Flashback: MSNBC Marked D-Day By Comparing Obama to ‘God’
June 6th, 2019 9:42 AM
While the media have been eager to use the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion as an occasion to smear President Trump, 10 years ago, coverage of the day went very differently. In 2009, as Barack Obama prepared to attend the first D-Day anniversary of his of presidency, MSNBC's adulation of him reached new heights when then-Newsweek editor Evan Thomas told Hardball host Chris Matthews that…
Evan Thomas Hails ‘Conservative’ O’Connor for Saving Abortion
March 19th, 2019 12:52 PM
Appearing on CBS This Morning on Monday to tout his new book on Sandra Day O’Connor, author Evan Thomas hailed the former Supreme Court justice as a “conservative Republican” because she voted in favor of abortion and affirmative action. Talking to co-host Norah O’Donnell, the former Newsweek editor hyped, “She preserved affirmative action and abortion for…
Evan Thomas Hails Sandra Day O'Connor: 'She Kept Abortion Alive'
March 18th, 2019 11:14 AM
Evan Thomas was on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday to talk about his latest book, First: Sandra Day O'Connor: An Intimate Portrait of the First Woman Supreme Court Justice. In particular, the former Newsweek editor was enthralled with O'Connor's liberal views on affirmative action and abortion.
Biased Hackjob: The Worst Moments from CNN’s ‘2000s’ Smear of Bush
July 23rd, 2018 4:02 PM
For some reason, CNN decided that it would air the latest installment of its comprehensive and informative miniseries on recent decades in America history with the 2000s despite the fact that many of the same actors, elected officials, journalists, and TV shows remained relevant into this decade.
This Week in Media Bias History: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’
June 9th, 2018 12:15 PM
Some of the examples we use at This Week in Media Bias History are so oblivious and bizarre that they stand on their own for sheer insanity. Such is the case for Newsweek editor Evan Thomas on June 5, 2009. While talking about Barack Obama, he rhapsodized: “Obama’s standing above the country... above the world. He’s sort of God.” There you go. “Sort of God.…
The Liberal Media’s Brazen Double-Standard on Sex Scandals
March 26th, 2018 2:08 PM
The news media’s obviously insatiable appetite for scandal news surrounding Republican President Donald Trump is sharply at odds with their aversion to covering such stories about Democratic President Bill Clinton two decades ago. From March 7 through March 25, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts aired 23 reports about various allegations involving President Trump, totaling 40 minutes of…
Media Love Stormy Daniels – But How Did They Treat Clinton's Accusers?
March 23rd, 2018 6:20 PM
Donald Trump is not the first President to have been accused of sexual improprieties. When President Bill Clinton faced allegations of sexual harassment from Paula Jones and even a rape charge from Juanita Broaddrick, the media looked for reasons not to cover those charges.
‘American Eloquence’; MSNBC Panel Goes Gaga Over Obama Receiving Award
May 8th, 2017 12:45 PM
On Sunday night, the thrill inside of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was alive and well for Barack Obama as he anchored a two-hour special swooning over the “American eloquence” of the President as he received the Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
Hating Hillary’s Enemies in the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
July 4th, 2016 8:52 AM
Over the next two weeks, NewsBusters will be documenting the media’s role in fueling Hillary Clinton’s political career by showering her with adoring press coverage while smearing her critics as sinister and sexist. Today, examples of reporters cheerfully echoing Hillary’s attempt to blame all of her and her husband’s scandals on a “vast right-wing conspiracy,…
CNN Exposes Press Love for JFK, Kennedy’s Shoddy Civil Rights Record
March 7th, 2016 5:30 PM
In a refreshing change from the usual fawning over John F. Kennedy, CNN’s new series, Race for the White House, portrayed JFK as an opportunist when it comes to issues of race and someone who may have stolen the 1960 election from Richard Nixon. Additionally, the show, narrated by Kevin Spacey, discussed the extreme liberal bias of that presidential race. University of Virginia professor…
MSNBC Uses Reagan to Spank GOP, Wanted to 'End' Cold War 'Not to Win'
March 6th, 2016 11:41 PM
As former Newsweek editor-in-chief Evan Thomas appeared as a guest on MSNBC Sunday to discuss former First Lady Nancy Reagan's passing, host Chris Matthews and Thomas used Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon to chastise the current Republicans for being too unwilling to compromise.
After Thomas asserted that Reagan and Nixon "are rolling over in their graves" and recalled…
What the Liberal Media Won’t Tell You: Hillary Bullied Bill’s Victims
January 19th, 2016 10:00 AM
What the liberal media have routinely failed to do, since the 1990s, is tell their audiences how Hillary Clinton was not some innocent bystander, but was just as guilty in attacking those women who could’ve been a threat to their rise to power.
Slamming Santorum: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Former GOP Senator
May 27th, 2015 10:49 AM
Social conservative-haters in the liberal media are sharpening their knives today as Rick Santorum is set to announce his 2016 presidential ambitions. From his arrival to the Senate in 1995 through his 2012 presidential run the media have attacked the former Pennsylvania Republican Senator as a “terrifying” “theocrat” who wants to impose a “Christian version of…
NBC's 'Today' Skips Midterms, Fawns Over JFK Wedding Photos Instead
October 7th, 2014 4:27 PM
While ignoring any mention of the pivotal midterm election less than a month away that could decide control of the United States Senate, on Tuesday, NBC's Today instead devoted a full two-minute segment in its first hour to newly discovered photos of John and Jackie Kennedy's wedding – from 61 years ago.
Co-host Matt Lauer introduced the segment by announcing "a stunning…