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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…
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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…
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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: 
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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.
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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…
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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…

Media Critic: FNC 'Far Better Watchdog' on Obama Than 'Any Other'

November 18th, 2014 3:36 PM
In a Tuesday article, Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik examined the reason behind Fox News beating every other TV news outlet in the ratings – including NBC, ABC and CBS – during November 4 midterm election coverage: "...it's time to think seriously about what that says about Fox, CNN, MSNBC, the state of network news today and the role TV plays or doesn't play in…

Zurawik: 'Griffin as Responsible as Bashir for This Kind of Hateful Sp

December 4th, 2013 5:37 PM
As NewsBusters revealed earlier, Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC due to vile comments he made in November about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin first reported here. Moments after the announcement, Baltimore Sun television critic David Zurawik said MSNBC president Phil Griffin is just as responsible as Bashir:

Zurawik: Why Haven’t Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd Spoken Out Against Ma

November 24th, 2013 5:16 PM
Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik had some harsh words for MSNBC and NBC News Sunday in the wake of Martin Bashir’s vile comments about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. After accusing MSNBC of debasing “our civic and political conversation on cable TV,” Zurawik asked Fox News MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz, “Where are people like Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd who claim…

Gwen Ifill and the Decline and Fall of ‘PBS NewsHour

November 2nd, 2013 7:00 AM
Over the years, we’ve written a lot about long, slow ratings collapse of broadcast news. But ABC, CBS, and NBC aren’t the only ones experiencing this decline. As reported by David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun, the ratings for PBS NewsHour show are almost in a freefall, even compared to their commercial competitors. By its own count, NewsHour had 2.5 million viewers in 2005. This…

CNN Guest Derides 'Out-of-Town Reporters' Spewing WH Talking Points

February 26th, 2013 6:07 PM
On Sunday's Reliable Sources, guest David Zurawik mocked "out of town reporters" who met with the White House about sequestration and simply repeated the administration's talking points back to their local channels, "like an Obama commercial." However, CNN displayed that same uncritical journalism over and over on the sequester. Obama administration officials…

Daily Beast's Dimond Hints Police Report Will Dispel Myths Furthered b

January 8th, 2013 3:57 PM
Nearly one month after the Newtown, Conn., shooting, the official police report on the crime scenes is nearing completion, and a police spokesman tells the Daily Beast's Diane Dimond that there will be some shocking, eye-opening conclusions that counter much of the media' faulty initial reporting.  One such piece of misinformation was the early, egregious rumor that the shooter…