Nasty Nancy Reagan Obit Intro Spiked by WashPost Without Notice

March 10th, 2016 11:16 AM
Joe Concha at Mediaite reported that The Washington Post dropped (without informing readers) a nasty opening paragraph of its prepared Nancy Reagan obituary by reporter Lois Romano: "Nancy Reagan had an undeniable knack for inviting controversy. There were her extravagant spending habits at a time of double-digit unemployment, a chaotic relationship with her children and stepchildren that could…

Politico’s Lois Romano: Wayne LaPierre Looks Like A ‘Tired Old Whi

March 25th, 2013 4:11 PM
Letting down her guard on the Lean Forward network, Politico's Lois Romano, ostensibly an objective journalist, descended into biased -- and racially conscious -- commentary.  Appearing on MSNBC’s NewsNation on March 25, Romano made disparaging comments of the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre. Speaking with host Tamron Hall -- who happens to be African-American -- Romano suggested that Wayne LaPierre is…

If You Thought Newsweek's Cover Photo of Bachmann Was Bad Wait Until Y

August 9th, 2011 12:57 PM
When even the ultra-liberal National Organization for Women is attacking Newsweek's cover photo of Michele Bachmann as sexist it's clear that magazine has sunk to a new low, but the Lois Romano companion story may be even more insulting than the "Queen of Rage" photo itself. The article for the August 15 issue entitled, "Tea Party Queen, Why Michele Bachmann Is Riding High Going Into Iowa"…

Matthews: Clintons [$100,000,000+ Since Leaving WH] 'Not Committed To

June 1st, 2010 8:48 PM
Yeah.  And Tiger Woods wasn't committed to chasing women . . . Chris Matthews got off one of the all-time whoppers on this evening's Hardball.  Seeking to explain why the Clintons have managed to stay together while the Gores haven't, Matthews claimed that Bill and Hillary are "committed to the core not to making money but to public life itself."  H/t NB reader Ray R.Is Chris simply clueless…

Bozell Column: Preferring Liberals in Both Parties

December 15th, 2009 10:54 PM

Flashback: CBS Had No Difficulty Finding Van Jones for 2003 Anti-Iraq

September 10th, 2009 12:27 PM
If you rely only on the three major broadcast networks or one of the top major national papers as your news sources, the name "Van Jones" might prompt you to say,"Who?" But, while the media had difficulty reporting on Van Jones the embattled member of the Obama Administration, it had no such trouble covering Van Jones the anti-Iraq War protestor. Jones, who was President Barack Obama's so-…

Matthews Chirps Groovy Cool Obamas Gave Him Another 'Thrill

April 1st, 2009 6:19 PM
Chris Matthews, on Wednesday's "Hardball," admitted Barack Obama, along with his wife Michelle this time, gave him yet another "thrill." The MSNBC host gleefully described his feelings at seeing the Obamas arrive in England for the G20 summit this way [audio available here]: Well there is something cool when they were both - there's a nice ‘60s term. When they were both walking to the helicopter…

Matthews: Does Palin Think McCain is the 'Anti-Christ

March 26th, 2009 6:59 PM
An offended Chris Matthews, on Thursday night's "Hardball," was so shocked by Sarah Palin's claim that there wasn't anybody to pray with on the McCain campaign, that he hurled multiple insults Palin's way, calling her, "a little scary," and asked if Palin thought McCain was, "the Anti-Christ?" Matthews was appalled by Palin's recent revelation that she had trouble finding someone to pray with…

Matthews: Will Sebelius Survive 'Terrorism of the Anti-Abortion People

March 2nd, 2009 6:21 PM
On Monday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews feared Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, in her nomination fight to head HHS, would be a target of "the terrorism of the, of the anti-abortion people." Then perhaps realizing he called all pro-lifers terrorists, Matthews feebly attempted to amend the statement, as he tried to clarify, "I mean verbal terrorism."[audio excerpt available here]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…

Bozell Column: Hillary Cries 'Sexism

May 22nd, 2008 6:06 PM

Does Bill Want Hillary to Win? Matthews Not Sure

November 6th, 2007 5:58 PM
Is it conceivable that Bill Clinton doesn't want Hillary to win? Chris Matthews floated the possibility on this afternoon's "Hardball."View video here.At the top of the show, Matthews played a clip from Bill Clinton's remarks last night to the American Postal Worker's Union. Clinton analogized the criticism of Hillary's evasive debate performance last week in Philly to the Swiftboat ads on John…