Podhoretz Confronts MSNBC Host's Delusion That Dems Will Win in 2022

August 1st, 2022 11:39 PM

It’s not something you see often but MSNBC viewers got a taste of reality for the first time in a while. During MSNBC’s “Decision 2022 : Countdown to the Midterms” special, host Steve Kornacki laid out a lengthy case for why Democrats could be turning the tide and keep control of Congress. After laying out his case, his guest, John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary magazine scoffed at the idea…

Left Attacks Economist Art Laffer as 'Kook,' 'Destructive' Force

June 20th, 2019 5:29 PM
President Donald Trump infuriated the left again on June 19, when he awarded supply-side economist Arthur Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The left’s reaction was predictably vicious. An MSNBC analyst called Laffer one of the most “destructive forces” in economics since Herbert Hoover. New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait minced no words about his anger over Laffer’s award ceremony,…

Joe Scarborough Wonders If President Is Illiterate: ‘Can’ Trump Read?

January 4th, 2018 5:02 PM
In the wake of the immense political conflagration that Michael Wolff’s upcoming book Fire and Fury has caused, Thursday’s Morning Joe was almost entirely consumed by discussion of all its salacious claims and their implications for the Trump White House. Even though multiple guest panelists on the show admitted to the shaky factual foundation for Wolff’s book and the unproven nature of many of…

Bernie Bro Joe Bemoans Tax Bill: ‘The Rich Are Getting Richer’

December 20th, 2017 5:17 PM
With the passage of the Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax cut bill looming, most of Wednesday’s Morning Joe was devoted to portraying the legislation as not just bad policy (which would be par for the course on MSNBC), but a threat to America’s survival, prosperity, and democracy. “Conservative” co-host Joe Scarborough put on his Marxist cap to make the case that “the greatest threat to American-…

Morning Joe: Ministry of Truth Is Needed To Fight War On Fake News

September 29th, 2017 5:16 PM
On Friday’s Morning Joe, Willie Geist hosted a panel to discuss the latest news on the Russian hacking narrative regarding Facebook ads that were purportedly used by Russian intelligence to stoke "racial tensions" during the 2016 presidential election. The panel’s primary reaction, with only one dissenting voice, was to call for increased government "regulation" and financial “penalties in the…

Journalist on MSNBC: Trump's Continuing Obama's 'Fantastic' Economy

February 23rd, 2017 9:15 PM
On Tuesday morning's MSNBC Live, Louise Mensch, though she claims to be a conservative, put forth what I suspect will be the left's core economic argument if the economy improves under Donald Trump. That argument: The economy is "fantastic" already, and Trump will have had nothing to do with whatever economic improvements over what is already "fantastic" we might see.

NYT: Trump's 'Jail' Quip Has 'Experts Thinking of 'Tin-Pot Dictators''

October 11th, 2016 11:59 AM
In Tuesday’s New York Times, legal reporter Charlie Savage went way overboard fear-mongering over a quip Donald Trump made to Hillary Clinton during their debate Sunday night in “Pledge to Put Clinton in Jail Gets Experts Thinking of ‘Tin-Pot Dictators.’” Trump’s “you’d be in jail” rejoinder to Hillary Clinton came during a heated discussion of her handling of classified documents, and the media…

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…

What Had to Be Ignored For Media to Cry 'Triumph' for Hillary?

October 25th, 2015 2:10 PM
In case you didn't get enough of the Hillary-boosting after the "marathon" Thursday Benghazi committee hearing, other conservative media experts have rounded up their own samples of liberal-media wagon-circling. There's "something rotten" in the Washington media, agreed James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal and Noah Rothman at Commentary.

AP's Heller Misleads on Israeli Settlement Activity, Cites Mythical 'I

March 4th, 2014 11:02 PM
It appears that Aron Heller at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's press, might have been applying lessons learned from the wire service's U.S. business and economics writers in his coverage of Israel's settlement activity. Heller also seems strangely fond of this mythical thing known as the "international community." AP business and economics writers like Martin Crutsinger and…

Possible Senate Candidate Chris Matthews Pressured To Quit MSNBC

December 5th, 2008 10:42 AM
If "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is indeed going to challenge Arlen Specter for his senate seat in 2010, he must resign his position with MSNBC.So say a growing chorus of observers from both sides of the aisle.As reported by Politico's Michael Calderone Thursday:

Broder: Obama's First Week Goes 'As Well As Anyone Could Imagine

November 13th, 2008 10:22 AM
If you want to get an idea of the kind of rose-colored microscope Obama will be scrutinized with by journalists now that he's headed to the White House, you need look no further than David Broder's column in the Washington Post Thursday which actually began:The first week of Barack Obama's transition to the presidency has gone about as well as anyone could imagine. Hmmm. I guess no one could have…

Media's Road to Recovery: 'The First Step Is Admitting The Problem

November 9th, 2008 7:10 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, the Washington Post's ombudsman admitted Sunday that her paper's coverage of this year's presidential campaign was clearly biased towards Barack Obama.Although that shouldn't surprise any sane person in this country, such a mea culpa is just good marketing unless the entity confessing the inappropriate behavior plans on doing something to correct it.Jennifer…

Alterman's Got Boca on the Brain

August 12th, 2008 2:26 PM
From a non-Jew, it would smack of anti-Semitism.  From Eric Alterman? You be the judge.The author of the Altercations column at Media Matters has a running complaint:  Rick Klein, editor of The Note at ABC News, pays too much respect to the work of other Jewish pundits. Jennifer Rubin, one of the chief bloggers at Commentary's "Contentions" blog, was Alterman's first target, in his August 1…