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  • CNN Repeatedly Raises Trump Tweet Misspellings

    03/21/2018 5:44:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember how the liberal media mercilessly mocked President Obama for his numerous gaffes? From 57 states, to the “Austrian” language, to corpse-man and many others, the MSM was relentless in pointing out Obama’s mistakes. Oh, wait: no. The MSM buried those Obama bloopers. But let President Trump misspell a couple of words, and watch out! The liberal media is all over it. Thus CNN this morning repeatedly raised the fact that in a recent tweet, Trump misspelled “counsel” as “council” and “whether” as “wether.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Morning Joe Anti-Trump Meltdown Mashup

    03/20/2018 4:56:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hide the sharp objects! Head to the shelters! Apocalypse now! The end is nigh! Every day, Morning Joe‘s apparent goal is to outdo itself with predictions of impending doom, all due, of course, to Donald Trump. Today’s opening segment was a classic example of the genre. Have a look at the mashup video I’ve assembled. You can fill in the blanks, but the general theme is that the country is in “dangerous” times, in “chaos,” and headed to “breakdown,” thanks to a “demagogic leader: and think of who that might be.” Get the rest of the story and view the...
  • Cuomo Lets Slip on McCabe Firing: FBI IG an Obama Appointee

    03/19/2018 5:51:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It came at the very end of a long segment on the firing of Andrew McCabe. Maybe it should have come at the beginning . . . On CNN this morning, after a protracted discussion of the firing of Andrew McCabe, and just before going to break, Chris Cuomo let slip what might be the seminal fact in this matter. As Cuomo put it: “The best thing going for the President on this one is that the IG was an Obama appointee, and this was his report.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • “Watch it, Howard”: Dean Takes Shot at Hillary, and Sharpton Doesn’t Like It

    03/18/2018 6:26:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who’s at the top of the list of people “relitigating 2016?” Hillary Clinton, of course, who has blamed her loss on everything from James Comey to the Curse of the Bambino. So on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, when Howard Dean emphatically instructed people relitigating 2016 to “leave us alone,” who do you think he had most in mind? Right. Sharpton apparently didn’t want his show to become a platform for criticizing Clinton: “Uh, uh, uh: watch it, Howard. You’re getting a little snippy.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Joy Reid Guest on McCabe Firing: Trump Using a KGB Playbook

    03/17/2018 10:03:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Trump=Stalin. Well, it does make for a nice change of pace from Trump=Hitler . . . On Joy Reid’s show today, MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance accused President Trump of using KGB tactics in the firing of Andrew McCabe and related moves. Said Nance: “[Trump’s move] comes out of an older playbook, the KGB’s playbook. . . . Donald Trump is literally playing by the Russian playbook on this.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Cuomo Criticizes “Obnoxious” SNL for Mocking Looks of Huckabee Sanders, Conway

    03/16/2018 5:28:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On CNN today, Maggie Haberman of the New York Times argued that women in the Trump administration, particularly Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, are unfairly subjected to more criticism than their male counterparts. Alisyn Camerota seconded Haberman’s notion. Chris Cuomo initially pushed back a bit, but ultimately joined the party, saying: “The lookism stuff. Saturday Night Live, when they first went after Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and it was about how she looked and how she dresses. It was obnoxious. And that happens to Kellyanne all the time when she goes on. That’s wrong too. No question about it.” Get...
  • Mika Tries to Drag Melania into Stormy Daniels Story: She “Can’t Overlook” It

    03/14/2018 5:52:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Most people assessing the Stormy Daniels situation would respect Melania Trump’s privacy. Not Mika Brzezinski On today’s Morning Joe, saying the story puts Melania, Ivanka and others in a “terrible position,” Mika said that Melania and Ivanka “can’t protect [Trump] . . . you can’t overlook it.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Kasich Brags about Getting Elected at 30, Says “Big Guy” Will Say if He Should Run for Prez

    03/13/2018 9:57:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I try to like people, but John Kasich represents a real challenge. The guy really rubs me the wrong way. Somehow, in the midst of all the Tillerson-Pompeo talk, Kasich turned up on MSNBC this morning. Speaking of the special election in Pennsylvania today, Kasich bragged about having been elected to Congress at age 30. That, according to Kasich, makes 33-year old Dem candidate Conor Lamb “a little old.” Kasich made his 2020 strategy pretty clear, saying that the emergence of third parties “is more realistic than it’s ever been.” When host Stephanie Ruhle asked him flat out if he...
  • Ed Rendell Calls Late-Term Abortion Supporter Conor Lamb “Pro-life”

    03/13/2018 5:02:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    This could be the biggest lie of the election season . . . On CNN this morning, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell called Conor Lamb “pro-life.” The truth is that Lamb, the Dem candidate in today’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, has said he would have voted against a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which the unborn can feel pain. That makes Lamb radically pro-abortion, Ed. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • David Hogg: Gun Ownership Should be “Privilege, Not a Right”

    03/12/2018 4:51:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 168 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>Just when you thought your TV might have become a Hogg-free zone . . .</p> <p>Tuning in CNN this morning, there was David Hogg. Again. And the Parkland survivor-turned-gun-control-activist made one thing clear: he has no use for the Second Amendment. Hogg accused the NRA of liking to “hide behind the Second Amendment and say this is our constitutional right. We’re Americans.” Well, yeah: you nailed, it, David!</p>
  • No Spit: Elizabeth Warren Dodges DNA Test

    03/11/2018 8:17:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 75 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>Given the chance this morning to put to rest the question of her Native American ancestry, Elizabeth Warren dodged, bigly.</p> <p>On Fox News Sunday, guest host John Roberts asked Warren whether she’d be willing to take a “spit test” of her DNA. Warren ignored the question, sidestepping instead into a tear-jerker about her “daddy” falling in love with a “beautiful girl,” but that his family “bitterly opposed” the marriage because she was “part Native American.” Eventually, they eloped, claimed Warren.</p>
  • Morning Joe Trashes Trump-Kim Talks: “Deflection” from Stormy Daniels

    03/09/2018 5:49:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 95 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If President Trump were to simultaneously find a cancer cure, and secure the agreement of Russia, China, and Iran to denuclearize and hold free and fair democratic elections, how would Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski handle the horrible news? We got a foreshadowing from today’s Morning Joe. Joe and Mika trashed the news that President Trump has accepted the invitation of Kim Jong-Un for talks. According to the pair, the announcement was nothing more than a “deflection” and a “distraction” from the Stormy Daniels story. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Morning Joe Panelist to Mika: Don’t “Throw Up” Thinking of Trump/Stormy Pics

    03/08/2018 5:03:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    That’s Mika Brzezinski in the screengrab, presumably trying not to throw up as she imagines photos of Donald Trump with Stormy Daniels. On today’s Morning Joe, panelist John Heilemann said that there was speculation that Daniels might possess “intimate” photos of herself with Trump. Heilemann vowed that “if those photographs exist, they will come out.” Said Heilemann: “Mika, I will hope, as you conjure an image of that, I’ll try to just urge you not to throw up in your mouth.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • George Wallace, Jerry Brown: Same States’ Rights Struggle!

    03/07/2018 6:14:51 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “States rights” was a curse in the mouths of liberals when it came to condemning southern segregationists in the Jim Crow era. But for liberals today, the right of states like California to defy federal immigration law has suddenly become a hallowed principle. Take Joseph Alioto Veronese, candidate for San Francisco DA. On his Fox News show tonight, Tucker Carlson challenged Veronese: “it is now illegal for private citizens in California to assist federal law enforcement authorities [regarding illegal immigration] . . . how is that different from what happened in the South in the ’50s and ’60s?” Responded Veronese:...
  • Scarborough Concedes: Texas Blue Wave “Overhyped”

    03/07/2018 5:20:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Democrats across the country were getting a collective thrill up their leg about the coming “blue wave” that was about to break over Texas. Some early-voting numbers had Dems all excited. And then the election happened. And it’s true that a political party set a Texas record yesterday for the number of voters going to the polls in a primary. Just one teensy little problem for Texas Dems: it was the Republican party. Democrats turned out in solid-but-not-record-breaking numbers. Overall, Republicans swamped Dem turnout by about half-a-million votes. Republican votes cast beat Dem votes by a ratio of 60/40. On...
  • CNN’s Cuomo on N. Korea: “Congrats to Trump Admin — Able to Move the Ball”

    03/06/2018 5:44:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I slapped the side of my TV to make sure it was tuned to the right channel. But yup, that was indeed CNN and Chris Cuomo, opening a discussion on the news that North Korea has indicated a willingness to discuss denuclearization, with praise for President Trump: “You have to say congratulations to the Trump administration. They were able to move the ball here.” And the rest of the panel — Alisyn Camerota, David Gregory, and Chris Cillizza — joined in acknowledging that this is a significant achievement for Trump. Get the rest of the story and view the video...
  • Scarborough: Republicans “Fools” to Think Trump Joking about President-for-Life

    03/05/2018 4:25:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 89 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Back in 1964, historian Richard Hofstadter wrote “The Paranoid Style in American Politics.” If the book is ever made into a movie, Joe Scarborough could be cast in the title role. For on today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough contended that President Trump was speaking seriously when he said that we might have “to give a shot” at the establishment of a president-for-life in the United States. Scarborough: “This is important. When Republicans, Gene [Robinson] are saying it’s just a joke, or when Republicans ignore the fact that this man is talking about being President-for-life. If they think that Donald Trump is...
  • CNN’s Stelter Tries and Fails to Get Reporters to Join Him in Freaking Out Over Trump

    03/04/2018 10:27:45 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two young reporters have schooled Brian Stelter on the role of journalists . . . On his Reliable Sources CNN show this morning, Stelter tried and failed to get his two young reporter guests to join him in freaking out about President Trump. Stelter began by saying that when he reads stories in the news, “I get worried about the country; I get worried about the President.” He then asked 25-year old Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine, “do you get worried, Olivia?” Nuzzi wouldn’t bite: “No, that’s not my concern. My concern is to figure out what is going...
  • Joy Reid “Republican”: No Trump Tariffs if he Read Forbes Instead of Getting Spanked with It

    03/03/2018 9:44:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Evan Siegfried has probably assured himself of a few more appearances on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show. Siegfried is the sort of Republican that Reid reveres: the kind willing to take nasty shots at President Trump. On today’s show, Siegfried said that Trump wouldn’t have imposed the tariffs on steel and aluminum: “if the President had been doing things with Forbes magazine other than getting spanked, and he had actually read it, he would have known it’s bad for the economy.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Morning Joe’s Deutsch Screams at GOP Rep: “You Need to Get Rid of Assault Weapons!”

    03/02/2018 4:48:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a remarkable televised outburst on today’s Morning Joe, during a discussion of gun control and school safety, panelist Donny Deutsch suddenly screamed at Republican Congressman Steve Stivers of Ohio: “You need to get rid of the assault weapons! You know what we need to do!” Deutsch’s outburst was so ugly that it was too much even for Joe Scarborough, who cut in: “All right, all right, okay, okay, okay. Let’s be respectful.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.