CNN: Comey Axing Is ‘Dangerous,’ Akin to a 'Third World Dictatorship'

May 10th, 2017 5:21 PM
Appearing on CNN Wednesday afternoon to participate in the network-wide meltdown over James Comey’s ouster as FBI Director, longtime liberal journalists and CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein invoked Watergate but went further, fretting that “this is terribly dangerous moment in American history.”

CNN's Mudd Slams RNC's Spicer: 'Doesn't Know A** from Hole in Ground'

December 12th, 2016 10:55 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's New Day, CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd reacted angrily to video of the RNC's Sean Spicer dismissing reports that CIA members believe the Russian government hacked the DNC for the purpose of helping Donald Trump get elected, as the CNN analyst declared that he would like to "jump through the TV" and take him "behind the shed." He then derided the…

CNN Columnist: Let's Not Use 'Terrorism' For Non-Directed Attacks

August 9th, 2016 10:54 PM
Last month, yours truly, with the help of commenters (and in a supplemental post found here), shredded the idea proposed in a column at that journalists should eliminate the words "terrorist" and, by extension, "terrorism," to describe genuine acts of terrorism committed by terrorists (unless those words are uttered in quoted remarks by interview subjects). Sadly, in the course of…

Shabbiness Incarnate: Maddow Guest Badmouths Earlier Guest After His D

May 2nd, 2013 5:40 PM
Wow, the unintended hilarity just keeps coming from "The Rachel Maddow Show." Last night a genuine rarity occurred when one of Maddow's guests, Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell during George W. Bush's first term, ridiculed an earlier guest, former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd. (Video clip after page break)