7:05 AM, Dec 11, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
An MSNBC reporter asked Rick Perry in an interview that aired this morning whether the Texas governor is "smart enough to be president of the United States." Perry responded that "running for the presidency is not an IQ test."
"Perry's moving out of the governor's mansion in January," when his term ends, says MSNBC political correspondent, "but in the meantime, he's hosting top donors and supporters here for dinners to give them a sense of what his political future might be."
"I think over the course of the last two years, people, you know, they realize that what they saw in 2011 is certainly not the person they're looking at in 2013, 2014, 2015," Perry said, explaining his poor performance in the last presidential election.
The reporter asks, "And are you smart enough to be president of the United States?"
"I think the standpoint of life's experiences. Running for the presidency is not an IQ test. It is a test of an individual's resolve. It's a test of an individual's philosophy. It's a test of an individual's life's experiences. And I think Americans are really ready for a leader that will give them a great hope about the future," Perry replies.
'Fact'9:48 AM, Nov 4, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Election Day has just begun, but MSNBC is already saying it's a "fact" that minority voters are being disenfranchised in Texas:
"This voter I.D. law, I can tell you for a fact, is going to disenfranchise voters--disproportionately minority voters," MSNBC reporter Zach Roth said live from Texas.
8:36 AM, Jul 24, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The boss appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday and discussed the geopolitical fallout from the attack on the Malaysian airliner shot down by Russian-backed separatists over Ukrainian territory.
"Is the West going to be serious about dealing with Putin or not?" he asked. Watch the video below:
8:05 AM, Jul 24, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Joe Klein of Time defended Israel's military actions in Gaza on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday. Klein, a self-described critic of Israel's support of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, nonetheless argued that Western media needed to do a better job of telling Israel's side of the story, a point he debated with NBC News's Andrea Mitchell.
"So he's a bad father?" "Yes!"9:42 AM, Jun 5, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough got in a heated debate with colleague Chuck Todd Thursday morning over whether the father of recently released POW Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl should be subject to criticism over his actions. Scarborough criticized the Obama administration for including Bob Bergdahl in a Rose Garden announcement on Saturday to announce the release of Bowe in exchange for five Taliban officials who had been detained at Guantanamo Bay.
“Joe, Joe, let's not. Don’t criticize the parents,” Todd replied. “Don’t criticize the parents in here."
Jan 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Things have been a bit of a mess at MSNBC lately. The network’s fortunes are tied to the fate of liberalism, and with Obama’s undeniable incompetence the preeminent political topic for the last few months, this has sent the network off on an increasingly desperate search for right-wing villainy to discuss. The results have not been pretty.
11:27 AM, Nov 27, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Tuesday night, Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner debated MSNBC host Chris Hayes and former Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke over the question of the religious freedom and Obamacare's mandate that employers provide insurance that covers contraception. Watch the video below:
3:33 PM, Nov 5, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman and chair of the Democratic National Committee, told viewers of MSNBC Tuesday that Americans were not "myzled" by President Obama when it came to being able to keep their health plans under Obamacare.
"At the end of the day, Americans were not only not myzled [sic] by the president, the overwhelming majority of Americans are already insured," Wasserman Schultz said, apparently mispronouncing the word "misled."
Watch the video below:
12:22 PM, Sep 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC announced today that it would be launching a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet, according to a press release sent out by the network. The law has been widely opposed by all Republicans and supported by most Democrats, including President Obama.
The headline of the press release reads:
'The White House believes they need Bill Clinton to do this.'9:34 AM, Aug 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
MSNBC's Chuck Todd reports this morning that the White House has tapped former President Bill Clinton to make the case for Obamacare. Clinton's first speech on the subject will take place next week, September 4, at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Here's the report:
12:57 PM, Jul 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In what appeared to be an open letter to Edward Snowden, MSNBC this morning pleaded for the leaker to turn himself in to American authorities, despite the alleged tens of thousands of "human rights violations" in prisons each year: