Lefty Blogger: Right-Wing ‘Nonsense’ About Gruber Confused Public

December 10th, 2014 6:03 PM
The Talking Points Memo editor and publisher contends that no matter what right-wingers say, Obamacare is “almost certainly the most deeply scrutinized, discussed and argued over piece of legislation of the entire 20th century and early 21st century.”

Blogger: No One’s Victimized By Obama Immigration Action

November 23rd, 2014 4:40 PM
The Talking Points Memo editor and publisher claims that illegal immigration is similar to same-sex marriage in the sense that “even if you think those things are terrible it's very hard to find a victim. And it's even harder to explain why that victim is you.” He writes that it doesn’t make sense to argue that “anti-immigration Americans -- and let's be honest, mainly white people -- are…

Blogger: Fox News the Result of ‘Largely Bogus’ Claims of Media Bias

October 27th, 2014 9:48 PM
Josh Marshall writes that back in the day, right-wingers distorted the extent of media bias against them, and created FNC to balance the scales.

Lefty Blogger: Joni Ernst a ‘Dangerous…Militia Type’

October 8th, 2014 11:08 AM
Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall says Ernst’s ideas about localism and the ACA are “insane” and remind him of something you’d hear from “militia types.”

Leftist Blogger Lumps Tea Party With Pro-Russia Forces That Shot Down

July 18th, 2014 2:10 PM
In a Friday-morning post, Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall likened the Tea Party to pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine who apparently are responsible for the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Marshall wrote, “Here we have them break into nursing homes to photographs [sic] senator's comatose wives; there Putin gives them heavy armaments designed for full…

Josh Marshall: Democrats’ Obamacare Success Has Forced GOP Into ‘A

June 18th, 2014 9:54 PM
It’s been common for a few years to observe that Democrats and Republicans barely talk with each other anymore, but if you believe Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall, these days the two parties aren’t even truly fighting with each other. In a Tuesday blog post, Marshall claimed that each party now is “operating in [its] own political universe.” In one universe,…

Josh Marshall: 'Crazy Guy' Ben Carson May Belong on List of Bigoted Ri

May 30th, 2014 10:43 PM
Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall contended Thursday that there's been a "relatively consistent pattern" of conservatives lionizing those who "hat[e] or insult...some historically or currently discriminated against group." Some of these newly minted right-wing heroes, Marshall argued, lead with their bigotry; others gain fame for "being kind of nuts" and their bigotry…

Josh Marshall: Since Democrats Are Now the Party of Non-Whites, Every

May 15th, 2014 10:59 PM
Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall thinks that one of the reasons many conservatives despise President Obama is that he's black, but that's basically a micro-issue. The macro version, Marshall contends, is that Republicans' race-based detestation of Obama is inseparable from their discomfort with an increasingly multiracial Democratic party. In fact, Marshall argues that…

Lefty Bloggers: Media Coverage of CPAC Gives Americans Glimpses of 'Cr

March 12th, 2014 1:56 PM
The mainstream media typically pay a great deal of attention to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. In the past few days, two prominent lefty bloggers have ventured to explain why. In a post this past Saturday, the last day of CPAC 2014, Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall asserted that the top two reasons the conference gets a lot of media coverage are…

Drone Strike Hypocrisy Turns Liberal Bloggers Against Each Other

February 13th, 2013 12:41 PM
It's always interesting when liberals disagree on something because each one believes he or she is always 100 percent correct on any issue, a stance that often leads to fiery confrontations and personal attacks. The latest example of this concept is the angry Twitter debate between Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith and Talking Points Memo founder Josh Marshall over an article entitled “7…

Matthews Ignores Democrat's 'You're F–ing Dead!' Threat of Republica

March 1st, 2011 6:49 PM
Chris Matthews has yet to condemn Democratic Wisconsin State Representative Gordon Hintz for yelling "You're f–ing dead!" at Republican State Representative Michelle Litjens during a legislative session on Friday, but the Hardball host did find the time, on Tuesday's show, to slam Speaker of the House John Boehner for engaging in "Glenn Beck talk" about guns. Matthews, initially teasing a…

Chris Matthews Questions Sanity of 'Zany' CPAC Attendees

February 14th, 2011 6:21 PM
On Monday's Hardball Chris Matthews, who devoted much of last week's shows to Egypt, got caught up on some conservative bashing as he mocked those who attended CPAC as "zany" and likened the conference to a "carnival act." The MSNBC host, joined by fellow liberals David Corn of Mother Jones magazine and Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo, led the show by describing the event as a "right wing…

Matthews Bashes Palin's 'WTF Moment' and Bachmann's Slavery Remark - A

January 28th, 2011 11:43 AM
Chris Matthews on Thursday attacked Sarah Palin for making what appeared to be a hip double entendre concerning President Obama's oft-used State of the Union slogan "Winning the Future." Even less surprising, the "Hardball" host also went after Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) slavery remarks - for the third night in a row (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Chris Matthews Tells Liberal Website Editor 'I'm Falling in Love With

January 20th, 2011 6:26 PM
Chris Matthews on Thursday got another thrill going up his leg, but this time it wasn't for President Obama. During a "Hardball" segment dealing with Sen. Joe Lieberman's (D-Conn.) announcement to not seek reelection in 2012, Matthews told Josh Marshall, the editor and founder of the perilously liberal website Talking Points Memo, "I'm falling in love with you" (video follows with transcript):