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  • Chris Matthews: “I Drank Too Much and I Quit”

    11/08/2017 5:23:35 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s possible that Chris Matthews has publicly discussed his drinking past before, but I had never witnessed it until tonight. When, on this evening’s Hardball, a winning Dem candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates started to discuss the opioid crisis, Matthews spoke up: “I was lucky not to have that [opioids.] I think I drank over the years too much and I quit.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Joy Reid claims NRA desires American ‘warlords,’ ‘private armies’ that kill at will

    11/06/2017 4:05:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid told her fans Monday that the National Rifle Association has machinations of building an America where “packs of warlords” can kill at will. The host of “AM Joy” reacted to Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by claiming NRA members — over 5 million Second Amendment advocates — seek the creation of “private armies” operating outside the rule of law. The comments came one day after 26-year-old Devin Kelley killed 26 churchgoers and wounded another 20 in a rampage reportedly linked to a domestic dispute. “Americans are living like packs of warlords, with heavily armed people...
  • Black MSNBC host accused of racism towards Irish by AOH

    10/23/2017 8:20:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 23, 2017 07:28 AM | Irish Central Staff
    America’s largest Irish group, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, has slammed black MSNBC host Joy Reid for what they say were her racist comments about Irish Americans. Reid wrote on Twitter: “Kelly grew up in segregated Boston, in an Irish Catholic neighborhood where women were bullied, not honored, and blacks scorned & rejected.” Reid made the comments about the Boston Irish after Boston native and White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly had criticized African American congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson […] Neil Cosgrave, the chairman of the AOH anti-defamation committee, slammed Reid and MSNBC saying, “It is hard to...
  • Joe Scarborough Officially Leaves Republican Party

    10/13/2017 7:00:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2017
    MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough has made his departure from the GOP official. The “Morning Joe” anchor said on Twitter on Thursday that he became an independent and he added a picture of himself with an elections official in New Canaan, Connecticut, smiling while holding a form.
  • MSNBC Cuts Off Moore Victory Speech Because He’s Talking About God

    09/26/2017 9:37:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 55 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 09/26/2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell cut off the victory speech of Roger Moore on Tuesday night because he was talking about God. Moore, who won the Alabama Senate Republican primary over Sen. Luther Strange (R., Ala.), delivered a victory speech shortly after being the projected winner. "We have become a nation that has distanced ourself from the very foundation," Moore said. "[George] Washington said of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion, and morality are indispensable … We've got to recognize that we've been separated by something that separation of church and state doesn't stand for. It...
  • MSNBC's Brian Williams Encourages Viewers to Share Storm Photos, ‘Pretend’ They’re Their Own

    09/12/2017 6:55:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 11, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    While discussing a photo reporters in Tampa, Florida had taken of the intense winds, Williams instructed Florida viewers to not take similar photos of their own. Instead, he suggested they steal this photo, share it, and “pretend you shot it.” “We’ll look the other way,” he helpfully added.
  • Mika Brzezinski Has New Scheme To Impeach Trump

    08/20/2017 11:28:34 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 72 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 8/19/17 | Brian McKim
    In a pair of tweets Wednesday, Brzezinski said the president’s “both sides” reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, “created a permissive climate for violence.” She suggested that “blood and carnage” will be on the president’s hands and the president’s cabinet and staff will have that same blood on their hands unless they “speak out, step down or act decisively.”
  • 'He is president of the white nationalist movement': Joe Scarborough cuts vacation short....

    08/16/2017 6:14:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    He was not supposed to be back until Thursday, but President Trump’s Tuesday afternoon may have been too much for Joe Scarborough as he returned to air a day early. The Morning Joe host beamed in to co-anchor his namesake show from what appeared to be a living room in Maine to denounce the Commander-in-Chief after the comments he made during his Trump Tower press conference on Tuesday. 'He has now officially become the president of the white nationalist movement,' said Scarborough. 'The president has chosen sides, and it is very clear. Not only morally, but also politically.' Scarborough then...
  • NBC’s Chuck Todd Defends CNN — Calls Trump Admin’s War on the Press ‘a War on the Truth’

    06/29/2017 5:54:43 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” host Chuck Todd defended CNN after they retracted a report on Russia and three staffers resigned. Todd said the White House’s “war on the media” is a “war on the truth.” Partial transcript as follows: TODD Welcome back. Tonight—well, not just tonight—but I’m obsessed with the White House’s war on the press and on media. Let’s be clear about this, that war is nothing less than a war on the truth. Do we get it right all the time? Nope, we don’t. And when we don’t, we run a correction, and in some cases, people...
  • George Takei: Trump Is a ‘Foolish,’ ‘Ignorant’ Troll

    05/29/2017 7:29:21 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-28-2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “Am Joy,” while discussing the new lead Africa-American character on latest Star Trek series “Discovery,” actor George Takei of “Star Trek” fame called President Donald Trump a “troll,” and added that he though Trump was “as foolish and as uninformed and as ignorant as these trolls.” George Takei said, “Today in this society, we have alien life forms that we call trolls and these trolls carry on without knowing what they’re talking about and knowing even less about the history of what they’re talking about and some of these trolls go on to be presidents of nations.”...
  • Fueled by Trump opponents, Maddow's popularity rises [#fakenews push]

    03/12/2017 11:55:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2017 12:18 AM EDT | David Bauder
    Rachel Maddow can trace the mood of her audience by looking at the ratings. Her MSNBC show’s viewership sank like a stone in the weeks following Donald Trump’s election, as depressed liberals avoided politics, and bottomed out over the holidays. Slowly, they re-emerged, becoming active and interested again. Maddow’s audience has grown to the point where February was her show’s most-watched month since its 2008 launch. Maddow has emerged as the favorite cable news host for presidential resistors in the opening days of the Trump administration, just as Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is one for supporters or Keith Olbermann...
  • Haughty Joe Scarborough Warns Trump: ‘The Press Always Wins’

    02/18/2017 8:50:12 AM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 17, 2017 | Alexis Thomasi
    Thursday on Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough urged Donald Trump to realize that “the press always wins” in fights withpoliticians. In the same hour, Scarborough criticized an editorial in The Wall Street Journal for not focusing on, what he considered to be, the most important points following former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation. Scarborough huffed, “Donald Trump has tried to delegitimize the courts…Don't screw with federal judges it never turns out well for you. And the courts won that round. He is trying to delegitimize the press the press has risen up over the past couple of weeks. And...
  • DONALD TRUMP BAILED OUT SON’S FAILING COMPANY, STICKING BURDEN FOR POLLUTION CLEANUP ON TAXPAYERS

    01/15/2017 8:27:13 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 96 replies
    Msnbc ^ | 1/16 | Msnbc
    President-Elect Donald Trump bought his son’s failed company, foreclosed on the property, and now South Carolina taxpayers are left to clean up the mess he left behind. President-Elect Trump won South Carolina by a little more than 14 points. In early 2014, a company in Charleston, South Carolina was promising to “revolutionize” home construction, by manufacturing and selling “home construction kits.” First it was called Titan Atlas Manufacturing, later being in reorganized into Titan Atlas Global before shutting down for good in the spring of 2015. Part of this doomed venture was none other than Donald Trump, Jr., who faced...
  • ‘Repulsive’: Scarborough Rips Sean Hannity ‘Bromance’ with WikiLeaks’ Assange

    01/06/2017 9:13:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough ripped as “repulsive” Sean Hannity’s “bromance” with Julian Assange, and more generally criticized the Republican change of heart on Wikileaks. Background on the evolution of Hannity’s views on Assange here [note: from Daily Beast.] Scarborough noted that when Wikileaks divulged information about a CIA operation some years ago, Assange became the Republican “enemy #1.” In 2010, Donald Trump himself tweeted that WikiLeaks was “disgraceful” and that there “should be death penalty or something.” View the video here.
  • Trump to Mika: ‘Let It Be an Arms Race: We Will Outlast, Outmatch them All’

    12/23/2016 6:07:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was the strangest of settings for some very serious breaking news. There was Mika Brzezinski, cuddled up in her flannels on Morning Joe‘s special Christmas set. In the previous segment, Joe Scarborough had grilled Sean Spicer, whom President-elect Trump yesterday named as his White House spokesman, over Trump’s tweet of yesterday in which he said that the US needed to greatly strengthen its nuclear arsenal. Spicer repeatedly refused to say that the Trump tweet came in response from a statement by Vladimir Putin, just hours earlier, announcing Russia’s intention to strengthen its own nuclear arsenal. When the show returned...
  • MSNBC Pushes Narrative That Police May Have Planted Gun On Keith Lamont Scott

    09/25/2016 9:31:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/25/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedbergy
    “That ain’t no cop’s gun, Frank!” —DIRTY HARRY 2: MAGNUM FORCE, 1973. Does anybody really think the police are so stupid they would toss “a throw down, cold piece,” a planted gun, into a crime scene, knowing they are under video surveillance from multiple sources? And that the police never heard about pocket-lint being caught in a throw-down, “cold piece,” thereby ultimately incriminating the thrower?
  • 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...