Blogger: SCOTUS Often Has ‘Overcome’ Right’s ‘Inexcusable Wrongness’
April 10th, 2016 5:43 PM
If judicial review means that the U.S. Supreme Court is a de facto super-legislature that can in effect supersede actual legislatures, that’s fine with Washington Monthly blogger Martin Longman. In a Wednesday post, Longman acknowledged that certain SCOTUS rulings over the past several decades have been politically motivated, but argued that those were appropriate remedies for the “…
CBS, NBC: Obama ‘Plans to Follow the Constitution’ vs. GOP ‘Roadblock'
February 16th, 2016 9:08 PM
The “big three” networks ABC, CBS, and NBC all made sure to weigh in Tuesday night on President Barack Obama’s comments hours earlier about his desire to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia and spun them as Obama “plan[ning] to follow the Constitution” against “the Republican roadblock” in the Senate.
CNN Paints Pro-Gun Conservatives as Conspiracy Theorists
January 9th, 2016 4:13 PM
On Friday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN correspondent Drew Griffin filed a report painting conservative opponents of President Barack Obama's gun control initiatives as conspiracy theorists, following up on the previous report finding that a number of gun owners in Florida are suspicious that Obama wants to go further with gun control that he is letting on.
‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Producer: IRS Scandal ‘Imaginary…Meaningl
June 27th, 2014 5:58 PM
There’s a saying that “life isn’t one damn thing after another – it’s the same damn thing over and over again.” That’s essentially what Steve Benen, a producer for MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” argued regarding the IRS scandal in a Thursday blog post on the “TRMS” website.
Benen claimed that throughout “the…
CNN's Johns: Emails Suggest Lois Lerner May Have Pushed for Chuck Gras
June 25th, 2014 10:10 PM
Halfway through the Wednesday edition of her eponymous program this evening, CNN's Erin Burnett turned to her colleague Joe Johns for breaking news regarding a fresh development in the IRS scandal: email evidence suggesting Lois Lerner may have pushed for an audit of Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.
Immediately afterwards, in a panel discussion, CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin…
AP, Politico Attempt Damage Control for Iowa Democrat's 'Farmer' Insul
March 26th, 2014 10:33 AM
Here's an example of a gaffe which the left-loving press can't ignore — at least online.
Democratic Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley of Iowa spoke of the mortal dangers the nation faces if Republicans win back the Senate in November at a trial lawyers' fundraiser in Texas in January. Among those dangers is the near certainty that "a farmer from Iowa…
Breaking News at CNN: Senate Democrats Voted to Kill Other Health Plan
November 1st, 2013 5:58 PM
It's always interesting when people in the “mainstream” press catch up to something conservatives and Republicans have known for a long time.
That was the case when Chris Frates, an investigative correspondent at the Cable News Network, reported on Friday that "Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the ObamaCare rule that is largely responsible…
MSNBC Guest: Tsarnaevs' Chechen Background Had 'Nothing To Do' With Bo
April 21st, 2013 9:39 AM
You think Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev's roots in Chechnya—which has produced radical Islamist terrorists responsible for some of the bloodiest attacks of modern times—might have something to do with the brothers having carried out the Boston Marathon bombing? Don't be foolish.
Nope. Where the Tsarnaevs came from had "nothing to do" with the bombings.…
CBS Overwhelmingly Sides With Pro-Gun Control Voices 11-2 After Senate
April 18th, 2013 3:55 PM
CBS lined up gun control supporters on Wednesday's CBS Evening News and Thursday's CBS This Morning. Chip Reid and Major Garrett played 11 soundbites from President Obama and other Democrats, as well as family members of the Newtown massacre victims. The only gun rights supporter that the two correspondents could find was Chuck Grassley. Reid played two clips from the Republican senator…
Chuck Grassley Schools CNN's Soledad O’Brien over Fast and Furious
June 21st, 2012 12:56 PM
It appears as though CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien has joined the ranks in +the liberal media who argue that the GOP is engaging in a political witch hunt over the lethal Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. During an interview with Sen. Chuck Grassley this morning, Soledad pressed the Iowa Republican about GOP congressmen's motives behind the contempt of Congress vote against…
Project Gunrunner: Obama's Stimulus-funded Border Nightmare
March 30th, 2011 5:50 PM
Buried in Barack Obama's failed trillion-dollar stimulus program was a $10 million bloody border racket that has now cost American lives. This goes far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by progressive profligacy. It's bloodstained government malfeasance overseen by anti-gun ideologues — and now anti-gun ideologue Attorney General Eric Holder will "…
Dems Inaccurately Claim GOP Blocked Berwick Nomination, Media Happy to
July 8th, 2010 12:34 PM
The GOP as the party of obstructionism: it's a tried and true media meme, but very often falls a tad short of the truth. Yet on occasion, even stubborn facts are not enough to dispel such accusations.Some in the media have taken President Obama's recess appointment of Donald Berwick to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as an occasion to bash purportedly obstructionist…
Neil Who? Chuck Who? Press Virtually Ignores Barofsky, Grassley Compla
April 23rd, 2010 12:32 PM
Ed Whitacre, Chairman of Government/General Motors, took to the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday to crow about repaying a loan (link may require subscription). Note the deceptive headline and its accompanying end-zone dance: The GM Bailout: Paid Back in Full The investment of U.S. and Canadian tax dollars worked. Whitacre can try to make a case that the government's loans have been repaid, but…
CNN Shows Faces Obama Was Making During Healthcare Summit
February 28th, 2010 7:25 PM
To emphasize Barack Obama's frustration with what Republicans were saying at Thursday's healthcare summit, CNN aired a montage of the faces the President was making as prominent members of the GOP spoke.Candy Crowley introduced the segment on Sunday's "State of the Union":As we mentioned earlier, President Obama's face said a lot last week. I was in the studio where you can watch what…