NYT’s Rutenberg Says TV News Must Stop Going Easy on Trump

December 12th, 2016 10:17 PM
After television news (and his own newspaper) spent the last eight years praising Barack Obama and defending him against GOP attacks, there’s a Republican about to take office and suddenly it’s high time for journalists to get tough on politicians. That’s the gist of New York Times media reporter Jim Rutenberg’s latest Mediator column “TV News Must Pull No Punches…
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Reince Priebus Nails Chuck Todd on Whether RNC Hacked by Russia

December 11th, 2016 2:59 PM
One of the big changes of the new Trump era is that when the mainstream media attempts to promote fake news, there will be consequences. And one of the consequences is that the purveyors of such fake news will be humiliated on national television as happened on both Saturday and Sunday over whether Russia hacked the Republican National Committee as was claimed in a Friday New York Times…
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On CBS, Priebus Refuses to Accept Dickerson's Spin on Illegal Voting

December 5th, 2016 12:20 PM
A very smug John Dickerson asserted on Sunday's Face The Nation that Donald Trump was just flat out wrong in his assertion that millions of people voted illegally in California. In fact, Dickerson tried but failed to get incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus to agree with him that Trump is somehow lying about this matter. Nice try, John, but Priebus wasn't biting. After…
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Disgusting: Colbert Makes Vulgar Sex Joke About Romney-Trump Dinner

December 1st, 2016 3:07 PM
CBS’s Late Show host Stephen Colbert took another turn into the gutter on Wednesday night to the glee of his liberal audience as he joked that Mitt Romney consuming frog legs while having dinner the evening prior with President-elect Donald Trump “taste[d] a little bit like Trump's balls” and so began a brief rift joking Romney had performed oral sex on Trump.
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ABC, NBC Hound 'Ultimate Insider' Priebus on 'Hostile' Bannon

November 14th, 2016 4:46 PM
On Monday, ABC's GMA and NBC's Today pressed Reince Priebus over his future role as chief of staff to Donald Trump. NBC's Matt Lauer hyped that "to some, you're an odd choice for chief of staff, because they've...heard Donald Trump say....we're going counter to the establishment. You are the establishment. You're the ultimate insider."
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Stephanopoulos Frets: ‘Rise in Racist Acts’ Since Trump Win

November 11th, 2016 11:17 AM
With left-wing anti-Trump protesters rioting in cities across the country, on Friday’s Good Morning America, co-host George Stephanopoulos laid responsibility for quelling the unrest at the feet of the Republican President-Elect and worried that his victory was inciting the violence.
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CBS's Dickerson to RNC Chair: Are GOPers 'Puppets' of Koch Brothers?

August 2nd, 2016 11:05 AM
As RNC chairman Reince Priebus appeared as a guest on Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS host John Dickerson -- using a comment from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump about not wanting to be a "puppet" for Republican donors -- asked the RNC chairman if Republicans like Mike Pence, Scott Walker and Paul Ryan are "puppets" for the conservative Koch brothers.
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NBC's Todd Frets Two-Parent Family Plank in GOP Platform

July 19th, 2016 5:00 PM
As Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appeared as a guest on Sunday's Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd pressed him on the GOP platform, at one point fretting about the plank that makes a statement in favor of each child having both a father and a mother to raise them. The NBC host worried that the plank was "implying that somehow children of same-sex couples are more…
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ABC's Stephanopoulos Claims No Proof PP Sold Fetal Body Parts

July 17th, 2016 8:38 PM
As Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appeared as a guest on Sunday's This Week show on ABC, host George Stephanopoulos pressed the RNC chairman on whether Indiana Governor Mike Pence, as Donald Trump's running mate, would hurt the party with his pro-life views, and, after Priebus recalled the videos of Planned Parenthood selling aborted fetal tissue, the ABC host was…
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CBS’s Rose Holds Up Daily News GOP Obituary to RNC Chair

May 4th, 2016 11:08 AM
During an interview with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose gleefully held up a copy of the Daily News and read the mock obituary on the cover of the left-wing tabloid: “...it says, ‘Republican Party 1854-2016; Dearly beloved, we're gathered here today to mourn the GOP. A once great political party…
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RNC Chair Shuts Down Stephanopoulos Spewing Dem Attacks on GOP

April 15th, 2016 11:16 AM
On ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, co-host George Stephanopoulos told Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus that the GOP was “breaking apart” and quoted Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to bolster his claim.
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NBC Sees ‘Grand Old Problems’ for GOP in ‘Disarray’

April 13th, 2016 11:57 AM
At the top of Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie hyped: “Grand Old Problems. New disarray for the Republican Party. Trump now calling the delegate rules a ‘disgrace.’ The head of the party telling Trump to, quote, ‘Give us all a break.’”
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CBS's Pelley Plays Up Republicans Likening Party to Hijacked Plane

March 4th, 2016 9:58 PM
Scott Pelley led Friday's CBS Evening News by touting how unnamed conservatives bewailed the previous evening's Republican presidential debate: "Conservatives described it with words including, 'embarrassing,' 'suicide,' and 'implosion.'" Pelley continued by spotlighting how others likened the GOP to a hijacked airplane after the debate: "It left…
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NBC, CBS Tout Divided GOP Convention; Pushed Dem ‘Dream-Ticket' in '08

December 16th, 2015 12:13 PM
Interviewing Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday, the hosts of both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning pushed the idea that the 2016 Republican field was so divided that there would have to be a brokered convention to pick the party’s nominee. In 2008, instead of discussing a possible brokered convention, all three morning shows excitedly promoted the idea…