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Late-Night MSNBC: Blue Wave? Not So Fast

June 7th, 2018 9:40 AM
For weeks, cracks have been emerging in Democratic predictions of a “blue wave.” While discussing the California primary election results early Wednesday morning, host Steve Kornacki, Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar, The Root’s Jason Johnson, and Commentary’s John Podhoretz discussed concrete evidence from the primary results that undermines predictions of a…
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Ellison Refuses to Say If Democrats Will Repeal Middle-Class Tax Cuts

April 3rd, 2018 11:07 PM
Democrat representative and DNC vice chairman Keith Ellison could be forgiven if he thought he would be tossed softball questions by MSNBC's Steve Kornacki on Sunday night. However, even on MSNBC liberals will occasionally (but rarely) be hit with hardballs. Such was the case when Kornacki kept asking Ellison over and over if the Democrats would support the repeal of middle class tax…
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CNN Analyst Pushes Debunked Poll on Background Checks

March 24th, 2018 4:57 PM
On Saturday afternoon, during live coverage of the anti-gun March for Our Lives rally in D.C., CNN law enforcement analyst James Gagliano cited a discredited poll claiming that 97 percent of Americans want "universal background checks" while stating that he was "getting chills" from being at the National Mall where so many historic events in American history…
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CNN, MSNBC Push Debunked Poll 97% Support 'Universal Background Check'

February 23rd, 2018 1:49 AM
Over the past few days, CNN and MSNBC have again been peddling a discredited poll finding that about 90 percent of Americans -- this time from Quinnipiac with a tally of 97 percent -- supporting the adoption of laws to require background checks for all gun purchases. But, as previously documented by NewsBusters, other polling has found that support from respondents plummets if the questioner…
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MSNBC Guest Claims Voter ID Laws Made 'Impossible' for Blacks to Vote

October 23rd, 2017 10:43 PM
On Monday's MTP Daily, frequent MSNBC guest Zerlina Maxwell made the latest claim of "voter suppression" perpetrated by Republicans as she ludicrously declared that voter ID laws were "making it sort of impossible" for blacks to vote in Wisconsin and Michigan. Her claim was not disputed by substitute host Steve Kornacki or either of the other two panel members.  
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MSNBC: Menendez Can ‘Hang On’ to Seat ‘Months’ After Conviction

September 8th, 2017 4:06 PM
Discussing the corruption trial of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday, political analyst Steve Kornacki predicted that it would be “unlikely” for Governor Chris Christie to be able to name a Republican to replace the disgraced Democrat, even after a criminal conviction. Why? Because the Senator would simply “hang on” to the seat until a…
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MSNBC's Kornacki Finally Notices GA-06 Maybe Not Solidly Republican

June 21st, 2017 4:31 PM
You read it here first. Two months ago -- and again last night -- NewsBusters pointed out that there was a major hole in the dominant media theory that GA-06 was a "solidly Republican" district that Republicans should be embarrassed about having to defend in yesterday's special election. In spite of Donald Trump just barely winning the district last November, many journalists…
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Maddow Blames ‘Partisan Implications’ of ‘Bad Weather' for GA Results

June 20th, 2017 10:41 PM
Folks, you had to know it would happen. When it became clear on Tuesday that Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff was going to blow tens of millions of dollars and lose to Republican Karen Handel, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow suggested that heavy rain in Georgia had “partisan implications” that affected the special election.
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Today Show Panel Assumes Trump Will Perjure Himself

June 12th, 2017 4:44 PM
During a panel discussion on Monday’s NBC Today the hosts and pundits all agreed that President Trump would almost certainly commit perjury if he ever testified under oath in the Russia investigation. The group of liberal journalists were eager to convict Trump even while acknowledging that former President Bill Clinton actually got away with the crime.
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Lauer Worries Dems Won’t Be Able to ‘Drive Headlines' Against Trump

May 19th, 2017 10:58 AM
Today co-host Matt Lauer worried on Friday that appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump administration could be “bad news” for Democrats because it may prevent liberal lawmakers from being able to “drive headlines” against the President. The NBC morning show anchor was apparently eager for Trump’s opponents to make a spectacle of the Russia…
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Even MSNBC Slams SNL Attack on Trump Voters and Red America

April 11th, 2017 5:42 PM
Tuesday on Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski criticized Saturday Night Live for their portrayal of red America in a skit during its most recent episode. SNL attacked Trump voters in a tasteless opening skit, which painted the voters as stupid and confused. Brzezinski introduced the skit: “Saturday Night Live’s opening sketch this weekend was about Donald Trump…
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MSNBC Guest Ties Trump to 'Neo-Nazis,' Bannon to 'Terrorists'

April 10th, 2017 9:28 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's MSNBC Live with Steve Kornacki, The Root's Jason Johnson engaged in his latest smears against President Donald Trump and White House advisor Steve Bannon as the recurring MSNBC guest tried to link Trump to 'Neo-Nazis' and Bannon to "white nationalist terrorists." The race-obsessed politics editor of The Root was quick to bring…
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Lauer Fears Trump Trying to ‘Fire Up’ CPAC With Transgender Policy

February 23rd, 2017 11:18 AM
On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer accused Donald Trump of reversing an Obama administration school transgender policy just to appease conservative activists gathering at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference: “Or is the timing more tied to the fact that CPAC starts today? Conservatives around the country coming for a victory party and he wants to fire up that…

Media Yawn Over Dem Filibuster, Scolded GOP Blocking of Obama Pick

January 31st, 2017 11:30 AM
Network reporters have barely noticed the brass knuckles threat from Senate Democrats to filibuster whoever President Trump nominates for the Supreme Court, regardless of the nominee’s qualifications or ideology. But that’s not the approach they took when Republicans blocked President Obama, then a lame duck, from picking a Justice during his final months in office.