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Shorter Chris Matthews: Jack Kemp Opposed GOP's Racism

October 7th, 2015 8:55 PM
Leave it to Chris Matthews to find a way to blast the GOP as racist and xenophobic in a softball promotional segment plugging a new book on the life and politics of the late Jack Kemp.

The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 10th, 2012 8:08 AM
For the past week, NewsBusters has been showcasing the most egregious bias the Media Research Center has uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala September 27. (Click here for details, including ticket information.) If you’ve missed our recounting of the worst quotes from…

Ryan’s Not the First: Media’s History of Trashing GOP Vice Preside

August 13th, 2012 10:36 AM
Almost as soon as word leaked that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate, liberal reporters stepped forward to help define the Wisconsin congressman as too conservative, a heartless budget-slasher who might repel as many votes as he might attract to the GOP ticket. Chris Matthews, for example, on Saturday derided Ryan as someone whose plan “really screws the people who…

Term 'Blood Libel' Used on MSNBC in 2000 in Reference to Bush, In

January 13th, 2011 6:52 PM
While the liberal media, particularly Obama acolytes at MSNBC, immediately jumped down former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's throat for her use of the term "blood libel" in a video statement yesterday, it appears the network has not always thundered with righteous indignation at the use of the term. Tthere was no reaction from MSNBC's Chris Matthews in 2000 when Jack Kemp…

Newsweek's Disrespectul Treatment of 'Amateur Econo-Cultist' Jack Kemp

May 7th, 2009 11:44 AM
Two days after the death of G.O.P. icon Jack Kemp, Newsweek Senior Editor Michael Hirsh posted a classless obituary on Monday, "The Dangers of Amateurism," calling the football player, politician, and self-taught economist Kemp an "amateur econo-cultist."One does not want to be disrespectful of the dead, and Jack Kemp was an admirable man in many ways. If the Republican Party…

NBC Uses Kemp Obit to Tout Obama's Election as Proof U.S. a 'Great' Na

May 5th, 2009 12:46 AM
In a brief item Monday evening about Jack Kemp's passing, the NBC Nightly News delivered an obit on Kemp's life, but while Brian Williams didn't find room in his 37-second update to mention how Kemp was behind the successful, supply-side Regan tax cuts, he decided it was newsworthy to point out how “Kemp was a conservative purist who, in a letter to his grandchildren months before his death, said…

Time's Kemp Obit Called Him 'Supply-Side Radical,' Then Switched to 'B

May 3rd, 2009 2:20 PM

AP's Kemp Obit Follows Recent Pattern: Find Something (Anything) Negat

May 3rd, 2009 8:55 AM
The Associated Press's obituary on Jack Kemp continued two troubling trends found in recent AP death notices.In July of last year, covering Tony Snow's passing (saved here; covered at NewsBusters here), AP reporters found seemingly everything negative they could think of to write about the former White House press secretary and 2008 Media Research Center Buckley Award winner (examples -- "…

Flashback: In Backhanded Bias, Kemp Choice Spurred Talk of 'Haters

May 2nd, 2009 11:40 PM