Thursday, November 26, 2015
Fox News

Endorse This: Cheers To This Fox News Host

In the storm of media demagoguery against Syrian refugees, which has flowed especially from Fox News, there also comes a truly eloquent rebuttal.

November 17, 2015

Trump’s Son: ‘My Father Is A Patriot, And He’s An American’

It does seem kind of odd to imagine the white-collar job searches of college graduates being confounded by the manual laborers crossing the Mexican border.

November 12, 2015

Rubio Says His Financial History Is A Good Thing

Marco Rubio is responding to attacks from Donald Trump regarding the reported mismanagement of his finances — sort of.

November 4, 2015
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Trump Accidentally Demolishes The Fox News Benghazi Narrative

Listening to Fox News for the last three years viewers have been led to believe the Benghazi tragedy stands as the biggest failure in American foreign policy and easily represents the darkest day in U.S. history, even though scores of attacks have claimed more Americans lives

October 21, 2015

Republicans Punish Their Own For Speaking The Truth

So another Republican congressman has come forward to admit that his party’s Benghazi obsession is little more than an undisguised effort to damage the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner.

October 17, 2015

This Week In Crazy: A Jackboot On The Face Of Sanity

Dear conservatives: Imagine a jackboot stomping on the face of your overwrought metaphor. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

October 16, 2015

Fox News Guest Analyst Arrested For Lying About Working For CIA

Fox “expert” on national security — and Benghazi — bogusly portrayed himself as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the CIA from 1973 to 2000, says the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

October 16, 2015

Endorse This: Why Does Jeb Bush Want To ‘Create A Recession’?

Jeb: “Let’s create a little bit of a recession in Washington, D.C., so that we can have economic prosperity outside of Washington.”

October 15, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Stupidity Of A Free State

A well-regulated militia — which consists predominantly of disturbed white men who retch at the mere mention of “regulation” — being necessary to the stupidity of a free state, we can always look forward to hearing more pro-gun idiocy after a tragic mass shooting. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

October 9, 2015

Endorse This: Exhuming McCarthy

Watch as Kevin McCarthy insists the investigation has nothing to do with politics — and what’s more, he says, it’s been “applauded by all sides of the aisle.”

October 2, 2015

Trump Calls Rubio ‘Weak’ And ‘Lazy’

Hmm, dogwhistle much?

September 30, 2015
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5 Ways The GOP Plays The Media And Wins

Republicans are masters of lighting up a story like a Roman candle and watching the media scramble around it in amazement. Here are five ways they do it.

September 28, 2015

Trump Gets Testy After ‘National Review’ Editor’s Remark

Trump’s war against traditional Republican media outlets won’t get fixed any time soon.

September 24, 2015

Trump To Fox News: No Soup For You!

How is Fox News supposed to run a conservative news channel, if the Republican frontrunner declares that he’s not going on with them anymore?

September 23, 2015

Endorse This: The GOP Getting Mental Help?

Watch as America’s favorite pop psychologist offers his take on the GOP field — and explains how to handle a certain bully whose name everybody knows.

September 15, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Come Hell And High Water

Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like.

September 11, 2015
Glenn Beck caricature

This Week In Crazy: What Will You Say ‘When Daddy Comes Home’?

Summer is winding to a close, and sanity is in short supply.

September 4, 2015

Rick Perry: ‘A Broken Clock Is Right Once A Day’ (Um…)

Rick Perry can’t even manage to go without an “oops” moment when he tries to deny that his campaign might be dead.

September 3, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

War, Mushroom Clouds, And No Dancing: GOPers React To Iran Deal

Republican presidential candidates have been making their displeasure with the Iran deal known — and some of them are being very dramatic about it.

September 2, 2015

Endorse This: So Do The Hispanics Love Trump?

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce took a bold step this week, with the group’s head Javier Palomarez meeting with a presidential candidate whose main platform right now is to deport lots of Hispanics.

September 2, 2015

Endorse This: Dick Cheney’s Reality

Watch this marvelous dual display of poor self-awareness from the ex-Veep who helped to create the disasters plaguing the Middle East, and from one of his loudest media cheerleaders. But who knows, perhaps Cheney is so repugnant and tone-deaf that he might just help Obama’s chances of pulling off the Iran deal.

September 1, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump reacts near the end of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Donald Trump Vs. Fox News — Again!

Donald Trump reignited his war against his political enemies, with a new attack on Fox News host Megyn Kelly. And even the most prominent Republican media outlet in the country is discovering: The Donald won’t ever let you go.

August 25, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York

Donald Trump Keeps Boosting TV News Ratings

Donald Trump’s surprisingly durable campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination continues to be ratings rocket fuel for TV news.

August 21, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Hail To The Antichrist!

There’s nothing wrong with Planned Parenthood that a Christian conquistador couldn’t fix. And did you know Obama’s the son of Satan?

August 21, 2015

Clinton Emails: Is This Watergate? Or Just Another Whitewater?

Obscured by sensational and often stupid media coverage, the fundamental facts are simple. There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton violated any rule or law in her use of a private email server, however badly advised.

August 20, 2015
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