Conservatives frequently make unfavorable comparisons between Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, but it’s a rarer occurrence to see leftists do the same. So when a lefty zealot like Eric Alterman does precisely that in his latest Daily Beast article, it’s bound to raise eyebrows, though it shouldn’t—where The One reminds right-wingers of Carter through his international and economic ineptness, Alterman sees Obama aping some very different traits from his predecessor.
Have you ever wondered how lefty talking head Eric Alterman can possibly argue that the media is biased to the right? Well, his latest column in the Daily Beast provides a pretty good window into his methodology—moving the goalposts so far that even covering certain conservative candidates is an act of journalistic malpractice.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Eric Alterman of The Nation magazine (and unless you’re a shut-in with a crush on Michael Moore and a strange love of unicorns and lotion, why should you have?), he is a far-left columnist who makes it his mission to say silly things. That is not unexpected, since [...]
“The process of cutting up to 25% of the jobs at ABC News is all but complete,” reports MediaBistro.
I’m not shocked that one of the Big Three networks is shedding staff.
What’s amazing is that “400 employees” only represents “25% of the jobs” at the division.
Four years ago, media watchers were talking about ratings (and revenue) [...]
After his years of association with MSNBC, following tenure at Rolling Stone & Mother Jones, it should come as no surprise that Eric Alterman would tweet and ostensibly believe this:
stupid people are defining what people know about global warming http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/04/ta040810.html
and thank God that we have professional progressives like Alterman and his pals at Media Matters [...]
Daily Beast left-winger Eric Alterman has taken a look at Vice President Joe Biden’s latest Mideast trip to address the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Three guesses who he blames for continuing violence in the region.
If you guessed Israel, pat yourself in the back:
The following day, before Biden arrived, the Israeli government announced approval for 112 new homes [...]
After our very own Editor-in-Chief David Horowitz wrote a post blasting progressive columnist and Professor of literature Eric Alterman, I sent the latter an email, inviting him to respond to Horowitz’s post right here, at NewsReal Blog. Why? Well, because we, unlike most progressives, mean it when we say we encourage debate.
Alterman emailed me back [...]
I knew when I responded to an NPR request for a comment on the late, unlamented Howard Zinn that I was asking for trouble — from the anti-American, Marxoid, neo-Communist left. But I did it anyway because Howard Zinn’s life was so dedicated to evil and specifically to the support of mass murderers and self-declared [...]