NBC’s Chuck Todd: Bad PR To Blame For ObamaCare’s Unpopularity

September 12th, 2013 2:32 PM
President Obama’s signature health care law continues to lose support, but NBC’s Chuck Todd sees no problem with the law itself. On Thursday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, he chalked up the declining support to bad messaging by ObamaCare supporters. Host Joe Scarborough announced that 57 percent of Americans now oppose most or all of the law, according to a recent CNN poll. In addition, the AFL-CIO…

Chris Matthews: Laura Ingraham Wrong About Voter ID Laws Being Nondisc

August 27th, 2013 9:18 PM
One of the media’s recent race-baiting memes is to claim that voter ID laws are being proposed by Republicans to suppress minority votes. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is in lockstep with this falsehood, and claimed without producing any evidence on Tuesday’s Hardball that conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham was wrong when she recently said such laws were nondiscriminatory (video follows with…

Bitter Thrush at Politico: GOP Cemented 'A Ten-Year Grip on the House

July 28th, 2013 11:37 AM
Has Glenn Thrush at the Politico thrown up the white flag on Democrats regaining control of the House until 2022, the first election cycle after the next wave of congressional and statehouse redistricting? If so, he clearly underestimates Republicans' ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, but I digress. It would appear that Thrush has thrust himself into the throes of despair,…

MSNBC’s Harris-Perry: ObamaCare Congress Was 'Most Incredible Legisl

June 4th, 2013 5:40 PM
Usually, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry only toils for the Obama administration on the weekends. Last Friday, she worked overtime. On the May 31 edition of Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation, Harris-Perry fawned over the Democrat-controlled 111th  Congress, which sat for the first two years of President Obama’s first term, as the “most incredible legislative session in American history.” Yes,…

Media Didn't Worry About Dems Overplaying 'GOP War on Women' or 'GOP C

June 4th, 2013 10:16 AM
You can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting some liberal media member cautioning the Republicans to not "overplay their hand" concerning the various scandals now plaguing the White House. Do you remember the press being concerned that the Democrats would overplay 2006's "Republican Culture of Corruption" or last year's "Republican War on Women?"

Real 'Bombshell' Is That Reporters More Experienced Than ABC's Trey Ha

June 3rd, 2013 10:53 PM
In what some have described as a "bombshell" statement, ABC News Political analyst Trey Hardin said something on Monday morning any reporter with any kind of meaningful inside connections in Washington should have known, but apparently wouldn't dare say or write: "I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS…

Rove to Former Obama Advisor Plouffe Claiming IRS Scandal Wasn’t Pol

June 2nd, 2013 11:51 AM
Former George W. Bush senior advisor Karl Rove and former Barack Obama senior advisor David Plouffe got into quite a heated debate on ABC’s This Week Sunday. When Plouffe claimed the ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandal wasn’t political, Rove pushed back twice saying “Baloney.”

Reid, Grim Blast Tea Party Movement and Republican Party on 'PoliticsN

May 30th, 2013 5:37 PM
MSNBC contributor Joy Reid – in her infinite liberal wisdom – has the Republican Party all figured out. In a sneering tirade against conservatives on Wednesday’s PoliticsNation, Reid broke the entire party into five separate groups: the “angry” Tea Party, the evangelicals that “want to litigate social issues only,” the “economic conservatives” who want to “get rid of Social Security and…

AmSpec Scoop: Obama 'Met With Anti-Tea Party IRS Union Chief the Day B

May 20th, 2013 11:20 AM
Jeffrey Lord at the American Spectator has reviewed the White House logs looking for a relationship between meetings listed there and the timeline found in the Inspector General's report on the targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups issued last Tuesday. Lord's work represents yet another example of alternative media scooping a lazy or negligent establishment press. What Lord has found…

Time’s Rana Foroohar Laughably Claims Obama White House Largely Scan

May 14th, 2013 11:59 AM
MSNBC is well-known for excusing the failures of President Obama, usually by blaming Republican “obstructionism” for Obama’s faltering agenda. If that doesn’t work, they will pretend that the Obama administration is free from guilt regarding any criticism it may receive, essentially living in denial. Take the Monday May 13 edition of Now w/ Alex Wagner when Time magazine assistant managing…

AP Headline and Story Label OH-01 (GOP Congressman's 2012 Victory Marg

March 31st, 2013 9:54 PM
I guess we had better start paying closer attention to how the establishment press labels -- and mislabels -- congressional districts. The headline at the Associated Press at a lengthy column composed by Charles Babington bemoaning the lack of willingness of Ohio First District Congressman Steve Chabot to "compromise," i.e., sell out his principles, reads as follows: "PARTISAN DISCORD FINDS…

Not News: Federal Judge Tosses Sore Loser Former Congressman's Claim A

January 27th, 2013 10:54 AM
It's not very often that a federal judge begins a ruling by saying that "Sometimes even a person with excellent vision does not see the forest for the trees." That happened yesterday in a case involving former First District Democratic Congressman and sore loser Steve Driehaus, whose district mostly comprised the western two-thirds of Cincinnati's Hamilton County. Yet it's not news at Gannett's…

Pat Buchanan: 'There’s a Lot of Myth About Tip O’Neill and Reagan

January 19th, 2013 5:17 PM
A common media theme since the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in January 2011 has been that former President Ronald Reagan and former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill were great legislative partners despite being from different parties. Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan threw some cold water on this notion on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday saying, “There’s a lot of myth…

Politico's Isenstadt: 'Democrats' Drive to Retake House Falters': Tran

November 5th, 2012 7:37 AM
Though it occupies four web pages, it's hard to avoid thinking that Alex Isenstadt at Politico is hoping news consumers only look at his story's headline ("Democrats' drive to retake House falters") and not its damning yet still woefully incomplete content. The headline would make you think that Dems will gain seats, but not enough to achieve a majority. Isenstadt bravely concludes early on…