Editor’s Pick: Free Beacon on the Blackout of Dem Facing Assault Claim
September 28th, 2022 11:59 AM
Over with our friends at the Washington Free Beacon, staff writer Josh Christenson posted a study showing the liberal media have largely ignored sexual assault allegations against Iowa Democratic senatorial candidate Mike Franken, who’s seeking to take down longtime Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
Scarborough Won't Release Iowa Poll Results Showing Strong Bernie Lead
February 3rd, 2020 1:25 PM
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough says "everybody knows" the results of the spiked Des Moines Register poll, and strongly suggests it is stronger for Bernie Sanders than the Emerson poll, which shows Sanders with a 7% lead. But Scarborough declines to release the results.
WIMPS: Iowa Newspaper REFUSES to Apologize for Trying to Ruin King
September 26th, 2019 11:54 PM
With a stench of arrogance that can only emanate from the news media, Des Moines Register executive editor Carol Hunter published a Thursday night column expressing no apologies for their campaign to ruin viral sensation Carson King “because readers depend on us to tell a complete story” and, as per her past statement, was done for “the public good.”
Character Assassination: Paper Mauls Man Raising Money to Fight Cancer
September 25th, 2019 2:04 AM
Illustrating the putrid state of the liberal media and their gleeful embrace of the “cancel culture,” the Gannett-owned Des Moines Register and reporter Aaron Calvin decided late Tuesday to impugn the character of Iowa State-fan-turned-cancer fundraiser Carson King using tweets from when the 24-four-year-old Iowan was 16.Their reason? It was just “a routine background check” and done for “the…
Rigged? Trump Doesn’t Have a Single Major Newspaper Endorsement
October 18th, 2016 12:12 PM
With just three weeks to go, major newspapers (with a circulation of at least 50,000) are walloping Donald Trump in their official endorsements, favoring Hillary Clinton by a count of 68 to zero. Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 (83 percent) of them have endorsed Hillary Clinton, five (6 percent) recommended Libertarian Party…
Scarborough: Leaving Iowa Top Journos Told Me 'You Know Bernie Won'
February 5th, 2016 8:19 AM
Then why the hell weren't those "top journalists" shouting it from the top of the evening news and in banner headlines? . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said "as we were leaving Iowa, I heard from a lot of top journalists who whispered "you know Bernie won." I heard that time and time again. 'You know Bernie won.'"
With Scarborough asking "where is this, Bolivia in the 1930s?" and…
In Endorsing Hillary, Des Moines Register Ignores Email 'Smoking Guns'
January 25th, 2016 2:29 PM
The Des Moines Register likely broke new ground when it endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday. The Register may be the first major newspaper to endorse a major-party presidential candidate under investigation by the FBI at the time of the endorsement.
The time stamp at the editorial's link is currently and inexplicably this morning, but pundits and…
Hillary Gaffe: Close Any School Not 'Doing a Better Than Average Job'
December 28th, 2015 8:08 PM
According to NewsBusters' own Blonde Gator, Hillary Clinton has, in the 8-1/2 months since she declared her candidacy, committed 51 gaffes and goofs. That's an average rate of six per month. Imagine how many there would be if Mrs. Clinton genuinely campaigned among the people instead of among preselected groupies.
One of her latest gaffes, which occurred last week at an elementary school in Iowa…
Cuomo Echoes Trump: Hillary 'Very Low Energy' In Newspaper Interview
December 24th, 2015 7:40 AM
About the last person you'd expect to have a Vulcan mind meld with Donald Trump is Chris Cuomo. But at a time when the focus is Star Wars, Cuomo went Star Trek today, sounding much like Trump in his description of Hillary Clinton. Trump of course made the phrase "low-energy" famous as he repeatedly battered Jeb Bush with it. Recently, Trump took a similar tack with Hillary, saying she lacked the…
Sanders Denies Flip-Flop on Hillary’s E-Mails, Blames ‘Media Stuff'
November 14th, 2015 10:53 PM
After being pushed by The Des Moines Register’s Kathie Obradovich during Saturday’s Democratic debate about his flip-flopping on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, socialist Bernie Sanders denied the idea that he had backtracked from his “damn e-mails” comment in the October 13 debate. Instead, Sanders attacked the notion as “media stuff” and emphasized that he’s “still sick and tired of Hillary…
Bozell & Graham Column: Mike Huckabee vs. Beyonce
February 7th, 2015 7:12 AM
Mike Huckabee, the once and future presidential candidate, is somehow controversial for attacking Beyonce and her gangsta-rap husband Jay-Z in his new book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. Beyonce is one of the most popular singers in America, and Huckabee acknowledges that. But pollsters are distorting his book.
Conservative politicians aren’t really allowed to condemn the crudest excesses of…
Des Moines Register Pushes 'No WMD' Lie in Covering Iowa Senate Race
September 29th, 2014 1:45 PM
According to a poll which is described as the state's "gold standard," Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst now leads Bruce Braley, her Democratic Party opponent, in the Iowa U.S. Senate race for the seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin.
The Des Moines Register's "Iowa poll" has Ernst up by a six-point margin, 44% - 38%. That Ernst's lead isn't larger is apparently attributable to a…
Des Moines Register Publishes, Pulls Map of Guarded and Unguarded Scho
March 28th, 2013 8:40 PM
Apparently the journalistic disease known as obsessive-compulsive interactive map publishing is spreading.
Late last year, Gannett's Journal News in White Plains, New York created a firestorm when it published an interactive map of gun permit holders in two counties north of New York City, obviously giving criminals, depending on how they target victims, the identity of places to rob to get…
Des Moines Register Editor Backs Columnist's Absurd Claim That His Wis
January 8th, 2013 10:49 AM
The first rule for those who have dug themselves into rhetorical holes is: Stop digging. As noted yesterday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), Des Moines Register columnist Donald Kaul ignored that rule on January 5 by claiming that his December 30 column -- which, among other things, advocated "(tying) Mitch McConnell and John Boehner ... to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag(ging) them…