WashPost’s Pulitzer Winner: The Media Now Has 'Extraordinary Power!'
April 12th, 2017 5:04 PM
Speaking to a packed audience at Washington’s The Newseum, Washington Post reporter and new Pulitzer Prize winner David Fahrenthold proclaimed that the Trump era has yielded “a time of extraordinary power for the media in Washington and that — I mean that, power.”
WashPost Magazine Oozes Over Obama: 'He Amazed...And Graced Us'
January 10th, 2017 7:11 AM
All this liberal talk about the press heroically holding presidents accountable is easily undermined by Sunday's edition of The Washington Post Magazine. The Post can't help but declare that they are available for rental (or full ownership) by the Obama White House with a 12-page spread of nostalgic Obama photos....taken by White House staff photographer Pete Souza. The headline was "The Obama…
Lefty Prof: Trump Rule Means ‘Winter Is Coming’ For Media
December 16th, 2016 6:05 PM
It’s definitely not morning in America for the media, believes NYU's Jay Rosen. The metaphor Rosen uses to illustrate the media’s plight during the first several months of Donald Trump’s administration isn’t a time of day but an entire, harsh season; he headlined his tweetstorm of last Sunday “Winter is coming: what it will be like for the press under Trump.” In September, Rosen alleged that…
WashPost Mockery: '81 Things Mike Huckabee Has Denounced'
July 6th, 2015 11:03 AM
The Washington Post decided to spice up their thin Monday newspaper with a shameless blast of opposition research at a Republican presidential contender. The headline was “81 THINGS MIKE HUCKABEE HAS DENOUNCED: A catalogue of gripes spanning 40 years, straight from the Republican’s mouth.”
Before you read any further, you know it’s the liberal Post mocking a social conservative, and you cannot…
WashPost Insists 'Low-key' Liberal Arkansas Democrat Is 'Extreme Moder
May 2nd, 2014 5:50 PM
The liberal media all too often confuses temperamentally "low-key" red-state Democrats for moderates when their voting record is anything but.
The latest example comes today in Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold's 40-paragraph front-page profile for Sen. Mark Pryor, who is facing a tight reelection battle against the "sharply conservative" Tom Cotton. Pryor's "personality matches his…
WashPost Celebrates 'Semi-Liberal' NJ Democrat Retiring Under Ethics C
February 5th, 2014 1:06 PM
On Tuesday, staunchly liberal Rep. Robert Andrews (N.J.) -- lifetime ACU score of 13.5 -- announced he's retiring from Congress. For his part, reporter Jason Horowitz of the New York Times noted in the lead paragraph of his Wednesday morning print article that the 12-term Democratic congressman's legacy was dogged by his "alleged misuse of his campaign funds."
By contrast, however, the…
WashPost Hails Unpopular, Distrusted Obama's Defiant SOTU; In 2006, Pa
January 29th, 2014 1:25 PM
When President Bush gave his fifth State of the Union address on January 31, 2006, he sat at 43 percent approval in the Gallup tracking poll, in no small part because of public perception regarding his administration's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union last night, his Gallup approval number was lower a mere 41 percent,…
WashPost In Gloating Mode: Elephant Waves White Flag as 'Far Right Fla
October 17th, 2013 2:08 PM
The Washington Post was in Gloating Mode on Thursday against Republicans. The front page of the free Express tabloid showed an elephant’s trunk waving a white flag. The headline: "IT'S OVER. FOR NOW." (Somehow, they failed to show Obama waving a white flag when he “solved” Syria’s chemical-weapons problem.)
On page 3 was a nasty Associated Press article by Donna Cassata on how a selfish Ted Cruz…
WashPost Reporters Mock 'Insanity' of House GOP Push to Repeal ObamaCa
May 16th, 2013 4:35 PM
The House Republican caucus is an insane asylum divorced from reality.
That, essentially, was the complaint waged by Washington Post reporters David A. Fahrenthold and Ed O'Keefe in the first six paragraphs of their page A2 May 16 story, "A persistent GOP battle against health law":
WaPo Ignores Pelosi's 62% Jump in Net Worth, Obsesses Over Debts of Fr
June 16th, 2011 11:27 AM
Update (11:55 a.m. EDT): MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts just mentioned the 62% spike in Pelosi's net worth, attributing it mostly to her husband's real estate dealings.
As my colleague Noel Sheppard noted today, the media have largely ignored the fact that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has seen an astonishing 62 percent spike in her net worth over last year.
Yet in a June 16…
WaPo Declares 'Lots of Drama, Less Substance' at Yesterday's Islamic R
March 11th, 2011 12:33 PM
Two men testified yesterday before a U.S. House of Representatives panel about how their loved ones were radicalized by Islamist extremists and how local mosque leaders did nothing to help alert U.S. authorities of the potential danger.
Yet accounts of their testimony were buried in the Washington Post's front page March 11 story about the Homeland Security Committee's March 10 hearings…
WaPo Story Laments Lack of 'Awakening' After Oil Spill to Need for Gre
July 12th, 2010 8:25 AM
The Washington Post put the bad news for liberals right at the top of Monday's front page, left side: "Climate debate unmoved by spill." Reporters David Fahrenthold and Juliet Eilperin lamented that "great change" is not following the "great tragedy" of the BP oil spill. We haven't had an "awakening" to our wasteful ways: Environmentalists say they're trying to turn public outrage over oil-…
WaPo Earth Day Story Finds Glum Greens Struggling to Sell 'Slippery' C
April 22nd, 2010 8:37 AM
In its puffy celebration of Earth Day on Thursday, The Washington Post found the green movement in "midlife crisis." Sadly, reported David Fahrenthold and Juliet Eilperin, the American people aren't grasping the immediacy of global warming, or seeing their exhalations as pollution: The problems are more slippery: pollutants like greenhouse-gas emissions, which don't stink or sting the eyes. And…
Imploding UN Global Warming Forecasts on Front Page of Washington Post
February 15th, 2010 2:38 PM
On the top left of Monday’s Washington Post came an eye-opening report acknowledging the continuing series of scientific problems from the United Nations in its dire forecasts about the impending doom of global warming. The headline was "Missteps weigh on agenda for climate." Reporters Juliet Eilperin and David Fahrenthold suggested a "scientific consensus" remains about drastic human-caused…