Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt wrote a piece Tuesday claiming that cancer survivor Edie Littlefield Sundby losing her health insurance as a result of ObamaCare proved former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s point regarding death panels.
Hurt took this position further with Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg Wednesday saying that President Obama and the media think “government should be God” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment took quite a hit on television Wednesday.
After Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood mocked it during the Country Music Association Awards, NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno said the President is “better off smoking crack than passing ObamaCare” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
During Tuesday night’s election coverage, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggested New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stood out because he hugged Barack Obama, in contrast to the many racist Republican voters who have a “physical rejection of him as African-American.”
In Matthews’ mind, any opposition to the President is due to racism on the right. Name almost any issue that President Obama has faced confrontation on, and the MSNBC host has cited racism as the root cause. The real reason for the shutdown? Racism! Opposition to the Affordable Care Act? Racism! Voting for Mitt Romney? Racism! The rise of the Tea Party? Racism!
The following is a countdown of the Top 20 Worst Chris Matthews Quotes Calling Obama Critics Racist: (Videos after the jump)
The New York Times has been notoriously biased and wrong for a long, long time. On things large and small. The Old Shady Lady is at least consistent - if they want to advance Leftism, no facts shall impede them.
Their Ron Nixon is part of a century-plus-old pathetic tradition.
Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports the media can look too close to power: “Reporters with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers received 'training' on how to cover Obamacare's rollout from a policy expert who works with President Obama's former health information technology adviser.”
On the group's blog, SABEW executive director Warren Watson had announced “a two-day symposium in Chicago for 18 reporter fellows who will go through immersion education in the nuances of the ACA.” He approvingly quoted Mike Barnicle from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” comparing Team Obama to the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox:
ObamaCare has become such a disaster that it was openly mocked during the Country Music Association Awards Wednesday.
Early in the program, hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood sang “ObamaCare By Morning” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
I couldn’t believe it as I saw it on Election Night: CNN analyst-Democratic flack Stephanie Cutter claimed Chris Christie’s big victory should be read as a “rejection of the Republican Party.” Bill Kristol had just proclaimed Christie was “impressive” and “Obamacare is toxic.”
Some at NewsBusters HQ said, “Come on, it’s Stephanie Cutter.” But this kind of mockable junk it exactly what defines Stephanie Cutter. It’s the sheer Wasserman-Schultziness of it all:
Much like kids, liberal media members say the darnedest things.
Consider MSNBC’s Ed Schultz who actually said Wednesday, “Chris Christie’s win in Jersey is a good sign for Hillary Clinton” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
If on Election Day 2014, 24% of Americans make Obamacare their #1 issue, Dems would be staring at a massive defeat.
But keen political analyst Ed Schultz, doing an endzone dance over Terry McAuliffe's victory, absolutely exulted today over the fact that "only" 24% of Virginians put Obamacare at the top of their issue list. Ken Cuccinelli closed a double-digit deficit down to three fingernail-biting points last night thanks to Obamacare. Extrapolate that kind of effect across the country and you have a tidal wave sweeping Dems out of office. But good old Ed gloated over the "only" 24%. View the video after the jump.
On the plus side, here you have an example of a liberal not blaming George W. Bush for, well, whatever. Instead, this specific left winger, radio talker Thom Hartmann, is going with the liberal fallback position - It's All Reagan's Fault.
To earlier generations of leftists, Richard Nixon and Joseph McCarthy also proved useful as all-purpose boogeymen who could be cited repeatedly in vain attempts to end an argument. (Audio after the jump)
On Tuesday's PoliticsNation show, MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor described the Republican Party as "built out of the old Dixiecrats" who "wouldn't want black and brown people living in their community" as she and MSNBC host Al Sharpton responded to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus alluding to the GOP's history of supporting the Civil Rights Movement. After a clip of Priebus, Sharpton posed:
On Tuesday, CNN's Carol Costello lectured Republicans to stop grilling HHS Secretary Sebelius over ObamaCare and "sit down with Democrats to come up with some solutions."
"What in your mind is the point of this? Haven't we heard enough from Kathleen Sebelius?" Costello huffed to GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn as Sebelius testified before the Senate Finance Committee. Costello told her that "Americans want solutions" over more hearings.
In a move as rare as finding a four-leaf clover, Norah O'Donnell actually disclosed on Wednesday's CBS This Morning that New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio ran a "very liberal campaign". Jeff Pegues also noted how the "52-year-old liberal" is a "proponent of...taxing the wealthy". The program was also the sole Big Three morning newscast to underline de Blasio's political ideology, and devote a full report to his electoral win.
However, the show ended up gushing over the hard-left politician. O'Donnell asserted that de Blasio is "suddenly a national political figure", while Pegues trumpeted that "Bill de Blasio will soon be a household name". Charlie Rose and Gayle King later ballyhooed the election results: [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]
MSNBC analyst Joy Reid is one of those liberal media figures who still refuses to say that President Obama lied about Americans’ ability to keep their insurance plans under ObamaCare. On Tuesday night, Reid made a guest appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show to discuss the health care law. Hewitt confronted Reid with a clip of Obama’s recent whitewashing: “If you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law, and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.”
Rather than confess that Obama lied, Reid undertook a defense of the president using as an analogy DDT, a popular pesticide that was banned in 1972. She explained, “Now had the government in 1972 said, ‘Listen, if you love your pesticide, you can keep it,’ it would have been wrong because the truth is if your pesticide contained DDT, it was now illegal. But you’d have to buy a totally different pesticide and use that on your garden.”
While NBC has failed to report the latest Gallup poll showing President Obama's approval rating falling to 39%, Wednesday's Today did find time to applaud the commander-in-chief for greeting tourists at the White House, with news reader Natalie Morales gushing: "On Tuesday, one of the first groups to visit got a big surprise – take a look – when President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greeted and hugged some of the visitors as they toured the Blue Room." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]