CNN Nudges Michael Douglas to Tout Biden: ‘He’s Sharp As A Tack!’

April 22nd, 2024 10:38 AM

On Sunday's CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS brought on 79-year-old actor Michael Douglas to plug his new Benjamin Franklin movie on Apple TV+. Zakaria nudged Douglas, a liberal Democrat, to vouch for Biden's mental acuity. From what he's heard, Douglas says Biden's "as sharp as a tack."


Zakaria: 'Christian Nationalism,' Islamism, Xi Unite Against Women

March 28th, 2024 10:27 AM

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria took his book tour to CBS and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, where he claimed that if there is one thing that unites the “right-wing reactionary movements” of Christian Nationalism (whatever that means), Islamic fundamentalism, and ultra-Orthodox Israelis, it is that belief that “women have gotten to uppity.” For good measure, Zakaria also threw…


CNN Blames Reagan, Bush, And Trump For 'Why Iran Hates America'

February 27th, 2024 1:24 PM

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria hosted a Sunday special documentary entitled Why Iran Hates America where he ultimately homed in on three Republican presidents: Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. There is a fine line between explaining Iran’s position and uncritically regurgitating it and Zakaria failed to appreciate the difference as he omitted key information and contradicted…


NYU Social Psychologist: Antisemitism the ‘Inevitable Outcome’ of DEI

February 13th, 2024 10:15 AM

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt rebuked Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) during a Feb. 8 speech at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, directly blaming the leftist ideology for growing anti-Semitism.


Zakaria Claims Israel Will Have 'Shame And Regret' Over War With Hamas

January 16th, 2024 12:20 PM

A pretentious and very solemn Fareed Zakaria falsely accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of waging war against Hamas in order to save his political career and warned that if Israel and its friends do not change course soon it will look back “with shame and regret” on how it has conducted itself post-October 7.


CNN's Zakaria Tries To Blame Christians For Campus Anti-Semitism

November 4th, 2023 10:11 AM

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria traveled to HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday to discuss the Israel-Hamas War and raising anti-Semitism on college campuses, the latter of which he tried to blame on Christians.


WTF? Palestinian CNN Guest: Hamas ‘Mainly Attacked...Military’ Sites

October 9th, 2023 1:40 PM

As our Alex Christy wrote on Saturday, CNN stooped to a despicable low by turning to Palestinian National Initiative leader Mustafa Marghouti who explained away, equivocated, and defended the mass acts of terror against innocent Israelis and Jews by the terrorist organization Hamas. Sadly, CNN brought him back on Sunday to falsely claim Hamas had really only targeted “military installations”…

The Shameless Media Partisans Who Praised Biden’s Afghan Debacle

August 19th, 2023 8:30 AM

Two years ago this week, even liberal journalists were appalled by the disastrous incompetence of the Biden administration regarding the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Yet quickly the most shameless partisan journalists identified themselves by deciding to praise, rather than criticize, the disaster that all could see with their own eyes.


FLASHBACK: NewsBusters Exposed Fareed Zakaria’s Plagiarism Scandal

August 12th, 2023 8:45 AM

Twelve years ago, NewsBusters exposed an act of plagiarism by CNN host and Time columnist Fareed Zakaria. Here's a look back at how the story unfolded, and the reaction from Zakaria's fellow journalists.


On FNC, Houck Sounds Off on PBS Garbage, Surprising MSNBC Segment

July 17th, 2023 11:06 AM

NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck made his latest appearance early Saturday/late Friday on the Fox News Channel’s Fox News @ Night and, as usual, sounded off with his picks for highs and lows of the week in the liberal media. His picks this time included a surprising take from a rabid MSNBC partisan and then another example of how PBS uses American tax dollars to peddle far-…

Time to Get Tested, Joe!

July 13th, 2023 3:49 PM

It began shortly after President Biden’s inauguration. First, there were whispers and what seemed like slander on far-right websites and social media that the president was suffering from cognitive decline. His subsequent slurred speech, his trips and falls, and his confusion even while reading a teleprompter, all have led to denunciations and explanations by the White House press secretary,…


On CNN, Jon Stewart TRASHES GOP on CRT, Argues DEI Is a Weak 'Salve'

March 27th, 2023 10:54 AM

Does Jon Stewart ever really face a conservative interviewer? Someone who would challenge his lazy multi-millionaire leftist assumptions? Because on Sunday’s Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, the host gushed about “a rare conversation with the great Jon Stewart” that offered no pushback as Stewart uncorked on complaints about critical race theory as a “purposeful distortion field” from…

NewsBusters Podcast: CNN Ratings Plummet, While Fox News Keeps Rolling

August 3rd, 2022 10:28 PM

The New York Times reported on the front page of its Business section on Wednesday that CNN's ratings are terrible and their financial picture looks rough. But reporter Benjamin Mullin wrote absolutely nothing about the network's liberal tilt, or losing its daily fearmongering about Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Fox was touting strong ratings for July.


CNN Deceptively Edits Audio to Pass Off Sunday Host as Hungary’s Orban

August 2nd, 2022 4:55 PM

With Reality Check host John Avlon taking John Berman’s co-host slot for this week of CNN’s New Day, there was even less of a moderating voice at the table than normal to stop S.E. Cupp from ranting about the current state of the Republican Party. Less well known was Berman's apparent influence in avoiding deceptive editing, as Avlon apparently tried to pass off audio of…