Tag: john harwood

CNBC’s Harwood: GOP Is ‘Radically Opposed to Government Itself’

Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood accused today’s Republican Party of being “radically opposed to government itself.” “The modern Republican Party is radically opposed to government itself. They’re radically opposed to taxation. What is governing? Governing


Wikileaks: John Harwood Boasted of Goading Trump at Debate

John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times, who moderated one of the early Republican presidential primary debates, was not only supportive of Hillary Clinton, but boasted to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta about goading Donald Trump at the debate, according to new emails released Tuesday by Wikileaks.

Sarah Palin: NBC, Fire John Harwood; GOP, Watch ‘The Undefeated’

Commenting on the fallout from Wednesday night’s GOP debate, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised Breitbart Editor-at-Large John Nolte’s column exposing the lies of CNBC debate moderator John Harwood; called on NBC to fire Harwood; and urged people to watch Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon’s documentary, The Undefeated, to “get a clue” about the media treatment she received during the 2008 campaign.

NBC Debate Moderator John Harwood Enters Dan Rather-Phase of Denial

CNBC Republican debate moderator John Harwood has entered the Dan Rather-phase of denial. — @NolteNC @JohnHarwood pic.twitter.com/d4ITsXw7lB — Peter (@PET3R_S) October 29, 2015 —  Although Harwood was caught outright lying  in a loaded question to Marco Rubio Wednesday night, the

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Ben Carson Campaign: Donald Trump Right, CNBC Wanted Longer Debate

GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s spokesperson Deana Bass told Breitbart News that fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump was right – CNBC planned to have a much longer debate until Trump and Carson negotiated it down to two hours, despite CNBC’s John Harwood arguing the debate was always going to be only two hours.

Cruz Scolds CNBC Anchors: Ask Questions About ‘Substantive Issues’

Wednesday at the CNBC Republican presidential debate, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) scolded the anchors of the debate for asking only inflammatory questions saying, “Nobody believes that the moderators have any intention of voting in a Republican primary.” Cruz

The CNBC Debate Moderators On Hillary Clinton and Free Trade

Consumers of political news should understand that the biases of debate moderators are highly relevant. It doesn’t mean moderators with strong views are incapable of running a good debate, but the networks really ought to make portfolios of their moderators’ political history available for easy public consumption. It is fair to ask what sort of perspective these CNBC moderators bring to the presidential contest.

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Media Tries Getting ‘Pedantic’ On Ted Cruz

The real lesson of this exchange: John Harwood wanted to ambush Ted Cruz with an assault on his credibility, in an interview he had plenty of time to prepare, and the only thing he could come up with was the number of IRS agents Cruz mentioned in a joke. Is that really the ground defenders of the Lyin’ King and Hillary “I didn’t want to carry two cell phones” Clinton want to fight on?

Ted Cruz vs. Media’s Dark Art Of Highly Selective Fact-Checking

The exact number of agents working for the IRS is not relevant to either the joke Cruz was making, or the serious and legitimate point underlying it: the same government that pronounces itself utterly helpless to keep track of immigration scofflaws, or secure the border, is very aggressive about keeping tabs on law-abiding taxpayers.