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Joy Reid: Texas Anti-Sanctuary Cities Law “Sounds Almost Like an Apartheid-era Law”

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Posted by    Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/14/2017 at 1:00pm
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Hey, give Joy Reid credit. At least she didn’t go full Hitler analogy . . . On her MSNBC show this morning, Reid claimed that a recently-adopted Texas immigration law sounds “almost like an apartheid-era law.”

To support her alarmist claim, Reid badly mischaracterized the law, suggesting that under it, “any person can...

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MSNBC’S Deutsch: “Beginning of the End” for “Accidental Dictator” Trump

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Posted by    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/12/2017 at 3:00pm
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Talk about your doomsday predictions . . . on today’s Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch said “I believe this is the beginning of the end” for President Trump, whom he called an “accidental dictator.”

Here’s the full Donny.

DONNY DEUTSCH: The optics I see is the guy who’s the...

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Mika Tells CNN: “Stop Putting Kellyanne on the Air—It’s Politics Porn”

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Posted by    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:16am 5/12/2017 at 8:16am
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Three months ago, as we reported here, Mika Brzezinski barred Kellyanne Conway from Morning Joe, accusing Conway of propagating “fake news.”

Continuing her war on Kellyanne, Mika is now trying to keep Conway off the air on a rival network. Said Brzezinski on Morning Joe today: “note to CNN, sorry, I love CNN,...

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CNN Panelist on Comey Firing: “This is How Democracy Dies”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8:30am 5/11/2017 at 8:30am
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How do you know that Jason Johnson was peddling hyperbole? Because after making his melodramatic statement, he insisted, “that’s not hyperbole.” On CNN this morning, Johnson—of Univision-owned The Root—speaking of the Comey firing, declared “this is how democracy dies.” He said of the current situation that it is “no longer a...

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Mika to Trump spokeswoman on Comey: “you’re actually not telling the truth right now”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/10/2017 at 1:00pm
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On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brezezinski didn’t hesitate to tell Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders “you’re actually not telling the truth right now” while discussing the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Mika’s jab came in response to Sanders’ assertion that everyone—including Scarborough—has come to the same conclusion: that there is no evidence...

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Brian Williams: Comey Firing “May Become Known as the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:00pm 5/9/2017 at 8:00pm
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MSNBC has wasted no time in drawing parallels between Watergate/Richard Nixon and President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Hosting the network’s special coverage this afternoon, Brian Williams said the firing “may become known as the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre” at the FBI.

That, of course, was an allusion to the Saturday Night...

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Mika: Lies Will Bring Down Trump Admin

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:30am 5/9/2017 at 8:30am

Is Mika Brzezinski feeling empowered by her recently-disclosed engagement to Joe Scarborough? On today’s Morning Joe, Mika confidently proclaimed that “I know my little meltdowns make you all laugh. They’re always right.”

Mika went on to predict, “I’m telling you right now, these guys [in the Trump admin] are going to find...

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Scarborough: “Matthew 25 Christians” Can’t Support Republican Health Care Bill

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Posted by    Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:40am 5/8/2017 at 8:40am

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said he didn’t want to bring religion into the health care debate. But he then proceeded to do just that.

He said that he’s not judging anybody, but then said that the Republican health care bill can’t be defended “morally.”

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Morning Joe Rips GOP in Rose Garden: Fat, Rich White Guys at a Restrictive Country Club

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Posted by    Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30am 5/5/2017 at 8:30am
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When did the word “optics” enter the political lexicon? In any case, the Morning Joe crew today ripped the look of the Republican Rose Garden ceremony of yesterday at which President Trump and House members celebrated the passage of their health care bill.

Donny Deutsch said they were “a bunch of fat,...

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Mika: Huma forwarding emails to Weiner was “everything wrong” with Hillary campaign

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Posted by    Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/4/2017 at 1:00pm
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This isn’t the first time that Mika Brzezinski has said something critical about Clinton world. So maybe it was just a coincidence that on the day it became public that she and Joe Scarborough have become engaged, Mika took a real shot at the decision not to go after Huma Abedin...

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Scarborough: Hillary’s Excuses “Pathetic,” Mika: “Arrogance”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:00am 5/3/2017 at 10:00am

“Pathetic.” “Arrogance.” Those were the key words that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski used on today’s Morning Joe, respectively, to describe Hillary Clinton’s excuse-making for her loss. As our Mike LaChance—the artist formerly known as Aleister—has noted, Hillary was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour yesterday. Clinton paid lip service to her own...

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Scarborough: Trump Statement Sounds Like My Mother, Who “Has Had Dementia for 10 Years”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:30am 5/2/2017 at 11:30am
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The entire opening segment of today’s Morning Joe was devoted to Joe and Mika’s suggestion that President Trump is, literally, demented.

The show repeatedly cited Douglas Brinkley’s claim that in his recent interviews, Trump showed himself to be in a “confused mental state.” Joe made his view very explicit. Focusing on a...

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Michael Smerconish: CNN’s Chris Cuomo “a Stud”

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Posted by    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:04am 5/1/2017 at 10:04am
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During a discussion on CNN this morning of the health care mandate, radio host Michael Smerconish said, “The way in which you can afford to pay for people with pre-existing conditions is if you get a guy who’s a stud like Chris Cuomo who works out and is healthy, and get...

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#ClimateMarch-er: City residents won’t be able “to escape” #ClimateChange flooding (VIDEO)

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Posted by    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00am 4/29/2017 at 10:00am
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Après Trump, le déluge!

There’s a “People’s Climate March” on DC happening today, and CNN put a reporter on a bus traveling to the March from Harlem. A protester explained that he was going to Washington because people in inner-city areas “don’t have resources to escape if we have flooding or other...

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CNN Mocks Trump as “Captain Obvious,” Morning Joe wonders if his “meds have changed”

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Posted by    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:00am 4/28/2017 at 9:00am
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Whichever poison you picked this morning—CNN or MSNBC—you would have been treated to snide shots at President Trump. On CNN, responding to President Trump’s statement that the presidency has turned out to be more work than expected, David Gregory sneered “thanks, Captain Obvious.”

Meanwhile, over on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, trying to explain...

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7.5 Billion People and NBC Can’t Find One to Say Something Good about Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:55am 4/27/2017 at 8:55am

It’s unanimous! 7.5 billion to zero! No one in the entire world likes Donald Trump!

That would be the conclusion you’d have to draw if you watched the segment NBC’s Richard Engel prepared for today’s Morning Joe on international reaction to Trump’s first 100 days. From the UK to South Korea, the...

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Mika Mimes Trump’s Border Wall

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:00am 4/26/2017 at 10:00am
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There’s a wall being built on the Mexican border.

You just can’t see it. But Mika Brzezinski could feel it.

On today’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski mimed an invisible border wall.

Mika’s shtick came in the course of a discussion suggesting that the Trump administration might settle for less than a 2,200 mile-long wall, substituting...

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