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  • CNN's Cuomo Falsely Claims Flynn Call to Russia Wasn't Wiretapped, Dismisses Leaks

    02/16/2017 10:29:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    New Day Thursday, host Chris Cuomo attacked Republican Ohio Representative Jim Jordan over his party's handling of leaked allegations of communications between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian officials, which led to Flynn's resignation on Monday. In an interview with the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, Cuomo said that Jordan and his party only want to focus on the source of the leaks instead of the substance of the calls between Flynn and the Russians. "We do not know that Michael Flynn was wiretapped, but it keeps being said by people that want these investigations into the leaks and it deserves to be called out," Cuomo said. CNN's Cuomo...
  • Predictably, USA Today's Coverage of Nagin's Conviction Omits His Dem Party ID

    02/12/2014 1:42:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 12, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was convicted on 20 of 21 counts of corruption and bribery today. USA Today reporter Rick Jervis did a bit of a profile of Nagin in the course of reporting on the convictions. It included a recounting of the his time at the city's helm during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But one thing it oh-so-predictably did not include was Nagin's Democratic Party affiliation
  • Dem Judge in W.Va. Attempted to Frame Rival with Drug, Theft Charges;

    08/16/2013 4:05:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 16, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    Here's another name to add to the "name that party" file: Michael Thornsbury. The Mingo County, West Virginia circuit court judge was the subject of a federal indictment on Wednesday "after federal authorities allege he targeted his ex-lover's husband and used his position on the bench to manipulate criminal charges against the man," Kate White of the Charleston [W.V.] Gazette reported yesterday. The Mountain State has partisan judicial elections and Thornsbury is a Democrat. Both ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today covered the bizarre story on their August 16 programs, but both neglected to mention Thornsbury's party affiliation.For his...
  • Morning Joe Fails To ID Filner As Dem, Features Photo Of Him With Republican Boehner

    08/01/2013 6:07:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If a Republican were ensnared in a sex scandal, do you think MSNBC would have failed to mention his party and instead featured a photo of him with a smiling Nancy Pelosi? But the "Lean Forward" network might well have hoodwinked unwary viewers this morning into thinking that Democrat Bob Filner is a Republican. Today's Morning Joe failed to identify Filnerthe San Diego mayor with the octopus handsas a Democrat. Instead, the show featured a photo of Filner with a smiling . . . . John Boehner. Guess the MJ staff couldn't find one of former congressman Filner with fellow...
  • MSNBC Anchor Says Republicans Werent Sent to D.C. to Just Hold Hearings

    06/04/2013 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | June 4, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    MSNBC continues to disparage the scandals that have plagued the Obama administration the last few weeks. On Sunday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, the host brought on former Democratic staffer Jimmy Williams and former RNC chairman Michael Steele to reluctantly discuss the scandals once again. Of course, rather than focus on the substance of the controversies, Witt fell back on the concern that she and many others in the liberal media have often expressed: “[D]oes this have the potential to derail the president's second-term agenda?” The president’s agenda is always the victim of these scandal investigations in the minds of the...
  • State Sen. Malcolm Smith, city Councilman Halloran arrested in 'bribery plot' to rig mayor race

    04/02/2013 8:13:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    State Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning on charges they were plotting to rig this years mayoral election through fraud and bribes. The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith one of the states top Democrats placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said. FBI agents arrested them both at their Queens homes shortly after 6 a.m. [snip] Prosecutors are planning to lay out the whole sordid scheme during a news conference later today.
  • Former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski dead

    08/11/2010 1:03:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 11 Aug 10
    UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep Dan Rostenkowski, who rose to be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and went to prison in disgrace, died Wednesday. He was 82. Rostenkowski died at his summer home in Powers Lake, Wis., after a long battle with cancer, the Chicago Tribune reported. A onetime Washington political insider and power broker, Rostenkowski represented his Chicago 5th Congressional District in Congress for 36 years, rising to head the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee that rewrote the 1986 U.S. tax code. The son of 32nd Ward Democratic Alderman Joseph Rostenkowski, Daniel was first elected...
  • Jerry Brown's office taped reporters' calls

    10/30/2009 8:08:53 PM PDT · by mfish13 · 5 replies · 412+ views
    SFGate, home of the San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2009 | Joe Garofoli,Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers
    Jerry Brown's office taped reporters' calls Joe Garofoli,Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers Friday, October 30, 2009 (10-29) 22:28 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Brown acknowledged Thursday that he taped a phone conversation with a reporter for The Chronicle this week without disclosing the fact or asking permission - and admitted he has taped conversations with other news reporters. Scott Gerber, spokesman for Brown's office, made the admission after the publication of a story in the newspaper that detailed consumer activist Harvey Rosenfield's criticisms of revisions the attorney general made to the summary of a ballot...
  • Former Jersey City Mayoral Candidate Indicted on Corruption Charges

    10/07/2009 5:52:13 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies · 667+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Oct 6, 2009 | Associated Press
    A former Jersey City mayoral candidate and his brother have been indicted on corruption charges. Tuesday's indictment comes on the same day the president of Jersey City's municipal council temporarily stepped aside and another council member pleaded guilty to corruption. Louis Manzo a former candidate for mayor, and his brother, Ronald, who acted as his political adviser, are charged with taking $27,500 in corrupt political contributions. Louis Manzo had previously served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2004 to 2008.
  • Name That Party: Dem Cincy Councilwoman In Controversial Traffic Stop Not Id'd; GOP Critic Is

    05/25/2009 10:29:10 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies · 998+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 24, 2009 - 23:48 | Tom Blumer
    Democratic Cincinnati City Councilwoman Laketa Cole was pulled over by city police on Wednesday afternoon along with a friend while each was driving their own motorcycle. WCPO-TV Channel 9 investigated the incident, and found that Cole appeared to attempt to get special treatment to avoid having her friend's motorcycle seized. The video verion of WCPO's report ultimately notes that Cole and her friend received tickets. But "somehow," the text that is supposed to reflect the content of the video does not. The station did not mention Cole's Democratic Party affiliation in its report, or in its follow-up when Cole called...
  • Name That Party: 3 Dems in FBI Probe, Party Affiliation Omitted/Buried

    03/25/2009 6:18:37 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 383+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 3/25/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    I think it is finally getting to the point that when an Old Media story goes out over the wires without mentioning the party affiliation of troubled politicians, people naturally assume that all the criminal actions in said story are being perpetrated by Democrats. But, that assumption aside, we are still seeing reports nearly every day that omit the "Democrat" in any story involving criminal Democrats. Here is yet another one. The Associated Press posted a story on the FBI's probe of questionable campaign donations to Senator Patty Murray and Representative Norm Dicks of Washington state. The possibly worrisome donations...
  • Democrats in Chicago and Alabama in Trouble, Neither IDed as Democrats

    01/22/2009 4:48:53 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies · 711+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    One convicted on bribery, the other attacks cops at crime scene saying she wasn't driving drunk Now that the media has had it's near orgasmic reaction to Obama's inaugural, it's apparently time for some more "name that party" fun for everyone. Today we have incidents widely separated by distance, but not separated at all in at least one way. We have in Alabama a pair of convictions on bribery and conspiracy of a state wide politician and a Jefferson County Minister and in Chicago we have a City Alderman arrested for drunken driving who decided to get all up in...