The liberal Washington Post, which for months has been running a seemingly endless series of attack pieces on Virginia's Republican gubernatorial candidate, appears to have moved on to a new target, the GOP's choice for Attorney General. On Thursday, the Post featured a column by Robert McCartney on nominee Ken Cuccinelli and included this ominous headline: "Cuccinelli: In your heart, you know he's to the right of right. " For the benefit of readers outside of Virginia, Cuccinelli is a pretty standard conservative. He's pro-life, pro-Second Amendment. He's taken positions in support of lower taxes and restraining spending. Certainly, he's... continue reading
Tied to NBC's promotion of Maria Shriver's "A Woman's Nation" report, completed in conjunction with the left-wing Center for American Progress, Wednesday's NBC Nightly News showcased Savannah Guthrie's interview with President Barack Obama in which she trumpeted how he "has put women in high places in his administration and the Supreme Court. The first bill he signed, a pay discrimination law." Plus, she assured viewers "the President says he gives a lot of thought to whether the women who work here in the White House feel they're being heard, whether there are those persistent subtle biases still around." NBC gave... continue reading
CNN's Carol Costello again omitted the liberal source of a statistic she touted during a report on Wednesday's American Morning, that 91% of talk radio is apparently conservative. Costello also pushed the left-wing aim of localism in radio programming, playing three soundbites in favor of the proposal, versus two against it. Near the end of her report, which aired at the bottom of the 7 am Eastern hour, the CNN correspondent cited ultra-left talker Randi Rhodes (all three clip in favor of localism came from Rhodes), who "says millions of Americans get their political talk from AM radio - 91... continue reading
Showing that Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have become interchangeable, in the 2:00PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer mistakenly introduced Jackson as Sharpton: "Joining me now to talk about this and the nation's real problem of joblessness, the Reverend Al Sharpton....I'm so sorry, the - the script in front of me said Reverend Al Sharpton...I know who you are, Reverend Jackson." Brewer was just starting to bash capitalism as she made the error: "A Goldman Sachs adviser....Brian Griffith says, quote, 'we have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieve greater prosperity and opportunity for all.'"... continue reading
A Washington Post staff writer on Wednesday swore that it wasn't the "goal" of the newspaper to elect Virginia's Democratic candidate for governor, despite the paper's wave of attack coverage against the Republican nominee. Participating in a chat on, Amy Gardner did admit that there's an "argument to be made" over whether the paper did some "'prolonged' reporting" on Republican Bob McDonnell's 1989 college thesis about marriage and the family. Gardner, who wrote many of the articles on the 20-year-old thesis about feminism and working women, avowed that the subject was a " legitimate news story that then took... continue reading
ABC, CBS and NBC on Tuesday night all aired stories on President Barack Obama hobnobbing with the wealthy during a recession, at Manhattan fundraisers to be attended by the very Wall Street players he's condemned. But only NBC's Chuck Todd served as a mouthpiece for self-serving rationale which painted Obama as a victim of an image of perfection susceptible to "any speck of mud," as Todd relayed from outside a Manhattan hotel: One Democratic strategist said that part of the President's problem is simply his own expectations. Some of the rhetoric he said on the campaign trail made it seem... continue reading
At the top of the 4:00PM ET hour of MSNBC Live, co-anchor David Shuster claimed the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll "numbers appear to back up the concerns of mainstream Republicans worried about the impact of birthers, tenthers, and town hall screamers....moderates have been frightened away and party identification has dropped to the lowest level in nearly three decades, since Nixon and Watergate." Shuster later introduced a debate segment on the issue, declaring: "if a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News is any indication, the GOP is in the worst shape it's been in nearly three decades... continue reading
Well the verdict is in and it looks like the GOP has been severely damaged by its opposition to Obamacare, well at least that was the conclusion of all the liberal members of The Chris Matthews Show panel over the weekend. On the syndicated show, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell and HDNET's Dan Rather were unanimous that the "branding" of the GOP as "The Party Of No," has "hurt" them. The New York Times' Helene Cooper chimed in that the Republicans were "gonna be in a really tough spot ," and the Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan judged " The town halls clearly hurt... continue reading
Demonstrating the media never tire in coming up with new rationales to tout President Barack Obama's popularity, ABC led Monday night with a poll timed to the night before Tuesday's nine-month mark of the Obama presidency - as if that's some kind of important anniversary, and spent as much time on how it found record low affinity for Republicans. Anchor Charles Gibson announced "the President has a 57 percent approval rating, his rating rising for the first time since April. And only 20 percent of the country now consider themselves Republican. That is the lowest level of support in 26... continue reading
CNN's Carol Costello began a new series on political talk radio on Monday's American Morning, suggesting it was unfairly dominated by conservatives, and brought on a liberal psychiatrist who theorized that Rush Limbaugh has an audience because he's " operating like the bully, and if you're on the want to be...under the bully's wing and go along with him and get...some power by proxy. " The correspondent's report, which aired just before the bottom of the 7 am Eastern hour, was the first installment in a "special series on talk radio," according to anchor John Roberts. Costello zeroed in... continue reading