Column: PBS and NPR Offer Journalism By Liberals, For Liberals
April 1st, 2020 6:19 AM
The enormous coronavirus “stimulus package” was festooned with goodies for key Democratic constituency groups, including $75 million in “emergency” funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which offers grants to PBS and NPR stations. That’s on top of the half-billion the Congress already authorized for the year. They call it “public”…
Ex-Trump Aide Expresses Alarm at 90-Percent Negative Trump Coverage
September 3rd, 2019 8:28 AM
On Friday, the American Political Science Association had a panel discussion on President Trump and the media, which later aired on C-SPAN. Former deputy press secretary Raj Shah expressed alarm at NewsBusters studies by Rich Noyes (and other studies) showing 90-percent negative coverage of the president. Former Clinton press secretary Mike McCurry wise-cracked that's because 90 percent of…
PBS Panel: It's Unprecedented to Politicize a Service Member's Death
October 24th, 2017 4:06 PM
On Monday night's PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff and her "Politics Monday" panelists were still obsessing over how President Trump responded to the widow of LaDavid Johnson, who was killed in Niger. Woodruff and her guests suggested to the audience that this controversy with a grieving relative was completely unprecedented, that no politician would ever suggest a grieving…
WashPost’s Marcus Blames Sexism for Trump’s Reported Dislike of Merkel
July 6th, 2017 11:01 PM
While the panelists on Thursday’s Hardball were pondering the icy relationship between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, frequent guest and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus suggested that it’s because Trump is.....sexist!
PBS Poll: More Americans Trust Trump Than the Media; 'Horrible Trend'
July 6th, 2017 10:51 AM
Monday's PBS NewsHour spotlighted the low trust in the news media, according to the results of their latest poll. Only 30 percent of those surveyed by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist trust the press "a good deal" or "a great amount." The Trump administration scored seven points better in the same poll. Guest Stuart Rothenberg bemoaned the "horrible trend" towards…
CNN Wants More Pressers from Clinton, Answer Conspiracies Not Scandals
August 21st, 2016 4:34 PM
On Sunday’s Reliable Sources CNN’s Brian Stelter brought up a serious issue for journalists,Hillary Clinton's major lack of press conferences. He brought on NPR’s White House Correspondent Tamara Keith to discuss the importance of pressers. “So with a press conference, you can pull out more information, or you can -- or it will be more clear that the candidate simply…
Bozell & Graham Column: Hillary Meets the Press Servants
June 7th, 2016 11:00 PM
The most obvious sign of liberal media favoritism is that liberal candidates can avoid press conferences for months at a time and they don’t complain. On CNN, David Gregory argued Hillary Clinton would just "take the hit" for avoiding them, and avoiding tough questions about her private email server and the Clinton Foundation.
But when Hillary briefly met the press on Monday, it…
NPR Reporter: Women Weep Over History-Making Hillary
June 6th, 2016 3:36 PM
The weight of Hillary Clinton’s history-making campaign reduces some women to tears, according to a “question” from NPR White House reporter Tamera Keith on Monday. As though she were doing PR for the Democrat, Keith gushed, “Secretary, last night when you took stage in Sacramento, there was a woman standing next to me who was absolutely sobbing. And she said, you know,…
PBS Glides Over Enquirer Smear of Cruz, Pushes Dark Future for the GOP
March 29th, 2016 5:34 PM
One could offer credit to the PBS NewsHour for mostly avoiding the unsubstantiated National Enquirer story claiming Ted Cruz had five secret mistresses. The closest the NewsHour came to it came on Friday was anchor Judy Woodruff saying "Cruz accused Trump of being behind tabloid accusations of extramarital affairs. It was the latest in the escalating war of words over women this week between…
NPR Worries Hillary's 'What Difference' Is Taken Way Out of Context
October 22nd, 2015 11:50 PM
They were feeling Hillary Clinton's pain on Thursday's Morning Edition before the House special committee on Benghazi heard her testimony. Congressional correspondent Tamara Keith claimed Hillary's "what difference does it make" comment -- highly praised by the media at the time -- has been taken out of context by Clinton critics.
Back in 2013, NPR said Hillary suffered…
NPR: Hillary Timed Keystone Announcement to Pope's Visit
September 23rd, 2015 10:46 PM
It would appear that Hillary Clinton's act is wearing thin even among the people at that liberal bastion known as NPR.
Tuesday afternoon, the headline at an NPR story about Mrs. Clinton's sudden decision to publicly announce her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline project indicated that her announcement was deliberately timed to coincide with Pope Francis's visit to the United…
PBS, NPR Ignore Clinton E-Mails in Post-Interview Coverage
July 8th, 2015 3:42 PM
During Hillary Clinton’s first national interview on CNN Tuesday, the Democratic presidential candidate was pressed about her use of a private e-mail server during her time as Secretary of State, but both PBS and NPR ignored the topic during their post-interview coverage on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
NPR Cheers On As ‘Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaig
March 31st, 2014 10:16 AM
Monday March 31 is the deadline for individuals to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act without facing a penalty and on Monday March 31 the folks at NPR’s “Morning Edition” did their best to spin the so-called success of ObamaCare in New Hampshire.
NPR reporter Tamara Keith hyped how despite polls in New Hampshire showing ObamaCare’s unpopularity…
Fair NPR Story on IRS Tea Party Targeting Gets Revised (More Tilted) H
August 6th, 2013 2:21 PM
Taxpayer-subsidized NPR has a headline problem that won’t go away. As biased as much of its reporting is, NPR’s headline writers often appear to think that there is not enough bias. Sometimes they even write headlines that aren’t supported anywhere in the corresponding report. Even though there has been a history of headline problems at NPR recently, it appears that the…