By Jan. 9th, 2013 – Cynthia Chase Didn’t Feel Safe

by Steve MacDonald January 9, 2017

Back on January, 9th, 2013, I remarked on a report by WMUR News 9 about an online poll. Why? Because, when the comments got nasty, the largest television media outlet in the state at the time chose, of all people, New Hampshire Democrat House Rep Cynthia Chase for her thoughts. Chase became known nationally just […]

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Kyle Tasker’s “Client” List

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2016
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The existence of the Kyle Tasker client list is still the subject of much speculation. The NH AG, as reported by the Union Leader on May 18th, doesn’t know anything about a credible list. “I don’t know where this thing about a list is coming from,” said Attorney General Joseph Foster. “I’ve heard rumors, but […]

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Jim Rubens Outlines The Case Against Ayotte

by Mike March 7, 2016

Interviewd on WMUR Close Up, US Senate candidate Jim Rubens laid out the reasons why voters were angry at Kelly Ayotte, and she would lose the General Election. Steve covered the announcement by Rubens and the Stark 360 PAC, here. Now watch as Jim prosecutes the case for replacement of our Junior Senator before it’s […]

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Money Can’t Buy Me – Ads???
ABC Freezes Carly Out

by Mike February 7, 2016

Update – ABC National rejected Fiorina ads during the debate – WMUR ran previously purchased ads locally Ever since Carly Fiorina got the attention of voters in the first debate, she has struggled to get on the main stage and stay there. In between debates, the networks seemed relatively uninterested in covering her, while the […]

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New WMUR/CNN NH Primary Poll – Bad News For Christie and Kasich

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2016
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As the First in the Nation New Hampshire primary approaches both Christie (Tough guy friend of the second amendment-not!) and Kasich (prince of light and hope) have been appearing to climb but a new WMUR/CNN poll just beat those narratives into submission. Not only are they both stuck at or back down to 6%, their favorability […]

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Jorge Mesa-Tejada vs Hampstead big spenders (aka “IT’S FOR THE CHILDREN!”) – Part 2

by Skip January 16, 2016

UPDATE: We have Jorge Mesa-Tejeda on GrokTALK! right now.  A smoking gun?  It looks like Josh Judge, weatherman with WMUR, did the voice over for Superintendent Earl Metzler’s informercial for the school bond.  Guess they may have some ‘splainin’ to do. And part of the pique that Earl Metzler may have is that both Hampstead […]

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Jorge Mesa-Tejada vs Hampstead big spenders (aka “IT’S FOR THE CHILDREN!”) – Part 1

by Skip January 16, 2016

Alinsky’s Rules for radicals: “RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.“ Of all the stupidest reasons to “support” a $4.59 10 year million school bond issue, bringing in the notion that we have to build an expensive new building so a sniper can’t pick off kids as they walk the 20 […]

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CLOSEUP last week: NH Rebellion attack on Free Speech

by Skip December 6, 2015

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. [Art.] 22. [Free Speech; Liberty of the Press.] Free speech […]

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Palate Cleanser – Sort Of: Ted Cruz Acts Out A Scene From The Princess Bride

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2015
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Ted Cruz acts out a scene from the movie ‘The Princess Bride,’ (great movie) complete with the accents. So, who else running for President, Republican or Democrat, could look this comfortable, doing this sort of thing, and come off looking like a regular dad who probably watched this movie a dozen times or more with […]

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Oh, Jeanne Shaheen? About that “vetting process”? You too, WMUR Part 2

by Skip November 18, 2015

Once again, immigration has decided to front and center itself – it was illegal immigration and now it is immigration of the refugee type, specifically Syrian refugees or, more importantly, those of the Islamic Jihadist (be it ISIS or AQ or some other of the same ilk) not wanting to waste a crisis (hey, where […]

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Yo, Jeanne Shaheen? Here’s your “vetting” process fer ya. And WMUR’s “fact checking”

by Skip November 17, 2015

That would be the Federal Government Ambassador to NH Jeanne Shaheen who told WMUR that the US does the HIGHEST level of vetting – far more than any other country does: U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., stopped short of calling for a halt to U.S. acceptance of refugees. She did speak of the need to […]

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MicroInterview: WMUR’s Adam Sexton

by Skip November 4, 2015

At a “secret” meeting (again, who opened their big yammer??) that was blasted all over the political world here in NH of a group of conservatives, WMUR’s Adam Sexton showed up with his cameraman trying to get the jist of what was going on (and if someone was going to spill the beans as to what’s […]

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2nd Amendment Shoot-Out – Carly vs Josh

by Mike June 21, 2015

Josh McElveen, Host of WMUR’s “CloseUp” interviewed Carly Fiorina last week on her positions and presidential prospects. He dropped in the obligatory gun control question, thinking a woman from California would be sympathetic – not a chance: Paraphrasing…. “I’m a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment” “Cities and States with the most restrictive gun laws […]

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Why do Establishment Republicans have a “but” when it comes to Religious Freedom? Eh, Gov. Pataki?

by Skip April 5, 2015

Gov Pataki on WMUR’s Closeup (4/5): I agree completely with the idea that we have to protect peoples’ religious freedom.  There’s no question about that.  I quietly am, in my own way, deeply religious and I don’t want someone to tell me that I can’t practice my religion as I see fit.  But on the […]

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James Pindell confirms much of “current Wisdom” – a hand behind the Throne

by Skip December 21, 2014

On today’s WMUR’s CloseUp, James Pindell is asked by Josh McElveen about Kelly Ayotte’s support of the events that led to the election of the Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper and her actions going forward.  In doing so, Pindell lays plain what many “out here” believe to be true: McElveen: If you are Kelly Ayotte […]

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WMUR Interviews “His Vileness” Shawn Jasper

by Mike December 3, 2014

H/T WMUR See other articles below…

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Remember, folks like David Hess helped the Democrats to split the Republican caucus in the past

by Skip December 1, 2014

A blast from the past – an interview with (now former) NH State Representative Seth Cohn on the arrogance with which David Hess sneeringly treated him on WMUR’s Closeup a couple of years ago: I met up with former NH State Rep Seth Cohn (he is not seeking re-election) at an informal meeting this afternoon […]

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“Where, oh where has our little Jimmy gone? Where, oh where can he be?”

by Skip November 7, 2014

Update: Really – still nothing?  Not even an up to date Political Standing?  I called WMUR just now and the news desk person didn’t know but said she hadn’t see him all week and had no clue as to his status (he is still listed on their News staff)- she transferred me to Alicia (sp?), a […]

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“Who will the elite media vote for”, James Pindell?

by Skip November 2, 2014

James Pindell – in the footsteps of George Stephanopolous and Candy Crowly, you put yourself squarely as “Poster Boy” for this ad this cycle: Don’t worry James, as I have pointed out before, your WMUR compadres have blazed that trail for you. (H/T: Campaign Spot)

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Oof – It’s gotta be bad when even MSNBC criticizes you, James Pindell!

by Skip October 31, 2014

Yeah, James Pindell certainly made himself the story of the US Senate debate – and it went national – when he decided he knew NH’s geography better than Brown (e.g., Sullivan County).  But really, when the most Leftward leaning cable networks, MSNBC, goes after you with one of the most Leftward leaning “journalists”,  National Public Radio’s […]

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James ‘Candy Crowley’ Pindell – the Walkback Edition over Sullivan County brouhaha

by Skip October 31, 2014

Sorry, but Steve’s post title was too good to pass up on.  Yes, the truth wins out and Scott Brown was right and James Pindell was wrong about the geography of Sullivan County here in NH.  Or, the alternative view was that they are both right (Sullivan County is BOTH West and North of Concord, […]

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NH1 Debate between Guinta & Shea-Porter: the Progressive “everyone’s a victim including shoplifters”

by Skip October 23, 2014

To be free to choose implies acceptance of the results of choices made, which means, in turn, that there should be no assignment of blame to others, including the state, if these choices turn out to have been wrong.  – James Buchanan I think I may be shifting over to WBIN / NH1 (Bill Binnie’s nascent […]

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Political Scoop: him questions, me answers

by Skip October 17, 2014

Haven’t done this for a while but decided to use the flyswatter one more time before putting it away for the season on a couple of the questions just laid out there in the breeze: Anyone else notice that the Steve Vaillancourt comments on Kuster got more play in national media than it did in […]

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Lambert Down by 23 Points

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2014

Ruh-Roh Rary… As the New Hampshire primary election draws ever closer, the level of desperation in the Lambert camp is escalating wildly. Internal polling data from his primary rival, Marilinda Garcia, has Lambert down by 23 points, as reported by WMUR. The poll, conducted by Magellan Strategies, surveyed 800 likely voters in the upcoming primary […]

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So now we know what Walt Havenstein thinks of the TEA Party and 9/12 Project

by Kimberly Morin July 9, 2014

Article bumped because WMUR’s video, posted by James Pindell**, has been taken down, and we have inserted a slice of the original video, PUBLISHED on iTunesU by Smith College. (Jump to 6 Minutes, 7 Seconds) Apparently Papa Smurf’s pick for Governor, Walt Havenstein, isn’t too bright (or, as most think, just another Establishment pick).  A video […]

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About That Rising Latino Star…

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2014
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Last Friday Skip took a few minutes to respond to James Pindell’s weekly NH Political Standing report. Skip asks… Isn’t it racist to think that just because someone has a Spanish derived surname that they should be able to  speak Spanish? Being a part of the fourth branch of government might provide Mr. Pindell with […]

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Scott Brown Campaign Staff: Thanks for videoing us, Jeremy Baker!

by Skip May 22, 2014

Reagan Democrat….Obama Republican (see after the jump)? Well, at least he didn’t like about his name (only that he was off it before he was on it – the Scott Brown Campaign staff, that is)!  That would be Jeremy as in Jeremy Baker.  Turns out that commenter Radical Moderate found this wascally wabbit over on WMUR – […]

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CloseUP Doodlings – who Walt Haverstein first praised and then promptly threw under the bus

by Skip April 20, 2014

…and what the Journalist Round Table failed to recognize. WMUR’s CloseUp, their Sunday political rumination show, is generally good for a couple items and this week is no different.  Main interviewee was recently announced candidate for the NH GOP nomination for NH Governor, Walt Haverstein (re: info and oops!).  Well, Josh McElveen asked a question […]

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Your lemons didn’t come close to making lemonade, Annie

by Skip March 31, 2014

Let’s just say that while Congressman Annie Kuster (D-NH) put in a magnificent political performance here, she kept that same upstanding level on WMUR’s 6pm news for the event that today was the last day for Obamacare sign up.  After all, don’t do it and you invoke the fines and penalties (although with the many […]

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This is the definition of “Having one’s back”?

by Skip March 30, 2014

“Having one’s back” – the trust that one places in another that no matter the situation, no matter the circumstances, the other guy will be steadfast, present, and loyal.  It’s that last term that seems to be such a nuthingburger in politics where if political speed of movement could be measured when the mud starts […]

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