15 Years After Lauer’s BOTCHED Prediction: ‘Countdown to Doomsday'
June 19th, 2021 12:15 PM
One way in which journalists try and terrify viewers into endorsing every expensive environmental prescription is to constantly – and wrongly – predict the apocalypse is just around the corner. Fifteen years ago this week, the not-yet-disgraced Matt Lauer did exactly that with a two hour special outsourced to the SyFy Channel: “Countdown to Doomsday.”
Despite Hailing Liz, NBC Doubted Dick Cheney Deserved a Heart
May 14th, 2021 3:56 PM
While NBC’s Today show was eager to hail Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney for bashing fellow Republicans during an exclusive interview on Thursday, back in 2012, the broadcast questioned whether her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, deserved a life-saving heart transplant. That was just one of a number of instances where the network morning show trashed him as “one of the…
FLASHBACK: In 2016, Celebs Rejected Election Results, Media Hyped
December 19th, 2020 11:45 AM
While journalists in 2020 are now telling America that it’s time to unify and accept Joe Biden’s victory, it was a very different story in 2016. In December of 2016, celebrities, as well as reporters at ABC, CBS and NBC pushed the “last ditch” attempt by Hillary Clinton supporters to get the electoral college to reject Donald Trump.
Flashback: The Media LOVE Using Bob Woodward to Bash GOP Presidents
September 14th, 2020 9:44 AM
A Bob Woodward book with so-called embarrassing details about a Republican president is like catnip for the DC/NY media crowd. Even before its official release, liberal hosts and reporters were lapping up the leaks from Rage.
McCain Irritates Co-hosts By Calling Out 'Believe Women' Hypocrisy
May 20th, 2020 2:37 PM
The View co-host Meghan McCain irritated her co-hosts on Wednesday’s show by calling out the left’s convenient double standards on sexual assault allegations made against men in positions of power. The co-hosts were blasting Matt Lauer’s “fact-check” of the rape allegations against him, when Joy Behar brought up the accusations against Joe Biden, and cautioned how we…
NBC & ABC Tout Laughable Lauer ‘Fact-Check’ of Rape Claims
May 20th, 2020 12:19 PM
It’s funny how liberal journalists suddenly warn of media bias when they are the ones facing press scrutiny. That hypocrisy was on full display Tuesday, when Mediaite decided to publish an op/ed from disgraced former Today show host Matt Lauer, who portrayed himself as a victim of “shoddy journalism.” On Wednesday, both NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America…
Ex-NBC Journalist Recounts Her Own Sexual Harassment at Network
May 12th, 2020 9:53 AM
NBC does not have the best history when it comes to the #MeToo movement or dealing with sexual harassment in general. The network of Matt Lauer, the network that buried the Harvey Weinstein story has another potential problem. The latest salvo in that conflict arrived on Sunday, when former NBC News reporter Emily Miller stated that the network “just fires the bad guys” when…
FLASHBACK: NBC Employed Lauer, But Buries Tara Reade Sex Abuse Story
May 2nd, 2020 12:15 PM
The networks and cable channels have been dragged, very slowly to the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden. After not covering it at all, CNN last Saturday broke down and offered stories. So did ABC on Thursday. NBC finally did so on Thursday, previewing Biden on Friday's Morning Joe. But what took the network so long? Well, one might recall that NBC hired…
FLASHBACK: Super Bowl Softballs for Obama; Hardballs for Trump
February 1st, 2020 2:15 PM
Just prior to the Patriots facing off against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, Donald Trump will talk to CBS journalist Margaret Brennan during the pregame show. It’s his second as President since talking to Fox's Bill O’Reilly for the 2017 Super Bowl (skipping it in 2018). For most of Barack Obama’s eight years, he had the luxury of softball interviews with liberal…
Bozell & Graham Column: The Media's Dreadful Impeachment Partisanship
January 28th, 2020 10:57 PM
One favorite tactic of our “objective” media during the Trump impeachment is to find a clip of the president’s legal experts expressing an opinion during the Bill Clinton impeachment in 1998 and 1999 and then showing a contrast with the present day. But this is just as easily demonstrated with the press. In both impeachments, the press flipped to whichever talking points…
Liberal Rant Earns Reporter Anchor Chair on Morning Show Drama
November 5th, 2019 6:30 PM
Apple TV+'s flagship series, The Morning Show, was inspired by a book by CNN's Brian Stelter and it shows. Clearly meant to be prestige television in the mold of HBO, the series is more preachy, self-indulgent Newsroom than juicy, story-driven Big Little Lies. The first three episodes of a 10 episode season were released with the premiere of Apple TV+ on November 1.
Awkward: NBC's Today Hides Morning Show Drama on Sex Harasser
October 31st, 2019 4:02 PM
Well, that’s awkward. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are making the media rounds to promote a fictional new series on a network morning show. ABC’s Good Morning America had the stars of The Morning Show. CBS This Morning’s Gayle King talked to the actresses, even noting the “elephant in the room” in relation to disgraced ex-host Charlie Rose. But NBC’s…
Will NBC’s Sex Scandals Force Dems to Cancel MSNBC Debate?
October 19th, 2019 4:00 PM
The headline over at NBC News was succinct: "MSNBC, Washington Post to co-host November Democratic presidential debate. Eight candidates appear to have qualified so far for the matchup in Georgia next month. The NBC story reported this: "MSNBC and The Washington Post will co-host the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia next month, MSNBC announced Tuesday."…
Former NBC Reporter: Cover-Up Continues at NBC, Lauer Was ‘Dangerous'
October 17th, 2019 8:45 PM
Even though the initial wave of #MeToo scandals have come and gone with new and shocking allegations continuing to arise, many of the early scandals continue to have an impact on those involved in the sexual harassment allegations that arose in 2017. One of the people affected most is Linda Vester, a former war correspondent who began the Silence Breakers Alliance, a…