Rand Paul: MSNBC has 'partisan cranks and hacks'
July 30th, 2014
09:05 PM ET
11 hours ago

Rand Paul: MSNBC has 'partisan cranks and hacks'

Arlington, Virginia (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul lambasted MNSBC on Wednesday, pledging not to be a guest on the network until it "apologizes" for airing "lousy lies" about his positions.

"So I was having a great day today, then I went to MSNBC," the Kentucky Republican said to laughs at a convention in Arlington, Virginia for the libertarian group, Young Americans for Liberty.

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Filed under: MSNBC • Rand Paul
May 7th, 2014
07:17 AM ET
3 months ago

MSNBC apologizes for 'ill-advised' Cinco de Mayo segment

(CNN) – The anchor of MSNBC's "Way Too Early" apologized Tuesday for "ill-advised" references to Mexicans and Cinco de Mayo.

Thomas Roberts, who hosts the show from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m., told viewers via Twitter that a segment that featured a correspondent in a sombrero swilling tequila was not intended to demean Mexicans.

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DNC rips MSNBC decision on Scarborough speech
April 10th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
4 months ago

DNC rips MSNBC decision on Scarborough speech

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is challenging MSNBC's decision to allow one of its hosts, Joe Scarborough, speak at a New Hampshire state GOP event.

In a letter to MSNBC president Phil Griffin on Thursday, the committee's communications director, Mo Elleithee, accused the liberal-leaning cable news channel of having a "pretty big double standard" when it comes to host participation at partisan events.

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Filed under: Democratic National Committee • DNC • MSNBC
MSNBC apologizes for Cheerios tweet hitting 'right wing'
January 30th, 2014
12:36 PM ET
6 months ago

MSNBC apologizes for Cheerios tweet hitting 'right wing'

Updated 4:39 p.m. ET, 1/30/2014

(CNN) –  MSNBC President Phil Griffin apologized Thursday for what he called an "offensive" network tweet, which suggested that conservatives may “hate” a Cheerios Super Bowl ad featuring a racially mixed family.

Griffin said the person responsible for the tweet was fired.

"The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable,” Griffin said in a written statement. “We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet.”

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Filed under: MSNBC • RNC
Christie team slams MSNBC, denies mayor's claim Sandy funds held hostage
January 18th, 2014
09:22 PM ET
6 months ago

Christie team slams MSNBC, denies mayor's claim Sandy funds held hostage

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie's camp pushed back hard Saturday against allegations by a New Jersey mayor that administration officials threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy relief funding unless she supported a redevelopment plan favored by the governor.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer appeared on MSNBC Saturday to level charges that members of Christie's administration pressured her to approve the project sought by The Rockefeller Group, a real estate developer with ties to the Christie's administration.

MSNBC said its story is based on an interview with "the mayor and e-mails and personal notes she shared with MSNBC."

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Filed under: Chris Christie • MSNBC
January 4th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
7 months ago

MSNBC host offers tearful apology to Romneys

Updated 1:49 p.m., 1/4/2014

(CNN) - MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry made a tearful apology to Mitt Romney’s family on her show Saturday, after she and a panel poked fun at a photo of the former Republican presidential candidate with his wife and 21 grandchildren by zeroing in on his adopted African-American grandson.

"Whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive, and showing the photo in that context, of that segment, was poor judgment. So without reservation or qualification, I apologize to the Romney family," said the anchor at the open of her show, "Melissa Harris-Perry."
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • MSNBC
November 21st, 2013
09:40 AM ET
8 months ago

Palin cancels interview after Martin Bashir comments

(CNN) – Sarah Palin canceled an interview with NBC's "Today" on Wednesday after MSNBC host Martin Bashir made incendiary remarks about the former Alaska governor.

Bashir apologized Monday for suggesting last week that Palin deserved graphic punishment for comparing the U.S. federal debt to China to slavery.
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Filed under: MSNBC • Sarah Palin
May 29th, 2012
03:05 PM ET
2 years ago

MSNBC host slammed for comment

(CNN) – After apologizing for questioning whether military casualties could be labeled heroes, the dust is still settling over an MSNBC host's comments that quickly set off a firestorm this Memorial Day weekend.

Chris Hayes, who hosts the Sunday program "UP with Chris Hayes," said in a long discussion on military service that he was "uncomfortable" with using the word "heroes" to describe those who die in combat.
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Filed under: 2012 • MSNBC • Veterans
May 29th, 2012
10:37 AM ET
2 years ago

What makes a soldier a hero? MSNBC host's remarks spark outrage

(CNN) – What makes someone a hero?

It seems like it's a simple question, but MSNBC host Chris Hayes caused a firestorm when he said on Memorial Day weekend that he was uncomfortable calling people heroes just because they served in the military.

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MSNBC contributor suspended over crass quip
June 30th, 2011
11:11 AM ET
3 years ago

MSNBC contributor suspended over crass quip

(CNN) - MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin was suspended indefinitely Thursday from the cable network after calling President Obama a "d**k."

"Mark Halperin's comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable," read a statement from MSNBC. "We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air."
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