NY Times Reporter Lards His 'News' Report with 'Ultraright' Labels

March 27th, 2024 9:49 AM

There was some impressively dense anti-Republican labeling in the lead of veteran congressional reporter Carl Hulse’s Sunday New York Times story. The online headline deck delivers the flavor – not just “right,” but “far right,” not just “conservative,” but “ultraconservative”! “The Far Right Lost Badly and Wants Its Revenge -- Bipartisan spending legislation approved by Congress…


Sad: PBS's Denial of Biden’s ‘Illegal’ Apology; 'Corrects' Trump Claim

March 12th, 2024 8:52 PM

The Monday evening edition of the PBS NewsHour featured a spicier-than-usual “Politics Monday” segment with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Cook of the Cook Political Report, both seeing a more favorable issue landscape for President Joe Biden. But it was co-anchor Geoff Bennett that sucked up to Biden the most.

False Balance: PBS Hosts Two 'Republicans' To Bash Trump, Current GOP

March 11th, 2024 7:11 PM

PBS News Weekend did something unusual on Saturday’s show: It presented two "Republicans" to talk politics. (PBS news shows are notoriously averse to hosting conservative guests.) But the two weren’t on to push conservative policies, certainly not to endorse overwhelming GOP primary favorite Donald Trump, but to evaluate the party’s divisions from an anti-Trump, anti-conservative…

PBS Guest Goes Full Kook on 'Deadly, Dangerous People' in Fascist GOP

March 10th, 2024 7:15 AM

On Amanpour & Co.’s Friday edition (airing on CNN International and taxpayer-supported PBS), substitute host Bianna Golodryga invited on a “political communications expert” to comment on Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, “about how it went." Instead, Anat Shenker Osorio used the cover of word choice to unleash a series of long, vituperative, hackish attacks on "…

PBS: US 'Safety Net' Not Generous Enough: 60% Americans Have Been Poor

March 8th, 2024 7:11 PM

The PBS NewsHour launched a new series Monday, “America’s Safety Net,” taking a long-term historical view of welfare programs (spoiler: there’s not nearly enough of it). Yes, the taxpayer-supported show is advocating for more taxpayer funding of the so-called safety net. Anchor Geoff Bennett kicked off the series with an overview beginning in 1935 with Franklin Roosevelt signing the…


ABC Uses Cookie Monster to Help Biden, Senate Dems on ‘Shrinkflation’

March 5th, 2024 5:20 PM

On Thursday’s Good Morning America (GMA), the superficial and unserious ABC News program cloaked itself in humor-tinged consumer reporting by using a recent Cookie Monster tweet to talk about the rise of shrinkflation in the current economy, but naturally absolved the Biden administration of responsibility and even eagerly touted the replies of two Democratic senators who…


PBS Takes On Fox, Liberal Prof Says You Can't Link Illegals to Crime

February 29th, 2024 3:46 PM

Tuesday evening’s PBS NewsHour covered last week’s brutal murder of a college student by an illegal immigrant on the campus of the University of Georgia. It began factually but descended into typical PBS left-wing apologia -- funded by taxpayers like you. The NewsHour aired tributes from the president of her sorority, then summarized the case in a forthright manner. But then…

NYT Front-Page News? Random Dem Rants Over Jews 'Snookering' Palestine

February 28th, 2024 10:32 PM

New York Times reporter Jennifer Medina was the latest reporter to cover the pro-Palestinian rump of Democrats turning against Biden in Michigan, on Tuesday’s front page: “Biden Is Losing Party Loyalists Over Gaza War.” While it’s interesting to see the Times feature prominent coverage of a movement that opposes Biden in an election year, Medina’s unquestioning acceptance of…

Column: Who Will Deprogram the Radicals at National Public Radio?

February 21st, 2024 5:53 AM

One of the grandest fictions of our leftist media is that somehow, championing “social change” is what makes you a “bona fide news organization.” Anyone who resists that siren song isn’t a professional, but a propagandist. One-sided coverage is great -- if you've picked the right side. NPR displayed this fiction with an audaciously arrogant story headlined “Poland's new government deprograms…


Tapper Docs Include 14 Party Labels For Sanford, 0 For Blagojevich

February 20th, 2024 3:00 PM

CNN’s new documentary series, United States of Scandal, hosted by Jake Tapper, debuted on Sunday with two episodes. One detailed the extramarital affair of former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and the other involved former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s scheme to sell the Senate seat that would be vacated by Barack Obama. However, only Sanford got the party…

PBS's Frontline Pops Anti-Trump Popcorn for Libs: 'Democracy on Trial'

February 5th, 2024 5:20 PM

PBS’s leftish investigative show Frontline devoted a two-and-a-half-hour episode, complete with trademark liberal melodrama, to the impending trial of former President Donald Trump, related to the Capitol Hill rampage of January 6, 2021. The Democratic-dominated committee's final report a blueprint for Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith. An indictment against Trump followed…

On PBS, Ex-NYT Reporter Pushes ‘Public Health Fascism,' Citing China

January 25th, 2024 9:42 AM

There was much media angst over Donald Trump declaring he would be a dictator on “Day One” of a second term in office to promote border security and oil drilling. Scrape off the spicy language, and it sounds more like the standard executive orders every president issues upon taking…


PBS: Dems Have a Far Left, And It’s Amazing (Plus Secret Lefty Biden?)

January 17th, 2024 1:06 PM

PBS NewsHour anchor Geoff Bennett was right about one thing regarding a new book by journalist Joshua Green, The Rebels: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle For a New American Politics: "what doesn't get nearly as much attention is the far left's influence in the Democratic Party." But the Green interview skipped controversies and any…


Ready for ‘24? Here’s a Look at 2023’s Most-Read Items on NewsBusters

December 31st, 2023 2:53 PM

2024 is bound to be not only one of the most monumental years in American history, it ventures to be among the most chaotic. So, before we dive head first into 2024 at midnight, let’s look back one last time at 2023 to look at what stories you, the readers, visited the most on NewsBusters. As always, we can’t thank you enough for not only your readership, but also financial support. Amid a…