Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 15)
 

NY Times Headline Epitomizes MSM Myopia Over Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:30am 11/10/2016 at 8:30am

Want to understand the bubble in which the elite, liberal media lives? Check out the banner headline of today’s New York Times: “Democrats, Students and Foreign Allies Face the Reality of a Trump Presidency.”

On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin nailed it: “Look at the headline of this story. This is the...

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Princeton Prof: ‘White America has Elected an Ill-informed, Morally and Ethically Bankrupt Racist’

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:00am 11/9/2016 at 10:00am

We’ll put Eddie Glaude Jr. down as “undecided” about attending the Kumbaya love-in . . . on today’s Morning Joe, Glaude, chair of Princeton’s African-American studies department, said “across the board, white America has just elected to my mind an ill-informed racist who by any standard is morally and ethically bankrupt...

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Star is Born? Donald Trump, Jr.’s Impressive Morning Joe Appearance

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:20am 11/8/2016 at 10:20am

Ivanka has attracted attention as the Trump most likely to have a significant political future. But don’t sleep on Donald Trump, Jr. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Trump, Jr. was impressively thoughtful, articulate, substantive and nuanced, without for one second backing down from making his case forcefully and unapologetically.

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James Carville: ‘I’m a Nervous Wreck, Not Impossible’ for Trump to Win

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Posted by    Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:30am 11/7/2016 at 8:30am

If Serpent Head is nervous . . . There was an ironic contrast on today’s Morning Joe. On the one hand, Steve Schmidt—former McCain campaign manager turned Trump antagonist—sees no real chance for the Donald. Said Schmidt: “I’ve been in the camp that says it’s been over for some time,” and that...

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MSNBC panelist: Trump has ‘Hubris’ to Think He’s ‘Akin’ to Greats Who’ve Been Assassination Targets

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Posted by    Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/6/2016 at 12:00pm

In one of the more absurd statements of this absurd political season, Michelle Bernard, a guest on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, said it was “hubris” for Donald Trump to imagine that he was “akin” to American leaders who have been the target of assassination attempts such as Lincoln, MLK,...

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MSNBC Terrorism “Expert”: I Know the FBI Spy Catchers Who Took Down ‘Victor Davis Hanson’

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Posted by    Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/5/2016 at 2:30pm

Victor Davis Hanson: Russian spy? Who would have suspected that one of America’s leading conservative intellectuals, a prominent historian who is currently a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, was selling us out to the Russkies?

Actually, no one would suspect it because it isn’t true. But on today’s AM Joy, MSNBC...

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MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt: Hillary Events ‘Don’t Feel Like a Winning Campaign in Final Week’

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Posted by    Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:30am 11/4/2016 at 11:30am

As MSNBC reporters go, Kasie Hunt is among the more even-handed. Even so, no one would confuse her for a covert Trump fan. So it was remarkable that on today’s Morning Joe, Hunt offered up this personal observation born out of her being out on the Clinton campaign trail: “the events...

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Andrew Sullivan Calls Trump ‘Fascist,’ But Predicts He’ll Win

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Posted by    Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:00am 11/4/2016 at 7:00am

On yesterday evening’s Hardball, an overwrought Andrew Sullivan stopped just short of chewing the scenery, while repeatedly referring to Donald Trump and Ann Coulter as fascists. But precisely because of Trump’s supposed fascist fear-mongering, Sullivan predicted that “Trump is going to win this election.”

Former New Republic editor Sullivan claimed that we are...

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Morning Joe Confronts Kellyanne Over Trump Calling Out NBC’s Katy Tur

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Posted by    Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:30am 11/3/2016 at 10:30am

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was in the process of wrapping up a bravura performance on today’s Morning Joe. Conway was crisp, pleasant, substantive and nimble. And this Insurrectionist found himself thinking: for once, Conway can focus on the issues as the campaign sees them, instead of having to clean up...

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‘Vote for the Crook, It’s Important!’

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:43am 11/2/2016 at 8:43am

Readers will remember the runoff race for governor of Louisiana in 1991 in which the notoriously corrupt Edwin Edwards faced off against ex-Klansman David Duke. The race spawned the greatest bumper sticker in American political history: “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important.”

Now it looks like Hillary might need that same kind...

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Way We Were: Morning Joe Montage Mocks Dem Hypocrisy on Comey

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:30am 11/1/2016 at 8:30am

Readers have likely already seen montages of major Dems lavishly praising FBI Director James Comey after he announced in July that he wouldn’t be recommending the indictment of Hillary Clinton. Those same Dems turned on Comey with a vengeance when this past Friday he announced that the FBI was looking into...

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NYT’s Bruni Whistles Past Graveyard: Comey Letter ‘Won’t Move People Away’ from Hillary

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Posted by    Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:30am 10/31/2016 at 10:30am

Frank Drebin would be so proud of his namesake . . . It was one of those classic “nothing to see here, move along” moments. On today’s Morning Joe, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, saying that there was no new terrain broached in FBI Director James Comey’s letter of this...

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Mook’s Excuse for Hillary Lie: She Didn’t Bother Reading Second Page of Comey’s Letter

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Posted by    Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:00am 10/30/2016 at 11:00am

History’s Most Qualified Candidate couldn’t be bothered to read the second page of a two-page letter. That was Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook’s laughably lame excuse for the lie Hillary perpetrated in claiming that FBI Director Comey had only sent his recent letter to Republican members of Congress.

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Joy Reid Shuts Down Trump Surrogate for Saying Hillary Jeopardized National Security

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Posted by    Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:57am 10/29/2016 at 11:57am

Joy Reid and Kurt Eichenwald are a liberal-media hit team made in heaven—or somewhere else, depending on your perspective. Reid has the habit of rudely cutting off or correcting conservatives brave enough to venture onto her show. Eichenwald’s MO is to laugh nastily in the face of conservatives with whom...

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HuffPo’s Surprising Sam Stein: Trump Supporters ‘Very Nice, Kind, No Blood in the Streets’

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Posted by    Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:30am 10/28/2016 at 8:30am

Huffington Post is the site that embarrassed itself by refusing for months to take the Trump candidacy seriously, relegating Trump coverage to its Entertainment section while explaining to readers that...

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Ron Reagan: ‘There’s No Such Thing as Partial-Birth Abortion’

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Posted by    Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:30pm 10/27/2016 at 8:30pm

Message to Ron Reagan: when it comes to this barbaric procedure, it’s not about the nomenclature . . . On this evening’s Hardball, Ron Reagan claimed that “there’s no such thing as partial-birth abortion. Doesn’t exist.” Reagan criticized third-debate moderator Chris Wallace for having used the term.

Would Reagan’s exquisite sensitivities be...

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Mika: Elizabeth Warren ‘On the Warpath’ for Hillary

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:30am 10/26/2016 at 8:30am

About the last person you’d expect to be taking unsubtle shots at Elizabeth Warren’s phony claims of Native American heritage is Mika Brzezinski. Early in this presidential cycle, Brzezinski was Warren’s biggest fan, urging her to get into the race.

But on today’s Morning Joe, after clips were played of Warren on the...

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