Media Eviscerate Trump As Misogynistic; Give Liberal Sleazes a Pass
September 30th, 2016 11:29 AM
Sleazy and misogynistic men have roamed the halls of the Capitol Building and White House for years. However, the media tends to disproportionately target those on the political right.
'50 Shades of Grey' Director Not the Person to Make a Kennedy Movie?
April 25th, 2016 3:39 PM
Yes, you read that right. The director of the steamy 50 Shades of Grey, Sam Taylor-Johnson, has departed the Ted Kennedy film Chappaquiddick. She will be replaced by filmmaker John Curran. According in a quote on Deadline Hollywood, producer Mark Ciardi said of Jason Clarke, who will be playing Ted Kennedy: “Jason Clarke is the perfect choice to take on the complexities of this role.…
Blogger: SCOTUS Often Has ‘Overcome’ Right’s ‘Inexcusable Wrongness’
April 10th, 2016 5:43 PM
If judicial review means that the U.S. Supreme Court is a de facto super-legislature that can in effect supersede actual legislatures, that’s fine with Washington Monthly blogger Martin Longman. In a Wednesday post, Longman acknowledged that certain SCOTUS rulings over the past several decades have been politically motivated, but argued that those were appropriate remedies for the “…
NYT Shows Obama Fretting Over Political Divide, Ignores Democrat Guilt
January 15th, 2016 3:21 PM
New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse and White House scribe Julie Hirschfeld Davis teamed up to paint the president as wringing his hands over the current divided state of U.S. politics. One potential culprit almost wholly exonerated? The president himself. Thursday’s report, “Obama’s Plea to ‘Fix Our Politics’ Has Both Sides Looking Inward,”…
IBD Decries Media Blackout of FitzGibbon Sex Harassment Scandal
December 23rd, 2015 8:59 PM
On Monday, I posted on the virtually complete lack of establishment press interest in the story of Trevor FitzGibbon, the former owner of far-left PR firm FitzGibbon Media. Fitzgibbon folded on Thursday after allegations of serial sexual harassment and sexual assault were reported in the Huffington Post. From there, the establishment press did virtually nothing with the story.
It will surprise…
New 'Hardball' Promo Celebrates 'Lion' Ted Kennedy
November 10th, 2015 4:44 PM
Chris Matthews has voiced over a new MSNBC Hardball promo which, among other things, hails the late Ted Kennedy as a paragon of statesmanship, a "great" "leader" a "lion" who "keep[s] me going non-stop."
Matthews Segues From Discussing Alcoholism to... Sen. Ted Kennedy?!
August 26th, 2015 9:35 PM
Does MSNBC host Chris Matthews give ANY thought to the structure of his interviews? In a chat on Wednesday night's Hardball with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) about her memoir, Matthews shifted from talking Klobuchar growing up with an alcoholic father to asking her thoughts on what it was like to, I kid you not, what it was like to work with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).
MSNBC Oozes Over Kerry Using Ted Kennedy’s Cane at Cuba Ceremony
August 14th, 2015 5:03 PM
In the midst of the covering the U.S. Embassy’s reopening in Havana, Cuba on Friday morning, MSNBC’s The Rundown couldn’t help but repeatedly ooze over the fact that Secretary of State John Kerry attended the ceremony using a walking cane that belonged to former President John F. Kennedy’s brother and former fellow Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. Gushing that…
People Magazine Touts 'Ted Kennedy's Treasures,' Piles On Mike Pence
April 4th, 2015 11:43 AM
The April 13 edition of People magazine displays the usual liberal bias – trashing Gov. Mike Pence on religious freedom with attack-quotes from Hillary Clinton and the policy genius known as Miley Cyrus. (College: None.)
But they also published a gushy two-page spread on “Ted Kennedy’s Treasures.” Geared like everyone else in the liberal media to the opening of the new…
Bozell & Graham Column: The Whitewashing of Ted Kennedy
March 31st, 2015 10:55 PM
Imagine an eighth grader, presented with a portrayal of Sen. Edward Kennedy, the late patriarch of the “royal family” of American politics. The student would learn nothing but legends about “the greatest Senator of all time,” as Sen. Ed Markey proclaimed.
On the occasion of the opening of an “Edward M. Kennedy Institute” in Boston, CBS Evening News anchor…
NYT Pens Hypocritical Tribute to 'Collegial' Bork-Basher Ted Kennedy
March 31st, 2015 11:16 AM
Reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis penned a hypocritical tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts in Tuesday's New York Times: "Praising a Senate Mentor, and the Example He Set."
Davis was marking President Obama' speech in Boston at the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, previously hailed in theTimes. Not even one "liberal" label managed to squeak…
Matthews: Teddy Would've Been On JFK's 'Greatest Senators' List
March 30th, 2015 8:58 PM
If then-Senator John F. Kennedy could have looked into the future and seen his youngest brother's career in the world's greatest deliberative body, he'd have named Sen. Ted Kennedy as among the best to have ever graced its hallowed halls, insisted Hardball host Chris Matthews in his effusive Let Me Finish commentary on the March 30 program, pegged to the opening of the…
SNL's Violent Opening Skit: Impossible to Imagine If Parties Switched
March 29th, 2015 11:39 PM
One of the first rules of genuine comedy is that to be funny, a joke or skit needs to have some basis in truth.
On that primary measurement, the cold open on "Saturday Night Live" last night failed miserably on so many fronts, it's hard to know where to begin. Its most offensive aspect is its portrayal of a Democrat inflicting violence on three Republicans to the audience's…
Flashback: Big Three Ignored Ted Kennedy’s Letter to Soviet Union
March 10th, 2015 10:54 AM
On Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks pounced on a letter signed by 47 Republican senators to the leaders of Iran regarding its negotiations with the Obama administration over its nuclear program.