Five Myths About Socialism, Part Two

February 11th, 2021 12:24 AM

Last week, I reported on two myths about socialism. My new video covers three more. Myth No. 3: Socialism works if it's "democratic." As the Democratic Socialists of America put it, "Society should be run democratically -- to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few." Sounds nice. If socialists are elected, then we'll have a more just society. But Venezuela's socialists were elected.…

Trans Deadspin Sports Writer Slams Conservatives

April 3rd, 2019 10:00 PM
It didn't require a spokesperson from an LGBT pressure group to denounce opponents of the proposed Equality Act debated Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee hearing. A transgender member of the media did the job for those organizations, royally trashing conservatives opposed to males intruding on women's sports. Trans Deadspin writer Lauren Thiesen, a male who competed against males in sports…

Salon Derides 'Loony' Rep. Gohmert for 'Dumb & Dumber' Climate Views

July 10th, 2015 1:36 PM
Being out of lockstep with climate alarmism infuriates the left, including liberal online magazine editors like Salon Deputy Editor Peter Finocchiaro. Finocchiaro lashed out at Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, on July 10, with at least eight nasty names or adjectives including "goon," "loony," "buffoonish" and "marble-mouthed" because Gohmert had the audacity to say that Pope Francis had been taken…

CNN Touts Obama's 'Very Moving' Religious Liberty Speech; Omits ObamaC

February 7th, 2014 7:50 PM
Thursday's CNN Newsroom spotlighted how President Obama "called for promoting religious freedom – quote, 'a key part of U.S. foreign policy," at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, but glossed over his administration's controversial birth control/abortifacient mandate under ObamaCare, which is being challenged in an ongoing Supreme Court case. The cable network still stood out, however, as…

MSNBC's Sharpton Accuses GOP of 'Demonizing' Single Mothers

January 10th, 2014 1:38 PM
On Thursday's PoliticsNation, MSNBC host Al Sharpton accused Republicans of "demonizing" single mothers and placing "blame" on them for poverty in response to several Republicans who have recently complained about government policies that have encouraged poor women to become single mothers. Sharpton plugged the segment:

MSNBC's Wolffe Chides Texas Voters, Some GOPers 'Should Never Have Bee

October 17th, 2013 11:50 PM
On Wednesday's PoliticsNation, Executive Editor Richard Wolffe asserted that Republicans like Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert "should never have been elected [to] office in the first place," as he joined host Al Sharpton in lambasting several Republicans who have talked about impeaching President Obama. Wolffe, who was a regular on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and other MSNBC shows during…

MSNBC's Hayes Sees Republicans 'Really Embrac[ing] Not Caring About th

July 12th, 2013 8:20 PM
On Thursday's All In show, as Chris Hayes complained about the vote by House Republicans to separate the food stamp program from the farm bill, the MSNBC host accused GOPers of taking the action "so they could focus solely on the farm stuff and really embrace not caring about the poor." Hayes also charged that Republicans had "jettisoned 47 million hungry Americans." The MSNBC host began the…

MSNBC's Hayes: GOP Making Immigration Bill 'Less Humane' and 'Worse fo

June 25th, 2013 3:23 PM
On Monday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes complained about Republicans trying to increase the number of border agents and to bar illegal immigrants from collecting Social Security benefits based on taxes they've paid into the system. After recounting the time when he worked with several illegal immigrants in a bakery who paid Social Security taxes, and the efforts by Republicans to…

MSNBC's Hayes Slams Republican 'Jackasses,' Defends Welfare for Violen

May 28th, 2013 1:06 PM
On Friday's All In show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes recounted the recent activities of several Republican political figures which he regarded as examples of GOP members "being jackasses," and coined the Hayes-ism "jackassery" as he used some variation of the word "jackass" 11 times during the segment. After teasing the show, the MSNBC host immediately got to attacking Republicans:

Former New York Times Reporter Egan Mocks GOP's 'Crazy Caucus' in Cong

May 3rd, 2013 1:43 PM
Timothy Egan, former liberal reporter for the New York Times, hit his usual topic (those wacky Republicans) in his Thursday online column, the wittily titled "House of Un-Representatives." After mocking Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert for repeating a claim that caribou like to nuzzle up to an oil pipeline targeted by environmentalists, Egan noted that Gohmert "has said so many crazy things that this…

CBS Lines Up Pro-Gun Control Liberals; Lets Only One Gun Rights Advoca

December 17th, 2012 1:32 PM
Bill Plante slanted four-to-one in favor of gun control on Monday's CBS This Morning as he reported on congressional Democrats' efforts to introduce new firearms regulations. Plante played soundbites from Senator Dianne Feinstein, Carolyn McCarthy, and President Barack Obama. His sole pro-gun rights talking head was Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who came only after the clips from the liberals were…

Daily Kos Blames America First for Aurora Shooting

July 20th, 2012 3:49 PM
While the Daily Kos first reacted with horror like everyone else to the Aurora shooting, it didn’t take too long for the America-bashing to begin. The blogger known as “Killer of Sacred Cows” grew angry that Rep. Louie Gohmert would suggest the madness could have been stopped sooner if someone else in the theater was packing heat. That apparently put him in “Idiotsville.” But KoSC really…

Maddow Guest Host, NBC Reporter Oh So Amused by Religious Faith of Rep

July 29th, 2011 6:25 PM
Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry, guest hosting on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show last night, could hardly contain her mirth at the specter of an elected official actually praying for guidance while Congress struggles over the debt ceiling. Here's Harris-Perry describing tea party Republicans facing the wrath of House Speaker John Boehner for not supporting his debt plan (video after page…