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MSNBC’s Morning Joe Confrontational in Post-Election Self-Reflection

November 10th, 2016 8:00 PM
In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s historic victory over Hillary Clinton in this epic election, the media descended into a state of total shock and surprise. On Wednesday’s and Thursday’s exclusive election editions of Morning Joe, the liberal commentators present conducted a series of serious self-critical discussions on doing their jobs as journalists, which at one point turned controntational…
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Stephen Colbert’s Freak-Out: ‘What the F**k Is Happening?!’

November 9th, 2016 2:52 AM
With Donald Trump defying the liberal media’s expectations and dismantling Hillary Clinton’s Rust Belt “firewall,” Stephen Colbert began to freak out live on The Late Show Tuesday evening. “You don't need to stand for me. You don’t need to chant my name, America doesn't have dictators… yet,” he quipped. Colbert chatted with the audience about how nice it is that the election was coming to an end…
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MSNBC’s Morning Joe Gives Media a Reality Check on State of Race

November 2nd, 2016 7:00 PM
In the final week before Election Day, most of the media had been eager to announce that the race is already over for Donald Trump. However, with the renewed federal investigation of Hillary Clinton, on Wednesday’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough sharply expressed his opinion: “I cannot believe the hatred and the vitriol that was spewed at you for saying the race wasn't over last week by fools…

Eric Alterman: ‘Trump TV’ Might Want Scarborough, Halperin

October 29th, 2016 10:53 AM
If there’s ever a Donald Trump-centric TV channel, it’s likely that not all of its big names would be from the populist right, hinted What Liberal Media? author Alterman in his column for The Nation's November 14 issue. Alterman claimed that MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough “has made some of the most egregious pro-Trump arguments heard anywhere during this election cycle” and, regarding Bloomberg’s Mark…
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With All Due Respect' Hosts Irked at Comey's New E-Mail Probe

October 29th, 2016 7:27 AM
The set of With All Due Respect was a sad place today due to the shocking revelation that the computer seized in the Anthony Weiner probe has caused FBI Director James Comey to announce that he is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. In addition to being irked at  Comey, Halperin and Heilemann seemed to be searching for lifeline assurances that this probe might soon go away…
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MSNBC Journalist: ‘Clinton Enjoying Honeymoon with Press'

October 27th, 2016 4:00 PM
While WikiLeaks revelations concerning corruption at the Clinton Foundation where released today, on Thursday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC’s political correspondent Kasie Hunt obnoxiously stated that “Hillary Clinton is enjoying an enormous honeymoon period. Whether it’s with the press who covers her or whether it’s with the polling. She's really riding high.”
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Halperin: NYT ‘Putting Their Finger on the Scale Against’ Trump

October 14th, 2016 12:38 AM
Ever since The New York Times published numerous sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump on Wednesday the GOP nominee has been threatening the file a lawsuit against paper. In a response to Trump’s threats, the paper’s legal team put out a declaration basically saying “bring it on.” Mark Halperin, the managing editor for Bloomberg Politics, took exception with the Times’ message on…
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Halperin: Clinton Campaign E-Mails Too ‘Complicated’ for Voters

October 12th, 2016 12:25 PM
Appearing on Wednesday’s NBC Today, Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin tried to dismiss the importance of Clinton campaign e-mails released by Wikileaks as being too “inside baseball” and “complicated” for voters to grasp. He then argued the issue would only matter if journalists actually pressed the Democratic nominee on the topic.
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ABC Flatly Ignores New Flood of Leaked E-Mails, Touts Al Gore Instead

October 11th, 2016 10:54 PM
While all of the “Big Three” networks were buzzing about the ongoing “GOP civil war” Tuesday, only one wasn’t able to find the time to report the latest deluge of leaked e-mails to plague the Hillary Clinton campaign. ABC dedicated spent three minutes touting how failed presidential candidate Al Gore stumped for Clinton in Florida. “Meantime this evening, a very rare appearance, alongside Hillary…
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Bloomberg’s Heilemann: Bill Clinton ‘Wasn’t Impeached Over Lying’

September 29th, 2016 11:45 PM
Following the first presidential debate on Monday, Donald Trump has turned his sights onto former President Bill Clinton in an effort to rout Hillary Clinton. At a rally in New Hampshire Thursday Trump reminded the public that Bill was impeached in 1998 for lying in a sworn deposition. But Bloomberg’s John Heilemann on With All Due Respect pooh-poohed the attack saying, “I believe it is much more…
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After Ruling Clinton Scandals Off Limits, NBC Blasts ‘Sexist’ Trump

September 28th, 2016 5:31 PM
After NBC’s Today spent three straight days scolding Donald Trump for even thinking about mentioning Bill Clinton’s habitual mistreatment of women, on Wednesday, the morning show had no trouble doing the Clinton campaign’s bidding by touting allegations of Trump’s “sexist behavior.”
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Halperin Tells Trump to Avoid ‘Distraction’ of Clinton Scandals

September 28th, 2016 1:04 PM
On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer once again whined over Donald Trump threatening to bring up Bill Clinton’s sex scandals during a debate with Hillary Clinton: “There’s this other thing that he continues to talk about yesterday, this idea that he did not go there, that he showed restraint against Hillary Clinton when it comes to issues in her marriage. It’s this thing where you get to…
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John Heilemann: Trump’s Foundation ‘Way More Corrupt’ than Clinton's

September 20th, 2016 9:59 PM
The media was up in arms Tuesday following an expansive report by The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, which alleged that Donald Trump used over a quarter of million dollars from his charity to pay for his personal legal problems. Bloomberg’s John Heilemann seemed rather perturbed by the allegations. “It suggests to me that the Trump Foundation, again if these allegations are true, is way…
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Donny Deutsch Takes the Low Road, Insinuates that Trump Has ED

September 15th, 2016 2:21 AM
With the news cycle focused so heavily on the candidates’ current health and medical records this week, both candidates opened themselves up Wednesday by releasing new health information from their doctors. And by all accounts, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are health for being 70. But on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, co-host Donny Deutsch took swings at his favorite punching bag. “I’…