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NBC: Jeb Bush 'Grapples With Shadow of His Brother's Iraq War Policy'

May 15th, 2015 1:03 PM
Keeping up NBC's extensive coverage of Jeb Bush answering questions about the Iraq war, on Friday's Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: "And it's been a rocky week for all-but-declared presidential hopeful Jeb Bush as he grapples with the shadow of his brother's Iraq war policy. During a town hall in Arizona, he clarified his position for the fourth time this week on…

Chris Matthews: Hillary Clinton Should Be Above GOP 'Spit-balling

May 28th, 2014 3:28 PM
Now playing on MSNBC: “Hillary vs. the Haters!” Opening his Tuesday evening episode of Hardball, host Chris Matthews kicked off by essentially whining about new comments from Karl Rove about potential 2016 candidate, Hillary Clinton. In the process he decried those ol' meanies in the GOP, seemingly forgetful that he himself has spewed all kinds of bile against conservative and…

Ronan Farrow on Hillary Clinton's Memoir: 'Literature Isn't Dead

May 28th, 2014 10:16 AM
You can take the boy genius out of the Hillary Clinton State Department, but you can’t take the Hillary Clinton acolyte out of the boy. On the May 27 edition of Ronan Farrow Daily, the former special advisor to ex-Secretary of State treated viewers to a segment devoted to his former employer which lasted over five minutes long, a fairly long stretch of time for an hour-long news…

Krystal Ball Dismisses Tea Party as Full of ‘Hatred’, ‘Delusion

May 21st, 2014 11:38 AM
On Tuesday afternoon’s closing segment of MSNBC’s The Cycle, host Krystal Ball delivered an epic soliloquy, holding nothing back as she attacked the Tea Party from just about every angle. The segment was introduced by clips of Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz all using the phrase “We the People.” She chided the recent efforts of various “Tea Party…

NBC: GOP Efforts to 'Take Down Hillary Clinton' in 'Full Swing,' She's

May 19th, 2014 11:49 AM
Opening Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory proclaimed: "Republican attempts to take down Hillary Clinton are in full swing after a headline-grabbing attack from Karl Rove. So will Republicans stop at nothing to keep her from running in 2016?" Introducing a report moments later, he wondered: "Is this just the start of a Republican strategy to persuade her not…

Colbert Dismisses Clinton's Injuries: 'Rove Has S**t for Brains

May 16th, 2014 4:52 PM
The comedian tapped to take over CBS’s Late Show is showing no signs of diversifying his political comedy to tackle both sides of the aisle, preferring to heavily mock conservatives and Republicans while holding prospective 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton virtually above reproach.. Take the May 15 edition of the Colbert Report, where host Stephen Colbert devoted a…

Networks Spend Over 20 Minutes Protecting Hillary Clinton From 'Nasty

May 15th, 2014 11:30 AM
With over two years to go until the 2016 presidential election, the media are already trying to ban unflattering topics about Hillary Clinton. From Tuesday morning through Thursday morning, NBC, ABC, and CBS aired 9 full stories – totaling 20 minutes 12 seconds – defending Clinton from health questions raised by Republican strategist Karl Rove. NBC was first to go after Rove and…

On 'The Kelly File,' MRC's Tim Graham Laments Hillary Gets Celebrity T

May 15th, 2014 8:01 AM
NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared on The Kelly File on Wednesday night to discuss the media's intense defense of Hillary Clinton after Karl Rove raised some questions about her fall and concussion at the end of 2013. Fox News producers lined up a series of network stars calling Rove "reprehensible" and running a "smear machine." Graham accused the media…

NBC Grants Bill Clinton 63 Seconds to Defend Hillary; ABC Spotlights M

May 14th, 2014 9:50 PM
On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams continued his network's defense of Hillary Clinton by setting aside 63 seconds of air time to a soundbite of Bill Clinton "firing back at Karl Rove, after comments Rove made about Hillary Clinton's health." Williams trumpeted how "shades of the old political warrior Bill Clinton were on display today," as he…

Paul Waldman Rant: If Hillary Runs, Can GOP Refrain From 'Fantasies Ab

May 14th, 2014 6:55 PM
Republicans, the American Prospect's Paul Waldman suggested Tuesday, are a bit like Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel inasmuch as they "can't seem to keep themselves from...turning the accusations up to eleven" on matters involving Hillary Clinton. Waldman discussed Karl Rove's recent "traumatic brain injury" comments about Hillary and then transitioned to the…

Chuck Todd: If GOP Questions Hillary's Health They 'May Have To Be Thr

May 14th, 2014 1:15 PM
Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, Political Director, and host of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, was at it again spinning for Democrats, this time Hillary Clinton, following remarks made by GOP consultant Karl Rove where he suggested that Hillary Clinton’s health may play a factor if she decides to run for president in 2016. Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe…

Brian Williams Jumps to Defend Hillary Clinton, Denounces ‘Nasty

May 13th, 2014 8:41 PM
Moving to discredit, as illegitimate, Republican operative Karl Rove’s inquiry about Hillary Clinton’s health, on Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams denounced the “smear campaign” oozing from “some very nasty politics.”  Williams teased at the top of his newscast: “Smear campaign. Are we witnessing a new GOP line of attack…

CNN Attacks Rove for Daring to Suggest Hillary's Health a Valid Campai

May 13th, 2014 5:02 PM
First, let’s get this straight: By very definition, Hillary Clinton actually did suffer a "traumatic brain injury" in 2012. She fell; she hit her head; she suffered a concussion; and she developed a blood clot which hospitalized her. A concussion is precisely a “traumatic brain injury,” according to official medical definition. Thus, when Karl Rove indelicately --…

NBC Rushes to Defend Hillary Clinton From Karl Rove

May 13th, 2014 12:30 PM
On Tuesday, the cast of NBC's Today felt it necessary to spend a minute of air time defending Hillary Clinton from Karl Rove raising questions about her health, with co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaiming: "Karl Rove's explosive new claims about Hillary Clinton. The Republican strategist has suggested that she may have a brain injury." [Listen to the audio or watch the video…