Luke Russert Marvels Over 'History' of Democrats' Gun Control Sit-In

June 22nd, 2016 7:30 PM
On Wednesday's MSNBC Live, Luke Russert fawned over Rep. John Lewis, as he and his Democratic colleagues staged a pro-gun control sit-in inside the well of the chamber of the House of Representatives. Russert first asked Lewis, "You are a civil rights icon. Your stories are remarkable — beaten within one inch of your life, it has been said. How important is this moment for you?" Russert later…

FBI: Arrested Colorado Springs Bomber Did Not Target NAACP

February 20th, 2015 11:32 PM
Earlier today, Thaddeus Murphy was charged in U.S. District Court in Colorado in connection with an attempted January bombing in Colorado Springs. The targeted building houses that city's chapter of the NAACP, a barber shop — and, apparently at one time, a tax accountant's office. Quite a few people leaped to the conclusion that the bomb had to be meant for the NAACP, even though, as syndicated…

CNN's Baldwin Confuses Elijah Cummings with John Lewis

December 11th, 2014 4:27 PM
Covering a live congressional staffer walk-out to protest the decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York to fail to indict police officers in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner fatalities, CNN's Brooke Baldwin mistook Maryland Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings for Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia). The anchor corrected herself moments later, with the aid of guest and Democratic strategist…

Andrea Mitchell: Republicans Are Trying To ‘Turn Things Back And Cre

April 9th, 2014 2:35 PM
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell chose to use the historic event to attack conservatives on her Andrea Mitchell Reports program. Appearing on Wednesday April 9, Mitchell interviewed Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) about his experiences during the civil rights movement before turning to the subject of voting rights in America.…

MSNBC's Sharpton Claims Voter ID Laws Are a Poll Tax

January 24th, 2014 1:05 PM
On the Thursday, January 23, PoliticsNation on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton characterized voter ID laws as a "poll tax" as he celebrated the 50th anniversary of the abolition of poll taxes with the 24th Amendment's passage. Even while acknowledging that the IDs are generally issued by states for free, Sharpton cited Attorney General Eric Holder and Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis in complaining…

Ron Christie to MSNBC Guest Claiming Tea Party Is 'Racial': 'I Will No

December 15th, 2013 6:53 PM
Democratic strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye picked the wrong panel Sunday to accuse the Tea Party of being "racial." When he heard this during his appearance on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Republican strategist Ron Christie strongly objected saying, "Racial! I will not sit here and allow you to say that!” (video follows with…

Salon, Daily Kos Accuse Laura Ingraham of Sound-effect 'Assassination

August 27th, 2013 5:12 PM
Daily listeners to the Laura Ingraham show (like me) know that she likes to interrupt silly soundbites with an explosion sound effect. Somehow on the Left, this is now being characterized as an audio assassination. The Daily Kos carried the headline “Laura Ingraham Uses a Shotgun to Imagine Assassinating Rep. John Lewis During his MLK Speech.” On Monday, Ingraham exploded the Lewis soundbite…

NBC's Gregory: Do Obama Critics Have Same 'Resentment and Fear' as Rac

August 26th, 2013 12:52 PM
At the top of Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory interviewed Democratic Congressman John Lewis about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech and seized the opportunity to bash President Obama's political opponents: " your view, a lot of people can't get comfortable with the idea of an African American president...Do you see some of the same…

Smiley and West Admit Limbaugh Makes Valid Point ... About Guns

January 28th, 2013 8:11 PM
Perhaps Tavis Smiley and Cornel West aren't such fringe dwellers after all. Late-night TV talk show host Smiley and occasional academic West, co-hosts of a weekend radio show, actually said yesterday that Rush Limbaugh, a figure of towering evil as far as liberals are concerned, may have made a legitimate claim about gun ownership. (audio clips after page break)

Walter E. Williams Column: John Lewis Has It All Wrong on Gun Rights

January 2nd, 2013 5:17 PM
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign…

MSNBC Brings On Democrat John Lewis To Whine That Voter ID Laws Are Ra

September 18th, 2012 12:48 PM
Continuing with its obsession over voter ID laws, MSNBC once again treated viewers to a one-sided segment to trash Republican efforts to maintain voter integrity.  Speaking with MSNBC’s Richard Lui on Wednesday, Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis (D-GA) slammed GOP voting efforts as racist, suggesting the success in numerous states in passing these laws showed Americans have…

CNN Tees Up John Lewis to Liken Voter ID Laws to Jim Crow

September 14th, 2012 12:35 PM
Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has said new voter ID laws reflect old Jim Crow laws, and CNN's Carol Costello played right into his outlandish rhetoric on Friday morning. "Are you kind of stunned we're talking about these kinds of things in this day and age, with your history, I mean?" Costello asked the liberal congressman of the debate over voter ID laws. He answered in the…

ABC Gushes Over John Lewis, Who Once Compared the GOP to Nazis: A 'Her

July 2nd, 2012 12:21 PM
The hosts of Good Morning America on Monday fawned over Congressman John Lewis, who once compared Republicans to Nazis. GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts gushed that the liberal Democrat is a "living legend." Weatherman Sam Champion described him as a "true hero." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Lewis appeared on the show to promote his new book on the civil rights era, but at no time did he…

MSNBC Misrepresents US News Article on Same-Sex Marriage

August 5th, 2011 3:43 PM
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts harangued Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage on today's "MSNBC Live". "Why do you feel [gays] are less than you and don't deserve equal rights?" asked Roberts. [VIDEO BELOW THE FOLD]