Religious Freedom a ‘License to Discriminate’ for ‘Extreme’ Christians
May 16th, 2016 5:41 PM
In a slanted hit piece against religious freedom laws for CBS Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Strassmann proclaimed: “North Carolina's public bathrooms are the new frontier in American civil rights law....Just since the beginning of this year, lawmakers in 34 states have proposed so-called ‘bathroom’ bills and ‘religious freedom’ laws that, critics say, target…
Networks Style Bathroom Bills ‘Legal Protection’ for Transgenders
April 13th, 2016 10:21 AM
Transgender bathroom bills were a hot topic and a favorite of the media including NBC, ABC, and CBS this past year.
The networks have made clear where they stand as state after state decides whether it will require transgenders to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender indicated on his or her birth certificate. Since July 1, 2015, the networks have devoted 48 stories to the array of…
CBS Applauds Businesses Trying to Intimidate Mississippi
April 7th, 2016 4:21 PM
After the network spent days attacking both North Carolina and Mississippi for passing religious freedom laws it labeled “discriminatory,” on Thursday, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King touted “a major corporate backlash” against Mississippi as “executives from GE, Pepsi, Levi Strauss, and other companies sent a letter yesterday to the Governor Phil Bryant…
Nets Bash Mississippi's ‘So-Called’ Religious Liberty Bill
April 5th, 2016 8:13 PM
Tuesday night, CBS and NBC went full-on attack mode against Mississippi’s newly passed religious freedom bill, HB 1523. The law, designed to protect religious business owners, like wedding vendors, from violating their beliefs about marriage, came under attack from liberal groups like the Human Rights Campaign and ACLU. Two of the three networks were only too happy to let these gay…
CBS Leads Fight Versus Religious Freedom Law 'Roiled...By Bigotry'
March 30th, 2016 8:36 PM
All too happy to give a hand to those opposed to religious freedom laws, the CBS Evening News continued to play its part in chastising those in favor of religious freedom and so-called bathroom bills with North Carolina’s version being “roiled by backlash, boycott threats, and bigotry allegations.”
ABC, CBS Hype ‘Growing Backlash’ Against North Carolina
March 30th, 2016 1:11 PM
Both ABC and CBS on Wednesday hyped the “growing backlash” against North Carolina in the wake of the state’s law that stops localities from adding ordinances protecting gay rights. Highlighting the effort against the socially conservative effort, CBS This Morning’s Gayle King promoted, “More than 80 business leaders released a yesterday calling for a repeal of…
CBS Sounds the Alarm Playing the Race Card Against Voter ID Laws
March 15th, 2016 8:16 PM
Amidst their voluminous Super Tuesday 3 coverage, the CBS Evening News found just over two minutes to trot out the tired liberal argument that voter ID laws, like the one in North Carolina, have a racist angle. Mark Strassamann: “In North Carolina, about 1,000 voters cast provisional ballots because they didn't have enough identification to meet the state's new, strict voter ID…
‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Never Happened, But Networks Keep Using It
June 1st, 2015 10:25 AM
Friday night's The Kelly File on Fox News Channel shared a new Media Research Center report on how the media has perpetuated the false narrative of "hands up, don't shoot" since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown this past August.
Pot-Obsessed CBS Puffs: 'Facebook for Stoners'
March 30th, 2015 3:46 PM
Ever since Colorado legalized in 2014, CBS This Morning has obsessed over all things pot, showcasing the best places to get high. On Monday, reporter Mark Strassmann touted a new app called High There. Strassmann gushed, "Think of it as Facebook or Tinder for stoners where nearby cannabis users can connect."
Obama Brushed Back on Bullet Ban, Will Nets Report?
March 10th, 2015 4:29 PM
The Obama administration’s end-around attempt at gun control, through a ban on bullets used by owners of the popular AR-15 rifle, was beaten back today when the ATF announced it will hold off on a proposed ammo ban. The question is will ABC, CBS and NBC report this stinging defeat for Barack Obama and anti-gun rights advocates?
Networks Mentioned 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' 140 Times on Ferguson
March 5th, 2015 11:15 AM
“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” has been the rallying cry of Ferguson protesters since officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown on a Missouri street last August. Brown, the “gentle giant,” was shot while trying to surrender or de-escalate his encounter with Wilson. It was an article of faith on the left, and the three networks used the phrase 140 times in their…
Networks Don’t Acknowledge Spreading False 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' N
March 5th, 2015 10:29 AM
“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” has been the rallying cry of Ferguson protestors since officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown on a Missouri street last August. Brown, the “gentle giant,” was shot while trying to surrender or de-escalate his encounter with Wilson. It was an article of faith on the left, and the three networks used the phrase 140 times in their…
NBC Laments Ferguson Grand Jury ‘Failed To Come Up With Charges'
November 25th, 2014 9:55 AM
On Monday night, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri found no probable cause to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Following the grand jury’s ruling, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) all broke from their regular prime time programming to announce the decision. Unlike ABC and CBS, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams failed…
NBC Covers UNC Academic Scandal, Yet Skipped Plagiarist Montana Dem
October 23rd, 2014 1:22 AM
On July 24, it was discovered that Senator John Walsh (D-Mont.) had plagiarized his thesis statement as part of earning a master’s degree from the United States Army War College and led to the College revoking his degree on October 10. Back on August 7, Walsh announced that he would not be seeking reelection (as he originally planned) and would leave office after…