Perverted Ex-Judge's Party Affiliation Ignored by AP

January 3rd, 2008 11:06 AM
Last year's most bizarre and famously icky sex scandal was, of course, Senator Larry Craig's airport bathroom incident, in which the Idaho Republican was alleged to have been soliciting homosexual sex from an undercover cop. Suffice it to say no one who came across the story could walk away without knowing Craig's party affiliation, and in some cases his record as a conservative with some…

Time's Selective Sense of Humor: Top Cartoons Target Only Conservative

December 11th, 2007 7:35 AM
What do you know? Time magazine ran a list of the Top Ten Editorial Cartoons of 2007, and the only American political figures coming in for lampooning were . . . conservatives.Four of the cartoons were not explicitly political [sex habits of the elderly, contaminated products from China, VA Tech shootings, Barry Bonds steroids scandal].But of those that satirized political figures, all were…

Iran Resolution: Matthews Accuses Hillary of 'Wide Stance

October 22nd, 2007 6:00 PM
File this one under "Mental Images We Could Do Without."Discussing her attempt to straddle the Iran issue, Chris Matthews has accused Hillary Clinton of a "wide stance." For some time, the "Hardball" host has been making the point that while Hillary now claims she voted for the 2002 Iraq resolution only for purposes of authorizing more diplomacy, at the time…

'Today' Does the Dirty Work So Dems Don't Have to

October 17th, 2007 12:58 PM

Paging Reverend Al: Craig Plays the Profiling Card

October 17th, 2007 7:37 AM
He might be a middle-aged white guy from the Mountain West, but Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) suddenly understands the travails of people stopped for "DWB": driving while black. In the course of his interview with Matt Lauer, aired last night and excerpted on this morning's "Today," Craig tried to play the profiling card.MATT LAUER: The fact that these motions seemed to…

NBC, Matt Lauer Taking Larry Craig Interview Into Prime Time

October 15th, 2007 10:49 AM
TV Newser reports "NBC News has released details of Matt Lauer's weekend interview with Sen. Larry Craig. The interview will air in a Matt Lauer Reports special tomorrow night at 8pmET on NBC and on the Today show Wednesday morning." The airport bathroom sting, worthy of prime time? (UPDATE: It was promoted in Monday's prime time, as the picture shows.)Did NBC take Patrick Kennedy's…

AP Once Again Neglects Party Label for Phony Soldier Mayor

October 9th, 2007 1:47 PM

A Story So 'Earth-Shaking,' It's Highlighted Four Times

October 7th, 2007 9:52 AM
Were you aware that embattled Idaho Senator Larry Craig has been inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame? If you journeyed over to MSNBC.com, you couldn't miss [this AP] story; their 8:30am EDT update highlights it not once, not twice, not three times, but four times in different sections of their main page. Here's one from the "Inside MSNBC.com" segment:

Cafferty 'Can't Wait' to Peep Through Larry Craig's Stall

October 5th, 2007 4:55 PM
Jack Cafferty opened his CNN "Situation Room" shtick today at 4:07 p.m. EDT by asking about Larry Craig:Which was worse? Making sexual advances toward a police officer or lying to the whole world by saying you're going to resign your Senate seat and then announcing you're not going to resign?Answer: saying you don't want Craig to resign because you "can't wait" for televised…

Kurtz Conveniently Ignores Hsu in List of Current Scandals

September 17th, 2007 10:26 AM
Mimicking NBC's Matt Lauer on "Today" with Tom DeLay a few weeks ago, the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz chose Monday to address a number of political scandals in America, all of them of course dealing with Republicans. Yet, there was a brewing campaign finance scandal conspicuously absent from Kurtz's list. Need a hint what it might be? Maybe Glenn Reynolds' comical quip will help…

The NewsBusters Weekly Recap: September 8 to

September 15th, 2007 10:02 AM
We Get it: You Don’t Like FoxIn an interview with Playboy magazine, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann actually fulminated that "Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda." He then went on to compare his cable rival to the Ku Klux Klan and rail against Rudy Giuliani. And this is the guy who is hosting football coverage on NBC? Live? Live From the BathroomSpeaking of Fox News, the network proved this week…

Marshall Psychology Prof: Media Not Liberal

September 13th, 2007 12:07 PM

FNC's Dhue Charges Any 'Shame' of Homosexuality a GOP Creation

September 10th, 2007 11:31 AM

Ex-ACLU Chief Gets Seven Years For Child Porn

September 7th, 2007 10:22 PM
The blogs and MSM sure paid a lot of attention to Senator Craig, his wide stance, and restroom etiquette.  I wonder why they are not paying as much attention to the ACLU chief getting seven years for child porn?I wonder, especially, when it involves sexual torture of infants and toddlers....why isn't this getting any coverage?