PBS Launching ‘Conservative’ Talk Show With WashPost's Gerson

February 28th, 2018 1:34 PM
The same network that touts just one regular “conservative” analyst, David Brooks --- who many would argue isn’t even really a conservative --- announced Wednesday that they were launching a "conservative" political talk show, debuting April 13. Called In Principle, the PBS show will reportedly follow in the style of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line, …

Pundit: GOP’s ‘Intellectual Rot’ Explains Trump, ‘Hatred of Obamacare'

September 21st, 2016 5:28 PM
Many consider Donald Trump an anomaly in the Republican party, but they really shouldn’t, suggested New York’s Chait in a Tuesday piece. Chait argued that the GOP which nominated Trump for president is pretty much the same GOP which has freaked out for several years over the Affordable Care Act. As Chait put it, “Republican hatred of Obamacare exemplifies the madness that left…
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On PBS NewsHour, Both Shields and Gerson Slam NC Bathroom Law

May 13th, 2016 11:46 PM
As right-leaning Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson substituted for New York Times columnist David Brooks on Friday's PBS NewsHour, he gave an analysis worthy of pretend-conservative Brooks as he was critical of the North Carolina bathroom law and asserted that there is an equivalency between the Obama administration on the left and supporters of the North Carolina law on the right.

PBS: Only 'Moderate' GOPer Can Win, Must 'Repudiate' Mass Deportation

November 13th, 2015 10:16 PM
On Friday's PBS Newshour, during the regular "Shields and Brooks" segment, the trio of Judy Woodruff, liberal Mark Shields and right-leaning Michael Gerson sitting in for David Brooks all suggested that, because of all the talk of deporting illegal immigrants, only a "moderate Republican" will be able to win the presidency for the GOP, and will need to "repudiate the…
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Michael Gerson: Trump, Supporters ‘Xenophobic’ ‘European Right Wing’

August 12th, 2015 10:11 AM
During an appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson took a swipe at supporters of Trump and accused them of being ultra-right wing, nationalist individuals. 
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Post’s Gerson Blast’s Obama’s ‘Overreaching’ ‘Rhetoric' on Iran Deal

August 9th, 2015 2:01 PM
On Sunday’s Face the Nation, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson blasted President Obama for aligning Republicans in Congress with the leadership with Iran who chant “Death to America” simply for opposing the nuclear deal.
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Mark Shields: GOP Was ‘Post-Orgasmic’ Following Netanyahu’s Speech

March 9th, 2015 12:04 PM
On Friday, March 6, liberal columnist Mark Shields used his weekly appearance on PBS NewsHour to harshly criticize Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. Speaking to co-host Judy Woodruff, Shields proclaimed that Netanyahu “made a very impassioned, I would say, eloquent indictment, criticism of the president’s policy. The Republicans were…

WashPost 'Conservatives' Slam Ted Cruz Wing of GOP: 'Too Much Clarity'

December 30th, 2014 11:05 AM
The staff "conservatives" at The Washington Post are throwing the kitchen sink at the Ted Cruz wing of the Republican Party again on the Post editoral page on Tuesday. In his columm, former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson dismisses conservatives (like Cruz) who favor so-called “apocalyptic showdowns” with Obama on his executive-power trips. Gerson concluded by talking 2016…

Liberal St. Louis Paper Dumps George Will In Bow to Feminist Rage

June 19th, 2014 6:35 AM
The liberal St. Louis Post-Dispatch has bowed to the "Fire George Will" folks and discontinued his syndicated column after he wrote about liberal universities now being pressed to stem an alleged tide of campus sexual assault. They're switching to big-government conservative Michael Gerson, the former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush. "The change has been…

WashPost Admits Its Film Critics Never Bothered to Review 'God's Not D

May 5th, 2014 8:41 AM
In Saturday’s Washington Post, they published a letter to the editor from a Paul Whittemore in Spotsylvania, Virginia, who noticed the Post’s movie critics never attempted a movie review of God’s Not Dead, which has so far grossed $55.5 million at the box office and tiptoed back into the top ten this weekend. On March 21, the Post could only report “This movie did not…

PBS’s Ifill: Can GOP Be Viable When Tea Party Is ‘Party of Opposit

January 31st, 2014 2:32 PM
On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Gwen Ifill fed the tired old stereotype that the Tea Party ruins everything. [Video below the break. MP3 audio here.] During a discussion about the nation’s political outlook for the coming year, Ifill posed this question to The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson:

Escalation: After Cuomo's 'No Place in New York' Remarks, His Counsel

January 22nd, 2014 8:54 AM
On Friday, as I noted on Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told public radio's Susan Arbetter that "extreme conservatives" – that is, people who are pro-life, understand the clear meaning of the Second Amendment, or wish to keep marriage as it has traditionally been defined – "have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers…

WaPo's Michael Gerson: 'Assad Used Chemical Weapons and Improved His J

September 15th, 2013 3:00 PM
The award for this week's best line concerning the American-Russian agreement regarding Syria goes to Washington Post columnist and former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson. Appearing on CBS's Face the Nation, Gerson marvelously observed, "Assad used chemical weapons and improved his job security."

WashPost's Michael Gerson Slashes Limbaugh, Levin, and Ron Paul; Levin

June 14th, 2013 11:45 AM
Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson – President George W. Bush’s top speechwriter from 2001 to 2006 – was hired by the Post in 2007 because he would be “a different kind of conservative” and "an independent voice." Translation: he would slash other people on the right as dishonest, dishonorable, unpatriotic people. He has not attacked talk-show hosts…