Ayatollah http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22156/all en Howard Fineman Smears Grover Norquist as 'Ayatollah'-Like http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-fineman-smears-grover-norquist-ayatollah <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p id="content-inner">Former<em> Newsweek</em> editor Howard Fineman on Monday smeared Grover Norquist as "ayatollah"-like for his opposition to higher taxes. Talking to <em>Hardball's</em> Chris Matthews, Fineman fumed, "...<b>A long time before the Tea Party existed or had a name, Grover Norquist, the famous anti-tax lobbyist in Washington, was running around beginning to enforce, ayatollah-style, his edict about taxes.</b>" <strong>MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-03-MSNBC-HB-Fineman.mp3">here</a>. </strong>[Update: Fineman apologized.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-fineman-smears-grover-norquist-ayatollah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ayatollah Chris Matthews Howard Fineman MSNBC Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:18:39 +0000 scott.whitlock 41939 at http://www.mrc.org