The "independent fact checkers" have a funny way of finding "technically correct" claims by conservatives to be "Mostly False." W. Gardner Selby at PolitiFact hammered that rating on Sen. Ted Cruz as he consulted liberal lawyers to insist Cruz left an "inaccurate impression" separation was required, when Trump could have chosen to let every illegal-immigrant parent and child go free into America.
Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday accused congressional Republicans of nothing more than political theater in their responses to the FBI text scandal. He treated the texts as a sideshow, and he attempted to present Republicans as hypocrites by comparing their criticisms of the FBI at a congressional hearing to their own criticisms of Donald Trump.
Samantha Bee was forced to apologize for her disgusting attack on Ivanka Trump today, but this isn’t the first time she’s had to apologize for an offensive or stupid remark. There was that time, in 2017, when she attacked a CPAC attendee for having “Nazi hair.” Bee later apologized to the attendee, Kyle Coddington, because it turned out he had stage 4 brain cancer. Of course there are many, many other segments and statements that Bee could apologize for, but hasn’t. The following are just some of the most obnoxious attacks from Bee on her TBS show, as culled from the MRC archives
Hours after ABC cancelled Roseanne Barr’s show over a profoundly racist tweet, severe personal mockery of conservatives was still welcomed. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, the ABC host suggested the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in the NBA’s Western Conference finals because the Rockets had a bad-luck charm: Ted Cruz. Kimmel mocked his looks, suggesting fans thought it was “Grandpa Munster Bobblehead Night.” Then he said “he looks like a blobfish" -- a species ranked number one on the Ugliest Animals list.
ABC’s For The People has finally finished its first season, and once again, it’s no secret how these people will vote come November. Over the past ten weeks, we’ve covered racial bias (twice), a defense of Kathy Griffin, and even a clear rewriting of political history, so what could the finale have in store? The answer is one last moment of respect for the first black president, with a jab at a Republican thrown in for good measure.
Despite the fact that no Democrat has won statewide in Texas since 1994, Time magazine on Tuesday devoted over 1600 words to the “handsome” Beto O’Rourke, the liberal hope for Democrats in Texas. O’Rourke is challenging the “dogmatic conservative,” incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.
Una vez más, el presentador de Univisión Jorge Ramos recurre a una de sus ideas más trilladas- sugerir que los hispanos que no le siguen la corriente ideológica son traidores a la raza.
After President Trump withdrew from Obama's executive agreement with Iran, Twitter Moments harped on Iranian politicians burning an American flag and saying "Death to America." As if Trump re-started this routine? On The Daily Show Wednesday night, Trevor Noah cracked "these guys are extreme in Iran's parliament. They're basically the Ted Cruzes of Iran." This offered a reminder that PolitiFact dinged Cruz as "Mostly False" in 2015 for saying Iran celebrates "Death to America Day," and Cruz backed it up with press clips.
Once again, Univision's Jorge Ramos goes to a favorite trope of his- suggesting that Hispanics who don't follow ideological suit are race-traitors.
Sen. Ted Cruz laid into PolitiFact as a “liberal parody site” on Twitter on Thursday, underlining how their “Truth-o-Meter” ratings differed on whether his Senate campaign opponent Beto O’Rourke was being condemned by a Republican or a Democrat. “When his Dem primary opponent said Beto ‘wants to legalize drugs’ they said ‘half true.’ When I said same thing, they say ‘false.’”
Here is a short list of prominent conservatives and independent thinkers who've been accused by their critics of being an "Uncle Tom" or some other vitriolic variation on the overplayed left-wing theme of being a traitor to their race or gender ("Aunt Tomasina," "Uncle Juan," "Aunt Jemima," "Uncle Wong," etc.)[.]
On Friday's Wolf show, CNN host Wolf Blitzer and liberal CNN political analyst John Avlon made a big deal out of the fact that Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been willing to lavish praise on President Donald Trump despite their presidential primary contest -- as if two politicians of the same party making up after running heated campaigns against each other were somehow unprecedented. In fact, instead of merely mentioning the irony within a larger discussion -- which might have been more appropriate -- Blitzer devoted an entire three-and-a-half-minute segment to it.