NY Times Puffs Thriller Writer: Trump Reality Scarier Than Any Fiction

December 23rd, 2019 3:44 PM
An odd lead story choice for the New York Times National section Sunday: A fawning profile of the latest resistance leader...thriller author Richard North Patterson? “But nothing he has addressed in his novels, Mr. Patterson says, is as urgent or scary as the events taking place right now in real life. Now 72 years old, he has put thrillers behind him -- the high-wire stories set in courtrooms,…

Bill Kristol Gave $1,000 Each to All Three GOP Trump Challengers

November 8th, 2019 8:31 PM
Ardent Never-Trumper Bill Kristol is hedging his bets by contributing cash to all three GOP primary challengers to President Donald Trump.

Cornell: Peterson, Shapiro ‘Infect’ Users With Alt-Right Beliefs

August 27th, 2019 4:33 PM

A study from Cornell University claims YouTube channels that feature prominent conservative figures are “infecting” users with alt-right beliefs. “Auditing Radicalization Pathways on YouTube,” written by five academics, concluded that “channels in the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) and the Alt-lite would be gateways to fringe far right ideology.” The study, released August 22, linked The Daily…

Rush Gloats Over Liberal Media’s Obsessing with Him as D.C. ‘Villain’

December 21st, 2018 6:45 PM

Seeing as how he had been the bane of the liberal media’s existence for the last 24 hours plus as he’s supposedly the real president, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh was in an ebullient mood for his Friday show. He said that he was supposedly “the new villain in Washington D.C.” ahead of a possible government shutdown that was portrayed as if the world was “end[ing] even before…

Liberal Blogger Calls Conservatism ‘Cartoonish’

September 4th, 2016 8:20 PM
At the Democratic convention, Bill Clinton accused Republicans of fabricating a “cartoon alternative” to the real Hillary Clinton. The Washington Monthly’s Martin Longman claims that Democrats don’t need to create cartoon versions of conservatives since there’s already “something cartoonish about the right,” and in that regard Donald Trump “seems like a natural successor” to Sarah Palin and (wait…

MSNBC Panel: #NeverTrump Is on a 'Slow Death March' to Backing Him

May 2nd, 2016 10:30 PM
Leading off Monday's All In on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes and his fellow panelists giggled their way through a discussion about the possible collapse of the Never Trump movement to the point that they predicted that the push by conservatives to not support the billionaire frontrunner is on a "slow death march" to accepting and backing his nomination.

ABC Panelist Touts Trump’s ‘Unsagacity,’ Hillary’s ‘Keen Intelligence’

March 27th, 2016 1:39 PM
On Sunday’s This Week, Georgetown University professor and ex-MSNBC regular Michael Eric Dyson spewed a nearly-incomprehensible gumbo of academic jargon and made-up words. He claimed “millions” of Republicans “conceded to the legitimacy” of Trump’s birther claims against President Obama, vs. “some” who “stood on the gap,” and he juxtaposed Trump’s foreign policy “unsagacity” (good luck finding…

Matthews: Rubio Out, Jewish Neo-Cons Will Support Hillary Over Cruz

March 15th, 2016 10:08 PM
When it comes to understanding Jewish neo-cons, Chris Matthews doesn't know a bagel from a hole in the ground . . . Speaking on MSNBC after Marco Rubio announced the suspension of his campaign, Matthews claimed that neo-cons like Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol and John Podhoretz will find Ted Cruz unacceptable and will instead support Hillary Clinton. Let's put it this way: the day any of the…

Morning Joe's Big 'Told You So' on Trump Success

March 2nd, 2016 8:38 AM
Morning Joe, in the person of Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, took a victory lap this morning on the occasion of Donald Trump's impressive Super Tuesday victories. The theme of the opening half-hour: we told you so. Their point: from the day he announced his candidacy, the Morning Joe team took Trump seriously and said he could be a real factor. In contrast, the poobahs of…

Bill Kristol Schools ABC’s Dowd on Dems Delaying GOP Judicial Picks

February 14th, 2016 1:31 PM
During the panel segment Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol schooled ABC News political analyst and former Bush administration official Matthew Dowd on how Democrats have long politicized judicial nominees after Dowd lamented that “Republicans have made a mistake” in reacting to the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia and urged them to consider…

Scarborough to Kristol: 'You're Trying to Cover Your A--' About Trump

October 22nd, 2015 8:24 AM
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were among the first in the media, going back months, to take Donald Trump seriously. In contrast, Bill Kristol had repeatedly declared that we had reached "peak Trump," only to find The Donald confoundingly continuing to climb in the polls.   Things boiled over on today's Morning Joe.  Despite a fresh poll showing Trump with an astounding 48% of GOP voters in…

Mika Calls Opposition to Iran Deal 'Ludicrous, Crazy, Calamitous'

August 11th, 2015 8:45 AM
Well, she did stop short of accusing Chuck Schumer of being worried about losing donations from co-religionist contributors . . . But on today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinksi repeatedly claimed that Schumer was acting out of politics in opposing the Iran deal. Battling with Bill Kristol, an exceptionally exercised Brzezinski broke out the over-the-top adjectives, branding opposition to the deal "…

Kristol: Odds 'Better Than 50/50' Big Dem Jumps in Against Hillary

July 27th, 2015 8:51 PM
Is Hillary hearing donkey hoofbeats? On his Weekly Standard podcast today, Bill Kristol put the odds at "better than 50/50" that one or more of Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden or John Kerry would jump into the race against a Hillary Clinton whom he described as "extraordinarily weak." Kristol made an undeniable point, to wit, that "if someone came down and gave you the poll numbers on Hillary…

Heilemann, Capehart Clash With Kristol Over Confederate Purge

June 24th, 2015 11:46 AM
Bill Kristol has supported the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds for 15 years. But when he took to Twitter yesterday to criticize the left's "frenzy of self-righteousness" in the wake of Charleston, he brought down on his head a deluge of ugly criticism. On today's Morning Joe, Jonathan Capehart and John Heilemann eschewed the kind of scatalogical…