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(2 comments) Friday, September 30, 2016 Conservative Newspapers Explain Why They Refused To Endorse "Frightening" Trump
David Yepsen, former Des Moines Register political columnist, said, "One thing Trump has to do is get moderate and wavering Republicans to 'come home.' When Republican papers endorse Hillary Clinton, those endorsements become something that might continue to give those Republicans pause about him." USA Today, which has "never taken sides" in a presidential race, declared Trump "unfit for the presidency" in an editorial.
Monday, February 23, 2015 Former CBS News Colleague Calls O'Reilly's Combat Claim "Absurd"
Another one of Bill O'Reilly's former colleagues at CBS News is casting doubt on his claims that he reported from a "combat situation" in Buenos Aires during the Falklands War. Charles Krause, a CBS News correspondent from 1980 to 1983 who reported from Buenos Aires during the same period as O'Reilly, is the latest to contradict the Fox News host.
(9 comments) Thursday, July 24, 2014 NRA Floats Idea Of Kids Needing To Show Gun Proficiency "To Advance To The Next Grade"
NRA News commentator Billy Johnson imagined a compulsory education system that would require children to become proficient with firearms, just like "reading and writing," even "if they didn't want to learn. It wouldn't matter if they didn't want to learn. We would make it necessary to advance to the next grade."
(3 comments) Friday, January 3, 2014 Fox's Benghazi Expert Endorsed Assassinating Obama Last Week
Days after he wrote a column endorsing the assassination of President Obama, Fox hosted Michael Scheuer to accuse Hillary Clinton of effectively murdering the Americans who died during the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Scheuer, a former CIA officer with a long history of extreme rhetoric, has appeared on Fox News and Fox Business dozens of times over the years.
(16 comments) Thursday, December 5, 2013 Ted Nugent's Presidential Pitch: Disenfranchise The Working Poor And The Elderly
Ted Nugent proposed a compromise that would trade closing the gun show loophole for closing "the federal voting loophole," which allows individuals who do not pay federal income tax to vote. Implementing this plan would involve taking away the vote from a large number of Americans who work but do not owe federal income taxes as well as retirees and some individuals who cannot work because of illness or disability.
(1 comments) Sunday, November 10, 2013 Former 60 Minutes Producer Mapes: Benghazi Story Aimed At "Obsessed" Right-Wing Audience
Former 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes, who was fired for her role in a controversial 2004 story about President Bush's service in the Air National Guard, accused CBS News of pandering to a right-wing audience with her former program's recent Benghazi report, for which the network has been criticized and forced to retract.
(1 comments) Thursday, September 26, 2013 New CNN Host Newt Gingrich Is Already Violating Network Rules
Issues with Gingrich and his PAC don't end with his CNN disclosure problem. Mother Jones raised significant questions about whether Gingrich is fronting a "dubious PAC" since "most of the money flowing into American Legacy PAC is benefiting vendors and consultants who have long been associated with Gingrich" rather than actual candidates.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 Karl Rove Absolves GOP Of Blame For Debt Ceiling Hostage Taking
Karl Rove ignored the Republican obstructionism that led to the 2011 debt ceiling crisis, falsely claiming President Obama was entirely to blame for automatic government spending cuts and misleadingly accusing Obama of hypocrisy for criticizing the devastating effects of the law.
(1 comments) Sunday, May 19, 2013 Dissecting Bob Woodward's Comparison Of Benghazi To Watergate
There's no small irony to Woodward injecting himself into what has become a scandal driven by deceptively edited emails passed off to reporters, given the recent attention he received after using a similar method to support his ridiculous accusation that a White House aide threatened him.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 The John Bolton Acknowledgment That Should End The Benghazi Scandal Mongering
Fox News contributor John Bolton delivered a devastating blow to the right-wing scandal mongering over Benghazi when he acknowledged that it was impossible to know at the exact moment of the September 2012 terrorist attack whether it was appropriate to shift security resources away from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.
(1 comments) Thursday, April 11, 2013 Stephen Moore, Rush Limbaugh, And The Right-Wing War On Science
mental midgets mock science, even more cluelessly than past right wing morons. In this case a high school kid calls out a Wall Street Journal hack... but the problem is growing-- as the right's attack on education continues to dumb down America (rk)
Thursday, February 7, 2013 Journalists on NRA "Enemies List" Speak Out On "Thuggish" and "Insane" Approach
The NRA web site lists 37 columnists, cartoonists, and editors along with other organizations and public officials it sees as opponents of its efforts under the headline "National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies."
The list claims that the journalists in question "actively editorialize in favor of gun control laws." Several of those news people on the list criticized the NRA for the move.
(2 comments) Thursday, December 6, 2012 Karl Rove And Dick Morris: Too Embarrassing For Fox News
Fox News producers are under orders to limit the appearances of contributors Karl Rove and Dick Morris. Fox relied heavily upon Rove and Morris to interpret polling and project the winner of the 2012 presidential election, which they invariably projected being Mitt Romney.