Media Yawn Over Dem Filibuster, Scolded GOP Blocking of Obama Pick
January 31st, 2017 11:30 AM
Network reporters have barely noticed the brass knuckles threat from Senate Democrats to filibuster whoever President Trump nominates for the Supreme Court, regardless of the nominee’s qualifications or ideology. But that’s not the approach they took when Republicans blocked President Obama, then a lame duck, from picking a Justice during his final months in office.
AP Ignores Dems' Pre-Election Filibuster Plans; Garland a 'Moderate'
January 5th, 2017 5:25 PM
Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press's Mary Clare Jalonick served as Democratic Party Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's mouthpiece, relaying his promise to "oppose with everything we have" any Supreme Court nominee who isn't fit the Senator's definition of "mainstream."
Slate Writer: ‘Current Supreme Court Vacancy Is Not Trump’s to Fill’
November 15th, 2016 5:45 PM
Dahlia Lithwick knows her highly focused resistance movement will fail, but she proposed it anyway. In a Monday piece, the Slate legal analyst exhorted Democrats to “obstruct the nomination and seating” of anyone Donald Trump chooses to succeed Antonin Scalia, because “the current Supreme Court vacancy is not Trump’s to fill. This was President Obama’s vacancy and President Obama’s nomination.…
Mathews Is ‘Having a Hard Time’ ‘Standing on This Earth’ Post-Election
November 9th, 2016 10:43 PM
As liberals began to pick up the pieces on Wednesday after Donald Trump was elected the next president of the United States, MSNBC host Chris Matthews provided a succinct embodiment of a liberal’s range of emotions over the course of a special two-hour Hardball from fear to downright strange behavior.
Univision Shields Hillary Clinton from the NRA
September 22nd, 2016 1:20 PM
Tuesday's edition of Noticiero Univision reminds us that there are other issues for which the network will take an activist stance beyond immigration. And gun control is at the very top of that list. After noting a $5 million ad campaign launched by the National Rifle Association in favor of Donald Trump, Anchor María Elena Salinas pivoted away from the ad itself and to Trump's statements in…
NYT's Steinhauer Unleashes Sneering Condescension Toward Conservatives
September 15th, 2016 2:21 PM
New York Times Jennifer Steinhauer’s “Congressional Memo” was the lead National section story in Wednesday’s edition, dripping with her trademark sneering condescension toward conservatives in Congress for not caving in to the Democrats on their issues: “A G.O.P. Fear In the House: Cooperation After Nov. 8." She wrote: "A big conspiracy theory in Washington these days, perhaps second only to the…
Nets Revel in 'Despair from Anti-Abortion Forces' After SCOTUS Ruling
June 28th, 2016 12:10 AM
The US Supreme Court dealt a major blow to pro-life supporters Monday, by striking down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to have admitting privileges to a local hospital. But the liberal “big three” networks seemed to tout the ruling on their evening shows, some almost mocking. “Jubilation from the pro-choice side,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos cheerfully noted on World News Tonight,…
Nets Pity Obama: 'Crushing Disappointment' from Supreme Court Ruling
June 23rd, 2016 10:30 PM
The US Supreme Court dealt a major blow to President Barack Obama’s unilateral attempt to enact amnesty for illegal immigrants Thursday. And in response the “big three” networks let their feeling be known during their evening broadcast, where they threw a pity party for the president. “A crushing disappointment today for the Obama White House and the president's go at it alone immigration…
Slate Writer: Curiel, Garland Targets of GOP’s ‘War On the Judiciary’
June 8th, 2016 6:28 PM
Conservative Paul Ryan and liberal Lithwick agree that Donald Trump’s recent digs at Gonzalo Curiel were racist, but disagree about their significance. Ryan considers the attacks peculiar to Trump, while Lithwick sees them as of a piece with the Republican party’s “wider assault on the judiciary in the Obama era.”
Lithwick even wondered rhetorically, “Do Trump’s smears of Judge Curiel differ all…
Univision Goes All In on Bloomberg 'Wear Orange' Anti-Gun Propaganda
June 2nd, 2016 1:00 PM
Univision's uniquely biased brand of "no two sides" advocacy journalism is no secret to anyone, particularly readers of this byline. Today, the network is partnering with a notorious Bloomberg-funded anti-gun group in propaganda efforts aimed at pressuring the public into creating a demand for increased curtailment of our Second Amendment rights.
BuzzFeed to Obama: Too Many ‘Straight White Men’ on Supreme Court
May 17th, 2016 4:09 PM
In an interview streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live on Monday, Buzzfeed News legal editor Chris Geidner grilled President Obama over his nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court: “...a large part of your legacy on judicial nominations has been diversifying the federal bench....You had an opportunity with this nomination to, for the first time in the nation’s history, if the justice…
Slate Writer: GOP Angry That Evenly Split SCOTUS Can’t ‘Screw’ Obama
April 20th, 2016 8:55 PM
Eight Is Enough was a popular television series in the late 1970s and early ’80s. Dahlia Lithwick hinted in a Saturday article that a show about Republicans’ sour attitude toward the current Supreme Court situation might be called Eight’s Not Enough, with the key role played in absentia by Antonin Scalia.
Lithwick theorized that for Republicans, “the 2016 term was meant to be the Supreme Court’s…
Obama Looking Forward to First Return on 'Fox News Sunday' Since 2008
April 7th, 2016 5:54 PM
When “an exclusive sit-down interview” with President Barack Obama conducted by Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace airs on April 10, it will not only be the first time the Democratic White House occupant has appeared on the weekly program since he was a candidate in the 2008 presidential election, it will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the hour-long show, which first aired on April 28…
Morning Joe: GOP 'Vomiting All Over Themselves' for No Garland Hearing
April 4th, 2016 2:39 PM
Monday morning was met with news that two GOP Senators, Jerry Moran of Kansas and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who originally said they would support holding hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland had changed their minds over the weekend. The panelist on Morning Joe were not too happy about this development especially co-host Mika Brzezinski: “They just vomited all over themselves…