On Wednesday, The Washington Post’s Philip Bump assembled seven charts to explain the national debt under Obama, and began with the assessment of Terence Jeffrey at CNSNews.com, a sister site to NewsBusters. Bump included CNS calculations of how much debt had accumulated per household, per full-time worker and per full-time private sector worker.
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In case you missed it, here's the first NewsBusted of 2015, in glorious HD. Take it away Jodi.
Appearing on Saturday's Fox & Friends on Fox News, Media Research Center research director Rich Royes detailed the utter failure of several media predictions about 2015. From The New York Times estimating huge budget surpluses for the U.S. government to CNN warning of a real-life war on women, Noyes told hosts Tucker Carlson and Peter Johnson just how wrong the liberal press was in its prognosticating.
On the December 30 Fox & Friends, they discussed the Media Research Center’s Best Notable Quotables of 2014 with Genevieve Wood, one of our panel of judges and a senior contributor for The Daily Signal. They discussed CNN anchor Carol Costello winning MRC’s Quote of the Year for enjoying the talk of Bristol Palin being shoved to the ground and man-handled during a barroom brawl.
Appearing on Fox News's Hannity Thursday night, NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center president Brent Bozell condemned the network news for its lack of coverage of the brutal oppression of Fidel Castro's communist regime in the wake of President Obama reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba: "[Castro] has been a mythological figure to the left-wing press since the 1950s. They – for 40 years they've chosen to ignore the repressive nature of this Stalinist regime that has done so much to try to harm America."
On Thursday night, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’ Hannity to promote the MRC’s Notable Quotables “Worst of the Worst 2014" awards. During the segment, Bozell highlighted Chris Matthews winning the “Ku Klux Con Job for Smearing Conservatives with Phony Racism Charges” for arguing that Republicans supporting voter ID laws was “murder in broad daylight.”
The Media Research Center (MRC) is proud to announce the Worst of the Worst of 2014: The 27th Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting, with CNN anchor Carol Costello taking home the “Quote of the Year” honor for telling her viewers to enjoy listening to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, get attacked and berated:
Fox News Channel White House correspondent Ed Henry posed some tough questions to White House press secretary Josh Earnest regarding President Obama's hypocrisy on enhanced interrogation techniques.
NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared Tuesday night on “Cavuto” on the Fox Business Channel to discuss former ABC reporter Ann Compton’s revelation that President Obama unleashed angry, even “profanity-laced” tirades at the press in off-the-record briefings.
"My guess in this case, it's safe to uncork a profanity laced tirade when you’re off the record,” Graham said. “I would argue that it was probably designed to get them to stop saying anhing about so-called Obama scandals on the air or in their newspapers. It’s winning through intimidation.”
"Candy Crowley resigned from CNN last week. Crowley will be remembered for her many achievements, such as becoming the first woman to win a presidential debate. Speaking of Crowley, she will remain at CNN until January for State of the Union address, where she is expected to load all necessary talking points into President Obama’s teleprompter." -- Jodi Miller
Earlier today, Media Research Center (MRC) founder and president Brent Bozell reacted to a study just released by the MRC revealing that the big three broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS, and NBC -- have covered unknown Capitol Hill staffer Elizabeth Lauten’s Facebook post – about how President Obama’s daughters looked and acted at an official event – almost twice as much as ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber’s “stupid voters” comments.
"This is beyond ridiculous. The networks rushed to cover a Hill staffer’s silly comments on Facebook, but waited more than a week to cover an ObamaCare architect’s serious admission that voters were deceived about a policy that affects every American; and they gave almost twice as much coverage to the silly story than to the serious story."
While liberal media bias certainly doesn't help matters when it comes to assigning "blame" for government shutdowns, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell told Fox News host Neil Cavuto this afternoon that the real problem is "Republicans themselves are blaming themselves" by running as far as they can from the possibility of using a government shutdown as leverage for addressing President Obama's executive amnesty overreach.
This was found on Facebook yesterday, from a leftist academic who really wanted to spill guilt on the Thanskgiving table: "Just something to think about on First Nations and Indigenous People's Day; in light of world wide poverty, the crimes in Ferguson and the immensity of the western world's wealth:"
In case you missed it, Jodi Miller had some great zingers in the past two episodes of NewsBusted. Check them out.
MRC's Rich Noyes appeared on Fox Business' Varney & Co. to discuss the media's lack of coverage of Jonathan Gruber mocking the stupidity of the American public as being influential to getting ObamaCare passed.
On Thursday night, the Fox News Channel’s (FNC) Special Report with Bret Baier spotlighted the latest study from the Media Research Center (MRC) and Newsbusters, which exposed the almost no coverage of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber telling an audience in a 2013 video that “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter” were critical in the law’s passage.
During the show’s “Grapevine” segment, host Bret Baier noted that, while FNC and his program “feel this is something our viewers deserve to know,” the networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC “apparently, disagree.”
On Wednesday, NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Company to discuss how the media have virtually ignored video of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber mocking the 'stupid voters' for helping the Obama administration's efforts to pass ObamaCare.
Varney also mentioned media coverage of the "major" climate deal between Obama and China.
Media Research Center president Brent Bozell appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday to discuss liberal tilt in midterm election coverage (the first tilt being the lack of coverage on ABC, CBS, and NBC as Democrats looked like they were in trouble in the polls).
CNN host Brian Stelter tried to suggest Bozell and President Obama could agree that there is a bias, since Obama thinks there is a bias toward covering conflict. Bozell thought that didn't sound true at all:
Well before the 2014 midterm race heated up, there was an "inescapable pattern" in the media's blackout on stories involving Obama administration scandals from Benghazi to Fast & Furious to the IRS's targeting of Tea Party non-profits. "If the accounts hurt the president and his party, the media deliberately suppress their airing before the public," Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell noted in a piece for National Review Online this morning.
Likewise, the pattern has held true with broadcast network coverage of the 2014 midterms, Bozell explained...
In case you missed it, here's the latest edition of NewsBusted, from October 31. Host Jodi Miller found something that Michelle Obama's said on the campaign stump that we can agree with.