CNN's Cuomo Presses Weld on Whether Johnson Is Hurting Clinton
October 3rd, 2016 3:21 PM
As Libertarian vice presidential nominee Bill Weld appeared as a guest on Monday's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo repeatedly pressed him over whether his candidacy with Gary Johnson as presidential nominee was hurting Hillary Clinton to the benefit of Donald Trump. Even after Weld argued that he believes that mostly moderate Republicans are planning to vote for the Libertarian ticket, Cuomo pressed…
New Republic Writer: Dems Should Bash Bush Like GOPers Bashed Carter
September 23rd, 2016 2:46 PM
A current hot topic in campaign coverage is Hillary Clinton’s underperformance among millennials, an unusually large number of whom favor the second-tier candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. Brian Beutler thinks those 18-to-29-year-olds who aren’t #WithHer don’t grasp what happened the last time a significant portion of the left was lukewarm about the Democratic nominee: 2000, when lefty…
Scarborough on Clinton Campaign Guest: 'Can’t Answer Basic Questions'
September 21st, 2016 7:25 PM
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough clashed with Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook during Wednesday's edition of the Morning Joe program after the constantly smiling guest repeatedly avoided answering questions about the Democratic presidential candidate’s foreign policy.
Also, co-host Willie Geist asked Mook about Clinton’s past support of Barack Obama‘s “red line” against Bashar al-Assad‘s…
MSNBC Host Claims Hillary Clinton 'Faces Double Standard Every Day'
September 15th, 2016 6:05 PM
Stephanie Ruhle, the host of MSNBC Live, charged during the Thursday edition of her program that “Hillary Clinton faces a double standard every day, right, left and center” before she dismissed the concept that “the liberal media” spend most of the time “just going after” GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
As proof of her outlandish assertion, Ruhle stated: “The media was front and center…
Smerconish: Lie to Pollsters to Help Libertarian Ticket
September 11th, 2016 6:02 PM
Michael Smerconish wants to help the Libertarian presidential ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld participate in the presidential (and vice-presidential) debates. The big problem is that the Libertarians must show they have reached a level of 15% support in an average of five national polls and they aren't there yet. Therefore Michael Smerconish has an idea for his viewers: lie like hell. I…
Nets Go to Town on Johnson Flub, Downplay Clinton E-Mail Questions
September 8th, 2016 11:59 PM
The “Big Three” network news programs were all a buzz Thursday evening over a seemingly inexplicable exchange that occurred on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that morning. “And what is Aleppo,” Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson inquired after being asked by journalist Mike Barnicle what his plan for the city was. “Johnson stumped not by a gotcha question but a basic foreign policy question in…
Shock: CBS Gives Libertarians Platform to Talk ‘Problem’ of Government
September 7th, 2016 11:07 AM
After aggressively ignoring alternatives to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for months, CBS on Wednesday not only featured Libertarian nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, the show’s hosts quizzed them about the problem of big government. In a segment that last almost six minutes, CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose offered a question not seen much on network television: “Ronald Reagan said…
Challengers to Clinton and Trump Get Just 0.03% of TV News Airtime
September 6th, 2016 2:30 PM
Not since Ross Perot in 1996 has a third-party presidential candidate polled as strongly as Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is right now — he’s currently averaging more than eight percent, according to RealClearPolitics. At the same time, other polls show record levels of voter disapproval for the Democratic and Republican nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In spite of this, the…
Sharpton Frets that Gary Johnson Is ‘Taking Votes from Hillary’
August 14th, 2016 12:18 PM
The Libertarian Party candidate for president, Gary Johnson, joined Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation Sunday to discuss the prospects of a third party’s chances of success in 2016. But Sharpton’s real goal seemed to be to defend Hillary Clinton and discredit Libertarians by asking Johnson, “Do you ever have any slight fear even that you may be taking votes from Hillary Clinton and helping to…
CNN Cues Up Johnson to Liken Deporting Illegals to Nazi Germany
June 1st, 2016 1:12 PM
As Anderson Cooper interviewed Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Tuesday's AC360, the CNN host brought up running mate Bill Weld's hyperbolic assertion likening Donald Trump's position on deporting illegal immigrants to the treatment of Jews by Nazis. Cooper: "Your running mate, Bill Weld, has compared Trump's deportation plan to Nazis' policies against Jews. Do you agree with that…
Grammy Award-Winning Rapper Big Boi: I Didn't Vote For Obama - I'm A L
January 12th, 2013 11:37 AM
Can you imagine a rapper not only not voting for Obama but also being a Libertarian?
So said Grammy Award-winning rapper Antwan Andre Patton, aka Big Boi formerly of the duo OutKast, during an interview with HuffPost Live Friday (video follows with transcript and commentary):