Stelter: Was I ‘Stupid’ to Say Avenatti Was ‘Serious’ 2020 Contender?
February 16th, 2020 3:23 PM
Well, it may have taken a while, but CNN host Brian Stelter finally admitted that praising lawyer Michael Avenatti (A.K.A creepy porn lawyer) as a “serious” contender for 2020 wasn’t a smart move. The admission came during the latest Reliable Sources as he was speaking with writers form the left-wing Daily Beast, Lachlan Markey and Asawin Suebsaeng about their new book about how…
Steyer Claims He Can’t Reveal Hundreds of Millions in Assets
September 18th, 2019 4:44 PM
So much for transparency. Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer claims he has a commitment to transparency. But the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told the government he could not disclose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of assets. After his filing with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, The Daily Beast reporter Lachlan Markay reported that Steyer “declined to go into detail…
Google Highlights Obscure Site's Claim DAPL Protesters Being 'Framed'
February 11th, 2017 4:17 PM
This post was going to be about the establishment press's handling of the story of the mountainous and environmentally dangerous accumulation of trash left behind by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. When the spring thaw arrives, that waste threatens to seriously pollute the Cannonball River — yes, the very river protesters are claiming they wish to protect from pipeline spills. What…
Open Thread: Obama/Duncan Ed. Dept. Has Designated 'Denial Officer' fo
August 12th, 2014 6:31 PM
Former NewsBuster Lachlan Markay, who now does excellent work at the Washington Free Beacon, tweeted a link to a stunning photo of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request denial letter sent from one Taylor D. August, a "FOIA Denial Officer" at the Department of Education to Morgan Smith of the Texas Tribune. "Here's to transparency in job titles! #foia," Smith…
NYC Mayor Bloomberg Is Using Taxpayer Money To Fund Anti-Gun Campaign
July 18th, 2013 3:15 PM
Imagine if you will a conservative Republican mayor used public employees' work time to advocate stricter state-level abortion regulations throughout the country? The Left would, and to an extent rightfully so, raise a fit, and the liberal media would, again, rightly so, beat the drums and make the abuse of power a major national story.
But when it's liberal independent Mayor Michael…
AP on Friday: Mich. Right to Work Law an Exercise in 'Raw Power,' With
December 11th, 2012 6:25 PM
There will be plenty of time later to look at how the Associated Press and other wires more than likely fail to report the violence that took place in connection with right-to-work legislative actions in Michigan's legislature today. For now, let's look at the reactions of Associated Press reporters John Flesher and Jeff Karoub on Friday in an item which is no longer at the AP's…
Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Film Backed By OPEC Nation
September 28th, 2012 2:07 PM
NewsBusters reported in April that Matt Damon is creating an anti-fracking film called "Promised Land."
On Friday, the Heritage Foundation's Lachlan Markay revealed that some of the financing for this movie came from the OPEC nation the United Arab Emirates.
CNN, at OWS 'Office' in New York, Interviews 'Volunteers' Heritage Out
December 6th, 2011 8:36 PM
Last week, CNN's Steve Kastenbaum (podcast is also at link) visited what he characterized as Occupy Wall Street's "nerve center" (but don't call it a "headquarters," Occupiers insisted) in space provided by an anonymous donor. No, it wasn't at Zuccotti Park or any other open-air location. It was, and presumably still is, in Lower Manhattan, one block south of…