ABC, CBS Glad GOPer Backing Impeachment, Ignore Dem Pumping Brakes
January 12th, 2021 8:45 PM
With all three of the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) leading their Tuesday evening newscasts with word Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R) planned to support the Democratic effort to impeach President Trump for his incitement of the Capitol attack last week, only one of them felt like being balanced enough to note Democratic opposition to the move: NBC Nightly News.
SHOCK: CBS Presses Dems on Dropping Socialism, Being Moderate
November 8th, 2020 1:55 PM
In a truly surprising move during Sunday’s Face the Nation, CBS host Margaret Brennan pressed Democrats Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA) and Senator Joe Manchin (WV) on how the embrace of socialism by their party hurt them in down-ballot races in the 2020 election. Brennan even wrapped up the Manchin interview with a question about Democrats shifting to more “moderate” politics.
Mitchell to Joe Manchin: Why Are Red States So Bad at Managing COVID?
July 1st, 2020 12:02 PM
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell had a question for Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on her Tuesday show: why are red states so bad at handling COVID-19?
Post-Cloture NBC Hopes Other GOPers Vote No; ‘Beyond Reelection’
October 5th, 2018 1:45 PM
During and after the cloture vote Friday morning to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, NBC’s Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell held out hope that unnamed Republican Senators could change their minds to oppose Kavanaugh and that, amidst the onslaught of pressure (read: verbal harassment from the left), voting against the Judge is thinking “…
Time Piece Argues ‘Era of the Swing Justice Is Over’ on Supreme Court
August 13th, 2018 5:56 PM
Ever since President Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh on July 9 to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left open by retiring “swing justice” Anthony Kennedy, those on the left and in the media have hammered the pick as everything from “controversial” to “cruelly regressive.” While some swore they’d do anything to prevent the Supreme…
ABC, NBC Look to Moderate GOP Senators to Halt Trump SCOTUS Nominee
June 28th, 2018 9:48 PM
With Senate Democrats in the minority and helpless to stop President Trump and Senate Republicans from confirming the next nominee to the Supreme Court, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News spent a portion of Thursday’s broadcasts looking to the few marquee, moderate GOP Senators to block whatever nominee was put forward. They were also worried of red state Democrats who…
ABC, NBC Neglect Support for Tariffs from Some Senate Democrats
March 8th, 2018 8:58 PM
As unpopular and questionable as President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum were, they did have some appeal to a seemingly unlikely group: Senate Democrats (along with a few House members). With the President signing the necessary documents in front of the cameras on Thursday flanked by American steelworkers, Senators let the press know they supported the move. But if you were only…
Tapper Presses Democrat with Pelosi Video: Manchin Calls It 'Crazy'
January 28th, 2018 1:45 PM
“Let me just say what I said last night: that plan is a campaign to make America white again."
That was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's deranged analysis of President Donald Trump's new DACA proposal. When Jake Tapper asked West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) for his reaction to Pelosi's wild statement on today's State of the Union on CNN, he seemed taken aback…
Desperate CBS on Trump and Russia: ‘Is There a Fire Coming?’
June 5th, 2017 1:01 PM
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin appeared on Monday’s CBS This Morning and offered some skepticism and tough questions for ex-FBI Director James Comey. Yet, the show’s hosts desperately pushed for signs that Donald Trump has done something deeply wrong.
CNN's Cuomo Defends Illegal Leaks, Blames Trump
May 23rd, 2017 1:22 PM
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo defended the illegal leaks aimed at the Trump administration Tuesday morning on CNN’s New Day. He dismissed any possible damage done to national security by these unlawful acts. In an interview with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), he asked: “You know Marco Rubio was just on. He said I'll tell you what concerns me, it’s not just these reports but their…
93% of Network Stories Ignore Fed Role in EpiPen Crisis
August 31st, 2016 10:45 AM
Networks vilified a drug company and its CEO for the high price of life-saving allergy medicine, all while ignoring government actions which enabled the company’s monopoly, contributed to rising costs and increased demand. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Mylan Pharmaceuticals on Aug. 24, for raising the price of a life-saving medical device called EpiPen by 480…
ABC, CBS Omit CEO in EpiPen Outrage Is Democrat Senator's Daughter
August 24th, 2016 8:50 PM
Despite over 18 minutes of coverage of the past week on the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens by over 400 percent, ABC and CBS have failed in their duties to note that the pharmaceutical company CEO being called out for raising the price while hiking her own compensation to almost $19 million is also the daughter of Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.V.).
Andrea Mitchell: Gun Rights Supporters 'Should Talk to the Parents' of
December 18th, 2013 4:55 PM
Interviewing West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin during her 1 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Wednesday, host Andrea Mitchell praised his efforts to create a "bipartisan coalition for background checks" on guns, but fretted: "Nothing has taken place. It's a year since Newtown. Not even changes in the mental health law. None of the things that the NRA has supported in the past. What…
Manchin Mocks Obama's Failure To Communicate: 'I'm Sure He's Very Busy
November 14th, 2013 11:36 AM
A President can deal with being disliked, even despised, by his opponents. But when he becomes a laughingstock among his own supposed supporters . . .
On today's Morning Joe, Dem Sen. Joe Manchin openly mocked President Obama's failure to communicate with Congress. Asked by Joe Scarborough whether the President is disconnected from the Senate and House, Manchin…