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Clinton Defender Howard Dean Loses Morning Joe

Clinton Defender Howard Dean Loses Morning Joe

“You can go on your little jihad.”

Wow. First David Brock and now Howard Dean. Is there something in the water at MSNBC?

Dean is the former chair of the DNC, a role now filled by our favorite Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz. As a long time party loyalist, Dean appeared on Morning Joe yesterday and attempted to downplay new scandalous revelations regarding the Clintons.

Hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough could barely contain their skepticism.

David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon:

Mika Tires of Howard Dean’s ‘Jihad’ for Clintons: ‘The Facts Are The Facts’

The New York Times reported Thursday that the Clinton Global Initiative accepted millions of dollars from a Russian oil company when the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, was approving a deal that would give Russians control of the company Uranium One and bring Vladimir Putin “closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.” The charges are part of Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash.

Dean, rather than directly address the Clintons’ latest problem, went after Schweizer for taking money from “billionaires” who “support Ted Cruz,” essentially arguing that anything his book revealed should be dismissed because of his conservative political leanings.

Yet, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough pointed out outlets such as the New York Times and others were doing legitimate reporting off the accusations in Schweizer’s work.

“So forget the author at this point,” Brzezinski said. “If the facts are true, we need to pursue that. You can go on your little jihad against the author, but it’s not going to change the facts. The facts are the facts.”

Watch the exchange:

Dean also recently lashed out at a New York Times reporter on this subject, calling the Times sloppy.

Evan McMurry of Mediaite:

NY Times Reporter Snaps at Howard Dean for Calling Paper ‘Sloppy’

New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters wasn’t taking guff from former DNC chair Howard Dean on Morning Joe Thursday morning.

Dean was there to defend Hillary Clinton against charges leveled in a new book and reported out by the Times that the Clinton Global Initiative took undisclosed funds from a Russian oil company as that company was securing State Department approval for deals in the U.S. The article is part of access deals secured by the Times and others to Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash. Clinton surrogates have spent the past few days criticizing Schweizer as a conservative ideologue funded by right-wing Clinton opponents.

“In general New York Times has been sloppy,” Dean said. “Particularly their political writers. I use the Times as an example in journalism classes, because by the fifth paragraph in any political story…they’re substituting their judgment for news.”

Pass the popcorn, please.

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Howard Dean gives the New York Times too much credit. It’s fables start from the first sentence. They do not wait until the 5th paragraph.

Henry Hawkins | April 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

Cage fight! Democrat Left Vs. Democrat Lefter!

    stevewhitemd in reply to Henry Hawkins. | April 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Morning Joe and Mika aren’t going after Hillary because they think she’s dishonest, scheming, dishonest, rude, dishonest, incompetent and dishonest.

    They’re going after her because they want a true-indigo leftist in the job and don’t think she can deliver.

    They want Warren, as does the NYT. They have to get Hildebeast out by the early fall if Warren is to have a chance. So that’s what they’re doing.

    Not that I mind. If Cruz, Rubio, Walker, Jebbers, Perry and Fiorina can’t beat Warren like an old rug then the republic is lost anyways.


      This dust up with the Times is just part of the ongoing Democrat Party primary. It is Hillary! vs. Anybody-But-Hillary!.

      The MSM/DNC axis wants every presidential election from now on to be like 2008: an Affirmative Action election in which the voters are shamed into supporting incompetent, dishonest candidates merely because of the candidate’s gender, race, sexual orientation, etc. If Hillary! is on the ticket that becomes a harder sell, since she has been around since the Jurassic and attitudes about her are pretty well set.

      A substantial portion of the MSM/DNC axis prefers Elizabeth Warren, although IMO probably not a majority. This support for Fauxahontas is partly because they believe her to be a purer socialist than Hillary!, but also because she is much less well known than Hillary! and can be packaged Obama-style as a fresh face poised to do battle with a corrupt Washington (stop laughing!).

      Of course, if Hillary! is the nominee you can bet that Brock, Brzezinski, Scarborough, and the rest of the Anybody-But-Hillary! faction will repent, and the Uranium Uprising will disappear down the memory hole at warp speed. Socialiam über alles!

      Henry Hawkins in reply to stevewhitemd. | April 24, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      “…can’t beat Warren like an old rug…”

      HALP! Trigger warning! Misogyny! Sexism! Violence! See the violence inherent in the system! To the Safe Place! To the Safe Place! Ahhhhh!

      My only wonder is whether the jump from Hillary to Warren is driven ideologically or practically, given the mounting Clinton scandals and nosediving polls.

      JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to stevewhitemd. | April 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Yes, that’s perceptive. And they realize that Hill is a *dreadful* candidate. Everyone does.

      Nonetheless, if she wins the Dem nomination the NYT will be shoulder to shoulder with other Dem organizations to push her to victory.

        The hilldog will come out of the closet and reveals she’s been a lesbian all her life.
        Leftists go wild and shout hallelujah in welfare offices around the country.

      SoCA Conservative Mom in reply to stevewhitemd. | April 24, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      They could also be vetting her to get all the scandals out of the way early, the media can then say everything about Hillary is old news. They can then spend all their time tearing apart the Republican challenger.

Saw it. It was a beautiful thing to see Ole’ Howard flopping around like a landed goldfish.

pablo panadero | April 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

So, Howard Dean’s logic:
BAD: Taking money from American billionaires to use towards campaigns.
GOOD: Taking money from Russian billionaires to affect policy decisions.

I still want to hear Hillary Clinton explain the reasons why she determined that this Russian uranium deal was in the best strategic interests of the United States. No doubt her reasoning was terribly complex and nuanced, as always, but surely a brilliant woman like Hillary can boil it down to terms us dumb plebes can understand.

So go ahead Hillary (and Hillary defenders), and give us the top three reasons why this deal served U.S. interests.

Go ahead . . . we’ll wait . . . .

Dean, rather than directly address the Clintons’ latest problem, went after Schweizer for taking money from “billionaires” who “support Ted Cruz,” essentially arguing that anything his book revealed should be dismissed because of his conservative political leanings.

I remember an old, old gospel song from the mountains of the Southeast…

“Tell me the old, old story…”

Dean and the Collective are using the old, old, failing play-book of simple ad hominem and deflections.

It won’t work here. There is too much toxic sludge.

    CaliforniaJimbo in reply to Ragspierre. | April 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Mrs Clinton: I have the details here about why it was vitally important that the Russian Uranium deal must go through… Wait, Huma, can you print that e-mail chain off for the public.

    Huma: I’m sorry Hillary, the e-mail is not available to Print

    Mrs. Clinton: See American People, What difference does it make???!!!!

    legacyrepublican in reply to Ragspierre. | April 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    The reason for the toxic sludge is simple.

    Schweitzer has done nothing more than what Woodward and Bernstein were told to do so many years ago to Nixon.

    He just “followed the money.”

All this hot air from a failed Presidential candidate. The moonbattery in this one all out there for everyone to see.

Henry Hawkins | April 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Howard: “YEEEEE-AH!”

Empress Trudy | April 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

The Times IS sloppy. But that doesn’t make them automatically wrong.

Sorry, I have to go there:

Mika Brzezinski says, “If the facts are true, we need to pursue that. […] The facts are the facts.”

Clinton (and supporters) response (in a nutshell): “It depends on what the meaning of ‘facts’ is.”


buckeyeminuteman | April 24, 2015 at 1:37 pm


This is one scandal that won’t see the panels of Doonsbury. It hits too close to home.