No Live Coverage: CNN and MSNBC Skip Latest Benghazi Hearing

May 1st, 2014 3:08 PM
CNN and MSNBC failed to provide any live coverage of a Thursday morning House Oversight Committee hearing on the terrorist attack on Benghazi. Fox News provided 74 minutes and 25 seconds worth of live coverage of the hearing and had multiple interview and analysis segments talking about the revelations in the hearing. MSNBC provided a small amount of coverage but did not air the hearing live…

MSNBC Sees GOP 'War on Voting,' FNC Viewers 'Dumb Enough to Believe' O

April 12th, 2014 1:57 PM
On the Friday, April 11, PoliticsNation on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton led the show by pushing the liberal mantra that Republicans are in a "war on voting" as he highlighted President Obama's speech earlier that day to Sharpton's own left-wing National Action Network organization on the subject of voting rights. And later in the show, as Sharpton hosted a segment dismissing the…

MSNBC.com Declares ‘GOP Panel Keeps Fake IRS ‘Scandal’ Rolling

April 9th, 2014 9:35 PM
Doing its best to follow the narrative being peddled by MSNBC’s liberal hosts, MSNBC.com decided to double-down in its attempt to minimize the severity of the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups. In an April 9 piece, MSNBC.com writer Amanda Sakuma blared in her headline “GOP panel keeps fake IRS ‘scandal rolling” before pushing the talking point that “…

Big Three Blackout: No Mention of Issa Threatening Contempt Charges fo

March 28th, 2014 4:12 PM
On Wednesday Fox News reported that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa threatened to hold the IRS commissioner in contempt of Congress if he didn’t hand over emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. So far none of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows have mentioned the latest development in the ongoing investigation of…

MSNBC’s Wagner, HuffPo’s Fineman Mock Contempt of Congress Charges

March 14th, 2014 1:20 PM
MSNBC continues to fail to take the IRS targeting scandal seriously. On Thursday’s NOW with Alex Wagner, Ms. Wagner and her guest, Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post, showed their utter disdain for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and his committee’s ongoing investigation into the scandal. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] Wagner took particular offense to Issa’s move to hold…

Bozell on IRS Scandal: ‘Bigger Than Watergate

March 7th, 2014 8:45 AM
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” last night and chastised the networks for skipping the substance of the latest congressional hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Bozell’s comments came after Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the scandal, once again refused to answer questions during a…

NBC, CBS See IRS Probe Hitting 'Dead End' After Democrat's Outburst; A

March 6th, 2014 4:30 PM
Both NBC's Today and CBS This Morning on Thursday saw the beginning of the end of an investigation into the Obama administration's IRS scandal following tirade by Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings at the conclusion of a Wednesday hearing on the topic. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] On Today, news reader Natalie Morales proclaimed: "Well, after a…

MSNBC’s Jansing, Dem. Strategist Gang Up on GOP Guest Re: Issa’s

March 6th, 2014 4:14 PM
On Wednesday morning, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) had a heated discussion with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) during the most recent hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Following the confrontation, the folks at MSNBC rushed to defend the Maryland Democrat and condemn the Republican for ending the hearing after former IRS agent Lois Lerner refused to testify.…

Fireworks at Hearing Where Lois Lerner Takes the Fifth Again, Will Net

March 5th, 2014 1:33 PM
Lois Lerner, the IRS figure at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, once again pleaded the Fifth on Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In more than 20 minutes of testimony the former director of IRS exempt organizations refused to answer Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on nine different occasions. The hearing also ended with a bit of fireworks…

Irony in Yesterday's AP Headlines, Later Altered, on Obama's Unilatera

February 19th, 2014 4:22 PM
The Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, had an interesting pair of headlines near the top of its raw feed yesterday. The first headline used the typical "Republicans attack" approach any time President Obama does something objectionable, which has been quite often. The headline was "Issa Rails Against Obama's 'Imperial Presidency.'" Of course…

Outrage! Obama Donor Picked to Head IRS Scandal Investigation, Big Thr

January 9th, 2014 1:26 PM
After months of stonewalling the Justice Department finally named someone to head the investigation into the IRS-Tea Party scandal - and it's an Obama donor. So far ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to mention what Darrell Issa called “a startling conflict of interest.” In fact the Big Three networks have almost completely stopped covering the IRS scandal investigation altogether.…

'I Don't Know Anything About Football,' WaPo Columnist Tells MSNBC Pa

December 31st, 2013 4:36 PM
How much do you need to know about a subject before expressing a strong opinion during a panel on MSNBC? Apparently very little, as Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart took part in a Monday afternoon discussion on the future of the Washington Redskins National Football League team since coach Mike Shanahan had just been fired. Kristen Welker -- fill-in host for that weekday's…

WaPo Headline Frets About Possible Issa File Releases, Not Insecure He

December 26th, 2013 10:16 AM
Major establishment press outlets ignored Friday's news that "Teresa Fryer, the chief information security officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ... explicitly recommended denial of the website’s Authority to Operate (ATO), but was overruled by her superiors." Fryer also "refused to put her name on a letter recommending a temporary ATO be…

Issa Tells Texas Health Official 'You Need to Watch More Fox

December 17th, 2013 3:55 PM
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Tx.) were in Richardson, Texas, Monday at a hearing to investigate allegations that ObamaCare navigators in that state were instructing applicants to lie about their income thereby committing tax fraud. According to the Dallas Morning News, Issa at one point told Dr. Randy…