It’s been an especially somber season for celebrities. Goodbyes are always hard, but losing Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama within the span of two months was just devastating. Naturally, the President’s farewell address simply sent some stars over the edge with emotion.
By Kristine Marsh | | January 11, 2017 | 10:32 AM EST
If you weren’t paying attention in the past month, you might actually believe that Russian spies infiltrated our voting booths to help Donald Trump win the presidential election. Well, at least that’s the perception the big three news networks are trying to create by repeatedly insisting that Russia “hacked the election.”
By Julia A. Seymour | | January 11, 2017 | 10:08 AM EST
Policing the unruly anti-pipeline protests in North Dakota since August came with an exorbitant price tag for North Dakota taxpayers. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department released new figures on Jan. 9, showing the state and local police response cost a whopping $22.3 million since Aug. 10. But the broadcast evening news shows paid no attention to that on Jan. 10.
By Clay Waters | | January 11, 2017 | 8:55 AM EST
The front page of the New York Times on Tuesday featured a hit-job against Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, by reporter Noam Scheiber, “Trump Education Pick Plays Hardball With Her Wealth.” Scheiber, formerly of the left-wing New Republic magazine, is a passionate fan of a $15 minimum wage, and his left-wing leanings are evident in this long hostile profile of DeVos, which included slams at the left’s favorite villains, activist libertarian businessmen David and Charles Koch.The ideological article, full of both personal insults and ideological assumptions, would not have been out of place at The New Republic, or even the hard-left The Nation magazine
By Jorge Bonilla | | January 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM EST
Much of our reporting on Univision's institutional biases centered around the fact that the network required certain regulatory relief that was likeliest to come in a Clinton administration. But it appears that the Obama administration has already provided some of that relief on the way out.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 10, 2017 | 11:38 PM EST
Almost minutes after President Barack Obama concluded his farewell address Tuesday night, CNN jumped into whining about not being able to hear such deep speech from President-elect Donald Trump. “Also as we think about the next president about to take office, I mean, their speaking styles could not possibly be any more different,” noted moderator, Anderson Cooper, as unseen members of his panel laughed.
By Curtis Houck | | January 10, 2017 | 11:29 PM EST
My friends, it’s happened. Following President Obama’s farewell address on Tuesday night, ABC poured out warm fuzzes for the President as the assembled liberal journalists bowed down to his “sermon on democracy” doubling as a “song of hope” of “what can look like that we are now a diverse nation.”
By Scott Whitlock | | January 10, 2017 | 11:09 PM EST
Repeating a journalistic trope, Tom Brokaw reacted to Barack Obama’s farewell address by insisting that the President has been “scandal-free” for the last eight years. Appearing on MSNBC, Brokaw gushed over the speech: “This is the kind of speech that got him elected president. And it was that kind of appearance that he made at Boston during in the Kerry convention that first drew attention to him.”
By Lindsay Kornick | | January 10, 2017 | 10:51 PM EST
Following the premiere’s glowing support of Planned Parenthood (and an even worse trailer after that), Tuesday’s episode of The Mick on Fox skipped the pretense of woman’s health and went straight for the sex. All of this to honor the "real" symbol of women’s power: the birth control pill.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 10, 2017 | 9:40 PM EST
The hosts at MSNBC are not ready to say goodbye. Previewing the farewell address of Barack Obama on Tuesday, Rachel Maddow enthused over the “excellent” President. Chris Hayes gushed over the “sheer political talent.” Maddow reminisced, “I think he'll go down in history as both a consequential and excellent president, viewed from the beginning of the country until now.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 10, 2017 | 9:33 PM EST
After the Big Three networks spent days forwarding accusations that Senator Jeff Sessions was a bigot, the time for his first confirmation hearing had finally arrived. The hearing was interrupted some nine times by roughly 25 people. This caught the attention of Senator Ted Cruz who made it his mission to set the record straight on his colleague’s history of combating racism and dared the liberal media to report the truth. ABC, CBS, and NBC all failed Cruz’s challenge Tuesday evening.
By Curtis Houck | | January 10, 2017 | 9:28 PM EST
CNN was off the wall prior to President Obama’s farewell address as OutFront host Erin Burnett lauded “an emotional night” for the President’s most ardent supporters while an former Obama administration official compared him to Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope when he was struck down by Darth Vader.
By Curtis Houck | | January 10, 2017 | 8:19 PM EST
To the surprise of probably no one who visits NewsBusters, CBS and NBC went soft in their Tuesday evening newscasts previewing President Obama’s farewell address, touting Obama as having been “the embodiment of hope and the personification of change.”
By Scott Whitlock | | January 10, 2017 | 8:14 PM EST
Chris Matthews may have another thrill up his leg. The liberal MSNBC host on Tuesday reminisced about his admiration for Barack Obama. He looked back: “To see Barack Obama elected president, to me, was emotionally and physically stirring.” Matthews compared, “I don't think I've been through anything like that since, maybe, the fights on the Vietnam War.”
By Randy Hall | | January 10, 2017 | 6:37 PM EST
During Monday's edition of CBS's Late Show program, host Stephen Colbert chimed in on actress Meryl Streep's six-minute speech slamming President-elect Donald Trump at the Golden Globe Awards the night before, and he gleefully let his liberal perspective come shining through.