Current, Former MSNBC Hosts Remain 'Huge Tax Delinquents'

May 31st, 2016 6:04 PM
Joy-Ann Reid, host of the new weekend morning program AM Joy, has yet to pay off a $4,948.15 tax warrant that drew a great deal of attention during 2015. The same is true for fellow MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton, who owes nearly $600,000 for two tax warrants listed by the New York state government. According to an article posted Tuesday by investigative journalist Evan Gahr of the Daily Caller…

Tapper to Sanders: 'Never Considered You a Fringe Candidate' (UPDATED)

February 21st, 2016 8:49 PM
On CNN's State of the Union show Sunday morning, Jake Tapper appeared to try to carve out an exception for his network in how it has covered Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. After Sanders went into his "(we) started off as a fringe campaign" schtick, Tapper reassured the Vermont socialist: "For the record, sir, as you know, we never considered you a fringe…

NBC Giving Equal Time to Trump's GOP Opponents After He Hosted 'SNL'

November 20th, 2015 5:34 PM
After GOP businessman Donald Trump hosted an episode of NBC's long-running Saturday Night Live program -- which drew the show's highest ratings in four years -- the network has decided to give other Republican presidential candidates “equal time” to match the 12 minutes Trump appeared during the Nov. 7 edition of the show. According to an article posted by Dylan Byers on the…

Team Clinton Blasts NY Times for Slowness In Fixing 'Egregious' Errors

July 31st, 2015 4:55 PM
An official with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign sent a lengthy missive to Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, indicating “grave concern” over a controversial report the newspaper carried regarding the former secretary of state's private email account. That's pretty audacious when Mrs. Clinton destroyed her own e-mail server and the State Department…

Is the NYTimes Improperly Keeping Cruz's Book Off Its Bestseller List?

July 9th, 2015 8:36 PM
Politico media correspondent Dylan Byers is reporting that the publisher of Ted Cruz's new book inquired of the New York Times why, exactly, his popular new book A Time for Truth was not included on the bestseller list.

Chris Matthews Writing Another Kennedy Book

June 24th, 2015 8:38 PM
Chris Matthews may have gotten thrills up his leg from President Obama, but he could well rival Marilyn Monroe as the bubbliest blond to be taken with the Kennedy boys. Yes, the Hardball host is working on yet ANOTHER book about the Kennedy clan, this one tentatively titled "Bob" and focusing on Robert F. Kennedy.

Lefty Writer: ‘Much Truth’ to Idea MSM Want to ‘Take Down’ Hillary

June 7th, 2015 5:20 PM
Never mind the vast right-wing conspiracy, suggests Michael Tomasky in the June 25 New York Review of Books. What Hillary Clinton needs to concern herself with are 1) a possible vast mainstream-media conspiracy and 2) her and her husband’s propensity for shadiness and avarice. In a nearly 3,800-word article that’s ostensibly a review of Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash but in…

UPDATE: Stephanopoulos Admits Donating $75K to Clinton Foundation

May 14th, 2015 2:53 PM
ABC's George Stephanopoulos acknowledged his tens of thousands of dollars of donations to the Clinton Foundation in a Thursday interview with Politico's Dylan Byers. Byers reported that "Stephanopoulos...said that, contrary to earlier reports, he has given a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation." The Good Morning America anchor also announced that "he will not…

The New York Times Not Afraid to Run All Religiously Offensive Images

January 9th, 2015 11:05 AM
The New York Times smugly explained to Buzzfeed why it refuses to rerun the "offensive" images of the Prophet Muhammad published by Charlie Hebdo: "we do not normally publish images or other material deliberately intended to offend religious sensibilities." So why has the Times previously run cartoons that offend Christian and Jewish sensibilities, without any apparent…

Politico's Byers at 4 PM: Paris Murderers May Be Islamic Terrorists

January 7th, 2015 9:28 PM
In an item time-stamped 4:11 p.m. ET at his "On Media" blog at the Politico, Dylan Byers wrapped up a post primarily about the Associated Press removing its "Piss Christ" photo from its image library by claiming, in reference to the Charlie Hebdo Magazine murders in Paris, that "Though there (sic) identity is as yet unknown, the masked gunmen are believed to be Islamic…

CNN Rebukes Piers Morgan For 'Sad' Attacks on Anderson Cooper

October 9th, 2014 1:30 PM
Piers Morgan's former employers at CNN finally responded on Thursday to the former host's recent targeting of Anderson Cooper. Politico's Dylan Byers reported that in an e-mail, network publicist Megan Rivers "accused Morgan of making unjustified attacks on his former colleague [Cooper] in order to find a new job." The former CNN host is now editor-at-large at the Daily Mail…

CNN President: 'Complete Confidence' in Zakaria, Despite Plagiarism

September 24th, 2014 12:43 PM
CNN President Jeff Zucker is standing by Fareed Zakaria, despite new allegations that the host plagiarized in multiple venues. On Wednesday, Hadas Gold of Politico reported Zucker's Tuesday comments about Zakaria: "We continue to have complete confidence in Fareed." Gold noted that "when pressed further if that meant Zakaria would continue appearing on CNN, Zucker repeated that…

Politico: 'Vox Not Living Up to the Hype, Explained

August 23rd, 2014 2:57 PM
The science is settled. General Electric Vox is now widely recognized as a tedious Web laughingstock. I could Voxsplain it to you with a whole bunch of annoying and condescending Voxcards but others have already done so including James Taranto last month in the American Spectator. However, while his criticism and that of others might be Voxsplained away by founder Ezra Klein as just having a…

Dylan Byers Defends Politico For 'Diversity' That Barely Exists, and I

August 20th, 2014 11:08 AM
Just to be clear, the racial makeup of a news organization should be irrelevant to its ability to cover current events. The answers to who, what, where, when, why, and how are colorblind. The practice of assigning reporters to stories based on the ethnicities or races of stories' subjects is offensive, and should be seen as insulting. But the fact is that news organizations and so-called…