Tag: “Liberal” Media

If you are an ignorant elected official, be careful or you might just get your Kirby delautered

If you are an ignorant elected official, be careful or you might just get your Kirby delautered

In Frederick County, Maryland, there lives a man named Kirby Delauter. Delauter is an anti-tax, anti-liberal City Council member and he hates the “liberal media”. He hates the “liberal media” so much that, when they published an article that mentioned him, he immediately took to the Book of Faces to issue a threat to the journalist who had the unmitigated […]

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Most of Associated Press coverage of Obama visit to Michigan was about a few dozen tea partiers

Most of Associated Press coverage of Obama visit to Michigan was about a few dozen tea partiers

Liberal media, my ass

As I have already written about, yesterday President Obama visited Michigan for a couple of fundraising events. The Associated Press, of course covered the event. How they covered it blew my mind.

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Mitt Romney the latest media darling? Detroit Free Press pre-spins the Iowa primary results

This is a pretty astounding headline: A finish in the top 3 would translate into an Iowa win for Romney That’s the Detroit Free Press headline of a reposting of a Des Moines Register piece originally titled “More than winning, front-runners must meet expectations, experts say”. There was a time when the Freep was “the liberal newspaper” in Michigan and […]

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Republicans in Washington beginning to turn on their own

You know how piranhas and sharks, when they are in the middle of a feeding frenzy, will start to eat each other??? That’s pretty much what’s happening in Washington, D.C. right now. From Dana Bash at CNNPolitics: “The House Republicans have painted themselves into a corner. They are on their own,” a Senate GOP leadership aide told CNN. “This is […]

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The Detroit News responds to their lack of coverage of Michigan protest rally

The Detroit News responds to their lack of coverage of Michigan protest rally

I have a new piece up at A2Politico that looks further at the Detroit Newspaper blackout of the gigantic union rally last weekend. Here’s a brief excerpt: Bill Moyers once said, “There is no more important struggle for American democracy than ensuring a diverse, independent and free media. Free Press is at the heart of that struggle.” In Michigan right […]

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6,000+ people rally at the Michigan Capitol, media focuses on the Rapture

6,000+ people rally at the Michigan Capitol, media focuses on the Rapture

I wish this headline were bogus. It’s not. Yesterday, over 6,000 people, mostly teachers and their supporters, rallied on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building to protest Governor Rick Snyder’s cuts to education, used to fund an 86% tax cut for corporations. This is what it looked like: The major media outlets in Michigan seem to think it […]

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It’s only news if it hurts President Obama

It’s only news if it hurts President Obama

There have now been FIVE federal court rulings on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Of this, only two of them have gone against the ruling and one of them was only against part of it (the federal mandate). So, how has the media discussed these rulings? Here’s the answer in graphical from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi: Steve Benen at […]

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Revisionist history: Teabagger style

Got this in an email from the Tea Party Nation today: If you could fog a mirror in 2008, you no doubt saw the terrible effect the drive by media had on the election. They might as well have been the advertising arm for Barack Obama. Yeah remember that? Muslim and “not American”? Reverend Wright? Palling around with terrorists like […]

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How the HELL did this happen?, Part 2

How the HELL did this happen?, Part 2

Still getting my head around the routing Democrats took last Tuesday. Lots of things play into the bloodbath but there are several things that I think were avoidable and that Democrats need to do much, much better. This one in particular makes my blood boil: Poll: Americans Don’t Know Economy Expanded With Tax Cuts. The Obama administration cut taxes for […]

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It’s not just FOX News, people

As Rachel Maddow so clearly stated during her show last Friday, there’s a whole lotta makin’ shit up goin’ on out there. Yes, a great deal of it is coming from the FOX News machine. But not all of it. All you have to do is to look at the local newspapers across the country to see that. Today’s edition […]

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Washtenaw Dems chair Stu Dowty smacks down Heritage News

Okay, not the entire newspaper. But Heritage Newspapers employee Terry Jacoby anyway. Stu Dowty is the chair of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party. Since his election to that position in 2009, he has done a terrific job of leading the Dems. In answering a series of questionnaire questions sent to him by Mr. Jacoby, Stu demonstrates his extensive knowledge of […]

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