Are Journalists 'Anti-Authoritarian' As They Ban Conservative Views?

April 28th, 2024 10:46 PM

On Friday, AP media reporter David Bauder looked at recent internal newsroom debates that went public, "Journalists taking the critical gaze they deploy to cover the world and turning it inward at their own employers." It's because journalism "attracts people who are anti-authoritarian, who see themselves as truth-tellers." Is it "anti-authoritarian" to seek to banish conservative views from…

New Lefty Spin: Aren't Paid Pundits 'More Trouble Than They're Worth'?

March 30th, 2024 11:07 PM

In the wake of NBC’s Ronna McDaniel debacle, “mainstream” media reporters have begun to argue that partisan pundits aren’t useful any more. We can’t ignore that this is a very useful spin if you want to prevent any more paid Republican contributors in this election cycle.

Column: Pro-Biden Newsrooms Debate Censoring Trump

January 26th, 2024 6:00 AM

Donald Trump's early primary victories have started the "newsroom debates" again. How do they cover Trump? They hate the idea of letting Trump speak live on camera. AP's media reporter says after Trump's "disastrous" CNN town hall, the networks know that many viewers don't trust their "fact checking on the fly." Viewers find Trump more credible than a "news organization." Imagine that.

AP Wonders 'Can Journalism Save Democracy?' (and Defeat Trump)

December 24th, 2023 8:32 AM

Most of the anti-Trump media have endorsed the argument of leftist New York University professor Jay Rosen that "horse race" coverage of the 2024 election is trivial and should be shelved in favor of full-blown panic about the stakes of a second term for President Trump. In other words, the media must engage in incessant fear-mongering about democracy dying in darkness if Republicans win.

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AP RIPS NBC for Deal with Communist China: ‘Olympics Were a Disaster’

February 23rd, 2022 1:08 PM

Even the liberal Associated Press observed that NBC’s multi-billion dollar Olympics bet on pro-communist China just went up in flames. The Associated Press (AP) called the Olympics a “disaster” for NBC, especially after it secured a $7.75 billion deal for exclusive rights to cover the Games through 2032.


Carlson Rips NBC For Defending Reid's 'Crock' About Being Hacked

April 26th, 2018 10:20 AM
On his Wednesday evening Fox News show, Tucker Carlson scorched MSNBC's Joy Reid, described at the New York Times in February as a "Heroine of the Resistance," for claiming that 12 year-old posts at her now-defunct blog were somehow retroactively hacked to make her look even more bigoted against homosexual behavior than the posts she admitted to writing in 2007-2009 back in December.

Okay, Sure: Maddow Blames Viewer Expectations for Her Epic Fail

March 15th, 2017 7:47 PM
Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow gave an interview to the Associated Press defending her actions following her epic fail regarding the tease and reveal of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns by blaming viewers for overblowing the revelation. 

AP Report Promoting Pelley Claims CBS Has 'Long Played It Straight'

March 8th, 2017 6:22 PM
Associated Press media reporter David Bauder wrote a story Tuesday that overwhelmingly praised CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley for being a “blunt evaluator” of President Trump. Most of the story channels the bizarre idea that these blunt evaluations are somehow not the opposite of an objective method. The lowest point is this completely untrue and unhistorical comment by former CNN reporter…

Media Furious That Trump Got No Questions About Flynn at Presser

February 14th, 2017 11:06 AM
One of the more amusing yet pathetic spectacles of the Trump administration’s early weeks — the ongoing establishment press fury at the richly deserved lack of respect it is getting from the President and his press secretary — neared meltdown yesterday. This occurred because Donald Trump wasn't asked a question everyone knew he wouldn't answer if asked about Michael Flynn at a joint press…

AP Decries Supposed 'Intellectual News Ghettos,' Rewrites News History

June 17th, 2016 9:00 AM
In the course of presenting what is apparently one story in a series of several on a "Divided America," David Bauder at the Associated Press portrayed two Americans with largely different news consumption habits. Though the theme of Bauder's Thursday morning report was about how Americans are "retreat(ing) into tribes of like-minded people who get news filtered through particular world views,"…

AP's Bauder Enlists As An Accomplice to the Cinematic Fraud of 'Truth'

October 24th, 2015 6:07 PM
The press has consumed many barrels of ink and gigs of bandwidth providing free promotion for the eminently misnamed movie Truth, thus far virtually for naught. On Thursday, the Associated Press's David Bauder did his part to generate interest by pretending, despite obviously forged documents and a virtually complete lack of anything resembling corroborating evidence, that what Dan Rather and…

Schieffer: Lack of Collegiality a Greater Danger Than Terrorism

May 31st, 2015 10:47 AM
Friday morning, Kyle Drennen at NewsBusters covered retiring Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer's appearance on CBS This Morning. Schieffer went into the same predictable whines seemingly every retiring establishment press reporter does as they're about to leave: there's too much money in politics, we can't control the news like we used to, congressional gridlock has never been worse, blah-blah-…

New Republic Writer: Rolling Stone Failure Due to 'Rightwing Tactics'

April 7th, 2015 2:49 PM
New Republic staff writer Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig has clearly run out of defenses for the conduct of those involved in the disgraceful, scandalous journalistic malpractice which gave rise to the now-retracted and thoroughly discredited "A Rape on Campus: The Struggle for Justice at UVA" at Rolling Stone. So here's her last refuge: Conservatism deserves some of the blame, because Sabrina Rubin…

Why Hardly-Watched MSNBC, CNN Aren't Suffering Financially

March 30th, 2015 5:06 PM
Maybe the left needs to rethink their oft-present and deep-seated hatred of all things associated with Comcast, other cable companies, and the satellite TV providers. It turns out that those "evil" entities have done quite a bit to cushion left-leaning CNN and MSNBC from what would otherwise be a harsh financial reality. The Associated Press's David Bauder, in an item which somehow was deemed to…