D.C. Council Considering a New ObamaCare Tax; WashPost Buries Story on

May 6th, 2014 12:52 PM
Claiming that the District of Columbia's ObamaCare exchange is just too darn small in size to pay for itself, Mayor Vince Gray (D) is proposing the city council "approve legislation granting the District's exchange board broad new power to tax any health-related insurance product sold in the city -- regardless of whether it's offered on the exchange," Washington Post staffer Aaron Davis…

WashPost Buries D.C. Mayor's Scandalous Fundraiser At Home of Jailed M

March 2nd, 2014 6:28 PM
Washington Post Metro reporter Aaron Davis has an excellent story in today's paper about ethically-deficient D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) attending a reelection campaign fundraiser at the home of an "incarcerated real estate mogul" who is guilty of having "prey[ed] on homeowners facing foreclosure." Said home, by the way, is $36,000 in arrears on D.C. property taxes.  Last year some of Davis's…

ABC, NBC Ignore D.C. Insurance Commissioner's Firing; CBS Covers

November 18th, 2013 4:42 PM
Monday's CBS This Morning is the sole Big Three newscast so far to cover the firing of William P. White, a day after the now former D.C. official criticized President Obama's plan to let insurers temporarily restore canceled health insurance policies for a year. Nancy Cordes revealed how "D.C.'s insurance commissioner was abruptly fired by the city's Democratic mayor...after he warned that…

D.C. Mayor Pressured Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Out of MLK Concert, WashPost

August 13th, 2013 12:04 PM
The Washington Post reporter today that Mayor Vince Gray (D-Washington, D.C.) confirmed it was he who pressured gospel singer Donnie McClurkin to back out of Saturday's city-sponsored concert honoring the late Martin Luther King, Jr. McClurkin was the target of local gay activists because of comments he made in 2002 in which he testified about how he used to practice homosexuality but repented…

MSNBC's Smerconish Says that DC Mayor Gray Should Veto DC's 'Living Wa

July 12th, 2013 4:29 PM
This one is a lead candidate for top placement in this week's "Even a stopped clock is right twice day" file. MSNBC's Michael Smerconish, whose NewsBusters archive exposes him as a Barack Obama-supporting, right-wing conspiracy-mongering faux conservative, had a perhaps surprising reaction to the District of Columbia City Council's 8-5 vote to force Walmart and other big box retailers in the…

WashTimes's Miller: D.C. Govt. Dragged Feet, Holding Back Documents Re

May 21st, 2013 6:27 PM
When a major journalist breaks a gun law in the nation's capital on national TV in front of hundreds of thousands of viewers at home, you'd think it would be pretty much an open-and-shut case to prosecute. But when Meet the Press host David Gregory did just that last December -- displaying on-air an empty 30-round magazine during an interview segment with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre -- he got off…

D.C. Welfare Recipients Don't Try to Work? That's Not News to The Wash

April 10th, 2013 8:01 AM
Here’s a good definition of what The Washington Post doesn’t find newsworthy. The big headline on the front page of Monday’s Washington Examiner was “Most on D.C. welfare don’t look for work: 22% of able recipients meet job-search rules.” A quick Nexis search of The Washington Post finds no attempt to report on this sad fact in the last few weeks. Examiner reporter Eric Newcomer explained:

Media Crusade Against Chick-Fil-A Continues

July 31st, 2012 4:39 PM
The manufactured controversy over Chick-Fil-A won’t be dying down anytime soon, if media figures get their way. Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy stated that he was “guilty as charged” when it came to supporting the traditional family, and commented on a radio show that “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say: You know, ‘We know better than…

Who Cares About Corrupt Washington Mayor Vincent Gray

July 25th, 2012 5:18 PM
While The Washington Post recently took a poll demonstrating 54 percent of D.C. voters would like ethically challenged Mayor Vincent Gray (D) to resign after three of his campaign officials pled guilty to corruption charges. None of the networks have covered Gray's ethical problems, although the early-morning CBS Morning News did briefly cover Gray's arrest  protesting Congressional…