PBS Touts Media 'Obligation' to Trash Trump in the Name of 'Democracy'

December 23rd, 2023 6:08 AM

It was a triple-liberal-team up against Donald Trump on Tuesday’s edition of the taxpayer-supported PBS NewsHour with an interview segment headlined online, “How media organizations are facing the task of covering Trump’s anti-democratic rhetoric.” (Ironically, the segment on the dangers Trump posed to democracy was introduced with news that Trump had been removed from the ballot in…


PBS: Genocidal Chant Just a Call to 'Live Freely Alongside Israelis'?

December 14th, 2023 9:05 AM

Monday’s edition of the PBS NewsHour featured disturbing equivocation about the Hamas slogan "from the river to the sea," a reference to the eradication of Israel. Reporter Laura Barron-Lopez made her own offensive statement. Both Jews and Hamas-adjacent anti-Semites know what it means when pro-Palestinian mobs shout “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” but Barron-Lopez…


PBS: Trump ‘Would Turn Presidency Into Dictatorship’ If Left on Ballot

November 26th, 2023 5:59 AM

As part of its endless cycle of being scandalized by Donald Trump, PBS NewsHour correspondent Laura Barron-Lopez interviewed liberal Harvard professor Laurence Tribe to explain how apparently wrong it was for a judge to rule Trump was eligible to be on the 2024 ballot in Colorado. PBS renewed its recent habit of using a single source to amplify a fringe liberal or anti-Trump argument…


PBS Priorities:Fretting Over Phony ‘Islamophobia,’ Not Actual Jew-Hate

November 5th, 2023 8:50 PM

Thursday’s PBS NewsHour indulged in offensive moral equivalence, pretending Islamophobia in the United States was as big a threat to public safety than the current wave of violent anti-Semitism hitting progressive cities and college campuses, while also sliming Fox News hosts as endangering Muslims. Host Geoff Bennett’s segment led with “Islamophobia,” even while Jews are under attack…


Journos Push Hamas Propaganda, Compare New GOP Speaker to David Duke

November 4th, 2023 8:00 AM

On October 7 the world witnessed a horrific attack on Israel by Hamas terrorists. Yet shockingly and disgustingly there were some in the journalism community who actually sympathized with Hamas. Well those leftists are still at it, as they passed along Hamas propaganda as factual and called any opposition to a ceasefire racist. The following are just some of the worst outbursts from leftists…


PBS Reporter: Dems Who Don't Condemn Hamas Are Just Netanyahu Critics

November 1st, 2023 1:49 PM

PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Laura Barron-Lopez joined CNN’s Inside Politics panel on Wednesday to discuss how progressives are reacting to the Israeli-Hamas War and to suggest that Democrats who refused to condemn terrorism did so, not because they hate Israel, but because they are simply critics of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

NewsBusters Podcast: The Red-Hot Republican Haters at PBS NewsHour

October 27th, 2023 10:27 PM

The P in PBS doesn't really stand for "Public." The PBS NewsHour hates the Republican half of the public, and finds it easy to put on guests that compare today's Trump Republicans with Hitler and the mass-murdering Nazis. And yet they support using body counts from Hamas....


Reporters Use Biden Presser to Bash GOP, Push Conspiracies, Back Hamas

October 25th, 2023 5:52 PM

During a rare Biden White House press conference with a foreign leader (this time, it was Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese), the two pre-selected American reporters — USA Today’s Joey Garrison and PBS’s Laura Barrón-López — promoted leftist narratives, whether it’s attacking Republicans as responsible for America to hemorrhage its global standing, suggesting the GOP would…

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Wallace: We Don't Amplify Dangerous Trump Comments—But He's Hitler!

October 6th, 2023 8:13 AM

On her MSNBC show, Nicolle Wallace claims she tries her hardest not to "amplify" Trump's most "dangerous comments," but then quotes people and brings in the head of the ADL to say that Trump's comments on immigration have echoes of Hitler!

STUDY: PBS NewsHour Gives 90% of Its Time to the Radical Left on LGBTQ

October 4th, 2023 11:15 AM

The taxpayer-subsidized Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has a federally mandated obligation to deliver an objective take on public affairs. Yet a new Media Research Center study finds PBS’s flagship NewsHour program aired nine times more coverage in favor of the left-wing "woke" position on so-called "LGBTQ" issues compared to more traditional positions, while 95% of in-studio…


PBS Runs Down GOP Candidates on 'Slavery' Curriculum, Transgender Kids

October 1st, 2023 10:23 PM

The taxpayer-supported PBS NewsHour program caught up to the second Republican presidential debate on Thursday evening and predictably characterized it as a sad mess. One of the paper’s most Republican-hostile reporters, White House correspondent Laura Barron-Lopez, pounced on some of the Republican responses and fact-checked them after the fact, in keeping with the show’s progressive…

PBS Plays Judge and Jury for Biden: ‘We Have Established…No Evidence’

September 18th, 2023 7:42 PM

On the latest edition of PBS’s weekly political journalist roundtable Washington Week with The Atlantic, guest host Laura Barron-Lopez (a familiar face here at NewsBusters) set the tone right from the show’s introduction, of desperate Republicans hurling unsubstantiated accusations against the wall: "House Republicans in disarray.... Speaker Kevin McCarthy opens an impeachment inquiry…


PBS Hypes ‘Popular Authoritarian Movement Within the Republican Party'

September 17th, 2023 9:58 PM

On Thursday’s taxpayer-supported PBS NewsHour, notoriously liberal correspondent Laura Barron-Lopez interviewed two Harvard professors about their new anti-Republican tome: "Can you first establish when you, as someone who is an expert in the collapse of democracies, diagnosed that there is now a popular authoritarian movement within the Republican Party?"


PBS on Biden Impeachment News:'Far-Right' GOP's Unsubstantiated Claims

September 13th, 2023 10:58 PM

Tuesday's PBS NewsHour ran two segments on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy opening an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, extending the ongoing investigations by congressional Republicans into the president’s possible involvement in his son’s business dealings. The supposedly objective tax-supported outlet showered McCarthy with “far-right” labels. A favored phrase of the…