Morning Joe's Sudden Respect For Richard Nixon
April 1st, 2022 4:05 PM
File this one under NewsBusters' "Sudden Respect" rubric. Friday's Morning Joe celebrated Richard Nixon! It did so because, in contrast with Trump, Nixon conceded the 1960 presidential election to JFK, despite strong evidence that the results in Illinois and Texas were stolen on behalf of the Democrat. There was even the spectacle of Washington Post's David Ignatius, speaking of Nixon…
NBC’s Chuck Todd Desperately Tries to Hold Out Hope for a Blue Wave
October 21st, 2018 11:54 PM
With the generic ballot getting tighter and Republican candidates increasingly pulling ahead in some races, the liberal media’s prediction (really more of a promise) of a “blue wave” seemed to be in jeopardy. But during Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC, moderator Chuck Todd was holding out hope for the wave as he kicked off the panel discussion with reams of favorable numbers from the NBC News/Wall…
WSJ’s Noonan Scolds Tur: Downplaying Bee’s ‘Obscene Personal Attack'
June 3rd, 2018 3:16 PM
While the segment was pitched as a conversation about the double standard in how liberals get away with what conservatives would be run out of town for, they didn’t actually get around to that part. But the panel on Sunday’s Meet the Press did unload on both Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee for their disgusting and deranged behavior. And when NBC’s Katy Tur tried to downplay Bee’s misogynist smear…
Meet the Press Panel Freaks: Incompetent Trump Handing NoKo a Victory
March 11th, 2018 2:21 PM
When it was first announced last Thursday that President Trump was to personally meet with North Korea Dictator Kim Jong-un for negotiations, the media’s response varied from optimistic to seething anger. But with some time, it appears as though their consensus is now to denounce the idea, as was blatantly obvious on Sunday’s Meet the Press. The entire panel up in arms and fretting that Trump was…
Trump Derangement Syndrome: Morning Joe Panelists Long for a Hero
February 27th, 2018 11:05 AM
“A hero comes from need.” So said MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Tuesday, during a bizarre Morning Joe segment in which panelists exchanged heartfelt soliloquies and longed for a savior to deliver them from the “disaster” of President Donald Trump.
Conflicted MSNBC Panel Awkwardly Praises Trump Speech
January 26th, 2018 4:05 PM
On Friday’s Morning Joe, a panel of MSNBC commentators watched and subsequently struggled to critique President Trump’s speech in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. Joe Scarborough spoke slowly and reluctantly as he recounted the topics covered in the speech, even daring to agree with the President’s characterization of an America-first policy.
George Will: Roy Moore Already 'Disqualified' Before Sex Charges
December 6th, 2017 11:01 PM
On Wednesday's Morning Joe, MSNBC again gave a demonstration of the phenomenon of right-leaning commentators -- who in some cases actually have a history of being pretty solidly conservative -- failing to insert much in the way of strident conservative commentary into the political discussion during their MSNBC appearances.
Peggy Noonan: Anti-Trump Media Bias Is 'Unalterable' -- and Financial
June 23rd, 2017 7:27 PM
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan used to write for CBS News, including the radio commentaries of Dan Rather, so she can speculate from an insider perspective. Her latest column insists “Dislike of Mr. Trump within the mainstream media is unalterable. It permeates every network, from intern to executive producer and CEO.” Like many on the right, Noonan has not been a big Trump fan, but…
CBS's Dickerson Claims Democrats Are 'Moving Towards the Center'
March 2nd, 2016 4:46 AM
As part of CBS’s hour-long special on Super Tuesday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan remarked that, sadly, she “believe[s] we are seeing a great political party shatter before our eyes” with the rise of Donald Trump. Moments after fellow panelist Jamelle Bouie of Slate blamed the rise of Trump on “the fruit of a lot of backlash politics, a lot of resentment, racially and otherwise,”…
Peggy Noonan Mocks Sanders Saying ISIS Exacerbated by Climate Change
November 15th, 2015 12:09 PM
During an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan strongly rebuked Bernie Sanders’ claim during Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate that climate change has contributed to the rise of ISIS. Noonan argued that Sanders’ statement “makes him to many people look slightly daffy like someone who doesn’t understand what the real subject is” because “[t…
CBS Spends 10 Minutes Discussing Trump’s Supposed ‘Damage’ to the GOP
August 10th, 2015 10:46 AM
On Monday, CBS This Morning devoted more than 10 minuted to the fallout surrounding Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and what supposed damage it could have on the entire Republican Party.
CBS Pushes Peggy Noonan To Admit GOP Has Vaccine Problem
February 4th, 2015 12:55 PM
On Wednesday, CBS This Morning hosted Peggy Noonan to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding the measles vaccine. Throughout the interview, CBS co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King pressed Noonan to admit that the GOP has an anti-vaccine problem while omitting President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s previous anti-vaccine statements. O’Donnell played up how “you have Senator Rand Paul saying…
ABC's Ann Compton Cites Gracious Note From Elder Bush as Favorite Mome
August 25th, 2014 5:40 PM
Ever notice that you seldom see Ann Compton, longtime White House correspondent for ABC News, appear on this site? What she said yesterday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" helps explain why.
After covering seven presidents and every presidential campaign since the Bicentennial in 1976, Compton is retiring and Stephanopoulos paid tribute yesterday with a nostalgic look back at her…
George Stephanopoulos Frets Over U.S. Taking Action Against ISIS: ‘I
August 24th, 2014 12:04 PM
On Sunday, August 24, This Week moderator George Stephanopoulos bizarrely worried that the U.S. might take too much action in combating the terrorist group ISIS.
Speaking to Bill Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, wondered “it struck me how quickly this has all moved. From ISIS being a minor threat, the president talking about it several months ago as the junior…