NBC Eagerly Touts Kennedy for Congress: 'A New Generation Has Stepped

October 1st, 2012 4:50 PM
On Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie promoted "a congressional battle in Massachusetts featuring a very familiar name" and wondered, "Could another Kennedy be headed to Congress?" In the report that followed, Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell lamented the end of 65 years of Kennedys in Congress, then proclaimed: "But now a new generation has stepped forward." In reference…

Coulter Column | Elizabeth Warren's Indian Name: Dances with Lies

May 10th, 2012 5:20 PM
Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard. Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student protests over…

WashPost Promotes 'Liberal Hero' Elizabeth Warren on Page One, Buries

May 7th, 2012 9:11 AM
On Monday’s front page, The Washington Post promoted “liberal hero” Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat looking to retake the “Ted Kennedy seat” in the Senate. “Stakes high as liberal hero tries to unseat GOP senator,” read the headline. On Sunday, the Post’s Chris Cillizza said Warren had the “Worst Week in Washington” for her muddled answers to claiming she was of Native American heritage in…

Romney Dog on Roof-Obsessed Gail Collins at NYT Has Ignored 2003 Rescu

April 29th, 2012 10:36 AM
Per her bio, Gail Collins at the New York Times "joined the New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001 she became the first woman ever appointed editor of the Times editorial page." So she was hanging with the Old Gray Lady in 2003. The columnist's presence at the paper that year is quite relevant. You see, Ms. Collins has brought up the…

Bankrupt Evergreen Solar's U.S. Govt. Benefits Mostly Unreported, Prob

August 21st, 2011 3:04 PM
On August 15, the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Associated Press all reported that Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Oddly enough (no, not really), The New York Times, which published a 1,600-word report in January (HT to an NB emailer) on the company's competitive difficulties, did not take note of Evergreen's filing. Each of the three…

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.): 'I Think the Constitution is Wrong

October 14th, 2010 4:28 PM
During a debate with his Republican opponent Marty Lamb, Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern said he thinks the Constitution is wrong in regards to campaign financing.

John Kerry on Voters: They Aren’t Influenced By ‘Facts or the Tru

September 25th, 2010 11:37 PM
It appears we have the answer to that age-old question:  John Kerry, why the long face? After a tour of the Boston Medical Center, Kerry blamed Democrat struggles across the nation on the obvious problem - the voters.The Boston Herald reports that Kerry took his pent-up election anger out on clueless voters (emphasis mine):"We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention to what…

New Englanders: Not Nearly as Smart as They Were Eight Months Ago, Acc

January 29th, 2010 3:05 PM

It Begins: NY Times Suggests Sexism a Factor in Martha Coakley's Mass

January 25th, 2010 2:54 PM
On Monday, the New York Times joined other media outlets in suddenly uncovering sexism in overwhelmingly liberal Massachusetts, after the shocking takeover by Republican Scott Brown of a seat held by Democrats for almost 60 years. Katie Zezima reported from Boston: "After Senate Race, Some Say Barrier for Women in Massachusetts Still Stands." Not mentioned in the laundry list of accusations of "…

Floundering Gail Collins Find 'Bright Side,' Lame Excuses for GOP's Ma

January 21st, 2010 2:58 PM
Five days after blaming the national guppy shortage for Democratic candidate Martha Coakley's struggles, the New York Times's editorial page editor-gone-columnist Gail Collins turned from denial to desperation in her first column since Republican Scott Brown's miraculous win in the special election to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat: "Democratic Silver Linings."Poor Democrats, cheer up. There'…

A Glum Stephanopoulos: Dems ‘Hoping for a Miracle’ in Mass, Party

January 19th, 2010 12:12 PM
On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, former Democratic-operative-turned-journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared glum about the prospects of Democrats in Massachusetts’ special Senate election. He intoned, "And White House and congressional Democrats are hoping for a miracle but they're expecting, right now, the Democrat, Martha Coakley to lose." In a previous segment, reporter John Berman spun, "…

Stunner: Scared Mass. Dems Plot to Delay GOP Victory In Teddy Seat Unt

January 9th, 2010 7:58 AM

NYT Lauds Kennedy's Likely Liberal Successor, Ignores Ties to Notorio

December 11th, 2009 2:03 PM
After Martha Coakley's win in the Massachusetts Democratic primary virtually assured she would fill the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Abby Goodnough's fawning profile in the New York Times lauded her for having “made a name for herself prosecuting child abuse cases -- most notably that of Louise Woodward, a British au pair convicted in 1997 of killing a baby boy in her care.”But there was no…

Half-Empty vs. Barely Noticed: Boston Papers' Treatments of Obama Appe

October 25th, 2009 11:13 AM
President Obama was at Democratic Party fundraising events for incumbent Democratic Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts Friday night. The Boston Herald's Hillary Chabot described the attendance at one of the events (HT Jules Crittenden, who is a Herald editor, via Instapundit) as "barely half-full with 125 deep-pocketed Democrats" in the second paragraph of her report ("President Obama: ‘…