MSNBC's Heilemann: Don't Give Republicans Credit If They Dump Gaetz!

April 2nd, 2021 2:47 PM

On Morning Joe, MSNBC analyst John Heilemann says that if Republicans denounce Florida Republican congressman Matt Gaetz, who is facing accusations about his personal life, they will be doing so only out of a "totally self-interested, purely cynical, public-relations driven approach" for which "they have no moral standing."

Most Stories Omit Spitzer's Dem Affiliation; AP Waits 14 Paragraphs

February 16th, 2016 1:52 AM
Yesterday, Matt Balan at NewsBusters noted that only two of the Big 3 broadcast news networks covered "the assault allegation against former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer that emerged over the weekend," and that only NBC mentioned Spitzer's Democratic Party affiliation. A broader look at news coverage of Spitzer's latest encounter with law enforcement indicates that omitting his party…

'CBS This Morning' Yawns at Latest Spitzer Scandal; ABC, NBC Cover

February 15th, 2016 5:57 PM
CBS This Morning was the sole Big Three morning newscast on Monday to not cover the assault allegation against former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer that emerged over the weekend. By contrast, NBC's Today aired a full two-plus minute report on Spitzer "facing another potentially embarrassing scandal," as Kristen Dahlgren put it. ABC's Good Morning America gave a brief on the story, but didn't…

Introducing Rachel Maddow's Integrity Expert: Eliot Spitzer

April 3rd, 2013 8:42 AM
I say "political integrity expert," you say "Eliot Spitzer."  I say "you're kidding me, right?" Rachel Maddow actually got off to a good start last evening in her segment on political sleaziness, ripping politicians both Dem and Republican for a variety of venal sins.  But of all the people to bring on as your expert to discuss how to raise the moral bar . . . Client 9?  Surely you make…

MRC's/NB's Motley on Fox & Friends to Ponder the Media's 'Culture(s) o

January 7th, 2009 9:03 AM
Media Research Center Director of Communications and Contributing Editor Seton Motley appeared on this morning's Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel to discuss the egregious media double standard when it comes to Republicans and Democrats misbehaving.  Motley pointed to the media's incessant chant in 2006, the "Republican Culture of Corruption," and noted that no such…

The Undead: Cramer Crushed Carter Still Alive

July 31st, 2008 11:46 AM
Disclaimer: Yes, Joe and Chris.  We know Jim was joking.Money maven Jim Cramer is a self-described Democrat, one who idolized Lenin back in his Harvard days [Cramer's, not Lenin's] and was on the verge of tears over the downfall of his old college buddy Eliot Spitzer.  But one Dem not high on Cramer's list is Jimmy Carter, so much so that Cramer feigned dismay to be informed that—contrary to his…