Incomplete WSJ Report Notes That 'Policy Advisers' Were Overruled by
November 3rd, 2013 4:28 PM
On Saturday morning, three Wall Street Journal reporters told readers that as President Obama was promoting Obamacare, there was internal debate between "policy advisers" and "political aides" as to whether the President's obviously unqualified and unconditional "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan" statement, made roughly 20 times between his inauguration and the law's March 2010…
WSJ Hints Voting Rights Act Has Harmed Prospects of Blacks Holding Sen
August 28th, 2013 7:02 PM
"Fifty years after Martin Luther King delivered his landmark 'I Have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial, which will be celebrated at a public ceremony Wednesday in Washington, African-American progress in the political arena has been spotty," Peter Nicholas and Neil King Jr. of the Wall Street Journal noted in a page A4 article on Wednesday headlined "Uneven Election Success for Black…
WSJ Reports 'Obama's Counsel Was Told of IRS Audit Findings Weeks Ago
May 20th, 2013 2:14 PM
Saturday, David Espo at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, engaged in an execrable exercise in advocacy journalism entitled "Obama Agenda Marches on Despite Controversies."
Yesterday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I took apart Espo's claim that there is a "lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office" by showing that in at least five situations -- Fast…
WSJ: 'Obama Dismisses Benghazi Claims' as Partisan Fundraising Fare
May 14th, 2013 7:45 PM
Covering Barack Obama's Monday May 13 press conference for the May 14 edition of the Wall Street Journal, reporters Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook painted the president as above the partisan fray and Republicans as the ones sidetracking Washington from the "plenty of unfinished business" that the president has on his plate just "[f]our months into his new term."
In their 20-paragraph story, "…
Post-Election Myths: Team Obama Thought Jon Huntsman Would Be 'Trouble
November 21st, 2012 8:37 AM
Peter Nicholas of The Wall Street Journal is playing dumb. He played it straight when When Politico’s Mike Allen asked Obama campaign manager Jim Messina “which Republican would have had the best shot at beating your boss?” and Messina said Jon Huntsman.
“We were honest about our concerns about Huntsman,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said at a Politico breakfast event Tuesday. “I think…
Ron Paul Fans Refuse to Vote Romney
August 27th, 2012 10:57 PM
Of all the Monday newspaper reports on the Ron Paul rally in Tampa Sunday, Peter Nicholas of The Wall Street Journal best captured the fanatic nature of Paul's followers. Many said they would not vote for Romney this fall.
Take "Eric Hogan, 28, of Pennsylvania, who wore a T-shirt that read 'My President Is Paul,' said he wouldn't vote for Romney or Obama because "the will of the people is…
Reporters Visiting WH for Off-the-Record Lunch Work For Pubs That Dema
August 13th, 2010 9:59 PM
File the news in this report filed late yesterday afternoon by Michael Calderone and John Cook at Yahoo's Upshot Blog under "D" for Double Standards: White House reporters mum on Obama lunch, even as papers back transparency White House reporters are keeping quiet about an off-the-record lunch today with President Obama — even those at news organizations who've advocated in the past for the…
LAT Trumpets Disputed Maliki Report As Fact, Props Up Obama Again
July 20th, 2008 4:49 PM
The relentless and fervent pro-Obama bias at the Los Angeles Times is nothing new. (For starters, we've reported on it here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.) But a front-page article in today's Times (Sun. July 20, 2008) is simply dishonest. The headline reads, "Iraqi president embraces Obama withdrawal plan."The brute dishonesty is that the Times makes no mention of the…