CBS Hails Doug Jones as 'Atticus Finch,' ‘Red-State Democrat’
December 18th, 2017 5:17 PM
In a fawning softball interview with Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones for CBS Sunday Morning, reporter Manuel Bajorquez treated the Democrat to a comparison with To Kill a Mocking Bird protagonist Atticus Finch and assured viewers that the radically pro-abortion liberal was actually a “red-state Democrat” who represented the “new Alabama.”
Nets Cheer Dem Upset in Alabama, Mourned GOP Win in Massachusetts
December 15th, 2017 9:44 AM
On Wednesday and Thursday, the broadcast networks were openly enthusiastic about the prospect that Democrat Doug Jones winning the Alabama Senate race could derail the entire Republican legislative agenda. In stark contrast, when Republican Scott Brown pulled off a major upset win in the 2010 Massachusetts Senate race to replace the late Ted Kennedy, the same liberal media went into mourning.
NBC Lobs Softballs to Jones, Avoids His Radical Pro-Abortion Views
December 14th, 2017 11:20 AM
During an exclusive interview with Democratic Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie kept all the questions easy and steered clear of the liberal politician’s radical pro-abortion views. However, she did find time to ask him whether the Republican tax bill should be delayed so he could vote against it.
Todd Warns: ‘Every Republican’ Must ‘Fear for Their Political Lives'
December 13th, 2017 11:24 AM
Appearing on NBC’s Today Wednesday morning to react to Democrat Doug Jones winning the Alabama special election for Senate, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd spun that the defeat of scandal-plagued Republican Roy Moore was not just a “one-off” and even bizarrely claimed that Democratic losses earlier in the year were a sign of building political momentum on the left.
Ex-NYT Editor Touts 'Historic Night’ Putting AL on 'Right Road’
December 13th, 2017 12:30 AM
Late Tuesday night, longtime New York Times editor Howell Raines joined MSNBC’s The 11th Hour to gush over the “historic night” in his home state of Alabama and declare that Democrat Doug Jones’s victory put the state on “the indisputably right road” “for the first time in 175 years.”
Liberal Pundit: Roy Moore’s Supporters Are ‘Killing Democracy’
September 27th, 2017 5:30 PM
Since Tuesday night, many lefty pundits have been mostly (though not completely) distracted from President Trump by Roy Moore’s win in Alabama’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Their message: Just when you thought the GOP had hit bottom, the bottom dropped out. Two especially noteworthy commentaries came from Esquire’s Charles Pierce and New York’s Jonathan Chait.
Nets: ‘Extremely Conservative’ Moore Has ‘Extreme Conservative Views'
September 27th, 2017 1:41 PM
As they so often do, Wednesday’s network morning shows all read from the same script of liberal talking points as hosts and correspondents warned viewers that “ultra-conservative” candidate Roy Moore was a “staunch conservative” who won Alabama’s Senate primary despite his “extreme conservative views.” Did they mention he was “extremely…
NYT Front Spreads Fears 'Throwback' Sessions Would Wreck Civil Rights
January 9th, 2017 6:25 PM
Would an Attorney General Jeff Sessions wreck civil rights? Several newspapers seem to think so, including Monday’s New York Times, which tried to poison the well against him as his confirmation looms. The long front-page profile of Sen. Sessions of Alabama, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, hid its hostility and labeling slant under the benign headline, “Bonding by…
AL.com and AP Imply Clinton Vocally 'Denied' 1978 Rape
September 29th, 2016 11:02 AM
In a narrow sense, the item discussed here really shouldn't be newsworthy, because it's based on history which has for all practical purposes long been settled. But now that it's being treated as news, let's look into the can of worms at least two media outlets have chosen to open, perhaps without fully grasping the consequences of their doing so.
Leada Gore, an AL.com…
Hayes Frets Free Voter ID 'Pain,' 'Disenfranchised' in Alabama
October 7th, 2015 5:38 PM
On Tuesday's All In, MSNBC host Chris Hayes devoted a segment to the recent announcement that Alabama will be closing a significant number of the state's DMVs -- some in majority black counties -- as he fretted that Alabama may be making it more difficult for black voters to get the required voter ID cards.
Public Radio Show Pushes Replacing Confederate Flag With Simpler Image
September 30th, 2015 8:34 PM
In an effort to resolve the ongoing debate about whether or not to fly the Confederate flag, Studio 30 -- a weekly public radio program -- commissioned 70kft, a Texas-based design firm, to come up with a new flag to represent "the modern South."
According to an article by John Hammontree – who writes features and opinion pieces for the AL.com Alabama website, the result of the…
People Magazine Devotes Bush-Free Page of Tribute to Obamas in Selma
March 15th, 2015 6:24 PM
The New York Times isn’t the only iconic media outlet to ignore George and Laura Bush’s visit to Selma as they obsess over the Obamas. On page 12 of the March 23 edition of People magazine, in the “Star Tracks” section, there’s a whole page devoted to “THE FIRST FAMILY IN SELMA.” In chronicling the events of March 7, there was no picture and no mention of…
CNN's Two Sides: Gay Marriage vs. 'Zealots and Hillbillies'
March 3rd, 2015 1:26 PM
What was supposed to be a report on a constitutional battle in Alabama by CNN’s Elliott C. McLaughlin quickly transformed into what can only be described as gushing celebration of a triumph over traditional marriage advocates who are stuck living in the past.
McLaughlin began his piece on CNN.com with the story of a father of a gay man calling his son’s wedding "…
ABC, CBS Compare Ala. Judge Against Gay Marriage to George Wallace
February 9th, 2015 10:09 PM
On Monday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC each devoted a segment of their Monday evening newscasts to the news that Alabama State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and some local government officials chose not to carry out a federal ruling that calls for gay marriages to be permitted despite a voter-approved ban.
Naturally, the networks provided…