By Curtis Houck | October 17, 2016 | 11:48 AM EDT

Hours after CNN’s Brian Stelter irresponsibly passed blame on the firebombing of a North Carolina Republican headquarters to Donald Trump, the Monday edition of New Day did the bare minimum to acknowledge the subject with a mere two news briefs totaling one minute and 37 seconds for a three-hour show (so 180 minutes) that almost assuredly would be higher if the incident happened at, say, a Democratic headquarters or NAACP office. 

By Kristian Kafozoff | October 15, 2016 | 10:50 AM EDT

The liberal bias in press coverage of the presidential campaign has escalated dramatically in the last month before Election Day and on Wednesday’s Morning Joe, even MSNBC host Joe Scarborough had enough, calling out liberal co-host Mika Brzezinski and commentators on the morning show: “...the media can’t see past their sheer hatred of him, their uncontrollable sheer hatred of Donald Trump.”

By Jack Coleman | October 4, 2016 | 8:43 PM EDT

Truly bad sign for the Clinton campaign when one of their most reliable apologists in media denounces Hillary Clinton while also -- wait for it -- effusively praising Donald Trump.

Mika Brzezinski's surprising twofer came on today's Morning Joe in response to Trump's handling of a New York Times story over the weekend alleging that he may have legally avoided paying federal incomes taxes for nearly two decades after suffering a nearly billion-dollar business loss in 1995.


By Curtis Houck | October 4, 2016 | 7:18 PM EDT

On Tuesday morning, one of the more intriguing debates about media bias took place on MSNBC’s Morning Joe as the assembled co-hosts and Politico founder Jim Vandehei excoriated their colleagues in the media for flashing their liberal bias “in a way they never did before” in their collective desire to take down Donald Trump (to the benefit of Hillary Clinton).


By Randy Hall | September 26, 2016 | 4:55 PM EDT

During an appearance on Monday's edition of the Morning Joe program on the liberal MSNBC cable TV channel, Donna Brazile -- the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee -- behaved in what can best be described as an “animated” manner from swaying in her seat to making a number of expressive gestures. According to an article by Mark Finkelstein of the website, “Brazile has been a fixture for years on talking-head shows” and someone he always thought of “as an affable but relatively reserved soul.”

By NB Staff | September 23, 2016 | 10:26 AM EDT

After the smoke cleared in the voting for the ‘Damn Those Conservatives to Hell Award’ at Media Research Center’s 2016 Gala, frequent Notable Quotables subject and MSNBC host Chris Matthews emerged as the winner for a vicious smear after the New Hampshire primary on “troll-like” Ted Cruz for living “below the level of human life.”

By Randy Hall | September 21, 2016 | 7:25 PM EDT

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough clashed with Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook during Wednesday's edition of the Morning Joe program after the constantly smiling guest repeatedly avoided answering questions about the Democratic presidential candidate’s foreign policy.

Also, co-host Willie Geist asked Mook about Clinton’s past support of Barack Obama‘s “red line” against Bashar al-Assad‘s use of chemical weapons in Syria. “She supported the drawing of the red line. … Was it a mistake to draw the red line if the president was not willing to do something about it when it was crossed?”

By Tom Blumer | September 16, 2016 | 10:36 PM EDT

The press continues to ignore reality by insisting that it's a settled matter that Hillary Clinton and conpany were never involved in fomenting and promoting the Barack Obama "birther" rumors. Even today, with damning new evidence that a campaign apparatchik started such an effort, and that a confidant whose relationship with the Clintons goes back to Bill Clinton's presidency pitched the story to a former journalist at the McClatchy news service, reporters Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire at the Associated Press insisted, as if it's an undisputed fact, that "there is no evidence" that "the 'birther movement' was started by Hillary Clinton."

By Jack Coleman | September 9, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT

It was just a matter of time before the piling-on from denizens of MSNBC's Morning Joe after Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson's goofy Aleppo gaffe caught up with someone else on the show.

Johnson drew a blank in response to MJ regular Mike Barnicle's gotcha question, a flub that quickly went viral and dominated discussion during the rest of Thursday's broadcast.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | September 8, 2016 | 11:59 PM EDT

The “Big Three” network news programs were all a buzz Thursday evening over a seemingly inexplicable exchange that occurred on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that morning. “And what is Aleppo,” Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson inquired after being asked by journalist Mike Barnicle what his plan for the city was. “Johnson stumped not by a gotcha question but a basic foreign policy question in the headlines for months,” stated ABC’s Martha Raddatz on World News Tonight. But the evening prior Hillary Clinton was grilled in a forum about her use of a private e-mail server and they all but ignored it. 

By Jack Coleman | September 8, 2016 | 9:58 AM EDT

If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America, President Lyndon Johnson allegedly complained in February 1968 while watching CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite pronounce from Vietnam during the Tet Offensive that the war was a clearly a stalemate and hence pointless for the United States to remain in the fight. Turns out this oft-cited tale is probably apocryphal, as American University professor and Media Myth Alert blogger W. Joseph Campbell has persuasively argued. On the night of Cronkite's report, Johnson was in Texas attending a birthday party for Gov. John Connally and could not have seen Cronkite's reporting, back in a nascent high-tech era before videocassette recorders and DVRs.

By Jack Coleman | September 6, 2016 | 5:00 PM EDT

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski wants it both ways. The extended coughing jag suffered by Hillary Clinton during a campaign appearance in Cleveland on Labor Day was, to Brzezinski's discerning eye, merely a "cough."

But no sooner had she tut-tutted away the latest example of Clinton showing she's hardly the picture of good health did Brzezinski excoriate Clinton's running mate, Virginia senator Tim Kaine, seated behind Clinton on that stage in Ohio, for not galloping to Clinton's rescue.