Mitchell: GOP Would 'Sully' Susan Rice with 'False Flags'
August 4th, 2020 10:25 PM
On her eponymous afternoon program, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell fretted on Monday that Republicans would "try to sully" former Obama administration official Susan Rice over the Benghazi scandal and the Mike Flynn investigation as she covered for her by declaring that it would be a "complete false flag" to hit her over those issues. She also only vaguely touched on the controversy around…
CNN Conspiracy Theory: Pompeo Allowed Possible 'Benghazi' in Ukraine!
January 15th, 2020 12:51 PM
CNN commentator Joe Lockhart spouted the conspiracy theory that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo possibly could have allowed "a Benghazi" against Marie Yovanovitch, who at the time was the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.
Add Iran’s Leadership to Ash Heap of History
January 7th, 2020 4:06 PM
Addressing the British Parliament in 1982, President Ronald Reagan outlined a plan for placing the Soviet Union and Marxism-Leninism on the “ash heap of history.” It is an objective President Trump might pursue against the mullahs in Iran, who are subsidizing terrorism in the Middle East and threatening to export it elsewhere. The latest military and verbal volleys between the United…
Matthews, Steele Mock Benghazi, Fast & Furious; GOP ‘D***ing Around’
November 22nd, 2019 9:05 AM
On Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC political analyst Michael Steele reminded viewers why there’s no reason to consider him a conservative or Republican. Not only did Steele bash the investigations into the deadly Benghazi terror attack and Operation: Fast and Furious, but he seemed to express disappointment with Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) for not leaning toward impeachment.
MSNBC Pundit: Trump's Worse to Ambassadors Than....Hillary on Libya?
November 5th, 2019 10:20 AM
On Morning Joe, "MSNBC Republican" Elise Jordan calls "criminal" President Trump's comment that the former US ambassador to Ukraine was "going to go through some things." She seems to suggest that Trump's comment was worse than Hillary Clinton's failure to protect US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, who was murdered, violated, and dragged through the…
Conspiracies to Mea Culpas: Here's Five Kooky Takes on ‘Hardball’
October 1st, 2019 11:00 PM
It’s been awhile since our last slideshow, NewsBusters readers. Thankfully, Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC came up clutch with reams of liberal nonsense from not just host Chris Matthews, but a cast of characters serving as yes men and women for this pro-impeachment pep rally. From leveling conspiracy theories to engaging in conspiracy theories, it was another case study in Trump…
Lemon Gloats About ‘Embarrassing’ Trump Having ‘Not a Crook’ Moment
May 23rd, 2019 6:30 PM
Remember, folks, CNN wants you to think that CNN Tonight’s Don Lemon is merely a “CNN anchor” and an objective journalist instead of a left-wing pundit. Keep that in mind as, while opening Wednesday’s show, he gloated about how the President’s suffering a “losing streak” to the point that he put on an “embarrassing” performance in the Rose…
The Post-9/11 Cycle of Cynicism
September 12th, 2018 11:48 PM
Remember. Forget. Repeat. For 17 years, America has engaged in a collective ritual every Sept. 11: Hang flags, light candles, bow heads and make vows to "Never forget." Then, every Sept. 12, it's back to business as usual: See something, do nothing. Did you remember that five of the 9/11 hijackers -- Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Hani Hanjour, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Satam al-…
NYT Magazine’s Hack Attack on Rep. Nunes: Catnip for the Angry Left
April 29th, 2018 5:41 PM
The New York Times Sunday magazine devoted 5,000 words to a hostile profile of Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who is infuriating liberals by blocking the narrative of Russia-Trump “collusion” during Campaign 2016. The Times is clearly trying to paint Nunes as a conspiratorial figure, as shown by the title to Jason Zengerle’s piece: “The…
Maddow Speculates Syria Bombing Was Influenced 'Because of Scandal'
April 14th, 2018 10:39 PM
On Friday, shortly after President Donald Trump's announcement of air strikes against Syria, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow twice put on her tinfoil hat, alleging that there is a "perception that the president may have ordered these strikes in part because of scandal," and that Trump's decision "may have ... (been) inflected by the scandals surrounding him." Maddow even…
NYT: Pompeo No Longer 'Scowling, Scathing Attack Dog Hounding' Hillary
April 13th, 2018 11:49 AM
In Friday’s New York Times, Gardiner Harris and Eileen Sullivan went on the attack against Mike Pompeo, the current CIA Director and President Trump’s nominee to become Secretary of State with the title “Trading Snarl for Smile, Pompeo Makes Case to Lead State Department.”
Matthews Implies Trump’s Jerusalem Move Could Cause Another Benghazi
December 8th, 2017 12:08 PM
A day after President Trump’s announcement that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews declared in a “raw” prediction to Politico’s Susan Glasser that the move could lead to another Benghazi attack and thus the deaths of innocent Americans.
Press Avoids Naming Obama, Hillary in Covering Libya Slavery 'Debacle'
December 2nd, 2017 8:59 PM
Beginning in mid-November, the international press noticed that a grisly practice had returned to Libya: slave auctions taking place monthly in at least nine locations, in territory controlled by the United Nations-backed Libyan Government of National Accord. No news coverage I have seen has reminded readers that the chain of events leading to this outrageous situation started with the toppling…
Writer: GOP ‘Ghoulish’ on Benghazi; Dems ‘Fair-Minded’ on Niger
October 28th, 2017 1:45 PM
Crooked Media, founded earlier this year by former Obama-admin staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, recently expanded its efforts to help “get [liberals] through this roiling clusterfuck of a presidency.” One of Crooked Media’s new hires is editor-in-chief Brian Beutler, formerly of Salon and The New Republic. In a Tuesday piece, Beutler contrasted the liberals…