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  • Joy Reid Shuts Down Conservative Latino Who Brings up Hillary's Praise of Eugenicist Sanger

    08/27/2016 12:00:15 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today, conservative Latino Alfonso Aguilar cited Hillary Clinton’s praise of the eugenicist Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Hillary has said that she “admire[s] Margaret Sanger enormously.” Reid responded by saying Sanger was not a legitimate issue because she is a “dead person.” Even worse, when Aguilar tried to make that point that a majority of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood are on minority women, Reid shut Aguilar down, calling his statement “incredibly offensive. I think that smear of Planned Parenthood cannot go forward and we’re not going to continue with that line of...
  • Donald Trump is obsessed with race-baiting conspiracy theories

    05/03/2016 12:30:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 63 replies
    MSDNC ^ | May 3, 2016 | Benjy Sarlin
    As Donald Trump reminded the world Tuesday morning, the Republican Party is on the verge of nominating a conspiracy theorist who regularly uses debunked Internet and tabloid rumors to smear his enemies. In the latest case, Trump seized on a ludicrously thin-sourced National Enquirer story to insinuate Sen. Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, was involved in the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. “His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being, you know, shot,” Trump told Fox News over the phone. “I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right prior to his being...
  • Brian Williams: Wash Post's Eugene Robinson Is a ‘Pulitzer Prize-Winning Communist’

    03/21/2016 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 21, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    rian Williams’s mouth is getting him in trouble again. The disgraced ex-Nightly News anchor on Monday closed out a segment on Castro by declaring liberal Washington Post writer Eugene Robinson a “Pulitzer Prize-winning communist.”  Williams tried to dig himself out of the hole, retreating, “Communist. Wow! Columnist....I think I have that on the mind. You are not, in fact, a communist. You are a friend of ours and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with the Washington Post.” Brian Williams: Eugene Robinson Is a ‘Pulitzer Prize-Winning Communist’ The slip came after Robinson was discussing Cuba’s “dangerous path for survival” as it attempts reforms....
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Explains What Went Wrong With Her Beloved MSNBC Show

    03/16/2016 7:19:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | 3-15-2016 | Christina Cauterucci
    Just before the new year, her executive producer told her he’d gotten word that the show was going to run the full length of its contract, through October. Then, starting the second week of January, the show’s typical branding disappeared from the broadcasts, and no one at Melissa Harris-Perry knew why. There was no soundtrack, no Melissa Harris-Perry banners at the top or bottom of the screen, no color scheme on the graphics. At first, they thought it had something to do with the presidential primaries. Then, the show’s title went missing from the network’s internal database—there was just a...
  • Trump crushes Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party By Joe Scarborough

    03/09/2016 6:25:12 AM PST · by dennisw · 51 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | March 9 at 12:09 AM | By Joe Scarborough
    Friday morning, America and the world will say goodbye to Nancy Reagan in California. But Tuesday, it was Michigan and Mississippi that may have signaled the end of Ronald Reagan’s fabled coalition that ruled Republican politics for 40 years. After absorbing a brutal wave of attacks from the GOP establishment, including a nasty broadside from Mitt Romney, a thrice-married Manhattan billionaire who once loyally supported Hillary Clinton and who continues to lavish praise on Planned Parenthood swept to victory Tuesday night. Donald Trump easily won the night on the strength of a working-class coalition that included evangelicals in Mississippi and...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry exit puts focus on MSNBC record

    03/03/2016 4:23:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2016 5:14 PM EST | David Bauder
    MSNBC's facelift over the past two years has cut the airtime of some of its most prominent minority personalities - and it is starting to be noticed. The National Association of Black Journalists expressed concerns about MSNBC's record in the wake of the noisy exit of weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry. The network said Thursday that it is proud of its diversity effort and noted that people of all ethnicities have seen their roles reduced or eliminated as part of a transition to more breaking news coverage. Harris-Perry, who is black, had been proud of bringing new voices to television on...
  • Shocker From Ed Schultz: Trump 'Would Function Very Well as President'

    01/24/2016 10:54:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2016 | 1:04 PM EST | Jack Coleman
    After bellowing on demand for several years at MSNBC, America's version of the Russia Today television network, Ed Schultz starts work at the actual RT next week. But following his fair and balanced commentary about Donald Trump on last night's Alan Colmes radio show, Schultz might just as easily fit in at Fox News. [...] "... I don't think enough attention has been paid to actually how Trump would function as president. Let's put policies aside for a moment. Let's put aside what he believes or what he might do -- how would he do it? I think he would...
  • MSNBC's "Morning Joe" slams Ted Cruz for "New York values" insult (video)

    01/14/2016 4:07:05 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 132 replies
    Video LinkCruz just kissed his fanny good bye.
  • Scarborough Interview With Nation Editor Derails: ‘You’re Actually Defending Putin!’

    Vanden Heuvel said she had many friends in the Russian media world. "They do not believe Putin ordered the assassinations. They do believe he created the climate" "Donald Trump will take what you've just said and say, 'She’s proven my point,'" Scarborough noted. "You're not proving Donald Trump's point, are you?" "I think it is vital for U.S. national security interests to have a relationship with Russia," she said. "I need to you answer the question," Scarborough insisted. "Is Donald Trump right and am I wrong when I say Vladimir Putin was responsible for the killing of journalists?" "I think...
  • Scarborough: Obama in 'Bubble,' Sees ISIS as Just 'Guys With Guns and Good Social Media'

    11/23/2015 6:38:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman was a guy "out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine." President Obama sees ISIS as Willy's bad mirror image, dismissing the terror group as guys with "conventional weapons and good social media." On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough blasted Obama's dangerous insouciance, calling it "staggering to our allies. It is staggering to people like Frank Bruni, a liberal columnist. It is staggering to Diane Feinstein, liberal Democrats. It is staggering to the world. The president's in a bubble by himself, saying that these are just bad guys with guns...
  • BLM Leader to Harris-Perry: No Need to Apologize for 'Pigs in a Blanket, Fry 'em Like Bacon'

    10/18/2015 9:12:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    After tape rolled of Black Lives Matter demonstrators repeatedly chanting "pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon," you might have thought a BLM leader would either apologize, or at least seek to miminize the incident as the excesses of an irresponsible and unrepresenative few. But no. On today's Melissa Harris-Perry show, after just such video was played, BLM leader Monica Dennis issued not one word of apology. To the contrary, Dennis said "there is no need to apologize" for what the BLM movement is "putting forth," and touted the group's intention "to resist" the police. The segment began with...
  • Scarborough:"I'm Not Being An Elitist When I Say Ben Carson Is Not Qualified To Be President"

    10/08/2015 8:29:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough railed against Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson’s candidacy and warned that despite the content of Carson’s character, he isn’t qualified to be president.
  • MSNBC’s Joy Reid Likens Trump’s Border Fence to Berlin Wall (Idiot, the Berlin Wall kept people IN)

    08/15/2015 3:56:46 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2015 | by Trent Baker
    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/08/15/msnbcs-joy-reid-likens-trumps-border-fence-to-berlin-wall/ Clueless maroon.
  • You stay classy, you canceled MSNBC hosts [One of them used an expletive to sign off]

    08/01/2015 7:13:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | Rick Moran
    In the wake of the decision by MSNBC to drop three of its most incendiary liberal programs, former hosts Ed Schultz of The Ed Show and Alex Wagner of Now with Alex Wagner exited with about as much class as you'd expect. Schultz apparently threw a tantrum and refused to appear on his last show.  In his place, Michael Eric Dyson gave what Mediaite calls an "understated" farewell. First and perhaps most importantly, Ed Schultz wasn’t even present to give his final MSNBC farewell — due to “pre-existing scheduling conflicts,” MSNBC told us. Instead Michael Eric Dyson guest-hosted the full hour and saved...
  • DNC Chair Can’t Tell Difference Between a Dem and a Socialist

    07/31/2015 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 31, 2015 | 10:23 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews did not receive an answer from DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), when he asked what the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist is. […] Wasserman Schultz chuckled in response. “I used to think there is a big difference—but what do you think it is?” Matthews continued. “Between a Democrat like Hillary Clinton and a Socialist like Bernie Sanders.” Wasserman Schultz replied, “The more important question is—what’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican?” …
  • At 'town hall' meeting, NBC's news chief Andrew Lack said MSNBC is considering a name change

    07/23/2015 1:56:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/23/15 | Don Kaplan
    MSNBC is considering a name change. At a packed “town hall” meeting for MSNBC and NBC News staffers Thursday, the network’s news chief Andrew Lack said he is mulling a complete rebranding of the troubled cable news channel. “Andy said he’s contemplating a name change because Microsoft is no longer a part of the channel — and hasn’t been for a long time,” an MSNBC staffer who was at the meeting told the Daily News. “He asked for a show of hands,” of people who thought it was a good idea, the source said. “No one raised their hands and...
  • Baltimore Gangbanger to Toure: We Made Ties with ‘Political Officials’ in City

    05/01/2015 4:27:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2015 | 5:04 PM EDT | Ken Shepherd
    Bloods member Nikko Caldwell insisted in an interview with MSNBC’s Toure that the gang’s truce with their rivals the Crips would continue indefinitely because they have made the right ties with certain “political officials” in the city. The Cycle co-host completely dropped the ball after such a shocking admission, however, when he failed to ask Caldwell to name names. What’s more, when Pastor Donte Hickman insisted that tapping the “natural power and influence” of gangs like the Bloods and the Crips was “the democratic way,” Toure seemed completely unfazed. …
  • Chris Matthews: Democrats 'Coming Apart,' It's 'Every Man for Himself'

    04/22/2015 7:41:56 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 22, 2015 | Greg Richter
    The Democratic Party is not unified and is "devolving" as various interest groups seek their own ends, MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Wednesday. Appearing on "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Matthews said the party is not unified. "It’s coming apart. You can see it, it’s devolving," he said. "And so it’s every man for himself, every politician for themselves right now." "Every issue that comes up now, they're not looking to the leadership at the White House. They're thinking, how do they save their butts politically?" Matthews said...
  • Did Former Powell Aide Wilkerson Just Threaten Schumer for Supporting Israel?

    04/14/2015 5:51:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You're a TV show host, and your guest has just suggested he'd like to "do something" to a sitting US senator such that he doesn't even want to describe it on air. Think you might challenge him about it? Not if you're Ed Schultz. On this evening's Ed Show, renegade "Republican" Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell and a big supporter of President Obama's Iran deal, was complaining about Democrats who have questioned the deal. According to Wilkerson, the problem is people who are too "enamored about the State of Israel." Singling out Chuck Schumer, Wilkerson said...
  • Priebus: Hillary ‘About the Best Person We Could Possibly Hope For’

    04/13/2015 8:00:12 AM PDT · by yuffy
    breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | by Ian Hanchett
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson is no fan of Hillary Clinton, and her pledge to be a “champion” for “everyday Americans” likely isn’t going to change his mind. “Hillary Clinton, I’m done with you,” the 12-year-old student declares in his latest viral video. “Why? Because you are one of the most narcissistic, power-hungry, self-absorbed politicians of this day. “You have no accomplishments to point out, except, oh, I was married to Bill Clinton.”
  • NBC News’ Boss Faces Challenge Fixing MSNBC

    03/29/2015 12:12:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 29, 2015 1:38 PM EDT | David Bauder
    As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work. While he was gone, MSNBC changed from traditional news to a political network with a liberal lens. Now that it is mired in a ratings slump, Lack’s mandate as chairman will be figuring out if MSNBC needs a complete overhaul or a sharpening of its mission. The current picture is seriously ugly. Through early March, Chris Hayes’ viewership at 8 p.m. on weekdays was down 23 percent from...
  • Mika: 'I Question Patriotism of Someone Who Questions President's Patriotism'

    02/23/2015 7:03:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC might like to replace "Lean Forward" with a new slogan: "Dissent Is Unpatriotic." On today's Morning Joe, discussing the Rudy flap, Mika Brzezinski said: "I question the patriotism of someone who questions the president's patriotism." Joe Scarborough retorted that for years on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann got away with saying much worse about W without criticism from Mika or others in the MSM. View the video here.
  • 'Ultrafundamentalist Christians Who Believe Every Word of the Bible Could Lead to Some Violence'

    02/18/2015 6:39:57 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 107 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 17, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    On Monday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough suggested that having a literal interpretation of the Bible could lead Christians to violence in a similar manner as radical Islam. Oddly enough, Scarborough hoped to avoid being "torn to shreds online" by equating the two, but made the comparison anyway. The morning's panel centered on the violence of ISIS and its undeniable ties to the tenets of Islam, but Scarborough felt compelled to find a link between Islam and Christianity. He said: “A very crude way to put it is, this would be the ultra fundamentalist Christians who believe every single...
  • Scarborough Shocked by Snark Over 'Straight' Brian Williams—But Shoudn't Be

    02/11/2015 5:29:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough is shocked by the outpouring of "sheer hatred, snarkiness and snideness" directed at Brian Williams. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough drew a contrast between himself, who as an opinion person has to expect much criticism, and Williams, who he claimed reported the news in a "straight" way. But as Newsbusters and our parent MRC has carefully documented, Williams has been anything but a "straight" reporter of the news. Like so many of his MSM brethren, Williams had a distinctly liberal slant. View the video here.
  • After Rapping Rand for Shushing Reporter, Scarborough Shuts Down Guest

    02/03/2015 5:45:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Rand Paul to reporter: "Calm down a bit here, Kelly. Let me answer the question." Joe Scarborough to guest: 'Let me finish my sentence and then you can be a condescending liberal Emmanuel." The two responses sound similar, don't they? Two guys getting frustrated by their interlocutors' interruptions. The irony is that Joe Scarborough devoted a segment on today's Morning Joe to rapping Rand Paul for "shushing" that reporter, whereas a bit later in the show, Scarborough himself shut down a guest with such similar language. View the video here.
  • MSNBC's Schultz 'Disturbed' by American Sniper | Larry O'Connor |

    01/20/2015 8:56:49 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | January 20, 2015 | Larry O'Connor
    MSNBC host Ed Schultz delivered a highly-charged monolog to his dwindling audience Monday night focusing on the blockbuster film American Sniper. The movie may have garnered an armful of Oscar nominations and brought in a record $105 million over the MLK holiday weekend, but to Schultz, the film was "disturbing" and highlights "the normalization of Islamophobia" in America. Schultz went on to say the film "underscores how many lives we have ruined because of doing something that was terribly wrong."
  • Boehner ally: GOP challenges to Speaker 'unprofessional' (Rep. Tom Cole, Okla.)

    01/05/2015 6:39:53 AM PST · by maggief · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2015 | David McCabe
    Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) called GOP challenges to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “pretty unprofessional and very disappointing” on Monday. Cole, a close ally to Boehner, said the challenges aren’t serious and blasted Republicans trying to unseat the Speaker for not trying to do so when the GOP held its internal discussions late last year. “Well, I don’t think they’re very serious,” he said while appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe" of the bids by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) to challenge Boehner for speakership. “And frankly, they’re pretty disappointing in the sense that anyone who wanted to...
  • Missouri’s rapid rightward shift

    09/13/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    In just four weeks, Missouri has carried out an execution, imposed a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, expanded gun rights and become the poster child for the militarization of police and racial discord. Its public school system is struggling beneath the weight of an ongoing funding crisis, and an entire local police force is under federal investigation. While the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a small-city cop and the fiery protests and heavy-handed police response that followed has drawn national attention and scorn, the incident is but a glimpse into the current social and political...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Obama’s New Foreign Policy Advisers All MSNBC Regulars

    09/10/2014 12:06:17 PM PDT · by dead · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC’S Andrea Mitchell claimed President Barack Obama’s new cabal of foreign policy advisers “looks like a review of our guest list” on the liberal cable news network, with the AP’s Julie Pace explaining that the White House is trying to bring the commentators “into the fold.” Mitchell spoke Tuesday with Pace about Obama’s Monday night dinner with the DC foreign policy intelligentsia, presumably designed to help craft a strategy to contain an aggressive Russia and defeat ISIS in the Middle East. But as the MSNBC host ticked off the guests — including former Clinton aide Sandy Berger, longtime Democratic adviser...
  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

    09/01/2014 1:10:59 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 21 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase "OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU," as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Jones was across the street, holding up a sign that said, in blood-red letters: "Darren Wilson is a Murderer." There was no overlap in the facts as seen by Jones and Stephens at the demonstrations staged...
  • MSNBC Crew Hit With Rocks During Live Coverage (Ferguson Chrissy Hayes Video)

    08/18/2014 9:50:06 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 54 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Breitbart TV
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Craig Melvin had to dodge rocks thrown at them by protesters during their live coverage of the events in Ferguson, MO. The protesters also voiced their dissatisfaction with the media coverage of the protest, with one declaring it a “Civil Rights Movement.” Both Hayes and Melvin appeared to be uninjured.
  • New Report Won’t ‘Stand Down’ Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

    08/06/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Jonathan Capehart
    On July 31, when all eyes were focused on the Ted Cruz-stoked chaos unfolding in the House chamber over the border bill, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee did something rather remarkable. It voted to declassify its Benghazi report. After two years of investigation, it found no evidence to buttress any of the conspiracy theories surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. We didn’t get this news from committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Nope. There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. A press release...
  • MSNBC Joins With Democrats to “Grow Hope”

    05/19/2014 8:10:33 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 18 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | May 19 2014 | Roger Aronoff
    We have often noted how NBC, and its cable-news sister network MSNBC, form a virtual arm of the Democratic Party. Now, with the creation of their new “Growing Hope” website, MSNBC has abandoned all pretense of being an actual news network, and has completely joined forces with the Democratic Party. The site operates as a Democrat voter haven, full of positive messages that tout the value of belonging to the Left and decry the faults of being a conservative. Some of these messages are quite explicit. Lean Forward, an MSNBC motto developed in 2010, morphed into a campaign theme President...
  • More whites believe in ghosts than racism

    05/06/2014 5:35:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05-05-2014 | Adam Serwer
    Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Sunday that white Americans so disregard the ongoing existence of racism that they’re more likely to believe in ghosts. “More whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism,” Abdul-Jabbar, a former center for the Los Angeles Lakers, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. ”That’s why we have shows like Ghostbusters and don’t have shows like Racistbuster. You know, it’s something that’s still part of our culture and people hold on to some of these ideas and practices just out of habit and saying that, well, that’s the way it always was. But things have...
  • Maddow: Why Doesn't The War On Terror Fight "Right-Wing American" Terrorism?

    04/17/2014 5:13:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    RCP ^ | 4-16-2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Rachel Maddow talks to Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, about how jihadist violence dominates the media in a way that home-grown, right-wing terror does not.
  • Ratings may sink Ronan Farrow's show on MSNBC

    03/31/2014 7:31:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 31, 2014 | MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT
    Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l. Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent cable-show guest and handed him his own program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” which premiered in late February.
  • AP Admits It: MSNBC's Leftist 'Loose Lips' Offer Plenty of Ammo to Critics

    02/08/2014 3:41:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 8, 2014 | Tim Graham
    he notion that MSNBC is now the most controversial gaffe-a-minute cable news network has been ratified by the Associated Press. AP media reporter David Bauder wrote a story headlined “Loose lips give ammunition to MSNBC foes.” “Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack,” Bauder wrote. “Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable news sister has offered plenty of ammunition.” The firing of a staff member over an obnoxious tweet that the “rightwing” would hate a Cheerios ad with a biracial family comes after Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir were let go. Now...
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 6:40:19 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/31/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren was black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black.
  • Palin Blasts Media Hypocrisy Over Bashir Comments

    11/25/2013 3:18:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/25/2013
    On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Sarah Palin responded to the outrageous statements that MSNBC's Martin Bashir had made earlier this month during his program, during which he said that someone should "p*ss" and "s***" on Palin's face. Palin said:   Everybody in life takes shots. You have a decision to make when you take a shot. Are you going to become bitter or better? In a case like this, you  know, I don't have to accept his words - his vile, evil comments - so they don't have to affect me. I move on and I charge forth. ...
  • Levin: MSNBC ‘Filled with Hateful, Racist, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Gay, Misogynistic’ People

    11/19/2013 12:54:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 19, 2013 - 2:35 PM | James Beattie
    On Monday, Mark Levin called MSNBC a place “filled with hateful, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-gay, misogynistic elements and individuals.” Levin used the Reverend Al Sharpton, Alec Baldwin, and Chris Matthews to illustrate his point. …
  • Scarborough: Chris Christie is a Man for All Factions; Like Reagan, could unite Republican Party

    11/07/2013 9:37:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 18, 2013 | Former Rep. Joe Scarborough
    You could call him the storm after the storm. First there was Hurricane Sandy, and then, in the far reaches of the Republican Party, there was Hurricane Christie. The former was a devastating act of nature, the latter a desperate act of conservative frustration that came when the New Jersey governor embraced Barack Obama in the final days of the 2012 campaign. To hear the right wing tell it, the PDA between the Republican Chris Christie and the Democratic President should have been as lethal as a Michael Corleone kiss. Romney's campaign sulked. Talk-radio Republicans demanded blood. Tea Party leaders...
  • MSNBC: 'GOP Flubs ObamaCare Launch'

    10/18/2013 7:46:17 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 47 replies
    In today's "This Can't Possibly Be True - But It IS" segment, some genius at MSNBC during Friday's Morning Joe actually put a chyron on the bottom of the screen that read "GOP Flubs ObamaCare Launch."
  • Scarborough admits Obama wasn’t ready to be president; sold to us like bag of chips

    09/25/2013 10:49:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 25, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough is waking up to the fact that despite all the hype that accompanied President Barack Obama when he made his 2008 presidential run, he wasn’t ready for primetime. “Barack Obama has proven over the past five years that he wasn’t ready to be president of the United States,” Scarborough said on his show Tuesday, according to Newsmax. “And he proves it still today.” Scarborough said Obama “came out of nowhere” as a freshman senator, and “a couple years later, people elected him president of the United States.” Obama served less than a decade in...
  • 8 issues Obama should address at the Congressional Black Caucus conference (Spew-worthy)

    09/20/2013 7:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 20, 2013 | Trymaine Lee
    President Barack Obama will join members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other political heavyweights at the group’s annual Phoenix Awards Dinner during its legislative conference in Washington, DC on Saturday. Obama, the dinner’s keynote speaker, made waves during the same event in 2011 at the height of the CBC’s demands that Obama do more about the economic woes of African-Americans, when he told the group to “stop complaining” and get to work with him. But those were the bad old days of Obama’s first term, when black members of Congress echoed the frustration and disappointment of their constituents, in...
  • Scarborough Warns GOPers After Zimmerman Gun Factory Visit: Don’t ‘Embrace Him as a Hero’

    08/26/2013 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 65 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 26, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Joe Scarborough and the Morning Joe panel expressed ubiquitous shock and outrage at George Zimmerman’s tour of a factory that made the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, arguing that the action should cause those lionizing Zimmerman as a “hero” to think twice from now on. “There’s a certain faction of the American political system that has embraced George Zimmerman as a hero,” Scarborough said Monday morning. “I said from day one, during the trial, that it was going to be hard to convict this man. That doesn’t mean that many on the far right need to embrace this...
  • MSNBC Just Had Its Most Dreadful Ratings Period In 6 Years

    07/07/2013 11:32:03 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 3, 2013 | Brett Logiurato
    Despite a heavy period of news that included the Boston Marathon bombings and the Jodi Arias trial, MSNBC's second-quarter ratings plunged to their lowest level since 2007. In primetime, MSNBC drew an average of 584,000 total viewers and 196,000 viewers in the key 25-54 age demographic. Those numbers were down 16% and 12%, respectively, from the second quarter of 2012. And they accounted for quarter lows not seen since the fourth and second quarters of 2007, respectively. The network had seen signs of this coming in some dreadful monthly ratings, particularly in May. The same factors contributed to the network's...
  • Owning The Narrative: MSNBC Turns To Trayvon Case For Ratings Comeback

    06/10/2013 2:28:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 10, 2013 | Joe Concha
    The narrative. Two words we hear often in cable news. What’s the narrative (insert network) is pushing today? This week? This month? So as breaking news, big news—Boston bombings, Cleveland kidnapping, Oklahoma tornado—subsided as May turned to June, the narrative (outside of the scandal of the week) is now about an event that actually appears on a schedule ahead of time…as all the cable networks are now counting the hours down to tip-off of the Trayvon Martin trial. Headline News (HLN) showed producers and execs alike that owning coverage of one trial can be the difference between 2nd (behind Fox)...
  • Chris Matthews: Why do people dislike Obama when he’s never done anything wrong?

    06/07/2013 3:46:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via NRO and John Ekdahl, Matthews has made this point many times before, usually with references to Horatio Alger, but it feels extra special after a long week of President Perfect completely betraying the Hopenchange ethos of his first presidential campaign. It’s not the cheap racial demagoguery that gets me here; that’s par for the course both for him and his network, where you’ll find far dumber examples of it than this. What gets me is that a guy who’s spent his adult life in politics reacts to the dynamics of ideological differences and partisanship like a college student would....
  • He's Back: Keith Olbermann Returning to Cable TV in October

    06/06/2013 2:55:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 6, 2013 | Randy Hall
    Like a zombie that just won't stay dead, pretentious left-wing talking head Keith Olbermann has somehow managed to find a way to befoul Americans' living rooms once more. Thankfully, unless you are a baseball junkie, you won't have to witness his bloviations since Olbermann is scheduled to serve as a host for the Turner Broadcasting System's coverage of post-season Major League Baseball playoff games. The move is a logical one for Olbermann, who began his television career as a sportscaster for almost 20 years before venting his venom on politics for the liberal MSNBC and Current TV channels. According to...
  • MSNBCers Fall Over Themselves Praising “Amazing,” “Historic” Obama Foreign Policy Speech

    05/25/2013 1:13:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2013 | 15:56 | Randy Hall
    If you have any lingering doubts about which way MSNBC “leans,” you don’t need to look any farther than the cable channel’s coverage of President Obama’s speech on Thursday regarding foreign relations and national security. At times, it seemed that each MSNBC host or contributor was trying to outdo the other with fawning cheers over the latest address from the Democratic occupant of the White House, ranging from “momentous” to “remarkable.” …