Kooky Matthews: Print Reporters Are ‘Heroes,’ Never Heard of Grande

May 23rd, 2017 10:26 PM
On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was in tip-top shape when it comes to spouting off wacky quotes, suggesting print journalists are “heroes,” John Brennan is a “patriot,” and admitting he had no clue who Ariana Grande was before Monday night.  

‘American Eloquence’; MSNBC Panel Goes Gaga Over Obama Receiving Award

May 8th, 2017 12:45 PM
On Sunday night, the thrill inside of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was alive and well for Barack Obama as he anchored a two-hour special swooning over the “American eloquence” of the President as he received the Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

'Hardball': Trump Will Be Blamed for Terror Attack If He Cuts Spending

March 9th, 2017 9:04 PM
In a display of irresponsibility on Thursday night, MSNBC’s Hardball panel predicted with hints of approval that “Leninist” President Trump will be to blame if disease outbreaks or terror attacks occur on U.S. soil during his presidency should he shrink the size of government spending and federal bureaucracy.

'Hardball' Guest Rules Voter Fraud Concerns in PA Are Racist

October 12th, 2016 1:03 PM
Before MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews compared President Barack Obama to Martin Luther King Jr. with a biblical delivery, Matthews expressed on Tuesday some bitterness that “the Supreme Court intervened in our electoral process” back in 2000 to which conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt promptly swatted him down. 

MSNBC: Hillary's 'Beautifully Written' Speech Was 'Hallelujah' Moment

June 2nd, 2016 9:08 PM
Fresh off his foaming praise for Hillary Clinton’s policy speech in the previous hour, MSNBC handed Hardball host Chris Matthews the keys to the network’s 4:00 p.m. Eastern hour and with a handful of characters, they continued to sing her praises for being “really strong and forceful” and creating a “halleljuah” moment that Democrats should “do more often…

Matthews: Cruz Is ‘Baghdad Bob’ Showing ‘Narcissism’ Facing Boehner

April 28th, 2016 8:44 PM
Fresh off accusing Ted Cruz of being a political bigamist, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews stated Thursday night that Cruz has put on a “Baghdad Bob performance this week” for failing to concede the Republican presidential nomination to Donald Trump while also displaying  “political narcissism” in responding to former Speaker John Boehner’s Lucifer…

MSNBC Panel Claims GOP Haven’t Done Enough to Denounce Trump

March 13th, 2016 1:50 PM
While his MSNBC show PoliticsNation now resides on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Eastern, Al Sharpton has still been doing his best to accuse conservatives of racism at every turn and this Sunday’s edition was no different as he and his assembled panelists claimed that the right has done little to nothing to distance itself from Donald Trump. 

Hardball Panel Not Disturbed Biden May Be Exploiting Son's Death

October 6th, 2015 9:08 PM
Politico reported today that numerous sources are pointing to Vice President Joe Biden himself as the anonymous source who told the New York Times's Maureen Dowd about Beau Biden's dying wish that his father run for the presidency. While the Biden camp is strongly denying that there was any political motivation for effectively putting feelers out for a presidential campaign via a…

Mediaite's Rothman Takes on Media's Double Standard on Bush vs. Obama

August 30th, 2013 4:04 PM
"How do you know that the run-up to war in Syria is eerily similar to the run-up to the Iraq War? Liberal journalists keep reminding you of the many ways in which they claim it is not," conservative Mediaite writer Noah Rothman noted at the open of his excellent August 30 piece, "As Expected, Liberal Reporters Mock Bush’s 48-State Coalition to Absolve Obama of Failure…

Time's Sullivan Corrects Colleague But Echoes Fear of Violence Against

February 16th, 2011 10:38 AM
Yesterday I rebuked Time's Jay Newton-Small for falsely characterizing a bill before South Dakota's state legislature that would make it legal to use lethal force against a person attempting to kill an unborn child in the commission of a crime. "South Dakota is apparently considering legalizing the murder of doctors who perform abortions," Newton-Small complained. Later…

Time's Newton-Small Erroneously Suggests S.D. 'Considering Legalizing

February 15th, 2011 2:56 PM
Time magazine's Swampland blog bills itself as a "blog about politics and policy." All too often, however, it's more or less a blog about furthering liberal talking points. Take today's misleading one-sentence blog post by Jay Newton-Small in which she links to the liberal blog Talking Points Memo: South Dakota is apparently considering legalizing the murder of… Also Deceived by Palin-Aguilera Anthem Satire, Seems to Claim

February 13th, 2011 11:39 AM
On Thursday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted that Us Weekly's web site briefly posted a satirical item as legitimate news. The satire item was about Sarah Palin criticizing Christine Aguilera's infamous National Anthem botch at last week's Super Bowl on Sean Hannity's Monday radio show. Palin didn't even appear on Hannity's show on Monday. Once caught by…

Cable Nets Barely Cover Christine O'Donnell's Values Voter Summit Spee

September 17th, 2010 5:10 PM
While the mainstream media have been in a frenzy to denounce Christine O'Donnell as a kook for her socially conservative statements on abstinence from the 1990s, the cable news networks had a perfect opportunity this afternoon to let her speak for herself. Collectively they gave her less than five minutes. The Republican Delaware Senate nominee gave a speech at the Values Voters Summit in…

Time's Newton-Small: 'Toomey/Sestak Race Starts Ugly

May 20th, 2010 3:34 PM
The general election campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania between Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak has started "ugly," according to Jay Newton-Small. In her May 20 Swampland blog post, the Time magazine staffer offered as evidence the former's press conference yesterday in which:[H]e spent much of the speech blasting Sestak. In his 7-minute opening remarks he said “I”…