Kwanzaa

    11/14/2014 3:13:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    mediate ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Jonathan Capehart, liberal Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, happens to be black and he thinks Kwanzaa is sort of a crock. Kwanzaa is the African-centric celebratory season taking place between Christmas and the New Year, originally created by a guy who lived in Maryland. The “holiday” receives a lot of marketing attention for politically correct reasons but very few black Americans actually observe it. Capehart writes:
  • Obama So Isolated That Dem Senators Call MSNBC to Learn White House Plans

    11/11/2014 7:04:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    beacon.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appear to have a much better relationship with senior Democratic leaders than President Obama does. “I actually had a senator–and it happens quite a few times where senators will call us saying, what are you hearing over at the White House? What are they thinking on this bill?” Scarborough said. “I’ll go, are you kidding me?” “I’ve had those conversations…” Todd said. The distance between the president and senior Democratic leaders on the Hill is not a recent development, Scarborough said.
  • Valerie Jarrett deserves credit, not sexist attacks

    11/10/2014 8:55:54 AM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    mslsd ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | Mika Brzezinski
    Wow. That didn’t take long. Even before the recounts drew to a close, Washington’s chattering classes began looking for someone to blame for the Democrats’ falling fortunes. Instead of blaming the candidates themselves, these Monday morning quarterbacks decided to go after the President and his top aides. Specifically, they seem to focus their ire on Valerie Jarrett.
  • Al Sharpton Approves Obama Request To Nominate Lynch For New Attorney General

    11/09/2014 5:43:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Business 2 Community ^ | November 8, 2014 | By Andrew Lopata
    Earlier this week the current President of The United States saw fit to invite the Reverand Al Sharpton to a sit-down in the Oval Office only hours after getting hammered in mid-term elections. The MSNBC commentator confirmed that he was working with the President on Eric Holder’s replacement and met with Lynch to discuss her thoughts on Eric Garner who died at the hands of a New York police officer who is now the subject of a police brutality investigation. The Reverend was quoted discussing his work with the President recently “We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White...
  • Watch: Chris Matthews Turns Against Obama In Spectacular Fashion

    11/09/2014 3:07:22 AM PST · by IChing · 76 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/7/14 | Norvell Rose
    VIDEO AT LINK It was truly a remarkable two-and-a-half minutes. The other panelists alongside Chris Matthews on the MSNBC Election Special sat in stunned silence as the long-time liberal Democrat tore into Barack Obama following the president’s post-midterms news conference.
  • Maddow Blasts Dems For Allowing GOP to Control 30 States; ‘Do You Guys Have a Catch-Up Plan?’

    11/08/2014 4:10:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/07/14 | Curtis Houck
    **SNIP** At that point, the liberal host held little back in showing her disapproval for Democrats falling remarkably short at the state level: Complete Republican legislative control in 30 states and we've only got 50 states. Elections, consequences. Democrats, do you guys have a catch-up plan for the states here or what? Because the trend here is obliterating. Earlier, Maddow erroneously put the measly number of state legislatures run by Democrats at eight – “Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware” when it’s really nine as Maryland’s legislatures remains controlled by Democrats (but will have a Republican Governor...
  • MSNBC’s Sharpton Invited to White House to Discuss How to Work with GOP — No, Really

    11/08/2014 1:25:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 7, 2014 | Joe Concha
    There’s obvious and then there’s painfully obvious. And in the case of Al Sharpton declaring that Tuesday’s resounding defeat for his party was not the fault of an unpopular president nor inept candidates, but of Hillary and Bill Clinton, it’s painfully obvious where the activist/host/liaison is getting his marching orders are coming from: Valerie Jarrett. As he’s enjoyed mentioning in the past, Sharpton has a direct line to the White House. He’s visited numerous times, trades daily emails with Ms. Jarrett. So when the Democrats went down in flames three days ago, guess who President Obama met with the next...
  • Weather Channel Morning Show Beats CNN, MSNBC

    11/06/2014 3:30:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    According to the Weather Channel, its 6am "Wake Up with Al Roker" beat both CNN's New Day" and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this month:"Morning Joe" has been shedding viewers for about a year. "New Day" is shaping up to be one of television's all-time titanic disasters. In other words, it's not that Al Roker's numbers are so high, it's that CNN's and MSNBC's numbers are so low. Overall, this is another sign of the slow-motion fall of left-wing cable news networks. While -- thanks to great producing, on-air talent, and a willingness to cover news stories the left-wing MSM ignore --...
  • Election Night Ratings: Fox News Annihilates Everyone, Including Broadcast Nets

    11/06/2014 2:27:48 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | John Nolte
    Fox News obliterated its cable news competition during Tuesday night's election coverage, and did so by humiliating margins. However, co-hosts Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier not only vanquished CNN and MSNBC into oblivion, the dynamic duo also beat their broadcast network competition -- in both total viewers and the all-important 25-54 age demo: According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News Channel beat CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC's coverage in both total viewers and in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic. Co-anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, the channel's election coverage averaged 6.3 million viewers during prime time. CNN was the second...
  • (Tim) Scott On ‘F’ Grade From NAACP: ‘It’s Because I Believe That Progress Has To Be Made’

    11/06/2014 9:48:29 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-6-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Bridget Johnson November 6, 2014 The first African-American senator to be elected from the South since reconstruction made dual history Tuesday as Tim Scott (R-S.C.) won the seat to which he was appointed after Jim DeMint’s retirement. Scott is also the first black senator to be elected in both the House and the Senate. “South Carolina voters vote their values and their issues and not my complexion. This is a great sign for what’s happening throughout the south. But certainly, a fantastic sign for the evolution that has occurred in South Carolina,” Scott told MSNBC this morning. His win versus...
  • “I stand with those who sat on the sidelines and did not vote.”

    11/06/2014 6:03:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-6-2014 | MOTUS
    When HOPE is no longer enough to drag you over the finish line there’s only one thing to do: change the rules.If you’re losing, CHANGE the rulesHence, after his party’s second midterm “shellacking” that term will no longer be acceptable, given its inherent racist overtones.Shellac: it comes in many shades, all brownSo here are the new rules of our non-functioning democracy: you get a voice if you cast a ballot, butt you get a LOUDER voice if you don’t bother to vote. “To everyone that voted, I want you to know that I heard you,” Obama began. “To two-thirds of...