Chris Matthews: GOP Men ‘Programmed’ for Sports, Wall Street Journal

May 31st, 2018 6:43 PM
As the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews has said some very startling things along the way, but it’s hard to top his comment during Tuesday’s edition regarding the behavior of Republican men, who “are told” to “read the Wall Street Journal, play golf and talk about pro sports." "I mean," he added, "the men especially are all programmed a certain way. They don’t have too many outliers,…

Matthews: McConnell ‘Sat Around Like a Troll’ Ready to Bite Obama

January 3rd, 2017 9:54 PM
He’s off and running, people. On Tuesday night’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews served up his first head-scratching Notable Quotable for 2017 as he likened Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to someone who “sat around like a troll under the bridge, ready to bite the leg of Obama for four or eight years.”

A NewsBusters Special Report: Hillary Clinton’s Media Fan Club

June 29th, 2016 10:12 AM
The liberal media establishment has spent the past 25 years celebrating Clinton as an “icon of American woman-hood,” while fiercely attacking those who would challenge her ethics. Far from impeding Hillary Clinton’s career with hostile coverage, the establishment media have enabled her political rise with what amounts to a 25-year-long infomercial on her behalf: admiring testimonials about her…

Carlson: Maybe Terrorists Will Americanize and Not Carry Out Plots

November 18th, 2015 9:29 AM
There's been a lot of arrant nonsense spoken since the Paris attacks, but Margaret Carlson's might just take the cake . . .  On today's Morning Joe, Bloomberg columnist Carlson suggested that because the US is better than Europe at assimilation, potential terrorists sneaking into our country might not carry out their plots. Said Carlson: "maybe they become Americanized, maybe the anger goes away…

Matthews Hints 47 GOP Senators Motivated by, Wait for It... Race

March 10th, 2015 11:26 PM
Closing a panel segment with three fellow liberals about the open letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and 46 Republican colleagues, MSNBC's Chris Matthews subtly hinted that the president's race was a motivating factor for the missive. 

Year-End Awards: The Pantsuit Patrol Award, for Boosting Hillary Clint

December 25th, 2013 9:36 AM
Today’s installment of the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013,” as selected by our distinguished panel of judges: The Pantsuit Patrol Award, for boosting Hillary Clinton. Championing Hillary has been a media fixation for decades; 20 years ago, the Best Notable Quotables of 1993 featured the “I Am Woman” award, won that year by then-Time White House correspondent Margaret…

Bloomberg's Carlson Insults Victims of ObamaCare-Caused Coverage Cance

November 14th, 2013 4:24 PM
In an episode that featured plenty of ObamaCare criticism from the president’s typical allies, MSNBC’s Morning Joe still found room for the law’s cheerleaders. On Thursday’s show, co-host Mika Brzezinski despaired over the fact that Bill Clinton advised President Obama to keep his promise to the country and allow people to keep their health care plans if they like them. The fact that Clinton…

Margaret Carlson: Young People Who Don’t Want to Buy Health Insuranc

October 5th, 2013 3:36 PM
This is really rich. Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson on PBS’s Inside Washington Friday called young people that don’t want to buy health insurance “deadbeats” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Margaret Carlson: 'Bush's Lies' Should 'Keep Him Awake,' But 'Haunt th

September 9th, 2013 10:24 AM
On the Friday, September 6, Political Capital show on Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson -- formerly of CNN and Time magazine -- blamed former President George W. Bush's "lies" for America's unwillingness to support military action against the Syrian government as she asserted that "Bush's lies" about Iraq should "keep him awake at 3 in the morning," but instead "haunt…

Margaret Carlson: ‘We’ve Gone From Martin Luther King to Al Sharpt

August 24th, 2013 11:51 AM
Stop the presses! Stop the presses! A liberal media member actually said something negative about Al Sharpton. Appearing on PBS’s Inside Washington, Bloomberg News’s Margaret Carlson said Friday, “We’ve gone from Martin Luther King to the Reverend Al Sharpton, and as a leader, as he is trying to be this weekend, it’s very dispiriting” (video follows with commentary):

Bloomberg's Carlson: Republicans Think Immigrants are 'People in Hoodi

July 17th, 2013 4:23 PM
Bloomberg columnist Margaret Carlson tied immigration reform to the shooting of Trayvon Martin on Wednesday’s Morning Joe, claiming Republican voters oppose the Senate immigration bill because they believe “immigrants are, you know, people in hoodies.” While the inflammatory line would no doubt be well-received on a liberal network like MSNBC, it seems somewhat unbecoming of a professional…

Margaret Carlson: GOP Against 'Giving Dignity to Immigrants

July 1st, 2013 1:45 PM
Appearing on Friday's Political Capital show on Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson -- formerly of CNN and Time magazine -- charged that Republicans are opposed to "giving dignity to immigrants" as she recounted reluctance by Republicans to entertain granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. Carlson:

The Hill’s Cusack Recognizes Media Failure on Benghazi; Carlson Blam

May 12th, 2013 3:53 PM
Asked on Sunday’s Reliable Sources if the wider media dismissed the Weekly Standard story, by Stephen Hayes about the Benghazi talking points getting altered to take out any references to terrorism, because of his affiliation with conservative media, The Hill newspaper Managing Editor Bob Cusack agreed. Then he turned his criticism on his colleagues: “If you look at the time line of how this…

Actual Liberal Columnist Headline: 'How Sarah Palin Is Right About Was

April 30th, 2013 2:40 PM
Here's a headline I bet you thought you'd never see written by a liberal columnist: "How Sarah Palin Is Right About Washington." Yet there it was at Monday's Bloomberg View written by none other than Margaret Carlson who most of you likely remember as one of the perilously liberal contributors to the old CNN political talk show Capital Gang: