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AP's Lee Fails to Cite Kerry's Plea For Less Media Terrorism Coverage

August 31st, 2016 2:06 PM
In Bangladesh on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry had a concern about media coverage of terrorism he felt he needed to communicate, namely that "the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much." That would be a great thing, apparently, because then "People wouldn’t know what’s going on." You can't make this stuff up. The…
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Networks Yawn at AP Scoop on Dozens of Mass Graves in ISIS Territory

August 30th, 2016 5:41 PM
The Big Three networks' morning newscasts on Tuesday all failed to cover the Associated Press's early Tuesday report that revealed the 72 mass graves inside current or former ISIS territory. Instead of spotlighting ISIS's mass murder, ABC's GMA aired a 50-second news brief on a unicyclist's stunt on top of a 840-foot tower in Romania. CBS This Morning set aside 43 seconds of…

O'Reilly, Mattera Clash Over 'Ambush Journalism' on Hillary Clinton's

June 27th, 2014 11:28 PM
During the Wednesday evening episode of The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly slammed conservative activist Jason Mattera's “ambush journalism” of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, calling it “unacceptable” to use “a horrendous act of terror to make a political point.” After Martha MacCallum, another Fox anchor,…

MRC President Brent Bozell on 'The Kelly File': Networks Spiked Explos

May 19th, 2014 1:52 PM
MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on Fox's The Kelly File on Friday night to discuss the ongoing network blackout of the IRS-targeting scandal, despite the explosive new revelations about Sen. Carl Levin ordering the IRS exempt-organizations branch to explore his suspicions about right-wing groups. Appearing with guest host Martha MacCallum, Bozell made the point that the networks could…

Howard Kurtz on Martin Bashir: ‘Sad, Pathetic and Disgusting

November 19th, 2013 5:03 PM
Criticism continues to pour in for MSNBC’s Martin Bashir over his disgraceful comments about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin last Friday. Appearing on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom Tuesday, media analyst Howard Kurtz called them “sad, pathetic, and disgusting” saying that Bashir is a “practitioner” of “the politics of vitriol and destruction…

Kirsten Powers on Obama-Clinton 60 Minutes Interview: 'Something You'd

January 28th, 2013 5:49 PM
As NewsBusters has been reporting all day, CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday gave a gushing and fawning interview to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that should be an embarrassment to the network. On Fox News's America's Newsroom Monday, left-leaning contributor Kirsten Powers said of this fiasco, "It really was something you would expect from like the state-…

Jim Gray Sides with Costas & Whitlock on Gun Control, Then Backtracks

December 3rd, 2012 3:50 PM
In an appearance on Monday's America's Newsroom program on Fox News, veteran sportscaster Jim Gray at first expressed what seemed like absolute agreement with NBC's Bob Costas regarding the need for more gun control in light of the horrific Jovan Belcher murder-suicide on Saturday. In what turned into a sanctimonious lecture during halftime programming on Sunday Night Football,…

Fox News's Chris Wallace: Media Needs to 'Stop All This Nonsense' Abou

August 28th, 2012 4:47 PM
Noting that President Obama is not taking a break from campaigning, despite Hurricane Isaac's imminent landfall, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace noted this morning that the media should "stop all this nonsense about whether or not the Republicans should hold their convention tonight." President Obama "isn't canceling his campaign. He's continuing to politick,…

Juan Williams on Belafonte and West's Attacks on Herman Cain: 'They Re

October 11th, 2011 5:21 PM
As NewsBusters reported, singer Harry Belafonte and Princeton professor Cornel West took some cheap shots at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday. On Tuesday, former NPR political analyst Juan Williams told Fox News's Martha MacCallum, "They really can’t stand black conservatives. They think anybody who’s a black conservative is totally inauthentic…

Tucker Carlson Calls Chris Matthews a Moron for Likening Rick Perry to

August 17th, 2011 6:38 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday likened Texas governor Rick Perry to segregationist Bull Connor. On Fox's "America's Newsroom" Wednesday, Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson took exception with this (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Fox News Misreported Robert Gibbs Press Gaggle Comments

November 4th, 2009 3:04 PM
UPDATE: Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett corrected the record during Studio B in the 3PM ET hour on Wednesday (see video). At 10:15AM ET during America’s Newsroom on Fox News Channel, co-host Martha MacCallum reported that in a gaggle with reporters Wednesday morning White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed that President Obama did not watch election results Tuesday night…

UPDATED: Obama Watching Self on HBO Misreported; Gibbs Misquoted

November 4th, 2009 11:20 AM
UPDATE: Fox News misreported Gibbs' press gaggle comments. He did not claim President watched HBO special on election night. During the 10AM ET hour of America’s Newsroom on Fox News Channel, fill-in co-host Martha Maccallum told viewers what President Obama watched on election night while Democrats suffered big losses in New Jersey and Virginia: “Robert Gibbs said, well, he was actually…

Tammy Bruce: Palin 'C***' Shirts Caused by Obama Campaign's Tone

October 14th, 2008 1:05 AM
Is the sexist, misogynist tone that the Obama campaign established to defeat Hillary Clinton in the Democrat presidential primaries responsible for the disgusting Sarah Palin t-shirts being worn by some Obama supporters?Feminist radio host Tammy Bruce thinks so, and believes that is what "upset so many Hillary Clinton supporters from the beginning of [Obama's] presidential run" making…

Wolfson Slaps Back at Matthews, Olbermann

August 27th, 2008 3:34 PM
As my colleague Mark Finkelstein reported Tuesday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann labelled long-time Hillary Clinton advisor Howard Wolfson a Tokyo Rose-like traitor due to his current affiliation with Fox News.On Wednesday, during an interview with FNC's Martha MacCallum, Wolfson struck back by mentioning how unfortunate it is "that a news organization with a great tradition…