FLASHBACK: Unlike Today’s Late Night Hacks, Carson Zinged Biden

September 17th, 2020 3:42 PM

It was 33 years ago this week that Joe Biden’s first of three presidential campaigns was embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, one that would torpedo the bid in controversy. While journalists and late night hosts in 2020 don’t seem interested in revisiting the scandal, it’s worth remembering that Johnny Carson had no problem mocking Biden in 1987.


FLASHBACK: How the Lefty Media Abused the Memory of 9/11

September 11th, 2020 9:00 AM

Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. While many Americans continue to solemnly observe the day 2,977 of our fellow citizens were murdered, it’s worth remembering that some in the liberal media used and abused the memory of 9/11 to trash Republicans and promote conspiracy theories. Let’s take a little refresher course. Two years ago,…


FLASHBACK to CBS in 2016: 341 Electoral Vote Landslide for Hillary

September 7th, 2020 11:00 AM

he 2020 presidential race is tightening with close races in the battleground states. But most journalists still expect Trump to lose handily to Joe Biden. Some perspective from 2016 should help any reporter who might get too excited. The day after Labor Day weekend four years ago, CBS predicted a 341 electoral vote landslide win for Hillary Clinton.

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FLASHBACK: Nets Hid That This RACIST President Was a Democrat

August 1st, 2020 12:15 PM

This summer has seen a historical reckoning with how the country views the past. Yet when liberals and Democrats are the target of reassessment, journalists get nervous. Whether it’s the racism of Planned Parenthood’s founder or Woodrow Wilson, the media would rather you not ask too many questions. 


FLASHBACK: Norah O’Donnell Loves Journalists Like Norah O’Donnell

July 25th, 2020 12:17 PM

One of CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell’s favorite things is to praise journalists (like her) as instrumental in making this country works. One year ago this week, on July 19, 2019, O’Donnell told Late Show host Stephen Colbert she had been reading a Walter Cronkite biography: “One of the things he said is, ‘Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.’ And I so…


FLASHBACK: Ilhan Omar and ‘The Squad’ ‘Love This Country So Much’

July 18th, 2020 12:15 PM

As the 2020 presidential election shifts into high gear, we see journalists questioning every motive and action of Donald Trump. That is NOT something they were interested in doing to the hard-left new congresswomen of the Democratic Party. One year ago today, on July 18, 2019, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King acted as a propaganda mouth piece for Representatives…


CNN Worried 2019 Trump July Fourth Rally Would 'Foam' With 'Violence'

July 4th, 2020 10:30 AM

In 2019, in a pre-pandemic age, Donald Trump addressed a packed Fourth of July crowd at the Lincoln Memorial. Yet, leading up to the speech, CNN fretted over the coming address as dangerous and potentially provoking violence. New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota talked to Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post and worried


FLASHBACK: Biden’s ‘Oh That Joe’ Gaffes Are ‘Charming’

June 27th, 2020 12:15 PM

Journalists shilling and protecting Joe Biden didn’t start doing so in 2020. The need to spin Biden’s cringe-inducing gaffes as delightful was well under way when he was vice President. In this week’s FLASHBACK, reporter Mary Bruce covers for Biden’s many stumbles. 


FLASHBACK: Reporters Awed By Flyswatter-in-Chief Obama

June 20th, 2020 12:15 PM

The relentlessly negative coverage of Donald Trump has been repeatedly documented by the Media Research Center. Everything that Trump does is wrong. So it’s always helpful to remember that, according to most journalists, nearly everything Barack Obama did was wonderful and “amazing,” to quote MSNBC. It was 11 years ago this week that the network’s hosts absolutely gushed over the Democrat’s…


FLASHBACK: Using Memorial Day to Trash Trump and Question 'Heroes'

May 25th, 2020 11:00 AM
This Memorial Day weekend, the MRC’s FLASHBACK series has already reminded you of MSNBC's Chris Hayes admitting he was “uncomfortable” referring to fallen military members as heroes. But there are other examples of the media using this holiday for their own purposes. On the 2019 Memorial Day edition of Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski tried (and failed) to get…

FLASHBACK: MSNBC Host ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Fallen Soldiers ‘Heroes’

May 23rd, 2020 12:15 PM
It was exactly eight years ago, Memorial Day weekend 2012, that MSNBC's Chris Hayes admitted he was “uncomfortable” calling fallen military members “heroes.” Appearing on his weekend show Up With Chris Hayes, the host attempted to explain why the word hero bothers him so. 

FLASHBACK: Rather Thought You Can Lie A Lot and Be 'Honest'

May 16th, 2020 12:15 PM
Though the term fake news has only become popular in the Trump era, deceptive, dishonest liberal journalists are not new. After the 2004 presidential election, Dan Rather lost his CBS Evening News anchor job after the network used phony documents in an attempt to smear George W. Bush’s Vietnam record. But that’s not our FLASHBACK for today. Another, earlier example forshadowed…

NBC Prez Declared We Are Winning War With Trump (Fired Days Later)

May 9th, 2020 12:15 PM
Usually, our NewsBusters FLASHBACK items showcase liberal news media examples a little older than a week. But this one is too good to forget. On April 27, NBC News President Andy Lack published a haughty op-ed for the network’s website Think. It was titled, “Journalism is under attack from coronavirus and the White House. But we're winning.” One week after this op-ed was…

FLASHBACK: NBC Employed Lauer, But Buries Tara Reade Sex Abuse Story

May 2nd, 2020 12:15 PM
The networks and cable channels have been dragged, very slowly to the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden. After not covering it at all, CNN last Saturday broke down and offered stories. So did ABC on Thursday. NBC finally did so on Thursday, previewing Biden on Friday's Morning Joe. But what took the network so long? Well, one might recall that NBC hired…