JimDeMint http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1610/all en Schieffer Warns Viewers DeMint is 'South Carolina's Very Conservative Senator' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-warns-viewers-demint-south-carolinas-very-conservative-senator <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/FacetheNation-Schieffer-2012-01-15-240.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="181" /></div> <p>CBS's Bob Schieffer decided his viewers needed a special warning about how far out of the mainstream an upcoming guest dwells, plugging at the top of Sunday's <em>Face the Nation</em> how he'd have as guests Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – and then: <strong>'for context on how it's going, we'll bring in South Carolina's very conservative Senator, Jim DeMint.'</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/schieffer-warns-viewers-demint-south-carolinas-very-conservative-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Presidential BiasAlert BobSchieffer FacetheNation JimDeMint Labeling liberalmediabias Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:17:00 +0000 38901 at http://mrc.org CNN Anchor Uses David Brooks to Press Jim DeMint on Debt Ceiling Standoff http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-anchor-uses-david-brooks-press-jim-demint-debt-ceiling-standoff <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CNN American Morning co-host Christine Romans used David Brooks' words to press Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) Wednesday on the stubbornness of conservative Republicans in the debt ceiling debate. Brooks, the supposedly "conservative" writer for the New York Times, wrote a scathing column Monday hitting Republicans for their refusal to accept Democratic "compromises" in the debt ceiling debate.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-anchor-uses-david-brooks-press-jim-demint-debt-ceiling-standoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AmericanMorning BiasAlert CNN DavidBrooks DebtCeiling GOP JimDeMint liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes TeaParty Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:39:00 +0000 37897 at http://mrc.org John Avlon Rips 'Far Right' Social Conservatives Over CPAC on CNN.com http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/john-avlon-rips-far-right-social-conservatives-over-cpac-cnncom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-02-19-CNN-AM-Avlon.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>CNN contributor John Avlon took yet another shot at mainstream conservatives in a Wednesday column on CNN.com. Avlon blasted the "<strong>far right</strong>" Family Research Council and other conservative groups for their opposition to GOProud's sponsorship of CPAC, and accused conservatives of being on "<strong>the wrong side of history</strong>" with homosexuals, just as they supposedly were with the "last great civil right movement."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/john-avlon-rips-far-right-social-conservatives-over-cpac-cnncom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN CNN.com CPAC GOProud JimDeMint JohnAvlon Labeling liberalmediabias MargaretHoover Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:51:00 +0000 37321 at http://mrc.org Networks Out of Step with Public, Ignore Majority Support for ObamaCare Repeal http://mrc.org/articles/networks-out-step-public-ignore-majority-support-obamacare-repeal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 112<sup>th</sup> Congress took office Jan. 5 and the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives planned to immediately tackle the unpopular health care legislation signed into law in 2010.</p> <br /> <p>The Washington Post reported that House Republicans intend to vote on a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/contehttp:/www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010305520.htmlnt/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010305520.html">repeal of ObamaCare</a> Jan. 12, just one week into the new congressional session.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-out-step-public-ignore-majority-support-obamacare-repeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Health Media 2010 abc bill care EricCantor favor found Gallup good harrysmith healthcare House JakeTapper jan JimDeMint KatieCouric legislation MicheleBachmann network news obamacare people percent Poll Polling public Rasmussen Repeal stories Thu, 06 Jan 2011 02:13:00 +0000 admin 27545 at http://mrc.org Zernike Warns of 'Drive for Ideological Purity' Among 'Far to the Right' Tea Party Candidates http://mrc.org/articles/zernike-warns-drive-ideological-purity-among-far-right-tea-party-candidates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Kate Zernike warns that Sen. Jim DeMint &quot;could be a model for how the two might co-exist - or an example of how the drive for ideological purity could turn the Republicans into a niche party.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Tea Party correspondent Kate Zernike again insisted that the main victims of Tea Party enthusiasm will be, not Democrats, but mainstream Republicans, in Thursday's "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/us/politics/16assess.html?ref=kate_zernike">G.O.P. Gets a Partner, But Who Will Lead?</a>" It's basically a snapshot of the growing conflict between Sen. Jim DeMint, who has pushed conservative Tea Party candidates, and Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, whose job it is to elect Republicans.<br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/zernike-warns-drive-ideological-purity-among-far-right-tea-party-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2010 JimDeMint KateZernike liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Republicans TeaParty TimesWatch Thu, 16 Sep 2010 19:17:00 +0000 admin 7817 at http://mrc.org On Today: Is The Tea Party Hurting The GOP? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-tea-party-hurting-gop <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-09-16-NBC-Vieira.jpg" /></div><p>It's quite possible NBC's Meredith Vieira has never shown more concern about the Republican Party's ability to win elections than she did on Thursday's Today show, of course that may be because conservative Tea Party candidates are now forcing out the more moderate members of its ranks.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/today-tea-party-hurting-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert JimDeMint liberalmediabias MeredithVieira Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:32:00 +0000 36648 at http://mrc.org Randi Rhodes: Indicted Senate Dem Hopeful Alvin Greene 'Still Better than Jim DeMint' http://mrc.org/articles/randi-rhodes-indicted-senate-dem-hopeful-alvin-greene-still-better-jim-demint <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While lefties are foaming at the mouth over what Republican Senate candidates like Sharon Angle and Rand Paul have to say, they’re not quite willing to publicly embrace or defend the antics of their own duly elected nominee, South Carolina U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Alvin Greene. That is, they weren’t until now.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/randi-rhodes-indicted-senate-dem-hopeful-alvin-greene-still-better-jim-demint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Politics AlvinGreene FoxNews HaleyBarbour JimDeMint KochIndustries RandiRhodes talkradio Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:19:09 +0000 admin 27123 at http://mrc.org CBS's Schieffer Grills GOP Pols on Violence; Asks DNC Chair About 'Safety' of Dems http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-schieffer-grills-gop-pols-violence-asks-dnc-chair-about-safety-dems <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-03-28-CBS-FTN-Schieffe.jpg" /></div><p>Host Bob Schieffer led Sunday's Face the Nation by fretting over opposition to the passage of ObamaCare: <b>"What about the violence in the wake of the congressional action? Isolated incidents or signs of a dangerous anger?"</b> He told viewers that he would talk to "Republican firebrands, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann" about the issue. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-schieffer-grills-gop-pols-violence-asks-dnc-chair-about-safety-dems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BobSchieffer cbs Democrats FacetheNation JimDeMint liberalmediabias MichelleBachmann obamacare Republicans TeaParty TimKaine violence Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:50:00 +0000 35899 at http://mrc.org NBC's Vieira Taunts Republican DeMint: 'Is It Now Your Party's Waterloo?' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-vieira-taunts-republican-demint-it-now-your-partys-waterloo <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="179" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-03-24-NBC-Vieira.jpg" /></div><p>At first glance it appeared Today viewers were in for a balanced segment with NBC's Meredith Vieira interviewing both Republican Senator Jim DeMint and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin about the health care bill bill on Wednesday's show.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbcs-vieira-taunts-republican-demint-it-now-your-partys-waterloo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert dickdurbin JimDeMint liberalmediabias MeredithVieira RichardDurbin Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:48:00 +0000 35862 at http://mrc.org Lauer Presses DeMint To 'Come Around' On Obama's TSA Nominee http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/lauer-presses-demint-come-around-obamas-tsa-nominee <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="176" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-01-04-NBC-Lauer.jpg" /></div><p>NBC's Matt Lauer, on Monday's Today show, used the occasion of the bombing attempt of Northwest Flight 253, to press Republican Senator Jim DeMint to stop being the last "hold-out" and "come around," on approving Obama's pick for TSA director Errol Southers.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/lauer-presses-demint-come-around-obamas-tsa-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert JimDeMint liberalmediabias MattLauer Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:36:00 +0000 35498 at http://mrc.org Maddow's 'Creepy' Reasoning: Blasts GOP Senators for Differing on Obama's Foreign Policy http://mrc.org/articles/maddows-creepy-reasoning-blasts-gop-senators-differing-obamas-foreign-policy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >This is perhaps a pretty desperate way for MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to try to resonate with her liberal viewers.</p> <br /> <p >On her Oct. 6 show, Maddow specifically targeted Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jim DeMint, R-S.C. for pursuing foreign policy objectives that run counter to President Barack Obama’s on the issues of global warming and <st1:place w:st="on">Latin America</st1:place> relations.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/maddows-creepy-reasoning-blasts-gop-senators-differing-obamas-foreign-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy globalwamring Honduras JimDeMint JimInhoffe RachelMaddow Tue, 06 Oct 2009 14:41:42 +0000 admin 26565 at http://mrc.org DeMint: ObamaCare 'Will Ultimately Force Americans to Pay for Abortion' http://mrc.org/articles/demint-obamacare-will-ultimately-force-americans-pay-abortion <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Among the accusations the White House and the left have leveled at opponents of President Barack Obama's health care plan is that they falsely assert that the plan would force tax payers to fund abortions. Obama himself said recently that those who raised the abortion concern were “bearing false witness.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/demint-obamacare-will-ultimately-force-americans-pay-abortion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Life Abortion healthcare JimDeMint Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28573 at http://mrc.org Lauer to DeMint: Are You Rallying Conservatives to Break a President? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/lauer-demint-are-you-rallying-conservatives-break-president <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Gduz4zpr8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Gduz4zpr8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;a=0&amp;sm=1"></embed></object></div><div style="float: right;"></div><p>NBC's Matt Lauer, on Wednesday's Today show hit Senator Jim DeMint over his statement that health care ref</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/lauer-demint-are-you-rallying-conservatives-break-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert JimDeMint liberalmediabias MattLauer Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:44:00 +0000 34891 at http://mrc.org Night After Slamming DeMint as 'Incendiary,' Couric Makes Same Point to Obama http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/night-after-slamming-demint-incendiary-couric-makes-same-point-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-07-21-CBS-EN-CouOba.jpg" /></div><p>A night after CBS slammed as "incendiary" Senator Jim DeMint's observation that if Republicans are able to block Obama's health care push, "it will be his Waterloo, it will break him," <b>CBS anchor Katie Couric adopted the same assumption as she expressed worry to the President:</b> "Are you concerned at all that if health care reform fails it will be a huge and devastating setback to your presidency?" <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/night-after-slamming-demint-incendiary-couric-makes-same-point-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BrianWilliams CBSEveningNews healthcare JimDeMint KatieCouric liberalmediabias MedicalInsurance NBCNightlyNews obamacare ObamaWatch Wed, 22 Jul 2009 00:56:00 +0000 34885 at http://mrc.org DeMint, Price Cry Foul on ObamaCare Proposals: President Has 'Not Been Telling the Truth' http://mrc.org/articles/demint-price-cry-foul-obamacare-proposals-president-has-not-been-telling-truth <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >While some of the media have <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2009/06/23/cnns-campbell-brown-why-not-be-open-trying-obamacare" />suggested Americans need to keep an open mind</a> about President Barack Obama’s health care proposals, critics say there’s an underlying threat to those that are already insured.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/demint-price-cry-foul-obamacare-proposals-president-has-not-been-telling-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government BarackObama crowdout healthcare HealthInsurance JimDeMint Medicaid Medicare obamacare PrivateInsurance PublicOption tomprice Wed, 24 Jun 2009 19:32:37 +0000 admin 26725 at http://mrc.org