AP's Pace Hysterically Claims Comey Firing Is 'Unprecedented'

May 13th, 2017 6:22 PM
The Associated Press and reporter Julie Pace are among the last institutions and people on earth, respectively, with any credibility to harangue the public about the dangers of "a man willing to challenge - in dramatic fashion - the institutions created to hold the president accountable." But there they were on Wednesday morning, in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI…

Acosta Unglued: Says It's Un-American to Slam Press, Trashes Trump

April 12th, 2017 10:07 PM
CNN’s Jim Acosta has become a prominent media figure thanks to the presidential campaign and is frequently blogged on NewsBusters. On Wednesday at Washington D.C.’s The Newseum, Acosta was unhinged, ruling it’s un-American to harshly criticize the media and apocalyptically spoke of Trump eradicating the media.

At AP, Carbon Tax-Pushing Republicans Are Now ‘GOP Senior Statesmen’

February 8th, 2017 12:12 PM
At the Associated Press, George P. Shultz, James A. Baker III and six other formerly despised Republicans and business leaders have suddenly become "GOP senior statesman." What accounts for this instant transformation? The group is pushing what it calls a "Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends.” In a Tuesday evening Wall Street Journal op-ed, Shultz and Baker advocated "a gradually increasing…

Pot-Kettle Media Call Trump Insecure

January 30th, 2017 10:32 AM
The Associated Press reports that President Donald Trump is "dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote" and over "media coverage," but I have a different idea about whose insecurity is on display. The entire liberal establishment and rank-and-file leftists remain in denial over Trump's victory. They convinced themselves from the beginning that Trump was a joke who stood no chance of…

AP Melts Down Over Losing First-Question WH Presser Privilege

January 26th, 2017 1:26 AM
In a late Wednesday afternoon NewsBusters post, I commented on the extraordinary hostility reporters at the Associated Press exhibited towards Donald Trump and his administration during their first two full business days in power. In that post, I wondered if they might be carrying a childish grudge over not being able to ask the first question at Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefings, as they…

Is AP Throwing a Tantrum Over Losing Its Press Briefing Priority?

January 25th, 2017 5:32 PM
Since last decade, it's been White House tradition that the press secretary typically calls on an Associated Press reporter to ask the first question at briefings. Trump administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer has not selected AP for the first question at either of his first two briefings, and numerous press outlets have noted that avoidance. It's more than fair to ask, given the tone of the…

Wallace Zaps the AP's Pace Over Trump Financial Transparency Comments

December 11th, 2016 9:34 PM
At the end of the panel discussion on the most recent Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked the Associated Press's Julie Pace how big of a deal she thought President-Elect Donald Trump's "transparency" in moving away from direct involvement in his business interests would be. Her answer came across to me as self-important, given that she basically said that the she and the press were going…

Earnest Claims 805K Mfg. Jobs Gained Under Obama; No, It's 303K Lost

December 1st, 2016 11:56 AM

At Wednesday's White House press briefing, Obama administration Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in a fit of completely unsupported arrogance, claimed that 805,000 jobs have been created "while President Obama was in office," and that "President Obama has set a high standard" in that regard. The lazy stenographers posing as journalists present at the briefing, along with other reporters covering…

AP Pity Party: 'Obama Must Find a Way to Explain Trump' to the World

November 12th, 2016 11:16 AM
The Associated Press and reporter Josh Lederman are feeling sorry for outgoing President Barack Obama. Shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, in advance of Obama's last foreign tour, the AP's headline at Lederman's dispatch read: "On last foreign tour, Obama must find a way to explain Trump." Lederman wrote that our poor, put-upon president "must pivot and reassure the U.S. and other…

Podesta's Iran Admission Exposes Tragic Results of AP's 2013 Treachery

October 16th, 2016 11:40 PM

A search at the Associated Press's main national site on "Podesta Iran" (not in quotes) returns no items relating to a Wikileaks-released email exposing how Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign manager John Podesta agreed with a Republican senator in July 2015 that the deal which had been "negotiated" by the Obama administration with Iran would lead to "a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf." (The word "…

AP: DNC Now 'Positive,' Ignores Bernie Fans' 'Lock Her Up!' Chants

July 25th, 2016 11:38 PM
Though they haven't yet completed covering things up, Hillary Clinton's journalistic defense team at the Associated Press has swung into gear at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The headline at the wire service's 10:00 p.m. Monday evening story by reporters Julie Pace and Ken Thomas — "AFTER DISPUTES, DEM STARS TURN THEIR CONVENTION POSITIVE" — falsely told readers that the…

Ryan: ‘Right Comes Up and Jumps’ Obama Whenever He Speaks on Race

July 8th, 2016 8:44 PM
American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan participated in the Friday edition of the Fox News Channel’s (FNC) Special Report and lamented the burdens that were placed on President Obama due to his race and complained that “every time he speaks about anything on race, the right comes up and jumps him.”

AP Standard For Claims By Trump: Not Credible If 'Widely Questioned'

June 23rd, 2016 1:37 PM
Though their report covering Donald Trump's Wednesday speech criticizing presumptive Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton's record has undergone subsequent revisions, the coverage of that speech by the Associated Press's Julie Pace and Jill Colvin has stuck with two common themes. One is that prospective Republican nominee Donald Trump has "struggled with the transition to a general election…

John Bolton on FNC: Obama Has Iran 'On a Highway to Nuclear Weapons'

April 27th, 2016 11:59 PM
On Fox News shortly after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's foreign policy speech today, former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton evaluated what the GOP frontrunner had to say about Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons. He also stated the inconvenient truth about the Obama administration's nuclear "deal" with Iran, namely that it puts the jihad-driven, terrorist-funding,…