NPR Reporter on PBS: Most House Republicans Want to 'Burn It All Down'

October 24th, 2023 6:43 AM

The PBS NewsHour Monday night pundits lamented the "so-called establishment" of the GOP being "undermined" by right-wingers, going back to Newt Gingrich in 1994. NPR reporter Tamara Keith said most House Republicans want to "burn it all down" and refuse to compromise.

PBS Political Team: GOP Doomed on Abortion, Racial Mistreatment in TN

April 13th, 2023 10:40 PM

PBS NewsHour host Geoff Bennett welcomed back the show’s political team, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of National Public Radio, for a spicy Monday evening rehash of the previous week’s fiery political happenings, through a tax-funded, Democratic prism. After a clip from Sen. Lindsey Graham warning Republicans to adopt “reasonable positions” on abortion to…


Surprise! PBS Calls Out Democrat Gerrymandering in New York

February 1st, 2022 7:56 AM

After discussing how Republicans were going to struggle with Biden's Supreme Court nominee and Donald Trump's calls to pardon people charged in the January 6 Capitol riot, the PBS NewsHour took a brief detour for pundit Amy Walter to call out New York's Democrats for their blatant gerrymandering of congressional districts.

Poll: Most Voters Don’t ‘Feel’ Biden, Congress Are Focused on Economy

October 29th, 2021 6:29 PM

The left-wing media’s sad record of elevating President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” farce has crashed and burned so hard with Americans that even left-wing polls can’t hide it.


NBC Groans About Calls to Investigate Biden: No ‘Huge Appetite’ for It

May 3rd, 2020 5:11 PM
Tucked into the final minutes of Sunday’s Meet the Press, NBC political director Chuck Todd led a panel discussion, featuring Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter and NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt, where they groaned about calls to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for an allegation of rape. One even claimed there was no “huge appetite” for it. Meanwhile, the call…

On Fox, Liberal Pundit: Chicago Mayor Would Be Happy to Ban Firearms

September 3rd, 2019 10:12 PM
On Fox News Channel's Special Report, panelist Amy Walter says: "if right now a Democratic president said let’s ban all handguns, all firearms of all sorts, the Democratic mayor of Chicago would be like great, sign me up. I’m happy to do it. And you can’t sell guns anywhere to in or around any state, they would be happy to do it." Panelist Matthew Continetti observes: "and that would be the end…

PBS Panel: It's Unprecedented to Politicize a Service Member's Death

October 24th, 2017 4:06 PM
On Monday night's PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff and her "Politics Monday" panelists were still obsessing over how President Trump responded to the widow of LaDavid Johnson, who was killed in Niger. Woodruff and her guests suggested to the audience that this controversy with a grieving relative was completely unprecedented, that no politician would ever suggest a grieving relative was not…

‘MTP’ Panelists Knock Conservative Media, FNC for Decline in Civility

October 3rd, 2016 1:20 PM
On the same Sunday morning that NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources duking it out over Trump and the news media, a pair of panelists on NBC’s Meet the Press took veiled shots at the Fox News Channel (FNC) and conservative media figures like Glenn Beck for the decline in American political civility and decorum because they’ve been undermining the federal…

Matthews Defends Biden Kissing Stranger on Lips: Nothing Wrong With It

September 8th, 2015 8:12 PM
Maybe Biden can do one of those DirectTV ads: "Hi, I'm Joe Biden.  And I'm Creepy Joe Biden" . . .  On this evening's Hardball, Cook Report editor Amy Walter revealed that during a South Carolina event, Joe Biden kissed her mother, who had never before met him, on the lips. Walter said that her mother's reaction was "okay well, there we go." Chris Matthews flew to Biden's defense: "that's a very…

Chris Matthews: The GOP Has a ‘Love Affair with Anger’

July 29th, 2015 10:39 AM
Last night on Hardball, Chris Matthews hit the Republicans Party for having “this love affair with anger.” In a panel discussion on the 2016 Republican race for the nomination, the MSNBC personality explained that part of Donald Trump’s appeal is that the Republicans are “an angry party.” Matthews thought it unlikely that the party in its current state could nominate an establishment figure like…

'Mainstream' Media Take: All Hillary's Danger Is She's Too Centrist

April 12th, 2015 7:37 AM
On the PBS NewsHour on Monday, political analyst Amy Walter spoke just like the “mainstream” media as a whole, seeing all the peril for Hillary Clinton in how she’s too centrist – both on domestic and foreign policy. As they discussed an analysis by Dan Balz of The Washington Post about how Hillary is going to be affected by Obama’s Iran deal, Walter announced the media line: She's not only too…

Meet the Press Panel Eagerly Hits GOP Over Religious Freedom Laws

April 5th, 2015 12:17 PM
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, an all liberal panel repeatedly took shots at the Republican Party over its support for religious freedom laws with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report going so far as to suggest that on the issue on the issue of gay marriage “if we took everybody over the age of 50, and just moved them out of this country, this wouldn't be an issue at all.” 

NBC: White GOP Congressional Districts Preventing Immigration Reform

December 7th, 2014 5:19 PM
During a panel discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report argued that the reason comprehensive immigration reform wasn’t getting passed was because of the racial makeup of House Republican districts: “Here’s the problem with the House, at the end of the day, the House does not look like the country.”

Chuck Todd: Parties Have ‘Nuclear Bombs’ That Could Cause Gridlock

November 9th, 2014 4:06 PM
On Sunday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd continued to push the line that Washington is broken and despite the GOP now controlling both houses of Congress, gridlock will likely continue. Speaking to his political panel, Todd argued that both the Republicans and Democrats have “two nuclear bombs it sounds like to me. Is that a fair way to put it? That each side has potentially, and it could,…