Atlantic Magazine Begs Justice Sotomayor to Retire from Supreme Court

March 19th, 2024 10:14 AM

Josh Barro, writing for The Atlantic, is advocating for Justice Sonia Sotomayor to retire in order to preserve liberal interests on the U.S Supreme Court. He argues that if she retires in 2022, President Biden can nominate a reliably liberal replacement who will be easily confirmed due to the current Democratic control of the Senate. Barro views Sotomayor's potential retirement as a…

Media Went From Assailing ‘Dishonorable’ McCain to Calling Him ‘Jesus'

July 28th, 2017 1:39 PM
How quickly things change for liberal journalists. On Wednesday, after voting to allow debate to proceed on repealing ObamaCare, the Huffington Post sneered that John McCain will “die with dishonor.” Now, he’s “Jesus.” That hyperbole came from MSNBC contributor and editor of Business Insider Josh Barro.

Journalists Celebrate FNC's Ailes Death: 'Made People Dumber, Angrier'

May 18th, 2017 10:26 AM
This Thursday morning, news broke that Roger Ailes, the creator of Fox News Channel, has died. Despite sexual assault allegations that ousted him from his network last year, there’s no overstating the impact he had on television news. Ailes created a conservative media network that provided a voice for half the country, in a landscape dominated by liberal agendas. But that is exactly the reason…

Lawrence O’Donnell Calls Trump ‘Laziest, Most Ignorant President'

March 24th, 2017 4:57 PM
Never one to miss a chance to slam President Donald Trump, Lawrence O’Donnell -- host of The Last Word, a weeknight program on the MSNBC cable channel -- called the Republican occupant of the White House “the laziest, most ignorant president in history.”

Media, Planned Parenthood Blast ‘Creepy’ ‘Loathsome’ Cruz, Fiorina

April 27th, 2016 6:30 PM
Late Wednesday afternoon, GOP presidential nominee Ted Cruz announced former presidential candidate and Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his potential running mate. Even before Fiorina came on stage, liberal journalists and pro-abortion groups logged onto social media to mock the pair’s appearance, policies and lack of “experience in office.”

NYT's Barro: 'Massive' Gun Grab Only Way To Impact Violent Crime

August 29th, 2015 9:27 AM
Give Josh Barro credit for candor. When it comes to guns, the New York Times correspondent makes no bones about the kind of draconian, Second Amendment-defying approach he thinks is necessary.   Forget about expanded background checks or other such measures. The only way to have a "big impact on violent crime," according to Barro, is to emulate Australia and "really take away massive amounts of…

MSNBC’s Barro: Clinton E-Mail Scandal 'Just Background Noise’

August 18th, 2015 3:10 PM
Appearing on MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday, the New York Times’ Josh Barro dismissed controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server as “all just background noise.” He contended: "The Clintons have been embroiled in scandal longer than I have been alive. And at this point it's all just background noise. Everybody’s formulated an opinion about whether they…

'No More Tyranny!': The Cycle Mocks GOP Alternatives to ObamaCare

July 1st, 2015 5:05 PM
On Wednesday, the hosts of The Cycle on MSNBC mocked Republican alternatives to ObamaCare. When Toure read a quote from Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) saying he wants to replace the ACA with a more patient-centric plan, Josh Barro of the New York Times wondered: “What does that mean?” And added that “it can mean whatever the listener wants it to mean.” Toure and Kystal Ball sarcastically threw out…

On MSNBC, EMILY's List Flack Praises Lindsey Graham

June 30th, 2015 5:41 PM
If you're a Republican presidential candidate, getting an on-air thumbs-up on MSNBC from both a public-radio personality and a pro-abortion-rights activist is not exactly something to brag about to prospective donors or primary voters. But, alas, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-.S.C.) found himself on the receiving end of praise from EMILY's List communications director Jess McIntosh.

Barro on Health Insurance: People Can't Be Trusted, We Need Gruber

November 19th, 2014 5:41 PM
Some liberals like to pass Josh Barro off as a conservative, but not long ago the New York Times correspondent debunked that notion himself, tweeting that he was most easily understood as a "moderate." But after his appearance on MSNBC today, another term might more aptly apply: elitist liberal.   Speaking with Alex Wagner, Barro crammed a carload of condescension into thirty seconds. Barro…

NYT Writer Defends Gruber: Voters Are 'Incoherent' on Health Care

November 12th, 2014 6:24 PM
During a discussion on MSNBC’s The Cycle about the disparaging comments ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber made about the law’s passage and the “stupidity” of voters, New York Times writer and substitute Cycle co-host Josh Barro sought to defend him by blasting the expectations that Americans have about health care as “completely incoherent” and lying was the only solution to make them happy. …

Vanden Heuvel: Some Americans Were Uneasy When Dems Dissed Obama

November 5th, 2014 11:38 PM
During MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes on Wednesday night, the show’s panel fretted over the droves of Democrats that ran campaigns against President Barack Obama in the midterm elections (instead of embracing him) and that led The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel to wonder if such a tactic affected turnout among certain demographics due to “the dissing of a President.”  Vanden Heuvel first …

MSNBC’s Barro: Republicans ‘Come Off As Sort of Nasty’ On Immigr

August 6th, 2014 5:35 PM
In a discussion about Rand Paul’s presidential chances on MSNBC’s The Last Word, a panel featuring Josh Barro and Richard Wolffe managed to hit Republicans for being anti-immigrant while also accusing Paul and conservatives – not the Obama administration – of misleading on Benghazi. Paul has received media criticism for supposedly fleeing a dinner with Rep. Steve King when the Iowa Republican…

Obama Favorite, NYT Reporter Josh Barro: ‘We Need To Stamp [Anti-LGB

July 24th, 2014 11:23 AM
Last night on Twitter, Josh Barro, the openly gay, neo-conservative political editor for Business Insider, MSNBC regular, columnist for Bloomberg and New York Times reporter went on a tirade against “anti-LGBT” people, calling on the public to shame them, and stamp out their views “ruthlessly.”  The budding totalitarian sure has a bully pulpit – one of the most popular political blogs, with…