Charles Krauthammer Shuts Up Nina Totenberg: 'I'm in the Middle of a S

November 26th, 2011 9:47 AM
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and NPR's Nina Totenberg had a humorous exchange on PBS's Inside Washington Friday. After mocking Totenberg for the "surprise" of her giving Democrats on the Super Committee credit, Krauthammer scolded her for constantly interrupting him saying, "I'm in the middle of a sentence, and I am going to get to the end, and I will let you know with punctuation…

Matthews Falsely Accuses Sen. Coburn of Making Racist Remark About Oba

August 18th, 2011 7:14 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday likened Texas governor Rick Perry to segregationist Bull Connor. Two days later, the "Hardball" host falsely accused Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok.) of making a racist remark about President Obama (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Bob Schieffer Asks Senators: Why Are You Wasting Time Debating Balance

July 17th, 2011 10:58 PM
With trillion dollar budget deficits as far as the eye can see, a balanced budget amendment is sounding pretty good to an overwhelming majority of Americans. Apparently CBS's Bob Schieffer isn't amongst them, as he actually asked Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday's "Face the Nation," "Why are you wasting time debating that?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Lieberman: Medicare Will Go Broke and ‘Take Our Government Down With

June 29th, 2011 1:03 PM
When unveiling a proposal to reform Medicare alongside Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) warned that the entitlement program will eventually “go broke” and lead to a “fiscal disaster” for the United States. “Each Medicare enrollee will on the average take almost three times more out in Medicare benefits than they contribute in payroll taxes and premiums,” Lieberman…

CBS Badgers Republicans on the Economy; Went Easier on Obama

June 14th, 2011 7:54 PM
CBS hounded four Republicans from the left during a town hall on the economy which aired on Tuesday's Early Show. Bob Schieffer, Erica Hill, and Rebecca Jarvis pressed Reps. Paul Ryan and Allen West, Senator Tom Coburn, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to consider tax hikes to deal with the deficit. Schieffer also specifically accused the three members of Congress of "doing nothing" to…

CBS’s Schieffer Trumpets Coburn’s ‘Candor’ on Willingness to H

June 14th, 2011 1:51 AM
Previewing Tuesday’s Early Show town hall meeting with Republicans on the economy, CBS’s Bob Schieffer, who pushes his Face the Nation guests to agree taxes must be raised, hailed a Republican, Senator Tom Coburn, for expressing a willingness to include a tax increase in deficit negotiations. After dismissing the Republicans CBS assembled -- Monday afternoon at the Newseum -- for how they “…

'Millions In Taxes Owed by Stimulus Recipients'; WaPo Buries Story on

May 24th, 2011 3:22 PM
"Thousands of companies and nonprofits that received funds from the Obama administration’s economic stimulus program owe hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid taxes, according to estimates in a new government report." That's how Washington Post staffer Ed O'Keefe opened his May 24 story on the matter. It's just a shame that the article was buried on page A19:  

NPR Anchor Interviews Sen. Coburn -- From the Right, with Grover Norqu

April 3rd, 2011 4:03 PM
If you thought of a place on the radio dial on a Saturday morning where Sen. Tom Coburn would be pressed as squishy, it probably wouldn't be NPR. But on Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR anchor Scott Simon asked some basic questions about a budget deal, and then shifted to Grover Norquist's criticisms of Coburn for being a tax hiker. This could be seen as quite an anti-Grover segment, with how…

On Today: NBC Reporter Advances Dem Talking Points on GOP's 'Severe' B

February 21st, 2011 4:07 PM
NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, on Monday's Today show, lumped the Wisconsin and federal budget fights together and depicted the Republicans, in both cases, as being on the defensive. Starting in Wisconsin O'Donnell reported that over the weekend "Protesters backing union workers vented anger" but didn't mention the Tea Party had a counter-protest. Then O'Donnell, moving to the budget struggle on…

Stephanopoulos to Schumer: Do You Buy That There's Billions in Governm

December 20th, 2010 12:56 PM
On Monday's Good Morning America, ABC's George Stephanopoulos took a skeptical tone during an interview of liberal Senator Chuck Schumer concerning a new report from Senator Tom Coburn, which pointed out the 100 most wasteful federal government projects of 2010: "He [Coburn] says there are hundreds of billions of dollars of waste. Do you buy that?" Stephanopoulos turned to Senator Schumer…

NewsBusters Discusses Looming Federal Budget Crisis With Sen. Tom Cobu

May 29th, 2010 9:25 AM

Video: Obama Judicial Nominee Says Sexual Sadists Deserve Lighter Sent

May 26th, 2010 6:27 PM

Bill O'Reilly Challenges Sen. Coburn for Bashing Fox News

April 14th, 2010 11:36 AM
Bill O'Reilly challenged Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) Tuesday for bashing Fox News at a town hall meeting in early April."The intention is not to put anybody in jail," the Senator told an attendee who asked a question about penalties for folks who don't purchase health insurance once ObamaCare kicks in. "That makes for good TV news on FOX, but that isn't the intention."O'Reilly challenged Coburn for…

Coburn: Maddow 'Comes At Me On The Basis Of Emotion. She Demonizes Me

April 8th, 2010 12:27 PM
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) got himself in some hot water this weekend when he said that Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is a nice lady while seeming to take a shot at Fox News.With this in mind, the folks at Daily Caller decided to interview the Senator to see if "the famously ferocious conservative from Muskogee [has] gone soft.""If we're gonna win things, we have to look at other side," said Coburn. "…