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Poll: Democratic Party Has Lowest Net Favorability Rating Compared to Eight Other Political Figures and Institutions


REPORTED BY KAY SMYTHE, REPORTER | May 16, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/05/16/hart-research-nbc-news-poll-democratic-party-net-favorability-rating-all-time-low/

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The Democratic Party has the lowest net favorability rating when compared to eight other political figures and institutions, according to an NBC News poll released Monday. Fifty percent of adult respondents to the NBC News poll reported having negative feelings about the Democratic Party, with only 31% saying they have positive feelings — a 19 percentage point net-negative rating. Just above the Democratic Party, with 48% total negative feelings, was Vice President Kamala Harris, according to the poll. (RELATED: Pelosi Says Biden Polls Poorly Because Americans Simply Don’t Know How Good He’s Been)

Almost 80% of the poll respondents were registered voters, which NBC stated is another warning sign for the Democrats as they head into the 2022 midterm elections. The results are the highest net-negative rating the Democratic Party has seen in 30 years of the survey being conducted, NBC reported.

The Democratic Party and Harris were ranked alongside Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Disney, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Supreme Court, the Republican Party, and former Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump, respectively. One thousand adults took part in the May poll, with 750 respondents being interviewed by cell phone. The margin of error is + or – 3.10%. The poll was conducted by Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies.

The poll also revealed that cost of living, jobs and the economy are the top concerns for Americans. Another poll found in March that Latino support for the Democratic Party was failing as inflation and the economy became a core concern for the demographic.

Nolte: NBC Creates Decoy Disinformation Story to Protect Hunter and Joe Biden


Reported by JOHN NOLTE | 

Read more at https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/30/nbc-creates-decoy-disinformation-story-protect-hunter-joe-biden/

Vice President-elect, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, stands with his son Hunter during a re-enactment of the Senate oath ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

As everyone now knows, the national political media are engaged in an active cover-up to protect Joe Biden from the exploding scandal surrounding his involvement in the shady business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden. The allegations against Biden are beyond credible and involve confirmed documents; two first-hand, on-the-record whistleblowers, and no denials from Joe or Hunter Biden.

What’s more, there is an active FBI investigation into Hunter’s business dealings, including money laundering.

Nevertheless, the media are so partisan and dishonest, they are not only ignoring a scandal that will certainly swamp a potential Biden administration; they are outright lying with the claim the scandal is all a hoax based on “Russian disinformation.”

And now, NBC News is deliberately looking to muddy the waters with a decoy story, a story based on something entirely different and meaningless, a story no one has even heard of, and it has been dressed up to look like a debunking of the scandal involving Hunter Biden’s laptop and the open FBI investigation of him.

The headline (sorry, I don’t link fake news) is…

How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge

The sub-hed is…

A 64-page document that was later disseminated by close associates of President Donald Trump appears to be the work of a fake “intelligence firm.”

And this story has absolutely nothing to do with the credible allegations currently swirling around Joe and Hunter Biden. But as you can see, it has been positioned, angled, and headlined as a decoy to fool NBC News consumers into believing the allegations are all fake and have now been debunked.

What’s more, no one I know has ever even heard of this “64-page composition that was later disseminated by close associates of President Donald Trump [and] appears to be the work of a fake “intelligence firm” called Typhoon Investigations, according to researchers and public documents.”

I sure as hell have never heard of it.

Breitbart News didn’t cover it, and way down deep in the story, NBC is forced to admit that a few obscure blog posts about the document were only shared 5,000 times across Facebook and Twitter, which is nothing.

So you can see what NBC News is doing here… “Debunking” a story that has nothing to do with the credible corruption allegations against Joe and Hunter Biden and dressing it up to look like it’s Game Over with that laptop full of incriminating emails and whistleblower Tony Bobulinski.

The story even opens in a way meant to conflate the two:

One month before a purported leak of files from Hunter Biden’s laptop, a fake “intelligence” document about him went viral on the right-wing internet, asserting an elaborate conspiracy theory involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s son and business in China.

The document, a 64-page composition that was later disseminated by close associates of President Donald Trump, appears to be the work of a fake “intelligence firm” called Typhoon Investigations, according to researchers and public documents.

Later, the story again deliberately conflates the two…

“The document and its spread have become part of a wider effort to smear Hunter Biden and weaken Joe Biden’s presidential campaign,” NBC writes. “An unverified leak of documents — including salacious pictures from what President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and a Delaware Apple repair store owner claimed to be Hunter Biden’s hard drive — were published in the New York Post[.]”

If that isn’t outrageously desperate and dishonest enough for you, the NBC News story does not even debunk the story it is claiming to debunk.  It throws around a lot of chaff, but the only real claim here is that Typhoon Investigations, the firm that put the document together, is a fake “intelligence firm” and — LOL — uses “anonymous sourcing.”

One of the document’s authors stands by his work and is challenging anyone, including NBC, to present him with any facts he got wrong.

“To hear journalists [w]ho use anonymous sources all the time [act] morally superior is disgusting,” he tweeted Thursday. “Second, no one has written about the contents of the paper or found factual fault with anything in the report.”

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Nolte: All the Establishment Media’s Dangerous Coronavirus Lies


Reported by John Nolte | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/17/nolte-all-the-establishment-medias-dangerous-coronavirus-lies/

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America’s deeply unserious but very corrupt and unreliable establishment media have no intention of changing their dangerous ways in the age of the Wuhan coronavirus. Watching the media spread lies and unnecessary panic over the last few weeks reminds me of the CNN Race Riots of 2014.

After the George Zimmerman Hoax failed, after it was discovered that a white man had not hunted down and murdered a black teen (Zimmerman is Hispanic and a jury ruled he killed in self-defense), the fake news media moved on to the Hands-Up-Don’t-Shoot Hoax, which was led primarily by far-left CNN and the far-left Washington Post.

The lies and hate spread by the corporate media resulted in multiple nights of rioting in the working class, predominantly black city of Ferguson, Missouri. Then, like a plague of locusts, and apparently under the impression the city doesn’t already have enough problems, CNN moved on to Baltimore.

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The reason the media’s coronavirus lies remind me of the CNN Race Riots of 2014 is because This Matters.

What I mean by that is that George Zimmerman, Ferguson, and Baltimore mattered. This was our malevolent media behaving exactly like a Bond villain: pushing a political agenda and looking to juice ratings at the expense of real people. Zimmerman, an innocent man, had his life and reputation ruined. The homes and businesses destroyed by those race riots are homes and businesses owned by everyday Americans, not the wealthy and certainly not CNN chief Jeff Zucker or anti-Trump activist Jake Tapper, whose fancy homes are miles away from the devastation they caused.

You see, as awful as the media have been over the last three years, the Russia Hoax and the Impeachment Hoax were D.C. food fights. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t collateral damage or that innocent people weren’t hurt — like President Trump and his family — but politics is politics. You know the risks going in…

Coronavirus is not a D.C. food fight. Like the CNN Race Riots of 2014, it affects everyday people: we have shut down our economy. The stock market is going insane. People are scared, worried, stressed, and have reason to be. Even if you remove the fear of the virus, no one can escape the fear of the panic, and the media’s blatant lies are only adding to this uncertainty and fear — and are doing so by design.

And for what? To what end..? Well, for the exact same reasons the media ginned up those race riots: a depraved indifference to human life driven by nothing more than a political agenda and the naked greed that comes with ratings and clicks.

Don’t believe me?

Here’s the evidence…

All the media’s coronavirus lies….

Keep in mind, these are not mistakes. Mistakes are random. Mistakes fall both ways. Our fake news media’s “mistakes” fall only one way — in the direction of ginning up panic in our streets and hatred of Trump and his supporters, who have already paid a very heavy price.

As you read this list, no matter what you do, do not call the media the enemy of the people … because that would be wrong.

  1. Trump Told Governors to Get Their Own Goddamned Ventilators!

Now that the media can no longer attack Trump over the coronavirus testing (as you’ll see below), we’ve moved to ventilators. “Ventilators” is the new Katrina, the new metric with which to beat Trump senseless… So naturally, the media are going to lie shamelessly, which is exactly what they are doing, even as I write these words:

At least eight New York Times authors shared a deceptively edited quote Monday from President Donald Trump’s recent call with state governors, creating the false impression that the president is denying federal support for ventilators that are needed in hospitals treating coronavirus patients.

In his message, the president recommended that states procure respirators and ventilators because it would be faster — but added that the federal government “will be backing you.”

The Times journalists omitted the bulk of the president’s statement as they shared the story on social media. The misleading, partial quote was also boosted by a CNN correspondent and became the lead headline at the left-wing Huffington Post.

Despite growing online backlash to this misinformation, the journalists have yet to delete or retract their comments.

Here’s the president’s full quote:

Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves. We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.

He’s telling the governors, Do what you can while we do what we can do. This is excellent advice the liars at the far-left New York Times are deliberately twisting to cause panic, to tell the public the president doesn’t care.

  1. Trump Seeks Monopoly on Coronavirus Vaccine

What better way to increase the world’s hatred of America, everyone’s hatred of Trump, and cause even more illegal aliens to crash into our country (seeking a vaccine) than to spread the fake news the American president is looking to monopolize any potential coronavirus vaccine?

But that is exactly what Reuters, The Guardian, Business Insider, and staffers at the New York Times and MSNBC did.

This lie doesn’t even make sense.

What good would it do America to corner the market on a vaccine? It costs us nothing to share the information so other countries can create their own vaccine. What good does it do the U.S. to sit around and watch everyone else die?

  1. Nationwide Curfew!

Good ol’ Jim Sciutto, one of the most infamous liars in the country, a former Obama official hired by the serial liars at CNN to serial lie.

“New: There are active discussions within the Trump administration to encourage a possible ‘curfew’ across the nation in which non-essential businesses would have to close by a certain time each night,” Sciutto wrote on social media, citing “CNN reporting.”

It’s not true. And unless you’re looking to sow panic, it also makes no sense. What good would a curfew do, most especially a nationwide curfew? Does the virus only strike at night? There are reports Patient Zero ate a bat.

Maybe it was a vampire bat!

  1. Trump Lied About the Google Website

“Google says it’s not publishing a national-scale coronavirus site,” CNN anti-Trump activist Jake Tapper tweeted to his 2.3 million Twitter followers last week.

He linked to a CNN story with the headline, “Google says it’s not publishing a national-scale coronavirus site anytime soon.” This was a story that smeared Trump as a liar for announcing Google will be building a national-scale coronavirus website.

The original and very fake CNN story can be found here.

Here’s the opener:

Google will not be publishing a national-scale website for coronavirus testing anytime soon, contrary to claims made by President Donald Trump during a Friday news conference.

Instead, a health-focused subsidiary owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, intends to launch a small-scale website next week to begin to triage California-based patients. The website will aim to serve a broader population only “over time” — not “very quickly,” as Trump said.

“What we’re building is a triage tool that will live on ProjectBaseline.com, and we plan to pilot it in California next week,” said Carolyn Wang, a spokesperson for the Alphabet subsidiary, Verily.

Here’s the Google Search screencap which captured CNN’s lie:

But now, if you click on that Google link, the CNN story says the exact opposite of what the original story said. Here’s the new headline and opener:

Google will partner with US government to develop a nationwide coronavirus website, company says

Google now says it is working with the government on the creation of a national website containing information about coronavirus symptoms and testing information.

“Google is partnering with the US Government in developing a national website that includes information about COVID-19 symptoms, risk and testing information,” the company said in a series of tweets Saturday evening.

The company did not give a time frame of when such a website would be up and running.

On Friday after the President said Google was helping to develop a website and it would be available soon, the company declined to say it would be publishing a national-scale website for coronavirus testing anytime soon.

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Naturally, there is no editor’s note informing readers the original story was a lie or has been retracted or updated, which is highly unethical.

CNN spread a bald-faced lie to undermine the president, got caught, and did everything in its malevolent power to cover that lie up.

  1. Trump Shut Down the CDC’s Pandemic Department!

Do I even need to point out how virulent and widespread this talking point has been?

Sigh:

No, the White House didn’t ‘dissolve’ its pandemic response office. I was there.

It has been alleged by multiple officials of the Obama administration, including in The Post, that the president and his then-national security adviser, John Bolton, “dissolved the office” at the White House in charge of pandemic preparedness. Because I led the very directorate assigned that mission, the counterproliferation and biodefense office, for a year and then handed it off to another official who still holds the post, I know the charge is specious.

It is true that the Trump administration has seen fit to shrink the NSC staff. But the bloat that occurred under the previous administration clearly needed a correction. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, congressional oversight committees and members of the Obama administration itself all agreed the NSC was too large and too operationally focused (a departure from its traditional role coordinating executive branch activity). As The Post reported in 2015, from the Clinton administration to the Obama administration’s second term, the NSC’s staff “had quadrupled in size, to nearly 400 people.” That is why Trump began streamlining the NSC staff in 2017.

The reduction of force in the NSC has continued since I departed the White House. But it has left the biodefense staff unaffected[.]

It is this reorganization that critics have misconstrued or intentionally misrepresented. If anything, the combined directorate was stronger because related expertise could be commingled.

In other words, it wasn’t dissolved, it was streamlined.

  1. Trump Declared the Coronavirus a Hoax!

This desperate lie, launched by the far-left Politico, was quickly debunked by fact-checkers, including  the far-left Washington Post. That’s how big of a lie it is — the Washington Post conceded it was a lie.

Nevertheless, CNN continues to spread this lie.

  1. Calling the Wuhan Virus the ‘Wuhan Virus’ Is Racist

As has already been exhaustively pointed out, the naming of a virus or disease after a location — including a lily-white location like Lyme, Connecticut — is just how it’s done and has been done forever.

But now it’s racist, even though the very same media declaring it racist is the very same media that first called it the “Chinese Virus” or the “Wuhan Virus,” or some variation thereof.

Here’s a pretty comprehensive list that’s been floating around. There are probably more examples, but this more than makes the point:

  • “Japan and Thailand Confirm New Cases of Chinese Coronavirus,” The New York Times, 1/15/20
  • “The CDC and Homeland Security begin screening for Chinese Coronavirus at three major US airports as outbreak spreads in Asia,” CNBC, 1/17/20
  • “Vaccine for new Chinese coronavirus in the works,” CNN, 1/20/20
  • “First U.S. case of potentially deadly Chinese coronavirus confirmed in Washington state,” Washington Post, 1/21/20
  • “Chinese coronavirus outbreak has reached U.S. shores, CDC says,” Los Angeles Times, 1/21/20
  • “The First Case Of The Chinese Coronavirus Has Hit The US, CDC Reports,” Buzzfeed, 1/21/20
  • “First case of Chinese coronavirus confirmed in Washington state,” NBC’s Today Show, 1/24/20
  • “Chinese coronavirus infections, death toll soar as fifth case is confirmed in U.S.,” Washington Post, 1/26/20
  • “Japan confirms case of new Chinese virus, spread is ‘concerning,’” Reuters, 1/15/20
  • “How the Chinese virus outbreak impacts Lunar New Year travel,” National Geographic, 1/24/20
  • “China coronavirus ‘spreads before symptoms show,’” BBC, 1/26/20
  • “Over a thousand ‘likely’ infected by Wuhan virus in China: Study,” Al Jazeera, 1/18/20
  • “Stop the Wuhan virus,” Nature Magazine editorial, 1/21/20)
  • “China confirms Wuhan virus can be spread by humans,” CNN, 1/22/20
  • “First U.S. Case Reported of Deadly Wuhan Virus,” Wall Street Journal, 1/22/20
  • “Here are the symptoms of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus and when you should be worried,” Business Insider, 1/22/20
  • “Something Far Deadlier Than The Wuhan Virus Lurks Near You,” Kaiser Health News, 1/24/20
  • “With Wuhan virus genetic code in hand, scientists begin work on a vaccine,” Reuters, 1/24/20
  • “The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe,” Foreign Policy, 1/25/20
  • “Something Far Deadlier Than The Wuhan Virus Lurks Near You,” USA Today, 1/29/20
  • “10-Year-Old Boy Raises Fears Wuhan Virus Could Spread Undetected,” Bloomberg, 1/29/20
  • “Your Questions About Wuhan Coronavirus, Answered, National Public Radio, 1/30/20
  • “Will the Wuhan virus become a pandemic?” The Economist, 1/30/20
    • NOTE: The photo in this article was on their COVER for this issue.

Additionally, the video below is nothing less than a devastating compilation of just how dishonest and unserious the media are:

To sum this up, the fake news media floods these words and terms into the American lexicon, and then sanctimoniously turns around and attacks those who repeat them as racist.

  1. Trump Rejected WHO Coronavirus Test Kits

Everyone from Grandpa Joe Biden to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Esquire to NBC News to, to, to… This is such a lie, the far-left PolitiFact debunked it.

  1. Trump Blocked Testing Because Lower Numbers are Good for His Reelection

This lie arrives courtesy of the welfare queens at NPR and a Newsweek staffer’s hysterical amplification that has been retweeted almost a quarter-million times.

And once again, I ask, how does this makes any sense?

In the face of the facts, Trump is doing back-flips to start testing. What’s more, how does not testing benefit his re-election chances? It’s not as if people who test positive won’t eventually become symptomatic.

This is not just a lie (no other media outlet has confirmed it, which means even CNN couldn’t find a lying source that has lied to them so many times before to lie about this one), it’s by far the stupidest lie on this list.

  1. It’s Trump Fault Coronavirus Testing Was Delayed

Nope:

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday that the blame for the slow pace of testing for coronavirus in the U.S. does not lie with either President Trump or the CDC.

Fauci told Hugh Hewitt on “The Hugh Hewitt” show that a “technical glitch” resulted in the delay in production of usable tests in the U.S., something Fauci prescribed to random error.

“This has nothing to do with anybody’s fault, certainly not the president’s fault.”

 

11. Trump Silenced Dr. Fauci

This lie spread like wildfire before Fauci himself was given a chance to tell the truth.

We are plagued with a dishonest, unreliable, unserious, dangerous media, driven only by political calculation and naked greed.

The media are so evil and indecent, even a pandemic can’t cure them. 

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Nolte: The 2019 Breitbart News Fake News Awards


Written by John Nolte | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/01/nolte-the-2019-breitbart-news-fake-news-awards/

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 26: Jeff Zucker and Jake Tapper attend the CNN Correspondents’ Brunch at Toolbox Studio on April 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Here are the third annual Breitbart News Awards for fake news and overall bias and bad behavior.

The low-lights are endless, but if they’re still not enough for you, here are the awards from 2017 and 2018.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

2019’s ‘Fox Staffer Caught Kissing Future Employer Jeff Zucker’s Ass the Most’ Award

Andrew Napolitano

 

2019’s ‘Fox Staffer Caught Kissing Future Employer Jeff Zucker’s Ass the Second Most’ Award

Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Death Wish Meets Pajama Boy’ Award

Joe Scarborough

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Joe McCarthy Meets Pajama Boy’ Award

Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Your First Wife’ Award

Tie: Jennifer Rubin and Ana Navarro

 

2019’s ‘Best News of the Year’ Award

CNN Ratings Hit 3-Year Low

 

2019’s ‘Worst Parent’ Award

Fredo

 

2019’s ‘Most Shameless Act of Stenography’ Award

The Daily Beast’s Molly Jong-Fast

 

2019’s ‘Worst Prediction by a Pundit Who Will Pay No Price for Being so Wrong’ Award

Douglas “Impeachment Will Turn Public Support Against Trump” Brinkley

 

2019’s ‘Best Overseer of CNN’s Racist Thought Plantation’ Award

Ana Navarro

 

2019’s ‘Rick Wilson Award for Working Through Your Sexual Hangups on TV’ Award

Rick Wilson

 

2019’s ‘Pauline Kael-esque Bubbled Cluelessness’ Award

The formerly worth-a-damn Peggy Noonan

 

2019’s ‘Bye, Felicia!’ Award

Shepard Smith

 

2019’s ‘Self-Ownage’ Award

Fredo

 

2019 ‘For Utter Spinelessness’ Award

Politico Disowning Its Own Reporting

 

2019’s ‘Worst Attempt to Make Up Decades of Rape-Enabling’ Award

NBC’s Disastrous All-Ladies Presidential Debate

 

2019 ‘Award for Being Exposed as a Racist and Not Getting Fired at Axios’ Award

Alexi McCammond

 

2019’s ‘Being So Dull You Can’t Beat the Hideous Nicole Wallace in the Ratings’ Award

Fox’s Neal Cavuto

 

2019’s ‘Joe McCarthy Meets the Albino Creature from the Black Lagoon Crossed with a Serial Liar’ Award

Carl Bernstein

 

2019’s ‘Homophobe with Most Unimaginative Insults’ Award

Joy Reid

 

2019’s ‘Adam Schiff’s Puppet’ Award

Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Shrill and Dishonest Alarmist in an Unironic Goatee’ Award

Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Worst Impression of SE Cupp the Morning After a Bender’ Award

Fox Business Channel’s Kennedy

 

2019’s ‘Watch Me Humiliate Myself to Please Jeff Zucker’ Award

CNN’s Dana Bash

 

2019’s ‘Exposed as a Sexist Pig and Still Not Fired by ABC News’ Award

Matthew Dowd

 

2019’s ‘I’m Just Gonna Say Some Stupid Shit to Please Jeff Zucker’ Award

John Avlon

 

2019’s ‘Spineless Chicken’ Award

MSNBC’s Mimi Rocah

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of America’s Notorious Porn Lawyer’ Award

Anthony Scaramucci

 

2019’s ‘Best Coverup for a Child Rapist’ Award

ABC News

 

2019’s ‘WTF?’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘WTF, Cuck?’ Award

Fox’s Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Loving Me a Badass Islamic Terrorist Leader’ Award

The Washington Post’s Max Boot

 

2019’s ‘Nags Trump Like a Lonely and Bitter Old Woman’ Award

Jake Tapper and His Resting Bitch Face

 

2019’s ‘Failing Upward’ Award

CBS News Anchor Norah O’Donnell

 

2019’s ‘Most Opposed to Free Speech’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘Nobody Misses You’ Award

Megyn Kelly

 

21st Century’s ‘Fakest Video Ever’ Award

ABC News

 

2019’s ‘Nobody Misses You Either’ Award

Sam Donaldson

 

2019’s ‘Most Gratifying Flop Written by Two Liars’ Award

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

 

2019’s ‘Good Riddance to Fake News’ Award

Shepard Smith

 

2019’s ‘Still the Dumbest Woman on TV’ Award

April Ryan

 

2019’s ‘Fake News Addiction’ Award

The Washington Post

 

2019’s ‘Fake News Outlet that Harbors the Most Racists’ Award

New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Wishing a Serial Killer on a Husband and Father’ Award

Vice Media

 

2019’s ‘Lowest Rated Cable News Show by a Country Mile’ Award

CNN’s New Day

 

2019’s ‘Biggest Fabricator of Evidence Not Named James Comey’ Award

The New York Times

 

2019’s ‘9/11 Terrorist Denier’ Award

The New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Fact Checker Caught Blatantly Lying’ Award

PolitiFact

 

2019’s ‘Fact Checker Caught Blatantly Lying’ Award – Part 2

The Washington Post

 

2019’s ‘Thanks for Proving Feminists Are Weak Neurotics’ Award

New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg

 

2019’s ‘Fascist Oxygen Thief’ Award

Meghan McCain

 

2019’s ‘Serial-Lying Snowflake of the Year’ Award

New York Times’ Bret Stephens

 

2019’s ‘Serial Loser’ Award

MSNBC’s Five-Time Loser Donny Deutsch

 

2019’s ‘Being a Jew-Hater While Keeping Your Job at the New York Times Award

Tom Wright-Piersanti

 

2019’s ‘Most Gloriously Humiliating Retraction’ Award

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

 

2019’s ‘No Joke, This Woman Is Dumb’ Award

CNN’s April Ryan

 

2019’s ‘Dangerous Fake News Outlet that Directly Incited the Most Physical Assaults’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘Unhinged Harpy Incites Violence’ Award

Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin

 

2019’s ‘Failing Fake News Outlet’s Desperate Click-Whoring of the Year’ Award

Newsweek

 

2019’s ‘So Irrelevant No One Mentions Them Anymore’ Award

BuzzFeed Politics

 

2019’s ‘We Hired Only Terrible and Pedantic Writers with No Imagination’ Award

For the 9th consecutive year, something called Mediaite

 

2019’s ‘What a Total Dick’ Award

CNN’s Brian Karem

 

2019’s ‘Never Right but Always Certain’ Award

David French

 

2019’s ‘Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct and Still Working at CNN’ Award

Don “Smell My Fingers” Lemon

 

2019’s ‘Grab the Popcorn’ Award

The Hissy Fight Between Terrorist Lover Max Boot and the Alt-Right National Review

 

2019’s ‘Lady Joe McCarthy’ Award

CNN’s Joan Walsh

 

2019’s ‘Stupidest Take from Welfare Queens’ Award

NPR

 

2019’s ‘Bully with a Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘She’d Be Just as Insufferable Without the Elitist Accent’ Award

Christiane Amanpour

 

2019’s ‘Taking Beto O’Rourke’s Stenography with a Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘Proven Conspiracy Theorist Still Working for NBC News’ Award

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

 

2019’s ‘It’s Okay When a Democrat Serially Assaults Women’ Award

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer

 

2019’s ‘Let’s Rehabilitate a Child Rapist’ Award

Three-way tie: National Review, Forbes, HuffPost

 

2019’s ‘White Supremacist Promoter with Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘Dude, Where’d My Audience Go?’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘Global Warming Hypocrite of the Year’ Award

The New York Times and its 6,250-ton air conditioner

 

2019’s ‘Defender of Violence Against Journalists’ Award

Media Matters

 

2019’s ‘Enabling Violence Against Journalists’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘That Piece of Analysis Held Up Really Well’ Award

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Chatty Cathy’ Award

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Biggest Fake News Trainwreck’ Award

CNN’s Anderson “uhm, we’re gonna take a quick break” Cooper

 

2019’s ‘HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!’ Award

CNN’s Jim “Double Chin” Acosta

 

2019’s ‘Harvey Weinstein’ Award

CNN’s Jeff Zucker

 

2019’s ‘Vichy Republican’ Award

George Will

 

2019’s ‘Vichy Conservative’ Award

National Review

 

2019s ‘We Just Made Some Shit Up’ Award

The Daily Beast

 

2019’s ‘Guy Who Worked with Credibly Accused Rapist Says What?’ Award

MSNBC’s Willie Geist

 

2019’s ‘Shameless Kiss-Ass’ Award

Politico’s Michael Grunwald

 

2019’s ‘Yeah, That’s a Real Shame’ Award

CNN

 

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2019’s ‘Global Warming Denier’ Award

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2019’s ‘Domestic Terrorist Champion’ Award

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2019’s ‘We Hate The Joooooozzzzz’ Award

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2019’s ‘Most Lies in Shortest Amount of Time’ Award

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2019’s ‘We Know Nothing About Anything Important to Everyday People’ Award

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2019’s ‘Here’s Even More Proof I’m a Hugh-Strung Neurotic’ Award

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Reuters

 

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Washington Post

 

2019’s ‘I Really Want Trump Assassinated’ Award

The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill

 

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Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler

 

2019’s ‘Spineless Bully’ Award

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski

 

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NBC’s Savannah Guthrie

 

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RNC pulls out of NBC debate


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By Ben Kamisar and Jonathan Easley

The Republican National Committee on Friday pulled out of a planned Feb. 26 debate with NBC News amidst a revolt by candidates after Wednesday’s CNBC debate.  “While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of America, CNBC’s moderators engaged in a series of ‘gotcha’ questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a letter to NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack. Since CNBC is an NBC Universal property, “We are suspending the partnership with NBC News” for its Feb. 26 debate.

Priebus’s email panned CNBC for “inaccurate or downright offensive” questions, specifically singling out a question to Donald Trump, who was asked whether he was running a “comic book” version of a presidential campaign.

“What took place Wednesday night was not an attempt to give the American people a greater understanding of our candidates’ policies and ideas.

Debates can mean big money for networks, which charge premium prices to advertise for the event. CNBC reportedly charged about $250,000 for a 30-second ad during Wednesday night’s debate — similar to reported prices for the previous CNN debate.

The decision is the RNC’s response to the rumbling of complaints that bubbled over during the debate, when Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and other bashed the moderators for political bias and unfair questions. Immediately after the debate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign manager confronted the network backstage over how little time his candidate received.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump came out in support of the RNC’s decision Friday afternoon. “The campaign supports the RNC’s decision to suspend the debate on February 26th due to the total lack of substance and respect exhibited during Wednesday’s night’s debate,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement. “We look forward to pursuing alternatives along with the RNC to ensure candidates are given ample opportunity to outline their vision for the future of our country.”

A spokesperson for Ben Carson said the campaign has “no objections to the decision,” but still wants to see changes to the process to ensure the debates are “about informing the public and not about network ratings.”

Some campaigns are still set to meet this weekend to air their grievances and determine what other steps might be taken to avoid issues in future debates.

The RNC has tried to take more of a leading role in debates after 2012, slicing the number of debates to about one-third of the contests from that cycle.  While the editorial decisions, specifically debate questions, are up to the media organizations, it has control over the logistics and ultimately whether the debate gets its blessing.

But that hasn’t stopped complaints about the criteria in each of the three debates—Fox News chose to lower the qualifications for its undercard debate and CNN expanded the criteria to include Carly Fiorina, both decisions amid criticism. And the pushback from the campaigns on CNBC’s debate hasn’t relented since late Wednesday night.

In his letter to NBC, Priebus wrote, “I have tremendous respect for the First Amendment and freedom of the press. However, I also expect the media to host a substantive debate on consequential issues important to Americans. CNBC did not.” 

NBC responded to the RNC’s decision in an email statement Friday afternoon saying, “This is a disappointing development. However, along with our debate broadcast partners at Telemundo we will work in good faith to resolve this matter with the Republican Party.” A source with NBC pointed out that NBC News had no editorial control over the debate. Lack’s corporate bio says that he only oversees NBC News and MSNBC. CNBC is a separate property under the NBC Universal umbrella.

The RNC still plans to hold a debate on that date that includes National Reviewa conservative publication that partnered with NBC for the upcoming debate.  The decision to pull out of the NBC debate was met with mixed reviews from RNC veterans.

Jim Nicholson, a former RNC chairman during the 2000 election, applauded Priebus’ decision and told The Hill that the “RNC ought to continue to use their megaphone to try to get these networks and moderators to have the same set of standards.” 

“That’s a pretty big stick because those debates have been very well watched, so the advertising time is very valuable to the networks,” Nicholson said of the threat of pulling out of another debate.

As far as the candidates, he added, their leverage lies in uniting together if they want to push for substantive changes to future debate criteria. “They are the strongest when they act collectively,” he said, adding that Donald Trump and Ben Carson won their demands to have opening and closing statements, as well as a two-hour time limit on the debate, after threatening to pull out of CNBC’s debate.

That win was short-lived, however, as Priebus’ letter notes that the network eschewed the opening statement to instead ask candidates about their weaknesses.

But former RNC chairman Michael Steele, who has clashed with Priebus in the past, said the move to suspend the partnership with NBC would do nothing ameliorate the frustration candidates have with the debate process as a whole.

“This doesn’t solve the problem,” Steele said. “The original idea was for the RNC to have more control over the process but now the candidates are already making their move and it’s too late.” 

“I don’t think it’s a bold move,” he added. “They’re trying to appease the candidates who are already pissed off at the process they created. What they’ve got to do is look forward and determine the style of debate they want and who is going to be up there for it, rather than just reacting to what happened with CNBC, which was abhorrent.”

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Kasich Befuddles The Public Over His Stance On Global Warming


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Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

rino alertGov. John Kasich’s campaign has been scrambling to clear up the Republican presidential candidate’s stance on whether or not he believes in global warming after he told NBC News Sunday he didn’t want to “destroy people’s jobs based on some theory that’s not proven.”

Kasich told NBC’s Chuck Todd he believes humans have an impact on the environment, but cautioned against punitive regulations that could cripple the economy and kill jobs.

“Well, I think that man absolutely affects the environment. But as to whether, you know, what the impact is, the overall impact, I think that’s a legitimate debate.” Kasich said, touting his state’s environmental record. “So of course we have to be sensitive to it. But we don’t want to destroy people’s jobs based on some theory that’s not proven.”

Interestingly enough, liberal news outlets criticized Kasich for saying global warming was “some theory that’s not proven.” This forced his campaign to respond over social media, tweeting out a remarks Kasich made about global warming in 2012.

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“He believes it is real and that humans play a significant factor and we need to do something about it,” a Kasich campaign spokesman told Politico in an emailed response, regarding the governor’s position on man-made global warming.

Kasich’s campaign also pointed Politico to other recent interviews where the governor talked about global warming without questioning the science. Kasich has been trying to position himself as a moderate Republican who believes in trying to find solutions to global warming.

“I am a believer—my goodness, I am a Republican—I happen to believe there is a problem with climate change,” Kaisich said in 2012. “I don’t want to overreact to it, I can’t measure it all, but I respect the creation that the Lord has given us, and I want to make sure we protect it.” no more rinos

 

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