‘Hardball’ Spends Nearly 39 Minutes on Gun Control, Minimizes Shooting

February 14th, 2018 11:52 PM
On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews spent over two and a half times more on trumpeting the need for gun control and chastising gun owners, the National Rifle Association, and ordinary Americans over the issue than covering the deadly Florida school shooting, and its victims. All told, Matthews spent 38 minutes and 46 seconds on segments or parts of ones discussing the issue with…

HuffPo Invokes Cornhusker Kickback Senator to Save Obamacare

January 30th, 2015 12:48 PM
Did you know that the future of Obamacare relies on the credibilty of former Senator Ben "Cornhusker Kickback" Nelson? Yes, the Huffington Post and other liberal media outlets seem to think that what Nelson tells us was going on in his mind at the time that Obamacare passed is crucial to the outcome of the King vs Burwell case at the Supreme Court.

AP Bemoans Retirement of 'Centrist' Ben Nelson, Who Voted for ObamaCar

December 28th, 2011 2:27 PM
In an item which still has a breaking news tag, Josh Funk at the Associated Press (saved here for future reference, fair use, and discussion purposes) call retiring Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson a "centrist," and almost seemed to mourn over "an increasingly polarizing climate" which made it clear that Nelson's reelection would have been a steep uphill fight. Of course, there was no mention of the…

Ed Schultz Wants Democrats to Purge Party - Starting Below the Waist

October 18th, 2011 5:40 PM
Senate Democrats who didn't vote for President Obama's jobs bill, consider yourself warned -- Ed Schultz is coming after you. More specifically, he's coming after part of you. On his radio show Oct. 13, Schultz lashed out at senators Ben Nelson and Jon Tester for siding with Republicans against the legislation, helping ensure its defeat. (audio clips after page break)

AP Item on Boehner's Carrot-Free, Stick-Free Persuasion Ignores

August 4th, 2011 9:45 PM
It seems that every time I see something possibly redeeming put forth by the Associated Press, they figure out a way to ruin it. Take Larry Margasak's report this afternoon on John Boehner's attempts at persuading House Republican members to support his various attempts at debt-ceiling legislation during the few two weeks. (I've made my general unhappiness with the ultimate result pretty…

AP's Shameless Headline As Dem Senators' Opposition Prevents DREAM Act

December 19th, 2010 8:49 AM
If you look at the description of yesterday afternoon's U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote Number 278 ("A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, and for other purposes."), you'd never know it had anything to do with illegal immigration. But it did. It was a…

Schwarzenegger On Ben Nelson's Kickback: 'It's Illegal to Buy Votes

January 10th, 2010 1:35 PM
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday accused Senate Democrats of illegally buying a vote to get healthcare reform passed.Talking with NBC's David Gregory on "Meet the Press," Schwarzenegger blasted the California Congressional delegation for "representing Nebraska and not us" during December's healthcare deliberations.Taking the matter further, the Governor said, "[T]he Senate just…

BREAKING: Nelson To Vote For Healthcare In Exchange For Medicaid Payme

December 19th, 2009 11:04 AM
Not that this will come as any great shock, but Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the lone Democrat holdout against the current iteration of healthcare reform, announced Saturday he will vote for the bill.Also unsurprising: much like Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu (D-La.) before him, Nelson sold his vote and his very soul for some financial benefits to his state.As Politico reported moments ago:

Time's Sullivan Slams 'Flyover Country' Nebraska Dem for Pro-life Amen

December 8th, 2009 12:17 PM
Time's Amy Sullivan has little use for moderate Senate Democrats throwing up any semblance of a road block, nay, even a speed bump, to ObamaCare, especially if it entails pro-life measures which would keep abortion from being covered by the taxpayer-subsidized government option. "What is it about those Nebraska governors-turned-senators?" Sullivan huffed in the beginning of her December 8…

John King to Dems: Is ObamaCare Important Enough to Buy Votes

November 22nd, 2009 10:48 PM
In the wake of Saturday's Senate vote to move forward with debate on controversial healthcare reform legislation, CNN's John King may have posed one of the best questions asked on any of Sunday's political talk shows:To get Senator [Mary] Landrieu's vote, just to proceed, just to go across the starting line, language was inserted in the bill that gives her state up to $300 million. To get Senator…

CBS Democrat Nelson 'Has Cast Many a Conservative Vote

November 21st, 2009 1:58 PM
Yesterday, CBS's Political Hotsheet blog reported on "Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln and the Politics of the Health Care Vote."  It notes:The focus is also on some Democrats with doubts, notably Louisiana's Mary Landrieu and Nebraska's Ben Nelson, who aren't up but do represent very red states, and Arkansas' Blanche Lincoln, who is, and could face a tough test in 2010.The…

MSNBC Fail: Network Goes Alinsky on Bachmann (Again) to Promote 'Socia

October 31st, 2009 2:30 PM
After a pattern of attacking Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, on a nightly basis, one of the strategies is becoming apparent - MSNBC is in need of a boogeyman to give a face to the opposition of these radical steps being undertaken to fundamentally change health care in the United States. So rather than attack where the opposition is wrong on a policy level, MSNBC "…

CNN's Sanchez: Public Option 'Could Make Health Insurance More Competi

October 26th, 2009 8:30 PM
CNN's Rick Sanchez often describes his Newsroom segment as a "national conversation."  Increasingly, however, his program primarily consists of Sanchez mouthing current liberal talking points.So it was today, as he excitedly asked viewers:Do you want the public option that could make health insurance more competitive and cheaper, because it's looking like we may get it in some form at this point…

George Will Accuses Media of Manufacturing Return of Public Option

October 25th, 2009 12:19 PM
George Will on Sunday accused the media of manufacturing the return of government mandated healthcare to the current reform debate.Discussing the subject on the recent installment of ABC's "This Week," Will said it was highly unlikely Democrats actually have the votes for what they call a "public option," but the media are assisting them in "cleverly and skillfully manufacturing a sense of…