Vox Explains CPAC’s ‘Identity Politics For Aging White Christians'
February 23rd, 2017 4:29 PM
CPAC, currently going on just outside the Beltway in National Harbor, Maryland, has changed along with the conservative movement, believes Matthew Yglesias. Old-school CPAC, Yglesias contended in a Wednesday piece, was philosophically driven, populated by the sort of activists who “helped [Ronald] Reagan mount a primary challenge to incumbent President Gerald Ford.” In the past fifteen-plus years…
Leftist Blogger: The Media Finally Brought Down ‘Uppity’ Hillary
December 29th, 2016 10:12 AM
In a Christmas Day post, Digby (also a columnist for Salon) contended that, given the media’s hostility toward Hillary Clinton, that “it’s actually a testament to her rectitude that [the e-mail story] was all they came up with. They had certainly tried over the course of 25 years to come up with something real and they ended up having to make up this ridiculous fake scandal to justify their…
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…
Vox Writer: Media Obsession With Hillary E-Mails Is the ‘Real Scandal'
November 5th, 2016 10:50 AM
The Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal involves no wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, contends Matthew Yglesias. So whose behavior has been scandalous? The media’s. “Emailgate, like so many Clinton pseudo-scandals before it, is bullshit,” wrote Yglesias in a Michael Kinsley-esque Friday piece. “The real scandal here is the way a story that was at best of modest significance came to dominate the US…
Vox Writer on Hillary Emails: ‘No Wrongdoing Whatsoever’
November 1st, 2016 5:43 PM
The uproar engendered by the Comey letter illuminates how Clinton-haters start with a conclusion and work backwards, suggests Matthew Yglesias. “The latest Hillary Clinton email revelations arose out of an unrelated investigation into Anthony Weiner’s sexting,” wrote Yglesias in a Monday piece. “The best way to understand this odd hopscotch is through the Prime Directive of Clinton investigations…
Vox: 'Clinton Foundation Was a Kind of Modern Political Machine'
August 22nd, 2016 4:09 PM
Vox and some other liberal outlets seem to have a new shtick going. They know that they can't portray Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation as ethical so they admit that there was perhaps a smidgeon of corruption there. Having given ground on that Vox then proclaims that even though there were problems in the past, the promise by Hillary to reform the Clinton Foundation IF she is elected…
Lefty Pundits on Giuliani: ‘Unhinged’ and ‘Spewing…Nonsense’
July 20th, 2016 1:08 PM
There’s the entertaining kind of irascible old guy (e.g., Grampa Simpson) and there’s the scary kind, which several liberal pundits thought they beheld Monday night as they watched Rudy Giuliani speak at the Republican convention. Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall remarked that “ever since the late and great Molly Ivins quipped that she thought Pat Buchanan's speech at the…
Vox: ‘Start a Riot’ ‘If Trump Comes To Your Town'
June 3rd, 2016 11:52 AM
Vox editor Emmett Rensin started a firestorm on Twitter last night after he actually advocated the violent situation in San Jose should be a model for other cities to follow. Rensin continued justifying the riots in subsequent tweets while Rensin’s coworker Matthew Yglesias added to the insanity by bringing up Hitler. Other liberal media jumped in to do their part in justifying the violence.…
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.
Vox Writer: Hillary’s Not Concerned With ‘The Spirit of the Rules’
October 6th, 2015 9:28 PM
The antics of the former major-league baseball player Manny Ramirez were frequently described as “just Manny being Manny.” Yglesias suggests that Hillary Clinton’s ill-advised use of a private email server was just Hillary being Hillary, and that that’s a good thing.
In a Tuesday article, Yglesias wrote that “from her adventures in cattle trading to chairing a policymaking committee in her…
Vox Writer: Media Don’t Like Hillary, But Average People Do
June 2nd, 2015 9:47 PM
The mainstream media don’t like Hillary Clinton, contends Yglesias, nor does she “care to hide her disdain” for them. Conservatives don’t have to choose a side (talk about strange bedfellows either way) but Yglesias related in a Monday post that in this conflict, he’s partial to Hillary.
Yglesias claimed that “the press hates to admit…good news” about HRC, such as her edge in polls over her…
Blogger: Right’s Control of GOP ‘Probably Not Sustainable’
March 7th, 2015 12:34 PM
One of the most discussed articles of the past week was Matthew Yglesias’s Monday piece in Vox contending that this country’s combination of a presidential system and increasing ideological polarization is a recipe for eventual political breakdown (the article was headlined “American democracy is doomed”). New York magazine’s Chait thinks Yglesias overlooked something important. Chait argues that…
Obama Dismisses Terrorism Threat As Media Hype, Networks Silent
February 10th, 2015 4:33 PM
In an interview with left-wing website Vox.com released on Monday, President Obama downplayed the threat from radical Islamic terrorism and blamed the media for supposedly hyping the danger: "If it bleeds, it leads, right? You show crime stories and you show fires, because that's what folks watch, and it's all about ratings. And, you know, the problems of terrorism and dysfunction and chaos,…
To Vox’s Matthew Yglesias, ‘GOP’ Might As Well Stand For ‘Grou
July 17th, 2014 6:58 AM
No, Vox blogger Matthew Yglesias has not suggested that an appropriate slogan for the current Republican party would be “Get off our lawn!” Yglesias did, however, argue in a Tuesday post that these days, conservative politics reeks of “oldsterism,” as evidenced by developments including righties advocating large budget cuts except for programs benefiting those 55 and older; “constant bickering…