MSNBC's Smerconish Says that DC Mayor Gray Should Veto DC's 'Living Wa

July 12th, 2013 4:29 PM
This one is a lead candidate for top placement in this week's "Even a stopped clock is right twice day" file. MSNBC's Michael Smerconish, whose NewsBusters archive exposes him as a Barack Obama-supporting, right-wing conspiracy-mongering faux conservative, had a perhaps surprising reaction to the District of Columbia City Council's 8-5 vote to force Walmart and other big box retailers in the…

MSNBC’s Michael Smerconish Fawns over Spitzer and Pushes for Legaliz

July 10th, 2013 6:00 PM
While serving as guest host of Tuesday's Hardball, Michael Smerconish closed the program by pushing for a legalization of prostitution.  He claimed not to see anything wrong with women selling their bodies for money, calling it “the private affairs of consenting adults.” It's no coincidence that Smerconish's defense of the sex trade came just two days after gushing over prostitution patron…

MSNBC's Smerconish to Spitzer: Was Your Resignation 'Unwarranted?' 'En

July 8th, 2013 6:29 PM
  Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish on Monday was so gentle with reformed prostitution patron Eliot Spitzer that even the former governor seemed uncomfortable. Talking about Spitzer's new run for New York City comptroller, Smerconish enthused, "Governor, does running now mean that resigning was unwarranted?" He continued, "Would a Spitzer victory mark the of end of the sex scandal as…

New York Times Quizzically Ponders ‘Conservatives as Defenders of th

June 10th, 2013 11:52 AM
In Monday’s New York Times, reporter Amy Chozick explored how the James Rosen leak probe has turned the media debate upside down, with "Conservatives as Defenders of the Media." “The press -- often the target of allegations of liberal bias by conservative media -- has found an unlikely ally in right-leaning radio and television hosts who have taken to defending the First Amendment with a…

MSNBC: Stocks Didn't Really Hit An All-Time High Today

March 5th, 2013 6:51 PM
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high on Tuesday. But you wouldn't know that if you watched MSNBC's Hardball where two guests actually made the case that this really isn't an all-time high due to inflation (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

NBC Brings on Two Obama Supporters to Discuss Election, Bills it as 'L

October 24th, 2012 12:10 PM
On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie brought on liberal MSNBC host Krystal Ball and radio host Michael Smerconish to discuss campaign strategy in the final two weeks before the presidential election, with the headline on-screen claiming: "Left vs. Right on Final Race for the White House." There's one problem with that assertion, Smerconish prominently supported President Obama…

Joan Walsh Accuses Ann Romney Of Throwing 'Tantrum' Over Tax Returns

August 19th, 2012 8:34 AM
When it comes to family members of Republican presidential candidates, looks like the MSM has decided they're fair game for attacks.  Yesterday we noted how ABC's Bianna Golodryga claimed that Paul Ryan's mother was campaigning in a "very calculated" manner.   Today we offer Joan Walsh into evidence.  Appearing on the weekend edition of MSNBC's "Hardball," the Salon editor accused Ann Romney…

Ron Reagan Jr's Howler of the Week: 'Media Is Not Giving Obama Enough

July 13th, 2012 6:46 PM
We media analysts see, hear, and read a lot of stupid comments from press members everyday. For me, the howler of the week has to be MSNBC political analyst Ron Reagan Jr. saying about President Obama on Friday's Hardball, "The media is not giving him enough credit" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Joan Walsh: 'I Didn’t Think it Was Possible to Get Lower Than Andrew

May 25th, 2012 5:26 PM
Salon editor Joan Walsh took a truly disgusting cheap shot at the late Andrew Breitbart Friday. Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball, Walsh said, "I didn’t think it was possible to get lower than Andrew Breitbart, but his spawn have gotten lower than Andrew Breitbart" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Shorter MSNBC: Voter I.D. Laws Are Racist, Even Though They Seem Perfe

March 9th, 2012 12:43 PM
Once again, MSNBC has continued to prop up Rev. Al Sharpton’s racist conspiracies that state legislatures led by the GOP are deliberately suppressing minority voters through new voter ID laws. On Friday’s episode of Jansing & Co., radio host and MSNBC substitute host Michael Smerconish led a left-wing attack on the GOP.  The panelists including Pennsylvania AFL-CIO chief Richard…

Hardball Fill-in Host Smerconish Rehashes Smear That GOP Trying to Dis

October 5th, 2011 6:47 PM
From time to time, MSNBC hosts like to do their part to further the meme that Republicans are out to disenfranchise Democratic-leaning constituencies such as blacks and the elderly by using voter ID laws as a back-door way to discourage voting by those groups. Today Hardball fill-in host Michael Smerconish picked up the baton, interviewing Michael Waldman of the liberal Brennan Center for…

Sharpton's 'PoliticsNation' Debut Bombs - Even Bested By Smerconish Gu

August 31st, 2011 10:33 AM
The debut of Al Sharpton's new program on MSNBC did not go very well Monday. As TVNewser reported, "PoliticsNation" actually attracted less viewers than Michael Smerconish did guest-hosting for Chris Matthews on "Hardball":

'Fox News Watch' Cites NewsBusters Piece About MSNBC, Murdoch and 'Pie

July 23rd, 2011 4:10 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC contributor Michael Smerconish on Thursday, while substitute hosting for Chris Matthews on "Hardball," actually floated the absurd conspiracy theory that Rupert Murdoch had staged the pie throwing event during his hearing before Parliament Tuesday in order to distract from his testimony. On Saturday's "Fox News Watch," Jim Pinkerton referenced this…

PieGate: MSNBCer Floats Conspiracy Theory Murdoch Staged Pie Throwing

July 21st, 2011 7:10 PM
The media's attention on Rupert Murdoch and the British hacking scandal hit a new low Thursday. Filling in for MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Michael Smerconish finished "Hardball" with a segment floating the conspiracy theory that Rupert Murdoch staged Tuesday's Parliamentary pie throwing incident to distract everyone's attention from his testimony (video follows with transcript and commentary):