Media Jeered Democrat Edwards’ Indictment: ‘Third World... Revenge’

April 4th, 2023 8:00 AM

The indictment of former President Trump has prompted gleeful cheers among many in the left-wing media, but a similar indictment of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards 12 years ago was jeered at the time as an “overreach” that could wind up being an “embarrassment” for the Justice Department.


Morning Joe's Incessant F-Word of the Day for Trump: 'Felony'

March 4th, 2019 8:53 AM
Morning Joe had an F-word for President Trump today. No, not that F-word. Another one: "felony." Nine times in the show's opening segment, Joe Scarborough, Nick Confessore and Michael Steele accused President Trump of committing a "felony" in connection with alleged hush money payments. 

CNN Brings on Clinton Hack Lockhart: Was Trump 'Legitimately Elected?'

December 14th, 2018 4:32 PM
The panelists on Friday morning’s edition of CNN’s New Day program took advantage of their last chance of the week to slam their favorite target -- Donald Trump -- even going so far as to give former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart a chance to try to hammer the final nails into the Republican president’s coffin. Lockhart, who served in Democratic President Bill Clinton’s administration…

Trump-Pounding Stahl of 2016 Doesn't Match Kerry-Puffing Stahl of 2004

July 18th, 2016 2:32 PM
While pundits start to evaluate how Donald Trump and Mike Pence performed on 60 Minutes over the weekend, let’s focus on how Lesley Stahl did. As one might expect, it was a lively debate (with all kinds of interruptions), and not a softball interview. That’s quite a contrast with how the same Lesley Stahl interviewed the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004, and then brought…

Newsweek Writer: Blame John Edwards's Affair on Magic of Hotel Bar

July 15th, 2015 2:54 PM
Seeking to hook his readers early in his piece, "The Magic of New York Hotel Bars," Newsweek senior writer Alexander Nazaryan opened his July 15 feature by noting the genesis of the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter affair was in one such bar. 

Limbaugh Mocks Liberal Myth of 'Take Back Our Country' as Coded Racism

July 15th, 2014 9:49 PM
Funny how it wasn't considered racist when liberals were demanding to "take back our country" during the Bush 43's stint in the White House. A single presidency later, the term is unabashed dog-whistle racism, at least according to those who were so inclined to spout it in the past. As ever, it's only racist when conservatives say it. Liberals, as shown by their ardent devotion to the…

Chris Matthews Proclaims Marco Rubio Is ‘The Republicans' John Edwar

July 8th, 2014 9:45 PM
Hardball host Chris Matthews made some bizarre comments about the potential Republican candidates for president in 2016 on Tuesday night.  Speaking to Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and Republican strategist John Feehery, Matthews took a swipe at Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and suggested “he's the Republicans' John Edwards.” [See video below.]

Better Call Saul...Or John: Former VP Nominee Edwards Returns to Ambul

May 27th, 2014 9:51 AM
Trucking and Auto Accidents? Better Call John. Drowning Accidents? Better Call John. Defective or Unsafe Products? Better Call John. Why? Because we at Edwards Kirby have a record of fighting for fairness and accountability. Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York has written about John Edwards, the 2004 Democrat vice presidential nominee who came within just a few electoral votes…

ABC Ignores Death of Heiress Involved in John Edwards Scandal; CBS and

March 18th, 2014 10:24 AM
ABC News completely ignored the Monday death of heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, who used her wealth to help conceal the mistress of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. CBS and NBC both noted the passing of the 103-year-old and her connection to Edwards, but failed identify Edwards as a Democrat. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] On Tuesday's CBS This…

NY Times Does John Edwards Rehab: He's 'Hanging Out Law Shingle Again

November 20th, 2013 2:17 PM
The New York Times went into Democratic Rehab mode on Tuesday on the front page of the Business Day section: “John Edwards Revisits His Past, Hanging Out Law Shingle Again.” Peter Lattman and Kim Severson waited until paragraph 27 to wonder if someone with Edwards’ talent for lying about adultery to a dying wife might impede his appeal to clients. First, we must hear of “poor Edwards” having…

NPR's Cokie Roberts: GOP's Debate Ban of CNN, NBC 'A Little Bit Childi

August 20th, 2013 4:36 PM
On Monday's Morning Edition on NPR, Cokie Roberts did little to hide her feelings about the Republican National Committee's recent decision to exclude NBC and CNN from hosting future debates between would-be GOP presidential candidates. Roberts asserted that "some might think it's a little bit childish." Roberts also brushed off the impact of the RNC's move, stating that it's "not likely to…

Stephanie Miller Show Decries Media Coverage of Edwards Trial: 'They'r

June 15th, 2012 5:15 AM
On Wednesday's edition of The Stephanie Miller show on "progressive" radio and Current TV, Miller and her impressionist sidekick Jim Ward expressed "how frustrating the mainstream media can be" for treating the John Edwards mistress-payments trial as a serious, newsworthy matter instead of just  dismissing the whole thing as a "lousy case." But then it got funnier when they said the media…

CBS's Pelley Covers First Day of Sandusky Trial; Ignored Edwards Trial

June 12th, 2012 6:33 PM
The weekday edition of CBS Evening News with anchor Scott Pelley bizarrely paid no attention to the campaign finance trial of 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards until the jury declared a mistrial on all but one count on May 31, 2012. By contrast, the evening news program devoted a full report to the first day of the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry…

CNN 'Conservative' David Frum Hails Bloomberg's 'Visionary' Soda-Pop R

June 4th, 2012 1:13 PM
It’s amazing that CNN put out a press release last October touting “Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and conservative columnist David Frum have joined the network for the 2012 election season.” (Italics mine.) David Frum is not a conservative. Look no further than his latest CNN opinion piece, “Bloomberg’s Visionary Plan Against Obesity.” “Some object that the mayor's proposal to…