Deaf to Hearings: CBS/NBC Skip COVID Origin, ABC Avoids Afghanistan
On Wednesday, House Republicans held two critical hearings on behalf of the American people: the first was to find the origin of the COVID pandemic, and the other was to hold officials accountable for the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Despite COVID killing over 1.1 million Americans, the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning newscasts of CBS and NBC completely ignored the hearing.…
Colbert Labels Alito A 'Turd,' Compares Roe's Demise To Iran, Taliban
CBS The Late Show host Stephen Colbert commemorated International Women’s Day on Wednesday by lamenting the state of women’s rights around the world including in Iran, Afghanistan, and the United States. For the Catholic Colbert, the downfall of Roe v. Wade means that Justice Samuel Alito is just as much of a “turd” as the Taliban.
ABC, NBC Skip Emotional Hearing on Biden's Afghan Withdrawal Disaster
Wednesday saw another important oversight hearing into the wreckless and disastrous policies of the Biden administration during the past two years. This time the House Foreign Affairs committee held a hearing on Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan which lead to the deaths of thirteen American service members and over a hundred Afghanistan civilians. Testimony from Marine Sergeant…
Fireworks by the Dozen: Here Are the Top WH Briefing Moments of 2022
Inside the White House Briefing Room, 2022 began with more mountain-sized word salads and dodges from Jen Psaki before shifting in May to former MoveOn.org spokeswoman and former MSNBC contributor Karine Jean-Pierre, who made waves for her stunning ineptitude and using her binder as a life raft.
Snopes vs. Scarborough Lies on Trump Getting 'Nothing' in Taliban Swap
On Monday, the “independent fact-checkers” at Snopes.com explored “Did the Trump Admin Agree to Free 5,000 Taliban Prisoners?” They ruled this was "True." But they were not evaluating MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough, who repeatedly made the false statement that Trump received “nothing in exchange.”
Nets Skip Report Biden's Afghan Withdrawal Used for China Propaganda
Over a year since President Joe Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, we are still finding out how much chaos and destruction that decision has cost the United States both from a reputational and national security standpoint. The latest shoe to drop came Tuesday when the Pentagon released a report that showed how much the deadly and incompetent withdrawal hurt the credibility of the…
Column: The Media Avoid Every Biden Policy Fiasco
If you never looked at a poll and watched only the network news to stay informed, you might think Joe Biden is a very successful and popular president. That’s not an accident. There’s a lot of well-designed embroidery and energetic omissions. They pretend Biden has never mismanaged anything or caused a single problem in America.
CHAOS: One Year of the Nets Hiding Biden’s Afghanistan Disaster
Just over one year ago, on August 26, 2021, 11 Marines, a soldier, and a sailor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a device at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The horrific incident was the culmination of Joe Biden’s disastrous pull-out of American troops. And while the month of August 2021 saw heavy network evening newscast coverage of the disaster, 409 minutes, it quickly fell off…
NewsBusters Podcast: Media Fractured on Biden's Student Loan Bailout
On this episode of the NewsBusters Podcast, Managing Editor Curtis Houck and I examine the media's scattered coverage of President Biden's constitutionally dubious student loan bailouts as different factions voice outrage. We also speak with NewsBusters research director Scott Whitlock about the lack of coverage of the anniversary of the botch withdrawal from Afghanistan, which killed 13…
NBC Marks ‘Goodnight Moon’ Anniversary, NOT Afghan Suicide Bombing
One year ago on Friday, August 26, 2021, 11 Marines, a soldier and a sailor were killed in a suicide bombing during the botched withdrawal of U.S. troops. The network morning shows on Friday (and the evening shows on Thursday night) couldn’t be bothered to mark the somber one year anniversary. There was no mention on the NBC Nightly News, Today, ABC’s World News Tonight…
Joe Who? ABC Avoids Biden’s Name on ‘Sad,’ ‘Hungry’ Afghanistan
ABC on Monday avoided the words “Joe Biden” while recounting one year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Reporter Ian Pannell lamented how “sad,” “isolated” and “hungry” the country has become in the wake of the takeover, but never mentioned the President who presided over the collapse. NBC and CBS Didn’t do much better, saying Biden’s name just once each.
ABC Rediscovers Afghanistan Withdrawal Disaster, Avoids Blaming Biden
Now that we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal which left thirteen American service members dead and hundreds of Americans trapped at the hands of the Taliban after their inevitable takeover, ABC’s World News Tonight decided to revisit the story after ignoring it for months.
ABC Rediscovers Afghanistan Debacle, But Just 3 Seconds to Biden
After almost a year of burying Joe Biden’s Afghanistan disaster, ABC on Monday rediscovered the ongoing debacle. But even though Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos devoted four minutes and 12 seconds to reminding Americans of what happened last August, only a scant three seconds of that included any mention of Biden.
Buzzword Foreign Policy Makes for Failure
This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan, determined to make a statement about American support for the democratic country under constant threat from its tyrannical Chinese neighbor. That trip prompted spasms of apoplexy from the Chinese government, which vowed serious consequences; China, in the end, engaged mainly in some military posturing. There is no question that Pelosi is…