NY Post: Willams's Copter Got No Ground Fire; Brokaw Wants Him Gone

February 6th, 2015 1:24 AM
If Brian Williams or any of the executives at NBC thought that the controversy over his "fake Iraq story" might start to die down, developments this evening have proven that they were sadly mistaken. The quoted words in the previous sentence are from a headline at an Associated Press story by David Bauder, the wire service's TV writer. The fact that the nation's self-described "essential global…

AP: 'Troubles Clearly Aren't Over' For NBC's Snyderman Over Ebola Move

October 20th, 2014 12:43 PM
On Monday, the AP's David Bauder spotlighted the ongoing controversy over NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman breaking her own quarantine, after she returned from West Africa to cover the Ebola outbreak. Bauder underlined that Synderman's "the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor," and added that "NBC must now decide whether Snyderman's credibility is too damaged for her to…

AP Admits It: MSNBC's Leftist 'Loose Lips' Offer Plenty of Ammo to Cri

February 8th, 2014 1:09 PM
The notion that MSNBC is now the most controversial gaffe-a-minute cable news network has been ratified by the Associated Press. AP media reporter David Bauder wrote a story headlined “Loose lips give ammunition to MSNBC foes.” “Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack,” Bauder wrote. “Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable news sister has…

Sam Donaldson: Fox's Ed Henry 'One of the Best' on the White House Bea

December 6th, 2012 1:29 PM
In an AP profile of Fox News White House reporter Ed Henry, longtime ABC News vet Sam Donaldson said he considers Henry "one of the best" on the beat now. "It's not that they are all afraid and cringe, because they don't," Donaldson said. "But it's so much tougher to do it in every way." As a young reporter, Henry said, he looked up to Donaldson, best known for shouting questions at Ronald…

ABC Forced to Respond to MRC Complaints on Skimpy Convention Coverage

September 17th, 2012 4:30 PM
An executive producer at Good Morning America was forced to defend ABC's skimpy convention coverage, huffing that the network stressed quality over quantity. The Associated Press on Monday picked up a report by the Media Research Center pointing out that ABC had the least amount of convention coverage, less than half than that of CBS. When pressed on it by the AP's David Bauder, Good Morning…

MSNBC's President Trumpets Lefty Identity: Our Network Is the 'Place t

June 20th, 2011 4:01 PM
In an interview with the AP, MSNBC President Phil Griffin bragged about life after Keith Olbermann, touting the cable channel as "really the place to go for progressives." Griffin didn't bother denying the liberal bent of the network. He highlighted left-wing anchor Rachel Maddow, hyping, "She really has elevated the discussion and is in many ways the model that we want for cable news."

AP's Bauder: CNN's Nasr Fired for Praising 'Inspiration' for 'Hezbolla

July 8th, 2010 2:54 PM
Reporting on CNN's firing of Octavia Nasr, AP's David Bauder buried the lede in his 7-paragraph July 8 story. Here's Bauder's fourth paragraph wherein he described the Lebanese cleric that Nasr had praised as "[o]ne of Hezbollah's giants [she] respects a lot" (emphasis mine):Lebanon's Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah died Sunday after a long illness. He was staunchly anti-American and…

Liberal Censors Target Fox on 'Toxic Asset' Beck: 'Clean It Up or Get

August 24th, 2009 7:17 AM

AP: Could Palin Flap Help Letterman's Ratings

June 13th, 2009 3:20 PM
Has America become such a sex-crazed, debauched nation that telling disgusting rape jokes about a political figure's daughter could make you more popular?Such was posed Saturday by the Associated Press's David Bauder in a piece titled "Could Palin flap be Letterman's Hugh Grant?"Strap yourselves in tightly before proceeding, and please do so with caution:

AP Headline: 'Is Media Playing Fair In Campaign Coverage

July 20th, 2008 7:04 PM
Have the broadcast networks gone too far with their obvious infatuation with presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama?If the Associated Press is starting to think so, maybe the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz was right on Sunday when he warned "Reliable Sources" viewers that "there could be a big backlash against news organizations if this trend continues."On the other hand, wouldn…

Reporter Quits Al Jazeera English for Anti-American Bias

March 28th, 2008 12:33 PM
The anti-American bias at Al Jazeera English became “so stereotypical, so reflexive” that former “Nightline” reporter David Marash quit his job with the Qatar-based channel, in part over that attitude. What was even more interesting was Marash's assertion that the anti-American attitude came more from the British administrators than the Arabs at AJE. In a March 27 article, AP television writer…

AP Just Noticed 'Iraq War Disappears' From TV

March 17th, 2008 7:30 PM
Apparently, AP's television writer David Bauder just noticed that the Iraq war has been canceled as TV fare lately. Maybe Mr. Bauder should have been reading Newsbusters because our own Rich Noyes noticed how the war had vanished from TV all the way back on Feb. 28th. Of course, Bauder is trying to spin this neglect as mere "fatigue," as if the war were a fad that people have just grown tired…