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  • Maher Calls US Military 'Mass Murder Machine,' Extreme Muslims 'Teabaggers'

    04/23/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 23, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. A bit earlier, as he discussed with the New Yorker's Lawrence Wright the possibility of Saudi government officials being linked to the 9/11 attacks, Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives -- whom he has mocked in the past as "teabaggers" -- by referring to Muslim...
  • MSNBC Misleads Viewers with Wisconsin Voter ID; Fails to Mention State Issues FREE Identification

    04/04/2016 5:40:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 4, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    On the eve of Wisconsin's primary, MSNBC misled viewers with a story about how the Badger State's new voter ID law goes into effect tomorrow on primary election day. Correspondent Tony Dokoupil used the plight of two new residents to the state to complain about the cost – $34 each – of an in-state driver's license. What Dokoupil failed to mention, however, was that the couple in question could easily have obtained FREE identification from the state. "Last month, Matt and Jessica Hegdahl (sp?) moved to Wisconsin in search of a job, and found themselves at the center of a...
  • CNN Panel Ties 'Racism' to 'Obama Derangement Syndrome'; Hits Reagan, Bush

    04/03/2016 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 3, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, host Zakaria seemed to be doing an impression of the type of super-biased political panel seen in the worst of days of MSNBC in the form of four liberals pitted against one moderate Republican and no conservatives discussing the role of racism in opposition to President Barack Obama. The accusations of racism against conservatives included The New Yorker editor David Remnick charging that George H.W. Bush used "racist memes" to win the 1988 presidential campaign and repeating a discredited claim of Ronald Reagan of using a racist "dog whistle" by talking states' rights...
  • Maureen Dowd to Trump: Have you ever asked a woman to get an abortion?

    04/03/2016 1:35:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Donald Trump has gotten a lot of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate for his five different positions on abortion in three days. Those criticisms are legitimate because it shows Trump either doesn’t know what he’s talking about, is faking his position on abortion to appease his supporters, or has no real position at all. But that’s not stopped Maureen Dowd with The New York Times from asking one of craziest questions of the political cycle. Given his draconian comment, sending women back to back alleys, I had to ask: When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan,...
  • Barbra Streisand Lectures: 'It Is Time We Grew Up as a Nation' and Elected Hillary

    03/29/2016 2:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 29, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    Singer, actress and liberal activist Barbara Streisand is trying to play the “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar” gender card on behalf of her pal and Democratic presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton. Streisand recently penned an op-ed in The Huffington Post last week, and how Clinton faces “outright sexism” in the presidential race. Very original. We haven’t heard that one before. She starts with the question, “Why is it that today even a woman as impressive as Hillary Clinton is judged not by her merits and extensive resume alone, but held to a pernicious double standard?” She writes that 22 years...
  • All Three Nets Now Covering Anti-Cruz Smear; ABC Scolds Both Cruz and Trump

    03/26/2016 2:49:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 153 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 26, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    On Saturday, all three broadcast morning news shows talked about the National Enquirer allegations against GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, allegations for which there is still no on-the-record source or any other supporting evidence. CBS, which took the high road and skipped the tawdry allegations on Friday’s Evening News, this morning offered a 68-second item read by CBS This Morning: Saturday co-anchor Anthony Mason, which cast the matter as a “he said, he said,” between the two candidates. ABC’s Good Morning America offered a full report from weekend political correspondent Devin Dwyer, in which Dwyer unfortunately cast both Cruz and...
  • New Yorker's Jane Mayer: Koch Brothers Reaping Racism and Hate Through Trump Triumph

    03/19/2016 6:38:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 19, 2016 | Clay Waters
    Journalist Jane Mayer issued another twisted attack on her own Enemy No. 1, the libertarian industrialist Koch brothers, from her New Yorker magazine perch. “Who Sponsored The Hate?”, posted March 15, left no doubt as to who she thinks is responsible for the current Trumpian climate of political vituperation. Mayer recently released Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, which focuses on the Koch brothers. For years she has issued dark, often conspiratorial threats about the Midwestern oil and chemical industrialists, guilty of trying to convince voters of the rightness of their...
  • New York Times Tosses Garlands at ‘Brilliant...Moderate’ Obama Nominee Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 16, 2016 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times did its best to begin the Supreme Court debate by mainstreaming Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee, as a “brilliant” “centrist” and moderate voice of reason. Reporters Michael Shear and Gardiner Harris treated the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit with kid gloves in the paper’s initial reporting Wednesday, with the same kind of pro-Democratic labeling slant the paper has always shown toward Supreme Court nominees. A 2010 Media Research Center report, Supremely Slanted, exposed the Times stark disparity in labeling “conservative” justices nominated by Republicans compared to “liberal” ones...
  • Trump Photo Caption: Chicago Rally Cancelled Because 'His Supporters Became Violent'

    03/14/2016 7:46:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 14, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Layers of editors and fact-checkers at the Columbus (OH) Dispatch and others involved in its production "somehow" failed to detect the creation of an obviously false caption to a campaign rally photo of Donald Trump taken by a St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer. The photo, taken on Friday at Trump's St. Louis appearance by the Post-Dispatch's David Carson, had the following caption, apparently added surreptitiously, when it appeared in print at the Columbus Dispatch: "Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in St. Louis. He was scheduled to go to Chicago for a rally, but canceled as his supporters became violent."  If any press...
  • Billionaires Battle for America's Soul (Diary Of A Mad Voter)

    03/13/2016 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 13 | Roger L. Simon
    ON AN AIRPLANE FROM L.A. TO MIAMI--Donald Trump isn't the only billionaire in the eye of a seemingly treacherous Florida hurricane that threatens to destroy us all or at least change our world as we know it. Two others -- one or more of them far richer than Trump -- are singing "Bye, bye, Miss American Pie." Only it's not a Chevy they are taking to the levee. It's a Tesla.They are Linda Pritzker of Hyatt Hotels, the late Peter B. Lewis of Progressive Corp., and, of course, George Soros of practically everything. These three billionaires were (and in the...
  • Maher Fantasizes About Trump Dying on Stage, Jokes About Cheney Dying

    03/12/2016 10:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 12, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's Real Time on HBO, host Bill Maher joked about having a fantasy that an apparently unstoppable Donald Trump will unexpectedly drop dead on stage, and, moments later, joked about the possibility that discussing former Vice President Dick Cheney on his show might result in his death as he recalled the coincidental passing of Antonin Scalia and Nancy Reagan right after Maher had mentioned them on the air. Maher Fantasizes Trump Dying on Stage, Jokes About Cheney DyingThe HBO comedian set up his Trump death fantasy by recalling that people often ask him if the GOP candidate could really...
  • ABC Chided Rubio for Getting ‘Ugly,’ Now Thinks He’s Too Mild

    03/11/2016 1:32:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 11, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    It seems that Marco Rubio simply can’t win when it comes to ABC. Back in February, Good Morning America derided the “ugly” and “strange” attacks he employed against Donald Trump. On Friday, the morning show’s journalists worried he was too mild and didn’t “try” in the debate. GMA’s Stephanopoulos wondered if “you do anything to slow Donald Trump down?”  In a follow-up, the former operative to Bill Clinton wondered, “Anything you wish you would have said [in the debate]?” In a previous segment, reporter Jon Karl derided, “Last night may have been the last big chance to take him [Trump]...
  • Chicago Tribune Snubs Hillary, Declines to Endorse

    03/10/2016 4:25:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 10, 2016 | Walter Hudson
    Reports of journalism's death may have been exaggerated. The Chicago Tribune, ahead of the Illinois primary next Tuesday, has explained why they will not endorse a candidate in the race for the Democrat presidential nomination. Politico summarizes: "This being a free country, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are welcome to pander however feverishly they wish, promising vast new expenditures by a federal government already committed to wildly more spending than its taxpayers and its low-growth economy can afford," the newspaper's editorial board wrote Wednesday, hitting Clinton in particular for scrambling "to mimic" Sanders on proposing costly programs unlikely to make...
  • CNN's Van Jones Raves Over ‘Dazzling’ Hillary’s Debate Performance

    03/10/2016 3:18:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 10, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    >CNN’s dedicated Hillary Clinton fan, Van Jones, on Wednesday praised the Democrat’s performance at the debate as “dazzling” and a “tour de force.” During post-debate coverage, he cheered, “ Hillary Clinton just, at times, displaying just a dazzling mastery of policy nuance.”  Jones rhapsodized, “Hillary Clinton's response on the clean energy question, talking about resilience and how that could be a bipartisan issue and how she could use that, that was just a tour de force.” Van Jones Raves Over ‘Dazzling Hillary’s Debate Performance: ‘Tour De Force’Jones’s enthusiasm for Clinton and Democrats is well documented. On October 14, he compared the...
  • Dave Barry on CNN: Trump's On TV 'More Than The GEICO Gecko'

    03/09/2016 5:19:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 9, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    Humorist Dave Barry hammered the media on Wednesday's New Day for their "daily obsession with Donald Trump: "We keep asking why he's doing so well — and he's on TV all the time. He's on more than the GEICO gecko." When CNN's Alisyn Camerota defended the press coverage of Trump by using his front-runner status, Barry countered that "you can't deny the incredible impact...at this point, Kim Kardashian also could run for president and would do okay if we gave her the same level of coverage that we give to Donald Trump." [video below] Camerota first prompted the Miami Herald...
  • Beinart Gushes over ‘Brilliant’ Hillary for Taking Secretary of State Post;

    03/08/2016 7:19:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 8, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    In the early moments of CNN’s Super Tuesday 2 coverage, Atlantic contributing editor and CNN political commentator Peter Beinart encouraged viewers to consider “how brilliant was Hillary Clinton” to accept President Obama’s offer to become his secretary of state and “politically de facto his vice president” even though “[a] lot of people at the time didn't see” this so-called “wisdom.” Not long before a commercial break, Beinart chimed in to exclaim: “If you think about it, how brilliant was Hillary Clinton. Let’s go back to becoming Obama's Secretary of State. Let’s think about it now. She is running as the...
  • Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’

    03/04/2016 11:40:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, the NBC, CBS, and ABC morning shows all blasted Thursday’s Republican presidential debate as “vulgar” “silly” and “childish.” The same networks that have routinely provided ample airtime to Donald Trump’s personal attacks on his rivals, lectured the GOP contenders on civility. Co-host Matt Lauer began NBC’s Today: “Vitriol and vulgarity. The Republican race reaches new lows during last night's debate....Is this any way to elect a president?” Minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie lamented: “New nastiness, new lows in the Republican presidential race.”Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’In the report that followed, correspondent Peter...
  • WashPost Plays the Hitler Card Again — In a House Editorial

    03/03/2016 1:43:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 3, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    he Washington Post's obsession over Donald Trump is a sight to behold — but not a pretty one. On Monday, following two week-earlier Trump-demonizing columns, one comparing the billionaire to medieval emperor Charlemagne, and another claiming that Trump's electoral progress thus far had helped her understand "exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany," the Post issued a house editorial directly comparing Trump's "assault on democracy" to Hitler's rise to power. In other words, last week's columns were merely appetizers for the paper's institutional assertion that, as far as they're concerned, the "authoritarian" Trump should be rejected because of the likelihood...
  • Comedian/CNN Host: The KKK is 'The Core' of the Republican Party

    03/03/2016 11:34:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 3, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, W. Kamau Bell claimed that white supremacy is the new ideology of the Republican Party: "If the Republican Party is a gumbo...the roux of that gumbo is white supremacy, and the core of that is the Ku Klux Klan." Bell later asserted that the Obama birther issue was when white supremacy supposedly became dominant in the GOP: "It came from the first four years of Barack Obama's presidency...where they allowed Donald Trump to demand the President show his birth certificate — and they just stood by and went, maybe he's not born here." [video below] Host...
  • CBS Executive Chairman, a Reliable Democrat Donor, Giddy Over Trump's Rise

    02/29/2016 5:44:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 29, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    It may not be good for America, but it's good for CBS." That's how network executive chairman and reliable Democratic donor Les Moonves described Donald Trump's frontrunner status in the GOP primary, noted the Hollywood Reporter's Paul Bond today. "Bring it on, Donald," cheered Moonves in remarks to the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference being held in San Francisco.  While Bond didn't note as such, a quick check of the FEC's donor database – see screenshot below – shows Moonves has a long track record of contributing to Democrats John Kerry and Al Gore as well as Democratic political action committees...
  • WashPost's Thiessen: Biden Blocked Federal Court Nominations en Masse in 1988 and 1992

    02/27/2016 12:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Conservative and center-right columnists often have to do far more digging than their liberal counterparts, simply because overwhelmingly left-leaning beat journalists, aka "Democrats with bylines," provide such unbalanced reporting on current events on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Washington Post's Marc Thiessen did the entirely necessary work of rummaging through available information about federal court nominations in 1988 and 1992. Any beat reporter could have done the same thing, but either didn't, or decided not to report what was found. What Thiessen unearthed makes an argument-ending mockery of Vice President Joe Biden's claim, made in a Monday evening tweet, that when he...
  • Not a Joke: Chris Matthews Compares Donald Trump to Johnny Carson

    02/25/2016 5:24:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 24, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Continuing to operate at full speed well past the 1:00 a.m. Eastern hour on Tuesday (10:00 p.m. Pacific), MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews attempted to analyze Donald Trump’s victory speech after winning the Nevada caucuses by comparing his interaction with supporters to the late Johnny Carson’s relationship with Tonight Show viewers.  Matthews repeatedly claimed that his supporters recognize much of what Trump tells them is “nonsense” and “all shtick” and he “shar[es] with the audience” in the way that “Carson used to do that, Letterman did that” because “[i]t was always the jokes you share” plus “[t]he connection with the...
  • Chris Matthews: Reince Priebus' 'Goal is to Keep Blacks from Voting'

    02/25/2016 4:28:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 25, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Wednesday's edition of Hardball with Chris Matthews, a shouting match about how the black community views Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan was brought to a screeching halt when Matthews insisted: “You’re right about Reince. I agree with your one point or a lot of what she says. But when Reince Priebus’—his number one goal is to keep blacks from voting.” Both of Matthews's guests, Republican strategist Matt Schlapp and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks, who is liberal and African-American, were caught off guard and shocked by his comment. “No, no, no, no, no. He’s talking about getting...
  • Ed Schultz: Trump is Like Hitler Because He Wants Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

    02/24/2016 7:21:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 24, 2016 | Jack Coleman
    What a surprise it's not that ex-MSNBC action hero Ed Schultz just served up a textbook example of why Godwin's Law -- he who first invokes the Nazis in making an argument, loses -- still applies. When he's not toiling away at his new Kremlin-backed Russia Today "news" show, Schultz does a podcast weekdays that's available at YouTube and his website. Right out of the gate in Monday's podcast, Schultz mocked GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's repeated claims that, once elected, he'll build a wall to secure the border with Mexico -- while getting Mexico to pay for it. Based on...
  • Colbert to Hillary: 'Lying Should Be the Easiest Part of Campaigning!'

    02/23/2016 7:00:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 23, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    They say "honesty is the best policy" but apparently Democratic presidential candidate frontrunner Hilary Clinton didn’t get that memo either. Nevertheless, comedian Stephen Colbert tried passing along the message to her this past Friday on The Late Show when he joked, “lying should be the easiest part of campaigning,” reacting to the cringe-worthy, face-palm inducing statement the former secretary of state made to interviewer Scott Pelley of CBS: Well, but, you know, you're asking me to say, "Have I ever?" I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever will. I'm going...
  • CNN's Brinkley Dubiously Claims Reagan 'Fabricated' Story About Seeing Holocaust

    02/14/2016 4:51:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Reliable Sources, CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley claimed that President Ronald Reagan "used to fabricate stories," and alluded to a story about the Holocaust as an example. After fellow guest James Fallows of The Atlantic recalled possible holes in stories told by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, lamenting that voters do not seem to care, Brinkley brought up false stories that circulated in 1972 about Ed Muskie, and then moved to Reagan as he added: So there are these fake kind of stories that come in, but I agree with James Fallows completely with...
  • Bernstein Finds White House 'Terrified' Clinton 'Blowing Up Own Campaign,' Invokes Nixon

    02/07/2016 1:26:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Saturday's CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow, CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein declared that, after spending time talking to the White House about Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman-Sachs, that they are "horrified" that Clinton is "blowing up her own campaign," and invoked President Richard Nixon's tapes as possibly comparable to the transcripts of her speeches. As he described apparent panic at the White House, Bernstein used words and phrases like "terrified," "dumbfounded," "tied up in knots," and "beside themselves" to describe reaction to Clinton's "unfathomable" behavior that "has endangered President Obama's legacy." Bernstein: Obama White...
  • Madeline Albright: 'Special Place in Hell' For Women Who Don't Vote For Hillary

    02/06/2016 5:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 139 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to Madeline Albright's somewhat well-known saying, found on a Starbucks coffee cup, that "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help other women." At the time, Albright, who served as Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, huffed: "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics." She naturally followed that statement with an intense political attack on Palin and GOP presidential nominee John McCain. Now that Democrat Hillary...
  • Lame! WashPost Again Claims The Media's Not Partisan, Just Loves a 'Juicy Story'

    02/06/2016 4:16:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post is dragging out one of the oldest and phoniest arguments against the charge of liberal bias, an argument that has all the freshness of four-month-old milk. To sum up in a headline: "The media's biggest bias isn't partisan -- it's for a juicy story." If this claim hadn't been completely obliterated by every juicy thing Bill Clinton did with women he hadn't married, we can apply it to nearly every Obama scandal - especially when journalists try to claim Obama has been "scandal-free." Callum Borchers, the media reporter of the Post political team at "The Fix," starts...
  • NYT Celebrates Vulgar Left-Wing Turn of 'Newly Relevant' Rival NY Daily News

    01/31/2016 11:39:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 31, 2016 | Clay Waters
    The Times’ online headline, “Drop Dead? Not The Newly Relevant Daily News,” refers of course to it's rival's infamous 1975 headline: “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” The Daily News also rehashed its own headline recently to attack Ted Cruz for his crack about “New York values.” You guessed it: “Drop Dead, Ted.” That passes for “relevance” among the left and the NYT. Mahler took us inside the liberal hive mind, buzzing with giddy self-congratulation over yet another puerile attack on Republicans, while the Times dutifully reprinted the controversial Daily News covers that made liberals go giddy. On a recent afternoon,...
  • Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'

    01/24/2016 4:54:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd conducted a pretty soft interview with Hillary Clinton on Sunday, especially the way he let Mrs. Clinton get away with suggesting there is no e-mail scandal and “I cannot control what the Republicans leak,” as if the Inspector General of the intelligence community is some kind of Republican plant. Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'Todd left it for the end of the interview, and only asked her if she was “concerned” – the softest possible way of putting it, not the Tim Russert way. Last week you were asked...
  • Alter Compares Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control to the Emancipation Proclamation

    01/05/2016 7:47:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    On the Monday night edition of MSNBC's All In, longtime liberal columnist Jonathan Alter reacted to President Obama's executive actions on gun control by comparing it to President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and remarking how heartbreaking it was for Obama to have met with the families of Sandy Hook victims and "see those six-year-olds stacked up like cord wood." Host Chris Hayes began the segment with a number of soundbites from the President and Republican presidential candidates opposed to the move before remarking: "While the substantive reason to be concerned about guns seems clear, in a country where...
  • 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 CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein trashed the Benghazi committee ahead of Hillary Clinton’s 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 Clinton’s 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 Institute’s 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 Review’s 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 he’s 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 NBC’s Today show that she was expecting. That evening, the NBC Nightly News allocated 33 seconds to the revelation while neither ABC’s 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 media’s 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 Gov’t

    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...