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”…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
ABC Ignores Criticism of Obama Admin. Removing Cuba from Terror List
May 29th, 2015 8:56 PM
On Friday's World News Tonight, ABC's David Muir avoided mentioning the critics as he reported on the Obama administration removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Instead, Muir spotlighted how "President Obama [told] us back in December his plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Cuban government," and that during a January 2015 visit to the island country…
Chuck Todd Presses Boehner From Left on Money in Politics
May 3rd, 2015 1:37 PM
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd spoke to House Speaker John Boehner about a variety of issues, including the ongoing protests in Baltimore, but found time to press his guest on a variety of liberal issues that included money in politics and the role of special interests in the legislative process. Todd did his best to point out that Boehner’s “dire predictions about…
Mika: Boehner's Probe of Hillary E-Mails 'Political From Every Angle'
April 24th, 2015 9:29 PM
While Mika Brzezinski is leftist enough to be an Elizabeth Warren fan girl, this has not stopped her from being a vocal critic of Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal. However, if her treatment of John Boehner's attack on Hillary's e-mail practices is any indication, Brzezinski seems to believe that only a select few can legitimately criticize Hillary.
Brzezinski kicked off the…
SNL's Violent Opening Skit: Impossible to Imagine If Parties Switched
March 29th, 2015 11:39 PM
One of the first rules of genuine comedy is that to be funny, a joke or skit needs to have some basis in truth.
On that primary measurement, the cold open on "Saturday Night Live" last night failed miserably on so many fronts, it's hard to know where to begin. Its most offensive aspect is its portrayal of a Democrat inflicting violence on three Republicans to the audience's…