FLASHBACK: How the National Media Spun Florida’s 2000 Recount
November 14th, 2018 7:40 AM
It’s been 18 years since a presidential election was clogged and stalled by a recount after a close finish in Florida, and now it’s happening again after Republicans led the election night tallies for Senator and Governor in the state. This time, the national media are scoffing at complaints that Democratic election officials could be seeking to overturn the will of the voters. Back in 2000,…
MSNBC's Alter: 'You Can Kiss Democracy Goodbye' If GOP Keeps Congress
October 22nd, 2018 3:58 PM
On Sunday's MSNBC Live, longtime journalist and liberal MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter proclaimed that "you can kiss democracy goodbye" if Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives as he also complained that the press are not being tough enough on President Donald Trump as he has given the media more access before the midterm elections.
MSNBC Freaks Out That 'Deluded' Trump Supporters Refuse to Abandon Him
August 27th, 2018 7:10 PM
On Monday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, during a discussion of the fact that President Donald Trump's approval rating has stayed the same in spite of recent bad news, fill-in host Katy Tur was exasperated as she was clearly cheering for his approval rating to fall, and wondered if there was any reason to be "optimistic" that it would. Longtime MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter described people as "deluded…
MSNBC Kavanaugh Coverage: 27 Guests, ZERO Conservatives
July 10th, 2018 3:02 PM
On Monday night, MSNBC prime-time shows spent the vast majority of their time discussing President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. Of the 27 guests which appeared over the four-hour block from 8:00 p.m. to midnight ET, not a single conservative was given time to speak about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Alter Slams 'Banana Republican' 'Autocratic Behavior Like Never Seen'
May 26th, 2018 11:43 AM
On Saturday's MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, during a discussion of President Donald Trump accusing the FBI of spying on his campaign and demanding an investigation, MSNBC contributor and Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter went into hyperbole as he charged that "banana Republican" Trump is engaging in "autocratic behavior like we've never seen in American history."
Media Push Debunked Myth That Trump Urged Execution of Innocent Teens
February 15th, 2018 1:41 PM
After President Donald Trump last week called for "due process" for former White House aide Rob Porter after accusations that he abused both his ex-wives, the dominant liberal media responded by again resurrecting discredited claims that Trump lobbied for the execution of the Central Park Five who were accused of raping a jogger in 1989. In fact, according to a transcript recently posted in Nexis…
CNN, MSNBC Push Myth Trump Urged Death Penalty for Innocent Blacks
February 10th, 2018 2:04 PM
On Friday night, during coverage of the resignation of White House aide Rob Porter over spousal abuse charges, CNN's Anderson Cooper, MSNBC's Katy Tur and MSNBC's Jonathan Alter were not content to just complain that President Donald Trump sounded too sympathetic to Porter, but they even had to inject suggestions of racism into the discussion by bringing up debunked claims that Trump used an ad…
MSNBC's Alter: 'Voter Suppression Commission' Is 'Threat to Democracy'
July 20th, 2017 11:40 AM
On Wednesday's MTP Daily, during a discussion of the Trump administration's Voter Integrity Commission, MSNBC analyst and Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter griped that it is actually a "voter suppression commission" which poses a "threat to democracy." He then warned of America becoming a "banana republic" and asserted that the commission is "trying to rig" the election "for the next time."
Jonathan Alter Sneers: ‘Decency Lost Last Night’
November 9th, 2016 1:22 PM
The liberal sulking over Donald Trump’s win on election night continued on MSNBC, Wednesday. The former editor of Newsweek huffed, “This is so, so dispiriting. I think decency lost last night. And that's what's so hurtful about this. Not just that Hillary Clinton lost, but our image of who we are as a people, that we're tolerant, decent people suffered a real setback.”
MSNBC's Alter Frets a Prez Trump: 'Well-Being of Millions' at Stake'
November 6th, 2016 3:14 PM
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's PoliticsNation, MSNBC political analyst and Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter was busy scaremongering to get anti-Donald Trump voters to the polls, as he asserted that "the well-being of millions of citizens" is "on the ballot," and worried that there would be a "constitutional crisis" if Trump won the popular vote while losing the Electoral College: "Look, I'm…
Alter Lauds 'Distinguished' Protester Sharpton, Hits Trump on 'Race'
July 17th, 2016 4:51 PM
On Sunday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, it was ironic enough that Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter tried to indict GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on "race" in the presence of career race-hustler and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, but, moments later, the liberal Alter made a point of praising Sharpton as having a "distinguished history as a street protester." That "…
Media, Planned Parenthood Blast ‘Creepy’ ‘Loathsome’ Cruz, Fiorina
April 27th, 2016 6:30 PM
Late Wednesday afternoon, GOP presidential nominee Ted Cruz announced former presidential candidate and Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his potential running mate. Even before Fiorina came on stage, liberal journalists and pro-abortion groups logged onto social media to mock the pair’s appearance, policies and lack of “experience in office.”
Notable Quotables: Does Castro 'Have a Point' on Health Care?
April 4th, 2016 8:58 AM
In the April 4 edition of Notable Quotables the liberal media: Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba inspires journalists to sing communism’s praises and worry about capitalism ruining that country’s “charm.” Meanwhile, anchors at PBS and CBS slam Ted Cruz for his “ugly” anti-terrorism policies and a former New York Times editor decries sexist persecution of “fundamentally honest” Hillary Clinton.
Alter Sees 'Banana Republican Party,' Cruz & Trump 'Manifestly Unfit'
March 25th, 2016 9:54 AM
Appearing as a panel member on MSNBC's MTP Daily, Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter tagged Republicans as the "Banana Republican Party," and declared that both men who have a chance to be the nominee -- Donald Trump and Ted Cruz -- are "manifestly unfit for high office."
As Mary Kissel of the Wall Street Journal jumped in to remind him that, on the Democratic side,…