BACKFIRE: Liberal Media Get a Special Counsel -- for Biden
January 14th, 2023 4:00 PM
You might call it a media backfire. A big one.
More Fake News: MSNBC Journalist Mangles Trump's Corona Quote
March 31st, 2020 11:00 AM
In the manipulative mind of the media, granting President Trump any semblance of credit would be far too much of an ask. Doctoring and misconstruing footage of President Trump is the M.O. of the press even during times of crisis, as proven by an article published Monday on MSNBC’s website by Steve Benen.
Liberal Outlets Downplay Strong Jobs Report, Elevate Coronavirus Fears
March 6th, 2020 12:34 PM
Leave it to the liberal media to take the good news of the February jobs report and try to throw cold water on it as quickly as possible by pounding on coronavirus fears. MSNBC's Maddow Blog, NBC News, The New York Times and The Washington Post all wrote liberal spin stories on the latest jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job numbers showed that the economy added a whopping 273,…
Maddow Producer Swoons Over Possible Eric Holder POTUS Bid
June 20th, 2017 5:38 PM
Eric Holder is set to re-emerge on the national political scene, wrote Steve Benen in a blog entitled, “Former AG Eric Holder: ‘Now is the time to be heard.’” Benen, a producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, argued that Holder has recently begun to increase his number of public appearances and that more may follow in the near future.
Maddow Producer: If Pence Is a ‘Normal’ GOPer, the Party’s ‘Unhealthy’
October 4th, 2016 6:11 PM
In a post headlined “To See Mike Pence as ‘Normal’ Is to Grade on a Generous Curve,” Steve Benen, who's also the primary blogger for the TRMS website, sought to demolish the idea that Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate will feature what Politico called “two conventional pols.” “As a matter of tone and temperament, Mike Pence is hardly scary: the governor is a mild-mannered, soft-spoken…
MSNBC Producer Issues Correction After False Claim About Benghazi
July 9th, 2016 6:38 PM
No stranger to being the topic of discussion on the pages of NewsBusters, MSNBC writer and Rachel Maddow Show producer Steve Benen was at it again on Friday as he bemoaned the House Select Committee on Benghazi as the “longest congressional investigation in the history of the United States” despite even liberal sites like Politifact debunking this talking point.
Maddow Producer Mocks Right’s ‘Apoplexy’ Over Obama/Che Mural Photo
March 22nd, 2016 11:06 AM
Quite a few conservatives were incensed over the photo of President Obama and other officials, including John Kerry and at least one of Cuba’s many vice presidents, standing against the backdrop of a several-stories-tall steel relief mural of Che Guevara. Consequently, quite a few liberals told those conservatives, in effect, to get a life.
One of those liberals was Steve Benen, the primary…
Maddow Producer: Obama a ‘Pragmatic Technocrat,’ Not a ‘Crazy Liberal’
February 24th, 2016 9:49 PM
Hardly anyone would dispute the validity of the term “small-government conservative,” but “big-government liberal” is a horse of a different color, believes Steve Benen, a producer for MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. Benen claims that while right-wingers’ preference for small government is ideologically driven, “progressives” such as President Obama look at size-of-government issues in practical…
Maddow Producer: GOP Nutty Even By Global Standards
December 27th, 2015 1:32 AM
President Obama considers the Republican party an international outlier, and so does MSNBC's Steve Benen. (That’s “outlier,” not “outlaw,” though, who knows, for them that may be a distinction without a difference.)
After quoting Obama’s recent comment that the GOP is “the only major party that I can think of in the advanced world that effectively denies climate change,” Benen, who’s also the…
Maddow Producer: GOP’s Foreign Policy ‘Cringe-Worthy…Pathetic’
December 21st, 2015 8:48 PM
Though Steve Benen, who's also the primary blogger for the MSNBC program's website, is a true-blue liberal, he thinks highly of the foreign-policy chops of some recent Republicans. In a Thursday post, Benen wrote that GOPers such as Richard Lugar and Brent Scowcroft were “learned” and “approached international affairs with [a] degree of maturity.”
That was then; this is now. Benen touched on,…
Maddow Producer: In GOP Debate, ‘Clear Loser’ Was ‘Reality’
November 11th, 2015 5:29 PM
Robin Williams’s first album was called Reality…What a Concept. More than one lefty blogger implied that Unreality…What a Concept would have been a fitting title for Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate.
Maddow Producer: Investigate the Benghazi Committee’s ‘Farce’
October 17th, 2015 4:45 PM
Michael Kinsley’s second-best-known contribution to political discourse, trailing only the “Kinsley gaffe,” is his observation that “the scandal isn't the illegal behavior -- the scandal is what's legal.” In a Thursday post, Steve Benen, a producer for MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and the primary writer for the TRMS blog, sought to apply Kinsley’s wisdom to the congressional inquiry into the…
Maddow Producer: GOP ‘Abandoned Rational Thought’ on Iran Deal
September 12th, 2015 12:41 PM
To Steve Benen, Obamacare is a high-quality dress shirt that Republicans treat like a greasy rag. Benen, a producer for MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, wrote in a Friday post on the TRMS blog that even though “every GOP prediction about the Affordable Care Act has been discredited,” conservatives keep trying to use it to tarnish other measures they oppose, including the Iran nuclear deal.
MSNBC's Benen: Kasich 'Not Even a Little' Moderate
August 10th, 2015 4:11 PM
While MSNBC host Chris Matthews may be over the moon about John Kasich, seeing him as the most "moderate" and ergo acceptable choice of the Republican presidential primary field, The Rachel Maddow Show host and msnbc.com contributor Steve Benen took to the Lean Forward network's website today to denounce Kasich as a hard-core rightie.