Networks Jump On ‘Fangate’: ‘Awkward Moment That’s Blowing Up Online'

October 16th, 2014 10:58 AM
On Thursday morning, all three network morning shows hyped Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to appear on stage for a scheduled debate with his Democratic opponent, former Governor Charlie Crist, due to the appearance of an unapproved fan. Despite the “big three” enthusiastically covering the Republican governor’s “Fangate” episode, the networks have repeatedly refused to cover…

Charlie Crist's Boss Caught in Wild 'Choom' Rant

September 8th, 2014 9:39 PM
Be careful. Be very, very careful. When the boss of Charlie Crist  screams foul language at what appears to be a a 420 Reefer Madness rally of the Choom Gang it is okay to report it on the news. However, what is taboo is to mention Charlie Crist's connection to his own boss, John Morgan, at the law firm of Morgan & Morgan where Crist serves not only as a rainmaker but receives big campaign…

Howler of the Night From Politico: Charlie Crist As a Former 'Rock-Rib

August 26th, 2014 11:45 PM
Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie won the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary tonight. In his writeup on Crist's defeat of an overmatched challenger, the Politico's James Hohmann wrote that "Only four years ago Crist was a governor who had run for office as a rock-ribbed conservative." That wording is a bit too clever. One might argue that Hohmann is merely claiming that Crist…

Robo Calls: Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Discovers Charlie Crist

August 12th, 2014 5:15 PM
What a lowdown dirty campaign trick! Democrat primary voters in Florida have been receiving robo calls from someone purporting to be gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist taking positions antithetical to the beliefs of most liberals. Obviously this was designed to harm Crist and many Democrats on the receiving end of the call complained that it must have been an imposter on the line.…

WashPost Tilts Left on Front Page: Scott Walker's Name Is Mud, Charlie

February 20th, 2014 8:56 AM
Is The Washington Post a rag for liberal Democrats? It’s certainly striving for that reputation today. On the front page (above the fold) is this story, trying to ruin another GOP presidential hopeful like Chris Christie: “Gov. Walker, eyeing 2016, faces fallout from probes: Release of ex-aide’s e-mails could stall rise of national Republican.” Meanwhile, on the front page of the Style…

MSNBC's Reid Treats Florida Democrat to Tough Interview in Order to Bo

November 5th, 2013 7:29 PM
The day after suggesting that Democratic primary voters in Florida should vote for turncoat Charlie Crist to better ensure the chances of taking back the governor's mansion, MSNBC substitute host Joy-Ann Reid conducted a short and rather tense interview with Nan Rich, a former state senate minority leader. You may recall that Reid suggested yesterday it would be "toxic" for Sunshine State…

MSNBC's Reid Rewrites Crist History, Throws Black Dem Kendrick Meek Un

November 4th, 2013 7:09 PM
In her closing "Clear the Air" commentary on the November 4 Martin Bashir program, substitute host and longtime Florida resident Joy-Ann Reid rewrote the political history of Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, who announced today that he will run for the governorship in the 2014 election cycle. Reid suggested that Florida Democrats should get over their suspicions about the turncoat…

AP: Charlie Crist Connects With People Like Bill Clinton Does (Really

November 2nd, 2013 7:51 PM
Charlie Crist will formally announce his Florida 2014 gubernatorial candidacy on Monday. He served as Republican Governor of the Sunshine State from 2007 to 2011. He is now running as a Democrat. In 2010, he fell from being a prohibitive front-runner in that year's U.S. Senate race to a virtual afterthought after Marco Rubio's ascendance. In the course of a fawning writeup about Crist's…

Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist Becomes A Democrat

December 8th, 2012 10:26 AM
Charlie Crist, the Obama-supporting former Republican governor of Florida announced Friday that he has officially registered as a Democrat. He did so by tweeting the following:

MSNBC Omitted Dem Party-Jumper Artur Davis, Showcased Ex-GOPer Charlie

September 6th, 2012 10:07 PM
MSNBC graciously broadcasted Republican exile and former Governor of Florida Charlie Crist’s address to the Democratic Convention during their Thursday night coverage.   However, that courtesy was not given to Democrat turned Republican former Congressman Artur Davis during the Republican Convention last week. As my colleague Ken Shepherd noted on August 29, Maddow tore into Davis during what…

MSNBC's Maddow: Artur Davis Bitter Because Was 'Absolutely Destroyed

August 29th, 2012 12:55 PM
As you may be well aware, MSNBC did not air Democrat-turned-Republican Artur Davis's speech last night. Shortly before 10 p.m. Eastern, anchor Rachel Maddow seemed to offer the network's rationale: Davis was a low-profile Democrat who is just bitter because he was "absolutely destroyed" in his primary race for Alabama governor in 2010. Yet in the very next breath, Maddow seemed positively… Omits Democrat-turned-Republican Artur Davis from List of

August 29th, 2012 10:42 AM
Most Americans don't watch the coverage of party nominating conventions, and everyone in the media knows it. So as a public service,  "NBC Politics team has curated some of the notable speeches from the first night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa," according to a late night August 28 post on website. While NBC has the resources to embed videos of EVERY speech from…

MSNBC Mistakenly Tags Herman Cain As Dem, Laughably Considers Charlie

January 31st, 2012 3:20 PM
Herman Cain's political affiliation was incorrectly tagged as Democratic in an onscreen graphic during the 10 a.m. Eastern Chris Jansing Reports program today. Jansing was promoting the former Republican presidential contender's appearance on the noon Eastern Now with Alex Wagner program. It was most certainly an innocent mistake by the graphics designer, but less excusable was yesterday's…

AP on Rubio Assumes He's Still the One on the Defensive Over Parents

October 25th, 2011 12:12 AM
Despite all the huffing and puffing over Florida Senator Marco Rubio's alleged "embellishing" at the Washington Post, the fact is that his parents were Cuban exiles (meaning number 5 at link: "anyone separated from his or her country or home voluntarily or by force of circumstances"). That fact essentially undercuts everything about the WaPo article except the problem with the opening sentence…