Most of the monologues featured at #EndorseThis are dressed-up for comedic effect. Comics can work from very simple themes and premises, but must dress up their punch lines with misdirection and charm. Trevor Noah likes the slow, meandering start. Samantha Bee likes to throw in a dadaist skit or two. Stephen Colbert has to keep […]
In what sounds like a candid exchange over a beer, U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) tells Chris Matthews of MSNBC what rational people in D.C. really think of that “secret” Devin Nunes memo on the FBI: a stronger substance than beer could be to blame. “You’d hope that whoever wrote (the memo) was a couple […]
Following President Trump’s address to Congress last night, the airwaves were filled with somber pundits praising the president’s “pivot” after he delivered a speech that exceeded the very low bar set for him. While Trump may have used his calm, low baritone to try to sound “presidential” and seduce America, Michael Moore saw right through the charade.
Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver had some words for Chris Matthews about the anchor’s insistence on seeing Sanders’ tax returns: Why didn’t Matthews release his own returns when his wife ran for Congress?
Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s freshly-minted presumptive nominee for president, has called his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton a weak candidate lacking in stamina whose only asset is the “woman’s card.”
National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews on Wednesday evening to discuss the highly influential Jon Stewart, and his aptitude for calling out the far right in a manner that resonates with viewers. The Daily Show host is known for his unique way of tackling the issues with candor — he’s unapologetic, […]