Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 15)
 

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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Get On ‘Same Planet’: Brzezinski Berates Republican For Raising Hillary’s Failed Russian Reset

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:00am 9/20/2016 at 9:00am

Republican congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has to be one of the best-informed, well-spoken, reasonable, fairly non-partisan Members of Congress. So when Royce appeared on today’s Morning Joe to discuss the latest atrocity in Syria, in which the Assad regime barrel-bombed an aid convoy, he was...

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Elizabeth Warren: Trump Suggesting ‘Somebody Should Do Violence’ to Hillary

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:45am 9/20/2016 at 6:45am

For those contemplating the appalling possiblity of a President Hillary Clinton, just consider: Elizabeth Warren, had she thrown her hat in the ring, might today be the Dem nominee.

On Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show tonight, the always-at-11-on-the-rage-meter Warren alleged that Donald Trump, by imagining what would happen if Hillary’s bodyguards laid down their arms, ...

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Annoying Dem Meme ‘o the Day: Hillary & Obama As Defenders of ‘Our Values’

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Posted by    Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/19/2016 at 8:30pm

Legal Insurrection readers who are also Rush Limbaugh fans know that one of El Rushbo’s pet peeves is the way liberals have tried to co-opt the term “our values” into their political lexicon.

There was a perfect—if annoying—illustration of the phenomenon on today’s With All Due Respect. In clips of Hillary and President...

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Scarborough Defends Trump on Suggestion Hillary Bodyguards Disarm, Other Issues

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Posted by    Monday, September 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/19/2016 at 2:30pm

A current GQ article detailed something that this Insurrectionist, as a regular monitor of Morning Joe, had observed: that Joe Scarborough went from being a Trump booster during the primaries to a vitriolic critic of The Donald during the general election campaign.

But a trend I sensed last week continued on today’s...

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Hyper-low Energy Hillary Sleepwalks Through Reaction to NYC Bombing

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Posted by    Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/18/2016 at 1:00pm

Talk about low-energy . . . Hillary Clinton sleepwalked through her reaction to news of the NYC bombing of last night. View the video and catch the somnambulistic former Secretary of State speaking, without conviction, in a dull monotone.

Compare and contrast with Donald Trump’s muscular reaction to t...

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CNN Anchor: Average Citizen Would Be ‘Hauled Away’ for Making Trump Remark on Disarming Hillary Bodyguards

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Posted by    Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/17/2016 at 12:30pm

Seizing on Donald Trump’s suggestion that Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards should disarm and “let’s see what happens to her,” CNN went into full Clinton-campaign mode this morning.

Leading the charge was Christi Paul, whom CNN curiously bills as an “anchor” rather than the Clinton surrogate she appears to be. Said Paul to Trump supporter Jeffrey...

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Chris Cuomo Suggests: Obama Birth Records Were ‘A Little Sketchy’

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Posted by    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:30am 9/16/2016 at 11:30am

Surprising candor from Chris Cuomo . . . CNN host Cuomo was discussing the Obama birther issue with Bernie Sanders this morning [it’s expected that Trump will make a statement on the matter today.] Sanders mentioned that no one ever asks whether he was born in America despite the fact that...

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Was That Hillary’s ‘Get Me Out of Here’ Look at Press Event?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:30pm 9/15/2016 at 6:30pm

Hillary managed to get through her speech in North Carolina today appearing reasonably well. But by the time she got to a short press availability afterwards, she seemed noticeably more tired.

And when she started to field some challenging questions about her secretive nature, including the fact that she had hidden her...

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MTV’s Cox: ‘If Hillary Wins, It’ll Be Because Black and Brown People Saved Us’

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Posted by    Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:00am 9/15/2016 at 10:00am

Americans of color to the rescue? That’s how MTV‘s Ana Marie Cox sees it. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Cox said: “I feel like if Hillary Clinton wins in the fall, it will be because the black and brown people of America have saved us, like they do a lot of time.”

Cox,...

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Mika Wonders Whether Pence Is a ‘Pansy’

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:30pm 9/14/2016 at 6:30pm

Can you imagine the absolute outrage on the left if a conservative pundit suggested that a male Democrat candidate was a “pansy?” The cries of “homophobia” would echo through the land, amidst demands that the offending pundit be defenestrated.

But on today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski wondered out loud if Mike Pence...

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Scarborough Advises Hillary on How to Attack ‘Right-Wing Republicans’

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 8:30am 9/14/2016 at 8:30am

How deeply has Joe Scarborough dived into Hillary’s tank? On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough offered Hillary a script of how she should attack “right-wing Republicans.”

Howard Dean was so impressed by Scarborough’s work on Hillary’s behalf that he exclaimed “I actually think you could actually be her speechwriter. That’s exactly what she...

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Dream On: HuffPo’s Stein Says ‘Deplorables’ Can Work to Hillary’s Advantage

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 8:45am 9/13/2016 at 8:45am

As liberal pundits go, I find Sam Stein among the least objectionable—a low bar to be sure. The HuffPo editor has a streak of fairness to him. But on today’s Morning Joe, Stein served up some absurd spin on Hillary’s “basket of deplorables.”

“Deplorables,” according...

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