The Swamp: TikTok Hires Firm Founded by Biden Top Adviser, Nets Yawn
March 14th, 2023 9:31 AM
On Thursday night, Politico’s Daniel Lippman reported that the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok “hired top Biden-connected consulting firm SKDK” founded by current White House senior adviser Anita Dunn within “the last few months” to likely help it escape scrutiny and a possible ban from the federal government amid legitimate concerns its stored data can be used by the…
Go Figure: WH Reporters Refuse to Ask Biden Flack About Hunter Biden
March 30th, 2022 12:17 PM
White House communications director Kate Bedingfield took her turn Tuesday at the Briefing Room podium as the fifth person to speak to reporters and, predictably, the issue of Hunter Biden’s life of corruption didn’t come up over the 80 questions from reporters despite her own record dismissing the infamous laptop as Russian disinformation. Instead, we had some solid questions about President…
Fascism and Communism
December 21st, 2017 6:57 PM
Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind's most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an estimated 71 million to 116 million lives. The number of war dead pales in comparison with the number of people who lost their lives at the hands of their…
Will Trump End the Media’s White House Daily Briefing?
January 14th, 2017 4:40 PM
Is it hasta la vista, baby, for the venerable White House daily briefing for the media? Way back there in 1955 James Hagerty, the press secretary for President Dwight Eisenhower, came to the conclusion that admitting television cameras to presidential press conferences Ike held in the Indian Treaty Room of the next-door to the White House Old Executive Office Building (now named for Eisenhower)…
NPR Spins 'Fragile' ObamaCare's 'Death Panels' as 'Fake News'
January 12th, 2017 11:07 AM
Tuesday's All Things Considered on NPR played up the long-term effect of the anti-ObamaCare "death panel" talking point and labeled this phrase "fake news." Don Gonyea let President Obama; Anita Dunn, his former communications director; and a talking head from the left-wing Center for American Progress decry the "dishonest" message from ObamaCare opponents and lament the "lasting negative effect…
Andrea Mitchell Mesmerized by Clinton and Warren: ‘Magic on Stage’
June 27th, 2016 6:01 PM
Monday on Andrea Mitchell Reports, the host salivated over the “magic on stage” at the Clinton/Warren rally Cincinnati earlier in the day. Mitchell and Anita Dunn, former White House communications director, went back and forth as they praised the pair for their “very real” chemistry on stage. They went on and on, suggesting the women looked like a “pretty good winning ticket for the fall” who…
Heilemann Blasts Dem's 'Strawman Argument' for Limited Primary Debates
September 24th, 2015 2:33 PM
During an interview with former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, John Heilemann called out the Obama official for using a “strawman argument” to defend the Democratic Committee’s decision to only have 6 presidential debates. The With All Due Respect host challenged Dunn over her assertion that the hypothetical number of debates would be either 6 or 25 and wondered why Chairwoman…
CBS Hosts Anita Dunn to Boost Democratic Presidential Candidates
September 14th, 2015 11:06 AM
On Monday, CBS This Morning brought on Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director for Barack Obama, to promote Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as well as Democratic rivals Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
Kirsten Powers: Obama's Attacks on Fox News Are 'Completely Despicable
May 30th, 2013 9:49 AM
Left of center columnist Kirsten Powers on Wednesday called the Obama administration's repeated attacks on Fox News "completely despicable."
Appearing on Fox News's Hannity, Powers noted that "any president would be happy" if there were just one news outlet "that allows people to say things about him that he doesn't like" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional…
Former Obama Communications Director Anita Dunn: 'Alternative Fox Univ
February 14th, 2013 9:59 AM
Remember Anita Dunn, the former Obama communications director that claimed Fox wasn't a news network?
Well, she's at it again saying Wednesday, "What you're seeing now with Fox is that that alternative Fox universe that they created for four years is crumbling."
Kirsten Powers Rips Obama and His Administration For Its 'Strategy to
January 29th, 2013 11:32 AM
In a column which went up this morning, Fox News Political Analyst Kirsten Powers, whose political positions certainly lean left and is a self-described liberal, ripped into President Obama and his administration for what she correctly characterizes as their "strategy to delegitimize a news organization" -- hers.
Her column is about far more than Obama's recent complaint to the New Republic's…
Todd Disses Santorum--But Fails To Ding Dunn On Hedge Fund Hypocrisy
February 14th, 2012 3:19 PM
His show's called The Daily Rundown. And sure enough, Chuck Todd ran down Rick Santorum this morning as just another "flavor of the day" who "probably won't be the nominee." Apparently, trouncing Mitt Romney in three contests last week, and leading by a reportedly huge margin in Romney's native state of Michigan, isn't enough to impress Chuck.
But Todd totally swerved around Anita Dunn,…
ABC News Exec Joins Left Wing Firm Which Boasts 'Far-Reaching Role' in
September 14th, 2010 1:32 PM
Emily Lenzner, Executive Director of Communications at ABC News for its DC-based shows, who spent eight months in 2007-2008 as editorial producer for This Week with George Stephanopoulos (for whom she also toiled inside the Clinton White House), has left ABC News for Anita Dunn's “strategic communications firm.” SKDKnickerbocker announced Monday she'll be a Managing Director with the firm led by…
CBS’s Smith Calls Out Fmr. Obama Comm. Director As Not ‘Honest
January 27th, 2010 1:03 PM
Previewing the State of the Union on Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith spoke with former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who claimed the GOP “made a decision a year ago that they weren’t going to cooperate on anything.” Smith replied: “I don’t think you can say what you just said and look at what happened with health care, especially in the last month, and be honest…