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  • Thanks for the Law Lecture! Scarborough, O'Donnell Spat Over 'Hands-up'

    03/13/2015 6:28:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your bitter-clingers: Crazy Larry O'Donnell just can't give up on the notion that Michael Brown might have had his hands up. On today's Morning Joe, it led to a nasty little spat with Joe Scarborough. Joe asked Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association whether, "since Eric Holder agreed with your side of the story," he had received an apology from the St. Louis Rams for the "hands up, don't shoot" display by several of its players. O'Donnell interrupted to claim that "Eric Holder doesn't agree with the officers' side of the story." According to O'Donnell,...
  • Larry O'Donnell Again Attacks Romney's Religion

    04/03/2012 8:26:04 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Larry O'Donnell makes a living attacking Mormonism. We noted years ago how he lambasted the LDS church as "demented" and "ridiculous." The MSNBC host was back at it again tonight. On this evening's Last Word, O'Donnell dismissed Mormonism as a religion "invented" by its founder, Joseph Smith, for purposes of excusing his infidelity. A sneering O'Donnell added that Mitt Romney "says his believes" in his religion. View the video here.
  • Lawrence O’Donnell lectures Herman Cain on how to be black in the segregated South

    10/07/2011 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 6, 2011 | William A. Jacobson
    This is possibly the most offensive interview sequence I’ve ever seen. Lawrence O’Donnell lectures and snidely criticized Herman Cain, who was a minor when Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus in 1955 and in high school for the desegregation fights in the late 1950s and early 1960s, for not participating in civil rights demonstrations later in the 1960s.  The Freedom Rides referenced in the interview and as to which O’Donnell lambasted Cain for not participating, were in 1961, when Cain was in high school. Here are some memorable O’Donnell questions: Where do you think black people would be...
  • Crazy Larry: Perry Is GOP's 'Favorite Killer, Favorite State-Sanctioned Killer'

    09/23/2011 7:21:29 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's going to be a long campaign . . . Republicans haven't come close to choosing their presidential candidate yet, but already a proud member of the MSM is calling a leading GOP contender a "killer." On his MSNBC show this evening, Crazy Larry O'Donnell accused Rick Perry of being--for his record of enforcing the law on capital punishment in Texas--the Republicans' "favorite killer, favorite state-sanctioned killer." View video here.
  • Did Perry Slash the Volunteer Fire Fighter Budget?

    09/07/2011 12:45:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-7-2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Did Perry Slash the Volunteer Fire Fighter Budget? By Katrina Trinko September 07, 2011 Talking to MNSBC host Larry O’Donnell last night, former Perry opponent Jim Hightower accused Rick Perry of making draconian cuts to the volunteer fire fighter budget — no small accusation, considering the wildfires in Texas.  “Perry with his Republican supermajority in the legislature managed to slash the budget of the volunteer fire departments in our state by 75 percent in the last legislative session. We don’t have firefighters enough to come to fight these fires. People’s homes are burning down because of his failure,” Hightower said....
  • The 2 trillion 'error' - Turns out Turbo Tax Timmy lied again

    08/08/2011 1:44:29 PM PDT · by JosephSmithNAW · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    .....Yet, as S&P has explained, unlike the administration and the CBO, it focuses on a three-to-five year window. S&P finds that this timeframe, which is more in the control of the current Congress and president, is a more reliable predictor of financial health than illusory ten-year forecasts....
  • New HIV infections up 50percent in gay black men

    08/03/2011 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/3/11 | Julie Steenhuysen
    Chicago - The number of Americans newly infected with HIV remained stable between 2006 and 2009, but infections rose nearly 50 percent among young black gay and bisexual men, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal progress since the peak of the HIV epidemic in the 1980s. But the sharp increases in infection rates among young black men who have sex with men show there is much more work to do, they said.(Snip) While blacks represent 14 percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for 44 percent of new HIV
  • Homophobia is the sports world's new bigotry

    08/04/2011 10:24:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/19/2011 | Monte Poole
    When idiots of yore tossed slurs and epithets at sporting events, they had the sorry excuse of living in an America where segregation not only was common but also legislated. Impolite folks too ignorant to know better and too lazy to learn routinely wrapped themselves in bigotry, sparing no one, as was discovered by Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg and black pioneer Jackie Robinson. That was the 1930s and '40s and '50s, when many were denied civil rights and voting rights and the system was contaminated with the poisons of prejudice. What's the excuse now that we're supposed to be so...
  • Larry O'Donnell: Most Voters 'Don't Really Know Anything About The Economy'

    06/07/2011 7:24:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The MSM and their liberal politician friends revel in proclaiming their admiration for average Americans. But scratch a liberal, and find condenscending contempt for the people they pretend to glorify. Take Larry O'Donnell. On his MSNBC show this evening, discussing President Obama's problems in convincing voters that the economy is on the road to recovery, O'Donnell denigrated most Americans. Declared O'Donnell: the majority of voters "don't really know anything about the economy." View video here.
  • Crazy Larry Libels 'Good Christians' As Immigrant Killers

    03/15/2011 7:00:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If only Larry O'Donnell could have restrained himself, he had an opening to take a deserved shot at a Republican. But they don't call him 'Crazy Larry' for nothing. And so on his MSNBC show this evening, O'Donnell couldn't resist going beyond the bounds, slandering "good Christians" as illegal immigrant murderers. A meat-head of a Kansas Republican state lawmaker named Virgil Peck had suggested that since shooting feral pigs from helicopters had proved successful, "maybe we have found a (solution) to our illegal immigration problem.” If O'Donnell had contented himself with pasting Peck, he would have been entirely within his...
  • Crazy Larry: Pawlenty Only Plausible GOP Prez Pick

    03/07/2011 7:11:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Larry O'Donnell has named Tim Pawlenty as the only "plausible" Republican candidate for president in 2012. Take it for what it's worth. And consider that O'Donnell was almost surely seeking to sow dissension in Republican ranks. Caveats carefully in place, consider the reasons O'Donnell dinged all the other possible nominees. View video here.
  • Larry O’Donnell: Palin speech was blaming Giffords

    01/13/2011 6:29:58 AM PST · by redk · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/12/2011
    I’m almost dumbfounded at what I just heard. Larry O’Donnell claims that Sarah Palin’s speech today was aimed at Congresswoman Giffords, simply because of Giffords’ March 25 interview where she claimed there was consequences to putting crosshairs over her district. Huh????? Has LarryO not been paying attention this week to even those on his own network obsessing about Sarah Palin and her map of crosshaired districts that created the environment that caused this guy to pull the trigger? She even qualified that her ‘blood libel’ statement was to journalists and pundits. Is this pundit so damn sensitive to criticism that...
  • MSNBC Host O'Donnell: Gun Laws As "Insane" As Giffords Shooter (video)

    01/10/2011 8:15:42 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 10, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC host Lawrence "Larry" O'Donnell: "Are we ready to face the fact that our gun laws are as insane as the man who shot 20 people on Saturday?"
  • Levi to O'Donnell: 'I Don't Know'

    09/29/2010 9:25:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | September 29, 2010 | Karin Tanabe
    Lawrence O’Donnell proved to be quite the trickster on Tuesday night, when the second episode “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell” featured tabloid favorite Levi Johnston as a guest. After introducing Johnston, describing him as “a young man seething with political ambition,” O’Donnell threw the wannabe mayor of Wasilla a few softball questions before pitching him a curveball: O’Donnell would ask Johnston the same questions Katie Couric posed to Sarah Palin in 2008, when Palin was the Republican VP nominee. Johnston – sporting neatly trimmed two-day facial scruff, a white shirt opened a little too far, and a gray blazer...
  • Crazy Larry Tongue-Lashes Trumka

    09/09/2010 6:57:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Perhaps it was just a publicity stunt for his impending MSNBC show, but Lawrence O'Donnell went Crazy Larry on Morning Joe today. The lefty host of The Last Word went off on an unlikely target: AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka. What ignited Larry's tirade was Trumka's professed concern for the contract-negotiations plight of professional football players. O'Donnell was outraged that the union honcho was spending his time on the millionaires of the NFL rather than workers such as miners who merit more concern. Sample lines: "Exactly how many minutes of your day do you spend worrying about $15 million football players?...
  • O'Donnell Miffed Baier Dared Interrupt Obama

    03/17/2010 7:07:40 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 2,822+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When did Larry O'Donnell rip the "Question Authority" bumper sticker off his old Volkswagen van? Liberals normally love to celebrate those who "speak truth to power." But Larry O'Donnell is bent out of shape that Fox News' Bret Baier had the chutzpah to challenge and, yes, interrupt, Pres. Obama when interviewing him today about ObamaCare. Larry displayed his sudden deference to high-office on this evening's Countdown, subbing for Keith Olbermann. View video here.
  • O'Donnell Disses Deutsch: Your Ignorance Of ObamaCare Is Bliss

    03/15/2010 6:54:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 1,284+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    New conservative spectator sport: watching MSM liberals lock horns over ObamaCare . . . Today's Morning Joe offered a hugely-entertaining example. Larry O'Donnell, speaking from the Olympian heights of his omniscience of the legislative process, mercilessly condescended to Donny Deutsch. Ad-man Deutsch had earlier twice "guaranteed" that ObamaCare would pass. When O'Donnell appeared, he in so many words said Deutsch was so blissfully ignorant of the process that he didn't understand just what trouble the bill is in. View video here.
  • O'Donnell: Reconciliation 'Never, Never, Never' Been Used Like This Before

    03/12/2010 9:16:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 1,248+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So much for the MSM refrain about Republicans having previously used reconciliation just as Dems are proposing to do so now on ObamaCare . . . Larry O'Donnell has emphatically proclaimed that the way Dems intend to use reconciliation is "unprecedented" and has "never, never, never" been so used before. O'Donnell's many off-his-meds rants notwithstanding [recent example here], he actually does understand the legislative process, having served as Dem Chief of Staff of the Senate Committee on Finance back in the HillaryCare day. View video here.
  • Larry “O’Scary” O’Donnell melts down again (SWIFTboat Vets redux)

    02/12/2010 9:53:04 AM PST · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 2,092+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 2-12-10 | Michelle Malkin
    Yep, MSNBC’s Larry O’Donnell had another unhinged cable TV moment today. He’s been screaming on the airwaves for years. Joe Scarborough called the latest outburst on his show “psycho talk.” Been there, done that. Again and again and again. Remember this (transript here and non-apology apology here)? And this via Allahpundit circa 2007? *snip* The man is still in need of intensive psycho-therapy. TV exposure is not helping. Rest @ link
  • Larry O'Donnell: Bishop Who Banned Patrick Kennedy 'A Political Hack'

    11/23/2009 7:59:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 1,780+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Larry O'Donnell called the Roman Catholic bishop who barred Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) from taking communion a "political hack." Interestingly, Mika Brzezinski had a totally different take, arguing the controversy was not about the Church but about Kennedy publicizing the matter in a play to his base. Though Bishop Thomas Tobin sent his letter to Kennedy more than two years ago, its contents didn't come to light until Kennedy recently revealed them to a Rhode Island newspaper. View video here.
  • Larry O’Donnell: Cheney Speech Sleaziest Since Spiro

    05/21/2009 9:49:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies · 1,596+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Larry O’Donnell calls his political opponents liars just to clear his throat. So he was apparently feeling pressure to outdo himself in attacking Dick Cheney’s forceful speech on national security today. While O’Donnell did lard his comments with accusations of lying, he also went retro, claiming Cheney’s speech was the sleaziest by a veep since Spiro Agnew. Oh, and for good measure he called it an “absolute abomination.” View video here.
  • Larry O’Donnell Dares Rush To Call For Abolition Of Medicare

    01/26/2009 11:20:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 1,979+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Claiming that Medicare is “pure socialism,” Larry O’Donnell has dared Rush Limbaugh to call for its abolition. The MSNBC political analyst and former of West Wing writer was David Shuster’s guest during MSNBC’s noon hour to discuss the flap that has arisen over Pres. Obama’s suggestion to Republican leaders that they not listen to Rush. For good measure, O’Donnell accused Rush of “lying” and suggested that Limbaugh’s audience is long in the tooth, claiming most of its members are on Medicare. View video.
  • Larry O'Donnell: Obama Question-Quashing 'Impressive'

    12/17/2008 7:09:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 1,614+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What a difference an administration makes. During the Bush years, if a spokesman or the president himself attempted to dodge a tough question, the media would go into their Sam Donaldson impressions and pundits would see a conspiracy of silence. But now that it's Obama, the dodging that was once denounced is suddenly celebrated. Thus, appearing on today's Morning Joe, Larry O'Donnell declared "impressive" Pres.-elect Obama's stiff-arming yesterday of a reporter who dared asked Blago-related questions. View video here, which also includes a gratuitous bit of nastiness from Obama adviser David Axelrod aimed at Mika Brzezinski.
  • Rich: Co-Panelists 'Pushed' O'Donnell Into Anti-Mormon Rant

    12/16/2007 3:39:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 158+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The devil made Larry do it. Don't blame Lawrence O'Donnell for his ugly anti-Mormon rant. It was really the fault of O'Donnell's fellow panelists. That's Frank Rich's take on the unseemly episode on the McLaughin Group a couple Fridays ago. Rich claims in his NY Times column of today that O'Donnell was: "pushed over the edge by his peers’ polite chatter about Mitt Romney’s sermon on 'Faith in America.'”
  • Larry O'Donnell's Anti-Mormon Rant: 'Demented, Racist, Pro- Slavery, Crazy, Ridiculous'

    12/08/2007 8:16:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 128 replies · 711+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Lawrence O'Donnnell, already famous for his in-your-face rant at John O'Neill of the Swiftboat Veterans, is at it again. This time, O'Donnell's target is Mitt Romney, and in particular his Mormon religion. Appearing on last night's McLaughlin group, O'Donnell indulged in an angry, protracted condemnation of Mormonism. Excerpts: * This was the worst political speech of my lifetime. Because this man stood there and said to you and said "this is the faith of my fathers." And you, and none of the commentators who liked this speech realize that the faith of his fathers is a racist faith. As of...
  • The Return of Sexual McCarthyism (outrageous!)

    10/08/2006 8:33:02 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 45 replies · 1,365+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 10/7/2006 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>The left, in possession of a scandal which they think can drive a wedge between evangelicals and the GOP, is behaving like a shark driven mad by the scent of blood in the water. Certain individuals strike out blindly in a political feeding frenzy. There’s no telling what wounds will be inflicted on whom.</p>
  • Val, Joe: Time to Fold Em' When Even Larry O'Donnell Says Your Case 'Very Weak'

    07/13/2006 7:55:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 2,175+ views
    Countdown/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 13, 2006 - 22:45 Valerie? Joe? Are you listening? Let me offer some well-intentioned advice. When liberal Larry O'Donnell - he of the infamous anti-Swifty meltdown, goes on Keith Olbermann's Countdown and calls your lawsuit 'very weak' and even the Olber-meister won't ride to your defense, its time to fold your tent, toss in your hand, throw in the towel and quietly slink away. This has to go down as the bigggest busted flush of a lawsuit-cum-publicity stunt in recent memory. Let's put it this way. Zinedine Zidane would have a better shot suing Materrazi for...
  • FACT-FREE ZONE -- Desperately Seeking Scandal

    02/14/2006 7:05:55 PM PST · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 317+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 14th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    To prove Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident is a full-fledged scandal, just how far are desperate liberal media types willing to go? Proving nothing is off the table, Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC and McLaughlin Group fame wants the public to believe Cheney had been drinking! Beyond Dr. Pepper, is there an eyewitness report of anything consumed in liquid form? No. Is there any other way to substantiate this allegation? Nope. Evidence, who needs evidence? On the left, it's conspiracy-huntin' season. Without hesitation, one could easily expect the left to go ballistic were conservatives to make similar baseless charges against...
  • Larry O'Donnell, Al Franken about to appear on Dennis Miller's show

    11/03/2004 6:19:04 PM PST · by hellinahandcart · 60 replies · 2,807+ views
    CNBC | 11/03/04
    I was saying only yesterday that I haven't laid eyes on Larry O'Donnell since his absolute meltdown opposite Swiftboat Vet John O'Neill on Hannity & Colmes last week. Guess they let him out of Bellevue after the election. Al Franken is up next. Jonathan Alter of NEwsweek just concluded. Ben Stein is also coming up. Dennis is taking NO PRISONERS tonight, the show has been extremely funny so far. We're going to be taping this one when it repeats.
  • MSNBC's Larry O'Donnell's L Word (to John O'Neill: 'disgusting, lying book...That's a lie')

    11/01/2004 1:20:43 AM PST · by Cableguy · 26 replies · 2,323+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 11/1/04 | Howard Kurtz
    When Swift Boat Veterans author John O'Neill appeared on "Scarborough Country" two weeks ago, MSNBC commentator Lawrence O'Donnell ripped into him and his "disgusting, lying book." O'Donnell, a Democrat and "West Wing" writer, repeatedly interrupted O'Neill with his literary critique: "That's a lie, John O'Neill. Keep lying. It's all you do." And: "That's a lie. It's another lie. That's a lie." And: "You lie in that book endlessly." And: "You're just lying about it." And: "You're totally afraid of the truth." Undeterred when O'Neill accused him of lying, O'Donnell kept firing: "You have no standards, John O'Neill, as an author....
  • Watch Larry O'Donnell pop a cork. Yesterdays Scarborough?

    10/23/2004 6:26:32 PM PDT · by mek1959 · 42 replies · 2,060+ views
    Daily Recycler ^ | 10/23/04 | mek1959
    Many readers have emailed us to say that on tonight's Scarborough Country, MSNBC "Senior Political Analyst" Lawrence O'Donnell went more or less insane. John O'Neill was on the program, and Pat Buchanan was subbing for Scarborough. Apparently O'Donnell went completely nuts, screaming "Liar! Liar!" at O'Neill, who kept his temper despite O'Donnell's raving. Our readers say it was the most bizarre incident in a frequently surreal campaign season. The transcript is not yet available on the Scarborough site, but we'll link to it when it comes up, which should be tomorrow. UPDATE: The Daikly Recycler has the video. It's unbelievable....