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Stewart BUSTS Media's 'Jail-Gasm' Over Mueller, Perverse Incentives

March 25th, 2022 6:27 PM

As NewsBusters previously reported, comedian Jon Stewart dedicated an entire episode of his Apple TV show, The Problem With Jon Stewart to how the media overplayed their hand with the Mueller report and filled their coverage with “bulls***,” and effectively turned it into a “noose-tightened, closed-walled, family-style jail-gasm.” But there was more to the show as he brought on media…

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'We're F***ed!' Jon Stewart BLASTS Media 'Bulls**t' With Russia Probe

March 24th, 2022 9:01 PM

On March 17’s edition of The Problem With Jon Stewart, the comedian set his sights on the media as he spelled out how their outdated use of ratings coupled with perverse incentives were driving them into oblivion. And to make this point, Steward focused on how the media was addicted to the largest story of the Trump presidency: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the…

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Barr Slams Media 'Temper Tantrum' Over Trump, Russia Probe

March 8th, 2022 5:54 PM

Appearing on Fox News Channel’s Special Report on Monday evening in a two-part interview to promote his new book, former Trump administration Attorney General Bill Barr ripped the “mainstream media” for their role in promoting the Trump-Russia collusion hoax to take down former President Donald Trump. 

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'The View,' Chelsea Clinton Celebrate How Hillary 'Took on Fox News'

March 2nd, 2022 7:49 PM

For their post-State of the Union show, on Wednesday, the cackling coven of ABC’s The View was joined by Democratic Party princess Chelsea Clinton, who was treated like royalty as they all gushed over her opinions about the address, lawsuits against former President Trump, and how her mother, Hillary Clinton “took on Fox News” after they reported on how her campaign spied on Trump.…

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Meyers Mocks Fox For 'Inaccurately' Covering Durham Filing

February 22nd, 2022 10:00 PM

NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers returned from his Olympics-induced hiatus Monday night to talk about Special Counsel John Durham’s latest filing that showed Hillary Clinton campaign associates sought to access web data in order to spin a Trump-Russia collusion narrative. However, for Meyers, that was not the real story. The real story has been the reaction of Fox News.

NewsGuard GM Minimizes Steele Dossier, Champions ‘100’ BuzzFeed Rating

February 22nd, 2022 10:46 AM

NewsGuard has reaffirmed its perfect rating of BuzzFeed News, even though the outlet continues to host the bogus Steele dossier on its website.

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MSNBC Discovers the True Villain of the Durham Probe: Fox News

February 19th, 2022 4:04 PM

On Saturday's Alex Witt Reports on MSNBC, Witt invited three Democratic operatives on to discuss the real villain of the Durham investigation: Fox News.

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MSNBC: GOP 'Syndicate' Just Trying to Raise Money With Durham Story

February 19th, 2022 12:44 AM

On Friday’s edition of The 11th Hour on MSNBC, host Chris Jansing derisively claimed that the reason why Republicans were talking about the latest filing from Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation is because the GOP just wants to fire up its base and raise money.

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NewsNation Puts Networks to Shame, Spends 36 Minutes on Durham

February 18th, 2022 4:41 PM

While struggling in the ratings, NewsNation (formerly WGN) has spent the past year and a half as a genuine, substantive outlet based in professional and unbiased journalism. We saw the latest example this week as, between Monday and Thursday, NewsNation’s evening shows spent 36 minutes and 16 seconds on the bombshell filing from Special Counsel Robert Durham into the origins of the Trump-…

Dirty Tricks: The Sequel

February 18th, 2022 1:13 PM

“Dirty tricks” was a term used to describe the behavior of operatives within the Nixon administration to smear the reputations of opponents and undermine the appeal of certain politicians. Fifty years ago, these dirty tricks included a false allegation that Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson (D-WA.) had fathered an illegitimate child with a 17-year-old girl and the break-in at Democratic National…

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The View Urges Hillary to Sue Fox News for Reporting on Durham Filings

February 18th, 2022 1:12 PM

The cackling coven known as The View has been following the lead of ABC News all week and ignoring the filing of Special Counsel John Durham against Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. But the ladies couldn’t help themselves on Friday after their queen, two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lash out at Fox News for reporting on the story. The panel cheered her…

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Unhinged Scarborough Rants: Durham Filing Written By 'A Third Grader'

February 18th, 2022 11:29 AM

MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough continued his rantings against Special Counsel John Durham and conservative media on Friday when he concluded that Durham's latest filing was written by a third grader and it was deliberately incomprehensible. 

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NBC Defends Sussmann, Hillary from Accusations of Spying on Trump

February 18th, 2022 10:54 AM

On Thursday, NBC Nightly News broke the evening newscast silence regarding the bombshell findings from Special Counsel John Durham showing that a lawyer for the 2016 Clinton campaign was involved with spying on Donald Trump. Not only did they break the network blackout, but they stepped up to the plate and defended both Hillary Clinton and campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann.

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MSNBC Trashes ‘Dangerous Disinformation’ From Conservatives on Durham

February 17th, 2022 3:02 PM

Deadline: White House provided MSNBC late Wednesday afternoon with only the third mention of the bombshell revelation from Special Counsel John Durham on alleged spying against the Trump campaign and early presidency, but they predictably used 16 minutes and 10 seconds to dismiss it as “dangerous disinformation” peddled by “right-wing media.”