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  • NBC Tries (and Fails) to Make Story on Ben Carson's Friend a Mountain of a Molehill Story

    11/13/2015 9:07:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 13, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    On Thursday night and Friday morning, NBC News tried their best to go after Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson by attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill of his relationship with a man who was convicted nearly a decade ago of insurance fraud while ignoring the ongoing investigation of Hillary Clinton over her private e-mail server. Even though competitors ABC and CBS didn’t cover this story, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt hyped on Thursday that “Republican frontrunner Ben Carson is facing new questions about his friendship with a convicted felon. NBC Tries (and Fails) to Make...
  • MSNBC's Alter Suggests Bush to Blame for Not Preventing 9/11 Attacks

    10/18/2015 3:49:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 18, 2015 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Up show on MSNBC, Bloomberg View columnist and MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter hinted that President Bush deserved blame for not stopping the 9/11 attacks as he recounted a vague warning from August 2001 that Osama bin Laden wanted to attack the U.S. He further accused the "Bush people" of "Orwellian, deceptive, historically amnesiatic (sic) thinking." Host Richard Wolffe picked up on recent comments by Donald Trump similarly seeming to blame President Bush. After playing a clip from a Trump interview with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle, and then recounting GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's...
  • Carl Bernstein: Hillary Clinton Will Murder Benghazi Committee

    10/18/2015 2:58:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNNs Reliable Sources Sunday, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein trashed the Benghazi committee ahead of Hillary Clintons testimony and insisted the Democrat will murder them because it has been a witch hunt. It has been partisan. It's great opportunity for her. Bernstein also praised Clintons debate performance as her greatest moment in this campaign which has been a disaster for her up until the debate but ultimately admitted I don't think that a reset button was successfully hit. We're still back to these basic questions about her truthfulness about the server, the foundation, about the FBI investigation.
  • CNN Talks Up Biden, Inaccurately Dismisses Plagiarism History

    08/15/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 15, 2015 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's New Day, CNN regulars talked up the possibility of Vice President Joe Biden jumping into the presidential race, with co-host Chris Cuomo declaring that "We have no secret here that we have been pushing Joe Biden to get into the race because we want as many voices as possible to help voters make their decision." Additionally, as the group discussed Donald Trump's recent jab at the Vice President's history of plagiarism, Cuomo misleadingly referred to the crack as "taking it back to law school," and CNN political reporter Sara Murray dismissed the issue as "some old accusations from...
  • Conservative budget passes amid bomb threat, rhetorical fireworks (WI)

    07/09/2015 5:47:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-9-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. After a very long day interrupted by a credible bomb threat and punctuated by explosive political rhetoric, the state Assembly passed the $72.7 billion state budget. The two-year spending plan, arriving nine days late, now heads to the desk of Gov. Scott Walker just four days before the Republican is expected to announce his bid for the White House. Eleven Republicans and all Democrats voted against the bill, but the Republicans largest Assembly majority since the Eisenhower administration held the day, with passage at a comfortable 52-46. The budget in short: Democrats hate it, Republicans can...
  • Marco Rubio Hammers NY Times for Claiming He's Cuba's 'Least Favorite Son'

    07/06/2015 5:00:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 6, 2015 | Randy Hall
    On Monday, soon after the New York Times slammed Florida senator Marco Rubio as Cuba's “least favorite son,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate fired back, accusing reporter Jason Horowitz of using the “Castro regime's propaganda” in his article, which was entitled “Marco Rubio Is Hardly a Hero in Cuba. He Likes That.” In a Twitter message, Rubio asserted that the newspaper was following up its “scoops” attacking him for getting 17 speeding tickets -- most of which were actually received by his wife – and its article accusing him of owning “a luxury speedboat” that is only one-third as long...
  • Gov. Scott Walker attends Wauwatosa bike race weeks before expected presidential run announcement

    07/02/2015 7:25:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wauwatosa NOW ^ | 7-2-15 | Rory Linanne
    About two weeks before Gov. Scott Walker is expected to announce his presidential bid, neighbors welcomed him at a lawn party along the East Tosa Gran Prix bike race route in Wauwatosa Sunday, June 28. Walker flew in the night before the race from the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. During a short stay in Wauwatosa, he said he mowed the lawn at his house where his parents live, and came to the bike race to spend time with friends. "Here, we're just Scott and Tonette, not the governor and first lady," Walker said. Walker says Tosa will 'always be...
  • Krauthammer: Rubio The Perfect Antithesis To Hillary, Who Dems Fear The Most

    05/01/2015 2:16:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-1-15 | Al Weaver
    [VIDEO at source] Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer praised Florida Sen Marco Rubio at the National Review Institutes Ideas Summit Friday, saying he is a very strong candidate. Ahead of presumed 2016 announcements by Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee, Krauthammer told National Reviews Rich Lowry that Rubio is the perfect antithesis to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He said Rubio is the candidate Democrats fear the most. Marco is a very strong candidate, Krauthammer started. You can see a route for him, and hes the perfect antithesis to Hillary. If you ask Democrats who they fear the most, I...
  • Rubio's Age Is Problematic, But Hillary Being Post-Menopausal Makes Her 'Perfect'?

    04/18/2015 6:19:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 18, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Time.com's Zeke Miller tweeted yesterday that a "reporter" asked recently declared presidential candidate Marco Rubio of Florida the following question: "Is 43 old enough to be president?" Meanwhile, two weeks ago, a column at Time.com claimed that Hillary Clinton is "biologically primed to be a leader." Seriously. Since he either can't or won't tell us who asked the question, we're unable to determine if the "reporter" to whom Miller referred was asking the question because he or she doesn't know the Constitution or was trying to bait Rubio into giving an answer implicitly or explicitly criticizing other candidates. It would...
  • Shades of 'Sick and Tired': Hillary Screeches On NC Stump

    10/27/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you're like me, Hillary's grating "sick and tired" lines from 2003 are seared, seared in your memory. And so it was that I experienced a sort of campaign PTSD this morning upon hearing Hillary at it again. MSNBC's Daily Rundown aired a clip from Hillary's recent stump speech in North Carolina for Dem Senator Kay Hagan. It all flashed back: a similar screech, the same grating cadence, the utter absence of charisma. Question for the MSM: are you really ready to jump on the Hillary bandwagon? Why not go for a Dem candidate with charm, like, say, Bernie Sanders...
  • Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP

    05/10/2014 2:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday's Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a thinly-veiled racial attack on the GOP during a panel discussion on the terrorist organization: " By the way, when did the Republican Party take this keen interest in Africa? I may have missed that one."
  • Not All Presidential Offspring Equal: Newscasts Which Ignored Bush Pregnancy

    04/17/2014 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 17, 2014 | Brent Baker
    On Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012, Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, announced on NBCs Today show that she was expecting. That evening, the NBC Nightly News allocated 33 seconds to the revelation while neither ABCs World News nor the CBS Evening News bothered to mention it. Today (Thursday, April 17), Chelsea Clinton, daughter of a President and First Lady belonging to the medias preferred party, announced at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York City that she is pregnant and the networks broke out the baby showers...
  • NYT Launches Coverage of 'Strident' CPAC 'Conundrum' With Usual Loaded Labeling

    03/08/2014 3:48:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 8, 2014 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times covered the latest annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with its usual mix of suspicion, overloaded labeling bias, and anti-GOP doomsaying. The paper's skeptical coverage of the three-day conservative confab, held this year at National Harbor on the Potomac, opened with two stories in Friday's edition, one on the organizers's attempts to put "a less strident face on the convention and the party."
  • Bob Schieffer Drags Up Tired Old Attack That Ted Cruz Shut Down Govt

    01/26/2014 2:55:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    President Obama is scheduled to give his sixth State of the Union address on January 28, and CBS’s Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer decided to bring on the man who will give the Tea Party response, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Rather than focus primarily on the failures of the Obama Administration over the past 5 years, the veteran CBS reporter chose to use his interview with Cruz as an opportunity to attack the Tea Party favorite and spew White House and Democratic talking points at the Republican. Schieffer began his interview with Cruz by saying that the senator “led...
  • Low Blow: Daily Beast's Tomasky Attacks GOP Governor As Sleazy Christian

    05/02/2013 10:17:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 2, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Hard-left Daily Beast writer Michael Tomasky has a nasty habit of smearing conservatives every chance he gets, and it seems he has found his newest target, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.).  Writing in a May 1 piece for the online publication Tomasky used the FBI investigation over gifts McDonnell received for his daughter’s wedding to slam the Virginia governor's Christian faith.  Tomasky started off his rant by throwing harsh language at the governor, calling his actions, “sleazy and cowardly.”  At issue is the controversial relationship McDonnell has with businessman Jonnie Williams and whether or not the governor accepted money for political...
  • Cuomo Dipping Toe In '16 Water With Star-Studded Hurricane Sandy PSA?

    11/28/2012 5:41:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Throughout his tenure as Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo has chosen to maintain a suprisingly low profile. Think quick: how much footage have you seen of him in the Hurricane Sandy aftermath compared to his cross-George Washington Bridge buddy, Chris Christie? But has Cuomo finally decided the time has come to make himself more visible? A PSA for Hurricane Relief, aired on Morning Joe today, featured a star-studded cast of Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Whoopi Goldberg, Edie Falco, Michael J. Fox and Julianna Margulies and Nathan Lane. One panel, devoid of reference to the relief organization, starkly read "Join...