MSNBC: GOP 'In Tiny Intellectual Space' 'Incapable of Caring'

January 28th, 2018 5:58 PM
On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, fellow left-wing MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell joined Joy Reid so the two could fret over the Democratic reaction to the deal that reopened the federal government. After beginning their discussion by lamenting that some Democrats are criticizing their leadership over the deal -- oddly claiming that Republicans "never" criticize each other -- O'Donnell…

MSNBC Likens Negotiating with GOP to Hostage Terror Situation

January 21st, 2018 9:51 PM
On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, host Joy Reid actually held a panel discussion in which the group likened Democrats negotiating with Republicans over the DACA and CHIP programs to having to negotiate with terrorists in a hostage situation. After MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance recalled that the situation resembles one in which the outlook is so hopeless that a SWAT team would be used, MSNBC…

CNN Gives Dem Forum to Hit GOP 'Scrooges' Hurting '9 Million Tiny Tims

December 21st, 2017 1:06 PM
On Thursday's New Day on CNN, substitute host Bill Weir gave former Obama advisor Dr. Zeke Emanuel a mostly unchallenged forum to complain about how Republicans are handling the health insurance issue. Weir even opened the segment by relaying Democratic talking points that Republicans are behaving like "Ebenezer Scrooges" before Christmas and endangering "nine million Tiny Tim" children because a…

Heilemann: Chelsea's Health Insurance Attack on Sanders a 'Lie'

January 12th, 2016 7:33 PM
Proving that there is nothing and no one she won't sacrifice on the altar of her political ambition, Hillary Clinton today sent her daughter Chelsea out to smear Bernie Sanders by claiming his health care plan would "strip millions and millions and millions of people of their health insurance."  On today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin repeatedly said he was "stunned" by the attack. John…

Hey WSJ: Amnesty is the Hugest Cronyism of All

November 9th, 2015 1:04 PM
The political definition of Cronyism is: government policy that favors one or more specific beneficiaries - at the expense of everyone else.  To wit: $80 billion of the 2009 “Stimulus” was wasted on “green energy” companies - 80% of whom were Barack Obama donors.  Amongst the parade of horribles contained therein: the government took money from energy companies - to fund competitors to their…

MSNBC's Sharpton and WashPost's Milbank Decry 'Demonizing' of Welfare

December 16th, 2013 7:05 PM
On the Friday, December 13, PoliticsNation, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank joined host Al Sharpton in complaining that conservatives "demonize" people who receive welfare benefits as the two discussed efforts to restrain welfare spending. Sharpton posed:

AP Says Higher State Tax Collections 'Could' Reduce Public-Sector Layo

June 14th, 2012 9:14 AM
Maybe the answer to eliminating much of the annoying bias in establishment press business reporting is to have the reporters involved eliminate the could-might-maybe statements which almost inevitably follow the initial relay of the primary news. Take the first paragraph of Christopher Rugaber's report Tuesday on recent increases in state tax collections (bolds are mine throughout this post):

WaPo Hypes Planned Parenthood As Rural Health Care Provider

April 19th, 2011 12:12 PM
Last week I noted how the Washington Post hyped Planned Parenthood as a provider of community health services in the District of Columbia although there were plenty of other full-service free or low-cost health clinics in the District run by other non-profit groups. Today the Post is at it again, presenting Planned Parenthood as a crucial provider of health services in rural states like…

Behar Rips Bachmann: 'She’s Against Children'; Ignores She Raised He

October 13th, 2010 12:08 PM
So you raise five children and provide foster care for 23 children, but according to HLN’s high-priestess of intellectualism, you hate children. Only from Joy Behar, host of a HLN show and co-host of “The View,” could offer such an assertion as fact to audience. On Behar’s Oct. 12 program, she made the claim the Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and other so-called “Mama Grizzlies” were guilty…

Pentagon Rescinds Franklin Graham’s Invitation, Al Sharpton is Welco

April 23rd, 2010 10:21 AM
The Pentagon rescinded the invitation of evangelist Franklin Graham to speak at its May 6 National Day of Prayer event because of complaints about his previous comments about Islam. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation expressed its concern over Graham's involvement with the event in an April 19 letter sent to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. MRFF's complaint about Graham, the son of…

ABC ObamaCare Special Turns Into Presidential Filibuster

June 25th, 2009 8:05 AM
Call this a teachable moment, but even with ABC's best-laid plans to kickstart the debate about health care reform and not allow the "Prescription for America" special to become an "infomercial," as many have complained - the president spent more than twice as much time as his questioners vaguely answering or not answering the questions asked of him. But the network consistently presented the…

Don't Cross Obama: NYT's Larry Rohter Takes Wrench to 'Joe the Plumber

October 17th, 2008 5:01 PM
Embarrass Obama, and expect the liberal media to go after you, no matter who you are: That's what National Review journalist Byron York warned early Thursday afternoon. He was quickly proven right by a story from reporter Larry Rohter in Friday's New York Times, "Real Deal On Plumber Reveals New Slant," in which Rohter took a wrench to Joe Wurzelbacher (aka "Joe the Plumber"), the citizen who…

CNN Glosses Over Failure of Universal Health Care

October 17th, 2008 3:01 PM
This health care plan seems like it has more flaws than the bailout bill. A news brief on "CNN Newsroom" Oct. 17 said that Hawaii's universal health care program for children would be hit with the "budget ax." The screen said "Hawaii's Budget Ax" and anchor Heidi Collins reported that, "For the past seven months it's been the only state in the nation to offer universal healthcare for…

Rendell: 'Bad Person' Wouldn't Support Obama's Universal Health Care

August 25th, 2008 6:47 PM
What are you if you don't support Sen. Barack Obama's health care plan? Well, a "bad person" according to Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. Sticks and stones may hurt your bones but words can always be blogged: "Hillary has fought for universal health-care for all her life. The McCain plan is respectfully a joke. Sen. Obama has a real good plan to bring health care to every American," Rendell told…