The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 14th, 2012 8:15 AM
Each morning, NewsBusters has been showcasing the most egregious bias the Media Research Center has uncovered over the years — four quotes for each of the 25 years of the MRC, 100 quotes total — all leading up to our big 25th Anniversary Gala September 27. If you’ve missed a previous blog, recounting the worst of 1988 through 1999, you can find them here. Today, the worst…

Georgetown Law-educated Bonnie Erbe Blusters Nonsense About Supreme Co

June 29th, 2010 5:07 PM
Given that our tax dollars are subsidizing her salary, is it too much to expect PBS's Bonnie Erbe to have at least some intelligent command of the issues of the day?On second thought, don't answer that.In her latest blogging misadventure at USNews.com, the "To the Contrary" host portrayed yesterday's 5-4 ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago as a blow to "local rights":The…

PBS's Bonnie Erbe Rehashes Crazy Conspiracy Theory About Churches

June 4th, 2010 4:22 PM
Nearly two months ago, atheist feminist and PBS "To the Contrary" host Bonnie Erbe insisted that the pro-life movement is essentially a church pew-packing conspiracy:What is the religious right doing by campaigning against abortion? First and foremost, its efforts seem aimed at trying to keep church pews filled by bringing more and more poor people into the world.She's still at it.…

Bonnie Erbe: 'Congress Handling the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis Better Than

May 20th, 2010 4:21 PM
"What the hell is wrong you you people?!"That's essentially what PBS "To the Contrary" host and US News & World Report contributor Bonnie Erbe wrote in her May 19 Thomas Jefferson Street blog post "Congress Handling the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis Better than Most Americans.""Although the Gulf spill has lowered the percentage of Americans who support offshore…

US News's Erbe Suggests Justices Thomas, Scalia Soft on Sexual Predato

May 19th, 2010 3:24 PM
"In a 7-2 ruling [on Monday], the Supreme Court expanded Congressional powers just a mite, by allowing the federal government to keep sexual predators in prison beyond their terms if they are deemed too dangerous to be released," U.S. News & World Report contributor Bonnie Erbe noted in a May 18 Thomas Jefferson Street blog post.The PBS "To the Contrary" host later…

U.S. News’ Erbe Finds Role Models for Women with Children ‘Offensi

April 27th, 2010 5:01 PM
Usually a man bemoaning the lack of positive role models for girls would receive feminist plaudits, but not from Bonnie Erbe and certainly not when he talks about the need of role models for young women who want a family and a career. Daily Beast's Peter Beinart ticked off Erbe, a contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report, when he urged President Barack Obama in his recent column to…

PBS's Bonnie Erbe Slams 'Offensive' Measure to Call Attention to Traum

April 16th, 2010 12:17 PM
Darn! She's on to us pro-lifers! PBS "To the Contrary" host Bonnie Erbe has discovered the real eeeevil secret of the pro-life movement, which she unveiled in an April 15 post at the Thomas Jefferson Street blog on USNews.com (emphasis mine):What is the religious right doing by campaigning against abortion? First and foremost, its efforts seem aimed at trying to keep church pews…

Sex, Violence and Hate: The Top 10 Most Disgusting Attacks on Conserva

March 5th, 2010 11:06 AM
March is Women's History Month, in which we acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of women in history and in society today. But for a select group of women - conservative women - their accomplishments and contributions are rarely celebrated but often demeaned and mocked in sexist - and crassly sexual - ways. The Culture & Media Insitute looked back at what the media had to…

Bonnie Erbe Takes Another Swing at Palin: 'Glamour with No Need for Sm

January 12th, 2010 3:22 PM
Good grief. We're still talking about Palin's clothes? You'd think that with the latest Democratic scandals - like Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's racist comments and new revelations about Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' affair - they'd be too busy beating out their own fires to revisit old fodder against Republicans. But apparently U.S. News & World Report's Bonnie Erbe…

Bonnie Erbe: Kennedy Townsend 'Crusader,' Modern-Day 'Joan of Arc

January 4th, 2010 4:51 PM
Bonnie Erbe of U.S. News and Report praised Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s efforts to change the Catholic Church’s perennial teaching against abortion in a December 23, 2009 blog entry, calling her a “modern-day Crusader of sorts” and outlandishly predicted that the Church would eventually “recognize the wisdom of...[her] approach.” Erbe would even go so far as to liken Townsend to St. Joan of Arc.…

'Louisiana Purchase' Landrieu Blames ABC Report of $100 Million Buyoff

November 21st, 2009 2:30 PM
What's $100 million of taxpayer money between a few U.S. Senators? After reports surfaced of $100 million for Louisiana was added to the Senate's health care reform legislation, originally from ABC News, and subsequently commented upon by prominent lefties, like U.S. News and World Report's Bonnie Erbe as my colleague Noel Sheppard pointed out, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., took the Senate floor on…

Bonnie Erbe Shockingly Bashes Mary Landrieu's $100 Million Bribe

November 21st, 2009 1:52 PM
U.S. News and World Report's Bonnie Erbe came down strongly Friday on the $100 million "bribe" given to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in the Senate's healthcare reform bill.What makes this shocking is Erbe's consistently far-left leaning views regularly reported by NewsBusters.   Readers are advised to strap themselves in tightly, for the following blog posting by Erbe is quite a departure…

U.S. News’ Erbe: Stupak-Pitts Amendment is ‘a Privacy Invasion of

November 19th, 2009 3:35 PM
U.S. News and World Report's Bonnie Erbe claimed in her latest blog post that the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which bans federal funding of elective abortion in the recently passed House health care reform bill, is "a privacy invasion of massive proportions" because it "would allow government policy to intervene in the most private of medical decisions made by women and their private…

Bonnie Erbe: Palin 'Loony' But Levi Johnston 'Believable

November 13th, 2009 3:11 PM
Veteran Sarah Palin hater Bonnie Erbe is at it again, today proclaiming the former Alaska governor is "loony" for saying that she would open her dinner table at Thanksgiving to the father of her grandson:Say what, Sarah? This is the guy who refused to marry her daughter, Bristol, pregnant. This is the guy who has made a career (or tried to) by telling the Palin family secrets. And they…