Media Loved Castro As Much As Bernie – Maybe More
February 24th, 2020 4:31 PM
Perhaps the reason why Monday’s network morning shows only spent a combined 74 seconds discussing socialist Senator Bernie Sanders singing the praises of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was because journalists on NBC, ABC, and CBS knew full well that they had provided even more effusive commentary on the communist autocrat.
There’s The Beef! Disney Smacked With Huge $177M+ Beef Settlement
August 10th, 2017 4:17 PM
ABC News learned that sliming a company can cost a lot of money. An attorney for Beef Products Inc. told CNN Money, BPI was awarded more than $177 million in the settlement of its defamation lawsuit against ABC because its beef was called “pink slime” by the network.
Nets Ignore ABC Defamation Settlement With Beef Company
July 5th, 2017 3:52 PM
The broadcast networks have refused to cover the conclusion of a massive defamation case involving one of their own. ABC News and Beef Products Inc (BPI) reached a confidential settlement which concluded a 5-year-old lawsuit as of June 27. BPI filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against ABC News in 2012 for reports that the company’s lean finely textured beef (LFTB) as dangerous “pink slime…
Beef Expert: ABC’s Jim Avila Hung Up, Said ‘F*** You’
June 14th, 2017 5:14 PM
The defamation case Reuters called a “trial of a lifetime,” between Beef Products Inc. and ABC over the network’s coverage of its lean finely texture beef product continued with an amazing allegation. The network news also continued ignoring the trial, in spite of depositions of ABC employees which were shared with the court the week of June 12.
Where’s the Beef? Networks Ignore Start of ABC Defamation Trial
June 8th, 2017 12:34 PM
A case with huge implications for journalists and speech began on June 5, and the three broadcast networks ignored it. Perhaps because it is one of their own — ABC — which is being sued for its biased attacks on one company’s product. The company, Beef Products Inc (BPI), had to close three out of four beef processing plants as revenue dropped 80 percent, following a series of…
TV News vs. President Trump: The First 30 Days
March 2nd, 2017 8:15 AM
A new American President is always a big story, but TV news is obsessed with the Trump administration — and not in a good way. In the first 30 days (January 20 to February 18), our analysts determined that the President and his team were the subject of 16 hours of coverage on just the Big Three evening newscasts, or more than half (54%) of all of the news coverage during this period. And…
Notable Quotables Special Edition: Fawning Over Fidel
December 2nd, 2016 8:45 AM
The obits delivered by liberal reporters of Fidel Castro should have focused on the horrors of Castro’s Cuba, and while they mentioned his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and his human rights violations, many in the media had the audacity to temper his atrocities with praise of his communist ways. NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell recited the stale propaganda about how “he…
Bozell & Graham Column: Still Honoring Castro and His Debacle
November 29th, 2016 10:52 PM
One of the world’s last brutal communist dictators, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, died at the age of 90. While Cuban exiles celebrated long into the night, on America’s “objective” networks, they pulled out hankies and mourned this despot’s filthy works and celebrated the hellhole he made.
The dictator was dead, and they were still spreading his official lies about a…
ABC, NBC Stoke Fear Trump, Not Castro Regime, Will Worsen Cuban Lives
November 28th, 2016 10:50 AM
On Sunday night, ABC and NBC had teams assembled in Cuba to shamefully mourn the death of murderous authoritarian leader Fidel Castro with both newscasts turned to fear-mongering in touting claims the President-elect Donald Trump and not current Cuban leader Raul Castro’s communist regime could harm Cuban lives going forward if he goes back on President Barack Obama’s move to resume…
Reporters Hail Castro: ‘George Washington,’ ‘Folk Hero to Most of Us’
November 26th, 2016 3:52 AM
Fidel Castro was a tyrant who oppressed Cubans and brought misery to many for several decades and while much of the breaking news coverage emphasized that reality, some journalists couldn’t resist crediting him for supposed great advancements in education, literacy and health care. ABC’s Jim Avila went so far as to tout how Castro “was considered, even to this day, the George…
Nets Hail ‘History’ in Hiroshima, Obama Call to End Nuclear Weapons
May 27th, 2016 1:36 PM
The network morning shows on Friday all praised President Obama’s “historic visit” to Hiroshima, Japan – site of the first nuclear bombing – and him using the occasion to push his foreign policy agenda. Leading off NBC’s Today, announced: “Historic visit. President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. President to travel to Hiroshima, site of the…
Nets Hype Supreme Court 'Showdown' Over ‘Fate of Millions'
April 19th, 2016 12:51 PM
On Monday, all three network evening newscasts touted liberal protesters flooding into the streets around the Supreme Court to demand that the justices uphold President Obama’s unilateral executive action granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Leading off NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: “Immigration furor: The fate of millions now hanging in the balance.…
Nets Thrilled by Obama ‘Historic' Cuba Trip: He’s Bigger Than Beyonce!
February 18th, 2016 3:43 PM
The network morning shows on Thursday were beside themselves with glee over the White House announcing President Obama would travel to Cuba in March. While all three broadcasts hailed the upcoming “historic trip,” it was ABC’s Good Morning America that went the extra mile by proclaiming the President was more popular than singer Beyonce on the island nation.
Nets Cheer ‘Historic Moment’ in Cuba, Barely Note Dissidents Kept Out
August 14th, 2015 4:38 PM
While all three broadcast networks on Friday morning celebrated the American flag being raised at the newly-reopened U.S. embassy in Havana, CBS ignored Cuban dissidents not being invited to the ceremony, while NBC and ABC gave mere seconds to the controversy.