CNN Media Panel: ‘Negative Partisan’ Media a Problem from the Right

November 12th, 2017 6:44 PM
During Brian Stelter’s Sunday morning media sermon on CNN’s Reliable Sources, he and his panel of media critics decried what they called "negative partisan" media and blamed it for dividing the country. Sounds pretty accurate, right? But according to them most of the blame for a divided country rested on the shoulders of conservative and right-leaning media outlets.

CNN: ‘Dangerous’ ‘Fascist’ Trump Threatening Our Lives With His Tweet

July 2nd, 2017 2:42 PM
If there were two things President Trump knew how to do well, it’s tweet and get under the skin of the folks at CNN. Well, he did both on Sunday, when he tweeted a rather juvenile clip of a fight he had with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon a long time ago, with the CNN logo placed over McMahon’s face. As would be expected, CNN’s ridiculous figure Brian Stelter lost his mind on…

CNN Guest Shoots Down ‘Hysterical’ Media Whining Trump Ignoring Press

March 12th, 2017 5:35 PM
Each weekend, CNN airs another edition of Reliable Sources where “ridiculous figure” and host Brian Stelter labels President Donald Trump an authoritarian dictator and whines about his war on the media, but on Sunday things were a little bit different. Yes, Stelter continued to bemoan Trump, but this time he got pushback from The Baltimore Sun’s media critic David Zurawik.…

TV Critic: Beware of Artifice and Manipulation of 'Town Hall' Debate

October 8th, 2016 5:38 PM
Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik warned that the "town hall" debate on Sunday night will be nothing of the sort. "Expect more artifice than authenticity," warned the Sun headline. The imperatives of commercial television have molded and manipulated an illusion of democracy, Zurawik warned. He used a very recent example of Clinton calculation: 

Reliable Sources: Obama 'Much More Dangerous' to the Press than Trump

June 5th, 2016 3:40 PM
In a moment of absolute candor on CNN’s Reliable Sources, David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun laid into President Barack Obama and set the record straight about who’s a bigger threat to the press. As many members of the media whine about Donald Trump giving them a piece of his mind, Zurawik guided people down memory lane and declared, “What happened to the press under Obama was…

CNN, FNC Slam ‘Outrageous’ NYT for Deleting Obama Quote on Cable News

December 21st, 2015 4:43 PM
Both of the media-centered programs on CNN and FNC covered on Sunday the move by the New York Times from Friday to delete a line from an article about President Obama not fully realizing “the anxiety” of Americans following terror attacks due to his lack of exposure to cable news. Other than NPR TV critic Eric Geggans rushing to Obama’s defense on CNN’s Reliable…

Media Critic: Jon Stewart Is a ‘Tool’ of the Obama Administration

August 2nd, 2015 1:45 PM
Reacting to the news that Jon Stewart and President Obama had secret meetings at the White House, media critic David Zurawik argued that the Daily Show host has become a “tool really of the Obama administration.” During an appearance on Fox News' MediaBuzz, the Baltimore Sun columnist argued that Stewart’s meetings with Obama expose the liberal comedian’s true…

Zurawik: Obama ‘One of the Most Hostile Press Admin. In the World'

July 26th, 2015 4:34 PM
Appearing on Fox News’ Media Buzz, David Zurawik, television and media critic for the Baltimore Sun, hammered President Obama over his relationship with the press and accused him of having “one of the most hostile press administrations in the world.” He asserted: "We have an administration that is as hostile as Richard Nixon's and we've tried to push back and it…

Media Critic David Zurawik on Brian Williams: ‘A Liar Is A Liar’

June 21st, 2015 2:41 PM
Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, David Zurawik, television and media critic for the Baltimore Sun, blasted NBC News’ decision to bring back Brian Williams after serving a six month suspension for lying about his reporting.

Baltimore Sun's Zurawik on Brian Williams Rehab: The Truth Lost

June 19th, 2015 10:58 AM
Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik was one of the strongest critics of the lies of Brian Williams back when he was exposed in February. So it’s only natural to turn back to Zurawik for one of the strongest tongue-lashings of NBC’s decision to re-purpose the serial exaggerator at MSNBC. The truth lost: 

Media Critic: MSNBC’s ‘24 Hours a Day of Mess....Unwatchable’

March 16th, 2015 11:18 AM
Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik mercilessly mocked MSNBC’s low ratings, calling the network “24-hours a day of mess.” Zurawik appeared on MediaBuzz to discuss a recent Quinnipiac poll that found Americans consider Fox to be the most trusted television news network whereas MSNBC was the least trusted network.

Recap: Liberal Media Critics, Journos Turning on Brian Williams

February 6th, 2015 12:57 PM
A handy review of media critics who have been speaking out against Brian Williams, most of whom are also politically liberal.

Zurawik on CNN: Williams Lied and Tried to Steal ‘Honor' from War Vets

February 5th, 2015 7:05 PM
Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik appeared on Thursday’s CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin and continued to hold little back in criticizing NBC's Brian Williams for having falsely claimed his helicopter was shot down in Iraq. While also speaking with CNN’s Brian Stelter, Zurawik minced no words in describing what Williams did as lying and…

Media Critics Hit NBC's Brian Williams Over Iraq Lie

February 5th, 2015 2:22 PM
On Wednesday night, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams apologized on air for falsely claiming that while reporting from Iraq in 2003, the helicopter he was on was hit by enemy fire. Despite Williams’ attempt to walk back his past statements, numerous media critics have called out the NBC News anchor for failing to uphold the standards expected of a network news anchor. Howard Kurtz…