Mitchell Fears Benghazi Movie ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Will Hurt Hillary

January 11th, 2016 3:36 PM
On her MSNBC show on Monday, host Andrea Mitchell derided the film 13 Hours, opening in theaters nationwide on Friday: “That new film about Benghazi coming out this week could give wider circulation to conspiracy theories, despite denials, that CIA operatives were told to stand down and not rescue four Americans, including an ambassador, who died in that assault.”

Andrea Mitchell Sees Immigration Ruling as ‘Win-Win’ for Hillary

November 10th, 2015 1:23 PM
In the wake of an appeals court ruling that handed President Obama a major defeat for his plan to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, on her MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell only saw victory for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign: “...this is a win-win proposition for Hillary Clinton. She has actually gone farther in her proposals than Barack Obama...”

After Interview, Mitchell, Gearan Tout Hillary's 'One-on-One' Skills

September 4th, 2015 3:51 PM
In the first few hours after Andrea Mitchell’s interview with Hillary Clinton, reactions poured in on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports and MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts that ranged from Rachel Maddow dismissing the growing e-mail scandal as “kinetic activity” to the Washington Post’s Anne Gearan fawning over her “one-on-one” skills to Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd excusing her non-answers…

Andrea Mitchell: Clinton Critics ‘Want to See Conspiracy Theories'

August 12th, 2015 3:01 PM

Rushing to defend Hillary Clinton in the wake of revelations that the former secretary of state sent classified material via a private e-mail server, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell fretted on Wednesday: “...there's going to be a cloud of suspicion, though, by those who just want to see conspiracy theories. There's almost no way she can clear this up to the satisfaction of critics on the other side…


Wash Post’s Gearan: GOP Debate ‘Played Into Hands’ of Hillary Clinton

August 11th, 2015 12:10 PM
On MSNBC’s The Rundown on Tuesday, fill-in host Frances Rivera touted Hillary Clinton slamming Florida Senator Marco Rubio for having “offensive and troubling” views on abortion and asked The Washington Post’s Anne Gearan: “So when you hear Hillary Clinton talk about is this new war on women narrative, if that's what it's going to be called, play into Hillary Clinton's hands?”

Press Ignores Ohio's 28 Days of Early Voting As Hillary Attacks

June 6th, 2015 9:17 PM
Hillary's Clinton has called for what a Washington Post headline describes as a "sweeping expansion of voter access." While falsely accusing Republicans of preventing young people and minorities from voting, Mrs. Clinton is really pushing for widespread opportunities for fraud combined with a heavy dose of incumbent protection. From reading the establishment press's coverage of Mrs. Clinton's "…

WashPost's Gearan Claims to Know Hillary's Message: 'I'm On Your Side'

March 27th, 2015 8:30 AM
This had to be one of the more telling moments about the emptiness of Hillary Clinton's campaign.  When Mika Brzezinski asked Morning Joe panel members today to describe Hillary's message "in ten seconds or less," they burst into laughter.  "Why is that funny?" demanded Mika, surely knowing the answer: that Hillary stands for nothing much more than "it's my turn, dammit!" But that didn't stop…

WaPo Hillary Booster Gearan: Dem Losses Good for Clinton in 2016

November 6th, 2014 6:15 PM
Washington Post diplomatic correspondent and veteran Hillary Clinton cheerleader Anne Gearan devoted 41 paragraphs today to an examination of "How Democrats' big losses [in the 2014 midterms] could be Clinton's 2016 gain." She did her level best to dismiss as irrelevant the fact that she was unable to move the needle for Democrats in key, tight Senate races, nor in the Maryland governor's race,…

WashPost on Ted Cruz's Iran Bill: One Reporter Impressed, Another Refu

April 12th, 2014 11:01 PM
On Thursday, Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe blogged: “An incredible thing happened this week: A bill written by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has passed Congress.” It was a bill designed to block entry into the country for Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations, who aided the radical Iranians who held Americans hostage for 444 days in 1979 and 1980. On Saturday, the Post put the…

Benghazi-Era State Dept. Spox Nuland Apologizes for 'F**k the EU!' Lin

February 7th, 2014 1:09 PM
The spokeswoman who helped circle the wagons for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the aftermath of Benghazi recently found herself in a fresh controversy over a leaked phone conversation in which she exclaimed "F**k the EU!" in reference to the European Union's stake in negotiations regarding internal strife in Ukraine. So naturally in reporting the matter, the Washington Post…

WashPost's Gearan Hails 'Diplomatic Coup' by Kerry, Even As 'Effective

November 25th, 2013 12:34 PM
Time and again we at NewsBusters have documented how Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Gearan has served as a hagiographer for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former UN ambassador Susan Rice. So it should come as no surprise that Ms. Gearan pulled the same stunt in today's Post with a gooey tribute -- headlined "On Iran, a diplomatic coup bearing Kerry's hallmark" in…

WashPost's Anne Gearan Cranks Out Puff Piece on 'Tough' Susan Rice

June 7th, 2013 9:45 AM
As I've noted before, Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Gearan has demonstrated in the past a penchant for hagiographic coverage of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Well, yesterday Gearan turned her puffery to work for Susan Rice the outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations whose dutiful peddling of fallacious talking points after the 9/11 Benghazi attack ultimately…

On Hillary's Last Day as SecState, WashPost's Anne Gearan Takes Clinto

February 1st, 2013 6:38 PM
Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Gearan has repeatedly blown kisses to Hillary Clinton in the past few months with her gauzy coverage of the departing secretary of state's handling of Benghazi. Today she took her show on the road, make that air, as she appeared on MSNBC's Martin Bashir program with Democratic strategist Kiki McLean and guest host former DNC communications director…

WashPost's Gearan Forcefully Defends Hillary Clinton with Gushy Front

January 24th, 2013 12:29 PM
If Anne Gearan ever gets tired of pretending to be an objective journalist, she might have a promising future in Hillary Clinton's PR shop. The Washington Post staff writer -- who last October fretted that the "Deadly Benghazi Attacks Could Mar Clinton['s] Legacy" -- delivered readers a masterful work of puffery in her 24-paragraph January 24 story on the previous day's Benghazi hearings,…