Frank Rich: Carson Appealing to Racists, 'Muslim Is the New Black'

September 24th, 2015 12:57 AM
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's CNN Tonight, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich -- now of New York magazine -- accused GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson of receiving support from a "racist, bigoted part of the Republican base," in the aftermath of Dr. Carson's comments opposing the election of a Muslim President. A bit later, he even accused GOP candidate Mike Huckabee of "…

Where Socialist Bernie Sanders Is Winning: The Sunday Show Primary

September 17th, 2015 2:12 PM
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton will make her first appearance on the Sunday morning political shows as a 2016 presidential candidate when she sits down with CBS’s John Dickerson on Face the Nation. She’s getting a very late start: While Clinton has so far avoided interviews with the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) Sunday shows, 18 other presidential candidates have made a total of 106 appearances…

'Totally Biased' Comedian, Don Lemon Mock 'Whitest' State Fair on CNN

August 19th, 2015 1:27 PM
W. Kamau Bell, a new CNN host, joined Don Lemon on his program on Tuesday to poke fun of the Iowa State Fair. Lemon touted Bell's "visit to one of the whitest places in America." The former Current TV correspondent, who hosted a show on the FX network named Totally Biased, cracked that people at the fair were "taking pictures of me. I don't think it's because I'm famous. It's because I'm a black…

NYT's Angry Egan Insults 'Fanatic' Republicans, Defends Democrats

August 15th, 2015 8:14 PM
Timothy Egan's liberalism, badly concealed in his previous guise as a news reporter for the New York Times, is in full and angry bloom in his columns, like "The Junk Politics of 2015," from the upcoming edition of the New York Times Sunday Review, mocking the Republicans with personal insults while dismissing Democratic problems. It included this howler: "At least one Republican wants to sic the…

Lefty Blogger: GOP Base Buying Trump’s ‘Purer Brand of Crazy’

August 3rd, 2015 8:52 PM
Almost a quarter-century ago, Seal sang, “We're never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy.” These days, suggests Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall, it’s awfully hard to survive in the Republican presidential race if you’re only a little crazy, now that Donald Trump “has flooded the market with a new, purer brand of Crazy that has left the other candidates scrambling and basically unable…

Bye-Bye Ed and Alex! The Worst Outbursts of Axed MSNBC Hosts

July 31st, 2015 9:30 AM
Due to extremely poor ratings, MSNBC formally announced Thursday it will bring down the ax on Ed Schultz and Alex Wagner. It turns out hate-mongering against conservative Republicans and sucking up to far-left Democrats is not a great way to attract large audiences.   

CNN's Henderson: GOPers 'Saying Outrageous Things,' Obama 'Genius'

July 28th, 2015 6:14 PM
In the past couple of days, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson has been noticeably sour toward some GOP presidential candidates, asserting that they are "saying outrageous things," and even admitting to having a "visceral reaction" to Mike Huckabee's criticism of the Obama nuclear deal with Iran. By contrast, the CNN reporter just yesterday effused over the "political genius" of…

NBC’s Lauer to Huckabee: ‘You Have Offended...Jews Around the World’

July 28th, 2015 1:05 PM
In an exclusive live interview with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer scolded the former Arkansas governor for his strong criticism of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran: “It seems to me the irony here is you’re taking a pro-Israel stance, but in explaining that stance, you have offended people in Israel and Jews all around the world…

ABC Hits Huckabee for 'Stirring Up the Latest Firestorm'

July 28th, 2015 10:58 AM
All three morning shows on Tuesday fretted over Mike Huckabee's comments about Iran, dismissing it as a "desperate" move to boost his poll numbers. On Good Morning America, co host (and Clinton donor) George Stephanopoulos complained that "former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee [is] stirring up the latest firestorm."  GMA reporter Tom Llamas lectured: "Many saying there are just some things that…

Eugene Robinson: 'Nobody Is Going to be Marched Toward Any Ovens'

July 28th, 2015 8:03 AM
Israelis wouldn't have to be marched to ovens.  The ovens would come to them, in the form of an atomic bomb. On today's Morning Joe, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said that he was "offended" by Mike Huckabee's remark that President Obama's Iran deal would "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." Robinson said the comment runs counter to the purpose of Israel, which…

Nets Praise Obama for ‘Scolding’ Huckabee; Hit Bush for 'Attack' in 08

July 27th, 2015 9:51 PM
The “big three” networks of ABC, CBS and NBC gleefully promoted on Monday evening President Obama’s “scolding” of 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee over his criticism of the Iran deal and his “scathing words” for the GOP field as candidates “are trying to out-trump [Donald] Trump.” Not surprisingly, the networks also sided with then-candidate Obama on May 15, 2008 when the same…

CNN: Perry Criticism of Gun-Free Zones 'Eye-Raising' & 'Controversial'

July 27th, 2015 6:53 PM
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.

CNN Slams Huckabee for 'Despicable', 'Ugly' Attack on Obama Iran Deal

July 27th, 2015 2:02 PM
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.

WashPost Mockery: '81 Things Mike Huckabee Has Denounced'

July 6th, 2015 11:03 AM
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…