Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 10)
 

Rush: ‘Deep State Embeds’ by Obama/Hillary ‘Absolutely’ Behind Russia-Trump Leaks

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:40am 2/19/2017 at 10:40am

On today’s Fox News Sunday, Rush Limbaugh said that “embeds” by former President Obama and Hillary Clinton in the “deep state”—the permanent bureaucracy—are “absolutely” behind the leaks about ties between the Russians and the Trump campaign.

Rush added that “the left, which is run by Obama and Hillary and the hierarchy of the Democrat...

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Congressional Black Caucus Member: Steve Bannon ‘a Stone-Cold Racist’

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Posted by    Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:19pm 2/18/2017 at 12:19pm

Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has called presidential assistant Steve Bannon a “stone-cold racist.” Jeffries offered that description during an interview with Katy Tur on her MSNBC show yesterday in explaining why it would be “hard” for him to attend a meeting between President Trump and the CBC if...

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Ann Coulter: Trump’s Press Conference Performance ‘Magnificent’

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Posted by    Friday, February 17, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/17/2017 at 4:00pm

For those who’ve been subjected to the MSM’s cavalcade of criticism of President Trump’s press conference of yesterday, some welcome relief from Ann Coulter’s corner. On Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday, chatting with witty and insightful guest host Mark Simone, the inimitable Ann offered up these observations:

  • Trump’s performance was “magnificent”—Ann could...
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Mika: Pence Won’t Give Trump Reality Check Because ‘He’s Waiting to be President’

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Posted by    Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:30am 2/17/2017 at 8:30am

Has Mika Brzezinski been binge-watching House of Cards? The question arises because on today’s Morning Joe, she offered up a Machiavellian theory which appeared to portray Mike Pence as scheming to take over the presidency.

Joe Scarborough asked who within the White House will go to President Trump and tell him that he’s...

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Mika doesn’t want Kellyanne to appear on Morning Joe

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:00am 2/15/2017 at 10:00am

As far as Mika Brzezinski is concerned, Kellyanne Conway should not be permitted to appear on Morning Joe. Said Mika this morning: “Joe was just saying that she books herself on these shows, we know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show....

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David Gregory: Trump Foreign Policy a ‘Disaster’

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 8:30am 2/14/2017 at 8:30am

Discussing the overnight resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, CNN’s David Gregory managed this morning to work in a broad swipe at the president. Gregory claimed that “the fledgling foreign policy in the Trump administration [has] been a disaster.”

Really? Gregory ignored: the widely-praised, weekend-long meetings that Trump just concluded with...

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Morning Joe Mauls Stephen Miller on Sunday Shows: ‘Horrendous’

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Posted by    Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:30am 2/13/2017 at 11:30am

If Morning Joe had a hook, they would have yanked presidential advisor Stephen Miller off the set of the Sunday shows he appeared on yesterday. Today’s Morning Joe devoted a long segment to eviscerating his performance.

The essence of the criticism was two-fold. First, that Miller spoke too much about his personal...

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Maxine Waters: We need investigation to find evidence to impeach Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/12/2017 at 1:00pm

Shades of Alice in Wonderland‘s Queen: “sentence first — verdict afterwards.” On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, Dem Rep. Maxine Waters doubled down on her earlier statement that my greatest desire is to lead [President Trump] right into impeachment.”

Asked by Reid on what grounds she would impeach the president, Waters offered...

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Chris Matthews Surprisingly Skeptical on Court Ruling on Immigration Order

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Posted by    Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/10/2017 at 1:00pm

Wait a second: was that Sean Hannity on Fox News? Nope, it was Chris Matthews on MSNBC last night, expressing surprising skepticism over the 9th Circuit’s decision to uphold the stay of President Trump’s executive order on immigration.Matthews made a multi-pronged attack on the ruling.

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Morning Joe Sees Shades of ‘Dangerous 20th-century autocrats’ in Trump Court Criticism

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Posted by    Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:12am 2/9/2017 at 9:12am

Morning Joe came down with a bad case of the vapors this morning, clutching its collective pearls [to mix metaphors] over President Trump’s comments about the court currently hearing the case on the executive order on immigration.

Jon Meacham said that Trump was “messing with the Magna Carta,” of all things! Joe...

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David Gregory: Trump Like ‘Old Man Yelling Get off His Lawn’

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Posted by    Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:00am 2/6/2017 at 10:00am

On CNN this morning, David Gregory, speaking of President Trump’s tweeting—and specifically, those from this weekend criticizing the judge who blocked his executive order on immigration—said: “he sounds like an old man sitting on his porch yelling at somebody to get off his lawn.”

Added Gregory: “you’ve had in the first 18...

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Barbara Lee (D-CA): We’re Looking for a ‘Legal Mechanism’ to Remove Steve Bannon

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Posted by    Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/5/2017 at 3:00pm

On Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show today, Rep. Barbara Lee of California, a member of the congressional Black and Progressive caucuses, called for the removal of Steve Bannon from his position on the National Security Council, and more generally from his White House on President Trump’s staff.

Lee mentioned that the Black, Progressive,...

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Weekly Standard’s O’Connor: Maddow Should Escort Milo Onto Campus

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Posted by    Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:30am 2/3/2017 at 8:30am

Larry O’Connor’s suggestion was so brilliant that . . . Rachel Maddow is almost sure to ignore it.

On today’s Morning Joe, Weekly Standard editor and radio talk show host O’Connor suggested that Rachel Maddow, accompanied by Dem senator Cory Booker, should escort onto campus Milo Yiannopoulos and other conservative speakers who...

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Planned Parenthood Prez All About ‘Health Care’

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Posted by    Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:30am 2/2/2017 at 11:30am

To listen to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on today’s Morning Joe, you’d think her organization was mainly about “health care” for women—not about being the nation’s largest abortion provider.

As you’ll see in the video clip, Richards manages to mention “health care” seven times in her interview with Mika Brzezinski. The...

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Manchin Blames Dems for Nuclear Option: Harry Reid ‘Dead Wrong’

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00am 2/1/2017 at 10:00am

Did Joe Manchin just open the door for Republicans to invoke the nuclear option if necessary to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court? In appearances on CNN and MSNBC this morning, Dem Senator Manchin blasted his fellow Dems for having invoked the nuclear option in the first place.

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Chris Matthews: Dems who vote for Gorsuch “will have to answer” for it for 30 years

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:15pm 1/31/2017 at 9:15pm

On MSNBC this evening, Chris Matthews cautioned Democratic Senators that if they vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they will have to answer for it for the rest of their political career.

His reasoning was a supremely political one: that at age 49, Gorsuch is likely to be on...

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Scarborough: on Immigration Order, Trump Admin ‘Betrayed’ Mattis, Kelly, Tillerson

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10:00am 1/31/2017 at 10:00am

Day Deux of Joe Scarborough’s tirade against the Trump admin’s handling of the executive order on immigration.

On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough condemned the admin’s accusation that acting AG Sally Yates had “betrayed” the Justice Department by refusing to enforce the executive order. Scarborough repeatedly called the use of the word “frightening,”...

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