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  • Joe Klein, Author Of ‘Primary Colors’: I Was A Bill Clinton Enabler

    11/21/2017 1:54:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | November 21, 2017
    The journalist Joe Klein, a leading Bill Clinton chronicler in the 1990s, said Tuesday that he was an “enabler” for defending the then-president. Klein said in an interview with the NPR show On Point that he didn’t think Democrats today would stand by Clinton the way they did in the 1990s as the cultural landscape has shifted on sexual misconduct. “I must confess to having been a Clinton enabler during that time,” Klein told guest host Jane Clayson. “In that I defended him, and we all knew that he was a cad. There's no question about that. But it was...
  • Scarborough: I'm Not Voting for Trump!

    02/18/2016 6:02:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's on Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough flatly stated that people that know him, as in his family, know whom he's voting for, and "it's not Donald Trump!" That's newsworthy because Scarborough has been accused by many, as here, here and here, of being in the tank for Trump. Clashing with Time's Joe Klein, Scarborough said that, while not supporting Trump, he and Mika Brzezinski have simply been making the case that for months, the media have been "dead wrong" about Trump in constantly predicting his imminent demise. Klein, meanwhile, paid a very backhanded compliment to Trump. According to Klein,...
  • Joe Klein Clears Hillary on Benghazi: CIA 'Should Be Able to Protect Themselves'

    10/20/2015 6:02:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This could be the worst whitewashing since Tom Sawyer suckered people into helping him with that fence . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Klein cleared Hillary of responsibility for American deaths in Benghazi, and blamed the CIA. According to Klein, "this really was a CIA station there, not so much a consulate, and those guys should be able to protect themselves in most circumstances." Klein doesn't think Hillary should even be called to testify: "this is something that does not rise to the level of the Secretary of State." He suggested instead that David Petraeus be hauled before...
  • Gov. Palin: Serious Problem With The Media’s Herd Mentality

    Governor Palin addresses the corruption of the media's herd mentality:  Sarah Palin  PoliticianFriends, this is a very important post I respectfully ask you to read through. Forgive its length. May it help you nail the coffin that's given shelter to a corrupt press that would stop at nothing in their fight against right.Reports today claimed Tom Brokaw was calling on his former network to fire Brian Williams for lying for years about being hit by enemy fire in Iraq. Brokaw apparently denies the reports. (Personally, I hope Williams keeps his job as the face of network news to remind America how...
  • George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws

    07/22/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Time's Joe Klein on Sunday found out what it's like to actually have to debate conservatives rather than the liberal media members he normally appears with on political talk shows. When he uttered the typical left-wing line on ABC's This Week about the need for more gun control in the wake of Friday's movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Klein got a much-needed education from George Will and the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin (video follows with transcript and commentary): George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws GEORGE WILL: The killer in Aurora, Colorado, was...
  • Common Sense at the 92nd Street Y?

    04/29/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Joe Klein, by the way, Joe Klein, TIME Magazine, big, big Drive-By Media emeritus lib.  He says that CNN's gone in the toilet and MSNBC's got a criminal on there, Al Sharpton, and he's turned to Fox.  This is at the 92nd Street Y.  Jeff Greenfield speaking with Joe Klein, this is Sunday night, New York City. KLEIN:  I turn on CNN at six o'clock at night because that's something I kind of do in preparation for the 6:30 network news to see what Wolf is being really hyperbolic about, and he's talking about the plane!  It...
  • TIME’s Joe Klein: It Is ‘Anti-American’ And Paranoid to Think the Government Might Oppress You

    04/09/2013 3:56:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Blaze ^ | April 7, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    TIME Magazine's Joe Klein appeared on Chris Matthews' weekend show Sunday, where he asserted that it is "crap" and "anti-American" to think the government might become oppressive. "...What do they need all those bullets for? I guess they just don't feel very strong," he began, laughing as he argued that we have become a "lot more wimpy" as a country because "these gun advocates at the NRA want these semi-automatic weapons." When Matthews asked how the "cowboy culture" factors in, Klein responded: Well, I think that that's at the root of it, but there's something else that's going on now...
  • Klein Gobbles Obama's Benghazi Talking Points 'Like Thanksgiving Turkey'

    11/26/2012 6:17:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At the end of Joe Klein's stupefying defense of Susan Rice and the Obama admin's misinformation campaign on the Benghazi outrage on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough asked Time's Klein whether President Obama had invited him to play golf, "because you are just gobbling up the talking points like Thanksgiving turkey." H/t NB reader Carmel. Here were some of Klein's astounding assertions: There are no unanswered questions about Benghazi. Ambassador Stevens had all the security he wanted. Rice's talking points were "absolutely accurate"--it was a spontaneous demonstration by extremists. Al qaeda was not involved in the attack. Not clear that...
  • Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Really Isn't An Issue'

    10/21/2012 4:39:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 21, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The Obama-loving media were out in force Sunday downplaying the significance of the White House's ever-changing position on the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi last month. After New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper called the death of four Americans "peripheral to what's going on right now" on Meet the Press, Time magazine's Joe Klein told Face the Nation viewers this matter "has been like the October mirage - it really isn't an issue" (video follows with transcript and commentary):Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Attack Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Really Isn't An Issue' JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE:...
  • "Bigoted" To Call Obama Unintelligent or Lazy

    10/08/2012 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Joe Klein: "Bigoted" If You Don't Think Obama's Intelligent - The Chris Matthews ShowOn Chris Matthews' weekend talk show, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell and Time Magazine's Joe Klein teamed up to insulate President Obama from attack, insinuating that questioning the President's intelligence and work ethic in the wake of a lackluster debate performance is racist. First up, Andrea Mitchell recounted an exchange she had with Romney campaign co-chair John Sununu in which Sununu said Obama "revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is, and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are."...
  • MSNBC Host: Who’s More Dangerous, The Supreme Leader of Tehran or Netanyahu? (Video)

    09/12/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/12/2012 | Jim Hoft
    He sort of sounds like Barack Obama... MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mike Barnicle asked Joe Klein this morning if Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is more dangerous. Unreal. The Washington Free Beacon reported: [VIDEO]
  • Joe Klein: Obama Should Start Playing The Race Card (video)

    09/02/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Helene Cooper: "Four years of covering Barack Obama, he does not play the race card. Not in a negative way. He does not do that." Joe Klein, TIME: "He hates it. He hates it. He probably should, though. He probably should address it because the bitterness out there is really becoming marked.
  • Time magazine's Joe Klein on GOP field: 'This is Jonestown'

    02/25/2012 10:37:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Time magazine’s Joe Klein is known for lobbing some bombs at right-wingers. In 2010, he accused former Fox News host Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of being close to “sedition.” Nearly two years later, Klein still has some tough words for conservatives. On this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” Klein likened what he saw during recent GOP presidential debates to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, an event in which more than 900 people died after they were given a deadly concoction of “purple drink mixed with cyanide, sedatives and tranquilizers.” “I got to say, this is Jonestown. These...
  • Sheldon Adelson: All Israel, All the Time

    02/21/2012 5:05:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Swampland at Time ^ | 2-21-12 | Joe Klein
    I recently made a private vow not to use the term “Israel Firster” again, for two reasons: it’s derogatory (and it was, initially, my vituperative response to being called “anti-Israel” by assorted neoconservative blowhards) and it’s inaccurate–most of those who are, I believe, unduly aggressive about Israel’s national security believe that the national security of Israel and the U.S. are identical. But how does one describe Sheldon Adelson, who says–tongue slightly in cheek, it seems–that he could spend $100 million to support Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign…and who also is known to have only one public policy issue on his agenda:...
  • Joe Klein: Iran Just Wants Nukes 'To Deter Israel'

    12/30/2011 7:14:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Klein waited till the very end of 2011, but has managed to make a strong bid for Most Asinine Assertion of the Year. Appearing on Morning Joe today, Klein claimed that Iran's interest in getting nukes would "just be to deter Israel" and Pakistan. Certainly when it comes to Israel, this has to be among the most hideous instances of blaming the victim in recent memory. View the video here.
  • Time's Joe Klein: Obama Has Better Relationship With Military Than Bush Did (Ultra-barf alert)

    05/30/2011 1:41:52 PM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 29, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Time magazine's Joe Klein this weekend claimed President Obama has a better relationship with the military than George W. Bush did when he was Commander-in-Chief. Such hypocritically was said on "The Chris Matthews Show" just moments before Klein noted that the military were "very much opposed" to attacking Libya (video follows with partial transcript and commentary): JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE: The other thing is there’s still tension between [President Obama] and Petraeus about what exactly, how exactly to close out Afghanistan. I'd say the relationship is pretty good, very, better than it was with Bush because the military hated the...
  • What Bibi Gains by Misrepresenting Obama's Mideast Policy [Joe Klein guns for a Nina Burleigh award]

    05/26/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 62 replies
    TIME ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Joe Klein
    Of all the petty annoyances, misdemeanors and felonies of public life, there is none that Barack Obama detests more than to have his words twisted or oversimplified. It is a big part of his frustration with the media; it is a bigger part of his disdain for the talk-show wing of the Republican Party. And so it wasnt hard to imagine smoke jetting from the Presidents ears as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, willfully misinterpreted Obamas statement about the need to renegotiate Israels borders — in Obamas presence, in the Oval Office on May 20. The President had...
  • Time Mag Editor: Koran Is ‘Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’

    04/05/2011 8:06:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 5, 2011 | Warner Todd Huston
    In another example of a sort-of cultural suicide where western media types assume that all Muslims are blameless – while all Americans are at fault in this clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West – we have a recent episode of MSNBC’s Hardball with one-time Democratic operative Chuck Todd standing-in for host Chris Matthews. Todd was discussing the riots in Afghanistan sparked by Islamist ire over the burning of a Koran by a Florida pastor. During the interview Todd and a guest stated that the Christian Bible was just a book written by men while the Koran was the...
  • Time Magazine's Joe Klein: Qur'an-burning an "act as murderous as any suicide bomber's"

    04/05/2011 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/5/11 | Robert
    Jones, of course, killed no one. Suicide bombers kill as many people as they can for Allah. But Joe Klein is by no means alone in assuming that Muslims cannot control themselves and respond to insult with anything but threats and murder, and thus cannot be held responsible for their own actions. He thus reveals again the multicultural Left's bigotry and ethnocentrism. "Joe Klein Reserves Spot in Hell for Koran-burning Pastor Who's As 'Murderous' As 'Suicide Bombers,'" by Ken Shepherd for NewsBusters, April 4 (thanks to James): Burning a copy of the Koran is morally equivalent to flying a plane...
  • Howie The Hawk: 'You Can't Stay Out Of These Things'

    03/23/2011 6:31:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call him Howie "The Hawk" Dean . . . Last evening we detailed Cenk Uygur's hypocrisy in supporting military action in Libya. This morning brings news of another liberal nouveau-hawk: Howard Dean. The man came up a scream short of winning the 2004 Dem presidential nomination based on his opposition to the war in Iraq has gone suddenly macho. On Morning Joe, Dean told Joe Klein (who is surprisingly skeptical about President Obama's Libya policy): "I don't think you stay out of these things. You can't if you're the most powerful country in the world . . . You have...