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Slate Boss Salutes Irresponsibility: ‘I’m Glad BuzzFeed Published It’

January 14th, 2017 9:44 AM
Critics from across the media spectrum have slammed BuzzFeed for publishing something they failed to corroborate, a 35-page dossier of smarmy allegations against Donald Trump that was assembled by a firm hired to do opposition research on the GOP candidate. But on CBS Saturday morning, Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg saluted BuzzFeed’s decision to disseminate the anti-Trump hit piece…
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CNN Media Panel: Clinton vs. Trump Is Apple vs. 'Rancid Meat'

September 4th, 2016 2:47 PM
On his Sunday show Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter brought out a panel made up a proverbial who’s who of Donald Trump opponents to whine about how the media are being “unfair” to Hillary Clinton and going easy on Trump. “All year long, I have been hearing one very specific description of the election coverage,” Stelter stated to start off the first segment,…
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Slate's Weisberg: Reagan Would Be 'Appalled' at 'Open Bigotry' in GOP

April 14th, 2016 10:37 AM
On Charlie Rose Wednesday night on PBS, guest host (and CBS anchor) Jeff Glor interviewed journalist Jacob Weisberg, who is Editor-in-Chief and contributor to the Slate Group, (which publishes Slate Magazine), on his new book about Ronald Reagan. At mid-interview, Glor asked Weisberg what Ronald Reagan would think about the current GOP party, giving the liberal journalist plenty of time to…

NY Times Picks Liberal Who Bashed Fox News as ‘Un-American’ to Rev

January 13th, 2014 2:03 PM
In 2009, Jacob Weisberg argued “The Australian-British-continental model of politicized media that Murdoch has applied at Fox is un-American.” This makes him a natural choice for The New York Times in picking a reviewer for Gabriel Sherman’s new anti-Roger Ailes biography “Loudest Voice in the Room.” In Weisberg’s opinion, instead of helping the GOP defeat…

MSNBC Panel Uses Bush Bike Ride With Wounded Veterans to Blast Former

June 1st, 2013 10:34 AM
Former President George W. Bush has kept a low profile in his years after office, preferring to focus on personal reflection and veterans' causes since leaving the presidency in 2009. But that didn't keep a left-wing panel on MSNBC from using Bush's recent bike ride with wounded veterans to blast his presidency, though. Alex Wagner, who anchors the noontime Now program on the Lean…

Liberal MSNBC Panel: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Cuccinelli 'a Troglo

March 5th, 2013 3:19 PM
In what appears to be a daily theme on MSNBC, the liberal network seems to find new ways to smear the Republican Party.  The latest example from the liberal network was on the March 5 Now w/ Alex Wagner on March 5, when the all-liberal panel took to smearing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R-Va.) on his bid to be the next Governor of the Commonwealth.  The liberal panel, including…

MSNBC Touts 'Anti-Republican' Jon Huntsman vs Tea Party 'Patriotic Ana

August 26th, 2011 11:06 AM
During Thursday's 12 p.m. ET hour on MSNBC, host Contessa Brewer, who is soon to be leaving the anchor chair, declared that moderate Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman was "trying to turn things around with a new take-no-prisoners strategy, calling out his conservative competitors for their far-right views." Brewer talked to Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the…

Slate’s Weisberg: Fox News 'Un-American'; Blames FNC for Left-Wing

October 17th, 2009 3:01 PM
Can you say "bitter"? That's the vibe Slate.com Editor-in-Chief Jacob Weisberg gave off in an Oct. 17 column, which will appear in the Oct. 26 issue of Newsweek, about Fox News headlined "The O'Garbage Factor." Weisberg, who once diagnosed former President George W. Bush with a learning disability, contends the Fox News Channel goes beyond just making liberal media elitist…

Newsweek's Weisberg Claims 'The GOP Is Gunning for Grandma

August 31st, 2009 7:26 AM
Outraged by Sen. Charles Grassley’s worries that Democratic health care proposals would "pull the plug on Grandma," Newsweek columnist Jacob Weisberg (who also worked as a reporter for Newsweek early in his career) turns the tables and suggests the Republicans are urging the deaths of the elderly in a myriad of ways: It's not preposterous to imagine laws that would try to save money by…

Slate Editor Weisberg Second-Guesses the Potential of Climate Change C

April 6th, 2009 11:01 PM
Remember when the alarmists were taking the premise that anthropogenic global warming was more of a threat to the planet than just polar bears and penguins, but also sea levels and catastrophic weather patterns? Jacob Weisberg, the editor in chief of the Slate Group and author of "The Bush Tragedy," presents seven things taken for granted that might not be completely correct in a…

96% of Slate.com Staff to Vote for Obama; 55 to Just One for McCain

November 1st, 2008 11:29 PM
A beyond overwhelming 96 percent of the staff of Slate.com, the online news magazine site owned by the Washington Post, plan to vote for Barack Obama. A Tuesday posting, “Slate Votes: Obama wins this magazine in a rout,” reported 55 staff members plan to cast their ballot for Obama, a mere one person will vote for John McCain, the same number (one) who support libertarian Bob Barr. Another…

Slate's Weisberg to MSNBC on Palin Pregnancy: Reagan Would Be Rolling

September 9th, 2008 8:30 PM
Jacob Weisberg of Slate.com, and a contributor at Newsweek, told David Schuster of MSNBC yesterday that President Reagan would be “rolling over in his grave” if he knew that Sarah Palin brought her unwed pregnant daughter on to the stage with the family at the Republican National Convention. I was shocked to see her unmarried pregnant teenage daughter on stage with the Republican nominee.…

Slate's Weisberg: Abortion Essential to Family Values

September 8th, 2008 11:38 AM
Do you ever get the impression the liberal media disdain Gov. Sarah Palin not just because she's a strong conservative addition to the McCain ticket, but because she's a mother of five who practices the family values she preaches? I would submit that's a strong likelihood, at least in the case of Slate's Jacob Weisberg, who posits in the September 15 Newsweek that (emphases mine):Palin's pro-life…

Slate.com Editor Weisberg Diagnoses Bush with a 'Learning Disability

January 31st, 2008 4:16 PM
Slate.com Editor Jacob Weisberg can now add "medicine" to his list of expertise. Weisberg told an audience the awkwardness some claim Bush shows during speeches can be attributed to a learning disability. Weisberg linked it back to a pattern of dyslexia in the Bush family. "I agree with that," Weisberg said when presented the possibility that Bush has a "learning…