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Matthews Compares Joe Biden’s Campaign Rhetoric to Nelson Mandela

April 26th, 2019 2:05 PM
Matthews has had quite the week already, so he kept it going on Thursday’s Hardball as the MSNBC host compared Joe Biden and the rhetoric in his campaign video to Nelson Mandela and, earlier in the show, joked about the prospect of Congress having Trump administration officials arrested and jailed if they ignore House subpoenas.

Al Sharpton Sells the Rights to His Life Story… to His Own Charity

December 5th, 2018 10:43 PM
While Al Sharpton is certainly no stranger to controversy, his latest ploy has raised eyebrows across the political spectrum. Before the liberal activist steps down as president of the National Action Network next year, he has apparently found a new way to make money off the charity he founded in 1991: selling his “life story rights for a 10-year period” for more than half a million…

Historic Low Ratings for NBC's 'Meet the Press' Could Spell End of Gre

January 6th, 2014 10:35 PM
Just when it seemed that NBC's Meet the Press couldn't sink any lower, ratings for the last three months of 2013 for the Sunday morning news/interview show fell to its lowest level since the third quarter of 1992. That development has added to the speculation that liberal David Gregory might be on his way out as host. From October through December, NBC's program came in third…

Photographer Who Took Obama ‘Selfie’ Shot Now Says He’s ‘Asham

December 15th, 2013 4:04 PM
Right now, the White House press corps is in a shouting match with the Obama Administration over the White House's refusal to allow media photographers to take pictures of various presidential events. While the left-leaning journalists are tossing around words like "propaganda" to describe the official photos which are being released, the recent trip President Obama took to South…

Mika Snaps Selfie As 'Morning Joe' Laughs Off Obama's

December 13th, 2013 10:08 AM
Joe Scarborough made a point of mentioning that until today, his MSNBC show hadn't discussed the Obama selfie at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.  Morning Joe's way too highbrow for that kind of stuff, don't you know, particularly when it might reflect badly on Barack Obama. But when the crew finally got around to it today, opinion from Joe to Mika to Ed Rendell to…

Networks Rush to Defend Obama Selfie: Refusing Photo Would Have Caused

December 12th, 2013 10:36 AM
All three networks on Wednesday engaged in damage control for the White House following criticism of President Obama's selfie during Tuesday's Mandela memorial service. On CBS This Morning, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante even made this absurd assertion: "The President might have caused a diplomatic incident if he had declined the invitation to be in a photo with two…

MSNBC Minimizes Obama-Castro Handshake, Calls Ted Cruz Walkout a ‘St

December 11th, 2013 2:19 PM
Once again, the folks at MSNBC have whitewashed the bloody history of a Communist dictator in order to provide political cover for President Obama. Following video of President Obama shaking hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, the folks at the Lean Forward network jumped to President Obama’s defense. Appearing on his daily MSNBC show on December 11,…

NBC: Obama's Handshake With Castro 'A True Mandela Moment

December 11th, 2013 1:23 PM
After Brian Williams touted President Obama's handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro as "one of the better moments" at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, correspondent Lester Holt went further on Wednesday's NBC Today, hailing the encounter as "a true Mandela moment." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] A sound bite followed…

Bill O'Reilly Catches Sharpton In Another Deceptive Video Edit: 'They

December 10th, 2013 9:01 PM
Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday again exposed MSNBC’s Al Sharpton for deceptively editing a video, this time to make it appear the Factor host was disparaging Nelson Mandela within hours of his death. “Sharpton uses the occasion of Nelson Mandela's death to dishonestly attack people he doesn't like,” said O’Reilly. “They don't come…

Ted Cruz Honors Mandela, But CNN Lectures Him About His Facebook Fans

December 10th, 2013 5:33 PM
Leave it to CNN to take a completely non-controversial post by Sen. Ted Cruz honoring Nelson Mandela and whip it up into a public image problem for the senator. Conversely, President Obama's handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro was spun into a positive. Even though Cruz appeared at Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday, CNN focused on controversial comments by his Facebook fans…

MSNBC.com Writer Hails Obama-Castro Handshake

December 10th, 2013 4:52 PM
Alan Gross, political prisoner. Those were four words missing from Emma Margolin's December 10 MSNBC.com story hailing the handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro earlier today at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Soweto, South Africa. Gross, a State Department contractor, has been languishing in a Cuban prison for five years. There was a reference to…

CBS Hails Obama's 'Remarkable' Speech; 'the Crowd Here Sees Him as Kin

December 10th, 2013 2:50 PM
Tuesday's CBS This Morning swooned over President Obama's appearance at Nelson Mandela's memorial, hailing his "remarkable" speech as "the rhetorical and even emotional high point of this day." Correspondent Bill Whitaker was particularly star-struck with the President's performance. "The crowd here sees him as a kind of hero. He has said that Nelson…

Barbara Walters Uses Mandela’s Funeral to Lobby for Ending America

December 10th, 2013 12:20 PM
View journalist Barbara Walters on Tuesday used Nelson Mandela’s funeral as a way to push for normalization of relations with Cuba. Absolutely struck by the fact that Barack Obama shook hands with President Raul Castro, Walters lectured, “The significance is that maybe this may change our relations with Cuba after 50 years, because it seems a little ridiculous to me that we…

NBC's Williams: Obama Shaking Hands With Raul Castro 'One of the Bette

December 10th, 2013 11:16 AM
Reporting from South Africa on Tuesday's NBC Today about the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams noted how the "dignitary section has some criminals, some thieves, some kings, some presidents" and that "Several have been life-long sworn enemies." He then proclaimed that President Obama's "handshake with [Cuban leader] Raul…