WashPost Writer Links Pizzagate to Abortion Videos, Giffords Shooting
December 7th, 2016 3:36 PM
Washington Post local columnist Petula Dvorak waded into the ginned-up fake news debate in her Tuesday column as she compared the false and unsubstantiated Pizzagate story to the “doctored” and “gotcha” videos that spawned the Planned Parenthood scandal and Sarah Palin causing then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords to be shot in 2011 (even though the first case was real and the…
Classless, Clueless: NYT's Paul Krugman Exploits Tragedy Once Again
May 31st, 2015 5:47 PM
The New York Times classless liberal columnist Paul Krugman has a reputation for exploiting tragedy for partisan gain, and did so again Sunday afternoon, writing about former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert, accused of using hush money to cover up sexual misconduct with a former student: "Defense of traditional values played a big role in the 2004 campaign....But what we’re now…
Impressive: New York Times Spins Crime Issue as Problem for GOP
December 25th, 2014 7:06 PM
A Christmas Day article in the New York Times left no doubt which party they would leave a lump of coal for. The paper impressively managed to spin a current controversy into a problem solely for the Republican side -- as if crime has not long been a losing election issue for the Democrats -- by portraying the GOP as making knee-jerk, stiff-necked appeals to white fear.
WashPost Blogger: Gabby Giffords Can't Possibly Run 'Mean' Campaign Ad
September 27th, 2014 5:06 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple seems to be placing himself in the Gabby Giffords Can Do No Wrong camp. One post this week carried the headline “ Politico: Gabby Giffords ‘gets mean.’ Really?”
Wemple ripped into an Alex Isenstadt Politico piece on very personal, very negative campaign ads from the Giffords “gun violence prevention super PAC.” We…
Gabby Giffords Fires Gun for First Time Since Being Shot
July 2nd, 2013 11:00 AM
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) fired a gun Monday for the first time since she was shot in January 2011.
As odd as it might seem, she did this as she and her husband Mark Kelly set off on their "Rights and Responsibilities" bus tour pushing for stricter gun control laws.
The Washington Post Doesn't Really Believe in Oprah's Outreach to Cons
June 2nd, 2013 11:06 PM
The Washington Post offered a roundup of commencement speech wisdom on the front of Saturday’s Style section. It started with Oprah Winfrey urging the graduates of Harvard to think broadly enough to “have more face-to-face conversations with people you may disagree with.”
That’s really not a principle at work inside the liberal media. CBS left that clip out in hailing…
Eleanor Clift: Newtown Families and Gabby Giffords Will Be More Powerf
April 13th, 2013 4:39 PM
"The Newtown families and Gabby Giffords are in the gun debate to stay, and over time their voices will be more powerful than the NRA."
So said Newsweek's Eleanor Clift during the predictions segment on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Chris Wallace to Gabby Giffords' Husband: Background Check Didn't Prev
March 31st, 2013 2:38 PM
The gun-hating media are convinced that background checks are the panacea that will prevent mass shootings in the future.
Don't include Chris Wallace amongst them for on the most recent installment of Fox News Sunday, the host told gun control activist Mark Kelly that a background check didn't prevent Jared Loughner from purchasing the weapon he shot Kelly's wife Gabrielle…
Fairness: Gun Control Advocates Get Five Times More Coverage on CNN's
January 31st, 2013 11:44 AM
Viewers who tuned in to Wednesday's The Situation Room were bombarded with over five times as much coverage of gun control advocates than of the lone gun rights advocate Newt Gingrich.
Host Wolf Blitzer tossed plenty of softball questions to gun control advocates Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), but he grilled…
New York Times Again Unfairly Slams Sarah Palin for Giffords's Shootin
January 17th, 2013 8:13 AM
New York Times reporter Peter Baker explored the metaphorical challenges of the gun debate: "In Debate Over Curbing Gun Violence, Even Language Can Be Loaded." It was a politically balanced, if perhaps oversensitive, analysis, until an unfair reference tying Sarah Palin, the former GOP vice presidential candidate, to the shooting by schizophrenic Jared Loughner of Rep. Gabrielle…
CNN Hypes Gabby Giffords' Push for New Gun Laws
January 8th, 2013 3:18 PM
CNN did its best to promote former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' push for stricter gun laws on Tuesday. Correspondent David Mattingly even highlighted the large "donate" button on the website of Giffords' new political action committee.
"And if you think about it, if Gabby Giffords came knocking on my door, office door on Capitol Hill, I would have to let her in,…
NBC's Guthrie Pushes Gun Control in Interview With Husband of Gabriell
November 9th, 2012 5:14 PM
At the end of a Friday interview with Mark Kelly, former astronaut and husband of former Congresswoman Gabrille Giffords, Today co-host Savannah Guthrie made sure to bring up the favorite liberal talking point of the need for more gun control: "...you gave a stinging rebuke in your statement to political leaders who haven't done anything about gun control....What do you hope will…
Gabby Giffords Shooter Jared Loughner Gets Seven Life Sentences
November 8th, 2012 5:59 PM
Jared Lee Loughner, the man that shot former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) in a Tucson shooting rampage in January 2011, was given seven life sentences without the ability of parole Thursday.
Victims and their relatives including Giffords' husband Mark Kelly addressed Loughner in the courtroom before the sentence was read.
Chris Matthews: 'I'm With' Obama 'Putting the Knife In' Romney On 'Out
June 26th, 2012 7:19 PM
Remember all those demands for civility in politics after the tragic shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in January, 2011?
On Tuesday's Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said, "I’m with' [the Obama campaign] putting the knife in" Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the supposed outsourcing that happened at companies Bain Capital…