FLASHBACK: Barack Obama, ‘An Evolutionary Flash Point For Humanity’

December 9th, 2023 8:43 AM

Fourteen years ago tomorrow (December 10), liberals were ecstatic as President Barack Obama accepted the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Obama had been president for a mere 11 days before the window for nominations closed on January 31, but his media fan club nonetheless celebrated the “towering honor” bestowed upon their hero.

Joe Biden Looks Doomed in 2024 — But Is He?

December 8th, 2023 3:07 PM

Gavin Newsom is so eager to run for president that he even campaigns to insist he’s not running. That’s what he did last week, when the California governor went on Fox News to debate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is officially in the race. Why does a Democratic governor appear on a Republican-leaning cable channel to debate a candidate, if he’s not a candidate himself? The devil’s in the…

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Obama Takes Jab at Thomas for Calling on Big Tech Regulation

November 13th, 2023 3:13 PM

Former President Barack Obama hilariously portrayed himself as practically a free speech “absolutist” while also shilling for Big Tech platforms to censor content on The Verge's Decoder podcast last week.

War in the Democratic Party — and at the Opera

November 9th, 2023 4:50 PM

Joe Biden’s party is at war with itself. Scenes last weekend of protesters scaling the White House fence and shouting down Sen. Cory Booker at a Democratic rally in New Jersey are only outward manifestations of a deeper inner turmoil. The Democratic Party’s identity is inseparable from a morality tale in which the world is divided between white, wealthy oppressors and nonwhite, poorer victims…

MSNBC's Jen Psaki's Curious Bible Hangup With Speaker Johnson

November 4th, 2023 4:00 PM

So the Bible is not OK. At least not with MSNBC’s Jen Psaki. If, that is, it is conservative Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson touting it. But when its President Joe Biden, Jen’s ex-boss? No problem!

FLASHBACK: An Election So Biased, Even the Media Had to Admit It

November 4th, 2023 8:39 AM

Fifteen years ago today, November 4, 2008, American voters elected liberal Democratic Senator Barack Obama to the Presidency. It was a campaign in which the public recognized the media elite’s tremendous favoritism towards Obama, and even many reporters admitted the coverage had been slanted against the Republicans.

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Networks Ignore GOP's Israel Takes Against Biden, But CBS Touts Obama

October 24th, 2023 2:06 PM

The Tuesday evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC couldn't find any time for a GOP soundbite on Israel and Biden. But the CBS Evening News felt the need to offer the apparently unmissable opinions of former president Barack Obama. There were no Obama critics, either. 

Will Gavin Newsom Copy Trump?

October 4th, 2023 2:44 PM

Gavin Newsom wants to be Donald Trump. Eight years ago, Trump took stock of the Republican Party and found it ripe for conquest. Who could stand against him? The Bush dynasty elected two presidents, yet both left office with the GOP in retreat.  If Jeb Bush seemed the inevitable nominee for a few weeks or months in 2015, that was only a sign of how stagnant the party had become.

How Often Did Media Promote Pundits From Iran's 'Expert Initiative'?

September 26th, 2023 2:09 PM

Jay Solomon over at Semafor is out with a piece that details how the Iranian Foreign Ministry worked closely with a bunch of American and European academics to help sell the Iran nuclear deal back in 2014 by repeating Tehran’s lines. Members of the group, dubbed the Iran Experts Initiative, were frequent sources for media outlets before and after the deal was signed in 2015.

FLASHBACK: As CBS Evening News Anchor, Katie Couric Was a Liberal Flop

September 2nd, 2023 8:42 AM

At CBS, Katie Couric sounded indistinguishable from liberal politicians when it came to climate change, government health care, President Barack Obama’s massive spending, and even a government takeover of U.S. banks. She flattered Obama, condemned the rest of the media for being too tough on Hillary Clinton, and blamed her own failures at CBS on — what else? — sexism.

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CNN Remembers Joe The Plumber As The Star Of 'White Identity Politics'

August 29th, 2023 2:49 PM

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, died on Monday and for Tuesday’s Inside Politics on CNN, the assembled panel recalled his confrontation with Barack Obama in 2008 on taxes by labeling it the beginning of “grievance politics” for white working class men while lamenting that Democrats have not been able to connect with such voters despite the passing of the…

The Barack Obama Biography Cover-Up

August 11th, 2023 9:45 PM

This week, Tablet released a fascinating conversation with historian David Garrow, author of a massive unauthorized biography of former President Barack Obama in his early years titled “Rising Stars.” By all rights, the book should have been a massive hit upon its release in 2017. Instead, it underperformed. The revelations contained therein never hit the mainstream.

Column: Barack Obama's Self-Made Myths Still Stand

August 9th, 2023 5:56 AM

The media deification of Barack Obama has really never ended. His election to the presidency in 2008 was treated as a milestone, like man landing on the moon. Allegedly objective journalists lined up in every studio and on every front page to do him homage. It wasn’t journalism. It was more like idolatry.

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PBS Hosts Radical Journo: US Fell Into Racist Violence After Obama Win

July 30th, 2023 9:44 AM

Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour featured a chat with radical (Pulitzer Prize winning) journalist Wesley Lowery about his new book on how white Americans and the Republican Party became scared and possibly dangerous racists after Barack Obama’s election. Lowery is making the book-tour rounds publicizing American Whitelash. Lowery, formerly a journalist for the Washington Post…