Even MSNBC Isn't Buying Democrats' Impeachment Spin

September 12th, 2019 6:00 PM
There is no surer way to know that the Democrats' anti-Trump messaging is having a bad day than when to be compared to a dumpster fire on MSNBC, but on Thursday's MSNBC Live that is exactly what happened. Against the backdrop of the House Judiciary Committee approving what they claim to be rules governing an impeachment inquiry, host Craig Melvin, NBC correspondent Geoff…

Politico’s Sherman Marvels at Dems Backing Green New Deal

March 12th, 2019 2:19 PM
Reacting to a new poll showing 65% of Iowa Democratic caucus-goers support the Green New Deal, on MSNBC Monday afternoon, Politico’s Jake Sherman found it “absolutely stunning” that the policy proposal from left-wing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was enjoying so much support among the party’s liberal base.

MSNBC Eagerly Promotes Dem Ad Comparing Jim Jordan to Joe Paterno

August 17th, 2018 5:23 PM
On her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Friday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur seized on a nasty ad put out by the Democrat’s House Majority PAC that – among other things – compared Republican Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan to disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who helped cover up child sexual abuse for years. Rather than criticize the outrageous attack, Tur and Politico’s Jake…

The Newseum Free Speech Debacle

August 11th, 2018 4:00 PM
I am offended at the Newseum’s T-shirt. Take a look at the label of this t-shirt at the Newseum's gift shop being offered for sale. It is described thusly: “Ladies Alternative Facts Tee.” On the shirt itself it defines “Alternative Fact” as follows: 1. A false statement delivered with deliberate intent to mislead or to deceive. Synonym: lie,…

Journalists Pressure Newseum Into Pulling 'Fake News' T-Shirts on Sale

August 6th, 2018 5:52 PM
It came as a shock to liberal journalists to discover that the Newseum -- a museum deeply honoring the Old Media establishment -- was selling T-shirts that said "You Are Very Fake News." In another demonstration of their feelings about free speech and tolerance for opposing views....liberal journalists pressured the Newseum into pulling the "Fake News" shirts from their gift…

'Me Too!' Politico Reporter Assures Harris-Perry He's Also a Feminist

October 12th, 2015 10:13 PM
Isn't that sweet: a Politico reporter assures a far-left MSNBC host that when it comes to a major issue, he shares her political viewpoint. On this evening's Rachel Maddow show, guest host Melissa Harris-Perry happened to mention that she was a "feminist." Hardly had Harris-Perry uttered the words when Jake Sherman, congressional correspondent for Politico, broke…

Politico's Sherman Slams House GOP As 'Dysfunctional' After Conservati

June 21st, 2013 12:15 PM
On their website, Politico insists that it exists "to prove there's a robust and profitable future for tough, fair and fun coverage of politics and government." While promising to remain objective, the goal is really to provide "a distinctive brand of journalism that drives the conversation." Of course, the paper repeatedly fails to be fair and balanced and repeatedly…

Politico: Boehner's Reelection As Speaker 'Wasn't Easy,' Even Though H

January 3rd, 2013 5:50 PM
Two years ago when 10 percent of congressional Democrats cast protest votes rather than vote for Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker, Politico's Jonathan Allen -- who, you may recall had rejoined the paper after a brief stint working for Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- and John Bresnahan dutifully gave readers a story chock full of pro-Pelosi spin, seeking to communicate that Pelosi had little to…

More From Politico's Alternative Universe: 2012 Is a 'Non-Tea Party Ye

October 16th, 2012 4:56 PM
Jake Sherman at the Politico is suffering from the same detachment from reality I found his colleague Anna Palmer in this morning (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog). Palmer's piece asserted that an election win by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney would herald the return of l-l-l-lobbyists, who have supposedly (not actually) been a rare presence in the pristine and pure Obama…

Politico Pair: 'If (Cooked) Polls (With 91% Non-completion Rates) Hold

October 3rd, 2012 9:48 AM
In an item which talks about a "secret retreat" planned by eight senators which is so "secret" that it's getting a two-page story, the Politico's John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman write that "If polls stay steady, (House Speaker John) Boehner will be at the helm of a House filled with Republicans disappointed that Obama will have another four years in the White…

Question No One (Except Politico) Is Asking: 'Who Paid the

August 25th, 2012 8:41 AM
In an apparent attempt to set the record for the most words expended on a multi-part non-story, Politico's Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan have supplemented their useless, 1,400-word August 19 item (noted at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) about how a one Republican congressman swam naked in Israel's Sea of Galilee with a 1,000-worder which asks a question no one cares about, and…

Politico's Priorities: Story About Event With 'No Formal Allegations o

August 19th, 2012 10:53 PM
To get an idea of the Politico's priorities, first do a search on "Corzine." You'll find nothing from last week other than a reference to him as the defeated former Governor of New Jersey in an item about current Governor Chris Christie speaking at the upcoming Republican National Convention. So apparently no one cared to take notice of a New York Times story about how Corzine…

Politico Blames Republicans for 'Step Backwards' Even Though Harry Rei

December 14th, 2011 10:47 AM
"Congress took a collective step backward in wrapping up a bitter year of legislating, as President Barack Obama’s top priority over the payroll tax holiday became mired in a battle over unrelated, partisan issues," groused Politico's Jake Sherman and Manu Raju in a December 14 story. "House Republicans jammed through a version of the payroll tax bill Tuesday evening…

Big Three Nets Ignore Rep. Carson's Lynching Smear of Tea Party

August 31st, 2011 1:02 PM
Representative Andre Carson's inflammatory attack on the Tea Party has yet to have receive any attention from the Big Three networks. As reported by Politico on Wednesday, Rep. Carson accused Tea Party-friendly members of Congress of wanting to bring back Jim Crow and went so far to accuse his colleagues of wanting to bring back lynching: "Some of them...would love to see you and me...…