Leftist Blogger: The Media Finally Brought Down ‘Uppity’ Hillary
December 29th, 2016 10:12 AM
In a Christmas Day post, Digby (also a columnist for Salon) contended that, given the media’s hostility toward Hillary Clinton, that “it’s actually a testament to her rectitude that [the e-mail story] was all they came up with. They had certainly tried over the course of 25 years to come up with something real and they ended up having to make up this ridiculous fake scandal to justify their…
Liberal Web Pundits on the RNC: ‘Zombie Reagan Is Good and Buried’
July 23rd, 2016 1:17 PM
The debate rages on as to whether Donald Trump has remodeled or vandalized the Republican party. In any event, left-wing pundits spent the week gaping at, and writing about, what they viewed as the grotesque spectacle of the RNC. For example, Daily Kos’s Hunter opined that the convention was "was barely one step up from an internet-peddled snuff film,” and Salon’s Heather Digby Parton declared…
Blogger Charles Pierce: Anita Hill Should Succeed Scalia
February 16th, 2016 1:07 AM
Over the past few days, a great many left-wing commentators have weighed in on Antonin Scalia-related issues, especially Scalia’s judicial legacy and Republicans’ refusal to consider anyone President Obama might nominate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Highlights have included Slate's Dahlia Lithwick remarking that "sometimes it seemed [Scalia] worked overtime to earn your hate. He…
Salon Pundit: Has GOP Rhetoric Already Inspired a Terrorist Attack?
December 6th, 2015 12:17 PM
In a column posted last Monday, two days before the San Bernardino massacre, Heather Digby Parton warned of Americans with “violent desires” who might find “inspiration” to stage mass-casualty attacks not in jihadist propaganda, but in rhetoric used during “a Republican presidential debate.”
Parton linked the fatal shootings at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs to remarks by GOP…
Salon: Ted Cruz Encourages Domestic Extremism and Terrorism
October 16th, 2015 2:06 PM
On Friday, Salon featured two articles taking fire to presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Authored by Heather Digby Parton, one piece was titled, “Paranoid Rise of the Militant Right: Inside the Growing Threat of Domestic Extremism” and examined the Department of Justice’s new focus on domestic extremists, and the author zeroed in on right-wing extremism. The second was written by Simon Maloy, who…
Walker Didn’t Appeal to GOP’s ‘Increasingly Disreputable Base’
September 23rd, 2015 10:13 PM
A few months ago, many liberals, including much of the bloggerati, were afraid that Walker had a good chance to win not only the Republican presidential nomination but also the presidency. Now that Walker’s out of the GOP race, several lefty pundits have weighed in on why.
Salon Pundit: Media Assist GOP’s ‘Dirty Work’ on Hillary E-Mail Story
August 25th, 2015 9:51 PM
Democrats typically argue that almost all of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s mistakes have been molehills that Republicans have done their best to make into mountains. Heather Digby Parton thinks that the GOP has been aided in that regard by the mainstream media.
“One of the major effects of the patented ‘Clinton Scandal’ that’s become a fixture of political conversation over the past two decades is…
Salon Pundit: Walker’s Rightward Shift on Immigration a Big Mistake
April 22nd, 2015 9:24 PM
Four Aprils ago, polling showed Donald Trump in or near the lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In a Wednesday column, Heather Digby Parton suggested that Scott Walker could wind up as the Trump of this election cycle: the guy who peaked when he wasn’t even an official candidate.
Parton admitted that she’s never understood why so many Republicans think Walker’s…
Salon Columnist: Right Shouldn't Gloat Over Rolling Stone 'Debacle'
April 8th, 2015 3:08 PM
When it comes to false media narratives, the typical right-winger should be more concerned with the plank in his own eye than with the speck in the eye of a liberal. That, minus the allusion to the Sermon on the Mount, was the essential argument from Heather Digby Parton in a Wednesday column.
Parton sees Rolling Stone’s debunked, retracted University of Virginia rape story as one component of…
Salon Photo Implies That George Wallace Was a Republican
September 12th, 2014 5:14 PM
Salon publishes article chock full of historical inaccuracies including photo that implies George Wallace was a Republican.
Historically Illiterate Salon: JFK's Assassination Is 'a Monument to R
July 25th, 2014 4:14 PM
In a historically illiterate Salon piece, writer Heather Digby Parton argued that “right-wing hatred” of John F. Kennedy ultimately led to his death, and that a climate of hate is once again growing because of the right’s reaction to President Obama. Of course, the entire premise of Parton’s piece is false because JFK was not assassinated by any crazy ‘gun nut’ right-winger, as she might have…