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Gibbs: Amy Holmes Claims on Obama 'The Silliest Thing I've Heard'

March 18th, 2015 8:27 AM
Things got chippy on Morning Joe today after Amy Holmes of The Blaze pointed out that President Obama has personalized and publicized his conflict with Benjamin Netanyahu in a way he hasn't done even with despots like Kim Jong Un or the Castro brothers. When Holmes added that "only Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be the focal point of this president's ire,…
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NBC's Lauer: Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Gives 'Lay-Up' to Critics

March 3rd, 2015 11:13 AM
In an interview with former Obama White House press secretary and current NBC political analyst Robert Gibbs on Tuesday's Today, co-host Matt Lauer saw big problems for Hillary Clinton in the wake of revelations that she used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state: "It provides a lay-up, doesn't it Robert, for her critics who say this is all about a lack of…

Pot/Kettle: Ex-Obama Spox Says Christie Can't Claim He Didn't Know Wha

February 10th, 2014 8:24 AM
Pot, kettle, hello? If Dems wanted to find someone to attack Chris Christie's credibility for claiming he didn't know what was going on in his administration, couldn't they have found someone less vulnerable than Robert Gibbs? After all, Gibbs served as spox for Barack Obama, the man who has made an art form out of claiming he only found out about his admin's latest scandal when…

Scarborough: Obamacare Site Like A Hollywood Western Set—Nothing Beh

December 2nd, 2013 8:29 AM
Potemkin Village, anyone?  Joe Scarborough has offered a scathing simile for the new-'n-improved Obamacare website.  On today's Morning Joe, he likened the site to the set of a Hollywood Western--pushing back the facade reveals that there's nothing behind it. Even former Obama spox Robert Gibbs—proudly sporting an Auburn jersey—acknowledged that big chunks…

With White House in Crisis, NBC Brings On Robert Gibbs to Spin for Oba

November 18th, 2013 4:27 PM
After playing a clip of Saturday Night Live mocking President Obama's "embattled second term" on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie sympathetically observed: "I guess if you're at the White House you laugh so you don't cry." She then turned to Obama's former press secretary Robert Gibbs and wondered: "What do you think the President's…

MSNBC: 'GOP Flubs ObamaCare Launch

October 18th, 2013 12:09 PM
In today's "This Can't Possibly Be True - But It IS" segment, some genius at MSNBC during Friday's Morning Joe actually put a chyron on the bottom of the screen that read "GOP Flubs ObamaCare Launch." Better still, at times the chyron was underneath former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs:

MSNBC's Robert Gibbs: ‘I Hope They Fire Some People’ in Charge of

October 14th, 2013 1:41 PM
You know things are going badly when you’re a Democratic President whose former press secretary turned MSNBC contributor is on national television bashing the rollout of your signature piece of legislation. On Monday, Robert Gibbs, appearing on MSNBC’s Now, said of the ObamaCare website, “I hope they fire some people that were in charge of making sure that this thing was…

Harvard Historian Niall Ferguson Schools Morning Joe Panel on Obama an

October 10th, 2013 5:40 PM
British historian Niall Ferguson brought a breath of fresh air to the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday, effortlessly cutting through the show’s typical left-wing spin. Co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were engaged in their new favorite pastime – slamming Ted Cruz and other GOP “extremists” – when Ferguson jumped in and suggested that…

Wow! Andrea Mitchell Accuses Obama Of 'Bungling' Syria

September 4th, 2013 8:08 AM
Well, there was a Blue Moon just last month, so maybe the time was right for some rare criticism of President Obama by Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell didn't hold back  on today's Morning Joe, accusing the President of "bungling," being "ambivalent," and of undercutting his Secretary of State and Vice-President.  For good measure, Mitchell suggested that in…

Report: NBC News Fears 'Retaliation From the Former First Lady' If Hil

August 21st, 2013 11:05 AM
On August 8, I speculated that the Clintons might have been responsible for three different NBC employees within a few hours of each other speaking out against the network's planned miniseries about Hillary. On Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter cited unnamed sources at NBC News claiming that fear of the Clintons might be playing a role in that network's apparent cold-feet regarding…

Candy Crowley on CNN's Hillary Documentary: 'Makes It Very Difficult F

August 9th, 2013 6:21 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, three Clinton-loving MSNBCers on Thursday spoke out against NBC's upcoming miniseries about Hillary. On Friday, CNN's Candy Crowley told Politico that her network's planned documentary on Clinton "makes it very difficult for me":

Andrea Mitchell: If Republicans Know What's Good for Them, They'll Acc

August 9th, 2013 10:35 AM
While MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell admitted that the planned NBC biopic of Hillary Clinton was a "bad idea," on her Thursday 1 p.m. ET hour show she and her guests scolded Republicans for refusing to allow the biased network to moderate GOP primary debates: "That's where you get debates where the audience is cheering because they were all hand picked by local or state parties,…

Rat Smell: Why Would Three Liberal MSNBCers Come Out Against Clinton M

August 8th, 2013 4:58 PM
As NewsBusters reported, MSNBCer's Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, and Robert Gibbs within hours of each other Thursday came down strongly against NBC's planned miniseries about Hillary Clinton. Why do you think that would be? The Hollywood Reporter gave us a clue Wednesday (emphasis added):

Gibbs & Mitchell Agree: NBC Hillary Series 'A Bad Idea

August 8th, 2013 3:37 PM
First Chuck Todd, now Andrea Mitchell and even former Obama spox-turned-NBC-analyst Robert Gibbs agree: NBC's decision to produce a miniseries about Hillary Clinton is a "bad idea." Gibbs and Mitchell lamented the series on Andrea's early-afternoon MSNBC show today.  View the video after the jump.