No Joke: MSNBC Compares 2016 Democrats to Different Sandwiches

October 14th, 2015 7:04 PM
In another example of the media doing something that’s silly and bordering on the absurd, Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC Live with Kate Snow ended with a three-minute-plus segment comparing each of the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates to different types of sandwiches with Hillary Clinton being a Subway sandwich and Jim Webb resembling an egg salad sandwich.

CNN's 'Man on the Street' Finds Many Only Know Hillary, Sanders

October 13th, 2015 5:34 PM
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota interviewed everyday people on Las Vegas's Strip, and revealed that most people have heard of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders among the Democratic presidential candidates, while hardly any could name the remaining three. Out of seven people featured during the segment, only one could name Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb. None knew former Rhode Island…

CNN Changes Democratic Debate Rules to Easily Include Joe Biden

September 28th, 2015 6:39 PM
While the Democrats running for their party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election are far fewer than those on the Republican side, the Cable News Network is doing its best to add another candidate to its two-hour prime-time debate: Vice President Joe Biden. In fact, according to an article by Mark Preston -- executive editor for CNN Politics -- Biden will be invited to participate in…

Saturday Night Funny Video: Let’s Get Lincoln Chafee to One Percent

September 12th, 2015 11:38 PM
TBS’s Conan commissioned a song on behalf of Rhode Island’s leading candidate for President, Democrat Lincoln Chafee. FNC’s Special Report with Bret Baier made a clip of that parody song, “Let’s Get Lincoln Chafee to One Percent!” its end of show kicker this past Monday night where fill-in host Shannon Bream facetiously pleaded: “One percent. You want a man to have a fighting chance.”

Larry King: Modern GOP Is So Conservative, It Would Reject Reagan

July 29th, 2015 5:24 PM
According to Larry King on Tuesday, the modern Republican Party is so conservative that it would reject Ronald Reagan. The former CNN anchor interviewed struggling Democratic candidate Lincoln Chafee. After King wondered "what happened to your party, you old party," the former Republican sneered, "It moved south. Back in the '60s, President Nixon had what they called the southern strategy." King…

ABC, NBC Move on from Perry Announcement, but Mock Him on Comedy Shows

June 5th, 2015 1:00 PM
After providing minimal coverage of former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry’s 2016 announcement on Thursday night, ABC and NBC moved on from the story all together with zero mentions of Perry or the 2016 campaign on their Friday morning newscasts. Their late night comedy shows, however, spent plenty of time mocking Perry over his intelligence and eating of a corn dog back in 2011.

WP: Far-Right Shift Drove Out 'Conservative' Chafee from GOP Tent

June 5th, 2015 11:55 AM
Catherine Rampell, a Washington Post opinion columnist and previously a New York Times business reporter, rehashed the tired old cliché that the Republican Party has shifted so far right that not even Ronald Reagan would be welcome in "today's shrunken GOP tent." We also learn that liberal, anti-war, pro-partial birth abortion Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee was actually a conservative. Who knew?

Matthews Omits How Clinton Dem Rival Chafee Signed Voter ID Into Law

June 4th, 2015 8:40 PM
For the second night in a row, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews treated viewers to biased coverage of voting rights issues, amplifying Hillary Clinton's attack on the GOP in regards to voter ID laws and early-voting changes enacted at the state level. Oddly enough, however, Matthews failed to note that liberal Rhode Island, where Democratic primary rival Lincoln Chafee was recently governor,…

Special Report: Taking ‘Christ’ Out of Christmas

December 11th, 2012 11:41 AM
Christmas: a season of generosity, good cheer, preparation for Christ’s birth – and a swarm of lawyers seeking to purge any mention of Christianity from the public square. Every Christmas, the so-called secular community starts shrieking whenever any mention of religion is brought into the public eye. Lawyers successfully targeted a school’s performance of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’ Even…

CNN's Carol Costello Mocks 'Holiday Tree' Hubbub: 'Fox News...Went Cra

December 1st, 2011 7:50 AM
CNN anchor Carol Costello mocked the annual "War on Christmas" theme on Wednesday morning's Newsroom. Liberal Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) said he would light the state's "holiday tree" and "Fox News, as it does every year, went crazy." Apparently, the calmer CNN mocks this at the same time it lines it up to be its "Talk Back" feature for audience reaction. Costello underlined the…

Worried Whitman Might Win, Colorado’s Bennet ‘Deserves To,’ Chaf

October 30th, 2010 10:25 AM
This weekend’s Inside Washington put on full display the liberal sensibilities of the Washington press corps as Newsweek veteran Evan Thomas yearned for a win in Colorado for incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, “a good guy,” wishing “sometimes justice does triumph,” and former Wall Street Journal reporter Jeanne Cummings, now with Politico, was upset Republican Meg Whitman might win…

AP's Elliott Looks for Post-Delaware Primary 'Expert' Commentary From

September 26th, 2010 7:32 PM
This goes back eleven days, but the entertainment value is too good to let it slide by without notice. On the Thursday after Christine O'Donnell defeated Mike Castle in the GOP primary for Delaware's open U.S. Senate seat, the Associated Press's Philip Elliott apparently felt the need to seek out an one-time Republican (or at least that's what he said) -- one of only a very few Republicans whose…

What? NYT Says G.O.P. Misses Liberal Sen. Chafee's 'Traditional Notion

July 16th, 2010 9:35 AM
New York Times writer Matt Bai's Thursday "Political Times" column, "A Risky Campaign Tactic: Unpleasant Truth," heralded the comeback of former liberal Republican Lincoln Chafee, who left the party after losing his re-election bid in 2006 and is running for governor of Rhode Island as an independent. What brave-if-brutal "truth" is Chafee telling? The need for tax hikes, naturally.There's a lot…

Maddow Perpetuates Hoary Great Depression Myth

November 10th, 2008 1:01 PM
"Rachel Maddow is the smartest person on TV," proclaims The Advocate magazine in a cover story on the newly christened MSNBC pundit and Air America Radio host.That being the case, Maddow ought to know better than make some of the claims she does -- at least when it comes to politics, economics and American history.Most recent example: Maddow's interview on Nov. 5 with former Rhode Island Senator…