Fmr PBS Media Critic: Obama 'Has a Point' Claiming Press Is Hostile to

November 18th, 2013 3:04 PM
On Sunday's Reliable Sources, former PBS and CBS reporter Terence Smith said President Obama "has a point" when complaining of media malpractice in covering ObamaCare. "I think, in fact, in this case, the President has a point, however, that headlines like that, 'Disaster,' you're labeling ObamaCare before it has a chance," insisted Smith, who once…

Steve Roberts: 'What's Missing Often in TV Newsrooms: There Are Plenty

June 30th, 2013 7:32 PM
Readers are advised to prepare themselves for a rare dose of sanity and reality on television. On CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, journalism professor Steve Roberts actually said, "What's missing often in TV newsrooms: there are plenty of gays, there are very few people of faith and very  few evangelical Christians who in their own beliefs would be against gay marriage. And…

Journalists' Frown Table: NPR Panel Wants 'Fast and Furious' Inquiry D

June 23rd, 2012 3:21 PM
All three journalists invited to the journalists' roundtable on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR Friday played down the Fast and Furious scandal as a loser for Republicans. Jeanne Cummings of Politico wanted Congress to drop it like a hot potato: "to create this big constitutional clash with the White House makes Congress, once again, look like it's just got its eye off the ball. This…

NPR Cues Up Norman Lear and Kathleen Turner to Attack Romney, Bork, an

June 21st, 2012 10:59 PM
NPR’s Diane Rehm Show on Wednesday featured an hour with two liberal Hollywood activists – TV producer Norman Lear and actress Kathleen Turner, both in Washington for a People For The American Way event. Guest host Terence Smith (formerly a correspondent with CBS and PBS) honored them both by offering softball questions and opportunities for them to bash Mitt Romney, his adviser…

Newt Beats CNN: WashPost Lines Up Journalists to Slam John King's Open

January 21st, 2012 7:45 PM
It's not often that Newt Gingrich looks like a winner in The Washington Post. But on Saturday, Post media reporter Paul Farhi lined up a set of liberal media veterans and journalism professors to attack CNN reporter John King for walking into a Gingrich buzzsaw by opening the debate with his second wife's "open marriage" assertion at Thursday night's CNN debate. “…

Obama So Enthralled Reporters They 'Needed to Go Through Detox

January 14th, 2008 3:55 AM
Discussing NBC News reporter Lee Cowan’s admission that “it's almost hard to remain objective” in covering Barack Obama, on Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN former CBS and PBS reporter Terence Smith agreed Obama is “absolutely” benefitting from “sympathetic” coverage and ex-Washington Post political editor John Harris revealed Post reporters “needed to go through detox” after coming back to the…