Now online: the September 28 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This week, after a summer of Hillary Clinton scandals, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie grills Chelsea: “What’s she like as a grandmother?…Paint us a picture of Hillary Clinton at home, talking baby talk.”
Meanwhile, the media continue to fawn over the “remarkable” candidacy of Socialist Bernie Sanders, even as longtime Newsweek reporter Eleanor Clift castigates Carly Fiorina for the latter’s condemnations of Planned Parenthood: “To imply that they are selling and harvesting baby parts — I think it’s really offensive.” Highlights are posted below; the entire issue is posted online with 23 quotes, three with video, at www.MRC.org.
NBC News Asks the Hard-Hitting Questions About Hillary
“What’s she like as a grandmother? I mean, paint us a picture of Hillary Clinton at home, hanging out, talking baby talk….You say she sings. Does she have a good voice?”
— NBC’s Savannah Guthrie to Chelsea Clinton, September 15 Today.
Rooting for “Remarkable” Bernie’s Socialist Boom
“Eight years ago, Barack Obama offered a message of hope and change, presenting himself as a leader from a new generation. This time around, Democratic imaginations and hearts are fired up by a white-haired 74-year-old socialist who is riding a populist surge.”
— AP’s Catherine Luce on September 21.
“You’ve been preparing for this your whole life in some ways….You’ve turned out these big crowds. You inspired 200,000 volunteers. You moved people….It is a remarkable thing, as a liberal, to see the success you’re having, the resonance that your message is having and I don’t know what’s going to happen in the campaign long term, but good luck to you, sir.”
— MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders on The Rachel Maddow Show, September 17.
It’s “Offensive” to Say Planned Parenthood Sold Baby Parts
“She played real fast and loose, though, with the facts around Planned Parenthood and I think she really is overreaching in the criticism she’s making of an organization that millions of women in this country have gotten services from. And to imply that they are selling and harvesting and selling baby parts — that doesn’t bear out with the facts and I think it’s really offensive.”
— The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift on the syndicated McLaughlin Group, talking about Carly Fiorina’s performance at the Republican debate, September 19.
Conservative Bigots Strike Again!
“If you have an irrational hatred of President Obama and you think he’s an illegal immigrant or whatever, if you are an Islamophobe…the Republican Party makes a home for you.”
— Washington Post columnist and MSNBC analyst Eugene Robinson on the September 21 Hardball.
Carly Fiorina Is Just as Neanderthal as the Men
“Fiorina says if she’s the nominee, Hillary Clinton won’t be able to play what she calls the gender card, but on so many so-called women’s issues, Scott, from Planned Parenthood to paid maternity leave, Fiorina’s views are identical to the men she shared the stage with last night.”
— CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes on the September 17 CBS Evening News.
“She has the nerve to use the term women’s suffrage when she’s against Planned Parenthood and women’s maternity leave. She’s against ObamaCare. She’s anti-choice. She uses the term women’s suffrage. She should be ashamed of herself. It’s not your face, honey, it’s your policy.”
— The View co-host Joy Behar objecting to a super PAC commercial on behalf of GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, September 15 on ABC.
Using Reagan to Whack Today’s Conservatives
“Reagan’s message was infused with sunny optimism, the flip side of today’s angry rhetoric….And Reagan compromised with Democrats on taxes and immigration. So, while today’s candidates talk about building walls….Reagan enacted immigration reform….Reagan saw America as a shining city on the hill. A country welcoming people in, not shutting them out.”
— Andrea Mitchell previewing the Republican presidential debate on NBC Nightly News, September 16.
Late Night Endorses Incredible Dems
“The two leaders over there on the Republican Party, one is a real estate mogul….The other guy is a neurosurgeon….You were a Senator, you were First Lady, Secretary of State. Is it possible that you have too much experience to become the President of the United States?”
— Jimmy Fallon to Hillary Clinton on NBC’s The Tonight Show, September 16.
Vice President Joe Biden: “My mom used to say, ‘remember, nobody is better than you, but you’re better than nobody. Everybody’s equal.’ My mother really pounded it into our heads.”
Host Stephen Colbert: “You know, there’s another person who said that and that’s Thomas Jefferson and this is why I think people want you to run for President. And I know that’s an emotional decision you have to make, but it’s going to be emotional for a lot of people if you don’t run. And sir, I just want to say that I think that your experience and your example of suffering and service is something that would be sorely missed in the race.”
— CBS’s Late Show, September 10.
Whoopi to GOP: “Get Out of My Vagina”
“Now that they defunded Planned Parenthood, now that you’ve defunded it, and perhaps forgotten why Planned Parenthood came into being, which was, people got tired of tripping over women with hangers hanging out of their bodies, because they were giving themselves these abortions. It was supposed to be safe and clean. So explain to me now what you’re going to do, because if you think this is going to stop women from doing it, it’s not. People who are desperate enough to go and get an abortion, there’s a reason they need it. They feel they need it. And it’s, it’s, get out of my vagina!”
— Co-host Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s The View, September 21.
To read the entire September 28 edition of Notable Quotables, please visit www.MRC.org.