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…

Pathetic: Des Moines Register Columnist Who Wished Death on GOP Leader

January 7th, 2013 5:18 PM
On December 30, (originally noted at NewsBusters by MRC's Tim Graham), twice- or thrice-retired Des Moines Register columnist Donald Kaul, feeling compelled to come back and begin writing columns again, in the Register's words, "when events move him," made five immodest proposals: 1) "Repeal the Second Amendment"; 2) "Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal"; 3) "…

'Hate Speech' Hypocrisy: Wash. Examiner's Kane Compares Treatment of L

January 7th, 2013 9:35 AM
In a Washington Examiner column last night, Gregory Kane made several quite valid points in comparing the media firestorm over Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sarah Fluke to the virtual silence over Des Moines Register columnist Donald Kaul, who, if he were in charge, "would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner ... to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they…

Daily Beast Correspondent Calls Des Moines Register's Romney Endorseme

October 28th, 2012 11:12 AM
The Des Moines Register shocked many political observers Saturday by endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Clearly not accepting such a thing, Michael Tomasky, the Obama-loving correspondent for the Daily Beast, came out Sunday claiming the Register's endorsement "is little more than a practical joke":

Iowa Dem's ID Theft Arrest Targeting State's SOS Still Not 'Safe' For

January 23rd, 2012 12:49 PM
This morning, P.J. Gladnick at NewsBusters pointed to how the Des Moines Register avoided identifying the employer of a "prominent member of a well known Democrat campaign consulting firm" who was also a "former Obama campaign staffer" until the firm, LINK Strategies, had a chance to fire him. Once Zachary Edwards was shown the door, it it became a "safe" story to cover, whereupon the Register…

Des Moines Register Withholds Arrestee's Connection to Democrat Consul

January 22nd, 2012 12:58 PM
Is it safe? Is it safe? No, that wasn't Laurence Olivier as a Nazi dentist drilling holes into Dustin Hoffman's teeth in Marathon Man as he kept repeating that question. In this case it was the Des Moines Register wondering if it was "safe" to mention that a former Obama campaign staffer, Zachary Edwards (see mug shot), who was arrested on Friday for attempted identity theft of the Iowa…

ABC and NBC Play Up Liberal Endorsement as Boost for Mitt Romney

December 19th, 2011 8:25 AM
On Sunday, both morning and evening newscasts on ABC and NBC touted the Des Moines Register's endorsement of Mitt Romney as a boost for his campaign for President, in spite of the paper's left-wing tilt in a state where the Republican Party is predominantly conservative. While they did at least note the paper's liberal slant, both networks still played up the liberal endorsement.

Name That Party: In Iowa, With Lame Duck Raise-Granting Dem Gov, Drudg

November 21st, 2010 10:47 AM
The seemingly endless variety of "name that party" stunts has yet another wrinkle. In this case, Matt Drudge is currently linking to a Des Moines Register story ("Culver OKs state pay raises"; also saved here at host for future reference) about how outgoing Iowa Governor Chet Culver has decided to rush through union contracts granting thousands of state employees 3% raises (before considering…

Editorial Promoting Telemed Abortions in Iowa Admits They're Currently

September 7th, 2010 4:31 PM
In a September 5 editorial promoting the legalization of RU-486 telemed abortions, the Des Moines Register editorial board had to admit Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is currently committing them illegally.  Read carefully: … Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has used telemedicine as it was intended: to expand access to legal health services in rural Iowa. The challenge of that smart…

Left-Wing Smear Machine Takes Fight to Sen. Sessions Home Turf in SCOT

May 28th, 2009 8:04 PM

USA Today Guts Conservative Critique of Gay Marriage in Iowa Story

December 8th, 2008 5:29 PM
Condensing a December 7 story by Des Moines Register's Grant Schulte on a lawsuit in Iowa that may create same-sex marriage in the Hawkeye State, USA Today's left out the meat of conservative critiques of the lawsuit, citing three supporters of the lawsuit to one conservative critic. The lone conservative was given just four words in print in the December 7 article "Iowa high court to hear gay-…

Tom Harkin: McCain's Military Upbringing 'Can Be Pretty Dangerous

May 25th, 2008 11:06 AM

Controversial Study on Illegal Immigration to Be Released Tomorrow

December 26th, 2007 11:15 AM

Live Blog for the Des Moines Register Dem Debate

December 13th, 2007 2:06 PM