CNN Frets Trump Will Treat Press Like Saddam, Omits Their Ties to Iraq

September 16th, 2016 3:24 PM
Speaking of the hysterical outrage machine being turned up to a 10 after Donald Trump’s birtherism statement Friday morning, the pathetic behavior by the media continued into the afternoon as CNN host Ashleigh Banfield and media reporter Dylan Byers worried that Donald Trump and his supporters could undermine the media to the point that the country would look like Saddam Hussein’s…

AP, LA Times and USA Today All Avoid Naming Obama in Stories on Libya

September 4th, 2014 3:38 PM
The establishment press is working mightily to shield President Barack Obama from blame for, or even association with, decisions he has made and actions he has taken — unilaterally and with dubious constitutional authority in many instances. One particularly egregious example is Libya. When Obama decided on his own to engage in "kinetic miliitary action" to topple Muammar…

MSNBC Panel Concedes 'Moral Failing' of Mandela, 'Associated With' 'Ga

December 9th, 2013 5:38 PM
On the Friday, December 6, All In with Chris Hayes show on MSNBC, during a discussion of Nelson Mandela's support for violent resistance, the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan admitted that the former South African leader had a "moral failing" because he "associated with" dictators who "did the same things to their people" as "was done to him."…

Disgraced Ex-Pol Eliot Spitzer Blames Bush for Mideast Meltdown

September 19th, 2012 5:35 PM
Cardinal rule on the left -- when in doubt, blame Dubya. This also comes in handy for diverting attention from Dear Leader. (audio clip after page break)

D'oh! Maddow Guest Richard Engel Tweaks Her Libya Revisionism

October 24th, 2011 4:33 PM
NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engel is my favorite frequent guest on "The Rachel Maddow Show" -- who knows what he might say. Certainly not Maddow. Engel didn't disappoint in his last appearance on her program Oct. 20, subtly calling Maddow out for a conspicuous omission in her recounting of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi renouncing his weapons of mass destruction. (video…

Open Thread: How Will Libya Proceed Without Gaddafi

October 20th, 2011 2:22 PM
Earlier today, officials confirmed that Gaddafi has been killed at the hands of National Transitional Council forces near his hometown of Sirte. The former Libyan leader was found hiding with bodyguards beneath a road near the city. He had been injured by a NATO airstrike, and died from wounds suffered during his capture. How do you think Libya will proceed without Gaddafi? Do you think Obama…

Rewind: Remember When PBS Praised Qadhafi As An Islamic Hero

October 20th, 2011 2:21 PM
Now that the American consensus holds that Moammar Qadhafi was a vile dictator who few will mourn, it might be time to recall that taxpayer-funded PBS actually aired a documentary series by an Islamic professor that honored Qadhafi as "brilliant." Brent Bozell, then chairing the National Conservative Foundation, led the charge against a series called The Africans that aired in the…

CBS Frets Over 'Dark Stain' of Bush CIA's 'Troubling' Activities in Li

September 4th, 2011 12:09 PM
On Saturday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Barry Petersen filed a report which highlighted Human Rights Watch's analysis of government records in Libya which document that, during the Bush administration, the CIA sent prisoners to Libya as part of its renditioning program. Anchor Russ Mitchell saw the papers as potentially "troubling" as he introduced the report:

On Libya, Dean Aims At Romney, Shoots Self In Foot

August 23rd, 2011 7:59 AM
It's enough to make you scream . . . On Morning Joe today, Howard Dean rapped Mitt Romney for calling on the Libyan rebels to turn Gaddafi over to the US for trial.  According to Dean, Romney's suggestion made "no sense" and exposed his lack of foreign policy experience. There was just one little problem with Howie's hypothesis.   Romney never called for…

Open Thread: The Fate of Muammar Gadhafi

August 22nd, 2011 10:19 AM
Last night, following the rebel capture of one of Col. Muammar Gadhafi's sons, the one-time heir apparent, and the surrender of another of his sons, massive celebrations erupted in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. Rumors also swirled on the fate of Gadhafi, some saying he had been shot, captured, or escaped to Algeria. As a rebel spokesman told the Washington Times of the uprising in…

Open Thread: How Long Will US Be Involved in Libya

July 11th, 2011 10:56 AM
After nearly four months of a costly military intervention in Libya to oust leader Muammar Gaddafi, little progress has been made in assuring the quick exit President Barack Obama promised in March. With no end to the conflict in sight, either, Obama's NATO coalition looks like it could fall apart before Gaddafi's regime does. Let us know what you think of the US involvement in…

Media Mash: 'Compassion' for Al Qaeda Edition

April 1st, 2011 10:59 AM
NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell has seen a lot of dopey stuff from the liberal media in his nearly 25 years battling liberal media bias. But Matt Lauer's question to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Wednesday takes the cake. Discussing the matter of arming the rebels in Libya, the "Today" host allowed that there may well be al Qaeda operatives among the anti-Qadhafi forces…

I Stand with Max

March 31st, 2011 5:45 PM
Monday night, I attended a public policy discussion sponsored, not surprisingly, by The American Spectator; I say not surprisingly because I have been attending these meetings for roughly 30 years and always come away with fresh ideas. They are meant to ventilate ideas, and now that a presidential election is drawing near, we are inviting presidential candidates as our special guests to float…

There Is a Method to Obama's Libya Madness

March 29th, 2011 11:38 AM
President Obama's decision to bomb Libya is not even so multilateral as President George W. Bush's decision to attack Iraq. Nor is it ultimately driven by humanitarian concerns — and certainly not by any vital U.S. national interest. Despite Obama's vilification of Bush for his alleged unilateralism, "Obama's 'coalition of the willing,'" according to…