Lynne Stewart, whose long legal and illegal career included representing domestic terrorists in the 1980s and relaying a convicted Islamic terrorist's commands to his underlings last decade, died on Tuesday. The Associated Press's Larry Neumeister went out of his way to conceal and sanitize important aspects of Stewart's life and beliefs in his Wednesday afternoon obituary.
By Kyle Drennen | | March 9, 2017 | 10:54 AM EST
In a new ad to promote his MSNBC show MTP Daily, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd took to a basketball court and discussed the rules of the game. He then fretted: “But what about our politics, are there any rules anymore? And if so, will anybody play by them?” Todd assured viewers that he and his liberal network would be objective enforcers: “These days, politics could use a little refereeing. And we’re not afraid to blow the whistle.”
By Matt Philbin | | March 9, 2017 | 10:30 AM EST
Disney chief Bob Iger says there’s no bias at ESPN and ABC News is “extremely fair,” and apparently says it with a straight face. He may even believe it. As the head of a company that believes it appropriate for characters in children’s movies to “explore their sexuality,” Iger’s bound to have a pretty warped perception of things.
By Kristine Marsh | | March 9, 2017 | 9:57 AM EST
On Wednesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn appeared to talk about his new show Designated Survivor. Since he plays the White House Press Secretary on the fictional show, Kimmel asked Penn if Sean Spicer influenced his acting at all. Penn took that opportunity to mock Spicer as a joke and praise the former press secretary, Josh Earnest, as a more honorable mentor that influenced his role.
By Julia A. Seymour | | March 9, 2017 | 9:55 AM EST
It’s not everyday that a payroll jobs analysis “crushes” expectations by coming in 100K above the forecast. So when it does, it should be big news. And it was for some media outlets, but not to the broadcast networks. All three evening news programs: CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News with David Muir said nothing about the latest ADP report on March 8.
By Brad Wilmouth | | March 9, 2017 | 7:17 AM EST
On Tuesday's MSNBC Live, anchor Kate Snow hosted liberal political pundit Roland Martin of TV One to trash Dr. Ben Carson over his recent comments including African slaves among immigrants who traveled to America and faced hardships in the past. Martin -- who used to be a CNN political commentator -- called Dr. Carson's words "asinine," "idiotic," "stupid," and a "flat-out lie," and tried to link him to an alleged effort by conservatives to "soften" or "redefine" the history of slavery in America.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 9, 2017 | 12:46 AM EST
CNN’s The Messy Truth with Van Jones is meant to be a forum where people of different political stripes come together and have a discussion about what divides the country in an effort to get past it. But during Wednesday’s show, Jones’ guest, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah tarnished that ideal when he targeted the right. “Realistically, when people are saying this, they're going, 'It's the same. There's extremes on either end.' And I go, yes, but what is one extreme shown us that they're capable of repeatedly,” he sneered.
By Justin Ashford | | March 9, 2017 | 12:09 AM EST
For the second time this season, President Kirkman on ABC’s Designated Survivor has been compared to President Ronald Reagan. On Wednesday's episode, "Warriors," Kirkman is recovering from a sniper assassination attempt. After learning both the country and stock market are in a panic, he is determined to restore their confidence and does so by waving to the public from his hospital room window.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 8, 2017 | 9:28 PM EST
In a blatant effort to dirty President Donald Trump’s administration during Wednesday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley interviewed Clinton and Obama administration official Leon Panetta and gave him free reign to discredit the President. After rattling off a long series of Trump’s dubious claims, the first question out of Pelley’s mouth was, “Is it appropriate to ask whether the President is having difficulty with rationality?”
By Curtis Houck | | March 8, 2017 | 8:22 PM EST
Filling-in as host of CNN’s Inside Politics on Wednesday, chief White House correspondent and Trump sparring partner Jim Acosta did his part for the Day Without a Woman protesters by wondering if it’s symbolized “the makings of a Democratic Party resurgence” and hinting that it would behoove President Trump to remain quiet about this.
By Randy Hall | | March 8, 2017 | 7:33 PM EST
During Wednesday's edition of MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle caught Elizabeth Warren off guard when she asked the Democratic senator from Massachusetts a question she probably did not want to hear: “Why has income inequality failed to get significantly better in the last eight years?” After all, both she and President Barack Obama were in office during that period.
By P.J. Gladnick | | March 8, 2017 | 7:17 PM EST
Be very careful Democrats and your mainstream media allies. The fake news story about collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia is a minefield that could destroy your credibility even beyond conservative skeptics who already don't believe you. So who is making this warning? One of the usual "rightwing" sources? Nope. The warning comes from the very very liberal Matt Taibbi and if you doubt his leftwing bonafides you can verify it right here on NewsBusters. Taibbi is very worried about the Trump-Russia story blowing up in the faces of the left as you can see in his March 8 Rolling Stone article, Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media:
By Tim Graham | | March 8, 2017 | 6:22 PM EST
Associated Press media reporter David Bauder wrote a story Tuesday that overwhelmingly praised CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley for being a “blunt evaluator” of President Trump. Most of the story channels the bizarre idea that these blunt evaluations are somehow not the opposite of an objective method. The lowest point is this completely untrue and unhistorical comment by former CNN reporter Mark Feldstein: "It's striking because it's such a departure from the traditional norm of objectivity that serious news anchors have always gone for over the last few generations."
By Sarah Stites | | March 8, 2017 | 5:32 PM EST
The left’s anti-Trump marches won’t stop at the end of March. Following the success of January 21’s Women’s March, the organizers planned March 8’s “Day Without a Woman.” Falling intentionally on International Women’s Day, the day included strikes, abstinence from social media use and spending, and a protest outside of the White House.
By James Powers | | March 8, 2017 | 5:07 PM EST
The left’s boycott strategy doesn’t always work. Since the beginning of February, Ivanka Trump Collection has seen “some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand" president of Ivanka Trump Collection, Abigail Klem, told Ana Colon of Refinery29. Over the last several months, liberal media outlets have propped up the #grabyourwallet movement that created a list of retailers to boycott because they carry Trump family products. Those efforts particularly targeted Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. The Huffington Post’s Jamie Feldman highlighted the list, saying it is a “one-stop way to boycott the Trumps.” New York Times columnist Rachel Abrams praised #grabyourwallet’s founder Shannon Coulter in a lengthy piece that sympathized with her desire to shop “with a clear conscience.”