Matthews Panel Only Sees 'Big, Gutsy' Decisions from Liberal POV

July 1st, 2012 11:36 AM
As the weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show concluded, the entire panel chose political figures echoing sentiments either from the left or at least in criticism of conservatives to answer host Matthews's "Big Question" of who has "made a big, gutsy decision so far this year."

Margaret Cho Complains GOP is 'Against Our Rights,' Palin Tries to 'Be

May 28th, 2012 1:47 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry show, comedienne Margaret Cho wondered why some women are Republicans as she asserted that the GOP is "a party that's so against our rights, our reproductive rights, so many rights in so many ways." Cho also complained that Sarah Palin tries to "beat feminism down," claiming that "Sarah Palin wouldn…

Media Wrong to Blame Snowe's Departure on GOP - Democrats Control the

March 2nd, 2012 10:25 AM
Since Senator Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) surprising announcement that she won't be seeking reelection in November, the media have been doing a victory lap blaming her decision on the lack of moderate Republicans in Congress. Yet an op-ed she published in Friday's Washington Post suggests her dissatisfaction with government stemmed from the behavior of Democrats that have controlled…

Bozell, Hannity Discuss Media's Snowe Job, 'Christian Version of Shari

March 2nd, 2012 10:17 AM
"The American Conservative Union just came out" with their latest congressional scorecard and what do you know, retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has "the lowest lifetime conservative record [48.59, just left of center] of any Republican. In Diane Sawyer's book, that makes her the principled voice of reason," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Sean Hannity on…

CBS Bemoans Retirement of Senate 'Moderates' Who are Actually Liberal

March 1st, 2012 7:18 PM
On Thursday's CBS This Morning, anchor Charlie Rose spotlighted the apparent "the disappearance of political moderates" in Congress in the context of Republican Senator Olympia Snowe's retirement. Correspondent Nancy Cordes gushingly asked Snowe, "Was it just getting too lonely to be a moderate Republican in the Senate?" CBS also listed several "moderate"…

Sen. Snowe, Moderate Republican 'Fed Up' With the 'Extreme Right' and

March 1st, 2012 5:45 PM
On Thursday, New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman fretted over the lack of GOP centrists (a common and long-lasting theme in Timesland) after news broke of the surprise retirement of "fed up" moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine: “After Many Tough Choices, the Choice to Quit.” As Weisman tells it, it was the rise of those distracting “social issues…

MSNBC Touts Ed Schultz, Who Decried the GOP as Killers, to Slam 'Radic

February 29th, 2012 1:31 PM
MSNBC on Wednesday brought on Ed Schultz, a man who once decried Republicans as killers who profit off of "corpses," to lament the decreasing number of moderate, temperate voices in the U.S. Senate. Host Chris Jansing mournfully discussed Senator Olympia Snowe's retirement and how there is "so much noise on the extremes." Schultz, who once trashed Laura Ingraham as a…

Network Snowe Job: NBC and ABC Mourn Retirement of Maine Senator, Fret

February 29th, 2012 11:10 AM
On Wednesday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd was looking for any excuse to be an Obama spokesman as made this declaration about the announced retirement of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe: "...she's serving as a personal testimonial to the President, who says there's no more centrist coalition inside the Republican Party." [Listen to the audio or watch…

Wash Post Devotes a Staggering 6,228 Words to 'Nuanced' Maine Senators

May 6th, 2011 4:35 PM
According to the Washington Post, examining every detail of the relationship between moderate Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins is worth devoting an exhausting 6228 words to. Writer Martha Sherrill offered a fawning analysis of the two senators who often frustrate conservatives. The near book-length profile investigated the apparent dislike the senators have for each other…

Will Journalists Fawn Over Olympia Snowe If She’s No Longer a ‘Reb

January 29th, 2010 5:47 PM
When Maine Republican Olympia Snowe backed aspects of health care reform early last fall, CBS’s Nancy Cordes cheered the "rebel Republican." Now that Snowe is sounding a tougher, more skeptical tone on the legislation, how will journalists treat the moderate Senator? Appearing on Thursday’s edition of On the Record, host Greta Van Susteren asked Snowe if health care was dead. She…

Katie Couric Uses Christmas Poem To Campaign For ObamaCare

November 23rd, 2009 9:43 PM
The advocacy on display Monday by "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric was almost unimaginable.In her "Notebook" video posted at CBSNews.com, Couric read a poem fashioned after Clement Clarke Moore's classic "The Night Before Christmas."Without any regard for hiding her position on healthcare reform legislation currently before Congress, Couric used the coming…

George Will Accuses Media of Manufacturing Return of Public Option

October 25th, 2009 12:19 PM
George Will on Sunday accused the media of manufacturing the return of government mandated healthcare to the current reform debate.Discussing the subject on the recent installment of ABC's "This Week," Will said it was highly unlikely Democrats actually have the votes for what they call a "public option," but the media are assisting them in "cleverly and skillfully…

Newsweek's Fineman Invokes Rahm on Health Care: Obama Not Making Use o

October 15th, 2009 9:39 AM
Last fall, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel remarked, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before."  That quote has become part of a rallying cry for conservatives, that those currently in power are trying to create the perception of a crisis to force things through the legislative process that couldn't…

'Good Morning America's' Snowe Job on Medical Bankruptcies: Roberts Do

October 14th, 2009 1:25 PM
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, is a media darling now that she was the only Republican to break ranks and vote a health care reform bill out of the Senate Finance Committee Oct. 13. "Good Morning America" interviewed Snowe about health care reform on Oct. 14 and didn't challenge a misleading statistic about the number of medical-caused bankruptcies. Snowe, who backed the $829-billion…