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Sunday talk shows: Limbaugh’s mistakes (w/video link)

December 7, 2014 by

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Rush Limbaugh (pictured) rarely appears on television. The radio talk host is not invited much. He’s on our Shameful list because of repeated inaccuracies and insults. (For examples, click http://respectinpolitics.org/?s=Limbaugh) Fox News

We’re ready to be disgusted by the immigration issue

November 19, 2014 by

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Oh my goodness. We’ve already noted that many in Congress seem to have not noted that voters,  just over two weeks ago,  registered their disdain for the extent politics, rather than productivity and basic civility

Pres. Bush stays classy in spite of Hannity

November 17, 2014 by

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The former President held his ground and refused to criticize Pres. Obama on Hannity’s Fox News program last night. The host, who is on our Shameful list, also asked a question on a previous program seeking a negative reaction to the President’s policies. We’ve written enough about Hannity, who is not a journalist. (Search Hannity […]

We see petty politics taking precedence over integrity

November 13, 2014 by

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Could it be? Of course it could. But the fact that just days after the midterms, congressional leaders and the President can’t have a thoughtful conversation about immigration and some other contentious issues is a bit

CNN anchor distorts analysis of economy

November 7, 2014 by

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During an interview today with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Brooke Baldwin (pictured, center, with two CNN colleagues) mentioned some positive aspects of the monthly unemployment report released hours before. She pointed out, among other things, the drop

Political TV still in the doldrums

November 6, 2014 by

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A mixed bag of useless political comments on TV today. Hope you weren’t watching but in the interests of trying to encourage significant programming, we bring them to your attention. A former press secretary for Pres. George W. Bush,

Some post-election comments show a mixed bag of hope and no change

November 5, 2014 by

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We can’t say we had much hope that it would be different. While some were civil in their remarks, others carried on with the usual disrespect and overstatement. Iowa Senator-elect Joni Ernst (R) said

Pres. Obama should have recalled Congress on ebola

October 31, 2014 by

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The current controversy over how best to protect the public from ebola might have been less rancorous if the President had involved Congress in the process. Legislators are home on vacation, supposedly campaigning if

More ebola developments highlight different tactics

October 29, 2014 by

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Respect for all citizens would seem to necessitate at a minimum specific policy recommendations from the federal government to the states. It’s up to state governments to decide whether to set their own ebola rules or go with the ones from Washington. We wrote yesterday that a congressional panel should have helped

Did you forget why Limbaugh is on our Shameful list?

October 24, 2014 by

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If you did, here’s just one of the reasons. Today, on the radio, he described a progression of steps taken by the White House which he says ends with President Obama being seen by some as curing ebola in one of the recent patients. “That’s the desired effect on

No credibility for Sen. Cruz in Israeli flight suspension

July 24, 2014 by

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President Obama has denied a charge that the FAA decision to suspend U.S. airlines from traveling to Israel was political. Sen. Ted Cruz had made the charge after the FAA  halted the flights following the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, killing the nearly 300 people aboard.

Holder adds nothing to the Obama race issue

July 16, 2014 by

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Attorney General Eric Holder tried to look into the minds of some in the GOP earlier in the week. Or, on the other hand, maybe he wanted to raise the spectre of Republican racism for political purposes as the Congressional elections are less than four months away. At any rate, the fallout lingers. Holder (pictured) […]

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