NY Times' Hulse Goes Label-Happy Again: GOP ‘Far-Right…Extreme Right'

November 27th, 2023 6:18 PM

New Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson (LA) certainly isn’t getting a honeymoon at the New York Times. The paper’s chief Washington correspondent Carl Hulse is both a veteran correspondent and a long-time player of the labeling bias game, as he showed in his Sunday edition story. The labeling slant started in the headline: “Mike Johnson's Rise to Speaker Cements Far-Right Takeover…

NYT Journo's Book: Conservative Media Hurl ‘Racially Charged Attacks'

February 17th, 2022 5:14 PM

Insurgency, the latest in the endless line of anti-Trump tomes, is by New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters, a conservative-beat reporter who regularly wages war on conservative media “propaganda.” The book’s full title, Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party And Got Everything They Ever Wanted, makes Peters’ message clear: The GOP gained Donald Trump and lost…

NY Times Marks Tea Party's 10th Anniversary: Rage, Anger, and Racism

August 29th, 2019 6:30 PM
New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters marked 10 years since the launch of the Tea Party movement, which spread with huge yet peaceful rallies against encroaching federal government, specifically Obamacare. Needless to say, the landmark was greeted in hostile fashion by the paper. The headline gave this backhanded compliment: “Tea Party Failed to Tame Deficits, but It Succeeded in Fueling Rage.”…

Rubin Paints Tea Party As 'Angry About Race,' GOP Is 'Wackadoodle'

July 28th, 2018 3:48 PM
On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of the Tea Party movement's origin and evolution, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin charged that the movement is "angry about race" because President Donald Trump gave them permission to be, and ended up calling the GOP a "wackadoodle party." Host Joy Reid oddly continued to identify Rubin as "conservative" in spite…

David Brooks, Mark Shields Hit Tea Party Holding Congress 'Hostage'

October 9th, 2015 10:19 PM
On Friday's PBS Newshour, host Judy Woodruff joined liberal columnist Mark Shields in declaring that the House GOP's conservative wing is holding the Congress "hostage," with allegedly right-leaning regular and New York Times columnist David Brooks then complaining that Tea Partiers are good at "destruction," but not "construction." Brooks further griped that, "to get elected, especially as a…

CNN's King Finds Tea Partiers Have GOP in 'Hostage Crisis'

October 8th, 2015 11:31 PM
As CNN's John King made appearances on the news network on Thursday to discuss the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, the CNN correspondent suggested that conservative Tea Party members lack understanding of Civics 101 in trying to press their agenda in the House. In a later appearance, after the announcement that Rep. Kevin McCarthy was dropping out of the race, King used the words "…

Ted Cruz Charges Reporters' Gay Rights Questions Come From MSNBC

May 20th, 2015 7:26 PM
During a presidential campaign visit to Beaumont, Texas, on Tuesday, U.S. senator Ted Cruz finally became so exasperated with the constant barrage of reporters' inquiries about homosexuals' rights that he suggested Kevin Steele of KMBT-TV refrain from getting his questions “from MSNBC. They have very few viewers, and they are a radical and extreme partisan outlet.” Cruz also referred to the U.S…

The IRS Is America's 'Unbridled Bastard Child'

October 13th, 2014 9:32 PM
So, here we are roughly 500 days after the IRS was caught red-handed using fear and intimidation to target and wage war on conservative groups, including tea party patriots, pro-Israel advocates and Christian organizations. And still we the people haven't seen a single email implicating any IRS official.

CNN's Zakaria: Maliki 'Has His Own Tea Party' In Iraqi Shiite Militia

June 30th, 2014 1:30 PM
Hyperbolic claims about the Tea Party are nothing new from the mainstream media, but now admitted plagiarist Fareed Zakaria is comparing the conservative group to a radical Islamist sect, rehashing the same tired comparison other liberal journalists and pundits have made before. On the June 29 edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS, the host compared the Tea Party to the Mahdi Army, an Iraqi Shiite…

Michael Eric Dyson: Ted Cruz, Right Wing 'Spawned...Extremists' Like t

June 11th, 2014 12:39 PM
The right wing relies on extremist murderers like Las Vegas shooters Jerad and Amanda Miller! At least, that’s what Michael Eric Dyson told his audience when he filled in for Ed Schultz on Tuesday evening’s The Ed Show. Dyson spent the first sixteen minutes of the show blasting conservatives and the Tea Party for their evil rhetoric that he claimed "cultivated the very environment in which…

MSNBC's Chris Jansing: 'Was The Demise Of The Tea Party Overstated

June 11th, 2014 12:30 PM
It seems that with the Virginia Republican primary victory of Tea Party candidate Dave Brat over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has proven to the liberal media that despite their exaggerated reporting, the Tea Party isn’t actually dead. When Chris Jansing asked if “the demise of the Tea Party was overstated,” McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed replied: "I think so." Two weeks ago after the last…

Chuck Todd: Cantor’s Defeat Proves Immigration ‘Will Absolutely Te

June 11th, 2014 12:15 PM
In the aftermath of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat Tuesday night to economics professor Dave Brat, the folks at Morning Joe discussed what this would mean for the Republican Party going forward. Chuck Todd, host of the Daily Rundown, suggested that immigration is an issue that consistently divides the right: “how much more evidence do we need that immigration will…

Salon's Joan Walsh: In the Obama Era, the 'Toxic Smog' of Tea Party Ra

May 26th, 2014 9:45 PM
This isn't a golden age for Republicans. The party is out of the White House -- in fact, it's lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections -- and it hasn't controlled the Senate since 2006. And now here comes Salon's Joan Walsh to argue that things will get even worse for GOPers once they lose their "galvanizing and unifying issue," namely "irrational, implacable…

Krystal Ball Dismisses Tea Party as Full of ‘Hatred’, ‘Delusion

May 21st, 2014 11:38 AM
On Tuesday afternoon’s closing segment of MSNBC’s The Cycle, host Krystal Ball delivered an epic soliloquy, holding nothing back as she attacked the Tea Party from just about every angle. The segment was introduced by clips of Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz all using the phrase “We the People.” She chided the recent efforts of various “Tea Party” groups which fell short on…