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Watch Kornacki’s Emotional Tributes to Matthews on Final ‘Hardball’

Following Monday’s sudden retirement/pushing out of longtime MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews after a plethora of recent negative headlines, Hardball still needed some to see it through to the end. Frequent fill-in host Steve Kornacki was left to soldier on and, while he did, emotions were high. Putting aside Matthews's actions, Kornacki handled Monday night with command, genuine (and…

Trippin' With Trippi: All Is Really Well With Hillary's Campaign

In an example of Animal House brought to life, Joe Trippi, Howard Dean's former 2004 campaign manager who during the past few years (until now) seemed reasonably sane, went to the op-ed section of the Los Angeles Times to declare in essence that "All is well" with Hillary Clinton's march to the Democratic Party's coronation — er, nomination. In Trippi's…
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Mercedes Schlapp: CNN Debate Was ‘Montessori School’ ‘Unstructured’

During an appearance on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Republican commentator Mercedes Schlapp compared the recent GOP presidential debate on CNN with that on Fox as being like a “Montessori school” that was “unstructured.”

Joe Trippi: Crowley 'Correcting' Romney on Libya Looked Like 'The Ref

Conceivably the biggest moment in Tuesday's presidential debate was when moderator Candy Crowley injected herself into the discussion siding with Barack Obama on remarks he claimed he made in the Rose Garden following the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Long-time Democrat campaign strategist Joe Trippi said on Fox News shortly after the debate's conclusion that this looked…

'Saturday Night Live' Mocks Fox News's Election Coverage

"Saturday Night Live" in its recent installment took shots at the Fox News Channel for what it saw as an amazingly one-sided, anti-Obama take on Tuesday's election results.The skit began with an off-screen announcer declaring, "You're watching Fox News, continuous coverage of the 2009 election -- end of an era."On screen at that moment was a picture of President Obama above a…

Rachel Maddow Praises Fox News, Frigid Winter Forecast for Hell

Every now and then, though not often, MSNBC has its moments. Like when one of its left-wing pundits has something good to say about Fox News. Yes, that Fox News. On her cable show Thursday night, Maddow and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi were discussing a poll conducted by Opinion Dynamics and reported by Fox.

More on Obama 'Can't E-mail' Attack Ad: McCain an Internet Pioneer, Pe

It has already been established (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) that the Obama campaign's ad ridiculing John McCain's computer skills, including the claim that McCain "can't e-mail," has several reality-based problems: McCain has been an e-mail devotee since 2000, if not earlier, receiving help from a loving spouse to respond to messages, and was described by Forbes Magazine that year as…

CBS’s Smith: Jeremiah Wright the 'Pastor of Disaster

In a particularly dire analysis on Tuesday’s CBS "Early Show," co- host Harry Smith reacted to the recent media tour of Barack Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and declared: "He's being called the 'Pastor of Disaster' for the effect he's having on Barack Obama's campaign. Why is Reverend Jeremiah Wright taking his case to the public now?"Smith began the segment on…

CBS’s Mitchell: How Does Obama ‘Not Denounce Jeremiah Wright

Following Monday’s sanitized coverage of the controversial comments of Barack Obama’s pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Tuesday’s CBS "Early Show" continued to gloss over the most inflammatory of Wright’s comments, spending over 6 minutes on Obama’s upcoming speech on the issue while devoting only 16 seconds of video to Wright’s more mild statements. Following this video, co-host Russ…

Harry Smith: Hillary Will Boink Bill With Her 'Frying Pan

Here at NB, we're not normally in the business of feeling sorry for MSMers like Harry Smith. But I can't help but express some sympathy for the Early Show anchor at the prospect of the feminist, Clintonite wrath that is likely to descend on his head after a comment he made this morningAmong the metaphors most likely to drive feminists up the wall is that of the angry woman yielding that symbol…

CBS ‘Early Show’ Guest: GOP ‘A Restricted White Men's Club

On Friday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Harry Smith analyzed Thursday’s Democratic debate with Democratic strategist Joe Trippi and the left wing editor of "The Nation," Katrina Vanden Heuvel, who called the debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama "a historic first," while referring to Republicans as the "Grim Old Party" and "a restricted white…

Hillary's Miserable Morning on 'Today

Is the MSM deciding that Hillary is irreparably-damaged goods and that it's time to move on to a Dem with a better shot at winning the White House? You might think so after the Today show's dismemberment of the Clinton campaign this morning.Andrea Mitchell kicked things off with sharp stiletto heel.View video here.

Shaheen-Gate: Consultants Clash, Pundits Pooh-Pooh Hillary Denial

This is getting wild . ..The Iowa caucuses might be a few weeks off, but MSNBC pundits have already cast a resounding "no" vote in a referendum on Hillary's credibility. A bi-partisan consensus of blatherers today rejected the Clinton campaign's denial of involvement in NH co-chair Bill Shaheen's raising of Barack Obama's past involvement with drugs.Meanwhile, things are getting…

Chris Matthews Agrees 'With the Sentiment' of Left-Wing Protestor

It is no secret that Chris Matthews is a shill for the Democrats and adamantly opposed to the Iraq War. The former Democratic staffer, who the previous night wrote a speech for Obama attacking Hillary Clinton from the left, endorsed "the sentiment" of a disruptive protestor. After the October 30 Democratic debate, upon interviewing John Edwards campaign strategist Joe Trippi, a lone…