Name That Party, NY Times: Charges for GOPer Collins v. Democrat Brown

August 9th, 2018 4:03 PM
Thursday’s New York Times showed itself all too eager to use new charges against Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York to help Democrats. The front-page story was accompanied by an over-the-fold photograph of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman announcing the charges against Collins, which the photo caption took care to identify as a Republican. The paper piled on with a story inside by…

NYT Skips Convicted Democrat’s Party ID; GOPers Labeled Instantly

May 12th, 2017 2:11 PM
Name that party, New York Times edition. On Friday, reporter Matt Stevens covered the verdict in the trial former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown: “Ex-Congresswoman Is Guilty Of Operating a Fake Charity.” It would seem a juicy story of liberal hypocrisy and greed. Yet the Times initially failed to even mention that Brown is a Democrat, though it had every chance in the 571-word story to…
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NBC Devotes Full Story to GOP Corruption Case, Skips Dem Sentencing

December 14th, 2016 12:58 PM
On Tuesday, NBC’s Today featured a nearly two-minute long report on former Republican Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock being arraigned on corruption charges in federal court. However, the morning show completely ignored the 10-year prison sentence handed down against former Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah for racketeering.
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ABC, CBS Hype Fall of Republican Party's 'Rising Star'

March 27th, 2015 12:12 PM
A day after CBS avoided using the "Democrat" label for the scandal-plagued Jesse Jackson Jr., the network on Friday made sure to identify "Republican" Aaron Schock for a story on the resignation of the Congressman. Guest co-host Vladimir Duthiers informed, "The Republican compared himself to Abraham Lincoln in his farewell speech." 
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Shock: CBS Covers Own Poll on Declining Support for Hillary Clinton

March 26th, 2015 10:56 PM
After the network morning and evening newscasts ignored a Reuters poll showing tumbling support for Hillary Clinton last week, the CBS Evening News bucked the trend and covered the results of its own poll that also found dwindling support for Clinton in light of recent scandals. While the program spent only 32 seconds on the results of the poll, anchor Scott Pelley was still able…
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ABC, NBC Skip Report on DEA Sex Parties Paid for by Drug Cartels

March 26th, 2015 9:32 PM
ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News ignored on Thursday night a scathing report that revealed how agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) attended so-called “sex parties” over a multi-year period while working in Colombia that were paid for by the very drug cartels that they were working to combat. Authored by the Department of…
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ABC Hypes FBI Investigation of Schock; Minimizes Hillary Subpoena

March 20th, 2015 10:07 PM
Friday's ABC World News Tonight touted how the FBI is opening an investigation into departing Congressman Aaron Schock. David Wright devoted a full one minute, 39-second report to Schock allegedly "padding the mileage on his personal car by some 90,000 miles," as well as "misusing campaign funds and...taking improper donations." By contrast, ABC set aside just 30 seconds…
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NBC Promotes Liberal Group Going After GOP Congressman

February 4th, 2015 12:35 PM
Wednesday's NBC Today decided that the interior design of a Republican Congressman's office was an important national news story, as co-host Savannah Guthrie informed viewers: "Let's start with the latest intrigue involving my favorite show, Downton Abby....Bright red walls and carpeting, pheasant feather displays and gold-colored sconces....This is the Downton-inspired office of…

IRS Charged With Unfair Scrutiny of Pro-Life Groups' Prayer Events, Pr

May 22nd, 2013 7:02 PM
“When it rains, it pours” is an accurate description of the situation currently faced by the Internal Revenue Service, which is under intense criticism for denying tax-exempt status to conservative groups with the words “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names. As if that wasn't enough, even though the national media are not drilling down on this, the…

There She Goes Again: Maddow Descends Into Deceit to Malign Orrin Hatc

March 6th, 2010 11:55 PM
If there's one thing Rachel Maddow hates, it's hypocrisy. That and dishonesty, oh, don't get her started. Especially when they emanate from the GOP side of the aisle, at least as perceived by her. But when coming from Maddow, well, let's just say her blind spot is broad of breadth.On her MSNBC show Tuesday, for example, Maddow repeatedly called Sen. Orrin Hatch a liar in response to a Hatch op-ed…

Howard Kurtz Thinks The Press Is Too Soft On Republicans

February 21st, 2010 4:50 PM
When this arrived at my e-mail inbox Sunday, I thought a usually reliable tipster was playing a joke on me.But after reviewing the video and transcript of this morning's "Reliable Sources" on CNN, it's become apparent that Howard Kurtz really did ask two of his guests if the press is currently going soft on the Republican Party."Every day, every week the media -- and that includes…

Fox News Anchors Debunk Lefty Claim Network’s an 'Organ' of GOP in G

December 12th, 2009 11:20 PM
One of the favorite talking points that often comes from Fox News detractors is the claim that the News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) cable news is somehow an organ of the Republican Party. It's a claim that former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn made, along with countless other accusations from prominent Democrats. However, these Democrats would be doing themselves and their audiences a…

Media Ignore Caterpillar Plant Employees Overwhelmingly Opposed Stimul

March 3rd, 2009 6:52 PM
In February, in the build up to the ultimate passage of President Barack Obama's $787-billion stimulus package, there was a lot of discussion about how much the stimulus was going to help the ailing economy. And to promote the bill, Obama visited a Caterpillar plant in Peoria, Ill. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., who represents the 18th Congressional District of Illinois, where the Caterpillar plant…