Trump’s Sun Belt Hopes and Rust Belt Needs

May 21st, 2024 1:06 PM

Donald Trump’s first election redrew the map of American politics; suddenly Pennsylvania and Michigan were in the Republican column for the first time since the 1980s. But they didn’t stay there: The Rust Belt states that made Trump president in 2016 sent Joe Biden to the White House in 2020. That second Trump election also redrew the map, this time forfeiting two Sun Belt states that had been…

PBS: AZ Abortion Ban Dates to Legalized Slavery, White-Men Only Voting

April 18th, 2024 7:30 AM

PBS took another bite out of the surprise decision that recently emerged out of Arizona’s Supreme Court, on the Saturday edition of PBS News Weekend, anchor John Yang really loaded the ideological dice in his introduction: “The near-total abortion ban that the Arizona Supreme Court revived this week dates back to when Arizona wasn’t a state yet, when slavery was legal, and…

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Kimmel Mocks Abolitionist As Out Of Touch Because He Was Pro-Life

April 17th, 2024 1:34 PM

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel was supposed to have Vice President Kamala Harris join him on Tuesday for an interview that almost certainly would have focused on how supposedly horrible the Arizona Supreme Court is for allowing an 1864 pro-life law to be enforced. Harris couldn’t make it, but that didn’t stop him from arguing with the ghost of Justice William T. Howell, played by actor Nick Offerman, and…

PBS Copies Kamala: 2nd Trump Term Means 'More Bans, More Suffering'

April 15th, 2024 8:50 PM

After the surprise ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court to approve a Civil War-era law banning abortions except to save the life of the mother, the Friday edition of Amanpour & Co. (airing on PBS after first running on CNN International) hosted a predictably pro-choice liberal law professor as a guest. But the real liberal outrage spewed from guest host Bianna Golodryga,…

PBS:AZ Abortion Ban Cuts off ‘Critical Release Valve,’ No More Fleeing

April 14th, 2024 8:02 PM

The PBS NewsHour led its Tuesday evening newscast with the week’s big issue: abortion, an issue of such apparent import (and perceived advantage to the Democratic Party in November) that both anchors took a crack at it. After a soundbite from Arizona’s Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs saying the “abortion ban is extreme and hurts women,” Bennett introduced journalist Carter Sherman, a…

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PBS Panel Touts Abortion as 'Great Issue for Democrats,' If 'Ghoulish'

April 14th, 2024 6:47 AM

Abortion is back in the news with a vengeance, after the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated a Civil War era ban on abortion and candidate Donald Trump reacted with a moderate, federalist stance on abortion. Friday’s episode of public television’s weekly roundtable panel Washington Week with The Atlantic was dominated by abortion politics as a life-saver for the Democrats (if not for the…

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THE POUNCING CONTINUES: Networks Hype Arizona Abortion Politics

April 11th, 2024 11:15 PM

The network evening newscasts continue to feast on coverage of the potential political fallout over an Arizona Supreme Court ruling ratifying an 1864 territorial statute that bans abortion in all instances except to save the life of the mother. Understandably so, as newscast time spent hyping abortions in Arizona is less time available to cover the types of things adverse to Democrats…

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ABC Protects Biden, OMITS “20th Century’ Gaffe From AZ Abortion Quote

April 10th, 2024 11:59 PM

We regret to inform you all that the Regime Media is at it again. ABC News, in its capacity as the most consistently pro-Biden of the network evening newscasts, excised the most damaging part of a quote from the president on the recently-affirmed 1864 Arizona statute banning abortion in all instances except to save the life of the mother. 

 

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Nets Hail ‘Game Changer’ AZ Ruling Means Abortion Will ‘Define’ 2024

April 10th, 2024 6:11 PM

On Wednesday, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all led off their flagship morning news shows with coverage of the Arizona state Supreme Court ruling reinstalling an abortion law dating back to 1864 that protects unborn babies unless the life of the mother is threatened. Given the liberal media’s ebullience toward killing babies, they were giddy about this “bombshell ruling” and argued this…

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Network Newscasts POUNCE on AZ Abortion Ruling, Hopeful It Helps Biden

April 10th, 2024 1:41 PM

For lack of a better term, the evening network newscasts pounced- or seized, if you will, upon the Arizona Supreme Court ruling tossing out the state’s 15-week limit on abortion and putting in place the 1864 territorial statute which bans abortion in all instances except to protect the life of the mother. As you can imagine, the focus of all this collective seizing and pouncing was on the…

Arizona Upholds Near Total Abortion Ban: Media Reacts

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April 10th, 2024 10:06 AM

Arizona's Supreme Court upheld a historic law from 1864 banning abortion except to save the mother's life.

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Kimmel, Daily Show Lament People Labeling Trump A Moderate On Abortion

April 10th, 2024 10:04 AM

As conservatives debate the merits and demerits of Donald Trump endorsing a federalist policy on abortion, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show temp host Michael Kosta lamented that such a debate exists because, for them, even a moderate position on abortion is still extremist.

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OOF: Arizona Latinos LAUGH At Weijia Jiang’s Question On January 6th

March 20th, 2024 11:03 PM

Talk about a disconnect between the media and the general electorate. Imagine flying all the way to Arizona to do the obligatory panel on Biden’s decline in the polls amongst Latinos, and having your January 6th question laughed off by the panel.

AZ Schools Secretly Help Students Transition

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February 13th, 2024 4:46 PM

Emily Wulff, a school counselor at Kino Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, is being sued by America First Legal (AFL) for creating a spreadsheet to secretly track students' gender transitions without parental knowledge or consent. Named in the lawsuit are a mother and daughter whose privacy was violated when the school began calling the girl by male pronouns and a different name. AFL alleges this…