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Ron Fournier

Pundits' New Lament: Clinton Might Win, But She Won't Win The Right Way

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.06.2016 | Media
Eric Boehlert

That distant rumble you're hearing from the Beltway is the sounds of pundits eagerly excavating as they dig up the campaign goal posts established for Hillary Clinton's presidential run and reset them during the middle of the race.

Political Journalist Ron Fournier Opens Up About Raising A Son With Autism

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Author Ron Fournier has a message for all the parents out there who are raising children with autism. In a new video for HuffPost Rise, Fournier, a p...

Morning Joe, Ron Fournier and a Great Memoir - Love That Boy

John Robinson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
John Robinson

Ron Fournier discusses the anxiety we all have as parents. We continue to balance our dreams we have for our children with the realities our children face. Our dreams do not always reflect the strengths in our children.

GOP Congressman Says His Party's Targeting Of Hispanic Voters Would Be 'Race-Baiting'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said in a Wednesday radio interview that he has no regrets about his comments that Democrats are waging a "war on whites," and...

GOP Congressman Accuses Democrats Of Waging A 'War On Whites'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) doesn't think that the hardline stance Republicans have taken on immigration could hurt the party’s standing with Hispanic v...

WMD Guilt? With Obamacare, The Press Keeps Trying to Minimize Iraq War

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Suggesting that Obama's six-week health care crisis puts him in the same position of Bush following the Iraq invasion softens not only the magnitude of Bush's failures, but the media's as well. It's an effort to downplay the massive missteps that led to the war.

Maybe Pundits Should Stop This Particular Comparison

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

There's a new trend in pundit-land: comparing Obamacare to the Iraq War or some other disaster. Here's the standard pitch: the Obama administration...

Obama, The Press, And the 'Leadership' Charade

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Isn't there a strong argument to be made that, by staring down the radicals inside the Republican Party who closed the government down in search of political ransom, Obama unequivocally led? And that he led on behalf of the majority of Americans who disapproved of the shutdown?

Jason Linkins

Here Are 5 'Green Lantern' Options Open To President Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

The short version of my post from Wednesday about the limits of presidential power and influence is simply this: The process of policymaking affords ...

Jason Linkins

What If Ron Fournier Can't Read? | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Lord knows I don't relish having to come into these pages and explain over and over again why the Total Willpower Theory of presidential tactics is co...

Michael Calderone

DOJ Targeted AP's Top Washington Editor | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- Associated Press Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee was among the journalists targeted in the Justice Department's sweeping seizure of...

Media to President: You're a Liberal!

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Since winning reelection, Obama has appeared more confident and upbeat than at any time since his 2008 campaign, and media coverage has reflected that. The president's second honeymoon is likely to continue a little while longer. But such interludes never last.

Michael Calderone

Romney's VP Selection Process Prompts Memories Of Veepstakes Past | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- In July 1988, CNN's John King was camped outside the home of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis when he got a sign the Democratic presiden...

Michael Calderone

AP Goes Beyond Breaking News | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.13.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Associated Press has been getting it first and getting it right for the past 165 years. But as traditional rivals like Bloomberg a...

Jason Linkins

AP's Ron Fournier Concerned By Obama's Teleprompter "Crutch" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, chances are, the Associated Press's Ron Fournier doesn't want to be thought of as weird or an ignorant guy, but he's not helping his cause a...

Why Does Obama's Teleprompter Hate America?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Without a doubt, many of the attacks from the far-right against President Obama have amounted to nothing more than the political equivalent of speaking in tongues.

AP's Fournier Noted Clinton's 21 "I"s -- But Not McCain's 100

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, in an apparent effort to paint Sen. Hillary Clinton as self-absorbed, the AP's Ron Fournier counted the number of times she used "some vari...

Jason Linkins

AP Circles The Wagons Around Embattled Fournier | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier has recently been the focus of sustained criticism of media watchers, who have complained about a detectable f...

What Democrats Should (and Shouldn't) Be Saying About Sarah Palin

Larry Womack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Womack

Those of you in the blogosphere, on YouTube, and in the media rushing to "shame" John McCain for choosing an unqualified female running mate as merely...

Why Joe Biden is Vital and the Right Choice

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Biden's competence will help Obama be able to remain Obama. Insider or not, Biden is liked by the country -- and he's smart.

AP Bureau Chief Rips Obama Over VP Choice

Washington Monthly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The latest piece from Ron Fournier, the AP's Washington bureau chief and the man responsible for directing the wire service's coverage of the presiden...

Associated Press' DC Bureau Chief Once Considered A Job Offer From John McCain

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Before Ron Fournier returned to The Associated Press in March 2007, the veteran political reporter had another professional suitor: John McCain's pres...

The AP Has A Ron Fournier Problem

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The revelation that as an AP reporter Fournier privately urged Karl Rove to "keep up the fight," came as no surprise to anyone who has read his recent campaign work.

New Washington Bureau Chief Saving The AP Or Destroying It?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ron Fournier says he regards Sandy Johnson, his predecessor as head of The Associated Press's Washington bureau, as "a mentor." Johnson, though, rega...

Jason Linkins

AP's Ron Fournier To Karl Rove: "Keep Up The Fight" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Via Talking Points Memo: the House Oversight Committee has unearthed a key quote from the 50-page report on Pat Tillman - the former Arizona Cardinals...