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 […]
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.”
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.
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.
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  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 […]
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.”
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?
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?
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.
“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.
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.
Since the start of Trump’s candidacy, he’s continuously backpedaled, hedged and applied circular and nonsensical logic to the issue.
‘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.”
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.
Graham delivered a Don Rickles-style take on the major players in the presidential campaign — and a Rodney Dangerfield perspective on his own campaign.
Something very odd is going on with Ben Carson’s campaign: The most prominent current challenger to Donald Trump is actually taking time off from official campaign events to promote his new book.