Former U.S. Treasurer and current Jeb Bush surrogate Rosario Marín goes on Univision's Al Punto, and essentially affirms Jorge Ramos' campaign of racial disqualification against Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio
By Kyle Drennen | February 1, 2016 | 5:01 PM EST
After conducting live softball interviews with Hillary Clinton on Monday, NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America both devoted admiring full reports to the Bernie Sanders campaign as well, both touting his “political revolution.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | February 1, 2016 | 4:57 PM EST
Iowa is known for having voters make last minute decisions on caucus day. Andrea Mitchell kept audiences on the edge of their seats while chronicling this internal conflict in one Democrat sophomore college student, Gabe Schabilion. Well the wait is finally over! Gabe announced his final decision on Monday afternoon: “I’ll actually be caucusing for Hillary.”
By P.J. Gladnick | February 1, 2016 | 4:50 PM EST
If you want Chris Matthews to change his mind, just wait a minute. In just over a minute on Morning Joe today, Matthews changed his election prediction from agreeing with Joe Scarborough that Trump would win the Iowa caucuses and that Bernie Sanders would squeak out a victory to changing his prediction to a win by Hillary Clinton. However, the most fascinating part of his quick change of prediction was his frozen face when put on the spot by Scarborough as weird undulations played out over the surface. A body language expert could have a field day analyzing what was going through the Hardball host's mind while he remained uncharacteristically quiet during his deep think face freeze:
By Tim Graham | February 1, 2016 | 4:35 PM EST
New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick is once again trying to warm up Hillary Clinton’s bitter-cold image with a Saturday story headlined “Some in Iowa Surprised by Hillary Clinton’s Ease With Faith.” As they have since 1992, liberal journalists play the “Methodist card” when they want to imbue their favorite social-justice warrior with a Christian sparkle.
By Ken Shepherd | February 1, 2016 | 2:58 PM EST
Hillary Clinton will win the Iowa caucuses tonight, MSNBC host Chris Matthews predicted as he closed out an interview Monday afternoon with Clinton senior strategist Joel Benenson because "there's going to be a spine there of her supporters" in Iowa and the "Democratic Party is ready for a radical risk" when "they think they can win this one."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | February 1, 2016 | 12:53 PM EST
It only took the State Department to withhold 22 of Hillary Clinton’s emails for the media to report “about how advanced this investigation is” admitted Joe Scarborough on Monday’s Morning Joe. “Is it safe to talk about it now?” Scarborough recalled, referring to a conversation he had with a network executive.
By Tim Graham | February 1, 2016 | 11:49 AM EST
The left-wing hootenanny that is the Melissa Harris-Perry show went off the rails again on Saturday morning, with the host and her National Public Radio guest somehow comparing illegal aliens in Flint, Michigan to the Underground Railroad and the Fugitive Slave Act. As if someone in America was enslaving the illegal immigrants?
The topic was the Flint water scandal, a favorite MSNBC obsession. But Harris-Perry and longtime NPR Latino USA host (and radical activist) Maria Hinojosa were freaking out about how illegal aliens don’t want to accept clean water because it might subject them to deportation. They’re leftist enough to blame Team Obama for letting the children of illegal aliens be poisoned.
By Kyle Drennen | February 1, 2016 | 11:48 AM EST
While all three network morning shows conducted live interviews with Hillary Clinton on Monday ahead of the Iowa caucus, only CBS This Morning actually brought up her ongoing e-mail scandal. NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America both ignored the issue and lobbed softballs to the Democratic frontrunner instead.
Pundit Damon Linker: Why Won’t Movement Conservatives Admit That They’re the Republican Establishment?By Tom Johnson | February 1, 2016 | 10:10 AM EST
The kids in The Family Circus blame their misbehavior on gremlins with names like Ida Know and Not Me. The Week’s Damon Linker believes grown-up conservatives do something similar when they deny what Linker sees as the plain truth: that they run the Republican party.
In a Tuesday column, Linker contended that the right-wing “counter-establishment” that first gained a share of power in 1981 now “simply is the conservative and Republican establishment…[But] because its ideological outlook was formed when it was out of power, this establishment seems incapable of thinking about itself as an establishment.” He charged that "by thinking of themselves as perennially outside the Republican power-structure, members of the counter-establishment conveniently exempt themselves from the need to admit and learn from their own mistakes. It's always someone else's fault.”
By Geoffrey Dickens | February 1, 2016 | 10:02 AM EST
With polls showing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders running neck and neck with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s clear Sanders has benefitted from his own cheering section in the liberal media. Instead of laughing off the candidacy of a candidate who is so left he spent his honeymoon in the USSR, members of the media couldn’t contain their excitement over how Sanders could energize the Democratic base and pull Hillary Clinton even further to the left.
By Mark Finkelstein | February 1, 2016 | 8:59 AM EST
Hillary Clinton's criminal defense attorney made a surprise appearance on today's Morning Joe, saying . . . oh, wait: that wasn't Hillary's lawyer--it was Andrea Mitchell. Same difference.
Relying on her sources, Mitchell asserted "I don't think there is the legal culpability here." Andrea first suggested that Hillary lacked "intent." Joe Scarborough pushed back hard, noting that the statute also criminalizes being "reckless" with classified material. Mitchell then switched to a truly absurd argument. Noting that the official State Department system had been hacked, Mitchell said that Hillary's "defense could well be the whole damn system is vulnerable." Shot back Scarborough sarcastically" "good luck with the Justice Department on that."
By Clay Waters | February 1, 2016 | 8:34 AM EST
New York Times sportswriter William Rhoden jumped on the latest leftist bandwagon on Sunday, heartily supporting controversial comments by the Super Bowl-bound Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Newton was quoted in the Charlotte Observer accusing critics of his showboating post-touchdown antics of being racist. It’s been twenty-eight years since Doug Williams became the first black quarterback to start a Super Bowl. Newton will be the sixth. Talented as he is, he’s not breaking any barriers or shocking anyone. But Rhoden took the complaint to heart and found it the most compelling storyline of next Sunday’s Super Bowl, pumping up Newton’s social justice brand into the next Muhammad Ali in “Dancing Around End Zones, Not Around Matters of Racism.”
By Erik Soderstrom | February 1, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST
NBC’s You, Me and the Apocalypse centers around an eclectic cast of characters as they receive the news that a comet will hit the Earth in 34 days, ending all life on the planet. Rob Lowe stars as the chain-smoking, foulmouthed Father Jude, the Vatican’s newly re-empowered “Devil’s Advocate.”
By Rich Noyes | February 1, 2016 | 7:11 AM EST
A new analysis by the Media Research Center finds Trump continued to receive the vast majority of TV news coverage throughout the month of January, leading up to tonight’s crucial Iowa caucuses. An examination of all campaign coverage on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts from January 1 through January 31 finds Trump received nearly 157 minutes of airtime, or almost 60 percent of the total coverage of GOP presidential candidates. With January now in the books, Trump’s entire campaign has thus far received a whopping 736 minutes of coverage on the three evening newscasts, nearly five times as much coverage as his nearest competitor.