Ruhle Falsely Declares U.S. Doing Better on Inflation Than Most

July 14th, 2022 10:12 AM

On Wednesday’s installment of The 11th Hour on MSNBC, host Stephanie Ruhle falsely declared that while inflation in America is bad, it is better than most everywhere else. That bad take was topped by Harvard’s John Della Volpe and Puck’s Peter Hamby declaring that inflation will not be a big election issue in November.

Vanity Fair Skips Impeachment Vote While Portraying Dem as Moderate

October 9th, 2020 7:58 PM

Vanity Fair absurdly failed to ask Congressman Max Rose (D) about his vote to impeach President Trump while portraying him as a "moderate."

Ex-CNN Reporter BEGS Media to Skip Biden's Gaffes, 'Elevating Trump'

September 2nd, 2019 10:07 AM
Vanity Fair is a reliable glossy partner with the Democratic establishment. Take the latest from Peter Hamby, who covered politics for CNN from 2005 to 2015 before scoring a gig doing news for the youngsters at Snapchat. His latest article carried a headling full of angst: “'Are We Really Going to Have a Gaffe-Fest Over Joe Biden?': How Clickbait and Outrage Porn Are Hurting Readers—and Elevating…

CNN’s John King: Will GOP Senator ‘Forget’ Black Voters Who Hel

June 25th, 2014 10:52 PM
In Tuesday's contentious runoff contest, senator Thad Cochran, a Republican who has represented Mississippi since his first election in 1978, defeated Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in part because the “open primary” allowed African-American Democrats to cast ballots in the GOP contest.  As a result, John King -- host of CNN's Inside Politics program -- wondered during Wednesday's…

CNN Boosts Van Jones Talking Point; Hypes Tea Party is Pushing GOP 'So

May 20th, 2014 4:30 PM
CNN's Chris Cuomo forwarded a liberal talking point about the infighting inside the Republican Party on Tuesday's New Day, as he covered the primary elections in several states that day. Cuomo asked Republican strategist Kevin Madden, "Are you worried that these challenges are pushing your mainstream or establishment or traditional candidates farther to the right than they might be may like…

Report: GOP Plans to Have Fewer Debates, Better Moderators in 2016 Ele

December 11th, 2013 7:30 PM
Still stinging from the large number of primary debates that often changed the momentum from one Republican candidate to another during the 2012 presidential contest and liberal moderators who all asked questions that favored Democratic incumbent Barack Obama over GOP candidate Mitt Romney, Republican officials are “quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining” what they call a…

Per Libs' Book 'Double Down': Obama Told Aides Last Year That He's 'Re

November 3rd, 2013 7:39 PM
I think we have the winner in the "If a Republican or conservative had said it" media bias category this year, if not this decade. In the book "Double Down" by liberal journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (reviewed by Peter Hamby at the Washington Post on Friday), President Barack Obama, while discussing drone strikes in 2012, reportedly told aides that he's "really good at killing…

CNN: 'Anti-Obama' Mailer 'Cherry-picks' Obama Speech; Yet CNN Article

October 31st, 2012 12:30 PM
Updated below | An election season mailer linked to Focus on the Family and sent out to evangelical Christian voters in Iowa unfairly quoted President Obama out of context, CNN's Political Tracker blog complained this morning. Yet in Peter Hamby's blog post -- Anti-Obama mail piece: ‘We are no longer a Christian nation’ --  the staffer glossed over the fact that the other charges…

CNN Resorts to Questioning Appeal of Jack Nicklaus Endorsement of Romn

September 26th, 2012 5:18 PM
The media are digging deep to rain on Mitt Romney's Ohio campaign. On Wednesday, CNN's Brooke Baldwin stupidly wondered how golfer and Ohio-native Jack Nicklaus' endorsement of the candidate would help him with Ohio middle class voters. "But here you have – you have Romney needing middle class votes in Ohio. How is he helped by a man who has been the face of professional golf, doesn't even…

CNN Reporter Sends Obama Donation Request Form to Twitter Followers

September 16th, 2012 9:15 AM
This appears to be the height of journalistic malpractice. On September 13, CNN political reporter Peter Hamby sent an Obama campaign donation request form to his Twitter followers:

CNN Reporters Call CPAC a ‘Conservative Petri Dish

February 9th, 2012 1:50 PM
Shortly before noon Thursday, live from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), CNN political reporter Peter Hamby described the gathering as a “conservative petri dish” to measure “how Mitt Romney is received and how his challengers are received too.” Anchor Suzanne Malveaux chimed in: “I love that, conservative petri dish. That’s a great way to describe it.” A petri dish is…

Media Malpractice: How One Person's Say So Becomes 'Fact

May 12th, 2009 8:02 AM
Ever wonder how political "facts" become facts? How does a story go from a mere unsubstantiated report to universal truth? Often, it happens with a catchy headline in a report that states as "fact" a claim made by one person even though no one else has been seen backing up the claim. Such may be the case with a recent story on actor Gary Sinise becoming "the savior of the GOP." Peter Hamby of…

CNN Tries a Gotcha: 'Thompson Has No Hunting License'...So What

December 6th, 2007 4:39 AM