NewsBusters Podcast: Media Gift Trump Prosecutors a Pass on Party ID

September 6th, 2023 8:38 PM

Hot off the presses! On this episode of the NewsBusters Podcast, Managing Editor Curtis Houck and I discuss a brand new Rich Noyes on NewsBusters about the broadcast networks omitting the political party connections of the prosecutors going after former President Trump. Hint: They’re connected to Democrats. We also talked about the return of The View after their summer vacation.

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Media Hide the (D) When Covering Those Prosecuting Trump

September 6th, 2023 12:00 PM

Even though the various legal cases against Donald Trump are taking place in the obviously partisan environment of a presidential election, an examination of ABC, CBS and NBC evening news coverage finds the networks rarely identified even elected Democratic prosecutors as “Democrats.”

Willie Geist  MSNBC Morning Joe 9-1-23
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IRONY: 'Morning Joe' Co-Host Whines Trump Lawyers 'Crave' Attention

September 4th, 2023 12:28 PM

On Morning Joe, Willie Geist says that Trump lawyers John Eastman, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani make frequent TV appearances because they "crave" attention. Meanwhile, Geist himself is omnipresent on NBC and MSNBC, with eight different gigs.

Ken Dilanian MSNBC Morning Joe 8-29-23
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MSNBC's 'Collusion Ken' Accuses Trump Team Of 'Reality Distortion'

August 29th, 2023 3:45 PM

On Morning Joe, MSNBC analyst Ken Dilanian, who had been a big promoter of the debunked Russian collusion conspiracy theory, accuses the Trump defense team in the January 6 trial before Judge Chutkan of harboring a "reality distortion field."

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TV’s Distorted GOP Primary Race: Three-Fourths Trump, 90% Negative

August 21st, 2023 8:01 AM

A new Media Research Center study finds the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts focused 74% of their GOP campaign coverage on Donald Trump, with the remaining candidates forced to split the remaining airtime. Most TV coverage of Trump (90%) was negative, but the media also bashed his nearest challenger Ron DeSantis (78% negative).

Joe Scarborough Robert Gibbs MSNBC Morning Joe 8-18-23
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'Not How An Innocent Person Acts'—Scarborough Slimes Trump Delay Try

August 20th, 2023 7:59 AM

Joe Scarborough, saying "innocent people don't do that," argued Friday that Donald Trump's attempt to push his federal trial related to January 6th back to 2026 is evidence of his awareness of guilt.

NY Times Gloats: Harsh J6 Convictions Discouraging Pro-Trump Protests

August 18th, 2023 8:58 AM

New York Times "democracy reporter" Nick Corasaniti adopted a vengeful tone in his report on Trump allies getting their legal comeuppance. The headline: “After Years of Lies, Election Deniers Face Something New: Consequences.” Corasaniti pushed a sinister argument: "Legal experts say those convictions are a key reason that recent provocations by Mr. Trump after his series of…

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Biden Special Counsel Fetches 72 Mins as Trump/J6 Case Hits 373 Mins

August 14th, 2023 9:46 PM

What a difference a few days can make. Between Friday night and Monday night, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC chose to rediscover Hunter Biden’s life of corruption with 72 minutes and 23 seconds on their flagship morning and evening news shows and Sunday morning political programs. Add in the miniscule tally of four minutes and 50 seconds between the evening of August 1 and the…

Joe Scarborough Jonathan Lemire MSNBC Morning Joe 8-14-23
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Scarborough: Trump Would Be 'Quite Dumb' Not To Give Up, Plead Guilty

August 14th, 2023 10:55 AM

Morning Joe opened its week on Monday with the argument that Donald Trump should seek a plea deal in the various criminal cases against him, with Joe Scarborough saying Trump would be "quite dumb" not to do so.

PBS's Balanced Trump Indictment Talk? GOP: ‘Traitor…Belongs in Jail'

August 7th, 2023 10:44 AM

Amanpour & Co’s idea of a balanced segment on the news of Donald Trump’s third indictment for “conspiring to defraud” the United States for contesting his loss in 2020? Hosting a sitting liberal Democrat, Rep. Joe Neguse, and the ex-Republican (in all senses) Rep. Joe Walsh, who ran against Trump in the 2020 primary and remains fiercely opposed. Amanpour’s Tuesday evening…

NY Times Reporter Cries 'Whataboutism From Trump World' on Biden Bucks

August 6th, 2023 1:25 PM

New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker issued a “news analysis” downplaying the corruption accusations against President Biden and his son Hunter, while denigrating Republicans and conservative media for daring to suggest the cases were in any way comparable, in Thursday’s “In the Court of Public Opinion, Trump Relies on a Whataboutism Defense.” 

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Burgum Angers ABC by Refusing to Discuss Trump, Brings Up Hunter

August 6th, 2023 10:40 AM

The media demands everyone be as obsessed with Trump as they are, and if we don’t comply, leftists like George Stephanopoulos will scold you. More evidence of this came during ABC’s This Week when co-anchor Stephanopoulos had North Dakota governor and GOP presidential candidate Doug Burgum on the show to presumably discuss his campaign and instead insisted on haranguing him about the…

Anthony Coley MSNBC The Saturday Show 8-4-23
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MSNBC Spin Ruined? Ex-Garland Aide LOVES Judge in Trump's Jan. 6 Case

August 5th, 2023 11:14 PM

On Jonathan Capehart's Saturday Show on MSNBC, Anthony Coley, a former senior adviser to Attorney General Merrick Garland, said he was pleased that Tanya Chutkan, the judge chosen to preside over  Donald Trump's J6 trial, had sentenced J6 defendants to longer sentences than the prosecutors had requested.

The Media and Special Counsels: If Jack Smith Were Ken Starr

August 5th, 2023 4:00 PM

Ahhhh Special Counsels and the liberal media.