Matthews: Brainless Cruz Is a Bigamist for These Political ‘Marriages’
April 27th, 2016 9:01 PM
Having missed Tuesday’s primary results coverage due to his wife Kathleen losing her Maryland congressional race, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews returned with a vengeance on Wednesday to accuse Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz of having “given up on his brain” in fighting Donald Trump and joked that Cruz is a bigamist for his many political “marriages.”
Nets: ‘Desperate’ Cruz & Kasich Alliance ‘Too Late' to Stop Trump
April 25th, 2016 12:43 PM
On Monday, all three network morning shows parroted Donald Trump’s campaign talking points by dismissing Ted Cruz and John Kasich teaming up to stop the GOP frontrunner as an act of “desperation” that came “too little, too late.” Appearing on NBC’s Today, Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin proclaimed: “Donald Trump, to be stopped, they need to do something different....This is…
'Goldwater's Ugly Stepson': Scarborough Scolds GOP for Backing Cruz
April 19th, 2016 9:22 AM
Barry Goldwater was a conservative hero and pioneer. But his presidential run was an historic flop. So when Joe Scarborough described Ted Cruz on today's Morning Joe as "Barry Goldwater's ugly stepson," it was a scalding simile. Scarborough in turn scolded the Republican establishment for backing Cruz over John Kasich as the alternative to Donald Trump.
Scarborough's argument focused on …
The Prime Time Primary: Trump vs. His Rivals on Cable News
April 18th, 2016 2:03 PM
A team of MRC analysts logged each prime time interview of a presidential candidate or a plainly-identified supporter or surrogate on CNN, MSNBC and the Fox News Channel from March 21 to April 15, weekdays only, poring over approximately 240 hours of programming. Our study found that the Fox News Channel spent much more time interviewing Donald Trump and his surrogates than either of his GOP…
Baldwin Amused Over Bad Reception for Cruz, Bristles at Kasich on Rape
April 15th, 2016 7:10 PM
On Friday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, host Baldwin and guest Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast both seemed amused by reports that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz got a negative reception at a New York Republican dinner, and, a bit later, Baldwin seemed to bristle at John Kasich because the Ohio Republican advised a college student at a town hall to avoid parties with alcohol to…
MSNBC's Chris Matthews Appears Perplexed by Actual Tolerance
April 14th, 2016 10:49 PM
“You're not driving me into some ditch here, Chris,” stated John Kasich to Chris Matthews on Thursday evening, after being badgered with repeated questions about his position on gay marriage. Matthews started his interrogation by asking Kasich what he thought about the topic since, according to Matthews, there were a lot of Republicans in New York who are not socially conservative. Kasich…
Pelley Frets to Kasich He’ll ‘Tear Out ObamaCare,’ Send U.S. ‘to War'
April 12th, 2016 8:31 PM
As part of an interview with GOP presidential candidate John Kasich that aired on Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley fretted that Kasich might “tear out ObamaCare, root and branch, start all over again” and signal to the American people that they will be “going to war” to defeat ISIS.
CNN's Hoover Slams 'Draconian' Religious Freedom Laws
April 12th, 2016 3:48 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of proposed religious freedom laws in states like Mississippi and the bathroom law in North Carolina, CNN political commentator Margaret Hoover slammed the measures as "draconian laws that dismiss LGBT people."
For his part, host Don Lemon labeled the laws as "crazy" after liberal Republican Hoover recalled polling that…
Rose to Kasich: Why Are GOP Voters ‘Following the Path to Darkness?'
April 12th, 2016 11:50 AM
The co-hosts of CBS This Morning on Tuesday devoted an exhaustive seven minutes to Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. What Charlie Rose really wanted to know, however, is just why GOP voters are following “the path to darkness.”
Bozell & Graham Column: Stephanopoulos, Still an Open Ethical Wound
April 5th, 2016 10:51 PM
Less than a year ago, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos admitted to Politico that he had made $75,000 in undisclosed contributions to the charitable foundation-slash-campaign operation of his former employers Bill and Hillary Clinton. He personally pledged he wouldn’t moderate a Republican primary debate this year. But ABC News issued a statement of support for Stephanopoulos and insisted it “would…
TV News in March: Trump Gets 5x More Airtime than Cruz
April 4th, 2016 11:00 AM
In March, the GOP nomination contest winnowed to essentially a two-man race between frontrunner Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, with Ohio Governor John Kasich trailing far behind. Yet the broadcast networks spent much less time on Cruz and essentially ignored Kasich, giving Donald Trump a whopping 72 percent of the Republican airtime last month. Trump's 267 minutes of coverage was more…
Todd Pushes Hillary as Stephanopoulos Tries to Trap Kasich on Abortion
April 3rd, 2016 6:43 PM
With Donald Trump's abortion comments to MSNBC's Chris Matthews being the week's top news story, it was a central theme of the Sunday talk shows as two hosts took different approaches with ABC's This Week host George Stephanopoulos choosing to take a page from Matthews in setting a pro-abortion trap for Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich, arguing women and doctors should be criminally charged…
CNN's Henderson: GOPers Look 'Disingenuous' Hitting Trump
March 31st, 2016 11:31 PM
On Thursday's The Situation Room on CNN, during a discussion of GOP presidential candidate John Kasich recently stepping up criticism of Donald Trump's fitness to be commander-in-chief, CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson suggested that Kasich was "getting in the gutter" and undermined him by cynically proclaiming that Republicans who begin attacking Trump seem "disingenuous" because they have held back…
Surprise: Don Lemon Labels Hillary's Pro-Abortion Smear 'A Bit Much'
March 31st, 2016 6:44 PM
CNN's Don Lemon refreshingly went after Hillary Clinton on Thursday's New Day over her smear of Republicans/conservatives on Wednesday's AC360. Clinton used Donald Trump's stumble on the abortion to attack pro-lifers in general: "They all want to dictate a women's reproductive health care decisions...Now maybe, they aren't quite as open about it, as Donald Trump was earlier today. But they all…