Posts Tagged ‘MSNBC’

Et Tu, Tweety?

On Morning Joe this morning,  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews became one of the first major media figures to actually state the blindingly obvious:  that Mitt Romney and the Republicans are running a campaign so openly racist it would make Lee Atwater blush.  I’m not sure whether Tweety drank some of that potion or what, but this [...]

Crazy Like a FOX

By now, we’ve all had a chuckle over the fact that the rotting corpse of CNN got the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, well, spectacularly wrong, and failed to correct the error for several minutes while the whole world watched.  What isn’t so funny, and falls more into the depressing category, is that such an [...]

Armageddon And So Forth

Those were the words of Ronald Reagan, delivered casually and undoubtedly with a little dementia thrown in, when he was speaking in his inimitable style about the sort of nuclear annihilation his administration, at least initially, seemed determined to court.  For whatever reason, Republicans have, over the last thirty years or so (and longer if [...]

Another Reason To Hate Comcast

UPDATE: Senator Bernie Sanders agrees with the Hag; wants NBC/Comcast merger stopped in light of Olbermann’s firing…. “Comcast has not closed the transaction for NBC Universal and has no operational control at any of its properties, including MSNBC…  We pledged from the day the deal was announced that we would not interfere with NBC Universal’s [...]

Oops, They Did It Again

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy UPDATED BELOW: (UPDATE V: SUNDAY) Well, it seems that yet another mysterious “lone wolf,” acting completely spontaneously of course, has shot recently reelected Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson parking lot.  In the head.  Coincidentally, Sarah Palin has suddenly removed her infamous, [...]

Proud To Be an Oregonian

I always loathed the smarmy and oleaginous Republican Senator from Oregon, Gordon Smith, and not just because he was a Republican, a Mormon, and had hair like a 1970′s Ken doll, but because he serially posed as a “moderate” for a few months before each election, only to turn into a proto-teabagger for another five [...]

Blind Ambition at the Tea Party

Mitch McConnell had something astonishing to say to the National Journal over the weekend.  He told his interviewer that “retaking the government” was the only real priority of the Republican Party for the next two years.  That’s it.  Unaccountable power, or they take their toys and go home.  Without a trace of embarrassment, the grandmotherly [...]

Journalism, And Its Discontents

There’s a stunning video out of MSNBC’s David Schuster attempting to “interview” bloated righty nutcase Andrew Breitbart about the Teabugger case.  In it, Breitbart plays the broken record, yowling about irrelevant and provably false nonsense so that Schuster can’t get a word in edgewise, repeating phrases over and over in the manner Goebbels helpfully suggested [...]

When all else fails…

Not since he was angling for deferment number five has Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz turned out to be so handy, and like any canny, legally compromised parent would, he has sent her forth, this time in ambulatory form, to get Papa out of some trouble, once again.  Since she can talk now, she was fully [...]