Dark Conspiracy Theories on PBS: Violent Trump Voters? Nazi America?
January 29th, 2020 12:35 PM
The supposedly reasonable PBS on Tuesday abounded with dark conspiracy theories about the impeached Donald Trump fomenting violence in November after losing, as well as whether America is turning into Nazi Germany. Veteran journalist Ted Koppel shot down that theory, but engaged in the idea of mass violence by dejected Trump voters.
A Tribute to My Mentors
September 24th, 2019 2:38 PM
They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy. My list of mentors is long. They were famous then, but most likely unknown to younger people today. Their signed pictures hang on my office wall,…
Couric: Trump's 'Behavior' Has Warranted 'Greater Scrutiny' by Media
April 8th, 2019 6:11 PM
Writing for PJ Media, video journalist (and former CNS News staffer) Nicholas Ballasy interviewed longtime liberal journalist Katie Couric as she attended last week's Free Expression Awards at the failing Newseum in Washington. And boy was Ballasy able to get Couric to talk, fretting that, concerning President Trump, he's “the most unconventional president we’ve…
Hey, Ted Koppel: The NY Times Was Biased 50 Years Ago Too
March 23rd, 2019 4:00 PM
As was noted right here at NewsBusters by P.J. Gladnick in a session at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace with Marvin Kalb, former ABC anchor Ted Koppel, the epitome of the Establishment media, had something startling to say. And as P.J. noted, Koppel sounded downright NewsBuster-y. Said he, in this clip captured by Nicholas Ballasy (with emphasis supplied): …
Ted Koppel: Trump's 'Not Mistaken' That Liberal Media 'Out to Get Him'
March 18th, 2019 8:38 PM
This somehow slipped beneath the radar but it is highly significant considering who said it. In fact if you read just what the person said, you might even think most of it was spoken by someone at NewsBusters. However, what is significant, is the words were uttered by former ABC News star Ted Koppel on March 7 during a discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for …
Cray, Cray: Maher, Matthews Go Off, Wonder If Trump Will Leave WH
January 15th, 2019 11:50 PM
The crazy train flew off the tracks just five minutes into Tuesday’s Hardball, thanks to host Chris Matthews inviting on HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher for roughly 10 minutes of banter about the President, the Russia investigation, and how neither believe the President will leave on his own terms and perhaps not even then. Matthews began by lamenting that Maher has been off for…
Koppel UNLOADS: CNN’s Ratings ‘Would Be in the Toilet’ Without Trump
October 3rd, 2018 4:57 PM
Veteran journalist Ted Koppel absolutely unloaded on CNN, Brian Stelter, and the state of journalism in 2018. Appearing in a Kalb Report forum, Koppel told CNN host Brian Stelter that the network secretly loves fighting with Trump: “CNN’s ratings would be in the toilet without Donald Trump.” The former Nightline anchor also called for journalistic “humility” instead…
Ted Koppel Decries Trump's 'Brilliant' Distortion of Media Traditions
September 4th, 2018 5:17 PM
At almost the same moment as Chuck Todd, former ABC News star Ted Koppel has penned an op-ed on how Trump is ruining the media’s reputation for The Washington Post. The headline online was “Trump has drawn much of the media into a distortion of their traditional roles.” Supposedly, Trump has loosened the "strictures of objectivity" everyone had been closely observing.
More Mockery from Sacha Baron Cohen: Cheney Gets 'Dick Pic' Jokes
July 23rd, 2018 12:34 AM
If there was ever any doubt about the intentions of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who is America?, Sunday night’s episode settles it. Three out of the four segments in tonight’s episode of the Showtime series mocked conservatives while none mocked liberals.
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.
Hannity, Me and the Media’s Liberal Mania
April 15th, 2017 3:03 PM
Before this story recedes into the distant past of more than a couple weeks, let’s take one more look at that encounter on CBS between Fox’s Sean Hannity and Ted Koppel. And oh yes, my own version of the liberal mania coming at me, as William F. Buckley described it, with “lance cocked.”
NYT's Stacked Deck of Snark: Liam Stack Attacks 'Angry' Hannity
March 31st, 2017 11:19 AM
New York Times reporter Liam Stack sticks out among even the liberal journalists at the paper for his anti-Trump Twitter feed, which was called out by the paper’s own Public Editor. Snark and sarcasm permeated every paragraph of his take on the Sean Hannity and Ted Koppel dust-up, in which the veteran liberal journalist and CBS Sunday Morning contributor suggested that conservative opinion…
Liberal Ted Koppel Smears Sean Hannity as ‘Bad for America’
March 27th, 2017 1:10 PM
With no sense of irony, longtime liberal journalist Ted Koppel on Sunday embraced the idea that it’s Sean Hannity and conservatives in the media who are “bad for America.” The CBS Sunday Morning senior contributor investigated why “we Americans occupy alternate universes” when it comes to facts and our media choices. Unsurprisingly, the partisan journalist mostly…
Major Media Need a Long, Hard Look in the Mirror
February 11th, 2017 11:00 PM
Since Donald Trump's election, major media have been trying to figure out what it did wrong, given its fawning coverage of Hillary Clinton and anti-Trump stories. Didn't it help twice elect Barack Obama? Why didn't the formula work this time?
Mostly the media blames voters, talk radio and Fox News, never itself. One might say it is in denial, a condition with a…