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‘Tasteless’ Hannity compares Mass. race to earthquake

Less than a week has passed since hundreds of thousands of Haitians fell victim to the worst earthquake in their history and Sean Hannity has already co-opted the term to score political points. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann awarded the Fox News host “Worst Person in the World” Monday night for repeatedly…

Scarborough slams Olbermann’s rant against ‘homophobic, racist’ Brown

A political war of sorts has broken out inside MSNBC, with Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough criticizing prime-time talking head Keith Olbermann for his scathing criticism of Scott Brown, the Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special Senate election in Massachusetts. “Olbermann calls Brown a ‘homophobic racist reactionary’ who ‘supports violence against…

‘Pseudo-feud’ erupts between Stewart, Maddow over Haiti reporting

Comedy Central host Jon Stewart does not typically pick on MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. Thursday night was an exception. Amid an exploration of political and ideological exploitation of the catastrophe in Haiti, Stewart ran down a list of the most grievous offenders. At the end, he thanked MSNBC’s liberal host…

Olbermann: Rush, Robertson’s lives not worth ‘lowest’ of Haiti’s victims

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann pulled no punches in criticizing Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson over their eyebrow-raising comments in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, now estimated to have taken the lives of “hundreds of thousands” of people. “Even the worst of us in this political mosh pit of…

Editor suggests group Liz Cheney fronts is bogus

The editor of a prominent progressive magazine has suggested that Liz Cheney’s political pressure group may be a bogus front that gives news networks an excuse to put the younger Cheney on TV. The only reason that Liz Cheney makes it on the news talk show rounds is that “she’s…

Maddow mocks ‘Tea Party on Tea Party torpedoing’

A for-profit Tea Party convention to be held next month, featuring Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker, is frustrating some conservative grassroots activists who can’t afford the steep price tag, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported Monday night. Maddow pointed to a recent article at Politico that reported Tea Party Nation, the…

Maddow shreds Giuliani for ‘forgetting about 9/11′

Is Rudolph Giuliani’s political career over? The former mayor of New York City has been making his rounds in U.S. media this week, trying to explain away his false claim that there were no domestic terrorist attacks on the United States during the Bush administration. For a man often mocked…

Former CIA agent: Bush made intelligence problems worse

A former CIA field officer says the Bush administration’s reforms of the intelligence community have made it more difficult to prevent terrorist operations. Speaking to MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, Jack Rice, now an on-air personality at Air America radio, said the creation of the National Counterterrorism Center and the office of…

Olbermann taunts GOP by using the word ‘terror’ 27 times

A GOP lawmaker suggested that President Barack Obama could improve his response to security threats by using the word terrorism more often. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann took the congressman’s suggestion Wednesday and used the word terror 27 times in a single paragraph to show how Republicans exploiting it as a “brand…

Olbermann: Health reform opponents ‘approve’ 45,000 deaths a year

Conservative radio host Neal Boortz stirred up controversy on Monday with a Twitter posting saying, “ObamaCare will do more damage than a successful terrorist bombing of an airliner …and kill more people as well.” Boortz, who has a well-deserved reputation for making deliberately offensive remarks, has been an active promoter…

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