The Liberal Media’s Gorbasms Over the Last Soviet Dictator
August 30th, 2022 5:25 PM
The late talk radio star Rush Limbaugh coined the phrase “Gorbasm” for the ecstasy that many reporters felt when covering Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev, who died at age 91 on Tuesday. It’s true that Gorbachev was obviously less brutal than previous communist rulers. But his Soviet Union was hardly an enlightened, peace-loving democracy. While Gorbachev relaxed the repression of previous…
ABC Loved Commie Cuba: ‘Delivering Most to Those Who Had the Least'
April 9th, 2022 12:15 PM
Much of the network newscasts are admirably exposing the horrors and war crimes perpetrated by ex-KGB agent Vladimir Putin. But we should never forget their long history of fawning over communist thug dictators. It was 33 years ago this week that World News Tonight gushed over the brutal Fidel Castro for “delivering the most to those who had the least.” Then-anchor Peter Jennings portrayed the…
Famous Journalist Mocked GOP Landslide as Toddler's 'Temper Tantrum'
November 20th, 2021 12:15 PM
A lot will happen between now and November 8, 2022. But currently, things are looking grim for the Democrats. One poll this week show a GOP congressional ballot advantage of 10 and another puts it at 13. How should we expect network journalists to react? Well, the past is always a good guide. In 1994, Republicans gained eight seats in the Senate and a whopping 54 in the House. Then-ABC …
Recalling the Last Recall and the Lib Media’s Last Minute Dirty Tricks
August 28th, 2021 12:15 PM
Right now, the leader of the pack to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom is conservative talk show host Larry Elder, so he’s currently the main target of the liberal media’s venom. On the eve of the 2003 recall vote, the media aimed their last-minute artillery at Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, then leading in the race to replace Governor Gray Davis.
FLASHBACK: When the Media Championed Election Objectors
January 5th, 2021 8:55 AM
Democrats in Congress have protested every Republican presidential election for the past 20 years, without the media accusing them of attacking democracy itself. Yet in 2004, when California Senator Barbara Boxer joined with Ohio Representative Stephanie Tubbs-Jones to object to the certification of Ohio’s electors — as some Republicans pledge to do on Wednesday — the media treated the…
FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton Groped Flight Attendant, ABC Shrugged It Off
October 6th, 2018 10:00 AM
Just imagine if there was video of Brett Kavanaugh groping a flight attendant – the footage would be all over the network and cable news shows right now. But when footage of President Bill Clinton grabbing a flight attendant’s knee was revealed, it was only a small part of a 1998 ABC World News Tonight segment that praised then Clinton aide/confidante Bruce Lindsey.
CNN’s Jake Tapper: Media Much More Supportive of Obama Than Trump
August 15th, 2017 6:34 PM
Most people in today’s “mainstream media” almost never admit they have a liberal bias when covering the news, but Jake Tapper -- host of The Lead, a weekday program on the Cable News Network -- did just that during an interview with Andy Greene of the Rolling Stone magazine that was posted on Tuesday, August 15.
FLASHBACK: Lib Journalists Used L.A. Riots to Bash Conservatives
May 2nd, 2017 5:15 PM
Twenty-five years ago this week, South Central Los Angeles saw six days of rioting that left 58 citizens dead, more than 2,000 injured, and more than $1 billion in property damage. The May and June 1992 editions of the Media Research Center’s MediaWatch newsletter chronicled how liberal journalists wasted little time in using the riots as an excuse to bash conservatives as racist and promote even…
The Media: Lemmings on Parade
April 25th, 2017 8:48 AM
Media bias…is not a new thing.
One of Rage Against the Machine’s big hits was “Bulls on Parade.” Were anyone to pen a tune about the media -- “Lemmings on Parade” as a title would eminently work.
Excerpt from 'Useful Idiots': Liberal Fawning Over a Communist Tyrant
December 3rd, 2016 10:58 AM
In her 2003 book, Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got it Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First, conservative writer Mona Charen offered an excellent juxtaposition of the horrors of the island prison Fidel Castro established with the fawning treatment he received from American journalists. Written after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening of the archives of the once…
Flashback: The Media’s Decades of Cheering Castro’s Communism
November 26th, 2016 9:10 AM
Fidel Castro’s communist regime executed hundreds of political opponents and drove tens of thousands more into exile; hundreds of dissidents today languish in Cuban prisons. Yet liberals in the U.S. media — who rightly condemned such abuses when perpetrated by dictators such as Chile’s Augusto Pinochet — inexplicably remain enchanted with Castro and his socialist revolution. For almost 30 years,…
Flashback: Networks Hailed Clinton’s 1994 North Korean Nuclear Deal
July 15th, 2015 2:04 PM
The “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have hailed the “historic” deal with Iran which was a described as a “major victory” for President Obama. The media, however, have a poor record when it comes to U.S. negotiations with rogue nations seeking nuclear weapons. In 1994, President Bill Clinton agreed to a deal with North Korea, an agreement which the networks at the time hailed as a sign…
ABC’s 'This Week' Criticizes Reagan’s ‘Tattered Civil Rights Image’
January 18th, 2015 11:41 AM
Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, and on Sunday morning, ABC’s This Week decided it was the perfect opportunity to scold the Republican over his civil rights record. During the show’s weekly “powerhouse puzzler” segment, guest host Martha Raddatz asked the This Week panel “which president signed a law making MLK’s birthday a…
25 Years After the Berlin Wall, How the Media Covered Communism
November 8th, 2014 2:11 PM
Twenty-five years ago, the largely peaceful revolutions of 1989 — epitomized by the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 of that year — ended the grip of communism in Eastern Europe. Looking back at journalism’s track record on communism, one finds a press that was too willing to act as a mouthpiece for the world’s worst dictatorships, and too accepting of the perverse claim that communism meant…