Mika Brzezinski: Tom Cotton a 'Toddler' and 'Fool'

March 16th, 2015 8:52 AM
Imagine the audacity of a freshman senator presuming to speak out forcefully on foreign affairs!  What?  You thought we were alluding to Barack Obama, who after less than a year in the Senate and with no discernible foreign policy credentials began a campaign to become Commander-in-Chief? No, no, no!  We were talking about Tom Cotton, of course!  On today's Morning…

Al Hunt Hits GOP 'Not Interested' In Governing; Praises Obama for Same

January 21st, 2015 3:23 PM
Appearing on PBS's Charlie Rose Tuesday night following President Obama's State of the Union address, Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt praised it as "one of the best speeches of his presidency" and "remarkably effective," before admitting: "I don't think he's going to get much done....This is not a cycle where you get much done. He may get a little stuff…

Al Hunt: Confrontational GOP Congress May 'Screw Up' Great Economy

January 15th, 2015 5:25 PM
In an interview with newly elected Colorado Senator Cory Gardner for PBS's Charlie Rose, Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt grilled the Republican on conservatives in Congress being obstructionist: "Some of your Republican colleagues, Ted Cruz in the Senate, those twenty-four House members who voted against Speaker Boehner, they're not interested in getting things done as much as they…

Al Hunt: Obama Was Wrong To Say Executive Amnesty Illegal

November 20th, 2014 7:03 AM
It brings to mind that old narcissistic boast: I've never been wrong except that one time when I thought I was wrong. In the current case, we have Al Hunt playing the role of President Obama's alter ego. Hunt the Hilarious made his curious claim on today's Morning Joe after a clip was rolled of President Obama, just last year, saying that were he to grant amnesty to…

Al Hunt On Midterms: ‘Republicans Have Been Nothing But Negative'

November 6th, 2014 12:01 PM
On election night, the PBS program Charlie Rose had an all-liberal panel to whine about the Democratic Party’s electoral losses throughout the country and complained that President Obama didn’t tout his agenda throughout the campaign season. During the discussion, Bloomberg View’s Al Hunt argued that "this is the most content free election I`ve ever seen. The…

Arch-Lib Al Hunt: 'Obama’s Syria Meanderings Border on Incompetence

September 16th, 2013 1:59 PM
If President Barack Obama is losing Al Hunt, there is definitely trouble in Lefty-land. But let's not go too far. In the midst of leveling criticisms at Obama as "bordering on incompetence," the former host of CNN's Capital Gang and executive editor at Bloomberg News, who is now a Bloomberg View columnist and host of a Bloomberg TV's Political Capital Sunday news show,…

Margaret Carlson: 'Bush's Lies' Should 'Keep Him Awake,' But 'Haunt th

September 9th, 2013 10:24 AM
On the Friday, September 6, Political Capital show on Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson -- formerly of CNN and Time magazine -- blamed former President George W. Bush's "lies" for America's unwillingness to support military action against the Syrian government as she asserted that "Bush's lies" about Iraq should "keep him awake at 3…

Al Hunt On Rosen Outrage: Obama 'No Better Than Nixon'; Holder Should

May 22nd, 2013 9:19 AM
How worried should President Obama be when he loses the likes of Al Hunt? On today's Morning Joe, discussing the James Rosen outrage, Hunt called President Obama "no better than Richard Nixon" when it comes to the press. He then strongly suggested that Attorney General Eric Holder should go. View the video after the jump.

But of Course: For Bloomberg's Al Hunt, 'Scandal' Is a 'Misnomer' for

May 20th, 2013 10:52 PM
Old dog, same old tricks. At Bloomberg Views, Al Hunt, formerly "the executive editor of Bloomberg News, directing coverage of the Washington bureau," referred to the controversies swirling around the White House as "faux scandals" and insisted that ... wait for it ... the Obama administration "is the most scandal-free administration in recent memory." No…

'Heritage' Flap: Did Al Hunt Just Question IQ Of Non-Asian Immigrants

May 10th, 2013 8:24 AM
Al Hunt prefaced his remark by describing the issue of ethnicity and IQ as a "swamp".  But did he then proceed to wade right into it? Morning Joe today took up the topic of the flap over a report on immigration produced by the Heritage Foundation. The panel's particular focus was a statement by report co-author Jason Richwine contained in his Harvard dissertation that…

Another Day, Another All-Liberal Lineup at Morning Joe

April 9th, 2013 11:42 AM
On a day largely devoted to remembering Margaret Thatcher, one of the 20th century's greatest conservatives, would it really have been too much for Morning Joe to have had on at least one conservative guest to discuss her legacy?  Apparently, yes. Morning Joe's lineup of political guests today leaned 100% left: Jon Meacham, Al Hunt, Cokie Roberts, Sen. Tim Kaine, former Obama…

Inept Mind-Reading NYTimes Writer Distorts Rep. King's Comments On Imm

March 8th, 2013 1:04 PM
Does New York Times columnist Al Hunt actually have the psychic ability to tell what Rep. Steve King REALLY meant by a comment the congressman made on immigration? Rep. King doesn't think so. And, if you watch this video, you won't either. On Feb. 24, 2013, Al Hunt wrote a New York Times column entitled, "A Struggle for Control of the Republican Party" in which he accused…

Columnist Al Hunt Mangles GOP Congressman's Analogy on Immigrants and

March 8th, 2013 12:08 AM
Liberal columnists don't need much information to brand Republicans as extremists. Among their meager requirements are an analogy taken out of context or a false extrapolation of something a GOP official said. A recent example of this is an article by Bloomberg News Washington editor Al Hunt, who twisted a remark made by Rep. Steve King to declare the Iowa Republican a “fringe…

Now That GDP Is Contracting, Bloomberg's Editors Decide That It's 'An

January 31st, 2013 10:17 AM
This is so pathetic and predictable, you could almost set your watch to it. Just ten hours after a government report showed that the economy went into contraction for the first time in three years during 2012's fourth quarter, an item penned "by the editors" at Bloomberg News appeared which scolded us that the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) is an "imperfect…