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  • Even a 10 to 1 Deal Should be a Non-Starter for Republicans

    10/24/2011 10:04:39 AM PDT · by 92nina · 14 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-10-21 | Patrick Gleason
    ...ATR’s Ryan Ellis articulated it best in his initial response to Cowen: Would a grand bargain with $10 in promised spending cuts for $1 in tax hikes be a good deal for conservatives? No. We have been through this before. In 1982, President Reagan was promised $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush was promised $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes. In each case, all the tax hikes went through, since that's a matter of a single, affirmative tax law change. The spending cuts never materialized. It...
  • 9-9-100? Prof Pushes 100% Consumption Tax on Rich

    10/24/2011 7:14:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Herman Cain has been harshly criticized for his 9-9-9 plan, which includes a 9% national sales tax, should we expect Robert Frank to come under fire? After all, on Morning Joe today, the Cornell University professor proposed a progressive consumption tax that could go to . . . 100% on the rich. Frank's notion is that the very high rates would discourage the rich from building "mansions" [a term he used multiple times during his appearance]. And the taxes thus collected could go for things he thinks we need. For example, Frank incredibly claimed that in the US, "we...
  • Morning Joe's All-Liberal Lineup

    10/21/2011 7:00:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sometimes, a show's guest list is enough to illuminate its liberal bias. Take today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough has previously spoken of the show's prevailing 10:1 ratio of liberal to conservative guests. But the show took matters that silly millimeter longer today, with a lineup utterly devoid of any Republican or conservative guests, to wit: Katty Kay--BBC John Heilemann--New York magazine Mike Barnicle--former Kennedy-clan aide Carl Bernstein --Vanity Fair, formerly of Washington Post Eugene Robinson--Washington Post David Gregory--NBC host, Meet the Press Al Sharpton--MSNBC host, activist Touré --MSNBC contributor, truther Video and more here.
  • Steele: Perry Got 'Owned' When He Opened 'Whup---'

    10/19/2011 4:50:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A lively GOP debate dissection on today's Morning Joe. Mika really liked Romney's performance, saying among other things that he was "fabulous." She also had surprising praise for Michelle Bachmann. There was consensus that 9-9-9 was "deboned" and that Herman Cain hurt himself badly with his pre-debate answer on releasing terrorists from Gitmo. Michael Steele had a striking way of saying that Perry's aggressiveness backfired. Video and more here.
  • Solyndra Defense Reveals Obama's Socialist Mindset: If Gubmint Doesn't Do It, It Won't Happen

    10/04/2011 5:59:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barely a week ago, we noted that the Morning Joe crew was blowing off the Solyndra scandal. "There's no there, there," they sniffed. But facts are pesky things. A devastating email proving that top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was warned about Solyndra's possibly impending bankruptcy before PBO made his photo-op visit to the company compelled Joe Scarborough & Co. today to acknowledge that there is a there there. Perhaps even more significant was a clip Morning Joe played of President Obama defending his administration's decision to fund the soon-to-go-belly-up solar panel maker. In stating his case, Obama revealed his fundamentally...
  • Burns Uses 'Prohibition' To Bash Conservatives, Ignores Prohibitionist On Set--Mika

    09/29/2011 7:13:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Ken Burns ever decides to stop making documentaries, he could always go into comedy . . . On today's Morning Joe, Burns claimed he was non-political, despite repeatedly attempting to draw parallels between Prohibition, the subject of his current film, and themes in current conservatism, particularly immigration. At the same time, Burns ignored the modern-day prohibitionist sitting right across the table from him--Mika Brzezinski--the neo-Carrie Nation who would ban everything from cigarettes to soft drinks, transfats to fast food. View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Sloughs Off Solyndra: 'No There, There'

    09/23/2011 6:45:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What a curiously incurious Morning Joe bunch! Joe Scarborough says Solyndra "is just not a story I have focused on" and John Heilemann similarly admits to not having "drilled down" on the matter. Meanwhile, Harold Ford, Jr. assures us that when it comes to any potential Solyndra scandal, "there's no there, there" and that no one "has done anything illicit here at all." A blasé Joe Scarborough grudgingly introduced "this Solyndra thing," citing those pesky "conservatives on Twitter" who keep raising it. The show deigned to devote under two minutes to the story, with nary a mention of the facts...
  • Morning Joe Skirmish As Smiley Recycles 'Bush Lied'

    09/12/2011 5:40:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A skirmish broke out on Morning Joe today as Tavis Smiley claimed President George W. Bush "lied" the USA into the war in Iraq. Joe Scarborough and--surprisingly--Jon Meacham forcefully refuted Smiley's slur. Scarborough unwittingly provoked the incident when, commenting on yesterday's 9-11 observances, he called for a Kumbaya moment in which Americans would put aside politics and thank presidents Bush and Obama for keeping the country safe. That set Smiley off: "the reality is that one of those guys lied to the American people"--and the fight was on. View video here.
  • Harold Ford, Jr.: Obama 'Greatest Orator The Office Has Ever Known'

    09/08/2011 5:38:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 99 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Lincoln's Gettysburg Address? FDR's day of infamy and nothing to fear but fear itself? JFK's ask not? Reagan's Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall? Meh. Not bad I suppose, but nothing compared with Barack Obama's immortal rhetoric, such as when he proclaimed, uh, like, when he intoned, that is . . . On today's Morning Joe, the unctuous Harold Ford, Jr. went into sycophantic overdrive, telling White House press secretary Jay Carney that President Obama is "the greatest orator that the office has ever known." View the video here.
  • Stein: Americans Who Don't Support Higher Taxes On Rich Are 'Voting Against Their Self-Interest'

    09/02/2011 5:47:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember "What's The Matter With Kansas?" That was liberal native Kansan Thomas Frank's extended kvetch over the refusal of average Jayhawkers to engage in class warfare by supporting soak-the-rich policies. The same mindset was on display on Morning Joe today. HuffPo's Sam Stein asserted that the failure of many less-than-rich Americans to support tax increases on the rich amounts to voting "against their own self interest." View video here.
  • Buchanan: Bush Broke United States As A Superpower

    08/29/2011 4:57:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 154 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pat Buchanan regularly serves as Morning Joe's lone conservative in the show's self-described 10:1 ratio of lib to conservative guests. But Buchanan this morning demonstrated that he is anything but a Republican partisan. Sounding more like Barney Frank after a bad night's sleep, Buchanan blasted President George W. Bush, claiming 43 "broke the Republican party and frankly he broke the United States as a superpower." View the video here.
  • On Libya, Dean Aims At Romney, Shoots Self In Foot

    08/23/2011 5:06:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's enough to make you scream . . . On Morning Joe today, Howard Dean rapped Mitt Romney for calling on the Libyan rebels to turn Gaddafi over to the US for trial. According to Dean, Romney's suggestion made "no sense" and exposed his lack of foreign policy experience. There was just one little problem with Howie's hypothesis. Romney never called for the rebels to turn Gaddafi over to the US. As was clear from both Romney's words in the clip Morning Joe aired of his Fox News interview with Neil Cavuto, and in the graphics at the bottom of...
  • Barnicle Blathers: 'What Percentage Of GOP Convention Delegates Are Total Nutcases?'

    08/22/2011 5:39:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Want incisive news analysis and perspicacious probing of the people and events of the day? Then Mike Barnicle is your man—not. On today's Morning Joe, reacting to Jon Huntsman's criticism of Republicans who reputedly reject science, the former Boston Globe columnist inanely asked former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: "what percentage of Republican delegates who go to the convention do you figure are total nutcases?" Video after the jump.
  • Take Barney Frank. Please.

    08/01/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barney Frank has to be the biggest sourpuss in Congress. The liberal representative from Massachusetts has made an art form out of ripping off his mike and abruptly ending an interview. This testy feller could pick a fight in a phone booth. So Frank would be the last person you'd expect, in commenting on the debt ceiling deal, to break out a classic line from comedian Henny Youngman. Yet that's exactly what Barney did on Morning Joe today, in explaining why he was supporting a deal that contained much he didn't like. View video here.
  • Zbigniew: 'Ignorant' Americans Susceptible to Inexperienced Candidates With 'Simplistic Slogans'

    07/13/2011 6:42:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You mean, like the Americans who made president someone who two years before had been a state senator and ran on "hope and change"? Seriously, just who did Zbigniew Brzezinski have in mind when he said this: "We have a large public that is very ignorant about world affairs, very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans." View video here.
  • Mika: Morning Joe Being Pressured To Invite More Pro-Obama Flacks

    07/01/2011 4:52:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jay Carney admits calling MSNBC yesterday to complain about Mark Halperin's crack [that we were first to report] that the President, at his Wednesday press conference, acted like a "d--k." Did the White House press secretary take the opportunity of his call to pressure the show to bring on more pro-Obama flacks? The question arises because on today's show, Mika Brzezinski revealed that "we're getting hit a lot lately for not bringing on people who speak on behalf of the White House and really stick up for the President." View video here.
  • Mark Halperin suspended over Obama remark on Morning Joe (video)

    06/30/2011 8:30:49 AM PDT · by mmanager · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/11 | Politico
    MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin was suspended on Thursday by the cable network after he called President Obama “a dick” on a popular morning show and then quickly apologized. “I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is an editor-at large for Time, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference. Read more:
  • Halperin On Obama Presser: 'I Think He Was Kind Of a D--k'

    06/30/2011 4:45:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When Mark Halperin asked if the seven-second delay was working prior to offering his observation on President Obama's performance at his press conference of yesterday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski seemed to assume he was joking, and invited the normally mild-mannered pundit to proceed. But it immediately became obvious that the joke was on the Morning Joe hosts, because when he spoke, Halperin said of Obama "I think he was kind of a d--k yesterday." As evidenced in the screengrab, Mika and Joe reacted with shocked amusement. View video here.
  • Barnicle: Newt 'A Delusional Loser'

    05/12/2011 5:22:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Barnicle has greeted Newt Gingrich's announcement of his presidential candidacy with a sneer, calling the former Speaker of the House "a delusional loser." The former Kennedy-clan retainer and Boston Globe columnist seasoned his attack with some snobbery, disparaging Gingrich's educational background. Barnicle spewed his bile on today's Morning Joe. View video here.
  • Deutsch Goes Gaga Over Obama Announcement: 'I Have Never Seen A More Commanding Commander-in-Chief'(

    05/02/2011 7:30:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. FDR's "we have nothing to fear but fear itself." Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Meh. Not bad, but nothing compared with Barack Obama's announcement last night of the killing of Osama Bin Laden . . . at least, apparently, in the eyes of Donny Deutsch. Appearing on Morning Joe today, Deutsch said of President Obama's remarks "I have never seen a more commanding Commander-in-Chief." View video here.
  • Margaret Carlson: 'Professor Obama Turned Into General Obama And Ran This Incredible Raid'

    05/04/2011 7:01:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 85 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just when the media adulation of Barack Obama might have been showing signs of waning, along comes the killing of Osama Bin Laden to drive it to new sycophantic heights. In the genre, it will be hard to outdo the schoolgirl-crushiness of Margaret Carlson. On today's Morning Joe, Carlson characterized the operation against Osama Bin Laden as the moment when "Professor Obama turned into General Obama and ran this incredible raid." View video here.
  • Dean: Only Reason To Fight In Afghanistan--Feminism!

    04/20/2011 7:33:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call him a NOW-hawk . . . Of all the reasons to send our people to fight and die in Afghanistan, spending $2 billion per week in the process, Howard Dean has managed to come up with perhaps the worst: feminism. On today's Morning Joe, Dean explained that "the whole reason" he used to support President Obama's waging of the Afghanistan war was that leaving the country would plunge its women back into "the Stone Age." But now that Afghan President Karzai has showed insufficient support for women's right in Dean's eyes, it's time to get out. View video here.
  • So How Much Do You Make Mika?

    04/12/2011 3:33:33 PM PDT · by Mr. Bird · 12 replies
    Vanity | Mr. Bird
    Mika Brzenszki has recently lamented the gap between the earnings of men and women, and has pointed out that the top 30 CEO's count just one woman among them. I'd like to know where Mika's compensation stands relative to her "peers". Considering her commitment to a forthright and honest discussion, let's invite her to defend her own compensation.
  • Donny Deutsch: Glenn Beck A 'Despicable Putz'

    04/07/2011 6:24:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe today, ad man Donny Deutsch called Glenn Beck a "despicable putz." For good measure, Deutsch also described Beck as "a disgusting human being." Deutsch was reacting to a clip of Beck from yesterday confirming that he was indeed leaving his Fox News show. Deutsch was clearly proud of his epithet, regretting that Pat Buchanan didn't respond to it in his subsequent comments. View video here.
  • Video With Cheney Fighting For Breath Leaves Mika Laughing

    04/04/2011 6:57:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are you old enough to remember the polio-era line: "funny as an iron lung"? After all, what kind of person would find funny the notion of someone fighting to breathe? Answer: Mika Brzezinski. Today's Morning Joe played a Letterman clip of a faux-promo for an imaginary TV show called "The Dick Cheney Story." As the title song from the Mary Tyler Moore Show plays merrily in the background, we're treated to images of Cheney wielding a gun, in a wheelchair and undergoing open-heart surgery. The clip closes with video of Cheney fighting to get a breath of air. Cut to...
  • Major Garrett Says He's 'Militantly Non-Partisan'--But Sounds Like Obama Flack

    03/25/2011 6:51:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    No wonder he left Fox News . . . On Morning Joe, Major Garrett, formerly of Fox News, now with the National Journal, claimed to be "militantly non-partisan" . . . then proceeded to offer a passionate defense of Pres. Obama's Libya policy. As an hors d'oeuvre during the discussion of the need for the media to acknowledge their leanings, Katrina vanden Heuvel risibly refused to admit that her Nation magazine is left-wing. View video here.
  • 'They Can't Win': Mika Mocks '12 GOP Field

    03/15/2011 6:24:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski might be horrified by a hand-tossed pizza, but she's completely unfazed by the 2012 Republican presidential field. The Morning Joe co-host today disdainfully dismissed the GOP White House hopefuls, categorically stating "they can't win." Mika made her triumphal declaration during a panel discussion of Republican primary prospects. Pat Buchanan countered with the '92 historical analogy. View video here.
  • Mika On The Brink Of A Domino's Breakdown

    03/14/2011 6:09:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is a pizza about to push Mika Brzezinski over the edge? Seriously. Her frantic reaction to finding her daughter and friends sharing a Domino's has me worried about Mika's state of mind. Regular Morning Joe viewers know that Mika's dream job would be as Kommissar of the Food Police. Her concern about obesity, particularly of the childhood variety, is commendable. But her solutions--heavy-handed government intervention of the sort Mayor Bloomberg has made infamous--would flout individual liberties. Things came to a deep-fried denouement this morning, as a quasi-hysterical Brzezinski described her horror at discovering girls . . . eating pizza. View...
  • Axelrod: 'Quite Seriously, RomneyCare Really Was A Template' For ObamaCare

    03/11/2011 6:09:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For some time now, Pres. Obama and his camp have taken malicious glee in praising the health care plan Mitt Romney put together as governor of Massachusetts. The Dems well know that their accolades amount to a millstone around Mitt's GOP primary neck. David Axelrod took the art form to another level on Morning Joe today. After some light-hearted banter on the subject, Axelrod went out of his way to solemnly state for the record that RomneyCare "quite seriously, really was a template" for ObamaCare. All this came much to the amusement of the Morning Joe crowd. View video and...
  • Morning Joe Lavishes Love On Kathleen Parker, Dumps On CNN

    03/08/2011 5:11:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    All you have to know about why conservatives were dissatisfied with Kathleen Parker as the supposedly conservative counterweight to Eliot Spitzer on the pair's recently-canned CNN show was crystallized on Morning Joe today. The panel unleashed an absolute gush-a-thon over Parker, Mika Brzezinski declaring her "one of my favorite people" and Willie Geist describing her as "a great writer." For good measure, the MSNBC folks delighted in swiping at rival CNN. Mike Barnicle took top trash-talking honors, claiming Parker had been "brutalized" at the network. View video here.
  • Chuck Todd: Walker Supporters Bunch of Bitter-Clingers

    02/28/2011 5:17:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of bitter-clingers! Chuck Todd has developed an interesting device to delegitimize support for Gov. Scott Walker, depicting his backers as uneducated, frustrated, blue-collar people who are willing to "lash out at government workers." Yup, there's no respectable basis to support Walker and his call for reforms on a collective bargaining system that have nearly wrecked Wisconsin and many other states. No, there's just the irrational reaction of the embittered, ignorant masses. View video here.
  • Harvard’s Niall Ferguson Rails Against Obama’s Foreign Policy On Morning Joe

    02/14/2011 2:05:27 PM PST · by jackv · 16 replies ^ | 2-14-11 | staff
    Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and Newsweek columnist, rained on the Morning Joe parade this morning by arguing President Obama blew it in Egypt and has now left the country in a fragile state potentially susceptible to domination by the Muslim Brotherhood. Prior to hearing Ferguson, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough thought Obama did pretty well with the situation, however Ferguson passionately attempted to convince them otherwise. Brzezinski claimed “looking at all the different reports coming in, and the pictures, and the peacefulness on the streets of Cairo, so far so good it actually seems like it went pretty damn well.”...
  • Et Tu, Andrea? Even Mitchell Mocks SOTU

    01/26/2011 6:05:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How can a Dem president tell that his SOTU was a for-real floperewski? When even Andrea Mitchell pans it. Yet that's precisely what NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent did on Morning Joe today. What was particularly unkind about Andrea's cut was that she criticized both the form and the substance of the speech. After observing that Pres. Obama's oratory lacked "energy" and "passion," Mitchell opined that "it doesn't add up. The dollars and cents don't add up." Ouch. Before Andrea's assessment, the rest of the panel, with the notable exception of Howard Dean who managed to defend the speech, took...
  • Arianna To Lieberman: 'For Sake Of Country, Hope You Don't Become Secretary Of Defense'

    01/20/2011 5:08:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say this for Arianna Huffington: she didn't stab Joe Lieberman in the back. On Morning Joe today, the HuffPo founder went for the full frontal assault, telling the outgoing senator to his face "I sincerely hope for the sake of the country that you do not become Secretary of Defense." Lieberman was not defenseless, at one point condescendingly spelling out for Arianna's sake the name of the author of a report he relied on to conclude Saddam was developing WMD. When Arianna huffed that there was nothing in the report that proves anything, Lieberman sniped "I don't think you've read...
  • Did Clooney Just Say Multi-Culturalism Doesn't Work?

    01/19/2011 5:50:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's one thing for my favorite political podcaster, the National Review's John Derbyshire, to assert, as he is often wont to do, that multi-culturalism doesn't work. But George Clooney? Yet that was the point the actor seemed to make, appearing on Morning Joe today to discuss the recent referendum in which the people of southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly to secede from the north. View video here.
  • Meacham Calls Disastrous Limo Lib Lindsay 'One Of Greatest Mayors In New York History'

    01/03/2011 4:53:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Lindsay might have been the worst mayor in NYC history. Epitome of the limousine liberal, Lindsay nearly bankrupted the Big Apple. But that hasn't stopped Jon Meacham from lauding Lindsay as "one of the greatest mayors in New York history." The former Newsweek editor bestowed the title on Lindsay on Morning Joe today. Meacham's comment came in the context of grouping Lindsay with Mike Bloomberg as another NYC mayor who didn't deal well with a big snowstorm. But after noting that lapse, Meacham made amends with his GMINYH moniker. After the jump, view the video and a description of...
  • Gainor Column: MSNBC Host Scarborough 'Attacks Palin' in Civility War

    12/04/2010 11:32:07 AM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    NewsBuster ^ | 3 Dec 2010 | Dan Gainor
    This week's news quiz is a toughie. If you blame Sarah Palin for the GOP's failure to take the Senate, have 'always loved NPR,' oppose Arizona's immigration law as "unacceptable and un-American' and called Republican candidate Sharron Angle a 'mental patient,' then you must be: A) Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, B) Lefty loon and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington, C) An MSNBC host or D) An elitist who 'will help headline the launch next month of a new national group dedicated to restoring civility in politics.' If you answered both C and D, then you should go back to drinking your...
  • Video: Christine O'Donnell Says Scarborough Is "Whining" About Palin

    11/30/2010 8:42:43 AM PST · by careyb · 7 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 11/30/10 | Christine O'Donnell
    Personally, I think Scarborough is obsessed with Sarah Palin.
  • Joe Scarborough tells GOP to man up and attack Sarah Palin (Stop Sarah!)

    11/30/2010 5:17:28 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | November 30, 2010 | Joe Scarborough
    Republicans have a problem. The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected. And yet the same leaders who fret that Sarah Palin could devastate their party in 2012 are too scared to say in public what they all complain about in private. Enough. It’s time for the GOP to man up.
  • Captionfest: What Happened To Mike Allen?

    11/23/2010 4:47:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Allen, appearing on Morning Joe, November 23, 2010.
  • Scarborough: Palin Knows She Can't Win, In It For Money

    11/18/2010 4:41:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 154 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has a decidedly cynical take on Sarah Palin's public musings about the possibility of a 2012 presidential run. The Morning Joe host asserts that Palin knows she can't win and won't run. According to Scarborough, Palin is in it for the money, and is engaging in open speculation about a run for the mercenary purpose of keeping her brand alive. Joe offered his jaded view on today's Morning Joe after the show aired a clip of Palin telling Barbara Walters that she believed she could defeat Pres. Obama. View video after the jump.
  • Vid-Morning Joe panel of experts completely baffled by Tea Party women(nose-in-the-air-elites..LOL)

    10/18/2010 1:14:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 14 replies
    Morning Joe Video - "Morning Joe" panel of experts completely baffled by Tea Party women
  • O'Donnell vs. O'Donnell: Norah Calls Christine 'Freak Show'

    10/14/2010 4:08:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So now we know what Norah O'Donnell thinks of that other O'Donnell, Christine. On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC "correspondent" Norah referred to the Delaware Senate candidate as a "freak show." Norah's nasty jibe was a segue off Mike Barnicle's observation that people were fascinated by the miner rescue story because, amidst all the artifice of politics and culture, it was something real. View video here.
  • Whoopi Decries Decline Of Civility--But Told Mosque Protesters 'Kiss My Butt'

    10/12/2010 6:17:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When I think of people well-suited to lead a crusade against declining public civility, somehow Whoopi Goldberg doesn't spring to mind. Yet there was The View co-host on Morning Joe today, promoting what Amazon describes as: "her new book of observations [that] takes a funny and excruciatingly honest look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for all of us." And sure enough, Whoopi engaged in a [seemingly endless] discussion with the MJ folks on the subject. Mika read a passage from the book in which Goldberg bemoaned the rise of "political incivility." Added...
  • Elizabeth Warren: First Amendment Right 'Scares Me', Needs 'Dialing Back'

    09/23/2010 5:40:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember the MSM brouhaha when some conservatives suggested reconsidering the automatic granting of citizenship to children born in the US to illegal immigrants? Suddenly, the sanctity of the 14th Amendment became the single most precious thing to liberals—even though no amendment of it, let alone its abolition, would have been necessary to revise the policy on birthright citizenship. So should we expect the liberal media to take up its constitutional cudgel against Elizabeth Warren? After all, Pres. Obama's newly appointed [not nominated] head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went on Morning Joe today and in effect proclaimed that the...
  • Barnicle: Christine Can't Win Cause She's 'Crazy'

    09/16/2010 4:25:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 105 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barnicle: Christine Can't Win Cause She's 'Crazy' By Mark Finkelstein | Thu, 09/16/2010 - 07:10 The trashing of Christine O'Donnell continues. Two days after Karl Rove took to the air to scald his party's newly-nominated candidate, Mike Barnicle has declared that O'Donnell won't win because she's not merely "different," but "crazy." The former Boston Globe columnist fumbled and fumfered when asked to back up his allegation with facts. And speaking of facts, Barnicle had his badly wrong when it came to the number of votes O'Donnell won in the primary. But that didn't stop him from slurring the Delaware Republican....
  • Dean: 'Lost Souls' Follow 'Racist Hate-Monger' Beck

    08/30/2010 6:59:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 76 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Howard Dean pulled off the rare twin-trashing this morning, dumping on both Glenn Beck and the people who respond to his message. He began by calling Beck crazy, saying he has "a few things the matter with him up here, up in the head there." Later, he compounded the calumny, calling Beck a "racist" and a "hate-monger." So who were the hundreds of thousands of people who attended the rally and the millions more who watch and listen to Beck? Why, according to Dean, they're "lost souls." New York Times columnist Charles Blow had set the vitriolic tone during the...
  • Halperin Not Digging Dippy Deutsch?

    08/18/2010 6:02:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was Mark Halperin just mugging, or was he really turned off by Donny Deutsch's antics on the set of Morning Joe today? Check the video and be the judge. Here's the background: on the show's August 6th edition [a clip of which was played today and is seen in the video here], Deutsch turned up in a tight black T-shirt and proceeded to spend much of his appearance flexing for the cameras. He ended his self-promoting performance by doing a set of push-ups as the closing comments rolled. Deutsch, apparently doing sartorial penance, appeared in a three-piece suit this morning....
  • Morning Joe Libs Sweep Sherrod, Voter Intimidation Under Carpet: Let’s Not ‘Scratch A Sore’

    07/20/2010 5:24:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's pretty hard—even for media liberals—to defend a guy in paramilitary duds swinging a billy club outside a polling site, or a government official bragging about having declined to do everything in her power to help someone because of the white color of his skin. So on today's Morning Joe, Margaret Carlson, Norah O'Donnell and Mike Barnicle were obliged to engage in a modicum of hand-wringing over the incidents. But once having discharged that duty, the trio set about doing what libs do best: finding ways to minimize the matters and excuse the MSM's failure to cover them. To be...
  • Matthews: Palin Can Win GOP Nod 'Though Media Will Try To Destroy Her'

    07/07/2010 4:52:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    An unexpected prediction, and an even more surprising admission from Chris Matthews this morning . . . Appearing on Morning Joe, the Hardball host predicted that Sarah Palin would seek the Republican presidential nomination, and painted a path to victory for her. In a moment of candor, Matthews admitted that "the media will try to destroy her, of course." Matthews made his comments in the course of a pre-taped Mojo Midterm Exam segment that aired on today's Morning Joe. View video here.