Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 2)
 

WaPo’s Ignatius: 300 Possible Terrorists Travel Ban Would Have Stopped is a ‘Tiny Number’

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:30am 3/7/2017 at 8:30am

For David Ignatius, what is an acceptable number of terrorists and terrorist attacks in the United States? The question arises because on today’s Morning Joe, Ignatius, of the Washington Post, was discussing the Trump admin statement that since 9/11, 300 people admitted from countries on the reissued executive order have been...

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Morning Joe questions Trump’s ‘stability,’ says US ‘in crisis’

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Posted by    Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:00am 3/6/2017 at 10:00am

Morning Joe suffered a split personality today over President Trump’s tweets alleging that President Obama had tapped his phones. On the one hand, Joe and Mika waxed apocalyptic, claiming the country is “in crisis” and questioning President Trump’s “stability.” At one point, Mika even seemed to choke up as she said, “th...

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Thomas Friedman: no evidence of Trump/Russia collusion, ‘which is why we need a special prosecutor’

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Posted by    Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/5/2017 at 2:30pm

One of Rush Limbaugh’s classic maxims is that when it comes to liberals’ demands for investigations, it’s not the nature of the evidence; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.

Thomas Friedman provided a perfect illustration of Rush’s rule on today’s Meet the Press. Discussing the notion that the Trump campaign might...

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Trump says Obama wiretapped his campaign, Joy Reid laughs it off

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Posted by    Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/4/2017 at 12:30pm

What’s the proper response to allegations that the administration of a President of the United States wiretapped the campaign of the candidate of the opposing party? Why, laughter, of course . . . if you’re Joy Reid and her merry band of liberals. On her show this morning, mirth was repeatedly...

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Kasie Hunt Warns Dems on Sessions: ‘Americans Sick of Faux Outrage’

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Posted by    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:30am 3/3/2017 at 8:30am

Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann were leading an overheated charge against Jeff Sessions on today’s Morning Joe, when a surprising note of caution came from an unexpected source: Kasie Hunt. Hunt is an MSNBC correspondent, not a commentator, nor someone suspected of harboring hidden conservative leanings.

Yet Hunt issued a blunt assessment...

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Media Hysteria: Tom Friedman Invokes 9/11, Pearl Harbor over Sessions/Russia

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Posted by    Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00am 3/2/2017 at 10:00am

Overnight a mass media hysteria developed over Jeff Session’s answer to questions regarding contacts with Russians.

As detailed in this NBC News report and elsewhere, Sessions was responding to questions regarding contacts in his role as a Trump surrogate:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied meeting with Russian officials during the course of the presidential...

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Morning Joe Praises Trump Address: ‘Best Speech He’s Given’

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/1/2017 at 1:30pm

At the beginning of the primary season, the Huffington Post infamously consigned coverage of Donald Trump’s campaign to its entertainment section. So it was striking that on today’s Morning Joe, it was HuffPo‘s Sam Stein who chided his fellow liberals for refusing to acknowledge the obvious: that President Trump gave a...

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Comeback Kid? Hillary Tells Dems: ‘I’ll be right there with you every step of the way’

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Posted by    Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:00am 2/27/2017 at 10:00am

Remember the middle-school retort when someone would promise to join in on something: “is that a promise, or a threat?” The line comes to mind upon viewing a video that Hillary Clinton put out this past Friday, aired by Morning Joe today.

After urging Dems to stay focused on future elections, she declares...

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Epic Scarborough Rant Against Liberal Academia Shutting Down Conservative Students

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00am 2/23/2017 at 10:00am

Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this morning against liberal academia and the way it shuts down and ultimately radicalizes conservative students who grow frustrated with being stifled in the classroom.

The segment began as an effort to explain Stephen Miller’s personality, as Morning Joe cited a column by Andrew Sullivan...

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Dem Senator: “Granny” will be “dragged out of her apartment” under Trump immigration policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00am 2/22/2017 at 10:00am

Poor granny! In 2012, Dems portrayed Paul Ryan pushing her over a cliff.

The Dems have now hauled granny back up, but only for purposes of having her dragged out of her apartment by ICE agents enforcing President Trump’s new deportation guidelines.

Interviewed by Chris Cuomo on CNN this morning, Dem Senator Sheldon...

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‘Thank you, Jesus’: Morning Joe’s Chorus of Praise for McMaster Pick

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 8:30am 2/21/2017 at 8:30am

Mike Barnicle, of all people, set the tone for the opening segment of today’s Morning Joe, exclaiming “thank you, Jesus” in response to President Trump’s pick of H.R. McMaster to take over from Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser.

The segment was one belated Valentines Day bouquet of praise for McMaster, coming...

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NBC Falsely Suggests Trump Talked of ‘Terror Incident’ in Sweden

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-appears-to-reference-non-existent-terror-incident-in-sweden-880631875867
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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 10:30am 2/20/2017 at 10:30am
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-appears-to-reference-non-existent-terror-incident-in-sweden-880631875867

The MSM is falsely portraying President Trump as having alleged on Saturday that a “terror” attack had occurred the night before in Sweden. Take, for example, this NBC story headlined “Donald Trump Explains Sweden Terror Comment That Baffled a Nation.” In addition to the misleading headline, the story includes a video clip...

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Carl Bernstein: Trump’s Media Attacks ‘More Treacherous’ than Nixon’s

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/19/2017 at 6:30pm

Just when you thought the MSM might be running out of hyperbole about President Trump’s criticism of the media, along comes Carl Bernstein . . .

On CNN’s Reliable Sources today, Bernstein unleashed a torrent of accusations about the president.

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Rush: ‘Deep State Embeds’ by Obama/Hillary ‘Absolutely’ Behind Russia-Trump Leaks

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:40am 2/19/2017 at 10:40am

On today’s Fox News Sunday, Rush Limbaugh said that “embeds” by former President Obama and Hillary Clinton in the “deep state”—the permanent bureaucracy—are “absolutely” behind the leaks about ties between the Russians and the Trump campaign.

Rush added that “the left, which is run by Obama and Hillary and the hierarchy of the Democrat...

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Congressional Black Caucus Member: Steve Bannon ‘a Stone-Cold Racist’

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Posted by    Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:19pm 2/18/2017 at 12:19pm

Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has called presidential assistant Steve Bannon a “stone-cold racist.” Jeffries offered that description during an interview with Katy Tur on her MSNBC show yesterday in explaining why it would be “hard” for him to attend a meeting between President Trump and the CBC if...

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Ann Coulter: Trump’s Press Conference Performance ‘Magnificent’

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Posted by    Friday, February 17, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/17/2017 at 4:00pm

For those who’ve been subjected to the MSM’s cavalcade of criticism of President Trump’s press conference of yesterday, some welcome relief from Ann Coulter’s corner. On Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday, chatting with witty and insightful guest host Mark Simone, the inimitable Ann offered up these observations:

  • Trump’s performance was “magnificent”—Ann could...
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Mika: Pence Won’t Give Trump Reality Check Because ‘He’s Waiting to be President’

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Posted by    Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:30am 2/17/2017 at 8:30am

Has Mika Brzezinski been binge-watching House of Cards? The question arises because on today’s Morning Joe, she offered up a Machiavellian theory which appeared to portray Mike Pence as scheming to take over the presidency.

Joe Scarborough asked who within the White House will go to President Trump and tell him that he’s...

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