WashPost Admits Its Film Critics Never Bothered to Review 'God's Not D

May 5th, 2014 8:41 AM
In Saturday’s Washington Post, they published a letter to the editor from a Paul Whittemore in Spotsylvania, Virginia, who noticed the Post’s movie critics never attempted a movie review of God’s Not Dead, which has so far grossed $55.5 million at the box office and tiptoed back into the top ten this weekend. On March 21, the Post could only report “This movie did not screen in time for…

PBS’s Ifill: Can GOP Be Viable When Tea Party Is ‘Party of Opposit

January 31st, 2014 2:32 PM
On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Gwen Ifill fed the tired old stereotype that the Tea Party ruins everything. [Video below the break. MP3 audio here.] During a discussion about the nation’s political outlook for the coming year, Ifill posed this question to The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson:

Escalation: After Cuomo's 'No Place in New York' Remarks, His Counsel

January 22nd, 2014 8:54 AM
On Friday, as I noted on Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told public radio's Susan Arbetter that "extreme conservatives" – that is, people who are pro-life, understand the clear meaning of the Second Amendment, or wish to keep marriage as it has traditionally been defined – "have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are." Note well that Cuomo's remarks…

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 on MSNBC or other leftists this way…

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' as such?" However…

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 activists. The correspondent…

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 of the man…

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 the…

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 Mark…

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, that maybe he got into Harvard…

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 to former President…