NY Times Cries Foul, Racism Vs. GOP in Midwest, But Dems Did It Too

December 11th, 2018 3:52 PM
“Midwest Power Grab May Fuel G.O.P. Backlash,” blared the New York Times front page. Lambasting Republicans for post-election legislative maneuvering has been a drumbeat recently at the Times, providing momentum for Democrats to finish in 2020 what they started in the House in 2018. Elsewhere reporter Emily Badger cried racism in the first sentence of “Urban-Rural Divide At…

MSNBC Host Urges U.S. Senate to Block Wisconsin ‘GOP Power Grab’

December 6th, 2018 5:01 PM
Apparently MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson has forgotten the concept of federalism. At least that’s the way in appeared on Thursday, when she suggested that the United States Senate should somehow intervene in a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over changes to the state government in Wisconsin.

Todd Slams Republicans for Ending 'Era of Good Feelings'

December 5th, 2018 8:48 PM
On MTP Daily's "I'm Obsessed With..." segment, MSNBC host Chuck Todd took the time to blame Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan for bringing an "end to any brief era of good feelings" in the aftermath of former President George H.W. Bush's passing, as he condemned the GOP-controlled state legislatures for curtailing gubernatorial power now that Democrats will…

Daily Beast Calls Leftist Attempted Killer a 'Former GOP Candidate'

October 25th, 2018 8:19 AM
In the midst of the shock over bombs sent to former Democrat presidents and CNN and all, the Daily Beast boasted this misleading brief: "Former GOP Candidate Arrested for Attempting to Kill With ‘Radioactive Material’." But the accused, Jeremy Ryan, is a leftist pro-pot protester nicknamed "Segway Boy" who taunts Republicans at the state Capitol.

PolitiFact Throws 'False' Flag at True Quote on Flag/Pledge Bill Vote

July 29th, 2018 7:24 AM
We noted PolitiFact gave ultraliberal Sen. Kamala Harris a "Mostly True" on July 25 when her facts on apartment rentals weren't factual. By contrast, on July 20, PolitiFact declared it "Mostly False" when a Republican challenger tweeted that ultraliberal Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin "opposed displaying the flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or singing the…

NYT: Scary ‘Extreme Makeover’ in Wisconsin From Walker's Union Reforms

July 12th, 2018 8:32 PM
The New York Times will never forgive conservative Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for taming his state's public unions and then surviving the vengeance of a union-funded recall election. It found another line of attack in Thursday’s Arts section: Book critic Jennifer Szalai’s laudatory look at The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of…

AP's Scott Bauer Fails to ID Party of Dem Charged in Racial Incident

May 6th, 2018 12:56 PM
Despite relatively recent Associated Press Stylebook changes mandating that elected officials' political party "should be routinely included" in stories about them, the wire service appears to be backsliding. On Saturday, I noted the wire service's failure – before being shamed into a partial remedy — to tag DC politicians engaged in public anti-Semitic outbursts and…

AP Howler: 'Many' Faced 'Insurmountable' Voting Barriers in Wisconsin

May 11th, 2017 7:57 PM
Desperate to make a case that voter-ID laws kept "many" people who should be allowed to vote from casting ballots in Wisconsin in November, two reporters at the Associated Press claimed "it is not hard to find" examples of Badger State residents who were "turned away." Left unexplained is how reporters Christina A. Cassidy and Ivan Moreno apparently could only…

Matthews Falsely Claims Garland ‘Never Got a Conversation' with GOPers

February 1st, 2017 9:38 PM
On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews engaged in a fascinating debate with Stanford University’s Lanhee Chen on Supreme Court appointments and the Biden rule. But above all, Matthews lied that Obama appointee Merrick Garland “never got a conversation with a Republican” when Garland met with at least 16 Republican Senators.

New Republic: ‘Liberal Media Bias’ a ‘Knee-Jerk’ Conservative ‘Cliché’

August 23rd, 2016 8:52 PM
The “right-wing noise machine” helped make a mess for Republicans by giving “invaluable aid” to Donald Trump, declared Jeet Heer in a Friday piece. Nonetheless, Heer thinks that one positive consequence of Trump’s nomination is that “some in conservative media are…taking stock of how their own bad habits have enabled an unfit demagogue to become their…

Teen Vogue: Denying Transgenders Their Bathroom Can Cause Migraines

July 25th, 2016 6:50 AM
Teen Vogue published a completely lopsided article on a 16-year-old transgender student from Wisconsin who's suing her school because she wasn't allowed to use the boys' bathroom. "Not being able to use the bathroom of the gender he identifies with made Ash anxious and upset, even leading to migraines and dehydration when he cut down his water intake to avoid having to pee at…

El inglés hablado ahora es 'polémico' para Noticias Univisión

May 31st, 2016 7:33 PM
De vez en cuando, nos llega una noticia la cual ilustra lo absurdo de los sesgos institucionales en Noticias Univisión. El ejemplo más reciente nos llega desde Wisconsin- y la cobertura que la cadena le brindó a la controversia en torno a la política de "Inglés Solamente" implementado por una heladería en Milwaukee.

Spoken English Now Deemed 'Problematic' By Univision News

May 31st, 2016 5:15 PM
From time to time, a story rolls around which will clearly illustrate the absurdities of the institutional biases at Univision News. The latest instance of such a story is the network's coverage of the controversy surrounding a Wisconsin frozen custard establishment's decision to implement an "English-Only" ordering policy.

Blogger: Cruz Takes GOP’s ‘Bizarre’ State-Level Agenda National

April 9th, 2016 2:41 PM
During Barack Obama’s presidency, Republicans have greatly increased their power at the state level, enabling governments in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, and other locales to enact legislation that Daily Kos blogger Hunter has called, among other things, “straight-up crooked” and that has caused, among other things, a “financial clusterfuck.” In a Friday post…