Archive for the ‘liberal bias’ Category

Liberals have trouble with actual facts

August 31, 2008

Ann Althouse points out that liberal columnist Maureen Dowd got quite a number of simple facts wrong

If Quayle was a “fun, bantamweight cheerleader from the West,” then Obama must be too. Illinois — for the geographically challenged — is one notch west of Indiana. And Quayle was a second term Senator when he was picked for VP in 1988 And he’d been in Congress since 1976.

No diversity of thought

July 6, 2008

The “roundtable” on George Swaythepopulas’ show consists of a liberal from the Washington Post, a liberal from the New Republic, and a pair of liberals from ABC “News.”, all hosted by the liberal former communications director of the Clintons.

Olbermann loosing it.

May 16, 2008

As I said “Olbermann exists to make O’Reilly look calm, rational and sane.”

Olbermann Watch has a couple of examples.

Today’s Top Ten List

January 2, 2008

Olbermann Watch collects Keith Olbermann’s Top Ten Lies of 2007.

Not Gonna Happen…

June 29, 2007

MRC President Brent Bozell makes a damn good point:

But Ann Coulter is owed an apology from those outlets, including NBC’s ‘Nightly News,’ The Washington Post and CNN’s ‘American Morning,’ which have misreported her comments. And conservatives, take note: Today it’s Coulter, tomorrow it may be you. The left has demonstrated that it will stop at nothing, including flat-out dishonesty, to undermine our leaders.”

In the words of Dana Carvey, that apology “ain’t gonna happen.”

Here the detail from the Washington Times:

MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:

“When I first heard the sound-bite of Ann Coulter’s remarks calling for the assassination of John Edwards, I was appalled. Then I read the entire quote, and was doubly appalled — at the media themselves. I have never seen a person’s words so blatantly, and dishonestly distorted. When one reads, or listens to Ann’s entire statement, it is immediately apparent that she was wishing for no such thing.”

Here is the quote being run by some of the top media:

Miss Coulter: “If I’m gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.” (ABC, Good Morning America, Monday.)

Here is the entire quote:

Miss Coulter: “But about the same time, you know, Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack. So, I’ve learned my lesson. If I’m gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

Said Mr. Bozell: “Ann Coulter was making the point that (a) a leftist like Bill Maher made the serious statement that it might be a positive thing to have Vice President Dick Cheney killed by terrorists, and (b) it received no condemnation from the national press; and therefore (c) she would escape negative media scrutiny in the future were she to take that line against John Edwards.

“It is an inescapable truth that Ann Coulter was dripping with sarcasm when she made her remark. It is also an inescapable truth that every TV, radio and print outlet that has run the shortened version of her remarks is distorting her words — deliberately. Some have run the full quote, such as the morning shows on CBS, ABC and NBC. Good for them.”

Update: Tammy Bruce points out who the real slime balls are.

During the past few days it’s amazing how the Edwards’ suddenly decided to go after Ann Coulter. One has to ask, Why? Considering Ann isn’t running for president, why are Edwardses so obsessed with her. The answer, of course, is money. Once an ambulance chaser, always an ambulance chaser.

Here’s the deal: the 2nd quarter fund-raiser date is here. This is the point where candidates have to reveal how much money they’ve raised. This announcement can make or break a campaign. As a matter of fact, days before the Edwards attack on Ann, it was revealed that Edwards’ fundraising for the 2nd quarter has plunged. Other people will draw conclusions, good or bad, on therelevancy of your campaign based on the money you have. Complaining about Coulter has been Edwards best fundraising vehicle, so they needed her again.

As a matter of fact, the night Elizabeth Edwards called into Hardball to sandbag Ann, the Edwards campaign dropped a fundraising email about the confrontation. It included a note from Elizabeth urging donations.

And they accuse Ann of ‘lowering the debate’ and cynicism. The Edwards, IMHO, are the sleaziest people in this campaign. Sleazier than even Hillary. We don’t like Hillary’s ideas, but at least she has some. Edwards is a homophobe who is now apparently using his cancer-striken wife with the hope that people will be less inclined to question her motives or confront her. Remember, cancer doesn’t elevate or transform the moral foundation of a person, especially when they’re as opportunist as the Edwardses.

Update 2: Varmit nails the Elizabeth Edwards lame ass strategy:

Chris Mathews tried to blindside Ann Coulter. didn’t really work out that well. All Mrs. Edwards could do was demand she stop being so mean and talk about real issues. So coulter brought up a few of the real ethical deficiencies of Mr. Edwards. It soon became clear that any fact Elizabeth Edwards would rather not talk about was “mean.”

This is why I don’t often let myself be drawn into arguments with liberals. It’s more productive to just make fun of them.

Why Air America Tanked…

June 27, 2007

From a comment thread on HotAir:

My wife listens to Stephanie Miller in the morning. (Yes, I am in a mixed marriage.) SM sounds like she is trying to be Laura Ingraham, but without the talent and guests. I have never heard anyone substantial on her show. But, this is a paraphrase of one of her quotes regarding the immigration issue:

‘I don’t like to refer to them as “illegal immigrants.” Thats so dehumanizing. It’s not like they committed a crime and killed someone.’

You can’t make this stuff up.

My Comment:
The sad part is that Stephanie Miller was one of the better hosts on Err America. I used to listen to her for laughs before the format was pulled for not being able to draw enough listeners in the Boston area.

Originally posted on No Moss Here.

Do we need a "Fairness Doctorine" at PBS?

June 25, 2007

Surf over to the Gateway Pundit and hear how PBS wants to hire and fire based on leftist political ideology.

This clip was captured during the special presentation on FOX News of Muslims Against Jihad , a program that was banned by PBS.

According to Frank Gaffney, a producer, PBS didn’t even deign to screen tonight’s program before rejecting it. Worse yet… is the blatant bias of PBS that was caught on tape. Producer Martyn Burke said this during the airing of the special on the liberal agenda at PBS:

The first thing they (PBS) told me- “Fire your partners… Because they are conservatives.”

MSM Bias to the left documented

June 23, 2007

Via Professor Bainbridge, comes this interesting bit of news about reporters:

MSNBC.com identified 144 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 17 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties.

As the Professor points out, “For the benefit of mathphobes, that’s 86.8% giving only to Democrats. What’s really interesting is how many of the journalists stonewalled.”

Of course, there is no outcry from the left that the MSM needs government regulation to promote “fairness.” No outcry for government regulation from the right either, but that is no surprise, since Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment of the US Constitution appears to mean more to those Right of Center than those on the elitist left.

Reporting on the reporting in the Green Zone

June 12, 2007