Nets Omit Calls for Troubled Democratic Gov. to Resign [UPDATED]
February 13th, 2015 1:41 PM
Update, 3:50 p.m. Eastern: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (D) announced his resignation Friday afternoon and will be effective next Wednesday (February 18).
With calls for Democratic Govenor John Kitzhaber to resign and Secretary of State referring to the Governor’s behavior Thursday as “strange” and “bizarre,” one would think that the media would devote time to a story…
Ashley Judd: Smart Enough to Be Governor? Doesn't Know Deadline Passed
February 4th, 2015 8:45 AM
Emily Heil at The Washington Post’s “Reliable Sources” gossip column promoted liberal actress Ashley Judd discussing her latest flirtation with running for office. Maybe she should run for governor of Kentucky, since it's kind of a Third World state, and she has a "deep bench on that stuff." Problem: Post political reporter Reid Wilson pointed out the filing deadline for the governor's race…
WaPo Shields Dems from Scrutiny But Now Sees Md. 'Voter Discontent'
October 13th, 2014 5:53 PM
On page A3 of today's Washington Post, staffer Reid Wilson relayed the story of how "Voter discontent opens up more governor's races" in a reliably Obama-friendly corridor of the continental United States. "GOP offers surprising challenges in Northeast," notes the subheader for the story.
WashPost Betrays Its Tilt on Nevada's 'Biggest Corporate Tax Giveaway'
September 11th, 2014 1:13 PM
In today’s Biased Headlines department, see today’s Reid Wilson report on the Washington Post website from Wednesday: “Nevada is about to pass the biggest corporate tax giveaway in its history.”
But has the Post recently described welfare programs or food stamps as a "giveaway"? It doesn't look like it.
WashPost Hails Libertarian Spoiler on Page One: 'Folksy and Erudite, F
July 7th, 2014 8:44 AM
Instapundit cracked wise this morning: “How can a Libertarian get favorable treatment in The Washington Post? Be in a position to deliver a Senate seat to the Dems.”
In a front-page article on Monday, Post reporters Reid Wilson and Karen Tumulty cited the precedent of last year’s gubernatorial race in Virginia – where Democrat Terry McAuliffe won with a 2.6 percent margin of victory while “…
PBS Anchor: 'Why Does the White House Rub Salt Into the Wound' of Red
June 5th, 2014 9:05 AM
On Tuesday night’s PBS NewsHour, a panel of journalists were exploring how Democratic candidates for the Senate were going to struggle with Obama’s new crackdown on coal plants. PBS anchor Gwen Ifill even said, “why then does the White House rub salt into the wound on this issue? Why make it so hard for Democrats especially?”
Washington Post reporter Reid Wilson replied that Obama wants it…
OpenSecrets.org Shows Koch Campaign Money Dwarfed by Dozens of Other G
February 17th, 2014 3:28 PM
NOTE: Go to the end of this post to see my reaction to an email NB received from OpenSecrets.org.
The web site OpenSecrets.org has done a great deal of useful work. Especially helpful are its lists of high-dollar political campaign donor organizations.
The web site's 1989-2014 and 2012-specific lists, to name just two, demonstrate that the hyperventilating on the left and in the…
WaPo's Reid Wilson Throws a Pity Party: Dems 'Have No Real Equivalent
February 8th, 2014 9:59 PM
Leftist delusions can be amazing things. One of them is that the financial deck is stacked against their candidates and causes.
Reid Wilson at the Washington Post attempted to explain it all on Friday. On the plus side, at least he didn't try to pretend, as Evan Halper at the Los Angeles Times did in late December, that there's no one donating to Democrats and progressive causes with the…
MSNBC’s Alex Witt Suggests Obama Was ‘Big Winner’ On Syria
September 17th, 2013 12:15 PM
MSNBC’s Alex Witt loves to ask questions that try to steer her guests toward a certain response, and she was at it again on Saturday’s edition of Weekends with Alex Witt. The host attempted to get three separate guests to agree with her that President Obama was last week’s “big winner” for stumbling onto a potential diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. When the third guest was critical of…