CNN's King, Panelists Hit Obama From Left on Climate Change: 'Why Did

May 6th, 2014 3:12 PM
CNN's John King, along with the AP's Julie Pace and National Journal's Ron Fournier, targeted President Obama from the left on Tuesday's New Day over the issue of climate change. King highlighted Obama's interviews with meteorologists in order to "push his agenda for climate change," and wondered, "If the President has this power...through executive authority…

Former AP Bureau Chief Says Blow Off White House Briefings, They're 'A

May 2nd, 2014 9:38 AM
Former AP Washington bureau chief Ron Fournier is advising the White House press corps to toughen up. “The typical White House reporter considers President Obama's team the most secretive in memory, stingier with information than the tight-lipped Bush White House and, according to a Politico survey, prone to lie.” So Fournier advised in National Journal that it’s time…

Oops! Leftist Editor Admits Obama's Minimum Wage Order Affects 'Handfu

February 4th, 2014 6:22 PM
Liberals have become obsessed with raising the mandated minimum wage, the better to divert attention from the minimal competence of the Obama administration. Appearing yesterday on Ed Schultz's radio show, Ruth Conniff, political editor of the Progressive magazine, apparently forgot that her remarks would be broadcast over the airwaves when the two were discussing the left's most…

Hispanic ObamaCare Website Called 'Insulting' for Its Use of 'Spanglis

January 15th, 2014 7:26 AM
While trying to win elections, the Democratic strategy is often perceived as combining several minorities -- including African-Americans, feminists, global warming alarmists and members of labor unions -- to pull together a winning total over Republicans, who usually try to draw more than 50 percent of the general population, a strategy that has often been hammered by liberals and members of…

White House's Pfeiffer: Obama Not in Gettysburg Because HealthCare.gov

November 19th, 2013 9:21 PM
Can anyone imagine a top Bush 43 adviser, say Karl Rove, telling a reporter that his boss couldn't attend an important American historical anniversary event because "he's too busy trying to save the Republican Party"? Dan Pfeiffer is "Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Communications." Today, in…

National Journal's Ron Fournier: Obama Is 'Lying About Lies' in an 'Or

November 5th, 2013 1:48 PM
If there is to be a tidal wave of defenders of President Barack Obama's "it if it hasn't changed" revision to his original guarantee — "If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep your health insurance plan" — Ron Fournier (NewsBusters history here), who toiled at the Associated Press for 20 years and joined the National Journal several years ago…

Ron Fournier on Sebelius: ‘Maybe She Should Have Been Shown the Door

October 22nd, 2013 10:03 AM
As NewsBusters has been reporting, the Obama-loving media are clearly sickened by how the rollout of the President’s signature piece of legislation has gone. Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday, National Journal’s Ron Fournier excoriated Obama’s performance in the Rose Garden the previous day and said of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius,…

National Journal's Report on Missing Workers Misstates History of Labo

May 4th, 2013 9:12 PM
Give Nancy Cook at NationalJournal.com credit for a generally well-written though somewhat naive report ("Forget the Unemployment Rate: The Alarming Stat Is the Number of 'Missing Workers'") on the unprecedented plight of the millions of adults who have dropped out of the labor force. But in discussing the "glaring caveat" in Friday's employment report from the…

National Journal's Fournier Blames NRA for Democrats Lacking Votes to

March 20th, 2013 5:47 PM
In his March 20 piece, "Cowardly Congress, Ruthless NRA, and an Impotent Obama Conspire Against Assault-Weapons Ban" National Journal’s Ron Fournier attempts to shame 2nd Amendment-supporting Americans over Democrats killing an assault weapons ban before it had the chance to hit the Senate floor.  Fournier groused that “the gun lobby deserves most of the blame…

National Journal’s Ron Fournier Asks Why Obama Doesn’t Just Murder

March 4th, 2013 1:02 PM
**UPDATE** Earlier version of blog incorrectly stated that Ron Fournier had deleted tweets in question when in fact they are still on his account. It appears as though the days of civility and integrity in journalism are long gone.  On March 1, National Journal’s Ron Fournier, formerly the Washington bureau chief at the Associated Press, took to Twitter to express his…

National Journal Campaigns Against Climate ‘Extremist’ Cuccinelli

March 4th, 2013 12:09 PM
The Beltway news operation National Journal attacked Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli for his stance on political issues, particularly global warming. In a March 2 article entitled “Can Climate-Change Denier Ken Cuccinelli Win a Swing State?” National Journal asked how “[i]n storm-battered Virginia, the Republican candidate for governor still…

CNN on Obama's Treasury Secretary Picks: 'Perfect' If Wall St. Hates T

January 10th, 2013 3:16 PM
CNN had a friendly take on President Obama's Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew, despite the pick receiving sharp criticism from conservative circles. "He's definitely the guy for the next several months," CNN's Ali Velshi gave the White House spin on Thursday's Newsroom. "Yeah, funnily enough if Wall Street hates him, he might be perfect for the job,"…

At National Journal, Fournier's New Role Involves 'Moving the Needle

November 28th, 2012 10:32 AM
Well, at least he isn't shy about it. According to Dylan Byers at Politico, the National Journal's Ron Fournier is going to "step down as editor-in-chief" and moving to "a role as editorial director." Before joining that publication in June 2010, Fournier worked at the Associated Press for a total of over 20 years in two different stints. In an email response to…

Norah O'Donnell Jabs Romney on Big Bird Line: 'Silly Thing to Bring Up

October 4th, 2012 5:47 PM
On Thursday's CBS This Morning, just hours after Mitt Romney's "crisp" debate performance, Norah O'Donnell stuck to her fixation on playing up the Republican's supposed negatives. O'Donnell maligned how Romney phrased his opposition to the federal government's subsidization of PBS: "This may have been the first time in a presidential debate that Big Bird…