Boom: Tom Coburn Schools Chuck Todd on NBC’s ‘Far Left’ Bias

August 25th, 2016 5:57 PM
Tom Coburn wasn’t having any of Chuck Todd’s bias. The former Republican Senator appeared on MSNBC, Thursday, to discuss Hillary Clinton’s speech on the alt-right movement. After Todd repeatedly pushed Todd on Republican connections to extremism, Coburn called out the network’s liberal spin: “That's just like saying if somebody hires you, Chuck, and NBC's viewpoint politically is far left anyway…

CNN's Cuomo Badgers Coburn Over Rubio's 'Base' Attacks on Trump

March 1st, 2016 6:12 PM
CNN's Chris Cuomo hounded former Senator Tom Coburn on Tuesday's New Day over former colleague Marco Rubio's recent attacks on Donald Trump. Cuomo underlined that "when you talk about the tone, no question Trump is decidedly negative in his tone. But so has Rubio been.... he called Trump a scam artist; a con artist; that he has small hands; that he's doing spray tan on his face." He asked Coburn…

Blogger: No One’s Victimized By Obama Immigration Action

November 23rd, 2014 4:40 PM
The Talking Points Memo editor and publisher claims that illegal immigration is similar to same-sex marriage in the sense that “even if you think those things are terrible it's very hard to find a victim. And it's even harder to explain why that victim is you.” He writes that it doesn’t make sense to argue that “anti-immigration Americans -- and let's be honest, mainly white people -- are…

Charlie Rose, PBS Guests: GOP Reaction to Obama ‘Extreme,' ’Ludicrous'

November 21st, 2014 12:44 PM
In a segment on his PBS show Thursday night, Charlie Rose and his guests discussed President Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration and described the responses from those in the Republican Party as “a bit extreme” and “ludicrous” while also harping on the conundrum that Republican leadership now supposedly faces in dealing with conservatives now that the executive amnesty is announced.…

Press Largely Ignores GAO Finding That Sequestration Led to Just One F

May 14th, 2014 12:20 AM
According to a Government Accountability Office report released in March but inexplicably only getting attention just now, the pain resulting from last year's sequestration "cuts," which were mostly reductions in the growth of spending in comparison to the previous year, bore no resemblance to the Armageddon-like warnings which preceded their imposition. Only one federal employee was laid off.…

Chris Matthews Proudly States the ‘Thrill Up My Leg’ Came From Bar

December 13th, 2013 10:40 AM
During his 19-year tenure as host of the Hardball cable TV political talk show, Chris Matthews has made several mistakes, but the one he will probably be remembered for most was his 2008 off-the-cuff remark that “I felt this thrill going up my leg” while listening to a speech given by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. Even though he has been razzed about it many times over the years…

WashPost's Milbank: GOPers 'Slashing the Tires' and 'Then Complaining

October 30th, 2013 6:58 PM
On Tuesday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank joined host Al Sharpton in lambasting Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and Tom Coburn for attending a fund-raiser in New York City the day before the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Sharpton griped:

Treasury Omits All IRS and Other Bureaus' Conference Costs in 2012 Res

June 9th, 2013 4:59 PM
Although there are stories at Fox News and the Daily Caller, there appears to be almost no interest on the part of the establishment press in covering the Treasury Department's failure to report over 99% of its conference costs when Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn asked for an itemized listing a year ago. The Politico, the repository for stories which cause Democrats and the left…

Gayle King to Tom Coburn: Deficit-Neutral Disaster Relief Risks 'Alien

May 22nd, 2013 8:16 PM
On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, open Obama supporter Gayle King strongly hinted to Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn that he would face voter backlash for seeking cuts in the federal budget to pay for tornado disaster relief: "You voted against relief plans for Hurricane Sandy, and it sounds that you would do the same if it was raised in Oklahoma. Do you worry about alienating your constituents…

CNN Anchor Hits Tom Coburn for Wanting Offsetting Cuts to Emergency Ai

May 21st, 2013 10:29 AM
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) wants any federal disaster relief sent to his tornado-ravaged state to be offset by other spending cuts, but CNN's Carol Costello thinks his stand to be either "extreme" or very untimely. "This is either extreme fiscal responsibility or a raging case of 'this is not the time,'" Costello mocked on Facebook and Twitter. The Senator is sticking to his fiscal principles…

Civility Succumbs on NPR: Connecticut Gov Slams Gun Makers and NRA 'Mo

April 20th, 2013 4:52 PM
National Public Radio’s brand is soothing and civil news and interviews. That certainly didn’t fit when Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy was interviewed Thursday on All Things Considered after the gun-control measures were rejected in the Senate. Anchor Melissa Block read back to Malloy his comments that gun makers don’t care if mentally deranged people buy their guns. He not only doubled down…

CBS's Kroft Downplays Harry Reid's Responsibility For Senate Impasse

November 5th, 2012 4:39 PM
On Sunday's 60 Minutes, CBS's Steve Kroft tried to paper over Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's role in fostering deadlock in the Senate. Kroft spotlighted Reid's "responsibility" for setting the body's agenda, but quickly added that the Nevada senator has "just as much of a responsibility as Senator McConnell - to make the system work and to do some things." The correspondent…

Coburn Brushes Off Charlie Rose's Citation of Pseudo-Conservative Broo

March 27th, 2012 4:24 PM
Charlie Rose boosted New York Times's staff "conservative" David Brooks for his endorsement of the individual mandate on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, but Senator Tom Coburn was having none of it. Rose quoted from Brooks, whom he labeled a "a Hamiltonian, and share views with." Coburn slapped down the pro-ObamaCare argument: "We just don't have the authority to tell people to do…

ABC Highlights Attacks on Gingrich from Republicans Without Labeling M

December 12th, 2011 6:40 AM
On Sunday's World News on ABC, correspondent David Kerley filed a report highlighting anti-Newt Gingrich comments from a number of Republicans who used to serve in the House of Representatives with the former Speaker, and, although at least half the members cited as criticizing Gingrich have a history of being moderate Republicans, Kerley did not inform his viewers of this aspect of their…