NBC’s Gregory Frets Romney Missed ‘Sister Souljah Moment’ to Den

March 4th, 2012 5:08 PM
No love on the Sunday morning television talk shows for Rush Limbaugh, not even a mild defense as the unifying theme was disappointment in Mitt Romney for not denouncing the leading national conservative talk radio host. “The problem with Rush Limbaugh,” NBC News White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie complained in pretending to care about the fate of Republicans, “is that…

TV Pundits, Left and Right, Insist Gingrich Cannot Win, Would Drag Dow

January 22nd, 2012 3:28 PM
Given his high unfavorable rating, Newt Gingrich “cannot win a national election,” MSNBC’s very liberal host Lawrence O’Donnell insisted early Saturday night when it became clear Gingrich would win the South Carolina primary, “it’s impossible.” O’Donnell’s assessment, however, is held beyond left-wingers animating MSNBC shows. …

Tom Brokaw Defends Obama Adviser Plouffe's Attack on Mitt Romney

October 30th, 2011 6:20 PM
White House senior adviser David Plouffe said on Sunday's Meet the Press that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney "has no core" and would say "the sky was green and the grass was blue to win an election." After Republican strategist Mike Murphy took exception with these comments during the program's roundtable segment, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom…

Mike Murphy in Time: Bachmann 'Unelectable

July 6th, 2011 6:47 AM
One of the iron laws of liberal media bias in every electoral cycle is that moderates are more electable than "ultraconservatives," and when moderates lose (John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford), the law is never junked. Naturally, Time magazine turned to McCain consultant Mike Murphy for a column that mocked the electoral chances of Michele Bachmann for President: Liberals already…

Matthews: Has GOP Sounded Dog Whistle Declaring Open Season On Sarah P

December 6th, 2010 11:20 PM
It appears Republicans need to be read their conservative Miranda rights: anything negative you say about Sarah Palin can and will be used against her by the liberal media. Such was made infinitely clear on Monday's "Hardball" when the host first teased, "Has someone sounded the dog whistle," and later opened a segment, "Are Republicans putting out the word that…

Ever-Ambitious Rachel Maddow Gets in Unsubtle Dig at Colleagues David

August 6th, 2010 7:31 AM
Only a matter of time before MSNBC's answer to Eve Harrington (shown here being introduced to theater critic Addison DeWitt/Keith Olbermann) took a shot across the bow of unsuspecting coworkers. On her show Wednesday night, Maddow recounted the "single strangest on-air moment for me" on election night in 2008 (video below the fold) --MADDOW: This happened after midnight East Coast time…

Did MSNBC Leak Noonan/Murphy ‘Political BS’ Exchange on Palin

September 3rd, 2008 7:24 PM
Less than two hours after Peggy Noonan and former McCain advisor Mike Murphy appeared on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon, a YouTube video appeared of their candid exchange in which they dismissed Sarah Palin’s viability as a VP pick. The speed at which the video appeared indicated that it almost certainly originated from someone inside MSNBC, another favor for the Democrats this election year. Joshua…

'Let's Wrap Him Up': Olbermann Tries To Get Rid of Republican Murphy

August 27th, 2008 10:50 PM
Few Republicans have made it onto MSNBC air during the network's Dem convention coverage, but even that is apparently too much for Keith Olbermann.  As Chris Matthews was interviewing GOP consultant Mike Murphy in the interlude between Bill Clinton and Joe Biden tonight, Olbermann could be heard off-camera angrily demanding "let's wrap him up, alright?"It was Murphy's surmise that, in…

Barnicle Can't Sell Obama to Hillary Supporter

August 27th, 2008 9:50 AM
The Barnicle clan should be grateful Mike landed the MSNBC gig.  It could have been tough making ends meet had he chosen a career in used-car sales.  I base that on some hilarious footage from today's Morning Joe, as Mike failed to persuade a Hillary fan to back Barack.  And don't miss Mike Murphy's brilliant analysis, at the end, of what was missing in Hillary's speech.At 7:35 AM EDT, a Hillary…

'As Goes Paris, So Goes Wheeling, West Virginia

July 24th, 2008 8:36 AM
Many McCain fans are no doubt bracing for the waves of European adulation that are about to break over Barack Obama, the MSM avidly reporting the scenes.  With polls showing Obama with a 50+ percentage-point lead across the Old Continent [the French leading the Obamaphile way at 64-4%], the Dem candidate is assured of ecstatic crowds wherever he goes.  Euro-Obamamania begins in Berlin today, with…