AP, NYT Ignore Landrieu Thanking Trump For Visiting Flooded Louisiana

August 20th, 2016 6:43 PM
In a CNN interview on Friday, former three-term U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, thanked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for visiting the flood-ravaged Bayou State. Then, addressing the absence to that point of President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, she said, "I hope Secretary Clinton will make her way down. I hope President Obama will make a visit" —…

Shorter TIME Piece: Landrieu Should Have Hyped Liberal Issues

December 8th, 2014 5:24 PM
Democrat Mary Landrieu might have stood a better chance of victory had she run on touchstone liberal Democratic issues.  That was the argument of a Louisiana political science professor whom Time magazine turned to for comment in its post-mortem of the senior Louisiana senator's landslide loss on Saturday to Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

MSNBC Guest Blames Landrieu Loss On White Racism

December 8th, 2014 11:59 AM
On Saturday night, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) lost her bid for reelection to Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-La.) by nearly 12 points and some liberals decided to blame her defeat on white racists who hate President Obama. Appearing on MSNBC’s The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart on Monday morning, Aisha Moodie-Mills of the Center for American Progress insisted that “the reality, and every single…

ABC, NBC Omit Mention of Vulnerable Dem in Failed Keystone Senate Vote

November 19th, 2014 12:11 AM
While all three major broadcast networks covered the failed vote in the U.S. Senate to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline on Tuesday night, ABC and NBC neglected to mention that political motivations were behind the vote to aid the reelection efforts of vulnerable Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana that will take place on December 6.  After previously being held up in the Senate for…

Landrieu Doubles Down on Racism, Sexism Excuses

October 31st, 2014 9:26 PM
Curtis Houck at NewsBusters noted late Thursday that on that evening’s NBC Nightly News, incumbent Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu told NBC's Chuck Todd that President Barack Obama is unpopular in the South because the region “has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans” and thus “[i]t’s been a difficult time for the President to present himself in a very positive…

Gaffe! On NBC, Landrieu Blames Obama Disapproval in South on Racism

October 30th, 2014 11:37 PM
On Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu told NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd that President Barack Obama is unpopular in the South because the region “has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans” and thus “[i]t’s been a difficult time for the President to present himself in a very positive light as a leader…

Democratic Candidate Embarrassments the Networks Are Skipping

October 29th, 2014 10:27 AM
Despite a plethora of Democratic candidates this year who have embarrassed their party – from  Wendy Davis attacking her opponent’s disability to Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes refusing to say if she voted for the President to Nikki Haley’s Democratic male opponent calling her a whore – the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have been almost silent in airing these stories on…

Jonathan Capehart Hopes Mary Landrieu Can 'Wobble' to Re-Election

October 10th, 2014 9:53 AM
Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post believes that the possible key to Senator Mary Landrieu's re-election is knowing how to "Wobble." Yes, knowledge of a Louisiana dance step takes priority over a voting record or policy positions.  

NBC Hosts Gush: Dem Senator Helping With Keg Stand 'Wins Her Votes'

September 22nd, 2014 11:26 AM
The hosts on NBC's Today spent over a minute of air time on Monday applauding Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu for helping a fan tailgating at an LSU football game do a keg stand. Co-host Matt Lauer touted how Landrieu "may do just about anything to get your vote" given that she was "in the middle of a really tough reelection campaign."

Liberals Behaving Badly: Political Scandals the Networks Are Hiding Fr

August 19th, 2014 10:12 AM
The indictment case against Republican Governor Rick Perry, that even liberals have described as “weak,” is just the latest GOP controversy that the networks have jumped on to taint Republicans in this midterm election year. In the 2014 campaign season, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have filled their programs with one GOP scandal after another. Congressman Trey Radel’s drug possession,…

NPR Hits the Liberal Jackpot, Finds Racist Anti-Obama Voter In Cajun L

February 27th, 2014 10:53 PM
There are few things that might please liberal journalists more than finding that elusive voter that proves a dearly held theory: anti-Obama voters really hate black people. It’s all about his race, not his policies. NPR hit that jackpot on Tuesday’s Morning Edition in a seven-minute story on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) seeking re-election in Louisiana. In seven minutes, NPR’s Ailsa Chang never…

ABC Is Shocked That Anti-ObamaCare Ad Uses Actors

February 14th, 2014 5:59 PM
Is it really shocking for commercials to use actors? According to ABC News, yes. A headline for the article trumpeted, "Koch Brothers Ad Attacking [Democratic Senator] Mary Landrieu Uses Paid Actors." Rather than investigate the continued failings of ObamaCare, writer Jordyn Phelps hyped the fact that the commercials sponsored by the Koch brothers feature stand-ins, writing, "But…

Breaking News at CNN: Senate Democrats Voted to Kill Other Health Plan

November 1st, 2013 5:58 PM
It's always interesting when people in the “mainstream” press catch up to something conservatives and Republicans have known for a long time. That was the case when Chris Frates, an investigative correspondent at the Cable News Network, reported on Friday that "Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the ObamaCare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health…

AP Item on Boehner's Carrot-Free, Stick-Free Persuasion Ignores

August 4th, 2011 9:45 PM
It seems that every time I see something possibly redeeming put forth by the Associated Press, they figure out a way to ruin it. Take Larry Margasak's report this afternoon on John Boehner's attempts at persuading House Republican members to support his various attempts at debt-ceiling legislation during the few two weeks. (I've made my general unhappiness with the ultimate result pretty…