Puh-leeze: Jay Carney Claims 'Joe Klein Said He Thought I Was a Republ

September 26th, 2013 8:36 AM
Washington Post reporters Paul Farhi and Billy Kenber caused a morning cereal spew inside the Beltway. In a story about the revolving door between reporters and Team Obama, there was this unintentional laugh line from Jay Carney: “But I think any reading of my coverage as a reporter would show that I was not an ideologue. [Time columnist] Joe Klein said he thought I was a Republican” when…

Third CNN Staffer Joins Obama's Team, As Does ABC Vet; Revolving Door

May 6th, 2009 1:11 AM
Following the path of CNN Middle East correspondent Aneesh Raman and producer Kate Albright-Hanna, who both jumped aboard the Obama campaign last year, senior political producer Sasha Johnson this week announced she's leaving the network's Washington bureau to take the Press Secretary slot at the Department of Transportation. She won't be the only media vet in that shop. As The Politico's Michael…

Journalists Insist Media-Obama Revolving Door Due to Economy, Not Bias

February 19th, 2009 12:03 PM
In one of the most comical Politico stories I have ever encountered, several prominent journalists insisted that the revolving door between the media and liberal Democrats, especially Team Obama, is not a symptom of bias. Instead, they blamed the trend on the economy:In three months since Election Day, at least a half-dozen prominent journalists have taken jobs working for the federal government…

Liberal Newspaper Reporters Revolve Into Jobs With Kerry, Obama

February 17th, 2009 5:14 PM

Matthews: It's 'Really Hard' to 'Salute Sarah Palin

December 4th, 2008 6:25 PM
On Thursday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews actually praised Sarah Palin for her ability to draw a crowd and even pegged her as the early frontrunner for the GOP nod in 2012, "Who’s gonna beat her?" However the MSNBC host, later admitted giving Palin that much credit took a lot out of him as he confessed to a guest panelist: "This is really hard to do this, to salute Sarah Palin."The following…

Barnicle: Has Economy 'Helped' Squelch Sarah-mania

September 19th, 2008 8:47 PM
Don't get me wrong. I don't mean to suggest Mike Barnicle's nearly as deep in the tank for Obama as Chris Matthews, for whom he subbed for on tonight's Hardball.  Mike's actually refreshingly down-the-middle compared to the regular host.Still, when at the very end of this evening's show Mike asked a question of Jill Zuckman, the Chicago Tribune reporter on the Palin beat, wondering [hoping?]…

Unanimous: Hardball Panel Agrees Obama Playing Race Card

July 31st, 2008 7:14 PM
You might say nothing could be more unsurprising than a panel of political pundits admitting the obvious: that Barack Obama is playing the race card when he accuses John McCain of saying the Dem candidate "doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency."But what makes the punditry panel's unanimity notable is that no one would accuse them of being McCain backers, and what's more, that…

Obama Snubs Injured Soldiers for a Workout, Will Media Care

July 24th, 2008 2:14 PM
NewsBusters has learned that presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama has cancelled plans to visit two U.S. military bases while in Germany, this despite having all kinds of time to speak to gushing Berliners as well as getting in a workout at the Ritz Carlton.One of the bases, The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, "is an overseas military hospital operated by the U.S. Army and the…

Matthews Finally Sees Victory in Iraq but Calls Obama the 'Beneficiary

July 22nd, 2008 8:22 PM
For years Chris Matthews has been proclaiming defeat in Iraq, on an almost nightly basis, on "Hardball" but on Tuesday night he finally admitted the success of the surge that John McCain supported. However, the MSNBC host claimed it would be Barack Obama that would get to enjoy the spoils. After Newsweek's Howard Fineman suggested, "We're not losing," and pointed out the surge success would make…

ChiTrib's Zuckman: Obama Success Story Just as Impressive as McCain PO

July 9th, 2008 10:34 AM
During the noon hour of the July 8 "MSNBC News Live," host Tamron Hall discussed McCain's new TV ad with Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman and Washington Post’s Kevin Merida. The ad focused on McCain's time as a POW as demonstrative of his love of country and Hall questioned how Obama could compete with such a story. Zuckman claimed: Well, look, Senator McCain's got this great story about…

Matthews Gets Touchy About Attacks on His Old Boss Jimmy Carter

June 10th, 2008 7:46 PM
Chris Matthews was not happy and seemed overly sensitive when John McCain compared Barack Obama to his old boss Jimmy Carter. On Tuesday night's "Hardball," after Matthews played a clip of McCain saying Obama was running for "Carter's second" term, he declared "I don't like it," and tried to write the attack off by saying not enough voters "even remembered voting for the guy." The following…

ChiTrib Correspondent: Obama and Edwards Look 'Fantastic Together

May 15th, 2008 2:56 PM

Matthews Rants: 'Should We Put Exxon Signs Up Over Arlington Cemetery

September 17th, 2007 7:08 PM