MSNBC Showcases 'Former Republican' Maria Ciano; Network Ignored Artur
September 5th, 2012 1:43 AM
Last week, MSNBC steadfastly refused to dip into a speech by newly-minted Republican and former Rep. Artur Davis (Ala.), who just four years ago was not only a Democrat but an Obama campaign co-chair.
But on Tuesday night, MSNBC showed in full the speech of Maria Ciano, whom anchor Rachel Maddow tagged a "former Republican talking about her conversion to Democratic politics, particularly…
WaPo Furthers Liberal Media’s ‘Racist’ Narrative at RNC: ‘Rep
August 30th, 2012 4:39 PM
The liberal media can’t seem to help themselves. While counter-arguments are occasionally acknowledged, most journalists of the progressive persuasion are not interested in fair and balanced coverage of politics. Facts and figures are seemingly subjective in the whole scheme of things. Severely limited studies and polls seem to provide them with all the information they need. Oh, and…
CNN's Roland Martin: 'Of Course I Stand Out' as 'Black Man' at the RNC
August 29th, 2012 8:05 PM
CNN contributor Roland Martin quipped on Wednesday that "I'm a black man at a Republican convention. Of course I stand out." Martin then went after black RNC speaker Artur Davis as a "political fraud."
"[Y]ou can have Artur Davis, former Democrat, we don't know what he is now, with that ridiculous speech he gave last night, I call him a political fraud, he is…
MSNBC's Maddow: Artur Davis Bitter Because Was 'Absolutely Destroyed
August 29th, 2012 12:55 PM
As you may be well aware, MSNBC did not air Democrat-turned-Republican Artur Davis's speech last night. Shortly before 10 p.m. Eastern, anchor Rachel Maddow seemed to offer the network's rationale: Davis was a low-profile Democrat who is just bitter because he was "absolutely destroyed" in his primary race for Alabama governor in 2010.
Yet in the very next breath, Maddow…
NBCNews.com Omits Democrat-turned-Republican Artur Davis from List of
August 29th, 2012 10:42 AM
Most Americans don't watch the coverage of party nominating conventions, and everyone in the media knows it. So as a public service, "NBC Politics team has curated some of the notable speeches from the first night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa," according to a late night August 28 post on NBCNews.com website.
While NBC has the resources to embed videos of…
Artur Davis Schools CNN: 'Easy' 'to Do What You Guys Are Doing
August 29th, 2012 1:28 AM
CNN's Gloria Borger challenged former congressman Artur Davis' "incredible 180-degree shift" from the Democratic Party to GOP convention speaker, but the GOP's new addition had an answer ready and waiting on Tuesday night.
"Well, Gloria, I'll be honest with you, the easy thing would have been for me to frankly to do what you guys are doing and to be a pundit.…
Updated: Save for Gov. Nikki Haley, MSNBC Omits Coverage From Minority
August 29th, 2012 12:27 AM
Update/Correction: MSNBC aired South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's speech. Haley is Indian-American. | A funny thing happened on race-obsessed MSNBC tonight. The liberal network failed to give viewers coverage of the speakers who happen to be member of racial minorities. As Francesca Chambers, Editor of Red Alert Politics, reported on August 28th:
When popular Tea Party…
Open Thread: Artur Davis to Speak at RNC, Completes Transition
August 16th, 2012 10:43 AM
It looks like former Alabama congressman Artur Davis has completed his transition from Democrat to Republican. Davis, the first congressman not from Illinois to endorse President Barack Obama during his candidacy will help the Republican Party continue a recent tradition of featuring Democrats and former Democrats at its nominating convention, the party announced today.
Davis also has come…
Ex-Democrat Artur Davis Defends GOP on Fast & Furious Probe, Voter ID
June 20th, 2012 4:07 PM
Yesterday former Rep. Artur Davis -- who served in Congress as a Democrat but recently became a Republican out of frustration with the Obama administration -- was a featured guest of the Heritage Foundation's weekly blogger briefing.
Davis briefly discussed the similarities between the upcoming election and the election of 1980. He claimed that Ronald Reagan had to make the American…
African-American Former Congressman Artur Davis's Switch from Dems to
May 31st, 2012 11:48 PM
Artur who? The seems to be the question at the New York Times and the national site of the Associated Press. Searches on former Congressman Artur Davis (in quotes at the Times, not in quotes at AP) return nothing relevant and nothing, respectively, even though Davis appears to be the only African-American current or former congressman to leave the Democratic Part and become a Republican in…
Psst, Don't Tell Anyone: Four-term Former Congressman and Obama 2008 C
May 30th, 2012 9:40 PM
You might think that the news of an African-American former Congressman switching his publicly declared party loyalty from Democrat to Republican would a national story.
Well, it isn't at the Associated Press, as a search returning no results at the wire service's national site on the full name of former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis (not in quotes) done at about 9 p.m. indicates.…
Jesse Jackson Says Black Men 'Can't Vote Against Healthcare', Media Mo
November 19th, 2009 1:16 PM
If a prominent white man said all white men in Congress should vote for or against a pending piece of legislation, what do you think the media firestorm would be like?As you ponder, consider that Jesse Jackson on Wednesday told a reception held by the Congressional Black Caucus, “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”Although the comment was first reported by The Hill…