AP's Shameless Headline As Dem Senators' Opposition Prevents DREAM Act

December 19th, 2010 8:49 AM
If you look at the description of yesterday afternoon's U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote Number 278 ("A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, and for other purposes."), you'd never know it had anything to do with illegal immigration. But it…

WaPo's David Broder Declares the Voters' Will in 2010 Was Best Symboli

November 26th, 2010 8:10 AM
Liberal journalists are forever trying to dismiss the idea that when conservative candidates win, the voters who sent them to Washington sent them for conservative goals -- to restrain relentless government growth. In Thursday's Washington Post, columnist David Broder declared, in the face of all evidence, that the defining campaign of 2010 was....the egocentric write-in campaign of…

Maddow to O'Donnell: Loved Your Murkowski Interview. O'Donnell to Madd

November 22nd, 2010 1:04 PM
Such is the peril borne by the serial flatterer -- the flattery just might clang. That's what happened when Lawrence O'Donnell appeared on MSNBC colleague Rachel Maddow's show on Nov. 18 to discuss possible repeal of the don't ask, don't tell policy regarding gays in the military. At the end of their discussion, Maddow thanked O'Donnell and said this (video after…

Bozell, Hannity Tackle Couric-Murkowski Interview, NPR Portraying Bush

November 22nd, 2010 12:09 PM
Katie Couric's boosterism of "moderate Republican" Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and NPR's cheap shot at former President George W. Bush's recovery from alcoholism were just two of the "Media Mash" topics NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell and Fox News host Sean Hannity addressed on the November 20 edition of "Hannity." "When will you ever hear…

Lauer to Lisa Murkowski: Will You Stand Up to Republicans Who Want Oba

November 18th, 2010 12:55 PM
NBC's Matt Lauer, on Thursday's Today show, invited on Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski to applaud her presumptive write-in ballot win over Republican candidate Joe Miller and asked if she would now "stand up against" Republicans "who may feel that the only way for them to succeed" is for Barack Obama to fail. After Lauer went through the perfunctory congratulations,…

CBS: Lisa Murkowski 'Not Beholden' to GOP 'Who Turned Their Backs on H

November 18th, 2010 11:47 AM
On Thursday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski declaring victory in her write-in bid for reelection and portrayed her as a victim of the GOP: "[She's] in a very unique position, not beholden to the Republican leaders who turned their backs on her when she decided to run and not beholden to the tea party, which did everything it…

Media Interested in Murkowski When It Embarrasses Palin, But Not When

November 16th, 2010 11:16 PM
The media seems to take an exceptional interest in Senator Lisa Murkowski when she’s uttering liberal talking points on ‘compromise’ or when she’s blasting Sarah Palin as being ‘not worldly enough’ for the office of the Presidency.  Case in point, as NewsBuster Brad Wilmouth pointed out, CBS recently highlighted Murkowski’s claim that she…

CBS Highlights Murkowski’s Criticism of Tea Party ‘Purity Test

November 16th, 2010 8:07 AM
 On Monday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric filed a report on Senator Lisa Murkowski in which she highlighted the Alaska Republican’s criticism of the Tea Party movement requiring a "purity test," and of Sarah Palin being "not worldly enough" to be President. After describing Murkowski as "one of a dying breed of moderate Republicans,"…

Today Show Tries to Set Up Sarah Palin for a Big Fail

November 2nd, 2010 1:59 PM
 On Tuesday's Today show, a couple of correspondents laid down the potential story line of a big defeat for Sarah Palin if the Republican Tea Party candidate she endorsed, Joe Miller, doesn't win his bid for the Senate seat in Alaska as NBC's Chuck Todd proclaimed: "Sarah Palin's political future is a little bit on the line" and added "this would be a big…

Leave It to Becky: In AK Senate Race, AP's Bohrer Ignores Murkowski's

October 26th, 2010 2:48 PM
Clearly, Becky Bohrer at the Associated Press is very picky about what she'll report. In her story datelined early this morning ("Senate race in Alaska is bitter and unpredictable"), she played the "any Tea Partier whose family or extended family has ever taken a government benefit is automatically a hypocrite" card. She made sure readers knew about Republican…

Matthews Dumps on 'Misanthropic' Joe Miller, Compares Him to 'Unlikabl

October 14th, 2010 6:34 PM
  Chris Matthews and Chuck Todd tag-teamed against Alaskan Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller, on Thursday's Hardball, as Todd claimed Miller was "running a terrible campaign" and warned that "it may be popular among conservatives to bash the media" but Miller is "turning off" voters when he does it. For his part Matthews called Miller "unlikable…

George Will Schools This Week Panel on Tea Party Causing GOP Civil War

September 26th, 2010 1:03 PM
George Will on Sunday gave a much-needed education to the entire "This Week" panel about how the Tea Party is moving the GOP in a positive direction that could alter politics in this nation for years to come.As Christiane Amanpour and her Roundtable guests - Democrat strategist Donna Brazile, National Journal's Ron Brownstein, and Republican strategist Matthew Dowd - all fretted about…

Today Show Hypes Christine O'Donnell's Witchcraft Past

September 20th, 2010 10:34 AM
Today co-anchor Matt Lauer, on Monday morning, couldn't wait to tell viewers about the revelation that Christine O'Donnell once admitted to practicing witchcraft, as he greeted viewers at the top of the very top of the show: "Casting a spell. She's already won her state's Republican Senate primary and captured headlines across the country. Now a video surfaces showing Christine O'Donnell…

CNN's Sanchez Highlights 'Big Oil' Cash to Republicans, Omits Obama

June 9th, 2010 8:12 PM
On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez twice highlighted how "several Republicans want to keep the cap on what oil companies pay for spills at $75 million" and how apparently that's about "how much they [oil companies] spend on campaign contributions to politicians each year," but omitted that President Obama was the top recipient of money from BP during the 2008…