To Rebut Axelrod on Gay 'Marriage' Deception, Obama Goes to Buzzfeed

February 11th, 2015 5:14 PM
By yesterday afternoon, the Obama administration recognized that it had a serious problem on its hands. Zeke Miller at Time.com reported that 2008 presidential campaign manager and longtime adviser David Axelord's book revealed that, in Miller's words, "Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the 2008 election to oppose same sex marriage for…

WaPo's Greg Sargent Thinks Obamacare's Senate History Absolves Sloppy

July 29th, 2014 7:52 PM
At the Washington Post's Plum Line blog this afternoon, Greg Sargent argued that the legislative history of Obamacare supports the argument that Congress intended that participants in federal exchanges be entitled to premium subsidies (alternatively referred to in some quarters as "tax credits"), and that the history should doom the Halbig suit, which contends that tax subsidies…

Census Health Coverage Survey Changes Make Obamacare Results Undetermi

April 16th, 2014 12:44 AM
In a Tuesday story which appears to have been handed to it on a silver platter, and which the rest of the establishment press seems uninterested in spreading (given that searches at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Associated Press and at Politico returned nothing relevant), the New York Times has reported that the Census Bureau "is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be…

Nice, But Not Enough: WaPo's Kessler Gives 'Four Pinocchios' to Dems

March 14th, 2014 4:13 PM
Washington Post "Fact Checker" blogger Glenn Kessler has given "Four Pinocchios" ("a whopper") to a pro-Democratic group's political ad opposing the U.S. Senate candidacy of Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy. The claim: The Koch Brothers, who are prominent financial supporters of the pro-GOP group Americans for Prosperity, want to protect, in the ad's words…

Liberal Bloggers Try to Make the Case That Obamacare Can Still Work

November 20th, 2013 12:40 PM
By most pundits’ reckoning, Obamacare is in serious trouble. Another poll is out today, this one from CBS News, and the findings provide no relief for the administration or its defenders. Just the opposite. Obama’s poll ratings are down and so are the numbers for his sole major legislative achievement, his healthcare law:

WashPost's Greg Sargent Is Laughably Off the Mark on Conservatives in

September 16th, 2013 11:04 AM
Cross-posted from RedState | Poor Greg Sargent. If it isn’t enough that the DNC has its hand up his posterior controlling him muppet style, he’s all sore over this post of mine pointing out the collaborative nexus between Democrats, liberal groups, and the supposed objective media. Sargent is convinced —  CONVINCED I tell you — that this is some sort of definitive…

Sen. Reid Refuses to Call Vote on Obama's Plan to Extend Tax Cuts; Wil

July 11th, 2012 5:13 PM
"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday rejected a Republican request to vote on President Obama’s income tax plan amid defections within his caucus on tax policy," Alexander Bolton of The Hill newspaper reported just before 10:30 a.m. today. "Reid appeared exasperated by the Republican request to vote on extending the Bush-era tax rates when Democrats…

WashPost's Sargent Considers 100% Pro-Choice Sens. Begich, Tester 'Rel

February 3rd, 2012 5:09 PM
In his The Plum Line op-ed on page A19 today, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent saw the presence of "relatively conservative Democrats Mark Begich (Alaska) and Jon Tester (Mont.)" on a letter by Senate Democrats blasting the Komen Foundation for withdrawing grants to Planned Parenthood as "testament to how broad the opposition to this decision has become." But a few…

WaPo's Kessler Exposes Biden's 'Absurd Claims About Rising Rape and Mu

October 21st, 2011 6:07 PM
In June, when yours truly last blogged on a Glenn Kessler piece (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), the Washington Post's "Fact Checker" was calling Barack Obama's claims about the accomplishments of the auto-company bailouts "one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech." He gave Obama's claims three Pinocchios (…

Variety Columnist Accuses FNC of Racial Motivations, Provides Zero Quo

August 10th, 2010 11:39 AM
Variety Magazine TV critic Brian Lowry - formerly a reporter for NPR and the Los Angeles Times - surely was not a member of JournoList. But he sure writes like he was. Lowry took a page directly out of the Spencer Ackerman Guide to Dubious Racism Accusations in his most recent column, claiming the Fox News Channel caters to racial fear and resentment to sell its brand.Lowry provided no examples…

WaPo Drifts Further Leftward in Pursuit of Blog Strategy

May 5th, 2010 12:47 PM
The Washington Post is making the transition from a powerhouse liberal newspaper to a network of powerhouse liberal blogs. While the paper's Old Guard is worried that the move will tarnish the Post's supposed reputation for political neutrality, it should be seen more as a embrace of the agenda the Post has evinced for years."Traditionalists," wrote Politico today, "worry that the…

Sotomayor Made Anti-Male Comments in 1994, Media Mostly Mum

June 4th, 2009 3:22 PM
On Thursday morning, NewsBusters' Tim Graham asked, "Mark Levin Says Damaging New Sotomayor Texts Emerging: Will Media Notice?"Given the small amount of attention yesterday's revelation that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor made extremely similar derogatory comments about men back in 1994 as she did in 2001, the answer appears to be "No."As most readers are aware,…