NBC’s ‘Dateline’ Obama Hour Special — All Gush, Censors Scandals
January 16th, 2017 12:58 PM
Friday’s edition of Dateline NBC featured the long-planned hour-long special Reality of Hope dedicated to outgoing President Barack Obama and, naturally, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt stayed clear of all Obama scandals in lieu of gush over his so-called accomplishments.
The 7 Most Undercovered Obama Scandals
January 16th, 2017 9:00 AM
Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn-in yet but the liberal media has obsessed almost over every Trump tweet and controversy. Conversely, Barack Obama’s administration has been full of scandals and gaffes but liberal reporters have insisted that his record is clean as a whistle. Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, after Obama’s January 10 farewell speech gushed: “He’s been scandal free,…
Liberal Pundit: Scandal-Free Obama Has Avoided ‘Second-Term Curse’
December 26th, 2015 12:12 AM
Bill Scher runs a website called Liberal Oasis, which makes it unsurprising that his Monday RealClearPolitics column celebrated President Obama’s avoidance (so far) of the “second-term curse” that supposedly afflicted George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and some of their predecessors in the White House. Scher exults that Obama “has not been knocked off course by scandal” and lauds him for “master[…
FCC Abandons Intrusive Media Survey That Never Even Got Underway in Te
February 24th, 2014 7:58 PM
According to a report by Tim Cavanaugh, news editor of National Review Online, the Federal Communications Commission “has pulled the plug on its plan to conduct an intrusive probe of newsrooms” as part of a “Critical Information Needs” survey of local media markets.
FCC spokesperson Shannon Gilson issued a news release that indicated in the course of the commission's review and public comment…
LAT's Doyle McManus: 'None' of Obama's 'Controversies ... Quite Reache
January 7th, 2014 11:11 PM
Los Angeles Times columnists have produced several delusional doozies in the past few days.
One of the more hysterical came from Doyle McManus on Sunday ("The president's hump year; The sixth year is often tough, but Obama could triumph"). While acknowledging that "The public's initial romance with the president has faded" and that "events are in charge now," he backhandedly described Obama's…
Leno: Obama Can Close Gitmo By Making it a Government-Funded Solar Com
May 25th, 2013 12:38 PM
Jay Leno continued his humorous attacks on the White House Friday.
In a series of opening monologue jokes targeting Barack Obama, the NBC Tonight Show host said of the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, “If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month.”
But of Course: For Bloomberg's Al Hunt, 'Scandal' Is a 'Misnomer' for
May 20th, 2013 10:52 PM
Old dog, same old tricks.
At Bloomberg Views, Al Hunt, formerly "the executive editor of Bloomberg News, directing coverage of the Washington bureau," referred to the controversies swirling around the White House as "faux scandals" and insisted that ... wait for it ... the Obama administration "is the most scandal-free administration in recent memory." No wonder Bloomberg News developed into…
WaPo Buries Another Failed Green Energy/Jobs Venture to Page A
February 15th, 2013 6:06 PM
When a news story is too newsworthy to ignore but too embarrassing to the Obama administration to highlight, what's a liberal newspaper editor to do? Why, bury it, of course. That's what Washington Post editors did to Steven Mufson's February 14 story on an inspector general's report finding, surprise, surprise, that taxpayer monies on another Obama-hyped green energy project have gone to waste…
Breaking News: People Like the Government Giving Them Other People’s
December 4th, 2012 8:40 AM
To paraphrase the estimable Yogi Berra - it’s like deja vu all over, and over, and over, and over again.
The Jurassic Press media is enraptured with a certain story.
Overnight Outrage: The Federal Government's $300-Plus Million Solyndra
October 22nd, 2012 1:20 AM
Let's get the easy part out of the way first. The New York Times and the Associated Press are only covering the outrages emerging in Solyndra's bankruptcy in the vaguest of terms. The only related Times item I could find was a sentence at the end of an October 11 Green blog post indicating that "the I.R.S. and the Energy Department argue in court papers" against the company's bankruptcy plan.…
Fact Checking the Fact-Challenged Obama Auto Bailout Czar
October 18th, 2012 8:37 AM
Ex-Barack Obama Administration $82 Billion Auto Bailout Czar Steve Rattner has a bit of a problem telling the truth.
What Rattner does not have is a problem with the Jurassic Press Media calling him on his serial flights of factual fancy.
‘Record’ Volt Sales? Not Really -- GM Counts $159 Leases for an
September 26th, 2012 8:46 AM
The Jurassic Press have long had a field day puffing up bailed out General Motors (GM) and their electric automotive windmill - the Chevrolet Volt.
When it came to August Volt sales numbers, the Media were Justin Bieber-excited.
CBS Reporter Tweets About $500 Million Taxpayer Loss on Solyndra; No O
August 24th, 2012 12:52 PM
On Friday, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported on Twitter that Mitt Romney's campaign was "slamming [the] Obama Admin citing reports of sale of Solyndra headquarters for fire sale price of $90-million," and how "US taxpayers lost $500-million underwriting Solyndra loans." Even with this and other developments in the past month, CBS hasn't covered Solyndra since June 1, 2012…
Taxpayers to Recover a Mere $24 Million From Solyndra; Networks Ignore
August 6th, 2012 12:21 PM
The three networks have, thus far, ignored the revelation that American taxpayers will only recover a mere $24 million of the $527 million lost on Solyndra, a new report by the Dow Jones newswire revealed last week. The evening newscasts and morning shows have skipped the announcement.
The Washington Examiner explained on Thursday, "In a little-noticed move, Solyndra LLC officially released…