Corn Tries to Silence Pundit Bringing Up Hillary's Defense of Rapist

December 17th, 2014 9:13 PM
During a discussion on Wednesday's Hardball about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's reticence to speak out on pressing political issues and her tendency to eschew spontaneity in favor of carefully crafted, calculated statements, panelist Michelle Bernard did raise the point that Clinton has tended to evolve over time to be what she thinks her audience wants her to be. As an…

Bernard: Michael Brown Latest 'Casualty' In 'War on Black Boys'

November 24th, 2014 8:35 PM
Appearing on the November 24 edition of Hardball, MSNBC contributor Michelle Bernard called for the federal Justice Department to "get involved" in prosecuting Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson regardless of the outcome of the St. Louis County grand jury investigation. Bernard insisted that Brown was the latest "casualty" of a nationwide "war on black boys…

Hypocritical Matthews Hits Christie Over 2016 Campaign Comments

October 23rd, 2014 9:52 PM
On his Oct. 23 Hardball program, MSNBC's Chris Matthews excoriated New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie for highlighting in a recent speech the importance of swing-state Republican governors getting reelected this November in order to pave a smoother road for the eventual Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential campaign. Matthews took the worst-possible interpretation of…

'Hardball' Ignores Bombshell: Dem Sen. Pryor Attacked Desegregation

October 21st, 2014 9:28 PM
The October 21 edition of MSNBC's Hardball conveniently failed to pick up on a damning scoop published Tuesday by the Washington Free Beacon regarding Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and a college thesis he wrote in the mid-1980s slamming the federal government's role in desegregating the South. Instead, Matthews and his liberal guests spent the lion's share of the program…

Michelle Bernard Rushes to Defend Obama Staffer Who Patronized Hooker

October 9th, 2014 9:39 PM
Self-proclaimed "victims' rights advocate" and MSNBC contributor Michelle Bernard wasted no time on Thursday's edition of Hardball defending former White House volunteer Jonathan Dach -- now employed at the State Department in the Office on Global Women's Issues -- from charges that he patronized a prostitute while on official business as an Obama advance…

MRC’s Notable Quotables: Media Race to Bury Perry After ‘Ridiculou

August 25th, 2014 9:41 AM
Now online: the August 25 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This week, journalists pronounce the blatantly partisan indictment of Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry a “blemish” that could “mar his legacy,” even as an MSNBC regular blasts it “the stupidest thing I’ve seen in…

MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard Sees 'War on Black Boys' in America

August 18th, 2014 8:52 PM
Move over, War on Women, there's a new war in town. On the August 18 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans. What's more, Bernard insisted, there would…

Salon's Joan Walsh Defends Hillary's Rapist Defense: 'I'm Sure She Wou

July 8th, 2014 8:50 PM
As my colleague Clay Waters noted, the New York Times finally caught up with the Washington Free Beacon's month-old scoop about an audiotape recording of Hillary Clinton chuckling as she recalled her successful 1975 defense of a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. Perhaps because there was no longer any plausible deniability about the existence of the story, MSNBC's Chris Matthews…

MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard: Hobby Lobby Ruling Will Drive Wome

June 30th, 2014 9:35 PM
The Hobby Lobby ruling will be a blessing in disguise for Democrats, possibly this November but most certainly for 2016. That's the argument put forward by two MSNBC contributors on Hardball this evening, Washington Post columnist Melinda Henneberger and Michelle Bernard of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, & Public Policy. "I see this ruling as, definitely on the…

Chris Matthews: Hillary Clinton Should Be Above GOP 'Spit-balling

May 28th, 2014 3:28 PM
Now playing on MSNBC: “Hillary vs. the Haters!” Opening his Tuesday evening episode of Hardball, host Chris Matthews kicked off by essentially whining about new comments from Karl Rove about potential 2016 candidate, Hillary Clinton. In the process he decried those ol' meanies in the GOP, seemingly forgetful that he himself has spewed all kinds of bile against conservative and…

Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP

May 10th, 2014 4:45 PM
Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday's Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a thinly-veiled racial attack on the GOP during a panel discussion on the terrorist organization: "By the way, when did the Republican Party take this keen interest in Africa? I may have missed that one…

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Welcomes Ex-Reaganite to Say 'There Are No Moderat

October 22nd, 2013 7:06 AM
MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” hosted two Republican refugees on Thursday night, starting with former Reaganite Bruce Bartlett, whose favorite word for conservatives on Twitter is “wankers.” Then came his "dittohead" Michelle Bernard. Bartlett pleased Hayes oh so much by insisting “There are no moderate Republicans” because no one will…

MSNBC's Bernard: ‘Country Has Become More Race Conscious’ Since Ob

August 24th, 2013 5:26 PM
You can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting some prominent African-American claiming race relations have worsened since Barack Obama became president. Count MSNBC political and legal analyst Michelle Bernard among them, for on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday, she said, “The country has become more race conscious in terms of color and in terms of ethnicity since he…

Pat Buchanan: 'Whites Are the Only Group That You Can Discriminate Aga

August 24th, 2013 12:59 PM
Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan made a statement Friday guaranteed to make liberal media members' heads spin. During a discussion about Affirmative Action on PBS's McLaughlin Group, Buchanan said, "Whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in America now" (video follows with transcript and commentary):