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Ruhle Goes After Kooky People Buying Trump Campaign Merchandise

October 30th, 2019 3:33 PM
MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle had bad news to report about the Trump campaign on Tuesday. No, they haven't done anything nefarious or illegal, rather they've been wildly successful in their digital strategy, specifically in terms of merchandise sales and that was enough for the alarms to start going off at MSNBC. Teasing the segment, Ruhle cautioned viewers about the success…

NYT Plays Trump Reign as Soap Opera Stranger Than Fiction

July 21st, 2017 10:00 AM
For at least one New York Times political reporter, the Trump presidency is literally a joke. Matt Flegenheimer’s Washington Memo was headlined “Like a ‘Soap Opera,’ Only Not as Fun.” The text box longed for better, non-Trump days: “If only it were all just the figment of the imagination.” He wrote: It’s Iran-contra with a spray tan, Lewinsky with a…

NBC News: Republicans Opposed Naming Post Office After Maya Angelou

March 2nd, 2016 6:40 PM
According to an article posted on the NBC News website by Luke Russert, nine GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives created a controversy by voting against naming a post office in Winston-Salem, N.C., after “award-winning poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.” Russert stated: On days when House members don't have much to do, “the body names post offices.…
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Chris Matthews Blames Lack of 'Straight Lines' for Train Crash

May 13th, 2015 8:50 PM
In two separate segments on his May 13 Hardball program,  MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews blamed "turns" on the Amtrak passenger rail route for Tuesday night's train crash. Matthews lamented that Amtrak rights-of-way must respect private property and that it's so much more difficult in the United States than say China for the government to muscle its way into…

MSNBC Uses Term 'Impeachment' More Than Four Times as Often as Fox New

July 31st, 2014 9:25 PM
Judging from reports carried by the three mainstream networks' news programs and most of the low-rated cable news channels, it seems that the Fox News Channel and conservative Republicans are totally consumed by the concept of impeaching Democratic President Barack Obama. However, a Lexis-Nexis search of transcripts from the July programs on FNC and MSNBC indicated that for every mention…

Democrat Says 'Not All' GOP Colleagues Are Racist; Networks Ignore

April 14th, 2014 9:45 PM
Democratic Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, charged on Sunday that some of his GOP colleagues, as well as a "significant extent" of the GOP base, are racist, yet none of the broadcast networks picked it up on Monday evening. On Sunday's State of the Union, CNN host Candy Crowley played a clip of House Minority Leader Nancy…

ABC, NBC Ignore Democrats' New Push For Gun Control; CBS Covers

December 4th, 2013 3:36 PM
CBS This Morning stood out on Wednesday as the only Big Three newscast so far to devote any air time to a new gun control proposal by Democrats in Congress. Nancy Cordes reported on the "fierce opposition" to a proposed amendment to an extension of an existing ban on so-called "plastic guns", which would "require that all guns contain a piece of metal that cannot be…

WashPost Page One 'Scoop': How Democrats Hope to Unseat Tea Party GOP

April 7th, 2013 9:17 AM
Here's today's sign the Washington Post is a Democrat rag. This story is on A-4: "Health-care law may backfire for some on Medicaid: Expansion threatens to oust thousands in states with generous programs." This story is on A-1: "Democrats seek infusion of new faces." Paul Kane's front-pager passed along the DCCC's new strategy of finding "problem…

CNN's Piers Morgan Panders to Fluke, Doesn't Press Rep. Israel on His

September 6th, 2012 6:31 AM
During early Thursday morning's coverage of the Democratic National Convention, CNN’s Piers Morgan interviewed Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), liberal activist Sandra Fluke, and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.  It turned out to be a massive pandering to Fluke and nice vehicle for Rep. Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), to…

'Bold and Unabashed' - NPR Gushes Over Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank

November 29th, 2011 5:28 PM
NPR's Tovia Smith sang the praises of Congressman Barney Frank on Monday's All Things Considered: "Frank has proven both piercing and pithy, zinging one-liners....bold and unabashed." Smith barely included any dissenting voices in her report, playing four sound bites from the staunch liberal and his supporters, versus only two from opponents. Host Melissa Block noted how…

Free Publicity for Democratic Challengers to Tea Party on CBS

October 27th, 2011 5:40 PM
Thursday's Early Show on CBS provided free air time to Rep. Steve Israel of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and three of his top candidates for the 2012 election. Correspondent Nancy Cordes trumpeted how the Democratic Party is "determined to bounce back from their big losses" to Republicans during the 2010 cycle and highlighted that the three were "running…

Scarborough Dings Dem's Medicare Demagoguery

May 27th, 2011 11:11 AM
Steve Israel had his talking points, and he was sticking to them. Republicans want to "end Medicare" in order to give tax cuts to the big oil companies. On Morning, Joe Scarborough repeatedly called out Israel, head of the Dem congressional campaign committee, on his demagoguery. Not that it stopped the Dem congressman from New York from repeating his rap. For good measure, Obama…

Tea Party Hypocrites: New York Times Sets the Table for Democrats to W

April 8th, 2011 7:07 AM
Jennifer Steinhauer of the New York Times offered a story Thursday on already hypocritical freshman House Republicans favoring big-picture spending cuts, but fighting for local projects. The headline was "Gung-Ho for Big Cuts in Spending, Less Fond of the Ones That Hurt Back Home." Steinhauer reported: "While scores of congressmen and women are singing an ode to spending…

NY Times: New DCCC Head an 'Unassuming Centrist' With 'Flashes of Majo

March 22nd, 2011 12:45 PM
Saturday’s New York Times featured a flattering profile by David Halbfinger of Long Island Rep. Steve Israel, whose job it is, in his new role as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to return the party to power: “L.I. Congressman Leads an Uphill Charge Toward a Democratic House.” It may seem surprising that the job of taking back the House --…