Chicago Sun-Times Charges Joe Walsh With Evading Child Support, Doesn

February 12th, 2013 6:19 PM
One of the things that self-described “mainstream” reporters like to tout about themselves is that they do not publish stories without trying to talk to the people discussed in them. Apparently those rules do not apply at the Chicago Sun-Times when the subject of a hit piece is former Republican congressman Joe Walsh. The paper on Monday posted a story attacking him but did not…

Some Nerve: NYT Finally Covers March for Life, Only to Bury It Under S

January 28th, 2013 8:45 AM
Every January tens of thousands of people participate in the March for Life in Washington at the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. And for five years in a row the New York Times failed to run a single story on the march in its print edition (it marked the 2011 march with a couple of photos on page 12). This year, the 40th anniversary of the March,…

Daily Kos Week in Review: Back in the URCR

November 30th, 2012 11:31 PM
You know those secession petitions that began circulating after President Obama was re-elected? Well, according to one Kossack, they're superfluous, since America's "increasingly deranged" red states already have, in effect, seceded and become "The Roviet Union, or more formally the URCR - Union of Roviet Capitalist Republikkks." As usual, each headline is preceded…

MSNBC Contributor Joy-Ann Reid Dismisses Black, Hispanic Republicans A

November 8th, 2012 3:51 PM
As if she half-expected conformity, the Grio's managing editor Joy-Ann Reid expressed doubt on MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner that conservatives will ever be enlightened enough to move enough towards the center to win an election. Diversifying the messengers beyond white men and women simply isn't good enough to Reid, who condescendingly described Black and Hispanic Republicans as…

CNN Blames GOP Reps for Women Saying Abortion Most Important Issue

October 19th, 2012 3:45 PM
After a Gallup poll showed abortion as the top issue among likely women voters, CNN's Carol Costello suggested Republicans are responsible – and not in a good way. "Why now? Maybe it's because there's been so much controversial language surrounding the issue lately, like Congressman Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' comments," said Costello, bringing in the…

Tea Party Congressman Tells Free Contraception Advocate Sandra Fluke

September 8th, 2012 4:34 PM
Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh had some harsh words for free contraception advocate Sandra Fluke Saturday. Appearing at a campaign stop in Addison, Illinois, the Tea Partier said, "A 31-32 year old law student who’s been a student for life, who gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, 'I want America to pay for my contraceptives.…

Witnesses: MSNBC Producer Assaulted Chris Matthews Heckler for ‘Ting

August 31st, 2012 12:50 PM
As the presidential campaign season has moved along, veteran Democratic strategist-turned MSNBC host Chris Matthews has become increasingly vocal in expressing his hatred for Republicans and adoration for President Barack Obama. That tension must be rubbing off on his staff members since one of them, a producer, is now accused of assaulting two men at the Republican National Convention last night…

CNN Batters Joe Walsh, But Dem Opponent Gets Much Softer Treatment

July 6th, 2012 7:09 PM
Is CNN campaigning for Rep. Joe Walsh's Democratic opponent? In a heated exchange with Walsh on Thursday, anchor Ashleigh Banfield rattled off a list of opponent Tammy Duckworth's accomplishments and admitted "she should get elected" if voters are pleased with her resume. CNN gave much softer treatment to Duckworth on Friday. Host Wolf Blitzer did press her about…

Martin Bashir Calls on Boehner and Cantor to Resign if They Won't Rais

October 28th, 2011 5:15 PM
MSNBC's Martin Bashir on Friday called for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to resign if they won't raise taxes on the rich (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NY Times Again Goes After Personal Finances of Tea Party Favorite

October 19th, 2011 2:06 PM
New York Times reporters Jennifer Steinhauer and Steven Yaccino unfurled a hit piece (accompanied by a severely unflattering photo) on Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois, conservative freshman congressman and Tea Party favorite, on the front of Tuesday’s National section: “G.O.P.’s Freshman’s Fiscal Message Clashes With His Finances.” It’s not the first time the…

Video: Rep. Joe Walsh Tells NB Publisher Bozell Media Vested In 'Presi

September 23rd, 2011 10:37 AM
The media "are so vested" in Obama "not being a failure that it's going to be amazing to watch the lengths they go to protect him," Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) told NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell in an exclusive for CNSNews.com earlier this week. "There's going to be a real desperation" as the media ramp up their attacks on conservatives who are taking on…

Andrea Mitchell Falsely Accuses Boehner of Being 'Disrespectful' to Ob

September 8th, 2011 5:53 PM
Apparently the media civility police have become so sensitive to any slight of President Obama that MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell actually invented one such controversy out of thin air during her 1 p.m. ET hour show on Thursday. [Audio available here] Speaking to Obama advisor Melody Barnes, Mitchell declared: "John Boehner today just slammed the President and said, you know, that the…

Rep. Joe Walsh Educates Martin Bashir: 'Your Profession Did Not Vet' O

September 2nd, 2011 4:35 PM
Republican Congressman Joe Walsh and left-leaning MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir got into a contentious exchange over Barack Obama on Friday. The Congressman bluntly explained to Bashir, "Your profession did not vet [Obama]..."  See video below. MP3 audio here. Bashir became visibly upset as he discussed Walsh's plan to skip the President's jobs speech next Thursday,…

CNN's Don Lemon Treated Dem Opponents of Debt Ceiling Bill With Kid Gl

August 3rd, 2011 5:32 PM
Both House Democrats and Republicans opposed the debt ceiling compromise, but CNN's Don Lemon gave softball interviews to three Democrat congressmen who voted against the bill, while scrutinizing Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) for his opposition. "Why the change of heart, Congressman?" the CNN host asked Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) Tuesday on his decision to switch…