The Other McCain

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Bias by Omission: What the WaPo Didn’t Include in Its ‘BullyGate’ Hit Job

Susan Swift at Big Journalism located a profile feature about Mitt Romney in Automobile magazine, including quotes from some of the same sources used in Jason Horowitz’s “BullyGate” story. One of the common sources was Phillip Maxwell, who is quoted by the WaPo as an authority on the Infamous Homophobic Bullying Haircut. So, what didn’t […]

Administration’s Counter-Terrorism Chief Does Three Network Sunday Shows

Coming up on the first anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, it will be victory-lap time on Fox News Sunday, CNN’s State of the Union and ABC’s This Week, with counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan as the guest. Andrew Malcolm writes: You remember Brennan as the one rushed out to the White House […]

CNN’s Jack Cafferty: ‘Lingering Questions About Mormonism … Odd and Insular’

A steady drip, drip, drip from the major media continues, and notice how this is framed as helpful advice to Mitt Romney: Now that Mitt Romney is likely the Republican nominee he may begin talking about his Mormon faith. Politico reports a lot of Republicans think he should embrace his Mormonism publicly so people can better understand […]

Turbo-Tax Tim Does 3 Sunday Shows UPDATE: Geithner Praises Obama’s ‘Incredibly Effective’ Economic Policies

The Treasury Secretary is ubiquitous on Tax Day: ABC This Week: Timothy Geithner. NBC Meet the Press: Timothy Geithner; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. CBS Face the Nation: Timothy Geithner; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. CNN State of the Union: Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Cathy […]

Santorum’s Sunday Schedule Includes Appearances on ABC and CNN

Was Rick Santorum exaggerating when he accused Fox News of having a pro-Romney bias? We report, you decide: The “fair and balanced” network doesn’t have him scheduled for any interviews today. Santorum will appear on two other Sunday shows on ABC and CNN, while campaigning today in Louisiana before going to Illinois for a series […]

Satan Angered by New Poll Showing Santorum Ahead 34%-18% in Wisconsin

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Stopped in here at McDonald’s and got online to discover that Satan’s plan to destroy America is now the top story in the country. This is why neutral objective journalist George Stephanopoulos interviewed neutral objective Mitt Romney supporter Chris Christie about the urgently relevant Satan issue today. Stephanopoulos and Christie: What a team, […]

ABC Iowa Debate Reaction Roundup UPDATE: Jennifer Rubin, WTF?

UPDATE 12:45 a.m.: Several people — including Melissa Clouthier, Dan Riehl, Ace of Spades and William Jacobson — were expressing outrage on Twitter at the way the Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin scored the debate: Winners: Bachmann, Santorum, Perry — and because they can take steam out of Gingrich and he demonstrated a superior temperament, Romney too was […]

Rick Santorum Will Score Upset Win in Tonight’s ‘Pivotal’ ABC Debate in Iowa

That’s not the headline on the ABC News story, of course: Only three weeks from the Iowa caucuses, the top Republican candidates will square off tonight at a pivotal debate in the state capital. The debate, hosted by ABC News and moderated by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, starts at 9pm ET, live from Drake […]

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