AP, NY Times Still Not Covering Dem Congressman's Sick Conway 'Joke'

March 4th, 2017 3:15 PM
On Thursday, Kristine Marsh at NewsBusters noted that "none of the big three networks or cable news found time" to report Louisiana Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond's "vile sexual joke" directed the previous evening at Trump presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway. The fact that the establishment press's lead gatekeepers at the Associated Press and the New York Times had no story likely…

New Republic Writer: Democrats Too Efficient to Have ‘Obama’s Katrina’

August 28th, 2016 9:02 PM
A major event that would damage Barack Obama’s presidency as much as Hurricane Katrina did George W. Bush’s is a white whale for conservatives, suggests Brian Beutler: They’re constantly, eagerly scanning the horizon for it, but they’ll never see it. Beutler finds it hard to imagine that any Democratic president would have his or her own Katrina, since Dems have made responding to natural…

Saints Sports Reporter Calls for Gun Control After Will Smith Murder

April 11th, 2016 9:33 PM
Because this is the job of a sports reporter, Brian Alee-Walsh, who covers the New Orleans Saints for the Sun Herald, reacted to the death of former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Will Smith by…wait for it…calling for gun control.

CNN Rushes to Invoke Gun Control, Obama in Lafayette Shooting Coverage

July 24th, 2015 12:19 AM
It took only 12 minutes into their live coverage on Thursday night of the deadly movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana before CNN Tonight invoked gun control and President Obama with panelists lamenting the lack of “sufficient common sense” on guns, the need for a “more realistic in a interpretation of the Second Amendment” and that the issue will go down in history as President Obama’s…

NYT: Unpopular Flop Bobby Jindal vs. Bold Progressive Bernie Sanders

June 25th, 2015 10:24 PM
Surprising precisely no one, the New York Times greeted the launch of the presidential campaign of Bobby Jindal, conservative Republican governor of Louisiana, with an almost wholly negative story, portraying the governor as an unpopular failure: "Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is Louisiana’s first nonwhite governor since Reconstruction but whose popularity plummeted as the state struggled with a $1.6…

NYT Takes Front-Page Swings at Hillary, Jindal From Economic Left

February 8th, 2015 8:55 AM
On successive front pages Saturday and Sunday, the New York Times hit from the left presidential prospects from each party: liberal Democrat Hillary Clinton and Bobby Jindal, the conservative Republican governor of Louisiana.

In 2007, Williams Says He 'Looked Down the Tube of an RPG' in Iraq

February 7th, 2015 6:36 PM
This is for the "false memories" and "he's an untouchable 'brand' crowds defending Brian Williams, who this afternoon announced that he has "decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days." At the 2-minute mark of the 2007 interview with a collegiate reporter following the jump, watch Williams speak of his alleged brushes with danger, including how he "looked down the…

NY Times Smears Today's GOP By Yoking Them to Racist David Duke

January 1st, 2015 3:21 PM
On the heels of news that Republican majority whip Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana may have addressed a white nationalist group founded by David Duke, New York Times reporter Jeremy Alford did his best to smear today's Republican Party by linking it to the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan: "Much of David Duke’s ’91 Campaign Is Now in Louisiana Mainstream." Guilt by association is popular…

Shorter TIME Piece: Landrieu Should Have Hyped Liberal Issues

December 8th, 2014 5:24 PM
Democrat Mary Landrieu might have stood a better chance of victory had she run on touchstone liberal Democratic issues.  That was the argument of a Louisiana political science professor whom Time magazine turned to for comment in its post-mortem of the senior Louisiana senator's landslide loss on Saturday to Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

ABC, NBC Omit Mention of Vulnerable Dem in Failed Keystone Senate Vote

November 19th, 2014 12:11 AM
While all three major broadcast networks covered the failed vote in the U.S. Senate to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline on Tuesday night, ABC and NBC neglected to mention that political motivations were behind the vote to aid the reelection efforts of vulnerable Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana that will take place on December 6.  After previously being held up in the Senate for…

Gaffe! On NBC, Landrieu Blames Obama Disapproval in South on Racism

October 30th, 2014 11:37 PM
On Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu told NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd that President Barack Obama is unpopular in the South because the region “has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans” and thus “[i]t’s been a difficult time for the President to present himself in a very positive light as a leader…

Louisiana's Abortion Law Gets Light Attention, Perhaps Due to Its 'Ove

August 12th, 2014 11:52 PM
So what's more newsworthy: A white, privileged, female lawyer wearing pink shoes whose filibuster failed to stop abortion restrictions from taking effect in Texas, or a an African-American female state representative who sponsored and helped successfully shepherd a similar law through Louisiana's legislature — with overwhelming support from Democratic legislators? If you think it should be the…

NBC Sees Controversy in Louisiana Abortion Bill With 'Broad Bipartisan

May 27th, 2014 3:00 PM
At the top of Saturday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: "Abortion battleground. The newest state to impose tougher requirements on doctors who perform the procedure. Protecting women or denying them access?" In another tease of the upcoming story minutes later, Holt warned: "...the battle over abortion and a controversial new law about to take effect." [Listen to the audio or…

NPR Hits the Liberal Jackpot, Finds Racist Anti-Obama Voter In Cajun L

February 27th, 2014 10:53 PM
There are few things that might please liberal journalists more than finding that elusive voter that proves a dearly held theory: anti-Obama voters really hate black people. It’s all about his race, not his policies. NPR hit that jackpot on Tuesday’s Morning Edition in a seven-minute story on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) seeking re-election in Louisiana. In seven minutes, NPR’s Ailsa Chang never…