Media · Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall Shuts Tim Carney Down: ‘You’re Not Gonna Come On And Insult Me’ (VIDEO)

Tamron Hall is a feisty young news commentator on MSNBC and she will not take the bullpocky  (h/t: Rachel Maddow) that some of her guests throw at her without rebutting with her opinion.

I Tivo her show News Nation on a daily basis.

On a lighter note regarding Ms. Hall, the word is that she and  MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell are a couple.  Since they are two of my many favorite personalities on MSNBC, I think it’s cute.

The Huffington Post

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall handily shut down guest Tim Carney on Friday, in an exchange so fiery that she immediately began trending on Twitter.

Hall asked Carney about Mitt Romney’s testy reaction to a reporter asking about marijuana on Thursday. Before addressing the question, he alleged that she and the rest of the media were focusing too much attention on the candidate’s past — including his bullying of two classmates in high school.

“What you’re doing here is a typical media trick,” Carney charged. “You hype up a story and justify the second-day coverage of the story.”

That set Hall off. She began to tell him that he didn’t have to “answer a single question” she asked or “accept the invitation to come on” and speak. Carney tried to interject, but she told him, “You’re kind of in my house,” and proceeded to smack him down for over a minute.

“You’re not gonna come on and insult me, you’re not gonna come on and insult the network when you knew what we were gonna talk about,” she concluded. “Done.” With that, she cut to another guest.

Hall immediately became a trending topic on Twitter, as people reacted to the segment. Viewers called her a “badass” and a “hero,” and said that she “schooled,” “filleted,” “checked” and “ripped a layer of skin off” Carney.

UPDATE: Tim Carney responded to the incident on Twitter:

@TPCarney Timothy P Carney

The question I was sent for the Romney bullying segment was “Does the story matter?” So I was answering it, not dodging.

He also sent an email to Politico about the fracas.

Michael Steele · MSNBC · Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall: Michael Steele Treated Me ‘Like I Was 5’ (VIDEO)

Michael Steele is a mysogonistic idiot!  He’s mistaking the intelligent women of MSNBC for the rather dense bimbos over at Fox Noise.

Huffington Post

MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall told Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele Wednesday that he had treated her like a five-year-old during an interview on her “NewsNation” show.

As Hall pressed Steele about Republicans’ unwillingness to name specific programs they plan on cutting, she raised her voice as she spoke about the “14 million people out of work” and the “great number of independents who are concerned about this country.”

“Tamron, OK, OK,” Steele said in a breathy voice while gesturing in a downward motion with his hands. “Calm down. Let me answer your question.”

At the end of the interview, Hall thanked Steele for appearing on the program, but mentioned the incident.

“Chairman Steele, it was a great pleasure having you on, despite the fact you told me to calm down like I was five,” she said.

“I didn’t mean it that way,” he responded.

“Yeah, it kind of came out that way,” she said.

See video here