Bitter AP Report's Absurd Contention: Stupak Was 'Absolutely' Certain

April 11th, 2010 7:20 PM
Associated Press writer John Flesher seems to be one bitter guy. Flesher, along with whoever (possibly Flesher himself) came up with the headline for his Saturday report on Bart Stupak's decision not to run for re-election in Michigan's 1st Congressional District, tells readers that: Tea Partiers are poor winners. The residents of Stupak's district are federal money-grubbers who can be…

AP Blames Stupak's Retirement on Tea Party Movement

April 9th, 2010 10:06 AM
The Congressman who went back on his promises concerning abortion funding in order to get ObamaCare passed last month announced Friday he won't seek re-election in November.The Associated Press was quick to point the finger of blame at the Tea Party movement.Here was the wire service's headline:Tea Party Target Stupak Won't Seek Re-ElectionAPNewsBreak: Rep. Stupak, D-Mich., targeted by Tea Party…

Stupak's Startling Statement to Catholic News Agency Ignored Elsewhere

March 31st, 2010 1:27 AM
This item may not surprise those of us who have watched politicians take the safe way out at any opportunity, but it will give any voters who come across it reason to doubt any Democratic congressman who says that he or she voted no on principle against Obamacare on Sunday, March 21. This explains why it hasn't been covered much -- and maybe not at all -- in any establishment media outlet. On…

GMA Highlights Threats Against Bart Stupak, Ignored 'Living Hell' Cong

March 25th, 2010 3:56 PM
Good Morning America's Pierre Thomas on Thursday played up the threats and intimidation that Bart Stupak has suffered since he voted for the health care bill. However, last week, the same program ignored the "living hell" the Congressman dealt with as he claimed to oppose the legislation. Thomas played a voice mail released by Stupak where an anonymous caller attacked, "Congressman…

Networks Already Forgot Obscene Calls and Threats to Stupak -- From La

March 25th, 2010 10:15 AM
As the repeaters (not reporters) pass along Democratic claims of violence and harassment, will they recall when the shoe was on the other foot? Take this report from the CBS News blog Political Hotsheet from just last week: Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), the legislator who has led a group of House Democrats who oppose the Senate health care bill because of its abortion language, says his life has…

Behar & Carlson Suggest Catholic Bishops are Low on ‘Conscience

March 20th, 2010 6:58 AM
On Thursday’s Joy Behar Show on CNN Headline News, as host Joy Behar discussed the ObamaCare debate during a segment that included Bloomberg News’s Margaret Carlson – formerly of Time magazine and CNN’s Capital Gang – the two took jabs at the "conscience" of Catholic bishops as Carlson argued that the group of nuns who recently endorsed ObamaCare are the "real conscience of the…

George Stephanopoulos Repeatedly Lobbies Stupak: What Will It Take to

March 19th, 2010 11:54 AM
Adopting the tone of an anxious car salesman, Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday yet again pressed pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak on what it would take to get him to vote yes on health care. Over the course of two interviews, Stephanopoulos has offered eight questions designed to figure out what the Representative needs to support the legislation. Speaking of a brief chat…

Rosie O’Donnell: QuiverFull Movement 'Even Scarier' Because Evangeli

March 18th, 2010 10:42 AM
Given recent liberal statements disparaging having children, it's easier to understand left-wing opposition to a pro-life amendment to the health care reform bill. Just one day after Rosie O'Donnell essentially stated that public funding of abortion would solve the problem of paying for "all of the unwanted kids and the half-million of them in foster care," she disparaged the QuiverFull…

Nuns Sign Pro-ObamaCare Letter; AP, Newsweek Fail to Note Left-wing Ca

March 17th, 2010 5:49 PM
"Hot on the heels of Kucinich's declaration of support for health-care reform, the Associated Press is reporting that Catholic nuns are urging Democratic lawmakers to support health-care reform," Newsweek's Katie Connolly informed readers of the magazine's The Gaggle blog this morning. "This is a major break with the church's bishops, who have strongly opposed the legislation…

Media Pile on Pro-Life Stupak, Whitewash Abortion in ObamaCare

March 16th, 2010 9:20 AM
As the House gears up for a final move on ObamaCare, the media are doing everything they can to pressure pro-lifers to accept federal funding for abortion while helping the Obama administration downplay what that means. Instead of respecting the conscience of a pro-life politician, news outlets have launched an all-out campaign to blame House Democrat Bart Stupak for thwarting ObamaCare. Of…

Maddow, Still Bravely Struggling With Accuracy, Makes False Claims Abo

March 13th, 2010 11:20 PM
Rachel Maddow has to get it right eventually, what with the law of averages and all. We'll just have to remain patient.Latest targest of her self-righteous wrath? Congressman Bart Stupak, apostate Democrat of Michigan, for his opposition to taxpayer-funded abortion.  Here's Maddow from her MSNBC show on Wednesday, alleging deceit by Stupak while engaging in it herself twice over --  MADDOW: One…

'Rachel Maddow Show': Stupak Abortion Stance a Plea for '15 Minutes of

March 10th, 2010 7:35 AM
What's a principled stance on the life of an unborn fetus if it means achieving the be-all and end-all victory for liberal ideologues - a government intrusion into health care? According to The Nation's Chris Hayes, it's just "one giant obstacle." Hayes, filling in for Rachel Maddow on MSNBC's March 9 broadcast of "The Rachel Maddow Show," didn't seem impressed with Rep. Bart…

Time's Sullivan to Nancy Pelosi: Stop Spooking the Pro-Life House Dems

March 4th, 2010 5:36 PM
Nancy Pelosi is her own worst enemy and Time's Amy Sullivan hopes to get that message across in her March 4 Swampland blog post, "Is This An Abortion Whip Count?"Sullivan did some number crunching and found that, due to concerns about a lack of a restriction on abortion spending in the Senate bill, Pelosi may end up being a few votes shy of the threshold to pass the legislation.…

George Stephanopoulos Frets Over Bart Stupak and His 'Mutiny' Over Hea

March 4th, 2010 12:09 PM
Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday put the responsibility for passing health care on the shoulders of the pro-life Bart Stupak, worrying that the Congressman is "now threatening a mutiny over the issue of abortion." The GMA host interviewed Stupak and pressed him three times on voting for the legislation. [Audio available here.] At one point, he solemnly queried,…