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Gasp! NPR Editor Actually Says It Was Democrats Who Forced Government Shutdown

<p>If National Public Radio political editor Domenico Montanaro is wondering why he's getting the cold shoulder at work these days, this might explain it.<br /> <br /> Montanaro was one of four journalists to appear on the <em>NPR Politics</em> podcast for a weekly roundup segment on Feb. 8 when the subject of the  Jan. 20-22 government shutdown came up, a showdown prompted by bitter divisions in Congress over the immigration policy known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).</p>

SNL Flunks American History 101 in Colonial Era Themed Super Bowl Skit

<p>Alec Baldwin is back again on <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, depicting an ignorant and buffoonish Donald Trump to the besotted hosts of <em>Fox & Friends</em> in last night's opening skit.<br /> <br /> "Mr. President, can I say, your speech was maybe the best speech in the history of this country!" gushed SNL's Heidi Gardner as Fox's Ainsley Earhardt, referring to the State of the Union address. Baldwin's Trump quickly agreed, boasting that "a lot of folks" including Paul Ryan said "it was better than Martin Luther King's 'I Dream of Jeannie' speech."</p>

Thom Hartmann: Trump’s Tweet Slamming Gillibrand is ‘Impeachable’ Offense

<p>Yeah, good luck with that. The perpetual outrage machine that is the left's pathological loathing for President Trump keeps reaching new lows in absurdity, albeit only on an hourly basis. Plenty of liberals have labeled Trump's tweet slamming Democrat Senator and potential 2020 opponent Kirsten Gillibrand as "sexual harassment." But liberal radio host Thom Hartmann went beyond that and described it -- I'm not making this up -- as grounds for impeachment.</p>

MSNBC Kommissar Maddow: Flynn Should Have Been Man-Handled, Made to Disappear

<p>In May 2010, a determined but hapless jihadist tried and failed to set off a bomb on a busy Saturday night in Times Square. Looking back at that botched terrorist attack in the heart of midtown Manhattan, two things stand out -- the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKNyKV8BEXE&t=19s">magnitude of the explosion</a> had it been detonated, and Rachel Maddow's hand-wringing for the alleged Miranda rights of the suspected bomber.<br /> <br /> I say "alleged" because there is a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFISHdbQmbo">public safety exception</a> to Miranda that was invoked by the FBI, just in case the accused was part of a wider plot and might be compelled to spill his guts and thereby prevent the slaughter of innocent people, instead of being promptly told upon his arrest that he could clam up and hide behind a lawyer.</p>

Rachel Maddow is Either Lying or Clueless When it Comes to Redistricting

<p>"This is what democracy looks like!," liberals are so fond of proclaiming, especially while stomping their feet amid a braying mob of like-minded malcontents. They are decidedly less enamored of democracy when the votes don't go their way.<br /> <br /> Such has been the case for the last several years in reaction to Republicans regaining control of Congress and booting Democrats from state legislatures and governor's seats at a furious clip, to the point where Democrats have withered into a party of coastal enclaves and isolated urban outposts while the rest of the country is becoming more conservative.</p>

MSNBC Guest: Trump Wants Blacks ‘Kneeling in the Cotton Fields Again’

<p>What a shock it truly wasn't that one of the most warped recent examples of Trump Derangement Syndrome would be heard on a cable show hosted by Al Sharpton.<br /> <br /> Former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges, author of "Long Shot: The Struggles and Triumphs of an NBA Freedom Fighter," appeared on Sharpton's <em>PoliticsNation </em>yesterday to talk about President Trump's criticism of NFL athletes for kneeling during the national anthem to protest perceived racial injustices.</p>

Gasp! 60 Minutes Actually Reports That Robert Kennedy Approved MLK Wiretap

Kennedy apologists in media were surely shocked by what they witnessed on 60 Minutes this past Sunday -- acknowledgement of an episode in the life of Robert F. Kennedy that many liberals would prefer to keep hidden.

In the wake of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, the weekly CBS news magazine dusted off a 2014 interview with Comey from one year after he was appointed.

Maddow Claims Trump Firing Comey ‘Unprecedented’, Just Before She Cites Precedent

Leave it to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to beclown herself right out of the gate last night in describing President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

In her eagerness to convey the alleged earth-shaking significance of Comey's dismissal, Maddow's initial commentary overlapped with live footage of Comey's jet about to leave Los Angeles. Compelling cable it was not.

Elizabeth Warren Not Amused When Bill Maher Calls Her ‘Pocahontas’

Try though she may -- nay, fight though she persistently fights -- Senator Elizabeth Warren has a branding problem.

Granted, she's doing her darndest to change that. The title of her new book, for example -- "This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class." Not the more succinct "This is Our Fight" or, tighter still, "This Fight." Operative word here -- fight. As in, "Fighting the Fight That's Ours to Fight: One Feisty, Fiery Senator Punches Away for America's Embattled Middle Class."

Lesley Stahl Frets That Courts Aren’t Doing Enough to Thwart Republicans

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, Samuel Johnson famously observed. And the courts become a desperate refuge for liberals after they lose an election, political observers inevitably witness. Practically as soon as "controversial" Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski was introduced on Sunday's 60 Minutes by reporter Lesley Stahl, you could see her pitch coming.

Breaking News! Maddow Reveals That Trump’s EPA Disrespects Sanctity of Government Regulations

In the spirit of giving credit where credit is due, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has again done her part to make the phrase "pulling a Maddow" an enduring addition to the lexicon.

As I'm sure you recall, Maddow last month wildly overhyped her "exclusive" report -- actually obtained by another journalist -- about Trump's "tax returns," when in reality all she had was Trump's 2005 1040 federal tax return that revealed he paid $38 million in federal taxes that year for $150 million in income. The pushback against Maddow, even from the left, was swift and brutal.

Maher, Andrew Sullivan Slam Maddow for Overhyping Trump Tax Story

Don't hold your breath waiting for MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to trumpet her next scoop, assuming the next time it's actually hers and not someone else's. In the wake of Maddow's is that all there is? report about Donald Trump's 2005 tax return that revealed the not at all shocking news that Trump was actually quite wealthy, at least as of a decade ago, and also paid tens of millions in federal income taxes, the backlash from both sides of the divide has been furious.

Maddow Airbrushes Communism From Contributing to Russia’s Economic Misery

More than a quarter-century since the demise of the Soviet Union, liberals in American media are still providing useful cover for their favorite failed socialist utopia, just as they did during the Cold War. Latest example comes from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow last night in one of her tedious, guest-free monologues, this one on the eye-glazing subject of Russian money-laundering and alleged collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign, six months and counting into this particular conspiracy theory and not a smoking gun yet but I digress.

Maddow Guest’s Solution For Overbearing Bureaucracy: Hire More Bureaucrats!

For many Americans, the British vote to leave the European Union last June was pretty arcane stuff that didn't much matter until it was replicated on this side of the pond months later when Donald Trump was elected president.

Right after the vote, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, always at the ready to sound the alarm regardless of whether it's needed, dubbed the Brexit vote a "global crisis". Instead of actually becoming one, Brexit quickly slipped below the radar at MSNBC and elsewhere, its not so gaping void filled with growing interest in the American presidential campaign.

Wrong, Maddow; That Was JFK Flattering the Press, Not Condemning it

On the plus side, Rachel Maddow isn't teaching history to impressionable youth in high school or college. But it's hardly preferable that she spouts her dubious versions of it from a cable platform at MSNBC. In the wake of President Trump's freewheeling press conference in which he excoriated the media for its persistent bias, Maddow harkened back to a simpler time she considers so much better -- the media's allegedly aggressive coverage of the Kennedy administration.

Bill Maher and Al Franken Agree: Supreme Court Seat ‘Stolen’ by GOP

After he was elected to the Senate from Minnesota in truly dubious fashion, former Saturday Night Live comedian and Air America Radio host Al Franken spent the next several years keeping his head down in Congress while making few appearances on cable. This was the start of Franken's earnest effort to appear a statesman and put the clown act behind him.

Then in November, Donald Trump was elected president and the ongoing left-wing meltdown began in earnest. One of the noticeable changes brought by Trump's victory is that the previously camera-shy Franken, at least as of 2008, was once again the life of the party.

Sen. Tester to Maddow: Sessions Doesn’t Care About Women Getting Beaten Up

Jon Tester is not a well-known politician who makes frequent appearances on cable news. But what the Montana Democrat lacks in familiarity he compensates by pulling off the most important liberal duty of all -- he shows that he cares. Really, really cares.

Sen. Tester to Maddow: Sessions Doesn’t Care About Women Getting Beaten Up

Jon Tester is not a well-known politician who makes frequent appearances on cable news. But what the Montana Democrat lacks in familiarity he compensates by pulling off the most important liberal duty of all -- he shows that he cares. Really, really cares.

Rachel Maddow Embraces Previously Forbidden Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

Something else to add to the growing list of Things That Have Changed since the election to end all elections -- Trump-hating MSNBC is now trumpeting a term that the president has long been comfortable stating but MSNBC most assuredly had not until after Trump became president.

The wording in question -- "illegal immigrant" -- is usually verboten on the left and anyone who dares utter it is guilty of hate speech or, at the very least, deplorable red-state gauchery.

Media Critic Michael Wolff to CNN’s Brian Stelter: You Run Risk of Becoming a ‘Ridiculous Figure’ in Vilifying Trump

Don't hold your breath awaiting Michael Wolff's next appearance on CNN. Then again, perhaps CNN keeps inviting Wolff because they've learned he's good for ratings. Here's one viewer who is definitely tuning in next time I know he'll be on.

Shortly after Donald Trump's stunning victory in November, Wolff took fellow journalists to task for their collective fake outrage after Trump ditched them to enjoy dinner in New York City with his family, minus the media circus.

Media Critic Michael Wolff to CNN’s Brian Stelter: You Run Risk of Becoming a ‘Ridiculous Figure’ in Vilifying Trump

Don't hold your breath awaiting Michael Wolff's next appearance on CNN. Then again, perhaps CNN keeps inviting Wolff because they've learned he's good for ratings. Here's one viewer who is definitely tuning in next time I know he'll be on.

Shortly after Donald Trump's stunning victory in November, Wolff took fellow journalists to task for their collective fake outrage after Trump ditched them to enjoy dinner in New York City with his family, minus the media circus.

Washington Post Way Off the Mark on Trump Cleaning House at State Dept

Remain calm, we're going to get through this. Really.

You've probably seen the headlines, starting with a report in the Washington Post on Thursday that ran under this ominous headline -- "The State Department's entire senior administrative team just resigned." Please tell me you were sitting down when you read that.

There’s Hope Yet! Bill Maher Questions Need for Department of Education

Two largely unheralded accomplishments by President Trump right out of the gate -- first, his mere presence in Washington compelled countless women to get more exercise in one day than Michelle Obama could persuade them to exert over eight years. And second, inducing liberal court jester Bill Maher to question the sanctity of a major federal bureaucracy. Not bad for Trump's first weekend in office.

Maher conspicuously deviated from his practice of including at least a token conservative or Trump supporter among his guests on Friday night's season opener of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, opting instead to go unchallenged with a group of like-minded leftists who nodded vigorously in agreement. A safe space indeed for a man who once touted his politically incorrect bona fides.

Liberals Finally Concede Success of Tea Party, Now Emulate it to Oppose Trump

It's taken the better part of a decade, but the tea party is finally getting some respect from a cable network that has long demonized it. The few conservatives inclined to cringe through a broadcast of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show on Jan. 4 were surely surprised to hear both its host and one of her guests say flattering things about tea partiers.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: House Candidate Pence Wanted to Cure Gays Instead of AIDS

Ever since Rachel Maddow compared Donald Trump winning the presidency to the Cuban Missile Crisis, I've doubted there is another politician who can provoke her to such hyperbole. I was wrong, there is. His name is Mike Pence.

New Yorker Editor Provides Cover for Obama’s Hollowing of Democratic Party

Even on his way out the door, they can't get off their bended knee. The last eight years have provided countless examples of media fawning over President Obama -- make that last dozen years, since his coming-out party at the Democrats' national convention in Boston.

SNL Hilariously Skewers Infantile Liberal Need for Anti-Trump ‘Bubble’

Predictions of Saturday Night Live's demise could be premature. Last night's show did something it hasn't in ages -- made me howl with laughter. Granted, I had to be patient. It wasn't until the third bit, after the cold open with Alec Baldwin again impersonating President-elect Trump as clueless and boorish, followed by host and former cast member Kristen Wiig and a huge cast of supporting players presenting a musical history lesson on Thanksgiving that was little more than a jab at "fake news" that liberals have deemed one of many convenient scapegoats for Hillary Clinton's inexplicable loss.

Maddow Complains About Possible Trump Nepotism, Ignores Bill Clinton Hiring Hillary

Little more than a week after Donald Trump won the presidency and sent the left into a collective meltdown that has the added benefit of being hilarious to watch, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show has emerged as must-see cable TV for transparently idiotic efforts to delegitimize Trump.

Maddow is raising the issue of Trump possibly hiring his son-in-law Jared Kushner, husband of daughter Ivanka, for a high-profile role in the White House as advisor or special counsel.

Top Clinton Advisor Blames Sexist ‘Bernie Bros’ for Helping Defeat Hillary

Latest contender for world's thinnest book -- The Clinton Campaign Songbook. There's only one song and her followers know it by heart, yet they never tire of singing it.

Lending her voice today to that ongoing choir was top Clinton spokeswoman/MSNBC commentator Karen Finney appearing CNN's At This Hour with John Berman and Kate Bolduan.

Maddow Frets Fake Concern That Trump Team Needs ‘Training Wheels’ During Transition

Remember how Hillary Clinton in her concession speech and President Obama in his first remarks after the election claimed they were determined to do all in their power -- and more! -- to make sure that Donald Trump succeeds?

Yeah, I didn't believe them either. Now we're seeing concrete evidence that it was empty rhetoric and the shivs are out. Any time a liberal tells you that all he wants to do is help, you deserve the inevitable con that follows if you fall for it.

Run for Your Lives! Maddow Warns That Trump May Round Up Millions of People

It's been one helluva week for MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, along with so many of her smug cohorts in the formerly safe ideological space known as the United States, since Donald Trump winning the election confirmed their long-held suspicion that they do in fact live in Amerikkka. 

Gloves Off in Epic Skirmish Pitting Mary Matalin vs Van Jones Over Race in Campaign 2016

You just knew there'd fireworks on at least one of the Sunday shows this morning on the first weekend after Donald Trump's earth-shaking upset in winning the presidency. That there was, and it was a thing to behold.

It began after longtime GOP conservative Mary Matalin questioned whether Democrat activist/CNN commentator Van Jones had walked back his election night claim that Trump's victory was propelled by a "whitelash" of angry white working class voters motivated by racial animus.

Elizabeth Warren Concedes That All Trump Voters Aren’t Knuckle-Dragging Bigots

Now that they're slightly less shell shocked after their world was flipped upside down and shaken on that extended downer of an election night, liberals appear to be taking stock of the sobering new reality confronting them.

An example of this was evident on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show last night when Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, odds-on favorite to lead Democrats post-Hillary, decided it no longer serves any purpose in publicly insulting Trump's supporters regardless of her actual opinions about them.

Vanity Fair Editor Fran Lebowitz Wants ‘Retroactive Abortions’ for Pence, Pro-Lifers

Vanity Fair magazine just ended its third annual "New Establishment Summit" in San Francisco, a three-day conclave bringing together "titans of technology, politics, business, media and the arts for inspiring conversations on the issues and innovations shaping the future." More accurately, what the magazine's predominantly liberal readership would deem "inspiring." At least one of those conversations, between New York magazine writer Frank Rich and purported humorist/Vanity Fair contributing editor Fran Lebowitz, hardly qualifies.

Rush Points Out Glaring Omission in Clinton Campaign Emails Released by WikiLeaks

Nearly all the attention toward WikiLeaks' release of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign has focused on what's contained in the correspondence. It's what is conspicuously absent from them that is also worthy of scrutiny.

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh demonstrated one of the reasons he continues to draw the biggest audience in the industry -- by pointing out something no one else apparently noticed that, in hindsight, appears obvious.

Bill Maher Reacts to Trump’s Vulgar Sexism With, You Guessed it, Vulgar Sexism

Left-wing court jester Bill Maher wasted little time last night condemning GOP nominee Donald Trump's crude, demeaning comments about women as caught on an open microphone back in 2005. But in the process, Maher demonstrated how he's probably not the person that liberals want leading the charge this time around.

A single example of Maher's hypocrisy on this would be one thing -- how about three? And that's from last night's show alone.

Thom Hartmann, Unhinged: Half of Americans Live in Poverty Thanks to Reagan

Before there was Anti-Trump Psychosis, before there was Bush Derangement Syndrome, it was Ronald Wilson Reagan who could be counted on to derail liberals from the semblance of reality they occasionally cling to.

The years since Reagan left the White House, and the country in far better shape than when he took office, have lessened the left's visceral loathing for a statesman who ended the Cold War without reeling off a shot, after American liberals for decades repeatedly apologized for the Evil Empire instead of seeing it for the mass-murdering monstrosity that it was.

Morning Joe’s Mika Defends Trump, Slams Hillary as Temps Plummet in Hell

Truly bad sign for the Clinton campaign when one of their most reliable apologists in media denounces Hillary Clinton while also -- wait for it -- effusively praising Donald Trump.

Mika Brzezinski's surprising twofer came on today's Morning Joe in response to Trump's handling of a New York Times story over the weekend alleging that he may have legally avoided paying federal incomes taxes for nearly two decades after suffering a nearly billion-dollar business loss in 1995.

 

Morning Joe’s Mika Defends Trump, Slams Hillary as Temps Plummet in Hell

Truly bad sign for the Clinton campaign when one of their most reliable apologists in media denounces Hillary Clinton while also -- wait for it -- effusively praising Donald Trump.

Mika Brzezinski's surprising twofer came on today's Morning Joe in response to Trump's handling of a New York Times story over the weekend alleging that he may have legally avoided paying federal incomes taxes for nearly two decades after suffering a nearly billion-dollar business loss in 1995.

 

Rush Nails Difference Between Trump and Clinton: He Lost Money, She Lost People’s Lives

As anyone even vaguely familiar with Rush Limbaugh and the Clintons is aware, he has a thing about them, as do they about him, and it goes back decades. And when Limbaugh goes on a tear about Hill and/or Bill, it is a takedown to behold.

Such was the case for Limbaugh's listeners today after a weekend of monolithic media condemnation of GOP nominee Donald Trump in the wake of the New York Times' hit piece on Trump's illegally leaked tax returns which showed that he took a business loss of nearly $1 billion in 1995 and could have legally avoided paying federal income taxes for the next 18 years as a result.

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