Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 3)
 

Morning Joe Mauls Stephen Miller on Sunday Shows: ‘Horrendous’

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Posted by    Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:30am 2/13/2017 at 11:30am

If Morning Joe had a hook, they would have yanked presidential advisor Stephen Miller off the set of the Sunday shows he appeared on yesterday. Today’s Morning Joe devoted a long segment to eviscerating his performance.

The essence of the criticism was two-fold. First, that Miller spoke too much about his personal...

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Maxine Waters: We need investigation to find evidence to impeach Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/12/2017 at 1:00pm

Shades of Alice in Wonderland‘s Queen: “sentence first — verdict afterwards.” On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, Dem Rep. Maxine Waters doubled down on her earlier statement that my greatest desire is to lead [President Trump] right into impeachment.”

Asked by Reid on what grounds she would impeach the president, Waters offered...

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Chris Matthews Surprisingly Skeptical on Court Ruling on Immigration Order

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Posted by    Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/10/2017 at 1:00pm

Wait a second: was that Sean Hannity on Fox News? Nope, it was Chris Matthews on MSNBC last night, expressing surprising skepticism over the 9th Circuit’s decision to uphold the stay of President Trump’s executive order on immigration.Matthews made a multi-pronged attack on the ruling.

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Morning Joe Sees Shades of ‘Dangerous 20th-century autocrats’ in Trump Court Criticism

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Posted by    Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:12am 2/9/2017 at 9:12am

Morning Joe came down with a bad case of the vapors this morning, clutching its collective pearls [to mix metaphors] over President Trump’s comments about the court currently hearing the case on the executive order on immigration.

Jon Meacham said that Trump was “messing with the Magna Carta,” of all things! Joe...

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David Gregory: Trump Like ‘Old Man Yelling Get off His Lawn’

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Posted by    Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:00am 2/6/2017 at 10:00am

On CNN this morning, David Gregory, speaking of President Trump’s tweeting—and specifically, those from this weekend criticizing the judge who blocked his executive order on immigration—said: “he sounds like an old man sitting on his porch yelling at somebody to get off his lawn.”

Added Gregory: “you’ve had in the first 18...

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Barbara Lee (D-CA): We’re Looking for a ‘Legal Mechanism’ to Remove Steve Bannon

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Posted by    Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/5/2017 at 3:00pm

On Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show today, Rep. Barbara Lee of California, a member of the congressional Black and Progressive caucuses, called for the removal of Steve Bannon from his position on the National Security Council, and more generally from his White House on President Trump’s staff.

Lee mentioned that the Black, Progressive,...

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Weekly Standard’s O’Connor: Maddow Should Escort Milo Onto Campus

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Posted by    Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:30am 2/3/2017 at 8:30am

Larry O’Connor’s suggestion was so brilliant that . . . Rachel Maddow is almost sure to ignore it.

On today’s Morning Joe, Weekly Standard editor and radio talk show host O’Connor suggested that Rachel Maddow, accompanied by Dem senator Cory Booker, should escort onto campus Milo Yiannopoulos and other conservative speakers who...

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Planned Parenthood Prez All About ‘Health Care’

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Posted by    Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:30am 2/2/2017 at 11:30am

To listen to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on today’s Morning Joe, you’d think her organization was mainly about “health care” for women—not about being the nation’s largest abortion provider.

As you’ll see in the video clip, Richards manages to mention “health care” seven times in her interview with Mika Brzezinski. The...

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Manchin Blames Dems for Nuclear Option: Harry Reid ‘Dead Wrong’

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00am 2/1/2017 at 10:00am

Did Joe Manchin just open the door for Republicans to invoke the nuclear option if necessary to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court? In appearances on CNN and MSNBC this morning, Dem Senator Manchin blasted his fellow Dems for having invoked the nuclear option in the first place.

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Chris Matthews: Dems who vote for Gorsuch “will have to answer” for it for 30 years

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:15pm 1/31/2017 at 9:15pm

On MSNBC this evening, Chris Matthews cautioned Democratic Senators that if they vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they will have to answer for it for the rest of their political career.

His reasoning was a supremely political one: that at age 49, Gorsuch is likely to be on...

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Scarborough: on Immigration Order, Trump Admin ‘Betrayed’ Mattis, Kelly, Tillerson

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10:00am 1/31/2017 at 10:00am

Day Deux of Joe Scarborough’s tirade against the Trump admin’s handling of the executive order on immigration.

On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough condemned the admin’s accusation that acting AG Sally Yates had “betrayed” the Justice Department by refusing to enforce the executive order. Scarborough repeatedly called the use of the word “frightening,”...

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Scarborough: Stephen Miller ‘a very young person on power trip in White House’

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Posted by    Monday, January 30, 2017 at 8:30am 1/30/2017 at 8:30am

President Trump is going to run into real trouble if he lets his White House staff pull end runs on the likes of General Mattis . . .

Over the weekend, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were given extraordinary access to President Trump and his foreign policy team. On today’s Morning Joe,...

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Daily Beast editor: Non-Cosmopolitan Rural Voters For Trump are the ‘Real Problem’

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Posted by    Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/29/2017 at 1:00pm

Message from MSNBC to you hicks out in the sticks: the people who gave us Le Pen, Brexit and now, Trump represent the “real problem.” Unlike we city dwellers, you don’t “mix” and “get along together” with people from “cosmopolitan cultures.”

That was the word from MSNBC contributor and Daily Beast Editor ...

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Chris Matthews: If you believe abortion’s murder, “you go after the person” who had the abortion

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Posted by    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:00am 1/28/2017 at 7:00am

Chris Matthews gave generally respectful treatment to pro-life activist Abby Johnson, who appeared on last night’s Hardball in the context of discussing the March for Life. But Matthews challenged Johnson on the position—generally adopted by the pro-life movement—that the only person who should be punished is the doctor performing the abortion,...

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Ex-Mex Prez Vicente Fox: Trump Like ‘Hitler,’ GOP Like ‘Nazi Party’

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Posted by    Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:30am 1/27/2017 at 8:30am

In a live interview on today’s Morning Joe, Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, explicitly compared President Trump to “Hitler,” and the Republican part to the “Nazi party.”

He did so in response to a request for clarification from Willie Geist, who noted that yesterday Fox had said: “when I saw...

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De Blasio Suggests NYC Won’t Help Deport Thieves, Because They’re Family ‘Breadwinners’

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Posted by    Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:00am 1/26/2017 at 10:00am

If this weren’t so infuriating, it might be funny . . . Appearing on CNN this morning to discuss President Trump’s plan to cut funds to sanctuary cities, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio implied that the city will not cooperate in the deportation of thieves who don’t use violence because they...

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Cokie Roberts Doubts Melania Capable of Serving as ‘Truth Teller’ to Trump

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/25/2017 at 12:00pm

Don’t tell us Cokie Roberts is biased against the abilities of immigrants?!

On today’s Morning Joe, Cokie Roberts expressed doubt that Melania would be capable of carrying out a traditional role of First Ladies: that of serving as “truth teller” to the president.  Roberts said that it is traditionally the First Lady...

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