Charles Pierce: Wendy Davis Ad Shows Conservatism Is a ‘Sham’

October 15th, 2014 9:52 PM
The Esquire blogger claims that right-wingers don’t believe in small government, but rather in grabbing all the publicly funded goodies they can.

Nets All But Ignore Wendy Davis 'Wheelchair Ad' Attacking Greg Abbott

October 14th, 2014 5:46 PM
On Friday afternoon, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and her campaign released a new ad that took aim at her Republican opponent Greg Abbott as a “hypocrite” for supposedly not caring about the disabled after becoming a paraplegic in 1984. Since the despicable ad aired, only one story has been offered on the morning or evening newscasts of the major broadcast networks…

All? Michelle O Ad for Davis: 'Give All Kids' Chance for Better Life

October 13th, 2014 11:21 AM
"All our kids"—well, except for the ones who won't have a chance to build a life at all, thanks to Wendy Davis' ardent support of abortion . . . As a loyal member of the Wendy Davis email list, I just received today's fundraising message from the campaign, touting the fact that First Lady Michelle Obama has cut a radio ad for Davis. The email highlights the portion of the ad in which Mrs. Obama…

Austin Columnist: Davis's Despicable Ad May Be 'Daring Inspiration'

October 12th, 2014 1:41 PM
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis's "wheelchair" ad, her latest and most despicable attempt to smear her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, got favorable reviews in a Friday evening column by Jonathan Tilove at the Austin American-Statesman. Tilove, the Statesman's chief political writer, wrote that the ad provoked "debate about whether it was an act of…

Even MSNBC Won’t Support Controversial Wendy Davis Wheelchair Ad

October 12th, 2014 10:59 AM
Last week, Wendy Davis, the Democratic Party candidate for governor of Texas, aired a controversial ad attacking her opponent, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, depicting him as an empty wheelchair who had turned his back on disabled people in Texas. Despite MSNBC doing everything it could to promote Ms. Davis, her latest attack ad appeared indefensible for the “Lean Forward” network. On…

AP Dishonestly Headlines Report On Davis's Despicable Anti-Abbott Ad

October 10th, 2014 11:44 PM
Another day, another dishonest Associated Press headline. No one realistically expects the AP, aka the Administration's Press, to go after Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis for her vicious ad attacking her opponent, Greg Abbott. The 30-second ad, seen after the jump, denigrates Abbott as a man who sued for millions when he was crippled by a falling tree and then supposedly…

Exercise in Fantasy: AP's Ludicrous Story on Davis-Abbott Debate

September 23rd, 2014 9:18 PM
This morning (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted that Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis's awful performance in Friday's debate with Republican aspirant Greg Abbott was predictably ignored by the Politico, the New York Times, and the Associated Press's national site. The AP did have a story it apparently limited to distribution within Texas. As I also noted this morning,…

NYT, Politico and AP's National Site Ignore Davis's Debate Meltdown

September 23rd, 2014 10:17 AM
The two major-party Texas gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, debated Friday night. I knew it didn't go well for Davis, once a national media darling, when I searched on "Wendy Davis Abbott debate" (not in quotes) and found no coverage of the event at the Associated Press's national web site, the New York Times and the Politico. Davis, trailing…

What 'Republican' Is Promoting the 'Inspirational' Wendy Davis Book?

September 15th, 2014 4:43 PM
Try this quiz on your conservative friends. Which so-called Republican offered a gooey blurb on the cover of the biography of liberal pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis? A certain morning host on MSNBC thinks she has an "inspirational" story to tell.

Daily Beast's Shire Critiques Wendy Davis From Left Over Abortion

September 10th, 2014 3:39 PM
"[U]ntil the 'bad' abortion stories are just as acceptable, pro-choice advocates have a long way to go." That's how the Daily Beast's Emily Shire concluded her September 10 post, "Wendy Davis and the 'Good Abortion' Myth," which was mildly critical of the Democratic nominee for Texas governor on the abortion issue from a leftward angle.

GMA Lobs Softballs At Wendy Davis About Her Abortions

September 8th, 2014 1:30 PM
Wendy Davis, the Texas Democrat who is currently running to replace Rick Perry as the state’s next governor, spoke with Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts for an interview that aired on Monday, September 8. Davis appeared on ABC to hawk her memoir “Forgetting to Be Afraid” in which she revealed how she had two abortions in the mid-1990s.  Throughout the two segments, Roberts treated the…

Karen Finney: Wendy Davis Abortion Will ‘Resonate With Moderate Women'

September 7th, 2014 4:15 PM
It seems as though MSNBC is still trying to find a weekend use for Karen Finney after canceling her show. Finney, former DNC communications director and board member of NARAL, appeared on Up w/ Steve Kornacki on Saturday, September 7, to comment on news that Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis had an abortion 18 years ago.    The former MSNBC host insisted that Davis’ abortion story could…

Wendy Davis Becomes Texas Tribune Nonperson as Campaign Goes Into Perr

August 22nd, 2014 11:55 AM
How does a Democrat candidate for the highest office in the state become a nonperson at the "non-partisan" Texas Tribune? When that person's campaign goes into such a freefall that it becomes an embarrassment to even report on it. Such seems to be the case with the Wendy Davis campaign for  governor in Texas. The last time the Texas Tribune directly reported about her was a full week ago on…

Louisiana's Abortion Law Gets Light Attention, Perhaps Due to Its 'Ove

August 12th, 2014 11:52 PM
So what's more newsworthy: A white, privileged, female lawyer wearing pink shoes whose filibuster failed to stop abortion restrictions from taking effect in Texas, or a an African-American female state representative who sponsored and helped successfully shepherd a similar law through Louisiana's legislature — with overwhelming support from Democratic legislators? If you think it should be the…