Liberal PBS Analyst Mark Shields Talks Trash: Boehner Lawsuit Is 'Bogu

June 28th, 2014 11:12 PM
In the Friday PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff lamented the current impasse in Washington: "I don’t know what else to call it, war between congressional Republicans and the president." She sounded shocked that Speaker John Boehner filed suit to protest the president's constant end-runs around Congress and legislating from the White House on Obamacare, immigration, and other issues. Shields…

Lois Lerner Sent Confidential Taxpayer Info to FBI Right Before 2010 M

June 11th, 2014 4:41 PM
On Monday, the House Oversight Committee investigating the IRS targeting scandal released new e-mails that showed Lois Lerner sent a database of tax exempt organizations to the FBI right before the 2010 midterm elections. So what was the reaction of anchors and reporters at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC ) networks to the release of federally protected confidential taxpayer information? A big…

House Sends Subpoena to Eric Holder on IRS Scandal, Big Three Nets Ref

May 21st, 2014 1:12 PM
Frustrated by the Justice Department’s stonewalling of its IRS scandal investigation the House Oversight Committee, on Tuesday, sent a subpeona to Attorney General Eric Holder but you wouldn’t know that if you got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks. The news that committee chairman Darrell Issa sent the subpoena to Holder, after a Justice Department official in charge of…

Jane Mayer: Tip O'Neill Handled Beirut Attack Appropriately, While Iss

May 7th, 2014 12:32 PM
Chris Matthews's recent book Tip and the Gipper examined how President Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill sometimes set aside their ideological differences in favor of compromising and dealmaking. In a Tuesday post, the New Yorker's Jane Mayer also portrays the '80s O'Neill positively, but in her case it's to contrast his statesmanlike reaction to terrorist attacks that occurred on…

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 various Obama…

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 “Democrats accused a House committee of…

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 the…

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 IRS official Lois…

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 congressional hearing,…

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 shouting match…

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, reporter Steve Peoples didn't let…