SHE’S BACK …
Greta Van Susteren is reported to be headed to MSNBC. Her new show will be at the 6 PM time slot and named ‘For the Record’ as opposed to the ones she left at Fox News, ‘On the Record’. Greta has now been at CNN, Fox News and now MSLSD. The media shake up continues. We are going to need a score card with all the recent changes. Hopefully Greta can get back into covering crime and legal issues, rather than politics. I do wish her well and good luck at MSNBC, she is going to need it.
Greta Van Susteren is joining MSNBC, taking over the channel’s 6 p.m. time slot with a new show called “For the Record,” the network announced Thursday.
Van Susteren’s show will feature both news and analysis, working as a bridge from MSNBC’s dayside news shows into its more opinion and analysis-focused primetime. She starts on Jan. 9, and the show will be based out of Washington D.C.
“Greta is a true pro with a proven record of tough journalism,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement. “Her broad range of experience and sharp news judgment will be of great value to MSNBC as we build on our momentum going into a new year and a new administration.”
Her show replaces Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect” time slot, which ended in December.
“I’m thrilled to start my next chapter at MSNBC,” Van Susteren said. “The network is the right destination for the smart news and analysis I hope to deliver every day, and I look forward to joining the talented journalists and analysts I respect there.”
FOLKS … YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.
Brian Williams is the face of fake news. He was let go from his anchor position by NBC News for exactly that. Now this guy has the nerve to talk about fake news?
For years I’ve wondered if former NBC news anchor Brian Williams is an aspiring stand-up comic. What he said last night on The 11th Hour sealed it — this guy can make people laugh, albeit not always intentionally.
Williams’s repeated episodes of fictional story telling fobbed off as news, often accompanied by exaggerations of his journalistic heroics, led to his downfall from NBC in 2015. He was back seven months later in a lesser role, consigned to the purgatory that is late night on MSNBC.
Rather than tell you outright what Williams said, I defer to a video of his remarks. Better to hear it directly from him.
Yes, Williams actually said that, and while managing to keep a straight face. Just giving the guy credit where it’s due.
His decrying of “fake news” suggests that MSNBC is no place for this sort of thing. But if that were true, shouldn’t MSNBC refrain from having Brian Williams — of all people in the network’s employ — report on fake news to begin with? At the very least, shouldn’t some sort of disclaimer run across the bottom of the screen, something to the effect — “Warning: MSNBC anchor condemning fake news has repeatedly engaged in the practice.”
The Left Loses Thier Minds … Chris Matthews on Trump Protests: What Kind Of Statement Is There To Make? They Lost
THE LEFT BETTER GET THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS OF XANAX FILLED BEFORE OBAMACARE IS SCRAPPED …
The LEFT is still losing their collective minds as they cannot come to grips that they lost and Donald Trump is the president-elect. To see their constant angst and whining just shows how bias they truly are and were and how in the tank they were for Hillary Clinton.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski calls out Democrats for hypocrisy over FBI Director Comey … Scarborough Mocks Pro-Clinton Media, “I Have Been Stunned by the Spinning & Reporting this Weekend”
SOME ON THE LEFT ARE COMING TO REALITY WITH HILLARY CLINTON, HER ACTIONS AND THEIR REPORTING …
“This was a great, credible man with great integrity a week ago. So I don’t really get that. What if there is something big? We’re not going to say it was so outrageous. The bottom line is this all goes back to the server, something she shouldn’t have done, something that was way more than a mistake.
Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski ripped Democrats on Monday for hypocritically attacking FBI Director James Comey in the wake of the re-opened investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server use.
Comey set off a political explosion on Friday after a letter to Congress announcing that emails related to Clinton’s server were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer during a separate investigation into his sexting with an underage girl.
Weiner, a former congressman who resigned in 2011 because of a similar scandal, is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Democrats came down hard on Comey, with Clinton calling his letter “deeply troubling.” Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) accused him of breaking federal law.
Brzezinski, a supporter of Clinton, has nevertheless criticized the Democratic nominee harshly for her use of a private email server and wavering explanations for why she had one.
“This was a great, credible man with great integrity a week ago,” she said of Comey. “So I don’t really get that. What if there is something big? We’re not going to say it was so outrageous. The bottom line is this all goes back to the server, something she shouldn’t have done, something that was way more than a mistake. Way more.”
Brzezinski called it a “self-inflicted, massive wound.” Noting she has continually ripped Republicans for nominating a figure like Donald Trump, Brzezinski said Democrats had put up someone under FBI investigation.
NBC Moderator Matt Lauer Fields Storm of Criticism Over Clinton-Trump Forum Because He Actually Asked Hillary Tough Questions (VIDEO)
HOW COMICAL, MATT LAUER RECEIVES MAJOR CRITICISM BECAUSE HE DIDN’T THROW HILLARY SOFT BALLS AND PROTECT LYING, CROOKED HILLARY …
The LEFT and the liberal MSM headed by the New York Times is losing their mind and crying foul because Matt Lauer actual did what a moderators was supposed to do last night and pressed Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on her emails and exposing classified information. How dare he ask her tough questions. How comical that those on the LEFT have suddenly realized that there is no more real journalism in America. But not because of any valid reasons. only because one actually tried to hold Hillary’s feet to the fire. Guess what, that is what the media is supposed to do, irregardless of what political party they are.
Matt Lauer asks, why was it just a mistake and not disqualifying? Liberals are upset that Lauer did not give Hillary Clinton a pass. The LEFT is upset that Lauer did not carry the water for Hillary and deflect that fact that she is a liar and mishandled top secret documents. So the LEFT is upset because some one actually dare vet Hillary and confront her with her reckless and illegal actions.
The judgment as President questions begin at the 4:40 minute mark of video
It was a high-stakes political moment, far from the chummier confines of the “Today” show and, for Matt Lauer, NBC’s stalwart of the morning, a chance to prove his broadcasting mettle on the presidential stage.
The consensus afterward was not kind.
Charged with overseeing a live prime-time forum with Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton — widely seen as a dry run of sorts for the coming presidential debates — Mr. Lauer found himself besieged on Wednesday evening by critics of all political stripes, who accused the anchor of unfairness, sloppiness and even sexism in his handling of the event.
Granted 30 minutes with each candidate, who appeared back-to-back at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, Mr. Lauer devoted about a third of his time with Mrs. Clinton to questions about her use of a private email server, then seemed to rush through subsequent queries about weighty topics like domestic terror attacks.
When an Army veteran in the audience asked Mrs. Clinton to describe her plan to defeat the Islamic State, Mr. Lauer interjected before the candidate could begin her reply.
LAUER: You’re talking about judgment.
CLINTON: … and then makes the decision. Makes the decision, that’s right.
LAUER: So judgment is a key.
CLINTON: Temperament and judgment, yes.
LAUER: The word “judgment” has been used a lot around you, Secretary Clinton, over the last year-and-a-half, and in particular concerning your use of your personal e-mail and server to communicate while you were secretary of state. You’ve said it’s a mistake.
LAUER: You said you made not the best choice. You were communicating on highly sensitive topics. Why wasn’t it more than a mistake? Why wasn’t it disqualifying, if you want to be commander-in- chief?
CLINTON: Well, Matt, first of all, as I have said repeatedly, it was a mistake to have a personal account. I would certainly not do it again. I make no excuses for it. It was something that should not have been done.
But the real question is the handling of classified material, which is I think what the implication of your question was. And for all the viewers watching you tonight, I have a lot of experience dealing with classified material, starting when I was on the Senate Armed Services Committee going into the four years as secretary of state. Classified material has a header which says “top secret,” “secret,” “confidential.” Nothing — and I will repeat this, and this is verified in the report by the Department of Justice — none of the e-mails sent or received by me had such a header.
LAUER: Were some of the e-mails sent or received by you referring to our drone program, our covert drone program?
CLINTON: Yes, because — of course, there were no discussions of any of the covert actions in process being determined about whether or not to go forward. But every part of our government had to deal with questions, and the secretary of state’s office was first and foremost. So there are ways of talking about the drone program…
LAUER: And you said you thought your communications on that were fairly routine?
CLINTON: Well, let me say, the FBI just released their report about their investigation, they discussed drone matters in the unclassified section of their report.
LAUER: But Director Comey also said this after reviewing all the information. He said there is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.
CLINTON: Well, Matt, I just respectfully point to the hundreds of experienced foreign policy experts, diplomats, defense officials who were communicating information on the unclassified system because it was necessary to answer questions and to be able publicly to go as far as we could, which was not acknowledging the program.
But I would be in Pakistan, as I was on several occasions. There might very well have been a strike. I would be asked in a public setting, in an interview, about it. It was known to have happened. We had to have an answer that did not move into classified area. And I think we handled that appropriately.
LAUER: You mentioned you’re in Pakistan. Some of the e-mails you sent and received happened while you were overseas. And Director Comey also said that while they have no proof, we assessed that it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail accounts.
CLINTON: Matt, there is no evidence. Of course anything is possible. But what is factual is the State Department system was hacked. Most of the government systems are way behind the curve. We’ve had hacking repeatedly, even in the White House. There is no evidence my system was hacked.