Velshi Mourns The Demise Of 'Useful Committees' As GOP Takes Control
January 21st, 2023 12:05 PM
For his Saturday show, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi began by lamenting that McCarthyism is coming back to the House of Representatives as Republicans take control and that the era of “useful committees” is over, or at least temporarily over.
Slate Wonders If Others Will Be ‘Bullied Into’ DNA Tests Like Warren
October 17th, 2018 7:11 PM
Talk about a piece that twisted itself into quite the pretzel. In a piece Monday night for Slate’s Future Tense partnership with New America and Arizona State, James Erwin passed blame onto the President for the ancestry fiasco concerning Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA), suggesting it could lead to a new McCarthyism with politicians being “bullied” into taking such tests.
Fake News to Smearing the Defector: Four Awful Moments from ‘Hardball’
February 1st, 2018 3:28 PM
With Tuesday’s State of the Union well-received by the public (and not the liberal media), it was time to move on and back to spreading fake news, attacking Christians, and hurling around tired insults. Luckily for the Resistance, Wednesday’s Hardball accomplished just that thanks to four cringe-worthy moments featuring host Chris Matthews and a team of liberal guests and journalists.
MSNBC: FBI Concerns Are ‘Destroying’ America Using ‘McCarthy Playbook'
January 24th, 2018 8:32 PM
For the second straight day, MSNBC’s Hardball dismissed any and all Republican questions on Wednesday about bias inside the FBI as modern-day McCarthyism that’s a smoke screen “destroying” and “hurting” America. Host Chris Matthews predictably set the tone, referring to Republicans such as Senator Ron Johnson (Wisc.) as “toadies” being ordered by the White House to “do anything to deflect or…
Looniness: Schmidt Denounces FBI Concerns as ‘Snake Oil’ ‘McCarthyism’
January 23rd, 2018 8:55 PM
Just think, this is who MSNBC considers to be one of its best and brightest Republicans. On Tuesday’s Hardball, political analyst and 2008 McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt tore into Republican questions about the FISA memo and Strzok-Page texts as “snake oil” “McCarthyism” being “abetted” by the Fox News Channel serving as “state-run TV in an autocratic society.”
Matthews Hits ‘Villain’ Cruz as Joe McCarthy Who Hurt 'Victim' Trump
July 21st, 2016 9:13 PM
For years, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews has referred to Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) as Joe McCarthy or emulating McCarthyism and so he seized on Cruz’s fiery convention speech to claim Thursday night that he’s a McCarthyite playing “a perfect villain” for the Republican Party and Donald Trump. Matthews also went as far as dubbing Trump “Mr. Winner” who became a victim getting “…
NYDN Columnist Whines Cruz’s Mob Claims About Trump Are ‘Racist'
April 13th, 2016 10:08 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews almost never passes up the chance to bash Ted Cruz as a modern day Joe McCarthy and Wednesday night was no different as he flaunted the comparison while New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi complained that Cruz’s allegations about mob ties to Donald Trump were “racist and disgusting.”
Hillary Fan Barney Frank Accuses Bernie Sanders of 'McCarthyism'
April 6th, 2016 10:21 PM
Bernie Sanders: rabid right-winger? A senior Hillary surrogate has accused Bernie Sanders of "McCarthyism," of all things. Has Bernie's big Wisconsin win knocked the Clinton campaign off its moorings?
Five years ago, I wrote that the irascible Barney Frank could pick a fight in a phone booth. Further proof came on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, as Hillary-fan Frank jumped ugly with fellow…
Brokaw Uses NN Commentary to Compare Trump to Nazism, McCarthyism
December 9th, 2015 3:14 AM
As part of NBC Nightly News’s five segments on Tuesday obsessing over Donald Trump’s proposed ban on all Muslims entering the United States, the program turned to former anchor Tom Brokaw to end the show with a commentary comparing Trump to Nazism, McCarthyism, and opposition to the Civil Rights Movement. In the three teases proceeding Brokaw’s editorial, current anchor Lester Holt promised that…
Obsession: Network Evening Shows Spend 24 Mins on Trump’s Muslim Ban
December 8th, 2015 10:16 PM
Acting as though the latest news the war against ISIS, new developments in the Hillary Clinton scandal or any other story barely existed, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted a whopping 24 minutes and three seconds of their Tuesday evening newscasts to obsessing over Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. Not surprisingly, NBC Nightly News led the way…
Bernstein Slams Benghazi Cmte for McCarthyism; 'Reckless' 'Demagogues'
October 23rd, 2015 1:40 AM
Roughly a minute after the 11-hour Benghazi Committee hearing with Hillary Clinton concluded on Thursday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 turned to political commentator Carl Bernstein, who drooled over Clinton’s performance while comparing Republicans to Joseph McCarthy and his House Un-American Committee for concocting an “abusive” hearing.In the next hour on CNN Tonight, Bernstein trotted out…
Wilkerson: Cheney May Have a ‘Physiological’ or ‘Biological’ Problem
September 9th, 2015 7:45 AM
While appearing on the Tuesday installment of MSNBC’s All In, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell and retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson compared former Vice President Dick Cheney to Joseph McCarthy and suggested that he “cannot recognize reality” due to him either being “shocked” on 9/11 or suffering from a “physiological” or “biological” problem.
Unhinged Chris Matthews Fumes Over Ted Cruz's 'McCarthyism
July 25th, 2014 11:20 AM
In his never-ending obsession with Ted Cruz, Hardball’s Chris Matthews devoted the start and close of his program to rants against the supposed "McCarthyism" of the Texas Senator. Matthews objected to Cruz’s belief that the FAA’s short lived ban on air travel to Israel was political in nature.
On the July 24 edition of Matthews’ program, the host wondered if Cruz was “trying to mimic the…