Journos on PBS Discuss Need to Prevent Airing Trump Live Like CNN Did

May 16th, 2023 2:40 PM

More public broadcasting arrogance was on display on the tax-funded PBS weekly political roundtable Washington Week Friday evening, as journalists huddled around their tax-supported digital fires to brainstorm ideas on how to trip up Republican candidate Donald Trump’s appeal in 2024 by denying him live coverage, as if the press is the first and final arbiter of who should speak…

NewsBusters Podcast: WashPost Loses Their WashPoo Over GOP and 1/6

April 25th, 2022 8:09 PM

Sunday's Washington Post looked like a partisan rag with a collection of hit pieces (and a cartoon) on McCarthy and his "humiliating pilgrimage" to Mar-a-Lago to make nice with the former president after the GOP anger subsided. He would be a terrible speaker, they insisted, and would cause more "debacles" like this. 

Every Crisis an Opportunity

April 23rd, 2020 3:45 PM
This week, the price of oil futures collapsed catastrophically. In fact, the prices collapsed into negative territory in the near term. This bizarre situation, prompted by lack of consumer demand and lack of storage facility, led the irrepressible Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to tweet: "You absolutely love to see it. This along with record low interest rates means it's the right time…

ABC Frets Over Trump’s Strong Corona Poll: Will ‘Reinforce' His Views!

March 27th, 2020 11:15 AM
ABC News and The Washington Post responded to strong approval numbers for Donald Trump’s handling of the Corona crisis by warning that it will “reinforce” his own beliefs. Both outlets, in a joint poll, suggested the result could be nothing more than a patriotic rallying from the country. 

PBS Anchor: Critics Ripping the News Media Leave Democracy 'Weakened'

January 23rd, 2018 4:34 PM
On Tuesday, The Washington Post held a series of panel discussions and aired live video around the theme "Americans & The Media: Sorting Fact from Fake News." In one segment, Post political reporter Dan Balz talked to PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff and Fox Special Report host Bret Baier. Woodruff lamented "an entire industry" that is ripping the media that "holds democracy together." 

ABC Cuts Raddatz Tagging Hillary ‘Crooked’ While Reading Trump Tweet

July 6th, 2016 12:08 AM
Maybe, as the meme says, Donald Trump really is "living rent-free in the heads of the media and liberals everywhere." On Sunday's This Week show on ABC, show host Martha Raddatz read the presumptive GOP nominee's tweet wondering how the FBI could possibly not "recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton." Raddatz, while reading the full tweet, said, "against crooked Hillary Clinton." "…

White Women 'Abandoning' Hillary Clinton 'in Droves,' Mitchell Reports

September 15th, 2015 6:58 PM
During Tuesday's edition of NBC's Today morning program, news anchor Andrea Mitchell addressed a trend that probably has former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff feeling "trumped:" White women are “abandoning” the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 presidential campaign “in droves." The host of Andrea Mitchell Reports -- which airs at 12 noon weekdays on the MSNBC cable…

'MTP' Creates Cartoon Complaining About America's Political Climate

October 26th, 2014 3:24 PM
Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd seems to be obsessed with complaining about America’s political climate and decided to show his frustration by promoting an NBC-created animated skit asking “what if kids starting using political talking points, the talking points politicians use, to talk back to their parents?” In the skit, the child, named Billy, is accused by his mother of eating a dozen…

Meet The Press Complains About Money In Politics: ’Like The Cold War'

October 26th, 2014 1:59 PM
  Liberals love to complain that there’s far too much money in politics and on Sunday’s Meet the Press, the entire panel predictably fretted that political spending could spell the demise of American democracy. NBC’s Luke Russert introduced the segment by lamenting how “there's real concern about the role money is playing in our politics with some even going as far to argue our democracy is…

ABC Skips, WashPost Downplays Majority Defines Obama a 'Failure'

September 15th, 2014 8:17 AM
When a Washington Post-ABC News poll ends up finding the "Best News for Republicans," the Post tries to find other findings to highlight in their headlines. "Majority of Americans find Obama presidency a failure" wasn't going to be bolded on the front page. They went with "Support widens for air strikes" instead. ABC News, their polling partner, never found it.

NBC’s Chuck Todd Describes Daily Rundown Panel As Brent Bozell’s

July 7th, 2014 1:30 PM
After introducing his political panel on the July 7 edition of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, host Chuck Todd chose to mock Brent Bozell, Media Research Center President and NewsBusters publisher, after realizing he had three titans of the mainstream media on his program at the same time. Todd described the panel, consisting of The New York Times’ Carolyn Ryan, Dan Balz of The Washington Post,…

Washington Post Reporter: Benghazi Scandal May Actually Help Hillary i

May 5th, 2014 4:25 PM
Appearing on Monday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, Washington Post reporter Dan Balz touted Democratic spin that the ongoing Benghazi scandal could actually help Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign: "I talked to somebody over the weekend, a Democrat, who said, you know, this could actually be good for Clinton because the degree to which the right is really after her helps her with her…

WashPost Hails Unpopular, Distrusted Obama's Defiant SOTU; In 2006, Pa

January 29th, 2014 1:25 PM
When President Bush gave his fifth State of the Union address on January 31, 2006, he sat at 43 percent approval in the Gallup tracking poll, in no small part because of public perception regarding his administration's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union last night, his Gallup approval number was lower a mere 41 percent,…

WashPost Buries GOP Slam of Obama Regarding al Qaeda Resurgence; Runs

January 10th, 2014 6:59 PM
"Republican lawmakers Thursday blamed the Obama administration for the stunning resurgence of Iraq’s al-Qaeda franchise and called on the White House to take assertive steps to help Baghdad beat back militant uprisings in the country’s west." That's how Ernesto Londono opened his January 10 story "Republicans blame Obama administration for al-Qaeda resurgence in Iraq," a front-page-worthy story…