Daily Beast Contributor Worries Lame Joke by Cuccinelli Supporter Beco

September 18th, 2013 6:53 PM
A lame ethnic joke made by a Cuccinelli supporter at a campaign rally could be the Virginia attorney general's "macaca" moment. At least that's the concern-trolling pablum that former George H.W. Bush opposition research counsel Lloyd Green published on Wednesday at The Daily Beast. Daily Beast editors, doubtless no fans of the conservative Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate,…

Media Didn't Worry About Dems Overplaying 'GOP War on Women' or 'GOP C

June 4th, 2013 10:16 AM
You can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting some liberal media member cautioning the Republicans to not "overplay their hand" concerning the various scandals now plaguing the White House. Do you remember the press being concerned that the Democrats would overplay 2006's "Republican Culture of Corruption" or last year's "Republican War on Women?"

NYT Reporter Bored by Question of Obama's 9/11 Chatter and Whereabout

May 27th, 2013 12:09 PM
Radio host Hugh Hewitt's interviews with reporters can be fascinating. On Tuesday, he pressed New York Times reporter Michael Shear about the question of what President Obama was doing on the night of September 11, 2012 as the Benghazi consulate came under a vicious terrorist attack. Shear showed an obvious distaste for digging into this, saying "relevance is in the eye of the beholder" and "I'…

Wash Post Puffs 'Man of Faith' Tim Kaine, Harps Over George 'Macaca' A

October 19th, 2012 1:00 PM
The editors of the Washington Post have, yet again, shown their extreme dislike for George Allen. Less than three weeks before Virginia's crucial Senate election, the liberal paper offered front page profiles of Republican Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine. On Friday, the Post's headline sympathetically declared: "A Man of Faith and Practical Politics: While Running for Senate in Virginia, Kaine…

The Kaine 'Gaffe' (Is It? Reuters' Zengerle Sure Thinks So): Va. US Se

September 20th, 2012 4:04 PM
Patricia Zengerle's coverage of U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine at Reuters assumes that the Democratic former Virginia Governor committed the mother of all gaffes today. I'm not so sure. It may be that David Corn's secret video of Mitt Romney commenting on the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes and are dependent on the government is sending polling data in the opposite direction…

NYT's Shear Digs Up Racism Accusations: 'Much More' Than 'Macaca' Doom

June 15th, 2012 8:11 AM
New York Times reporter Michael Shear filed a "Political Memo" Thursday on the return of former Virginia Sen. George Allen, who lost in 2006 after the media and the Washington Post in particular harped on a daily basis after Allen referred to opponent's opposition research person as "macaca." Shear felt the need to kneecap Allen out of the starting gate by injecting all the old controversies…

WashPost Lets Tim Kaine Claim Bush Years Had 'Massive Deficits' -- Com

June 13th, 2012 11:05 PM
Washington Post reporter Ben Pershing dropped a very bizarre sentence into his Virginia election roundup on the front page of Wednesday's Metro section. Sen. George Allen won the right to attempt and regain his seat against former Gov. Tim Kaine, and Kaine "quickly made clear how he would run against Allen in their head-to-head matchup." I simply could not believe the audacity of what followed…