Time's Scherer Blames Press Pool for Obama's Flipping and Flopping on

August 16th, 2010 8:17 AM
Michael Scherer of Time tried to explain the concept of "Why Barack Obama Doesn't Like to Chit-Chat with the Press Corps" -- despite their obvious affection for him. The president's first Ground Zero Mosque comments were "perfectly scripted," he wrote, and perfectly timed, on a Friday night at a Muslim dinner celebrating Ramadan. Scherer doesn't get that the venue could be…

Time Magazine: 'Is Rangel Simply Guilty of Business As Usual

August 13th, 2010 11:51 AM
But everybody's doing it!That excuse may not have gotten you out of hot water with your parents, but it seems to hold some sway with Time magazine, at least when it comes to ethically-challenged former House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.).Staffer Michael Scherer apparently drew the short straw for the August 13 assignment, in which he focused on just one of the numerous…

What is a HuffPo Blogger Doing in the Vaunted 'Helen Thomas Seat

July 27th, 2010 7:45 PM
UPDATE: HuffPo's Jason Linkins offers explanation (see bottom) Maybe this is the way former Hearst Newspapers columnist and so-called dean of the White House Press Corps Helen Thomas would have wanted it. Although Thomas' old seat in the White House press briefing room hasn't officially been designated for a particular outlet, and this might be wishful thinking on the part of the Huffington Post…

Time Correspondent Who Criticized FNC President Could Block It From WH

July 22nd, 2010 8:30 PM
Time magazine's Michael Scherer, who has been revealed by the Daily Caller as expressing a deep dislike of Fox News, has the power to really annoy them."Ailes understands," Scherer said in an email on the much-maligned JournoList, "that his job is to build a tribal identity, not a news organization. You can't hurt Fox by saying it gets it wrong . . ." Though Scherer clearly…

Liberals on JournoList Would Watch Limbaugh Die, Press DNC, Obama to R

July 21st, 2010 8:28 AM
Jonathan Strong of the Daily Caller has more shocking e-mails from liberal journalists today. He starts with an NPR producer who admits flaming hatred for Rush Limbaugh: If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would.But if that man…

Time's Scherer Gratuitously Blogs About 'Ten People Killed by Guns' in

June 28th, 2010 4:11 PM

Time's Scherer Hits Coakley for Misleading 'Gutter' Politics On Emerge

January 18th, 2010 12:18 PM

Time's Scherer Sticks Up for Obama Re: Teleprompter Jokes

March 25th, 2009 1:59 PM
Mainstream media journalists delighted in joining left-wing bloggers in mocking President George W. Bush over his penchant for verbal miscues, often when speaking off-the-cuff. Of course, President Bush wasn't too prickly on this point and on occasion made self-deprecating jokes about his penchant for mangling the English language. Yet when it comes to right-of-center bloggers playfully mocking…

Time Hails Larry Summers, the 'Big Brain' Who 'May Save Our Butt

February 3rd, 2009 5:57 PM
When Time magazine likes a liberal, they really, really like them.Time’s profile of Obama’s "economic wise man" Larry Summers boils over with superlatives. The February 9 edition’s Table of Contents is brief, but gooey: "The brilliant, slightly bumbling man who may save our butt." His photo carried the caption: "Big brain: Summers is planning nothing short of a complete…

Time's Scherer Brings Back Inaccurate 'Disenfranchised' Nun Story

October 27th, 2008 12:19 PM
Update at bottom of post.In a story on "Potential Problems at the Polls," Time's Michael Scherer passed along to readers a misleading anecdote about some nuns from South Bend who were "turned away" from the polls in Indiana's May presidential primary. The scary tale of sweet elderly nuns being robbed of their right to vote was how he introduced Time readers to potential…

Time's Scherer Echoes Jimmy Carter on McCain 'POW Card

August 29th, 2008 1:58 AM
Yesterday in a chat with USA Today reporters, former President Jimmy Carter complained that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was "milking every possible drop of advantage" from his stay in the Hanoi Hilton.Perhaps picking up on that talking point, Time magazine's Michael Scherer asked in an August 28 article, "Is McCain Overplaying the POW Card?" Yet not once in his did Scherer…

Time: 'Prickly' McCain vs. Not Tough Enough Obama

August 28th, 2008 1:22 PM
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is "prickly" with the press, particularly Time magazine, reporters for the publication insist on the heels of a recent interview. Yet reporters for the same publication had a decidedly less confrontational chat last week with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), although they did question if he was tough enough to topple McCain in November.In the August 28 item, "…

Time Mag: Is McCain 'Ready for Prime Time

May 29th, 2008 12:22 PM
Team Obama: Ready for Prime Time? Aides who were lobbyists, preachers who are controversial, a murky message. Can Obama get back on course?Wow, who in the MSM wrote that story? No one. I simply replaced McCain with Obama in the front page teaser for a May 29 article by Time magazine's Michael Scherer.We need not belabor Obama's "murky message" and controversial preachers. And we've…