NBC Hypes 'Often-Scrutinized' Hillary's 'Uncharacteristically Revealin

Ann Curry trumpeted that Hillary Clinton supposedly gave a "uncharacteristically revealing interview" to People magazine on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News. Kelly O'Donnell filed a gushing report about how Mrs. Clinton apparently "has plenty to say," and spotlighted the former secretary of state's new book. O'Donnell later zeroed-in on the upcoming arrival of…

WaPo Casts Liberal Free-Love-for-Sixth-Graders Agenda As a 'Women's Ri

The Washington Post headline on a Friday story on over-the-counter abortifacients ("morning after" pills)  for middle-schoolers was "Administration's Plan B move draws strong and mixed reaction." That's a terrible headline, because reporters Anne Kornblut and N.B. Aizenman only sought out liberal reaction, and then provided a Team Obama defense. Conservative…

Obama May Issue 'Signing Statement' On Bill Forbidding Gitmo Detainees

The "White House is constantly grabbing for more power, seeking to drive the people's branch of government to the sidelines," Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.V.) thundered in June 2007 following a report on President Bush's use of "signing statements." "The administration is thumbing its nose at the law," Rep. John Conyers agreed, as noted at the time by the…

WaPo Buries Story with Obvious Palin Point: Tuesday Results Show Emerg

While most media outlets obsessed over the liberal theme that Republicans keep "suicidally" nominating "ultra-conservatives," Washington Post reporter Anne Kornblut, who authored a book earlier this year called Notes from the Cracked Ceiling, noticed a different trend. Her story was headlined "GOP gains the lead in female politicians' steps forward." Tuesday's…

Wash Post's Anne Kornblut: Why, Despite Obama's Healing Efforts, Is Th

Washington Post staff writer Anne Kornblut used her question at a White House press conference on Friday to worry that, despite Barack Obama making it a "priority," anti-Muslim "suspicion" still existed in America. She queried the President, "Nine years after the September 11th attacks, why do you think it is that we are now seeing such an increase in suspicion and…

WaPo's Anne Kornblut Touts Napolitano As She 'Reemerges Strong' from C

Washington Post reporter Anne Kornblut issued a gushy article on Janet Napolitano on Tuesday, headlined "The crisis management expert: Homeland security secretary reemerges strong after the Christmas Day bombing." Kornblut quotes only Napolitano-praisers in her story, including aides and her colleagues at the White House. Kornblut praises her "encylopedic knowledge of pop culture…

WaPo Headline: 'Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word Response to Woman's Clai

Is the Washington Post losing that loving feeling for President Obama?Consider the following headline and subsequent article posted by Anne Kornblut at the paper's "44" blog Friday:Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'This headline changed when her piece was published in Saturday's paper on page A2, but the seemingly sad song remained the same:

Newsweek’s Meacham Scoffs ‘Tea Party Would Disagree if You Served

On Monday’s Charlie Rose show on PBS, during a discussion of how the Obama administration might change course after the Democratic party’s loss of the Massachusetts Senate race, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham argued that President Obama has so far pursued “centrist” policies, even claiming that the bailouts could be described as “center right.” After the Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut argued that,…

Washington Post Connects Obama to Einstein: 'In Decision-Making, a Div

The front page of Monday's Washington Post featured an adulatory tribute to President Barack Obama's brilliance in gathering information so he can take care of the little people, a tribute enabled by sycophantic assessments from friends and those on Obama's payroll which reporters Anne Kornblut and Michael Fletcher eagerly advanced. “The seeker as problem-solver,” read the front page headline…

Flight 253: AP Ignores Own Christmas Dispatch to Pretend Obama's Jan

In a report time-stamped January 2, the Associated Press's Philip Elliott relayed what was supposedly important news: Obama cites apparent al-Qaida link in bomb plot An al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen apparently ordered the Christmas Day plot against a U.S. airliner, training and arming the 23-year-old Nigerian man accused in the failed bombing, President Barack Obama said Saturday. You don't say?…

Flight 253: Media Ignoring Two-Day Gap Between Preliminary AQ Linkage

UPDATE, Jan. 1, 2010: This post at BizzyBlog shows that the there was recognition of likely Al Qaeda involvement in two separate press reports based on sources in a position to know on Christmas evening. Thus, the administration's delay in acknowledging that reality was actually three full days.In their initial December 26 report ("Passengers’ Quick Action Halted Attack") on the…

Chris Matthews Compares Obama To Neville Chamberlain

A week after calling Barack Obama "Carteresque," Chris "Tingles Up My Leg" Matthews said the former object of his affection is "Too much Chamberlain and not enough Churchill."I'm honestly not sure which is worse -- being compared to Jimmy Carter or World War II appeaser Neville Chamberlain.Regardless, I guess Matthews really has lost that lovin' feeling. As the…

Chris Matthews Shocker: Obama Making 'Carteresque' Mistakes

Chris Matthews appears to have lost that loving feeling for Barack Obama.  On "The Chris Matthews Show" Sunday, the once smitten MSNBCer called some of Obama's recent mistakes "Carteresque":In the Carter presidency, the optics were not exactly robust, and Ronald Reagan rode that to a big victory in 1980. Is the Obama White House sending some Carteresque signals these days?…

MSNBC Hosts and Guests Lobby: 'Time to Move On' From ACORN; Dismiss Sc

On Monday’s Morning Meeting, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan and his journalist guests expressed frustration that the ACORN scandal hasn’t gone away. Politico correspondent Mike Allen lobbied, “...It's time to move on." Ratigan highlighted other groups and offered moral equivalence: “And are all of these organizers ultimately guilty of some sort of shady activity or another?” Following a reading of…