TIME Correspondent: Trump Has Only Been Presidential ‘for About a Day’

August 29th, 2017 6:15 AM
Ever since Donald Trump won the presidential race last November 4, legions of people in the “mainstream media” have been on a never-ending quest to bring down the GOP leader, and they’re even willing to assign “faint praise” as a means of leading into harsh criticism. The most recent person to use that strategy is Philip Elliott, a Washington correspondent for TIME magazine.

Time Headline: 'Koch Says U.S. Can Bomb Its Way to $100,000 Salaries'

August 4th, 2015 2:26 PM
I noted on Sunday how former Associated Press reporter Philip Elliott, writing for Time Magazine's Time.com website, joined the Scott Walker pile-on brigade criticizing the Wisconsin Governor's reasonable — arguably to a fault — position that he doesn't personally know whether Barack Obama is a Christian. A separate post by Elliott, which covered a weekend retreat hosted by Charles Koch,…

Press Still Badgers Walker Over Refusal to Say Obama Is a Christian

August 2nd, 2015 11:48 PM
One of the more outrageous chapters during presidential campaign season so far, the press harassment of 2016 GOP candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in February over his statement that he "doesn't know" whether President Barack Obama is a Christian, is back. Nobody in the press seems interested in asking Obama himself how he can still profess to be a Christian and support homosexual…

Rand Schools Media: 'Ask the DNC: Is It OK to Kill A 7-Pound Baby?'

April 8th, 2015 6:21 PM
Newly-declared 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul took a shot at the media during a Wednesday campaign appearance in Milford, New Hampshire. An unidentified reporter asked the Kentucky senator about a recent interview he did with the Associated Press that centered on the controversial issue of abortion. Paul replied, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?"

AP's Elliott Tries to Separate Gruber From Obamacare 'Architect' Role

November 17th, 2014 11:42 PM
The Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press — the entity which to our great misfortune is considered the de facto news source of record by the nation's establishment press — finally broke down several days ago and mentioned the name "Jonathan Gruber" in a news story. Of course, the wire service saved Philip Elliott's story for Friday afternoon to minimize its visibility; the time stamp…

Politico's Stephanie Simon Twice Claims Arne Duncan Apologized for 'Wh

November 19th, 2013 9:52 AM
I don't want to go overboard here, but most of the print establishment press deserves a bit of grudging credit in the Arne Duncan "white suburban moms" controvery. Most of them aren't characterizing the gutless attempt by Barack Obama's education secretary to back away from his spiteful, condescending, bigoted comment Friday as an apology — because it wasn't. In a Monday post at the…

AP Panic Is Evident Over Obama's 'Private Sector Is Just Fine' Comment

June 8th, 2012 11:47 PM
Today at a press conference, President Barack Obama said that "we’ve created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government ..." Later, in a cleanup attempt, in what the press is claiming is a walkback, Obama really didn't walk it back: "…

AP Pretends It's Romney's Campaign Which Is Focused on 'Gay' Rights, I

May 11th, 2012 12:46 PM
This morning (saved here at host for future reference), Philip Elliott and Kasie Hunt at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, demonstrated how apparatchik propagandists work. In their recast of reality, it's Mitt Romney whose presidential campaign has been focused on gay rights, not Barack Obama, his administration, his campaign, and the lapdog establishment press which have…

Rush Rips Into the AP's 'Outrageous Mendacity' in Coverage of 'Loudmou

March 1st, 2012 4:10 PM
Anyone who saw what the Associated Press wrote when former Bush 43 press secretary Tony Snow died in 2008 (original AP article; related NewsBusters post) knew that the wire service would do what it could to subtly distort Andrew Breitbart's considerable accomplishments in exposing leftist hatred, duplicity, and criminality. The only question was what form(s) it would take. Not surprisingly,…

AP's Elliott Goes After GOP Field's 'Flubs,' Finally Mentions Obama's

November 30th, 2011 11:52 PM
A frequent emailer who happens to be a retired and now-disgusted journalist sent me a link to an Associated Press item by Philip Elliott and which is so over-the-top that you hope that Phil is on the White House payroll. At least then he'd have a justification for a hit piece which might as well have been written by David Axelrod (well, maybe it really was). By the time I got to "FACT CHECK:…

AP Delays Dedicating a Story to Cain's Fla. Victory Until 'Today' Puts

September 26th, 2011 10:17 PM
Herman Cain's victory in Saturday's GOP straw poll in Florida didn't become headline news at the Associated Press until after the candidate's Monday morning "Today Show" interview. Earlier today at NewsBusters, Kyle Drennen noted how "Today's" Ann Curry tried to frame the result as some kind of "protest vote." Having delayed dedicating a story to Cain's victory for roughly 36 hours, the…

Cain's Convincing Fla. Straw Poll Win Refutes Press Meme That GOP Nomi

September 24th, 2011 9:29 PM
Herman Cain won the Florida straw poll tonight, winning the votes of 37% of those who participated. No other candidate came within 20 points of Cain. As of 8:20 p.m., roughly two hours after the result was announced, the Associated Press's Philip Elliott and Kasie Hunt had a blatantly obvious contradiction in their 6:51 p.m. story ("Perry works to show he's strongest GOP contender"; saved…

NBC's Ann Curry, CNN's Don Lemon Headline 'Revolutionary' Gay Journali

August 28th, 2011 5:59 PM
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association held their annual convention this weekend in Philadelphia, and the keynote speakers were CNN's Don Lemon and NBC's Ann Curry. Their pictures were featured under the motto "Creating a Revolution." The group says it's "working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues." (That often means censoring…

Dear AP: Haley Barbour Is Right About Obama's Gas-Price Wishes

March 3rd, 2011 12:16 PM
Philip Elliott at the Obama White House's state-compliant wire service reports, and distorts (bolds are mine): Barbour says Obama cheers for higher gas prices   Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential presidential contender, accused the Obama administration Wednesday of favoring a run-up in gas prices to prod consumers to buy more fuel-efficient cars.   Barbour cited…