Brooks on PBS: Schiff Will 'Just Walk All Over' Ken Starr, Dershowitz
January 18th, 2020 7:04 AM
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, pseudoconservative pundit David Brooks noted that public opinion is moving the wrong way for people who want to remove President Trump from office, but he's "99.9 percent guilty" and Adam Schiff will "walk all over" Trump's new defense lawyers, like Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz, because "he has the evidence on his side."
PBS Finds 23 Seconds for Dow Passing 28,000 -- ABC, CBS, NBC Spiked It
November 16th, 2019 4:04 PM
The PBS NewsHour managed to find 23 seconds that ABC, CBS, and NBC couldn't find on Friday night...Another record high on Wall Street. They couldn't manage to add any context for Trump in their 11-minute-long Week in Review segment, as "conservative" David Brooks wisecracked the Democrats were killing it on impeachment: "If this were a football game, it would be 42 to 3.…
Trump Team Says Biden Spewed 'Two Big Lies' in PBS Interview
November 3rd, 2019 9:53 PM
Democrat presidential front-runner Joe Biden granted an interview to PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff for Friday night's program. The Trump campaign sent around an e-mail decrying "Two Big Lies" in the interview, one on the allegedly "stagnant" economy and the other on his ignorance of Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine.
PBS Pundit: If Democrats Win Trump Counties, Voters Not Racist
October 26th, 2019 10:48 AM
Liberal PBS NewsHour analyst Mark Shields sort of bumbled into the idea that the way voters prove they're not racist is by voting for Democrats. Many years ago, NBC's Bryant Gumbel announced they had a test to see "whether you're a racist or a liberal." Shields was discussing counties where voters picked Obama, but then switched to Trump. If -- and the if is what makes the…
Anchors Amp Up Trump Outrageousness in Promoting 'Border Wars' Book
October 13th, 2019 8:56 AM
In the past couple of weeks, New York Times reporters Michael Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis have made TV appearances to promote their book Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration. In appearances on CNN and MSNBC, anchors have underlined revelations that President Trump suggested the extreme step of government agents shooting immigrants in the legs -- often leaving out the notion…
Mike Pompeo Hits Back as PBS Host Says 'No Proof' of Biden Wrongdoing
October 10th, 2019 8:56 PM
The anchors on PBS and NPR share the robotic talking point that there's "no evidence" that Joe or Hunter Biden "did anything wrong" in Ukraine. On Wednesday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo patiently answered fairly pointed questions from PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff, but he couldn't abide the Biden talking point, telling Woodruff she sounded like the…
PBS Gently Lets Hillary Claim She Could Beat Trump...'Again'
October 10th, 2019 8:22 AM
On Tuesday night, PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff performed the latest in a decades-long parade of puffball interviews with Hillary Clinton, going all the way back to the 1992 campaign. The only way Hillary gets a negative question is when the anchor reads a Trump tweet. But that's only because the questioner believes everything Trump tweets just sounds preposterous.
PBS, NPR Interview Schiff, Skip Over His False 'Parody' of Trump
September 27th, 2019 8:07 AM
Rush Limbaugh and conservative Twitter made a big deal on Thursday out of Rep. Adam Schiff wildly mischaracterizing President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine: "And I’m going to say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of dirt, on this and on that." On NPR's All Things…
ZERO Challenging Questions for Liberal Senator on CNN, PBS, MSNBC
September 26th, 2019 1:26 PM
It's always amusing when reporters insist that they're not "stenographers to power," but when you look at their interviews with Democrats, they often come across as stenographers -- extremely accomodating, and not at all challenging. Take for example, Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut in his interviews on the Ukrainian kerfuffle on Wednesday. None of his three national TV…
Networks Rate Felicity Huffman News As More Epic Than Unemployment #s
September 7th, 2019 9:26 AM
ABC could only devote 14 SECONDS to the latest unemployment news on Friday night. CBS and NBC skipped it entirely. All three networks reported the latest on actress Felicity Huffman's fate in the college-admissions scandal. ABC actually gave that 18 seconds in the promo at the top of the show (and then a two-minute report).
On PBS & NPR, Brooks Defends Biden Medal Mangle: 'He's Not Mendacious'
September 1st, 2019 9:09 AM
On Friday night's week in review on the PBS NewsHour, the taxpayer-funded network's dynamic duo of pundits upset the hardcore left by agreeing "the steam went out" of impeachment. But when it came to Joe Biden mangling the facts of a medal ceremony honoring a military hero, New York Times columnist David Brooks came rushing to Biden's defense, that unlike the president, he…
PBS Spin: 2020 Could Determine Trump's Status as 'A Free Man'
July 24th, 2019 3:56 PM
After Special Counsel Robert Mueller's underwhelming testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor declared that Mueller had raised the stakes in 2020. No longer is 2020 a contrast of visions between President Trump and whoever the Democratic nominee is, but, "it may also come down to [Trump] being a free man." Host Judy Woodruff agreed…
PBS Won't Move On: Mark Shields Calls for 'New 9/11 Commission'
April 20th, 2019 11:21 AM
It was bad enough when liberals like Thomas Friedman reacted to Hillary Clinton losing the election by calling it a "moral 9/11," which in no way represented anything like a set of terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 and wounded more than 6,000. But on Friday night, PBS NewsHour analyst Mark Shields returned to the scene of that rhetorical excess in reaction to the Mueller report. The…
Couric: Trump's 'Behavior' Has Warranted 'Greater Scrutiny' by Media
April 8th, 2019 6:11 PM
Writing for PJ Media, video journalist (and former CNS News staffer) Nicholas Ballasy interviewed longtime liberal journalist Katie Couric as she attended last week's Free Expression Awards at the failing Newseum in Washington. And boy was Ballasy able to get Couric to talk, fretting that, concerning President Trump, he's “the most unconventional president we’ve…