White-Savior Movies, Bad; White-Savior Politicians, Good

May 6th, 2021 7:03 PM

I recently came across the term "white-savior movies." According to critics, this is a type of film that features a white hero or heroine entering the life of a helpless, troubled, often clueless Black person and, as one Black critic puts it, "swoops in" to turn his or her life around.

Liberal Pundit: Right’s Idea of Liberalism a ‘Cartoonish Caricature’

August 21st, 2016 1:54 PM
Once upon a time, the right had (some) reason to complain about media bias, acknowledges Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall, but these days, not so much. According to Marshall, when conservatives back in the day “went about creating their own counter-establishment,” what they built wasn’t a normal mirror image, but a funhouse-mirror image. For example, "Fox News [was] the supposed antidote to…

CBS Uses Lib Group Passed as ‘Non-Partisan’ to Bash Trump's Tax Plan

September 30th, 2015 1:58 AM
Tuesday’s edition of the CBS Evening News used a liberal tax group, passed off as “non-partisan,” to bash, from the left, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tax plan. Trumpeting the “non-partisan Tax Policy Center,” chief White House correspondent Major Garrett used multiple soundbites from senior fellow Howard Gleckman to hype that “an independent analysis says Trump's plan would…

Chuck Todd Uses Low CPAC Panel Attendance to Claim GOP Doesn't Care Ab

March 7th, 2014 10:30 AM
On MSNBC's Daily Rundown on Friday, NBC political director and host Chuck Todd used low attendance at a Conservative Political Action Conference panel discussion to take a cheap shot at Republicans: "For a party struggling to change its demographic destiny, this picture taken by a Brookings Institution fellow of an almost empty ballroom at a panel on Republican outreach into minority…

Al Gore Accuses Obamacare Foes of 'Political Terrorism

September 28th, 2013 9:51 AM
Melanie Hunter at CNS News reports Al Gore launched some hot rhetoric at the normally sedate Brookings Institution on Friday on the threat of a shutdown over Obamacare. " I think the only phrase that describes it is political terrorism." He spoke in an alleged Tea Party voice: "‘Nice global economy you got there. Be a shame if we’d have to destroy it. We have a list of demands. If you don’t meet…