In an interview with GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on the December 1 edition of Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews insisted that mass shootings don't happen "all over Europe." When an incredulous Santorum reminded Matthews about the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks, Matthews shot back that the Paris perpetrators were terrorists and not "locals."



Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday knocked down Whoopi Goldberg’s pro-abortion talking points. Goldberg grilled, “How will you say to your constituents who may be gay or may find themselves in a position with something like Planned Parenthood, what will you replace it with if you take it away?” Santorum: “Planned Parenthood, for example, does not provide mammograms. Now, I know people say they do, but they don’t.” Goldberg broke in, “Yeah, they do.” In fact, they don’t.



On Monday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota hounded Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, after he suggested that Kim Davis should "follow her conscience" in refusing to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Camerota underlined how the Supreme Court "decided...that not allowing gay marriage is discrimination," and asserted that "there are lots of laws that you yourself don't agree with, but you follow the law. That's what we do as Americans."



La postura del precandidato presidencial Rick Santorum en favor de los trabajadores estadounidenses le ha valido un ataque frontal en MundoFox. Tras el anuncio de campaña de Santorum, MundoFox dedicó un segmento completo de su noticiero nacional a un análisis de la posición de Santorum en polí­tica migratoria en relación con empleos, salarios y el mercado laboral.



Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s stand in favor of the American worker has earned him a direct attack on MundoFox. Following Santorum’s campaign announcement, MundoFox dedicated a full segment of its national newscast to an analysis of Santorum’s position on the relation between U.S. immigration policy, jobs and salaries in the labor market.



CNN's Chris Cuomo tried to shame Rick Santorum on Tuesday's New Day over his opposition to same-sex marriage. Cuomo indicated that Santorum wasn't in line with Pope Francis on LGBT issues: "Your Pope says tolerance is the message of Catholicism, when asked about gay marriage and LGBT existence within humanity. He says, 'Who am I to judge?' That doesn't work for you. You say you want an amendment that keeps marriage between a man and a woman. Why aren't you more like your pope?"



On his The Nightly Show on Comedy Central, in the aftermath of the Charleston church massacre, host Larry Wilmore tried to deceive his audience into believing that Fox News hosts as well as former Senator Rick Santorum had been clinging to the possibility that the Charleston church massacre was motivated by religion, even after reporting surfaced that the gunman had expressed blatantly racist motivations during the rampage.

In the case of Santorum, Wilmore's staff even reversed the order of some of the Republican presidential candidate's words from an interview to make it sound like he had suggested the massacre could not have been motivated by anything other than "assaults on religious liberty."



Back in the 2012 Republican presidential primary race, Chris Matthews slammed former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) as a "theocrat" and a "Cro-Magnon" man. On tonight's Hardball program, however, the MSNBC host was actually cordial and low-key. In fact, at no point did he rudely interrupt Santorum mid-sentence or badger his guest by trying to talk him into a corner with a gotcha question. 

That said, as you can see from the agenda of questions transcribed below, Matthews by no means abandoned his liberal conventional wisdom nor his left-wing bias. What's more, for his part, Santorum gently but firmly pushed back against some of Matthew's talking points about immigration and the liberal media's fascination with the Confederate flag issue



Friday’s gay-marriage mandate from the Supreme Court is merely the latest “landmark” decision on the slippery slope toward obliterating any definition of consensual deviancy. We haven’t defined deviancy down. We’ve shredded it.

Now, it’s social conservatives who have become the focus of fear, violence, and discrimination for maintaining their deeply held religious views that homosexuality is a sin and that “gay marriage” is an act of cultural deconstruction.



The media’s tendency to use the Pope to criticize Republican candidates and officials was on display Wednesday afternoon as MSNBC’s Live with Thomas Roberts and Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect took shots at the 2016 GOP presidential field and, specifically, Catholics Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum (in the case of the latter show) for opposing Pope Francis’s upcoming encyclical on global warming.



According to CBS on Tuesday, Republicans such as Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are "long shot" candidates running for president to make money or score a television deal on Fox. Reporter Julianna Goldman included clips of six GOP contenders, but not a single "long shot" Democratic candidate. Instead, she ripped 'Don Quixote' conservatives. 



Erin Burnett interviewed Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in a taped sit-down chat earlier today. But rather than sticking purely to substantial issues, the CNN anchor also posed two rather trivial queries, one about a hot microphone comment Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) made about fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) being a "bro without a ho," and another regarding if Rick Santorum approves of Bruce Jenner's newfound lifestyle as Caitlyn, a transgendered woman.