Secret Hillary Campaign Emails: ‘F U Republicans,'; Will Media Cover?

November 14th, 2014 2:34 PM
Early Friday morning, ABCNews.com published an exclusive article that unearthed a secret email listserv maintained by two of Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 presidential campaign advisers that, among other things, allowed them to express their desires to “smite Republicans mafia-style” and “punish those voters.” With these emails now public…

Limbaugh, Palin Defend Drudge's Payment of ObamaCare 'Liberty Tax

March 26th, 2014 3:19 PM
Ever since Friday afternoon, when Matt Drudge tweeted that he had just paid the “ObamaCare penalty for not getting covered” and called it a “Liberty Tax,” that post by the editor of the Drudge Report website has been slammed as a “flat lie” and “bad press” for the approaching March 31 enrollment deadline of the Affordable Care Act. However,…

Diligent Drudge Includes Obamacare Penalty in First Federal Tax Estima

March 25th, 2014 12:56 AM
On Friday afternoon, Matt Drudge announced in a tweet that "(I) Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX!" A White House spokesman and the "progressive" press proceeded to thoroughly embarrass itself in its rebuttal attempts. How do I know? Because, four days later, despite the substantial and widely-known uproar…

ABC’s Jon Karl and Rick Klein Try, Fail to Get Bobby Jindal to Criti

October 11th, 2013 5:58 PM
Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein of ABC News teamed up recently for an online interview with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Posted to the ABC News/Yahoo! News “Power Players” blog, the interview consisted mostly of Karl and Klein trying to get Jindal to criticize his fellow Republicans, particularly those in Congress. Karl got right down to the GOP-infighting business with his first…

ABC's Klein: GOP 'Taking the Bait' After Reid's 'Wildly Unsubstantiate

August 7th, 2012 12:44 AM
On Sunday's World News, ABC's senior Washington editor, Rick Klein, found it to be a "wildly unsubstantiated" and "irresponsible" claim for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to accuse Mitt Romney of not paying taxes for 10 years. He also asserted that Republicans are "taking the bait" by responding, suggesting that there is a "big risk" for the…

Obama TV: ABC Touts Romney Critics, Features Nine Attacks in Just Over

July 17th, 2012 11:50 AM
ABC on Sunday aggressively pushed liberal talking points, hyping Barack Obama's call for Mitt Romney to release more tax documents. Over a span of just three minutes and 32 seconds, the anchor and reporters of World News played nine clips of people lobbying Mitt Romney to "show the American people" what's going on. Only one person, the candidate, appeared in a snippet to argue…

ABC Hypes Obama's Bain Attacks: Romney 'Can't Escape' Ads that Are 'Br

July 3rd, 2012 4:35 PM
ABC's World News on Sunday hyped Barack Obama's attack ads against Mitt Romney's past work for Bain Capital. Anchor David Muir even played a clip of one of the President's ads.  Washington editor Rick Klein trumpeted, "Democrats are definitely breaking through by calling into question what Romney wants to be his biggest strength." Muir hyped, "If you live…

ABC’s Klein Adopts Euphemism ‘Investments’ to Refer to Obama Spe

January 23rd, 2011 11:30 PM
  On the January 23 World News Sunday, ABC News Senior Washington Editor Rick Klein used President Obama’s euphemism for spending as "investments" as he and anchor Dan Harris discussed how Republicans will likely respond to Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. Although the setup piece by correspondent David Kerley did allude to Obama’s word choice to call…

ABC Knocks Obama for 'Caving' and 'Moving Right' on 'Tax Cuts for the

December 6th, 2010 3:37 PM
World News anchors and reporters on Sunday chided Barack Obama from the left, complaining that he was "caving" and "breaking one of his biggest campaign promises" by preventing tax rates from increasing in January. ABC's Washington editor Rick Klein worried, "President Obama has been clear this was a critical position and he is caving on it, in, in allowing all…

ABC’s Muir and Klein Fret Tax Agreement Will Make Deficit ‘Even Wo

December 5th, 2010 8:48 PM
 During a discussion of the agreement to prevent tax rates from increasing in January, on ABC’s World News Sunday, anchor David Muir and ABC’s senior Washington correspondent Rick Klein fretted that the federal budget deficit would increase - against the wishes of the voters - as a result of both the blocking of a tax increase and the extension of unemployment benefits. But…

ABC News Absolves Obama of Oil Spill Blame by Bashing Sarah Palin

May 23rd, 2010 9:39 PM
ABC News on Sunday marvelously absolved President Obama of any blame concerning the Gulf oil spill by bashing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.After "World News Sunday's" opening segment about the crisis and how local citizens are being impacted, anchor Dan Harris said, "As we reported, the President is turning up the heat on BP, but the President is also feeling some heat…

Newsweek Hysterically Accuses Media of Helping Tea Party in Indiana

May 5th, 2010 10:33 PM
On Wednesday, Newsweek's Andrew Romano celebrated news out of Indiana that "establishment" Republican Dan Coats fended off two conservative opponents in the Senate primary. Romano's obvious delight came through loud and clear starting with the headline, "The Tea Party is Now Irrelevant in Indiana." You see, one loss in a Senate primary was enough to declare the movement DOA…

ABC's Klein: Energy Fueling CPAC 'Remains of a Shapeless, Sometimes Da

February 19th, 2010 10:52 AM
ABC's The Note today is headlined "Strange Brews: Conservatives Unite Over Anger, Not Candidates." Author and network senior political reporter Rick Klein writes:The mood at the Conservative Political Action Conference gathering -- which continues into the weekend in Washington -- is decidedly more upbeat than a year ago. And the Bush name, not to mention the (maybe more popular) Cheney…

ABC's Rick Klein: Obama Wants Fight with Gay Activists to Prove He's M

December 18th, 2008 3:57 PM
Barack Obama doesn't mind a fight with gay activists over selecting Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration because the President-elect is bound and determined to govern as a centrist.That according to ABCNews.com's Rick Klein as posted to The Note blog (emphases mine):President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of Pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration…