Shepard Smith Lectures Conservatives on ‘Extreme’ Climate Change
Every now and then, anchor Shepard Smith seems to feel the need to distance himself from most of the other on-air personalities on the Fox News Channel, and Monday afternoon saw the latest incident. Unfortunately, this time Smith had the opportunity served up to him on a silver platter by the Trump Administration, which released a grim new report from 13 federal agencies on the Friday start to…
The ‘Uncle Tom’ Card Is Dead
Here is a short list of prominent conservatives and independent thinkers who've been accused by their critics of being an "Uncle Tom" or some other vitriolic variation on the overplayed left-wing theme of being a traitor to their race or gender ("Aunt Tomasina," "Uncle Juan," "Aunt Jemima," "Uncle Wong," etc.)[.]
MSNBC's Maddow: Blame Jindal, Not Obama for Any Slow Flooding Response
Rachel Maddow gave covering fire for President Obama on her MSNBC show on Thursday over his initial decision to stay in Martha's Vineyard instead of visiting flood-stricken Louisiana. Maddow spotlighted the "scathing editorial" from a Lousiana newspaper criticizing the Democrat over the move, but defended the President by pointing a finger at former Governor Bobby Jindal.
Carlson: Maybe Terrorists Will Americanize and Not Carry Out Plots
There's been a lot of arrant nonsense spoken since the Paris attacks, but Margaret Carlson's might just take the cake . . .
On today's Morning Joe, Bloomberg columnist Carlson suggested that because the US is better than Europe at assimilation, potential terrorists sneaking into our country might not carry out their plots. Said Carlson: "maybe they…
Harwood Hounds Jindal Over Cutting Spending In Louisiana
As I noted earlier this evening, in an early question in the undercard GOP debate tonight, CNBC's John Harwood pressed Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) on his staunch opposition to tax hikes. Well, later in the same debate, Harwood hit Jindal from the other side of the ledger as regards spending cuts, and the $1.6-million shortfall that the state treasury saw earlier this year. It, by the way, has…
CNBC's Harwood Presses Gov. Jindal Over Opposition to Tax Hikes
Well, CNBC GOP debate moderator John Harwood didn't waste any time. Shortly into the "undercard" debate tonight, the journalist pressed Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal about whether he would "do for the federal budget what you did for the Louisiana budget" and citing "many Republicans are opposed to the approach that you've taken in Louisiana" by "tr[ying]…
Daily Beast Bemoans Gov. Jindal's 'Embarrassing Abortion Obsession'
On the eve of Pope Francis's arrival in the United States, the Daily Beast's Samantha Allen groused about Catholic convert Gov. Bobby Jindal's "Embarrassing Abortion Obsession."
NY Times Editor Andrew Rosenthal: GOP Candidates 'Idiots...Xenophobic'
New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal appeared on a nytimes.com podcast and insulted every Republican candidate in nasty, personal terms, throwing around the words "idiot" and "xenophobic" and insulting Justice Clarence Thomas in a racially loaded fashion. Rosenthal then accused the 1988 George H.W. Bush using the Pledge of Allegiance as an issue "…
NYT's Angry Egan Insults 'Fanatic' Republicans, Defends Democrats
Timothy Egan's liberalism, badly concealed in his previous guise as a news reporter for the New York Times, is in full and angry bloom in his columns, like "The Junk Politics of 2015," from the upcoming edition of the New York Times Sunday Review, mocking the Republicans with personal insults while dismissing Democratic problems. It included this howler: "At least one…
CBS Hits Jindal on Approval Ratings, Huckabee’s Israel Comments
Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal appeared on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning and was repeatedly hit by the show’s hosts over his approval rating and over Mike Huckabee’s recent comments on the Iranian nuclear deal.
CNN Rushes to Invoke Gun Control, Obama in Lafayette Shooting Coverage
It took only 12 minutes into their live coverage on Thursday night of the deadly movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana before CNN Tonight invoked gun control and President Obama with panelists lamenting the lack of “sufficient common sense” on guns, the need for a “more realistic in a interpretation of the Second Amendment” and that the issue will go down in…
Matthews Repeats Distortion of Jindal's Comments Re: SCOTUS
Last night I noted how Chris Matthews took as literal a hyperbolic statement that Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) made regarding the Supreme Court. Tonight, the Hardball host repeated the attack on Jindal, sneering that it put him in the "clown car."
Chris Matthews Insists Jindal Really Wants to 'Abolish' Supreme Court
Does Chris Matthews not get hyperbole? Back behind the desk at Hardball tonight after a few days off, the MSNBC host didn't seem to get that presidential candidate Bobby Jindal was being rhetorically hyperbolic when he quipped that given how political the Supreme Court has become, he kind of wouldn't mind abolishing the high court.
Chuck Todd Hits Jindal Over GOPers Critical of His Record in Louisiana
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd did his best to play up Republican criticism of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal following the start of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The Meet the Press moderator stressed how following Jindal’s campaign announcement he wasn’t “getting a favorite son send-off” and how his approval rating in…