Column: When The Media's Resisting Isn't Rewarded

December 30th, 2020 6:00 AM

McKay Coppins of The Atlantic – a very partisan magazine – penned an article headlined “The Resistance’s Breakup With the Media Is At Hand.”  He admitted “In the Trump era, many Washington reporters became resistance heroes, showered with book deals, TV contacts, and Twitter followers.” Journalists couldn’t be distinguished from protesters, and the fame and fortune was irresistible…


MSNBC Terrified By Trump’s ‘DEATH STAR’ of ‘Disinformation’

February 13th, 2020 2:31 PM
On Thursday, the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, also known as MSNBC, freaked out over a recent hit piece in The Atlantic that warned of President Trump’s reelection campaign launching a “Death Star” of “propaganda, misinformation, lies, conspiracy theories” on social media. Anchor Stephanie Ruhle desperately asked: “Is there anything that can be done to stop it?”

Atlantic Foams Over Trump Press Attacks: Using Disinfo Like Dictator!

February 9th, 2020 7:11 PM
“The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President” is an 8,200-word epic in the March issue of The Atlantic magazine. It launched with staff writer McKay Coppins making a fake Facebook account to follow Trump groups, and was horrified. What was “spin” in the Clinton and Obama administration has become sinister and fascistic when the Trump team employs it for the Internet age:…

CNN Delights in Tabloid Trump-Kids Story with Sleazy Anonymous Sources

September 10th, 2019 1:12 PM
Imagine CNN running with a story based on anonymous sources that Barack Obama thought his children were stupid. Or the Clintons thought Chelsea was a moron. Unthinkable? Naturally. But with the Trump family, anything goes. On CNN Tonight on Tuesday, Don Lemon brought on McKay Coppins of The Atlantic to tout his tabloidish story about how Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump are furiously fighting…

Atlantic: 'Poisonous' Gingrich Owes America Apology for Rise of Trump

October 17th, 2018 4:35 PM
The November issue of The Atlantic devoted 8,000 flowery words to excoriate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. McKay Coppins followed the ground-breaking former Republican Speaker of the House and presidential candidate around for “The Man Who Broke Politics -- Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Trump's rise. Now he's reveling in his…

Matthews: It ‘Makes Me Happy’ and ‘Mirthful’ Colin Powell Hates Cheney

September 14th, 2016 9:25 PM
When it comes to MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews, one constant throughout the last decade plus with him has always been an obsessive dislike of former Vice President Dick Cheney and his family with Wednesday offering the latest installment as he admitted to his guests that it “makes me happy” and even “mirthful” that Colin Powell’s leaked e-mails showed a similar sentiment.

Reid: 'Snobbery' of Founding Fathers to Blame For Nominating Process

March 15th, 2016 5:09 PM
On Monday's All In, MSNBC's Joy Reid oddly asserted that "what could end up saving the Republican Party" from a Donald Trump nomination is "the snobbery of the Founding Fathers and the early proponents of the system, because the popular vote...doesn't choose the nominee. It's chosen at the state conventions. It's chosen by party insiders."

MSNBC's Hayes: Republicans Are On Wrong Side of Every Wedge Issue

May 22nd, 2015 2:59 PM
On the May 21 edition of All In, host Chris Hayes devoted time to bashing Republicans for lacking any advantage on wedge issues. Hayes took Jeb Bush’s comments – where he dismissed the idea that climate change is settled science – as a general example that Republicans are in a weak position on climate change, immigration, and gay marriage.   

MSNBC's Chris Jansing: 'Was The Demise Of The Tea Party Overstated

June 11th, 2014 12:30 PM
It seems that with the Virginia Republican primary victory of Tea Party candidate Dave Brat over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has proven to the liberal media that despite their exaggerated reporting, the Tea Party isn’t actually dead. When Chris Jansing asked if “the demise of the Tea Party was overstated,” McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed replied: "I think so." Two weeks ago after the last…

Conservative Books Now Dumber and Crazier, Much Like the Whole Conserv

March 21st, 2014 10:48 PM
On Friday, McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed detailed two major developments over the past decade or so that, according to some on the right, have hurt conservative book publishing: specialty imprints such as Threshold Editions have had the effect of relegating most righty books to a "niche" a la "science fiction or nutritional self-help guides," and this segregation has created economic pressure for…

No More Feast at the Daily Beast for Howard Kurtz: Tina Brown Drops Hi

May 2nd, 2013 6:43 PM
Politico’s Dylan Byers reported “The Daily Beast is dropping Howard Kurtz, the veteran media critic who made headlines this week for his erroneous report about NBA star Jason Collins.” Kurtz erred in suggesting Collins hadn’t been forthcoming about his fiancee, even though he discussed her on both ABC and in the Sports Illustrated cover story that made “history.” Kurtz’s story was retracted on…

Reporter Covering Romney: '40 Percent Chance He Says Something Stupid

October 30th, 2012 3:31 PM
Former Newsweek reporter McKay Coppins was caught on a hot mic trashing Mitt Romney at a live event on Tuesday. Moments before Romney's appearance Coppins, who currently works for BuzzFeed, predicted there was "a 40 percent chance that he says something stupid." At first it wasn't known who made the remark, reported by Huffington Post's Jon Ward, but Coppins actually came forward, on his…

JFK and Mitt: The Media’s Double Standard on Faith

July 31st, 2012 9:24 AM
During the 1960 presidential campaign, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy was attacked for his Catholic faith, then viewed by many as subversive and un-American. Anti-Mormon bigots are now targeting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his Mormon beliefs, which are now viewed by many “progressives” as a “transparent and recent fraud.” But in those 50 years, the role…

Buzzfeed Writer Hits Romney for Tithing to Mormon Church, Which Oppose

January 24th, 2012 4:30 PM
You have to give McKay Coppins credit. The Buzzfeed writer today managed to work in hints of anti-Mormon skepticism and the complaints of the gay rights lobby into his January 24 story -- "What's With Mitt's Mormon Money?" -- on Romney's tax records. It's a liberal bias trifecta!