MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Identifies Segregationist Senators from Biden’s Civility Boast as Republicans — They Were Actually Democrats


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When 2020 front-runner and former Vice President Joe Biden told a tale of civility and comity to wealthy Democrat donors in New York on Tuesday night, he invited a world of Wednesday trouble, mainly because the men he chose as his example were segregationists. Biden has been dealing with that fallout all day, both from commentators and fellow candidates. But when MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt covered the news, she got a pretty major part of the story wrong: the party. Hunt identified the two segregationist Senators, James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, as Republicans. “Still to come, Joe Biden references his relationships with two former Republican colleagues at an event in New York City. The only problem? They were both segregationists.” That was not the only problem, however. They were both Democrats, too. Not Republicans. The clip above shows the segment teaser, where Hunt actually misidentifies. In the full segment, Continue reading "MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Identifies Segregationist Senators from Biden’s Civility Boast as Republicans — They Were Actually Democrats"

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’


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Fox News’ Howard Kurtz attacked other networks for showing “a lack of class” by not carrying President Donald Trump’s Orlando rally live in its entirety like Fox News did. “Fox News carried the whole thing live, but MSNBC didn’t deign to cover a minute of President Trump kicking off his reelection campaign and CNN took two or three minutes and dumped out of it,” Kurtz said — then accusing MSNBC and CNN of showing a “lack of class” by not carrying the rally live and uncritically. “What I have to say about this is it’s a lack of class,” Kurtz said on America’s Newsroom Wednesday morning, speaking with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith. Trump made little to no news in the rally launching his re-election bid Tuesday, deploying his rally staples of bashing CNN as “fake news” and attacking Hillary Clinton, who is not running for president in 2020. Continue reading "Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’"

Fox News, CNN, and C-SPAN Barred from Covering South Carolina 2020 Convention


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All but one major cable news network has been denied access to deliver live coverage of South Carolina’s Democratic Convention. MSNBC has been granted exclusive rights to cover the event where 21 Democratic presidential candidates will speak on Saturday. Fox News confirmed to Mediaite that it had been barred from live coverage of the convention, and that the network has lodged a complaint in response. The Washington Examiner reported that CNN and even C-SPAN had also been banned. CNN, per the Examiner, even filed a complaint over the denial. The network did not respond to Mediaite’s request for comment. South Carolina’s convention is crucial for Democratic hopefuls given the state’s early-voting presidential primaries, and the South Carolina Democratic Party’s decision to grant exclusive access to MSNBC has naturally rankled other networks. Conventions are typically open press, allowing any network to broadcast live. “Never has what is an open event Continue reading "Fox News, CNN, and C-SPAN Barred from Covering South Carolina 2020 Convention"

Ex-GOP Senator Hits Trump Decision to Do ABC Interview: ‘If You’re President, You Don’t Do a 30 Hour Interview’


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Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) hit President Donald Trump’s decision to do a long interview with ABC News, saying “you’re going to say something you wish you could grab back.” Chambliss was appearing with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on her show Kasie DC.Hunt asked Chambliss about his thoughts on Trump’s comments on potentially accepting dirt on election opponents from foreign agents. “The first thing is if you’re president, you don’t do a 30-hour interview, you’re going to say something you wish you could grab back,” Chambliss commented.
“We clearly know that in 2016 the Russians tried to interfere in our election, and they had some success. We know that that’s not the first time they’ve done that,” he said. “Should we allow foreign entities of any sort to engage in an election process that’s the threshold of the democratic process of the United States? Absolutely not. And so I Continue reading "Ex-GOP Senator Hits Trump Decision to Do ABC Interview: ‘If You’re President, You Don’t Do a 30 Hour Interview’"

Ex-GOP Senator Hits Trump Decision to Do ABC Interview: ‘If You’re President, You Don’t Do a 30 Hour Interview’


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Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) hit President Donald Trump’s decision to do a long interview with ABC News, saying “you’re going to say something you wish you could grab back.” Chambliss was appearing with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on her show Kasie DC.Hunt asked Chambliss about his thoughts on Trump’s comments on potentially accepting dirt on election opponents from foreign agents. “The first thing is if you’re president, you don’t do a 30-hour interview, you’re going to say something you wish you could grab back,” Chambliss commented.
“We clearly know that in 2016 the Russians tried to interfere in our election, and they had some success. We know that that’s not the first time they’ve done that,” he said. “Should we allow foreign entities of any sort to engage in an election process that’s the threshold of the democratic process of the United States? Absolutely not. And so I Continue reading "Ex-GOP Senator Hits Trump Decision to Do ABC Interview: ‘If You’re President, You Don’t Do a 30 Hour Interview’"

Former US Attorney Joyce Vance Slaps Down Trump Claim He Can Do Whatever He Wants: ‘His Power is Not Limitless’


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MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance slapped down President Donald Trump’s invocation of the Constitution to say he has broad power, with Vance contending the president’s power “is not limitless.” The former U.S. Attorney was appearing on Weekends with Alex Witt Sunday afternoon, where she was asked a host of questions by anchor Frances Rivera–including a question about Trump invoking Article 2 of the Constitution, saying it “allows me to do whatever I want.” “Is he wrong here?” Rivera asked. “Would you know any other lawyers or counsel who would see it in that way that he does?” “The president is not a constitutional scholar and his interpretation of article 2 is flawed,” Vance said. “Even his Attorney General, William Barr, wouldn’t go so far as the president seems to go saying he can do anything he wants to do.” “The reality is that Continue reading "Former US Attorney Joyce Vance Slaps Down Trump Claim He Can Do Whatever He Wants: ‘His Power is Not Limitless’"

Dan Abrams Jokes to Colbert ‘Worst Decision’ MSNBC Made Was Replacing Him With Maddow: ‘They Regret It Every Day’


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Mediaite founder and ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams spoke with Stephen Colbert on Friday’s Late Show, and the host opened by asking about Abrams’ previous work at MSNBC. Colbert told Abrams he used to regularly watch The Abrams Report and asked him why he would “ever leave camera” to be the general manager at MSNBC. Abrams acknowledged sometimes it’s “more fun being the on-air person complaining about management than it is being the management being complained about.” He joked that MSNBC made “the worst decision and they still regret it to this day,” that they replaced his 9 pm show in 2008 with Rachel Maddow. “They regret it every day,” Abrams dryly added. You can watch above, via CBS.

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

Andrew McCabe and Nicolle Wallace Share Their Glee Over Sarah Sanders Departure: ‘I Have to Say I Will Not Miss Her’


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The news broke on Thursday, via a Tweet from President Donald Trump, that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is moving on from the job and moving home. MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace was interviewing ousted former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe at the time, and the two discussed Sanders’ “legacy”, particularly with regard to the FBI, James Comey, and McCabe. Wallace said that the President tweeted it but didn’t read the full statement, saying that if you’re “curious” that you can “Google Donald Trump on Twitter.” “I want to ask you about Sarah Huckabee’s legacy,” said Wallace, using Sanders’ maiden name as many Democrats often do. “Because something that was revealed in the Mueller report was that she admitted, when she was interrogated by, or interviewed by Robert Mueller‘s investigators, that she just made up from Whole cloth hearse mirrors against Jim Comey the idea that–and I Continue reading "Andrew McCabe and Nicolle Wallace Share Their Glee Over Sarah Sanders Departure: ‘I Have to Say I Will Not Miss Her’"

EXCLUSIVE: MSNBC Shakeup Leaves New Dayside Programming Leadership


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MSNBC quietly implemented a sweeping shakeup in programming this week, Mediaite has learned, appointing SVP of programming and development Jonathan Wald and MSNBC executive editor Dan Arnall to lead dayside. The former head of dayside, NBC News SVP Janelle Rodriguez, will take control of NBC News Now, the network’s streaming service. A source told Mediaite that the new organization returns MSNBC to its former structure: dayside will be managed in two blocks, with Wald taking over 9 a.m. to noon and Arnall taking noon to 4 p.m. Wald will also continue to oversee the network’s primetime shows, alongside MSNBC president Phil Griffin. Rodriguez will continue to lead newsgathering and editorial for MSNBC dayside, NBC Nightly News, in addition to her job for the network’s streaming service. Show producers, however, will report to Wald and Arnall. One source familiar told Mediaite the changes came amidst mounting complaints Continue reading "EXCLUSIVE: MSNBC Shakeup Leaves New Dayside Programming Leadership"

The New York Times Has Made it Impossible for Rachel Maddow to Be a Presidential Debate Moderator


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MSNBC would probably still object to any suggestion that their news coverage is partisan, that it is liberal and progressive and opposed to Republicans and conservatives. That’s the kind of thing a business, and it is a business, has to do. They disclaim. But MSNBC is lefty, and Fox News is righty, and water is wetty. It doesn’t mean they can’t or don’t have news people who can be good debate moderators. Or at least, that can perform the task referred to as “debate moderator” as it applies to the pseudo-debate format we’ve all come to accept in politics. But even when a place like Fox News hosts one, which they have many times in the past, they are selective about which personality from the network sits in the chair. To put it in a shorthand version any viewer of cable news or politics will be familiar with: You go Continue reading "The New York Times Has Made it Impossible for Rachel Maddow to Be a Presidential Debate Moderator"

The New York Times Has Made it Impossible for Rachel Maddow to Be a Presidential Debate Moderator


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MSNBC would probably still object to any suggestion that their news coverage is partisan, that it is liberal and progressive and opposed to Republicans and conservatives. That’s the kind of thing a business, and it is a business, has to do. They disclaim. But MSNBC is lefty, and Fox News is righty, and water is wetty. It doesn’t mean they can’t or don’t have news people who can be good debate moderators. Or at least, that can perform the task referred to as “debate moderator” as it applies to the pseudo-debate format we’ve all come to accept in politics. But even when a place like Fox News hosts one, which they have many times in the past, they are selective about which personality from the network sits in the chair. To put it in a shorthand version any viewer of cable news or politics will be familiar with: You go Continue reading "The New York Times Has Made it Impossible for Rachel Maddow to Be a Presidential Debate Moderator"

MSNBC President Reportedly Met With NY Times Editor to Get Writers Back on Maddow After Alleged Ban


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MSNBC Prez Meets With NY Times Editor to Discuss Reported Maddow Ban MSNBC president Phil Griffin reportedly sat down with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet in an effort to get the paper’s journalists back on The Rachel Maddow Show amid what is said to be a Times-implemented ban. According to a report from CNN’s Brian Stelter, Griffin and Baquet sat down last week for a “lengthy lunch.” But Stelter — reporting through four sources with knowledge of the meeting — states that the situation remains at an impasse. This news follows a May 30 report from Vanity Fair in which the Times was said to be steering journalists away from Maddow and other cable shows it deems to be too partisan. Other programs cited in the Vanity Fair piece include; CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and Hannity on Fox News (though Times journalists have seldom been invited on Fox Continue reading "MSNBC President Reportedly Met With NY Times Editor to Get Writers Back on Maddow After Alleged Ban"

Dem Rep. Criticizes Cable Nets for Not Carrying John Dean Hearing Live After Helicopter Crash Coverage


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The House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring John Dean was the big news in Congress today, but the big three cable news networks were in breaking news mode for much of the afternoon covering the helicopter crash in New York. The pilot is dead and Mayor Bill de Blasio said this afternoon, “There is no ongoing threat to New York City.” The hearing with Dean and other witnesses was aired live on C-SPAN, but Congressman Steve Cohen––one of the Democrats at the hearing––told MSNBC’s Ari Melber the big three cable news networks should have covered it:
“The president’s guilty of that [obstruction of justice]. I think we had a successful hearing. It’s just how many people saw it I don’t know. It should have been on MSNBC, it should have been on CNN, it should have been on Fox, and not just on C-SPAN 3.”
Melber asked, “Do Continue reading "Dem Rep. Criticizes Cable Nets for Not Carrying John Dean Hearing Live After Helicopter Crash Coverage"

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz Calls Out CNN and MSNBC Primetime: They ‘All Seem to be Opinion Shows’


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Fox News’ Howard Kurtz had a brief loss of self-awareness on Monday when he appeared on Fox Business to discuss how opinion colors the way CNN and MSNBC cover President Donald Trump. After airing a tweet in which Trump took aim at MSNBC’s parent company, Fox Business host Stuart Varney remarked that “anti-Trump coverage is wall to wall on those two networks,” and asked Kurtz that coverage was hurting their ratings. The MediaBuzz host remarked that Trump met “the definition of masochism” by revealing he recently watched MSNBC. From there, Kurtz pointed to ratings dips for CNN and MSNBC after the release of Robert Mueller’s report, saying the two networks run an anti-Trump “business model” that took a hit when Mueller didn’t cause the immediate doom of Trump’s presidency. “They were flying pretty high on speculation that Mueller was going to end the presidency,” Varney said. “That he would be Continue reading "Fox News’ Howard Kurtz Calls Out CNN and MSNBC Primetime: They ‘All Seem to be Opinion Shows’"

MSNBC Host Laughs at Biden’s #BestFriendsDay Tweet to Barack Obama: ‘Little Bit Too Thirsty’


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MSNBC’s Kendis Gibson and a panelist poked fun at 2020 presidential frontrunner Joe Biden’s #BestFriendsDay tweet addressed to former President Barack Obama, with Gibson calling the tweet “thirsty.” “His campaign popped up this tweet for Best Friends Day, yesterday.” Gibson said. “While some people thought it was interesting, other people thought it sounded a little bit too thirsty.” Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky said that the tweet showed that Biden is “running for Barack Obama’s third term.” “A lot of Democrats wish Barack Obama could have had a third term,” she continued. “This is the bed that [Biden’s] made, and he lying in it.” Gibson also noted that former Obama adviser David Axelrod responded to the tweet with an apparently incredulous “this is a joke, right?”

Trump Fumes After Watching MSNBC, Takes Aim at Parent Company: ‘Such Lies’


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President Donald Trump continues to not be a fan of MSNBC programming, arguing tonight that “almost everything they were saying was the opposite of the truth” after watching today. “Fake News!” the president tweeted, saying he was watching MSNBC in the morning “just to see what the opposition was saying about events of the past week.” “The hatred Comcast has is amazing!” Trump said, criticizing MSNBC and NBC’s parent company. Before becoming president, Trump hosted The Apprentice which aired on NBC. The company cut ties with Trump shortly after he Continue reading "Trump Fumes After Watching MSNBC, Takes Aim at Parent Company: ‘Such Lies’"