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…

Time Magazine Inadvertently Demolishes Maddow Description of Zarqawi a

May 14th, 2011 10:29 AM
I've not been much of a fan of Time magazine for years, though I am again, if only briefly. Fresh off Rachel Maddow's ludicrous claim that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was "not all that well known" until he was killed by the US military in 2006 and allegedly elevated in death beyond what he was in life, Time magazine published a special issue titled "The End of bin Laden." The cover of the…

Maddow Howler: Zarqawi 'Not All That Well Known' - Until US Killed Him

May 6th, 2011 7:17 PM
I have to wonder if someone spiked that White House-brewed Kool Aid for MSNBC with hallucinogens. Either that or the network's apologists suffer from pathological dishonesty. How else to explain one of the most blatantly deceitful claims on MSNBC in memory, when Rachel Maddow on Wednesday dutifully cited the reasons why she agreed with Obama's decision against releasing photos of a…

BBC’s Katty Kay: Cheney ‘Hoodwinked the American Public’ into Be

November 8th, 2010 8:48 AM
 On Sunday’s syndicated Chris Matthews Show, panel member Katty Kay of the BBC claimed that Vice President Dick Cheney had convinced 70 percent of Americans to believe that Saddam Hussein was behind the 9/11 attacks, and that he "hoodwinked the American public." Kay’s accusation came as host Matthews had turned the discussion to the topic of how President Obama might have handled the response…

Media Fail to Correct Obama’s Claim of No Al-Qaeda in Iraq Before In

September 27th, 2008 4:41 PM
Since Friday’s presidential debate, all three major broadcast networks have highlighted one of Barack Obama’s more commanding moments when he charged that John McCain was wrong in some of his pre-Iraq war predictions, but the media have so far ignored Obama’s incorrect assertion that "there was no Al-Qaeda" presence in Iraq before America’s invasion in 2003. Before the 2003 invasion, various news…

NBC Claimed Bush Allowed Al-Qaeda in Iraq Before War, Media Now Ignore

February 29th, 2008 7:17 AM