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Lindsay Lohan Defends President Trump on Twitter: ‘Stop Bullying Him!’

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Seth Kelley reports: Lindsay Lohan defended President Donald Trump and his family in two tweets sent on Monday.

Lohan first responded to a screenshot of a Breitbart article about British baby Charlie Gard, who suffers from a currently incurable disease. His story has made global headlines and received Trump’s support after the parents raised money for the baby to undergo experimental treatment, despite the European Court of Human Rights’s ruling that the hospital can take him off life support.

“THIS IS our president,” Lohan wrote. “Stop #bullying him & start trusting him. Thank you personally for supporting #THEUSA” Read the rest of this entry »

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[VIDEO] Evelyn Farkas Says Obama Was Spying on Trump

“It’s not everyday you see someone admit on TV they have committed a felony & have given classified info to media”

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Evelyn Farkas was once considered the most senior policy officer for Russia within the Pentagon, and she is now apparently defending the leaks that have been coming out of the Trump White House.

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Farkas was one of the Obama administration’s go-to people on Russia.

“We have good intelligence on Russia… that’s why you have the leaking. People are worried.”

— Evelyn Farkas

Now an MSNBC analyst and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, Farkas has “advised three secretaries of defense on Russia policy,” according to a senior defense official quoted in Politico. She has served on the Council on Foreign Relations and the Senate Armed Services Committee, among others, and was executive director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism in 2008-2009.

In an appearance on MSNBC earlier this month, Farkas told Mika Brezinski about her role in the efforts to collect intelligence on Trump’s team, and their alleged ties with Russia, in the Obama adminstration’s final days.

“I was urging my former colleagues and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill… get as much information as you can,” Farkas said, adding that her big fear was “if [Trump staffers] found out how we knew what we knew about their … the Trump staff dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.”

At the end of the interview, Farkas said, “we have good intelligence on Russia… that’s why you have the leaking. People are worried.”

Farkas was responding to a report in The New York Times suggesting the “Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking.”

Farkas notably served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia under President Obama, and parted ways with the White House in 2015 after some five years amid the ongoing debate over how to respond to Russia’s role in the unfolding conflict in Ukraine. Farkas reportedly supported Ukraine’s request for weapons in the fight against Russian-backed rebels. The White House opted to send millions in “nonlethal” aid.

On May 6, 2014, Farkas told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Russia’s actions threatened to upend the international peace “that we and our allies have worked to build since the end of the Cold War.”

News of her resignation broke just over a year later, at the end of September 2015. It was on Sept. 28, 2015, that President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] SUPERCUTS: Morning Joe Hosts Are Easily Wowed 

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[VIDEO] Pajama-Wearing Morning Joe Panel Says Obama Didn’t Push Back Against Putin 

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Liberal Media Turns on Obama

The president, who was delivering his final 2016 news conference, implied the media’s “obsession” with Clinton’s leaked emails did more damage to the former secretary of state than the Russian cyber attacks against Democratic political networks.

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“This was an obsession that dominated the news coverage,” Obama said. “So I do think it is worth us reflecting how it is that a presidential election of such importance, of such moment, with so many big issues at stake and such a contrast between the candidates came to be dominated by a bunch of these leaks.”

[Read the full story here, at the freebeacon]

Obama also spent much of the press conference defending his foreign policy legacy. He spoke at length about the decaying situation in Syria, conceding that while he felt personally responsible for some of the bloodshed, he still believes he did all that he could. Read the rest of this entry »


‘It’s the Onion’ Morning Joe Mocks the New York Times Election Headlines

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[VIDEO] Both Choices Are Poison: Clinton Supporter Says They’d Prefer the Crook, Trump Supporter Says They Prefer the Idiot 

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[VIDEO] Howard Dean Doubles Down On Bizarre Trump Cocaine Accusation, Morning Joe Roasts Dean, Calls for Apology

 


[VIDEO] OH YES SHE DID: MSNBC Panelist L. Joy Williams Calls Ben Carson a ‘Safe Negro’

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Black, female, hispanic, and gay Republicans are often criticized harshly for abandoning the Democratic party, but the jabs against Dr. Ben Carson on MSNBC’s UP were particularly harsh.

[Read the full story here, at Red Alert Politics]

Political strategists L. Joy Williams and O’Brien Murray were discussing the massive appeal Carson has over the GOP primary electorate. According to Real Clear Politics, the neurosurgeon is in a statistical tie for first place nationally with Donald Trump.

Watch the clip below:

Murray credited his popularity with his speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast criticizing Obamacare.

“It was his attack of Obama, and frankly a black man attacking a black president, which is something people get away. Remember he stood in front of the president and he made his bona fides originally attacking the president face-to-face, at a prayer breakfast, mind you.”

— O’Brien Murray

Williams added that many white conservatives are afraid to criticize Obama because of the race issue, so they found a champion in Carson’s comments. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Joe Scarborough Silences Morning Joe Panel: ‘Name One Republican In Prominent Mainstream Media Position’

David Rutz reports: Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough assailed mainstream liberal media bias Monday, leading a lengthy discussion about the far-reaching influence of Democrats in television media and challenging his panel to name any Republicans who’d held such positions.

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“Somehow, if you’re George Stephanopoulos, it’s ok because you’re a Democrat. If you’re Tim Russert, it’s ok. All I am saying is, you cannot do it. Name the single Republican that has hosted a Sunday show, that has been an anchor of a news network for the big three networks over the past 50 years. You cannot do it.”

His fellow MSNBC panelists could offer only sporadic examples, one of whom was deceased.

Scarborough remarked legendary anchor Walter Cronkite and the late Meet the Press host Tim Russert were liberals, yet they were considered “objective.” No Republicans, he said, were ever allowed to hold such esteemed places in the mainstream press by left-leaning network heads.

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“Outside of Brit Hume, who has been a conservative in the mainstream media in the past 30 years who you’ve worked for? Outside of Brit Hume, who has held a powerful position at ABC, NBC or CBS News on the air?”

“When you say objective, we Republicans have been forced to define objective as people who were objective Democratic voters,” Scarborough said. “Outside of Brit Hume, who has been a conservative in the mainstream media in the past 30 years who you’ve worked for? Outside of Brit Hume, who has held a powerful position at ABC, NBC or CBS News on the air?”

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[Read the full text here, at Washington Free Beacon]

Halperin replied with John McWethy of ABC News, who died in 2008. Co-host Mika Brzezinski laughed that Halperin was “digging deep.” Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] National Review’s Jay Nordlinger Talks ‘Children of Monsters’ on Morning Joe

September 22, 2015: National Review senior editor Jay Nordlinger joins Hugh Hewitt 41fbu6kJhwL._SL250_and MSNBC‘s Morning Joe to talk about his new book “Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators“.

[Order Jay Nordlinger’s book “Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators” from Amazon.com]

What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator? A monster on the Stalin level? What’s it like to bear a name synonymous with oppression, terror, and evil?

Jay Nordlinger set out to answer that question, and does so in this book. He surveys 20 dictators in all. They are the worst of the worst: Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and so on. The book is not about them, really, though of course they figure in it. It’s about their children.

Some of them are absolute loyalists. They admire, revere, or worship their father. Some of them actually succeed their father as dictator—as in North Korea, Syria, and Haiti. Some of them have doubts. A couple of them become full-blown dissenters, even defectors. A few of the daughters have the experience of having their husband killed by their father. Most of these children are rocked by war, prison, exile, or other upheaval.

Obviously, the children have things in common. But they are also individuals, making of life what they can. The main thing they have in common is this: They have been dealt a very, very unusual hand. Read the rest of this entry »


Fox News Knocks Trump Over Megyn Kelly ‘Conspiracy Theories’

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…Kelly began a 10-day vacation after her Wednesday night broadcast. Fox says the vacation was planned well ahead of time. But some bloggers and commentators have circulated theories that Kelly was sidelined as a result of the Trump dispute.

“The conspiracy theories about Megyn Kelly‘s vacation rank up there with UFO’s, the moon landing and Elvis being alive. Megyn is on a pre-planned, annual summer vacation with her family, which is much deserved. To imply otherwise as Donald Trump and his campaign operatives have is not only wildly irresponsible, but downright bizarre.”

In an interview with Newsmax TV on Friday, Trump indicated that he was inclined to believe the theories.

“There probably was” a connection, he said. “But I wouldn’t know about it.”

He added that “people were very very surprised that all of a sudden she decided to go away for 10 or 11 or 12 days.”

Fox News responded with a sharply worded statement on Friday night.

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 “Perhaps Mr. Trump thinks it’s advantageous to his poll numbers to keep talking about Megyn, but that doesn’t change the fact that Roger Ailes has fully supported her and her tough journalistic questioning since day one and is thrilled with the added exposure from the debate, which resulted in even higher ratings of ‘The Kelly File’ this week.”

“The conspiracy theories about Megyn Kelly‘s vacation rank up there with UFO’s, the moon landing and Elvis being alive,” a network spokeswoman said. “Megyn is on a pre-planned, annual summer vacation with her family, which is much deserved. To imply otherwise as Donald Trump and his campaign operatives have is not only wildly irresponsible, but downright bizarre.”

The spokeswoman added, “Perhaps Mr. Trump thinks it’s advantageous to his poll numbers to keep talking about Megyn, but that doesn’t change the fact that Roger Ailes has fully supported her and her tough journalistic questioning since day one and is thrilled with the added exposure from the debate, which resulted in even higher ratings of ‘The Kelly File’ this week.”

[Read the full story here, at CNNMoney]

Kelly talked on Wednesday’s program about how she hasn’t had a real vacation for six months. She’ll be back on August 24.

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Speaking with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg on Friday, Trump said that Ailes “couldn’t have been nicer” when the two men spoke by phone on Monday.

Trump refuted a story published by CNNMoney earlier this week that said days of tension between his campaign and Fox News ended with a “very blunt” talk with Ailes. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] ‘Mark, Let Me Ask You, You Looked at That Video and You’re Good With it?’

Ed Morrissey writes:

…On Morning Joe yesterday, Halperin challenged Perry to more or less endorse Planned Parenthood’s government funding by forcing Perry to acknowledge that they provide at least some valuable services, which seems like a very weird form of damage control coming from a journalist. Shouldn’t reporters ask Planned Parenthood to defend themselves in this manner?

MARK HALPERIN: Governor, I’d like to ask you a couple of questions about Planned Parenthood. There’s a controversy swirling around that you’ve weighed in on. First, I’d like you to say, does Planned Parenthood do anything, provide any services that you think are valuable, and if so what are they, and second, why are you so troubled by this video?”

RICK PERRY: Well, Planned Parenthood does give some services which I would suggest are good for women’s health, but —

HALPERIN: Which ones, Governor? Can you be specific on that?

PERRY: Oh, I think some of the cancer screenings, some of those types of screening are obviously good for women’s health. But when you look at the overall picture of what they do, they are, they’re in a business that people of Texas have a conern about.

And Mark, let me ask you, You looked at that video and you’re good with it?

HALPERIN: I think the video raises a lot of questions and you and others have raised them.

PERRY: It does indeed. And I think you just answered the question for us. Thank you.

The “Nice!” heard at the end of the exchange came from an amused Mika Brzezinski. Joe Scarborough was less amused. He pressed Halperin to explain why taxpayer dollars are going toward the kind of organ harvesting discussed in the video by a Planned Parenthood executive, “since you brought this up”:

SCARBOROUGH: …the video, obviously troubling because you had a member of Planned Parenthood, I guess, talking about, what? Possible financial compensation for tissue donation from aborted fetuses and talking specifically about how they tear the fetuses apart so they can save this tissue for harvesting? It’s — you hate to say it this early in the morning, but taxpayers are paying for this type of service. Mark, talk about this really quickly, since you brought this up.

HALPERIN: Well, look, leave the politics aside for a second, there are obviously still a lot of ethical issues, medical ethical issues still around from discussions we’ve had back when President Bush was still in office on stem cell research and other things. But the comments made in this video are troubling to a lot of people, not just Republicans, and I don’t think for Governor Perry and for others it’s a partisan issue, really. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] OH YES HE DID: David Axelrod Caught Emailing Hillary Clinton at Personal Address He Knew Nothing About

It was so very, very considerate of concern troll David Axelrod to give Republicans some helpful advice on campaign priorities back in March:PANTSUIT-REPORT

The email trap: If the Rs make HRC email an obsessive fixation, to the exclusion of larger concerns of people, they will pay a price….

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[VIDEO] White House ‘Wasn’t Forthcoming’ on Gruber’s Obamacare Role: Mark Halperin: ‘They were right. The Republicans were right’

Emails show Jonathan Gruber, the economist who said Obamacare was written deceptively in order to pass the attention of stupid American voters, played a far wider role in the law’s instrumentation than the White House previously said.

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Longtime political journalist and pundit Mark Halperin says he owes his Republican sources “an apology” after apparently doubting their claims that MIT economist Jonathan Gruber played a major role in crafting ObamaCare.

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Halperin, Bloomberg Politics managing editor, addressed the controversy on MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe” on Monday, after a Wall Street Journal report first revealed emails showing Gruber playing a deeper role than previously thought.

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“I owe all my Republican sources an apology because they kept telling me he was hugely involved, and the White House played it down,” Halperin said. “They were right. The Republicans were right.”  Read the rest of this entry »


Without Riots, CNN Primetime Slips to Third Place Behind MSNBC

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John Nolte reports: Other than the political benefits for central planning-Democrats that come from civil unrest in America’s inner-cities, another reason CNN president Jeff Zucker has turned his cable news network into a relentless hate machine is simple greed — the power and money that comes from increased ratings.

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There is no questions that CNN’s dishonest but ongoing smear campaigns against Christiansconservatives and the police have stolen left-of-center viewers from MSNBC. The two left-wing networks share a very small piece of viewer pie, and when CNN is ginning up hate and civil unrest, CNN usually wins a larger piece of that pie than MSNBC.

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Alternately, when CNN cannot find something cynical to exploit, MSNBC picks up a bigger piece of that pie. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] OH YES SHE DID: Morning Joe’s Brzezinski Calls Marco Rubio ‘a Little Boy’


[VIDEO] THE PANTSUIT REPORT UPDATE: Hillary Supporters Starting to Squirm

Game Change and Double Down co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann held a focus group with loyal Clinton supporters in New Hampshire. The results? Like Janeane Garofalo in a nylon pantsuit, moist and squirmy.

Hot Air‘s Noah Rothman writes:

…On Wednesday, it was discovered that the substandard security protocols applied to Clinton’s personal email system were so poor that it was vulnerable to “spoofing.” Meaning that a foreign intelligence service could easily PANTSUIT-REPORThave hijacked her email system and impersonated Clinton in electronic communications with her aides or associates inside the American diplomatic community.

Clinton will one day have to answer for all these charges. When she does, she will have to explain in granular detail why she behaved as callously as she has. If the press doesn’t force her into it, a Republican on a debate stage in October of 2016 will. And while the Beltway looks at the polls and shrugs, Clinton’s grassroots supporters are apparently far more disturbed by her behavior and its implications.

Recently, Game Change and Double Down co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, in partnership with the polling firm Purple Strategies, traveled to New Hampshire where they held a focus group with loyal Clinton supporters. Read the rest of this entry »


Report: Military Brass Demand NBC Reporter Apologize for Calling Chris Kyle ‘Racist’

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This is the latest black eye for the Peacock Network, which has been in panic mode since its star anchor, Brian Williams, backtracked on his story that he had been shot at during his 2003 trip to Iraq

NBC is once again under fire from Iraq War veterans — this time for a correspondent’s claims that sniper Chris Kyle was “racist.”

“Mohyeldin’s statements were an inexcusable slap in the face to the widow of Chris Kyle and to all those in the armed forces who continue to serve our country in harm’s way.”

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 Mohyeldinaccording 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 subject of the blockbuster movie “American Sniper.”

Host Joe Scarborough was taken aback by his colleague’s comments, saying, “All right, when we come back, Ayman is going to kick around Santa Claus.” Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Say What? NBC Reporter: Chris Kyle Went on Racist ‘Killing Sprees’ in Iraq

“Chris Kyle was going on killing sprees?”

— Host Joe Scarborough

Brendan Bordelon writes: As American Sniper achieves enormous box-office success, NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin accused Navy sniper Chris Kyle of perpetrating racially-motivated “killing sprees” during his tours of duty in Iraq.

[More – American Sniper’ is the Most Widely Screened R-Rated Movie in History]

[Also see – Why the Left Hates American Sniper]

The Egyptian-American reporter told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday that if audiences “don’t know anything about Chris Kyle — don’t know if it was a true story — this is a great movie.”

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[Ayman Mohyeldin (Arabic: أيمن محيى الدين‎) is an Egyptian-American journalist based in Los Angeles for NBC News. He previously worked for Al Jazeera and CNN. You can send a message to compliment his fine reporting and insightful analysis @AymanM]

[More – Bill Maher Calls Real-Life American Sniper ‘Psychopathic Patriot’]

But, Mohyeldin argued, the heroic way Chris Kyle is portrayed in the film is “very far from reality.”

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“A lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing in Iraq,” he explained. “How he viewed Iraqis. Some of what people described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims as he was going on some these killing sprees in Iraq.”

[Also see – ‘Seeing ‘American Sniper‘ Made the State of the Union Speech Pretty Unbearable’]

[More – American Sniper Backlash Exposes ‘Bush Derangement’ Syndrome: Hasn’t Gone into Remission]

Host Joe Scarborough was stunned. “Chris Kyle was going on killing sprees?” he asked….(read more)

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[VIDEO] Who’s The Man? Former Obama Adviser: Gruber Was the Man on Obamacare

“I remember that when I was in the White House, he was certainly viewed as an important figure in helping put Obamacare together.”

At The Corner,  Brendan Bordelon writes: Former Obama adviser Steve Rattner lamented the White House’s response to the series of revealing comments made by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, saying their attempt to deny any association with the MIT professor is hard to take seriously.

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“The problem is not that Gruber helped them put Obamacare together, because he was the man. The problem is what he’s said in the last two weeks, and how the White House has handled it.”

Rattner led a White House auto-industry task force in 2009 — the same year that Gruber helped the administration craft what would eventually become Obamacare…(read more)

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Kurtz: Media Blackout Shields ObamaCare Architect Who Bet on Public Stupidity

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: I’ve been trying to figure out why the mainstream media has all but decided to ignore one of ObamaCare’s chief architects saying the administration played on the public’s stupidity in passing the law.

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After all, the press usually loves when hidden video surfaces, as it did this week with MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, and we get unvarnished comments showing what someone really and truly believes.

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And yet there hasn’t been a mention on the network evening newscasts. CNN’s Jake Tapper, to his credit, played the clip twice, asked two senators about it and wrote an online column on the subject, but that was about it for the network. Nothing in the Washington Post but for a couple of online items.

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(Update: The Washington Post finally got around to covering the controversy today, three days after it broke.) Not a word in the New York Times, which in 2012 ran a puffy profile of Gruber (“It is his research that convinced the Obama administration that health care reform could not work without requiring everyone to buy insurance”).

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This is utterly inexplicable, except as a matter of bias. No matter what you think of ObamaCare, on what planet is this not news? Maybe on that comet where the spaceship just landed.

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I tried to think of the possible excuses. Too busy covering other stories? Hey, nobody in America has Ebola anymore! The only real competition is a big winter storm and Eminem disgustingly dropping F-bombs at HBO’s Veterans Day concert.

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Was Gruber’s point about health care taxes and mandates too complicated? Then explain it. Besides, it isn’t that this argument never came up before; it’s that Gruber fesses up to the attempt at deception. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Disconnect: President Obama So Isolated That Democrat Senators Call MSNBC to Inquire About White House Plans

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appear to have a much better relationship with senior Democratic leaders than President Obama does.

“I actually had a senator–and it happens quite a few times where senators will call us saying, ‘what are you hearing over at the White House? What are they thinking on this bill?’  I’ll go, ‘are you kidding me?’”

“I’ve had those conversations…” Todd said…(read more)

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[VIDEO] Todd: Obama ‘On the Precipice of Doing Jimmy Carter-Like Damage’ to Dems

“It’s not just him. It’s actually impacting the entire party.”

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Chuck Todd, the newly minted moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” warned…

“We did some issue testing between you know, who handles which issues – Democrats, Republicans. We took out Obama. Republicans lead by 38 points on the issue of ensuring a strong defense.”

President Barack Obama’s foreign policy won’t just take a toll on his presidency in the polls, but will have an effect on the entire Democratic Party.

 “He’s on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy.”

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Worst Kept Secret in Media: MSNBC’s Ticker Reveals that Generally Disliked Chuck Todd will Replace Universally Hated David Gregory on “Meet The Press”


[VIDEO] Andrea Mitchell: Why Does The White House Have Their Feet in Cement?

“It seems as though they are always reacting to the VA, to this crisis, to that crisis, rather than anticipating that this was developing along the border.”

…Mitchell asked Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings whether the administration had underestimated the political significance of the issue, accusing Obama of a reactive nature to every scandal and problem. Colleague Chuck Todd made a near-verbatim argument on Morning Joe Wednesday, and Cummings agreed with Mitchell’s assessment.

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Mark Halperin on Why IRS Scandal Not Media Obsession: ‘Democrat President’

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For Big Journalism reports: On Monday’s edition of MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe,” Mark Halperin said out loud what every fair-minded person has known for over a year now, “I think with a different administration, one that was a Republican administration, this story would be a national obsession, and, instead, it’s getting coverage here and a few other places. But it deserves a lot more questions.”

Al Hunt, a Obama foot soldier disguised as an opinion columnist, thinks the IRS scandal is getting plenty of “aggressive” attention and argues, “The critical question remains whether there was political interference at the top by either Treasury or the White House and everything we’ve seen so far suggests not.”

“This isn’t bias. Bias is merely the act of being unfair. This is widespread media corruption.”

Halperin replies with what should be obvious to anyone with anything even close to nose for the truth: “I just don’t think we can presume an assumption of innocence” based on what the White House says. Read the rest of this entry »


BREAKING: MSNBC Purchases Morning Jolt Newsletter From National Review in Six-Figure Deal

From my inbox, NRO‘s Jim Geraghty writes: Readers, you may have noticed commercials for MSNBC‘s Morning Joe program, hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinskitouting the program as a Morning Jolt.™ That branding effort was, in fact, an early promotion for MSNBC and NBCUniversal‘s effort to diversify its morning news assets. Last night that effort took a dramatic step forward — with an additional bit of leaning forward — as NBCUniversal finalized its purchase of the Morning Jolt™ newsletter from National Review, Inc.

In exchange, National Review, Inc. received an undisclosed sum, as well as a second round draft pick in this year’s National Media Pundit Draft, held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City….

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[VIDEO] MSNBC: December Jobs Report Is ‘Awful,’ ‘Very Bad,’ and ‘Ugly’

 reports: MSNBC admitted that the December jobs report was dismal Friday.

“That’s a horrific number”

CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera announced the newly released report number. Only 74,000 jobs were created in December, a number that fell significantly short of the 200,000 anticipated created jobs.

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough commented “That’s a horrific number” and said that the newly added jobs number is the lowest seen in years.

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Scarborough: Obamacare Site ‘Like A Hollywood Western Set—Nothing Behind the Facade’

Potemkin Village, anyone?  Joe Scarborough has offered a scathing simile for the new-‘n-improved Obamacare website.  On today’s Morning Joe, he likened the site to the set of a Hollywood Western–pushing back the facade reveals that there’s nothing behind it.

2013-12-02MSNBCMJScarboroughEven former Obama spox Robert Gibbs—proudly sporting an Auburn jersey—acknowledged that big chunks of the system, including the payment mechanism for subsidies, haven’t even been built.  So people can go to the site, receive the illusion that they have obtained coverage, only to find that there is no follow-through.  View the video after the jump.

Consider what kind of nightmarish scenario we have entered, in which President Obama engineered the government takeover of 1/6th of the our economy, only to inflict a dysfunctional Fantasy Land.

ROBERT GIBBS: There’s no doubt, those that the back-end systems will continue to be a great concern. There’s payment mechanisms for subsidies that I think the technical guys have said at HHS haven’t even been built yet.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: It’s a Hollywood — he said the same thing that you [Nicolle Wallace] did. I mean, it’s a Hollywood facade. It’s a Western. You get everybody shooting, but you know, you just push, you push the wall over and there’s not actually a saloon behind it.

NICOLLE WALLACE: A fake town.

SCARBOROUGH: But we made it took good.

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[VIDEO] Gibbs: Maybe the White House will start being honest about ObamaCare now

Ed Morrissey writes: Has the White House learned a lesson yet from the fallout from ObamaCare? Former press secretary and Barack Obama campaign guru Robert Gibbs certainly hopes so.  Gibbs tells Morning Joe today that the use of foggy metrics like “works for a vast majority of users” has left the Obama administration open to scathing criticisms of its honesty and competence while many users see the site fail to process their requests.  At least, Gibbs hopes that the White House will deal more honestly with their failures to get the back end of the infrastructure — that which actually enrolls and subsidizes those insurance plans — finally up and working (via The Weekly Standard):

“Well, look, I think, you know, the notion that it works for a vast majority of users, obviously, is as many have pointed out an arbitrary measure. We don’t know the exact number. It is clear from reporting that people are having a better user experience,” said Gibbs.

“Again, I think the pressure now will be on the administration to be more forthcoming about what’s happening on the back-end and whether insurance companies are getting the information.”

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NBC News: ‘Obama Wasn’t Ready to be President…’

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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough is waking up to the fact that despite all the hype that accompanied President Barack Obama when he made his 2008 presidential run, he wasn’t ready for primetime.

“Barack Obama has proven over the past five years that he wasn’t ready to be president of the United States,” Scarborough said on his show Tuesday, according to Newsmax. “And he proves it still today.” [VIDEO]

Scarborough said Obama “came out of nowhere” as a freshman senator, and “a couple years later, people elected him president of the United States.”

Obama served less than a decade in the Illinois Senate with a less-than-stellar record that included numerous instances of voting “present.” Read the rest of this entry »


Woodward: If Shutdown or Debt Ceiling Causes Economic Crisis, It’s on the ‘President’s Head’

Bob Woodward of The Washington Post said if there is a “downturn or a collapse” resulting from the failure of CR or debt ceiling negotiations it will be on President Obama’s “head” Monday on Morning Joe.

Woodward noted he respected President Obama’s objection to negotiating on the debt ceiling, but criticized the administration for failing to initiate any dialogue that could result in a deal on funding the government.

“It’s on the president’s head, he’s got to lead, he’s got to talk” Woodward said: Read the rest of this entry »


Election Shave Challenge Update: Ed Asner, Janeane Garofalo, Join Axelrod’s Mustache-Shaving Wager

Adding an unexpected dose of humor, and a welcome, long-overdue pledge of personal hygiene, two outspoken celebrities are including themselves in Axelrod’s courageous mustache-shaving wager.

Beloved television actor and outspoken socialist Ed Asner, and activist/actress Janeane Garofalo announced this week that they’re willing to part with treasured follicular adornments, in response to the shave challenge started by Obama senior advisor David Axelrod, who promised to shave his mustache of 40 years on national television if Obama loses Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania on Election Day.

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“I will come on Morning Joe and I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states”

 

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“If Obama fails to win Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania, I will go on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, on election day, and shave my legs”

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“If Obama loses Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania to Romney next Tuesday, I’ll go on the Johnny Carson show, and shave my ear hair”

We assume Ed meant to say the Jay Leno show. Stay tuned for more celebrities volunteering to join David Axelrod in shaving on national TV, in support of Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.


Not surprisingly, MSNBC audience boos 9-year-old girl [VIDEO]

MSNBC audience boos 9-year-old girl for saying she thinks Romney should win the election [VIDEO]

via  The Daily Caller


MSNBC Caught–Again…

Once again, the Democrat propaganda network known as MSNBC has been caught editing video to slander Mitt Romney. This morning on Morning Joe, co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough featured a video of a rally with Romney and running mate Paul Ryan in Dayton, OH. The crowd chanted “Romney! Romney!” but MSNBC added a caption to make it seem that the crowd was chanting “Ryan! Ryan!” and rejecting Romney.

The hoax was busted by a caller to the Pat and Stu Show at The Blaze, who had actually been at the rally and who told the hosts that Romney had not been–as MSNBC suggested–reminded the crowd that he was the candidate, but instead reminding them to include Ryan in their chant. “He stopped us to add, ‘Romney-Ryan,’ and if you watch the clip again, Ryan throws up his hand like, ‘Oh, you don’t have to add me to the chant.'”

The hosts, initially skeptical, were convinced when they viewed the tape again. The caller’s account is confirmed by the raw C-SPAN video of the event, which did not include MSNBC’s misleading caption.

This is not the first time MSNBC has manipulated video to make false accusations about Romney or Republicans…

 

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