Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 18)
 

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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Scarborough: Republicans Are Asking ‘Is Donald Trump a Sociopath?’

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 9:00am 8/3/2016 at 9:00am

We reported yesterday on Joe Scarborough’s statement that Republicans, conservatives and so-called right-wing bloggers had been contacting him to ask about Donald Trump’s “mental health.” Scarborough himself called Trump “unhinged.”

Joe took things a significant step farther on today’s Morning Joe, saying that Republicans have been contacting him, asking themselves “is Donald...

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Scarborough: Everybody’s Talking About Trump’s ‘Mental Health’

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 8:30am 8/2/2016 at 8:30am

On Morning Joe, in the wake of recent comments by Donald Trump including his criticism of the Gold Star Khan family, Joe Scarborough says that he has been contacted by Republicans, conservatives and what the media would call “right-wing bloggers” to inquire about Trump’s “mental health.” Scarborough says “everybody” is talking...

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Clinton Campaign Continues to Blame Others for Emailing Classified Material to Hillary

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Posted by    Monday, August 1, 2016 at 12:00pm 8/1/2016 at 12:00pm

As we reported yesterday, in her Fox News Sunday appearance, Hillary Clinton blamed “professionals” on whom she was “entitled to rely” who “made the wrong call” by sending her classified material.

Appearing today on Morning Joe, Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook continued to blame others, whining that the emails containing classified...

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Hillary: ‘I Don’t Hold Any Ill Feeling’ Against Benghazi Families Who Misunderstood Me

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Posted by    Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 11:50am 7/31/2016 at 11:50am

Hillary Clinton appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning, and repeated her denial that she told the families of the men killed in Benghazi that the attack was caused by a video.

She went one step further, and patronized the families, declaring “I don’t hold any ill feeling” towards family members who “may not...

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Scarborough: Why Not Hire Hillary, the ‘Brain Surgeon’

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9:30am 7/29/2016 at 9:30am

Of all the metaphors he might have picked to praise Hillary Clinton, Joe Scarborough chose the most unfortunate one: that of “brain surgeon.” Because to many people, Hillary brings to mind none other than Nurse Ratched, that cold and domineering figure who subjected one of her charges who wouldn’t fall in...

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Scarborough Gushes Over Obama Speech—Before He Gives It

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:00am 7/27/2016 at 9:00am

Couldn’t Joe Scarborough have waited until after Barack Obama and Joe Biden gave their DNC speeches tonight before he began gushing over them? Apparently not. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough, pre-lauding Obama’s speech-to-be, said “you know when you’re watching a great movie . . . and you can see where it’s...

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‘Shocking and Weird’: Rachel Maddow Rips Start of Bill Clinton’s DNC Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11:41pm 7/26/2016 at 11:41pm

Uh-oh: looks like I’ve had something of a mind-meld with Rachel Maddow . . . During Bill Clinton’s DNC speech tonight, I tweeted “the spectacle of Bill Clinton telling the romantic story of how he met, wooed and married Hillary is deeply creepy.”

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Scarborough: Michelle Obama Speech ‘Reminded Me of Reagan’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 9:00am 7/26/2016 at 9:00am

Today’s opening segment of Morning Joe was one—long—gush-fest over First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech to the DNC last night. The apotheosis of adulation came from Joe Scarborough, who said that the speech “reminded me of Ronald Reagan.”

Scarborough also had an “America love it or leave it” message for those who think...

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Hillary Fan Philly Mayor: Black Lives ‘Haven’t Mattered From 1600s Up Until Now’

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Posted by    Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10:00am 7/25/2016 at 10:00am

Such a shame that current Philadelphia Mayor, Democrat Jim Kenney—and Hillary Clinton for that matter—weren’t around for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Back in 1776, Kenney and Clinton obviously would have been much more enlightened, morally-advanced voices than Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin . . .

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Rep. Keith Ellison: Trump ‘Worst Republican Nominee Since George Wallace’

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Posted by    Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 12:52pm 7/24/2016 at 12:52pm

On the off chance that far-left Dem congressman Keith Ellison is on your holiday shopping list, we have the perfect gift suggestion: a good biography of George Wallace.  On today’s This Week, Ellison claimed that Donald Trump was “the worst Republican nominee since George Wallace.”

Just one small problem, of course. As...

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Maddow Mocks RNC Speaker, Woman Golfer Gulbis, for Modest Ranking

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00am 7/20/2016 at 7:00am

Where does Rachel Maddow’s feminist solidarity end? When a woman has the audacity to support a Republican . . . On MSNBC, commenting on tonight’s RNC, Maddow twice mocked speaker Natalie Gulbis, a professional golfer, for her current modest world ranking of about 500.

In doing so, Maddow ignored the fact that...

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Bloomberg’s Heilemann: Melania Plagiarism Worse than Biden, Obama

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 11:30am 7/19/2016 at 11:30am

John Heilemann came up with a strange way to defend Joe Biden and Barack Obama, and to attack Melania Trump, for the plagiarism in speeches each of them gave.

On today’s Morning Joe, Heilemann argued that Biden and Obama’s plagiarism wasn’t as bad, because they ripped off fellow liberals: Neil Kinnock and...

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