ABC, CBS Hype ‘Growing Backlash’ Against North Carolina

March 30th, 2016 1:11 PM
Both ABC and CBS on Wednesday hyped the “growing backlash” against North Carolina in the wake of the state’s law that stops localities from adding ordinances protecting gay rights. Highlighting the effort against the socially conservative effort, CBS This Morning’s Gayle King promoted, “More than 80 business leaders released a yesterday calling for a repeal of…

New York Times Nervously Documents North Carolina's 'Abrupt Rightward

May 19th, 2014 7:32 AM
The New York Times is obsessed with the disturbing rightward shift in North Carolina, and used the uninspiring hook (the start of a state legislative session) to run yet another ominous story. It was reporter Trip Gabriel's turn on Sunday to document how not even North Carolina's governor is right-wing enough for the newly conservative state legislature: "North Carolina Governor…

Maddow's Shabbiness in Selective Citing of Party ID Apparently Boundle

February 14th, 2014 9:27 PM
Can MSNBC's Rachel Maddow go a single day without descending into laughable hackdom? Any previous doubts about this were erased by her show last night. Mere seconds after she was introduced by colleague Chris Hayes, and after Maddow offered a chirpy "happy snow day" to viewers (this during one of the most brutal winters in memory), Maddow began her show with this -- "The…

NBC 'Nightly News' Portrays North Carolina Blacks in 'Fight to Vote' A

August 14th, 2013 8:50 AM
When it comes to reporting on North Carolina's new voter ID law, NBC News's Pete Williams is an improvement over his colleagues at MSNBC, who practically portrayed the new law as the ghost of Jim Crow coming back to haunt the Tar Heel State with a new spin on the detested poll tax. That said, the peacock network's senior justice correspondent did not give viewers of the August 13…

MSNBC's Sharpton: GOP 'On a Rampage,' 'Worst Attack' Since 'Jim Crow E

July 30th, 2013 6:35 PM
On Monday's PoliticsNation, MSNBC host Al Sharpton hyped liberal attacks on changes to voting laws as he declared that "Republicans have gone on a rampage," and singled out a recently passed law in North Carolina as the "worst attack on voting rights since the Jim Crow era." Referring to the recent Supreme Court ruling against part of the Voting Rights Act, Sharpton…

MSNBC's Hayes Sees 'Insane Right-Wing Dystopia' and 'Voter Suppression

May 1st, 2013 5:26 PM
On Tuesday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes asserted that, since Republicans have taken control of the North Carolina state government, the state is moving toward becoming an "insane right-wing dystopia," and claimed that the GOP wants to engage in "voter suppression" in the state. Hayes: