Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 18)
 

America’s Most Distrusted Woman Is Also Its Worst Comic

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 8:00pm 7/6/2016 at 8:00pm

You might want to have a looped soundtrack of fingernails on a blackboard cued up . . . Because you could be clamoring for something relatively soothing like that after listening to Hillary’s attempt at stand-up comedy.

With All Due Respect opened today’s show with a clip of Hillary trying to use...

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Scarborough: ‘I Don’t Question Comey’s Integrity. I Question His Courage’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:23am 7/6/2016 at 10:23am

Last night, I emailed our Legal Insurrection leader Bill Jacobson to say I was counting on Joe Scarborough to have his finest moment this morning in light of the fiasco of the failure of the FBI to recommend the indictment of Hillary Clinton.

This morning, Scarborough rose to the occasion. With significant...

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Harold Ford, Jr.—Sure, Hillary Could Still Get a Security Clearance

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 8:30am 7/6/2016 at 8:30am

Trump surrogates have been accused of debasing themselves by supporting The Donald. But have any sunk so low as poor Harold Ford, Jr., the Hillary surrogate who humiliated himself today on national TV?

Appearing on With All Due Respect, former Dem congressman Ford, disagreed with Rudy Giuliani’s statement made earlier in the day that...

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James Comey Just Became the Most Powerful Person in America

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Posted by    Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8:57am 7/1/2016 at 8:57am

Who’s even more powerful than the king? The person who gets to pick the king. And as of this morning that person is, quite possibly, FBI Director James Comey.

Today’s Morning Joe reported breaking news from the New York Times: Attorney General Loretta Lynch has decided that she will accept...

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Mika Rips Media Blackout on Clinton-Lynch Meeting: ‘People Too Afraid to Talk About the Truth’

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Posted by    Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8:34am 6/30/2016 at 8:34am

Wow! Mika Brzezinski absolutely ripped into Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch today for holding a private meeting earlier this week. More importantly, the Morning Joe host clearly seemed to swipe at the rest of the media and punditry class for refusing to focus on the outrage.

When Mark Halperin said “I bet...

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Mexican President Doubles Down on Comparison of Trump to Hitler and Mussolini

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/29/2016 at 6:00pm

In March of this year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto compared Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. At the time, Peña Nieto said that Trump’s rhetoric was “the way that Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived.”

At a press conference today with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, Peña Nieto, asked...

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Historian Meacham Says Dems Win ‘Intellectual’ Argument, Trump Wins ‘Emotional’ One

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 9:00am 6/29/2016 at 9:00am

It’s the same kind of elitism expressed by Brexit opponents who are casting Leave people as ignorant, parochial hicks . . . On today’s Morning Joe, historian Jon Meacham disparaged Trump supporters as people who think with their “gut” instead of with their “head.”

After video rolled of Trump supporting waterboarding and...

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Morning Joe Goes Gaga Over Elizabeth Warren as Hillary VP Pick

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:30am 6/28/2016 at 10:30am

Go ahead, Hillary: make our day . . . In the wake of Elizabeth Warren’s joint appearance with Clinton in Ohio yesterday, today’s Morning Joe panel went gaga pver Warren, promoting her for Hillary’s VP pick.

Joe Scarborough proclaimed that Warren “is Led Zeppelin” for the way she fills a stage. Mika...

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On Immigration, Biden Wants Bridges Not Walls, Suggests Trump ‘Un-American’

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Posted by    Monday, June 27, 2016 at 8:30am 6/27/2016 at 8:30am

In my old liberal hometown of Ithaca, NY, back in the George W. era it seemed you couldn’t drive a block without seeing a “Dissent Is Patriotic” bumper sticker. But the night Barack Obama was elected, one imagined all across town earnest souls in their driveways, scraping those stickers off.

And so...

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MSNBC analyst: British youth feel older #BREXIT voters “robbed them of their future”

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Posted by    Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 12:10pm 6/25/2016 at 12:10pm

Could there have been bona fide reasons for Brexit? Not if you believe Joy Reid. On her MSNBC show today, Reid suggested that old and rural voters, who tended to vote Leave, had “hijacked the future of the young.”

She also blamed voter discontent on Prime Minister David Cameron’s “austerity” program. Guess...

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Gun Control Convert Scarborough Clashes With OK Rep. Cole

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2:30pm 6/23/2016 at 2:30pm

With all the zeal of a Joey-come-lately, gun-control convert Joe Scarborough clashed on today’s Morning Joe with Second Amendment defender Tom Cole, Republican congressman from Oklahoma.

When Scarborough lectured Cole about terrorists “who want to kill people in your district,” Cole shot back “Joe, I know something about terrorism. I lived through...

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Bummed? This Focus Group on Trump Will Restore Your Faith in Americans

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:33am 6/22/2016 at 8:33am

Nicolle Wallace nailed it: “voters are so smart! And whenever we scratch our heads here in New York City or anywhere along the Acela corridor, you really just have to get out for a day or an hour and talk to people. They see everything.” Wall...

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Morning Joe Slings Gun-Control Softballs to WH Spox Earnest

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:00am 6/21/2016 at 10:00am

Imagine you’re a real reporter—not a thinly-disguised member of the Dem cheerleading squad—and you had the opportunity to question President Obama’s spokesman this morning. Wouldn’t you have wanted to know the degree to which President Obama and his minions were complicit in the fiasco of the redaction of the Omar Mateern...

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Halperin: GOP Elites Orchestrating ‘Grassroots’ Revolt Against Trump

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:30am 6/20/2016 at 9:30am

As Joseph Heller famously wrote in Catch-22, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin reported that GOP elites are indeed trying to “orchestrate” a “grassroots, organic” revolt against the presumptive nominee.

An “orchestrated grassroots, organic” revolt? Oxymoron, anyone? Halperin went on to state...

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Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts ‘Party Over Country’

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Posted by    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 11:21am 6/19/2016 at 11:21am

Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todd’s challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on today’s Meet The Press.

When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: “you just made a case though for party...

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Scarborough Predicts Trump Loss So Huge, Will Make Goldwater Look ‘Extremely Successful’

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Posted by    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:30am 6/17/2016 at 10:30am

In 1964, Republican Barry Goldwater suffered a devastating landslide loss to LBJ. Aside from his home state of Arizona, Goldwater carried only five other states, all in the Deep South. Goldwater amassed only 52 electoral votes, to Johnson’s 486.

But even that paltry performance will look “extremely successful” compared to the thrashing...

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Stumped: DHS’ Jeh Johnson Can’t Name Gun Law that Could’ve Stopped Mateen

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Posted by    Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:41am 6/16/2016 at 8:41am

There was a stunning moment on today’s Morning Joe, when Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was stumped when asked a simple question. With all the brouhaha over gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre, what law could have stopped Omar Mateen?

It was, of all people, Sam Stein of...

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