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Halperin’s Team Continues To Report Right Wing Smears as News

In The Way to Win ABC News political director Mark Halperin and John Harris compare Drudge to Walter Cronkite. They describe how Drudge posts things which are unsubstantiated and, since it is posted on Drudge, it becomes news which is picked up by the mainstream media. By having such items which he posts be reported […]

ABC News: Misinformer of the Year, and Mark Halperin’s Freak Show

I’m not sure how Fox does’t just win this every year, but Media Matters recognizes ABC News as Misinformer of the Year. They discuss The Path to 9/11 at length (previous posts here) but also list many other examples. ABC News political director Mark Halperin, who regularly repeats right wing talking points as fact in […]

Mark Halperin Sucks Up To The Conservative Media

Mark Halperin, ABC Political Director, once again shows that he is not an unbiased source. As I’ve previously discussed, Halperin often uses The Note to spread right wing talking points while pretending they are a nonbiased interpretation of the day’s political news. Halperin has appreared on The O’Reilly Factor showing where he actually stands: If […]

Druge Implodes, Taking Halperin Down With Him

Eric Boehlert, author of Lapdogs, has an excellent post at Huffington Post on Matt Drudge. He notes that “Matt Drudge this week became completely unglued over the widening Mark Foley scandal, flailing around trying to help Republicans get back on the offensive.” See his post (as well as this one at The American Prospect) for […]

Claire McCaskill Is Wrong–Bernie Sanders Is Not Too Liberal, Hillary Clinton Is Too Conservative

Claire McCaskil, a supporter of Hillary Clinton, claimed that Bernie Sanders is, “is too liberal to gather enough votes in this country to become president” on Morning Joe. Sanders replied in an interview with Bloomberg News: “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that a colleague has attacked me,” said Sanders, […]

David Weigel Leaving Slate To Join Bloomberg

Bloomberg is attempting a major increase in their political coverage. I first discounted this when I heard it is being run by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. They have frequently fallen into covering trivia over substance in politics. Halperin has done some good in describing the political freak show, but instead of dismissing it will […]

Christie May Not Survive Impact Of Email Saying “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee”

As The Rachel Maddow Show, and Maddow Blog writer Steve Benen have been vigorously covering the Chris Christie Bridge scandal for a month, I have been uncertain as to whether this would amount to enough to seriously impact Christie’s until-now rising political career. The new revelations released today, based upon email and text messages directly […]

An Inane And A Meaningful Response To Marco Rubio’s Comments On The Age Of The Earth

The response to Marco Rubio’s answer to a question on the age of the earth shows why we need both a better opposition party and a better news media. Rubio’s answer: GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, […]

Romney Response To Middle East Crisis Shows He Is Not Ready To Lead

One of the nagging questions among many of us following politics is why everyone doesn’t realize that Mitt Romney is a pathological liar who says anything which he thinks will help his campaign, with total disregard for the truth. This was the day that many in the mainstream media who either failed to realize this, […]

Reagan OMB Director Questions Romney’s Ability To Create Jobs, And Romney Interview Isn’t Reassuring

One story which will be interesting to watch between now and November is the degree to which Romney’s years at Bain Capital become a meaningful issue in the presidential race. I see this period as one of testing issues and arguments by each side to prepare for the fall  when people are paying more attention. […]