NewsBusters Podcast: Biased Journos Claim They Only Make ‘Innocent’ Mistakes

December 27th, 2021 6:44 PM

Filling in for boss Tim Graham, NewsBusters deputy managing editor Nick “Night Train” Fondacaro and I were back in our saddles for Monday’s post-Christmas edition of the NewsBusters Podcast and, while it’s often a slower time of the year in the news business, we still had plenty to talk about. 

Most notably, we looked at CBS editing out comments one of their own reporters made about school closures and how, while they tried to relegate them to online-only, it remained a huge tell about the way the media operate.

We also talked about a pair of examples from CNN over the weekend, including a fanatical claim on Reliable Sources that there’s no “malicious intent” when journalists make “innocent” mistakes.

Enjoy the show below or wherever you download your podcasts.