Harry Smith to Anti-SB1070 Advocate: Should U.S. Stem Flow of Illegal

August 1st, 2010 11:19 PM
Harry Smith on Sunday actually asked an anti-Arizona SB-1070 advocate whether or not the United States government should stem the flow of illegal immigrants into America.Subbing for Bob Schieffer on CBS's "Face the Nation," Smith invited on Thomas Saenz, the head of the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a pro-illegal immigrant group.Early in the segment, Smith asked…

Krugman: 'Heartless, Clueless and Confused' GOP Block Unemployment Ben

July 5th, 2010 11:59 AM
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is angry the Senate hasn't once again extended unemployment benefits, and he's blaming "heartless, clueless and confused" Republicans."There was a time when everyone took it for granted that unemployment insurance, which normally terminates after 26 weeks, would be extended in times of persistent joblessness. It was, most people agreed, the…

Fact Checking ABC's This Week: Most Statements PolitiFact Sees as 'Fal

July 4th, 2010 2:27 PM
Back in April, as ABC's Jake Tapper took over as interim host of This Week (pending the arrival of ex-CNNer Christiane Amanpour in August), the show asked the fact-checkers at PolitiFact to evaluate the truthfulness of statements made on the show.After nearly three months, the results show far more Democrats and liberals earning a "False" rating, with most of the "True"…

Salon’s Walsh Jumps the Shark -- Calls GOP Senators Bigots for Invok

June 29th, 2010 7:57 AM
Did you know that calling attention to an area where a Supreme Court justice nominee is from, which happens to be a well-known bastion of liberalism, is bigoted?  If you didn't, you want to take a look at the wisdom of Salon.com's Joan Walsh. In her June 28 post "It's not even coded bigotry anymore," Walsh argued that references to SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan's Upper West Side of…

Ed Schultz Blames Arizona's GOP Senators for 'Republican Mess' on Immi

April 29th, 2010 8:40 AM
MSNBC host Ed Schultz is still in prairie-populist mode on illegal immigration. Unlike many on the left, he says it's a serious problem. But on Tuesday's edition of The Ed Show, he somehow blamed it on Arizona's Senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl: “McCain and Kyl have left the border wide open. Once again, it's up to the president of the United States, Barack Obama, to clean up another Republican…

Lehrer Accuses GOP of Opposing Civil Rights, Kyl Corrects Him

March 25th, 2010 9:54 AM
PBS's Jim Lehrer on Tuesday wrongly accused Republicans of always being against major social legislation in this country including the Civil Rights Act, Social Security, and Medicare."[T]hrough history, recent history in particular, Republicans have opposed things like Social Security, Medicare, even civil rights legislation, but then, once they lost, they took some deep breaths and moved on…

Ed Schultz to Sen. Kyl: Do As I Say, Not As I Spew

March 24th, 2009 2:28 PM

In Obama's Home State, Unemployment Is Spiking; Expect Media Silence

August 15th, 2008 12:22 PM
Here's news the traditional media will work very hard to ignore. According to data released by Uncle Sam's Bureaus of Labor Statistics today, the unemployment rate in Illinois is the fifth-highest in the country. The Land of Lincoln had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 7.3% in July, up 2.2% from the previous year's 5.1%. That puts Illinois, along with California, in a tie for fourth…

Kyl Spikes Schumer's Bush=Hoover Shtick

March 23rd, 2008 12:08 PM
With Eliot Spitzer gone, Chuck Schumer moves to the head of the list of smugly self-righteous New York pols. So it was particularly satisfying to see Sen. Jon Kyl [R-AZ] put Schumer is his place on This Week with George Stephanopoulos today. A guest with Kyl for purposes of discussing the economy, Schumer clearly came in with a game plan: to analogize President Bush to the man who presided over…