AP Acts As If Illinois's Chronic Vendor Delinquency Is Something New

January 31st, 2016 11:36 PM
A Sunday morning report by Associated Press political writer John O'Connor acts as if the the sordid history of fiscal irresponsibility in the State of Illinois is a new development brought on by a stubborn Republican governor in just the past seven months. What hogwash. The state has had a large backlog of delinquent unpaid bills for a decade, if not longer. Five years ago, a…

Liberals Behaving Badly: Political Scandals the Networks Are Hiding Fr

August 19th, 2014 10:12 AM
The indictment case against Republican Governor Rick Perry, that even liberals have described as “weak,” is just the latest GOP controversy that the networks have jumped on to taint Republicans in this midterm election year. In the 2014 campaign season, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have filled their programs with one GOP scandal after another. Congressman Trey Radel’s…

Barely News: Illinois Gov. Quinn Pulls Tweets Comparing Black Republic

April 25th, 2014 8:11 PM
A search at the Associated Press's national site on the last name of Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn and "Jews" at 7:30 this evening returned nothing. That's pretty amazing, considering that Quinn's campaign enthusiastically retweeted its support for an outrageous April 17 column by Neil Steinberg at the Chicago Sun-Times. For all practical purposes, Steinberg equated…

Once Again, Press Ignores Illinois' Billions in Unpaid Bills in Coveri

March 28th, 2014 10:11 PM
As I noted on Saturday, the idea that a state with about $6 billion in overdue unpaid bills would choose to raise taxes and apply the money to new spending is appalling. But when it comes to describing a state's finances, "appalling" and "Illinois" have belonged in the same sentence for so long, it's hard to remember when that wasn't the case. Part of the…

Chicago Trib 'Forgets' Illinois' Unpaid Bills in Covering Dems' 'Milli

March 22nd, 2014 8:57 PM
I would say "Only in Illinois," but I suspect that other states have similar problems and would propose "solutions" just as nutty as the Democratic state Speaker Michael Madigan and his party have chosen. The state has an unpaid bills backlog of $5.8 billion, meaning that vendors are going months before they get paid. We're supposed to be thrilled that this total is…

Candy Crowley to Democrat Guest: 'Do You Think the American Justice Sy

July 14th, 2013 8:03 PM
As NewsBusters has been reporting the past 24 hours, the media have been having a hard time hiding their disappointment about the George Zimmerman verdict. Showing what side she's on in this debate, CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday's State of the Union asked Governor Pat Quinn (D-Ill.), "Do you think that the American justice system is innately racist?" (video follows with…

Associated Press Slams Law-Abiding Chicago Gun Owners, Says They'll In

July 1st, 2013 2:51 PM
The Associated Press was right to leave the name of the author out of the byline in their June 28 piece about concealed carry in Chicago.  Apparently, this particular staff writer thinks mass slaughter will ensue because law-abiding citizens will be able to carry handguns. Yes, because law-abiding gun owners have committed the vast majority of homicides in Chicago.  The lead…

Bozell Column: Obama vs. Catholics

January 24th, 2012 11:13 PM
The Brian Williams MSNBC debate in Florida was not only dreadfully boring – I never thought I could ever long for commercials – it was pathetic. Freed of the fear of triggering an avalanche of applause against loaded questions, Williams and his co-moderators couldn’t bring themselves to utter one single question asking the Republican candidates to respond to Obama mistakes.…