By Curtis Houck | January 11, 2017 | 8:21 PM EST

Early Wednesday night, BuzzFeed News editor in chief Ben Smith conducted his first interview since his outlet irresponsibly published an unsubstantiated dossier concerning President-elect Donald Trump. Needless to say, Smith failed miserably on MSNBC’s MTP Daily

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 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 Curtis Houck | January 9, 2017 | 1:06 PM EST

Fresh off her glowing column on Sunday polishing First Lady Michelle Obama’s apple, author and New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor appeared on Monday’s CBS This Morning to similarly praise President Obama for being “a big believer in taking a kind of above the fray, unifying, nonpartisan tone.”

By Tim Graham | January 8, 2017 | 8:21 AM EST

Incoming press secretary Sean Spicer told Joe Concha of The Hill that the media are still not treating President-elect Donald Trump with respect, and insisted the media continue to cheer on Democrats without shame.  

“There's some positive aspects here and there, but largely it still continues to not treat him with the respect that he deserves,” Spicer said. Meanwhile, “There are countless examples of the media engaging — overtly or covertly — cheering on Democrats and there's no accountability. But it's also not even frowned upon,” he said. 

By Tom Johnson | January 7, 2017 | 1:41 PM EST

Bill Clinton was, in the words of one of his competitors for the 1992 Democratic nomination, “an unusually good liar,” but for Eric Alterman, a critical mass of mendacity in presidential politics didn’t develop until 2016. Alterman thinks it explains the mainstream media’s response to POTUS-elect Donald Trump. “Mainstream journalists are used to collaborating with politicians to tell the truth a little bit at a time,” wrote Alterman in a column for the January 30 issue of The Nation. “Lies are accepted when they fit the master narrative, but they need to hover within an acceptable range of plausibility. At the very least, they require the pretense of evidence, however specious it might be…American journalists simply don’t know how to report on a president who is also a compulsive liar.”

By Curtis Houck | January 5, 2017 | 10:16 PM EST

If one day of stupid wasn’t enough, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews reiterated his concerns on Thursday night that President-elect Donald Trump has undermined the credibility of the news media to the point that he’s fearful people won’t believe movie times printed in newspapers.

By Curtis Houck | January 4, 2017 | 1:42 PM EST

A new poll released on Wednesday by Rasmussen Reports found that nearly half the American people are still convinced that the media are biased against President-elect Donald Trump since Election Day. Rasmussen reported that 48 percent “of all Likely U.S. Voters believe most reporters are biased against the president-elect” while “12% think they are biased for Trump, while 31% feel most reporters try to be fair and balanced.”

By Sam Dorman | January 4, 2017 | 11:35 AM EST

MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor ripped the liberal media for its anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias. “There is no neutrality at The New York Times,” Gainor told After the Bell host Dan Asman before pointing out the double standard in how differently the Times covered Democratic and Republican presidents. 

By Curtis Houck | January 3, 2017 | 4:41 PM EST

In the introduction for CNN’s book Unprecedented, CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley fawned over Hillary Clinton as “an avenging Joan of Arc” with an “appearance of elitism” losing to “a P.T. Barnumesque lead figure in Trump.” Brinkley also had plenty of scorn for Trump and praise for Bernie Sanders, spinning that Sanders “rose above the temptation to join Republicans in calling into question her previous use of a private e-mail server.”

 

By Seton Motley | January 3, 2017 | 2:16 PM EST

The media remain steadfast in their opposition to now-President-elect Donald Trump.  In their attempts to deny him first the office and now legitimacy therein, they have come up with all sorts of shorthand descriptives that are either vague or outright disingenuous.

One of the most annoying of these - is “Donald Trump is anti-(free) trade.”

By Curtis Houck | December 30, 2016 | 11:17 AM EST

Along with the unpredictable ladies from The View, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews can almost be guaranteed to make daily appearances on the pages of NewsBusters. Whether it’s making inappropriate statements or coming up with asinine names for conservatives, Matthews has provided decades of entertainment for those on the right.