On Monday's Wolf show on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer referred to GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry's criticism of gun-free zones as "controversial" and "eye-raising" before then giving gun control activist Mark Kelly an unchallenged forum to push for more gun laws.
On Monday's New Day, several CNN regulars hurled attacks at GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for his characterization of President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as "marching" the Israelis "to the door of the oven." Words like "ugly," "dangerous," and "despicable and terrible," were thrown at Huckabee's comments across two segments.
The Washington Post decided to spice up their thin Monday newspaper with a shameless blast of opposition research at a Republican presidential contender. The headline was “81 THINGS MIKE HUCKABEE HAS DENOUNCED: A catalogue of gripes spanning 40 years, straight from the Republican’s mouth.”
Before you read any further, you know it’s the liberal Post mocking a social conservative, and you cannot imagine how they would ever publish an article on the 81 things Hillary Clinton has denounced. You can imagine they’re shameless enough to avoid Bernie Sanders expounding on women wanting rape from 1972 (except for one online nod), but quote Huckabee extensively from 1973 and 1974.
On Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN’s Van Jones accused those who oppose the Supreme Court's decision to ignore the normal legislative process on gay marriage of pushing “the old state’s rights rhetoric that was anti-civil rights rhetoric of the past than embracing the future.” Jones bemoaned that his “heart was broken” after he heard Mike Huckabee’s comments on the Supreme Court ruling especially because he “put more African-Americans in high position in office as governor than Bill Clinton did.”
The editorial page editors at the New York Times posted a Tuesday item on their blog that shamelessly played up how the main villain from the Harry Potter book series, Voldemort, has a "higher rating than six Republicans, including Jeb Bush." The Washington Post's WonkBlog "compared polling data on the presidential hopefuls with Google Consumer Survey results on the fictional characters."
Bloomberg News ran a happy news story this week about the "surprising" development of Republicans joining Democrats in their effort to end our "incarceration generation" by the simple expedient of putting fewer criminals in prison. And Bloomberg wasn't just talking about the media's usual lickspittle, Sen. Rand Paul.
Fox News Channel (FNC) host Bill O’Reilly slammed the liberal media on Monday’s O’Reilly Factor for distorting conservatives and Republican presidential candidates in what he referred to as “tough times for social conservatives in America” thanks to a press that is “overwhelmingly left” and thus “simpatico, generally speaking, with the uber-liberal thought.”
When it came time to cover the news from Tuesday that Mike Huckabee had announced his entry into the 2016 Republican presidential field, ABC and NBC largely yawned at this story by devoting a combined 48 seconds of airtime to Huckabee on their Tuesday evening newscasts.
For all the good their Ivy League degrees did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—when you consider the smoking ruin that is their foreign policy record—you'd think John Heilemann would have the good sense not to make an Ancient Eight sheepskin the sine qua non for a presidential candidate.
But with his MSM elitism on full display,, on today's With All Due Respect Heilemann had the chutzpah to suggest that Mike Huckabee doesn't clear the Commander-in-Chief bar because he lacks a degree from Harvard's Kennedy School or Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. Huck has simply picked up some foreign policy talking points from Fox News, huffed Heilemann.