On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, Nancy Cordes sat down with a group of Iowa Democrats, including Sean Bagniewski, a man featured in Hillary Clinton’s online campaign announcement video, to promote her presidential prospects in the Hawkeye state.
By Mark Finkelstein | April 14, 2015 | 9:21 AM EDT
Can you imagine if in 2008 a prominent conservative media member had said that Barack Obama looked like a "little boy" compared to John McCain? The echoes of liberal outrage would still be resounding today.
But there was Mika Brzezinski on today's Morning Joe saying of Marco Rubio "that's a little boy." Mika made the invidious comparison to Hillary's service as senator, First Lady and Secretary of State. Scoffed Joe Scarborough: "hearing this from two people [Mika and Donny Deutsch] that worshipped Barack Obama in 2008 is laughable."
Lefty Blogger Jonathan Chait: In 2016, Hillary Will Be the Nominee of the ‘Only Major…Party Not Run By Lunatics’By Tom Johnson | April 14, 2015 | 12:22 AM EDT
New York magazine’s Chait declares that “even if the relatively sober Jeb Bush wins the nomination, he will have to accommodate himself to his party's barking-mad consensus. [Hillary] is non-crazy America’s choice by default. And it is not necessarily an exciting choice, but it is an easy one, and a proposition behind which she will probably command a majority.”
By Clay Waters | April 14, 2015 | 12:07 AM EDT
New York Times veteran foreign reporter John Burns has retired after 40 years with the paper, closing a career of covering hotspots like Afghanistan, China, and Iraq, where Saddam Hussein threatened his life for his brave reporting from Baghdad for the Times and CBS News. A friend gave him the title to this essay of recollections of some of the worst places on Earth: "It's not how far you’ve traveled, it’s what you’ve brought back." What Burns brought back "was an abiding revulsion for ideology, in all its guises," from the Communist dictatorships of China, North Korea, and the Soviet Union, a revulsion some of his fellow reporters have never learned.
By Curtis Houck | April 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM EDT
Minutes after Republican Senator Marco Rubio (Fla.) declared his candidacy for president, the major broadcast networks went to work in their Monday evening newscasts attacking Rubio over his age, policy positions, and touting the “experience,” “fame,” and “fortune” possessed by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and possible Republican candidate Jeb Bush. NBC's Kelly O’Donnell shouted to Rubio: “Senator, you're the youngest candidate. Are you prepared to be president, sir?”
By Curtis Houck | April 13, 2015 | 10:04 PM EDT
Following a Sunday night and Monday morning in which the networks cheered Hillary Clinton’s announcement of a presidential campaign, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC returned for more late Monday where all three evening newscasts acclaimed her road trip to Iowa and stop for food at a Chipotle in Ohio. All the while, ABC and CBS ignored yet again the numerous scandals surrounding the former First Lady and secretary of state while NBC made only a brief reference to Benghazi and her e-mail scandal.
By Mark Finkelstein | April 13, 2015 | 8:57 PM EDT
We conservatives have countless beefs with Chris Matthews. But in contrast with the current crop of liberals inhabiting MSNBC, the American left at large—and the Oval Office—Chris is much more of an old-school Cold Warrior, and, dare I say it, a patriot.
And so it was that on this evening's Hardball, Matthews flatly declared "I hate" the Castro regime. How many other denizens of the left—from Rachel Maddow to Barack Obama—can you imagine saying the same? Matthews thus aligns himself more closely with Ronald "Evil Empire" Reagan than with Barack Obama, who just today was hailed by Tom Friedman for being able to see America from Iran's perspective.
By Tim Graham | April 13, 2015 | 8:53 PM EDT
Tina Daunt at The Hollywood Reporter warns that the major Democratic money center that is Hollywood may be reluctant about Hillary Clinton: “her backing is hardly unanimous, and some of what she has is softer than it may appear because industry liberals regard her as a party centrist.”
"You'd be surprised by the number of people I've heard from who aren't supporting her," one top executive told the trade paper.
By Ken Shepherd | April 13, 2015 | 8:07 PM EDT
It only took race-obsessed MSNBC host Chris Matthews about two and a half minutes tonight to get to his first thinly-veiled attack on the GOP as a racist party.
By Bryan Ballas | April 13, 2015 | 7:10 PM EDT
Veteran media watchers are well acquainted with the fact that the media in general and MSNBC in particular are cesspools of leftist talking points. Despite this, news anchors at least try not wear their politics on their sleeves, except for Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, who literally did just that by showcasing a pro-Elizabeth Warren t-shirt she received from former Obama Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury Steven Rattner.
In the opening minutes of the show’s broadcast Rattner gave Brzezinski a present in honor of “[her] great success on Friday in Philadelphia,” a reference to Brzezinski Know Your Value campaign. Mika was so happy with the gift, she said, “I’m wearing that running.”
By NB Staff | April 13, 2015 | 5:10 PM EDT
"Scary, dangerous, slimy, firebrand, extremist, hardline, stupid, [and] uppity loudmouth" were adjectives used to blast Sen. Ted Cruz when he announced for president. By contrast, the liberal media were absolutely "giddy" at Hillary's Sunday announcement, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell noted on today's Your World with Neil Cavuto. Because Republicans are never going to count the liberal media as among their friends, GOP presidential contenders would be wise to focus their media efforts primarily in social media avenues where they can go over the liberal media's filter, Bozell counseled.
By Tom Blumer | April 13, 2015 | 4:07 PM EDT
Well, this is awkward.
Undermining most of what the business press has done to try to portray the post-recession U.S. economy as performing adequately under President Barack Obama, Bill Daley, Obama’s former chief of staff, told CNBC today that Hillary Clinton "can’t run as the third term of Barack Obama economically," because the recovery has been "uneven" and has only benefited "a small slice" of U.S. households.
By Brent Baker | April 13, 2015 | 3:19 PM EDT
New on April 13: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski trumpeted two liberal Democrats. She delighted in the gift of an Elizabeth Warren T-shirt and cheered the “tremendous platform that she [Hillary Clinton] has. I hope she takes it to new heights.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 13, 2015 | 2:08 PM EDT
On Monday, CBS This Morning hosted several political analysts to help lay out a potential electoral strategy for Hillary Clinton’s newly announced presidential campaign. In two separate segments, John Dickerson, CBS News Political Director, and Bloomberg Politics’ John Heilemann offered up some free political advice to Clinton’s campaign as she looks to “change the perception people already have of her.”
By Bryan Ballas | April 13, 2015 | 1:43 PM EDT
While President Obama’s announcement that he would work with the states to ban “conversion therapy” was met with applause of the sexual revolutionaries on the Left, gay MSNBC anchor/activist Thomas Roberts was noticeably irritated on his Thursday afternoon show. He wanted a federal law to ban it across the nation and repeatedly advocated for it in an interview with top White House aide Valerie Jarrett.
Roberts began by recounting what he called the “huge symbolic move out of the White House” in response to a petition that circulated the net, following the suicide of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn [born Joshua Alcorn].