Ex-ABC Journalist: 'I'm a Fan of' Cuomo, 'Wish' He Were Prez

April 7th, 2020 2:14 PM
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, former ABC News weekend anchor Carole Simpson admitted that she is a "fan" of New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and declared that "[I] wish very much" that he were President. The show also demonstrated that President Donald Trump's administration will be criticized no matter how they handle the pandemic because, within the same show, members were criticized…

Carole Simpson: Nets Feared Military Coup During Nixon Resignation

November 24th, 2019 2:11 PM
How paranoid were the Nixon-hating TV networks during Watergate? Far enough out there that, according to liberal former ABC correspondent Carole Simpson, they feared that instead of resigning, President Nixon would announce a military coup supporting him. Appearing on Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning, Simpson said that during Nixon's televised address to the nation of August 8, 1974, in which…

Past MSM Debate Moderators Support Democrats Boycotting Fox News

March 10th, 2019 8:15 PM
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, former ABC host Carole Simpson and CNBC editor at large John Harwood -- both former presidential debate moderators -- lauded the Democratic National Committee's decision to evade holding any debates with Fox News Channel, citing the network's right-wing tilt. All seemed oblivious to the solidly left-leaning nature of the network they were appearing on that would make…

Sunday’s Town Hall Debate: Brace for More Clinton-Friendly Questions

October 8th, 2016 10:18 AM
The 2016 presidential and vice presidential debates have already been notable for their bias, with NBC’s Lester Holt pounding Donald Trump with a skewed set of questions during the first debate, and CBS’s Elaine Quijano doing the same with Mike Pence on Tuesday. So what should viewers expect at tomorrow night’s town hall-style debate? A look at the past six town hall debates finds — with one…

Ex-ABC's Simpson Frets Holt Won't Press Trump, 'Heard Enough' on Email

September 26th, 2016 12:47 PM
Appearing as a guest on Saturday's Smerconish show on CNN, former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson -- who was a presidential debate moderator in 1992 -- fretted that NBC's Lester Holt will not be aggressive enough in pressing GOP candidate Donald Trump, and will perhaps devote too much time to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified email as Secretary of State.

Journalists Lead the Cheers for Hillary for President

July 13th, 2016 9:32 AM
Today, the seventh (and next-to-last) installment of NewsBusters’ special report, “Hillary Clinton’s Media Fan Club,” documenting how the media have helped fuel Clinton’s political campaign by showering her with fawning news coverage, from NBC’s Willie Geist touting, “Can you think of a more qualified human being,” to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews thrilled by the idea of Hillary becoming “a truly great…

Ex-ABC's Simpson Seems Flummoxed Young Women Not Voting Clinton

April 10th, 2016 8:09 PM
Appearing as a guest on Saturday's Smerconish show on CNN, former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson seemed taken aback that younger women -- some of whom she teaches in a college class -- are not supporting Hillary Clinton for President, unlike women in her own generation: "I don't know what's going on with women," and later, "I don't know why women don't think Hillary Clinton ought to be the first…

CNN (Again) Hosts Lib Journalist Carole Simpson, Who Says 'People Pers

October 16th, 2012 6:23 PM
Former debate moderator (and liberal journalist) Carole Simpson has been making the media rounds before Tuesday's presidential debate, giving President Obama the edge and implying that the standards for debate moderators are sexist. She continued that on Tuesday's Starting Point. She gave Obama the town hall-style debate advantage as a  "people person" and "touchy-feely." In contrast, she…

MRC Study: By 2-to-1 Margin, Journalists Favor Liberal Questions at To

October 16th, 2012 8:14 AM
Tonight’s town hall-style presidential debate will ostensibly feature questions from undecided voters, but the evening’s agenda will really be decided by the moderator, as CNN’s Candy Crowley will select which of the more than roughly 80 voters in the room will actually get a chance to talk to the candidates. Reviewing the five previous town hall debates, the journalist-moderators have tended…

CNN Hosts Liberal Journalist Carole Simpson, Who Gives Edge to Obama I

October 15th, 2012 5:40 PM
Liberal journalist Carole Simpson is at it again. The former debate moderator returned to CNN and cast doubt on Mitt Romney's expectations while building up President Obama's, on Monday. "I would have to say he [Obama] would have the edge in this debate," she mused. "One of Mitt Romney's problems throughout the campaign season has been does he relate to ordinary people?" she asked before…

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Goes Gaga Over Her Chance to Interview Ob

October 13th, 2012 1:15 PM
Remember Carole Simpson, the ABC "reporter" who got all verklempt when she had the chance to interview then President Bill Clinton in 1999?  Simpson so embarrassed herself that she made MRC's "Worst Media Bias" list for that year. Fast forward 13 years to this morning, when Melissa Harris-Perry had a Carole Simpson moment of her own.  On her MSNBC show, revealing that she recently had the…

Liberal Journalist Carole Simpson Laughs at Romney, Praises Obama on

October 2nd, 2012 5:43 PM
The day before Wednesday's presidential debate, CNN hosted liberal journalist Carole Simpson to give her take on the event. Not surprisingly, she laughed at Mitt Romney while praising President Obama. "Romney is practicing zingers. He's not very funny," Simpson mocked Romney, before laughing. What did she say for President Obama? "I think he's much more comfortable in his skin."  [Video…

The MRC@25: The Worst Media Bias of

September 13th, 2012 7:57 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. (Click here for details and ticket information.) If you’ve missed a previous blog, recounting the worst of 1988 through 1998, you can…

Liberal Journalist Carole Simpson Demands Female Moderator for Preside

August 10th, 2012 5:21 PM
Former ABC News reporter Carole Simpson --who in 2008 insisted Hillary Clinton was the best candidate for president because of her gender -- is hoping that the women of America will rise up and demand that the presidential debate commission make a female journalist the moderator of at least one of the forthcoming presidential debates. In a telephone interview with Politico, Simpson made…