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,…

Shocker: MSNBC Liberal Alter Predicts Clintons Vulnerable on Rape

January 10th, 2016 4:06 PM
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's PoliticsNation, Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter -- a far-left MSNBC political analyst and frequent critic of conservatives -- surprisingly predicted that the Clintons could be more vulnerable on the issue of Juanita Broaddrick's rape charges against Bill Clinton than they were 15 years ago. Declaring that "reasonable people" are questioning Hillary Clinton's…

MSNBC's Alter Stretches to Link 'Dark & Dangerous' Cruz to Birtherism

January 7th, 2016 7:48 PM
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter -- also of the Daily Beast -- tried to link GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz to the anti-Obama birther movement to make the Texas Senator appear hypocritical in brushing off Donald Trump's questions about Cruz's qualifications to serve as President. Alter, who has a history of…

Alter Likens Obama’s Executive Actions on Gun Control to Emancipation

January 5th, 2016 2:16 AM
On the Monday night edition of MSNBC’s All In, longtime liberal columnist Jonathan Alter reacted to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control by remarking how heartbreaking it was for Obama to have met with the families of Sandy Hook victims and “see those six-year-olds stacked up like cord wood.” Then: "After that, he was going to do everything in his power and if people don't like it,…

Debate Night: Lib Jonathan Alter Declares Himself Conservative Expert

November 10th, 2015 11:22 PM
Long-time liberal journalist Jonathan Alter on Tuesday declared himself an arbiter of conservatism and that all the Republican candidates at the presidential debate are failing his test. The man who has assailed “vile” conservatives appeared on MSNBC and lectured, “...It's really kind of crazy that we call this a conservative political party. There's nothing conservative about it, big-c…

Notable Quotables: GOP = 'Far-Right' 'Hardline' Hostage Takers

October 26th, 2015 9:05 AM
This week, weighing in on the race for a new Speaker, journalists sneer at the "far-right," "hardline" House members who have created "a hostage crisis within the Republican Party," even as they cheer Hillary Clinton for a "flawless," "perfect" and "extraordinary" performance at the Democrats' debate. Plus, the media set the stage for Hillary's Benghazi testimony by vilifying the committee as…

MSNBC's Alter Suggests Bush to Blame for Not Preventing 9/11 Attacks

October 18th, 2015 5:21 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Up show on MSNBC, Bloomberg View columnist and MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter, picking up on what he called "one of Donald Trump's great contributions to this campaign," contended President Bush deserved blame for not stopping the 9/11 attacks as he recounted a vague warning from August 2001 that Osama bin Laden wanted to attack the U.S. He further…

Jonathan Alter: Obama-LaPierre Debate Would Be Must-See TV

October 5th, 2015 9:50 PM
Even though Barack Obama is more than four-fifths of the way through his presidency, a large part of his popularity among liberals still rests on what they view as his exceptional talent for speechmaking -- a reputation which dates to his 2004 Democratic convention keynote address. Now Alter, one of Obama’s biggest fans in the media, wants the POTUS to use his skill as a performer in a different…

MSNBC Guests Flaunt Iran Deal Comparisons, Blame GOP for Partisanship

September 11th, 2015 8:08 PM
During a segment on MSNBC’s The Last Word late Thursday, all three liberal panelists spouted off on the ability of the Soviet Union to follow treaties (in context of the Iran deal), comparing the Iran nuclear agreement to Richard Nixon’s China visit, and lamenting the “partisan...political climate” Republicans have caused the deal to be implemented under. 

Jonathan Alter: Trump ‘Far Sleazier Than Hillary’

August 17th, 2015 2:00 PM
In the late 1980s, the Bears (a briefly great band, not the football team) pointed out, “This world hangs by a slender thread/Trust.” Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC pundit Alter argued Monday that Hillary Clinton’s current political malaise is rooted in her failure to trust the American people rather than in any real wrongdoing on her part. “Hillary’s problem is not the emails story itself, but…

MSNBC's Alter: GOP Getting 'Just Deserts' for Creating 'Trumpenstein'

August 13th, 2015 4:47 PM
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's PoliticsNation, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter -- formerly of Newsweek -- rejoiced over Republicans being uneasy over Donald Trump's presidential campaign as he asserted that GOPers "have created Trumpenstein," "their own Frankenstein monster," adding that they are getting "their just deserts as a political party." After host Al Sharpton noted that they were…

Jonathan Alter: Norquist’s Anti-Tax Pledge ‘Helped to Wreck’ the U.S.

August 13th, 2015 10:37 AM
Wednesday night on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter claimed that Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge “has helped to wreck the United States." The discussion centered around New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s decision to sign the pledge, and Jeb Bush’s refusal to do so. The Newsweek veteran declared the pledge was “about the worst kind of public policy…