NYT’s Convenient Concern for Deficits Returns as GOP Talks Tax Cuts
September 20th, 2017 6:09 PM
Like the changing of the seasons, the front of Wednesday’s New York Times featured journalists suddenly rediscovering the national deficit, at least when Republicans are threatening to cut tax rates: “G.O.P. Senators Embrace Plan For Tax Cut That Adds to Deficit.” Such sudden concern for deficits tend to occur among journalists during Republican presidencies or whenever Republicans threaten tax…
CNN: Congress Trying to Put 'Big Set of Handcuffs' on Iran Talks
April 14th, 2015 5:44 PM
CNN's Chris Cuomo played defense for the Obama administration on Tuesday's New Day as he interviewed Senator Bob Corker on his proposed legislation to "give Congress a say on the Iran deal," as the anchor put it. Cuomo wondered, "How can they negotiate a deal if the Iran side of the table says – well, you really can't give me any assurances, because you have to go to your Congress after this? You…
4 Of 5 Top Papers Call For Federal Gas Tax Hike
January 12th, 2015 11:27 AM
Four out of five top U.S. newspapers have called for federal gas tax hikes on the editorial page since oil and gas prices began falling significantly June 19, 2014.
In spite of polls that show most Americans oppose it, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times newspapers have all published editorials that called for increasing the gas tax. Gas prices fell from…
Gas Below $3 in 49 States, Senators Call for Gas Tax Hike
January 6th, 2015 2:45 PM
Drivers in every state except Hawaii are now paying less than $3-per-gallon for regular gasoline on average.
According to AAA, Alaska became the forty-ninth state in which gas prices fell below $3-a-gallon on January 6. On that day, gas dropped to an average $2.999 per gallon in Alaska, as the national average sat at $2.194 nationwide.
UAW Gives Up on VW-Chattanooga Appeal; AP Pretends Dem Congressmen Can
April 21st, 2014 6:28 PM
Earlier today, just an hour before a hearing was to begin at the National Labor Relations Board, the United Auto Workers union dropped an appeal of the election it lost in February as it attempted to become the bargaining representative for workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant.
In a writeup which appears at the Associated Press's "Big Story" but which somehow failed to appear…
Sore Loser Schelzig at AP Razzes Corker Because VW-Chattanooga Hasn't
March 3rd, 2014 9:47 PM
The people who pretentiously call themselves journalists at the News Media Guild-represented Associated Press are really having a hard time getting over the representation election the United Auto Workers union lost two weeks ago at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The latest whine came from Erik Schelzig Friday afternoon. He must have believed he was being really hard-hitting…
UAW Appeals VW-Chattanooga Election Result to NLRB; AP Report Ignores
February 22nd, 2014 4:07 PM
In a complete non-surprise given their officials' reactions last week, the United Auto Workers union has filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board of the election they lost at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant.
As would be expected for an organization whose journalists are members of the News Media Guild, a Friday evening report by Associated Press reporters Tom Raum and…
Grieving AP Virtually Dares GOP to Create More Jobs in Tenn. After UAW
February 17th, 2014 11:41 PM
The folks at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, are really having a hard time processing the UAW's failure to gain the ability to represent Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee workers in an election held last week. AP journalists, who themselves are members of the News Media Guild, are exhibiting characterstics of still partially being in Stage 1 (Denial) but mostly Stage 2 (…
After Dems Blow Up Budget Deal, NBC's Guthrie Insists GOP Get Blame fo
October 14th, 2013 12:10 PM
In an interview with Republican Senator Bob Corker on Monday's NBC Today – after Democrats sabotaged a bipartisan Senate deal to raise the nation's debt limit over the weekend – co-host Savannah Guthrie was still determined to place all blame for the budget impasse on the GOP: "As you well know, the polls have been absolutely devastating to Republicans. Do you think that Republican Party…
CBS's O'Donnell: Cruz's Speech 'Could Hurt' GOP's 'Chances of Taking B
September 25th, 2013 7:17 PM
On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Norah 'we shouldn't editorialize' O'Donnell hinted that Senator Ted Cruz's 21-hour floor speech might jeopardize the Republican Party's chances in the 2014 congressional race. O'Donnell asked Cruz's colleague in the Senate, Bob Corker, if he was "concerned that what your fellow senator is doing could hurt your party's chances of taking back the U.S. Senate?"…
Schieffer Asks Democratic Senator To Grade Obama on Syria, Doesn't Ask
September 15th, 2013 3:54 PM
Bob Schieffer interviewed Senators Bob Corker (R-Tn.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) about recent goings-on in Syria on Sunday's Face the Nation.
For some reason, only Levin was asked to grade the President on how he's handled this foreign policy matter (video follows with transcript and commentary):
As NBC's Todd Rushes to Defend Obama, GOP Senator Tells 'Caffeinated
September 13th, 2013 10:25 AM
At the start of an interview with Senator Bob Corker on Thursday's MSNBC Daily Rundown, host Chuck Todd demanded the Tennessee Republican justify criticism of President Obama's poor handling of Syria: "You've been very tough on the President, you said he's a diminished figure on Capitol Hill. And you even questioned whether he knew how to speak as a commander-in-chief. Explain yourself on that…
MSNBC's Hayes: GOP Making Immigration Bill 'Less Humane' and 'Worse fo
June 25th, 2013 3:23 PM
On Monday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes complained about Republicans trying to increase the number of border agents and to bar illegal immigrants from collecting Social Security benefits based on taxes they've paid into the system.
After recounting the time when he worked with several illegal immigrants in a bakery who paid Social Security taxes, and the efforts by Republicans to…
CBS Helps Democrat Boost Gun Control Bill; Asks Republican About Obama
May 7th, 2013 6:18 PM
On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell pressed Senator Joe Manchin about a possible new push for gun control in Congress. Rose wondered how Manchin and his allies could make legislation "more palatable to those people who may be afraid of it", while O'Donnell bluntly asked the Democrat, "Are you frustrated with the NRA?"
Manchin was their only guest on the gun issue…