NYT Reporter in Awe of His Favorite Kind of GOPer: A Moderate
July 27th, 2017 11:31 AM
New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse, who now writes the paper’s “On Washington” column, made the front page Thursday with a tribute to his favorite kind of Republican -- a moderate currently making life difficult for conservatives: “A Swing Vote From Alaska Isn’t Swayed.” Profile of moderate Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Hulse’s favorite kind of story of all is cheering on…
NBC Treks to Alaska to Find ‘America’s First Climate Change Refugees'
September 1st, 2015 9:53 PM
As part of President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska this week to promote climate change, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News showcased investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden’s trek to Arctic Alaska ahead of Obama to meet “some of America’s first climate change refugees” due to rising seas near their villages.
NBC Finally Covers GOP Taking 53rd Senate Seat With Win in Alaska
November 12th, 2014 11:54 PM
Major broadcast network NBC broke its silence and joined fellow networks ABC and CBS on Wednesday night in covering the news that the Alaska Senate race has been called with Republican challenger Dan Sullivan being declared the winner over Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Begich.
NBC Nightly News aired a 23-second news brief on the election result, which gives the GOP at least 53 Senate seats…
NYT Touts More Democratic Attacks on Koch Brothers on Sunday Front Pag
April 6th, 2014 8:42 AM
Congressional reporters Jeremy Peters and Carl Hulse touted Democratic attacks against the paper's favorite enemy, libertarian donors Charles and David Koch, on the front of the National Edition of the Sunday New York Times, in "To Hit Back at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney."
It's just the latest in a series of Times reports and editorials highlighting and tacitly approving…
Palin Book: ‘Ignore’ the ‘Lamestream Media
November 13th, 2013 3:05 PM
If anyone can be expected to have no love for the liberal, legacy media, it’s former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The character assassination, insults and slander leveled at her during the 2008 campaign were textbook examples of “the politics of personal destruction.”
So a new book from Palin – even one about Christmas – should have some sharp barbs for the…
Bozell Column: Palin Movie vs. Media Mythology
June 21st, 2011 11:05 PM
More than any other Republican presidential prospect, Sarah Palin draws white-hot journalistic loathing. She’s too red-state, too gun-toting, too religious, and too unwilling to abort a disabled “fetus.” Even so, filmmaker Steve Bannon remains deeply optimistic his forthcoming Palin documentary “The Undefeated” will sway the media to see Palin in a different light.
Bannon, a former Goldman…
AP Churns Out 24-Graf Story Promoting Tell-all Book by Bitter Ex-Palin
May 23rd, 2011 4:26 PM
The Associated Press today offered readers a 24-paragraph exclusive that practically promoted Frank Bailey's anti-Palin tell-all book that hits bookstores on May 24.
While the AP noted that "Palin’s attorney did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this story," it appears the news wire made no further attempt to provide balance to its May 23 story, which chiefly conveys the former…
Media Interested in Murkowski When It Embarrasses Palin, But Not When
November 16th, 2010 11:16 PM
The media seems to take an exceptional interest in Senator Lisa Murkowski when she’s uttering liberal talking points on ‘compromise’ or when she’s blasting Sarah Palin as being ‘not worldly enough’ for the office of the Presidency.
Case in point, as NewsBuster Brad Wilmouth pointed out, CBS recently highlighted Murkowski’s claim that she believes Palin lacks the ‘intellectual curiosity’ to…
CBS Highlights Murkowski’s Criticism of Tea Party ‘Purity Test
November 16th, 2010 8:07 AM
On Monday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric filed a report on Senator Lisa Murkowski in which she highlighted the Alaska Republican’s criticism of the Tea Party movement requiring a "purity test," and of Sarah Palin being "not worldly enough" to be President. After describing Murkowski as "one of a dying breed of moderate Republicans," without noting that Tea Party Republican Joe Miller…
CBS Affiliate Fires Two After Joe Miller Voicemail Controversy
November 2nd, 2010 10:43 PM
Reporters from a CBS affiliate in Alaska recently left an accidental voicemail message for an aide to Senate candidate Joe Miller, in which producers are heard discussing the possibility of reporting on the appearance of a child molester at a Miller rally. Essentially, they could be heard conspiring to create or fabricate stories. The incident was so outrageous, it prompted Sarah Palin to…
Caught on Voicemail: Alaska TV Station's Reporters Planning Smear of J
October 31st, 2010 10:12 AM
The audio and transcript are at BigGovernment.com.
Here's the story, as relayed by Big Gov's Publius (HT Dan Riehl):
... (A) voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.
The voices are believed to be those of the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other…
Media Help Flailing Liberals Spread Message on Abortion, Gay Rights
October 29th, 2010 1:51 PM
It’s no secret that the nation is preparing for a GOP tidal wave with significant conservative victories in the Senate and House next Tuesday. The election has essentially focused on domestic economic policy. Conservative candidates have been gaining ground with a popular job growth/lower taxes/revive the economy mantra.
But desperate liberal Democrats have suddenly shifted the focus from the…
Newsweek 'Thought Experiment': Why Not Cut Alaska Loose From the Union
August 19th, 2010 3:42 PM
Back in September 2008, MSNBC's Chris Matthews floated a specious allegation that then-Governor Sarah Palin had ties to an advocate of Alaskan secession named Joe Vogler. Although the charge was roundly discredited, it was one of the many early attempts to smear Palin as a wacky extremist. Two years later, it appears at least one writer for a liberal magazine thinks Alaskan secession would be a…
Chris Matthews: Palin Issued Anti-McGinniss 'Fatwa' on Her Facebook Pa
June 1st, 2010 6:23 PM
Calling your political opponents Nazis can get old after a while. That's why one needs to mix it up, perhaps by suggesting that they're akin to the radical Islamic clerics that inspire terrorism. Just ask MSNBC's Chris Matthews.During the "Political Sideshow" segment of his June 1 program, the "Hardball" host compared Sarah Palin's Facebook page posting about author Joe McGinniss renting the…