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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.

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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…
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‘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." Times…

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…