Probably the most infuriating, if entirely predictable, outcome of the Supreme Court’s fusillade of 5-4′s this week was the MSM’s dewy-eyed credulity that accompanied it. Now, I’m not implying that say, Adam Liptak of the NYT is a clueless ninth grader, but his reporting would have been considerably more respectable if he were. Pretending to parse the hastily concocted legal reasoning du jour behind decisions that were already made twenty years ago by the Court’s right wing not only makes boring reading, but it insults the intelligence of anyone capable of tying one’s own shoes.
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday August 23, 2012 9:30 am|
After publishing a poorly thought out column in the WaPo defending FRC last week that in essence slammed LGBT groups and allies that called him out for his preposterous defense that the well-documented anti-LGBT organization is not a hate group, Dana Milbank went on the Michelangelo Signorile Show and still ignored the factual evidence placed before him.
|By: Pam Spaulding Tuesday August 21, 2012 12:30 pm|
Michelangelo Signorile has published an open letter to the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, challenging him to a public debate over at Huffpost or on his SiriusXM show over whether the organization deserves the hate group label.
|By: Pam Spaulding Saturday August 18, 2012 7:52 am|
I could hardly believe what I was reading when I saw this breathtaking quote in Dana Milbank’s WaPo column arguing that the Family Research Council, because Tony Perkins doesn’t wear white sheets and go on Night Rides, isn’t a hate group.
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday May 7, 2012 8:00 pm|
Dana Milbank, everybody, waking up to the idea that vast swaths of the Republican electorate would rather kick Democrats in the junk than do just about anything else including any type of governing at all.
|By: David Dayen Sunday March 6, 2011 6:30 am|
The past week has seen a pronounced evolution in the writing of Dana Milbank. Earlier in the week he severely criticized the incestuous relationship between the political and media culture in Washington – including engaging in a healthy dose of self-criticism – revealed by the Kurt Bardella email scandal. Where did this newfound self-awareness come from? Perhaps that can be explained by his latest piece. See, Milbank discovered that, regardless of his prominence in the DC journalism community or access to power, to the banks he was still nothing but a mark.
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday January 31, 2011 8:00 pm|
Fox News.com contributor Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.
Let me repeat that. FOX NEWS.COM CONTRIBUTOR Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.
|By: Jim White Tuesday January 11, 2011 6:06 am|
Tuesday’s Opinions page in the Washington Post is dedicated almost entirely to the tragic shooting in Tucson on Saturday. A screenshot of a portion of the Opinions webpage shows us the lineup of writers and their topics. In addition, one of the three editorials by the Post’s editorial board also addresses the issue and has the title “Gun control: It’s not a political impossibility”. To summarize, then, we have Eugene Robinson and the editorial board arguing for improved laws to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them, Dana Milbank hitting the violent rhetoric from Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck for their contributions to politically-based violence and threats of violence while George Will, Michael Gerson, Richard Cohen and Marc Thiessen all write columns that are telling America to stop blaming conservatives for the violent political landscape that they have created with their incendiary language and actions.
|By: William Black Tuesday December 14, 2010 6:03 am|
The ideal result for supporters of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy is to get them extended in a manner that allows Republicans to escape from the suicidal bargaining position they were in on holding taxes for 98% of American taxpayers hostage and blocking the extension of unemployment benefits, in a fashion in which the Republicans get to take primary credit for all of the tax cuts, and while causing the President to betray his campaign promises and launch an attack on his strongest supporters – an attack taken word-for-word out of the Republican playbook. That is precisely what they’ve achieved. They did not achieve the result through brilliance and they cannot achieve it without cowardice and ineptitude on the part of the Democrats.
|By: Blue Texan Sunday December 12, 2010 11:30 am|
After Obama’s tax cuts for billionaires deal earned him a David Broder pat on the back, we get this truly virtuostic hackery from Dana Milbank.