CNN Double Standard: Steve King vs. 2011 Tea Party Comments

March 14th, 2017 2:15 PM
On CNN's New Day Tuesday, co-host Chris Cuomo recapped his interview on the show yesterday with Iowa Representative Steve King as the Republican congressman "just trying to provoke conversation." This comes in the midst of King facing backlash over a tweet, agreeing with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders. 

Media Mash: MSNBC Defends Hoffa Edition

September 8th, 2011 11:15 AM
"If Rush Limbaugh or you on your radio show said we have to take out Obama, you know darn well that tomorrow morning every editorial in America would be accusing you of inciting violence," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell said to Fox News host Sean Hannity last night. Yet when  James Hoffa said the same thing about Tea Party conservatives, liberal journalists at MSNBC actually…

Politics Turns Dangerously Tougher

September 7th, 2011 12:05 PM
In the last few weeks, leading Democrats in Congress have called Tea Party constituents terrorists, said they should go to hell and accused them of wanting to lynch black people. Last weekend, at an event attended by President Obama, the head of the Teamsters Union, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., attacked the Tea Party, screaming, "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's…

DNC Chairwoman Refuses to Criticize Hoffa's 'Take These Sons of Bitche

September 6th, 2011 11:49 AM
"I know you'd like to focus on language, that's not what the American people are focused on." That's how Democratic Party chairwoman and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz  dismissed "Fox & Friends" co-host Gretchen Carlson earlier today when she asked the DNC chief to repudiate Teamster president James P. Hoffa's "take these sons of…

WaPo's Nakamura Fails to Note Hoffa's Violent Rhetoric at Obama Labor

September 6th, 2011 10:12 AM
The Washington Post treated President Obama's Detroit Labor Day rally to page A3 coverage, with a 19-paragraph September 6 story by staffer David Nakamura. Controversial Teamsters president James P. Hoffa -- son of the late Jimmy Hoffa -- was quoted, but not the infamous "take these sons of bitches out" line that has been reported elsewhere. Indeed, Nakamura aimed to paint the…