New Orleans Paper Distorts Tony Perkins Comments About GOP Sen. Vitter

January 30th, 2014 6:47 PM
In 2007, Senator David Vitter was implicated in a prostitution ring involving the infamous “D.C. Madam.” Since then the senator apologized to his wife and family as well as the citizens of Louisiana, who, apparently, forgave him, as attested to their reelecting him to the U.S. Senate. But that didn’t stop The Times-Picayune from publishing a story recently which selectively…

Michael Tomasky: GOP's David Vitter Is ‘America’s Most Contemptibl

January 22nd, 2014 12:26 PM
Well, he’s at it again. The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky posted yet another anti-Republican rant when he declared today that Senator David Vitter (R-La.) was “America’s most contemptible Senator.” Vitter announced that he will run for governor of Louisiana in 2015 and the Beast's teaser headline seethed with contempt, "Vitter slithers back to…

MSNBC's Hayes: Senator Vitter Finds 'Another Way to Screw Poor People

January 17th, 2014 3:03 PM
On Thursday's All In show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes charged that Senator David Vitter has found "another way to screw poor people" as he complained that the Louisiana Republican has proposed a photo ID requirement for food stamp recipients. Hayes brought up Vitter briefly after fretting that new voting rights legislation would not address voter ID requirements and would not…

Press Buries Two Stubborn Obama Shutdown Settlement Rejections

October 15th, 2013 11:22 PM
Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of this government shutdown has been the inability of the average person to get a handle on what's really going on. Outfits like the network evening news shows, the Associated Press, the New York Times and others compose their spin, and almost invariably tilt their coverage towards the Obama administration and Democrats; developments favoring the GOP and…

'Morning Joe' Spends Hour on Weiner Scandal, Never Once Calls Him a 'D

July 24th, 2013 11:57 AM
MSNBC’s Morning Joe spent nearly half of their Wednesday program covering the latest revelations in the Anthony Weiner scandal, yet never once mentioned that the disgraced former congressman and New York City mayoral candidate is a Democrat. The panel was extremely critical of Weiner and his candidacy, but apparently did not consider the candidate’s political affiliation to be of…

MSNBC's Hayes: 'GOP's Jihad on Those in Need Gets Uglier Every Single

June 20th, 2013 4:05 PM
On Wednesday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes again claimed that House Republicans are waging a "jihad" in trying to cut the food stamp program, asserting that "the GOP's jihad on those in need gets uglier every single day." The MSNBC also fretted again over the possibility that violent felons may lose benefits while MSNBC contributor Joy Reid tried to link…

MSNBC's Hayes Slams Republican 'Jackasses,' Defends Welfare for Violen

May 28th, 2013 1:06 PM
On Friday's All In show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes recounted the recent activities of several Republican political figures which he regarded as examples of GOP members "being jackasses," and coined the Hayes-ism "jackassery" as he used some variation of the word "jackass" 11 times during the segment. After teasing the show, the MSNBC host immediately got to…

CNN Anchor Goes Personal on Vitter; He Says 'The Good News Is...It's N

January 30th, 2012 12:45 PM
Bill Clinton has done hundreds of TV interviews since leaving office in 2001, and journalists have very rarely found it appropriate to revisit his sex scandals. But for CNN, Republicans merit an entirely different standard of coverage. On Monday's Early Start, co-host Ashleigh Banfield insisted to Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) that "I got to" bring up his 2007 prostitution scandal…

Maddow and Guest Wonder Why Media is Focused on Weiner - While They Fo

June 10th, 2011 8:47 PM
That Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and Chris Hayes of The Nation may be perpetuating the Weiner scandal apparently has not occurred to them. Maddow told Hayes last night that she could understand why Republicans were calling for Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign, but she was at a loss to understand why his fellow Democrats in Congress were doing likewise (video clip after page break) --

Chris Matthews: 'Right-wing Press Played Up Rangel Censure,' Left More

December 4th, 2010 2:18 PM
Chris Matthews on Friday made the absurd claim the "compassionate" Left is too soft on Republican wrongdoers, and that by contrast the Right puts it's "heel into the back of the guy's head when he's down." The "Hardball" host - with a straight face no less - said this to guests Ron Reagan and Politico's Roger Simon with reference to how the "…

MSNBC's Ratigan Falsely Claims GOP Senator's Ad Contained Geographical

October 21st, 2010 6:07 PM
 MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan is apparently so intent on depicting Republican candidates for office as stupid that he's willing to make asinine assertions to do it. Today in his "Ads Gone Bad" segment, Ratigan falsely insisted that an ad by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) attacking his Democratic opponent Rep. Charlie Melancon communicated to viewers that "illegal immigrants […

CNN’s 'Wingnut' Analyst Equates Conservatism With Racism

October 23rd, 2009 3:14 PM
John Avlon of the Daily Beast gave his “Wingnuts of the Week” on Friday’s American Morning on CNN, and omitted the Democratic past of his “wingnut” on the right- Lousiana justice of the peace Keith Bardwell, who recently denied a marriage license to an interracial couple. Avlon didn’t give judge’s party ID at all, and gave the impression that he was on the “right” merely because of his racist…

Leno Calls Disgraced Democrat Spitzer a Republican

May 31st, 2009 12:37 PM
On Monday’s Tonight Show on NBC, Jay Leno incorrectly called New York’s former Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer a Republican during the show’s monologue as he joked about Republican sex scandals. Inspired by John McCain’s daughter Meghan’s recent declaration that she is a "pro-sex Republican," Leno used her comment to poke fun at Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, as well as…

CNN's Rick Sanchez: 'I Play It Down the Middle

February 14th, 2009 10:04 AM
CNN Newsroom anchor Rick Sanchez may want to give stand-up comedy a try if his career in journalism falters.  On Friday's program, Sanchez said - with a straight face:To be clear, we don't fit into any template here, Democratic or Republican or otherwise. I play it down the middle.Anyone who's seen Sanchez at work knows how funny that is.  Throughout his program posts from the microblogging…