Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 2)
 

Morning Joe Applauds Reporter Who Confronted Trump Spox Huckabee Sanders

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00am 6/28/2017 at 10:00am
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How to become an MSM hero? Publicly confront the Trump administration. At yesterday’s White House briefing, Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem got into a testy exchange with Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over CNN’s fake Russia story and the broader issues involved.

Appearing on Morning Joe today, Karem received a hero’s...

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Is Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle?”

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8:53am 6/27/2017 at 8:53am
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Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Chief Justice John Roberts teamed with Justice Anthony Kennedy to devise an exception to the Court’s

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Ex-Obama Spox Earnest Blames Republicans for Obama Inaction on Russian Meddling

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Posted by    Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00am 6/26/2017 at 9:00am
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In a transparent attempt at blame-shifting, former Obama spokesman Josh Earnest has tried to place responsibility for President Obama’s failure to respond effectively to Russian meddling in the election . . . on Republicans.

It’s been

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Scarborough Releases Dystopian Rock Video of America in The Age of Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/25/2017 at 3:00pm
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For months, we’ve been chronicling Joe Scarborough’s increasingly anti-Trump statements, as the Morning Joe host Scarborough called the president a “schmuck” and a “jackass,” and repeatedly questioned the president’s mental health, as here and here.

Scarborough now appears to have hit rock-bottom [excuse the pun], with his release of a music video portraying...

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MSNBC Obsessed With Russia – 56 Mentions in 1 Hour

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/24/2017 at 2:30pm
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Yesterday, we noted Kellyanne Conway mocking CNN’s Russia fixation. Conway told Alisyn Camerota: “I know that we just like to say the word ‘Russia, Russia’ to try to mislead the voters. And I know that CNN is aiding and abetting this nonsense as well.”

Well, if CNN likes to say “Russia, Russia,”...

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CIA Director: Trump ‘Avid Consumer’ of Intel, Meet 35-40 Minutes Almost Daily

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:30am 6/24/2017 at 10:30am
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For the debut of his MSNBC show this morning, Hugh Hewitt scored the first news network interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Debunking an assertion made by some, Pompeo said he couldn’t “imagine a statement that is anymore false” than the notion that Trump isn’t interested in intel.

Pompeo stated that he personally...

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Kellyanne Mocks CNN Obsession: “Russia, Russia”

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Posted by    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00am 6/23/2017 at 10:00am
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Interviewed by Alisyn Camerota on CNN this morning, Kellyanne Conway wanted to discuss the progress that the Trump admin has made on a variety of fronts, from job creation to regulation roll-back to health care.

But Camerota cared about one thing only: Russia, and a just-published Washinton Post 

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Mika: Feels Like “a Dictatorship Developing”

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Posted by    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:30am 6/23/2017 at 8:30am
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One of our categories here at Legal Insurrection is “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Over at Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski provides a prime example of the malady.

We noted yesterday how Mika was pushing poor Jon Meacham into drawing parallels between President Trump, the Nazis, and North Korea. Brzezinski ratcheted things up a notch...

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Mika: “Hard not to think” Trump might be in on a Russia “scheme”

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Posted by    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski strongly suggested that President Trump is in cahoots with the Russians, saying “it’s kind of hard not to think that [Trump] might be in on some sort of scheme.”

Earlier, Mika recycled the Trump/Nazi card. She invited Jon Meacham to draw a historical parallel to President...

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Morning Joe: Georgia Election “Unmitigated Disaster” for Dems

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:15am 6/21/2017 at 8:15am
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If Dems were smart, they’d watch and learn from the opening segment of today’s Morning Joe.

In his item of last night, Prof. Jacobson noted how Dems were taking the wrong lesson from the election, claiming that a close loss was a win. The message from Morning Joe was starkly different.

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Dem Strategist: Scalise Shooting “Natural Culmination” of Republican Rule

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00am 6/20/2017 at 10:00am
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James Devine—the Dem strategist who tweeted #HuntRepublicanCongressmen in the hours following the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise—was a guest on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show last night. Devine’s rambling...

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Scarborough: Dem Jon Ossoff Looks Like Walk-on in “Reds” Movie (#GA06)

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00am 6/19/2017 at 10:00am
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Jon Ossoff has some things going for him in tomorrow’s special congressional election in Georgia. He’s raised a ton more money than his Republican opponent, and the race does appear to have become a referendum on President Trump in a district Trump carried by only 1% in November.

But one thing Ossoff...

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Former NYT Editor: Republican “Rage Machine” Responsible For Current Political Climate

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Posted by    Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/18/2017 at 12:30pm
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In the wake of the Scalise shooting, Fareed Zakaria hosted a segment on his CNN show this morning devoted to addressing how Republicans and Democrats can stop their “internecine struggle” and “reconcile.” Two of the guests bought into the premise, discussing the challenges involved and possible approaches to reconciliation.

But the third guest,...

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Dem Operative on MSNBC: Kushner “Lucky he’s not in Jail . . . Guilty of a Crime”

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Posted by    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/17/2017 at 1:30pm
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On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, Democrat operative Scott Dworkin, after saying that Jared Kushner is “lucky that he’s not in jail at the moment,” flatly claims that Kushner is “guilty of a crime.”

Dworkin said, “if I had done that when I was working for Obama,...

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Morning Joe’s Deutsch: Financial Wrongdoing with “Soviet Union” Will “Bring Down” Trump

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:30am 6/16/2017 at 8:30am
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When in the market for political prognostication, I always like to rely on the conjectures of ad men who still refer to Russia as “the Soviet Union.”

On today’s Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch labeled President Trump a “sleazy businessman,” and said that “financial wrongdoings with the Soviet Union” will “bring this...

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Mika: I’m Not Blaming Trump “Squarely” for Scalise Shooting, But . . .

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Posted by    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00am 6/15/2017 at 8:00am
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Yes, let’s all come together, hold hands, unite . . . and blame President Trump for the shooting of Steve Scalise and others yesterday. Morning Joe opened today with predictable pieties, Joe Scarborough saying, for example, that “the heated rhetoric in this country has to calm down.”

But before the show’s first...

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MSNBC Expert Blames Scalise Shooting on Gun “Over-Proliferation”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/14/2017 at 3:00pm
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You knew the MSM would turn the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others into a gun-control story.

And sure enough, on MSNBC just now, terrorism expert Malcolm Nance said:

The most important thing that we need to understand from this is, this is what happens when you have an over-proliferation of guns....

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