Ex-Top Aide to Al Gore Mocks Priebus Debate Strategy: It's 'Disastrous

August 10th, 2013 7:49 PM
Former Al Gore chief of staff Ron Klain -- the man played by Kevin Spacey in the very tilted 2000-Tallahassle HBO film "Recount" -- wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post lambasting RNC chairman Reince Priebus with warning CNN and NBC they'd avoid debates on their networks if they aired promotional Hillary Clinton films. The Post headline was "The RNC debate 'threat' is…

Kevin Spacey Joked Romney Was Murderous, But Now Obama Is a Historic G

July 30th, 2013 7:12 AM
A year ago, co-host Matt Lauer quoted actor Kevin Spacey's description of his new role in the political drama “House of Cards,” playing "a wily, murderous politician worming his way to the White House." Spacey mocked Mitt Romney in response: "Kind of like this year, isn't it?" Now, the liberal thespian insists to HotPress.com that Barack Obama will go…

Networks Slam Obama From the Left, Demand More Female Nominations

January 10th, 2013 12:15 PM
ABC and CBS on Thursday hit Barack Obama from the left, fretting about a lack of diversity for his second term cabinet picks. The two network morning shows ignored substantiative criticism about Treasury Secretary choice Jack Lew, but highlighted the cutesy story of his messy handwriting. Correspondent Jon Karl chided, "Well, some critics are looking at that…

Politico Comedy: Obama Has 'Gone Further' Than Any Predecessor to Keep

October 16th, 2012 1:25 PM
There must be some kind of alternative universe reporters at the Politico inhabit as they toil for the online publication. That's the only conceivable explanation I can conjure up when I read some of what is presented there. Take a report which first appeared early Monday morning from Anna Palmer (please). If she weren't reporting from that alternative universe, she wouldn't…

NYT Lauds Obama Lobbyist Regulations, Ignores Numerous Lobbyists in To

February 3rd, 2010 1:33 PM
For much of the liberal media, President Obama operates in a vacuum. In their minds, if he says he will do something, he will most likely do it, even if he has a blatant record of not following through on similar promises. Take Obama's lobbyist rhetoric, for instance. When the President claimed the White House has "excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs" he was telling the…

Can the Cover of Newsweek Double As a Campaign Poster

October 19th, 2009 7:52 AM
Last week’s Newsweek starkly illustrated on its cover again just how much it’s rooting for the perpetual Obama-Biden campaign. Next to a picture of firm, smiling Vice President Biden were the words "WHY JOE IS NO JOKE: From Afghanistan to Health Care, a Vice President to be Reckoned With." It looked so much like a campaign sign, readers might have been unsure whether to read…

NYT: VP Joe Biden Escapes Snark, But 'Prince of Darkness' Cheney Didn

April 1st, 2009 2:59 PM
New York Times political personality reporter Mark Leibovich, whose mission is delivering profiles with attitude, mostly laid off the jabs in his Sunday front-page profile of what would seem to be an easy target -- the garrulous, gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden -- in "Speaking Freely, Sometimes, Biden Finds Influential Role." Biden's history of colorful statements…

NY Times Reporter on 'Legendarily Dense' GOP Official Katherine Harris

May 27th, 2008 3:19 PM
New York Times TV-beat reporter Alessandra Stanley reviewed "Recount," the HBO film about the controversial aftermath of the 2000 presidential campaign vote in Florida. 

Weirdest Moment in HBO Film: 'Jennings & Brokaw Have Bald Spots

May 25th, 2008 11:51 PM
HBO's 'Recount' movie which premiered Sunday night, and will re-run on Monday evening, certainly lived up to the admission of actor Kevin Spacey, who played Gore operative Ron Klain, that it presented the 2000 Florida election aftermath through the eyes of the “underdog” Democrats fighting to “count every vote” despite being frustrated by Republican Secretary…

Reminder: Bush Won in Florida Recounts Conducted by the Media

May 25th, 2008 7:56 PM
With HBO's 'Recount' movie (airing Sunday and Monday night at 9 PM EDT/PDT) sure to rekindle claims that Al Gore would have won if only the U.S. Supreme Court had not “stopped the counting,” a reminder that both recounts conducted by major media outlets in 2001 determined George W. Bush would have won anyway. Two stars of the film have fueled the re-writing of history with…

Dern 'Devastated' by Florida 'Because There Were Uncounted Votes

May 25th, 2008 3:48 PM
Asked by Howard Kurtz on Sunday's Reliable Sources how she felt, “as a citizen,” when “the Supreme Court stepped in and essentially made George W. Bush President?”, actress Laura Dern, who plays Katherine Harris in HBO's Recount film to premiere tonight at 9 PM EDT/PDT, replied that “as a citizen, I felt devastated because there were uncounted votes”…

Lack of Fuss Over HBO's 'Recount' Due to Liberal Media Consultants

May 25th, 2008 7:51 AM
Why is there so little controversy over the new HBO movie "Recount" which airs tonight, that aims to mislead the public into believing Al Gore won the presidency in 2000, when every recount (even the liberal media’s) found otherwise?

Spacey Confirms HBO's 'Recount' Is from 'Democratic Point of View

May 22nd, 2008 3:31 AM
Actor Kevin Spacey, who stars as Al Gore adviser Ron Klain in HBO's Sunday night Recount film about the 2000 post-election battle in Florida, conceded on Wednesday's Countdown on MSNBC that “the movie is done from the Democratic point of view.” That matches the observation of Entertainment Weekly magazine reviewer Gillian Flynn: “Recount is an underdog story, and thus a…

Burying the Lede: 'Progressive Wing' Dominates the Democrats

January 3rd, 2008 9:13 AM
Liberalism is dominant in the Democratic Party, the "progressive wing" and the "Net roots" are triumphant. But in confirming that fact with a Dan Balz "news analysis," The Washington Post used headlines on Thursday morning's front page that beat around the bush (or Bush). On page one, it was "Choosing a Candidate, and More: For Democrats, Party…