MSNBC’s Witt on Gov. Cuomo’s Hateful Remarks: ‘Even John Boehner

January 24th, 2014 5:19 PM
As if Weekends with Alex Witt weren’t bad enough, viewers were subjected to a weekday with Alex Witt as she guest-hosted the 11 a.m. hour of MSNBC Live on Friday. During a discussion with RNC communication director Sean Spicer, Witt brought up New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent insulting remarks about “extreme conservatives.” The weekend host played a clip of Cuomo’s comments and then tried to…

MSNBC President Dismisses Anchors' Gaffes, Says They Haven't 'Hurt Us

January 16th, 2014 7:47 PM
Phil Griffin, head of the MSNBC cable television channel, told Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter that he accepts responsibility for recent embarrassments that led Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir to leave the network and Melissa Harris-Perry to offer a tearful on-air apology. "These were judgment calls made by some of our people. We handled them. We were transparent. That is our…

Scarborough Takes Totally Unprovoked and Unnecessary Cheap Shot at Pal

January 6th, 2014 11:34 AM
Sometimes I think people at MSNBC have Sarah Palin on the brain. In a Morning Joe segment about Melissa Harris-Perry’s apology to the Romney family for mocking their adopted black grandson, and former Governor Mitt Romney’s classy acceptance of said apology, host Joe Scarborough for some reason decided to take a totally unprovoked and unnecessary cheap shot at Sarah Palin (video follows with…

Kurtz: 'Has MSNBC Developed a Culture in Which Harsh Personal Attacks

January 3rd, 2014 5:25 PM
Following Melissa Harris-Perry's smear on Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson - the third in a series of recent high-profile faux pas by MSNBC hosts - Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz asked a question Friday whose answer appears to definitively be "Yes." "[H]as the channel developed a culture in which harsh personal attacks are encouraged, or at least tolerated?"

MRC's Brent Bozell Reviews Our Worst Media Quotes of 2013 on FNC's 'Ha

January 3rd, 2014 9:29 AM
When he revealed to Fox News Channel viewers the winner of the Media Research Center's liberal media Quote of the Year, substitute host Eric Bolling couldn't "run the actual footage" of the description of the disgusting scatalogical treatment that former MSNBC Martin Bashir wished on Sarah Palin "because it's too obscene" for television, MRC founder and president Brent Bozell noted on the…

'I Don't Know Anything About Football,' WaPo Columnist Tells MSNBC Pa

December 31st, 2013 4:36 PM
How much do you need to know about a subject before expressing a strong opinion during a panel on MSNBC? Apparently very little, as Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart took part in a Monday afternoon discussion on the future of the Washington Redskins National Football League team since coach Mike Shanahan had just been fired. Kristen Welker -- fill-in host for that weekday's edition…

Year-End Awards: The Most Outrageous Media Quote of

December 31st, 2013 9:21 AM
Wrapping up the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013,” it's time to present the “Quote of the Year” for 2013, and the top two runners-up, as selected by our panel of judges. Past “winners” include Discover magazine's Melissa Lafsky, who took the prize in 2009 for this reflection on Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned in the back seat of Senator Ted Kennedy's car four decades…

Year-End Awards: Damn Those Conservatives

December 24th, 2013 9:08 AM
Today’s installment of the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013,” as selected by our 42 expert judges: The “Damn Those Conservatives Award,” recounting journalists’ nastiest attacks on conservatives. Past winners of this venerable award include: Nina Totenberg in 1991, for verbally accosting then-Senator Alan Simpson after a Nightline appearance on October 9 of that year…

Year-End Awards: The ‘Gunning for the Second Amendment Award

December 23rd, 2013 9:11 AM
Last week, the Media Research Center announced our “Best Notable Quotables of 2013,” reviewing the worst media bias of the year as selected by the 42 expert judges who reviewed dozens of quotes. During the first half of 2013, liberals hoped they could leverage the tragedy of last year’s horrible shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, to push through their long-sought wish list of new federal gun…

'I'd Tell Rand Paul To Stick That Where It Belongs': John Heilemann on

December 23rd, 2013 7:48 AM
After Martin Bashir lost his MSNBC job for making a vile anatomical suggestion, you might think that others at the "Lean Forward" network would be circumspect about engaging in comparable crudeness. But that didn't stop John Heilemann on today's Morning Joe. Whereas Bashir's remark focused on the beginning of the alimentary canal, Heilemann's went to its other extremity. Asked how he'd deal…

Year-End Awards: The ‘Move Along, Nothing to See Here Award,’ for

December 21st, 2013 9:14 AM
This week, the Media Research Center announced our “Best Notable Quotables of 2013,” reviewing the worst media bias of the year, as selected by our panel of 42 expert judges. 2013 was the year that scandal after scandal — from the IRS targeting the Tea Party, to Benghazi, to the lies surrounding ObamaCare, and on and on — hit the Obama administration, but journalists kept acting as if the…

Piers Morgan Accuses Sarah Palin of Getting Martin Bashir Fired By MSN

December 19th, 2013 5:10 PM
Is there an anatomical limit to how many times someone can put their foot in their mouth? Consider the case of CNN's Piers Morgan who on Twitter moments ago actually accused former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin of getting Martin Bashir fired by MSNBC:

Al Sharpton to Interview Michelle Obama

December 18th, 2013 3:49 PM
As the President continues to sink in the polls, his advisors apparently think it's wise for him and his wife to seek refuge amongst their closest supporters in the media. On Wednesday, Al Sharpton announced via Instagram that Michelle Obama will be his radio guest Thursday on his National Action Network:

Disgraced Ex-MSNBCer Bashir Wins Biased Quote of the Year; 'Good Ridda

December 18th, 2013 11:53 AM
NewsBusters's parent company the Media Research Center (MRC) proudly announced the Best Notable Quotables of 2013: The 26th Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting earlier this morning, with former MSNBC host Martin Bashir taking home the “Quote of the Year” honor for a disgusting, misogynist rant aimed at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Not only did Bashir’s November 15 quote take the…