Before footnoting Hillary Clinton’s awkward answer on her speaking fees to Wall Street firms from Wednesday’s Democratic Presidential Town Hall, NBC News Clinton correspondent Andrea Mitchell gushed on Thursday’s NBC Nightly News how Clinton “show[ed] her softer, more reflective side in New Hampshire” with “a rare glimpse last night.”
By Ken Shepherd | February 4, 2016 | 7:52 PM EST
"You're kind of cranky, but you know your sh*t!"
That's how Hardball host Chris Matthews complimented his guest, former Gov. John Sununu (R-N.H.), as he thanked him for appearing on the Thursday night edition of Hardball.
By P.J. Gladnick | February 4, 2016 | 7:16 PM EST
Your last name could be Cruz or Rubio but unless you pass the stringent political tests of certain self-appointed gatekeepers, you are not authentically Latino. One such gatekeeper is Roberto Suro who wrote in a New York Times column that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio can't be considered to really be Latino because they do not subscribe to liberal identity politics. Suro details how both Cruz and Rubio have failed his political test of being what he considers to be a true Latino:
By Tim Graham | February 4, 2016 | 7:03 PM EST
One of the perks of having a weekend show on CNN is the ability to recycle your lamest talking points on CNN.com – look no further than Michael Smerconish. Back in 2010, he complained mightily that moderates couldn’t find a spot in the national conversation, that politics is based on the political extremes of talk radio.
Now in 2016, he's repeating his point, and insisting that conservative hosts really would like to see Hillary Clinton elected, since that would be great grist for their radio shows.
By Randy Hall | February 4, 2016 | 6:28 PM EST
The Fox News Channel, which has been the top-rated cable news network for more than 14 years, hit yet another milestone during the first month of 2016, when the FNC's audience jumped 30 percent in total numbers for the full day to again surpass the viewership of the Cable News Channel and the liberal MSNBC combined.
Fox News has been the ratings king ever since it surpassed CNN in the beginning of 2002, and the channel's audience made double-digit gains across the board from January of 2015 and had the top 14 programs in cable news while coming in as the second most-watched cable network -- behind ESPN.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | February 4, 2016 | 5:35 PM EST
If you’re a Hillary Clinton fan Thursday’s Morning Joe could help you get your fix of the presidential candidate. Joe Scarborough brought on Joe Klein to talk about his new pro-Hillary piece in Time magazine. Klein’s kind words about Hillary allowed Scarborough to reminisce about his days in congress and what thought about the then First Lady. “I looked at the First Lady under siege and she stood up there and she was clapping and smiling and I thought to myself, damn, that may be one of the strongest people I've ever seen in my life.”
By Bruce Bookter | February 4, 2016 | 5:05 PM EST
ESPN analysts discussed the issue of race in sports on Wednesday (not surprising) and actually highlighted a salient point of truth (I’ll give you a second to pick yourself up off the floor).
By Ken Shepherd | February 4, 2016 | 4:33 PM EST
In a chat with the publisher of the Manchester Union Leader this afternoon on MSNBC, Chris Matthews trotted out a tired line of his about how Marco Rubio is a "robot" who was programmed by the "neocons."
Mercifully he didn't use his borderline anti-Semitic crack about how he's Sheldon Adelson's sock puppet.
By Kyle Drennen | February 4, 2016 | 4:30 PM EST
Talking to Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Thursday about possibly being excluded from ABC’s GOP presidential debate on Saturday, MSNBC host Kate Snow touted a Washington Post hit piece accusing the businesswoman of “playing the gender card”: “...a conservative writer wrote that you're playing the gender card about this....Is it fair to say that you're playing the race – the gender card?”
By Kristine Marsh | February 4, 2016 | 4:18 PM EST
Last Sunday at a rally for Ted Cruz in Iowa, two liberal college students from Massachusetts decided to play a prank on the GOP candidate and garner some media attention. They succeeded with a featured article in the Boston Globe and the Associated Press February 1, and the Washington Post February 2. The AP story was picked up by several news outlets including ABCNews.com.
By Jorge Bonilla | February 4, 2016 | 3:57 PM EST
Univision smears proposed Florida anti-sanctuary efforts as "anti-immigrant".
By Katie Yoder | February 4, 2016 | 3:16 PM EST
It’s a wonder groundhogs don’t stay underground forever, with abortion activists creating a climate that’s anything but temperate.
On Tuesday, comedian Lizz Winstead wrote a piece for TIME warning about, “The TRAP Set by Anti-Freedom Anti-Abortionists.” To raise awareness of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case on Texas abortion law, Winstead, co-founder of Lady Parts Justice and co-creator of The Daily Show, released a “Groundhog Day” video mocking pro-lifers to make the point that “Sh–t. Is. Real.”
By Matthew Balan | February 4, 2016 | 3:14 PM EST
Liberal pundits on CNN Tonight early on Thursday morning touted how Bernie Sanders spoke about his religious/spiritual views. Van Jones emphasized how Sanders, during the network's Democratic presidential town hall earlier in the evening, "did something tonight that I thought was good...He talked about his own spirituality, and he talked about...how religion and his religious views inform his public views." When Jones wondered if the Vermont Democrat helped his cause, Gloria Borger replied emphatically, "Of course, he helped himself."
By Matt Philbin | February 4, 2016 | 2:59 PM EST
Shhhh! Religion of Peace at Work!
Remember Boko Haram, the African terror group that operates – erroneously, as President Obama never fails to assure us – in the name of Islam? Oh you thought they were finished, done in by Mrs. Obama’s frowny face and the brave #Bringbackourgirls hashtag campaign she launched with the student government wannabes at the State Department?
By Kristine Marsh | February 4, 2016 | 1:53 PM EST
Just before the filing deadline, BLM activist Deray Mckesson joined the mayoral race in Baltimore on Wednesday evening and the national media took note. Maybe that’s because Mckesson was already the media’s appointed spokesman for the Black Lives Matter movement, being featured everywhere from MSNBC to CNN to C-Span. What should’ve been a local news story was highlighted by all the major national media outlets, from the Washington Post, to the New York Times, even NBCNews.com, proving that his run has more to do with the media’s fascination with Black Lives Matter than an interest in local politics.