Trump 2020 Campaign Sues WashPost Over Op-Ed ‘Hit Piece’

March 6th, 2020 12:12 PM
During the past few days, officials with President Trump’s re-election campaign and GOP California Senator Devin Nunes have taken legal action against the Washington Post regarding opinion editorials that defamed the Republican occupant of the White House and were described by Nunes as a “WaPo hit piece.”

Not Satire: WashPost Asks, Will Republicans Accept Election Results?

November 8th, 2019 2:01 PM
The pompous “Democracy Dies in Darkness” paper published an opinion piece Nov. 7 that was so opposed to reality, you had to wonder if it was a joke. The article entitled, “Can Republicans relearn how to accept political outcomes they don’t like?” wasn’t a joke, even though it would’ve fit in perfectly as a satire piece for The Babylon Bee.

NYT Story Critical of Warren's DNA Test Hit as 'Bonkers' By Old Editor

December 7th, 2018 2:19 PM
New York Times reporter Astead Herndon had an unwelcome surprise for Times readers on the front of Friday’s paper -- a bit of actual scrutiny of Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, based on her clumsy handling of a DNA test meant to prove she had Native American heritage: “Warren Facing Cloud of Anger Over DNA Test.” The story got some pushback within the…

Pundit Predicts GOP ‘Character Assassination’ of 2020 Dem Nominee

October 5th, 2017 5:03 PM
Many persons have started thinking about President Trump’s re-election campaign. One, of course, is Trump himself. Another is lefty pundit Paul Waldman, who in a September 27 column for The Week argued that while recent approval ratings for Trump don’t augur well for his winning a second term, he might pull it off if he cribs from Karl Rove’s 2004 playbook.

Pundit: Republicans Love Putin’s ‘Iron Hand,’ Disdain For Democracy

December 21st, 2016 8:48 PM
The affinity of some American conservatives for Vladimir Putin was a minor phenomenon well before Donald Trump ran for president, and for obvious reasons it’s still grist for the mill of punditry. Liberal blogger and columnist Waldman delved into the topic in a Monday piece for The American Prospect. Waldman mused that maybe Republicans “are just now realizing that Putin is a leader…

New Republic Writer: Obama Showed Us the Path to American Greatness

November 27th, 2016 8:33 AM
According to TNR’s Lovia Gyarkye, one of the less tangible things President Obama has tried to forge is “a liberalism that fuses identity politics with the idea of American greatness.” As for Obama’s successor, “the answer to the Trump presidency is not to abandon the progress we have made. It is not to yearn for the past glories of a nation that has wronged so many…

Liberal Pundit Blasts Trump’s ‘Ridiculous Whining’ About Media Bias

October 19th, 2016 4:58 PM
There is a conspiracy against Donald Trump, believes The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky, but it’s inanimate: a “conspiracy of facts,” not a “conspiracy of liberals” in the media. The facts, Tomasky claimed in a Tuesday column, “simply do not damn [Hillary] Clinton in the way that [Trump] and his supporters believe they should. Take the new story, about the…

Lefty Pundits Explore Why the Media Have It In For Hillary

September 7th, 2016 11:41 PM
Complaints from liberal pundits about media bias against Hillary Clinton have snowballed during the past few days. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman had the most high-profile effort, which contrasted “the impression that [Donald Trump is] being graded on a curve” with “the presumption that anything [Hillary] does must be corrupt,” and some of the others have taken aim…

Post Blogger's Dream List of Questions For Hillary Are Cringeworthy

August 30th, 2016 12:01 PM
How will you deal with the “vast right-wing conspiracy” always trying to “undermine” you if you are elected? This is just one of ten “good questions” liberal blogger Paul Waldman wants to ask Hillary Clinton, if she ever has a press conference before November 8. His latest “10 Good Questions for Hillary Clinton,” posted in the Washington Post…

WashPost Pundit: For Hillary, Benghazi Just the Latest ‘Non-Scandal’

June 29th, 2016 8:55 PM
Conservatives can’t stand Hillary Clinton, but do they have reasons for their antipathy? No, suggests pundit Paul Waldman, who indicates that detailed accusations about such matters as emails or Benghazi are mere pretext for the right’s “visceral loathing” of Hillary, which would be expressed more genuinely via sexist insults, or maybe primal screams. In a Tuesday Post…

In 'Scandal-Free' Obama Years, Frauds and a Molester on EPA's Payroll

May 30th, 2016 7:37 AM
On Saturday morning, Tom Johnson at NewsBusters called attention to how Paul Waldman at The Week recently crowed about the Obama administration's supposedly scandal-free record consisting of "only piddling little scandalettes."  Waldman's fever-swamp take is made even more hilarious by the fact that he considers George W. Bush's "selling of the Iraq War…

IRS Impeachment? Libs Say Obama’s Lack of Scandal Drives GOP ‘Batty'

May 28th, 2016 7:10 AM
Angry, embarrassed Republicans went looking for a scapegoat and settled on a man who’s more than a decade past the normal retirement age. That’s essentially the explanation The Week’s Paul Waldman gives for House GOPers’ move to impeach 76-year-old Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen. That effort, asserted Waldman in a Tuesday column, stems from…

Pundit Libsplains Why Clinton’s Sex Life Is Irrelevant to 2016 Race

January 6th, 2016 9:32 PM
Give columnist Paul Waldman credit for coming up with a real grabber of a lead: “Get ready, America: we're about to take a long and unpleasant journey back down Bill Clinton's pants.” Less amusing is the rest of Waldman’s Monday American Prospect piece, which trashed Republicans for raising the 42nd president’s sexual behavior as an issue in the current campaign.…

Lefty Pundit: Political Correctness = Not Acting Like a Jerk

December 31st, 2015 5:06 PM
If Paul Waldman had wanted to put the main argument of his Monday American Prospect column in Obamaesque terms, he might have written that conservative opponents of political correctness have gotten bitter and are clinging to their supposed right (and maybe even their duty) to act like jerks. “For today's Republican, if people think you're a jerk then you must be doing something…