Bashing Ben: The Media's Worst Attacks on Dr. Carson

May 4th, 2015 10:07 AM
Newly-announced presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke onto the national scene at a National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 when he, while sharing the same stage as the President, had the courage to rail against the deficit, political correctness, and the tax system while also standing up for religious values and advocating health savings accounts as an alternative to Obamacare. 

Frank Rich: Ben Carson a ‘Front Man’ For GOP Voter Suppression

February 28th, 2015 4:37 PM
The writer-at-large for New York magazine identifies Carson as the latest of the Republican party’s three “Great Black Presidential Hopes,” but argues that Carson is more significant than Alan Keyes or Herman Cain because he’d be running “in the context of both restrictive voting laws and the retro civil-rights jurisprudence of the John Roberts” Supreme Court. Rich also claims that “Carson lends…

Frank Rich: Conservatives Wildly Exaggerate Williams’s Liberalism

February 11th, 2015 11:43 AM
New York magazine pundit Rich admits the anchor badly mishandled the flap over his Iraq-war tall tale but dismisses much conservative criticism of Williams: “They view him as Exhibit A of a lying left-wing mainstream media conspiracy…But neither in public nor private have I ever seen or heard Brian Williams express any partisan political opinion.”

Chris Rock: Obama’s Still Had 'A Hall of Fame Career'

December 1st, 2014 2:47 PM
In an interview with New York magazine, the comedian-actor commented, “It’s not that Obama’s disappointing. It’s just his best album might have been his first album.” Rock also dealt with topics including huge improvements in American racial relations and his belief that “Ellen DeGeneres [is] the gay Rosa Parks.”

'Can Conservatives Be Funny?' Frank Rich Says No, Insists The Free Mar

May 26th, 2014 1:09 PM
Frank Rich, the cultural leftist that used to write Broadway reviews and then opinion columns for The New York Times, writes for New York magazine now. He’s just launched a new 4,000-word opus on the question “Can Conservatives Be Funny?” His cheeky verdict? The free market says no. Spurred into this task by Rush Limbaugh’s attack on rising CBS late-night star Stephen Colbert, Rich had to…

Former NY Times Columnist Claims Fox News Is 'Dead,' And Liberals Shou

February 1st, 2014 11:09 PM
Former New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote a long attack piece on Fox News for New York magazine theorizing that the Left pays too much attention to “waning” Fox News and gives them too much cachet by opposing them fiercely. It's called "Stop Beating a Dead Fox." Fox never succeeds on its own. Liberals have the power to make it succeed:

Former NYT Columnist Rich: Weiner Scandal Won't Harm Hillary, Will Boo

August 2nd, 2013 3:33 PM
Former New York Times columnist Frank Rich showed up on Joy Behar’s Current TV program Say Anything! on Wednesday to chat about some hot news topics – chief among them, the ongoing Anthony Weiner saga. Rich assured Behar that the Weiner situation would not affect Hillary Clinton’s future. On the contrary, he said, it would make people love her husband Bill Clinton even more. Rich made his…

Corkins, Dorner: Embarrassing Liberal Links to Killers Still Missing F

February 8th, 2013 2:43 PM
A day after the New York Times ignored the connection between Floyd Corkins, who attempted a mass murder at a conservative think tank, and the left-wing "hate group" monitor Southern Poverty Law Center, which had labeled FRC "anti-gay," there broke another case of bias by omission regarding news that might embarrass prominent liberals. Chris Dorner, an ex-cop on a vengeful rampage against…

Rush Limbaugh: It's Comical to Listen to the Abject Ignorance of Peopl

January 25th, 2013 4:57 PM
"It's just comical to listen to the abject, proudly, raise-your-hand-high-in-the-air ignorance of people like Piers Morgan." So stated conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh Friday (video follows courtesy Daily Rushbo with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 24th, 2012 7:59 AM
NewsBusters is showcasing the most egregious bias the Media Research Center has uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala on Thursday evening. Click here for posts recounting the worst of 1988 through 2009. Today, the worst bias of 2010: Journalists attack the Tea Party as Nazi “goons;”…

Bob Schieffer Clearly Embarrassed To Be In New Romney Ad Bashing Obama

July 15th, 2012 5:32 PM
Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday seemed deeply embarrassed to be included in a new Mitt Romney ad bashing President Obama about Hope and Change. He even expressed concern that he might "get some blowback" as a result (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Frank Rich: Obama Should 'Nuke' Romney With Attack Ads Like LBJ's 'Dai

June 18th, 2012 1:17 AM
The most toxic and notorious political ad in history was Lyndon Johnson's "Daisy" commercial used against Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater in 1964. On Sunday, New York magazine's Frank Rich called for President Obama to create and air a series of attack ads in the style of "Daisy" to "nuke" Mitt Romney: