Fact-Checking Politifact on Ted Strickland and Abortion

August 17th, 2016 9:07 AM
Together with Susan B. Anthony List, Ohio Right to Life blasted Strickland’s position: "Ted Strickland stands in lockstep with Hillary Clinton and the abortion lobby in their desire to force Americans to pay for abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth, with their taxpayer dollars." This statement obviously didn’t sit well with some in the media. Just last Friday, Politifact released a…

Nets Silent on Dem Senate Candidate Celebrating Death of Scalia

August 11th, 2016 1:57 AM
While the liberal “Big Three” networks were up in arms Wednesday evening over the a comment Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made about “second amendment people” in reference to stopping Hillary Clinton, they were strangely silent then when a Democratic Senate candidate from Ohio was caught celebrated the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Will Ohio Media Note Meeting of 2 Dem Ex-Govs Who Lost a Million Jobs?

May 20th, 2015 5:38 PM
The former Democratic governors of Michigan and Ohio are on tap to be in the same place at the same time on June 27 in the Buckeye State capital of Columbus. This is a made-for-the-media event for the record books. I certainly can't recall a time when two former governors who oversaw a combined total of over 1 million peak-to-trough job losses during their terms in office have been at the same…

Rove Rips Former Ohio Gov. Strickland, Whose Admin Invaded Joe the Plu

February 17th, 2014 10:27 AM
Democrat and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who has been "shadowing" Chris Christie while taking every possible opportunity to accuse New Jersey's GOP Governor of either "lying" or of being "the most inept, incompetent chief executive imaginable," tried his schtick yesterday morning on Chris Wallace's Fox News show. Unfortunately for Ted, establishment Republican and former George W.…

Politico Lets Former Ohio Governor Strickland Whitewash His Disastrous

January 9th, 2013 10:03 AM
Ohioans can give thanks this week for at least one thing: Former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland has announced that won't be challenging incumbent John Kasich in 2014. During 2008 and 2009, Strickland's second and third years in office, the Buckeye State lost 420,000 jobs and saw its unemployment rate zoom from 5.7 percent to 10.6 percent, performances which were worse than nearly every…

Bob Schieffer Compares Harry Reid to Joe McCarthy

August 5th, 2012 3:14 PM
It's becoming fairly clear that even some of the Obama-loving media think Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) went too far last week with unsubstantiated and unattributed allegations concerning presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's taxes. On CBS's Face the Nation Sunday, host Bob Schieffer asked, "Isn't this kind of like Joe McCarthy back in the era when he said…

AP Pair on Frank's Retirement: 'Gay Pioneer' With 'Legislative Triumph

November 29th, 2011 2:15 PM
Anyone who made the easy prediction that the Associated Press would fail to bring up Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac in its fawning tribute to Barney Frank after his retirement announcement yesterday was correct. Anyone making the easy prediction that the AP would lionize him as a "gay pioneer" was also spot-on. Also predictably, the wire service's Bob Salsberg and David Espo failed to mention that…

Greta Schools Ted; Fox Host Calls out Former Ohio Gov's Contempt for V

November 9th, 2011 10:34 PM
Having followed Democratic former Ohio governor Ted "Holier Than Thou" Strickland lo these many painful years, including the memorable episode when as a Congressman he called out 355 of his colleagues as liars for unanimously supporting an anti-pedophilia resolution (seriously), it's remarkable (actually, it's clear evidence of Ohio media bias) that it's current Republican governor John Kasich…

MSNBC's Roberts Marks 'Super Tuesday' by Boosting Unions, Bashing Miss

November 8th, 2011 1:09 PM
“There are several battles that are playing out across this country” today, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts noted as he opened the 11 a.m. Eastern hour of live coverage on what the network is calling this year's "Super Tuesday." Roberts quickly established that he and his network were in the trenches with liberals on every one of those "battles":

Defeated Ohio Gov. Strickland's 'Shadow Government' Comment Ignored by

November 18th, 2010 9:53 PM
In a Tuesday item, the Politico's David Catanese reported on the results of an interview he had (HT to Third Base Politics) with outgoing Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who was defeated by Republican John Kasich earlier this month. It was billed as "his first one-on-one interview since his loss," the first for a sitting Ohio governor in 36 years, so you would think anything particularly…

147,000 Rail Riders in Entire Year in Ohio Seen as 'Demand for Transpo

October 28th, 2010 11:57 PM
Buckeye State residents are supposed to be impressed with media reports like this one from WXIX in Cincinnati telling us that passenger rail ridership increased 14% last year to almost 147,000. That's just over 400 people a day. In the whole state. Spread over seven station stops in multiple cities. You've got to be kidding me. Context, people.

After Ohio Gov. Strickland's Unhinged Rant, Columbus Dispatch's Hallet

September 12th, 2010 9:00 AM
Though its true nature was largely ignored by the local media at the event (noted on Tuesday at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), Ted Strickland's unhinged Labor Day speech at the AFL-CIO's annual picnic at Cincinnat's Coney Island has, with the help of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), garnered quite a bit of statewide attention. During his rant, Democrat Strickland denounced the Republican…

Cincy Media Mostly Nix Ohio Gov. Strickland's Reference to GOP as 'Ove

September 7th, 2010 2:15 PM
It's interesting, and more than a little frustrating, to see how inflammatory words in speeches delivered by liberal and leftist politicians that might cast them in a bad light don't seem to make much news. One such example occurred in a speech yesterday at Cincinnati's Coney Island, on the occasion of the AFL-CIO's huge annual picnic there. At that event, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland lashed out…

AP, Ohio Media, Gov. Strickland and Dems Call Double-Digit Retroactive

December 19th, 2009 9:37 AM
On January 1, 2009, the final 4.2% stage of a four-year, 21% cut in individual income taxes took effect in Ohio. State tax withholding tables reflecting the lower rates went into effect. Ohio employees began seeing a bit more net pay in each paycheck. This past week, the state legislature, faced with an $850 million shortfall and threats of immediate school funding cuts by Governor Ted…