Salon's Amanda Marcotte: Media Got Hillary Same Way They Got Gore

November 19th, 2016 1:55 PM
Major similarities between the 2016 presidential election and that of 2000 don’t end with the Democrat winning the popular vote but losing the electoral vote, claims Marcotte, who contended that the media had it in for Hillary Clinton the same way they did for Al Gore, and that in each case biased campaign coverage was a factor in driving down Democratic voter turnout. Regarding this year’s race…

Amanda Marcotte: For the Right, Hillary’s Health Is the New Birtherism

September 15th, 2016 9:23 AM
Hillary Clinton was recently diagnosed with pneumonia. Barack Obama was not born in Kenya or anywhere else other than Honolulu, Hawaii. So what do Hillary fact and Obama fiction have in common? Marcotte has a sexism- and racism-related explanation. “The feigned concerns over Clinton’s health strongly resemble the feigned concerns that Obama was faking his natural born citizenship,” she wrote in a…

Media Attack Guns, Men, Christians, GOP Instead of Islam in Orlando

June 13th, 2016 10:32 AM
Sunday’s tragic and devastating shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando predictably brought out the worst in the left-wing media, who took to Twitter to politicize the events before even a day had passed. Like tragedies before it, the media automatically blamed the NRA, gun-supporting politicians and the GOP. But this time, some liberal media pundits even blamed men in general and Christians for…

Amanda Marcotte: 'Dilbert Has Gone Fascist'

June 8th, 2016 1:52 PM
Imagine someone who is completely dead on in the accuracy of his predictions. Would you not want to analyze why this person is correct and listen very carefully to any future predictions he makes? Of course. That is what Jake Tapper of CNN has done but if you are Amanda Marcotte of Salon, being accurate is completely besides the point. What matters is that the winning predictions were made about…

Blogger Blasts Facebook For Giving In to ‘Sleazy’ Conservative ‘Liars’

May 26th, 2016 6:05 PM
Conservatives who accuse media outlets of liberal bias are a lot like shakedown artists, suggested Salon’s Marcotte in a Tuesday piece. In this context, the targets of the allegations don’t pay protection money; instead, they “bend…over backwards to placate” right-wingers, thereby “injecting conservative bias into the process as journalists, afraid of seeming too ‘liberal,’ hold conservative…

Marcotte: Marvel Has Ruined Captain America; Now 'Douchey Libertarian'

May 6th, 2016 7:01 PM
Writing one of the more bizarre movie reviews one will read for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Salon’s Amanda Marcotte whined in a Friday afternoon post that the latest Marvel film morphed the “New Deal Democrat” Captain America into “a douchey libertarian” “who believe[s] it’s cool to belong to a secretive paramilitary that rejects oversight and accountability to the public.”

Amanda Marcotte: Cruz Endorses Spanking, Exposes Right’s ‘Cowardice’

May 4th, 2016 8:37 PM
Not long before Ted Cruz left the presidential race, he inadvertently performed what Salon’s Marcotte suggests was a public service by clarifying that right-wingers are entitled authoritarians who readily inflict pain on kids. Last weekend at an Indiana campaign rally, a boy in the audience yelled “You suck!” at Cruz, to which Cruz replied, “In my household, when a child behaves that way they…

Marcotte: After Brussels Attacks, Good Thing Adults Are in Charge

March 22nd, 2016 1:00 PM
At at 10:28 a.m., Amanda Marcotte wrote that "It will likely be days, perhaps weeks, before we know much about the horrific terrorist attacks on an airport and subway in Brussels on Tuesday morning that killed dozens of people." Actually, dear, as of when I began this post about 90 minutes later, we alreadly know plenty. Most crucially, the Associated Press reported that the Islamic…

Lefty Pundit Amanda Marcotte: ‘I’m Rooting For Donald Trump’

February 29th, 2016 9:51 PM
Some people say that in the general election, they typically vote for “the lesser of two evils.” Since it’s still primary-and-caucus season, however, lefty pundit Marcotte had to choose the least of three supposed evils -- the main Republican presidential contenders -- to arrive at a favorite. In a Monday Salon piece, she explained why she’s “rooting for Donald Trump” to get the nomination. One…

Blogger Charles Pierce: Anita Hill Should Succeed Scalia

February 16th, 2016 1:07 AM
Over the past few days, a great many left-wing commentators have weighed in on Antonin Scalia-related issues, especially Scalia’s judicial legacy and Republicans’ refusal to consider anyone President Obama might nominate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Highlights have included Slate's Dahlia Lithwick remarking that "sometimes it seemed [Scalia] worked overtime to earn your hate. He…

Pundit: Cruz Thinks He’s the ‘Next Best Thing to the Second Coming’

February 2nd, 2016 9:46 PM
Much of the left is obsessed with the religious right’s supposed obsession with sex. Exhibit number whatever was Marcotte’s Tuesday piece in Salon about Ted Cruz’s win in Iowa’s Republican caucuses. Marcotte alleged that Cruz’s supporters in the Hawkeye State featured “a veritable rogue’s gallery of every creepy straight guy who claims he loves Jesus but has his eyes fixed firmly on the crotches…

Amanda Marcotte: Palin Wants Her Crowds ‘Screaming For...Blood’

January 22nd, 2016 6:37 PM
Édouard Manet, Igor Stravinsky, and Sarah Palin: peas in a pod, contended Salon pundit Marcotte in a Thursday post analyzing Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump. “Palin is the vanguard of a new way of right-wing speechifying,” declared Marcotte. “Her methods are the most outrageous, but as with most artistic revolutionaries…what seems iconoclastic now will swiftly become the norm.” For Marcotte…

Pundit: In Gun Remarks, Obama’s ‘Emotion Served His Reasonableness’

January 7th, 2016 9:20 PM
President Obama’s teary presentation on guns was a teachable moment, contended Salon blogger Marcotte in a Wednesday post, but conservatives, busy directing figurative spitballs at the POTUS, missed the lesson.

Lefty Blogger: ‘Real Winner’ of GOP Presidential Debate? ISIS

December 16th, 2015 9:57 PM
Many of the lefty writers who analyzed Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate at the Venetian suggested that had the event been promoted as if it were a Vegas show, the marquee might have read “Fright Night,” or perhaps “Be Afraid…Be Very Afraid,” given how much the candidates hyped the threat of jihadist terrorism.