Tom Brokaw, former anchor of NBC Nightly News, had a busy midterm election night as he appeared on both NBC and PBS’s midterm coverage programming. During Brokaw’s appearances on the two networks, the former Nightly News anchor repeatedly minimized the significance of the GOP’s electoral victory. During his appearance on the PBS program Charlie Rose, Brokaw disgustingly claimed that talk radio hosts insist “Obama's voters are people who live in excrement. That was his phrase. And they expect us to lift them out of excrement.”
By Mike Ciandella | November 5, 2014 | 10:55 AM EST
Liberal California billionaire Tom Steyer just learned a big lesson about changing climate. The investment BANKER? tried to make global warming the big issue in 2014. Instead, voters told him there was a chill in the air for his agenda.
As a result, he lost in nearly three out of four races he funded. Steyer had donated $73.8 million to this election cycle to fund more than 7,000 advertisements in seven key states. That made him the single biggest political donor this election cycle. However, out of the $30.8 million of that money that went to seven specific races according to Open Secrets, more than $22.4 million, 73 percent, went to candidates who ended up losing their races.
Media Praise Lesbian Actress For Bashing ‘Creepy Christians, Conservatives’ in Shouting Match On SubwayBy Kristine Marsh | November 5, 2014 | 10:43 AM EST
If there was ever a clear-cut example of the blatant bias the media shows to favor homosexuals and demonize Christians, this would be it. One of the stars of Amazon’s streaming television show “Orange is the new black” had it out in a shouting match with a preacher on the New York City subway Tuesday morning. The video was uploaded last night and has gone viral, thanks no doubt to the media’s fawning headlines.
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 5, 2014 | 10:37 AM EST
During CBS News’ midterm coverage on Tuesday night, Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer repeatedly dismissed the significance of the GOP’s electoral victory and peddled liberal talking points to explain away the midterm results. Speaking to CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, Schieffer began the network’s election coverage by declaring that “the mood is nasty” in America and “the mood is exactly what we've been talking about all week. It's now being reflected in the exit polls. People don't like the way things are going.”
By Katie Yoder | November 5, 2014 | 9:43 AM EST
Fiction, non-fiction – what’s the difference? Not much, reveals one “Fifty Shades” actress.
For its December issue, Cosmopolitan featured 23-year-old actress Rita Ora on the cover. Ora plays the sister of Christian Grey, a BDSM-practicing billionaire in the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” film. To celebrate, Cosmo hyped “the ultimate cool girl” and highlighted her sex-life – complete with whipping.
By Mark Finkelstein | November 5, 2014 | 9:39 AM EST
Mike Barnicle could be the early leader in the race for the lamest excuse for a Dem loss. On today's Morning Joe, Barnicle claimed that the death of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "disrupted" the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign, and that but for it, Martha Coakley might have "pulled it out."
Really? Menino might not have been the most silver-tongued speaker, but the five-time Beantown mayor was a popular figure in the Bay State. It's not hard to imagine that far from hurting Coakley's campaign, Menino's passing might have prompted some sympathy votes for her, a fellow Dem.
By Kyle Drennen | November 5, 2014 | 9:28 AM EST
Following the big Republican wave in Tuesday's midterm election, on Wednesday, Today co-host Matt Lauer immediately demanded that the new GOP-controlled Congress capitulate to President Obama: "Republicans have control of the House and Senate for the first time in eight years....In January, voters are gonna say,'What are you going to do with the power?' Opposing the President's policy is not a policy. Specifically, what can Republicans do with this power?"
By Tim Graham | November 5, 2014 | 8:40 AM EST
One might be able to excuse Democratic spin before the election returns came in. But former Newsweek reporter Andrew Romano offered a real beaut the morning after, titled “How Hillary Clinton won the 2014 midterms.”
Many of the candidates that the Clintons backed in this cycle went down to defeat. While Romano isn’t denying 2014 was a good year for Republicans, he could not wait to start shaking the pom-poms for how Hillary’s path is greased for the White House. This is the article that liberals will want to read after they put their handkerchiefs down.
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 5, 2014 | 7:49 AM EST
Despite the Republican Party taking control of both houses of Congress as well winning additional governors mansions, ABC’s Good Morning America made sure to throw some cold water on the GOP victory. On Wednesday morning, co-host George Stephanopoulos and ABC News Political Analyst Matthew Dowd pushed the line that despite the GOP's midterm victory “the Republican brand is still very damaged.”
By Melissa Mullins | November 5, 2014 | 7:42 AM EST
Ryan Zinke is the new Republican congressman for the state of Montaha. Darren Ehrlick, editor of the Billings Gazette, recently published an op-ed discussing the campaign between Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, and John Lewis, a former legislative aide to Democrat Max Baucus, and the leaking of an off-the-cuff comment from the Lewis camp.
By Curtis Houck | November 5, 2014 | 2:11 AM EST
Early Wednesday morning, liberal CNN political commentator Cornell Belcher groaned during CNN’s midterms elections coverage that the Democratic Party’s top campaigner in President Barack Obama was unable to defend attacks against his record and help Democrats on the campaign trailer because he “was basically locked away in the White House."
By Scott Whitlock | November 5, 2014 | 1:28 AM EST
Despite the Republicans dramatically retaking the Senate, increasing their majority in the House and upping the number of GOP governors, veteran NBC journalist Tom Brokaw insisted, "I don't think that this was a big, ideological election as much as it was 'we want to change the team.'"
By Scott Whitlock | November 4, 2014 | 11:48 PM EST
As the walls crumbled in on the Democratic Party, with huge losses in Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina and other places, ABC analyst Donna Brazile stubbornly clung to the idea that prosecuting the "war on women" meme is a good one for Democrats. Late on election night, George Stephanopoulos gingerly offered, "...Alot of people think that the Democrats overplayed this war on women."
By Curtis Houck | November 4, 2014 | 11:43 PM EST
During NBC News’s 10:00 p.m. Eastern midterms elections coverage, NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd emphasized that the 2014 midterms were not a Republican wave, but changed his mind within the hour to stating the possibility that it may indeed be a GOP wave.
At 10:04 p.m., Todd told Brian Williams in response to his request to walk through “how the Republican plot line” for the evening has unfolded thus far: “What I would say is that everybody is holding serve. Ok? It's a good Republican night, but it's not a wave.” Then, at 10:49 p.m., Todd said this about the current state of affairs of the midterm elections: “I think we're bordering on calling this a wave election. You have an historic number in the House of Representatives.”
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | November 4, 2014 | 11:17 PM EST
On the Sunday before the election, CBS “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer unloaded one of those pompously “progressive” end-of-show commentaries about how our democracy is being ruined by money.“The right to vote is our proudest possession, but the way it has become debased by money shames us all.”
He claimed “Congress hasn't done anything in years, yet these midterm elections will be the most expensive in history, just like the last one -- $4 billion this time around. That's billion with a B,” he lamented.