Noel Sheppard

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Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014. More here about Noel's contributions to NewsBusters and tributes to him upon his passing.

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Is it possible for Americans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death without the media taking potshots at the Right?

Consider former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw who while on MSNBC’s The Cycle Friday recounting where he was when Kennedy was shot decided he needed to make the case that people in conservative states wanted the president killed (video follows with transcript and commentary):


Earlier this month, NewsBusters reported on the "Healthy Ho's Party" in San Francisco where prostitutes signed up for ObamaCare.

On Thursday, Sacramento's ABC affiliate KXTV did a piece featuring "Hookers for Obama" that included a number of prostitutes at a Carson City, Nevada, brothel touting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):


With ObamaCare and his poll numbers in total freefall, the President is doing what any smart Democratic president would do.

Finding a friendly media member to sit down with the day after Thanksgiving so that he and his wife are welcomed into millions of living rooms in a cozy setting that allows them to show the nation how lovable they are despite his lies about being able to keep your health insurance if you liked it (via TVNewser):


This might be the funniest thing I've read all week.

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons wrote of ObamaCare Thursday, "[I]t is a damn good piece of legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives":


In case you haven't heard, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer has a new book out that is currently atop the New York Times Best Seller List.

I recently had the privilege of discussing the book as well as other topics with one of the conservative movement's favorite commentators (video follows with transcript):


Democrats in the Senate Thursday invoked the nuclear option changing how the filibuster applies to presidential appointments.

On Fox News’s Special Report hours after the vote, George Will said this could lead to the repeal of ObamaCare in 2017 (video follows with transcript and commentary):


It's come to this.

Steve McMillan, the editor of online projects and public policy issues at the Denver Post, sent out a tweet Wednesday with a picture of a want ad from the paper seeking an editor to "oversee the development and maintenance of a recreational marijuana website":


Fox News's Chris Wallace said last week that the folks at the New York Times must be "breaking out in hives" as a result of Charles Krauthammer and Bill O'Reilly topping their Best Sellers List.

Talk radio host Glenn Beck took this a step further Wednesday ticking off five books by right-leaning authors currently topping the charts deliciously observing, “Conservatives now are dominating the book world - and that’s got to be driving people crazy” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):


As first reported by NewsBusters, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir ended his program Friday giving arguably the most deplorable defamation of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin by anyone to date.

With no disciplinary action having been administered to Bashir by his superiors, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh asked on his show Wednesday, "Let's say Dr. Krauthammer or Ted O'Baxter [Bill O'Reilly] would suggest that somebody do to Obama what Bashir suggested happen to Sarah Palin. What do you think would have happened?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


As first reported by NewsBusters, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir ended his program Friday giving arguably the most deplorable defamation of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin by anyone to date.

According to Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, Palin has canceled an upcoming interview with Today show host Matt Lauer as a result:


A truly remarkable thing happened on Comedy Central’s Daily Show Tuesday.

Comedy legend Bill Cosby told host Jon Stewart to stop cursing (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):


Former President George W. Bush was Jay Leno’s guest on NBC’s Tonight Show Tuesday.

When Leno mentioned that President Obama is getting all the late night jokes now, Bush marvelously responded, “Better him than me” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):


NewsBusters recently reported that in the first week of November, Fox News nearly doubled the combined prime time viewers of CNN and MSNBC.

Continuing its momentum from a recently revamped evening lineup, Fox significantly more than doubled the combined prime time viewers of its rivals Monday.


Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words for the President’s recent excuses regarding the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare.

Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer said, “This is not a cover up of corrupt misconduct. This is a cover up of cosmic incompetence.”


Criticism continues to pour in for MSNBC’s Martin Bashir over his disgraceful comments about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin last Friday.

Appearing on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom Tuesday, media analyst Howard Kurtz called them “sad, pathetic, and disgusting” saying that Bashir is a “practitioner” of “the politics of vitriol and destruction” (video follows with transcript and commentary):


Has the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare even made Whoopi Goldberg lose confidence in the President she adores?

On NBC’s Tonight Show Monday, The View co-host said, “I don't understand how a four-year-old can upload videos and put a whole website together and these guys can't do jack” (video follows with transcript and commentary):


In the wake of the disgusting comments MSNBC's Martin Bashir made about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin Friday, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin had some important observations regarding the incident Monday.

"MSNBC, ladies and gentlemen, is a hateful, vile, character assassinating outlet" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


As first reported by NewsBusters, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir ended his program Friday giving arguably the most deplorable defamation of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin by anyone to date.

To his credit, Bashir began his show Monday with a very sincere apology (video follows with transcript and commentary):


Most women will tell you that other than the N-word, the C-word is the most vile in the English language never to be used.

Cher apparently doesn't hold such a belief, for she disturbingly took to Twitter Friday to call former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a "Dumb C Word":


As NewsBusters has reported for years, the liberal media believe one of their jobs is to discredit and defame any potential Republican presidential candidate they believe is too conservative.

ABC's This Week did its part Sunday when during a segment about Republican Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, substitute host Martha Raddatz and chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl both said he "at one point was the most divisive politician in America" (video follows with transcript and commentary):