Eight Kooky Things Heard on Thursday Night’s ‘Hardball’

March 17th, 2017 2:16 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball featured not one or two particularly crazy moments in Thursday night’s installment by host Chris Matthews, but rather a whole host of notable exchanges, insinuations, and quotes from both Matthews and a few of his guests. Without any further adieu, here’s the top eight loony moments (presented in chronological order).   

Kremlin-Employed Schultz Blasts ‘Cheap’ CNN as Selling Out to Clintons

May 19th, 2016 5:24 PM
Almost anything that airs on the Kremlin-backed Russia Today makes for interesting fodder and Wednesday night was no different as former MSNBC host Ed Schultz lashed out at the “stupid” “mainstream media” for selling out to Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claim that Bernie Sanders supporters incited “violence” at a Nevada convention last weekend.

Ed Schultz Interviews Democrat Reid Said Can’t Win Since He's Muslim

March 31st, 2016 11:11 PM
Ed Schultz has been at the helm of a 30-minute news program on the Kremlin-backed Russia Today for roughly two months and on Thursday night’s edition, the far-left pundit broke ranks to interview a Democratic congressional candidate in Nevada who was reportedly told by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid that he’d be unable to win because he’s Muslim.

Larry King: 'Did Fox News and the Right Wing Create Trump?'

March 31st, 2016 10:04 PM
On Thursday night’s Politicking with Larry King, the liberal pundit asked West Wing actor Richard Schiff what he thought about Donald Trump and his popularity. After discussing how Trump was a larger-than-life character like Citizen Kane, King asked Schiff: “Do you think it’s Fox News and the right-wing that created Trump?”

ABC Yawns at 'Mysterious Death' of Former Putin Advisor; NBC Covers

March 11th, 2016 9:57 PM
ABC's morning and evening newscasts, as of Friday evening, have yet to cover the Thursday announcement by Washington, D.C. law enforcement officials that Mikhail Lesin, a former advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, died in November 2015 of "blunt force injuries of the head." Friday's NBC Nightly News devoted a full report on the Lesin's death; while earlier in the day, CBS This Morning…

Schultz: Show on Kremlin-Backed Network ‘Won’t Be a Lot of Opinion'

January 22nd, 2016 3:21 AM
Former MSNBC host and soon-to-be Russia Today (RT) host Ed Schultz joined Larry King on Thursday’s Politicking to preview his 30-minute program on the Kremlin-backed network and promised that there “won’t be a lot of opinion” and instead serve as “a direct news show.” The leftist heaped praise on Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich with Trump having focused on “these…

Shocker From Ed Schultz: Trump 'Would Function Very Well as President'

January 20th, 2016 1:04 PM
After bellowing on demand for several years at MSNBC, America's version of the Russia Today television network, Ed Schultz starts work at the actual RT next week.  But following his fair and balanced commentary about Donald Trump on last night's Alan Colmes radio show, Schultz might just as easily fit in at Fox News.  

Ed Schultz Nabs Nightly Show on Kremlin-Backed Cable Channel

January 14th, 2016 10:02 AM
The obvious joke is it's a lateral move from Air America radio and MSNBC to a Kremlin-backed show for Russia Today. CNN's Dylan Byers reports Schultz will host the simply titled News with Ed Schultz at 8 p.m. weeknights, where he will "focus on exploring issues that most affect working Americans, particularly within the context of the upcoming US presidential election," according to a press…

Ian McKellen: Terrorists Have ‘Legitimate Complaint’ About the West

December 17th, 2015 1:16 PM
Lord of the Rings and X-Men star Ian McKellen on Wednesday asserted that Islamic terrorists have a “legitimate complaint” about the west. Appearing on Larry King Now, the actor discussed the “dreadful” murder of 130 people in Paris. McKellen equivocated, “I’m sure the legitimate complaint that your country and my country have meddled in their affairs is a fair one.” 

Irony Alert: Russia Today Slams Media Outlets Too Close To Power

November 2nd, 2015 4:40 PM
Notorious propaganda outfit Russia Today is running commercials bashing the media for being too cozy with power? No, really. In an ad airing on RT’s Policking With Larry King, journalist Erin Ade promoted the network: “When politicians and the mainstream media work side-by-side, the joke is actually on you. At RT News, we have a different approach.” 

Robert Redford: Global Warming Skeptics Are Simply ‘Afraid of Change’

September 17th, 2015 4:04 PM
Liberal actor Robert Redford slammed global warming skeptics as simply “afraid of change” and hit Barack Obama from the left, Tuesday, in an interview with Larry King. King set up the movie star by wondering, “Why are there still deniers?...Look at the weather.” Redford derided, “If you belong to a certain group of people that are afraid of change, which I think some people are. And so, I think…

Hunger Games Star Slams Home State of Arkansas’s ‘Hate’ and ‘Bigotry’

September 15th, 2015 4:18 PM
Hunger Games star Wes Bentley lashed out at Arkansas, Monday, deriding the “bigotry” and "hate" coming out of his home state after the governor signed a religious freedom law earlier this year. Appearing on Larry King Now, the star of such “classics” as Ghost Rider spewed, “It's a shame that I have to feel embarrassed to say I'm from Arkansas now because something so full of hate is coming from…

State-Run RT Stumbles, Inaccurately Reports Russian Space Launch

September 2nd, 2015 11:58 PM
RT, a media outlet funded by the Russian government, desperately needed a fact checker for its Wednesday article about the launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station earlier in the day. The unsigned item reported that "the 500th Soyuz rocket has successfully lifted off from the Gagarin's Start launchpad marking a historic milestone for Baikonur Cosmodrome." In reality, it…

Larry King: Modern GOP Is So Conservative, It Would Reject Reagan

July 29th, 2015 5:24 PM
According to Larry King on Tuesday, the modern Republican Party is so conservative that it would reject Ronald Reagan. The former CNN anchor interviewed struggling Democratic candidate Lincoln Chafee. After King wondered "what happened to your party, you old party," the former Republican sneered, "It moved south. Back in the '60s, President Nixon had what they called the southern strategy." King…