Conspiracies to Mea Culpas: Here's Five Kooky Takes on ‘Hardball’

October 1st, 2019 11:00 PM
It’s been awhile since our last slideshow, NewsBusters readers. Thankfully, Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC came up clutch with reams of liberal nonsense from not just host Chris Matthews, but a cast of characters serving as yes men and women for this pro-impeachment pep rally. From leveling conspiracy theories to engaging in conspiracy theories, it was another case study in Trump Derangement…

Most Libby Pardon Coverage Fails to Mention Original Plamegate Leaker

April 14th, 2018 10:06 AM
Most of the establishment press's coverage of President Donald Trump's pardon of Scooter Libby has not mentioned Richard Armitage, the person who admitted that he first leaked allegedly covert CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to journalist Robert Novak in 2003. This pervasive failure includes items at the Associated Press, New York Times, the Washington Post, and over 80 percent of Google News…

Lefty Blogger Charles Pierce: Dick Cheney, America’s Goering

October 22nd, 2015 9:52 PM
Not long before Joe Biden announced that he wouldn’t run for president, he drove Esquire's Pierce up a high wall (think the Green Monster) by saying, “I still have a lot of Republican friends. I don't think my chief enemy is the Republican party…I actually like Dick Cheney, for real. I think he's a decent man." Pierce opined that Biden’s comments on Cheney were disqualifying (“Anyone who thinks…

Valerie Plame Continues to Spin 'Bush Administration Retribution' Myt

June 6th, 2014 11:03 AM
Richard Armitage. I repeat, Richard Armitage. One more time...RICHARD ARMITAGE. I just made Valerie Plame wince three times once she reads this article. Why? Because the name Richard Armitage completely destroys the myth she is desperately hanging onto after all these years that the Bush administration deliberately leaked her name as a CIA employee in order to discredit her husband,…

Richard Armitage, Leaker: A Still-Hidden Identity In Replays of the Pl

May 29th, 2014 1:41 PM
Tom Blumer's Plame post is essential reading to understand how the liberal media tries to maintain an impression favored by the left wing, even when the facts are otherwise. Take the still tendentious "correction" by the Los Angeles Times of its original story this week falsely identifying Lewis "Scooter" Libby as the man who leaked the name of former CIA employee Valerie Plame. I would add…

LAT Reports (Now Corrected) That Plame Was Exposed by Libby, But Still

May 28th, 2014 7:36 PM
Monday afternoon, in an error which made it into the paper's Tuesday print edition, reporter Paul Richter at the Los Angeles Times, in a story on the Obama administration's inadvertent leak of a CIA director's name in Afghanistan, was apparently so bound and determined to include a "Bush did it too" comparison that he went with leftist folklore instead of actual history. Specifically, Richter…

NPR Fondly Remembers Jack Germond...But Remembered Bob Novak as Damage

August 15th, 2013 8:16 AM
NPR media reporter David Folkenflik filed a fond and light remembrance of liberal Baltimore Sun reporter Jack Germond on Wednesday night’s All Things Considered: “He lived life large and didn't suffer phonies. But here's the thing about Germond, and you don't find much among reporters today, he liked politicians.” He was "a lover of horse races, and horses." Nobody remembered Germond comparing…

NYT Downplays, AP Ignores Fri. Solyndra Doc Dump Showing WH Pre-Electi

January 16th, 2012 11:23 PM
On Friday, the White House engaged in its customary document dump, mostly secure in the knowledge that a lazy establishment press would, as usual, pay it little heed and then declare it to be old news by Monday morning. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air identified the significance of documents relating to now-bankupt Solyndra, the California-based solar panel manufacturer which borrowed $535 million…

Michael Scheuer: Media Hates CIA, 'Think it's Fun to Put People at Ris

July 29th, 2011 2:47 PM
Fox News's Steve Doocy and former CIA officer Michael Scheuer took the gossip site Gawker to task Friday for claiming to out the identity of the CIA officer responsible for orchestrating the Osama bin Laden raid in May. "I think most of the media is anti-Agency, and they think it's fun to put people at risk," said Scheuer. [VIDEO BELOW THE FOLD]  

Distorted Valerie Plame Flick Bombed at the Box Office

March 29th, 2011 9:43 AM
You might think that given the abysmal box office record of left-wing movies about the Iraq war that "Fair Game," a highly distorted version of the tired controversy surrounding former CIA non-agent Valerie Plame Wilson, would never have been made. Of course, since Hollywood is dominated by leftists, economic sanity did not prevail. Economic reality did prevail, though, as "Fair Game" ended…

Flashback: WaPo Was For 'Fair Game' Untruths Before It Was Against The

December 6th, 2010 1:58 PM
As NB's Noel Sheppard noted on Sunday, the new film "Fair Game" is so full of falsehoods and is such an affront to historical accuracy that even the Washington Post's editorial staff felt obligated to debunk the many untruths it presents.

WaPo Rips Plame Film: 'Full of Distortions' and 'Outright Inventions

December 4th, 2010 7:19 PM
The editorial board of the Washington Post on Saturday ripped to shreds the factual authenticity of the new film about the Valerie Plame affair. According to the Post, "'Fair Game,' based on books by [Joe] Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions" (h/t NBer Beresford):

NYT Drops ClimateGate-era Ethics Qualms, Publishes Scores of WikiLeaks

November 29th, 2010 2:23 PM
The New York Times has taken an admirable stand on the potentially-criminal release of diplomatic cables by the online "whistleblowers" at WikiLeaks. Said one Times reporter: "The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won't be posted here." Oh, wait. That wasn't in…

Chris Matthews' New Thrill: Host Hyperbolically Compares Valerie Plame

November 10th, 2010 4:51 PM
Hardball host Chris Matthews on Monday rhapsodized over Fair Game, the new Sean Penn movie about the Valerie Plame scandal, even going so far as to compare the film to the classic Casablanca. In a closing commentary on the lefty movie, Matthews enthused, "This is one fine movie. While there will never be another Casablanca, Fair Game is perfect for our murky time." Matthews, who interviewed…