TRIGGER ALERT: Lib Reporters Won’t Like This Year’s GOP Convention

August 22nd, 2020 1:29 PM

Year after year, journalists deride the GOP convention as too far to the right, and castigate the party as hostile to women, minorities and gays. While Democratic attacks on Republicans are applauded, it’s nasty mud-slinging when Republicans dare to launch counter-attacks. Here’s a look back at what these liberal media outlets said about the GOP during the previous eight conventions.


‘Murphy Brown’ Finale Calls Ted Cruz a 'Boil on the A** of Humanity'

December 21st, 2018 12:06 AM
The season finale of Murphy Brown aired on CBS December 20 and the script included snarky remarks about Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Ted Cruz. Corky Sherwood wants to interview Pence and she maneuvers a way to ask him some questions in an unusual way, while Cruz gets a terrible insult randomly thrown his way.

Nasty NBC Uses Bush Funeral to Bash Dan Quayle: ‘Hardly the Best’

December 5th, 2018 12:06 PM
The journalists at NBC News couldn’t let the funeral service of George H.W. Bush go by without using the occasion to offer some nasty comments about other Republicans. When former Vice President Dan Quayle showed up at National Cathedral, Andrea Mitchell’s first reaction was this: “He was almost dropped from the ticket, although the loyalty of Bush 41 rejected the advice of political advisers who…

Media Mum? Keith Ellison in 2012: Nazis 'Attacked Pearl Harbor'

November 26th, 2016 11:54 PM
The leftist press give gaffes made by Republicans years and even decades of shelf life. They roasted Bush 41 Vice President Dan Quayle for years for adding a "e" at the end of "potato" with the "help" of a flashcard which had the word spelled incorrectly — not only in the press, but also on the late-night talks shows. Gaffes by Democrats, liberals and even far-lefties tend to get a complete pass…

On Eve of VP Debate, MSNBC Reminisces About Hammering Dan Quayle

October 3rd, 2016 6:00 PM
On the eve of the vice presidential debate, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday reminisced about a favorite target of the liberal media veterans: Dan Quayle. Going back 28 years, Mitchell rehashed, yet again Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s attack during the 1988 vice presidential debate that Quayle was “no Jack Kennedy.” 

Liberal Blogger Calls Conservatism ‘Cartoonish’

September 4th, 2016 8:20 PM
At the Democratic convention, Bill Clinton accused Republicans of fabricating a “cartoon alternative” to the real Hillary Clinton. The Washington Monthly’s Martin Longman claims that Democrats don’t need to create cartoon versions of conservatives since there’s already “something cartoonish about the right,” and in that regard Donald Trump “seems like a natural successor” to Sarah Palin and (wait…

NBC’s Lauer to Quayle: ‘People Worried’ About Your ‘Qualifications'

May 12th, 2016 12:38 PM
During an interview with Dan Quayle on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer reminded the former Republican vice president of the liberal media narrative that he was unqualified for the job: “And in all honesty, your qualifications were questioned when you became vice president. People worried whether you had the experience to be vice president or president, if that would happen.”

Brit Hume, Chris Matthews Both Compare Rubio to Dan Quayle

February 7th, 2016 12:36 AM
Chris Matthews and Brit Hume are, it's safe to say, probably rarely in agreement on much. Tonight, however, both compared Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's handling of Chris Christie in tonight's New Hampshire primary debate to Dan Quayle poor debate performance in 1988 against Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas).

NBC, CBS Cover Obama Spelling Flub; ABC Out to Lunch

March 8th, 2014 2:46 PM
Viewers of ABC's morning and evening newscasts on Friday would have been left unaware of President Obama's gaffe of elementary proportions during a White House concert on Thursday evening. Both Good Morning America and World News omitted how the Democrat left out the first "E" in the title of Aretha Franklin's most famous song: "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her." By…

Taranto: PolitiFact Changing Its 'True' Obamacare Claim to 'Lie of the

December 14th, 2013 9:48 PM
James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal took on the strange conflict that is PolitiFact picked a “Lie of the Year” they’ve repeatedly defended as “Half True.” Barack Obama repeatedly claimed that if you liked your health plan, you could keep it once he passed his badly named "Affordable Care Act." He called it "PolitiFact's Forked Tongue." PolitiFact has only drawn a yellow Hi-Liter through…

Bozell Column: Republicans, Torn Apart In Factions

August 28th, 2012 11:00 PM
The Republican convention was delayed by a day on Monday. It’s not a problem: the national media’s pre-convention spin was timed perfectly, almost as if it was on automatic pilot. In Monday’s New York Times, longtime political writer Adam Nagourney regurgitated the same old, tired political spin that the Republican Party is too conservative and exclusionary on “social issues,” and that their…

Ryan’s Not the First: Media’s History of Trashing GOP Vice Preside

August 13th, 2012 10:36 AM
Almost as soon as word leaked that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate, liberal reporters stepped forward to help define the Wisconsin congressman as too conservative, a heartless budget-slasher who might repel as many votes as he might attract to the GOP ticket. Chris Matthews, for example, on Saturday derided Ryan as someone whose plan “really screws the people who…

NBC's Harry Smith Dredges Up Dan Quayle's 'Attack' on 'Murphy Brown' a

June 16th, 2012 12:00 PM
In an interview with actress Candice Bergen for Thursday's NBC Rock Center, correspondent Harry Smith brought up Bergen's long-running 90's sitcom, proclaiming: "Well you can't talk about Murphy Brown and not also say Dan Quayle....What Vice President Quayle said in a 1992 speech was an attack on the character Murphy Brown for glorifying single motherhood." A portion of the speech played,…

NBC's Lauer to Dan Quayle: Wasn't Romney 'Wrong' and Obama 'Right' on

December 8th, 2011 11:14 AM
In an interview with former Vice President Dan Quayle on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pushed Quayle to admit that Mitt Romney was wrong to oppose Obama's auto bailout: "[He] said, 'You know what? Let Chrysler fail.'...There would have been thousands of jobs lost. Did he get it wrong? Did President Obama get it right by bailing out the auto industry?"   Quayle endorsed Romney on…