Mohyeldin: 'Emphasize We Don't Know Identity' of Mali Gunmen
November 20th, 2015 7:22 AM
Joe Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe with coverage of the unfolding terror attack in Mali, and promptly turned to Ayman Mohyeldin for a report.
The very first words out of Mohyeldin's mouth were "it's important to emphasize we still don't know the identity of these gunmen who have taken the hotel hostage." Great point, Ayman. I mean, sure, they…
CBS, NBC Chide Giuliani for Going Too Far in Criticizing Obama
February 19th, 2015 9:59 PM
In covering President Obama’s refusal to refer to terrorism as Islamic extremism, CBS and NBC devoted portions of their reports on Thursday night to comments Rudy Giuliani made the day before with NBC reserving a majority of their airtime to attacking the former New York City Mayor for having “set off a war of words” and taking presidential criticism “to…
French President: Terrorists 'Have Nothing to Do With Muslim Religion'
January 9th, 2015 2:27 PM
Sand, meet head of Hollande. In his just-concluded speech on the terrorist attacks in his country, Socialist French President Francois Hollande claimed that the terrorists "have nothing to do with the Muslim religion."
Of course. Terrorists run through Charlie Hebdo, shouting "allahu akbar" as they murder, and proclaim themselves to be acting in the…
ABC, NBC Hype 'Explosive' 'Torture' Report; Omit Its Partisan Origin
December 8th, 2014 4:30 PM
On Monday, ABC and NBC's morning newscasts both touted the upcoming congressional report on the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation techniques as "explosive" and "damning." However, neither network pointed out that it was Democratic members on the Senate Intelligence Committee that commissioned the document. By contrast, CBS This Morning reported that "Democrats on the…
MSNBC's Sharpton Keynoting Dinner For Group Linked to Hamas
September 26th, 2014 5:57 PM
MSNBC host Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker at the Council on American-Islamic Relations's (CAIR) 20th anniversary banquet on Saturday. Sharpton, who is President Obama's "go-to man on race," and who claims to be helping the White House pick outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's successor, will be a guest of honor of the group, which was listed as a co-conspirator…
Slate: Climate Change Destabilized Iraq and Led to the Rise of ISIS
June 27th, 2014 4:50 PM
Continuous fear-mongering from the left about the supposed cataclysmic dangers of global warming has always been present, but Slate’s Eric Holthaus has taken things to a whole different level. As Iraq and Syria devolve into chaos, the left-wing publication has blamed climate change for the rise of the al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS.
While the purpose of ISIS – imposing Sharia law on…
Flashback: Droned U.S. Citizen Once ‘Moderate Islam’s’ Media Dar
June 24th, 2014 9:33 AM
Who was Anwar Al Awlaki and why did the U.S. government kill him in a 2011 drone strike, despite his U.S. citizenship?
The latter question has been answered with the court-ordered release of a Justice Department memo justifying the action. Awlaki, held “operational and leadership roles” in Al Qaeda in Yemen and “continue[d] to plot attacks intended to kill Americans.…
Defending Obama Deal, Schweitzer Won't Call Released Prisoners Terrori
June 2nd, 2014 8:34 AM
You really have to watch Brian Schweitzer in action to get just how much of a blowhard he is. By the end of his appearance on today's Morning Joe, even Mika Brzezinski seemed mortified by the antics of her fellow Democrat. And Bill Kristol's expression of utter disdain for the former Montana governor was worth the price of admission alone.
In the course of his appearance…
Days Before 9/11 Anniversary, 94% of Stories Don’t Mention Al Qaeda
September 3rd, 2013 1:41 PM
The United States is poised to fire missiles at Syria in response to chemical attacks on Syrian civilians. But the assault will also pit the U.S. against one side of the civil war and aid the other side, which includes Al Qaeda. That falls just days before the anniversary of Al Qaeda attacks against both the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
Broadcast news outlets are clearly…
More People Killed in Cars Than by Al Qaeda, Obama Laments
August 7th, 2013 3:35 PM
At best, what President Obama said last night about terrorism was brought about by muddled thinking and possibly fatigue. At worst, it was a Freudian slip with troubling implications. I'll give the man the benefit of a doubt, something liberals were rarely able to do when his predecessor was in office. After all, we're at war.
Making his fourth appearance on "The Tonight Show…
CNN Touts 'Extraordinary' al Qaeda Criticism of U.S. Gun Laws
April 11th, 2013 4:47 PM
CNN has resorted to airing a 2011 al Qaeda video highlighting America's lax gun laws as a legitimate critique of the current laws.
"You know who's watching this whole gun debate playing out in America? Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda already thinks America's gun control system is weak and American al Qaeda spokesman says it is so easy to get guns in America that wannabe terrorists should…
Klein Gobbles Obama's Benghazi Talking Points 'Like Thanksgiving Turke
November 26th, 2012 9:00 AM
At the end of Joe Klein's stupefying defense of Susan Rice and the Obama admin's misinformation campaign on the Benghazi outrage on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough asked Time's Klein whether President Obama had invited him to play golf, "because you are just gobbling up the talking points like Thanksgiving turkey." H/t NB reader Carmel.
Here were some of Klein…
Bozell: After 'Delusional' Rantings, It's Pretty Clear Chris Matthews
October 26th, 2012 4:31 PM
At this point in the campaign, most liberal journalists are panicked, but MSNBC's Chris Matthews, well, he's just "delusional," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell noted on the Thursday edition of Fox News Channel's Hannity. The Media Research Center founder was reacting to a montage that a) showed the Hardball host bullying a college student, insisting that the "…
Keith Olbermann: ‘Fox News Is Worse Than Al Qaeda
September 10th, 2007 12:26 PM
Chalk up another in a litany of absurd statements made by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. As part of an interview published in Playboy magazine's October issue, Olbermann actually said, "Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda." I kid you not. The entire disgraceful quote, offered as a teaser for the full interview at Playboy's website (be advised that pictures of scantily clad women exist on the…