About: Mark Finkelstein

Mark has his B.S. from Cornell, an Ed.M. and J.D. from SUNY Buffalo, and an LL.M. from Harvard law. He practiced law in NYC, Mexico City and Paris.

After a stint in professional tennis management, he returned to Ithaca, NY where he got involved in real estate development and politics. He held senior positions in the administration of NY Gov. George Pataki, was the chairman of the local Republican party, and was a candidate for mayor.

In 2011, Mark fled the liberal haven of Ithaca and secured political refugee status in Pecan Plantation, TX. He flies small planes, enjoys golf and tennis, and as of the beginning of 2016 has a Vizsla puppy that keeps him busy. He also provides a home for a Congo African Grey parrot.

Mark blogged at NewsBusters for over ten years, and is delighted to now be at Legal Insurrection. Contact Mark at mark.finkelstein@gmail.com




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Mika Mimes Trump’s Border Wall

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:00am 4/26/2017 at 10:00am
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There’s a wall being built on the Mexican border.

You just can’t see it. But Mika Brzezinski could feel it.

On today’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski mimed an invisible border wall.

Mika’s shtick came in the course of a discussion suggesting that the Trump administration might settle for less than a 2,200 mile-long wall, substituting...

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Chris Matthews: Trump Voters Stick To Trump “Like a Bathtub Ring”

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/24/2017 at 8:30pm

On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews said “New polls this week show the president with ocean-bottom job approval. That said, his supporters stick like a bathtub ring. Among those who voted for him, says the Washington Post, 96% said they have no regrets about supporting him.”

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Sharpton Guest: Jesus was a “brown-skinned Palestinian man who understood he needed to resist”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/23/2017 at 2:30pm

Jesus: social justice warrior? Apparently so, if you believe Jacqui Lewis, senior minister of the very liberal Middle Collegiate Church in NYC. During her appearance on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, Lewis described Jesus as a “brown-skinned Palestinian man who understood he needed to resist.”

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Joy Reid’s “Conservative Commentator” Wants Ivanka and Jared to Push Trump Left

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Posted by    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/22/2017 at 1:00pm

As we’ve documented, Joy Reid has a habit of shutting down conservatives on her MSNBC show who say things she doesn’t like. So today, Reid invited on her kind of conservative.

Kirsten Haglund, billed by the show as a “conservative commentator,” was highly critical of the way Ivanka allegedly mixes business and...

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Elijah Cummings Sees Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine as Rising Stars of Dem Party

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Posted by    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:30am 4/21/2017 at 11:30am

The one sure thing about politics that this Insurrectionist has learned can be summed up in two words: “things change.” So just like James Carville, who was wrong when in 2009 he wrote a book predicting that Dems would rule for 40 more years, it would be a bad mistake for...

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NYT Reporter: Hannity could be next to go at Fox News due to “almost propaganda-like attitude”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00am 4/20/2017 at 10:00am

During today’s Morning Joe discussion of the ouster of Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, Joe Scarborough asked, “Do they remake over the entire network? Is anybody else in the [Murdoch] family’s crosshairs right now?”

Replied New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters: “I think you have to look at somebody like Sean Hannity,...

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Will Joy Reid Reprimand Tom Perez? DNC Chair Twice Speaks of “Democrat” Party

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00am 4/19/2017 at 10:00am

Is Joy Reid going to rap DNC Chairman Tom Perez on the knuckles for failure to abide by her anointed nomenclature? As we noted this past weekend, MSNBC host Reid reprimanded Republican Katon Dawson for speaking of the “Democrat” party. She warned Dawson that “we’re going to have a talking-to,” she...

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“Good Leak”: Chris Matthews Invites IRS to Reveal Trump Audit Status

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Posted by    Monday, April 17, 2017 at 9:30pm 4/17/2017 at 9:30pm

Chris Matthews has invited liberals at the IRS to leak the audit status of President Trump’s tax return. On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews said: “we know there’s no audit [of Trump.] Can’t the IRS just make a statement, he’s not under audit? Just make the announcement. By the way, that would...

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Morning Joe: Democrats Have Forgotten How To Win

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Posted by    Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00am 4/17/2017 at 10:00am

Today’s Morning Joe had some good advice for Democrats if they want to start winning again, particularly at the House level. They need to stop imposing ideological purity tests on their candidates and nominate candidates who resonate culturally in swing districts.

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“On this show we say ‘Democratic'”: Joy Reid Reprimands Republican for Saying “Democrat” Party

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Posted by    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 3:00pm 4/15/2017 at 3:00pm

For someone who styles herself an advocate of diversity, Joy Reid has a funny way of shutting down diverse voices. Legal Insurrection has documented how in the past she has silenced and even ejected guests who ran afoul of her speech codes.

Back at it today, Reid reprimanded Republican consultant Katon Dawson...

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Morning Joe Going Soft on Trump?

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Posted by    Friday, April 14, 2017 at 10:00am 4/14/2017 at 10:00am

Looks like President Trump’s dropping of the MOAB might have had an even bigger impact on Morning Joe than it did on ISIS. In March, the show was in full Apocalypse Now mode about President Trump. Take this excerpt from my item of March 6th: “Joe and Mika waxed apocalyptic, claiming...

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Snarky CNN Segment Skewers Trump’s Travel Costs

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Posted by    Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:30am 4/13/2017 at 8:30am

The question of how much taxpayer money is being spent on President Trump’s travel to Mar a Lago is worthy of inquiry. But CNN’s approach to the subject this morning was a virtual parody of snarky, partisan snideness.

Alisyn Camerota trumpeted the fact that President Trump is on a pace to outspend...

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Halperin on Bannon: One of Few in White House “Who is Creative, Innovative, Takes Risks”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:30am 4/12/2017 at 11:30am

Morning Joe has been on a Steve Bannon-bashing spree the last couple of days, with various panel members predicting his departure from the White House. As Mika Brzezinski put it yesterday, “the end is nigh” for Bannon.

But Mark Halperin made a strong case for Bannon on today’s show, saying that being...

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Chris Matthews: Trump Family Like “The Romanovs” and “We Know What Happened” to Them

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 8:37pm 4/11/2017 at 8:37pm

On this evening’s Hardball, Chris Matthews repeatedly analogized the Trump family to the Tsarist Romanov family that ruled Russia. Matthews ominously concluded, “we know what happened to the Romanovs.”

Of course, “what happened to the Romanovs” is that the Tsar and his family were killed by Bolshevik troops in 1918, during the...

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Morning Joe: Syria was Obama’s ‘Defining Moment’ and ‘History Going to be Rough’

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Posted by    Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:00am 4/10/2017 at 10:00am

Surprising consensus on today’s Morning Joe that Barack Obama blew it bigly in Syria by punting on his redline. Even Obama fan Mike Barnicle admitted, “Syria was a serious mistake that the Obama administration made.” Foreign policy honcho Richard Haass said “history’s going to...

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CNN Guest: Fareed Zakaria “Would Have Sex” with Syrian Missile Attack if he could

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Posted by    Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:30pm 4/9/2017 at 12:30pm

Lefty journalist Jeremy Scahill found a graphic way to describe the MSM’s support for the cruise missile attack that President Trump ordered this past week.

Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources today, The Intercept‘s Scahill said, “Fareed Zakaria: if that guy could have sex with this cruise missile attack, I think he would...

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CNN Analyst on Syria: Trump has ‘burned all his supporters in spectacular fashion’

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Posted by    Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:05am 4/8/2017 at 11:05am
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