Appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Wednesday, Hardball host Chris Matthews sounded the alarm over the left-wing being in disarray: "The Democratic Party is not unified right now. It's coming apart, you can see it, it's devolving. And so everybody – it's every man for himself, every politician for themselves right now."
By Kyle Drennen | April 22, 2015 | 11:31 AM EDT
After NBC finally covered the sex scandal plaguing the Drug Enforcement Administration with a mere 18-second news brief on Tuesday's Nightly News, Wednesday's Today offered a full two-minute report on agency chief Michele Leonhart stepping down in the wake of the controversy, but used oddly positive language to describe her troubled tenure.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 22, 2015 | 10:31 AM EDT
On Wednesday, CBS This Morning hosted Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) to discuss his opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger but co-host Charlie Rose found time to press the liberal senator to endorse the idea of more comedians running for the U.S. Senate.
By Bryan Ballas | April 22, 2015 | 10:04 AM EDT
If not for the news media, most people would likely go through life missing some important information. For example, if they missed Monday’s Morning Joe, they would have missed the “fact” that many Americans are just like Iran’s theocratic tyrants.
During a discussion of the tension between Iran’s radical Muslim leaders and its allegedly "progressive" people, host Joe Scarborough made a comment that might as well have come from the mouth of Chris Matthews. "We really saw the split in 2009 that I said at the time, oh, my God, there’s a red-state Tehran and there’s a blue-state Tehran."
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 22, 2015 | 8:18 AM EDT
According to the National Review, MSNBC’s Touré Neblett, who serves as co-host of The Cycle, reportedly owes more than $59,000 in back taxes.
By Curtis Houck | April 22, 2015 | 7:08 AM EDT
In an April 16 article for the website Black America Web, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon wondered whether possible Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and declared GOP candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are “black enough” to win over African-American voters but declined to ask the same question of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
By Tim Graham | April 22, 2015 | 6:52 AM EDT
Just like his Washington Post colleague Chris Cillizza, media blogger Erik Wemple just can’t stand the notion that someone would assert the press favors Hillary Clinton for president. We noted the other day that Fox News boss Roger Ailes said the press will vote for Hillary no matter what she does. Wemple claimed that “makes no sense” and blustered about how tough the media’s acting.
By Tom Blumer | April 21, 2015 | 11:13 PM EDT
A decade ago, a Gold Star Mom who had lost her son in Iraq gained national attention when she staged a protest against the Iraq War near George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Leftist PR flaks took control of Cindy Sheehan's every move, keeping her in the headlines for months on end as a symbol of supposedly strong opposition to the war which toppled Saddam Hussein. In August 2005, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that "the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute."
Yet Dowd and the rest of her fellow travelers in the establishment press have almost completely ignored, by their definition, the "absolute moral authority" of Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee, whose son Marc "was the first Navy SEAL who sacrificed his life in Ramadi, Iraq (on) Aug 2, 2006." Lee wrote a scathing letter to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey after the general's insensitve contention that, in essence, the fact that Ramadi is in danger of falling to the Islamic State is not particularly important.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | April 21, 2015 | 10:17 PM EDT
While Hillary Clinton hates doing Sunday shows – as we remember from the weekend after Benghazi – she did allow her close friend Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appear on Meet the Press on April 19. Jaws dropped when NBC host Chuck Todd threw him a real Russert-like hardball, quoting from his 2007 memoir What A Party!
"This is Hillary Clinton," said Todd. "This is you quoting her in your book. ‘They had bankrupted us totally. We owned nothing. We didn't own a car. We didn't own a house. Here we were, 50 years old and we owned nothing. No-thing! All the money we had, which we had brought into the White House, was gone. I hadn't made any money for eight years, so it was really horrible.'"
By Curtis Houck | April 21, 2015 | 9:38 PM EDT
After nearly a month-long blackout, NBC finally acknowledged on Tuesday night the sex parties scandal that’s enveloped the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) following the announcement that DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart will retire next month. While NBC Nightly News ended the network’s 26-day-long silence, it only devoted 18 seconds to Leonhart’s decision to step aside and only glossed over mentioned the reasoning for her departure.
By Yuri Perez | April 21, 2015 | 9:27 PM EDT
The highly trumpeted “equal pay” issue was the subject of considerable coverage recently on both Univision and Telemundo. Both networks presented only one side of the controversy over American women allegedly “making 78% of what men earn for the same work.”
By Ken Shepherd | April 21, 2015 | 9:18 PM EDT
Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh is not worried in the least about Iran's arming/equipping of anti-Israel, anti-American Houthi rebels in Yemen, nor in the Islamic Republic obtaining Russian-made surface-to-air missiles which could take down American or Israeli jets seeking to bomb nuclear facilities.
"This is a nuclear deal, it's not an everything deal," Walsh huffed in reaction to mild concerns voiced by Hardball host Chris Matthews and former Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.), concerns not so much about the folly of the nuclear deal itself but in how Iran's actions are making it harder for President Obama to find support in Congress.
By P.J. Gladnick | April 21, 2015 | 8:10 PM EDT
Youthful Vox writer, Dylan Matthews, who previously recommended the abolishment of the U.S. Senate and Constitution is back in action. This time he recommends that to solve the immigration crises in Europe and the United States is simply to abolish borders. Just let all people who want to enter those countries do so with no border obstacles. As to their effect on lowering wages of people already citizens of those nations. No problem. Redistribute the wealth. Problem solved. Case closed or at least in the eyes of young Dylan.
By Mark Finkelstein | April 21, 2015 | 6:18 PM EDT
This was pretty funny. William Shaheen, Hillary's New Hampshire co-chair and husband of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, appearing on today's With All Due Respect, boasted that he knows where Hillary stands on 10 different issues.
But when hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann put Shaheen to the test, asking him where Hillary stands on the Keystone Pipeline and the Trans Pacific trade deal, Shaheen had to sheepishly admit that he didn't know Hillary's view on either issue, despite his boast and having specifically said that he knows where Hillary stands on trade.
By Scott Whitlock | April 21, 2015 | 4:58 PM EDT
The Washington Post, Monday, weighed in on Britain's impending election, attacking the leader of the conservative United Kingdom Independence Party [UKIP] as a "far-right firebrand" known for his "nastiness." In an article appearing in print and online, writer Griff Witte knocked the "the beer-swilling, immigration-bashing Nigel Farage."