2008 Obama Voter Tells Fox Focus Group: President's 'Been Bullsh--ting
October 17th, 2012 12:03 AM
Pollster Frank Luntz got more than he bargained for on Tuesday.
In a focus group on Fox's Hannity program after the debate, one of the participants who voted for Obama in 2008 said of the President, "He’s been bullsh--ting the public with the media behind him" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
OMG: God, Jerusalem Back in Dem Platform Despite Virtual Press Blackou
September 5th, 2012 10:21 PM
Well, it looks like we have a bit of evidence that, contrary to an assertion by a pair of Politico reporters, it's not the media elites who can "powerfully shape" the narrative coming out of party conventions (the issue in question there was how Mitt Romney's nomination acceptance speech would be spun).
After all, as Scott Whitlock at NewsBusters noted earlier today, the three major…
Bay Buchanan Schools Norah O'Donnell on 'Glass Ceiling' in Politics
May 13th, 2012 9:19 PM
CBS chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell and Republican strategist Bay Buchanan had a bit of a tussle about women in the workplace on Sunday's Face the Nation.
When Buchanan said opportunities for women are currently unlimited, O'Donnell strongly disagreed claiming, "There is a glass ceiling in politics" which led the conservative to correctly point out this is largely due to women…
Letterman Asks Michelle Obama 'Has Your Husband' Ever Said To You 'Joh
March 20th, 2012 12:32 AM
It didn't take long for Republicans to get bashed during David Letterman's interview with Michelle Obama Monday night.
In the middle of an election year, the CBS Late Show host actually asked the First Lady, "Has your husband ever come home and said to you, 'Oh, that John Boehner, what an idiot?'” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
AP Fails to Note Record-Breaking Nature of Feb. Single-Month Deficit
March 12th, 2012 11:22 PM
In his report on today's release of Uncle Sam's February Monthly Treasury Statement, Christopher Rugaber at the Associated Press today did almost all he could to ensure that his wire service remains deserving of the nickname yours truly gave it several month ago: "The Administration's Press."
Rugaber's primary sin of omission ensures that readers, listeners and viewers at AP's subscribing…
Media Wrong to Blame Snowe's Departure on GOP - Democrats Control the
March 2nd, 2012 10:25 AM
Since Senator Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) surprising announcement that she won't be seeking reelection in November, the media have been doing a victory lap blaming her decision on the lack of moderate Republicans in Congress.
Yet an op-ed she published in Friday's Washington Post suggests her dissatisfaction with government stemmed from the behavior of Democrats that have controlled the Senate…
Advisory Board: LightSquared, GPS Can't Coexist; Bland News Stories Av
January 15th, 2012 8:50 PM
On Friday, two Deputy Secretaries, one at the Department of Transportation and the other at Defense, in their capacities as co-chairs of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee, released a one page letter concluding that the modified broadband deployment plan of LightSquared could not coexist with current GPS devices and their spectrum. That's…
ABC, NBC Omit Blagojevich's Party ID; CBS: Is Sentence 'Too High
December 8th, 2011 12:35 PM
ABC, NBC, and CBS all reported on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich receiving a 14-year prison sentence for corruption on their evening news programs on Wednesday and their morning shows on Thursday, but only CBS's Early Show gave his Democratic affiliation. ABC devoted only 3 news briefs total to the conviction, while NBC Nightly News and The Early Show aired full reports.
CBS Gives Blagojevich's Party ID in Sentencing Preview; ABC, NBC Punt
December 7th, 2011 3:59 PM
The Big Three network morning shows on Wednesday highlighted the upcoming sentencing of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, but only CBS's Early Show identified the disgraced politician as a Democrat and devoted a full segment to him. ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today omitted his party ID, and just gave news briefs on the convict's possible sentence.
CBS correspondent Cynthia…
Peter Schweizer on Congressional Insider Trading and Why Media Have Mo
December 6th, 2011 12:15 AM
Last month, NewsBusters reported 60 Minutes cherry-picking Peter Schweizer's book about Congressional insider trading to make it appear the problem was largely a Republican one.
Schweizer did a phone interview with NewsBusters last week to discuss this matter in greater detail including how with the exception of Fox News, despite this being a bipartisan issue, the media have largely ignored…
Media Mash: End of Occupy Wall Street Edition
November 18th, 2011 8:40 AM
Media silence greeted video of an Occupy Wall Street protester vowing to burn New York City to the ground and toss Molotov cocktails into a Macy's department store, yet there was "non-stop media coverage" of the alleged, but never proven, use of the N-word at one Tea Party rally, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell noted last night on Fox News Channel's Hannity.
"Look at the violence you're…
Bill Press Says Mitch McConnell Is Senate Majority Leader
October 27th, 2011 10:52 AM
With Congress's poll numbers so low, the goal of the liberal media is to make the public believe the Republicans are in charge of both chambers.
Bill Press appearing on MSNBC's PoliticsNation Wednesday dishonestly demonstrated precisely how (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Krugman's Delusion: The Past Year Proves Cutting Spending Doesn't Crea
September 5th, 2011 10:31 AM
Exactly what country does New York Times columnist Paul Krugman actually reside in?
Before you answer, consider the following sentence from his article Monday:
Scarborough Smacks Down E.J. Dionne's GOP Obstruction Charge: Obama 'O
September 1st, 2011 10:42 AM
I sure hope Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne as well as other unapologetic Obama-loving media members were watching MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Thursday.
After Mika Brzezinski read a snippet of Dionne's "Obama's Paradox Problem" wherein he basically blamed all that ails the nation on GOP obstruction, Joe Scarborough accurately noted, "the President owned – OWNED! – Washington, D.C., in 2009…