Politico Columnist: ‘Getting Shot Is No Big Deal in America’

June 16th, 2017 4:05 PM
Tragedy is painful, but it sometimes has the side benefit of bringing people together during a time of crisis. However, Politico columnist Roger Simon declared his intent to refrain from such action with a hit piece for the Chicago Sun Times on Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which he also decided that it would be appropriate to make light of the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise.

Politico Columnist: Trump Turns Democracy ‘Into Something Evil'

February 1st, 2017 5:38 PM
Politico’s chief columnist Roger Simon on Wednesday went on an unhinged, hyperbolic rant about Donald Trump in his final contribution for the website. The retiring Simon worried that democracy is “failing” and could turn “into something evil” as the new President ruins the country. Simon hysterically worried, “We live at a pivotal time because Donald Trump and his thugs have done us a favor. They…

Politico Slams Ben Carson, Brain-Damaged Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

October 21st, 2015 9:09 PM
Roger Simon is “chief political columnist” at Politico, which means that the “chief” opinion there truly and deeply resides in the land of Democratic hackdom. This is the gentle soul who landed in our Best of Notable Quotables 2013 for writing “Question: If Ted Cruz and John Boehner were both on a sinking ship, who would be saved? Answer: America.” In the latest installment of sour Simon, Ben…

Jabbing Jindal: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Louisiana Governor

June 24th, 2015 10:06 AM
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s expected jump into the 2016 GOP presidential nomination race is bound to be met by skepticism, if not an outright dismissal, by the liberal media if their reaction to his 2009 State of the Union response and his advocacy of fiscally and conservative views is any guide. Some in the media have even stooped to make an issue of his Indian-American heritage.

Chris Matthews Laments Holder Didn't Get to Glory In FIFA Indictments

May 27th, 2015 8:24 PM
Leave it to MSNBC host Chris Matthews to inject an absurd political angle into a completely apolitical story involving international soccer. In the midst of a panel discussion about today's revelations regarding a Justice Department case against FIFA corruption, the Hardball host wondered why on Earth former Attorney General Eric Holder didn't stick around at the DOJ long enough to bask in the…

Year-End Awards: The Damn Those Conservatives Award

December 26th, 2014 10:31 AM
For the last several days, NewsBusters has been showcasing the Media Research Center’s Best Notable Quotables of 2014 as a way to review the worst media bias of 2014. Today’s categories: the self-explanatory Damn Those Conservatives Award and the Twisted Tweets Award.

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July 22nd, 2014 10:30 PM
Politico reporters are badly burning themselves on Twitter these days. Last night (as yours truly noted this afternoon), the web site's Roger Simon, apparently upset that Rick Perry is doing his job, tweeted that the Texas governor is "sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border to shoot small children." Yet 12 hours later, Glenn Thrush, another longtime Politico veteran, tweeted a plea for…

Politico's Simon: Perry Sending National Guard ‘to Shoot Small Child

July 22nd, 2014 6:57 PM
Roger Simon "joined Politico as its first chief political columnist" in 2006. A couple of items on his resume include being "the only person to win twice the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award for commentary," and a 2013 National Press Club humor-related award. Judges for that award said that "Simon's writing is witty, specific and based on sharp observations of…

Politico's Simon Disses Bergdahl Detractors as Stressed-Out Soldiers

June 3rd, 2014 5:00 PM
Responding to the evolving Taliban prisoner-swap story, Politico’s Roger Simon suggested on MSNBC’s NewsNation program that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers had faulty memories on the details of Bergdahl’s disappearance and that we should not “take as absolute legal fact five-year old memories from people who served with Bergdahl under circumstances of great stress.” In further defending…

Year-End Awards: 'The Kamikaze Award' and 'Let Them Eat Dog Food

December 27th, 2013 9:15 AM
Today’s installment of the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2013,” as selected by our 42 expert judges: the “Let Them Eat Dog Food Award, for Freaking Out Over the Sequester’s Puny Cuts,” and “The Kamikaze Award, for Disparaging Conservatives During the Shutdown.” In late February, as automatic spending cuts were about to take a tiny sliver off of the $3.5 trillion annual…

Bozell Column: Safeguarding Obama Throughout

December 17th, 2013 10:15 PM
Liberal journalists were glowing and full of hope after Barack Obama won a second term. As 2012 drew to a close, there was the traditional hour of ABC’s Barbara Walters fawning: “Mr. President, Mrs. Obama. There is a photograph of you [hugging] that went viral, became the most shared photograph in the history of Twitter. How do you keep the fire going?” As the second inauguration neared,…

Leftist Fox Contributor Jehmu Greene Jokes About Drowning Ted Cruz, Jo

October 16th, 2013 10:44 PM
Viewers of Fox News Channel's popular weeknight Hannity program got an unwelcome surprise during the Tuesday edition of the show, when liberal contributor Jehmu Greene tried to be funny by asking: “If [GOP Texas senator] Ted Cruz and [House majority leader] John Boehner were both on a sinking ship, who would be saved?” Her shocking answer: “America.” As you might expect, it didn't take long…

Bozell Column: The New Nexus, Liberal Media and Liberal Republicans

October 15th, 2013 10:54 PM
The government shutdown has made it abundantly obvious that the anti-conservative news media and the anti-conservative Republican establishment have joined together to the point where it’s almost impossible to see where one ends and the other begins. Some might say they merge every day on the set of “Morning Joe.” The media have designated as Public Enemy Number One a recalcitrant bloc of Tea…

Roger Simon Wishes Death on Ted Cruz, Accuses Him of Waging a 'War Aga

October 14th, 2013 4:56 PM
In his Monday column Politico's Roger Simon unleashed an anti-GOP rant where he accused the Republican Party of letting "racism out of the closet," accused it of waging "a war against babies" and wished death on two of its leaders Ted Cruz and John Boehner. In his column headlined "Government shutdown unleashes racism" Simon wasted no time in attacking Republicans by putting his twist on old…