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CNN’s Camerota Dismisses DNC/Ukraine Oppo Effort as “Red Herring”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:00am 7/13/2017 at 10:00am
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Russia, Russia, Russia. We’re here to talk about Trump/Russia: get it? Don’t go distracting us with talk of the DNC working with Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump!

This morning on CNN, Alisyn Camerota and John Berman co-hosted a segment with Jason Miller, a former Trump campaign aide, and Dem consultant...

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Scarborough Compares Trump to Nixon just before Resignation

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:46am 7/12/2017 at 8:46am

Does Joe Scarborough believe that Donald Trump will be resigning the presidency sometime this summer? Seems so, judging from Joe’s baleful proclamation on today’s Morning Joe. Said Scarborough:

“they have dug so far down low into the bunker that this is not Nixon in ’73. This is Nixon in the summer...

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Hey @JoeNBC, we have answer for you: Ukraine helped Hillary with Oppo Research

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:47am 7/11/2017 at 8:47am

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough stared into the camera and invited people to contact him if they’re aware of a presidential campaign that accepted “oppo research or support” from a foreign power. The question was based on a quote, shown on the screen, from former Romney campaign strategist Stuart Stevens...

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Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief: CNN a victim of “social media mob frenzy” over Trump wrestling GIF

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Posted by    Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 7/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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Yeah, CNN threatened to out the guy who made the CNN wrestling meme. But the threat, according to CNN, was just some language that the legal suits stuck into the CNN statement. So if you complain about it, you’re just part of a social-media “mob” that is falsely playing the victim.

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CNN’s Camerota thrilled Wrestling GIF guy was tracked down and apologized

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8:30am 7/5/2017 at 8:30am
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Was the Godfather pleasantly surprised that someone saw the light after waking up with a horse head in his bed? Don’t think so.

But for some reason, CNN host Alisyn Camerota expressed surprise and delight that the guy who created the video of Donald Trump taking down someone with the CNN logo...

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WaPo’s Ignatius: Fighters in Syria cheer at mention of Trump name

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Posted by    Monday, July 3, 2017 at 8:30am 7/3/2017 at 8:30am
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On a morning when you would have expected the Morning Joe panel to be all about Trump’s CNN wrestling tweet, a Washington Post editor/columnist painted an amazingly positive portrait of the president’s actions in Syria.

WaPo’s David Ignatius has just returned from a week in Syria. He was almost apologetic in prefacing...

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Carl Bernstein: Trump’s CNN Wrestling Tweet raises issues of “stability of the President of the United States”

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Posted by    Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 12:40pm 7/2/2017 at 12:40pm
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Earlier today, President Trump tweeted out what has been reported to be a WrestleMania video from 2007 in which he took down a wrestler outside the ring. In the place of the wrestler’s head, the CNN logo has been superimposed. See video from Trump tweet below.

Carl Bernstein had a dark and...

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MSNBC “Equal Rights” Commentator: Trump Women “Have Smaller Minds than his Small Hands”

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Posted by    Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:45am 7/1/2017 at 11:45am

On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, guest Tamara Holder—who Reid, ironically, billed as an “equal rights attorney and advocate”—mocked the women in Donald Trump’s life.

Holder was upset that they had failed to condemn the president over his tweets directed at Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

Said Holder:

“I think the women in...

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Morning Joe’s Geist: Trump should react to Mika/Joe like Bush to Olbermann – Silence

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Posted by    Friday, June 30, 2017 at 9:00am 6/30/2017 at 9:00am
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On today’s Morning Joe, Willie Geist was making the point—in the context of the controversy over President Trump’s tweets about Mika and Joe—that presidents need to have a thick skin.

To illustrate, Geist recounted the story of President George W. Bush being informed by a communications aide th...

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On Morning Joe, Deutsch Calls Pres. Trump “Physically Disgusting,” a “Pig”

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Posted by    Friday, June 30, 2017 at 6:54am 6/30/2017 at 6:54am
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Donny Deutsch prefaced his remarks by warning he was going to go “thug” and “low,” and proceeded to deliver.

On today’s Morning Joe, responding to President Trump’s tweets about Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, Deutsch went on an angry rant, calling the President a “pig” and “physically disgusting.”

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Scarborough: “I’ll Testify Under Oath” Trump Admin said Kushner will be De Facto Secretary of State

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Posted by    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:30am 6/29/2017 at 8:30am
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Joe Scarborough has an explanation for the way Rex Tillerson has reportedly said he’s been thwarted as Secretary of State. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said he would “testify under oath” that Trump administration members said that Jared Kushner “will be the de facto Secretary of State.”

Scarborough later said, “I’ve been...

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Morning Joe Applauds Reporter Who Confronted Trump Spox Huckabee Sanders

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00am 6/28/2017 at 10:00am
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How to become an MSM hero? Publicly confront the Trump administration. At yesterday’s White House briefing, Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem got into a testy exchange with Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over CNN’s fake Russia story and the broader issues involved.

Appearing on Morning Joe today, Karem received a hero’s...

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Is Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle?”

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8:53am 6/27/2017 at 8:53am
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Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Chief Justice John Roberts teamed with Justice Anthony Kennedy to devise an exception to the Court’s

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Ex-Obama Spox Earnest Blames Republicans for Obama Inaction on Russian Meddling

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Posted by    Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00am 6/26/2017 at 9:00am
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In a transparent attempt at blame-shifting, former Obama spokesman Josh Earnest has tried to place responsibility for President Obama’s failure to respond effectively to Russian meddling in the election . . . on Republicans.

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Scarborough Releases Dystopian Rock Video of America in The Age of Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/25/2017 at 3:00pm
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For months, we’ve been chronicling Joe Scarborough’s increasingly anti-Trump statements, as the Morning Joe host Scarborough called the president a “schmuck” and a “jackass,” and repeatedly questioned the president’s mental health, as here and here.

Scarborough now appears to have hit rock-bottom [excuse the pun], with his release of a music video portraying...

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MSNBC Obsessed With Russia – 56 Mentions in 1 Hour

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/24/2017 at 2:30pm
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Yesterday, we noted Kellyanne Conway mocking CNN’s Russia fixation. Conway told Alisyn Camerota: “I know that we just like to say the word ‘Russia, Russia’ to try to mislead the voters. And I know that CNN is aiding and abetting this nonsense as well.”

Well, if CNN likes to say “Russia, Russia,”...

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CIA Director: Trump ‘Avid Consumer’ of Intel, Meet 35-40 Minutes Almost Daily

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:30am 6/24/2017 at 10:30am
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For the debut of his MSNBC show this morning, Hugh Hewitt scored the first news network interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Debunking an assertion made by some, Pompeo said he couldn’t “imagine a statement that is anymore false” than the notion that Trump isn’t interested in intel.

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