Maddow Producer Swoons Over Possible Eric Holder POTUS Bid
June 20th, 2017 5:38 PM
Eric Holder is set to re-emerge on the national political scene, wrote Steve Benen in a blog entitled, “Former AG Eric Holder: ‘Now is the time to be heard.’” Benen, a producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, argued that Holder has recently begun to increase his number of public appearances and that more may follow in the near future.
Nets Ignore House Report Showing Holder Impeded Fast and Furious Probe
June 8th, 2017 12:46 AM
While the broadcast networks spent Wednesday focusing on a Senate hearing they were hoping would implicate President Trump in obstruction of justice, they ignored a House Oversight Committee report that showed President Obama’s administration did just that. “An absolutely blistering report tonight out saying the Obama administration in general and former Attorney General Eric Holder in particular…
NBC Frets Trump Admin Getting Tougher on Criminals, Reversing Obama
May 12th, 2017 11:01 PM
On Friday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Hallie Jackson filed a report that focused on concerns by liberals about Attorney General Jeff Sessions giving orders for federal prosecutors to charge criminals with the aim to give tougher punishments, reversing former President Barack Obama's trend toward releasing criminals and seeking softer charges.
HYPOCRISY: 7X More Coverage for Sessions Debacle than Holder Contempt
March 3rd, 2017 4:36 PM
If you ever doubted that the media see the news through a partisan prism, consider this: in less than two days, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted nearly 7 times as much coverage to Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian Ambassador in his role as a U.S. Senator than they did when then-Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012.
NYT: Trump's 'Jail' Quip Has 'Experts Thinking of 'Tin-Pot Dictators''
October 11th, 2016 11:59 AM
In Tuesday’s New York Times, legal reporter Charlie Savage went way overboard fear-mongering over a quip Donald Trump made to Hillary Clinton during their debate Sunday night in “Pledge to Put Clinton in Jail Gets Experts Thinking of ‘Tin-Pot Dictators.’” Trump’s “you’d be in jail” rejoinder to Hillary Clinton came during a heated discussion of her handling of classified documents, and the media…
Rose Asks Eric Holder About ‘Danger’ of ‘Not Smart’ Trump
July 29th, 2016 9:05 AM
Acting more like a doorman than a journalist during PBS coverage of the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose invited former Attorney General Eric Holder to blast Donald Trump: “You also said that Donald Trump, you questioned his gray matter. You mean he’s not smart enough to be president?”
Cox Scribe: Vigilante, Police Brutality Killed Trayvon, Michael Brown
July 27th, 2016 11:45 AM
Gateway Pundit dubbed the Democratic National Convention's program Tuesday evening as "Criminal Appreciation Night." Site proprietor Jim Hoft certainly has a point. The party officially nominated a candidate for the highest office in the land who committed acknowledged and admitted criminal acts, but whom the FBI and the intensely politicized Justice Department chose not to prosecute. A former…
AP Reporters Pretend to Struggle With 'Unexplained' Violent Crime Rise
June 8th, 2016 12:12 PM
If we're to believe the pose struck by five Associated Press reporters who contributed to a Sunday afternoon story on the topic, the spike in violent crime in the U.S. during the past nearly two years apparently needs its own episode of the old Unsolved Mysteries TV series.
"Experts can't point to a single reason" for the rise. The increase "is stumping law enforcement officials." FBI Director…
NYT's Jim Rutenberg Sees New Jim Crow in NC, Smears Reagan as Racist
August 2nd, 2015 8:17 PM
The New York Times Magazine cover story by political correspondent Jim Rutenberg, "A Dream Undone -- Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act," is a 10-part, 10,000-word doorstop (issued with the baleful threat "The first in a series") comparing current attempts to stop voter fraud as a return to Jim Crow, with particular focus on North Carolina. Rutenberg also relayed more…
USAT: Murders Up, Poor and Minorities Hardest Hit, Guns to Blame
July 12th, 2015 11:07 PM
Aamer Madhani at USA Today took the easy way out on Friday in covering the sharp increases in murders in many U.S. cities during the first half of this year.
He quoted Milwaukee's police chief bemoaning "absurdly weak" gun laws. He noted that "the increased violence is disproportionately impacting poor and predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods." He found a university prof to…
Preelection FBI Study Team Admits Media Distorted It — 6 Months Later
June 13th, 2015 1:18 PM
In late September 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released "A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States, 2000-2013."
To say the least, the report's issuance, timed six weeks before the midterm elections, and its topic ("a specific type of shooting situation law enforcement and the public may face") were curious. Given the press's inclination to sensationalize and…
Chris Matthews Laments Holder Didn't Get to Glory In FIFA Indictments
May 27th, 2015 8:24 PM
Leave it to MSNBC host Chris Matthews to inject an absurd political angle into a completely apolitical story involving international soccer. In the midst of a panel discussion about today's revelations regarding a Justice Department case against FIFA corruption, the Hardball host wondered why on Earth former Attorney General Eric Holder didn't stick around at the DOJ long enough to bask in the…
Inadvertent Truth? AP Headline: 'Obama Pledges Help to Riot'
April 27th, 2015 8:17 PM
The headline is already gone from the Associated Press's national site, but it's still present elsewhere.
In the context of events in Ferguson and elsewhere since August of last year, one could argue that it contains more truth than the wire service and the headline's accidental creators will ever admit.
Surprise: CNN Reports 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' is Based on Falsehood
March 6th, 2015 11:31 PM
On Friday, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 surprisingly spotlighted that the "hands up, don't shoot" narrative and chant forwarded by many left-wing supporters of Michael Brown's family is grounded in falsehoods. Correspondent Sara Sidner cited a recent Justice Department report that underlined that the mantra is "inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence" and that "witnesses have…