FLASHBACK: Obsessed Media Devoted 96 Minutes to Todd Akin in 3 Days

October 8th, 2022 12:15 PM

The networks found their 2022 October Surprise, a Republican candidate to pounce on and work to destroy the GOP’s chances in the midterms. In less than a week, ABC, CBS and NBC have devoted over 27 minutes to the Herschel Walker story and whether the Georgia Republican senatorial candidate paid for an abortion in 2009. 

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On CNN: Republicans Want Political Opponents 'Destroyed or Killed'

June 21st, 2022 1:11 PM

On CNN's New Day, ex-Republican turned Biden voter Joe Walsh says that most Republican voters "want their political opponents destroyed or killed."


Samantha Bee Slams 'F--king Horrible' 'F--king Coward' Paul Ryan

April 19th, 2018 8:33 AM
On Wednesday's Full Frontal show on TBS, liberal comedian Samantha Bee tore into House Speaker Paul Ryan during the show's opening monologue, calling him "f---ing horrible," a "f---ing coward," and declaring that "he has always been a bad person" in response to the Wisconsin Republican announcing his retirement.

Shameless NBC Uses Murder by Illegal Immigrant to Bash GOP, Trump

July 6th, 2015 9:48 PM
Monday’s network evening newscasts offered continuing coverage on the July 1 murder of a San Francisco woman allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant, but it was NBC Nightly News that shamelessly used the occasion to blast "the new Todd Akin" in Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for having “seized upon” the story to promote his stance on illegal immigration as the GOP is “…

Election Night Reality vs. MSNBC's Wishful Thinking

November 6th, 2014 9:10 PM
Election night was a tough night for Rachel Maddow. The results of the night, even in deep blue states like Oregon, give conservatives much to cheer and liberals much to dread.

NPR Offers No Credit for Republicans When North Carolina Rights Racial

July 29th, 2013 1:03 PM
NPR loves to label individuals and groups—but not all the time. They usually want listeners to know who Republicans are, as they did incessantly last year with GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. A piece about the North Carolina General Assembly righting an old wrong on the July 25 All Things Considered evening news show took a different approach, with reporter Julie Rose entirely omitting party…

CNN Hypes GOP Congressman's Remark on Rape and Pregnancy; Brings Up To

June 13th, 2013 4:59 PM
CNN tarred the Romney campaign with Todd Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" comment, and now it is trying to do the same to Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) for making a much less controversial remark on rape and pregnancy. Franks, referring to a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, and arguing that no exception should be made for pregnancies from rape, claimed that "the incidents of rape…

CNNers Treat Steubenville Rapists More Sympathetically than Todd Akin

March 19th, 2013 6:28 PM
When the guilty verdict was handed down in the Steubenville, Ohio rape trial, on Sunday, CNN's Candy Crowley and Poppy Harlow painted the convicted rapists in sympathetic tones. Harlow emoted: "I've never experienced anything like it, Candy. It was incredibly emotional -- incredibly difficult even for an outsider like me to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising…

Feminist Radio Host Attacks 'That Disgrace to the Female Gender, Dana

December 29th, 2012 7:18 AM
Sitting in on Thursday's Randi Rhodes show, Nicole Sandler was reviewing 2012 and “all the rapey guys” like Senate candidates like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. “You could say they raped themselves...because they got all rapey on us.” In January, Sandler added, “Frothy Rick Santorum” said the same thing to Piers Morgan on CNN, that a baby, even “horribly created,” is a “gift of human life.” …

More Maher Ignorance: Richard Mourdock Lost To 'Elizabeth Warren Up In

November 10th, 2012 1:09 PM
As NewsBusters readers know, one of my favorite things to do on Saturday is expose the stunning ignorance of HBO's Bill Maher. The Real Time host didn't let me down Friday actually saying during his prepared opening monologue that Indiana's Richard Mourdock lost his senate bid Tuesday to - wait for it! - "Elizabeth Warren up in Massachusetts" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Cher and Kathy Griffin: 'Don't Let Mitt Turn Back Time On Women

November 3rd, 2012 3:39 PM
Cher and Kathy Griffin on Friday released a campaign video accusing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of wanting to turn back time on women’s rights. I guess these two brainiacs haven’t gotten the message that the White House’s phony Republican war on women has failed and failed badly (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

AP's Taylored Narrative: GOP Fails at Senate Majority Due to Nominatin

October 30th, 2012 10:30 PM
AP reporter Andrew Taylor wrote up one of those teasing narratives Tuesday – the kind where he says, gee the GOP could have the Senate majority if it hadn’t managed to nominate Tea Party wackos that were successfully ripped down by harsh national press coverage. Well, there was no actual reference to the press or its anti-Tea Party aggression. There are only “flawed, gaffe-prone nominees,”…

Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill To a Dog

October 21st, 2012 10:17 AM
Missouri's Republican senatorial candidate Todd Akin compared opponent Claire McCaskill (D-Miss.) to a dog Saturday. Appearing at a fundraiser in Springfield, Akin said, "She goes to Washington, D.C., and it’s a little bit like, you know, one of those dogs, you know - ‘fetch.’”

SFChron Columnist Mocks Todd Akin's Daughters

August 30th, 2012 12:56 PM
So much for the idea that the children of public figures are off limits when it comes to criticism... San Francisco Chronicle columnist Mark Morford best known to the world for turning himself into a laughingstock four years ago for his inadvertently hilarious suggestion that Barack Obama is some sort of spiritually attuned Lightworker, has demonstrated in his most recent column that he has…