NewsBusters Time Machine
It was five years ago this coming Tuesday that CNN's Don Lemon offered ridiculous, tabloid-friendly theories about what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Black holes? Something out of the sci-fi show Lost? The Twilight Zone? No speculation was too crazy for Lemon.
This week’s NewsBusters Time Machine looks back at a 2013 interview Brian Williams gave in which he laughably insisted that his reporting has been “cleansed of political opinions.” Maybe he meant “cleansed” of facts? The not-yet disgraced journalist also claimed he was “down the middle.”
This week’s NewsBusters Time Machine looks back at a mammoth PBS documentary on Ronald Reagan that aired 21 years ago this week. The 270 minute film, which aired on February 24,1998, included the usual tropes about Reagan not caring about the poor. But it also seemed to blame the conservative president for the rise of... Donald Trump?
The NewsBusters Time Machine returns this week with Diane Sawyer gushing to Iran’s former President about what a softie the Holocaust denier is. Seven years ago this week, the then-Good Morning America co-host interviewed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and wondered what makes him cry.
Just prior to the Patriots facing off against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, Donald Trump will talk to CBS journalist Margaret Brennan during the pregame show. It’s his second as President since talking to Fox's Bill O’Reilly for the 2017 Super Bowl (skipping it in 2018). For most of Barack Obama’s eight years, he had the luxury of softball interviews with liberal journalists. (Except in 2011 and 2014 when Fox had the game and O’Reilly got to offer questions.) Will Trump be given that same type of chummy, friendly interview? It’s not likely.
Here at the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters, we have hundreds of thousands of hours of liberal media bias in our archives. That includes every issue of Time and Newsweek going back to 1987. Seven years ago this week, Newsweek offered this blatant example of appalling liberal spin: "Why are Obama’s critics so dumb?"
Here at the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters, we have hundreds of thousands of hours of liberal media bias in our archives, going all the way back to 1987. We don’t just talk about spin and fake news, we show it to you. In our new series The NewsBusters Time Machine, you can watch the worst of the worst. It wasn’t just the age of Trump that journalists have been calling Republicans racist. Back on January 6, 2012, former CNN correspondent Bob Franken was discussing the GOP presidential field. He sneered, “These seem to be appeals to the extreme white wing of the Republican Party. That is to say that there continues to be among many conservatives a real resentment against blacks.”
Here at the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters, we have hundreds of thousands of hours of liberal newscasts in the vault here at MRC headquarters. In a new series the NewsBusters Time Machine we’re going to pull out some of that bias and show how yesterday’s liberal spin connects with the bias of today. Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House... again. The New York Times hailed the returning Democrat as an “icon.” CNN ridiculously cheered the “non-partisan” “girl power” of the Speaker. But none of this is new. On January 4, 2007, CNN gushed over the first Speaker Pelosi. CNN journalist Dana Bash could hardly contain herself as she hyped: “A moment to savor.”