By Curtis Houck | January 18, 2017 | 3:33 PM EST

Prior to President Obama’s final press conference, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley seized the opportunity to gush that Obama “will be leaving the presidency in less than 46 hours and he is not going gently into that good night.” 

By Tim Graham | January 18, 2017 | 1:59 PM EST

Jack Shafer, a longtime media critic now with Politico, wrote an article on Monday with the wisecracking headline "Trump Is Making Journalism Great Again." In short, he argued since Trump is so hostile to the press, it's reinvigorating journalism and making it relevant. He doesn't seem to catch that he's also saying, by contrast, that Obama was then a bad thing for journalism, since everything was cozy and unchallenging. This is a "war zone," proclaims Shafer. "It's time to circle behind enemy lines."

By Curtis Houck | January 17, 2017 | 7:29 PM EST

In the moments after President Obama commuted the sentence of convicted criminal Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper, host of The Lead, vocalized this disconnect between the White House’s actions versus how they felt when Manning first handed over stolen government documents to WikiLeaks.

By Jorge Bonilla | January 17, 2017 | 4:22 PM EST

Univision drops a major media bombshell just two weeks after the FCC approved an amendment to the foreign-ownership rule, which enabled Mexican media giant Televisa to acquire a larger stake in the network.

By Sam Dorman | January 17, 2017 | 10:28 AM EST

Appearing on Cavuto: Coast to Coast, MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor criticized journalists for assuming they deserved a place in the White House press corps. Coast to Coast host Neil Cavuto reported Jan. 16, that President-elect Donald Trump provoked a “hellacious reaction” when he proposed doubling the size of the White House press corps. 

By Curtis Houck | January 16, 2017 | 12:58 PM EST

Friday’s edition of Dateline NBC featured the long-planned hour-long special Reality of Hope dedicated to outgoing President Barack Obama and, naturally, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt stayed clear of all Obama scandals in lieu of gush over his so-called accomplishments. 

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.”