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  • After getting treatment in a Koch-funded hospital, MSNBC host has total change of heart

    06/25/2014 12:24:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell returned to the network after spending several weeks recovering from a motor vehicle accident in which he broke his hip in multiple places and sustained a variety of other injuries. While O’Donnell appeared totally healed from his ordeal, he came back a changed man on at least one issue: the Koch brothers. In an emotional monologue, O’Donnell opened up about the taxi accident that sent him and his brother to a hospital – a hospital which he praised profusely. That facility was the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where David Koch...
  • MSM Narrative: Tea Party is a thorn, then the GOP absorbed them, but now with Eric Cantor losing...

    06/11/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    6/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... what will the new narrative from the MSM be? Before the first GOP primaries this year, we heard from the MSM the long-held narrative: A.) "There is a huge war within the GOP. The GOP needs to do something with these "extremists" (Tea Party)!" Then when Boehner and some others won their primaries, the MSM narrative quickly shifted (as in goal-posts): B.) "The GOP has absorbed the Tea Party!" Now with Eric Cantor losing to David Brat (and that was a huge loss), the MSM won't go back on their narrative, even though they logically would have to admit...
  • Enraged Viewers Flee As MSNBC Plunges to Lowest Ratings Since 2007 ("Too Republican")

    04/30/2014 5:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | April 30, 2014 | Jason Easley
    MSNBC has screwed things up so badly with their viewers that the network now has its lowest ratings since October 2007. According to TVNewser: Compared to the same month last year, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -19% in A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network was down -10% and -26%, respectively. “Morning Joe” slipped to third among the cable news morning shows in April, delivering its lowest-rated month in total viewers since December 2009. All three of MSNBC’s primetime shows were down across the board compared to April 2013: “All In with Chris Hayes” was...
  • Greenfield: The Paranoid Party

    04/13/2014 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 13, 2014 The Paranoid Party Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The Democrat may no longer believe in God, the Constitution or even motherhood and apple pie, but he devoutly believes with all the faith of a 9/11 Truther in the impermeability of steel and of a Neo-Nazi in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion that somewhere out there Republicans are sitting in a sealed room and plotting to bring back the 50s. And if not the 50s, then at least the early 60s. The left accuses the right of being deeply paranoid. Meanwhile...
  • O’Donnell Favorably Features Santorum Quote To Bash Christie. Go Home, America. You’re Drunk.

    01/15/2014 9:26:12 PM PST · by absentee · 2 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    You are entering the vicinity of an area adjacent to a location. The kind of place where there might be a monster, or some kind of weird mirror. These are just examples; it could also be something much better. Prepare to enter: The Scary Door.* Some clips just speak for themselves. Other clips are hilarious and unself-aware parodies of themselves. And still other clips make you question who you are as a human being and your place on this earth. This clip is the second one. Lawrence O'Donnell has to try really, really hard to be any more of a...
  • MSNBC's O'Donnell Again Ties NRA Rhetoric to Ricin Attacks

    05/31/2013 2:05:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 31, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    For a second night on Thursday, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on his The Last Word show tried to blame NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre for inspiring the ricin-tainted letters recently sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama. The MSNBC host teased the show: Well, turns out that when the NRA says that President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg are enemies of the Constitution, some very crazy people actually believe that. O'Donnell began the show by playing clips of LaPierre from the NRA convention in Houston criticizing Bloomberg and Obama. After updating viewers of the letters sent...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell Asks for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Autograph

    05/09/2013 8:31:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
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  • Bill Maher: It’s ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Quaint’ & ‘Nonsensical’ to Think 2nd Amendment Can Prevent Tyranny

    05/05/2013 12:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 4, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    HBO host Bill Maher had MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell as one of his guests on “Real Time” Friday night, and the two were adamant that the Second Amendment cannot protect against tyranny (and that such a conversation shouldn’t even really be happening in this age). After pointing out the poll where 44% of Republicans said an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect liberties in the next few years, compared to 18% of Democrats, Maher said: “Can we get to, first of all, how ridiculous it is for people to think that the Second Amendment protects them from tyranny....
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: Obama’s Tax Rate ‘In the High Twenties’; Nope! Try 18.4%

    05/04/2013 5:51:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 4, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It really is amazing how liberal media members regularly make false statements on national television with total impunity. Consider MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell who twice on HBO's Real Time Friday arrogantly claimed that the Obamas' federal income tax rate was "in the high twenties" (video follows with transcribed lowlights and commentary): Lawrence O’Donnell: Obama’s Tax Rate ‘In the High Twenties’; Nope! Try 18.4% In a discussion about the federal budget, Pete Hegseth, the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, said, “We missed some opportunities by not arguing for the simplification of the codes that Mitt Romney and President Obama and everyone...
  • MSNBC's Wolffe: Before 9/11, Bush 'Ignored All the Warnings About Al-Qaeda'

    04/25/2013 4:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 25, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe -- formerly of Newsweek -- claimed that President Bush "ignored all the warnings about al-Qaeda wanting to attack the homeland" before 9/11 as he mocked Republicans for praising Bush's record of preventing terrorist attacks on U.S. soil after the 9/11 attacks. As he alluded to Republicans criticizing President Clinton for not handling al-Qaeda more aggressively during his presidency, Wolffe asserted: You couldn't just say that 9/11 came out of nothing. It wasn't a total surprise because, in their narrative, Bill Clinton and, by extension, all Democrats somehow lost...
  • (R-AZ) Rep. Matt Salmon’s gay son: CNN, MSNBC canceled interviews when he wouldn’t bash father

    04/10/2013 3:48:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2013-04-09 | Jessica Chasmar
    The gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon, Arizona Republican, told KPNX-TV in Phoenix on Sunday that both MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell” and CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” canceled interviews with him because he refused to attack his father on the air. Matt R. Salmon, the son, said MSNBC canceled his appearance because “they had intended to be critical of him and … I was unwilling to do so.” He also said CNN “seemed very gung ho about” an interview at first, but when he said he was supportive of his father, “they seemed to lose interest.”
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: ‘Ignorance Is The First Requirement’ For GOP’s Love Of ‘Socialist’ Mrs. Thatcher

    04/09/2013 8:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 04/09/2013 | Matt Wilstein
    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell delivered an unexpectedly laudatory eulogy for Margaret Thatcher on The Last Word Monday night, but it was not one that many of her Republican admirers would appreciate. While conservative columnist George Will credited Thatcher for helping to “bury socialism as a doctrine of governance” in his tribute to the former British prime minister in The Washington Post, O’Donnell praised her for upholding the “good socialism” that still exists in Britain.“What do you call a person who gets rid of bad socialism and keeps good socialism?” O’Donnell asked. “I call that person a good socialist, like Margaret Thatcher.”...
  • O’Donnell Delivers Epic Takedown Of ‘Comedian’ Palin & Any Reporters Who Still Take Her Seriously

    03/19/2013 4:51:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 18, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Lawrence O’Donnell used his “Rewrite” segment Monday night to take on Sarah Palin‘s joke-filled CPAC speech and what her continued presence on the national stage means for the state of the political media. Calling Palin “by far, the best comedian of the 2008 presidential campaign,” O’Donnell admonished members of the “mainstream media” for continuing to take her seriously as a political candidate, especially after she resigned as Alaska’s governor. Instead of maligning the “lamestream media,” O’Donnell said Palin should have been thanking the “even lamer-stream media” for propping her up as a potential GOP frontrunner for 2012. “The story of...
  • O’Donnell Eulogizes ‘Lobbyist’ Scott Brown’s Political Career With Elaborate Sarah Palin Analogy

    03/12/2013 12:19:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 11, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    “This is Scott Brown’s full Palin.” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell used his “Rewrite” segment Monday night to pay tribute to Scott Brown‘s political career, which he deemed dead today after the former Massachusetts senator and one-time GOP presidential prospect announced that he would be taking a job with Boston law firm Nixon Peabody. O’Donnell reviewed Brown’s short span in the political spotlight, from his unexpected ascent to Ted Kennedy‘s old Senate seat to his recent loss to Sen. Elizabeth Warren after a hard-fought and very expensive campaign. Since the election, Brown has taken a job as a Fox News contributor and...
  • MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Rand Paul Is 'ridiculous, sick, paranoid'

    03/08/2013 12:32:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Right Turn ^ | March 8, 2013 | Matt Welch
    Was it a momentous occasion Wednesday when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) drew praise from Rush Limbaugh to Code Pink, from Van Jones to Jennifer Rubin, by forcing the Obama administration to cough up at least some ball-advancing if unsatisfying answers about how and when it feels OK about assassinating American citizens on U.S. soil? MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell thinks so. And not in a good way: "It was the first time the black-helicopter crowd out there had one of their own, speaking into a Senate microphone," O'Donnell hissed...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell turns down CPAC invite because of scheduling conflict

    03/07/2013 11:03:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | March 7, 2013 | Kelsey Osterman
    Despite its best efforts, the American Conservative Union might not have anyone from MSNBC at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, as Lawrence O’Donnell was forced to decline his invitation due to a scheduling conflict. The host of ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell‘ announced on his show Wednesday night that he would not be able to attend CPAC 2013, despite his desire to do so. “My schedule is not as flexible as the unemployed Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, so I had to send my regrets,” he said. O’Donnell did express surprise at receiving an invitation to the...
  • Yes, Lawrence, there is a photograph of Zimmerman’s bloody nose

    12/03/2012 9:05:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 3, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Remember when ABC obtained a police station surveillance tape which supposedly showed no injuries to George Zimmerman, thereby allegedly disproving his claim that he was being beaten when he shot Trayvon Martin? The Martin family lawyer along with plenty of left-wing blogs (including a once-famous photo analyst) used that video to proclaim Zimmerman’s guilt. Among those leading the charge against Zimmermanw as a totally out of control Lawrence O’Donnell, furious that Zimmerman’s lawyer at the time refused to sit for an abuse session with O’Donnell: (VIDEO AT LINK) Subsequent to that, additional photos and medical evidence were released showing that...
  • Ann Coulter: OBAMA: HALF-BLACK BUT ALL DEMOCRAT

    10/24/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter October 24, 2012 OBAMA: HALF-BLACK BUT ALL DEMOCRAT New York can be a lonely and desolate city. My only date on this rainy Tuesday night is Chris Matthews -- the last liberal left who will still talk to me about race. The rest of the Non-Fox Media are lying in wait, hoping I'll disappear so they can revive the old chestnuts about racist Republicans again. Among many such myths, there's Reagan's Philadelphia speech, George W. Bush's speech at Bob Jones University, someone yelling "Kill him" at the mention of Barack Obama's name at a Sarah Palin rally,...
  • Optimal Binders Full of Fail

    10/21/2012 3:31:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Progressives are not having a good week. After a debate “victory” for President Obama, which amounted to simply being caffeinated because the bar was set so low after the first debate, his Libya lies are still haunting him. Yes, moderator Candy Crowley saved his bacon in the moment, but she ended up costing him by forcing a reluctant media to continue to cover the story. He may have won the night, but he lost the week because of it. Had the president simply taken responsibility for his administration’s security failures, apologized, said it would haunt him and shape his actions...
  • Great moments in media: Major network host challenges candidate’s son to a fistfight (Video)

    10/19/2012 8:27:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/19/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Major network? It's difficult to remember sometimes, but MSNBC is a part of NBC News and not an arm of Ringling Brothers. However, the clowns do come out at night, and Larry O'Donnell led the parade last night with one of the more ridiculous demonstrations of outrageous outrage in recent American broadcasting. O'Donnell takes Tagg Romney's joke about wanting to take a swing at President Obama when Obama kept asserting that his father was lying during the debate, and turns it into this Johnson-measuring moment that went on for almost three minutes.And it wouldn't be complete without the gratuitous class-warfare...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Mocks Ann Romney for Riding Horses to Combat Multiple Sclerosis

    06/19/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 19, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    With each passing day, the Obama-loving media stoop to new lows in attacking the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his family. On MSNBC's The Last Word Monday, host Lawrence O'Donnell mocked Ann Romney for having the nerve to combat her multiple sclerosis by riding horses (video follows with transcript and commentary): LAWRENCE O’DONNELL, HOST: In tonight's Rewrite, Mitt Romney rewrites the definition of an Olympic athlete. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST OF “FACE THE NATION”: I hear you've got an Olympic athlete in the family. MITT ROMNEY: Isn't that something? Yeah, it's not me. It's my wife, of course....
  • MSNBC declares Obama winner of the Wisconsin recall

    06/05/2012 9:27:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/2012 | Jeff Poor
    “Tonight, the really big winner in the Wisconsin recall election is President Obama,” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said at the top of his Tuesday program after parent network NBC called the race for Gov. Scott Walker over Democrat Tom Barrett. Over the past several months, the left-leaning hosts at MSNBC have put a lot of emphasis on the Wisconsin recall, saying it was important for current Walker to be defeated in order to maintain the American middle class. “John Heilemann, I said at the top of the show that President Obama big winner tonight because in the exit polls we...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Denounces Newsweek Cover...as MSNBC's 'First Gay President' Appears on Screen

    05/16/2012 4:53:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 16, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Lawrence O'Donnell yesterday on The Last Word vehemently denounced Newsweek's "The First Gay President" cover because he thought it could mislead many people into believing that message. Ironically (and hilariously) "FIRST GAY PRESIDENT" in bold capital letters along with Obama's picture kept appearing on the MSNBC screen throughout O'Donnell's denunciation. His own screen graphics amusingly worked in contradiction to his arguments as if to mock O'Donnell.
  • Making the rounds on Facebook

    01/27/2012 5:45:24 AM PST · by The Louiswu · 18 replies
    Me ^ | 1/27/2012 | The Louiswu
    This is posted on Facebook on a page called on Anti-Republican Crusaders. It's what is passing for discourse among Libs these days...Enjoy
  • Allred on MSNBC 11/8/2011“Congress should subpoena Cain under oath to detail every allegation.."

    11/09/2011 9:36:39 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 43 replies
    msnbc / lexisnexis transcript ^ | November 8, 2011 | GLORIA ALLRED/LAWRENCE O` DONNELL
    LAWRENCE O` DONNELL(MSNBC The Last Word) : It`s a good thing you weren`t at that press conference today. The reporters I think did mostly a terrible job. There were a couple of good questions. “The New York Times” had a good question. But they didn`t go in for the precision we need at this point. What did you hear there today you would like to contest? GLORIA ALLRED, ATTORNEY FOR CAIN ACCUSER: Well, I mean, he just was all over the place. You know, forget the lie detector for this one. O`DONNELL: There ain`t going to be a lie detector,...
  • MSNBC's O'Donnell Calls For Occupation And Boycott Of Restaurant Association

    11/04/2011 8:40:23 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 63 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 4, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Coming soon: Occupy National Restaurant Association? MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on his primetime show last night shared names and photos of senior officials of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in order to intimidate them in ending the confidentiality agreements between the group and the two women it settled with that claimed they were sexually assaulted. O'Donnell also called for a boycott of the restaurants the group represents as well as an occupation of their headquarters. Continue reading for details. "I want people to see the people who are currently protecting the secrets of Herman Cain," O'Donnell said as a photograph of...
  • Psychotic Liberal Lawrence O’Donnell vs. Herman Cain – 10/6/11

    10/06/2011 8:41:51 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 107 replies
    mofo politics ^ | September 6, 2011 | Herman Cain/LO'Donnell
    “Warning: You’re going to want to strangle Lawrence O’Donnell after watching this, if you don’t already.” Posted October 6th, 2011 Herman Cain versus demigod Lawrence O’ Donnell. Annoying Liberal Larry met his match with Cain. Highlights of LO’D got-ya questions (teasers to watch video) to Cain since no transcript out yet. LO’D : ‘ Has the Democrat Party managed to brainwash 81% of the American people into supporting that idea? (more taxes on the rich) LO’D Reads Twitter question : “Ask him how he would ever expect to get the African American vote when all he has done is insult...
  • A History Lesson for Lawrence O'Donnell (About the civil rights movement and Herman Cain)

    10/10/2011 8:06:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/2011 | Peter Wilson
    On Thursday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell accused Herman Cain of "sitting on the sidelines" during the civil rights movement. The accusation has rightly been condemned as contemptible. Politics is one sphere of human achievement, but there are many others. Do we fault Albert Einstein for not going back to Germany in 1933 to march in anti-Hitler demonstrations? Cain's defense was that he was in high school, under 18 years old, and his father had counseled him to stay out of trouble. O'Donnell came back with what many liberals probably thought was a gotcha moment (at 11:10 in the video):...
  • Herman Cain Endures Lecture on Blackness from MSNBC White Guy

    10/07/2011 11:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 7, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have here a series of sound bites, they're from MSNBC, Lawrence O'Donnell interviewing Herman Cain. One, two, three, four, five of them. Our policy here, ladies and gentlemen, is not to include on our sound bites the employee of the network. We just use the guest. It's primarily about fair usage. For example, Lawrence O'Donnell doesn't work here, he works at MSNBC. So what happens on his show within time constraints is free for us to use under fair usage rules, but we've always drawn the line at actually using the talent unless it's just a...
  • O'Donnell: There Is Just No Educating Of Tea Party People

    07/30/2011 12:46:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 29, 2011
    Lawrence O'Donnell: "They truly did not know what the words debt ceiling meant. Look, let's admit it. It's true of most of the media, most everybody because these things were never covered before. And so they didn't know what it was. Now they were going to have to learn what it was, and they certainly weren't going to take their lesson from Washington about what the debt ceiling is. They were going to take their lessons from Sarah Palin about what it is....(VIDEO AT LINK)
  • Sec. Rice...Gets The Last Word

    05/06/2011 7:31:20 AM PDT · by Neoavatara · 23 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | May 6, 2011 | Neoavatara
    You want to watch Lawrence O'Donnell get pummeled on his own show...as he has long deserved. [Video HERE] Key part of the interview? When Rice destroys O'Donnell's assertion that Iraq did not have a significant broad based coalition. The underlying inference was that the coalition was multiple times larger than the one now involved in Libya. RICE: You have just made a false statement. You said that we couldn’t assemble a coalition. How many countries fought in the coalition in Iraq? O’DONNELL: Actually fought and had casualties? Actually fought? RICE: Yeah, how many. O’DONNELL: Maybe half a dozen actually fought....
  • Allen West vs. Lawrence O'Donnell: No contest. Rising GOP star stands his ground when badgered.

    02/28/2011 7:44:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2011 | Monte Kuligowski
    Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” tried and tried and tried some more to get Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) to apologize and retract his statements that Obama should be willing to go to the location of the troops and put himself in harm’s way when visiting Afghanistan. Lawrence may not have gotten the memo that West is a real American hero with conviction; and doesn’t easily back down to the leftwing press. Leftists posing as journalists also are not too happy about West’s comment that Obama is “probably the dumbest person walking around in America.” Here is a link...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell lashes out at GOP congressman declaring him a 'tax criminal' on air (Video)

    02/16/2011 7:07:53 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 16, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Perhaps it would be wise for MSNBC “The Last Word” host Lawrence O’Donnell to proceed carefully before trying to fill his former colleague Keith Olbermann’s void by declaring someone a “criminal” in his journalistic position, especially as the guidelines of such declarations suggest a higher standard than what is alleged by a left-wing group’s website. On his Wednesday evening broadcast, O’Donnell went on something of a rampage against Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz for using his office as a place to sleep while he is in Washington, D.C. for congressional business. Throughout his segment, O’Donnell accused Chaffetz of illegal activity...
  • MSNBC's O'Donnell attacks Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Fox viewers

    02/15/2011 11:49:54 AM PST · by FredJake · 34 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/15/2011 | Joe Newby
    In his quest to be known as the face of hate at MSNBC - the network of insane liberal hate - Lawrence O'Donnell attacked Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, and those who watch Fox News in a way that can only be described as childish. In an apparent attempt to boost his ratings - down 45 percent since he took over the 8 pm slot at MSNBC - O'Donnell decided to insult Irish people as well as Bill O'Reilly. According to Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard, O'Donnell said: Here is what I see when I look at Bill O'Reilly: A very, very, very...
  • Meltdown: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell goes into attack mode against Arizona GOP congressman (Video)

    01/19/2011 5:58:54 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 19, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Remember all the talk about turning down the volume in our political discourse? How about the idea that in the wake of the Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, there were going to be efforts to hold a more civil dialogue going forth? Perhaps those rules only apply if you hold a particular point of view. On Tuesday’s airing of MSNBC’s The Last Word, host Lawrence O’Donnell badgered Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks over answering a hypothetical question about gun laws and whether, if tougher ones were in place, less blood might have been shed earlier this month in Arizona. “I’m asking you...
  • Democratic congressman: Gabrielle Giffords shooting ‘the start of the revolution’

    01/13/2011 8:49:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/13/11 | Jeff Poor
    Were the heinous acts that occurred on Jan. 8 in Arizona the product of an isolated deranged mind, or were they the spark of something scarier with more violent implications?According to California Democratic Rep. Bob Filner, it’s something on a much grander scale that people should take very seriously. On MSNBC’s Wednesday night airing of “The Last Word,” host Lawrence O’Donnell asked the U.S. representative for California’s 51st congressional district if there could be anti-Semitism involved in last weekend’s tragedy.“Congressman, this weekend when you saw what happened to Gabrielle Giffords, who you know well, you also know to be Jewish like yourself,...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: Sarah Palin is ruining the English language (Much ado about 'refudiate')

    11/18/2010 12:30:47 PM PST · by WebFocus · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2010 | Cubachi
    If there is something we learned this year, it’s that anything Palin tweets or writes on Facebook becomes international news and the talk of the nation, especially when it comes to politics.Two nights ago on his program, Lawrence O’Donnell decided to rant on New Oxford American Dictionary for their decision to include Sarah Palin’s word “refudiate” into the English language.Palin’s typo in a tweet about the Ground Zero mosque was the talk on twitter. Palin called it “Shakespearean.” The result: she popularized the word and it is now part of the lexicon. New Oxford wrote about their decision: An unquestionable...
  • MSNBC‘s Lawrence O’Donnell Admits On-Air: ‘I am a Socialist’

    11/05/2010 3:51:25 PM PDT · by FTJM · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/5/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On Friday’s “Morning Joe” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell made a startling admission: “I am a socialist.” The statement from the regular host of “The Last Word” came as he was chiding contributor Glenn Greenwald from Salon.com for apparently being a liberal hiding behind the word “progressive.” “I am a socialist. I live to the extreme left, the extreme left of you mere liberals,” he said:
  • Is MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell a socialist? (L.O. confirms)

    11/05/2010 11:49:32 AM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    Lawrence O’Donnell is a socialist. At least, that’s what the MSNBC commentator himself told Glenn Greenwald when they duked it out on the air Friday on “Morning Joe.” “I am a socialist,” O’Donnell said. “I live to the extreme left.” Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for Salon.com, ran a column on Wednesday that attacked the election coverage by the news networks — criticizing O’Donnell’s commentary in particular. “Ten minutes was the absolute maximum I could endure of any one television news outlet last night without having to switch channels in the futile search for something more bearable,” Greenwald wrote, “but almost...
  • Alvin Greene’s Painful Interview

    10/13/2010 8:13:04 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 15 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | October 13, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Not earth shattering, but entertaining nevertheless. In an interview with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC Alvin Greene responded to almost every question with, “Jim Demint started the recession, Jim Demint started the recession…” The whole interview is incredibly strange and a little painful to watch, yet for some reason I just couldn’t turn it off. And even more painful was to hear O’Donnell close by saying, “Alvin Greene, still better than Jim Demint.” Question…how low do your ratings have to be before you are no longer considered a television channel? VIDEO
  • Lou Dobbs to Appear on ‘The Last Word’ Tonight

    10/07/2010 2:26:00 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 2 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Oct. 7, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs will be appearing on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” tonight on MSNBC. Dobbs will address the report by The Nation that he hired undocumented workers to work on his properties and care for his horses. The author of that story, Isabel MacDonald, will also be a guest on the program. Update: They will appear together, in the same segment.
  • MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: Michael Steele is dancing for his GOP ‘master'

    10/06/2010 8:37:59 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/5/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    I don’t believe in reading racial tea leaves just for political gain, but what was Lawrence O’Donnell thinking? Here’s how he described RNC Chairman Michael Steele on his MSNBC program tonight: As the first congressional election during his party chairmanship approaches, Michael Steele is dancing as fast as he can trying to charm independent voters and Tea Partiers while never losing sight of his real master and paycheck provider, the Republican National Committee. Try, if you can, to imagine the outrage if Bill O’Reilly or some other Fox News personality had gone the air and said that the Democratic party...
  • 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...
  • MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Asks Levi Johnston Couric’s Palin Questions – Video

    09/29/2010 6:56:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 29, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell interviewing Levi Johnston about his plans to run for Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. O’Donnell asked Johnston many of the same questions Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin back in 2008. Johnston was asked what he reads, and he said he reads “Frontiersman.” Johnston came off as absolutely ridiculous – which would be accurate. Painful to watch. At the end, O’Donnell had to get in a shot at Sarah Palin by advising Johnston to read the “New York Times,” and telling him if he does, within 5 days “you’ll be up to speed with Sarah...
  • MSNBC Gives Lawrence O'Donnell 10 p.m. Show

    06/15/2010 2:05:06 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 31 replies · 624+ views
    TV Newser ^ | June 15, 2010 | Alex Weprin
    Developing: MSNBC is giving regular "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" fill-in host Lawrence O'Donnell the 10 p.m. hour, the network says. O'Donnell will start developing the program immediately, though no format, title or start date has been set. "Lawrence O'Donnell is an incredible talent, who our audience has gotten to know throughout the years, most recently as Keith Olbermann's principal guest host on 'Countdown.' It's great to have another anchor of his caliber on the network," said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement. "This makes us a bigger and better network." "I've had a part-time job at MSNBC for 14...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Defends GEICO Actor Who Called Tea Partiers Retarded Killers

    04/22/2010 10:27:42 AM PDT · by freespirited · 58 replies · 1,911+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/22/10 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Wednesday defended a GEICO voice-over actor who referred to Tea Party members as mentally retarded killers.Last week, Lance Baxter aka D.C. Douglas left the following voice-mail at the offices of FreedomWorks (audio available here): Hi there. I`m doing a paper about FreedomWorks and I was wondering if somebody could give me a call back. I`m wrapping up and I just have one more piece of information I need to get from you guys -- just need to know what the percentage is of people that are mentally retarded who work for the organization, and are...
  • "Obamacare is a Travesty," Says (Sane?!?!?) Lawrence O'Donnell!

    03/16/2010 7:31:54 AM PDT · by Neoavatara · 8 replies · 699+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | March 16, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Somebody must have given him Lithium for his bipolar explosions in the last month, that is all I can say. O'Donnell, for those of you don't know, is an expert on the rules of the House and Senate. He was a major player in Hillarycare a decade and a half ago. And as a liberal legislative expert, he knows of what he speaks. O'Donnell, in the first clip above, equates Obama passing health care this week as the equivalent of the baseball analogy of having a runner on first base, and hitting a triple with the next pitch. Later, he...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Meltdown

    02/12/2010 7:29:24 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 26 replies · 1,797+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | February 12, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Larence O'Donnell complete meltdown on Morning Joe this morning...Must see Tv.
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Explains why It is Virtually Impossible for Dems to Pass ObamaCare Now - Video

    02/02/2010 2:12:26 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 499+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 2, 2010 | Brian
    Redstate's Dan Perrin has written an excellent article that quotes Democrat Lawrence O'Donnell as saying Congressional Dems are in "full bluff mode" on whether or not they can still pass Government Health Care in the wake of the Massachusetts Senate Race. Perrin references O'Donnell's comments as quoted in a Politico article, and below you will find video from the night of Scott Brown's victory where O'Donnell essentially said there is now no way to pass ObamaCare that he knows of. O'Donnell details why the "reconciliation process" will be virtually impossible to use, although he does leave a slight opening by...
  • MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Today’s GOP ‘Can’t Support a Liberal Like Ronald Reagan’ (video)

    11/03/2009 10:25:11 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,959+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Nov. 3, 2009
    O’Donnell: "If Governor Reagan was out there now, Pawlenty couldn't support Governor Reagan because Governor Reagan was a tax increaser. This is a different era. This is the Palin era. You can't support a liberal like Ronald Reagan now."