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Frank Luntz on CBS: 'Collapse in Confidence' of Government, Media

October 17th, 2014 4:15 PM
Appearing on Friday's CBS This Morning, Republican pollster Frank Luntz reacted to the latest CBS News poll showing Americans having a "crisis of confidence" in government institutions: "The problem is that the institutions that have the greatest impact on us, the CDC, the FDA, the EPA, those that are responsible for our health and safety, are the ones that have had the biggest…
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CBS’s Charlie Rose: Ebola Travel Bans Are ‘Radical Answers’

October 17th, 2014 4:07 PM
On Friday, CBS This Morning hosted CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and pollster Frank Luntz to discuss America’s declining trust in government including its recent handling of the Ebola crisis.  Despite two-thirds of Americans supporting a travel ban on Ebola stricken countries, co-host Charlie Rose did his best to dismiss such concerns by the public. Rose wondered if…

New York Times: 'Potent Voices of Conservative Media' Helped Brat Defe

June 11th, 2014 11:02 PM
Like many analysts in the “mainstream media,” New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters sought to explain how David Brat -- a 49-year-old economics professor and virtually unknown candidate -- won the Republican primary in Virginia on Tuesday, unseating Eric Cantor, a seven-term incumbent who has served as the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Peters'…

After Cantor Loss, Frank Luntz Declares: 'We Republican Pollsters Suck

June 11th, 2014 4:30 PM
Appearing on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Republican pollster Frank Luntz attacked his own profession following the surprising primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: "Right now there are 230 House Republicans who are waking up praying that they do not have Eric Cantor's pollster. Honestly – and I'm one of them – we Republican pollsters suck. We have…

NBC Skips AOL Executive's Slam of ObamaCare Costs, CBS Highlights

February 10th, 2014 12:21 PM
  AOL executive Tim Armstrong last week publicly worried about how ObamaCare is impacting his company, but only CBS highlighted this complaint. NBC, instead, focused solely on his "outrageous" comments about how seriously ill babies have impacted AOL's 401k plan. ObamaCare went unmentioned. In a CNBC interview on Friday, Armstrong explained why the company would cut…

'GOP' Pollster Frank Luntz Denounced Limbaugh, Levin as 'Problematic

April 25th, 2013 7:11 AM
The leftists at Mother Jones are brandishing another secret tape. Pollster Frank Luntz, denounced as too conservative by liberals when he turns up on liberal networks, told a group of college students at the University of Pennsylvania this week that Rush Limbaugh and right-wing talk radio are "problematic" for the GOP and that he and Mark Levin were “killing” Marco Rubio…

CBS Tees Up Pollster to Chide NRA

December 26th, 2012 2:51 PM
On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, co-host Rebecca Jarvis asked a pollster for a liberal anti-gun group what he thought of the NRA's response to the Newtown shooting. CBS hosted Frank Luntz, a Republican strategist but also a pollster for Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Co-host Rebecca Jarvis asked him, "what do you make of the NRA's strategy here to say there should be someone…

2008 Obama Voter Tells Fox Focus Group: President's 'Been Bullsh--ting

October 17th, 2012 12:03 AM
Pollster Frank Luntz got more than he bargained for on Tuesday. In a focus group on Fox's Hannity program after the debate, one of the participants who voted for Obama in 2008 said of the President, "He’s been bullsh--ting the public with the media behind him" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

Frank Luntz Finds the 1% – In Maher’s Audience Where One Person Su

October 6th, 2012 11:02 AM
A revelatory humorous moment on Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO: A single member of his studio audience supports Mitt Romney. How’d he get in? When Republican political consultant Frank Luntz predicted Barack Obama would win re-election, loud applause broke out from those in the studio at CBS Television City in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. “How many of…

CBS Trumpets Obama's 'Growing Lead' in Own Poll; Barely Mentions Repub

September 26th, 2012 5:50 PM
Norah O'Donnell was ready to tie the toe tag on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, as the morning newscast hyped the latest numbers from the Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll, especially President Obama's 10-point lead in Ohio. After mentioning Romney's latest 60-second TV spot, O'Donnell twice wondered, "Is it too…

CBS Wonders If Romney Video is a 'Turning Point', Despite Acknowledgin

September 19th, 2012 6:35 PM
More than an hour into the program, Wednesday's CBS This Morning finally acknowledged that "this race is not over for Mitt Romney," based on the network's own polling. Norah O'Donnell noted that "in our new polls...Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats about voting this year in general, and that enthusiasm has actually...grown since early August." O…

CBS Downplays Obama Super PAC Cancer Death Ad As Part of 'Nasty' Blitz

August 10th, 2012 11:54 AM
Three days after CNN slammed the dishonest ad from the pro-Obama Priorities USA super PAC that blames Mitt Romney for a woman's cancer death, Friday's CBS This Morning finally got around to covering it. But correspondent Nancy Cordes downplayed the liberal group's spot by also targeting a Romney ad that was "panned" by unnamed fact checkers, and claimed that "other…

Actual HuffPo Headline: 'Michele Bachmann Pours Water For Men At GOP P

November 21st, 2011 10:08 PM
Are there no limits to where leftwing media members will go to bash Republicans? On Monday, the Huffington Post actually published a front page article with the headline, "Michele Bachmann Pours Water For Men At GOP Primary Forum In Iowa":

CBS Touts Skewed Poll Showing Majority Support for Unions

March 1st, 2011 12:16 PM
On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted a new poll claiming people support unions over Republican plans to cut state deficits: "A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that a majority of Americans, 56%, are opposed to cutting the pay and benefits of state workers to balance budgets while just 37% are in favor of it." While Wragge called them "state…