A Media Research Center analysis of the questions posed by moderators John Harwood, Carl Quintanilla and Becky Quick at CNBC's Republican presidential debate found nearly two-thirds (65%) hit the candidates with negative spin, personal insults or ad hominem attacks. In contrast, all of the questions posed by CNBC personalities Jim Cramer, Rick Santelli and Sharon Epperson focused on policy matters and were phrased in a constructive, respectful tone.
"Joe Biden, Jim Webb, AND Lincoln Chafee all dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination last week. That’s good news for Martin O’Malley… he now has a firm hold on last place!" -- Jodi Miller, NewsBusted.
Appearing on the Thursday edition of FBN's Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell hailed how the GOP presidential candidates spontaneously banded together and "made mince meat" of the biased moderators conducting the debate.
Appearing on the Fox Business Network's Varney & Company, MRC President Brent Bozell castigated the "smarmy, condescending, arrogant" moderators of CNBC's Republican presidential debate for their liberal questions designed to pick fights with the candidates, and delighted in the participants' fierce counter-attack against the obvious bias: "It was better than sex." That cracked Varney up.
Best anti-media slam in CNBC's Republican debate?
MRC president Brent Bozell issued a statement Wednesday night criticizing the overall tilt and tone of the CNBC Republican debate in Boulder: "The CNBC debate will go down in history as an encyclopedic example of liberal media bias on stage. The audience roared its disdain for these so-called 'journalists,' and all of America heard it."
Consider this your pre-CNBC GOP debate open thread/caption contest (photo via Erick Erickson).
On Friday morning, Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney brought on MRC president Brent Bozell to discuss the overnight TV coverage of the big Benghazi hearing with Hillary Clinton.
Bozell said just ABC barely mentioned "Jim Jordan had uncovered the e-mail that shows unequivocally that Hillary Clinton lied to the American people! And she’s been lying about her denial about the video!"
During an appearance on this morning's edition of FBN's Varney & Co., Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell argued that the media must love how Hillary Clinton has performed thus far during her Benghazi testimony because she hadn't truly answered any questions.
Flanked by his wife and the president, Vice President Joe Biden announced moments ago in the White Rose Garden that he decided to not seek the Democratic nomination for president.
Consider this post today's open thread.
"The National Geographic Channel is making a movie based on Bill O’Reilly’s book, Killing Reagan. Meanwhile, O’Reilly is writing another book about President Obama. It’s called Killing America." — Jodi Miller of NewsBusted.
On the site of the Las Vegas debate on Tuesday, new MRCTV correspondent Brittany M. Hughes asked CNN primetime host Don Lemon if the media tilts left. He made faces like the question was preposterous, and denied any such thing. "People see what they want to see." It's the latest version of "Bias is in the eye of the beholder."
So MRCTV followed up with a collection of CNN clips from our archives that demonstrate that left-wing opinion often bursts forth from CNN anchors and their very political contributors .
"[Hillary] says she’s the most transparent person in American history. And she has a point. 63 percent of Americans say they can see right through her." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell praised CNN host Anderson Cooper for his "tough, probing questions" and followups during his moderation of the Democratic debate.
On Tuesday night’s Kelly File, MRC President Brent Bozell helped preview CNN’s Democratic presidential debate and demanded that the cable network treat the Democratic candidates the same as the Republicans were treated when Jake Tapper moderated CNN's Republican debate. In response to CNN’s Anderson Cooper who claimed it will be hard to get the Democrats to actually challenge each other, Bozell stressed the CNN host doesn’t have “the right to in a solo way decide what he’s going to do on a network that has done just the opposite with Republicans.”
Pick the Most Liberal Question In CNN’s Democratic Debate
They watched so you don't have to. Here are the reaction of various conservative leaders to the Democratic debate on CNN, both as regards the candidates themselves, and how the network managed the debate.
MRC President Brent Bozell will be taking your questions during a LIVE Facebook chat at 12 PM ET Wednesday, October 14, 2015. He will be discussing tonight's presidential debate, the ongoing role of the media during the election, current events, and anything else you'd like to talk about.
Please stop by his Facebook page at 12 p.m. Eastern Wednesday to join the discussion!
The official NewsBusters Open Thread for the CNN Democratic debate held on October 13, 2015.
Gushing that Hillary Clinton "might be the most overqualified candidate" for president since polymath Thomas Jefferson, liberal actress Ashley Judd was a no-brainer to win the 2015 Media Research Center's Celebrity Dumbass Award at last Thursday's MRC Gala and DisHonors Awards.