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CNN Gets Excited at Prospect of a Recession Hurting Trump in 2020

August 15th, 2019 10:22 AM
Look at the bright side! Sure, a recession could throw millions of Americans out of work, and shrink retirement portfolios. But an economic downturn would also hurt President Trump in 2020! That was CNN's theme this morning. The 6 am New Day hour led with co-host John Berman trumpeting yesterday's stock market drop. CNN economic analyst Rana Foroohar then said of a recession: "it's here."John…
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'Reliable Sources' Panel Thinks the People Are Too Dumb to Stop Trump

May 13th, 2019 9:34 PM
A weekly theme of CNN’s Reliable Sources is that “democracy is dying in darkness” under Trump. So naturally, host Brian Stelter turned to Washington Post columnist and CNN analyst Catherine Rampell to discuss the so-called “Constitutional crisis.” Host Brian Stelter opened the segment by declaring that “democracy in the United States is being tested” and Stelter asked Rampell to sum up the past…
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Cuomo Claims Trump 'Treating Kids Like Crap,' Links Advisor to Racists

June 23rd, 2018 3:35 PM
On Friday's Cuomo Prime Time, CNN host Chris Cuomo again devoted most of his show to pushing hard from the left on the issue of the Trump administration increasing prosecutions of illegal border crossings. Cuomo and liberal CNN commentator Catherine Rampell again misleadingly claimed legal asylum seekers are also separated from their children even though they usually are not unless there are…

CBS Hypes Tiny 'Backlash' Against College Student's Gun-Toting Photo

April 13th, 2018 10:26 PM
A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer's "I don't take normal graduation photos" tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant "backlash." To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, ignoring far more significant support…
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After Belittling $1,000 Bonuses, Katy Tur Tries Changing the Subject

February 8th, 2018 11:51 AM
On Monday, shortly after President Trump asked two employees at a suburban Cincinnati manufacturer to describe their plans for the $1,000 bonuses they had received, MSNBC's Katy Tur ridiculed them on Twitter. Tur considered $1,000 a pittance, and contended that the bonus money wouldn't genuinely help the employees involved achieve their stated goals. On Wednesday, Tur responded poorly to the…
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‘Hardball’ Lumps GOP in with Neo-Nazis, Shocked Wilson Loved KKK

August 15th, 2017 5:19 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was back and firing on all cylinders Monday night, overseeing a show devoid of reason as it linked conservatives, Republicans, and anyone in the “right-wing” to the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists associated with Saturday’s Charlottesville terrorism. Matthews also showed ineptitude in not knowing that progressive heartthrob and President Woodrow Wilson…
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Matthews Worries Trump Will Use Nuke Codes on Inauguration Day

January 19th, 2017 8:32 PM
Less than a day after CNN wondered what would happen if President-elect Trump were assassinated, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews tried to instill fear in viewers late Thursday, floating the idea that Trump might need to use the nuclear launch codes on Inauguration Day.

WashPost Columnist: Let's Take Trump Tower By Eminent Domain

December 13th, 2016 2:21 PM
At the Washington Post, Catherine Rampell, alarmed by an alleged "police state" on Fifth Avenue in New York City and alleged "costs to commerce and property values," wants to have the city to "use eminent domain to seize Trump Tower." Unfortunately, the President-Elect does have a blind spot when it comes to the government taking someone's property and conveying it to someone else for supposed "…

WashPost Rampell Angrily Condemns 'Right-Wing Media...Bigoted Garbage'

October 27th, 2016 10:47 AM
Catherine Rampell, Washington Post columnist and former New York Times business reporter, had some no-doubt well-meant advice for the Republican Party in her Monday column: “Want to save the Republican Party? Drain the right-wing media swamp.” After consigning Donald Trump’s campaign to doom, and foreseeing the inevitable debriefing by Republican leaders, Rampell angrily blamed the media.…

WP: Far-Right Shift Drove Out 'Conservative' Chafee from GOP Tent

June 5th, 2015 11:55 AM
Catherine Rampell, a Washington Post opinion columnist and previously a New York Times business reporter, rehashed the tired old cliché that the Republican Party has shifted so far right that not even Ronald Reagan would be welcome in "today's shrunken GOP tent." We also learn that liberal, anti-war, pro-partial birth abortion Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee was actually a conservative. Who knew?

Washington Post: When Will GOP ‘Stop Worrying and Love Obamacare?’

November 19th, 2014 10:18 AM
“Bad publicity” was the reason a Washington Post writer came up with to explain Americans’ dislike of Obamacare, ignoring recent negative news about enrollment and rate increases. Catherine Rampell, an opinion writer with The Washington Post, argued that “most Americans” who got insurance through Obamacare exchanges were “happy” with it. Of course, she failed to ask why the government had to…

NYT Now Calls Gruber's Obamacare Role 'Limited'; Past Reports Disagree

November 18th, 2014 3:05 PM
The New York Times wants America to ignore Jonathan Gruber. Pay no attention to that architect behind the curtain! Scott Whitlock at NewsBusters noted earlier today that a Times editorial on Jonathan "stupid voters" Gruber claims that the MIT economist was not an important player in the law's creation. The Times now insists that "In truth, his role was limited." The trouble is, Times reporters…

NY Times, WashPost Try to Lead With Happy Pro-Obama Spin on 7.9 Percen

November 3rd, 2012 8:18 PM
The nation’s leading newspapers really didn’t want to highlight the unemployment rate going back up to 7.9 percent. On the front of Saturday’s Washington Post, the headline was “Report shows Oct. job growth.” The New York Times wouldn’t even put the news on the front page. Up front was a tiny headline, “Job Growth Tops Estimates.” The Times shifted the story to B-1 with the headline “U.S.…

Romney Hit on Obama Seen as Accurate But False by NYT; 'Fake But Accur

April 12th, 2012 2:38 PM
When it came to defending CBS's "60 Minutes" using phony memos to lie about George W. Bush's Vietnam War record, the media standard was "Fake But Accurate," at least according to a suggestion preserved in a September 15, 2004 New York Times headline, "Memos on Bush Are Fake But Accurate, Typist Says." But when it comes to accurate accusations made by Mitt Romney against Obama's economic record…