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Cuomo CNN: “fundamental problem” with Trump supporters is “what they feel is true versus what is actually true”

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Posted by    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 8:30am 8/24/2017 at 8:30am
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The liberal media’s contempt for people who support President Trump was on display on CNN this morning. After a clip was aired of a panel discussion Alisyn Camerota conducted with six Trump supporters, Chris Cuomo disparaged them:

You have a fundamental problem with this group of people, with the difference between fact...

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Scarborough: “Chilling” that “so many Americans” voted for Trump

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:30am 8/23/2017 at 8:30am
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Looks like Joe Scarborough might be getting bored with attacking Donald Trump. So now he’s turning on the people who put Trump into office.

On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough cited comments made by James Clapper after Trump’s remarks in Phoenix last night, and by Michael Hayden in 2016, questioning Trump’s fitness for office,...

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Scarborough on Possible Trump Resignation or Impeachment: “He’s not going anywhere”

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Posted by    Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:30am 8/21/2017 at 8:30am
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Does Joe Scarborough of MSNBC watch rival CNN?

The question arises because this morning, one wonders whether Joe had tuned into the CNN segment we blogged about yesterday. A Reliable Sources panel had floated a variety of scenarios, from a 25th Amendment process to a “soft coup,” by which President Trump would...

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Stelter’s CNN Show: is it time for Trump to be urged to leave office, a “soft coup?”

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Posted by    Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 8/20/2017 at 4:30pm
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It was apocalypse now on Brian Stelter’s CNN show today. Under the guise of discussing how the media should be reporting the issue, the topic at hand was how and whether President Trump should be removed from office.

Historian Douglas Brinkley was the most partisan panelist, saying “we all know” that Trump...

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AM Joy Guest: “You Still Have Actual Nazis” in the White House

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Posted by    Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:37pm 8/19/2017 at 1:37pm
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On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, panelist Sarah Kendzior claimed that “you still have actual Nazis” in the Trump White House. That came after her assertion that “this is still a white supremacist house.”

Kendzior didn’t identify the “actual Nazis” by name.

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After mercilessly mocking Rubio during primaries, Scarborough now a big fan

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Posted by    Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:33am 8/17/2017 at 8:33am
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Morning Joe Goes Mad: Trump Is President of “White Nationalist Movement”

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:07pm 8/16/2017 at 1:07pm
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The entire first hour of today’s Morning Joe was one, long, hyperventilation over President Trump’s press conference of yesterday.

From Joe Scarborough to Willie Geist, Nicolle Wallace to Jon Meacham, Mike Barnicle to Michael Steele, the crew outdid themselves with apocalyptic condemnations of the president.

Below, we’ve noted some of the lowlights, but...

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Charlottesville Vice-Mayor calls Trump “45,” doesn’t deserve title “President Trump”

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:00am 8/15/2017 at 10:00am
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Appearing on CNN this morning, Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy repeatedly referred to President Trump as “45.”

Host Chris Cuomo eventually asked him about it, to which he responded:

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Morning Joe: Al Sharpton Attacked for Refusing to Call Trump a Racist (Really)

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Posted by    Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:10am 8/14/2017 at 10:10am
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Q. How do you know that Charlottesville has caused the left to utterly lose its mind?

A. When Al Sharpton—Al Sharpton!—gets attacked by a fellow liberal for refusing to go far enough in his condemnation of President Trump.

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Rich Lowry on Charlottesville: “There was violence on both sides”

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Posted by    Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11:35am 8/13/2017 at 11:35am
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Joy Reid doesn’t brook much dissent on her own MSNBC show, regularly shutting down, as here,

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Deutsch MSNBC: Trump’s crossed arms reveal “his insecurity … his pathos, his neuroses”

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Posted by    Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:35am 8/11/2017 at 8:35am

Are you plagued by unsettled feelings that you can’t figure out? Don’t have the time or money to consult a psychoanalyst about it?

Well, now there’s great news for sufferers: a fast-and-easy way to get to the bottom of what’s bugging you! Simply submit of few seconds of video of yourself to...

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CNN’s Camerota: If N. Korea fires at but misses Guam, consider it “Just a Missile Test”

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Posted by    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:30am 8/10/2017 at 8:30am
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North Korea has threatened to fire missiles at Guam, a US territory home to thousands of US citizens and a major US Air Force base.

What if the missiles fell short or missed the island?

What’s the big deal? It’s “just a missile test.”

That was the thrust of CNN host Alisyn Camerota statement...

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CNN Commentator: People Didn’t Believe Bill Clinton “Just Because of the Party”

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00am 8/8/2017 at 10:00am
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Why wasn’t Bill Clinton believed back in the 1990s? Could it have had anything to do with that time he looked into the camera, wagged his finger at the American people, and told them, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky?”

Nope. That wasn’t it. People didn’t believe...

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Scarborough: “Words that come out of” Kellyanne’s mouth “so stupid” they “make my teeth hurt”

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Posted by    Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:09am 8/7/2017 at 8:09am
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On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said that presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway is “so stupid” that it “makes my teeth hurt.” Scarborough, presumably seeking to cover his tracks, then revised his remark to say “not her, but the words that come out of her mouth,” a distinction with no real difference.

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Morgan State Prof: Trump Admin Seeks “Bit-by-Bit Destruction of Democracy”

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Posted by    Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 10:30am 8/6/2017 at 10:30am
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On Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, Jason Johnson depicted the Trump administration as engaging in “the continuing march forward of an attempted authoritarian regime.” He accused the administration of seeking “the bit-by-bit destruction of democracy.”

Johnson is a professor at Morgan State University, a prominent HBCU, and is political editor of ...

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Joy Reid: Dershowitz Focus on Racial Composition of Mueller Grand Jury “Absurd”

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Posted by    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 12:59pm 8/5/2017 at 12:59pm
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On her MSNBC show this morning and while discussing the grand jury that Robert Mueller has impaneled in Washington, DC, Joy Reid dismissed as “one of the more absurd arguments I’ve heard” Harvard law prof Alan Dershowitz’s assertion that DC has “an ethnic and racial composition that might be very unfavorable...

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Morning Joe: Trump Transcript Leak Could Be “A Set Up” by White House to Damage Press

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Posted by    Friday, August 4, 2017 at 8:30am 8/4/2017 at 8:30am

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are suggesting that the Trump White House might be behind the leak of the transcripts of President Trump’s conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe and Mika floated the notion that while the leaks might have been mildly embarrassing to the...

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