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  • Concha: Wasserman Schultz’s Time As DNC Chairwoman About to Expire

    11/07/2014 1:05:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-6-14 | Joe Concha
    When mentioning the most polarizing figure in the Democratic party outside of the president himself, that one person who creates a visceral reaction every time he or she speaks, one of the following contestants is invariably in the running for top prize: A) Eric Holder B) Susan Rice C) Charlie Rangel D) Debbie Wasserman Schultz But with Holder on the way out, Rice (thankfully) muted lately after a series of unintentionally comical Sunday talk show appearances, and Rangel stuck somewhere between stupid and 1866, first prize falls to the DNC Chairwoman — who may be forced to update her LinkedIn...
  • 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...
  • The 12 Worst Shows on Cable News

    08/31/2014 10:18:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mediaite Staff
    Last week we made a few cable news PR flacks happy and listed what we consider the 12 best shows on cable news. And now comes the time to dispose of that good will. Without further ado, here are the 12 worst shows on cable news:
  • NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Points Finger At Senate GOP In Wake Of Explosions, Takes It Back

    04/15/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In the immediate aftermath of the multiple explosions that rocked the Copley Square area of Boston during this afternoon’s marathon, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof took to Twitter to say that the tragic events are a “reminder” of how Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). “[E]xplosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment,” he tweeted with a link to a Washington Post article on the Senate GOP’s threats to put a hold on President Obama‘s nomination for a...
  • Here’s Sen. Feinstein’s Curt Response to Schweitzer Likening Her to a Streetwalker

    06/22/2014 10:33:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 19th, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Brian Schweitzer, the former Democratic governor of Montana and aspiring 2016 presidential candidate, made some rather off-color remarks .. Schweitzer going after Senator Dianne Feinstein on surveillance issues by likening her to a prostitute on a street corner. Schweitzer found it amusing how Feinstein has been a champion of the intelligence community, and has now turned on the CIA for spying on congressional staffers. He said, “She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, ‘I’m a nun,’ when it comes to this spying!…...
  • If Obama Needs ‘Third Term,’ as MSNBC Analyst Suggests, He’s in Trouble (VIDEO)

    05/05/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 5 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must be thrilled about this: “If you are President Barack Obama and you want to be a transformational president, getting to that transformational stage sometimes requires you get a third term,” NBC News Senior Politics Editor Mark Murray submitted amid a sleepy Monday segment packed with idle speculation about the 2016 election cycle. “People in the White House, and President Obama, I am sure they would love to have a third or fourth term,” Murray continued. “That is some of the reasons why some of the people in the Obama orbit are happy about...
  • Jay Carney Jabs at Fox News During Tense Exchange with Ed Henry

    05/01/2014 10:30:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/1/14 | Andrew Kirell
    In light of leaked emails regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry went head-to-head during Thursday’s press briefing. At one point, the press secretary took a jab at the reporter and his employer. After Henry questioned Carney over why the Ben Rhodes-authored emails focused on an anti-Islamic video rather than the terrorism aspect of the deadly siege, the press secretary remarked that the CIA-produced talking points at the time referred to protests at the Benghazi consulate as being inspired by similar demonstrations outside the American embassy in Cairo....
  • Gregory Grills Blair: Aren’t You, Bush Responsible for Current Islamic Extremism?

    04/27/2014 11:41:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/27/14 | Evan McMurry
    On Meet the Press Sunday morning, host David Gregory challenged former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to defend his and former President George W Bush’s decision to switch focus from the war in Afghanistan to the one in Iraq, asking if that simultaneously diverted resources from fighting the Taliban while radicalizing terrorist groups in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East. “Isn’t the legacy of your leadership and that of President Bush in part responsible for the reality today?” Gregory asked. “Did the west fail to deal with the extremism you talk about today appropriately in Afghanistan in a...
  • Obama Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

    04/14/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 04/14/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: Bishop Gene Robinson @BishopGRobinson POTUS "preaches" at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG! #privilege Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive Center for...
  • Mediaite Pundit: No Need For CNN To Be Responsible

    03/30/2014 9:49:19 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/30/14 | n/a video
    While discussing the media-on-media sniping going on over the coverage of Flight 370 on the Fox News show "Media Buzz", Howard Kurtz asks Mediaite columnist Joe Concha to weigh in. Concha says that CNN has no obligation to report responsibly because of all the competition that's out there.Pundits sniping over missing plane
  • Ted Cruz Tattooed Badass Rock Star [Artist Id'd / fR Mentioned]

    03/16/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/16/14 | Luke O'Neil
    UPDATE: The images appear to be the work of a Los Angeles artist Leonard Sabo, who posted an attempt at the design back on March 9. I’ve reached out to Sabo for comment, and will update when I hear back. His political and artistic views are, uh, interesting, to put it mildly, most offensive of which is that he seems to think Cruz could actually be president some day.--- "Actually, kinda cool looking,” wrote one Free Republic commenter. “Maybe we can all get tats and stuff and form a ‘gang’. Call it the Patriot Gang or something. Put some drive-by...
  • House Hearing On Obama's Unilateral Action To Cease Enforcing Laws - Live Webcast

    12/03/2013 9:22:23 AM PST · by mojito · 93 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/3/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The House Judiciary Committee is about to discuss what it calls “The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focusing on the Obamacare delays, enforcement of immigration laws, and more. As Mediaite notes, the question of whether the president can take unilateral action to cease enforcing laws stretches back at least to last summer, when President Barack Obama said he would stop deporting young undocumented immigrants, an end-run around congressional refusal to pass the DREAM Act.
  • This Was an Actual Question at Tuesday’s White House Press Conference

    10/15/2013 3:53:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | october 15, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher got the opportunity to ask White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a question at Tuesday’s daily press briefing, an opportunity he used to present a partisan line of questioning about Obamacare, the government shutdown and the debt ceiling. This Was an Actual Question at Tuesdays White House Press Conference “When I had a heart attack a few years ago, I was uninsured and I haven’t been able to get insurance ever since then,” Christopher began. “Listening to all the pressure on the president to negotiate, some of it coming from inside this room, made me think: Is...
  • Mediaite's Christopher asks dumbest question in history of White House press briefings

    10/15/2013 1:39:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday, Mediaite White House correspondent Tommy Christopher added another chapter to his ongoing self-promotional crusade masquerading as a career in journalism. And this time, it didn’t involve a shameless ploy to be an invited guest on whatever incarnation of Chris Hayes’ show MSNBC is currently airing. During Tuesday’s White House briefing on Tuesday, Christopher, whose name isn’t really “Tommy Christopher,” asked a question about President Barack Obama’s health-care reform law that incorporated his personal experiences with health insurance after his 2010 heart attack. ...more (w/video)...
  • Ted Cruz Warns on Syria: U.S. Military Shouldn’t ‘Serve as Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’

    09/03/2013 7:27:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | By Josh Feldman
    Senator Ted Cruz said on BlazeTV today that while he credits President Obama for giving Congress a chance to vote on Syrian strikes, he’s still very much opposed to action, arguing that it would be a massive mistake to come to the aid of rebel forces with ties to al-Qaeda. Joe Pags, filling in for Glenn Beck, told Cruz that Obama will likely steamroll Congress even if they vote no, noting it’s not really clear who the good and bad guys are in this fight. Cruz agrees, saying that any attempt to arm the rebels would be senseless because you...
  • Fox Contributor: John Boehner ‘Purposely Suppressing Anything About Benghazi’

    08/05/2013 9:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/5/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Democratic pollster and Fox News contributor, Pat Caddell, appeared on Fox News Channel over the weekend where he alleged that there is a White House-led cover-up of the details surrounding the Benghazi attacks. Furthermore, he added, that cover-up of information regarding the White House’s response to that attack is being aided by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “We have John Boehner, who has been purposely suppressing anything about Benghazi because he knew what we found out this week,” Caddell alleged. “And he approved it.”
  • Scarborough: Let’s face it, new senators like Rubio and Rand Paul are ill-equipped to be president

    08/01/2013 12:01:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, he’s making a point about inexperience. I’m … just not sure which point. It’s true, Obama had little experience as a federal legislator (and zippo as an executive) before running for president, and look how little he’s accomplished. But is that a function of “inexperience” or a function of other variables, like greater partisan polarization and Obama’s disdain for doing the sort of congressional outreach needed to pass bills? Rubio and Paul will each have served a few years more than Obama did in the Senate by election day 2016. They each also have some cred in working...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry’s ‘Delusional’ Analysis of Bankrupt Detroit May Stun You(Gov't to small?)

    07/20/2013 4:12:59 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/20/13 | Jason Howerton
    On Friday, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry put forth a theory as to why Detroit inevitably went bankrupt — terminal lack of government. We’ll do our best to explain. While discussing Detroit’s downfall, Harris-Perry and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean agreed that “you’ve got to have a government to run the place.” Harris-Perry noted Detroit’s declining population, and in turn its tax base. The population of the city has declined dramatically over the last 10 years. Mediaite’s Noah Rothman, who calls the MSNBC host’s assessment “delusional,” provides some analysis and facts: Harris-Perry presents this fact as though former Detroit residents left –...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Dick Cheney: ‘Someone Should Have Been Removed From Office’ For Pre-9/11 Failures

    07/19/2013 11:06:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18 2013 | Noah Rothman
    en. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room on Tuesday evening where he was asked to respond to former Vice President Dick Cheney who told Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace that the junior Kentucky senator was wrong when he criticized the NSA’s surveillance programs. Paul tore into the Bush administration’s role in the establishment of the post-9/11 security regime, noting that he thinks it is possible to catch terrorists using methods consistent with the Constitution. Cheney told the Fox News Sunday host that Paul was incorrect in his criticisms of the NSA’s communications monitoring programs. The former vice...
  • Louie Gohmert Fumes: If Not For John McCain ‘Benghazi Would Not Have Happened’

    06/02/2013 7:54:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 05/31/13 | Evan McMurry
    Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has unearthed a new culprit in the Benghazi saga: fellow Republican John McCain. Conservative radio host Frank Gaffney asked Gohmert to comment on McCain’s “hobnobbing with jihadists” during his recent trip to Syria. Gohmert brought up a similar trip of McCain’s to Libya, where he feels McCain’s policy to depose Muammar Gaddafi unleashed the Muslim extremist forces that later attacked the American Consulate in Benghazi.
  • Probably the weirdest interview that I have ever had (John Lott)

    07/24/2012 11:43:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 24 July, 20112 | John Lott
    I have been interviewed by Howard Stern, and I thought that was pretty strange. This interview was even more bizarre. Mediaite has the entire 16 minute video available here. How does Mediaite describe the interview: Morgan kept grilling Lott over his premise that gun control will not help stem violence, and that having more guns out there will lead to less crime. Lott tried to rebut the points Dershowitz and Morgan were making, but Morgan repeatedly interrupted him to get Lott to answer his questions and telling Lott that he was spouting “nonsense.” Lott tried to explain the difference between...
  • NBC News Guest Calls Obama A Murderer

    06/03/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2012 | Mediaite
    Last Sunday, Up with Chris Hayes host Chris Hayes ignited significant outrage with his musings about the word “heroes.” This morning, Up panelist and national security reporter for The Nation Jeremy Scahill waded into controversial semantic waters by repeatedly accusing President Obama of “murder” through the administration’s use of drone strikes, which have killed an indeterminate number of civilians. Surprisingly, Scahill’s indictment of the President was challenged, not by Hayes, but by Redstate.com co-founder Joshua Trevińo. The topic of discussion was the so-called “kill list” of suspected terrorists to be exterminated in drone strikes. Hayes began by trying to drill...
  • Major Garrett: President Obama’s Trayvon Response ‘One For The History Books’ (Hurl Warning)

    03/24/2012 4:05:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies · 7+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 24, 2012 | Tommy Christopher
    To hear some conservatives tell it, President Obama tore racial unity asunder with his Friday remarks about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, while liberals have a predictably more favorable view. Perhaps a better barometer of the President’s success at conveying the proper sentiment is from a trusted, down-the-middle guy like National Journal‘s Major Garrett, who called the President’s remarks “One For The History Books.” In his column, Garrett briefly assesses the President’s handling of the Trayvon Martin story, and places it within thorough context of the President’s oft-criticized approach to race. From National Journal: “If I had a son,...
  • Mediaite: Former Employee of James O’Keefe To Spill All; Claims He Drugged Her, Stole Her Panties

    03/16/2012 3:26:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    conservative commune ^ | 3/16/12 | Dan Collins
    I guess I have to take this seriously, because the charges are serious, but I don’t recall Hannah Giles peddling any such accusations. Naffe’s complaint alleges that O’Keefe invited her to his New Jersey home to work on a project, where she was to stay in a finished barn to save money on hotels. They got into an argument, according to [Nadia] Naffe, and O’Keefe abandoned her in the barn, refusing to take her to a train station so she could go home. Naffe also alleges that she began to feel physical disorientation, and was eventually unable to move under...
  • Will Mike Huckabee’s New Radio Show Hurt Rush Limbaugh’s Numbers?

    03/12/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 12, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Mike Huckabee is expanding his media reach to a radio program scheduled to start airing in April. However, the show is scheduled to be in direct competition with none other than Rush Limbaugh. In a column for The Daily Beast today, David Frum thinks Huckabee’s new show might end up hurting Limbaugh’s numbers, and gave some insight into the reasons surrounding decisions by advertisers to leave Limbaugh’s program. Last month, Huckabee announced he would be doing the radio show for Cumulus Media Networks, while continuing to work the weekend shift on his Fox News show, Huckabee. His show has been...
  • 'Mediaite' Stories Twist Truth About Biden's Words Into Unreality

    10/22/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 21, 2011 | Jason Mattera
    Does Mediaite have an editor screening its content before it goes up online?  In a 24-hour period, that lefty news site published one story defending Vice President Joe Biden’s charge that Republicans want rape to increase if they don’t align with the President’s “jobs” plan, and another article claiming that Biden, in fact, never did use a rape reference.  First we have some dude named Nando Di Fino, whom I’ve never heard of before.  He argued that Biden’s assertion about rapes surging really isn’t that “crazy” after all.  “He was basically showing that as you cut police, crime goes up,”...
  • Poll Reveals Poorer And Less Educated Voters Support Sarah Palin, Wealthier Voters Prefer Romney

    05/09/2011 3:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 9, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    A new Gallup poll reveals that voters who identify as more conservative, do not have college degrees and who make less than $24,000 annually are more likely to support former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney for president in 2012. Romney, on the other hand, has evidently fared better with voters who describe themselves as “liberals to moderate”, have received degrees of higher learning and who make at least $90,000 a year. The split drives home the challenges facing any would-be GOP candidate: Catering to the party’s base without completely alienating those on the fence, and appealing to voters...
  • O’Reilly: Trump, Bachmann And Palin Are ‘Grenades’ That Could Do ‘A Lot Of Damage’ In The Primary

    04/19/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 19, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    On The Factor this evening, host Bill O’Reilly took a good, hard look at several big Republican names rumored to be considering a run in 2012 – and he didn’t like what he saw. Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s former senior adviser, was on hand to rate potential candidates, whom, as he sees it, have three challenges that they must face: 1. Clearly defining their “narrative,” 2. giving firm examples of what they will do to unify the Republican party (you might recall that Rove previously stated that he felt Republicans who were also “birthers” would do well to focus...
  • Mediaite’s Frances Martel Says Palin Has Held Back Conservative Cause By Taking Over Tea Party

    04/01/2011 9:33:47 AM PDT · by sussex · 15 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | the Aged P
    Right wing shock chick Frances Martel is obviously on the look out for a gig at the Daily Caller because she just penned one of the most brown nosing job applications I have ever seen in her recent Palin hit piece at Mediaite.
  • Michele Bachmann Tries To Steal Obama’s Thunder By Not Looking America In The Eye

    01/25/2011 9:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 25, 2011 | Mark Joyella
    Rep. Michele Bachmann made history tonight–not just for being the first representative of the Tea Party to give a State of the Union response, but also for flatly refusing to look America in the eye. Bachmann, who came equipped with charts and Iwo Jima photos, began her speech looking slightly off camera. As Bachmann spoke, viewers–including the former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann–took to Twitter to ask a simple question: “what’s she looking at?” As Olbermann tweeted, “Why isn’t Rep. Bachmann LOOKING AT THE DAMNED CAMERA?” He added later, “Seriously, somebody at the Tea Party needs to run on the stage,...
  • Mediaite Attempts to Elevate Pseudo-Con David Frum to Biblical Status

    04/02/2010 12:12:28 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies · 224+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Is it possible to be so wrapped up in a media culture that one could minimize a sacred religious holiday in a shoddy attempt to write a clever headline? Mediaite's Tommy Christopher and his editors seemed to have pulled this feat off. Christopher, who has had a much-publicized run-in with Andrew Breitbart, has a new hero, former American Enterprise Institute scholar David Frum. Christopher elevated Frum to messianic status in a Good Friday April 2 post headlined "Did David Frum ‘Die' For GOP's Sins?" specifically praising the former AEI scholar for his appearance on Comedy Central's April 1 "The Colbert...