PoliticsNation http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22975/all en MSNBC’s Sharpton Rips Paul Ryan’s ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Ruthless,’ ‘Heartless’ Budget http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-rips-paul-ryans-dangerous-ruthless-heartless-budget <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC’s Al Sharpton was incensed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) newly-released budget plan on Wednesday’s <em>PoliticsNation</em>. Referencing President Obama’s comment that “America is a place for everybody,” Sharpton added his own condemnation of Ryan’s budget as he hollered, <strong>“America is a place for everybody, not a place for dangerous ideas and a ruthless war on the poor!”</strong> [Listen to MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-02-MSNBC-PN-Ryan.mp3" _cke_saved_href="/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-02-MSNBC-PN-Ryan.mp3">here</a>.]</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-rips-paul-ryans-dangerous-ruthless-heartless-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Budget MSNBC Paul Ryan PoliticsNation Poverty Welfare Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:43:22 +0000 paul.bremmer 45925 at http://www.mrc.org Race Baiter Extraordinaire Sharpton Complains About Sen. Paul’s ‘Cynical Use of Race’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/race-baiter-extraordinaire-sharpton-complains-about-sen-pauls-cynical-use-race <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Thursday’s <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton was irritated that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) dared to suggest that President Obama should be more concerned about NSA spying because of our country’s history of civil rights leaders being spied upon. Sharpton thundered, “[W]ho is Rand Paul to make this point? <strong>This is a cynical use of race from some on the right</strong>.”<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/race-baiter-extraordinaire-sharpton-complains-about-sen-pauls-cynical-use-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Civil Rights MSNBC PoliticsNation Race Issues Racism Rand Paul Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:41:43 +0000 paul.bremmer 45813 at http://www.mrc.org Sharpton and Milbank Dismiss Obama Culpability in IRS, Benghazi Scandals http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sharpton-and-milbank-dismiss-obama-culpability-irs-benghazi-scandals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-02-03-MSNBC-PN-Milbank.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Monday's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, during a discussion of FNC host Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Barack Obama, MSNBC host Al Sharpton and <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Dana Milbank dismissed the possibility of Obama administration wrongdoing in the IRS and Benghazi scandals.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sharpton-and-milbank-dismiss-obama-culpability-irs-benghazi-scandals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Barack Obama Benghazi Dana Milbank IRS MSNBC PoliticsNation Washington Post Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:37:04 +0000 45467 at http://www.mrc.org WashPost's Milbank: Obama Needs 'Cattle Prod' and 'Baseball Bat' to Deal with Republicans http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-milbank-obama-needs-cattle-prod-and-baseball-bat-deal-republicans <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-28-MSNBC-PN-Milbank.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's<em> PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Dana Milbank utilized the kind of violent imagery that would make liberals howl if uttered by anyone on the right as he suggested that President Barack Obama needs a "cattle prod" and a "baseball bat" in dealing with Republicans.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-milbank-obama-needs-cattle-prod-and-baseball-bat-deal-republicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Dana Milbank MSNBC PoliticsNation Republicans Washington Post Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:47:31 +0000 45416 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton Claims Voter ID Laws Are a Poll Tax http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-claims-voter-id-laws-are-poll-tax <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-23-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On the Thursday, January 23, <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton characterized voter ID laws as a "poll tax" as he celebrated the 50th anniversary of the abolition of poll taxes with the 24th Amendment's passage.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-claims-voter-id-laws-are-poll-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Eric Holder John Lewis MSNBC PoliticsNation Racism Voting Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:21:02 +0000 45383 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton: GOP 'Tanking the Economy,' 'Exploiting the Bad Problems They Caused' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-gop-tanking-economy-exploiting-bad-problems-they-caused <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-15-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Wednesday's <em>PoliticsNation</em>, MSNBC host Al Sharpton seemed to accuse Republicans of deliberately causing economic problems as "part of the plan" to attack President Obama during the midterm elections. Sharpton: "Republicans are the ones tanking the economy, and maybe that's part of the plan.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-gop-tanking-economy-exploiting-bad-problems-they-caused" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton economy Joy Reid MSNBC PoliticsNation Republicans Rush Limbaugh Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:32:54 +0000 45319 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton Accuses GOP of 'Demonizing' Single Mothers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-accuses-gop-demonizing-single-mothers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-09-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Thursday's <em>PoliticsNation</em>, MSNBC host Al Sharpton accused Republicans of "demonizing" single mothers and placing "blame" on them for poverty in response to several Republicans who have recently complained about government policies that have encouraged poor women to become single mothers.<br /><br />Sharpton plugged the segment:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-accuses-gop-demonizing-single-mothers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Donna Edwards Louie Gohmert Michele Bachmann MSNBC PoliticsNation Republicans Welfare Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:01:58 +0000 45269 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton Lauds Obama Admin Push to Reduce 'Harsh Punishment' of Problem Students http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-lauds-obama-admin-push-reduce-harsh-punishment-problem-students <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-08-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />As he ended his <em>PoliticsNation</em> show on Wednesday, January 8, MSNBC's Al Sharpton praised Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for issuing guidelines pushing for schools to reduce "harsh punishment" of students, which the MSNBC host labeled a "national problem," and griped about black students disproportionately receiving d</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-lauds-obama-admin-push-reduce-harsh-punishment-problem-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Education Al Sharpton Crime Eric Holder MSNBC PoliticsNation race Schools Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:42:54 +0000 45261 at http://www.mrc.org WashPost's Milbank Compares Talk of Impeaching Obama to 'Revenge Killing' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-milbank-compares-talk-impeaching-obama-revenge-killing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-01-07-MSNBC-PN-Milbank.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Tuesday's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, during a discussion of Republican congressional members who have spoken of the possibility of impeaching President Obama, <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Dana Milbank labeled such talk "tribal politics" and compared it to a "revenge killing" against the President because he won the election.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-milbank-compares-talk-impeaching-obama-revenge-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama Dana Milbank MSNBC PoliticsNation Republicans Washington Post Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:30:54 +0000 45256 at http://www.mrc.org On MSNBC, Schaeffer Sees GOP 'Pathological Hatred,' Want to 'Stop the First African-American President' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-schaeffer-sees-gop-pathological-hatred-want-stop-first-african-american-president <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2014-01-03-MSNBC-PN-Schaeffer.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on Friday's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, during a discussion of conservative Christians making plans to push their agenda, liberal guest Frank Schaeffer charged that Republicans have a "pathological hatred" of President Obama, asserted that the GOP's goal is to "Stop the first African-American President from succeeding at all costs,</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-schaeffer-sees-gop-pathological-hatred-want-stop-first-african-american-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Barack Obama Christians Conservatives Frank Schaeffer MSNBC PoliticsNation Racism Republicans Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:45:17 +0000 45231 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Williams Rants Ted Cruz 'Biggest Fraud,' Pouts 'He Wasn't Supposed to Be Elected' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-williams-rants-ted-cruz-biggest-fraud-pouts-he-wasnt-supposed-be-elected <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-30-MSNBC-PN-Williams.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a panel member on the Monday, December 30, <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC to help assign the annual "Revvy" awards for the year 2013, MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams ranted that Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is "biggest fraud to have ever walked in the United States Senate," and went on to bizarrely claim that Cruz "wasn't supposed to be e</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-williams-rants-ted-cruz-biggest-fraud-pouts-he-wasnt-supposed-be-elected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Jimmy Williams MSNBC PoliticsNation Senate Ted Cruz Texas Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:07:02 +0000 45206 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton Slams 'Heartless Ideology' of GOP on Unemployment Benefits Extension http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-slams-heartless-ideology-gop-unemployment-benefits-extension <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-27-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton2.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Friday's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton asserted that Republicans "don't care" about the unemployed whose unemployment benefits are expiring and went on to accuse Republicans of having a "heartless ideology that says if you're out of work, you're out of luck."<br /><br />Sharpton began the show:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-slams-heartless-ideology-gop-unemployment-benefits-extension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton economy MSNBC PoliticsNation Republicans unemployment Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:49:06 +0000 45201 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Taylor: Republicans 'Almost Single-Handedly Blew Up This Economy' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-taylor-republicans-almost-single-handedly-blew-economy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin: 1px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-26-MSNBC-PN-Taylor.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Thursday's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, during a discussion of Republican resistance to extending unemployment benefits, MSNBC political analyst Goldie Taylor charged that the GOP "almost single-handedly blew up this economy," and that it was "as if" they "blew up" the "bridge" and then "dared people to cross to the other side of the canyon</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-taylor-republicans-almost-single-handedly-blew-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Blacks Goldie Taylor MSNBC PoliticsNation Racism Rand Paul Welfare Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:43:21 +0000 45195 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Sharpton Slams 'Stinginess' of Republican 'Grinches' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-slams-stinginess-republican-grinches <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-23-MSNBC-PN-Sharpton.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On the Monday, December 23, <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton led the show by accusing Republicans of "stinginess" and of being "grinches" because of GOP opposition to a further extension of unemployment benefits. With the words "GOP Grinches Steal Christmas" on screen, Sharpton opened the show:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-sharpton-slams-stinginess-republican-grinches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton congress economy Minimum Wage MSNBC PoliticsNation Republicans unemployment Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:34:28 +0000 45190 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Taylor Invents 'Hypocrisy' Charge Over GOP Views on Duck Dynasty Vs. ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-taylor-invents-hypocrisy-charge-over-gop-views-duck-dynasty-vs-obamacare <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-19-MSNBC-PN-Taylor.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Thursday's <em>PoliticsNation</em>, MSNBC political analyst Goldie Taylor ludicrously saw "hypocrisy" in Republicans speaking out against A&amp;E possibly firing <em>Duck Dynasty</em>'s Phil Robertson while opposing ObamaCare's contraception mandate as she failed to note that ObamaCare, as opposed to the <em>Duck Dynasty</em> controversy, is an issue of forc</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-taylor-invents-hypocrisy-charge-over-gop-views-duck-dynasty-vs-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Al Sharpton Duck Dynasty Goldie Taylor Homosexuals MSNBC obamacare Phil Robertson PoliticsNation Religion Republicans Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:53:19 +0000 45180 at http://www.mrc.org