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 John Boehner's announced resignation…

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-Boehner Congress and…

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 conservative, and that is a difficult prospect for…

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.

Matthews, Tomasky Whine ‘Revolutionary’ GOP Beat ‘Rock-Ribbed' Boehner

September 26th, 2015 11:45 AM
Speaking with fill-in host Alex Wagner on the Friday edition of MSNBC’s All In, Hardball host Chris Matthews and Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky continued the liberal media’s narrative of sudden respect for the soon-to-be resigning House Speaker John Boehner, lamenting that the “revolutionary” wing of the Republican Party had carried out a “mutiny” against “a rock-ribbed conservative.”

Carl Bernstein: 'Zealots Are Winning the Soul of the Republican Party'

September 25th, 2015 11:44 PM
Appearing as a guest on Friday's CNN Newsroom, CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein asserted that "zealots are winning the soul of the Republican Party" as he blamed the "zealots of his party" for Republican House Speaker John Boehner's announced resignation from the House of Representatives. Moments later, as he praised the Pope's speech to Congress, Bernstein took a shot at Texas Senator Ted…

NBC Hypes: 'Challenge From...Far Right' Led to Boehner's Resignation

September 25th, 2015 11:26 PM
Two journalists on Friday's NBC Nightly News played up how the supposed "far right" of the Republican Party pushed out Rep. John Boehner, who announced earlier in the day that he would be stepping down as Speaker of the House. Lester Holt underlined that Boehner is "resigning from Congress at the end of next month in the face of a challenge from members of the far right of his party, who believe…

Video: NBC's Tur Attacks 'Values Voters,' Gets Told to Pipe Down

September 25th, 2015 4:35 PM
During a live-shot wherein she trashed Values Voters Summit attendees as the "far right" of the GOP, NBC correspondent Katy Tur was interrupted by an attendee who told her to quiet down.

Nets Trash ‘Far Right Flank,’ ‘No Compromise’ Base for Pushing Boehner

September 25th, 2015 3:31 PM
Mere moments into House Speaker John Boehner’s press conference on Friday discussing his resignation on October 30, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC were quick to chastise conservative House members on Boehner’s “far right flank” that compose the “no compromise crowd” and “some grassroots conservatives who happened to be elected members of the House.”

MSNBC’s Maddow Fawns Over ‘Refreshing and Lovable’ Speaker Boehner

September 25th, 2015 1:14 PM
During MSNBC’s live coverage Friday morning of Pope Francis in New York City and the sudden announcement that House Speaker John Boehner will resign October 30, liberal personality Rachel Maddow couldn’t help but speak in admiration for Boehner, describing him as a “refreshing and lovable” politician as he’s dealt with “a fractious and self-righteously combative caucus.”

Chris Matthews: Modern GOP Is ‘Pro-White,’ ‘Mormon and Conservative’

September 25th, 2015 12:50 PM
Reacting to the resignation of John Boehner, MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Friday assessed the state of the modern Republican Party. After Brian Williams wondered, “who is the Republican establishment,” the cable host insisted that the GOP has been supplanted “by the sun belt because of the civil rights passage in ‘64.” He sneered, “Now, we have a Solid South which is pro-white in the South and we…

ABC Laments: Boehner Departure Will Make Life ‘Harder’ for Obama

September 25th, 2015 12:04 PM
ABC’s breaking news coverage of John Boehner’s resignation from the House included George Stephanopoulos describing the Speaker as fighting “guerrilla war” against conservatives.  Analyst Cokie Roberts on Friday lamented “But it is going to be much, much harder for President Obama to make deals with the Republicans in Congress.”

Brian Williams on Boehner: He Had to ‘Put Up’ With Tea Party

September 25th, 2015 10:41 AM
Brian Williams, now demoted to breaking news anchor for MSNBC, on Friday lamented that John Boehner had to “put up” with the Tea Party as Speaker of the House. His colleague Chris Matthews cheered, “Everybody likes John Boehner. I can tell you the media like him.” Talking to NBC political editor Mark Murray, Williams blurted, “Talk about what John Boehner has had to put up that is unique to his…

ABC Relegates Pope’s Comments on Life, Marriage Vague References

September 24th, 2015 10:39 PM
In the litany of network news coverage Thursday night on Pope Francis’s address to Congress, ABC’s World News Tonight largely stayed away from the Pope’s comments about abortion and traditional marriage by relegating them to vague references while CBS and NBC did their due diligence and mentioned them amidst their continued obsession over the Pope’s liberal positions.