Unhinged Zakaria Unleashes on 'Bull****' Trump

March 18th, 2017 6:19 PM
He's done it before, but he quadrupled down this time. CNN's serial plagiarist Fareed Zakaria, who insists that former President Barack Obama's administration was "largely scandal-free," contended on Don Lemon's CNN Tonight show Friday evening that Donald Trump owes his whole life, his success and his election to the presidency to "bullsh*tting."

Vox Writer: Media Obsession With Hillary E-Mails Is the ‘Real Scandal'

November 5th, 2016 10:50 AM
The Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal involves no wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, contends Matthew Yglesias. So whose behavior has been scandalous? The media’s. “Emailgate, like so many Clinton pseudo-scandals before it, is bullshit,” wrote Yglesias in a Michael Kinsley-esque Friday piece. “The real scandal here is the way a story that was at best of modest significance came to dominate the US…

CNN's Anderson Cooper: 'I Don't Think Reporters Should Vote'

April 21st, 2016 6:18 PM
While a guest on Howard Stern's radio show, Anderson Cooper of the Cable News Network surprised the host when he stated: “I don't think I'm going to vote. I don't think reporters should vote.” Amazed co-host Robin Quivers then asked if he really doesn't cast any ballots in elections before stating: “That's like you're not a citizen!”

Maddow Producer: Investigate the Benghazi Committee’s ‘Farce’

October 17th, 2015 4:45 PM
Michael Kinsley’s second-best-known contribution to political discourse, trailing only the “Kinsley gaffe,” is his observation that “the scandal isn't the illegal behavior -- the scandal is what's legal.” In a Thursday post, Steve Benen, a producer for MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and the primary writer for the TRMS blog, sought to apply Kinsley’s wisdom to the congressional inquiry into the…

The Two Faces of Michael Kinsley on Government Secrets

May 23rd, 2014 3:05 PM
During the Pentagon Papers controversy over the release of Vietnam-related military and other documents in 1971, if a columnist had written that "the private companies that own newspapers, and their employees, should not have the final say over the release of government secrets, and a free pass to make them public with no legal consequences," and that "that decision must ultimately be made by…

NYT Editor: 'I Actually Don’t Think' We 'Reflect a Liberal Point of

August 20th, 2013 3:16 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan admitted Sunday that her paper has a liberal bias. In an interview with the New Republic Tuesday, editor Jill Abramson disagreed saying, "I actually don’t think it does":

At Bloomberg, Kinsley Claims 'No Major Terrorist Episodes' on Obama's

October 13th, 2012 9:10 AM
In an op-ed at "Bloomberg View" on Wednesday evening, editor and columnist Michael Kinsley's headline teased that "Maybe President Romney Wouldn’t Be So Bad," before twice urging readers to vote to reelect President Obama, including in the final paragraph after an alleged parenthetical (and obviously mythical) "Pause for reflection." Ha ha. What came in between wasn't very funny at all -- and…

Obama Appreciation, Tea Party Bashing on the Cover of the NYTimes Sund

January 12th, 2012 10:33 AM
Diversity, New York Times style. “Bipolar America,” the cover feature for the Sunday New York Times Book Review, compiles reviews of three new books on Tea Party-related politics, one reviewed by veteran liberal journalist Michael Kinsley, two others judged by Timothy Noah, veteran liberal journalist for The New Republic. Noah says Geoffrey Kabaservice, author of the strongly titled Rule and…

Kinsley Claims 'Too Fat' Christie Lacks Self-Control To Be President

October 1st, 2011 9:40 AM
Is Michael Kinsley sure he wants to go down this path? In a Bloomberg View column and then in a clip run on "Good Morning America" today, the liberal pundit claims Chris Christie is "just too fat" to be president.  According to Kinsley, Christie's weight is evidence of a lack of the self-control necessary to be an effective president. If self-control is a key requirement for the…

Fareed Zakaria: Fox Viewers Don't Watch CNN - Our Competition is NPR a

July 2nd, 2011 2:44 PM
CNN's Fareed Zakaria made a bit of a Kinsley gaffe Friday. On NPR's "Morning Edition," Zakaria said, "The people who watch Fox are not going to watch CNN...Our competitors should properly be The New York Times, the BBC, NPR" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Kinsley Mocks Catholic Church, Criticizes Defense of Embryonic Life

January 20th, 2011 6:45 PM
Liberal columnist Michael Kinsley made light of the Catholic Church's process of recognizing a saint in a Wednesday column for the Los Angeles Times, while simultaneously blasting the Church's opposition to embryonic stem cell research, claiming that the religion was a "main impediment" in developing a cure for Parkinson's disease.

Kinsley's Sneering NYT Review Of Bush Memoir Accuses Him Of 'Stealing

December 19th, 2010 7:42 AM
Could Michael Kinsley possibly be any more predictable?  His review of George Bush's "Decision Points," appearing in today's Sunday New York Times, is precisely the smug piece of sneering partisanship you would expect in this paper and from this quintessential liberal MSM elitist. As the headline indicates, Kinsley flatly accuses W of "stealing" the 2000 election.  Kinsley offers no proof,…

Biden Bumbles Into The Truth: Speaks Of 'Illegal Aliens

September 10th, 2009 7:47 AM
At least he didn't call them "clean and articulate" . . . Joe Biden has given the latest, best example of the adage that "a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth."Appearing on Good Morning America today to talk up Pres. Obama's health care speech to Congress, the veep praised his boss for debunking various supposedly false assertions, including "how we're going to insure illegal aliens." …

Michael Kinsley Defends MoveOn’s ‘Betray Us’ Ad

September 20th, 2007 5:26 PM
On the eve of the Senate voting overwhelmingly to condemn MoveOn's recent "General Betray Us" ad, Michael Kinsley chose to defend the actions of this far-left group while poking fun at conservatives for being so outraged (h/t NB reader Lee Martin). In an article published by Time Wednesday, the former "Crossfire" host stated that the ad could be interpreted "merely as questioning the general's…