ALL WRONG: TV News Spins Left-Wing Biden as a 'Centrist,' 'Moderate'
August 10th, 2020 8:26 AM
TV journalists have insisted throughout the 2020 election cycle that Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden represents the “moderate,” “centrist” wing of his party, with some even worrying that his agenda might be too far to the right for his party’s progressive base to stomach. Yet not even Biden himself agrees with that lame spin, having promised his administration would be among the “…
MSNBC Likens Trump in Tulsa to Reagan 'Dog Whistle' Speech
June 22nd, 2020 4:41 PM
Over the past week, as journalists and liberal commentators have been fixated on the timing and location of President Donald Trump's campaign rally on Juneteenth weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, they have again been peddling the debunked myth that President Ronald Reagan launched his 1980 presidential campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in Neshoba County, in an effort to appeal to Southern white…
Bozell & Graham Column: The Media's Dreadful Impeachment Partisanship
January 28th, 2020 10:57 PM
One favorite tactic of our “objective” media during the Trump impeachment is to find a clip of the president’s legal experts expressing an opinion during the Bill Clinton impeachment in 1998 and 1999 and then showing a contrast with the present day. But this is just as easily demonstrated with the press. In both impeachments, the press flipped to whichever talking points…
Hypocritical ‘News’ Media Have Done Complete Flip-Flop on Impeachment
January 20th, 2020 10:00 AM
It doesn’t take a skilled code-breaker to figure out the liberal networks’ stance on President Donald Trump’s impeachment: There’s no doubt we need witnesses if the Senate is going to conduct a fair trial; impeachment is necessary to prove that nobody — not even the President — is above the law; and there’s no more pressing task for Congress if we’…
FLASHBACK: Remember When Impeaching a President Made You the KKK?
January 11th, 2020 12:15 PM
Now that the Democrats have impeached Donald Trump, journalists seem to think the process is a form of defending democracy. But that wasn’t always so. It used to make you something akin to the KKK. Eleven years ago this week, on January 9, 1999, McLaughlin Group panelist Eleanor Clift began slimed, linking the impeachment managers to a domestic terror group like the Klan:…
FLASHBACK: Today’s Impeachment Cheerleaders Hated It Back in ’98
December 17th, 2019 9:25 AM
In recent days, journalists have mocked Republicans who’ve switched from impeachment advocates in the 1990s to impeachment foes today. But the news media have undergone a similar metamorphosis. The difference is, Republicans (and Democrats) are understood to be political partisans, while the media are ostensibly supposed to be non-partisan. But the record on impeachment shows that…
MSNBC's Clift: Dems Right to Refuse to Negotiate With GOP 'Terrorists'
January 23rd, 2019 9:23 AM
On Ari Melber's MSNBC show, MSNBC contributor Eleanor Clift praises the refusal of Democrats to negotiate with Republicans on the government shutdown, saying, "the Democrats are defending a principle here, that you don't negotiate with terrorists when they're holding hostages."
Rush Gloats Over Liberal Media’s Obsessing with Him as D.C. ‘Villain’
December 21st, 2018 6:45 PM
Seeing as how he had been the bane of the liberal media’s existence for the last 24 hours plus as he’s supposedly the real president, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh was in an ebullient mood for his Friday show. He said that he was supposedly “the new villain in Washington D.C.” ahead of a possible government shutdown that was portrayed as if the world was…
FLASHBACK: In 1998, Journalists Hated the Idea of Impeachment
December 19th, 2018 7:58 AM
Twenty years ago, on December 19, 1998, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Bill Clinton on two counts: perjury to a grand jury, and obstruction of justice. Back then, the liberal media howled about its injustice and since Clinton had a high approval rating, they insisted it would damage the Republicans for years to come. Keep these quotes in mind if the new Democratic…
FLASHBACK: Paula Jones Was a 'Dogpatch Madonna Who Cut Loose'
October 5th, 2018 7:49 AM
All the national journalists acting outraged this week that President Trump would mock the holes in the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford always forget that Bill Clinton's accusers were slashed by the "mainstream" press. Let's recall when Paula Jones sued President Clinton for sexual harassment in 1994.
This Week in Media Bias History: Comparing GOP Congressmen to the KKK
January 13th, 2018 1:15 PM
In 1999, journalist Eleanor Clift compared House Republicans during the impeachment of Bill Clinton to the Ku Klux Klan. In 2011, sleazy New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, with no facts whatsoever, blamed the Tea Party for the shooting of then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. In 1989, journalist Lesley Stahl predicted that, in years to come, historians would be baffled by…
Oops: Eleanor Clift Mangles Karen Handel's Resume on Twitter
June 21st, 2017 5:24 PM
Rob Eno at Conservative Review caught Eleanor Clift in a major Twitter boo-boo, claiming that Congresswoman-Elect Karen Handel was an executive at Planned Parenthood. "Will Karen Handel vote to defund Planned Parenthood, where she was top exec and supported PP goals before getting booted out." Wrong, wrong, wrong. Handel was an executive at the breast-cancer charity Susan B. Komen Race…
Media Hated Investigations Into Clinton’s Obstruction of Justice
June 8th, 2017 11:24 AM
In today’s political climate, an observer would be roundly mocked if they suggested President Trump is the victim of a “spiteful” “witch hunt,” or even a “coup d’etat.” But during the Clinton impeachment drama in 1998 and 1999, liberal journalists trotted out all of those claims as a way to deflect and defend a Democratic President who was impeached…
FLASHBACK: Lib Journalists Used L.A. Riots to Bash Conservatives
May 2nd, 2017 5:15 PM
Twenty-five years ago this week, South Central Los Angeles saw six days of rioting that left 58 citizens dead, more than 2,000 injured, and more than $1 billion in property damage. The May and June 1992 editions of the Media Research Center’s MediaWatch newsletter chronicled how liberal journalists wasted little time in using the riots as an excuse to bash conservatives as racist and…