Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 10)
 

Scarborough: My Dog Is Way Ahead of Trump With Black Voters

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8:30am 10/4/2016 at 8:30am

Joe Scarborough was probably just trying to make the point that Donald Trump is very unpopular with black voters, but he wound up saying something that some might view as insulting to African-Americans.

Interviewing Al Sharpton on today’s Morning Joe, he asked about the Rev’s view that Hillary has not been doing...

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Halperin Hints Trump Might Be Planning ‘Revelation’ About Hillary

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Posted by    Monday, October 3, 2016 at 8:30am 10/3/2016 at 8:30am

This Insurrectionist finds Mark Halperin to be among the most cautious and level-headed of pundits. The With All Due Respect host typically avoids wild speculation and is generally of the on-the-one-hand and on the other school of analysis.

So it was striking that on today’s Morning Joe, Halperin, with some prodding from Joe...

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WaPo’s Capehart Cautions Against ‘Tax Cheats’ Seconds After Saying What Trump Did Was Legal

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Posted by    Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:15pm 10/2/2016 at 3:15pm

Make up your mind, Jonathan! Appearing on today’s AM Joy, the Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart,  accused Donald Trump of “cheat[ing] the government” on his taxes . . . despite unequivocally stating precisely 29 seconds earlier that “what he did is legal.”

So is every person and entity that takes legal deductions on...

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Mika Plays the Mentally-Ill Card: Trump ‘Very Sick, Troubled, Disturbed’

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Posted by    Friday, September 30, 2016 at 9:00am 9/30/2016 at 9:00am

Mika Brzezinski prefaced her remarks by saying she wanted to phrase them “carefully,” but then, in the most careless way, Brzezinski clearly accused Donald Trump of being mentally ill.

On today’s Morning Joe, reacting to a depiction of Trump by New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters as being incapable of taking criticism of...

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‘You Stupid Men’: Mika’s Epic Anti-Trump/Beauty Pageant Rant

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Posted by    Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:30am 9/29/2016 at 8:30am

Mika Brzezinski went on an epic feminist rant on today’s Morning Joe, condemning not just Donald Trump for his comments about a former Miss Universe, but raging against the entire beauty pageant culture in which women are judged on their . . beauty.

Mika summed up her intellectual argument this way: “you...

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Sen. Warner Makes His Hillary Endorsement Mainly About Himself

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/28/2016 at 7:00pm

Perhaps John Warner’s biggest claim to fame is a distinction he shares with a good-sized chunk of the older male demographic: having once been married to Elizabeth Taylor. But the former Republican senator from Virginia found another way to get himself some attention today: by endorsing Hillary for president. Interviewed by...

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MSNBC Correspondent: ‘Frankly,’ Hillary Campaign Concerned About Getting Her ‘Enough Rest’

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 9:00am 9/28/2016 at 9:00am

Kasie Hunt seemed almost reluctant to report it, but something she said this evening might make you think that the Clinton campaign remains worried about Hillary’s health. Appearing on With All Due Respect, Hunt—MSNBC’s Clinton campaign embed—was asked whether she expects Hillary “to have a lot of down days” in preparing...

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Mika: Trump Should ‘Bow Down’ to Strength of Women After Hillary ‘Cleaned His Clock’

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8:30am 9/28/2016 at 8:30am

Mika is Woman: hear her roar! Mika Brzezinski had a suggestion for Donald Trump on today’s Morning Joe. After Hillary, in the debate, “cleaned his clock” and “wiped the floor” with him, Mika suggested that Trump might want to “bow down” in acknowledgement of the strength of women.

Mika was still furious...

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Mika Despondent Over Debate: Hillary ‘Amazing’ But Trump Will Win More Voters

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:00am 9/27/2016 at 9:00am

The screencap says it all . . . on today’s Morning Joe, reacting to last night’s presidential debate, Mika Brzezinski was nothing short of despondent.

Brzezinski repeatedly argued that although Hillary was “amazing,” did “great,” etc., it is Donald Trump who walked away the winner politically because he was able to “connect”...

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DNC’s Donna Brazile: Hillary “the truth-shaker, the jelly-maker”

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Posted by    Monday, September 26, 2016 at 9:00am 9/26/2016 at 9:00am

Donna Brazile has been a fixture for years on talking-head shows. This Insurrectionist has always thought of her as an affable but relatively reserved soul. Reserved? There’s another side to Donna that I was obviously missing!

Right from the beginning of her Morning Joe appearance today, in which she swayed gracefully in...

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Hewitt Zings Joy Reid on Hillary ‘Fleeing State Department’ on Night of Benghazi

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Posted by    Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:00pm 9/25/2016 at 3:00pm

You know that feeling when during an interview or a debate your guy is hit with a question, and you sit there just praying that he will give a certain answer? Wish fulfilled for this Insurrectionist during Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today.

Reid asked conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt whether he doesn’t “worry”...

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Donny Deutsch: Hillary ‘Does Not Lie’

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Posted by    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/24/2016 at 12:30pm

Heading into the weekend, how about a real rib-tickler to go along with that half-price Happy Hour beverage? On today’s With All Due Respect, guest host Donny Deutsch actually said of Hillary Clinton “she does not lie.” Hope you didn’t spit out that drink!

As soon as “does not lie” left Donny’s...

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Mika’s Unfortunate Debate-prep Metaphor: Doesn’t She Know Hillary Flunked Bar Exam?

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8:32am 9/23/2016 at 8:32am

Mika Brzezinski used an unfortunate metaphor on today’s Morning Joe to describe Hillary and Trump’s different approaches to preparing for Monday’s first presidential debate. Said Mika: “you think of like the two law students preparing for the bar. The guy is polishing his car to calm down. And the girl is...

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Whoops! MSNBC Graphic on ‘Colleg-Educated’ Voters

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9:35am 9/22/2016 at 9:35am

Of all the words to misspell . . .

A segment on voter demographics on today’s Morning Joe focused on the phenomenon of Trump doing less well among college-educated white voters than past Republican presidential candidates. So it was amusing to note that the MSNBC screen graphic read [emphas...

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Matthews Grills Hillary Surrogate Till She Agrees: Trump ‘Right’ on Tulsa Shooting

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:39pm 9/21/2016 at 10:39pm

This Insurrectionist regularly monitors Chris Matthews’ Hardball show. And while there’s little doubt that come November 8th Matthews will pull the lever for Hillary, he has given Donald Trump a fairer shake than other MSNBC hosts. I chalk it up to Matthews’ regular-guy upbringing. Factoid: Matthews did a short stint as a...

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‘This Is Not the Faculty Lounge’: Foreign Relations Head Rips Obama UN Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:00am 9/21/2016 at 10:00am

Richard Haass is the quintessential member of the foreign policy establishment. Long-time President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Haass has served in Republican and Democrat administrations and advised candidates from both parties. In this election, he has been very critical of Donald Trump.

So no taint of partisanship can be applied...

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Andrea Mitchell Tees Up Dem to Totally Twist Trump Jr.’s ‘Skittles’

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 4:30pm 9/20/2016 at 4:30pm

Andrea Mitchell has her unmentionables in major undulations over the fact that Donald Trump, Jr. posted a tweet analogizing terrorists hiding among bona fide refugees to a few poisonous Skittles in an otherwise okay bowl.

And so on her MSNBC show today, Mitchell teed up Dem Rep. Adam Schiff to take a...

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