George W. Bush
CNN's Tapper Slams 'Cruelty' of GOP Opposing Teen Transgender Surgery
February 24th, 2023 5:10 AM
On Tuesday's The Lead show, CNN host Jake Tapper did his part to promote transgender surgery for underage teens as he devoted a segment to fretting over Idaho's push for a state ban. Republicans only stood for "cruelty" and "meanness" that is somehow against God.
'Blackish' Blasts Bush as 'Alcoholic' 'Failed President'
October 29th, 2019 11:12 PM
The TV show Blackish pulled from ten-year-old material when they started bashing former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in their latest episode, which aired Tuesday.
Media Loved Bush-Bashing Kanye, But Mock ‘Bizarre’ Trump Fan
October 12th, 2018 12:26 PM
When it comes to the so-called mainstream media, it’s a case of Kanye West vs. Kanye West. The Networks on Thursday and Friday mocked the “bizarre,” “surreal” rapper for appearing at the White House with Donald Trump. But these outlets gushed over the “thoughtful” entertainer when he derided then-President George W. Bush as a racist.
More Hollywood Hate: Director Unveils Biopic About ‘Ruthless’ Cheney
October 4th, 2018 2:48 PM
A new character assassination, er, I mean biopic about Vice President Dick Cheney is set to hit theaters this Christmas. Starring Christian Bale in the titular role, Vice appears to be less of a thoughtful political drama detailing Cheney’s role during the Bush years, and more of a gritty, gangster movie, depicting the vice president’s quest for absolute power.
Unglued Matthews Uncorks Hissy Fit on Bolton, Compares Him to Tojo
March 22nd, 2018 10:42 PM
Thursday marked an awful, no-good, very bad day for MSNBC host Chris Matthews as President Trump picked John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser. Less than an hour later, Matthews uncorked a hissy fit for the ages on Hardball lasting the whole show on the man he dubbed a modern Hideki Tojo and “biggest hawk there's ever been.”
'Ballers' Slams 'Right-wing F**ks Denying People Equal Opportunity'
August 7th, 2017 12:51 AM
The August 6 episode of Ballers, "In the Teeth," had a couple of great moments for the left-wing viewers as one athlete provided a cliché soundbite about the right trying to keep people of color from succeeding, and another character was called out by the feminist PC police for pointing out that a woman with the NFL who has never played professional football doesn't know what it's like to play…
CNN’s ‘Hard-Hitting’ Report: Is Donald Trump Afraid of Stairs?
March 22nd, 2017 8:32 PM
Since CNN’s middle name is “News,” viewers of the weekday morning New Day program expect to catch up on the latest headlines and watch in-depth investigations on the topics of the day. That wasn’t quite the case on Wednesday, when the final segment of the program was devoted to a “hard-hitting” report on whether President Donald Trump is afraid of stairs. The two-minute segment by Jeanne Moos,…
Lib Pundit: Trump’s Proposed Budget ‘Stupid’ and ‘Sadistic’
March 17th, 2017 8:58 PM
Esquire’s Charles Pierce is accusing President Trump of adding to something he vowed to subtract from. In a Thursday post, Pierce called the White House’s proposed federal budget a “vast, noxious swamp into which all those tributaries of modern conservative thought have emptied themselves. People die in there, swallowed up in deep sinkholes of empowered bigotry and class anger.”
Chris Matthews: 'Tough Guy' Steve Bannon Is ‘Like Darth Vader’
February 23rd, 2017 9:12 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews compared White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday to Star Wars villain Darth Vader, even though “he’s a good speaker” albeit “a little strong but, you know, that’s part of the deal he’s got.”
Columnist: ‘Fake News’ Now Trump’s ‘Rightwing-Populist Bludgeon’
January 12th, 2017 9:01 PM
Logic and proportion may be non-factors in media coverage of Donald Trump’s presidency, fears Lloyd Grove. In a Wednesday column, Grove opined that journalism “is in danger of passing through the looking glass, only to land in a menacing, topsy-turvy world, namely the White House Press Room…It’s likely to be [a] place where language will occasionally signify its opposite, and government…
CNN's Stelter Lumps Bush 'Mission Accomplished' in With Clinton 'Lies'
December 4th, 2016 2:56 PM
On Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, while introducing a segment about how to deal with a President Donald Trump when he "lies" about something, host Brian Stelter dubiously included a clip of former President George W. Bush from his April 2013 speech declaring that the U.S. had "prevailed" in Iraq as an example of Presidents telling "lies" alongside deliberate presidential deceptions like Bill…
NYT Hails Obama’s ‘Sacred Duty’ to Troops, But Bush Staged Photo Op
December 4th, 2016 9:05 AM
Presidential visits to wounded soldiers at Walter Reed should be non-political events worthy of non-partisan coverage, but the New York Times manages to shows its colors even in those solemn moments. In the half-page “Obama’s Sacred Duty: Visiting the Wounded -- Trips to Walter Reed Take Toll and Inspire," reporter Gardiner Harris brought a somber, emotional, personalized tone to the proceedings…
Blogger: Media Will Protect Trump Like They Did Reagan and Dubya
November 30th, 2016 9:23 PM
When Donald Trump is POTUS, he’s likely to get deferential, even helpful, media coverage, predicted Atrios on Monday. After all, he explained, that’s been the pattern for Republican presidents since the 1980s. When Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Atrios alleged, “members of the press knew that [he] had some form of dementia, that he was not actually fit to run the country, and they covered…
CBS Fawns Over 'Special' Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show;' 'Cultural Event'
November 22nd, 2016 2:53 PM
On Tuesday, CBS This Morning went gaga over liberal comedian Jon Stewart's and the 17 years of his Daily Show. Charlie Rose gushed that "it became, for all of us, a, kind of, cultural event — more than a show." He later added, "There was nothing quite like him. A lot of people did it very well....But Jon had a special place." Rose, along with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, later marveled over…