NewsBusters Time Machine
USA-Bashing Press Uses Fourth of July to Trash: America, You Suck!
For most Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the heritage of this country, the freedoms that we enjoy as citizens that so many others around the world do not. But journalists in America often use Independence Day as an excuse to complain about everything that’s wrong with the country. We at NewsBusters dug into our archives to find recent and not-so-recent examples of…
Radical Couric Calls Herself an Activist Now, Marched for Abortion Now
Former NBC and CBS journalist Katie Couric this week told Americans something they probably already knew. Appearing on the June 14 Daily Show, she embraced being an “activist” for liberal causes like gun control. Speaking about her new podcast, she declared, “I run my own show and I can speak out about the need for sensible gun laws, and I can be an activist, and everyone should be an…
ABC FLASHBACK: ‘Good’ Weiner ‘Should Hang in There’
If you ever wondered whether the liberal media’s horror over sex scandals is entirely situational and dependent on political party, Anthony Weiner settled it for all time. It was 11 years ago this month that the former Democratic Congressman faced calls to resign after sending sexually explicit pictures of himself to a young woman. But that didn’t stop many in the media from attempting to…
Just How WRONG Were ABC and NBC’s Climate Predictions?
Two wildly wrong climate predictions have anniversaries in June. And since ABC and NBC don’t like to be embarrassed by explaining away their botched global warming prognosticating, we’ll do it for them.
10 Years Ago: MSNBC Was ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling the Fallen 'Heroes'
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.
PBS's Smiley Sneered That Christians Slaughter People 'Every Day'
This past week saw the media repeatedly attempt to connect conservatives and Republicans to a racist gunman who murdered ten African Americans in Buffalo, New York. This is a common move for journalists and it was 12 years ago next week that PBS insisted that Christians are slaughtering people “every day.”
Nets: Last Pro-Life Win Was Just 'Devastating' For Abortion Groups
In a shocking turn of events this week, the leak of a draft Supreme Court draft opinion showed the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. Last time this happened at the Supreme Court the networks lamented how “devastated” pro-abortion groups were. It was April 18, 2007 and the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 ruling, upheld a ban on partial birth abortion. The ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts all fixated…
SICK, Callous Press Cheered Environmental ‘Silver Lining’ of Pandemic
The media on Friday celebrated Earth Day with more lecturing about the need for expensive, left-wing solutions to climate change. Indeed, NBC pushed it all week. But nothing compares to the callous, horrific way the networks used the pandemic --- the death of millions --- to cheer the “environmental upside” of COVID.
FLASHBACK: Nets Excoriated ‘The Passion’ as Inflammatory, Anti-Semitic
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 skepticism…
Remember When NBC Repeatedly BEGGED Biden to Co-Host Today Show?
Is it any wonder that NBC went 260 days without saying the name “Hunter Biden?” The network is clearly in the tank for protecting Joe Biden from his troubled, sketchy son. But with NBC, it’s more than that. This network has been obsessed with the now-President for years.
CRINGE: CBS Compared Ukraine’s Independence to Kid Running Away
Well that didn’t age well. Over 30 years ago, CBS compared newly independent states in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union to annoying brats running away from home. Of course, the bizarre commentary came from the late Andy Rooney. Rooney began, “Who would have thought a year ago that the 15 states in the Soviet Union would decide to split up?”
One Year Ago This Week: Charting the Media Spin on 2021's Dem Disaster
With one disaster after another enveloping the Joe Biden and Democrats in 2022, it’s sometimes worth looking back on how it was unraveling exactly one year ago — despite the media’s efforts to protect Biden and his party.
The Left Hated 'Corrupt,' Pro-Gun Red Dawn's Fight Against the Commies
The devastating and all-too-real invasion of Ukraine by the Russians has galvanized the world. It also reminded some of a movie favorite of many Americans, one loathed by the media. Its plot? A determined group of young people fight off an invasion by the Russians. Of course, I’m talking about the ‘80s classic Red Dawn.
In 2012, Media Cheered Obama View of Russia, Mocked ‘Outdated’ GOP
Ten years ago this fall, then-President Barack Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney’s assessment that Russia is “our number one geopolitical foe.” On October 22, 2012, Obama dismissed the then-Republican presidential nominee with this mockery: “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War's been over for 20 years.” In the years since, outlets such as CNN have…