Wednesday's CBS Evening News hyped Jon Stewart’s successor at The Daily Show with a glowing profile of Trevor Noah. Scott Pelley gushed in the lead-in to foreign correspondent Debora Patta’s report: “It's no supernova. It’s Trevor Noah.” Teasing the segment earlier in the broadcast, Pelley invoked Noah from the Bible to declare that the man set to takeover for Stewart is “the Noah who is about to drop anchor on late night television.”
Chris Matthews's 'Snake-Charmer' Dog Whistle?; Will Leftists Complain About Racist 'Microaggression'?By Ken Shepherd | April 15, 2015 | 8:23 PM EDT
MSNBC host Chris Matthews loves to slander Republicans as often speaking in code or blowing racial "dog-whistles." Of course, doing that could open him up to charges of the same when he speaks carelessly.
By Mark Finkelstein | April 15, 2015 | 8:05 PM EDT
This was ugly. On his MSNBC show this evening, Chris Matthews criticized Jeb Bush, who will be speaking at Liberty University, for "stooping" to "that evangelical crowd"
Let's play some political madlibs and imagine that instead of "stooping to that evangelical crowd," Matthews had criticized a candidate who spoke at an Islamic center for "stooping to that Muslim crowd." Cue the cries of religious bigotry!
By Ken Shepherd | April 15, 2015 | 6:18 PM EDT
In the midst of a jovial roundtable discussion this afternoon on the matter, MSNBC's Alex Wagner seems rather bemused rather than alarmed by 61-year-old postal worker Doug Hughes landing a gyro-copter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, violating restricted airspace and creating a major security scare among local and federal law enforcement.
By Ken Shepherd | April 15, 2015 | 5:28 PM EDT
Krystal Ball is not too keen on Hillary Clinton's campaign shtick. In a segment discussing the former secretary of state's carefully-staged campaign swings in Iowa, The Cycle co-host and former Virginia congressional candidate confessed Hillary's campaign rollout isn't doing much for her, and, she suspects, that's probably true of how it's being received by most voters.
By Scott Whitlock | April 15, 2015 | 5:04 PM EDT
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell clearly has the latest Hillary Clinton talking points. On Wednesday, she discussed the New York Times revelation that the former Secretary of State was pressed two years ago on her private e-mail server. That congressional inquiry, headed by Republican Darrell Issa, received no response. On Andrea Mitchell Reports, the journalist regurgitated, "The answer I'm getting from the campaign is that was not directed at her. It was directed at every member of the cabinet."
By Kyle Drennen | April 15, 2015 | 4:38 PM EDT
Before disgruntled mailman Doug Hughes violated Washington D.C. airspace by landing his one-man gyrocopter on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, he sat down for a lengthy interview with the Tampa Bay Times and described in detail his plan to perform the dangerous stunt.
By Matthew Balan | April 15, 2015 | 3:59 PM EDT
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, a panel of journalists and pundits yucked it up over Hillary Clinton's recent incognito visit to a Chipotle restaurant in Ohio, and made light of her scandals. Maggie Haberman of the New York Times joked that Clinton "dominated Marco Rubio's rollout – which was a very impressive rollout – with pictures looking like she was robbing a Chipotle." Anchor John Berman cracked in reply that Haberman "just launched a Clinton scandal," with co-anchor Chris Cuomo adding, "Were they e-mailing about going into Chipotle?"
By P.J. Gladnick | April 15, 2015 | 3:49 PM EDT
The word from on high is out at the Democratic Underground. Despite the previous misgivings from many if not most of the DUer's about Hillary Clinton and her massive war chest fattened by crony capitalist and shadowy foreign donations, they must be absorbed by the Hillary Borg. And to emphasize the point, the DU leader and co-founder, Skinner aka David Allen, posted a picture of himself holding a Chipolte burrito and Hillary logo with this message: "So, I had this inexplicable craving for Chipotle today..."
By Katie Yoder | April 15, 2015 | 3:31 PM EDT
A sneak peek of the play that will “show the truth the mainstream media is trying to hide” about the fatal Michael Brown shooting is coming to D.C.
Washington D.C. will host the first public reading of excerpts from Phelim McAleer’s Ferguson play on April 15 in a dramatization of the Michael Brown shooting. And invite-only event, the performance takes place at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street and stars D.C. lawyers as Grand Jury attorneys.
By Katie Yoder | April 15, 2015 | 2:33 PM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul’s abortion question is beginning to haunt Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – thanks to some in the media.
During a CNN interview on April 14, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) refused to cite any acceptable restrictions on abortion – and deemed the decision to abort a 7-pound baby a “personal liberty.” The abortion question continued to follow her during a Fox interview where she couldn’t pick a “specific date and time” for when life begins.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 15, 2015 | 2:18 PM EDT
By Tim Graham | April 15, 2015 | 2:02 PM EDT
Bill Maher granted an interview with the Hollywood trade paper Variety, which mostly discussed his aversion to taping his HBO show Real Time instead of doing the show live – perhaps because that decision would mock the show’s title. But the jaw-dropping part came late in the article. Maher suggested the networks are “committing journalistic treason,” and Variety’s Brian Steinberg apparently failed to follow up.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 15, 2015 | 1:37 PM EDT
After members of the media literally chased down Hillary Clinton’s campaign van in Iowa on Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald appeared on All In with Chris Hayes and did his best to sympathize with her campaign’s inability to push her message without the media following her.
By Kyle Drennen | April 15, 2015 | 12:35 PM EDT
Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today to grade the performance of the 2016 candidates and potential candidates thus far, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd declared that Hillary Clinton was doing all she could to contain her presidential aura: "You know, the irony here is you have a whole bunch of Republicans who are trying to look presidential. She's desperately trying to not look presidential."