Sticks, Stones, and Worse Amid Threats of Political Violence

June 16th, 2022 11:32 AM

Most people are familiar with the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The incendiary rhetoric that has engulfed our political system has demonstrated that especially violent words can cause hurt, even death, to others. The most recent example is a California man who showed up last week at the Maryland home of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Police…

NYT Goes Down on the Farm to Fawn Over Montana Sen. Jon Tester

June 4th, 2018 9:29 PM
New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos hiked out to Montana to talk to Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana for Monday’s edition. Tester, who may be tested in the fall as he’s up for re-election in a state Donald Trump carried by 20 points, was fawned over on his farm by Fandos, both in the main story, “Senate Democrat in Deep-Red Montana Isn’t Sweating Trump’s…

AP Fact Check Hits Trump, Not Tester on False Ronny Jackson Charges

May 1st, 2018 5:34 PM
Adm. Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination to run the Department of Veterans Affairs even though his critics lacked any evidence to match allegations of drunk driving. But the AP Fact Check headline wasn’t centered on the unsubstantiated allegations against Jackson. It asserted “Trump’s rhetoric misleading on VA issues.” Trump needed to be corrected when he claimed the…

Press Apparently Has Its Scalp Even As Ronny Jackson Smears Refuted

April 30th, 2018 8:56 AM
The American people don't trust the establishment press, as seen in a Pew Research poll result released Thursday showing that only 8 percent of Americans have "a great deal of confidence" that the media will "act in the best interests of the public." Here is one more example showing why this attitude is entirely justified: The Secret Service, after a thorough investigation…

Washington Post Publishes Jon Tester Campaign Ad Disguised as Article

May 2nd, 2017 7:00 PM
The good news for Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is that he doesn't have to hire a professional to write his 2018 re-election ad copy. That service was already provided for him in the May 2 Washington Post Style section with a campaign ad disguised as an article written by Ben Terris. The theme of the campaign ad seems to be "salt of the earth" so let us now join it in mid gush:

Chris Matthews: Montana's Sen. Tester Just 'Regular Guy,' Not Liberal

April 18th, 2012 6:35 PM
Apparently MSNBC's Chris Matthews judges the political ideology of elected officials by inconsequential cosmetic matters such as their style of clothing or haircut. During a segment handicapping the tough reelection campaigns of a handful of Senate Democrats, the Hardball host described Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) as, "another guy who's got a crew cut, looks like a regular guy... […

WashPost's Sargent Considers 100% Pro-Choice Sens. Begich, Tester 'Rel

February 3rd, 2012 5:09 PM
In his The Plum Line op-ed on page A19 today, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent saw the presence of "relatively conservative Democrats Mark Begich (Alaska) and Jon Tester (Mont.)" on a letter by Senate Democrats blasting the Komen Foundation for withdrawing grants to Planned Parenthood as "testament to how broad the opposition to this decision has become." But a few…

Ed Schultz Wants Democrats to Purge Party - Starting Below the Waist

October 18th, 2011 5:40 PM
Senate Democrats who didn't vote for President Obama's jobs bill, consider yourself warned -- Ed Schultz is coming after you. More specifically, he's coming after part of you. On his radio show Oct. 13, Schultz lashed out at senators Ben Nelson and Jon Tester for siding with Republicans against the legislation, helping ensure its defeat. (audio clips after page break)

AP's Shameless Headline As Dem Senators' Opposition Prevents DREAM Act

December 19th, 2010 8:49 AM
If you look at the description of yesterday afternoon's U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote Number 278 ("A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, and for other purposes."), you'd never know it had anything to do with illegal immigration. But it…

FNC Highlights Pro-Gun Dems Opposing Eric Holder on Assault Weapon Ban

March 31st, 2009 12:24 PM
On Friday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, FNC correspondent Shannon Bream informed viewers of a letter written to Attorney General Eric Holder from 65 House Democrats who oppose the Attorney General’s recently expressed wish to "reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons" to try to reduce violence by Mexican drug cartels. Bream further relayed the recommendations of Democratic…