MSNBC Hypes 'Jubilant' Pro-Castro Activists Near New Cuban Embassy

July 20th, 2015 4:14 PM
On Monday's Rundown, MSNBC's Luke Russert repeatedly touted the supporters of the communist Cuban regime who rallied outside near the newly-opened Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C.: "I would say, from talking to people, those who are in favor of this outnumber those who are opposed to it...probably, at least, five to one – just from my anectodal conversations." Russert…

MSNBC Panel Jumps to Hillary's Defense After Release of Emails

May 21st, 2015 5:33 PM
Thursday, with the release of many emails to and form Hillary Clinton regarding the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports largely came to the defense of the former Secretary of State. Guest anchor Luke Russert argued that the emails Clinton received from Sidney Blumenthal could give her an “out if in fact she took this information and pushed it forward.…

Russert Hints GOP Congressmen Don't Care If Staffers Die on Metrorail

May 13th, 2015 5:04 PM
Republican Congressmen are so wedded to slashing federal infrastructure spending that they don't care that their own staffers are riding around on unsafe Metrorail subway cars. That, essentially, was the charge that MSNBC's Luke Russert made at the close of a segment on Now with Alex Wagner devoted to bashing Republicans for proposed cuts to Amtrak and the Washington…

MSNBC's Luke Russert: My Twitter Feed Says Gyrocopter Pilot's a 'Hero'

April 21st, 2015 2:30 PM
The breaching of the White House airspace by an elderly political radical is disturbing to many Americans. That is unless you happen to be MSNBC’s Luke Russert, whose Twitter feed was stuffed with people who thought the man was a hero.     In recapping the saga of the gyro-copter pilot who flew too close to the White House while advocating campaign finance reform, Russert framed…

Luke Russert Slams GOP Immigration Bill As ‘Very Far To The Right'

January 13th, 2015 11:38 AM
On Tuesday morning, Luke Russert, NBC News Congressional Correspondent, appeared on MSNBC’s The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart to discuss the current tensions between the newly-controlled Republican Congress and President Obama. Speaking to anchor Jose Diaz-Balart, Russert criticized the GOP over the issue of immigration and argued that they “are going to move forward with their…

Notable Quotables: Leave Influencing Elections to Biased Journalists

January 12th, 2015 9:44 AM
Now online: the January 12 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This week, ABC's Barbara Walters pushes conservative philanthropist David Koch to stay out of politics: “Do you think it’s fair that just because you have billions of dollars, you can influence elections?” At the same time, NBC…

2015: Will GOP Cooperate with Obama? 2007: Dems Should Impeach!

January 8th, 2015 9:56 AM
This week the media greeted the new GOP Congress with fears about a conservative “kamikaze caucus,” pushing “confrontation with Obama,” and stressed that if Republicans were to be successful they needed to look less “scary,” as they pointed out the 114th Congress was “80 percent white, 80 percent male and 92 percent of its members are Christian.”…

Luke Russert: Boehner Survived GOP's 'Barking' 'Kamikaze Caucus'

January 6th, 2015 3:58 PM
Longtime journalist Tim Russert, who among many other things hosted NBC's Meet the Press for over 17 years, passed away suddenly in June 2008. His son Luke now works for NBC, and among other things is a Meet the Press panelist. Based on some of his more recent output, Luke is perhaps better described not a journalist, but as the network's desginated childish, mean-spirited namecaller.…

NYT Writer Defends Gruber: Voters Are 'Incoherent' on Health Care

November 12th, 2014 6:24 PM
During a discussion on MSNBC’s The Cycle about the disparaging comments ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber made about the law’s passage and the “stupidity” of voters, New York Times writer and substitute Cycle co-host Josh Barro sought to defend him by blasting the expectations that Americans have about health care as “completely…

MSNBC Touts 'Rather Extreme' Joni Ernst; CNN Predicts One Term For Her

November 5th, 2014 12:12 PM
MSNBC and CNN zeroed in on the supposed radical right-wing views of Senator-elect Joni Ernst during their live election night coverage. Just after 2 am Eastern on Wednesday, MSNBC's Luke Russert played up how Ernst was "able to have these rather extreme Tea Party views; and then, moderate them closer to the election." Just over two hours earlier, CNN's Dana Bash gave the Iowa…

Meet The Press Complains About Money In Politics: ’Like The Cold War'

October 26th, 2014 1:59 PM
  Liberals love to complain that there’s far too much money in politics and on Sunday’s Meet the Press, the entire panel predictably fretted that political spending could spell the demise of American democracy. NBC’s Luke Russert introduced the segment by lamenting how “there's real concern about the role money is playing in our politics with some even…

On MSNBC, Luke Russert Dismisses Benghazi Hearing as Expensive Rerun

September 18th, 2014 9:23 PM
MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart managed to carve out two full minutes of his program on Wednesday for NBC’s Luke Russert to blast the hearing for being partisan and expensive. Russert made sure to describe the committee from the Democratic point of view, explaining their misgivings over the lack of a “long-term strategy” and “planning in terms of the rules of the committee.…

'Right-Leaning' Joe Scarborough, Tim Russert's Son Added As 'Meet the

September 4th, 2014 9:19 PM
In an effort to reverse the perpetual and disastrous ratings slide Meet the Press experienced during David Gregory's tenure as anchor of the Sunday morning program, NBC is going all out and bringing in Joe Scarborough, the co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe program, to provide a “right-leaning voice” during panel discussions, and the son of the late -- and still beloved --…

NBC's Luke Russert : NFL Teams Slow to Sign Michael Sam After Release

September 4th, 2014 8:30 AM
Filling in for Alex Wagner on her MSNBC show Wednesday, Luke Russert had a segment on NFL player and defensive end Michael Sam, who was signed earlier in the day to the Dallas Cowboys after being released by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. Russert opined that the reason there was a delay before Sam was signed by another team was not because of any media “distractions" or that he…