WaPo's Michael Gerson: 'Assad Used Chemical Weapons and Improved His J

September 15th, 2013 3:00 PM
The award for this week's best line concerning the American-Russian agreement regarding Syria goes to Washington Post columnist and former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson. Appearing on CBS's Face the Nation, Gerson marvelously observed, "Assad used chemical weapons and improved his job security."

WashPost's Michael Gerson Slashes Limbaugh, Levin, and Ron Paul; Levin

June 14th, 2013 11:45 AM
Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson – President George W. Bush’s top speechwriter from 2001 to 2006 – was hired by the Post in 2007 because he would be “a different kind of conservative” and "an independent voice." Translation: he would slash other people on the right as dishonest, dishonorable, unpatriotic people. He has not attacked talk-show hosts…

NPR Anchor Tries to Describe First Obama Term as 'Remarkably Scandal-f

May 13th, 2013 10:44 PM
On Monday, NPR Morning Edition anchor Steve Inskeep expressed -- in the face of all the evidence of Fast and Furious, Solyndra, MF Global, and so on -- that the first term of Obama's presidency was "remarkably scandal-free." When I challenged him on the factual inaccuracy of this, he tweeted in reply , "Hm, did I say it was scandal-free or that it 'has been described…

NPR Ignores Republican Opponents of Leftward 'Shift' on Immigration, S

March 22nd, 2013 7:36 PM
On Friday's Morning Edition, Mara Liasson lined up talking heads who support RNC Chairman Reince Priebus' Monday report that advises Republicans to "embrace...comprehensive immigration reform" and "change our tone" on issues championed by homosexual activists. Liasson failed to include soundbites from traditional marriage supporters and anti-illegal immigration…

Angry PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff on Hagel Delay: 'Does Someone Pay the P

February 17th, 2013 4:51 PM
PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff had a rough night on Friday, putting her outrage at Republicans ahead of the facts. In her "Shields and Brooks" segment with liberal Mark Shields and former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson (subbing for David Brooks), she guessed "The Republicans, I gather, we're told, it is unprecedented, blocking the nomination -- or the confirmation so far…

CBS Evening News Finally Covers 'Firestorm' Between Catholic Church an

February 8th, 2012 6:49 PM
After 19 days of controversy, CBS Evening News on Tuesday finally got around to covering the growing dispute between the Obama administration, who wants to impose a mandate for sterilizations and birth control on religious institutions, and the Catholic Church and its allies, who see it as a violation of religious liberty. All of the Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Tuesday covered…

Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts Defend Obama's Lack of Super Committee

November 27th, 2011 1:35 PM
There was a rather telling moment on ABC's This Week Sunday. When during the Roundtable segment the Washington Post's Michael Gerson criticized Barack Obama for his lack of leadership involving the now failed Super Committee, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts quickly came to the President's defense (video follows with transcript and commentary):

On PBS, Former Bush Aide Laments Perry's Importing Ann Coulter Lingo I

August 21st, 2011 8:09 AM
It might not be surprising to see someone sit in the rarefied liberal air of a PBS set and dismiss the undignified palaver of talk radio and Ann Coulter, but on Friday's PBS NewsHour, this line was coming from former Bush speechwriting chief Michael Gerson, and the target was Gov. Rick Perry. Gerson and liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus were sitting in for David Brooks and…

Bob Schieffer Asks McCain: 'Do You Think Trump is Playing the Race Car

May 1st, 2011 9:22 PM
CBS's Bob Schieffer made some headlines Wednesday when he said Donald Trump was a racist for wanting to see President Obama's college grades. The "Face the Nation" host pushed this matter further Sunday when he asked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), "Do you think [Trump's] trying to play a race card here, suggesting we ought to check Barack Obama’s college grades,…

Top Bush Aide Denounces Mark Levin, Malkin, Others as 'Unhinged...Bols

September 19th, 2010 5:49 PM
Former top Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson is a Washington Post columnist, and there is never a better time for right-leaning columnists to lean left than in the last weeks of an election season. (See George Will trashing Sen. George Allen in the last weeks of 2006.) His rant also may have granted Gerson a seat on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday.Gerson not only denounced Christine O'Donnell as a…

Harris on 'This Week': Giving Bush Credit for Iraq Too Much for Obama

August 8th, 2010 3:07 PM
Christiane Amanpour on Sunday asked a rather surprising question of her "This Week" panel concerning President Obama's speech earlier in the week about the troop draw down in Iraq: Do you think everybody is taking a lot of credit but not giving credit where credit is due?Obviously, "everybody" in this instance meant the current White House resident who chose not to give credit…

Washington Post Columnists Duel Over Blame Bush/Obama Whining Strategy

August 3rd, 2010 11:43 AM
NBC's Today show invited on Washington Post columnists Jonathan Capehart and Michael Gerson to debate whether the current Democratic midterm strategy of blaming George W. Bush would work this November. Capehart, citing an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, claimed it was an "effective" strategy because "Sixty-two percent of the American people polled said that they would be…

Schieffer’s Black Panther Mea Culpa: Stacks 'Face the Nation' Panel

July 24th, 2010 2:15 PM
Last week, CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer made the incredible confession that he was unaware of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation cast on CNN's July 18 "Reliable Sources." The show's host Howard Kurtz asked why Schieffer didn't ask Attorney General Eric Holder about the case when he had the opportunity in an appearance on his show. "I was on…

WaPo's Tom Shales Whacked for 'Spittle-Flinging Rage' Against Brit Hum

January 8th, 2010 10:28 PM
It’s not very common for one Washington Post columnist to really slam another Post columnist. But former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson certainly brought the pain Friday to TV writer Tom Shales for his "spittle-flinging rage" of "secular fundamentalism" in Tuesday's paper against Brit Hume’s urging Tiger Woods to try Christianity. Gerson concluded: In this controversy, we…