PBS’s Ifill: Can GOP Be Viable When Tea Party Is ‘Party of Opposit
January 31st, 2014 2:32 PM
On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Gwen Ifill fed the tired old stereotype that the Tea Party ruins everything. [Video below the break. MP3 audio here.]
During a discussion about the nation’s political outlook for the coming year, Ifill posed this question to The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson:
MSNBC's Wolffe: Tea Partiers Want Someone to Be 'Annoying and Inflamma
January 24th, 2014 5:33 PM
Appearing on Wednesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe asserted that Tea Partiers want someone to "be annoying and inflammatory" in responding to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address as the group discussed the news that Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee will give a Tea Party response to the President.
'That Was A Loaded Question There, Luke!': Republican Rep. Chaffetz Ca
November 19th, 2013 2:47 PM
When conservatives appear on MSM shows, they regularly get raked over the coals. Frustratingly, the conservative guests rarely call their interviewers out for their obvious lefty bias.
So it was refreshing to see Republican Congressman Chaffetz of Utah refuse to let Luke Russert's liberal slant slide. In the guise of a question, Russert, subbing for Andrea Mitchell on her MSNBC show…
'Road Trip!' As Obamacare Crumbles and Dems Defect From It, AP's Babin
November 16th, 2013 10:00 AM
In Animal House, when the members of Delta Tau Chi fraternity faced imminent expulsion for poor grades, they decided to take a "Road Trip!" to, as Wikipedia's plot summary indicates, "take their minds off their troubles."
The presidential keister-kissers at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, are in a similar quandary. Over the past seven weeks,…
MRC's Brent Bozell Demands Utah Papers Ensure Fair, Balanced Coverage
November 11th, 2013 4:46 PM
Armed with evidence compiled by NewsBusters senior editor and Media Research Center director of research Rich Noyes, MRC president Brent Bozell sent letters to members of the boards of directors of two prominent newspapers in Utah, demanding that they offer their readers fair and balanced coverage of U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R). You may recall that both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News…
Bozell: Utah’s Very Biased Newspapers Owe Sen. Mike Lee an Apology o
November 6th, 2013 11:40 AM
On Wednesday, the Media Research Center released a new analysis demonstrating that Utah’s largest newspapers leveled a deliberate, relentlessly hostile attack on Sen. Mike Lee for his anti-ObamaCare stance before, during, and after the government shutdown that began in October.
MRC’s Rich Noyes wrote that by a staggering margin of 33-to-1, editorial opinion at Utah’s two…
MRC Study: Utah Newspapers Pound Mike Lee for Leading Anti-ObamaCare F
November 6th, 2013 10:01 AM
Since the end of the partial government shutdown last month, national newspapers have zeroed in on conservative Utah Senator Mike Lee as a potential political casualty due to his leadership in developing the strategy of using the federal government’s October 1 funding deadline as a way to stop ObamaCare. “After a 16-day government shutdown, it’s Lee who faces a revolt within…
WashPost's Phil Rucker Promotes Utah Moderates Seeking to 'Extinguish
October 23rd, 2013 8:43 AM
Fresh from his gooey front-pager on how "everyone seems to be honoring" Hillary Clinton on the way to 2016, Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker is now seeing dark clouds for the re-election of Tea Party Sen. Mike Lee. "In Utah GOP, some seek to shut down tea party hero" is the Page One headline.
"Lee's approval ratings in Utah have cratered," Rucker…
WashPost In Gloating Mode: Elephant Waves White Flag as 'Far Right Fla
October 17th, 2013 2:08 PM
The Washington Post was in Gloating Mode on Thursday against Republicans. The front page of the free Express tabloid showed an elephant’s trunk waving a white flag. The headline: "IT'S OVER. FOR NOW." (Somehow, they failed to show Obama waving a white flag when he “solved” Syria’s chemical-weapons problem.)
On page 3 was a nasty Associated Press article by…
Daily Beast's Tomasky: 'Clavern of Sociopaths' Eager to Make 'Black Gu
October 16th, 2013 1:35 PM
Tea Party conservative Republicans like Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Ted Cruz (Texas) are nothing more than a racist "clavern of sociopaths" who are eager to saddle the country's first black president with a default on the nation's debt. That was the latest foaming-at-the-mouth bile from ultra-liberal Daily Beast's contributor Michael Tomasky this morning.
Bill Press: Million Vet Marchers Are 'Idiots,' 'Should Have Been Hangi
October 14th, 2013 11:22 AM
Isn't it funny how liberal media members LOVE protests EXCEPT when conservatives are involved?
Take liberal radio host Bill Press who on Monday actually called participants in the previous day's Million Vet March "idiots" and scolded them for not burning Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) in effigy at the World War II Memorial (transcript and commentary follow with video courtesy…
Priorities: President's Dog Gets More Airtime than Move to Defund Obam
September 9th, 2013 1:22 PM
According to the three networks, the serious effort by conservatives to defund ObamaCare isn't worth as much coverage as the addition of a new dog to the President's family. In just a 24-hour period, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening and morning shows devoted six minutes and 23 seconds to the debut of the puppy "Sunny." In contrast, those same shows have granted a scant two…
MSNBC's Hayes Slams Republican 'Jackasses,' Defends Welfare for Violen
May 28th, 2013 1:06 PM
On Friday's All In show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes recounted the recent activities of several Republican political figures which he regarded as examples of GOP members "being jackasses," and coined the Hayes-ism "jackassery" as he used some variation of the word "jackass" 11 times during the segment. After teasing the show, the MSNBC host immediately got to…
Soledad O'Brien Spins Romney's Words on Bain, Suggests He's Dodging th
May 24th, 2012 3:39 PM
CNN's Soledad O'Brien spun Mitt Romney's words into a dodging-the-question moment for the candidate on the matter of Bain Capital, on Thursday's Starting Point. O'Brien was emphasizing Romney's "reluctance" to mention his days at Bain, which had been the focus of attack ads from the Obama campaign that O'Brien herself justified the other day.…