AP Predictably Botches Reporting on Immigration-DACA 'Negotiating'
January 14th, 2018 1:14 PM
One reason a coherent debate about immigration is almost impossible in this country is that the press fails to honestly and accurately report even the most basic facts. A Saturday Associated Press report on the topic by Nicholas Riccardi exemplifies this consistent failure.
'Hardball': GOPers Are ‘Sniveling,' 'Pathetic' 'North Korean Soldiers'
January 12th, 2018 11:15 PM
'When they go low, we go lower' must have been the mantra for Friday’s Hardball as host Chris Matthews and his opening set of guests denounced Republicans as “North Korean infantry men” led by “racist” President Trump, “sniveling and supine” Ben Carson, “decorative” African-Americans, and “pathetic” House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Giddy CNN Swoons Dems Are Giving ‘Testier’ Gorsuch ‘Run for His Money'
March 21st, 2017 4:42 PM
During the second break in day two of Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing Tuesday afternoon, CNN detected some wind in their sails as they swooned and congratulated their Democratic allies for supposedly giving the “testy” Gorsuch “a little bit more of a run for his money.” CNN found nothing to object to in the first break around lunchtime, so it was inevitable that…
CBS Hints at GOP Double Standard on Gun Control vs. Syrian Refugees
November 20th, 2015 1:01 PM
Friday's CBS This Morning hyped that "thousands on the government's terrorist watch list...bought firearms in the last decade...and all of the sales were legal." Nancy Cordes played up that a bill to "close that loophole" that has been introduced for eight straight years has "gone nowhere" due to opposition from the NRA and congressional Republicans. Cordes…
CNN Highlights Bipartisan Attacks on Durbin's 'Back of the Bus' Smear
March 19th, 2015 4:34 PM
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, Brooke Baldwin actually pointed out that both Democrats and Republicans are "pretty angry" with Senator Dick Durbin for his incendiary "back of the bus" attack on Senate Republicans, after they delayed the confirmation vote of Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch. Republican guest Margaret Hoover attacked Durbin for his "incredibly…
ABC, CBS Skip Dick Durbin's 'Back of the Bus' Slur Against GOP
March 19th, 2015 11:31 AM
ABC and CBS on Wednesday night and Thursday morning ignored Democratic Senator Dick Durbin's smear that Republicans are keeping attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch in the "back of the bus." NBC mentioned the liberal politician's attack, but featured no critical analysis or questioning of the remark.
Press Is Ignoring Polis's 'Tehran Tom' Tweets Against Sen. Cotton
March 10th, 2015 4:03 PM
Imagine if a Republican congressperson called Illinois' senior senator Dick Durbin "Dick Turban" in not one tweet, but two (Durbin has been given the nickname by several center-right pundits and commentators; but as far as I can tell, no national Republican politician has used it). Does anyone think it would take the establishment press over 15 hours (and counting) to report it?…
MSNBC's Ronan Farrow: GOP Senator Mark Kirk a 'Hero' for Refusing to B
March 25th, 2014 4:30 PM
It's not often that the hosts of MSNBC trumpet an elected Republican as a "hero." But liberal anchor Ronan Farrow did exactly that on Tuesday as he praised Senator Mark Kirk's insistence that he would not campaign against his Illinois colleague, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.
According to Farrow, Kirk's declaration caused him to release "weeping tears of joy"…
Durbin's Defense of ObamaCare Receives Worst Rating From WashPost 'Fac
February 13th, 2014 8:15 AM
Senator Dick Durbin apparently didn't check his facts before making a number of wild claims during his appearance on Sunday morning's edition of CBS's Face the Nation.
The Illinois Democrat's assertions that 10 million Americans have found insurance coverage thanks to ObamaCare -- which he also claimed would lower the budget deficit -- earned him four Pinocchios from the…
Politico's Purdum Decries 'Trash-Talking the President' Over Denied In
October 24th, 2013 12:50 PM
Taking journalistic hypocrisy to ever-headier heights, Politico's Todd Purdum spent hundreds of words Wednesday evening bemoaning the potential impact of an incident which both sides involved say never happened, and acted as if incivility only comes out of the mouths of conservatives and Republicans.
Earlier Wednesday, the website's Tal Kopan relayed news that Illinois Democratic…
Harry Reid Slams CNN Reporter as ‘Irresponsible’ and ‘Reckless
October 3rd, 2013 11:53 AM
It's only three days into the federal government shutdown, and Senate majority leader Harry Reid is already showing signs of stress. That was especially apparent on Wednesday, when he was asked by Cable News Network reporter Dana Bash if the Senate would vote to pass a resolution if it was already approved by the House to restore funding for the National Institutes of Health, which among…
Delusional Schultz: Social Security is 'Cheap,' Doesn't Contribute to
July 29th, 2013 1:59 PM
Ed Schultz took a dive off the deep end on Saturday’s The Ed Show, claiming that Social Security is a “cheap” program that “has never contributed one penny to the deficit.” The bombastic MSNBC host also blasted Republicans who support partially privatizing Social Security, arguing those lawmakers just want to “get their hands on the money.”
Dick Durbin: Congress Should Decide Who Qualifies for First Amendment
July 8th, 2013 5:40 PM
In addition to trying to redefine the Second Amendment as not protecting anyone's right to bear arms, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is now excited about how to redefine the First Amendment.
As with guns, Durbin is trying to limit constitutional freedoms so that they cannot be used by people of whom he disapproves. In an opinion essay published in the Chicago Sun Times last week, Durbin…
Candy Crowley to Dem Senator: ‘Do You Think Taxes Have Been Raised E
January 6th, 2013 5:50 PM
CNN’s Candy Crowley asked a question of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on State of the Union Sunday that should have all American wage earners quaking in their boots.
“Do you think that taxes have been raised enough on the wealthy?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):