Sunday Show Round Up

Democrats backing away from Obamacare
Bill Burton State of the Union

A former Obama aide conceded Sunday that some Democrats would have difficulty running on the president’s signature healthcare law in November.

ProPublica Donor Gets Pass—from ProPublica

Liberal millionaire and major Obama bundler Jeffrey Katzenberg receives little scrutiny from nonprofit journalism group
Jeffrey Katzenberg / AP

A spokesman for ProPublica responded Tuesday to charges that the nonprofit journalism outfit devotes most of its investigations to donors of Republican and conservative causes while largely ignoring similarly influential donors on the left end of the political spectrum—including one donor to ProPublica itself.

What Does Jeffrey Katzenberg Want?

No get out of jail free card for Priorities USA donor

Priorities USA co-founder Bill Burton repeated Friday the big lie: that Democratic donors don’t ask for anything in return. But the claim by the “money bunny” was quickly rebutted by MSNBC host Alex Wagner and the New York Times’ Nick Confessore, who reported on and published a list of the top fundraisers for Obama’s campaign earlier this week.

Hurricane Mostyn

Trial lawyer Steve Mostyn and wife fund anti-Romney smear campaign
Amber and Steve Mostyn

The pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA has run a coordinated campaign to smear Mitt Romney’s character, even going so far as to suggest he was responsible for the death of a woman by cancer. That campaign has been financed in part by Steve and Amber Mostyn.

Profiles in False Courage

Previous Burton, Axelrod statements on civility undermine response to false Super PAC smear
David Axelrod, Bill Burton / AP

Overlooked in the fallout from the Obama-aligned super PAC Priorities USA’s inaccurate and controversial attack on Mitt Romney is the prior rhetoric of the group’s founder, former Obama White House spokesman Bill Burton, and that of the Obama campaign’s chief strategist, David Axelrod.