Nets Downplay Gorsuch Swearing In, Ignore Daschle Scolding Senate Dems
April 10th, 2017 9:48 PM
On Monday, Judge Neil Gorsuch became the 113th associate justice to sit on the Supreme Court after he was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. The event was a culmination of many hours of testimony, a damaging filibuster by Senate Democrats, which forced Senate Republicans to use the so-called “nuclear option” to proceed with Gorsuch’s confirmation. But despite all of…
Wet Blanket ABC Bemoans: Dems ‘Feel’ Gorsuch Seat ‘Stolen From Them’
April 10th, 2017 12:02 PM
ABC on Monday decided that live coverage of Neil Gorsuch’s swearing in was a good time to twice remind viewers that Democrats feel the Supreme Court seat was “stolen” from them. Correspondent Cecilia Vega also ran through a litany of unrelated Trump failures as she reported live from the Rose Garden.
Maher Slams 'Right-Wing A**hole' Gorsuch, 'Cheating' Republicans
April 9th, 2017 3:16 PM
On Friday's Real Time show on HBO, liberal comedian Bill Maher demonized newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as a "right-wing asshole," a "Scalia clone," and someone who "has never shown any empathy toward a human being" before suggesting that "back alley abortions" might return. He also accused Republicans of "cheating" to…
On PBS, Brooks Pines for Trump 'Apocalypse' to Inspire Bipartisanship
April 7th, 2017 10:52 PM
On Friday's regular "Shields and Brooks" segment on PBS Newshour, New York Times columnist David Brooks -- the supposedly more right-leaning half of the pairing -- oddly seemed to wish for some sort of "apocalypse" to beset the Donald Trump administration as he theorized and predicted that some scandal or "grievous blow" to the White House might inspire more…
Univision's Nuclear Option Coverage Avoids Inconvenient Miguel Estrada
April 7th, 2017 4:54 PM
Univision's coverage of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court managed to weave a grand tale about the fearsome nuclear option, while entirely omitting any mention of the partisan Democratic filibuster against Miguel Estrada.
ABC, NBC Rail Against ‘Partisan’ Republicans for Using Nuclear Option
April 6th, 2017 10:30 PM
In an act similar to that of a whining child, Senate Democrats attempted to block the President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch Thursday. Republicans, in turn, followed through on their promise to execute the so-called “nuclear option” to bring debate to a close and move the nomination forward. In response, ABC and NBC were up in arms that evening. “…
Seriously? MSNBC Blames Nuclear Option on Lack of Trump ‘Leadership’
April 6th, 2017 1:30 PM
The partisan journalists at MSNBC proved they have no problem flip flopping when it comes to filibustering and the nuclear option. As the Republicans were voting to change the Senate rules, Thursday, and confirm Neil Gorsuch, MSNBC blamed Donald Trump. Andrea Mitchell lectured, “This is another history-making moment which another White House might have been able to avoid, perhaps with…
NBC’s Welker Hypes Gorsuch Plagiarism Charges Before Debunking Them
April 5th, 2017 12:11 PM
On the April 5 NBC Today, correspondent Kristen Welker repeated last-minute accusations that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had plagiarized – but it wasn’t until after she had gone onto other topics and was wrapping up her report that she mentioned that the person he was accused of plagiarizing had already debunked those claims.
Will Media Notice? Anti-Gorsuch Protests Organized By NARAL
April 5th, 2017 11:38 AM
Much like the January 2017, anti-Trump Women’s March, the protests against Trump’s Supreme Court pick were not grassroots efforts. Fourteen “People’s Filibuster” events protesting Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on April 1 were organized by The People’s Defense, an activist website created on Feb. 28 by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Misleading: CNN Says Invoking Nuclear Option 'Unprecedented'
April 4th, 2017 1:08 PM
On CNN's New Day Tuesday, anchors Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo said, respectively, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to activate the so-called "nuclear option" to avert a now-secured Democratic fillibuster of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is "unprecedented" and that "we've…
CNN’s Tapper: GOP Is Responsible for Senate’s Descent ‘Into the Muck'
April 3rd, 2017 11:58 PM
With the Senate’s Supreme Court confirmation vote of Judge Neil Gorsuch fast approaching, many are worried about the terrible precedent the Democratic Party’s filibuster will set. While others worry about nuking the filibuster rules. The politicization of Supreme Court confirmations has been going on for decades, but according to CNN’s Jake Tapper it’s all the GOP’s…
CNN's Louis Frets 'Radical Action' of GOP Breaking Gorsuch Filibuster
April 3rd, 2017 9:47 PM
In multiple appearances on CNN on Monday, CNN political commentator and Spectrum News political anchor Errol Louis fretted over the Republican effort to bar the filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Louis called such a move "radical action" as he appeared on CNN's New Day, and, appearing later on CNN Newsroom, he worried that such an action would begin a precedent that…
‘It Has Never Been Worse’; CNN Assists Dems, Condemns GOP on Gorsuch
April 3rd, 2017 5:36 PM
After Monday’s White House press briefing, CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin and most of her panelists chided the “partisanship” of the GOP-led U.S. Senate ahead of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation vote and invoking of the nuclear option, whining that the divisiveness “has never been worse.”
NBC Admits Dems ‘Painted Themselves in a Corner’ With Gorsuch
April 3rd, 2017 12:38 PM
While NBC News is usually in lock step with the agenda and talking points of the Democratic Party, on Monday, even the liberal analysts on the Today show were forced to acknowledge that Senate Democrats had “painted themselves in a corner” with their partisan push to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.