MSNBC's Hunt Hints at Vulgar Slam of Bannon By Politico's Sherman

October 17th, 2017 11:42 AM
On the debut episode of her Kasie DC show on Sunday, MSNBC host Kasie Hunt hinted at the kind of anti-conservative comments that conservatives imagine liberal journalists make about them when they think they're not being observed. While introducing a discussion about former White House advisor Steve Bannon's speech at the Values Voters Summit, Hunt let it slip that one of her guests -- Jake…

ABC Reports GOP Congressman's Indictment, But Initially Ignored Jesse

April 28th, 2014 10:05 PM
Both the ABC World News and the NBC Nightly News reported GOP Congressman Michael Grimm's federal charges of tax evasion on Monday evening, but when former Democrat congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. was hit with campaign finance charges back in 2013, ABC ignored the story that evening and NBC failed to label him a Democrat. On Monday's Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams reported "big trouble…

WashPost's Milbank Plays Up Michael Grimm Arrest As Hurting Other Repu

April 28th, 2014 8:26 PM
On the Monday, April 28, PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during a discussion of the arrest of New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank played up the possibility that this scandal and others involving GOP congressmen could hurt Republican candidates in other parts of the country. Milbank:

At Politico, David Nather's Cliven Bundy Guilt-By-Association Game Blo

April 28th, 2014 1:13 PM
Politico's David Nather must have thought he was so clever. Here's how he opened a recent column: "It can happen to anyone, right? You rally behind a guy ... and suddenly he’s spewing racist bile and boy, does it splash on your face." Yes, I left out a few words, and I'll get to that. But before providing them, the quote just rendered would apply to how those at Los Angeles branch of the NAACP…

Grimm News: OFA Touts Climate Change 'Breakthrough': A Republican Cong

April 27th, 2014 10:37 PM
A Friday afternoon email I received from Organizing For Action, aka, aka the group whose mission in life is to support whatever President Obama wants them to support, took me by surprise. The email, which is replicated at an OFA post, told readers that "There's one fewer climate change denier in Congress." I figured that the congressman who flipped almost had to be a…

MSNBC's Ball: GOPers 'Must Feel Like They Should Take a Vow of Silence

January 30th, 2014 1:45 PM
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC's Krystal Ball cracked that Republicans "must feel like they should just take a vow of silence" until the election as she alluded to New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm's meltdown with a reporter and Mike Huckabee's recent comments about the so-called "war on women." Referring to Washington Rep. Cathy…

As CBS and ABC Move On, NBC Continues to Hype GOP Congressman's Tussle

January 30th, 2014 1:10 PM
NBC's Today on Thursday decided to make Republican Congressman Michael Grimm's verbal attack on a reporter after Tuesday's State of the Union a two-day story, with fill-in co-host Tamron Hall proclaiming: "Well, there's more fallout this morning from an ugly scene following the President's State of the Union address." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] The additional "…

Networks Ignore GOP Response to SOTU, But Publicize GOP Congressman Th

January 29th, 2014 10:20 PM
On Wednesday evening's news casts, the networks all hyped GOP congressman Michael Grimm (N.Y.) threatening a reporter after Tuesday's State of the Union address while skipping the Republican response to the address entirely. Of Grimm's outburst, ABC's Jeff Zeleny quipped, "It was not the State of the Union response Republicans had in mind." It was the response that the networks chose to…

Twisted Logic from MSNBC's Hayes: Paying People Not to Work Encourages

January 6th, 2014 10:57 AM
Friday's All In with Chris Hayes exhibited host Hayes's latest example of fuzzy logic as he argued that paying people unemployment benefits, rather than encouraging them to go longer without taking a new job, actually encourages them to "get back to work." After applying loaded words and phrases like "unconscionably" and "screwing over millions of people" to Republican opposition to…

WashPost's Milbank Hints Palin is 'Idiot,' Obama Should Use 'Reverse P

September 9th, 2013 1:16 PM
Appearing as a guest on Friday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank cracked that President Obama should use on the GOP the kind of "reverse psychology" that is used with children as he saw politics in GOP opposition to military action in Syria. He went on to suggest that Sarah Palin is an "idiot" after host Al Sharpton read from her tweet opposing military…

On MSNBC, Dem Sanchez Tries To Drown Out Republican With 'Broke Becaus

April 8th, 2011 12:03 PM
Loretta Sanchez would need to double her maturity quotient to qualify as juvenile . . During an interview on MSNBC this morning on the subject of the budget and possible government shutdown, the Dem congresswoman from California tried to drown out her Republican colleague from New York, Michael Grimm, by chanting "broke because of Bush." Ironically, her infantile display came moments…