Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 15)
 

Slate Columnist: Trump Will Turn America Into ‘Racist Police State’

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Posted by    Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00am 12/10/2016 at 7:00am

Guess the Chris Hayes contingent missed the memo from President Obama about giving Trump a chance . . . The topic on Hayes’ MSNBC show last night was Trump’s thank-you tour of states that had supported him. Hayes kicked things off by making a thinly-veiled Hitler allusion, saying the Trump rallies...

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Mika Brzezinski: Clinton Campaign Tried To Get Me ‘Pulled Off Air’

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Posted by    Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:00am 12/9/2016 at 10:00am

And people fret about Trump trying to control the press? Now we learn about the kind of paranoid control freaks running the Clinton campaign.

Mika Brzezinski made a stunning revelation on today’s Morning Joe. Mika, a loyal Democrat, said that after she warned that the Clinton campaign was perhaps being arrogant in assuming that...

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Dem Senator Threatens: Pruitt-EPA Confirmation Hearings Will Have ‘Razor-blade Sharp Edges’

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Posted by    Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/8/2016 at 2:30pm

My, my: such a violent metaphor. Aren’t the Dems the peace ‘n love party? On MSNBC today, regarding the nomination of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, Dem Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts threatened “a confirmation hearing that has razor-blade sharp edges.”

To which guest-host Peter Alexander stunningly responded: “as the Sierra Club...

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Scarborough: Never Trumpers Saying ‘Wow,’ Wouldn’t Have Gotten These Nominations with Jeb or Marco

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Posted by    Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:00am 12/8/2016 at 10:00am

Donald Trump’s nominations have turned out to be a pleasant surprise for some of his biggest conservative critics. That was Joe Scarborough’s take on today’s Morning Joe. From James Mattis at Defense, to John Kelly at DHS, and now to EPA foe Scott Pruitt . . . at EPA, the President-elect...

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Liberal environmentalist compares Trump to Hitler, complains about “toxic rhetoric”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8:45pm 12/7/2016 at 8:45pm
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If you haven’t already discovered Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show, weekdays at 7pm, do yourself a favor and check it out.

This Insurrectionist says it’s the most entertaining conservative hour on TV. Carlson opens most shows with a left-wing guest whom he politely, but fearlessly, takes on. Tonight’s lib, environmentalist Erin...

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Morning Joe’s Surprising Support for Trump’s China Move: A Way to Get ‘Leverage’

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:30am 12/5/2016 at 8:30am

The American foreign-policy establishment is wringing its collective hands over Donald Trump’s phone conversation with the President of Taiwan, and his subsequent tweet in which he took China to task for its currency devaluation, tariffs on American products, and military build-up in the South China Sea.

But there was some surprising support...

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CNN’s Camerota Suggests Trump Used ‘Threat’ to Get Carrier Deal

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:30am 12/2/2016 at 11:30am

Nice little company you got there. Wouldn’t want to see nuthin’ happen to it . . . CNN’s Alisyn Camerota suggested this morning that Donald Trump used a “threat” against United Technologies to get its Carrier subsidiary to agree to keep manufacturing jobs in Indiana.

Even the Indianapolis Star reporter who had...

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Thatcher Nods: Dems Ran Out of Other People’s Money

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:32am 12/1/2016 at 10:32am

Margaret Thatcher once famously said that “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Is that what’s happened to the Democratic party?

Morning Joe devoted a navel-gazing segment today to the question of where Dems go from here given their loss of the presidency, their failure...

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Mika Shockingly Scorches Elizabeth Warren: ‘Tired of this Act,’ ‘Shrill, Almost Unhinged’

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:34am 11/29/2016 at 8:34am

Early in this presidential election cycle, Mika Brzezinski was a big Elizabeth Warren booster, repeatedly urging the Massachusetts senator to throw her hat into the ring. So it was nothing short of stunning to see Brzezinski go on a blistering attack against Warren on today’s Morning Joe.

The segment began with a...

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Morning Joe: Trump ‘Furious’ at Kellyanne Conway Going ‘Rogue’ With Romney Criticism

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Posted by    Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8:32am 11/28/2016 at 8:32am

When I suggested yesterday that Kellyanne Conway was being “less than loyal” to Donald Trump by sharply criticizing Mitt Romney on the Sunday shows, some readers took issue, surmising that Trump himself had encouraged Conway’s attacks.

But today’s Morning Joe reported as Breaking News that two sources at the top of the transition...

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Chuck Todd to Kellyanne Conway: Criticising MSM a ‘Knee-jerk’ ‘Crutch’

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Posted by    Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 12:30pm 11/27/2016 at 12:30pm

Much of the commentary about Kellyanne Conway’s Meet the Press appearance this morning has focused on her criticism of the prospect of Mitt Romney as Secretary of State. We’ll discuss that in a “Note” below but would like to highlight a striking statement by Chuck Todd that immediately preceded the...

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Tongue-Tied Green Party Official Stumbles to Explain Wisconsin Recount

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Posted by    Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10:02pm 11/25/2016 at 10:02pm

If this is the best that the Hillary/Stein camp can muster to justify a recount, Donald Trump can rest very easy tonight . . . On Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show this evening, guest host Ed Henry interviewed Ian Jackson of the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party regarding a possible recount of...

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Wow! MSNBC Anchor Defends Trump Pick of School-Choice Advocate as SecEd

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Posted by    Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 11:30am 11/24/2016 at 11:30am

Something to give—surprised—thanks for this morning: an MSNBC anchor staunchly defending school choice and Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education . . . while ably and aggressively arguing the issues with the head of America’s biggest teachers’ union!

Stephanie Ruhle is the MSNBC anchor in question, and she took on Randi...

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Chris Cuomo: Trump Administration Will Demand ‘Constant Opposition’ from Media

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/23/2016 at 1:00pm

Is it the role of the media to serve as “opposition” to the Trump administration? Yes, in the mind of Chris Cuomo. On his CNN show this morning, Cuomo said “the media cannot yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact-checking, and opposition. Because otherwise, you don’t know which way...

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Matthews: ‘Dog-Train Trump—If He Poops in Hall, His Nose Goes in It’

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:11pm 11/21/2016 at 9:11pm

Imagine if just after the 2008 election, a conservative pundit had said this of President-elect Obama: “how do you dog-train Obama? I mean it tough. Dog train. If he poops in the hall, you make his nose go in it.” Western civilization as we know it might have ended right there.

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Kellyanne Conway: ‘Election Results Very Hard to Swallow’ for MSM

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 8:30pm 11/21/2016 at 8:30pm

On With All Due Respect, John Heilemann was aggressively questioning Kellayanne Conway, arguing that conflicts of interests would arise when the Trump administration makes decisions that could affect Trump business interests at home or abroad.

Conway eventually had enough. She shot back: “look, John, I know the election results are very...

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Morning Joe Continues Anti-Rudy Rampage: Off Camera, People Say He’s ‘a Few Steps Slower’ Mentally

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 8:30am 11/21/2016 at 8:30am

Last week, we reported on Morning Joe ripping the notion of Rudy Giuliani as Secretary of State, with Joe Scarborough saying “he’s temperamentally not qualified to be, and he’s not qualified to be it based on any experience or training or any contacts.”

This morning, the show was still on its anti-Rudy...

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