We’ve Survived 2021! Here’s the Most-Read NewsBusters Blogs From 2021
Continuing what’s become a staple of our year-end packages, NewsBusters used our Google Analytics to compile our ten most-read stories from 2021, which saw four writers from our News Analysis Division seeing stories crack the top ten along with one from MRC Culture and two from MRC’s Free Speech America.
John Cleese Ends BBC Interview Over ‘Dishonesty, Deception, Tone’
John Cleese doesn’t suffer fools gladly, even when (or especially when) they’re self-important BBC presenters. The Monty Python founder and Fawlty Towers star recently agreed to an on-air interview with BBC World News to talk about upcoming shows he’s doing in Asia. But, as we learn from Bounding Into Comics, interviewer Karishma Vaswani was more interested in Cleese’s upcoming…
Facebook Parent Meta Reverses Ban of Rittenhouse Searches
Facebook has reversed its crackdown of searches related to Kyle Rittenhouse now that he has been found not guilty. During a national wave of riots in the summer of 2020, teenager Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people in Kenosha, Wis., in self-defense. Meta’s subsidiary platforms Facebook and Instagram ruthlessly impeded conservatives from sharing stories in favor of Rittenhouse or even being…
BBC's New Doctor Who Showrunner Flirted with 9/11 Trutherism
Over the weekend, it was announced that the BBC has selected liberal producer Russell T. Davies as showrunner for the long-running British science fiction series Doctor Who which, in recent years, has delved into promoting a liberal agenda on issues like global warming, guns, and hostility to President Donald Trump.
NYT Laments Liberal BBC's 'War on Woke,' Lets Far-Left Host Cry Racism
The hall monitors at the New York Times, while eagerly trying to hound right-wing online platforms out of existence and bash conservative news outlets, remain fiercely defensive of the media's government-supported left flank -- the British Broadcasting Corporation -- even down to suggesting a snarky, Daily Show-type parody show was cancelled because of racism and a…
BBC: Most of Our Employees Are Bigots Who Need ‘Bias Training’
The vast majority of BBC employees are horrible bigots in need of an intervention from trained Big Woke professionals. What else can one conclude about the BBC’s newly released Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the next two years?
Twitter Now Adding ‘Hacked Materials’ Warning Label to Tweets
Big Tech was once seen as a haven for whistleblowers and journalists. But Twitter has changed all that and has been using its tools to besmirch news outlets for reportedly exposing nefarious government activity.
Facebook, Australia Forge Agreement Following Aussie News Blackout
In retaliation to a proposed law in Australia that would require tech giants like Facebook and Google to pay for news content on their platforms, Facebook blocked all local and global news sites from Australia. Facebook’s Australian news blackout ended after five days when the two sides came to an agreement.
Appalling NYT Favors Press Restrictions for Murdoch-Led News in UK
New York Times’ London bureau chief Mark Landler’s obsessive hostility toward mogul Rupert Murdoch’s right-leaning media empire was on display Wednesday. His coverage of two fledgling right-of-center news outlets also documented the resulting panic of liberals like Landler: “Murdoch to Challenge U.K.’s Fairness Statute With Fox News Playbook.” He fretted: "While Britain has long…
Comic Ricky Gervais: ‘Cancel Culture’ a ‘New, Weird Sort of Fascism'
Being a comedian is one of the most dangerous occupations during these days of political correctness. That’s the message from English comic Ricky Gervais, who is on a crusade against the “cancel culture” -- which he describes as a “new, weird sort of fascism” -- by defending free speech wherever he can.