Column: Barack Obama's Self-Made Myths Still Stand

August 9th, 2023 5:56 AM

The media deification of Barack Obama has really never ended. His election to the presidency in 2008 was treated as a milestone, like man landing on the moon. Allegedly objective journalists lined up in every studio and on every front page to do him homage. It wasn’t journalism. It was more like idolatry.

Flashback: Fawning Over the ‘Centrist’ Clinton-Gore ‘Beefcake’ Ticket

July 8th, 2023 8:50 AM

It’s been 31 years since Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton picked Tennessee Senator Al Gore as his vice presidential candidate on the 1992 Democratic Party ticket. The announcement kicked off a wave of positive coverage, as the media gleefully participated in the re-branding of a new “centrist” Democratic Party.


MSNBC Kavanaugh Coverage: 27 Guests, ZERO Conservatives

July 10th, 2018 3:02 PM
On Monday night, MSNBC prime-time shows spent the vast majority of their time discussing President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. Of the 27 guests which appeared over the four-hour block from 8:00 p.m. to midnight ET, not a single conservative was given time to speak about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Maraniss: Hillary Is Bill's Top Defender as GOP 'Overplay Their Hand'

October 13th, 2016 2:27 PM
One of the more shameless defenders of the Clinton and Obama families in author David Maraniss appeared on MSNBC late Wednesday night with The 11th Hour host Brian Williams to lament that he’s “suffering a bit from PTSD” from Donald Trump bringing up Bill Clinton’s sexual escapades but not worried because their opponents always “overplay their hand” against “Bill Clinton's defense attorney”…

On NPR, WashPost Editor Says Trump's 'Against...American Democracy'

October 12th, 2016 2:11 PM
On Tuesday’s Morning Edition on National Public Radio, they turned to a liberal media eminence to explain just how easily Hillary Clinton is winning this election. Washington Post assistant managing editor David Maraniss was just an “Author” in their online headline. Armed with this authority, Maraniss proceeded to talk exactly like a hyperbolic MSNBC surrogate for the Clintons, claiming that…

Quote of the Day: Smerconish Claims Christie Crucified Hillary Christ?

July 21st, 2016 10:32 AM
One of the liberal media’s greatest hypocrisies is its opposition to  rhetorical excess. Journalists claim to favor a civil discourse where everyone acknowledges the decency and humanity of their opponents. But in reality, they think conservatives are the forces of inhumanity, and liberal heroes are “iconic,” even comparable to divinity. CNN weekend host Michael Smerconish became the poster boy…

MSNBC: ‘Hatred,’ ‘Vitriol’ of Clintons Is Why They’re Not Transparent

July 20th, 2016 10:13 PM
Somehow, MSNBC felt on Wednesday night that it needed even more of a reason to show their undying commitment and love to the Clintons that they brought on biographer David Maraniss of The Washington Post during the Republican National Convention (RNC) to blame the “hatred” and “vitriol” from Republicans for why the Clintons aren’t transparent with the American people and decry the “25 years” of “…

WashPost Editor: Obama's 'Neared His Goal' of Being a Liberal Reagan

April 25th, 2016 2:46 PM
In a sure sign Obama is a lame duck, Sunday’s Washington Post carried a gushy article by assistant managing editor David Maraniss. The subhead was  “Obama set out to be a leader of consequence; From the Affordable Care Act to the opening of relations with Cuba, Obama will leave behind a legacy of liberal achievement.” In a 2,863-word article that's overblown in length and historical scope,…

WashPost Scoops More Goo On John Dingell and Wife As They Treat House

February 26th, 2014 9:02 AM
The Washington Post’s ongoing love-bombing of John Dingell continued on Wednesday. Post reporter Ben Terris began promoting Dingell’s wife Debbie to take over his seat in Congress, with an announcement now expected on Friday – without one word focused on any Democrat or Republican challengers, and without any pushback to the notion that this House seat is Property of the Dingells. The…

The Audacity of Myth: How the Media Ignored Obama's Lies In His Memoir

July 13th, 2013 6:29 PM
[Excerpted from Collusion, by Brent Bozell and Tim Graham] The media's sneakiest dirty trick in the book is bias by omission, because is is so hard to find, when journalists decide "what the people don't know won't hurt them," or more precisely, "what the people don't know won't hurt our candidate." In Barack Obama's case this omission emerged in 2012 over his biographical narrative: his 1995…

WaPo Associate Editor Compares Obama Prayer Vigil Speech To Gettysburg

December 18th, 2012 10:28 AM
The media's gushing and fawning over the current White House resident knows no bounds. Shortly after the President finished speaking at the Sandy Hook prayer vigil Sunday, Washington Post editor and Barack Obama biographer David Maraniss tweeted, "People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown...his Gettysburg address":

Bozell Column: A Dreadful Media Campaign

November 6th, 2012 11:18 PM
Throughout the very long presidential election cycle, two trends remained consistent. The media lauded Obama no matter how horrendous his record, and they savaged Obama’s Republican contenders as ridiculous pretenders. From the start of the Republican race in 2011, every candidate who took the lead then took an unfair beating.  They even slimed Sarah Palin in case she decided to run. Martin…

Diatribes! WashPost's David Maraniss Lashes Out at Anti-Obama Authors

September 25th, 2012 3:14 PM
Journalists are tweeting about a YouTube video of Washington Post reporter David Maraniss speaking Monday at the University of Virginia's "nonpartisan" Miller Center. When asked if there were Obama books out there that he thinks were wrong, and he said to laughter, "Man oh man, are there." Maraniss began by listing all the Obama books by his fellow reporters in the WashPost/New York Times mob.…

Matthews Panel: Romney 'Better Off' If Seen as 'Pragmatic, Deal-Making

June 24th, 2012 1:00 PM
During the concluding "Big Question" segment of this weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the entire panel voiced their belief that Mitt Romney is "better off" if he is perceived by voters to be a "pragmatic, deal-making moderate" rather than a "true blue conservative." Matthews posed the question: