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  • MSNBC Halperin: “Mueller is a Cyborg”

    08/31/2017 9:23:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today’s Morning Joe, MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin said that special counsel Robert Mueller “is a cyborg.” Joe Scarborough was so tickled by the description that he had Halperin repeat it. Calling Mueller “a relentless opponent,” Halperin said that “there is a strategy here, there’s a fearlessness, and there’s a level of coordination that makes anyone trying to help the president on this be put in a very defensive position.” View the video here.
  • Morning Joe: Georgia Election “Unmitigated Disaster” for Dems

    06/21/2017 5:30:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Dems were smart, they’d watch and learn from the opening segment of today’s Morning Joe. In his item of last night, Prof. Jacobson noted how Dems were taking the wrong lesson from the election, claiming that a close loss was a win. The message from Morning Joe was starkly different. As Mark Halperin put it this morning, this was an “unmitigated disaster” for the Dems. Joe Scarborough said that “all the chips were pushed to the middle of the table here. This was a winner take all and it was a huge win for Republicans and a big loss...
  • Halperin on Bannon: One of Few in White House “Who is Creative, Innovative, Takes Risks”

    04/12/2017 8:41:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe has been on a Steve Bannon-bashing tear the last couple of days, with various panel members predicting his departure from the White House. As Mika Brzezinski put it yesterday, “the end is nigh” for Bannon. But Mark Halperin made a strong case for Bannon on today’s show, saying that being conventional is not what got Donald Trump elected, and that “Bannon is one of the few people in the White House and in Trump’s life who is creative, who’s innovative, who takes risks, who advocates taking risks. Someone has to be for that.” View the video here.
  • Halperin: ‘Completely Improper’ for Comey to Reveal Trump campaign/Russia investigation

    03/21/2017 7:36:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As the rest of the Morning Joe panel remained in three-alarm, apocalyptic mode this morning, there was one lonely voice bringing some balance to the discussion. MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin said it was “completely improper” of FBI Director James Comey to have revealed the existence of an ongoing investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Rejecting Mika Brzezinski’s suggestion that Comey was “compelled” to make the revelation, Halperin added that Comey “says the standard is, if the public is interested in something, I’ll reveal an ongoing probe. I’ve never heard of this standard. I think it’s a...
  • MSNBC's Morning Joe Airs Distorted 'Horror Show' Video of White House Aide

    02/14/2017 5:25:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Alexis Thomas
    On Monday, the hosts of Morning Joe mocked and berated White House adviser Stephen Miller for his recent comments regarding the court ruling against President Trump's immigration order. Tuesday morning was no different, as the show came back from a commercial break by airing a distorted, grainy black-and-white video of Miller. The video contained the statement he gave on the network Sunday shows concerning the President’s executive powers and spliced Miller’s quotes attempting to make him look sinister and menacing. After the video concluded, host Joe Scarborough declared, “Wow,” and journalist Willie Geist agreed, “That’s terrifying.” Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed...
  • Morning Joe’s Surprising Support for Trump’s China Move: A Way to Get ‘Leverage’

    12/05/2016 5:53:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The American foreign-policy establishment is wringing its collective hands over Donald Trump’s phone conversation with the President of Taiwan, and his subsequent tweet in which he took China to task for its currency devaluation, tariffs on American products, and military build-up in the South China Sea. But there was some surprising support for Trump’s initiative on today’s Morning Joe. First, Mark Halperin said this showed that Trump wasn’t planning to be a passive “inbox president” [Ed.: sayonara, leading from behind], and that it was a way for the US to get “leverage” on China where we had none before. Joe...
  • NY Times Headline Epitomizes MSM Myopia Over Trump

    11/10/2016 5:51:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Want to understand the bubble in which the elite, liberal media lives? Check out the banner headline of today’s New York Times: “Democrats, Students and Foreign Allies Face the Reality of a Trump Presidency.” On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin nailed it: “Look at the headline of this story. This is the day after a surprising underdog sweeping victory and their headline is not “disaffected Americans have a champion going to the White House” or “the country votes for fundamental change.” The headline is about how disappointed the friends of the people who run the New York Times are about...
  • With All Due Respect Hosts Irked at Comey's New E-Mail Probe

    10/29/2016 6:31:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 29, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    The set of With All Due Respect was a sad place today due to the shocking revelation that the computer seized in the Anthony Weiner probe has caused FBI Director James Comey to announce that he is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. In addition to being irked at  Comey, Halperin and Heilemann seemed to be searching for lifeline assurances that this probe might soon go away and have little or no affect on the upcoming election in eleven days. Of course, the problem with that hope is that any news story involving Anthony Weiner is almost guaranteed to...
  • Halperin Hints Trump Might Be Planning ‘Revelation’ About Hillary

    10/03/2016 5:43:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This Insurrectionist finds Mark Halperin to be among the most cautious and level-headed of pundits. The With All Due Respect host typically avoids wild speculation and is generally of the one-the-one-hand and on the other school of analysis. So it was striking that on today’s Morning Joe, Halperin, with some prodding from Joe Scarborough, suggested that Donald Trump might be planning a big October surprise in the nature of a “revelation” about Hillary Clinton. One sensed that Halperin had some inside knowledge of the situation, though all he mentioned in support of his theory is that Trump is surrounded by...
  • Campaign Strategist Scarborough Advises Hillary: Refuse to Answer Email Questions

    09/08/2016 9:32:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A few days ago, we reported on “Dr.” Joe Scarborough declaring that Hillary Clinton “doesn’t have” any health issues. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough took off his neurologist’s hat and put on the campaign consultant’s cap. Scarborough’s advice to Hillary: refuse to answer any more questions about her emails. According to Joe, Clinton should put her answer up on her website, refer journalists to it any time they try to probe her on the matter, and “move on” to a discussion of Syria. Mike Barnicle echoed Scarborough’s “move on” advice, suggesting Hillary say that if people are still concerned about...
  • Former Jeb Super PAC Head Murphy: I’d Vote for Hillary Over ‘Neo-Racist’ Trump

    08/08/2016 5:55:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Murphy — who ran Jeb’s Super PAC — says that “if it came down to just my vote and I had to decide, I’d probably vote for Hillary and then jump in a lake out of massive depression.” Appearing on With All Due Respect, Murphy added that he hopes Trump doesn’t win because he’s “a demagogue and a neo-racist.” Murphy gave Trump a 10% black-swan shot of winning. View the video here.
  • WADR: Hillary's Economic Adviser Filibusters When Asked for Brevity

    08/04/2016 3:37:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever had somebody try to sell you on something but the pitch goes on and on and on with a complicated explanation which is almost impossible to understand? If you were smart, you would walk away with your hand on your wallet. Such was the case yesterday when Gene Sperling, Hillary Clinton's economic adviser, attempted to explain her economic policies on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect to hosts John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. His seemingly endless complex explanations seemed to frustrate the hosts until Heilemann asked Sperling to very briefly explain her economic policy. The result? Sperling went on another yet...
  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Smugly Predicts ‘Hillary Will Slaughter’ Trump

    07/21/2016 9:29:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Samantha Cohen
    Thursday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski made a prediction about the presidential debates forthcoming this fall: Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump. The liberal host said this only moments after she expressed desire for a “nice, peaceful convention” for Democrats next week in Philadelphia, contrasted with the current Republican convention in Cleveland that she believes has been consumed with “horrible, despicable things.” Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began with a prediction of his own, that the DNC in Philadelphia is going to be “boring” and wondered what the Clinton folks are going to do “to make a little...
  • Halperin: GOP Elites Orchestrating ‘Grassroots’ Revolt Against Trump

    06/20/2016 6:53:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Joseph Heller famously wrote in Catch-22, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin reported that GOP elites are indeed trying to “orchestrate” a “grassroots, organic” revolt against the presumptive nominee. An “orchestrated grassroots, organic” revolt? Oxymoron, anyone? Halperin went on to state “Trump is right: there are people plotting against him.” View the video here.
  • WADR: Halperin Corrects Heilemann on Delegate Math History

    04/21/2016 10:27:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 21, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! It was quite an amusing moment yesterday on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect when Mark Halperin corrected his co-host, John Heilemann, on delegate math history. As you can see in the video below starting at the 8:05 mark, Heilemann asserted that Donald Trump was not doing as well as he should be because at this point in the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney already had enough delegates to lock up the nomination. Halperin then interjected to point out that Romney did not have the nomination locked up until much  later than now. The funniest thing about this exchange was the sheepish...
  • Mark Halperin: 'Democrats Often Have the Media on Their Side Because of Liberal Bias'

    03/18/2016 2:41:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 18, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Democrats often have the media on their side because of liberal bias." That sounds like a very common complaint among conservatives. However, that is exactly what liberal Mark Halperin stated yesterday on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect when he admitted the very obvious. This admission came during a discussion about how the Senate refusing to hold hearings on President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court will supposedly help Democrats. In fact Halperin and co-host John Heileman were practically leaping for joy in their belief in how this issue will damage Republicans in the upcoming Senate elections. Perhaps it was...
  • Halperin: Bernie Gets Bum Rap as MSM Buys Into Hillary 'Faux Outrage'

    03/08/2016 3:43:33 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Halperin has ripped the MSM for its "outrageous" treatment of Bernie Sanders. Calling the media "lemmings," Halperin, seconded by John Heilemann, said on today's With All Due Respect, that the Hillary campaign has ginned up "faux outrage" over a number of Sanders' statements, and that the media has been "following it around," treating minor matters like "major contretemps." Halperin also had a warning for Republicans: 'just wait until a general election if Hillary Clinton is the nominee at how much faux outrage her campaign shows over whoever the Republicans nominate." That comes as no surprise, but still refreshing to...
  • Mitt Romney is about to smash Donald Trump in a speech for the ages

    03/03/2016 5:31:45 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 157 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 3/3 | Allan Smith
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to bash Donald Trump in a speech Thursday, according to excerpts of the speech being passed around social media. In quoted remarks released by Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin, Romney calls Trump "a phony, a fraud." "He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat," Romney is expected to say. Romney, who recently has been publicly critical of Trump's campaign, announced Thursday's speech on Wednesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah in Salt...
  • Halperin: All Agree Great for SCOTUS to 'Look More Like America'

    03/02/2016 3:35:59 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I'm guessing most NewsBusters readers could care less about "diversity" when it comes to choosing Justices of the Supreme Court. That they'd be thrilled if all nine justices looked, for example, like Clarence Thomas--so long as all shared his philosophy of judicial restraint and original intent. On today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin interviewed Planned Parent president Cecile Richards. Richards declined to name someone she'd like to see nominated to the Court but did say she was "extremely grateful" for the addition to the Court of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. That prompted Halperin to observe: "regardless of ideology...
  • 'Due Respect' Raps MSM for Playing Trump 'Punch'--After Playing It Themselves

    02/23/2016 3:20:57 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let he who is without sin . . . throw the first punch? Today's With All Due Respect rapped the MSM for its extensive coverage of Donald Trump having said of an unruly protester "[I'd] like to punch him in the face." Lamented John Heilemann: "cable news is so often so crazily dumb." Just one problem. Before Heilemann and Halperin bemoaned the MSM's excessive coverage of the line . . . they opened the show by playing in its entirety the clip of Trump's pugilistic proclivity! Hypocrisy, anyone? Their point was that the media's fascination with Trump's antics makes it...