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Even Obama’s Speechwriter Doesn’t Think Kamala’s a ‘Moderate’

August 14th, 2020 2:33 PM

When even Obama’s former speechwriter has to come out and tell the media they’re downplaying how radical Kamala Harris is, it’s pretty bad. But that’s exactly what happened during the Obama alumni podcast, Pod Save America Thursday. Former speechwriter and co-host Jon Favreau mocked the media’s characterization of Harris’s politics while taking glee in the idea that progressives…

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Obama Staffers, Colbert Bash Trump ‘Giving False Hope' at Briefings

April 10th, 2020 3:45 PM
Despite admitting he hasn’t been keeping up with the Trump administration’s daily coronavirus briefings, Late Show host Stephen Colbert didn’t mind bashing them anyway, with his liberal guests on his early Friday morning show. Colbert had sympathetic listeners in his guests, former Obama staffers and Pod Save America hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor.
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Strategy Session: CBS Plots Midterms With Liberal Obama Podcast Hosts

October 23rd, 2018 11:22 AM
The co-hosts of CBS This Morning on Tuesday plotted strategy for the Democrats in the 2018 midterms, talking to the liberal co-hosts of the podcast Pod Save America, Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer. Together, they wanted to know just what Democrats could do to take the House and the Senate. This Morning co-host John Dickerson asked, “To the extent that Democrats can have a message,…

NYT Gushes, HBO Podcast By Libs, for Libs Is ‘Refuge’ in Trump Era

February 9th, 2018 10:59 AM
According to one of the most liberal newspapers in the country, one of the most popular liberal podcasts on the internet will be getting more attention this year, thanks to help from one of the most liberal channels on television. The New York Times wrote February 8 that HBO will be broadcasting a special series of “Pod Save America” to air later this year, surrounding the 2018…

Kimmel: ‘Every Late Night Host's a Liberal,' ‘Requires Intelligence'

February 5th, 2018 10:23 AM
Late night ABC host Jimmy Kimmel touted his own intelligence and the need for comedians to be political activists during a friendly interview with liberal podcast hosts Crooked Media before a live audience this past weekend in Hollywood.

Writer: GOP ‘Ghoulish’ on Benghazi; Dems ‘Fair-Minded’ on Niger

October 28th, 2017 1:45 PM
Crooked Media, founded earlier this year by former Obama-admin staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, recently expanded its efforts to help “get [liberals] through this roiling clusterfuck of a presidency.” One of Crooked Media’s new hires is editor-in-chief Brian Beutler, formerly of Salon and The New Republic. In a Tuesday piece, Beutler contrasted the liberals…

Hard News: NYT's’ Rutenberg Praises Podcast Full of Obama Acolytes

March 22nd, 2017 8:49 PM
New York Times media reporter Jim Rutenberg took his usual spot on the front of Business Day on Tuesday, with a new angle in his regular hammering of Trump, this time praising “Pod Save America” (get it!?) a popular podcast under the auspices of the ironically named Crooked Media, produced by former Obama White House aides: “Opposition and a Shave – Former Obama aides use…

TV News 'Lies' About Obama, Former Speechwriter Says

April 6th, 2013 2:07 PM
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reported that in speaking to David Gergen at Harvard's Institute of Politics on March 27, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau said "it's a lie" the way the news media portray President Obama  as "purely cynical" and pursuing selfish political interests. Does Favreau watch the networks? They love offering Obama the…

'Writing the Words That Made History': NBC's Puff Piece on Obama's Dep

March 1st, 2013 1:03 PM
One week after Politico declared President Obama to be a "puppet master" for his ability to manipulate media coverage, on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Willie Geist was a willing participant in the string pulling as he conducted a fawning interview with outgoing White House speechwriter Jon Favreau: "[Obama] calls Favreau his mind reader....the departing speechwriter takes us…