NYT's Matt Bai: 'Racial Element' to GOP Attacks on Obama Harken Back t

May 18th, 2011 11:22 AM
New York Times political reporter Matt Bai still hasn’t forgotten the "overtly racist" Willie Horton ad and sees "a racial element" in just about every attack against President Obama, no matter what the issue. His latest "Political Times" column, "Race and Republican Attacks on Obama," posted online Tuesday, pivoted from Newt Gingrich’s latest press drubbing to the matter of racism and the G.O.…

Olbermann Ties Stabbing to Ground Zero Mosque Opposition, GOP Strategy

August 27th, 2010 2:32 PM
On Thursday's Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann tied together Republican opposition to same-sex marriage, the Ground Zero mosque, and illegal immigration, as he charged that "the Republican method" for electoral success is "hate." The MSNBC host opened the show: "The Republican method for winning elections is hate. Hate somebody. Anybody will do. We have seen it this year with immigrants…

Lauer to Obama: Are You Worried about a Gitmo 'Willie Horton

February 2nd, 2009 12:11 PM
In a portion of Matt Lauer's interview with Barack Obama, not aired before the Super Bowl, but aired on Monday's Today show, Lauer asked the president about the release of a Guantanamo prisoner coming back to haunt him. However, Lauer couched the question in not public safety, but political terms as he asked the president, "If one of those people that's released goes back and takes part in the…

FNW: MSM Backs Bhutto; Willie Horton Redux

November 11th, 2007 1:13 PM
Should I be worried? I just agreed with something Neal Gabler said. On yesterday's Fox News Watch, the liberal media critic opined that the MSM is backing Benazir Bhutto over Pervez Musharraf in the current Pakistan crisis -- and not for the loftiest of motives.And could Hillary fall prey to the scenario that brought down Michael Dukakis? View video here.