Tag: Alex Wagner

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Maher: Charlie Hebdo Critics Are Bigots Themselves

HBO host Bill Maher criticized Charlie Hebdo’s detractors as engaging in “the soft bigotry of low expectations” during a discussion on PEN giving an award to Charlie Hebdo and the shooting at the Mohammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, TX

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Thrush and Wagner: ‘Clinton Cash’ Has ‘A Lot of Legs’

MSNBC host Alex Wagner and POLITICO Chief Political Correspondent Glenn Thrush argued that the book “Clinton Cash” has “a lot of legs” on Tuesday’s “NOW.” After Thrush said that the book’s author Peter Schweizer accused the Clintons of leaking details of

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MSNBC Dubs Pats Deflation Scandal ‘Ballghazi’

MSNBC host Alex Wagner nicknamed the scandal involving whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship (commonly referred to as “Deflategate”) as “Ballghazi” on Thursday. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Obama Donor Who Made Racist Jindal Comment Booted from MSNBC

Arsalan Iftikhar, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and an Obama donor, won’t be invited back to MSNBC after his racist comments Monday about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Iftikhar accused the Republican Jindal of “trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin.” Iftikhar’s comments occurred on the MSNBC show “Now with Alex Wagner.” Host Wagner did not challenge the racist comments.

Davis: "I Do Not Understand How Women Can Support" Abbott

Davis: "I Do Not Understand How Women Can Support" Abbott

AUSTIN, Texas — In an interview on MSNBC Monday afternoon, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, the Democrat nominee for Governor, attacked Texas women who have refused to support her campaign. Host Alex Wagner remarked on the number of abortion clinics

MSNBC Host Mocks Tea Party as 'a Dog Off It's Leash'

MSNBC Host Mocks Tea Party as 'a Dog Off It's Leash'

Tuesday on MSNBC’s ‘Now with Alex Wagner,” Wagner laughed and mocked the Tea Party candidates facing primaries today as “dogs” with guests former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) and Huffington Post editor Howard Fineman. Schweitzer first called the Tea Party a

Pelosi: Republicans Have 'Disrespect' For Women

Pelosi: Republicans Have 'Disrespect' For Women

Nancy Pelosi in an interview with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner discussing Republicans on issues that impact woman : “[It’s] disrespect, Whether it’s pay equity and raising the minimum wage, whether it’s paid sick leave, or whether it’s support for … child

MSNBC's Matthews: Tea Party Racist by Using Word 'We'

MSNBC's Matthews: Tea Party Racist by Using Word 'We'

Appearing on Now with Alex Wagner on MSNBC, primetime host Chris Matthews explained that Tea Party use of the word “we” was racist, and that Tea Partiers presumably still counted black people as “three-fifths” of a person. The leg-tingling host

Left-Wing Celebrities Mock Cruz as Neither American nor Hispanic

Left-Wing Celebrities Mock Cruz as Neither American nor Hispanic

On Friday night, after the supposedly nonpartisan ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards, MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, actress Eva Longoria, and Al Madrigal of the Daily Show used a post-show panel to mock Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), whose father is an immigrant from Cuba. They

Magic Johnson: 'Obamacare Is Working'

Magic Johnson: 'Obamacare Is Working'

Former Los Angeles Lakers great and current Dodgers co-owner Earvin “Magic” Johnson on Monday defended President Barack Obama and Obamacare, claiming on MSNBC that the intrusive healthcare law that is threatening small businesses and may be more difficult to figure

Ed Rendell On MSNBC: I’m ‘Scared to Death’

On MSNBC’s “Now With Alex,” Alex Wagner’s left-wing panel did its best to spin the debate as a clear win for Obama. One woman went on about how in the wake of the debate Romney is now a “joke” on