Ugly Stuff

The Year's Best MSNBC Clips


It was another grand year for the “Lean Forward” gang at MSNBC.

Where else would a TV viewer go to see Lawrence O’Donnell get Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s autograph, Karen Finney call out the “crazy crackers on the Right,” Chris Matthews declare President Obama “the perfect American” and Morning Joe‘s Mika Brzezinski smack herself in the face over the Affordable Care Act’s failures?

To get coverage of “Black Santa,” Marco Rubio’s water bottle and Ed Schultz’s conversations with God about Obamacare, look no further on your TV dial.

To hear Krystal Ball make uncouth references to small government, former Huffington Post reporter Alex Wagner claim straight-faced that she tries to be non-partisan, and Michael Eric Dyson declare Eric Holder the “Moses of our time,” you’ve come to the right place.

A network where they try to elevate political discourse?

“Ugly stuff.”

Update: After this piece went up, Melissa Harris-Perry led a discussion segment that mocked Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson.