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, "the children of…
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 health care” were wrong
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 discussion by noting…
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 pleausre. It is…
Politico Still Perpetuating Myth About Netanyahu's Speech to Congress
March 18th, 2015 11:22 PM
Many media myths won't die because those who should know better — and I believe in many cases do know better, and don't care — perpetuate them. One can't divine his mindset, but Politico's Michael Crowley, in his coverage of Benjamin Netanyahu's resounding Tuesday electoral victory, did his part to continue the myth that the Israeli Prime Minister's "March 3 speech to Congress (was) arranged by…
Kathleen Parker Blows Up Simplistic Narrative on Netanyahu Invite
March 2nd, 2015 8:27 PM
Informing Hardball viewers of something host Chris Matthews would never tell them, moderately-conservative columnist Kathleen Parker on Monday gave some much-needed context to why Speaker John Boehner did not extensively consult with the White House prior to inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Congress.
Boehner Blowing Kisses Brings Back Bad Memories for Brzezinski
February 27th, 2015 9:48 AM
On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski suffered a bad bout of PKSD: Post Kiss Stress Disorder. After a clip was rolled of John Boehner blowing kisses at a reporter, Mika got all verklempt, exclaiming "I know a lot of dirty old men who did that to me. I'm throwing up. That brought back bad memories." Things got so bad for poor Mika that she eventually fled the set and had to be coaxed back.
NY Times Gets Tangled Into White House Fury at Netanyahu
February 9th, 2015 1:31 PM
In an entry at the Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy blog yesterday, George Mason University School of Law Professor David Bernstein asked, "Did the Obama Administration lie about Netanyahu?" The issue is whether, when and how the Obama White House learned of the Israeli Prime Minister's plans to deliver a speech to the U.S. Congress. The New York Times got dragged into the discussion, and…
NY Times Correction Undercuts Premise of Item on U.S.-Netanyahu Spat
January 31st, 2015 9:23 PM
Over at American Thinker, Thomas Lifson caught a damning admission the New York Times made in a correction to a Thursday piece by Carl Hulse and Jeremy W. Peters. The correction blew apart their write-up's entire premise, namely that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was trying to make amends with congressional Democrats and having to explain why "the White House had been circumvented…
Lamenting Netanyahu Invite, Matthews Slams 'Likud-Republican Party'
January 29th, 2015 8:43 PM
For a guy who is forever hearing "dog whistles" and racially-tinged "code words" in conservative political rhetoric, Hardball host Chris Matthews seems blissfully unaware of the arguably anti-Semitic prattle he spewed tonight in his criticism of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the U.S. Congress on March 3.
Campbell Brown Jabs Boehner and McConnell for ‘Whining’ About Obama
January 28th, 2015 6:10 PM
Filling in for John Heilemann on the Monday edition of Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, Campbell Brown took a shot at House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for “whining about President Obama” in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Following a clip from the interview, Brown first credited Boehner for “holding a very diverse, you know, House…
Nets Ignore Obama’s Backing Down From Plan to Tax College Savings
January 27th, 2015 9:19 PM
In a reversal of a key proposal from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama moved on Tuesday to drop the plan to tax 529 college-savings accounts after outcry from members of both parties and a direct appeal on Air Force One from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). When it came to the networks covering this backtracking by the President on this deeply unpopular idea…
Matthews Whines of Boehner/Netanyahu 'Sabotage' of Obama Iran Policy
January 22nd, 2015 9:31 PM
In a segment on his January 22 Hardball program, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews made perfectly clear his disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and for House Speaker John Boehner for inviting him to address a joint session of Congress on March 3.
NBC’s Jansing Gushes Over ‘an Energized, Combative' Obama Post-SOTU
January 22nd, 2015 7:28 AM
NBC News senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing did her best to provide some White House spin during Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, hailing President Obama as “an energized, combative President” whose policies made for a “carefully choreographed, populist message with the details generally panned by Republicans.” Also within her report, Jansing found time to chide House Speaker John…