Campaigns & Elections
Brian Williams Admits Press Are in a Liberal Bubble, Out of Touch
On Friday's The 11th Hour, for about 30 seconds, Brian Williams did something that is rare for him and other journalists to do as he admitted that the national news media live in a liberal bubble, mostly interact with others who are in the same bubble, and are therefore out of touch with a mostly red country.
ABC, NBC Discover Close VA Governor Race, Rush to Back Dem McAuliffe
Over the weekend, ABC and NBC finally discovered the close gubernatorial race in Virginia between institutional Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican outsider Glenn Youngkin. And with the polls showing a dead heat between them, the networks adopted the talking points of the McAuliffe campaign as they railed against Youngkin as some kind of Donald Trump mini-me. At the same time, they ignored…
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Narcissus was a beautiful hunter in ancient Greece. He shunned all romantic advances. None were as beautiful as he knew himself to be, so there was no reason for a relationship with anyone. Eventually, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water by a stream. He stared so lovingly and longingly at himself, unmoved and unmoving, staying and staring till death. The gods…
Scarborough: On Voting Rights, GOP Like Wallace 'In Schoolhouse Door'
Joe Scarborough has a bad habit of riding verbal hobbyhorses into the ground. As we've often documented, as here and here, once Joe gets what he thinks is a catchy phrase into his noggin, he repeats it—ad nauseum. This morning, Scarborough's hobby horse o' the day was "schoolhouse door," with an explicit reference to George Wallace, who infamously blocked desegregation in such manner.…
Editor’s Pick: Fox on McAuliffe Throwing Tantrum With Reporter
On Tuesday, FoxNews.com’s Joseph Wulfsohn reported on Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe storming off in the middle of an interview with a local reporter and telling the journalist: “You should’ve asked better questions.” The sit-down exchange was set to last 20 minutes, but the frustrated Democrat abruptly ended the interview after only 10 minutes.
Andrea Mitchell Falsely Claims GOP ‘Booed’ Powell at 2000 Convention
As news broke Monday morning of the passing of former Secretary of State and Joint Chiefs Chairman Colin Powell, on NBC’s Today show, correspondent Andrea Mitchell jumped at the chance to exploit his death to bash Republicans. However, in her ghoulish rush to do so, she got her facts wrong when she falsely claimed he was “booed” at the 2000 GOP National Convention.
Morning Joe Covers for Biden on DOJ Interference, Executive Privilege
On Monday's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and then Jonathan Lemire [who somehow doubles as a supposedly objective AP "reporter" when he's not spouting liberal opinions as an MSNBC analyst] rushed to Biden's defense after he . Lemire adamantly claimed: "Let's be clear here. This was him uttering his opinion. This is very different than what Donald Trump used to do when he was in…
Terry McAuliffe Lies About The American Spectator
Washington -- Several years ago, while perusing material for my favorite department of “The American Spectator,” the Current Wisdom, I came across an obvious lie perpetrated by Terry McAuliffe, this season's Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia. It was a pretty bold lie, too, and he was quite proud of it as you will see. The Current Wisdom is a department of “The American Spectator”…
Mollie Hemingway on Fox: No One Trusts the Liberal Media on Elections
While Brian Stelter complained on Sunday morning about Mollie Hemingway's new book Rigged on CNN and how it was getting play on Fox News, Hemlngway was interviewed in two segments on Fox's Mediabuzz. She laid out how the media claimed the 2016 election was rigged and then the 2020 election was somehow the fairest ever administered.
Reagan Speechwriter Drops Truth Bombs on Lib 'Meet the Press' Panel
With President Biden’s massive spending agenda falling apart in Congress (his own party’s infighting was seeing to its failure), former Reagan speechwriter, New York Post columnist and Commentary editor, John Podhoretz dropped some inconvenient truth bombs on Meet the Press’s liberal panel of mostly media types. Meanwhile, the panel spent much of their Sunday…
Reid, Pals Paint Youngkin as a Domestic Terrorist Who’ll Steal 2024
Folks, the liberal media have hit the panic button over the Virginia gubernatorial election. With the chance Republican Glenn Youngkin could pull off the upset, they’ve gone into overdrive to argue Youngkin’s an insurrectionist who cheered the January 6 riot and whose denunciations of said events were fake. Such were the claims Thursday night on MSNBC’s The ReidOut as host Joy Reid and…
Morning Joe Accuses VA GOP Gov Candidate of 'Wild & Dangerous' Views
On Morning Joe, Willie Geist stopped short of stamping his feet. But he was clearly miffed that the Virginia governor's race is close--with one recent poll even showing Republican Glenn Youngkin with a lead. Pinch-hitting for Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Geist demanded of Democrat VA Sen. Tim Kaine—Hillary's failed 2016 running mate—to know why the race is close despite…
Jacqui Time: FNC’s Heinrich Blasts Psaki on Klain’s ‘Tone Deaf’ Tweets
With Thursday’s White House press briefing continuing to focus on the supply chain crisis amid rapid gains in inflation triggering price increases on basic necessities affecting all Americans, Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich blasted Press Secretary Jen Psaki over Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s “tone deaf” tweets from Wednesday agreeing with a statement that such problems are “high class issues.”
Morning Joe: Slap Steve Bannon 'In Handcuffs' and Force Him to Testify
On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle, says he wants to "see Steve Bannon—in handcuffs—brought to the Capitol and forced to testify under oath [before the January 6th committee.] Period!" Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough promptly second Barnicle's suggestion.