Vox’s Ezra Klein: ‘Al Gore Should Run For President’
March 16th, 2015 2:09 PM
Klein thinks pushing the climate-change issue might cost Gore votes, but it’s a risk that could pay off big if Gore’s elected, since “climate change is an issue where the president has real unilateral authority.” In any event, funding the campaign wouldn’t seem problematic. Klein noted that Gore himself now is “fabulously wealthy — richer, even, than Mitt Romney” and added, given super-rich…
Ezra Klein: Strong Economy Means Hillary Would 'Carry 42 States'
January 6th, 2015 1:11 PM
Journalist Ezra Klein on Monday pronounced that if economic conditions continue, Hillary Clinton will win "42 states" in 2016. The former Washington Post columnist, now the editor at Vox, appeared on MSNBC's All In to make his prognosticate.
Say What? Resolve to Ignore These Media ‘Experts’ in 2015
December 30th, 2014 11:29 AM
When you’re coming up with New Year’s resolutions just in time for the start of 2015, you may want to exclude advice from certain people the news media turn to as experts, but who fail to live up to the hype. Despite being continually cited by the media, these five scientists, celebrities and journalist-wannabes have all been criticized, debunked or refuted in the past year.
Vox Falsely Claims Sunday Was Longest Night in Earth's History
December 22nd, 2014 10:46 AM
Amazon founder and current Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos must be quite relieved that he passed on investing millions in Ezra Klein's pet project.
Klein, the infamous founder and coordinator of the left-driven news-managing and manipulation effort known as JournoList, wanted the Post to invest $10 million in what the New York Times described early this year as "a new website dedicated to…
Twitterers Snicker at Ezra Klein Finding Wilson's Story 'Unbelievable'
November 25th, 2014 3:48 PM
Ezra Klein put on his Sherlock Holmes cap and examined Officer Darren Wilson's testimony with his magnifying glass. The wannabee junior detective using his newly discovered street smarts somehow deduced that Wilson's story was "unbelievable." As a result, Klein has been widely mocked on Twitter.
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…
Let Joe Do It? Ezra Klein Says Presidents Need to Take ‘Restful’ V
August 23rd, 2014 2:25 PM
Last Saturday, we noted that three well-known liberal bloggers had written that criticism about presidential vacations is silly and dopey. Vox’s Ezra Klein not only agrees with his brethren, but further contended in a Friday post that when a POTUS goes on vacation, he should get some real R&R, to the point that the vice president would “take over for a week or two,” with the president “get[…
Ezra Klein: ‘The White House No Longer Believes Obama Can Bridge Div
August 19th, 2014 3:48 PM
The major left-right disagreement regarding President Obama as a speechmaker hasn’t been over whether he’s talented (most conservatives concede he’s got a flair) but over whether he’s effective. Now, however, Ezra Klein thinks that a certain key group of liberals has lost confidence that Obama speeches in general, and specifically one about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, would bring about…
Now Substitute Host Ezra Klein Fails to Disclose Ties to Vox and Vox R
August 1st, 2014 7:10 PM
Serving on Friday as the substitute host for Now with Alex Wagner, Vox founder and Editor-In-Chief Ezra Klein had a science reporter from Vox.com on to discuss the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa and the arrival of two Americans who were working there to an Atlanta-area hospital. The segment was very informative, but it left out one key detail: Klein failed to disclose his own…
Obamacare Documents Contradict Ezra Klein's Damage Control Over 'Speak
July 28th, 2014 9:09 PM
Jonathan Gruber absolutely did not mean what he clearly said over and over and over again. That pretty much sums up the left's rationale for "Speak-O" Gruber stating again and again and again that states with federal health care exchanges would not be eligible for subsidies. Of course, Gruber made these quite clear statements before it became obvious that the vast majority of states would…
Nancy Pelosi: VA Wait List Manipulation Isn't a 'Scandal With Intentio
May 29th, 2014 11:59 PM
Imagine the press letting a Republican or conservative get away with trying to avoid uncondtionally calling something as infuriating and outrageous as the Veterans Administration waiting list scandal a real scandal.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did that on Monday (HT Patterico and Real Clear Politics) in an interview with Vox's Ezra Klein, who naturally let it slide right on by:
Dude, Where's My $500 Million of Obamacare Ads
March 24th, 2014 10:21 AM
As we approach the 2014 open enrollment deadline for ObamaCare in a week, have you noticed how the airwaves are absolutely flooded with $500 million of commercials by health insurance companies plugging that program day and night? What, you haven't seen a thing? Yes, apparently Tinker Bell sprinkled Pixie Dust upon all that money and made it, poof, disappear despite assurances last December…
NY Times Notes 'Conservative' Breitbart Expansion, But Glenn Greenwald
February 17th, 2014 2:28 PM
The “new media” is expanding in the digital realm, but one trend of liberal bias certainly isn’t new: While The New York Times repeated and repeated that expanding Breitbart News network is “conservative,” left-wing ventures by Glenn Greenwald and Ezra Klein were apparently non-ideological, and drew no ideological labels of any kind – liberal, leftist, progressive – at all.
On the front of…
Comcast Goes Further Left, Helps Fund JournoLister Ezra Klein’s $10M
February 11th, 2014 10:52 AM
Apparently MSNBC wasn’t liberal enough for Comcast. Its division Comcast Ventures is funding liberal blogger Ezra Klein’s new startup. Klein, the boy wonder of left-wing journalism, is famous for creating a list of liberal media who planned how to spin the news called JournoList.
Klein has hired fellow liberal Matthew Yglesias from Slate as executive editor, and two fellow Washington Post…