Accuracy in Media

Lawrence O’Donnell’s Days at MSNBC May be Numbered

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnel’s contract is about to expire, and according to The Huffington Post, the network isn’t looking to keep the longtime host: “Four well-placed sources tell HuffPost that MSNBC has not been in contact with O’Donnell’s team of representatives to negotiate a new deal. The absence of active negotiations weeks before a contract […]

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MSNBC Host Tweeted Conspiracy Theory about Trump’s Airstrikes, Syria and Putin

Lawrence O’Donnell, a host on MSNBC, tweeted out a seemingly tin-foil-hat-type conspiracy about Syria, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Somehow, O’Donnell felt that Trump may have ordered airstrikes at Putin’s behest. Wouldn’t it be nice if it was impossible to suspect Putin ok’d Assad’s gas attack so Trump could fire missiles & change […]

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MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: “Damning Emerging Consensus” Among Democrats that Sanders May Win Iowa and New Hampshire [Video]

The third quarter fundraising totals are in for the presidential candidates. On the Democratic side, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came so surprisingly close to frontrunner Hillary Clinton that MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said he was stunned, and that it called into question Hillary’s supposed ability to raise vast sums of money. “I find it stunning […]

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MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Will Hillary Clinton’s Speeches be “Just Too Boring” for Voters? [Video]

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s struggles to replicate the enthusiasm the liberal media showed President Obama during his two campaigns was evident last night as MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell  questioned whether or not Hillary’s campaign speeches will be “just too boring” for voters to stomach. O’Donnell: Charlie Cook, does she run the risk of having those […]

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Rips Hillary for “Unacceptable Behavior” with Private Emails [Video]

Appearing on Morning Joe to discuss the ongoing Hillary Clinton email scandal, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said that her use of a private email server was “very clearly in violation” of State Department rules. He added: It goes back to the original issue, which is the proper custodial preservation of State Department emails and all of […]

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Even the Liberal Media can’t Defend Hillary’s Use of Private Email Account While at State Department [Video]

Hillary Clinton, who desperately wants to be the next president, hit a serious speed bump yesterday with the revelation that she never had an official State Department email account while she was Secretary of State. Instead, she used an unsecured private email account to conduct official business, in violation of government record-keeping laws. While the […]

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Ezra Klein: Clinton Finances Likely to Provide “Grist” for Opponents in 2016 [Video]

  Hilary Clinton hasn’t officially begun her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign, but it is already stumbling out of the gate, with the latest revelation that the Clinton Foundation has been accepting money from foreign governments. This has elicited criticism from fellow Democrats, fearful that the party’s presumptive nominee is damaging herself beyond repair. What’s […]

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Eugene Robinson Praises Hillary Clinton’s Avoidance Strategy [Video]

Appearing on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson praised Hillary Clinton’s current strategy of avoiding making decisions or answering questions, because it has helped her remain the defacto Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. O’Donnell asked Robinson if he thought that Clinton is feeling lucky that she isn’t a senator and therefore […]

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MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Why Couldn’t the Government Get Obamacare Right? [Video]

  On his program Thursday night, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell struggled to understand how a government that operates programs the size of Social Security and Medicare could fail so miserably when launching Obamacare, which is a fraction the size of those programs. O’Donnell interviewed journalist Steven Brill about his article in Time magazine that discussed the […]

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May 2017

5/15/2017 - Lawrence O’Donnell’s Days at MSNBC May be Numbered

April 2017

4/20/2017 - MSNBC Host Tweeted Conspiracy Theory about Trump’s Airstrikes, Syria and Putin

October 2015

10/2/2015 - MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: “Damning Emerging Consensus” Among Democrats that Sanders May Win Iowa and New Hampshire [Video]

July 2015

7/14/2015 - MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Will Hillary Clinton’s Speeches be “Just Too Boring” for Voters? [Video]

June 2015

6/30/2015 - MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Rips Hillary for “Unacceptable Behavior” with Private Emails [Video]

April 2015

4/1/2015 - MSNBC First-Quarter Ratings Collapse, Maddow Hits All-Time Low

March 2015

3/3/2015 - Even the Liberal Media can’t Defend Hillary’s Use of Private Email Account While at State Department [Video]

February 2015

2/24/2015 - Ezra Klein: Clinton Finances Likely to Provide “Grist” for Opponents in 2016 [Video]

2/14/2015 - Eugene Robinson Praises Hillary Clinton’s Avoidance Strategy [Video]

2/28/2014 - MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Why Couldn’t the Government Get Obamacare Right? [Video]

July 2013

7/10/2013 - Cat Fight on the Left Over “Fake IRS Scandal”

May 2013

5/27/2013 - Left Tries to Redefine IRS Scandal

December 2012

12/5/2012 - White House Opens Its Doors to MSNBC Hosts

September 2012

9/28/2012 - Lawrence O’Donnell Falls for “The Stench” Satire Story

August 2012

8/3/2012 - Sen. Coburn Calls Out MSNBC Panel For Tea Party Remarks

June 2012

6/6/2012 - Obama and Israel: The Undermining of a Historic Relationship

May 2012

5/11/2012 - MSNBC Mashup: Bullying Mitt Romney

December 2011

12/11/2011 - Anderson Cooper’s Show Giving MSNBC a Run for Its Money

October 2011

10/20/2011 - MSNBC, Looking to Improve Ratings, Rejiggers Primetime Lineup

September 2011

9/28/2011 - MSNBC Is Losing Viewers to CNN

9/18/2011 - CNN’s Anderson Cooper Beats MSNBC Twice in One Night

July 2011

7/6/2011 - Olbermann’s Ratings Plunge in Second Week

June 2011

6/22/2011 - MSNBC Comes to Jon Stewart’s Defense [Video]

April 2011

4/27/2011 - PBS Host: Donald Trump and Tea Partiers Are Racist

4/25/2011 - The Four+ Fallacies of Lean Forward, 2.0

4/24/2011 - HuffPo’s Fineman Blames GOP Congress for Obama’s Low Poll Numbers

March 2011

3/16/2011 - Japan Quake Causes Viewers to Flee MSNBC

3/15/2011 - MSNBC Gets A Little Gun Shy

February 2011

2/22/2011 - O’Donnell Channels Olbermann

January 2011

1/30/2011 - Parker Spitzer Gets A Lift From Olbermann Departure