MSNBC

By Scott Whitlock | April 14, 2015 | 4:24 PM EDT

As though they were teenage girls chasing after the Beatles, journalists on Tuesday excitedly chased after Hillary Clinton and her "Scooby van." MSNBC kept vigil, waiting for a 2016 campaign event. Reporter Alex Seitz-Wald gushed, "We can see the motorcade approaching right now... We see the Scooby van, the famous Scooby van is coming down the road right now towards our set up now!" 

By Kyle Drennen | April 14, 2015 | 4:08 PM EDT

On Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC laughably touted an eight-second exchange with Hillary Clinton by White House correspondent Kristen Welker as an "exclusive interview." During the 1 p.m. ET hour of his show, anchor Thomas Roberts excitedly told viewers: "Want to go back to Iowa where I just mentioned that we have this new exclusive NBC video of Hillary Clinton out on the stump there in Iowa. And our correspondent Kristen Welker talked with Clinton exclusively."

By Katie Yoder | April 14, 2015 | 2:25 PM EDT

Hippocratic Oath be damned. Abortion schooling is a must for physicians, according to one MSNBC host. 

During her MSNBC’s Lean Forward on April 11, host Melissa Harris-Perry questioned Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Dr. Anne Davis on a North Carolina bill that would prohibit the “basic core skill” of abortion at state medical schools. The two described abortion education as a “core part” or a “core skill” five times during the five-minute seventeen-second interview. 

By Julia A. Seymour | April 14, 2015 | 10:42 AM EDT

Cherry blossoms are blooming and as sure as a springtime rainstorm liberals are repeating false claims that women make significantly less than men do for the same work. Why? Discrimination, of course.

The feminist holiday Equal Pay Day is April 14, this year and already media outlets are marking it with complaints about how a “gender pay gap” concerns graduating women. Time ridiculously included a photo essay called “Life Before Equal Pay Day: Portrait of a Working Mother in the 1950s.”

Supposedly, Equal Pay Day marks the day a woman has to work to from the beginning of the previous year to make as much as a man. Those who claim there is a discriminatory wage gap continually claim women make only 77 cents, or 78 cents on the dollar compared to men. Politicians, including President Barack Obama, liberal media and left-wing activists repeat the claim often. But it’s a “bogus statistic,” that even some liberals call a “lie.”

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."

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 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 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].

By Mark Finkelstein | April 13, 2015 | 10:28 AM EDT

As we would cynically say back in the good old days in Queens [insert NYC accent]: yeah, right. 

On today's Morning Joe, Associated Press White House correspondent Julie Pace claimed that one thing that made Hillary hesitate in deciding to run for president was that she "worried that her candidacy would block out Joe Biden who is quite a close friend of hers."  When Joe Scarborough expressed skepticism, and the panel burst into guffaws, Joe said "Good. I'm not the only one laughing at that."

By Mark Finkelstein | April 13, 2015 | 8:50 AM EDT

Ronald Reagan: "My idea of American policy toward the Soviet Union is simple, and some would say simplistic. It is this: we win and they lose." Thomas Friedman on Barack Obama: "He actually knows what America looks like from the outside in. And he can actually see America even to some point from the Iranian perspective."

So whom will history record as being more effective in countering America's adversaries? The "simplistic" Ronald Reagan, or that cosmopolitan sophisticate, Barack Obama? Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Friedman apparently thought he was praising Obama, but Joe Scarborough wasn't so sure, asking "is it an admirable quality for us to have a president who can look at the world through the eyes of a regime that you and I both know has been the epicenter of terrorism since 1979?" 

By Mark Finkelstein | April 11, 2015 | 2:28 PM EDT

Imagine you're a Cuban who has somehow managed to catch the cablecast of Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show today.  The topic is President Obama's opening toward Cuba. You're scraping by on the average Cuban monthly salary of $20/month and are thrilled at the prospect of getting a better-paying job if and when American tourists start coming in numbers.

Then suddenly you hear Harris-Perry fretting that there could be a "downside" for Cuba in letting in those American tourists.  They could be a "plague" for Cuba. Impose their cultural "hegemony."  !Ay caramba!