Columnist: GOP’s Anti-Obama Efforts Now ‘Look Weak and Foolish’

August 14th, 2016 3:20 PM
Former MSNBC pundit Wolffe is now a columnist for the U.S. edition of the left-wing British newspaper The Guardian. This past Tuesday, he declared that “we already have a winner in the 2016 election…Someone the pundits wrote off long ago…An unconventional politician… His name is Barack Obama. And he can thank the freak show that is Donald Trump’s Republican party for restoring his stature as a…

MSNBC's Wolffe Fails to Note Hillary Hypocrisy on Equal Pay

October 28th, 2015 3:41 PM
During a segment on MSNBC Tuesday evening devoted to the question of whether Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) has engaged in sexist criticisms of Democratic presidential primary opponent Hillary Clinton, anchor Richard Wolffe played for his audience a Clinton campaign ad centered on the issue of "equal pay," underscoring how the former first lady is running on feminist themes to fire up female…

MSNBC Hits ‘Islamophobic’ Conservative’s ‘Dog Whistle Politics’

October 20th, 2015 5:23 PM
Liberal MSNBC journalist Richard Wolffe on Monday complained of conservative “islamophobia” in Canada. Previewing that day's election results, he said of Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “...Millions of voters are heading to the polls in Canada today where one of the leading contenders is facing accusations of using islamophobia and dog whistle politics.” 

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…

MSNBC Calls Hillary's Comments on Emails and Trump 'Feisty and Funny'

August 15th, 2015 9:19 AM
How about "angry and lame?"  After playing a clip of Hillary in Iowa yesterday in which she addressed the email scandal and took a shot at Donald Trump, MSNBC's Richard Wolffe, sitting in for Steve Kornacki, called her comments "feisty and funny." Have a look and judge for yourself. There's a difference between feisty and flat-out angry. As for funny, Rodney Dangerfield can rest in peace.…

MSNBC’s Barro: Republicans ‘Come Off As Sort of Nasty’ On Immigr

August 6th, 2014 5:35 PM
In a discussion about Rand Paul’s presidential chances on MSNBC’s The Last Word, a panel featuring Josh Barro and Richard Wolffe managed to hit Republicans for being anti-immigrant while also accusing Paul and conservatives – not the Obama administration – of misleading on Benghazi. Paul has received media criticism for supposedly fleeing a dinner with Rep. Steve King when the Iowa Republican…

Lawrence O’Donnell Falsely Claims Republicans Want to Repeal Immigra

July 24th, 2014 1:15 PM
On the July 23 edition of The Last Word, in an apparent effort to demonize conservatives as being uninterested in protecting children who were victims of sex trafficking, Lawrence O’Donnell deliberately misinterpreted the Republican position on the 2008 immigration law signed by President Bush. O’Donnell played a clip of Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) expressing his support for sending…

MSNBC's Wolffe Suggests Obama Likes 'Intellectually Rigorous' and 'Sat

June 25th, 2014 7:09 AM
On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, during a segment about foreign policy challenges involving Russia and the turmoil in the Middle East, Executive Editor Richard Wolffe oddly suggested that President Obama finds it to be a "satisfying challenge" because it is "intellectually rigorous" to deal with such substantial foreign policy problems. He also not…

MSNBC's Wolffe Contradicted by NBC As He Wrongly Claims No Al-Qaeda in

June 19th, 2014 9:01 AM
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, executive editor Richard Wolffe mocked former Vice President Dick Cheney for his recent criticism of President Obama, and inaccurately claimed that "there was no Al-Qaeda in Iraq" before Cheney "led the decision to invade Iraq." After dismissing Cheney as being in his "last throes," Wolffe recalled: "Let's…

Slobbering Love Affair: MSNBC Gushes Over Hillary Interview

June 6th, 2014 1:25 PM
Continuing their slobbering love affair with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, MSNBC fawned over the answers Clinton gave in a, wait for it, People magazine interview. Now with Alex Wagner guest host Richard Wolffe and the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart literally went over part of the interview sentence by sentence, gushing over Hillary’s ability to connect with potential…

MSNBC's Wolffe: Sen. Lindsey Graham 'Auditioning for... House of Cards

May 20th, 2014 2:39 PM
MSNBC guest host Ari Melber devoted significant attention on Monday night's The Last Word to shielding potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from scrutiny, both on questions about her health and on her record as President's Obama's first-term secretary of state. As part of that effort, Melber and two panelists tackled recent comments by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)…

MSNBC’s Melber Mocks 'Flat Earth' Rubio on Global Warming

May 15th, 2014 4:25 PM
One day after Chris Hayes suggested that global warming skepticism should disqualify a person from holding public office, another MSNBC primetime host attempted to ridicule those who doubt the science. This time, it was Ari Melber, who has been guest-hosting The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell for several weeks now. On Wednesday's show, after playing a clip of President Obama mocking skeptics…

MSNBC Unapologetically Alters Report on Biracial Cheerios Ad, Removing

January 30th, 2014 3:02 PM
MSNBC isn't anywhere near done apologizing for reflexively race-baiting conservatives. The Cheerios biracial ad controversy ginned up by the far-left network did not begin with an isolated tweet. It began with the underlying report itself by Gabriela Resto-Montero. As originally seen by a poster at Free Republic, Ms. Resto-Montero described the reaction to the original appearance of the ad…

MSNBC's Wolffe: Tea Partiers Want Someone to Be 'Annoying and Inflamma

January 24th, 2014 5:33 PM
Appearing on Wednesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Executive Editor Richard Wolffe asserted that Tea Partiers want someone to "be annoying and inflammatory" in responding to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address as the group discussed the news that Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee will give a Tea Party response to the President.