Fmr. Cruz Aide: Trump Now Believes He'll Lose Nomination at Convention

April 13th, 2016 8:56 AM
Does Donald Trump think he's going to lose the nomination at the convention? Are his current complaints about RNC "dirty tricks," the system being "rigged," etc. a preview of the explanation he'll be offering when he does indeed lose?  Yes, and yes, if you buy what former senior Cruz aide Rick Tyler said on today's Morning Joe. After the show rolled…

On Nancy Reagan Burial Day, Al Hunt Stresses She Was 'Not Good Mother'

March 11th, 2016 6:19 PM
Has Al Hunt ever heard of de mortuis nil nisi bonum? Apparently not. On the day she was laid to rest, Hunt found it necessary to repeatedly assert that Nancy Reagan "was not a good mother." Interviewed by John Heilemann on today's With All Due Respect, here was Hunt: "she was a formidable person. Sometimes unpleasant, not a great mother, but…

'Morning Joe' Laughs As Hunt Reports GOPe 'Despair,' Heavy Drinking

March 7th, 2016 7:38 AM
Members of the Morning Joe panel got a good laugh today as Al Hunt reported on anguish in establishment GOP ranks. Hunt said that he "was at an event Saturday night with a lot of establishment Republicans and some Rubio people and despair so understates the case. [ Laughter ] I -- really, I've never seen anything like it. There was a lot of heavy drinking"…

Year-End Awards: The ‘Harsh to the Huddled Masses’ Award

December 25th, 2015 10:10 AM
This week, NewsBusters is presenting the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2015,” our annual awards for the year’s worst journalism. Today, the “Harsh to the Huddled Masses” award, for attacks on the GOP candidates for their supposed hostility to immigration. Winning the trophy: Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric for suggesting to GOP presidential…

NYT’s Haberman Cheers Hillary’s ‘Best’ Debate Performance

October 15th, 2015 10:20 AM
During an appearance on PBS’ Charlie Rose on Wednesday night, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman heaped praise on Hillary Clinton’s debate performance and proclaimed that her campaign was popping champagne corks from her New York headquarters “to Nevada where the debate took place.”

Barnicle: 'Assault Weapon' Ban Would Take 'Real Courage'

October 6th, 2015 12:55 PM
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, the roundtable turned to the NBC "town hall" Secretary Hillary Clinton had on gun control. Mike Barnicle began the discussion by declaring that it requires courage and hammering gun control for any gun control to be accomplished. Barnicle would then continue on against semi-automatic rifles, in particular the AR-15 and AK-47,…

Al Hunt: 'Federal Raids on Maternity Wards' Under Trump Plan

August 18th, 2015 8:34 AM
Al Hunt did stop short of predicting something so horrible it could never happen in America--federal marshals armed with assault weapons hunting down children cowering in closets to forcibly return them to a Communist dictatorship. Oh, wait, that really did happen, under President Bill Clinton, when Elian Gonzalez was returned to Cuba at the point of a gun.  On today's Morning Joe…

Al Hunt Calls Trump 'Caitlyn Jenner of American Politics'

August 7th, 2015 8:16 AM
Prediction: Al Hunt will pay no price for calling Donald Trump the "Caityln Jenner of American politics." But can you imagine the outraged reaction on the left if a conservative commentator had said something similar about Hillary for her changing positions on everything from the Iraq war to gay marriage?   Reacting to Hunt's crack on Morning Joe today, Joe…

Ben Carson Brushes Back Al Hunt on Political Experience Question

August 5th, 2015 3:11 PM
When Bloomberg reporter Al Hunt cited Dr. Ben Carson’s lack of political experience as a possible weakness, on Monday’s Charlie Rose show, the GOP presidential candidate delivered a cutting comeback: “If you look at the collective political experience of everybody in Congress today, it comes out to just under 9,000 years and yet where has that really gotten us?”

Morning Joe Attacks Scott Walker: 'Flip-Flopping', Inauthentic

July 13th, 2015 11:44 AM
On Monday's Morning Joe, panelists Al Hunt, Mark Halperin, and Steve Schmidt discussed Scott Walker’s entry into the race for the 2016 Republican nomination. All three of them voiced concern about the Wisconsin governor and criticized him for “flip-flopping” and for supposedly being inauthentic. Bloomberg’s Hunt: “I think it's a question of authenticity. He…

Notable Quotables: One Week = Irreversible Lefty 'Transformation'

July 13th, 2015 8:52 AM
Journalists seize upon one week's good news for President Obama to proclaim he's "clearly" a "transformational President" who has engineered "a massive progressive shift to the left." And ABC champions the "Bernie-mentum" of socialist Bernie Sanders's far-left candidacy, cheering how his campaign events seem "more like rock concerts,"…

Al Hunt Calls Trump a Modern-Day 'George Wallace'

July 13th, 2015 7:43 AM
Liberal media types like Al Hunt haven't called Donald Trump a Hitler. Yet.  But Judy Woodruff's husband has branded Trump a modern-day version of an iconic personification of racism. On today's Morning Joe, Hunt declared that Trump is "George Corley Wallace, 40 years later."

Charlie Rose and Panelists Celebrate Obama’s ‘Best Week’ Ever!

July 1st, 2015 2:55 PM
On Tuesday’s Charlie Rose show on PBS, the host and his panel were not shy with the superlatives as they celebrated Barack Obama’s “best week.”  Rose began the segment by listing Obama’s victories on the Pacific Rim Trade deal, ObamaCare and same-sex marriage as he hailed: “A lot of other people saying this is the man that we thought we were getting in…

Al Hunt: 'I Have No Idea What Bob Schieffer's Politics Are'

June 1st, 2015 8:26 AM
Is Al Hunt the most oblivious man in Washington, or was he just not telling the truth? On today's Morning Joe, lauding Bob Schieffer upon his retirement, Hunt actually said "I have no idea what Bob Schieffer's politics are." No idea?  Really? Maybe Al hasn't been watching Scheiffer, but NewsBusters and its parent MRC have.  Take a look at this link for a…