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Ed Schultz opposes Obama's immigration executive order, partly due to impact on workers - 07/30/14

On his MSNBC show yesterday, Ed Schultz came out against Barack Obama issuing an Executive Order that would in effect legalize millions of illegal aliens. Video below [1]. Most of Schultz' concern about the issue is political: he correctly realizes how it would harm the chances of Democrat candidates. And, Schultz still supports some form of comprehensive immigration reform. However, at least...

Benjy Sarlin thinks a pro-corporate libertarian immigration position is leftwing - 01/22/14

Benjy Sarlin of MSNBC doesn't know which side is which. He offers "Is an anti-immigration think tank moving left?" ( peekURL.com/zNddNsL ), about the Heritage Foundation hiring loose borders advocate Stephen Moore as chief economist. It includes this line: "The question now is whether Moore can drag Heritage toward the center on immigration." First, the Heritage Foundation isn't "anti-immigration...

Melissa Harris-Perry is hardly "America's foremost public intellectual" (Ta Nehisi Coates) - 01/09/14

... says Melissa Harris Perry of MSNBC is "America's foremost public intellectual". Not only that, but he's willing to play the race card to defend his claim [1]. Intrigued, I watched a few Harris-Perry ("MHP") videos. Unless there's some side of her that doesn't come through on those videos, she's hardly an intellectual, she's just another pro-Barack Obama, pro-Democratic Party hack. On the first...

Another misleading Public Religion Research Institute immigration poll (Saperstein, Preston, CNN) - 11/25/13

... [not active]) * Aliyah Frumin of MSNBC ("Nearly 2 in 3 Americans want immigration reform: poll", peekURL.com/zHkHdDX , [hasn't tweeted yet] ) ------------------- [1] publicreligion . org/about [2] publicreligion . org/newsroom/2013/11/2013-immigration-ii

All in with Chris Hayes isn't diverse, despite his race obsession (MSNBC) - 03/30/13

Chris Hayes of the new MSNBC show "All in with Chris Hayes" has a quota system: few white men need apply ([1]). However, despite Hayes' obsession with race, his show is like other TV news shows in that it's woefully lacking in diversity, as will be described below. The picture below is a Media Matters for America chart that Hayes trumpeted to prove he's more diverse than others, and he recently...

A minor example of why illegal immigration continues and why amnesty is being considered - 12/04/12

... amnesty. Jane Timm (@janestreet) of MSNBC offers "Meet the Grover Norquist of the immigration debate" ( peekURL.com/zwdNC4B ), a hit piece on Roy Beck of Numbers USA. Beck responds here. NumbersUSA does great work and I'm endlessly grateful that they're around. However, Beck's response isn't exactly how I'd do things. His response is good as far as it goes, but he's fighting a losing battle and...

Want to replace Alex Wagner on MSNBC? (Now, immigration, deferred action, DACA) - 08/16/12

I'm seeking a replacement for MSNBC host Alex Wagner of the "NOW with Alex Wagner" show. Could it be you? If you've got what it takes to discuss politics on the national stage, leave a link to your audition tape in comments or as a reply to the video below! There's just one catch: you have to be in Obama's new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. That's his version of the anti-...

Mitt Romney reveals his weak, Democrat-friendly immigration campaign - 04/16/12

Garrett Haake of MSNBC overheard a Mitt Romney speech at a closed-door fundraiser to wealthy donors last night and - among much more - says this (link): Predicting that immigration would become a much larger issue in the fall campaign, Romney told his audience, "We have to get Hispanic voters to vote for our party," warning that recent polling showing Hispanics breaking in huge percentages for...

Pat Buchanan off MSNBC: Van Jones and elites win; working Americans lose; Teaparty still incompetent - 01/08/12

UPDATE: He's now officially off MSNBC, prompting this question: why couldn't conservatives keep Pat Buchanan on the air? From this: MSNBC's top executive said Saturday that he hasn't decided whether conservative commentator and author Pat Buchanan will be allowed back on the network. Buchanan, a former GOP presidential candidate and a paid MSNBC contributor, hasn't been on the network since the...

Fukino: Obama has birth certificate on file and it matches the COLB - 04/10/11

... article by Michael Isikoff of MSNBC (obviously a very Obama-friendly source; msnbc.msn.com/id/42519951): "It’s kind of ludicrous at this point," Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health, said in a rare telephone interview with NBC. Fukino, sounding both exasperated and amused, spoke to a reporter in the aftermath of Donald Trump's statements on the NBC Today show...

Chris Matthews: Obama should release his original birth certificate (Clarence Page & David Corn agree) - 12/28/10

The video below shows MSNBC host Chris Matthews becoming a dreaded "Birther" and asking why Barack Obama won't simply release his original birth certificate so as to put the Obama citizenship issue to rest. And, fellow Washington DC hacks Clarence Page and David Corn agree. Matthews even says: "Why has the president himself not demanded they put out the original documents? ...If it exists, why...

Rachel Maddow outrageously lies about Arizona immigration law - 04/24/10

The video at peekURL.com/vzfn684 shows Rachel Maddow lying to her viewers about the provisions of the new Arizona immigration law. She says: It's remarkable legislation that requires police officers in Arizona to demand the paperwork of anyone they think looks like he or she might be an illegal immigrant... ...[Referencing Jan Brewer's comments] There will be no racial profiling in Arizona......

Classy: Rachel Maddow "apparently" recants outrageous smear of Rush Limbaugh - 10/20/09

... this, on last night's show on MSNBC she said (bolding added): And finally, a quote falsely attributed to talk show host Rush Limbaugh recently it resurfaced during the debate over whether or not he would or should be part of a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams football steam. On June 3rd, as I was reporting on opposition to then-Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, I was among the...

Census worker found hanged in Kentucky; see who's politicizing it - 09/24/09

... Associated Press appeared on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show yesterday and said (huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/24/census-worker-death-very_n_298433.html) "Obviously the details -- the few details we know at this point are very disturbing... and could feed a larger political argument if this ends up being the result of anti-government sentiment. But they don't know that for absolute certain yet. And part...

Chris Matthews in 2007: Obama was "born in Indonesia"; "his Islamic background" - 09/02/09

Apparently Chris Matthews is now a "Birther", because on the December 19, 2007 edition of Hardball he said that Barack Obama was "born in Indonesia" and referenced "his Islamic background". That doesn't mean that just because Matthews said it that Obama was indeed born there or is/was a Muslim. However, it does illustrate yet again just how fluid the facts can be depending on who's providing the...

Chuck Todd misleads about Obamacare (illegal alien coverage, abortions, Calvin Woodward) - 08/19/09

... Montanaro, and Ali Weinberg) of MSNBC offer this: One of the reasons why the public appears so wary about Obama’s health-care plans is due to all the misinformation out there. Majorities in [a new NBC News poll] believe the plans would give health insurance coverage to illegal immigrants (55%), would lead to a government takeover of the health system (54%), and would use taxpayer dollars to pay...

David Shuster tries to keep left from learning about NCLR giving award to someone who'd proposed genocide - 05/30/09

... Rep. Tom Tancredo appearing on MSNBC's Hardball program discussing with David Shuster the issue of Sonia Sotomayor's involvement in the National Council of La Raza. On the downside, Tancredo doesn't back down from his comparison of that group to the KKK and, as happened during the election, he isn't able to very aggressively defend his points by demanding a hearing. However, by far the worst...

Is the TOTUS preparing for a coup d'etat? - 04/04/09

... terminated. I replaced it with MSNBC making fun of Obama's teleprompter use (or just helping him be self-deprecatory).

Annoying: Rachel Maddow misleads about Employee Free Choice Act - 03/10/09

... only seen Rachel Maddow - now of MSNBC - two times. The first time was for a lightweight supposed "take down" of Pat Buchanan which was just a use of smears and innuendo rather than any sort of attempt to counter his points. The second (and hopefully last) was from yesterday's broadcast of her TV show in which she discusses the Employee Free Choice Act, aka card check. As a solo host she falls...

Keith Olbermann lies, says Sarah Palin is a socialist and described Alaska that way - 10/28/08

... User voxlisa999 links to the MSNBC page and invents a Palin quote, one she did not say and does not even appear at MSNBC: "Alaskans Share the Wealth Collectively as Socialists" (digg.com/2008_us_elections/Palin_Alaskans_Share_the_Wealth_Collectively_as_Socialists) * The HuffPost lies, saying "Sarah Palin is accusing Barack Obama of advocating socialism when she literally used that word to...

Tim Russert/MSNBC Democratic "debate" features journalistic incompetence - 09/26/07

... debate this evening, broadcast on MSNBC and featuring Tim Russert as moderator. He and a "reporter" from a Northeast TV network just asked the candidates whether they supported sanctuary cities. Then, Russert and the "reporter" just listened as the candidates blathered on. All of them supported sanctuary cities, with (of course) Kucinich and Gravel being the most extreme and the latter being the...

Judi Hasson/MSNBC: how to hire (most likely illegal) day labor - 08/10/07

Judi Hasson of MSNBC Money offers "Dirt-cheap day labor". On the first page, she lists all the downsides of hiring day laborers, which she acknowledges are probably here illegally, even refering to the "underground economy". Then, on the second page, she gets down to business and tells people how to engage in illegal activity: What are the chances of a homeowner being caught? "Virtually none...