Liberal Pundit: GOP Now a ‘White Ethno-Nationalist Party’
August 12th, 2016 9:06 PM
Donald Trump has, to borrow a phrase from Barack Obama, changed the trajectory of the GOP, contended Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Marshall in a Thursday post. “The white ethno-nationalist party which Trump has brought out of the shadows and mobilized,” wrote Marshall, “is now and will continue to be the Republican party…This seems like a transformative event.…
Salon Writer: GOP Now Home for Nutty 'Bolshevism of the Right'
May 1st, 2016 8:57 PM
Several decades ago, there were plenty of right-of-center Democrats and left-of-center Republicans. These days, however, almost everyone agrees that the Democrats have become a distinctly liberal party and the GOP a distinctly conservative party. One who disagrees in part is writer Conor Lynch, who in a Saturday article claimed that Republicans have transitioned out of true conservatism and now…
Meyers Hints Boehner's Lucifer Line Implies Cruz Is Worse Than Hastert
April 30th, 2016 2:00 PM
NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers has a clearly documented record against conservatives, but the show from late Thursday into Friday sunk to a new low as he cracked a joke about John Boehner’s Lucifer comments toward Ted Cruz as an implication that he’s worse than the now-revealed child molester Dennis Hastert.
Networks Seize on Boehner’s Nasty Slam to Bury Cruz
April 29th, 2016 12:59 PM
All three network morning shows on Friday reveled in John Boehner’s vicious attack on Ted Cruz, hyping the former House Speaker labeling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.” The NBC, CBS, and ABC broadcasts portrayed the comment as another “challenge” that “really hurts” Cruz’s campaign. On NBC’s Today, correspondent Peter Alexander…
Matthews: Cruz Is Lucifer While ‘John Boehner Is the Angel with Wings'
April 29th, 2016 12:43 PM
Whenever a Republican lawmaker either leaves office, passes away, or trashes a conservative, you can bet that someone in the liberal media will be there to suddenly heap praise on them and MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was there Thursday night to compared former Speaker of the House John Boehner to “Michael the Archangel” “with wings and sword” versus Ted Cruz…
CNN Anchors Amused at Boehner and Trump Lambasting Cruz
April 28th, 2016 9:58 PM
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin and chief political correspondent Dana Bash both seemed amused by the vitriol aimed at GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz by both former House Speaker John Boehner and by fellow candidate Donald Trump. The first sign of amusement occurred while Baldwin was reading a recent quote from Boehner in which he called Senator Cruz "Lucifer in the…
WashPost to Pastor: How Would You Treat A Demonically-Possessed Cruz?
April 28th, 2016 8:30 PM
The Washington Post's Philip Bump followed the Huffington Post's example on Thursday in semi-seriously pursuing whether Ted Cruz is, in fact, "Lucifer in the flesh," as former House Speaker John Boehner recently put it. But instead of turning to a Satanist, the journalist consulted with a pastor/exorcist, even though he admitted that "of course there was no truth" to…
Bee Uses Bathroom Jokes to Bemoan GOP for Not Compromising Post-2010
February 29th, 2016 11:50 PM
Instead of going on a tirade against Donald Trump or the horrors of ISIS, TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee chose to resume her vile attacks on conservatives with her latest show on Monday night featuring video of an elephant pooping to describe Republicans elected in the 2010 midterms. Specifically, Bee dubbed Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy (S.C.) as the “Benghazi queen…
Journalists vs. 'Far Right,' 'Hardline' and 'Ultra-Conservative' GOP
October 28th, 2015 10:05 AM
Over the past four weeks, as the broadcast networks have covered the House leadership contest, reporters have gone out of their way to relentlessly paint House Republicans, especially the Freedom Caucus, as ideologues who are outside the American political mainstream.
From September 25 to October 23, MRC analysts reviewed all 82 ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news stories about John…
CNN's Berman Presses GOP Speaker Candidate to Vow No Govt Shutdown
September 29th, 2015 11:58 AM
As Representative Daniel Webster appeared as a guest on Tuesday's New Day on CNN to discuss his intention to run for Speaker of the House of Representatives, substitute co-host John Berman pressed the Florida Republican to vow to work against a government shutdown in the face of calls by some GOPers to defund Planned Parenthood.
CNN's Cuomo Disputes the 'Urgency' to Defund Planned Parenthood
September 28th, 2015 12:24 PM
On Monday's New Day on CNN, anchor Chris Cuomo complained about Republicans wanting to defund Planned Parenthood as he questioned the "urgency" of doing so "before you investigate the allegations," leading guest and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to decry the "grotesque" revelations about the abortion provider.
During a discussion of House Speaker…
NYT Sunday: 'Dread' as Right Wing Hungers for 'Strident Conservative'
September 27th, 2015 5:08 PM
After the shock resignation of John Boehner, should you fear and dread the rise of a revitalized right wing in Congress? Sunday's New York Times front page featured a "news analysis" on the surprise retirement announcement of House Speaker John Boehner. The takeaway from Jonathan Weisman and Michael Shear's label-heavy story was encapsulated in the headline: "The Post-…
ABC’s Dowd: Republicans ‘Upset...America Is Now Less White’
September 27th, 2015 11:17 AM
On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s Matthew Dowd used Speaker of the House John Boehner’s resignation as the perfect opportunity to attack Republican voters who were unhappy with his tenure. The so-called conservative proclaimed that Republicans are “really upset” that “America has changed...America is now less white, less married, less churched, less…
Nets Blast 'Unruly' GOP over Boehner News; Hypes '16 Chances Are Hurt
September 26th, 2015 10:15 PM
On Saturday morning, the major broadcast networks were at it again in bashing the “far-right” and “unruly hardliners” in the House Republican caucus for causing Speaker John Boehner’s impending resignation announced Friday that CBS added could hurt the party’s chances in 2016 if the “infighting” continues.