Luke Russert Slams GOP Immigration Bill As ‘Very Far To The Right'
January 13th, 2015 11:38 AM
On Tuesday morning, Luke Russert, NBC News Congressional Correspondent, appeared on MSNBC’s The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart to discuss the current tensions between the newly-controlled Republican Congress and President Obama. Speaking to anchor Jose Diaz-Balart, Russert criticized the GOP over the issue of immigration and argued that they “are going to move forward with their…
ABC’s 'This Week' Insists GOP Shouldn’t ‘Run Against Obama’ In 2016
January 11th, 2015 1:09 PM
On Sunday, ABC’s This Week took some time away from discussing the horrific terrorist attack in France to examine the 2016 presidential landscape. The panel featured Robert Reich, liberal economist and former Labor Secretary under President Clinton, former Clinton official James Carville, and liberal GOP strategists Nicolle Wallace and Ana Navarro, all four of whom warned the GOP…
Lefty Blogger Charles Pierce: New GOP Congress = ‘Reign Of Morons’
January 8th, 2015 9:26 PM
The Esquire pundit urged Democrats to “screw with [the Republicans] every way you can… Monkeywrench the whole business and explain in simple terms to the country why you're doing it. This has to start in the White House. The rest of the country needs to be protected from the hazardous material for which a third of it voted.”
Howard Dean Declares New GOP Congress ‘Intellectually Challenged’
January 7th, 2015 10:35 AM
On Tuesday, the Republican Party officially took control of both houses of Congress, which made it the perfect opportunity for MSNBC to blast the new GOP majority as eager to push dangerous policies on the American people. During an appearance on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes on Tuesday night, Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont and current MSNBC contributor, eagerly slammed…
As GOP Takes Over Congress, Nets Hype Party Problems & Division
January 6th, 2015 5:29 PM
While Republicans officially took control of both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, NBC, ABC, and CBS all touted GOP setbacks. NBC's Today led the way, with correspondent Peter Alexander seizing on comments from the top Senate Republican: "Among incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's main goals for his party: don't be scary."
CBS's O’Donnell To GOP Rep: Does The GOP 'Have An Image Problem?'
January 6th, 2015 11:32 AM
On Tuesday, the newly elected members of the 114th Congress were officially sworn in and CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell sat down with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at age 30. While the interview was mostly friendly, co-host Norah O’Donnell found time to push her guest on the GOP’s standing with minority voters…
NY Times Tries to Sink GOP In Front-Pagers on Hypocrisy, Image Problem
January 5th, 2015 10:28 PM
As Republicans take control of both the House and Senate, the New York Times is preparing the political ground for GOP failure. Exhibit A: Monday's front-page story by Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse, who quickly got to the "sour note" of John Boehner's struggle for re-election as House Speaker. Exhibit B: Michael Shear's front-page story Sunday on the GOP turning to…
Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley Compares Obama To FDR
January 4th, 2015 9:53 AM
President Obama’s annual Christmas vacation wraps up this weekend and on Saturday CBS Evening News did its best to promote the president’s 2015 agenda. CBS reporter Chip Reid filed a report from Hawaii that offered no soundbites from Republicans opposing Obama and instead found time to quote liberal presidential historian Douglas Brinkley who argued that Obama’s…
LAT Laments How Mega-Donor Steyer Was Not Decisive in 2014 Midterms
December 31st, 2014 4:09 PM
Chris Megerian at the Los Angeles Times, in a report first published online on Tuesday, had a difficult time trying to downplay the fact that Democrat and leftist mega-donors outspent their Republican and conservative couterparts by an overwhelming margin during the past election cycle.
But Megerian made the best of it, giving readers the impression that David Koch, of the supposedly evil…
Nets Skip Gruber, ObamaCare, Hong Kong During Year in Review Roundups
December 31st, 2014 11:33 AM
Each of the network morning shows devoted some time on Wednesday to looking back at the biggest news stories of year and, while they certainly could not have included every story in the allotted time, they all failed to spend even a few seconds on topics such as Jonathan Gruber, pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, President Obama’s unpopularity, and the Hobby Lobby case to name a few.
NPR’s Steve Inskeep To Obama: Have The 2014 Midterms ‘Liberated You?’
December 29th, 2014 12:30 PM
President Obama sat down with Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, for an interview that aired on Monday, December 29 and was repeatedly tossed softball questions from the lefty reporter throughout their conversation. Inskeep began the discussion by asking President Obama “Since your party's defeat in the election, you have made two major executive actions —…
How Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Anti-Koch Ads Flopped
December 24th, 2014 12:12 PM
Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer has had a really bad year.
He failed to get other left-wing donors to join his crusade to make climate change the No. 1 election issue. Then he wasted nearly $75 million backing liberal candidates. Four out of the seven politicians he and his NextGen Climate Action group backed lost. And the few races where liberals won owed little or nothing to Steyer’s…
Daily Kos: Conservatism = ‘War on the Whole Idea of Governing’
December 21st, 2014 10:56 PM
Mark Sumner contends that since the Reagan years, “conservatism has been more than just an argument about tax rates and regulat[ions]. It's become an open and honest war on the whole idea of governing.”
Year's Worst: Blue State Brigade Award for Biased Campaign Coverage
December 21st, 2014 11:57 AM
Continuing the review of the MRC's Best Notable Quotables of 2014, the "Blue State Brigade Award," showcasing the media's attempt to deny or deflect the anti-liberal wave seen in this year's elections that swept Democrats from power in the U.S. Senate.