Despite Lauer Debacle, NBC Embraces Embattled Network President
October 25th, 2019 10:40 AM
Despite his role in the ongoing debacle with disgraced former star Matt Lauer, NBC decided to renew the contract of embattled president Noah Oppenheim. According to Variety, this came even as the company prepared to defend itself against allegations recently raised by Ronan Farrow’s explosive book, Catch and Kill.
MSNBC's Kornacki Finally Notices GA-06 Maybe Not Solidly Republican
June 21st, 2017 4:31 PM
You read it here first. Two months ago -- and again last night -- NewsBusters pointed out that there was a major hole in the dominant media theory that GA-06 was a "solidly Republican" district that Republicans should be embarrassed about having to defend in yesterday's special election. In spite of Donald Trump just barely winning the district last November, many journalists and…
Writer: MSNBC Boss Prefers the ‘Mushy Center’ to Profitable Liberalism
May 13th, 2017 1:16 PM
For a real-life example of how to succeed in business without really trying, check out the “Lean Forward” channel, suggests The Week’s Ryan Cooper. Cooper asserts that MSNBC is “attempting to ditch its entire brand as a liberal network just as it is starting to pay off handsomely,” and indicated that the driving force behind the ditchery is Andrew Lack, chairman of…
Whoopi Wrongly Insists Fox Pushed Birtherism; Network Debunked It
March 29th, 2017 8:54 AM
On Monday's The View on ABC, as the group discussed Ted Koppel's recent interview with Sean Hannity in which he accused the conservative FNC host of being bad for the country, liberal co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, and Joy Behar all wrongly accused Fox News of promoting birtherism conspiracy theories against President Barack Obama. Ironically, a Nexis search reveals many…
Alan Colmes Remembered by Fox News Colleagues as 'Good,' 'Decent Man'
February 23rd, 2017 5:04 PM
For many years, liberal pundit Alan Colmes often provided the “balanced” part of the Fox News Channel motto of being “Fair and Balanced.” That came to abrupt end when the 66-year-old former stand-up comedian, radio host and co-host of the Hannity & Colmes weeknight news and interview program passed away after a brief illness on Thursday.
Cavuto's 'Horse's Ass' Slam Is Latest Salvo in Trump Flap at Fox News
April 8th, 2016 5:08 PM
“Words matter,” Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said during a “Common Sense” segment in which the managing editor of business news for the channel criticized Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for accusing fellow candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz of being “worse than a puppet” and “a Trojan horse” for the GOP establishment…
Piers Morgan Blasts Fields, ‘Utterly Pointless' Lewandowski Charges
April 5th, 2016 8:43 PM
After having repeatedly opined about this on Twitter, liberal British journalist and reality TV star Piers Morgan took to the airwaves of FNC’s On the Record Tuesday night to continue his verbal assault against Michelle Fields and Florida police for pressing charges against Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in a scrum which Piers dubbed “pathetic” and “utterly…
O'Reilly Jabs 'Shallow' CNN Anchor's 'Cheap Shot' at FBN Debate
November 12th, 2015 12:29 PM
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly attacked CNN's Carol Costello on the Wednesday edition of his O'Reilly Factor program over her "cheap shot" at the moderators of the recent GOP presidential debate on Fox Business Network. O'Reilly targeted Costello's "completely ludicrous" remark that "the moderators didn't ask very challenging questions.…
Not News: 'Lying Weasels' Delisted Iran, Hezbollah As Terror Threats
March 22nd, 2015 10:37 AM
From all appearances, only Fox News, CNS News, and a few Israel-based outlets and U.S.-based center-right blogs care about the fact, acknowledged by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, that Iran and Hezbollah, in the words of Fox's Greta Van Susteren, "are suddenly MIA from the U.S. terror threat list."
DNI apparently has no plans to change its report, having told…
Van Susteren Roasts Rice Over GOP-Netanyahu 'Destructive' Comment
February 26th, 2015 11:20 AM
Wednesday night, Fox News's Greta Van Susteren sharply criticized Susan Rice for her Tuesday comment about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's impending March 3 speech to Congress, namely that "On both sides, there has now been injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, but I think it's destructive of the fabric of the relationship." To be clear, Rice…
Greta on Fox: Why'd NY Times Put ISIS Beheading 21 Christians on A-6?
February 17th, 2015 2:07 PM
Fox News host Greta Van Susteren expressed outrage on Monday that The New York Times couldn’t put the massacre of 21 Christians in Libya on the front page of the paper. It came on A-6, under the headline “Islamic State Video Shows Beheadings of Egyptian Christians in Libya.”
On her Fox website, she wrote: “Something is seriously wrong with The New York Times... 21…
Nets Gloss Over Memo Defending Intel Agencies Despite Obama Criticisms
October 1st, 2014 9:41 PM
On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks failed to report on news that an internal memo was sent to members of the intelligence community by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper praising their efforts on identifying the rise of ISIS after President Barack Obama blamed them for not doing so in an interview on Sunday’s 60 Minutes.
The memo was able to be…
Vets Walking 300 Miles to Demand Action on Jailed Marine; Nets Ignore
September 19th, 2014 9:35 AM
On Wednesday night, it was reported that two Marine Corps veterans are walking from northern North Carolina to Washington D.C. and the White House to demand that President Obama take action to ensure the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison. However, none of the major broadcast networks have stepped up and covered the actions of the these veterans.
One of the two…
New Yorker Editor David Remnick Whines That Obama ‘Has Been Stifled
August 3rd, 2014 1:20 PM
During an appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, New Yorker magazine editor David Remnick complained that an intractable Congress has made it impossible for immigration reform to become law.
Speaking on Sunday, August 3, Remnick whined that President Obama is “pretty stifled” on immigration reform and lamented that “history is going to show that this…