On his radio show today Lou Dobbs declared MSNBC the attack dogs for the White House. He claimed that MSNBC has manufactured a story against him. Dobbs said, "These people over at MSNBC have moved so far to the left they will do almost anything to hold in the good graces of the Obama White House." So, the White House and MSNBC are out to get Lou Dobbs?
With the news that Rep. Michele Bachmann's main Democratic challenger Elwyn Tinklenberg would not be taking her on again in 2010, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann thought that it was time to pay tribute to his favorite wing nut. Consider this video a best of Bachmann.
Tonight on his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann took aim at the Democrats who are in the pockets of the healthcare sector that are blocking healthcare reform. He warned, "You were elected to serve the people, and if you fail to pass or support this legislation the full wrath of the progressive and the moderate movements in this country will come down on your heads."
After MSNBC's Rachel Maddow mocked CNN's Lou Dobbs for calling her the, "tea bagger queen" yesterday on her show, Dobbs fired back today on his show. He referred to Maddow as, "a lunatic among the lily livered, limp minded, lefty lemmings." Dobbs, who has "questions" about Obama's citizenship, thinks Maddow is mentally unstable. That's a laugh.
Right wing talk show host G. Gordon Liddy was on Hardball today claiming that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Liddy said that Obama's parents intentionally posted a false birth announcement in the Hawaii newspaper, and that Obama is an illegal alien. Host Chris Matthews smashed through this crack pot theory. Check out the video.
Hardball host Chris Matthews was on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports where he brought up an interesting point about the GOP's motivation behind their pushing of the conspiracy theory that Obama isn't a citizen. Matthews said that the GOP is using an old nasty trick to de-Americanize a guy with a different name.
On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough hammered the birthers. Scarborough said, "Instead of trying to figure out what's happening to their country, the terrible things that are happening economically to their country, they embrace conspiracy theories, and they make themselves look like cartoon characters."
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough will never be mistaken for an Obama apologist, but when RNC Chairman Michael Steele tried to discuss the exploding cost of healthcare with him by using the standard GOP talking points Scarborough lit into him. Once again, Steele managed to embarrass himself on national television.
MSNBC's Pat Buchanan was on The McLaughlin Group where he continued to attack Sonia Sotomayor. Buchanan wondered why she didn't defend the wise Latina comment. He also said that Sotomayor was picked because, "she is a passionate Latino woman who is a liberal." The racism continues from Uncle Pat.
Ever since Sonia Sotomayor was nominated for the Supreme Court, MSNBC's Pat Buchanan has been bashing her as an unqualified Affirmative Action baby. His comments reached their zenith on The Rachel Maddow Show where he claimed that the US was built by white people and have continued today. Here are some videos of Buchanan's recent race based attacks on Sotomayor.
Ed Schultz responded to Rush Limbaugh's attack on him today by challenging the right wing talk show host to come on his MSNBC show and debate him about anything. Schultz said, "Your audience hates me. They would love to see you stick it to me, but you won't do it, because you're a coward Rush."
Comedian Bill Maher was on MSNBC's Hardball tonight, where he offered his unique take on the Sonia Sotomayor hearings, "All these white people, especially white men who are so incensed about reverse racism and Sotomayor because the problem for too long is Puerto Rican women have had their boot on the neck of white men." Check out the video.
Leave it to former Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan to come up with the most extreme solution for the Palin's Levi Johnston problem. On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Buchanan said, "Todd Palin ought to take Levi down to the creek and hold his head under the water until the thrashing stops." Pat was joking, sort of.
With the revelation that the CIA's domestic spying program is bigger than we ever thought, it is clear that there are a lot of very busy people, poking around in our daily business. We can only hope that not only are there many many people watching us, but that some of them might actually be watching the bad guys, the dangerous terrorists.
On MSNBC this afternoon, Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher, and Townhall's Jillian Bandes were engaged in the standard lefty/righty blogger cable news debate on healthcare, when the discussion turned to healthcare as a basic human right like food is Bandes asked, "Should food be a basic human right?" Well yes it should be, and is a basic human right.
Yesterday, MSNBC's The Ed Show devoted almost its entire program to Michael Jackson's memorial service, and their decision paid off for the most viewers for the show since it debuted in April. Tuesday's show had 864,000 total viewers which is almost 120,000 more than host Ed Schultz's previous high.
On MSNBC's The Ed Show tonight Donny Deutsch was supposed to be on to talk about the future sales of Michael Jackson's music, but that was tossed aside as, Deutsch said, "I think as a country we have lost our minds a little bit...People who are crying in the streets who don't know him, they need to maybe get a little bit of a life." Check out the video.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe today, co-host Mika Brzezinski rushed to the defense of Sarah Palin while criticizing the "mainstream media" for not understanding that Palin represents the views of real Americans and not the liberal elite who live in cities. So I guess the real Americans are 30%-40% who approve of Palin, and the millions who voted for Obama aren't?
The bizarre story of Sarah Palin's resignation continues to grow as MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell is reporting that people close to Sarah Palin have told her that Palin is completely fed up with politics, and is leaving political life for good. If you believe that Sarah Palin is really going to leave national politics for good, I have a bridge to sell you.
MSNBC's slogan is "The Place for Politics," but since the death of Michael Jackson it has become the place for mundane, endless coverage of Michael Jackson. If you don't believe me, check out the video of the lead stories last night for Hardball, The Ed Show, and Countdown. MSNBC can't cover Iran, but they are all over Michael Jackson.