MSNBC's Sharpton Claims ObamaCare 'Exceeded Expectations,' Sees GOP 'L

April 18th, 2014 10:46 PM
On the Friday, April 18, PoliticsNation, Al Sharpton hyped President Obama's dubious claims about the Affordable Care Act's alleged success as the MSNBC host asserted that the program has "exceeded expectations," and that Republicans are suffering from a "hangover" in denying its success. Sharpton claimed to see "lies, fearmongering and paranoia" from the…

MSNBC’s Reid: Holding Lois Lerner In Contempt ‘Really Does Ratchet

April 9th, 2014 7:51 PM
The folks at MSNBC seem to be doing their best to try and minimize the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Ever since the initial reports broke in 2013, liberals have characterized conservative outrage as nothing more than a political stunt and one of many “faux scandals and conspiracy theories.” The most recent example came from Obama activist turned MSNBC host Joy Reid…

George Will: Obama Donor Investigating IRS Scandal ‘Kind Of A Sham

March 9th, 2014 1:50 PM
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, conservative columnist George Will had some harsh words for the Obama Administration’s handling of the IRS scandal. In response to a question from host Chris Wallace about how little is known about the IRS scandal, Will observed that Obama’s “appointed an employee of his who is also a donor of his to investigate him and before the thing starts…

NBC Hypes Spat Between McCain and 'One of the Tea Party's Most Provoca

March 7th, 2014 10:04 PM
Friday's NBC Nightly News played up the latest dust-up between Senators John McCain and Ted Cruz over the latter's criticism of three of the Republican Party's presidential candidates, including Bob Dole. Brian Williams underlined the apparent "genuine and palpable tension today in Washington," after Senator Cruz criticized Dole, McCain, and Mitt Romney's campaigns…

Mother Jones Scribe: Tea Party Akin to Joker in Batman Films, 'Just Wa

March 4th, 2014 12:19 PM
How do we know that the tea party has become a force that can't be shrugged away in the five years since it emerged? When liberals in media smear tea partiers with ludicrous, over-the-top comparisons. Appearing on Ed Schultz's radio show, Mother Jones reporter David Corn rendered himself incapable of being taken seriously when he likened the tea party to one of the most depraved…

CBS ‘Face the Nation’ Ignores Tea Party’s 5th Anniversary

March 2nd, 2014 1:53 PM
This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Tea Party movement, and on Sunday, CBS and NBC did their best to squash its momentum, with CBS’s Face the Nation snubbing the event altogether. Meet the Press moderator David Gregory hyped how on its anniversary Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had “a message for his party, basically you know be careful how you’re conducting yourself.…

NPR Skipped Fifth Anniversary of Tea Party, But Aired Five Stories Plu

March 1st, 2014 6:11 PM
NPR celebrates political anniversaries – when it likes them. They celebrated the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, when when it had already faded away. This week, NPR aired five stories discussing the fourth anniversary of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to get kids to eat better and exercise. But there was no story on the fifth anniversary of…

'Today' Show Only Network News Program to Mention Tea Party on Anniver

February 28th, 2014 1:31 PM
The limited government, anti-bailout Tea Party movement party turned five years old on Feb. 27. They marked the occasion with an event in Washington, D.C. including speakers Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. Sen. Rand Paul, R- Ky., and Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas. But after the five years of the media painting tea partiers as “wingnuts” and “racist” time and again, ABC, CBS…

Flashback to 2009: CNN Correspondent Claims Tea Parties 'Anti-Governme

February 27th, 2014 11:53 AM
The Tea Party is now five years old. On Tax Day 2009, one CNN correspondent went off on Tea Party protesters. Here is the blog I posted on Newsbusters that day: April 15, 2009, about CNN's report from Chicago. CNN is finally covering the tea parties - by attacking the participants. After anchor Anderson Cooper made an obscene sexual joke about attendees, CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen…

Santelli: Five Years after His Rant Launched Tea Party

February 19th, 2014 6:32 AM
Five years ago, CNBC’s Rick Santelli reacted to the possibility of a mortgage bailout with frustration on live television. Quickly, his speech on the trading floor became known as the “rant heard round the world.” Santelli, an on-air editor who reports live from the Chicago Board of Trade, is frequently interviewed during “Squawk Box” and “Squawk on the…

Emails Prove Lerner Helped Craft New IRS Crackdown Rules, Nets Censor

February 6th, 2014 3:55 PM
On Wednesday the House Ways and Means Committee released new emails proving that former IRS executive Lois Lerner secretly helped craft, with Treasury officials, new rules that would make it easier to crack down on conservative groups like the Tea Party. These new rules were being written in 2012, at the height of the IRS’s targeting of the Tea Party. So far the Big Three (ABC, CBS,…

TMZ Snidely Mocks Tea Party Coloring Book: 'No Colors Allowed

January 15th, 2014 12:20 PM
Known more for getting in the faces of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber the tabloid/paparazzi show TMZ turned its camera sights on conservative Ted Cruz and the Tea Party. Not surprisingly the cast couldn’t get through the segment without mocking conservatives as racist, homophobic and just totally uncool. After ambushing the GOP senator to get his take on a coloring…

CBS Ends 6-Month Censorship of IRS Scandal to Tell Viewers FBI Won't F

January 14th, 2014 1:15 PM
CBS finally ended its almost six-month long ban on the IRS-Tea Party investigation to announce to its viewers, on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, that the FBI is not expected to “file criminal charges” and has yet to find “proof of political bias.” However in the time since CBS last reported on the scandal on July 24, they have censored bombshells in the…

Year-End Awards: The Tea Party Terrorists Award

December 26th, 2013 9:12 AM
Today’s installment of the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013,” as selected by our 42 expert judges: “The Tea Party Terrorists Award.” The establishment media have been hostile to the Tea Party from the moment it appeared on the scene in 2009, impugning participants as racists, “tea baggers” and terrorists ready to blow up the…