Stelter Claims Media People Find Chris Wallace, Bret Baier 'Complicit'
September 20th, 2020 6:40 AM
CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter has a book out, stuffed with anonymous sources, ranting about Fox News and President Trump. As you can tell by the title, it’s just the sort of even-handed account one could expect from an objective host of a media show at CNN: HOAX -- Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. Stelter was guest on a friendly N…
Report: ‘Major Shakeup’ Coming to MSNBC? Hiring Shepard Smith?
January 15th, 2020 12:20 PM
Even though MSNBC isn’t in severe ratings trouble like CNN, executives at that liberal channel are nevertheless considering making big changes to their weekday and weekend schedules. Among the shifts being considered are hiring former Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith and sending Chuck Todd’s “lackluster” MTP Daily program to the 9 a.m. slot on weekdays.
The Hypocritical Silence of Shep Smith When Conservatives Are Attacked
November 23rd, 2019 4:00 PM
There they go again. Over here at NewsBusters, Tim Graham has written this latest about the Committee to Protect Journalists and its recent dinner hosted by ex-Fox newser Shep Smith. The story comes complete with a link to Michael Grynbaum’s piece on this CPJ event in The New York Times.
Shep Smith Trashes Trump for 'Garbage and Lies' at Journalists Dinner
November 22nd, 2019 7:44 AM
Liberal media outlets were thrilled at Shepard Smith's first public remarks since abruptly leaving Fox News last month. Smith hosted a dinner of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and proclaimed he was donating a half million dollars to the group. The New York Times reported he called "for a steadfast defense of independent journalism, while offering a few subtle barbs at President…
Scarborough: A Fox News 'Cronkite Moment' Could Bring Down Trump
November 1st, 2019 11:54 AM
Joe Scarborough turns his lonely eyes . . . to Fox News? Looks that way. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough dreamed of a scenario in which Fox News would turn against President Trump, thus bringing down his presidency. Scarborough analogized it to a "Cronkite moment." That was the moment in 1968 when CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite essentially declared the Vietnam War unwinnable…
CNN President Jeff Zucker: I’m ‘Very Open’ to Talk With Shepard Smith
October 25th, 2019 5:09 PM
It came as no surprise that Jeff Zucker, president of the liberal CNN network, stated on Thursday that he’d be “very open” to talking with Shepard Smith after the former anchor startled almost everyone by suddenly leaving the Fox News Channel on October 11. Of course, Zucker added that such a discussion would only take place after Smith’s contract expires and the “…
NPR: Shepard Smith Quitting Fox Looks Like a 'Purge Based on Purity'
October 12th, 2019 10:20 AM
NPR's longtime loathing of Fox News approached Maximum Shamelessness on Friday night when NPR anchor Ari Shapiro suggested that Shepard Smith abruptly leaving Fox looked like "a purge based on purity." As if NPR has a pile of conservatives on staff for balance? In 2010, NPR fired Juan Williams for an appearance on Fox where he admitted he gets nervous when people wear Muslim garb on…
Shepard Smith LEAVES Fox News Channel, Effective Immediately
October 11th, 2019 4:18 PM
No, this is not a drill, folks. In one of the more stunning piece of media news in recent memory, the Fox News Channel’s chief news anchor and breaking news unitmanging editor Shepard Smith announced Friday afternoon at the conclusion of Shepard Smith Reporting that he will be leaving FNC, effective immediately. He added that he had
Joe Scarborough: 'In Shep [Smith] We Trust'
August 29th, 2019 8:28 AM
On MSNBC's Morning Joe, after playing a Fox News clip of Shepard Smith reporting on the progress, or lack thereof, on building the Wall, Joe Scarborough says "in Shep we trust."
Surprise! Morning Joe Praises Fox News, Criticizes DNC's FNC Ban
April 17th, 2019 7:54 AM
Reacting to the Bernie Sanders town hall on Fox News, Morning Joe praises FNC for opening the door to different points of view. DNC chairman Tom Perez is criticized for prohibiting FNC from conducting a Dem presidential debate. And panel members praise as fair FNC personalities Bret Baier, Martha McCallum, Chris Wallace, Bill Hemmer, and Shep Smith.
Angry Shep Smith Won’t Allow Mention of Attacks on French Churches
April 15th, 2019 3:24 PM
Fox anchor Shepard Smith on Monday melted down when a French guest attempted to explain the ongoing attacks, violence and vandalism against French churches. Talking about the fire engulfing Notre Dame, guest Philippe Karsenty began, “For the past years, we've had churches desecrated each and every week all over France.”
Hypocrites: Stelter Justifies DNC Banning Fox from Hosting 2020 Debate
March 6th, 2019 3:19 PM
The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi broke news Wednesday afternoon that the Democratic National Committee would be banning the Fox News Channel from hosting a 2020 presidential primary debate in light of the rabidly anti-Fox hit job by The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer. Of course, the DNC has a fan of the move in CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter because Democrats are “…
Cable News Repeats Myth Illegals Commit Less Crime Than Citizens
January 9th, 2019 4:17 PM
Between Monday evening and Wednesday morning, a significant number of journalists and regular commentators across CNN, MSNBC, and even Fox News have cited claims from a handful of flawed studies claiming that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than do American citizens. But, as previously documented by NewsBusters, the conclusions of these studies are highly…
Cable News Erects Wall of Falsehoods Around Caravan
November 26th, 2018 11:37 AM
For the past month, talking heads on CNN and MSNBC have repeated numerous outright falsehoods about the Central American caravan: namely, that it is comprised of “mostly women and children”; that there is “no evidence” of criminals participating; and that none of those marching north are “economic migrants.” An MRC analysis of cable news coverage also…