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Ex-Obama Aide Debunks the Media's 'Who's Gruber?' Narrative

December 4th, 2014 5:31 PM
A former top aide to Barack Obama appeared on CNBC, Thursday, and demolished the narrative, promoted by the administration and some in the media, that Jonathan Gruber is minor figure. Ex-presidential adviser Steven Rattner previously exposed the ObamaCare architect, who lashed out at "stupid" Americans," as an "important" individual.
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Ex-Obama Aide Wrecks Media Narrative: Gruber Was an 'Important Figure'

November 18th, 2014 11:38 AM
A former adviser to Barack Obama on Tuesday overturned the media narrative, promoted by the President, that Jonathan Gruber was an unimportant, minor figure. The New York Times on Tuesday insisted in an editorial, "Republicans are crowing over Mr. Gruber’s remarks because he has been portrayed as a major architect of the health reform law. In truth, his role was limited…

Daniels? George Stephanopoulos Botches Olympics Sweetheart Gabby Dougl

August 5th, 2012 12:36 PM
Gabby Douglas just captured America's hearts with a stirring victory as women's gymnastics all-around gold medalist at the Summer Olympics in London. Despite this, George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week Sunday actually botched her name calling her Gabby Daniels (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Man Who Intro'd Obama at Rally Owes Former Employer Half-Million Dolla

July 9th, 2012 12:33 PM
Certain events in the 2012 campaign make you ask how would the media respond if a particular story was about Mitt Romney rather than President Obama.  Take this past Friday, when President Obama was introduced at an Ohio rally by a man accused to stealing trade secrets from his former employer.  According to a local CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel Potkanowicz has been…

Former Obama Car Czar: 'It's Very Hard' to Explain President's Record

May 29th, 2012 5:10 PM
With unemployment, gas prices, and the budget deficit stubbornly high, President Obama's fans in the media are having a hard time explaining to people why the current White House resident's job performance is worthy of the reelection they're all working for. Take former Obama car czar turned Morning Joe economic analyst Steve Rattner who said on MSNBC Tuesday, "I think in a…

Mika Brzezinski: 'How Do We Stop Talking About Newt Gingrich

December 5th, 2011 8:52 AM
How much do the gang at MSNBC's Morning Joe despise Newt Gingrich and want to derail his run for president? Near the end of a Monday segment in which she read - with a smile on her face, mind you - numerous columns quite hostile to the former Speaker of the House, co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "How do we stop talking about Newt Gingrich?" (video follows with transcript and…

Former Car Czar: Suskind Book 'Drive-by Shooting' Of Obama

October 2nd, 2011 8:28 AM
"It's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we're talking with each other in a way that -- that heals, not in a way that wounds." -- President Obama, speech at Tuscon memorial service, January 12, 2011. "The [Suskind] book amounts to a drive-by shooting of a president and his key economic advisers who deserve encomiums, not unfounded second guessing…

MSNBC 'Morning Joe' Panelists (Yet Again) Call Tea Partiers 'Economic

July 29th, 2011 3:24 PM
A trend is emerging on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," whereby guests make inflammatory statements likening conservatives to terrorists, and none of the co-hosts insist on a more elevated level of dialogue. Following in the footsteps of Newsweek's Tina Brown and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), two MSNBC analysts called conservatives in Congress "economic terrorists" and "…

MSNBC Gives Disgraced Former Obama Car Czar Platform to Hail Success o

June 3rd, 2011 3:57 PM
Imagine, if you will, that in 2003 Fox News brought on a disgraced Bush administration official who had been barred from Wall Street trading to talk up the president's economic policies. Imagine also that the anchor doing the interview failed to disclose that fact to viewers. Well, that's pretty much what happened in the 2 p.m. Eastern hour of MSNBC coverage today, when anchor Thomas…

WaPo Grants Op-ed Space to Disgraced Former Obama Car Czar Banned From

January 31st, 2011 5:04 PM
As I've noted previously, the Washington Post has repeatedly buried stories about Steven Rattner's late legal woes with the SEC and then-N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The former Obama's "car czar," was accused last year of bribing "a political consultant to win business from New York's pension fund for his former investment firm." The liberal…

WaPo Buries Former Obama Car Czar's Troubles with SEC, NY Attorney Gen

October 15th, 2010 4:50 PM
Steven Rattner, the first Obama car czar who allegedly "bribed a political consultant to win business from New York's pension fund for his former investment firm," was extremely close this week to cutting a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), only to see that agreement held up this week to the intervention of New York Attorney General and Democratic…

Former Car Czar Rattner's Creative Term For Fibbing: 'Elasticized the

May 11th, 2010 9:43 PM
If a conservative or Republican uttered the nonsense to be revealed shortly, we'd justifiably never hear the end of it on the late-night comedy shows and elsewhere. As it is, former car czar Steve Rattner's "creative" term for fibbing has and probably will continue to get little coverage outside of Detroit. Rattner's risible rendition of reality spewed forth before he…

Obama Car Czar Abdicates After Brief Tenure, WaPo Places Story on Page

July 14th, 2009 4:04 PM
Steven Rattner, a former New York Times reporter whose short tenure as Obama's so-called car czar "came under a cloud in April when details of alleged influence-peddling surfaced," announced his resignation yesterday, the Washington Post's Peter Whoriskey and Tomoeh Murakami Tse reported today.Yet despite President Obama's penchant for naming numerous policy czars, news of the…

New GM Chair: 'I Don't Know Anything About Cars'; He's Just the Latest

June 10th, 2009 5:00 PM
You can't make this stuff up. The titled quote comes from a Bloomberg story today about new GM Chairman Ed Whitacre. You also can't make up most of the media's calm acceptance of yet another person heavily involved with running General Motors, aka Government Motors, who knows next to nothing about cars except as a consumer who drives them. At least it's refreshing…