PBS Tavis Smiley http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22570/all en PBS’s Smiley Attacks ‘Milquetoast,’ ‘Spineless’ Democrats for Not Raising Minimum Wage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-smiley-attacks-milquetoast-spineless-democrats-not-raising-minimum-wage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tavis Smiley, PBS’s resident liberal activist, unleashed his anger against the Democratic Party on his talk show Tuesday night. In a conversation with California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), Smiley bemoaned the lack of increase in the federal minimum wage in recent years, attacking Democrats from the left: “<strong>Why has your party, the Democrats in Washington, the Democrat as president in the White House, why in the first term are they not more aggressive about that?”</strong>&nbsp;[Video below.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-smiley-attacks-milquetoast-spineless-democrats-not-raising-minimum-wage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division gavin newsom PBS Tavis Smiley Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:58:16 +0000 scott.whitlock 42785 at http://www.mrc.org