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MSNBC Sides With Rape Apologist, Fires Contributor For Tweet Mocking Rape Apologists

MSNBC reportedly cut ties with contributor Sam Seder after far-right date rape apologist Mike Cernovich spread a 2009 tweet in which Seder mocked defenders of Roman Polański, a film director charged with raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

December 6, 2017
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Fox News Revenue Plummets As Advertisers Drop Hannity

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters. Fox News’ role as a secondary communications shop for Donald Trump and host Sean Hannity’s advertiser troubles are apparently starting to affect the network’s bottom line. In September 2017, Fox News’ ad revenue dropped a whopping 17 percent as compared to September 2016, while CNN’s dipped 1 percent and MSNBC’s increased […]

October 27, 2017
Coercion

MSNBC Hosts Accuse Trump, Staffers In National Enquirer Coercion Scheme

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters. MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described President Donald Trump’s “unmoored behavior” in a Washington Post column where they alleged that “this year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked.” Brzezinski […]

June 30, 2017
Conservatives, Bill Kristol, Obamacare

#EndorseThis: Incredulous Conservatives Denounce GOP Obamacare Repeal

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol berated the Republican Party for rushing through an unpopular bill that has already faced brutal condemnation from the American Medical Association. At the end of the segment, Kristol predicted that the GOP bill is “going to fall apart and there will not be a vote.”

March 9, 2017
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How NBC News Is Already Catering To Trump’s Presidency

It looks to a lot of people like NBC and MSNBC are shifting right in order to compete for the GOP audience and appeal to Trump himself. The Trump administration’s increasing comfort with MSNBC and NBC only reinforces this theory. But as Fox News could tell them, once you start giving in and moving to the right, you may have a hard time stopping.

February 6, 2017
Trump, Dictator, Media

Yes, The Media Spent The Election Teaching Americans How To Love A Dictator

The next commander-in-chief is an impulsive, deceitful, corrupt, intellectually lazy megalomaniac. That’s a delicious character disorder for the villain of a comic book, and it’s ideally suited to a news industry whose audience is addicted to melodrama and whose narrative technique maximizes suspense, surprise and dread.

December 28, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump shows off the size of his hands as Fox News Channel moderators Brett Baier (L) and Megyn Kelly (R) look on at the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Trump Wins? In First Debate, We Need Corporate Media To Play Hardball

Apparently pretty much everyone I know is a bed-wetter. The term gained currency in politics in January 2010 when Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, in a Washington Post opinion piece [3] titled “November doesn’t need to be a nightmare for Democrats,” gave this advice to his party: “No bed-wetting.” “Instead of fearing what may happen,” he […]

September 25, 2016
Former Nuclear Missile-Launch Officer: ‘The Prospect Of A Donald Trump Presidency Keeps Me Up At Night’

#EndorseThis: Former Nuclear Missile-Launch Officer: ‘The Prospect Of A Donald Trump Presidency Keeps Me Up At Night’

If someone who’s been near the nukes is afraid of a major presidential candidate, something ain’t right.

Former Nuclear Missile-Launch officer John Noonan appeared on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes on Wednesday to elaborate on his now-viral tweets about the danger of a Donald Trump presidency. “Buckle the hell up,” the former Jeb Bush adviser tweeted. “Nuclear deterrence is about balance. Trump is an elephant jumping up and down on one side of the scale. So damn dangerous.”

August 4, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Lynden, Washington, U.S.

NBC News Vs. The Donald

A press release from MSNBC was headlined “NBC News Report: ‘Donald Trump Does Not Have a Campaign.'” Which was kind of a surprise. Trump has a campaign plane and campaign rallies and a campaign press corps, so why doesn’t he have a campaign?

June 8, 2016
Scarborough

#EndorseThis: Morning Joe’s Scarborough Challenges Trump: Prove You’re Not A Bigot!

“You’re acting like a bush league loser,” Scarborough starts. And it doesn’t get nicer from there.

June 8, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Sanders’ Campaign Manager Turns Tax Return Question On Chris Matthews

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?

June 7, 2016

Joe Conason And Joy Reid Talk Trump, Clinton

On Saturday morning National Memo editor-in-chief Joe Conason joined MSNBC’s Joy Reid and fellow panelists John “Mac” Stipanovich and Fernand Amandi to discuss Donald Trump’s presidential odds and the future of the Republican Party.

May 8, 2016

Sanders, Clinton Quizzed At Philadelphia Town Hall

“Let’s look at where we are right now … . I am winning,” Clinton told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and a crowd of about 200 people gathered for a town hall at the National Constitution Center.

April 26, 2016
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Here’s How The Media Should Fight Trump (It’s Easy!)

These aren’t “gotcha” questions. They’re questions. Anyone who wants to lead the free world should have to answer them.

March 31, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate in Miami, Florida, in this March 10, 2016 file photo. Trump's presidential campaign is built on his business acumen. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files

Trump’s Not Having A Great Week, Slips Big In Wisconsin Poll

A Marquette Law School Poll on Wednesday found Sen. Ted Cruz ahead in the Badger State, with backing from 40 percent of likely voters, compared with 30 percent for Trump and 21 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

March 30, 2016

Trump Randomly Decides Women Should Be Punished For Getting Abortions

Since the start of Trump’s candidacy, he’s continuously backpedaled, hedged and applied circular and nonsensical logic to the issue.

March 30, 2016

What Was Susan Sarandon Thinking?

If our choice is ultimately between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it’s not even a choice. And to pretend otherwise is playing with fire.

March 30, 2016

Trump Campaign Says Hillary Clinton Is ‘Now The Media Spokesperson For Al-Qaeda’

We don’t even really understand her logic at all here. But what else is there to say?

January 4, 2016

Watch: ‘National Memo’ Editor Joe Conason Weighs In On Saturday Night’s Dem Debate

‘National Memo’ editor-in-chief Joe Conason sat down with Joy Reid Sunday morning to discuss the final Democratic debate of the year. Regarding the much-hyped Sanders-Clinton clash that ended before it began, Conason remarked: “The two grown-ups decided to put this to rest last night.”

December 20, 2015

When Democracy Becomes Must See TV

Is it even possible for a democratic country to govern itself when news becomes “infotainment,” and infotainment news?

December 16, 2015

Media Ripped For TV Coverage From Home Of San Bernardino Shooters

As this bizarre scene was playing out live on TV, critics — on Twitter and elsewhere — let out a collective yowl.

December 5, 2015
Joe Scarborough confirms he is advising Donald Trump

Endorse This: ‘Morning Joe’ Vs. Ben Carson

Scarborough: “You’re lying, and you need to come out front, and you need to admit it — because it’s only gonna get worse from here.”

November 9, 2015

And Then There Were Three: Democratic Candidates Hold Court In MSNBC Forum

Without the distraction of crosstalk chatter, or the grandstanding opening and closing statements that dog the debate format; bandying with Rachel Maddow within what undergraduates might call a “safe space,” each of the Democratic candidates came across as a distilled, well-honed version of themselves.

November 7, 2015