Feminist Radio Host Attacks 'That Disgrace to the Female Gender, Dana

December 29th, 2012 7:18 AM
Sitting in on Thursday's Randi Rhodes show, Nicole Sandler was reviewing 2012 and “all the rapey guys” like Senate candidates like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. “You could say they raped themselves...because they got all rapey on us.” In January, Sandler added, “Frothy Rick Santorum” said the same thing to Piers Morgan on CNN, that a baby, even “horribly created,” is a “gift of human life.” …

More Maher Ignorance: Richard Mourdock Lost To 'Elizabeth Warren Up In

November 10th, 2012 1:09 PM
As NewsBusters readers know, one of my favorite things to do on Saturday is expose the stunning ignorance of HBO's Bill Maher. The Real Time host didn't let me down Friday actually saying during his prepared opening monologue that Indiana's Richard Mourdock lost his senate bid Tuesday to - wait for it! - "Elizabeth Warren up in Massachusetts" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Cher and Kathy Griffin: 'Don't Let Mitt Turn Back Time On Women

November 3rd, 2012 3:39 PM
Cher and Kathy Griffin on Friday released a campaign video accusing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of wanting to turn back time on women’s rights. I guess these two brainiacs haven’t gotten the message that the White House’s phony Republican war on women has failed and failed badly (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

AP's Taylored Narrative: GOP Fails at Senate Majority Due to Nominatin

October 30th, 2012 10:30 PM
AP reporter Andrew Taylor wrote up one of those teasing narratives Tuesday – the kind where he says, gee the GOP could have the Senate majority if it hadn’t managed to nominate Tea Party wackos that were successfully ripped down by harsh national press coverage. Well, there was no actual reference to the press or its anti-Tea Party aggression. There are only “flawed, gaffe-prone nominees,”…

Maddow on Mourdock Another Example of Her Rhetorical Vandalism

October 29th, 2012 3:18 PM
Ever wonder why so few Republicans appear on "The Rachel Maddow Show"? Its namesake would have you believe they are deterred by her hypercaffeinated cerebral intensity. Instead, it's because they find Maddow's frequent lies, reliance on half truths, glaring omissions and paraphrasing of what they say beyond recognition inherently repellent. On her MSNBC program Friday night, Maddow waded into…

NBC's Todd Hypes 'Speed Bumps' for Romney: Mourdock and 'Eyebrow-Raisi

October 26th, 2012 3:40 PM
On Friday's NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd described how "both sides are dealing with some unexpected political speed bumps on the trail" and began by detailing the supposed obstacles for the Romney campaign: ...it's Indiana's Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who made controversial comments about abortion and rape on Tuesday...another unforced error for Team Romney and…

New York Times Eager to Paint Mourdock Rape Comment as 'Dilemma' Makin

October 25th, 2012 9:41 PM
New York Times reporters Jonathan Weisman and Michael Cooper both suggested Mitt Romney would be hurt by comments made by Indiana's Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock at a debate Tuesday night. While explaining why he doesn't support abortion in the case of rape, Mourdock said: "I've struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And…

CBS Hammers Haley Barbour on 'Impact' of Mourdock on Women's Vote

October 25th, 2012 4:14 PM
Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell badgered former RNC head Haley Barbour on Thursday's CBS This Morning on Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock's strongly pro-life stance, that even children conceived in rape are "God intended." Rose strongly hinted that the media firestorm surrounding Mourdock could affect the presidential race: "Romney may be gaining support among women. And the question arises…

NBC: Romney 'Dealing With a New Controversy' After Mourdock Abortion C

October 25th, 2012 3:25 PM
Continuing to hype Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's opposition to abortion as some kind of scandal for Mitt Romney, on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed: "...the Romney campaign is also dealing with a new controversy, trying to distance itself from this comment..." After playing a sound bite of Mourdock explaining in a Tuesday senatorial debate…

Dem Senate Candidate Insulted CNN's Candy Crowley, But CNN Hasn't Repo

October 25th, 2012 12:25 PM
A Democratic Senate candidate insulted CNN's Candy Crowley by joking to a male debate moderator "You're prettier than her," but CNN still hasn't covered that after a week. The network quickly jumped all over GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock for his comments on rape and abortion, however. After Democrats pounced on Mourdock for saying pregnancies, even in cases of rape, are "something…

CNN's Costello Spends More Time on GOP Senate Candidate Than Libya E-M

October 24th, 2012 3:59 PM
On Wednesday, CNN's Carol Costello spent more time on a GOP Senate candidate's remarks on abortion than she did on a new bombshell report on the Libya attacks. Costello devoted just over 12 minutes to Libya, versus 13 and a half minutes to Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's comments, and his endorsement by Mitt Romney. Costello anchors the 9 and 10 a.m. hours of CNN Newsroom.…

Libya E-mails Break; Morning Shows Minimize Pressure on Team Obama

October 24th, 2012 12:37 PM
On Tuesday evening, CBS broke wide open a story on State Department e-mails showing the White House knew on September 11 that the consulate in Benghazi was subjected to a terrorist attack, and that terrorists took credit on Facebook and Twitter. But by Wednesday, the three network morning shows weren't leaping to follow up. ABC and CBS combined devoted just over a minute to the story, while NBC…

All Three Networks Hype 'Controversial' GOP Senate Candidate and His

October 24th, 2012 12:14 PM
All three morning shows on Wednesday touted White House talking points linking Mitt Romney to a Republican Senate candidate in Indiana who, while speaking about "the horrible situation of rape," called life a "gift from God." Only one program, CBS This Morning, seemed to notice how closely this story mirrored Democratic spin. As though he was referencing a connection to a criminal, former…

Soledad O'Brien Tells Mourdock to 'Get Real,' Brings Up Todd Akin

October 24th, 2012 11:43 AM
Is Soledad O'Brien working for the DSCC? She distorted a pro-life statement from Senate candidate Richard Mourdock by including it with the Todd Akin controversy in a critical "Get Real" segment on Wednesday's Starting Point. She also tied Romney to Mourdock by noting he previously backed the candidate. "Our 'Get Real' this morning, I think it's a really interesting question about a lack of…