Ron Paul Advises Rand on Running for President: ‘Be Very Cautious

September 27th, 2013 10:50 AM
Ron Paul has some good advice for his son Rand concerning running for president in 2016. Appearing on NBC’s Tonight Show Thursday, Paul said, “Be very cautious – you could get elected.”

Chuck Todd: Half the 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates Ran to Get a Sho

August 19th, 2013 10:24 AM
Chuck Todd doesn’t have a lot of respect for members of the GOP. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe Monday, NBC’s Chief White House correspondent accused “about half the Republican field from 2012” of “simply [running] for exposure to get a talk show, or for exposure to get a radio deal, or a columnist, or a deal with Fox” (video follows with transcript and…

WashPost's Michael Gerson Slashes Limbaugh, Levin, and Ron Paul; Levin

June 14th, 2013 11:45 AM
Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson – President George W. Bush’s top speechwriter from 2001 to 2006 – was hired by the Post in 2007 because he would be “a different kind of conservative” and "an independent voice." Translation: he would slash other people on the right as dishonest, dishonorable, unpatriotic people. He has not attacked talk-show hosts…

Ron Paul: Obama Should Send Snowden a Thank You Note - We're Getting T

June 10th, 2013 10:12 PM
Ron Paul on Monday weighed in on the Edward Snowden/National Security Agency leak scandal in a way that only he could. Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Live, Paul said of Snowden, "I think the president ought to send him a thank you letter, because the president ran on transparency, and we're getting a lot of transparency now. So, finally we're getting the president to fulfill…

NSA Leaker Snowden a Ron Paul Supporter

June 10th, 2013 11:09 AM
We're beginning to learn a lot more about National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. For instance, it was discovered Monday that Snowden supported Ron Paul for president last year.

Ron Paul Fans Refuse to Vote Romney

August 27th, 2012 10:57 PM
Of all the Monday newspaper reports on the Ron Paul rally in Tampa Sunday, Peter Nicholas of The Wall Street Journal best captured the fanatic nature of Paul's followers. Many said they would not vote for Romney this fall. Take "Eric Hogan, 28, of Pennsylvania, who wore a T-shirt that read 'My President Is Paul,'  said he wouldn't vote for Romney or Obama because…

MSNBC Fail: Graphics Team Confuses Ron Paul with Paul Ryan

July 18th, 2012 12:48 PM
On today's edition of MSNBC Live, anchor Thomas Roberts talked with Michael Barbaro of the New York Times discussing the so-called Young Guns who are on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.), and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.). But when the MSNBC graphics team showed photos of the Young Guns, they…

Huh? Rachel Maddow Claims GOP 'Being Taken Over' by Ron Paul

July 11th, 2012 10:16 PM
Rachel Maddow is indignant that more people in media don't share her penchant for elevating minor news to mountainous stories. Last night, for example, Maddow flogged away at one of her favorite hobby horses, her dubious claim that Ron Paul's spectral presence in the presidential campaign portends seismic upheaval within the GOP. (video and audio clips after page break)

Krugman's TV Blitz: 100% Debt OK, Paul Ryan's Budget Is 'Nonsense,' Wa

May 3rd, 2012 7:43 AM
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is doing a television tour for his book "End This Depression Now!" Charlie Rose interviewed him twice, once on CBS This Morning Monday, then that night for the full hour of Rose's PBS talk show. Krugman appeared on Bloomberg TV Tuesday debating Ron Paul, and the friendlier confines of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show that night. Krugman's…

WaPo's Quinn Slams Rush Limbaugh Audience: 'Have You No Shame

March 6th, 2012 5:50 PM
In a March 5 post in which she deemed Rush Limbaugh's Saturday apology to Sandra Fluke as insufficient to be rewarded by her holiness, Washington Post "On Faith" feature editor Sally Quinn pounded her electronic pulpit yesterday, condemning Rush's audience for being complicit in Limbaugh's sin of daring to bombastically criticize the Left (emphases mine):

Maddow on GOP Debate in Arizona Exceeds Her Obligatory Dishonesty

February 27th, 2012 3:18 PM
The journalism watchdogs over at "PolitiFact" don't do justice to their name, Rachel Maddow frequently complains. This from an MSNBC pundit whose claims about Republicans are best understood as "politifiction." (video after page break)

Billy Crystal Calls GOP Candidates 'Dark Knight, an American Psycho an

February 26th, 2012 9:26 PM
NewsBusters reported Friday that Oscars host Billy Crystal intended to mock GOP "idiots" during Sunday's awards presentation. Roughly forty-five minutes in, Crystal was true to his word taking a cheap shot at the Republican presidential candidates (video follows with transcript):

CNN's Gergen: GOP Candidates Sound Like 'Four White Guys' Telling Wome

February 22nd, 2012 11:37 PM
David Gergen had some harsh criticism for the remaining Republican candidates for president Wednesday. Appearing on CNN's post-debate show, Gergen said, "For a lot of women it sounds like four white guys who are out there telling them, 'Here’s how we’re going to control your lives'” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

WaPo's Ron Paul Newsletter Informer Stays Anonymous to 'Avoid Criticiz

January 29th, 2012 11:25 PM
Jim Taranto at the Wall Street Journal's Best of the Web caught the Washington Post either misrepresenting the motives of an anonymous informer in connection with Ron Paul's long-ago newsletters, getting duped by said informer, or trying to dupe its readers. Perhaps it was a bit of all of the above, all of which worked out to conveniently smear Paul without giving him -- or readers -- a…