FLASHBACK: An Election So Biased, Even the Media Had to Admit It
Fifteen years ago today, November 4, 2008, American voters elected liberal Democratic Senator Barack Obama to the Presidency. It was a campaign in which the public recognized the media elite’s tremendous favoritism towards Obama, and even many reporters admitted the coverage had been slanted against the Republicans.
Couric: Obama Owes Me a 'Big-Ass Bouquet' for Palin Attack Interview
Fox News media reporter Joseph Wulfsohn reported on Friday that former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric boasted about how she helped Barack Obama get elected in 2008 with her infamous attack interview on Republican Gov. Sarah Palin. "You're welcome, by the way," Couric told the audience, sparking laughter and applause. "I always thought that Barack Obama should have sent me a big…
CNN Remembers Joe The Plumber As The Star Of 'White Identity Politics'
Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, died on Monday and for Tuesday’s Inside Politics on CNN, the assembled panel recalled his confrontation with Barack Obama in 2008 on taxes by labeling it the beginning of “grievance politics” for white working class men while lamenting that Democrats have not been able to connect with such voters despite the passing of the…
Media Jeered Democrat Edwards’ Indictment: ‘Third World... Revenge’
The indictment of former President Trump has prompted gleeful cheers among many in the left-wing media, but a similar indictment of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards 12 years ago was jeered at the time as an “overreach” that could wind up being an “embarrassment” for the Justice Department.
Scarborough On Ukraine: Not Saying Biden Is Chamberlain, But...
While claiming that he wasn't comparing Joe Biden to Neville Chamberlain, Joe Scarborough says that Chamberlain was so "desperate for peace" that he appeased Hitler, leading to WWII. Scarborough suggested that Biden might also be "desperate for peace" in suggesting at his press conference that Putin ordering a "minor incursion" of Ukraine wouldn't merit a full-blown US response.
MSNBC FLASHBACK: My Job Is to Make Obama's Presidency a Success
Americans can be forgiven for suffering a collective whiplash over the last 13 years in how the liberal media views presidents. They desperately wanted Barack Obama to succeed and Donald Trump to fail. Now, they are attempting to rescue the floundering Joe Biden. Perhaps one of the best examples of working on the behalf of Obama came 13 years ago last month. Then-MSNBC host Chris Matthews came…
Andrea Mitchell and Abedin Complain Clinton Faced 'Sexism' From Press
On Thursday afternoon, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell reminded viewers that no segment on her show discussing Hillary Clinton would be complete without claims of the former Democratic presidential candidate being a victim of alleged "sexism."
Brian Williams Accuses GOP of 'Disgusting Smear' of Max Cleland
On Tuesday's The 11th Hour show, MSNBC Brian Williams began his last few weeks hosting the show by spreading more misinformation as he accused Republicans of running a "disgusting smear campaign" against veteran and then-Democratic Senator Max Cleland when he ran for reelection in 2002.
GMA to Obama: ‘You Ran on Hope...How Can People Get That Hope Back?’
Even after years of him being out of office, ABC’s Good Morning America still swoons over Barack Obama. During an interview with the former president aired Friday morning, GMA co-host Michael Strahan fondly recalled how Obama “ran on hope” in 2008 and wondered: “How can people get that hope back?”
CNN—Obama: 'Progress, Trump: 'Step Back', Kamala: 'Thrilling'
On CNN's "New Day," Abby Phillip, supposedly a "correspondent," described the election of Barack Obama as "progress" for America, whereas the election of Donald Trump was "a couple of steps back," with the "pendulum swinging" in the wrong direction. Phillip followed that bit of blatant liberal punditry by describing the prospective election of Kamala Harris as VP as "a thrilling moment."…
NY Times Book Review Leads With Long Saga on Obama’s ‘Legacy of Hope'
The New York Times Sunday Book Review led off with a lengthy, almost reverent take on Barack Obama’s latest autobiography A Promised Land: “Legacy of Hope,” a review by Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her obeisant take took up five full pages of the section, devoting a stunning 4,500 words to what is admittedly itself an enormous book.
Mika Nudges Guest to Urge Facebook to Censor More Conservatives
On Morning Joe, playing off Barack Obama's 60 Minutes interview in which he blamed social media in part for "truth decay," Mika and The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg bemoaned social media's supposedly insufficient censoring of conservatives. Mika Brzezinski and Goldberg fretted that conservatives being left "unchecked" leads to " serious problems."
THRILLS and TINGLES: Media’s Long History of Adoring Barack Obama
Before they despised Donald Trump, the liberal media adored Barack Obama. From the moment then-state senator Barack Obama showed up on the national stage to address the Democratic convention in 2004, the news media were in love. When Obama ran for President four years later, news reporters led the cheers. And as President, reporters touted his “prodigious talents,” his “amazing legislative…
FLASHBACK: Media Openly Cheered 2008 Election Results, Jeered in 2016
Four years ago, Donald Trump’s victory left journalists visibly distressed, as they talked about Hillary Clinton’s defeat as if it were the equivalent of the 9/11 terror attacks and a harbinger of the “decline of the civilization.” But back in 2008, when Barack Obama won the office, there was “communal joy,” and America was now “a more perfect union” after that “man on the moon” moment.