How Can You Befriend a ‘Semi-Fascist’?

September 16th, 2022 12:08 PM

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, at a recent event with a liberal audience, praised Justice Clarence Thomas, her ideological adversary. Sotomayor said, “He is a man who cares deeply about the court as an institution.” She added that while the two often disagree over judicial decisions, “We share a common understanding about people and kindness towards them.”


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."

Jane Mayer: Tip O'Neill Handled Beirut Attack Appropriately, While Iss

May 7th, 2014 12:32 PM
Chris Matthews's recent book Tip and the Gipper examined how President Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill sometimes set aside their ideological differences in favor of compromising and dealmaking. In a Tuesday post, the New Yorker's Jane Mayer also portrays the '80s O'Neill positively, but in her case it's to contrast his statesmanlike reaction to terrorist attacks that occurred on…

Reagan Historian Says New Chris Matthews Book Is Like a Diary of an 'U

October 30th, 2013 8:57 AM
Craig Shirley, author of several large tomes on Ronald Reagan's political history, is merciless on Real Clear Politics toward MSNBC star Chris Matthews and his new book on "Tip and the Gipper." This isn't a book about Reagan or Tip O'Neill, he writes. "It is the history of Chris Matthews before he became the Chris Matthews we see on cable television today. It falls into the category of micro…

WaPo: 'Sorry, Chris Matthews: Tip O’Neill and Ronald Reagan Were Ter

September 30th, 2013 4:32 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, Tea Party Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Id.) on Sunday's Meet the Press made a fool of MSNBC's Chris Matthews over his lack of knowledge regarding how many times the government shut down when his former boss Tip O'Neill was Speaker of the House. As it turns out, the Washington Post also mocked Matthews for his ignorance last Thursday in a piece deliciously…

Tea Party Congressman Makes a Fool of Chris Matthews Over Shutdowns Un

September 29th, 2013 2:02 PM
Chris Matthews has a new book out about his former boss the late Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. Despite this, the MSNBC host was made a fool of on Sunday's Meet the Press by Tea Party Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Id.) concerning how many times the government was shut down when O'Neill ruled the House (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Scarborough Ribs Shameless Schmoozer Ford, Jr.: Is There Anyone You Do

March 13th, 2013 9:45 AM
Five days ago, this NewsBuster wrote that Harold Ford, Jr. "seems more interested in cultivating friends and avoiding offense than in saying anything interesting." On Morning Joe that day, Ford had managed to praise a trio of pols, even breaking out the old "my dear friend" line to describe one of them.  When Ford employed the same shtick on today's show, Joe Scarborough eventually had enough,…

Pat Buchanan: 'There’s a Lot of Myth About Tip O’Neill and Reagan

January 19th, 2013 5:17 PM
A common media theme since the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in January 2011 has been that former President Ronald Reagan and former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill were great legislative partners despite being from different parties. Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan threw some cold water on this notion on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday saying, “There’s a lot of myth…

New Yorker Editor: Shriver 'Was a Magnificent Candidate

January 20th, 2011 9:41 PM
"Postscript: Sargent Shriver" appears on The New Yorker's Web site today.  In it, senior editor Hendrik Hertzberg writes: In 1972, when George McGovern’s original running mate, Senator Thomas Eagleton, had to withdraw, Shriver defied the family pecking order by taking Eagleton’s place on the ticket. The Democrats had their problems that year, but Shriver wasn’t one of them. He was a…

Paul Krugman’s Media Critic Impersonation: Rips Fox Biz as 'Pro-Repu

November 12th, 2009 11:41 AM
We've come to expect intellectual dishonesty from the media elite, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, a columnist for the New York Times, never disappoints. Krugman, in a Nov. 11 post on his blog titled "The agony of Fox Business," made it clear he was a subscriber to the left-wing fairy tale that Fox News, and by extension the Fox Business Channel, are not pro-business…