Joy Reid Slams Laura Ingraham: ‘Fox News Has Decided The Grist For the Ratings Mill is Black People’

MSNBC’s Joy Reid held a lengthy segment on her Sunday show to take on Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, who has been engaged in a back and forth with LeBron James over whether the NBA star is allowed to voice his political opinion. Ingraham took aim at LeBron earlier this week over his criticisms of President Donald Trump, instructing the Cavs player to “shut up and dribble.” AM Joy’s panel held a discussion of the feud between the basketball player and the Fox News host, with Beat DC editor Tiffany Ross defending LeBron’s right to express his political views. “I think what Laura Ingraham did was highlight her own ignorance,” Ross said. “There’s been a long, rich tradition of athletes weighing in on political issues. This is the same woman who would have told Muhammad Ali to shut up and fight when was protesting the Vietnam war.” Continue reading "Joy Reid Slams Laura Ingraham: ‘Fox News Has Decided The Grist For the Ratings Mill is Black People’"

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Accuses NRA of Possibly Faking Its Membership Stats in Scathing Rant

Just before the start of his MSNBC program this morning, Ali Velshi took to Twitter to inform his audience that he planned to honor those who lost their lives in the Florida school shooting, and also discuss the NRA. At the end of the hour, Velshi delivered his promised monologue, and used it to push a theory that the NRA is likely inflating its membership stats by counting gun owners who don’t pay dues to the organization. Starting off by stating that if he had a loved one who had died from a mass shooting he wouldn’t care for “thoughts and prayers,” Velshi went in on the NRA while adding that only in America is “gun control something that Continue reading "MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Accuses NRA of Possibly Faking Its Membership Stats in Scathing Rant"

Advocacy ‘Journalism’ In the Wake of Mass Shootings Only Erodes Trust in The Media

Our country is sadly becoming numb to these massacres. A monster guns down innocent people, the left blames guns, the right blames mental illness, Congress does nothing, and then we eventually move on until the next tragedy. Wash, rinse, repeat. However, what’s becoming more and more concerning is how the media handles these devastating news stories. There’s been an alarming trend of so-called “straight news” journalists not only taking a position in the gun debate — but becoming fierce gun control advocates themselves. CNN’s Chris Cuomo taunted Republicans, specifically Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senators Marco Rubio (FL) and Ted Cruz (TX) for appearing on Fox News instead of his show, asking “what are they afraid of?” when discussing gun control. Don Lemon literally told those who don’t think gun control is the solution to “shut up.” MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle called out the “thoughts of prayers” of Continue reading "Advocacy ‘Journalism’ In the Wake of Mass Shootings Only Erodes Trust in The Media"

Joe Scarborough: Trump is Like Pontius Pilate, ‘Letting Christians Get Slaughtered’

Joe Scarborough has been brutally critical of President Donald Trump in the wake of the Parkland, FL school shooting. That criticism not only continued Friday morning, it — remarkably — ratcheted up quite a bit. During Morning Joe‘s opening segment, Scarborough slammed Trump for a failure to act following the recent mass-shootings at a Church in Sutherland Springs, TX and a concert in Las Vegas. “When Christians in the heart of Texas go to church one Sunday morning and they get gunned down by the same type of weapon, Donald Trump says he can’t do anything,” Scarborough said. “When a crazed man in Las Vegas guns down country music fans that just want to go hear to their country music stars and sing along and have a nice night out after working hard all week, Donald Trump has no answers. He’s clueless.” Scarborough then likened Trump to a Continue reading "Joe Scarborough: Trump is Like Pontius Pilate, ‘Letting Christians Get Slaughtered’"

MSNBC’s Donny Deutsche Begs Trump to Act on Gun Control: ‘We Would Forgive Russia!’

“Maybe Donald Trump was sent to us for a reason,” MSNBC’s Donny Deutsche mused on Morning Joe Friday. This thought came jut after show host Joe Scarborough unleashed a fiery sermon blasting President Donald Trump and Republicans for their failure to act on gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead and more than a dozen others wounded. “I’m not being glib here,” Deutsche continued. “If you think about what drives him, what motivates him more than anything is to be the ultimate hero, to be the ultimate contrarian.” Deutsche added that Trump’s base will follow him anywhere, whether he took a stand on gun control or “killed somebody on Fifth Avenue.” Scarborough countered that Trump is a “coward” and a “frightened little man,” to which Deutsche replied: “My hope is that his ego is bigger than his cowardice.” “He has Continue reading "MSNBC’s Donny Deutsche Begs Trump to Act on Gun Control: ‘We Would Forgive Russia!’"

Scarborough Unleashes on ‘Coward’ Trump Over Inaction on Gun Control: ‘Frightened Little Man!’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough unleashed on President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers on Friday, slamming them for their inaction on gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead. “They did nothing to protect Americans from future killings,” Scarborough said on Morning Joe, listing out recent mass shootings that have been met with legislative silence from the U.S. government. “Donald Trump does nothing, Paul Ryan does nothing, Mitch McConnell does nothing,” Scarborough said. “They choose to be on the side of the 4% and on the wrong side of the 95% who want common-sense gun safety laws enacted and they hide behind this lie. They hide behind the lie that Americans have a constitutional right to own a military-style weapon. They don’t. The Supreme Court has said they don’t.” “We know this is going to happen again!” Scarborough said. “Donald Trump knew Continue reading "Scarborough Unleashes on ‘Coward’ Trump Over Inaction on Gun Control: ‘Frightened Little Man!’"

Student Who Witnessed Florida Shooting: ‘The Blood of Those 17 People Is On Rick Scott’s Hands’

These last 24 hours, we’ve heard some very passionate words and opinions from witnesses and survivors of the recent Florida school shooting regarding the need for lawmakers and leaders to take some kind of action to prevent these tragedies from happening over and over again. Calling into MSNBC this afternoon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky recounted the hysteria that he witnessed during the shooting that took the lives of 17 people. He was then asked by host Ali Velshi how he’s been dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy, with Velshi noting that many of Kasky’s classmates have expressed anger and shock. “A slew of emotions — anger, it’s fear, it’s grief and I’ve just been trying to channel those altogether into some sort of mad inspiration,” Kasky responded, before taking aim at his state’s leader. “I’m trying to get the message out that it is important Continue reading "Student Who Witnessed Florida Shooting: ‘The Blood of Those 17 People Is On Rick Scott’s Hands’"