Chris Matthews: 'I'm With' Obama 'Putting the Knife In' Romney On 'Out

June 26th, 2012 7:19 PM
Remember all those demands for civility in politics after the tragic shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in January, 2011? On Tuesday's Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said, "I’m with' [the Obama campaign] putting the knife in" Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the supposed outsourcing that happened at companies Bain Capital invested in (video follows with…

CNN Gives Last-Minute Platform to Dem Candidate for Gabby Giffords' Se

June 12th, 2012 12:08 PM
On the night before the special election in Arizona to fill former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' seat, CNN's Piers Morgan gave some last-minute positive airtime to Giffords' hand-picked Democratic candidate. He hosted both the candidate Ron Barber and Giffords' husband Mark Kelly on Monday for a soft interview. In what set the tone for the rest of the interview, Morgan began with a…

CNN Urges Gabby Giffords' Husband to Run for Congress

January 27th, 2012 6:22 PM
Former Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords retired from office a year after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, and CNN is already goading her husband to replace her in Congress. Since Democrats wanted him to run for Giffords' seat, CNN was basically asking a Democrat to run for office. On Friday's Starting Point, host Soledad O'Brien told Giffords' husband, retired astronaut Mark…

Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down From Congress

January 22nd, 2012 11:22 PM
A little over a year after her tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her position as a House Representative (video follows with transcript and commentary):

One Year After Giffords Shooting, 'Morning Joe' Panel Sees Romney Out

January 11th, 2012 11:33 AM
One year ago, America's media were shouting from the rooftops about the need for more civil political discourse following the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). Less than three days after the anniversary of that horrible event, the gang at MSNBC's Morning Joe gleefully discussed how Mitt Romney is going to "kill" any of his Republican presidential opponents that try to…

Time Magazine Names Occupy Wall Street Protests Top U.S. News Story of

December 7th, 2011 5:31 PM
If you had to name the top U.S. news story of 2011, what would you say? For the folks at Time magazine, the answer is the Occupy Wall Street protests:

Piers Morgan Trashes Sarah Palin in Interview With Gabby Giffords' Hus

November 24th, 2011 8:38 AM
Although it's long been proved that Sarah Palin and so-called violent political rhetoric had absolutely nothing to do with January's tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona, CNN's Piers Morgan felt it was necessary to bring her up during Wednesday's interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) husband. For his part, astronaut Mark Kelly was only too happy to take the bait and run…

Diane Sawyer Ruins Marvelous Special on Gabby Giffords By Attacking Sa

November 16th, 2011 10:22 AM
ABC presented an absolutely marvelous special Tuesday evening about Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) remarkable recovery from a gunshot to the head last January. After 36 minutes of uplifting scenes involving the Congresswoman's therapy and road back to being able to walk and speak, host Diane Sawyer for some reason felt the need to bring politics into the program at its conclusion…

CBS Boosts Tucson Survivor's Testimony to Promote Gun Control

November 15th, 2011 4:55 PM
CBS's Erica Hill tossed softballs at a survivor of the Tucson shooting and the executive director of a pro-gun control group on Tuesday's Early Show, just hours before they were due to speak at a congressional hearing to promote tighter gun regulations. Hill played up fellow survivor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's recent interview and asked, "What does that do to you and to this cause that you have…

WaPo's Marcus on Rick Perry: 'He's Like Monty Python's Parrot - He's N

October 16th, 2011 2:57 PM
Remember all that talk about returning civility to political discussions following Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) shooting in January? Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus clearly doesn't, for on ABC's This Week Sunday, she said of Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential candidacy, "He's like Monty Python's parrot - he's not dead yet" (video follows with transcript and…

CBS Lets Wasserman Schultz Bash GOP, Omits Her Rosy Economic Spin

October 6th, 2011 3:32 PM
CBS's Erica Hill let DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz bash congressional Republicans unopposed on Thursday's Early Show. Hill also failed to ask the Florida Democrat about her eye-opening claim on Wednesday that "anyone" can see that the economy is improving "and now, we've begun to turn the corner." The anchor brought on Wasserman Schultz, the morning show's only political guest, for…

Ed Schultz Asks Hoffa 'Do You Think The Republicans Are Sons of B---he

September 7th, 2011 12:14 AM
Not surprisingly, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was practically orgasmic with joy Tuesday over Teamsters president James Hoffa’s Labor Day declaration of war against the Tea Party. After telling his “Ed Show” audience that Obama’s poll numbers have been declining because he hasn’t spoken to the American people like the union boss, Schultz actually asked Hoffa, “Do you think the Republicans are sons of b…

Jonah Goldberg on Hoffa: There'd Be No Controversy If We Didn't Have

September 6th, 2011 10:34 PM
National Review's Jonah Goldberg on Tuesday, appearing on Fox News's "Special Report," put James Hoffa's Labor Day attack on the Tea Party in proper perspective. "We would not be in this mess, we would not have this controversy, if we did not have this bonfire of asininity that came out of the Tucson shootings where all of a sudden Sarah Palin’s Facebook Congressional map was somehow to blame…

Libtalker Bill Press: Biden Is Right, Republicans Are Terrorists

August 9th, 2011 8:54 AM
There's something to be said for candor, even -- make that, especially -- from a goo-goo leftist. None of this disingenuous denial that Vice President Joe Biden maligned Republicans as terrorists, or the weaselly pseudo-defense that Biden didn't actually say this, he merely agreed after a House Democrat did. (audio clip after page break)