NBC's Mitchell Hypes 'Special' Tie Between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair

January 9th, 2016 11:11 AM
Andrea Mitchell touted how "the [Bill] Clinton-[Tony] Blair relationship was, indeed, special" on Friday's NBC Nightly News, as she reported on the release of transcripts of conversations between the two former leaders during the former's presidency. Mitchell spotlighted how "Blair calls Clinton 'mate.' Clinton offers to babysit Blair's son. They chat about…
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Amanpour Blames Blair for Terrorism; ‘Do You Feel Responsibility?'

December 14th, 2015 7:47 PM
On her eponymous CNN show on Thursday night, Christiane Amanpour verbally harassed former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair over his involvement in the Iraq War and specifically whether he and former U.S. President George W. Bush “feel pain” and “a sense of responsibility” for the war having supposedly caused recent Islamic terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.

David Frum: GOP Needs a Tony Blair-Like Figure Who’ll Reform Party

June 13th, 2014 7:57 AM
In a brief Thursday post on the Atlantic’s website, "reform conservative" pundit David Frum cited Eric Cantor’s primary loss to Dave Brat as further evidence that “Republican leaders” need to emerge to confront the “the destructive leadership of fanatics (and the cynics who make their living by duping fanatics)." He cited Tony Blair as a model,…

Tony Blair Rejects David Gregory's 'Nonsense' That Iraq War to Blame f

April 28th, 2014 12:26 PM
In an interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory attempted to blame the war in Iraq for ongoing Islamic terrorism by citing the former head of Britain's MI-5 claiming the conflict "increased the terrorist threat by convincing more people that Osama bin Laden's claim that Islam was under attack was correct" and…

Another Day, Another All-Liberal Lineup at Morning Joe

April 9th, 2013 11:42 AM
On a day largely devoted to remembering Margaret Thatcher, one of the 20th century's greatest conservatives, would it really have been too much for Morning Joe to have had on at least one conservative guest to discuss her legacy?  Apparently, yes. Morning Joe's lineup of political guests today leaned 100% left: Jon Meacham, Al Hunt, Cokie Roberts, Sen. Tim Kaine, former Obama…

NBC's Lauer: After 'Crazy Year' of 'Extreme Weather,' Will People 'Adm

September 26th, 2012 9:20 AM
At the end of an interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer turned to the subject of climate change and fretted: "We've had a crazy week in this – year in this country of extreme weather. Are you seeing around the world the kind of motivation and will that's necessary to, A, admit there's a problem, and then…

NBC's Williams: Fmr. British PM Tony Blair 'May Never Recover' From Be

March 15th, 2012 6:30 PM
In an interview with British Prime Minister David Cameron aired on Wednesday's NBC Rock Center, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams cautioned Cameron about one of his predecessors: "You'll concede, Prime Minister Blair may never recover from that label that was attached to him. Someone used the word 'poodle' to describe his relationship with President Bush as the march to…

Chris Matthews' Entire British Panel Corrects His Claim Blair Was Clos

April 24th, 2011 4:18 PM
There was a marvelous moment on this weekend's "Chris Matthews Show" when the host literally stuck his foot in his mouth claiming in front of four British journalists that former Prime Minister Tony Blair "was much closer emotionally and politically to Bill Clinton" than George W. Bush. Guest's Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast and Gillian Tett of the Financial…

MSNBC Promo for Chris Matthews Special Gives Bill Clinton the Superher

February 2nd, 2011 4:34 PM
With a script and a dramatic voice over befitting a trailer for the latest superhero movie out of Hollywood, one of the first promos for Chris Matthews' documentary on Bill Clinton has begun airing on MSNBC. The ad begins with an announcer teasing viewers, "His presidency was over, his mission just beginning" and then goes on to tell the story of a post-presidential Clinton…

Bill Clinton Fires Back at Rachel Maddow Riff Describing Him as 'Best

September 15th, 2010 1:15 PM
When lefties turn on each other ... never a pretty sight.Former president Bill Clinton, he of the elephantine memory, still nurses a grudge against MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for a crack she made about him way back in March.In an appearance with former British prime minister Tony Blair in Philadelphia on Monday, Clinton said that "one of the leading television commentators on one of our liberal…

AP Video Teases Give Away Attitude Toward Tony Blair's UK Iraq War Inq

January 29th, 2010 9:26 PM
Based on the two pictures seen at the right, it doesn't exactly take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that the people at the Associated Press who decide on what pictures to use to tease the wire service's assorted video clips are not all favorably inclined towards Tony Blair. Rather than show a picture of the former UK Prime Minister, the AP chose pics of a demonstrator outside where the inquiry…

Couric Trots Out Tony Blair to Defend Obama on Iran

June 25th, 2009 12:08 AM
“President Obama's response to the government crackdown has been criticized by some Republicans as timid,” Katie Couric noted on Wednesday's CBS Evening News as she featured a retort: “Today, in an exclusive interview with CBS News, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came to his defense saying he believes the protestors understand the tough position the President is in.”Following a single…

Kalb Suggests Wartime President Bush ‘Avoided Military Service,’ F

November 12th, 2008 8:24 AM
On Tuesday’s The O’Reilly Factor, FNC host Bill O’Reilly showed clips from the Kalb Report show in which moderator Marvin Kalb, a veteran of both CBS and NBC News, interviewed O’Reilly. During the interview, which was recorded on September 27, O’Reilly managed to embarrass Kalb as the liberal host seemed to criticize President Bush for ordering American troops into war after the President himself…

ABC Highlights Bush Gaffes From Past G-8 Summits

July 7th, 2008 1:55 PM