Andrew Sullivan Lauds Obama’s Health-Care ‘Conservatism’

July 24th, 2017 5:06 PM
In the spring of 2011, Newt Gingrich denounced Paul Ryan’s then-current proposed federal budget as “right-wing social engineering” and argued that a “free society” should not “impos[e] radical change.” On Friday, Andrew Sullivan made a similar case against congressional Republicans’ attempts to junk ObamaCare

Andrew Sullivan: Trump’s Beliefs ‘The Antithesis of Christianity’

May 28th, 2017 5:46 PM
“Between Donald Trump and anything resembling Christianity,” there is only a great void -- a “vast, empty, and dark space,” declared gay Catholic pundit Sullivan in a Friday column for New York magazine. Sullivan described Trump as “neither religious nor irreligious. He is pre-religious. He is a pagan. He makes much more sense as a character in Game of Thrones, a…

Smiley: Will GOP Try to Ignore Slavery Ban After Garland Blocked?

March 22nd, 2017 6:30 PM
On Tuesday's Tavis Smiley show on PBS, as New York magazine's Andrew Sullivan appeared as a guest to discuss current political events, host Smiley at one point fretted that -- because Republicans denied President Barack Obama the chance to appoint Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court -- they were "trampling" on the Constitution, and oddly asked if they might ignore other…

Maher, Andrew Sullivan Slam Maddow for Overhyping Trump Tax Story

March 18th, 2017 10:10 PM
Don't hold your breath waiting for MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to trumpet her next scoop, assuming the next time it's actually hers and not someone else's. In the wake of Maddow's is that all there is? report about Donald Trump's 2005 tax return that revealed the not at all shocking news that Trump was actually quite wealthy, at least as of a decade ago, and also paid tens of…

‘Hardball’ Panel Skewers BuzzFeed: ‘It’s Certainly Not Journalism’

January 11th, 2017 11:56 PM
Claws came out Wednesday night on MSNBC’s Hardball as host Chris Matthews aired a half-hour long special dedicated to digging into the absurdity of BuzzFeed News publishing “salacious fake news” regarding President-elect Donald Trump. Matthews, who is known for his own outrageous statements, seemed incredibly disturbed by the whole situation. He at one point declared, “It…

NYT's Post-DNC High: 'Obama Laps the Field,' Fox Bias 'Under Fire'

July 30th, 2016 3:48 PM
The New York Times post-convention political roundup praised Democratic stage-craft, Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech, and forwarded complaints about bias at Fox News (but not CNN). Adam Nagourney’s “Stark Contrasts in Style and Substance” praised Democratic convention stagecraft and says that as a speaker who can “move a crowd, seize a moment...Barack Obama laps…

CNN's Cooper Invokes 'Jewish Extremists' As Argument Vs. Muslim Ban

May 3rd, 2016 12:54 AM
On Monday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, after New York magazine's Andrew Sullivan slammed Donald Trump's proposal for a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants, host Anderson Cooper grasped at straws to suggest an equivalence with banning Jews because "Jewish extremists" have "committed acts of terrorism against Israeli leaders" as he pushed back against conservative…

Kevin Drum: Speaker Gingrich Is Long Gone, But Fox News Still Spreads

June 14th, 2014 6:43 AM
Newt Gingrich hasn’t been an elected official in more than fifteen years, but according to Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum, Gingrich’s vitriolic approach to politics during his years in the House of Representatives remains influential via Fox News. (Even though Gingrich stars on CNN.) Piggybacking on an Andrew Sullivan blog post in which Sullivan alleged that watching Fox News…

On CNN, Andrew Sullivan Decries Gates's 'Gratuitous Insults' of White

January 8th, 2014 4:13 PM
After Robert Gates criticized the White House in his new book "Duty," members of CNN's liberal panel spent most of their time defending Hillary Clinton and President Obama against the charges, on Tuesday's AC 360 Later. "I'm a little gobsmacked by it. It's not what I would expect from Bob Gates," lefty blogger Andrew Sullivan lamented. Regarding Gates…

Andrew Sullivan: 'I’m Befuddled By the Firing of Phil Robertson

December 19th, 2013 6:22 PM
Liberals have been predictably up in arms over anti-gay comments by Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and thrilled about his termination. Rather shockingly you can't count Andrew Sullivan amongst them, for he took to his Daily Dish blog Thursday to proclaim, "I’m befuddled":

Andrew Sullivan: Fox News Is 'One of the Most Powerful Forces Against

December 13th, 2013 6:12 PM
You can tell things are really going poorly for President Obama: some of his biggest fans in the media members are going nuts. Take Andrew Sullivan who on Friday actually called Fox News "one of the most powerful forces against Christianity in our culture."

Alec Baldwin Suspension for Gay Slur Might Be Permanent

November 20th, 2013 8:49 PM
Left-wing actor Alec Baldwin just can't stay out of trouble. The most recent example of that is his calling a photographer who was following him and his family “a c**ksucking fag." That incident caused MSNBC to suspend his Friday evening Up Late interview program for at least two weeks and there are reports that his show may be canceled entirely. Baldwin's angry behavior…

Daily Beast's Beinart Says Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage 'Deny the Mo

November 19th, 2013 7:10 PM
How's this for intellectual diversity? The panel on Monday's AC360 Later included three NYC liberals and was unanimous in support of same-sex marriage. The topic was the spat between Liz and Mary Cheney. "I don't think you can actually respect somebody to whom you want to deny the most basic rights," declared The Daily Beast's Peter Beinart, who also teaches…

Andrew Sullivan Slams MSNBC: 'Bunch of Hypocrites and Phonies on That

November 15th, 2013 5:00 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Alec Baldwin went on another homophobic rant Thursday. This led Andrew Sullivan to take on the hypocrisy of the liberal media which will likely once again ignore Baldwin's behavior: