Good Morning America’s Jon Karl on January 04 derided the incoming Republican Speaker of the House as “harshly partisan.” The ABC correspondent joked that John Boehner can look “like the weeper of the House.” In contrast, then-GMA co-host Diane Sawyer in 2007 lauded Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ascension, praising, “But her fellow politicians say she’s galvanized steel with a smile.” Eyeblast.tv.
When in 2003, Sen. Strom Thurmond passed away, the New York Times’ obituary headline read: Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100 The paper then went on to justify this summation of a 100-year life and 56 years in politics as ‘foe of integration’ by citing his past sins as a racist and his history of opposition to civil rights. Here are some of the bullet points: He was […]
Fifty-five percent (55%) of U.S. voters continue to think that media bias is a bigger problem in politics today than big campaign contributions, identical to the finding in August 2008. Thirty-two percent (32%) say big contributions are the bigger problem, but that’s down four points from the previous survey. Thirteen percent (13%) more are not sure. Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters say they are more likely to contribute time or […]