NewsBusters Time Machine
Flashback: Year of Media Spin Gave Us Budget-Busting ObamaCare
Thirteen years ago this week, the liberal media celebrated the final passage of the Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare,” President Barack Obama’s big government answer to the millions of Americans without health insurance. Passage came after a year of media cheerleading, as journalists trumpeted the alleged benefits of Obama’s plan and denigrated conservative critics as racists or terrorists…
20 Years Later: The Truth About the Media and the Iraq War
For 20 years, lefties have blasted the press as weak or corrupt because the media did not prevent the Bush administration from launching the war in Iraq. It’s become an enduring myth amongst liberals — and one that an honest review of news coverage would quickly debunk.
FLASHBACK: How the Media Tried to Kill Hillary’s E-Mail Scandal
Eight years ago, the New York Times’s Michael Schmidt broke the news that Hillary Clinton ignored government rules and used a personal server for e-mail during her time in office. Friendly journalists spent the next week furiously attempting to spin her scandalous conduct away, ultimately deriding reporters who provided tough coverage as Hillary “haters.”
TV News Censors Buffett’s Slam of Biden’s ‘Illiterate’ Class Warfare
This week, the liberal news networks said absolutely nothing about billionaire Warren Buffett’s barely-veiled slam of President Biden and other liberals for their newest class warfare gambit: demonizing corporations that buy back their stock. That’s a far cry from 2011 and 2012, when those same networks helped juice then-President Obama’s re-election campaign by trumpeting Buffett’s call for…
Flashback: 2007 Oscar Began Liberal Media’s Year of ‘The Goracle’
Sixteen years ago tonight, Hollywood liberals handed former Vice President Al Gore a “best documentary” Academy Award for his alarmist global warming film, An Inconvenient Truth. The award set off a year of the media touting Gore and promoting his agenda, culminating when European liberals gave him the Nobel Peace Prize in December.
Flashback: The Liberal Media vs. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker
Twelve years ago, the national media became a mouthpiece for left-wing union protests, as reporters smeared Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as akin to abusive dictators in the Middle East, while turning a blind eye to the nastiness of the left-wing union protesters who besieged the capitol building.
FLASHBACK: The Many Fractured Fairy Tales of Brian Williams
Eight years ago this week, the highest-rated news anchor in America — NBC’s Brian Williams — was taken off the air for the wild exaggerations and outright falsehoods he’d been telling for at least a decade.
FLASHBACK: Media Slobbering Over Obama’s SOTU Speeches
Joe Biden can never hope to garner the gushing praise the media habitually lavished on his onetime boss, former President Barack Obama. Liberal reporters were always thrilled whenever they were privileged to hear their hero delivering predictable liberal platitudes from the well of the House of Representatives.
FLASHBACK: The Media Lovefest That Kicked Off Hillary’s 2016 Campaign
Ten years ago this week, CBS’s 60 Minutes eagerly assisted in producing what could be regarded as the first infomercial of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
FLASHBACK: 50 Years of the Liberal Media’s Pro-Abortion Zealotry
Fifty years ago this weekend, the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision split Americans on the issue of abortion, but the media elite have never been divided on the issue. Most journalists support abortion, and their news coverage has reflected their own opinions on the subject — including that the repeal of Roe was “a dark day in America.”
FLASHBACK: Paul Ehrlich, The Media’s Favorite “Doomsday Celebrity”
When you’re seeking to panic viewers with talk of an impending environmental apocalypse, there’s no one with a more established track record than Stanford University’s Paul Ehrlich.
FLASHBACK: Lib Media Used ‘Bridgegate’ to Kneecap Hillary Foe
Reporters loved calling it ‘Bridgegate,’ summoning images of the grand Watergate scandal. But ‘Bridgegate’ is really a case study in how the liberal media thugs will use their clout to rough up politicians who might stand athwart their agenda.
FLASHBACK: The Journalists We Said Goodbye to in 2022
In 2022, some of cable TV’s most obnoxious left-wing executives, hosts, correspondents and commentators were shown the door. On this final day of 2022, a look back at those who we said goodbye to this year, and how the fairness of the media landscape is at least somewhat improved by their departure.
Flashback: Eight Christmas-Trashing Quotes from the Liberal Media
Tomorrow is Christmas Day, one of the most joyous on the Christian calendar. But over the years, assorted Scrooges in the media use the holiday as an occasion to badmouth Christmas or Christianity itself, or to lamely use Christmas as a left-wing political talking point.