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  • MSNBC guest: ‘Nothing says “Let’s go kill some Muslims” like country music.’ Host: ‘Not appropriate’

    03/26/2015 6:13:28 AM PDT · by Doogle · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/2/5/15 | Erik Wemple
    Freshly announced presidential candidate Ted Cruz has made news with his claim that he became a fan of country music after rock-and-roll music disappointed him with its response to the Sept. 11 attacks. The MSNBC afternoon program “Now with Alex Wagner” used Cruz’s music comments as the jumping-off point for a discussion among guest host Ari Melber, Joan Walsh, Michael Steele and Jamilah Lemieux. “Nothing says ‘Let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music,” said Lemieux in kicking off the festivities. The comment came off as something packaged, premeditated. While Walsh and Steele giggled, Melber remained stone-faced, vouching for the...
  • Donny Deutsch: Ted Cruz Is the New Sarah Palin

    03/23/2015 10:58:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 23, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Upon Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement that he’s running for the presidency, Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski said that though she didn’t agree with a single thing Cruz believed, at least the GOP’s new crop of candidates was a vast improvement over the “clown car” of 2012. Here occasional guest Donny Deutsch disagreed: “He’s Sarah Palin,” Deutsch argued Monday morning. “He’s theater. That’s what Sarah Palin was. We love the show, okay. But when it comes time for the grown-up voting…” “Please don’t make me explain why he’s not Sarah Palin,” Brzezinski said. “I would get killed.” “I’m not saying...
  • MSNBC: Write That America Has Always Been Based on 'White Supremacy' on Coffee Cups

    03/23/2015 11:35:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/23/15 | Tom Blumer
    On Melissa Harris-Perry's show this weekend, the host resoundingly approved when a guy who said that his mission in life is to "get white people to talk about whiteness" suggested that baristas at Starbucks should write “White supremacy has been the organizing principle of America since it was founded” on customers' coffee cups. - See more at:
  • As ratings plunge, MSNBC faces shakeup

    03/19/2015 6:57:16 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | March 19, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    It would be hard to imagine a news event better tailored to MSNBC’s Venn diagram of “lean forward” liberals and “place for politics” political junkies. Yet when Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ presumptive 2016 presidential nominee, held a news conference about her private email use last week — a media frenzy that functioned, albeit inadvertently, as the informal launch to her highly anticipated campaign — less than 13 percent of the total cable news audience was tuned to the network. The low turnout wasn’t a fluke: Year-to-date, MSNBC’s daytime viewership is down 21 percent overall and 41 percent in the coveted...
  • MSNBC Host Says "Power of Whiteness" is How People Survived the Holocaust

    05/27/2014 6:09:34 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    In case you missed it over the long holiday weekend, in an attempt to prove "white privilege" is a thing, notorious race-baiter, former boarding school student, privileged first-class flyer and MSNBC host Toure said surviving the holocaust is a result of "the power of whiteness."
  • Media Blackout on Toure Neblett’s Racist, Anti-Semitic Holocaust Slur

    05/25/2014 6:37:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    It’s been two days since MSNBC host Toure Neblett made a shockingly racist and anti-Semitic comment to a person claiming to be a descendent of Holocaust survivors. “The power of Whiteness” is what Neblett callously told a poster Friday evening on Twitter (screen name @hope_and_chains) who responded to Neblett’s praise for an article on so-called “white privilege” by saying, “My family survived a concentration camp, came to the US w/ nothing, LEGALLY, and made it work. #SORRYFORBEINGWHITETHOUGHYOUGUYS” Neblett, who has maintained Twitter silence since Friday night, has been blasted on Twitter since then, most notably by @redsteeze who Tweeted Holocaust...
  • Al Sharpton’s Top MSNBC Producer Jumps Ship

    03/19/2015 6:54:12 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Al Sharpton is losing the creator and executive producer of his MSNBC show. After a 12-year tenure with MSNBC, PoliticsNation executive producer Matt Saal is leaving for an executive producing gig at Bloomberg TV later this month.
  • How One TV Channel Is Positioning Itself to Be the Next Fox News

    03/18/2015 8:25:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 17, 2015 | Emma Roller
    One America News, which launched patriotically on July 4, 2013, is something of an anomaly in the cable news universe. First of all, it's based in San Diego, California. The channel's news coverage is intended to be straight down the middle, even though its talk shows are pretty staunchly conservative. The network does not cover sports or pop culture news. Like Lahren, many of its news anchors and reporters are young. And for now, it airs no commercials. The network may want to emulate Fox's success, but it's taking a very different path to get there. Robert and Charles Herring,...
  • Media Matters' "Take Action" Campaign Aimed at Matthews (Spitball host attacked by libs)

    01/14/2008 4:03:17 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies · 64+ views
    TV Newser ^ | January 14, 2008 | Staff
    Media Matters, which describes itself on its web site as a, "progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media," has taken aim at MSNBC's Chris Matthews for what it says is a trend of "sexist displays." Media Matters has started a "take action" campaign, urging readers to contact MSNBC and express their disapproval of Matthews current attacks on Sen. Hillary Clinton and past comments. Karl Frisch, Media Matters spokesperson, tells TVNewser, "We encourage people to take action for a variety of reasons — being able to point to a clear...
  • NBC's Mitchell Helps Jen Psaki Blast GOP's 'Unprecedented' Letter to Iran

    03/13/2015 3:48:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 13, 2015 | 3:42 PM EDT | Matthew Balan
    MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell deferred to State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on the Friday edition of her program, and let the Obama administration flack attack the 47 Republican senators who signed an open letter to Iran's leaders. Mitchell led into the segment by playing President Obama's condescending "I'm embarrassed for them" and "it's close to unprecedented" shots at the senators, and gave Psaki a platform to promote the administration's talking points on the issue. [video below] The journalist first pointed out that Secretary of State John Kerry's upcoming trip to Switzerland for "another round of nuclear talks with Iran negotiations –...
  • Wisconsin and Minnesota: A One-Sided Political Competition

    03/12/2015 10:44:29 AM PDT · by Space Moose · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05 March 2015 | Steve Benen
    Wisconsin and Minnesota have long made fascinating bookends. As longtime readers may recall, the two neighboring states have similar sizes, similar populations, similar demographics, and even similar climates. But they don’t necessarily have similar politics, at least not lately. In the 2010 elections, the Badger State elected Scott Walker (R) governor and gave control of the legislature to Republicans, while the Gopher State made Mark Dayton (D) governor and, in 2012, elected a Democratic legislature*. The former got to work targeting collective bargaining and approving tax cuts, while the latter raised taxes on the wealthy and boosted in-state investments. Nearly...
  • Report: Military brass demand NBC reporter apologize for calling Chris Kyle 'racist'

    03/11/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/10/15 | New York Post
    NBC is once again under fire from Iraq War veterans — this time for a correspondent’s claims that sniper Chris Kyle was “racist.” More than 20 retired generals and admirals penned a letter to Comcast, which owns NBC, following a Jan. 29 interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Middle East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. “Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment,” Mohyeldin said of Kyle, whose career was recently the...
  • Dean: If Cotton Wasn't A Veteran,I Would Say Iran Letter "Borders On Treason"

    03/10/2015 8:14:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean took aim at Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who took the lead on a letter to the leadership to Iran that warns the regime that any nuclear deal made with the Obama administration and not approved by the Congress faces the risk of not being honored by future administrations.
  • MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' Invites Conservative from NR To Proclaim Libya a 'Bipartisan Scandal'

    03/10/2015 6:23:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 10 2015 | Bryan Ballas |
    MSNBC is not known for its showcasing conservative voices. When conservatives are invited, they are ruthlessly grilled and struggle to get a word in edgewise. With this in mind, it was surprising to see Andrew McCarthy of National Review on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Even more surprising was his comments on Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Willie Geist got to the heart of the discussion by asking McCarthy what his stake was in Clinton email controversy, “Is this about security? Is it about accountability and transparency?” In response McCarthy affirmed, “I'm a national security guy. I’ve been worried about Benghazi...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Hillary Clinton Private Email Scandal Lends "Legitimacy" To Re-Open Benghazi Case

    03/06/2015 8:19:10 PM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    On her MSNBC program Friday, NBC's Andrea Mitchell said the Hillary Clinton private e-mail scandal has brought new legitimacy to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. "The Benghazi investigation by the Select Committee was viewed by many as overkill, that it had all been cleared up back two years ago," Mitchell said. "And the fact is that some people, certainly the partisans for Hillary Clinton thought it was a witch hunt. Now, they can say with some legitimacy we didn't have the e-mails and we know it's out there." ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS: The Benghazi investigation by the Select Committee...
  • Kathleen Matthews likely to run for Van Hollen's seat ( Maryland )

    03/05/2015 8:35:45 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 3/5/15 | MIKE ALLEN
    Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, is planning to run for the seat of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). Van Hollen announced Wednesday that he’ll seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski. ... Matthews, who has long talked about running for office, advocated Marriott’s move toward more progressive policies, including sustainability and LGBT friendliness. ... She’s on the boards of Catholic Charities Foundation, Ford’s Theatre and
  • MSNBC Host Challenges Media Matters Founder’s Flimsy Defense Of Hillary [VIDEO]

    03/04/2015 11:56:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/04/2015
    MSNBC host Thomas Roberts challenged Media Matters for America founder David Brock and his hair for his insistence that the scrutiny surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private emails was a “manufactured controversy,” asking why the American people didn’t have a right to know what their officials were up to. (RELATED: Media Matters Attacked ‘Obamacare Enrollment Truthers’: Turns Out ‘Truthers’ Were Right)“So you don’t think it’s of any alarm that a cabinet-level official runs their own e-mail operation out of their private home, through their personal account with no oversight from the president?” asked a skeptical...
  • Chris Matthews: Netanyahu Speech a Foreign ‘Takeover Attempt’

    03/03/2015 11:16:31 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/3/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saw a nefarious aim behind Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, claiming his discussion on the Iranian nuclear talks represented nothing less than a “takeover attempt” by a foreign leader. “Let me get to the heart of this now,” he told host Thomas Roberts. “This man, from a foreign government, walked into the United States legislative chamber and tried to take over U.S. foreign policy.” “Mm-hmm,” Roberts said approvingly. “He said, ‘You should trust me, not your president, on this,’” Matthews continued. “‘I am the man you should trust, I...
  • Matthews: Republicans Helping Israel ‘Take Over’ Foreign Policy

    03/03/2015 11:37:54 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of letting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu try “to take over US foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.” Matthews began by saying that Netanyahu “implied that he would be a better bargainer than the president, but no one believes that.”
  • Howard Dean: Scott Walker Says Obama Born In Kenya

    02/23/2015 6:35:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 119 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How unhinged has Howard Dean become? So bad that an MSNBC host had to gently walk him back off the ledge. On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Dean claimed that Scott Walker says Barack Obama was "born in Kenya." It took Hayes two attempts to break through Dean's blather, but eventually he was able to politely point out: "I should note, you mention the Kenya thing, he has not been asked that." View the video here.
  • McCain calls Obama’s foreign policy ‘delusional’

    03/02/2015 5:57:26 AM PST · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2015
    Sen. John McCain is charging the Obama administration’s foreign policy is “delusional” and says Secretary of State John Kerry’s global diplomacy has “accomplished nothing except mileage.” In an appearance on MSNBC, the Arizona Republican also calls Russian President Vladimir Putin a “meglomaniac” and “pariah.”
  • Sharpton Dismisses Rumors He’s Losing His MSNBC Show

    02/28/2015 9:23:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    mediaite ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    There have been some rumors this week that Al Sharpton is losing his MSNBC show as part of an ongoing schedule shake-up. Well, Sharpton has officially shot down those rumors and said he isn’t going anywhere. Sharpton told The Daily Beast, “I am pretty certain that I am solid at the time period that I’m at for the next foreseeable future. And any rumors to the contrary are totally unfounded.” And an MSNBC spokesperson corroborated Sharpton, saying, “There are no plans to move Rev. Sharpton’s show.”
  • Black Media Exec: Obama Uses Sharpton to 'Control the Negroes'

    02/26/2015 10:27:20 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 26, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    Entertainment Studios CEO and former TV talk show host Byron Allen tore into Al Sharpton, President Obama, and Comcast for their manipulation of African Americans for their own political and financial purposes. “Al Sharpton is nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game,” Allen said. “He’s not even bright enough to know he’s on the chess board and he’s being used by his white masters at Comcast…” Allen’s comments came in a discussion with The Daily Caller about the $20 billion lawsuit filed this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, the NAACP, the Urban...
  • MSNBC host hopes Trayvon Martin 'whooped the s--t out of George Zimmerman' (Melissa Harris-Perry)

    MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said during an address at Cornell University this week that she hopes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin “whooped the s--t” out of gunman George Zimmerman during their fatal encounter in 2012. Harris-Perry’s speech, titled “We Can’t Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality,” was delivered during the university’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture. She said the following of Martin’s death: “I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.’ ” Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 on murder charges. Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law was...
  • Shattuck: When Elizabeth Warren is on MSNBC,system's rigged for her All the news fit to... miss

    02/25/2015 5:42:43 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 2 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02/25/15 | Tom Shattuck
    It’s hard to imagine MSNBC could manage to limbo below its own low credibility bar, but America’s most shamelessly partisan cable “news” channel has really pulled it off. There’s always stiff competition for bias in America’s slavishly left-loving media. Think of Dan Rather’s “fake but accurate” Bush-bashing National Guard story, Newsweek’s flushed Korans fable and Candi Crowley’s assist for President Obama in the 2012 debates.
  • MSNBC Contributor Attacks GOP 'Patriotism': 'Undermining Security of Nation'

    02/23/2015 3:12:30 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a classic example of phony political jujitsu, an MSNBC contributor has tried to turn the patriotism issue back against Republicans. Appearing on today's Ed Show, Steve Clemons attacked the "patriotism" of GOP congressional leaders, accusing them of "undermining the security of the nation." This because Republicans have attached amendments to the DHS funding bill denying funds for President Obama's executive amnesty. Of course neither Clemons nor Schultz revealed that in a potential DHS "shutdown," all essential personnel, including those at TSA, Customs and Border, Secret Service, FEMA and Coast Guard, would continue to work. Only non-essential personnel, mainly office...
  • Get this: Al Sharpton and Comcast hit with $20 billion lawsuit… alleging racial discrimination

    02/23/2015 3:01:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Bad news, everyone. According to reports and rumors, MSNBC’s Red Wedding is only growing bloodier. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC program Politics Nation, on the air since 2011, is headed for the chopping block. For now, that’s just a rumor, but the confirmed details of a lawsuit targeting both Sharpton and his employer are far more troubling for both than merely the floundering ratings of the cable host slash political activist. A lawsuit targeting Comcast and Sharpton last week, filed by the National Association of African-American Owned Media, alleges that both parties engaged in systematic discrimination against black-owned media outlets. This...
  • MSNBC shake-up: Al Sharpton to lose nightly show (spox says left-wing TV a goner)

    02/23/2015 7:46:59 AM PST · by Liz · 90 replies
    rollingOut.com ^ | 2/23/15 | MO BARNES
    The Brian Williams suspension has caused a shake-up at MSNBC. The Daily Beast is reporting that Rev. Al Sharpton may lose his nightly time slot. “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton,” has aired since 2011 and has had a successful run. At issue is a steady slide in viewership....Chris Hayes is to be replaced by the “Rachel Maddow Show.” Maddow moves from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m., while a search is underway for a new host for the vacant time slot. Sharpton’s show is rumored to be moving from nightly 6 p.m. to weekend-only. Sharpton attracts a solid 35 percent Black...
  • 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.
  • MSNBC: Millions Shun Network Baksetcase

    02/22/2015 9:34:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    In a country of 330 million Americans, only 11, 000 people in the key 25-54 year old demographic were watching the afternoon programming on the disaster known as MSNBC in the last rating period. These horrific ratings were the lowest registered by the network in a decade. It was not much better at the other time periods for the early January ratings for the broadcast day on MSNBC averaged only 55,000 viewers. Compared to last year, total viewership on MSNBC is down 20 percent in the daytime and 23 percent in prime time. The yearly declines are even greater in...
  • After MSNBC Axes Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid's Shows, Is Chris Hayes Next?

    02/20/2015 6:09:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 19, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    It was hardly a surprise Thursday when ratings-challenged MSNBC announced the cancellation of the poor-performing afternoon programs hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid after less than a year, with veteran news anchor Thomas Roberts stepping in to preside over the two-hour block from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Until a permanent replacement is named for Roberts’s 5:30 a.m. program Way Too Early, the 6 a.m. Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will temporarily take up the slack by starting a half-hour earlier. But according to knowledgeable sources at the Comcast-owned cable network, Thursday’s moves were only the...
  • MSNBC Dumps Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid

    02/19/2015 5:18:15 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | P.J. Gladnick
    Noooooooooooo!!! Say it ain't so! Where oh where will your humble correspondent get his Brony updates? The sad day has finally arrived. MSNBC, as has been completely expected, has dumped both Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid. What kind of cruel world is this that a TV show can be cancelled merely due to horrible ratings? Dylan Byers at Politico delivers the sad funeral oration:
  • MSNBC Cancels Ronan Farrow’s Show Along with Joy Reid’s

    02/19/2015 5:17:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    mediaite ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In addition to canceling Joy Reid‘s daytime show The Reid Report, which MSNBC sources confirmed to Mediaite earlier today, the network is also canceling Ronan Farrow’s show and moving Way Too Early’s Thomas Roberts back to a dayside role, anchoring a straight news show from 1-3 p.m. ET daily. Neither Reid nor Farrow have been fired by the network. Reid will become MSNBC’s national correspondent, producing original reporting for on air and online programming. Farrow is expected to host a new series of primetime specials for MSNBC and will be featured as a special correspondent across the network’s schedule. The...
  • Bill Nye Tells MSNBC To Say Climate Change, Not Global Warming, When It’s Cold Out

    02/17/2015 10:38:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2015 | By Michael Bastasch
    Words are everything, even in the global warming debate. TV personality Bill Nye the “Science Guy” told MSNBC’s Joy Reid to use the phrase climate change, not global warming, when it’s so cold out. “Let’s not confuse or interchange climate change with global warming,” Nye told Reid on Monday. “Global warming – The world is getting warmer. There is more carbon [dioxide] holding in more heat.” “So when the climate changes, some places get colder,” Nye added. “And the thing that’s really consistent with climate change models is this variance where it’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, it’s warm… So...
  • '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...
  • Bill Nye Pleads With MSNBC: More Climate Hysteria, Please!

    02/17/2015 5:49:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 57 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Climate change enthusiast Bill Nye appeared on MSNBC, Monday, to lobby the network for more global warming cheerleading and the importance of linking all weather events to the phenomena. Talking to Joy Reid about the cold and snow hitting much of the country, he implored, "...Just say the word climate change. Just, like, 'It could be climate change. It's a possible connection to climate change. Is this evidence of climate change?'" Nye demanded, "Could you just toss that in now and then?" A compliant Reid agreed: "Absolutely. I would like to toss that in every single time." Nye then stated...
  • Obama Admin. Spokeswoman Says This Is the Key to Defeating Islamic State

    02/17/2015 7:10:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | february 16, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. can’t defeat the Islamic State by “killing them,” State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday night. “We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war,” Harf said. Instead, she said the U.S. needs to focus on the “medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups,” such as...
  • Live from New York, Sharpton pushes Palin run

    02/16/2015 5:34:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's receiving encouragement to run for president from an unlikely source — Rev. Al Sharpton. The MSNBC host and civil rights leader tweeted that during a meeting on the red carpet at the 40th anniversary episode of Saturday Night Live on Sunday, he encouraged Palin on Twitter to make a bid for the White House — but not with the intention of winning. Reverend Al Sharpton ✔ @TheRevAl I saw Sarah Palin on the red carpet and we talked to Xtra together. I urged her to run in 2016 and help the Democrats out. 9:24...
  • The Walker-Stupid, Obama-Genius Myth

    02/16/2015 6:09:19 AM PST · by libstripper · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    On Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC show this past week Yale-educated Howard Dean added a new word to the lexicon of Democratic condescension, “unknowledgeable.” “Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations that did not have a college degree,” said Dean of the Wisconsin governor. “And that's a problem.” Scarborough countered later in the conversation, “Well, nobody is accusing Scott Walker of being dumb because he didn't graduate from college except you.”
  • Senate GOP pushes pro-Netanyahu resolution (22 Dems to boycott, Republican staffers to fill seats)

    02/13/2015 10:19:14 AM PST · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 02/13/15 11:32 AM | Steve Benen
    If congressional Republican wanted to make the ongoing controversy surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu even more of a partisan food fight, this is clearly the way to do exactly that. Senate Republicans on Thursday moved to officially welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S. ahead of his planned speech to Congress next month, the latest development in a saga that has roiled politics in both countries. Almost all GOP senators were listed as co-sponsors of a resolution by Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) saying the Senate “eagerly awaits the address of Prime Minister Netanyahu before a joint session of the...
  • So, When Does Rev. Al Sharpton's Suspension Begin?

    02/12/2015 11:50:46 AM PST · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | 02/11/2015 | Unknown investigative reporter
    FEBRUARY 11--With its swift and severe punishment of Brian Williams, NBCUniversal declared yesterday that it will not stand for on-air talent lying to viewers. Now that the media conglomerate has delineated that bright line, when does the Rev. Al Sharpton’s suspension without pay begin? In the wake of last year’s lengthy TSG report about Sharpton’s secret work as a paid FBI Mafia informant, the MSNBC host sought to blunt the story’s disclosures with a series of lies told at a pair of press conferences, on his nightly “Politics Nation” program, and in a report on Williams’s own NBC Nightly News...
  • Chris Matthews Calls Christie 'The Fat Guy From New Jersey'

    02/11/2015 5:37:50 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine a Fox News host making an unflattering remark about some aspect of Hillary Clinton's appearance. Now imagine the MSM going into 24/7 outrage mode. But on tonight's Hardball, Chris Matthews casually referred to Chris Christie as "the fat guy from New Jersey." And in walking back the crack, Matthews actually compounded his mistake. Rather than acknowledging that it's simply wrong to insult someone for his obesity, Matthews instead observed that he shouldn't call Christie a fat guy, because "he's losing weight." So fat cracks are fine if the target is actually fat? View the video here.
  • 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.
  • MSNBC host asks Holder to quack like a duck

    02/10/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Megyn Kelly's Fox show
    No, this is not satire. It's what passes at MSNBC as journalism. Video clip is at the link.
  • MSNBC: Melissa Harris-Perry asks Eric Holder to quack like a duck

    02/09/2015 11:09:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 9, 2015
    My nomination for Libtard Newser softball question of the year
  • Did Brian Williams also exaggerate during his Hurricane Katrina reports?

    02/05/2015 11:32:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Mccormack
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams' 2006 claim that he saw a dead body float past his hotel window during Hurricane Katrina is drawing fresh skepticism in the wake of his own admission on Wednesday that he lied about being aboard a helicopter that was hit by enemy fire during the Iraq war. Despite a swift apology on his Nightly News program, Williams is at the center of a media firestorm after it emerged that his old war story that he has retold numerous times over the past 12 years has become increasingly exaggerated. Williams was forced to apologize this week...
  • People Jailed for Owing Less Taxes Than Al Sharpton

    02/05/2015 10:37:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox Business ^ | February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    Serial tax avoidance appears to be a hallmark of Al Sharpton’s operations. But there’s a warning here: Others have gone to prison for lesser amounts. The list includes rock legend Chuck Berry, Grammy winner Lauryn Hill, Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers, Survivor reality star Richard Hatch, hotel queen Leona Helmsely, and baseball’s Pete Rose. According to a New York Times’ review of government records last fall, the MSNBC host and civil rights activist personally faces federal tax liens for more than $3 million in back taxes owed, and state tax liens of $777,657. So in total, Sharpton reportedly owes...
  • MSNBC Panel Conducts Suspicious, Hostile Grilling Of Small Business Owner Over Minimum Wage

    02/05/2015 11:08:39 AM PST · by absentee · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/5/2015 | Caleb Howe
    News broke this week about a popular independent bookstore in San Francisco that is going out of business thanks to a citywide minimum wage hike that priced the owner out of business. Effectively, the minimum wage for this store's employees was "raised" to zero, as they are losing their jobs. On Thursday morning, the store's owner Alan Beatts appeared on Morning Joe on MSNBC to discuss his decision to close and how the wage hike negatively impacted his business. The panel was, to say the least, skeptical. The interview began with a hostile inquiry from Mika Brzezinski and only got...
  • MSNBC suffers lowest ratings in a decade

    02/05/2015 8:41:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the network's decline has become. The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tuesday, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, according to Nielsen ratings provided by an industry source. CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many.
  • A shakeup is likely at MSNBC

    02/05/2015 8:21:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As the Daily Caller reports, the continually sagging ratings at MSNBC, particularly in the afternoon and evening, have Phil Griffin looking at some changes… potentially big ones. Some of the most disappointing numbers have come from their latest additions and shifts in the evening lineup. But who is on the chopping block? Considering a number of their shows are unwatchable — here’s looking at you Chris Hayes and Joy Reid — it’s painfully obvious that MSNBC’s lineup is in need of a serious makeover.According to TheWrap, Hayes’ crappy ratings are even bringing down those of his TV mentor, Rachel...