MSNBC’s Richard Lui to GOP Rep on Gay Marriage: ‘What If One of Yo

March 15th, 2013 11:23 AM
MSNBC’s gay marriage advocacy continued unabated on Friday. Speaking with Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Ut.) on March 15, host Richard Lui asked the congressman if his support for traditional marriage would change if “one of your children were to be gay.” Lui’s question came following the Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announcement that his son is gay and that he now supports same-sex marriage…

CNN Badgers Congressman to Tear Up No-Tax-Hike Pledge

November 13th, 2012 11:28 AM
[UPDATE BELOW] CNN's Christine Romans and Soledad O'Brien teamed up on Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday's Starting Point, pressuring him to renege on his pledge not to raise tax rates. "So would you be fine doing a compromise where you would go against your signature on that pledge?" O'Brien pressed Chaffetz over Grover Norquist's pledge not to hike tax rates and not to increase tax…

Congressman Scolds Crowley: 'It Wasn't Necessarily Your Place To Try T

October 17th, 2012 10:52 AM
Candy Crowley is rightfully coming under fire for acting like a biased referee in Tuesday night's presidential debate. On CNN's Starting Point Wednesday, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Ut.) scolded Crowley saying, "It wasn't necessarily your place to try to be fact-checker" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

MSNBC Asks Disgraced Dan Rather If Obama Video Smacks of GOP 'Desperat

October 3rd, 2012 5:31 PM
On Wednesday’s Jansing & Co., MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing tried to establish that there is one question “we can all anticipate and not be surprised by,” and that is a question to Mitt Romney about the 47 percent comments, because it had a “very negative effect” on voters. Jim Lehrer must repeat Obama's TV ads in a question? But what about the “other race speech” video of Obama from 2007?…

Bill O'Reilly Spars With GOP Guest Over Proposed Law to Alert FBI if

July 26th, 2012 10:23 AM
During Tuesday night's edition of “The O'Reilly Factor,” the Fox News host got into a heated exchange with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) over the concept of Congress passing legislation that the FBI would be notified whenever anyone purchases “heavy weapons.” Bill O’Reilly said it makes sense for Congress “to pass a new law that requires the sale of all heavy weapons to be reported to the FBI…

George Will Takes on Former Obama Administration Official for Calling

August 7th, 2011 12:53 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, former Obama administration car czar Steve Rattner last month called Tea Partiers terrorists on national television. On Sunday's "This Week," George Will took Rattner on for making such an inflammatory statement (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CNN's Spitzer Slams GOP for 'Balancing the Budget On the Backs of the

April 6th, 2011 12:29 PM
While questioning Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) over the budget battle on Monday's "In the Arena," CNN's Eliot Spitzer switched gears and attacked Republicans for cutting taxes for the rich while cutting benefits for the poor. Spitzer and Chaffetz sparred over the ongoing budget battle and spending cuts, and Spitzer was certainly not lacking in Democrat talking points. "You are driving the…

Lawrence O'Donnell Calls GOP Congressman a 'Tax Criminal' for Sleeping

February 16th, 2011 11:14 PM
It's common knowledge that members of Congress have been sleeping in their offices for decades. Despite this, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Wednesday repeatedly called Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Ut.) a "tax criminal" for doing so (video follows with transcript and commentary):