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…

FLASHBACK: Remember THIS Biden Blunder? The Press Hope You Don't

April 18th, 2020 12:15 PM
Journalists in the news media are used to covering for Joe Biden’s gaffes. In the spring of 2020, the networks have been maintaining silence over accusations of sexual abuse against the ex-vice president by a former staffer. But considering that both Biden and China are very much in the news these days, we thought it might be instructive to look back at another Biden Blunder. On August 21,…

FLASHBACK: Nets Excoriated ‘The Passion’ as Inflammatory, Anti-Semitic

April 11th, 2020 12:15 PM
As Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate Easter on Sunday, some will choose to rewatch Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ during Holy Week. The movie, which came out 16 years ago on February 25, 2004, was a massive hit. It skyrocketed to a worldwide gross of $611 million. But to the journalists and hosts on ABC, CBS and NBC, it was a project to approach with…

FLASHBACK: Remember That 49 State Democratic Landslide in 2016?

April 4th, 2020 12:15 PM
We live in chaotic times. The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on our country and our economy. The 2020 election is, justifiably, a secondary concern for many Americans. But journalists are still assisting the Democrats, ignoring sex abuse allegations against Joe Biden. And it won’t be long before they start making dire predictions about GOP doom. In that spirit, let’s take a look at…

FLASHBACK to When This Celeb Told You to Limit Your Toilet Paper Use

March 28th, 2020 12:15 PM
As Americans go from store to store, hunting for available toilet paper during the Coronavirus crisis, it occurred to us here at NewsBusters, that this isn’t the first time TP has become a major media topic. Back in the spring of 2007, liberal singer Sheryl Crow floated the idea of a self-imposed toilet paper limitation. During a global warming college tour, Crow offered up this disturbing…

FLASHBACK: Chuck Todd Laughably Claimed ‘No Point of View’

March 21st, 2020 1:30 PM
Despite the overwhelmingly hostile, transparently liberal tone of the mainstream media, some journalists still try and deny what it obvious to most everyone. NBC and MSNBC host Chuck Todd did just that five years ago this week. Appearing on the March 18, 2015 edition of The Mike O’Meara Show, O’Meara asked if the Meet the Press host “gets any blowback from political leaders…

FLASHBACK: In 1990, ABC Introduced the ‘New,’ Not-Fringe Sanders

March 14th, 2020 1:30 PM
Bernie Sanders has been on the national stage for almost 30 years and his relationship with the media has fluctuated. Sometimes, journalists view him as a threat, a candidate that would surely lose to Donald Trump and must be stopped. Other times, his socialist views are exciting and captivating for these reporters. But if you go back to November 11, 1990, you can see that World News Tonight…

FLASHBACK: Nets Downplayed Warren’s Dubious Native American Claims

March 5th, 2020 3:14 PM
Elizabeth Warren’s floundering presidential campaign grinded to an end on Thursday with the liberal Democrat finally dropping out. In recent weeks, Warren has been complaining about her media coverage, sending out a campaign e-mail that whined, “We can’t count on the media to cover our campaign fairly, so we’re taking our case directly to voters.” 

FLASHBACK: During 2016 South Carolina Vote, MSNBC Dismissed Bernie

February 29th, 2020 1:30 PM
As Democrats in South Carolina on Saturday go to the polls to pick a choice for 2020, MSNBC journalists and hosts are still dealing with outrage over the network’s very negative coverage of Bernie Sanders. Chris Matthews compared a win by the socialist to a Nazi victory in World War II. (He apologized.) The network suspended contributor Jason Johnson after he accused Sanders supporters…