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Crazy Person Tells Chris Matthews Americans Should Shoot Politicians

Just remarkable — and dangerous. Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America: CHRIS MATTHEWS (HOST): So you’re like Sharron Angle, out in Nevada, who said we need our Second Amendment rights to control when our politicians get out … Continue reading

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MSNBC’s Scarborough Misled Viewers on Torture

I missed this yesterday, but holy hell. Here’s Joe Scarborough: “[Zero Dark Thirty] presents a narrative that is going to make a lot of people in the mainstream media, in the Democratic party and in the administration uncomfortable, and that … Continue reading

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There Is No Pro-Obama Bias on MSNBC

My Tuesday column continues a topic from last week with a new twist — Greenwald has weighed in. Glenn Greenwald wrote a response to the Michael Calderone Huffington Post article from last week about MSNBC’s so-called “pro-Obama bias.” (My response … Continue reading

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The Worst Show on MSNBC

The other day when I wrote about MSNBC, I mentioned two shows that suck — not because they’re partisan, but because they just suck. Well, yeah, the Martin Bashir show is unwatchable. For the first year of the show, it … Continue reading

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MSNBC and the Well-Known Liberal Media Bias

My Tuesday column hits some familiar territory… Last week, Michael Calderone of The Huffington Post published an extensive item on MSNBC’s alleged pro-Obama, pro-Democratic Party bias, as well as network president Phil Griffin’s defensiveness about the conventional wisdom’s perception of … Continue reading

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More Reasons to Dislike Jay Leno

I think Jay Leno is positioning himself as the Fox News Channel of late night talk show hosts. Here are several recent Mediaite headlines: Leno Mocks UN Ambassador: Petraeus Mistress ‘Had More Information On Benghazi Than Susan Rice’ Jay Leno … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Won the First Debate. But Why and How?

My post-debate reaction: Mitt Romney won the debate last night but only if you judge the “winner” of a debate as the most hyperkinetic, oftentimes aggressive and condescending participant who used his rehearsed delivery to spackle over his lies, mistakes, … Continue reading

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People Don’t Know How Obama Will Govern? What?!

Last night on Hardball, the co-author of the Politico article about the inner turmoil of the Romney campaign, Jim VandeHei, said something that was jaw-droppingly stupid with a “both sides” twist. “We have two candidates who really aren’t telling us … Continue reading

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Fit For Print

Artist – Milt Priggee In other news, prior to any possible post-convention bump, Nate Silver at 538 has calculated that the president has a 76 percent chance to win the election. That number could go up or down between now … Continue reading

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Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC

Ratigan is leaving to spend more time with the sound of his own voice. MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan is leaving the network at the end of the month, the New York Times reported this evening. Ratigan, who hosts the 4PM … Continue reading

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Olbermann Off the Deep End

In Olbermann’s lawsuit against Current, Olbermann went after Cenk Uygur’s show. Via Buzzfeed: On Cenk Uygur, host of “The Young Turks”: “Olbermann told them he did not believe Uygur would be a good choice. Olbermann opined to Bohrman that Uygur … Continue reading

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Quote of the Afternoon

“[Olbermann] arrogantly and falsely calls “cheap” the company that has paid him the highest compensation he had ever received in his career, provided him the largest staff of any program he had ever anchored, given him the largest studio and … Continue reading

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Can You Believe These Choices?

I’m probably far more amused by this than I should be, regardless I can’t stop laughing. Here’s a panel featuring Willie Geist, Mark Halperin, and Joe Scarborough, each of whom are completely dumbfounded as all of their various narratives of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“If my book is racist and anti-Semitic, how did Sean Hannity, Erin Burnett, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly, Lou Dobbs and Ralph Nader miss that? How did Charles Payne, African-American host on Fox radio, who has interviewed me three times, … Continue reading

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Farewell and Bite Me, Pat Buchanan

This might be the best decision MSNBC has made since hiring Rachel Maddow and Melissa Harris-Perry. MSNBC dropped conservative commentator Pat Buchanan on Thursday, four months after suspending him following the publication of his latest book. The book “Suicide of … Continue reading

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Very Serious Prison Porn

Chuck Todd has ripped Stephen Colbert’s lack of seriousness and respect for the system — twice. Last night at around 11:30PM eastern, MSNBC switched from election coverage to yet another cookie-cutter prison porn documentary. And Stephen Colbert is unserious. Chuck … Continue reading

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Pat Buchanan Goes Full Glenn Beck

Everybody knows you never go full Glenn Beck. Embattled pundit Pat Buchanan lobbed another grenade at MSNBC on Tuesday, saying that a smear campaign by “militant gay rights groups” and Van Jones was contributing to his months-long absence from the … Continue reading

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Pat Buchanan Might Be Evicted from NBC Cryo-Chamber

Pat Buchanan might be soon evicted from his posh green-room cryogenic chamber he’s leasing from MSNBC, and it can’t come soon enough. MSNBC’s top executive said Saturday that he hasn’t decided whether conservative commentator and author Pat Buchanan will be … Continue reading

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Charts of the Day

Back in July, the cable news media barely mentioned unemployment in lieu of this mostly nonsensical obsession with the debt and austerity. According to ThinkProgress: Now, they’re finally paying attention to the real economic crisis: Progress! (Via Zaid Jilani)

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Go Chris Matthews

Here’s Chris Matthews completely destroying Star Wars Cantina Alien and RNC chairman Reince Priebus. “Do you have a hard time with the fact that your party left this country in wreckage?” Matthews said. “…You think you left this bed all … Continue reading

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