Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org website. Previously, he was a contributing editor and the MRC's senior news analyst. Scott's work has been published in The Washington Times, National Review and other outlets. He has been cited in publications such as The Washington Post, Red State, to name a few. Scott's articles have also repeatedly been linked to on the Drudge Report.
Scott is a graduate of George Mason University and grew up in Northern Virginia. He can be contacted at SWhitlock@MRC.org. You can also follow Scott on Twitter.
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CBS journalist Lara Logan on Friday unleashed a blistering, uncensored attack on the extreme liberal bias polluting America's news outlets. Logan derided the “horses**t” “propagandist” press that has no interest in fairness. Appearing on the podcast of Mike Ritland, the foreign affairs correspondent and occasional 60 Minutes reporter berated slanted coverage in a way rarely seen by those in the mainstream press: “We’ve become political activists in a sense. And some could argue, propagandists, right?”
MSNBC journalists and analysts on Monday lashed out at conservative complaints of reporters picking out an “amazing” coat for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. MSNBC Live co-host Chris Jansing called the reaction “crazy” and guest Mark Thompson attacked it as racist.
The NewsBusters Time Machine returns this week with Diane Sawyer gushing to Iran’s former President about what a softie the Holocaust denier is. Seven years ago this week, the then-Good Morning America co-host interviewed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and wondered what makes him cry.
All three morning shows on Friday reacted with extreme alarm to the news that Donald Trump would declare a state of emergency on the southern border in order to fund a wall. CBS This Morning journalists sounded down right apocalyptic, warning that the republic was in danger. Co-host Bianna Golodryga opened the show this way: “We begin with President Trump who is poised to take action today that could test our 230-year-old system of checks and balances in government.”
In another raucous press conference self-aggrandizing liberal journalist Jim Acosta battled with Donald Trump over the President’s plan to declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall. After Trump told Acosta he was “fake news” and that CNN “has an agenda,” an Angel Mom walked up to the journalist in the Rose Garden and told him about her murdered child.
ABC is worried that Hollywood celebrities have been promoting anti-science, anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. Yet, the network seemed to forget that it employed one, Jenny McCarthy, as a host. Not only that, but ABC prompted actress McCarthy to spout her uninformed vaccine views.
According to liberal journalists, Democratic presidents prompt sex dreams while the “creepy,” “rape-like” Donald Trump ruins intimacy. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Salon.com discussed the threat “to our sex lives” created by the President. Writer Chauncey Devega talked to sex therapist Dr. Susan Block. According to Dr. Block, the Republican has had a “big impact” on intimacy
ABC on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning skipped the “political crisis” engulfing Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor as one of the women accusing Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has now spoken out. NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning, however, both offered full reports on Vanessa Tyson appearing in public for the first time since detailing her claims against the Democrat.
The headlines from CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post on Tuesday had trouble explaining the honest truth: Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made anti-Semitic comments over the weekend and was slammed by fellow Democrats. A CNN on-screen graphic spun, “Rep. Omar Apologizes 'Unequivocally' for Tweets Called Anti-Semitic.”
Steve Schmidt has been reminded what it's like to be a Republican. The former GOP operative, who spent most of his time as an MSNBC analyst bashing the Republican Party, recently quit his own “bulls***” podcast after the show’s co-host grilled him on supporting a third party candidate.
Since it’s clear that disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam isn’t resigning in the wake of his KKK/blackface scandal, CBS has begun the rehabilitation effort. On Sunday and Monday, the network devoted a combined 23 minutes and 9 seconds to Gayle King’s interview of the Democrat. King, Norah O’Donnell and her other CBS This Morning co-hosts stressed Americans must understand the “context,” “the broader lens” and that Northam “wants to make this right.”
ABC on Friday thrust a sexist, bizarre “art” project at Ivanka Trump and demanded to know “how does it make you feel?” Unsurprisingly, she didn’t like it. In an interview for Good Morning America, Abby Huntsman tried to thrust a picture of a 16-year-old model vacuuming up crumbs.
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has been hit with plagiarism accusations in the wake of her just-released book. Michael Moynihan of Vice on Wednesday tweeted several passages from Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, finding passages that were very similar to previously published articles.
As Virginia Democrats are imploding, the journalists on NBC, MSNBC, ABC and CBS have found the real disaster: It might result in a Republican governor. Scandals involving blackface, the KKK, and sexual assault have engulfed the Democratic Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. On NBC’s Today, reporter Geoff Bennett fretted, “If the governor, lieutenant governor, and Attorney General all resign, or are forced out of office, the leadership of this state, the governorship would go to the House Speaker. The House Speaker is a conservative Republican.”
Gayle King, the CBS This Morning co-host and a Democratic donor, on Wednesday attempted to rehabilitate former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., a man who went to prison for campaign finance violations. King interviewed Jackson and Jacqueline Jackson about a new book collecting letters the mom wrote to her son.
In a live edition of The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah brought on New York Times columnist Frank Bruni to freak out over the “blood-soaked and lawless” State of the Union. Just like Brian Williams on MSNBC, Bruni fumed over the President daring to bring up abortion: “[Trump was] baiting the Democrats with descriptions of abortion laws that were highly exaggerated.”
The entire crew of CBS This Morning appeared on a special live edition of the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Unsurprisingly, they were “disturbed” by the President’s talk of a wall on the southern border and of his touting of the U.S. economy.
Disgraced former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was startled by Donald Trump’s State of the Union call for a culture of life and end to late term abortion. Seemingly out of the blue, Williams on Tuesday night interjected, “Graphic language on abortion, a first for a national speech in my time.” Chris Matthews described it as “[sticking] it to the governor of Virginia, tied it into his scandal.” Ralph Northam’s scandal, of course, was seeming to support infanticide.
How extreme is MSNBC? According to analyst Nicolle Wallace, if someone disrupts Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the President is to blame. Live coverage anchor Brian William wondered if there would be a “you lie,” moment, referencing Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst during the 2009 State of the Union.
You know it’s bad when Chris Matthews is your fact checker. The MSNBC host inadvertently took on this role when his colleague Joy Reid claimed Donald Trump has been talking about the “brown scare at the border.” He hasn’t. Reid was awkwardly forced to admit she made up the quote, saying, “That’s not his exact text.”