D'oh! Sharpton Confuses Presidents Andrew Jackson & Johnson -- TWICE
May 27th, 2019 9:14 PM
On Saturday's PoliticsNation show, MSNBC host Al Sharpton presided over a discussion of the Donald Trump administration delaying the release of the new $20 bill replacing President Andrew Jackson's image with iconic anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman. As the group saw the delay as being racially motivated, Sharpton made clear that he does not know the difference between Andrew Jackson…
Breitbart's Pollak Nukes CNN's Avlon for Botched 'Reality Check'
March 18th, 2019 5:35 PM
It should be an obvious concept that during a New Day segment called a “Reality Check,” the reporter should make sure that the information is complete and accurate. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case on Monday morning, when CNN Senior Political Analyst John Avlon went out of his way in an attempt to connect the terrorist shooting in New Zealand last Friday with President Trump.
Bozell & Graham Column: The Bushes, Back in the Media's Good Graces
December 4th, 2018 11:00 PM
The death of former president George Herbert Walker Bush created a calm oasis of civil discourse, if only for a couple of minutes. It was appropriate to salute this man’s kindness and statesmanship, even when you disagreed with him passionately, as many conservatives did. And yet, it’s a bit odd that pundits suddenly remember the kinder, gentler noblesse oblige of Bush’s…
Dershowitz Slams Clinton, the Left for 'Mainstreaming' Farrakhan
September 2nd, 2018 3:22 PM
On Fox and Friends Sunday, frequent guest and Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz slammed former President Bill Clinton and others on the left for their willingness to "mainstream" racist, anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, responding to their presence on stage together at singer Aretha Franklin's funeral.
CNN, MSNBC Slam Ingraham Commentary as 'White Supremacist'
August 13th, 2018 5:12 PM
For much of the day on Friday and into the weekend, various hosts on both CNN and MSNBC were hard at work smearing Fox News host Laura Ingraham as someone who uses her show to promote "racist" and "white supremacist" views as they reacted to a commentary she gave on The Ingraham Angle show in which she advocated for merit-based immigration and lamented dramatic "massive…
AP Repeats Discredited Claim Scalise Was Speaker for White Racists
April 13th, 2018 9:15 AM
In the aftermath of House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will retire from Congress, amid the speculation about who might replace him as top Republican in the House, the Washington Post ran an AP story by Alan Fram which repeats the debunked claims that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was a speaker for a David Duke-founded white supremacist group without even acknowledging any of…
CNN Inserts David Duke Into Discussion of Illegal Immigration
February 2nd, 2018 9:30 PM
On Friday morning, on two different shows, CNN hosts inserted David Duke into the illegal immigration discussion by reading a tweet in which the former KKK leader praised President Donald Trump for dismissing the term "Dreamers" being used by liberals to bolster the image of illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children.
CNN, MSNBC Journalists Invoke David Duke in Recapping SOTU
January 31st, 2018 5:19 PM
For all of the talk about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, there seemed to be a bit of collusion on Wednesday between the cable news channels as they dissected the President’s State of the Union speech.
Wallace Fears GOP 'Extinction' Over Roy Moore, 'Too Offensive' for TV
September 28th, 2017 9:58 PM
On Thursday's Deadline: White House, Republican-leaning MSNBC most Nicolle Wallace was still fretting over Roy Moore's GOP primary victory in Alabama as she repeated her claims from yesterday that some of his past comments are "too offensive" to be shown on television. She also worried that his candidacy for Senate signals that the Republican party is "on a path to…
PBS's Woodruff to Clinton: 'Do You Believe the President Is Racist?'
September 15th, 2017 9:37 PM
In a pre-recorded interview aired on Friday's PBS NewsHour, PBS host Judy Woodruff asked guest Hillary Clinton if she believes President Donald Trump is "racist," and then did not challenge her when she claimed that Trump had "accepted the support of David Duke," and that he "has not condemned the neo-Nazis and the self-proclaimed white supremacists." Substitute…
Salon: 'Sociopathic' GOP Should Learn From 'Bigot' Scalise's 'Baptism'
June 23rd, 2017 10:15 AM
In an article posted yesterday, Salon politics writer Chauncey DeVega trashed Republican Rep. Steve Scalise as a "bigot" and accused the Republican party of being a "sociopathic" entity that has "weaponized" the Scalise shooting and is "drunk on conspiracy theories and other hallucinogenic beliefs." He also repeated the discredited claim that Scalise…
FNC's Pergram Wrongly Claims Scalise Accused of Meeting With KKK
June 16th, 2017 11:49 AM
On Wednesday's Fox and Friends, as Fox News producer Greg Pergram reported in by phone in the aftermath of the attack on congressional Republicans in Alexandria, Virginia, he incorrectly recalled that it was the KKK that Scalise was accused of meeting with, when in reality the debunked accusation was that he spoke to a white nationalist group that was founded by David Duke. …
CNN's Kaye Repeats Debunked Claim Scalise Spoke to David Duke Group
June 15th, 2017 10:33 AM
In a pre-recorded report on Thursday's New Day, CNN correspondent Randi Kaye repeated a discredited claim that Republican Rep. Steve Scalise 15 years ago spoke to a group founded by white supremacist and former KKK leader David Duke. As if the assertion that he spoke to the group were not in dispute, Kaye recalled: "Questions were raised about a speech he gave to a group led by former Ku…
Obeidallah Lamely Jokes Trump Will Appoint David Duke to Supreme Court
November 27th, 2016 3:32 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, liberal comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah injected lame comedy into the show's final segment as he cracked that, in the week ahead, Donald Trump might pick David Duke as a Supreme Court justice or someone who "hates the environment" for EPA administrator.