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DeLay Schools Chris Matthews on GOP Convention

March 1st, 2016 11:59 PM
With Donald Trump securing first-place wins in most primaries on Super Tuesday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews set about to cast Trump as the inevitable nominee and to paint the GOP as acting in an illegitimate fashion were it to attempt to thwart a Trump nomination should he head into Cleveland having won most state primaries. But as his guest Tom DeLay tried to explain, the rules dictate that the…

In Covering Perry Indictment, AP Mischaracterizes Tom Delay Case's Res

August 15th, 2014 11:35 PM
Texas Governor Rick Perry, who, in the oddest of coincidences (that's sarcasm), just so happens to be considered one of the Republican Party's stronger potential contenders for the 2016 presidential nomination, was indicted in Austin today by a Travis County grand jury. The charges are "abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant" in connection with a veto…

Networks That Touted Tom DeLay’s 2010 Conviction Now Silent About Hi

September 20th, 2013 11:28 AM
Back in 2010, when ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was convicted on money laundering charges related to campaign fundraising, all three network morning and evening news shows made sure to tell their viewers. But last night and this morning, after an appeals court overturned that verdict and completely acquitted DeLay of those charges, none of the broadcast networks bothered to even mentioned…

Chris Matthews Cites Abramoff Film to Bash Tom DeLay: 'I Saw The Movie

January 14th, 2011 7:36 PM
Chris Matthews on Friday actually used material presented in a Hollywood movie to accuse former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of being convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dupe. As DeLay presented his side of the case days after being sentenced to three years in prison for illegally influencing Texas politics, the "Hardball" host said, "You were tied up with people [like]…

Lauer to Tom DeLay: Will You Rethink Your Opposition to Gun Control No

January 13th, 2011 4:01 PM
Former Texas Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, on Thursday's Today show, was cornered by NBC's Matt Lauer on his anti-gun control stance, as Lauer pressed: "In the wake of...that shooting out in Tucson, Arizona, do you today feel the same way about gun control that you did when you were an elected official?" DeLay was invited on to discuss being sentenced in his…

Networks Reported on Tom DeLay, 'Convicted Felon,' But Skipped DeLay's

November 26th, 2010 11:13 PM
The Big Three networks all briefly covered the conviction of former House Minority Leader Tom DeLay for campaign money laundering on Wednesday night. But none of them allowed DeLay air time to defend himself. "This is an abuse of power," he said outside the courtroom. "It's a miscarriage of justice, and I still maintain that I am innocent. The criminalization of politics…

Roger Ebert Celebrates Thanksgiving Rejoicing Tom DeLay's Conviction

November 25th, 2010 11:14 AM
Film critic Roger Ebert chose to celebrate Thanksgiving by rejoicing in former Congressman Tom DeLay's conviction on money laundering charges. Ebert first graced his Twitter followers with the following:

FNC Cites NB Item Noting NYT Buried Story of Tom DeLay Charges Being D

August 21st, 2010 7:28 PM
On Saturday’s Fox News Watch on FNC, substitute host Eric Shawn picked up on a NewsBusters item which recounted that, after the Justice Department dropped charges against former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay, the New York Times buried the news on page A-18 while the Washington Post, by contrast, made room for the story on its front page. Shawn: "The Justice Department has dropped its…

Tom DeLay Cleared -- N.Y. Times Puts the Story on Page A-18 (Behind Or

August 17th, 2010 8:58 PM
When former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay announced that the Justice Department was dropping its six-year investigation of his relationship with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, The Washington Post put the news on the front page Tuesday. The New York Times decided that this story was best put on page A-18. The front page of the Times covered flooding in Pakistan, Team Obama's tough evaluation…

Eleanor Clift: Obama Justice Department Let Tom DeLay 'Off the Hook' i

August 17th, 2010 9:03 AM
The Justice Department has dropped its case against former House Majority Leader, Tom Delay, and Newsweek's Eleanor Clift is in mourning. She just can't accept the fact that there was no substance to the charges against DeLay and ascribes the dropping of the case to the Obama Justice Department trying to score points with Republicans in the interest of bipartisanship. Clift also manages to smear…

Our Rangel Game: Which Eugene Robinson Is It

August 6th, 2010 4:35 PM
On August 5, 2010, The Washington Post published a short editorial by Eugene Robinson with the title "Charlie Rangel's no crook." But on October 9, 2009, the same Eugene Robinson penned a column titled "Charlie Rangel's Cloud: An Ethics Case Could Drag Democrats Down." The closer we get to elections, Robinson seems to get progressively less impressed with the case against…

WaPo Film Critic Suggests DeLay, Abramoff Should Have Been 'Completely

May 7th, 2010 7:05 AM
On Friday, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday merged her review of Iron Man 2 with a leftist documentary on convicted conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff. This strange mix led to Hornaday recklessly suggesting that Abramoff and former Rep. Tom DeLay may rehabilitate their careers when they should have been "killed off." Is that a metaphor? Not if you're holding a sign at a Tea…

Tom DeLay: You Saw The Constitution Burned By Democrats Tonight

March 22nd, 2010 9:32 AM
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Sunday that Americans saw the Constitution burned by Democrats as the current Party in power rammed through healthcare reform legislation the citizens clearly said they didn't want.Speaking to Fox News's Geraldo Rivera after the historic vote, the man formerly known as "The Hammer" said, "Not only did they not listen to the American…

WaPo Calls Jimmy Kimmel's Tom DeLay Prison Jokes His 'Best Interview E

October 8th, 2009 3:08 PM
Washington Post TV critic Lisa DeMoraes showed great affection for ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for bringing a partisan slap or two to the customary interview for contestants voted off Dancing with the Stars. Kimmel snidely asked former House majority leader Tom DeLay about being indicted: He was brought out onstage in a wheelbarrow, wearing orthopedic booties. "Do you think…