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  • Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘ f—ing firing squad’

    11/21/2016 2:17:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 719 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2016 | Emily Smith and Daniel Halper
    President-elect Donald Trump exploded at media bigs in an off-the-record Trump Tower powow on Monday, sources told The Post. “It was like a f—ing firing squad,” said one source. “Trump started with Jeff Zucker and said I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed…. “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added. A second source confirmed the encounter. “The meeting took place...
  • CBS Worried GOP Congress Will Actually Pass Legislation ['They're gonna send bills up to...' Obama]

    11/06/2014 4:26:23 PM PST · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O'Donnell fretted that the newly elected Republican Congress would dare to pass legislation: "If you look at a number of these new senators, they're quite conservative. Why wouldn't they go along with what Rand Paul has said? They're gonna send bills up to the President, as he told Charlie Rose last night, 'We're going to keep sending bills up to the President and we'll see whether the President wants to work with us or not.' Is the President going to be forced to veto a bunch of bills?" In response, political director John...
  • Cardinal Dolan Defends Hobby Lobby: You Can Buy Contraceptives At 7-11

    04/21/2014 4:28:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    talkingpointsmemo ^ | April 21, 2013 | IGOR BOBIC
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, on Sunday unsurprisingly defended Hobby Lobby, the company challenging the rule under Obamacare that for-profit employers' health plans must cover contraceptives for female employees at no extra cost. But in his defense of religious liberty, Dolan incorrectly claimed that women already have access to widely available contraceptives at "any shop on any street in America," namely 7-Eleven. “I would be inspired by the Hobby Lobby,” Dolan said on Sunday's "Face The Nation." “I think they’re just true Americans. They’re saying, look, the genius of America is that religious convictions affect the way...
  • CBS Touts Dem Effort to Make Koch Brothers 'Public Enemy Number One'

    04/02/2014 7:41:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4/1/2014 | Kyle Drennen
    Teasing an upcoming story Tuesday on a left-wing smear campaign against conservative donors Charles and David Koch, CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell proclaimed: "Battling the Koch brothers, Democrats are fighting back against the family that spent more than $150 million trying to shake up Congress." Introducing the segment, fellow co-host Charlie Rose announced that "one of the best-known families in big-money politics is once again in the spotlight."
  • O'Donnell: 'The lady' for CBS mornings

    10/06/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 3 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O'Donnell understood the cultural differences that led Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to shake her hand before their "CBS This Morning" interview last week, and to request that she not cross her legs.
  • Reporter Crushes Jay Carney Over Obama Tax Trick

    07/10/2012 10:01:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/12 | staff
    Yesterday’s WH Press briefing… NORAH O’DONNELL: On that very point that it’s been the president’s position all along, in Dec. 2010, when he advocated an extension of all of the Bush tax cuts including those for the wealthiest Americans, he argued that raising taxes would be a “blow to our economy.” So what’s different now from then? CARNEY: The president’s position has always been that we should permanently extend the tax cuts for middle-class Americans and that we should no longer extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. At the time, from the question, there was a package of...
  • CBS' O'Donnell: Obama Displayed Engagement To Irene Relief by returning from vacation (video)

    08/28/2011 8:53:52 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 44 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 28, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    CBS White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell said President Obama displayed his engagement to the federal government's response to Hurricane Irene by returning a day early from vacation and meeting with the head of FEMA. O'Donnell says the administration wanted to make sure no comparison to the government's handling of Katrina was made. "I think it's important to note too that the Obama administration was really determined to avoid any comparisons to the failed federal government response to Hurricane Katrina. So, President Obama made a very public display of his engagement on this issue. He returned from his vacation a day...
  • Huffington Post Forced to Issue Retraction, Apology After Falsely Accusing Andrew Breitbart,,,

    08/03/2011 9:25:03 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 8/3/2011 | fox news
    Arianna Huffington’s liberal-leaning Huffington Post was forced to write a retraction Tuesday after alleging that conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart doctored a video clip from a White House press briefing in order to make it look like CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell was unhappy about the recent debt compromise during an exchange with White House press secretary Jay Carney. In the clip, which Breitbart and other conservative media used to describe what they saw as O’Donnell’s liberal bias, the CBS anchor appears to claim about the debt compromise: “You gave them everything they wanted and we got nothing.”
  • WATCH: CBS's Norah O'Donnell: "You Gave Them Everything They Wanted And We Got Nothing!"

    08/01/2011 12:07:14 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 63 replies · 1+ views
    During a White House press briefing, CBS's Norah O' Donnell asked Jay Carney "where are the tax revenues?" and bemoaned, "You gave them everything they wanted, and we got nothing!" in response to the debt ceiling deal.
  • Indignant Norah O'Donnell Defends Obama's Lack Of Leadership On Libya

    02/24/2011 5:44:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Time-magaziner-turned-WH-press-sec Jay Carney ever tires of defending Pres. Obama, Norah O'Donnell clearly seems ready to step in . . . When on today's Morning Joe Donny Deutsch described PBO as having a passive leadership style as evidenced by his approach to Libya, health care and other issues, an indignant O'Donnell piped up, defending the president's passivity. View video after the jump.
  • Norah: WaPo, NY Times The 'No Labels' Of The Media

    02/09/2011 12:05:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What would be worse: if Norah actually believes it--or if she doesn't? Norah O'Donnell has claimed that the Washington Post and the New York Times provide straight-up information, without bias, of the sort that would be appealing to members of the putatively non-partisan "No Labels" group. Norah's mind-boggling assertion came on today's Morning Joe during a discussion of AOL's acquisition of HuffPo for $315 million. Reacting to indications that Arianna Huffington may be be guiding her creation toward the center and away from its leftist roots, WaPo's Jonathan Capehart argued the move made sense on the theory that people such...
  • Norah Grossly Understates NPR's Fed Funding

    10/22/2010 7:22:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Trying to downplay calls--in reaction to the Juan Williams firing fiasco--for the federal defunding of NPR as mere right-wing electoral politics and "cable catnip," Norah O'Donnell has grossly understated the proportion of its budget that NPR obtains from the feds. Aided and abetted by Chuck Todd, Norah offered her misleading math on today's Daily Rundown on MSNBC. O'Donnell claimed that only 1-3% of NPR's budget is derived from federal funding. But as you'll see, the real number is at least double that. View video here.
  • 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.
  • Couric: Mosque Opponents 'Tear Down Towers' Of American Values

    08/24/2010 4:26:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "There is a debate to be had about the sensitivity of building this center so close to Ground Zero. But we can not let fear and rage tear down the towers of our core American values." -- Katie Couric's Notebook, 8-23-10 [emphasis added] Hey Norah: Katie's stealin' yer lines! As I noted here, last week Norah O'Donnell accused mosque opponents of acting "like the people who attacked America and killed 3,000 people." In her "Notebook" of yesterday, Katie Couric sounded the same theme. Couric employed WTC imagery to claim that "fear and rage" [translation: animated mosque opponents] were threatening "to...
  • Norah: Mosque Opponents Acting Like 9-11 Terrorists

    08/17/2010 4:39:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 79 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Harry Reid may have deserted Pres. Obama over the Ground Zero mosque, but PBO can count on at least one stalwart defender: Norah O'Donnell. On today's Morning Joe, the MSNBC "correspondent" declared that the prez is deserving of praise for his position. Then, dancing a quantum leap further, O'Donnell accused mosque opponents of acting "like the people who attacked America and killed 3,000 people." View video here.
  • Norah Specifies What Kind Of Butts Boehner Likes

    07/02/2010 4:52:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The fall-out from Lazy-Gate continues. After rolling a clip of John Boehner rebutting Joe Scarborough's assertion that the GOP House leader is lazy, Norah O'Donnell got into the act, with some [presumably] unintentional humor. Seconding Scarborough's suggestion that Boehner is known to hang out in bars, O'Donnell declared on today's Morning Joe that: "There's been a reputation that John Boehner likes his butts and he likes his booze." Realizing that her words lent themselves to more than one interpretation, Norah clarified . . . View video here.
  • Norah Moved By Plight Of . . . Obama Staffers

    06/08/2010 4:41:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies · 147+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to heart-wrenching images, forget about those oil-plunged pelicans. What appears to really move Norah O'Donnell is the plight of . . . Pres. Obama's White House staffers. Check out the very end of the video clip from today's Morning Joe and see if it doesn't seem that O'Donnell gets choked up as she describes Obama aides waking up in the middle of the night with nightmares of gushing oil. View video here.
  • Norah Defends Napolitano

    04/30/2010 5:30:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 529+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How should MSNBC supplement its income? Have the DNC underwrite part of Norah O'Donnell's salary. She's certainly earning it . . . Yesterday, as noted here, a giddy Norah enthused that Charlie Crist's vote-splitting independent run gives the Dems "a real shot" to win the Florida Senate seat. Norah was back on the Dem ramparts this morning, defending Janet Napolitano's execrable record on border security, leading Joe Scarborough to mock the Homeland Security secretary with some effervescent imagery . . . View video here.
  • Norah Crows Crist Cross Could Elect Kendrick

    04/29/2010 3:44:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 773+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Break out the pom poms . . . Check out Norah O'Donnell's reaction to the news that Charlie Crist is poised to enter the Florida senatorial race as an independent. Appearing on Morning Joe today, the MSNBC correspondent was absolutely giddy with excitement at the prospect that Crist's independent run could give Democrat Kendrick Meek "a real shot!" View video here.
  • Norah's Nah-Nah Defense Of Obama Leather Jacket: Palin Wears One Too

    03/29/2010 6:58:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 1,654+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How quick is Norah O'Donnell to come to Pres. Obama's defense? When on Morning Joe today fellow O'Donnell Kelly gently ribbed PBO over his wearing of a macho, faux-military leather jacket while addressing US troops in Afghanistan yesterday, Norah immediately piped up to point out that "Sarah Palin wears a leather jacket, too." So there! Of course, neither O'Donnell described the gaping chasm, discussed here, between PBO's swaggering "America doesn't quit" rhetoric to the troops and his 2007 call for America to immediately quit Iraq, at which time he said "there is no military solution in Iraq and there never...