Amanpour Cues Liberal Senator to Say Trump's Urging 'Armed Rebellion'

April 23rd, 2020 6:34 AM
On Monday's Amanpour & Co. PBS and CNN International host Christiane Amanpour cued up her guest, Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, to promote his anti-gun views as the two spoke during a segment that was mostly devoted to the pandemic.

Networks Ignore Democratic Senator Murphy’s Meeting with Iran’s Zarif

February 18th, 2020 8:32 PM
Through the Tuesday broadcast network morning and evening newscasts, not a single second has been spent on news first uncovered Monday by our friend Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist that Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) “and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week.”

GOP Senator RIPS Into Chuck Todd's 'Very Biased' Open, Fight Ensues

October 6th, 2019 4:22 PM
Why would Republican appear on the "mainstream" Sunday shows? You could wonder after Sen. Ron Johnson was disgusted by moderator Chuck Todd's "very biased opening" segment on Meet the Press, and Todd openly fought with him and wouldn't let him finish a point as Johnson tried to tell Todd what he should ask John Brennan later in the show. Brennan received gooey sympathy. 

ZERO Challenging Questions for Liberal Senator on CNN, PBS, MSNBC

September 26th, 2019 1:26 PM
It's always amusing when reporters insist that they're not "stenographers to power," but when you look at their interviews with Democrats, they often come across as stenographers -- extremely accomodating, and not at all challenging. Take for example, Sen.  Chris Murphy of Connecticut in his interviews on the Ukrainian kerfuffle on Wednesday. None of his three national TV interviews seriously…

Andrea Mitchell Fears ‘Crisis Will Pass’ Without Gun Restrictions

February 28th, 2018 3:08 PM
In an interview with anti-gun Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy on her Wednesday show, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell pressed the Democrat from the left and demanded stronger action on gun control. She fretted that soon “this crisis will pass” without gun rights being restricted.

CNN's Burnett Appears Stunned DeVos Open to Guns in Schools

January 18th, 2017 10:28 PM
On Wednesday's Erin Burnett Outfront on CNN, host Erin Burnett seemed taken aback over Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, during her confirmation hearing, being open to relaxing gun laws to allow local governments to set their own policies for schools, as the CNN host gave a sympathetic forum to liberal Connecticut Senator and gun control advocate Chris Murphy to fret over the possibility…

Matthews: McConnell ‘Sat Around Like a Troll’ Ready to Bite Obama

January 3rd, 2017 9:54 PM
He’s off and running, people. On Tuesday night’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews served up his first head-scratching Notable Quotable for 2017 as he likened Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to someone who “sat around like a troll under the bridge, ready to bite the leg of Obama for four or eight years.”

CBS’s 'BrainDead': Don’t Compromise with Republican Terrorists

June 30th, 2016 6:25 AM
This week’s episode of the new CBS body-snatching, political comedy BrainDead kicked off with escalating tensions as Senators Luke Healy and Ella Pollack battle to become the next Democratic Whip. For those outside the beltway, the whip is a party’s enforcer. It’s their job to count votes and ensure their members toe the party line when necessary.

Nets Trumpet Dem Sit-In, Twist House Rules to Trash GOP

June 22nd, 2016 10:56 PM
On Wednesday, House Democrats staged a sit-it on the House floor trying bring their failed Senate bills to a vote in the House. Many are calling their actions a publicity stunt, and they seem to be right. All three of the liberal networks were glued to Capitol Hill during their evening broadcasts. “The dramatic sit-in on Capitol Hill,” ABC’s David Muir touted on World News Tonight, “Sitting down…

Daily Beast Pundit: ‘Evil,’ ‘Repulsive’ NRA May Soon Taste Defeat

June 22nd, 2016 9:21 PM
With developments including the Democratic sit-in on the House floor and Sen. Chris Murphy’s yeah-he-went-there allegation that “Republicans have decided to sell weapons to ISIS,” it’s been a busy and highly theatrical week among anti-gun forces. Michael Tomasky thinks the tide on gun issues is turning in favor of liberals, but expects they won’t win decisively until there’s “a tragedy” -- a…

ABC Gets Sen. Murphy to Admit His Gun Control Proposal Would Not Work

June 19th, 2016 1:06 PM
In a shocking development in the push for gun-control Sunday, Senator Chris Murphy, who filibustered for 15 hours regarding the issue, admitted on ABC’s This Week that his proposals would not have stopped any recent mass shooting. “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino,” stated ABC’s Jon Karl, calling out…

MSNBC: Dem Senators Should Seize 'Opportunity' to Push Anti-Gun Agenda

June 17th, 2016 12:39 PM
The two Democrats being hailed as heroes of the gun control filibuster, Senator Cory Booker and Senator Chris Murphy, have used MSNBC to their advantage as they prepare for a vote on the Senate floor this Monday. Thursday, Andrea Mitchell Reports featured Senator Booker, and on Friday Senator Murphy appeared on Morning Joe.  What emerged from both interviews: Republicans will not be able to face…

CNN's Costello Frets Dems Derailed Gun Control with Filibuster

June 16th, 2016 4:30 PM
As former Michigan Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm appeared as a guest on Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello worried that Democratic Senators have inadvertently sabotaged the possibility of new gun laws by "antagonizing' Republicans with a filibuster, which she termed as "kicking sand in their faces." After responding to Granholm's NRA-bashing by sympathetically proclaiming, "…

CBS to Anti-Gun Senator: ‘Many People Are Applauding You’

June 16th, 2016 3:47 PM
In an exclusive interview with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy on Thursday, the hosts of CBS This Morning mostly lobbed softballs and practically thanked the Democrat for launching his anti-gun filibuster. At the top of the show, co-host Charlie Rose hailed: “Senate Democrats end a nearly 15-hour filibuster overnight in a push for stricter gun laws. Senator Chris Murphy took control of the floor…