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Nets Minimize Coverage of Perry's Departure; Hype 'Buzz' Over Biden
September 11th, 2015 9:59 PM
ABC, CBS, and NBC's Friday evening newscasts all barely mentioned former Texas Governor Rick Perry suspending his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Altogether, ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News set aside 54 seconds to Perry's announcement. By contrast, the Big Three news programs devoted 6 minutes and 11 seconds to Vice President Joe Biden's…
Liberal Wash Post Reporter Mocks: Rick Perry Is a 'Zombie' 'Specimen'
August 20th, 2015 5:03 PM
Liberal Washington Post political reporter Ben Terris on Thursday offered a sneering article on Rick Perry, deriding the presidential candidate as a "zombie" "specimen." The story mocked Texas's longest-serving governor for having trouble raising money: "Due to a relatively recent political experiment known as super PACs, Perry’s zombie campaign lurches forward."
CNN Presses Rick Perry: 'Don't Women Deserve Equal Pay?'
August 18th, 2015 12:28 PM
As GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry appeared as a guest on Tuesday's New Day, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota challenged the former Texas governor for vetoing a Texas bill on equal pay, as she demanded, "Don't women deserve equal pay?"
ABC Ignores 5 p.m. GOP Debate; CBS Omits Carly’s Line on Trump/Clinton
August 6th, 2015 8:36 PM
On Thursday’s network evening programs, ABC’s World News Tonight was the only newscast to make no mention of the 5:00 p.m. EDT debate between the bottom seven Republican presidential contenders ahead of the 9:00 p.m. EDT event featuring the top ten candidates. In addition, the CBS Evening News skipped Carly Fiorina’s attack on fellow candidate Donald Trump for his phone call with Bill Clinton.
CNN: Perry Criticism of Gun-Free Zones 'Eye-Raising' & 'Controversial'
July 27th, 2015 6:53 PM
On Monday's Wolf show on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer referred to GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry's criticism of gun-free zones as "controversial" and "eye-raising" before then giving gun control activist Mark Kelly an unchallenged forum to push for more gun laws.
Obsessed AP Whines About Perry's 'Pricy,' 'High-Powered' Legal Team
July 27th, 2015 12:32 AM
2016 GOP presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry is fighting a legal battle against an out-of-control Lone Star State county. That county's prosecutor has sued Perry, claiming that a) he committed an illegal act of "coercion" by threatening to veto legislation funding a "public integrity" office headed by Travis County's Rosemary Lehmberg, who was convicted of drunk driving in…
Chuck Todd: Is Trump ‘Reap What You Sow Issue’ for GOP?
July 19th, 2015 12:47 PM
Building on comments he made on NBC’s Today, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd wondered if Donald Trump’s attack on John McCain were a “reap what you sow issue here for the Republican Party?” Todd brought up the “reap what you sow” argument during an interview with Rick Perry as he played up how the “party embraced Donald Trump four years ago...during his whole birther craze at the time and you…
Perry Turns Planned Parenthood Scandal Back on MSNBC's Halperin
July 17th, 2015 12:09 AM
As usual, much of the press has responded to scandalous behavior by leftist sacred cows by making the story about Republicans criticizing the actions instead of the scandal itself. On the one hand, are we really supposed to believe that only pro-lifers are horrified by the evidence that Planned Parenthood, aka Planned Parthood, sells the body parts of aborted preborn babies? Gosh, I hope not. So…
AP: Perry's Reference to God-Given Rights Is 'A Nod to the Tea Party'
June 5th, 2015 11:50 PM
On Thursday, the Associated Press's Will Weissert demonstrated that the ignorance of our nation's founding documents exhibited by Meredith Shiner at Yahoo Politics in March is not isolated to her. Readers may recall that Shiner, reacting to Ted Cruz's presidential announcement speech, tweeted: "Bizarre to talk about how rights are God-made and not man-made in your speech announcing a POTUS bid?…
ABC, NBC Move on from Perry Announcement, but Mock Him on Comedy Shows
June 5th, 2015 1:00 PM
After providing minimal coverage of former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry’s 2016 announcement on Thursday night, ABC and NBC moved on from the story all together with zero mentions of Perry or the 2016 campaign on their Friday morning newscasts. Their late night comedy shows, however, spent plenty of time mocking Perry over his intelligence and eating of a corn dog back in 2011.
ABC, NBC Give Meager Coverage to Rick Perry’s 2016 Presidential Launch
June 4th, 2015 8:52 PM
Former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry announced a second presidential campaign on Thursday afternoon, but viewers on the Thursday evening network newscasts may have missed the news altogether if not careful since the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC gave Perry less than a minute and a half of combined airtime.
Andrea Mitchell Trashes Perry Moments Before He Announces 2016 Bid
June 4th, 2015 5:16 PM
During live coverage on Thursday just moments before former Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his 2016 presidential run, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell preemptively dismissed his candidacy: “Why does Rick Perry think that the second time around will work given pretty much a disastrous campaign last time?”
Pummeling Perry: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Fmr Texas Governor
June 4th, 2015 10:00 AM
If his 2012 presidential run is any indicator, Rick Perry’s jump into the 2016 presidential race will bring about a flurry of the liberal media’s favorite pejoratives to hit Republicans with. Racist? Anti-science? Religious bigot? Gun nut? Heartless cutter of programs for the poor? You name it, the former Texas governor was called it by his haters in the leftist press.
NPR Bewails Texas's 'Unqualified No' to Medicaid Expansion
May 29th, 2015 5:42 PM
Friday's Morning Edition on NPR did its best to try to promote the liberal cause of expanding Medicaid in Texas. Wade Goodwyn lined up six soundbites from pro-expansion talking heads, versus only two from former Texas Governor Rick Perry, an opponent. Goodwyn played up that "in hating the Affordable Care Act, the state is leaving on the table as much as a hundred billion dollars of federal money…