CNN Gives Last-Minute Platform to Dem Candidate for Gabby Giffords' Se
June 12th, 2012 12:08 PM
On the night before the special election in Arizona to fill former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' seat, CNN's Piers Morgan gave some last-minute positive airtime to Giffords' hand-picked Democratic candidate. He hosted both the candidate Ron Barber and Giffords' husband Mark Kelly on Monday for a soft interview.
In what set the tone for the rest of the interview, Morgan…
CNN Urges Gabby Giffords' Husband to Run for Congress
January 27th, 2012 6:22 PM
Former Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords retired from office a year after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, and CNN is already goading her husband to replace her in Congress. Since Democrats wanted him to run for Giffords' seat, CNN was basically asking a Democrat to run for office.
On Friday's Starting Point, host Soledad O'Brien told Giffords' husband,…
Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down From Congress
January 22nd, 2012 11:22 PM
A little over a year after her tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her position as a House Representative (video follows with transcript and commentary):
One Year After Giffords Shooting, 'Morning Joe' Panel Sees Romney Out
January 11th, 2012 11:33 AM
One year ago, America's media were shouting from the rooftops about the need for more civil political discourse following the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
Less than three days after the anniversary of that horrible event, the gang at MSNBC's Morning Joe gleefully discussed how Mitt Romney is going to "kill" any of his Republican presidential…
Time Magazine Names Occupy Wall Street Protests Top U.S. News Story of
December 7th, 2011 5:31 PM
If you had to name the top U.S. news story of 2011, what would you say?
For the folks at Time magazine, the answer is the Occupy Wall Street protests:
Piers Morgan Trashes Sarah Palin in Interview With Gabby Giffords' Hus
November 24th, 2011 8:38 AM
Although it's long been proved that Sarah Palin and so-called violent political rhetoric had absolutely nothing to do with January's tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona, CNN's Piers Morgan felt it was necessary to bring her up during Wednesday's interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) husband.
For his part, astronaut Mark Kelly was only too happy to take…
Diane Sawyer Ruins Marvelous Special on Gabby Giffords By Attacking Sa
November 16th, 2011 10:22 AM
ABC presented an absolutely marvelous special Tuesday evening about Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) remarkable recovery from a gunshot to the head last January.
After 36 minutes of uplifting scenes involving the Congresswoman's therapy and road back to being able to walk and speak, host Diane Sawyer for some reason felt the need to bring politics into the program at its…
CBS Boosts Tucson Survivor's Testimony to Promote Gun Control
November 15th, 2011 4:55 PM
CBS's Erica Hill tossed softballs at a survivor of the Tucson shooting and the executive director of a pro-gun control group on Tuesday's Early Show, just hours before they were due to speak at a congressional hearing to promote tighter gun regulations. Hill played up fellow survivor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's recent interview and asked, "What does that do to you and to this…
WaPo's Marcus on Rick Perry: 'He's Like Monty Python's Parrot - He's N
October 16th, 2011 2:57 PM
Remember all that talk about returning civility to political discussions following Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) shooting in January?
Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus clearly doesn't, for on ABC's This Week Sunday, she said of Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential candidacy, "He's like Monty Python's parrot - he's not dead yet" (…
CBS Lets Wasserman Schultz Bash GOP, Omits Her Rosy Economic Spin
October 6th, 2011 3:32 PM
CBS's Erica Hill let DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz bash congressional Republicans unopposed on Thursday's Early Show. Hill also failed to ask the Florida Democrat about her eye-opening claim on Wednesday that "anyone" can see that the economy is improving "and now, we've begun to turn the corner."
The anchor brought on Wasserman Schultz, the morning…
Ed Schultz Asks Hoffa 'Do You Think The Republicans Are Sons of B---he
September 7th, 2011 12:14 AM
Not surprisingly, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was practically orgasmic with joy Tuesday over Teamsters president James Hoffa’s Labor Day declaration of war against the Tea Party.
After telling his “Ed Show” audience that Obama’s poll numbers have been declining because he hasn’t spoken to the American people like the union boss, Schultz actually asked Hoffa, “…
Jonah Goldberg on Hoffa: There'd Be No Controversy If We Didn't Have
September 6th, 2011 10:34 PM
National Review's Jonah Goldberg on Tuesday, appearing on Fox News's "Special Report," put James Hoffa's Labor Day attack on the Tea Party in proper perspective.
"We would not be in this mess, we would not have this controversy, if we did not have this bonfire of asininity that came out of the Tucson shootings where all of a sudden Sarah Palin’s Facebook…
Libtalker Bill Press: Biden Is Right, Republicans Are Terrorists
August 9th, 2011 8:54 AM
There's something to be said for candor, even -- make that, especially -- from a goo-goo leftist.
None of this disingenuous denial that Vice President Joe Biden maligned Republicans as terrorists, or the weaselly pseudo-defense that Biden didn't actually say this, he merely agreed after a House Democrat did. (audio clip after page break)
Despite Post-Giffords Rants, Left Hasn't Toned Down Its Own Violent Rh
August 3rd, 2011 10:14 AM
Monday night, to the surprise of many, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to the Capitol to cast her first vote since being shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner seven months ago. Her triumphant return brought cheers from everyone in the room, despite their contentious disagreements over the past few weeks.
Ironically, these disagreements have often turned to using the same violent rhetoric…