Wimp or Bully? Press, Even 'Bully'-Originating WaPo, Fails to Note Con

July 31st, 2012 10:19 AM
Sunday on ABC, as Rush Limbaugh noted on his show yesterday, Obama campaign senior adviser and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney a "schoolyard bully." Just a couple of hours later (the time stamp is noon on Sunday), what little is left of Newsweek published "Mitt Romney's Wimp Factor." Zheesh -- So which is it?

Bob Schieffer Asks Obama Senior Adviser Gibbs 'Whatever Happened to Ho

May 27th, 2012 3:56 PM
Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs certainly didn't expect this question when he agreed to go on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday. Right out of the gate host Bob Schieffer pressed his guest about all the negative ads the President's campaign is running until he finally asked, "Whatever happened to hope and change?" (video follows with transcript and…

Chris Matthews Bombs on 'Jeopardy!' After Repeatedly Mocking Palin for

May 15th, 2012 1:07 AM
On at least four occasions, MSNBC's Chris Matthews mocked Sarah Palin for how he felt she'd do if she were ever on the hit television game show Jeopardy!. In a delicious example of instant karma, the self-proclaimed brainiac got his chance to show America how smart he was in a special "Power Players" version of the show Monday, but came up quite short finishing dead last…

After Scolding Newt and Santorum, CBS Tosses Softballs at Obama Flack

February 23rd, 2012 4:59 PM
Instead of turning to one of the GOP candidates or a campaign spokesman, Thursday's CBS This Morning thought it fit to bring on Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs to discuss the last scheduled Republican presidential debate. Charlie Rose and Bob Schieffer didn't play hardball with Gibbs, like they did with Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, but went easy on the former presidential…

NBC's Ann Curry to Obama Advisor: How Has the President 'Inspired Hope

December 7th, 2011 10:02 AM
Updated : More analysis and full transcript added. In an interview with Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry teed up the President's former press secretary with this softball: "In 2008, the President campaigned on this idea of hope and change....Can you give us one example of what the President has done that has inspired hope or created…

NBC's Matt Lauer Urges Obama to Prevent Unfair 'Income Distribution

October 27th, 2011 9:35 AM
Update : More analysis and full transcript added. In an interview with former White House press secretary and Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over a report showing "the rich are getting richer" and pleaded: "So what responsibility does President Obama have in terms of dealing with income distribution in this country?…

NBC's Guthrie Urges Obama 'Go For Broke' With New Stimulus

August 22nd, 2011 11:46 AM
In an interview with former press secretary and current Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Sunday's Meet the Press, substitute host Savannah Guthrie pushed the President from the left: "If the President thinks more should be done, if he thinks there should be more stimulus, why doesn't he just go for broke? Why doesn't he go out there and ask for it, make a case for it?…

NBC's 'Today' Asks: How Can Obama 'Regain the Magic of

August 16th, 2011 12:26 PM
During an interview with former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer wondered: "How does the President get this excitement going again surrounding his re-election bid so that he can keep this office?" Throughout the segment, the headline on screen read: "Beyond Hope and Change; How Can President Regain Magic of 2008?" In…

Open Thread: Robert Gibbs Is Not a Lot of Things

February 9th, 2011 9:12 AM
The folks at Politco Click put together this amusing video (below the break) as a fun farewell to the outgoing White House press secretary.

Gibbs Is a Window Into the Obama Psyche

December 3rd, 2010 5:49 PM
If White House press secretaries are windows to the presidential mindset, Robert Gibbs continues to reflect President Obama in an unpresidential light. Here the entire nation is in an uproar over the release of stolen U.S. State Department documents by WikiLeaks bad boy Julian Assange, and how does the White House respond?

NBC's Vieira to Robert Gibbs on Tax Hikes: What Happened to Obama the

December 1st, 2010 12:04 PM
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on all three major morning shows, on Wednesday, and was pressed by ABC, CBS and NBC's anchors about whether or not the President would fold and compromise with the Republicans on keeping the Bush era tax cuts in place - but it was the Today show's Meredith Vieira that hit him the strongest question from the left as she asked Gibbs what…

Ex-Clinton Aide George Stephanopoulos Touts Call for Hillary to Resign

December 1st, 2010 12:03 PM
Former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday hyped a call for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to resign over the revelations in the WikiLeaks release. While talking to Robert Gibbs, the GMA host quoted Jack Shafer of Slate: "Diplomacy is about face. And the only way for other nations to save face will be to give them Clinton's scalp." The attack on the…

Chuck Todd Too Timid To Grouse About Gibbs

October 29th, 2010 9:22 AM
Call it Chuck Todd's Profile In Pusillanimity . . . Given a chance to express his personal opinion of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, Todd--NBC's chief WH correspondent--mumbled, stuttered, stumbled and ultimately punted, saying it was "an awkward thing." Chuck's duck-and-cover came during a Morning Joe segment today devoted to analyzing Gibbs in light…

Nobel Consideration of Adult Stem Cell Researcher Should Be Teachable

October 4th, 2010 8:05 AM
Do the science writers and political reporters at the Associated Press ever compare notes? Based on their divergent coverage of stem cell research, it seems doubtful. On Sunday, AP science writer Milan Rising reported that a Japanese scientist was under probable consideration to win this year's Nobel Prize in medicine: A Japanese researcher who discovered how to make stem cells from ordinary…