Laughable: Colbert, Guests Try to Portray Biden, Harris as Moderates
August 14th, 2020 9:26 PM
On The Late Show Thursday, host Stephen Colbert had two co-hosts of Showtime’s The Circus as guests: Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner. Not surprisingly, the liberal trio were ecstatic about the selection of Kamala Harris as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate.
CNN's Lemon Slams ‘Racist’ Trump, Suggests Criticism Is Race-Based
May 21st, 2018 12:51 PM
On Sunday’s installment of Showtime’s The Circus, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon was profiled and he lashed out at President Trump as a “racist” and insinuated that Trump’s criticism of him was racially-based. Thankfully, the show also profiled our friends at the Daily Caller and, to the show’s credit, the interviews allowed for Daily Caller personality to…
‘Circus’ Host McKinnon Puts Brakes on ‘Blue Wave’ in Midterms
May 10th, 2018 2:56 PM
Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Thursday, political strategist and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus, Mark McKinnon, warned anchor Andrea Mitchell against buying into Democratic Party predictions of a “blue wave” in November’s midterm elections, explaining that “a lot of good things are happening for Donald Trump right now.”
NBC: Hard for ‘Conservative’ Jeb Bush to Be ‘Joyful’ in Today
April 24th, 2014 1:34 PM
NBC’s Today devoted a full story Thursday morning to speculation that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush might run for President in 2016. Correspondent Andrea Mitchell vouched for Bush’s “conservative” credentials, then ran a snarky soundbite from Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent political strategist Mark McKinnon: “He said he wants to run joyfully, and…
Morning Joe's Debate Recap: Mika Brzezinski Colorfully Pronounces Bide
October 12th, 2012 1:27 PM
In her analysis of the vice presidential debate on the October 12 edition of Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski showed disdain for Paul Ryan and utter adulation for Joe Biden's performance. She was alone in her wildly pro-Joe assessment.
As far as she was concerned, Biden utterly thrashed Ryan, and the liberal MSNBC co-host loved every minute of it: [ video below, MP3 audio available…
The Hill Cites Squishy Republicans To Portray GOP as 'Alarmed
September 19th, 2012 11:48 AM
The media's ongoing contribution to the Obama reelection effort is fairly obvious: omit or downplay news stories and polling data that cast the Obama administration in a negative light while hyping trivial Romney gaffes or media-manufactured tempests-in-teapots in order to focus the election narrative on the Republican candidate's deficiencies - real or or imagined -- rather than…
Daily Beast Writer: Perry Gaffe 'Human Equivalent of Shuttle Challenge
November 10th, 2011 1:44 PM
Mark McKinnon, a regular contributor to the liberal Daily Beast website, which owns Newsweek magazine, made a morbid gaffe as he commented on Texas Governor Rick Perry's stumble during the November 9 Republican presidential debate on CNBC. The New York Times on Wednesday quoted McKinnon labeling Perry's brain freeze as the "human equivalent of shuttle Challenger."
CNN Lets Audible 'Bulls--t' Go Totally Unedited
April 17th, 2011 10:52 PM
Vulgarity sure seems to be more and more commonplace on cable these days.
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday, CNN not only let an audible "bulls--t" go totally unedited, but host Howard Kurtz didn't even acknowledge that it had occurred (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Scarborough Takes On Limbaugh For Attacking 'No Labels' Group
December 19th, 2010 9:32 PM
On Tuesday, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh accused the No Labels crowd of being a bunch of "washed-up losers."
On Sunday's "Meet the Press," MSNBC's Joe Scarborough took on Limbaugh's criticism saying he has "the luxury of never actually governing, never being a president, never being a senator, never being in Congress" (video follows with…
Chris Matthews Says He Can't Tell Howard Fineman's Political Leaning
December 1st, 2010 7:13 PM
Chris Matthews said Wednesday that he can't tell what Howard Fineman's political leaning is.
Such humorously occurred at the end of a "Hardball" segment shortly after the host had no problem identifying his other guest as "center-right" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
GOP Strategist Mark McKinnon: Sarah Palin ‘Cost Republicans the Lead
November 11th, 2010 8:57 AM
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday’s Last Word on MSNBC, Mark McKinnon - former media advisor to the Bush and McCain presidential campaigns who writes a column for the Daily Beast- blamed Sarah Palin for the Republican Party’s failure to recapture control of the Senate, charging that "she put up some candidates that really weren’t qualified." He continued: "…
Matthews Attacks Palin for 12 Minutes: 'Can a Palm Reader be President
February 8th, 2010 11:05 PM
Chris Matthews Monday went on a twelve minute attack on former Alaska governor Sarah Palin that should make his fellow MSNBCers and the liberal blogosphere quite happy.Here's how Monday's "Hardball" began:Can a palm reader be president? What do we think of kids in school who write stuff on their hands to get through a test? What do we think of a would-be political leader who does it to…
Matthews: Every 'Teabagger' is White, 'What's That About
January 5th, 2010 6:28 PM
Chris Matthews just can't stop implying some sort of racist motives behind tea-partiers as on Tuesday's Hardball, the MSNBC host – in a segment about which candidate they would gravitate towards – asked his guests why the protestors were all "monochromatic," and to add insult to injury repeatedly called them "teabaggers." [audio available here]The following exchanges were…
Mark Levin Slams 'GOP Consultant' As Having 'Integrity of a Sham-wow S
October 5th, 2009 2:25 PM
It’s really strange when MSNBC personalities wish for more civility in the political process. Morning Meeting host Dylan Ratigan brought on pseudo-Republican consultant Mark McKinnon on Monday to discuss his attack on talk radio on the liberal Daily Beast website. McKinnon obliged (Audio available here): I think the Chicago incident, I think it was bad political instincts and bad political…