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  • Here's The Video Proof Trump is a Cynical Phony on 'New York Values'

    01/15/2016 1:13:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Daily Wire News ^ | 01/15/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO While Donald Trump cynically maintains that he has no clue what Ted Cruz's phrase "New York values" means -- and while he scurrilously implies that Cruz has some sort of malicious, nasty feeling about New Yorkers over 9/11 -- video has now emerged of a nationally televised 1999 interview in which Trump seems completely familiar with the "New York values" to which Cruz referred.Trump appeared on Meet The Press on October 24, 1999, where he had several exchanges with Tim Russert: RUSSERT: Do you think gays should be allowed to be married?TRUMP: It's something...
  • Mike Huckabee Backs Donald Trump’s Values, Points to Other Candidates’ Flip Flops

    01/16/2016 1:33:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is defending GOP frontrunner Donald Trump against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)'s (R-TX) criticism. The Cruz campaign is pointing to Trump's interview with Tim Russert from 1999, in which, according to the Cruz campaign, "Donald Trump asserts that New York 'views' and 'attitudes' are different than other places in the country, such as Iowa." Huckabee was asked if he thinks Trump is now sincere in what he says. "I have no reason to doubt him. He's pretty outspoken, you got to give him credit for that." Huckabee went on to criticize Cruz, although...
  • Donald Trump’s New York Values: In His Own Words

    01/16/2016 1:08:50 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 16, 2016
    Trump Says Being From New York Drives His Views on Gay Marriage, Partial-Birth AbortionHOUSTON, Texas – In an interview with Tim Russert, Donald Trump asserts that New York “views” and “attitudes” are different than other places in the country, such as Iowa.View the video here:Donald Trump on New York Values - In His Own Words (Video)Trump on Meet the Press:“I live in New York City. There is a tremendous movement on to have and allow gay marriage.”“Hey, I lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life so my views are a little bit different than if I lived...
  • Ted Cruz Made Donald Trump Hide Behind Political Correctness (Video: Trump on Russert's)

    01/15/2016 5:08:37 PM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 15, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    Below is the interview of Donald Trump with Tim Russert that Ted Cruz referenced in the Thursday night debate. In it, Donald Trump says he is very pro-choice and supports even partial birth abortions because he is from New York and has New York values.Donald Trump: "I'm Very Pro Choice," Partial Birth Abortion is OK (Video)To deflect Cruz’s point last night, Donald Trump had to resort to political correctness. He had to insist that the American values on display on 9/11 were somehow uniquely New York values. Second, he had to make the case that those New Yorkers were victims...

    01/28/2004 1:29:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 163+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/04
    <p>January 28, 2004 -- Al Franken is a big fat blabbermouth, and now he thinks he's Hulk Hogan. OK, maybe not that fat.</p> <p>But a blabbermouth for sure - and now he's unleashed a new weapon: the body slam.</p> <p>At a Howard Dean campaign stop in New Hampshire Monday, Franken lost control of himself when lunatic-fringe acolytes of Lyndon LaRouche began heckling the former Vermont governor.</p>

    01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST · by batmast · 103 replies · 180+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
  • 'Wild Man' Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 7:12:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 143 replies · 738+ views ^ | 1/27/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday, in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterwards. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert...

    01/27/2004 2:06:35 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 248 replies · 410+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/03 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p> <p>Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.</p>
  • Brian Williams Tall Tale (his chopper whopper) Raises New Challenge For NBC News

    02/05/2015 1:27:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    The waters have been choppy for NBC News in recent years, with its Today franchise having ceded ground to ABCs Good Morning America and its Sunday-morning mainstay Meet the Press struggling to find a new identity after the death of longtime host Tim Russert. Amidst that chaos, Brian Williams was supposed to be the anchor in both senses of the word. Now Williams, whose NBC Nightly News is the most watched evening newscast in the United States, has added to the challenges facing the NBCUniversal news division. [Snip] What makes Williams admission worse, according to one person familiar with...
  • Ugly Behind the Scenes Turmoil at Meet The Press Revealed

    12/22/2014 11:37:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shield your eyes! Read no further! The Washingtonian magazine has revealed some really ugly behind the scenes turmoil and backstabbings that accompained the departure of David Gregory from Meet The Press last summer. The revelations could be too much of a shock for some of you to endure. If the shock doesn't terminate you, suffocation from uncontrollable laughing at NBC's absurd antics could finish you off. If you dare to read on, you will find out that Chuck Todd was hardly a modest shrinking violet when it came to replacing David Gregory. In fact, he had been clawing for that...
  • Time Running Out for David Gregory on Meet the Press

    07/23/2014 2:05:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 23 2014 | Don Irvine
    The New York Posts Page Six reports today that David Gregory could be replaced as moderator of Meet the Press shortly after the November election. Rumors have been swirling for months about Gregorys future at Meet the Press, as the ratings have sunk by 45 percent since he took over from the late Tim Russert in 2008. Gregory has turned Russerts decade-long run at number one into a perennial third-place finish among Sunday morning talk shows. The Post reported that while NBC News President Deborah Turness is publicly supportive of Gregory, she is seriously concerned about the ratings problems. The...
  • NBC's Cognitive Dissonant Hack Syndrome

    04/23/2014 4:38:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | April 23, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    I've always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree. According to The Washington Post this week, NBC News hired a "psychological consultant" to examine why flailing "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory has been bombing in the ratings. The overpriced shrinks (NBC prefers the euphemism "brand consultants") came from the New York-based brand fixer-upper Elastic Strategy. They interviewed Gregory's wife. They interrogated his friends. They crunched their numbers. They compiled their reports. And after all that, the "experts"...
  • HILLYER: Scooter Libby, on the record

    11/18/2010 8:15:52 PM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 11-17-10 | Quin Hillyer
    *snip* Memory can be unreliable, and misstatements can happen despite pure intentions. It's only fair game to point this out. So say Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA case manager and Vanity Fair cover girl, and her husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, former ambassador to Gabon and extravagant self-promoter. Too bad the Wilsons, a power-mad federal prosecutor, an officious federal judge, a confused jury and a badly misled president wouldn't apply those same common-sense considerations to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, wrongly convicted of perjury in the case stemming from State Department official Richard Armitage's public identification of Mrs. Wilson as a...
  • Luke Russert - MSNBC journalist, takes on Charlie Rangel (Video)

    07/23/2010 6:07:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 79 replies · 6+ views
    CONGRESSMAN RANGEL: What are you talking about? You're just trying to make copy? What job? The one I got? RUSSERT: Yeah. I mean, these are really serious violations. CONGRESSMAN RANGEL: I mean, how do you think I got my job? I was elected. How do you think I lose it? RUSSERT: Well, there's two ways. You could lose it if your colleagues voted you out of here because of ethics violations or if your constituents do not find you upstanding. CONGRESSMAN RANGEL: What station are you with? Well, you're young; I guess you do need to make a name for...
  • When Tim Russert mocked Bill Clinton -- in song

    10/24/2009 12:59:16 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 883+ views
    Salon ^ | Friday October 23, 2009 | Joan Walsh
    After a week of traveling, I finally finished "The Clinton Tapes," Taylor Branch's book of interviews with Bill Clinton. So better late than never, I hope, I'm going to wrap up my experiment with the blog-review. Tell me if it worked in comments, below. I had a nagging question about whether I should write about the book again, though, and it wasn't laziness; it's that most everything I found remarkable in the second half of the book closely matched my first two blog posts. But that's a story in itself. "The Clinton Tapes" makes clear that from start to finish,...
  • Reid On The Rocks

    09/11/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 3,563+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 11, 2009
    Politics: The senator who called the president a liar and never apologized may have worn out his welcome in his home state. Harry Reid may be riding the liberal agenda into political oblivion.In 2004, Republicans defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle largely on the theme that he neglected his home state in favor of national party interests. The GOP is hoping that in 2010 lightning will strike a second time, and Nevada polls indicate it may be more than wishful thinking. In 1998, Reid beat John Ensign by a hair-thin 428 votes. Ensign would go on to win Nevada's other...
  • Bush and the Libby Pardon

    01/15/2009 7:10:03 AM PST · by meandog · 25 replies · 976+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1.15.09 | Daniel Henninger
    As the curtain closes on the presidency of George W. Bush, the one loose end dangling is the pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. In 2007 Mr. Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. Let us be clear about the Bush legacy. After September 11, not a year into Mr. Bush's term, his became a war presidency. George Bush's place in history will turn on what becomes of Iraq and al Qaeda. If Iraq fails, history will mark down the Bush presidency. If by fits and starts Iraq grows into the...
  • NBC's Luke Russert says he made 'dumb statement' (suggesting that smart people supported Obama)

    09/25/2008 3:33:26 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 60 replies · 2,137+ views
    AP via ^ | 9/24/08 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK NBC News reporter Luke Russert said he made a "dumb" misstatement on the "Today" show Wednesday when he suggested that smart people supported Barack Obama for president.</p> <p>Almost immediately, Russert took a hazing in the Web world. Wrote Tim Graham of the conservative Media Research Center on the NewsBusters blog: "Out of the mouths of young, untrained reporters come the unspoken beliefs of the liberal media."</p>
  • An American in Washington

    06/24/2008 5:15:27 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 1 replies · 170+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 24, 2008 | Jeffrey Lord
    Tim Russert was an American. I'm not using the term in its patriotic sense, although he certainly was not just a patriot but an unabashed one at that. No, Tim Russert was an American in that very particular fashion that makes Americans the most distinctive breed of humans on the planet. He was an American in precisely the cultural sense that causes European elites -- and all too frequently our own -- to grind their teeth and look down their noses with such haughty disdain at the one population on earth composed of the entire world's rejects, refugees and descendants...
  • Williams In For Russert (to fill in for Tim Russert)

    06/19/2008 4:32:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 129+ views ^ | June 19, 2008 | Don Kaplan
    NBC anchor Brian Williams will be the first to fill in for Tim Russert as the host for "Meet the Press" this Sunday, the network said today. Russert died suddenly last week of cardiac arrest. After Williams, several different NBC news personalities are expected to rotate as the host of the Sunday morning interview show until a permanent replacement is named - sometime later this year or early next.
  • Archbishop Niederauer praises Tim Russerts devotion to faith, family [Open]

    06/18/2008 1:38:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies · 180+ views
    CNA ^ | June 18, 2008
    Tim Russert / Archbishop George Niederauer Washington DC, Jun 18, 2008 / 04:11 am (CNA).- Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Communications Committee, the late Tim Russert on Tuesday for his devotion to his Catholic faith, family, work as a journalist and his work with Catholic charities."Russert was valued by Americans for his tremendous command of the political and electoral process and his commitment to discovering each aspect of the story that contributed to people having a better awareness of the issues of public life and candidates for political office," Archbishop Niederauer said....
  • Not Sure Why Everyone is Shocked--Shocked!--by the Overboard Coverage of Saint Tim Russert

    06/17/2008 4:51:23 AM PDT · by CWWren · 50 replies · 83+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.Com ^ | 06/16/2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    I'm not sure why everyone is so surprised that the media elevates one of their own--who did an okay job, but nothing heroic--to hero status. The minute I heard, on Friday, that "Meet The Press" host Tim Russert died, I knew that we would be in for non-stop, around-the-clock, overboard coverage.
  • Why Tim Russert Was Never Invited to the Big Party

    06/16/2008 8:58:19 AM PDT · by abran770 · 26 replies · 156+ views
    Human Events ^ | 06/16/2008 | Mark Skousen
    If the truth be told (and Im about to tell you the truth based on an encounter I had last year), the late great Tim Russert scared the established politicos to death. Amidst the accolades coming from the Republican and Democratic leaders following his heart attack on Friday, the fact is that Russert was the toughest interrogator in the media. He was a modern-day Howard Cosell (without the bravado), and for the top brass, he was too intimidating. Ever wonder why Russert was never asked to be the moderator of the presidential debates? I wondered the same question, and luckily,...
  • What's Wrong With Journalism? Russert Tribute Overblown, Journalists Think They're Celebrities

    06/15/2008 1:07:12 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 32 replies · 117+ views ^ | June 15, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Commentary Editor's Note: During the next week, will do a series of columns on the state of journalism in America today. We will look into the failures of the dominant media and the lack of adherence to journalistic integrity on the Internet. The profession of journalism truly lost one of its most distinguished representatives with the sudden death of Tim Russert. The host of NBC's Meet The Press had developed into one of the best interviewers in the dominant media and the profession cannot afford to lose such individuals who ply their trade with dignity and pride. However, the...
  • Someone tell NBC / MSNBC to stop !!!!!

    06/14/2008 5:20:11 AM PDT · by Gillmeister · 94 replies · 205+ views
    6/14/08 | Gillmeister
    TV will be turned to a different channel this weekend.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (at The Vatican & in Paris): 6-13-08

    06/13/2008 5:45:42 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 128 replies · 384+ views
    President & Mrs. Bush met today with Pope Benedict XVI at The Vatican. The pope treated the president to a rare tour of the Vatican Gardens, a spot where popes pray privately and only special guests are allowed to stroll. First Lady Laura Bush toured the Mattei Palace in Rome and met there with students in the American Study Center. The first couple then boarded Air Force One and traveled to Paris, France. During the flight, Mrs. Bush participated in a rare press gaggle with reporters on the plane. Hey everybody, how are you all? Good to see you. (Transcript)...
  • Russert dies of heart attack according to Drudge

    06/13/2008 12:30:14 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 782 replies · 9,557+ views
  • Russert, Stephanopoulos + others, What Did Their Bosses Have In Mind? Not Good Journalism!

    06/08/2008 11:20:37 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 83+ views ^ | June 8, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Commentary OK. I'll acknowledge this. Tim Russert, the host of NBC's Meet the Press, has developed into a good journalist. But just a few years ago, it would be easy to say Russert's roots were showing and I'm not talking about hair color. You see, before suddenly becoming a journalist, Tim Russert worked as a political hack for the Democratic Party. Russert was a former counselor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and New York Governor Mario Cuomo after that, before being hired by NBC in 1984. It's clear to anyone who watches Russert today he has come a long way....
  • MSNBC's Russert: "We Now Know Who the Nominee Will Be" (YouTube video, via Drudge)

    05/06/2008 11:03:14 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 72 replies · 762+ views
    MSNBC (via YouTube) ^ | 05/06/2008 | Tim Russert
    Video here.
  • 'Today' Pans Hil's Obama-for-VP Ploy: Ignorant, Arrogant, Illogical, Condescending

    03/10/2008 4:59:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1,836+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Hillary Clinton's latest gambit--floating Obama as her VP--had been a play rather than a ploy, and the Today crew the theater critics, they would have left at intermission to begin penning a blistering pan. Interviewing Tim Russert, Matt Lauer kicked off the kicking around of Hillary's idea. MATT LAUER: Let's talk about this idea. Is it being floated seriously? Is this light-hearted, and who's behind it? TIM RUSSERT: Well the Clintons are behind it, and New York Daily News columnist Michael Goodwin said today that he talked to a Clintonista who said it's an attempt to belittle Barack Obama,...
  • 'She's Wanted This Opportunity All Her Life'

    02/20/2008 5:38:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 62+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tim Russert: "Will you run in 2008?" Hillary Clinton: "I have no plans to run for president"--NBC's "Meet the Press," 9/15/02 Really? According to a prominent supporter and Arkansan who's known her a long time, Hillary's apparently always had her sights set on the Oval Office. Retired General Wesley Clark, a member of Team Hillary, appeared on today's Morning Joe and had this exchange with host Joe Scarborough. View video here.
  • Sit, Roll Over, Speak

    02/01/2008 7:26:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 42+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tim Russert isn't practicing his Christmas tree-ornament hanging technique. The Meet the Press host is demonstrating how John McCain is dangling the VP slot to Mike Huckabee. And Huck seems as transfixed as a hound before a bone, judging by the way he's staying in the race against all odds and spending his time taking shots at Mitt Romney. Russert was a guest during the 7 AM half-hour of Morning Joe. View video here.
  • Caption this John Edwards house party, with Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Tim Russert (barf alert)

    01/16/2008 9:25:08 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 68 replies · 93+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 01/09/08 | headshotphoto
    "Bedford, NH, January 7, 2008: John and Elizabeth Edwards attended a house party at the home of Peter and Joanne Smith, in Bedford, NH. They were joined by actors Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and James Denton. Also joining them at the house party were Hilda, Grigort and Bedig Sarkisyan, the family of Nataline Sarkisyan, the 17 year old who died as a result of being denied a liver transplant by Cigma, a health insurance company. John Edwards answered questions from voters and media."
  • Wow! Straight Talk From Lauer on Surge, Media Double-Standard

    01/16/2008 5:09:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 95+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You don't suppose NewsBusters has become Matt Lauer's guilty pleasure; one having a salubrious effect on his thinking? The Today co-anchor this morning suggested an MSM double-standard on the Dem and GOP races and acknowledged the success of the surge. Matt's guest on Today was Tim Russert, impressively fresh after red-eyeing to NYC after moderating last night's Nevada debate. Lauer, after playing clips of the candidates' take on Iraq, suggested that the war is no longer the winning issue the Dems once thought it was. MATT LAUER: How much of a tightrope are they walking with the apparent success of...
  • 'Meet the Press' transcript for Jan. 13, 2008 (Guest Hillary Clinton - Lies, Lies, Lies...)

    01/13/2008 4:16:37 PM PST · by jdm · 38 replies · 717+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan. 13, 2008 | Transcriptionist
    ~excerpt~ MR. RUSSERT: You say you've been deeply involved in the eight years of the Clinton administration. One of the powers given to a president is the power of pardon. At the end of the president's second term, he granted 140 pardons, including one to Marc Rich, someone who had been convicted of tax evasion, fraud and making illegal oil deals with Iran. Were you involved in that pardon? SEN. CLINTON: No. I didn't know anything about that. MR. RUSSERT: No one talked to you whatsoever? SEN. CLINTON: No. No. Unh-unh. MR. RUSSERT: His ex-wife gave $109,000 to your campaign....
  • Hillary Boycotted Meet the Press

    01/06/2008 9:38:30 PM PST · by jdm · 77 replies · 261+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 06, 2008 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton, infamous for her refusal to face tough media interviewers, is boycotting the news program hosted by the toughest questioner of all: NBC's Tim Russert. In a panel discussion with political consultant Mike Murphy during Sunday's "Meet The Press," Russert revealed that Clinton is ducking an appearance on his show. Said Russert: "Last week we had Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee on 'Meet the Press.' This week we had John McCain. We invited Senator Clinton, she declined our invitation. Doing very few media interviews. I am told she might be doing 'Access Hollywood' on Monday." Murphy commented: "Yeah, I...
  • Hillary Will Be at the Laff Shack All Week

    01/03/2008 8:41:45 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 179+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If things don't work out for Hillary with this presidential thing, she can always do stand-up comedy out in LA. Or not. If you didn't catch her side-splitter on last night's Letterman, you can view it here, as rebroadcast on MSNBC this morning. For those taking nitrates who might not want to risk a sudden drop in blood pressure by watching the clip, here's the text of Hillary's rib tickler: Dave has been off the air for eight long weeks because of the writers' strike. Tonight he's back. Oh well. All good things come to an end. Hillary, stop. You're...
  • Meet the Press and the Expectations for Ron Paul

    12/23/2007 4:29:58 PM PST · by jrooney · 219 replies · 1,355+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | Dec 23, 2007 | Jim Roberts
    Paul looked miserable at times and sounded worse. This was not a good appearance for Dr. Paul, the NBC appearance was not kind. Paul was forced to say that he would vote against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 if it were brought up for a vote again today. It was pointed out that he deemed Ronald Reagan "a dramatic failure." And his answer on the Civil War was mind blowing. He said that Abraham Lincoln made a mistake by going to war to free the slaves and his plan would have been to "buy the slaves and free them."
  • Damned-if-You-Do: Lauer Says Mideast Peace Conference Could Make Things Worse

    11/27/2007 9:24:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 35+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about damned-if-you-do . . . On this morning's Today show, Matt Lauer discussed with Tim Russert the Middle East peace conference that began today. After years of MSM criticism of President Bush for not getting more involved in the Israeli-Palestinian situation, how does Lauer react when the president undertakes an historic initiative bringing together leaders of all the area's countries for the first time? You guessed it. View video here.
  • Thompson's Uneven Performance

    11/06/2007 12:20:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 183+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 4, 2007 | " Richelieu"
    Fred Thompson took his acid bath this morning on Meet the Press. Measured by the traditional standards of Sunday morning political theater, it was an uneven performance. Fred did well on international affairs and "stumbled" on domestic policy. His answer on abortion in particular will come as an uncomfortable revelation to some of his more conservative supporters. I have a team of Jesuits attempting to unravel the yarn-balled logic of Fred's rambling answer, but it appears to boil down to this: "I'm 100 percent pro-life and have voted 100 percent pro-life. I hope one day Roe will be overturned and...
  • Fred survives 'Meet'

    11/04/2007 6:00:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 104+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 04, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    Those expecting to see a train wreck this morning when Fred Thompson appeared on "Meet the Press" must have come away disappointed. Though Tim Russert was his usual aggressive self, Thompson held his own and committed no gaffes of the sort that have plagued his campaign for the past two months. Yet that Thompson's performance on "Meet" much like his debate debut last month was one in which merely getting through without making any major errors is seen as tantamount to success says much about the diminished expectations for the candidate once seen as the cure to GOP...
  • Fred Thompson visits NBC's "Meet the Press," which nears its 60th anniversary (Tomorrow Morning!)

    11/03/2007 9:46:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 186+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2007 | Hal Boedeker
    A look at the Sunday morning chat circuit ... Former Sen. Fred Thompson visits NBC's "Meet the Press." Of special note, the program is reaching its 60th anniversary. It debuted on Nov. 20, 1947, and is the world's longest-running TV program. It airs at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. Former President George H.W. Bush will talk to "Fox News Sunday." It airs at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Sen Joseph Biden will take questions on CBS' "Face the Nation." It airs at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Another guest will be Mark Penn, who is a strategist for Sen. Hillary...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-02-03 (Pied Piper Pitt Panders To Hillary By Slamming Tim Russert)

    11/02/2007 6:09:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies · 96+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 2, 2007 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    (Don't even THINK of reading this DUFU edition before VOTING by clicking HERE. It only takes a couple of seconds to vote in this 2007 Weblog Awards Contest and you can vote once per day until Thursday. If you only see an orange color in the circle after clicking it, then click again. You will know that your vote has registered when you see the vote totals results come up.) As we saw a little over a month ago when William Rivers Pitt performed a DUmmie GRANDSTAND, the Magic Man is continuing to pander to Hillary as you can...
  • 2008 and counting: Thompson faces big Sunday talk show test (Meet the Press)

    11/01/2007 5:42:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 88+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 02, 2007 | Hill Staff
    Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) will undergo a presidential campaign rite of passage fraught with both peril and potential positives when he appears this Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press. Thompson has appeared on Tim Russerts famed Sunday morning news show nine times, his campaign said, but this will be his first time as a candidate. Karen Hanretty, a spokeswoman for Thompson, said the ex-senator is grateful for the chance to expand on some issues that warrant more time than debate formats allow for. Fred Thompson is a thoughtful candidate who has said many times that debates and 30-second sound...
  • Hillary Supporter On Conference Call: Tim Russert 'Should Be Shot'

    11/01/2007 5:16:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 78 replies · 12,826+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/01/2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Hillary Clinton Another highlight from that conference call with Hillary strategist Mark Penn: One caller from Oklahoma City said that "the questions ... were designed to incite a brawl," and that Russert's and Brian William's moderating was "an abdication of journalistic responsibility." Another said Russert "should be shot," before quickly adding that she shouldn't say that on a conference call. Penn and Mantz said they were hearing a lot of the same sentiment from other supporters, but they do not plan to engage the media or the debate's moderators...
  • Hillary Unhappy with Russert

    11/01/2007 4:16:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 119 replies · 274+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 1, 2007 | Newsmax staff
    Hillary Clinton’s top advisers charge that the presidential candidate was unfairly targeted by moderator Tim Russert during Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Philadelphia. Russert asked Clinton a number of tough questions during the MSNBC-sponsored debate, including one on Social Security and another on the release of documents from the Bill Clinton administration, as she sought to fend off attacks from her Democratic rivals. Mark Penn, Clinton’s senior strategist, said: “Russert made it appear that President Clinton had done something new or unusual” in regard to the release of documents. “I think there will be further clarification.” Penn and Jonathan Mantz,...
  • World's Shortest Honeymoon for Thompson at 'Today'

    09/06/2007 4:47:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 95 replies · 3,129+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Honeymoon? Forget about it. The morning after his announcement, "Today" wasted no time in going after Fred Thompson. Like a Las Vegas bride with a bad hangover, Meredith Vieira seemed particularly grumpy. At 7:05 a.m. EDT, the "Today" co-anchor interviewed Tim Russert. MEREDITH VIEIRA: The other candidates are out debating last night, and he's on Leno, he's yukking it up announcing that he's running for president as if it is a punch line. Was that a smart thing for him to do? By her acerbic tone, Vieira left no doubt that, in her mind, it wasn't. Russert suggested that Thompson...
  • Brian Williams/Tim Russert Breathlessly Report that John Warner Wants to Bring the Troops Home

    08/23/2007 4:16:02 PM PDT · by Jolly Green · 30 replies · 837+ views
    self | 08/23/07 | Jolly Green
    Brian Williams and Tim Russert made it sound like John Warner, "one of the president's strongest allies on the War in Iraq", has now changed his stance and wants to bring the troops home. John Warner sold the president up the river long ago. For the NBC talking heads to claim this is a new, dramatic shift, is an outragous lie and they need to be called on it. I don't believe I have every witnessed a more blatant collection of lies.
  • Meet the Press Demonstrates How Terrible an Unbalanced Panel Can Be

    06/24/2007 2:05:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies · 1,983+ views ^ | June 24, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Meet the Press Demonstrates How Terrible an Unbalanced Panel Can Be Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 24, 2007 - 14:58. On June 3, NBCs Meet the Press marvelously demonstrated how wonderful a panel discussion can be when there are an equal number of liberal and conservative pundits present as reported by NewsBusters here.Three weeks later, host Tim Russert stocked his panel exclusively with liberals: David Broder of The Washington Post, John Harwood of The Wall Street Journal and CNBC, Gwen Ifill of PBS Washington Week, and syndicated columnist Roger Simon. As a result of there not being one conservative...
  • Russert Doesn't Connect Dots Between McCain Poll Collapse, Immigration Stance

    06/14/2007 5:31:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 1,084+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A quick hit this morning, as I'm on the road . . . Question for our readers, astute observers of the political scene that they are. You read the news this morning, and see a report on the latest presidential poll. John McCain has lost over 1/3rd of his support. What's the first thing that pops into your mind? OK, the headline here is a hint, but isn't it obvious that McCain's pro-amnesty stance has hurt him badly among Republican voters? Well, apparently not so obvious to Tim Russert. Here's how it went on this morning's "Today." NBC WASHINGTON BUREAU...