Sestak Flip-flops: Obama Must Remove Gaddafi Even If Troops Are Needed

April 1st, 2011 1:34 AM
Admiral and former Democrat Congressman Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) has been an outspoken critic of President Obama's attack on Libya since the operation began almost two weeks ago. For some reason on MSNBC's "Ed Show" Thursday, Sestak radically changed his view (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NBC Sees ‘Conservative’ Toomey, But No Label for Sestak; Gearing U

October 31st, 2010 11:50 PM
 On Sunday’s NBC Nightly News, during a roundup of several reporters covering a number of high-profile Senate races, correspondent Ron Allen was upfront in labeling Pennsylvania Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey as a "conservative," but an ideological label for liberal Democratic nominee Joe Sestak was absent: "Conservative Pat Toomey, a former Congressman and…

Matthews & Heilemann Label Toomey as ‘Right-Leaning’ & ‘Pretty C

October 31st, 2010 1:16 PM
 On Sunday’s syndicated Chris Matthews Show, as host Matthews asked the panel to predict the outcome of the Pennsylvania Senate election, he described Republican candidate Pat Toomey as "right-leaning," but assigned no ideological label to Democratic candidate Joe Sestak. Panel member John Heilemann of New York magazine asserted that Toomey is "not just right-leaning,…

Mitchell Tags Toomey as 'Conservative' Four Times in 50 Seconds, Leave

October 28th, 2010 8:14 PM
In the span of a mere 50 seconds on Thursday's NBC Nightly News, Andrea Mitchell managed to apply a conservative ideological tag four times to Pat Toomey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, yet she failed to issue even a single label for liberal Democratic candidate Joe Sestak. Sitting at the anchor desk with Brian Williams, Mitchell made clear Toomey “is a…

CBS Relays Dem Claims of ‘Dangerous’ & ‘Extreme’ GOP, NBC Sees

October 24th, 2010 8:51 PM
On Friday morning, after airing a full report on the Democratic strategy of painting Republican candidates as "dangerous" and "extreme," CBS’s The Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez seemed surprised when Republican guest Eric Cantor disagreed with her view that "there is no question these Tea Party Republicans are outside the Republican mainstream," and…

Matthews to Dem Candidate: I Hope Your Party Gets Organized and Wins T

September 2nd, 2010 6:55 PM
It's no secret that Chris Matthews once flirted with the idea of running for Senate in Pennsylvania, but since he didn't throw his hat into that race, the Hardball host, on Thursday night, did everything he could to help Joe Sestak beat Republican Pat Toomey, as he urged: "I hope your party gets organized up there, because the Democratic Party of Ed Rendell and you and all those other guys…

'End of The Day' For Sestak

June 19th, 2010 8:48 PM
Someone—please!!—buy the man another stock phrase . . . Teasing his upcoming interview with Joe Sestak on last evening's Hardball, Chris Matthews admitted that Democrats are worried that Dem PA senatorial candidate Joe Sestak isn't "ready for prime time."When Sestak later appeared, he demonstrated just why Dems are distraught.  The leaden, formulaic Sestak used the trite "at the…

Media Reality Check: Team Obama's Grubby Federal Job-Dangling Is Not N

June 10th, 2010 3:18 PM
On February 18, Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, revealed in a Philadelphia TV interview that the Obama White House offered him a job in an effort to talk him out of opposing Sen. Arlen Specter, who’d recently switched parties. Network interviewers asked the White House for comment, but the network news bosses at ABC, CBS, and NBC kept any mention of…

CNN's Obama Interview: LeBron, McCartney In; Sestak, Economy Out

June 4th, 2010 2:54 PM
CNN's Larry King completely left out the major topic of the White House's continuing obfuscation on the Sestak and Romanoff controversies and barely mentioned the economy during his interview of President Obama on Thursday. While King did ask extensively on the Gulf oil leak and touched on the Middle East and immigration, he also tossed softballs on LeBron James and the President singing with…

White House Obfuscation on Sestak So Glaring Even Matthews Notices 'BS

June 2nd, 2010 9:06 PM
The obfuscation displayed by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday, in refusing to address factual contradictions in the Joe Sestak job offer storyline, is so obvious that even MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday night showcased a “kerfuffle” between Gibbs and CNSNews.com's Fred Lucas who dared to point out a Congressman cannot serve in the un-paid board position reportedly offered…

WaPo on Bill Clinton: 'Even the Master Can't Fix Everything

May 29th, 2010 7:40 AM
As the Joe Sestak job-offer scandal took a weird turn on Friday -- Bill Clinton offered me an unpaid, obscure presidential advisory panel placement to dissuade me from a Senate run? -- The Washington Post found in the new story a chance to hail Bill Clinton. At the very end of a Saturday report headlined "Bill Clinton has evolved into Obama's Mr. Fix It," reporters Philip Rucker and…

Chris Matthews Praises Rush Limbaugh...For Mocking Bill Clinton

May 29th, 2010 12:47 AM
An absolutely astounding thing happened on MSNBC's "Hardball" Friday: Chris Matthews praised Rush Limbaugh.Not only that, but what tickled Matthews' fancy was the conservative talk radio host lampooning former President Bill Clinton.To set this up, the "Hardball" host invited MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and NBC's David Gregory on the program to discuss Friday's revelation that…

Sestak Still Hasn't Denied He Was Offered Navy Job

May 28th, 2010 8:31 PM
Has it dawned on the MSM that the only thing that would have carried any weight today would have been Joe Sestak unequivocally stating that he wasn't offered the Sec. of the Navy job?  He didn't.  Sure, Pres. Obama's mouthpiece issued a denial.  But if there was any way under heaven that the White House could have strong-armed Sestak into flatly stating that no one offered him the Navy post, it…

Denver Post Finally Gets Around to Mentioning Romanoff Job Offer Alleg

May 28th, 2010 6:50 PM
Well hallelujah!After 8 months of being in a silent lockdown mode on the subject of whether the White House offered the Democrat Senate candidate from Colorado, Andrew Romanoff (photo), a job if he would remove himself from the primary race, the Denver Post has finally gotten around to reporting on it again following their initial September story. By strange "coincidence" the Post's…