Media Freak Out Over Trump's Conservative HHS Pick Tom Price
November 29th, 2016 11:12 AM
Hours after Donald Trump announced Republican Congressman Tom Price as his pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, the media had already begun their witch hunt against him. Price is a vocal opponent of Obamacare with a consistently conservative record on social issues such as abortion. This, of course, made him an easy target for liberal journalists who took to Twitter Tuesday morning to…
Ezra Klein: Media ‘Increasingly Biased' on Trump, and He Deserves It
August 18th, 2016 11:43 AM
It’s often noted that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most disliked presidential nominees in a long, long time. Vox’s Klein claimed in a Tuesday piece that their unpopularity extends to the media, especially in Trump’s case. “While it’s ridiculous to suggest the media likes Hillary Clinton — her relationship with the press is famously, legendarily toxic — the media is increasingly biased…
Vox’s Ezra Klein: Trump’s Introduction of Pence ‘Shocking…Scary’
July 17th, 2016 2:04 PM
Like or dislike Barack Obama, his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic convention caused a lot of people to think of him as a potential president. Now we have a Donald Trump speech that’s supposedly disqualifying as far as Trump’s bid for the presidency is concerned. According to the headline in Vox, Trump’s Saturday remarks introducing his VP pick, Mike Pence, “showed why” Trump “shouldn’t be…
Ezra Klein Sees Nothing Odd About Identical Hillary Descriptions
July 12th, 2016 7:49 PM
Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.
Anybody who ever saw the movie The Manchurian Candidate would have quickly thought it rather odd that every soldier captured in Korea with Raymond Shaw gave identical answers when asked to describe him. However, when associates of Hillary used identical answers to describe her, Ezra Klein of Vox…
Ezra Klein: Conservatism Was a Lot Better in Nancy Reagan’s Day
March 7th, 2016 9:29 PM
Vox editor-in-chief Klein doesn’t often look back fondly at the good old days of the conservative movement, but he did so in a Sunday post inspired by the death of Nancy Reagan. Klein thinks conservatism was at its best in the 1980s, for which he gives considerable credit to the First Couple of the era.
Klein wrote that the “political genius” of the Reagans “was to shape the pessimistic, angry…
Klein, Hayes Lament Hillary’s Sometimes Too Wonky for Voters to Grasp
January 19th, 2016 12:14 AM
Discussing the fallout of Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate on the Monday edition of MSNBC’s All In, host Chris Hayes and Vox Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein lamented that Clinton’s “tremendous command and mastery” of subject material when working with colleagues hasn’t exactly shown through to voters as she’s “seemed paralyzed by her knowledge of how many ways a straightforward position can get…
Blogger: I’ll Buy Harwood a Beer For Questioning Rubio on Taxes
October 29th, 2015 5:38 PM
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio put media bias on the front burner at CNBC’s Republican presidential debate, but conservatives and liberals differed sharply on whether what was in the pot smelled appetizing. Several lefty bloggers turned up their noses at the idea that in last night’s event and in general, the media favor Democrats.
Ezra Klein Prematurely Declares Yet Another Peak Trump
September 30th, 2015 3:15 PM
How many times have we heard that Donald Trump has peaked since he declared his candidacy for president in June? A half dozen times? More? And each time Peak Trump was announced by pundits, it was inevitably followed by yet another surge in the polls. This is probably why in recent weeks, media prognosticators seem to have shied from declaring Peak Trump since it is always followed by you-know-…
Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky: A Democrat Won the GOP Debate
September 17th, 2015 10:21 PM
Among the insights: Fiorina "has a notable facility for delivering answers that thrill conservatives but fall apart under close examination"; a discussion of childhood vaccines showed that the party is "fervid, claustrophobic, recklessly insinuating, and, at the same time, utterly timid when it comes to extremism in its own ranks”; and the GOP as a whole is "wedded to the tenets of [George W.]…
Chris Hayes Hails 'Eminently Sensible' Trump Position on Iran Deal
August 17th, 2015 9:10 PM
Donald Trump's refusal to say that as president he would discard the Iranian nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration is "eminently sensible" and a sign that the Manhattan real-estate tycoon is not beholden to conservative Tea Party orthodoxy, MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes argued on his August 17 All In program.
NBCUniversal Invests $200 Million in Liberal Vox Media
August 14th, 2015 7:54 AM
Two liberal media groups are joining forces. CNBC reported on Aug. 13, that NBCUniversal has invested $200 million in the privately-owned digital media company Vox Media.
Vox Media Chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff told Squawk Box that the money would be going into building Vox brands, advertising capabilities, technology and infrastructure.
Panel on The Last Word: GOP to Blame If SCOTUS Rules Against ObamaCare
June 18th, 2015 11:04 AM
Discussing the upcoming King v. Burwell decision on the legality of ObamaCare subsidies, Lawrence O'Donnell pushed the idea that Republicans would be culpable if the Supreme Court rules against the administration. On the June 17 edition of The Last Word, the host invited on the liberal trio of Ezra Klein, Dana Milbank, and Michael Tomasky to attack the Republicans for their irresponsibility and…
Ezra Klein: Voters Will ‘Eventually Punish’ Obamacare Opponents
May 23rd, 2015 1:55 PM
“The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.” That proverb sums up Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein’s Friday analysis of the policy and politics of Obamacare.
In this metaphor, the dogs are ideologues on both sides who, heedless of evidence, have been barking (and snarling and growling) at each other about the Affordable Care Act. As Klein noted, “Social scientists have [determined that] the more…
Ezra Klein: Real, ‘Angry’ Obama Emerges at WHCD
April 27th, 2015 5:17 PM
Did President Obama do a standup comedy routine at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Not as much as he performed “a recital of brutal truths,” asserted Vox’s Klein in a Monday article.
For example, regarding Obama’s remark that his executive actions on climate change and immigration were “the right thing to do,” Klein noted, “That's not a joke. That's Obama's actual…