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Democratic Campaigning: CNN Covers for Biden, Paints Him as Moderate

July 2nd, 2020 7:44 PM

On Wednesday morning’s New Day, CNN host John Berman brought on political correspondent Abby Phillip to hype their presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Both hacks campaigned for Biden by making him seem reasonable in comparison to President Trump and Phillip flat out lied about the presumptive Democratic nominee, claiming he was in “the middle.”

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NBC's Heidi Przybyla Calls Democrat Robert Byrd a 'Conservative'

June 6th, 2019 4:45 PM
NBC correspondent Heidi Przybyla was on the Wednesday edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe to talk about her article detailing former Vice President Joe Biden's record on abortion. The newsworthy information contained in her article was that Biden has flipped back to supporting the Hyde Amendment after saying "It can't stay" a couple of weeks ago.

In Defense of Kate Smith

April 25th, 2019 5:52 PM
The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the '30s and arrested, prosecuted and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin's song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed as racist. An old friend, Harry Covert, writes to recall the early days of black-and-white TV…

Oh No! Former Klansman Was 'Appalled' by Rick Santorum's 'Insolence' S

January 11th, 2012 10:58 AM
New York Times political profile writer Mark Leibovich, in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday, filed “The Santorum of 2012 Comes From a Long History of Political Brawling.” Times Watch sees a clear preference for Democrats and hostility toward Republican subjects in Leibovich’s writing, and this profile of GOP candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is certainly not a…

Chris Matthews: Robert Byrd 'Treasured' Gadsden Flag; 'Scared' When Fl

June 29th, 2010 3:57 PM
While MSNBC host Chris Matthews has routinely cited the American Revolution-era Gadsden flag as evidence of the extremism of the tea party movement, at the end of Monday's Harball, he expressed his love for the banner while remembering West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd. [Audio available here]In his 'Let Me Finish' segment, Matthews shared his thoughts on Byrd and how he particularly admired how…

Chris Matthews Disgracefully Uses Sen. Byrd's Death To Bash Bush

June 29th, 2010 10:43 AM
It goes without saying that Monday's media coverage of Sen. Robert Byrd's (D-W.V.) death was predictably sycophantic on a disturbing number of levels.However, the award for most disgraceful use of a politician's passing to further one's agenda has to go to MSNBC's Chris Matthews who ended last night's "Hardball" memorializing a senator he had great esteem for by attacking former…

As Much on Byrd's Fiddle Playing as Klan Days; 'Like Constitution and

June 28th, 2010 8:54 PM
The networks Monday night skipped lightly over the late Senator Robert Byrd's segregationist and racist record, devoting as much time to the Democrat's fiddle-playing prowess as his years in the Ku Klux Klan, which CBS's Chip Reid excused as “an effort to help his political career.” Leading into file video of Byrd playing his fiddle, ABC anchor Diane Sawyer declared “Byrd was a powerhouse and old…

CBS: Robert Byrd 'One of the Hardest Working Senators in Modern Histor

June 28th, 2010 5:39 PM
On Monday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Whit Johnson reported breaking news of the death of West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd and proclaimed: "By all accounts, he was one of the hardest working senators in modern history." Johnson touted Byrd's "four volume history of the Senate" and described him as the "unequaled master of the Senate rules." Part of the "…

Democrats and Double Standards at the NYT: 'Respected Voice' Robert By

June 28th, 2010 4:32 PM
The New York Times marked the death early Monday morning of veteran Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who served a record 51 years in the U.S. Senate, with an online obituary by former Times reporter Adam Clymer. While acknowledging Byrd's Klan past and his pork-barrel prodigiousness, Clymer's lead also emphasized Byrd's proud fight as the keeper of Congressional prerogatives. The…

Barnicle Can't Bring Himself To Mention Byrd's Klan Past

June 28th, 2010 8:03 AM
When Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond died, the MSM was quick to stress his segregationist past. The New York Times ran the headline "Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100," leaving readers to imagine the South Carolinian had remained an advocate of segregation.  The very first line of USA Today's story described Thurmond as "the nation's most prominent segregationist.…

Breaking: Sen. Robert Byrd Dies at

June 28th, 2010 6:10 AM
Sen. Robert Byrd died early Monday. Joe Holley of the Washington Post began with a mildly surprising label for a senator who was a Bush-bashing hero of the anti-war left this decade (with a lifetime American Conservative Union rating of 28): Robert C. Byrd, a conservative West Virginia Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress in history and used his masterful knowledge of the…

ABC Touts Robert Byrd's Dedication to 'Health Care Champion' Kennedy

December 24th, 2009 9:10 PM
On Thursday's World News, ABC anchor Diane Sawyer took the time to devote an entire story to 92-year-old Democratic Senator Robert Byrd’s vote for the Democratic health care bill, which the West Virginia Democrat dedicated to former Senator Ted Kennedy, whom the ABC anchor described as "health care champion Ted Kennedy." Sawyer recounted that Byrd had to be brought into the Senate…

Media Claim Coburn Hoped For Byrd's Death To Block ObamaCare

December 21st, 2009 10:21 AM
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) told people on Sunday they should pray someone misses Monday morning's crucial healthcare vote, and media members predictably gasped as if he was hoping a Senator would take ill or worse.Somehow all those hyperventilating missed that there was a major snowstorm over the weekend closing airports and snarling traffic, and that travel impediments might have acted to prevent…

CBS Leads with Byrd's 'Shame, Shame' in Story on GOP 'Delaying Tactics

December 18th, 2009 11:42 PM
Centering a Friday night story on how, as anchor Katie Couric explained, “Republicans are doing everything they can to block” the “health reform” bill, “including delaying tactics in this race against the clock,” CBS put front and center Senator Robert Byrd's “shame, shame” admonition of Republicans.Reporter Nancy Cordes began her story by showcasing the aging Democrat: “As he was wheeled into…