Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 17)
 

Washington Post’s Robinson: I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama ‘Defense Attorney’ on Iran Ransom

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Posted by    Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:00am 8/19/2016 at 10:00am

On a certain level, it was refreshing to see an MSM member admit how he sees his role: as that of a “defense attorney” for Barack Obama. On another level, it was disgusting . . . On today’s Morning Joe, during a discussion of the Iran ransom deal in which even...

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CNN’s Carol Costello Chides Trump for Not ‘Reaching Out’ to Black Lives Matter

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Posted by    Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/18/2016 at 1:00pm

Tell us, Carol: the leaders of which Black Lives Matter chant would you suggest Donald Trump “reach out” to: “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” or “what do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!”

On her CNN show this morning, Carol Costello suggested to Trump supporter Scottie Nell...

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Kristol—Trumpism ‘New Low: Third-World, Authoritarian, Populist, Demagogic Politics’

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/17/2016 at 2:30pm

Tell us what you really think, Bill . . . Weekly Standard editor William Kristol has been one of Donald Trump’s harshest conservative critics. He really let it hang out on today’s Morning Joe, calling Trumpism “a new low” consisting of “Third-World, authoritarian, populist, demagogic politics.”

Earlier, Kristol sniffed off the significance of the...

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Chris Matthews Fails to Identify Disgraced Pennsylvania AG as a Democrat

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00am 8/17/2016 at 10:00am

Imagine that a Republican state attorney general had been forced to resign after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. Now imagine how the story would have been played on MSNBC. Fair to assume that the word “Republican” would have featured in the story’s first sentence?

But in a stand-al...

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Cokie Roberts: Trump and Those Who Support Him are ‘Morally Tainted’

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00am 8/16/2016 at 10:00am

Question for Cokie Roberts and Joe Scarborough: does the name Hillary Clinton ring a bell? On today’s Morning Joe, NPR’s Roberts and Scarborough proclaimed  Donald Trump “morally tainted.” Roberts took it one step further, also declaring “morally tainted” those who support Trump.

Scarborough asked Roberts whether she’d ever seen “a candidate so morally tainted, so...

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Media Meme: “I Can Actually See Trump Bailing”

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:30pm 8/15/2016 at 7:30pm

Take this with a good grain of salt, since Donny Deutsch is a Hillary-supporting Dem, but Donny does run in the same New York circles as Donald Trump, and has called him a friend.

Guest co-hosting on With All Due Respect today, Deutsch said “I can actually see Trump bailing. I can’t see...

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Scarborough: Trump Staffers Say He Screams, Never Takes Blame

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Posted by    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:00am 8/12/2016 at 10:00am

Some inside baseball from the Trump campaign . . . Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have known Donald Trump for years, and reportedly are in regular contact with members of his campaign staff.  On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said that what: “every Donald Trump staffer will tell you is: he n...

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Mika Worries More Hillary Emails Could Cause ‘Epic Implosion’ That Would ‘Bring Down Campaign’

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

A few days ago in our Quick Hits feature, this Insurrectionist wrote “the server is a Sword of Damocles over Hillary’s campaign. Whatever the polls may say, Clinton knows that she is just one disclosure away from disaster.” Has Mika Brzezinski heard the hair holding that Sword start to fray? Today’s ...

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Scarborough Suggests that Trump Has Crossed the Rubicon into ‘Fascism’

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

The opening segment of today’s Morning Joe was one long fusillade against Donald Trump in light of his remark yesterday that there is nothing people could do to stop a President Hillary from abolishing the Second Amendment, “although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”

The single harshest criticism came...

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Hillary Surrogate: ‘No Parallel’ Between Trump Gun Comment and Hillary Remark on RFK Assassination

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:00pm 8/9/2016 at 7:00pm

Late in the 2008 primary season, Hillary Clinton justified her refusal to drop out when it appeared impossible for her to win the nomination by saying “we all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California” during the 1968 primary.

On today’s With All Due Respect, host Mark Halperin asked Hillary...

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Given What Trump Has ‘Stirred Up,’ NYT Columnist Fears Aftermath If He Loses

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 9:00am 8/9/2016 at 9:00am

Was New York Times columnist Frank Bruni suggesting there could be civil unrest if Donald Trump loses big and bitterly? That seemed a likely implication of his comments on today’s Morning Joe. Bruni said his “fear” is: “what if he goes down big and goes down bitterly? I really worry about the...

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Former Jeb Super PAC head: I’d Vote for Hillary Over ‘Neo-Racist’ Trump

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Posted by    Monday, August 8, 2016 at 8:25pm 8/8/2016 at 8:25pm

Mike Murphy — who ran Jeb’s Super PAC — says that “if it came down to just my vote and I had to decide, I’d probably vote for Hillary and then jump in a lake out of massive depression.”

Appearing on With All Due Respect, Murphy added that he hopes Trump doesn’t...

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Scarborough: Sources Tell Me #NeverTrump Republicans Will Launch Independent Candidate Today

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Posted by    Monday, August 8, 2016 at 9:00am 8/8/2016 at 9:00am

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said that “I had multiple sources last night telling me that an independent with the backing of a lot of Republican money is going to launch today.” None of the other panelists, including the well-connected Mark Halperin, had heard that.

Scarborough continued: “several good sources told...

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Dem Rep. Meeks: ‘I Doubt’ Iran Hostages Held Till Money Arrived

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Posted by    Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:27am 8/6/2016 at 10:27am

Got to give Gregory Meeks credit. The Dem congressman managed to keep a straight face on MSNBC this morning while telling a string of whoppers about the Iran hostage deal.

Among Meeks’ laugh lines: 1. the Obama administration did not pay ransom for the release of American hostages held in Iran; 2....

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Ad Man Donny Deutsch ‘Scared’ Terrorists Will Launch Attacks to Aid Trump

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Posted by    Friday, August 5, 2016 at 8:30am 8/5/2016 at 8:30am

Will Islamic terrorists launch a major pre-election attack to help elect Donald Trump? That’s the scenario Donny Deutsch floated on today’s Morning Joe. Deutsch is an ad man/Hamptons playboy. His pronouncements on national security and terrorism might thus be taken with a major grain of salt. But Deutsch was responding to a...

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Dump-Trump Mika Tells Republicans: Get Your Heads ‘Out of Something’

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Posted by    Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 10:00am 8/4/2016 at 10:00am

The liberal establishment has yet to recover from the shock to its delicate sensibilities caused when Donald Trump spoke of Megyn Kelly having blood coming from her “wherever.” But will anyone blink a whatever now that MSM member Mika Brzezinski has told Republicans that they need to “get their heads out of...

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Report: Republican ‘Fantasy’—Pence/Nikki Haley Replacement Ticket

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Posted by    Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 8:30am 8/4/2016 at 8:30am

On Hardball, Chuck Todd called it a “fantasy,” but . . . he reported that some Republicans think that maybe they can talk Donald Trump into quitting, and that an ideal replacement ticket would be Mike Pence and Nikki Haley.

Chris Matthews was very skeptical, saying that there’d never be a week when...

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