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  • 9 things Bernie Sanders should’ve known about but didn’t in that Daily News interview

    04/07/2016 5:03:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-7-16 | Jonathan Capehart
    My former colleagues on the New York Daily News editorial board sat down with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on April 1 for an illuminating interview. The more I read the transcript, the more it became clear that the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination doesn’t know much beyond his standard stump speech about breaking up the banks and how he had the good judgment to vote against the Iraq War in 2002. 1. Breaking up the banks 2. The legal implications of breaking up a financial institution 3. Prosecuting Wall Street executives for the financial collapse of 2008 4. Handling...
  • Capehart—Woman Tweeted Me: Thanks to Planned Parenthood I'm Still Alive

    09/30/2015 4:11:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did the tragic irony of his statement not strike Jonathan Capehart? On today's Morning Joe, after disclosing that he could not bear to watch the Planned Parenthood videos, Washington Post editor Capehart expressed opposition to cutting off all funding for it. Arguing that "they do so many other things providing health care to women," Capehart continued "on my Twitter feed yesterday there was a woman who tweeted at me and said thanks to Planned Parenthood I'm still alive." Jonathan, have you given any thought to the six million people who will never be able to tweet you because their lives...
  • How selective outrage over Trump is dooming the GOP (Because - White people)

    07/21/2015 11:43:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart, columnist
    In what seemed like a political nanosecond, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a statement on Saturday condemning Donald Trump’s callous assertion that day that Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero.” Senator McCain is an American hero because he served his country and sacrificed more than most can imagine. Period. There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably. The RNC is 100 percent correct. McCain is a hero. His sacrifice and service to this country when so many like Trump looked for ways to avoid the Vietnam...
  • The beginning of the end of Trump (From the man who brought us the Trayvon trial fiasco)

    07/20/2015 9:13:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart
    Donald Trump finally said something that shook the Republican establishment out of its self-induced stupor over his presidential candidacy. “He’s a war hero because he was captured,” the loudmouth from New York said about Sen. John McCain, Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war, at a GOP cattle call in Iowa on Saturday. “I like people that weren’t captured.” That’s rich coming from a billionaire who received five deferments from military service during the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, McCain, who refused early release, was held captive and tortured in a North Vietnam prison for five-and-a-half years. Anyone who aspires to be...
  • Trump to black columnist: 'You are the racist, not I'

    07/08/2015 7:15:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 120 replies ^ | July 8, 2015 | Tom Kludt
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —Donald Trump might be a presidential candidate mired in an ongoing national controversy, but he still makes time to offer feedback to newspaper columnists. This time, the scribe who drew Trump's ire was the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, who called out the billionaire's "baldly racist xenophobia" in a column earlier this week. In response, Trump sent Capehart, who is African American, a handwritten note: "Jonathan - You are the racist, not I," Trump wrote. "Get rid of your 'hate.'"
  • Heilemann, Capehart Clash With Kristol Over Confederate Purge

    06/24/2015 8:58:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bill Kristol has supported the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds for 15 years. But when he took to Twitter yesterday to criticize the left's "frenzy of self-righteousness" in the wake of Charleston, he brought down on his head a deluge of ugly criticism. On today's Morning Joe, Jonathan Capehart and John Heilemann eschewed the kind of scatalogical suggestions that had been made to Kristol on Twitter, but engaged in a barrage of criticism of their own. Capehart accused Kristol of "belittling" the families of the Charleston victims, while Heilemann—telling Kristol he was "trolling"—sarcastically said...
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘Mexican Rapists’ Rhetoric Will Keep the Republican Party Out of the White House

    06/18/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17 | Jonathan Capehart
    In the 45-minute “festival of narcissism” that was Donald Trump’s rambling presidential announcement, one particularly nasty passage proved him to be a menace to the Republican Party. It was the one about Mexican immigrants. The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. [Applause] Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And...
  • Nothing gay about Hastert hypocrisy

    06/07/2015 7:42:23 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart
    In discussing the scandal engulfing former House speaker Dennis Hastert, who is due in court this week, one thing must be made absolutely clear. What he is alleged to have done to young boys has absolutely nothing to do with being gay or gay rights. * Almost immediately after the news broke of Hastert’s indictment, folks looked to Congress for signs of hypocrisy. Former representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who is gay, made an assertion during an appearance on Huffington Post Live last Monday that was flat-out inappropriate. “Dennis Hastert twice as speaker tried to get the house to pass a...
  • WaPo's Capehart Experiencing Liberal Stupidity and Racism

    03/18/2015 9:46:38 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 8 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 3/18/15 | Bob Parks
    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart is now experiencing that traditional “Come to Jesus moment”: that instance where he’s discovered the left is not interested in opinions that differ from a given narrative. In fact, if you are black and you stray, you are fair game for any and all vitriol issued. Specifically, when it comes to the whole Michael Brown-was-shot-in-the-back-while-having-his-hands-up-and-saying-“Don’t-shoot” that led to dominant social media hashtags, protests in cities around the country, and a movement that has united progressive and/or anarchist factions, it was all based on a lie.
  • Capehart: Rudy's 'Lying'—Obama Doesn't Think Differently About America Than Reagan

    02/21/2015 6:52:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From a shining city on a hill and Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall, to terrible deeds in the name of Christ and terrorists' legitimate grievances. The chasm between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama when it comes to their views of America and the world could hardly be wider. But on today's Up With Steve Kornacki, when the host asked the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart whether President Obama talks and thinks about America differently from Reagan [and Clinton and Carter], Capehart emphatically replied "No. Rudy Giuliani is lying." View the video here.
  • Black Washington Post Columnist Dismisses ‘Made-Up Black Holiday’ Kwanzaa

    11/14/2014 3:13:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    mediate ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Jonathan Capehart, liberal Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, happens to be black and he thinks Kwanzaa is sort of a crock. Kwanzaa is the African-centric celebratory season taking place between Christmas and the New Year, originally created by a guy who lived in Maryland. The “holiday” receives a lot of marketing attention for politically correct reasons but very few black Americans actually observe it. Capehart writes:
  • Jonathan Capehart Hopes Mary Landrieu Can 'Wobble' to Re-Election

    10/10/2014 6:59:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 10, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Forget about voting record or positions on policy. What really counts for Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post is knowing how to properly perform a dance step. Or at least he hopes that will be the secret to electoral success for Senator Mary Landrieu whose voting record such as supporting Obamacare has made her unpopular in Louisiana. The dance step Capehart is referring to is called the "Wobble." Here is Capehart gushing over Landrieu's ability at performing a Wobble and hoping that it will help with her re-election:
  • House chaos a sign Boehner is Cruz’ing to Obama impeachment?

    08/02/2014 11:58:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 1 at 4:16 PM | Jonathan Capehart
    The Post articles on the House Republican revolt over the border bill and and the role Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) played in making it happen have nuggets of information that show why I’ve been harping about the possibility of  impeachment since June.As the article on the revolt notes, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies said they had the votes to pass a border bill that not only speeded up deportations but also had a $659 million price tag, which was considerably less than the $3.7 billion President Obama asked for. And then the bill was pulled from the floor...
  • MSNBC’s Capehart: Tolerance ‘Should Not Be a Two-Way Street’

    05/13/2014 4:02:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    Liberals often say they’re big on tolerance, but apparently tolerance must flow only one way – toward liberals and their favored identity groups. So says MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart. Appearing as a guest on Monday’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Capehart rebuffed the idea ... [T]olerance, no, is not – it should not be a two-way street. It's a one-way street. ... That’s the perfect encapsulation of liberalism – they will make you to understand that you are wrong and they are right. You will tolerate whoever they like, but as for you – tough luck. If you don’t...
  • Dinesh D’Souza’s Indictment and Double Standards

    02/01/2014 7:45:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/01/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration’s indictment of critic Dinesh D’Souza on campaign finance law violations is a reminder that it’s dangerous to be in the opposition when the president is a lawless strongman who knows the media will protect him no matter what. Democratic malefactors remained at large on Friday as D’Souza pleaded not guilty to charges that he directed two individuals to each make $10,000 donations to the campaign of Wendy Long, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, on the understanding he would reimburse them, which he did not long after.The court in New York reportedly imposed unusually tough...
  • Capehart Hails Protest That Prevented Texas Pro-Life Vote As 'Democracy In Action

    06/27/2013 6:16:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe today, Jonathan Capehart hailed the loud protest in the Texas Capitol gallery by pro-abortion rights advocates—which prevented the state senate from voting on a pro-life bill—as an example of "democracy in action." Joe Scarborough countered that if pro-life protesters had done the same, people on MSNBC and elsewhere would be calling them an "angry, unruly mob." Interestingly, New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters agreed with Scarborough, saying he was "absolutely right." Capehart had no rebuttal. View the video here.
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
  • NBC News on Dr. Ben Carson: 'Blinded by the White'

    03/30/2013 6:05:06 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/29/2013 | John Nolte
    On Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel program Tuesday night, while discussing same-sex marriage, Dr. Ben Carson made the point that if we change the definition of marriage for homosexuals, what's to stop NAMBLA or those into bestiality from demanding the same. The media, which is always ready to destroy any black man who dares think for himself, uniformly pounced today. In response to the manufactured uproar, the soft-spoken Carson (who was a hero to the left until he came out as a conservative), did the interview rounds on cable Friday, including Andrea Mitchell's show on MSNBC and Wolf Blitzer's on...
  • Capehart On DOMA: States' Rights A 'Legal Technicality'

    03/28/2013 5:13:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Seriously: of all editorial writers at the nation's major newspapers, could the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart be the least conversant with the Constitution? Back in August, we caught Capehart admitting to his unfamiliarity with Enumerated Powers Clause. On today's Morning Joe, Capehart's Constitutional confusion was on display again. Discussing the Supreme Court's possible overturning of DOMA, Capehart complained that it looked like the Court was headed toward doing so not in reliance on equal protection, but on the basis of states' rights, which Capehart called "a legal technicality." Tenth Amendment much, Mr. Capehart? View the video here.
  • Capehart Warns On Drone Strikes: Remember, A Republican Could Become President!

    02/08/2013 7:06:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, you might be cool with Barack Obama calling up a drone strike on an American citizen. But don't forget: a Republican [shudder!] could become President! That was the Washington Post editorialist Jonathan Capehart's warning to Donny Deutsch when the ad-man-turned-pundit proclaimed he had no problem with the president, under desperate circumstances, ordering a drone strike against an American. View the video here.
  • Accidental Honesty: Andrea Mitchell Calls Washington Post's Capehart A 'Democratic Analyst'

    08/15/2012 12:20:33 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell's Freudian slip was showing on her MSNBC show this afternoon. Mitchell's moment of unintentional honesty came during a discussion with Chris Cillizza of Joe Biden's ugly remark yesterday to a largely African-American audience that Mitt Romney would "put y'all back in chains." As noted here, Capehart defended Biden on Morning Joe today, claiming he had "nothing to apologize for." Mitchell, seeking faux balance, cited Capehart as having enumerated a number of supposedly racially-tinged remarks made by Republicans. Just one problem: Mitchell described Capehart as a "Democratic analyst." Oopsie! Surely a distinction without much of a difference, but Capehart's...
  • 'Back In Chains': Capehart Claims Biden Has 'Nothing To Apologize For'

    08/15/2012 4:43:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    An animated opening segment on today's Morning Joe focused on the fallout from VP Joe Biden's remark to a largely African-American crowd yesterday that a Romney presidency would "put y'all back in chains." Washington Post editorialist Jonathan Capehart claimed Biden doesn't have "anything to apologize for." But earlier, Willie Geist opined that had Paul Ryan said such a thing, "there would be calls" for Ryan and Romney "to get out of the race." Taking the cluelessness cake, Mika Brzezinski found it inconceivable that Biden might have been playing the race card. View the video here.
  • Washington Post's Capehart Unfamiliar With Enumerated Powers Clause

    08/02/2012 5:49:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What does it take to win a Pulitzer Prize or write editorials for the Washington Post? Hard to say [though being a liberal certainly helps], but familiarity with the basic constitutional principles upon which our country was founded is apparently not required. On today's Morning Joe, Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post editorialist Jonathan Capehart apologized to Senator Tom Coburn for being unfamiliar with Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, the Enumerated Powers clause. As you'll see from the clip, Capehart's befuddlement regarding the clause seemed to extend beyond the specific article number to the very principle that it...
  • Liberal WaPo Columnist: 'OWS Is Going Nowhere Fast'

    05/23/2012 9:01:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 23, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the Coffee Party or No Labels? You don't? Both those movements quickly disappeared from the scene shortly after being heavily hyped in the mainstream media so you can be forgiven their absence from your memories. And now the latest liberal fad, Occupy Wall Street, seems to be fading fast as well. This is the claim made by liberal Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart in this obituary: The massive protests over the weekend in Chicago during the NATO summit have folks wondering if that marked a resurgence of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But I have to tell you, if...
  • Washington Post blogger duped by fake Twitter congressman, and: Blame Bush!

    09/09/2010 3:38:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 9, 2010 | troglopundit
    On a scale of forgetting your pencil at home to forgetting your 50th wedding anniversary, this ranks somewhere around forgetting your lunchbox. But it’s still funny. Last week, a Washington Post columnist started a Twitter hoax. This week, a Washington Post columnist fell for one. Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer and columnist, took "@RepJackKimble (R-Calif.)" to task Monday for tweeting that "Bush fought 2 wars without costing taxpayers a dime." Capehart responded in a blog post that President Bush advocated for "two giant tax cuts that weren't paid for and two big wars that were largely kept off the main...
  • L'Affaire Sherrod: Quick Question Crumbles Capehart's White House Cover

    07/22/2010 4:43:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jonathan Capehart is the early frontrunner to win my Obama Parrot of the Week, the dubious award I hand out on my local TV show to the media member most avidly toeing the White House line. On today's Morning Joe, the WaPo editorialist, trying to suggest the White House was not involved in the firing of Shirley Sherrod, offered a strained theory of how Sherrod misunderstood what she was being told by a USDA official about the White House wanting her gone. But when Willie Geist asked the obvious question, Capehart's house of cards largely crumbled, forcing Jonathan to beat...
  • Not Just Anti-Incumbency, Jonathan: Anti-Liberalism

    02/17/2010 4:41:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 534+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Poor Barack Obama. Hasn't put a foot wrong. Policies just fine. It's just that he's been dealt the cruel fate of being . . . President of the United States. That was the essence of what Jonathan Capehart, WaPo editorialist, whistled past the liberal graveyard on Morning Joe today. Confronted with the prez's crumbling poll numbers [by 52-44 margin people don't think PBO deserves to be re-elected], Capehart blamed anti-incumbent fever. It's not that Americans are opposed to the Dems' policies, suggested Capehart: they're just frustrated at how little has been accomplished. Why don't we play a little game of...
  • Capehart: 'We've Got Two Problems. Um, I Mean, The Administration and Dems Do'

    08/14/2009 6:20:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 1,344+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jonathan Capehart let the mask slip on just how much the MSM is one with Pres. Obama and Democrats at large. Here's the WaPo editorialist on Morning Joe today, discussing the daunting task of selling ObamaCare to a doubting public: "We've got two problems here. We: I should say the administration or Democrats have two problems." Too late, Jonathan. Cat out of bag. Toothpaste out of tube. Bell rung. View video here.
  • Bernstein: Palin 'Ignorant Demagogue, Flake'

    07/27/2009 4:56:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies · 2,356+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Generations past and present of the Washington Post heaped abuse on Sarah Palin today. Appearing on Morning Joe, Carl Bernstein called Palin "ignorant," a "demagogue" and a "flake." Current WaPo editorialist Jonathan Capehart chimed in to second Bernstein's emotion "100%." Pat Buchanan stepped in to explain Palin's appeal. View video here.
  • Capehart’s Advice To GOP: Skip Generation, Wait For Meghan McCain

    06/24/2009 12:45:10 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies · 1,587+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Early clubhouse leader for worst political advice of the year . . . Jonathan Capehart has suggested that Republicans would be well-advised to skip a generation and wait for the Meghan McCains of the world to assume the GOP’s mantle of leadership. The WaPo editorial writer made his smirk-worthy suggestion on MSNBC this afternoon while chewing over Mark Sanford’s stunning announcement. The panel had literally and figuratively run down the list of Republican presidential hopefuls and found virtually all of them wanting. Capehart’s brainstorm came in response to a leading question from host Tamron Hall, who touted the younger McCain’s...
  • Capehart: Obama Thanked His Reporters, Uh, Supporters

    11/05/2008 11:34:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies · 817+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This morning's Unintentional Honesty Award goes to Jonathan Capehart. The Washington Post editorialist, discussing Barack Obama's acceptance speech last night, spoke of the president-elect thanking "his reporters," before catching himself and substituting "supporters." Joe Scarborough, with an assist from executive producer Chris Licht, called Capehart out on his Freudian slip. The WaPo man proceeded to pat himself on the back as one of those rare MSM members who had not been in the tank for Obama. Right. View video here.
  • WaPo's Capehart: 'Shop-a-Long Palin' Guilty of Virtual 'Child Abuse'

    10/22/2008 5:15:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 961+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I suppose that mocking Republican candidates is an essential element of a Washington Post editorial writer's job description. Even so, it was jarring to hear the snide comments of WaPo editorialist Jonathan Capehart [seen right in file photo] about Sarah Palin read on the air today. Not merely did he mock her shopping habits, Capehart came very close to accusing Palin of . . . "child abuse." Mika Brzezinski, at the Morning Joe helm with Joe Scarborough off on assignment today, led the show with the Politico report that the Republican National Committee has spent more than $150 thousand on...
  • WaPo's Capehart: Palin Reminds Me of Miss Teen South Carolina

    09/26/2008 1:15:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 931+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is there some kind of competition on the left to see who can make the most denigrating comment about the mental acuity of Republicans? As we've noted, last night Paul Begala called President Bush "a high-functioning moron," perhaps Begala's bid to one-up Rep. Charles Rangel, who had called Sara Palin "disabled." Today, it's Jonathan Capehart's turn. Speaking with David Shuster on MSNBC this afternoon, the Washington Post editorial writer said that Sarah Palin reminds him of Lauren Caitlin Upton, the 2007 Miss Teen South Carolina whose tangles ["U.S. Americans," etc.] with the English language made her an overnight YouTube star....
  • On Day Demanding Leadership, Obama Exploits America's Anxiety

    09/15/2008 2:27:43 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies · 142+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What should an American president—or one aspiring to become president—do on a day when markets are in turmoil: * Assure Americans and the world that America's economy is fundamentally strong; or * Suggest that America's economy is fundamentally weak? John McCain chose the former path; Barack Obama the latter. WaPo editorial writer Jonathan Capehart believes Obama got the better of the exchange because he came closer to channeling Americans' anxiety. But is that leadership? View video here of McCain and Obama on the stump day, addressing the state of the economy, and Capehart's comment.
  • Obama on Terrorist Rights: Joe Calls Out Mika on 'Moral Choices'

    06/18/2008 6:04:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 219+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In an interview with ABC's Jake Tapper—Obama has proposed a read-them-their-Miranda-rights approach to dealing with the likes of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. It's the policy equivalent of Dukakis-in-a-tank, and is likely, in this NewsBuster's opinion, to have an even more harmful impact on his campaign. The McCain camp has wasted no time in weighing in. In a conference call yesterday, former CIA director James Woolsey said Obama's advocacy of giving terrorists access to U.S. courts was an "extremely dangerous and an extremely naive approach to terrorism." Discussion on Morning Joe today among, on the one hand Barack fans Mika Brzezinski and...
  • WaPo's Capehart: Hard for Media 'Not to Get Swept Up' in Obamamania

    06/03/2008 4:33:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 49+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's a great moment at the beginning of the video clip here in which WaPo editorial writer Jonathan Capehart dithers, then palpably decides to bite the bullet and tell the truth: yeah, the media's in the tank for Obama. His admission against interest came in response to a question from Pat Buchanan on today's Morning Joe. --snip-- JONATHAN CAPEHART: Well, you know, Pat, I think, um, that, eh, yeah. I think there is some truth to [Bill Clinton's] bitterness. Um, you know, it's hard to, let's remember: reporters are human. And reporters are covering both these campaigns. And it's hard...
  • Barnicle: Bloggers 'Nitwits Who Think They're Part of the News Media'

    05/28/2008 5:13:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies · 158+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You pathetic little people of the blogosphere. You're nothing more than "nitwits at home with [your] computers" who've deluded yourselves into imagining you're "part of the news media." Just ask Mike Barnicle. The former Boston Globe columnist broke the tough truth to us on today's Morning Joe. WaPo editorial writer Jonathan Capehart was "so glad" to agree. Capehart was in full courtier mode to Mika Brzezinski, anchoring the show during Joe Scarborough's extended absence awaiting the birth of a child home in Florida. When executive producer Chris Licht read a viewer email critical of Mika, Capehart leapt to her defense,...
  • Clueless on McCain: WaPo's Capehart Claims Candidacy Hurt by Outreach to Religious Right

    07/30/2007 5:55:14 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 405+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Does the MSM have the vaguest clue about what makes Republicans tick? For months the liberal media has been propounding the absurd notion that John McCain's quest to obtain the Republican presidential nomination has been undermined by his support for the Iraq war. The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart seems a good guy, but he has now added a clueless coda to that misperception, suggesting that McCain's efforts to repair his relations with the religious right has done him in. Capehart was part of a panel on this afternoon's "Hardball." Mike Barnicle guest hosted for Chris Matthews, and asked the question...