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  • Michael Smerconish: CNN’s Chris Cuomo “a Stud”

    05/01/2017 7:29:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    During a discussion on CNN this morning of the health care mandate, radio host Michael Smerconish said, “The way in which you can afford to pay for people with pre-existing conditions is if you get a guy who’s a stud like Chris Cuomo who works out and is healthy, and get him into the pool.” From far rejecting Smerconish’s embarrassing bit of ingratiation, Cuomo engaged in some dabbing that would make Cam Newton proud. See the screencap. View the video here.
  • Reince Priebus Nails Chuck Todd on Whether RNC Hacked by Russia

    12/11/2016 12:27:37 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 11, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the big changes of the new Trump era is that when the mainstream media attempts to promote fake news, there will be consequences. And one of the consequences is that the purveyors of such fake news will be humiliated on national television as happened on both Saturday and Sunday over whether Russia hacked the Republican National Committee as was claimed in a Friday New York Times fake news story.RNC Chairman and incoming White House Chief of Staff for President-elect Donald Trump, Reince Priebus, went way beyond merely schooling Chuck Todd on Sunday's Meet The Press. He flat out nailed him to...
  • Smerconish: Lie to Pollsters to Help Libertarian Ticket

    09/11/2016 6:35:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Michael Smerconish wants to help the Libertarian presidential ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld participate in the presidential (and vice-presidential) debates. The big problem is that the Libertarians must show they have reached a level of 15% support in an average of five national polls and they aren't there yet. Therefore Michael Smerconish has an idea for his viewers: lie like hell. I kid you not. Smerconish made this unique suggestion on his CNN show on Saturday. His idea is that if a pollster contacts you that you should lie and tell him that you support Gary Johnson for...
  • Is Trump the new Pat Buchanan?

    01/09/2016 8:32:08 AM PST · by GilGil · 60 replies
    Cnn ^ | 1/08/2016 | Pat Buchanan via Cnn
    Michael Smerconish asks Pat Buchanan about his ideas being carried forward by Donald Trump, and what Trump's chances are in the 2016 race.
  • Chuck Todd: I Will Ask Trump Questions Multiple Times Just to Get an Answer

    08/14/2015 12:56:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 72 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3:07 pm, August 14th, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Chuck Todd does not intend to let Donald Trump slide away without answering questions on this weekend’s big Meet the Press showdown. Despite his reputation for phoning-in interviews (perhaps literally?), Trump will sit down with Todd this Sunday morning in Iowa, opening himself up to all kinds of in-person confrontations. Mediaite readers may recall that Trump has a long history of name-calling when it comes to the NBC host, often referring to Todd as “sleepy eyes.” Speaking with Sirius XM radio host Michael Smerconish on Friday, Todd said that he much prefers the in-person scenario because it helps prevent the...

    07/27/2015 10:30:26 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | John Velisek, staff writer
    “Bill Donahue of the Catholic League was invited onto the Smerconish show on CNN in order to defend a decision by a private Catholic school to fire a teacher who had revealed herself to be gay and in a gay marriage. Halfway through the interview, Michael Smerconish affirms the lesbians’ view that they are the ‘real embodiment’ of Catholic teaching. Cuz that makes a lot of sense. Of course, people who get their understanding of Christian doctrine from making fun of televangelists while smoking pot in college and from snarky criticisms on the Daily Show aren’t the best scholars when...
  • 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...
  • Michael Smerconish Leaves Syndication For SiriusXM

    03/06/2013 9:15:33 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 3/6/13 | Lance Venta
    Syndicated host Michael Smerconish, based at CBS’ 1210 WPHT Philadelphia will depart terrestrial radio for satellite on Monday, April 15. The program will air on SiriusXM’s “POTUS” (Channel 124) Political Talk channel in the 9am to 12pm Eastern time slot. In the AP story announcing the move, Smerconish has some fairly harsh words regarding the state of political talk on broadcast radio. "The only people that I meet for whom the issues are hard left or hard right, the only people who see the world through ideological glasses, are those who have a microphone in front of them" Smerconish, who...
  • Here's a hard truth for the hard right

    11/11/2009 3:41:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies · 3,071+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | November 8, 2009 | Michael Smerconish
    Who is Dede Scozzfava? ... "This is my party, too," she insisted. "There are a lot of moderate people - Republicans, like me - and I'm hearing from an awful lot of them. And I think the Republican Party needs to know if they don't have room for us and they don't want us working with them, we're going to find a way to work against them." She acknowledged that many in the GOP would differ with her support for abortion rights and same-sex marriage. But she maintained that she approached those views from a conservative vantage point - a...
  • Barack Obama To Be Interviewed By So Called Conservative Talk Show Host Michael Smerconish

    08/19/2009 9:57:14 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies · 532+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/20/09 | talkradio03
    The darling of MSNBC who thinks he looks great wearing the other Team's Jersey gets to go to the White House and interview Obama....awwww...I'm sure he'll ask some Hardball questions of his Dear Leader...
  • Jay Severin: Back in Business

    05/30/2009 12:27:07 PM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 362+ views
    Massachusetts News Platoon ^ | 5/30/09 | D. R. Tucker
    Great news for Bay State talk-radio fans: WTKK-FM star Jay Severin will return to the airwaves Tuesday, June 2. Severin, who has been with the station for nearly a decade, was indefinitely suspended in late-April for caustic comments about Mexico’s role in the recent swine flu scare. It is expected that we will hear a kinder, gentler Severin going forward. That’s a good thing: when Severin avoids incendiary rhetoric and focuses on addressing the national scene from a straightforward, conservative/libertarian perspective, he is at his best. Severin never needed to imitate Michael Savage to become the top dog of afternoon-drive...
  • Smerconish: ‘We Need To Dilute Influence Of Conservatives In Primaries’

    03/02/2009 4:18:54 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies · 1,384+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yo Smerc: who’s “we”? You voted for Barack Obama . . . But let’s leave aside Michael Smerconish’s presidential preferences and focus on the substance of his remarks. On this evening’s Hardball, Smerconish claimed that Republicans need to “dilute the influence of the conservatives in the Republican presidential nominating process, because we are nominating people who can’t get elected.” Smerconish was responding to a clip of Rush Limbaugh calling on RNC Chairman Michael Steele to do just the opposite, and do something “about our open primary system and fixing it so that Democrats do not nominate our candidates.” If you...
  • Smerconish’s Poll-Driven Suggestion To GOP: ‘Get In Step’ With Stimulus

    02/10/2009 4:53:28 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1,143+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like Michael Smerconish’s support for Barack Obama didn’t end with his vote for him. The Philly radio talk show host is now trying to convince Republicans that–based on polling data–they should “get in step” with the stimulus. Smerc made his, uh, principled recommendation on this evening’s Hardball. MICHAEL SMERCONISH: It’s as if the campaign didn’t end, and he [Pres. Obama] is still on the trail, except now he’s the executive in charge. And I think it’s very wise. And I think it will, and is, paying dividends. If not in the House and the Senate, certainly among middle-of-the-road folks...
  • Talker Michael Smerconish launches nationally, supported by CBS and Dial Global

    01/07/2009 11:40:29 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies · 1,567+ views ^ | 01/08/09 |
    That’s been the speculation in Radio-Info’s T-R-I newsletter – that it would be a joint project, and today CBS and Dial Global confirm that its first affiliate will be in market #1. That’s Buckley-owned WOR, New York (710), which has already been revamping its lineup with the departure of Bill O'Reilly. Philadelphia-based lawyer Smerconish began doing mornings (6-9am) on CBS-owned “Big Talker 1210” WPHT in 2003 and recently has been simulcasting that show on sister WHFS (1580) in Washington, D.C. But this new show with CBS and Dial Global is completely separate from the WPHT/WHFS morning show – a live...
  • 'Conservative' Michael Smerconish Rewarded for Supporting Obama

    11/04/2008 11:09:50 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 1,437+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 4, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like "conservative" radio talk show host Michael Smerconish has finally reaped his reward for supporting Barack Obama. Brian Maloney of the Radio Equalizer beautifully skewers the deceitful Philadelphia radio talk show host for cashing in on his self-serving, career-enhancing, endorsement: As Philly talker Michael Smerconish has revealed, it certainly pays to tow your liberal employer's party line.Just two weeks after the formerly conservative talk host revealed he would back Barack Obama for president, CBS has rewarded him with the previously-elusive program expansion he'd been long been desperately seeking.At the time, Smerconish actually had the nerve to predict his...
  • Headstrong: McCain Fails The Big Five Tests

    10/20/2008 8:31:21 AM PDT · by TAdams8591 · 118 replies · 2,078+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10-19-2008 | Micahel Smerconish
    Head Strong: McCain fails the big five tests His aim is untrue in too many areas, so a longtime Republican is voting for Obama. By Michael Smerconish - Inquirer Inquirer Currents Columnist I've decided. My conclusion comes after reading the candidates' memoirs and campaign platforms, attending both party conventions, interviewing both men multiple times, and watching all primary and general-election debates. John McCain is an honorable man who has served his country well. But he will not get my vote. For the first time since registering as a Republican 28 years ago, I'm voting for a Democrat for president. I...
  • Michelle Bernard: McCain's Moves 'Like an Epileptic Fit'

    09/30/2008 6:08:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 991+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How unbalanced was MSNBC's "Race for the White House" panel this evening? The two Obama-friendly panelists—Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post and Richard Wolffe of Newsweek—were ostensibly offset by Philly radio talker Michael Smerconish and Independent Women's Forum head Michelle Bernard. But channeling Dem congressman James Clyburn on this morning's Today, Smerc called the House Republicans "sophomoric." That was nothing. One-upping Smerconish in the pejorative department, Bernard said that every recent McCain move has been "like an epileptic fit." Joe Scarborough, putting in a long day's work and subbing for regular host David Gregory, teed up Bernard's snipe with a...
  • Smerconish: I Might Vote for Obama

    06/27/2008 6:51:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies · 499+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Michael Smerconish is thinking of voting for Obama. The Philly talk show host made the admission in the course of subbing for Dan Abrams on tonight's "Verdict" on MSNBC. He actually did so, chatting with Ron Reagan, while criticizing Obama's flip-flops. But the bottom line is the bottom line. SMERCONISH: I want to think big picture, and I want to do so by showing you a piece of that which was published in today's Washington Post by Charles Krauthammer, if we can put that up on the screen: The truth about Obama is uncomplicated. He is just a politician ....
  • Obama, Liberal? Don't Make Maddow Laugh

    06/05/2008 8:10:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies · 116+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama, liberal? Surely you jest. Rachel Maddow found the suggestion so silly, she literally burst out laughing. The Air America host was part of this evening's panel on Race for the White House. David Gregory couldn't complete his reading of Rich Lowry's take on Obama before Maddow let loose.
  • Smerconish: Hillary Will Lose PA Primary, Suspend Campaign

    04/18/2008 7:35:03 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 167+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary–gone in a week? Yes, if you believe Michael Smerconish. The Philly-based radio talk show host was the only Pennsylvanian on the panel on this evening's Race for the White House on MSNBC. He saved his bombshell for last. Nothing in the kibitzing preceding the show-closing Predictions segment foreshadowed Smerconish's surprising suggestion. But when it came time to break out the crystal ball, Smerconish unloaded. MICHAEL SMERCONISH: Mine's a two-parter. Part one: Tuesday in Pennsylvania, Barack Obama 51, Hillary Clinton 49%. Part two: Thursday, 4 PM Eastern: Hillary Clinton suspends her campaign. View video.