NEW NewsBusters Podcast: CNN Town Hall Lies and PolitiFact Lows

July 23rd, 2021 8:56 PM

In the newest NewsBusters Podcast, we discuss CNN's softball townhall with President Biden, and how moderator Don Lemon let the president make wild claims without any attempt to fact-check him. NB managing editor Curtis Houck breaks down the partisan tilt of this embarrassing show. 

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CNN’s Biden Town Hall BOMBS, Loses to Fox News AND EVEN MSNBC?

July 23rd, 2021 4:35 PM

Apparently, Americans don’t want to watch 80 minutes of CNN’s Don Lemon sucking up to Joe Biden. The July 21 town hall special bombed the ratings, losing not only to Fox News (which would be expected), but even MSNBC.

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CNN on Fox: 'The Problem With All of This Is We Have Free Speech'

July 23rd, 2021 4:04 PM

On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, Carl Cameron and host Alisyn Camerota, both a couple of former Fox News personalities, questioned the motives of their former employer's vaccine advocacy. Cameron was so disgusted with Fox and conservative media's vaccine coverage that he declared, "The problem with all of this is we have free speech and it doesn't entirely include lying."…

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Three Years Later, MSNBC and CNN Still Trying to SMEAR Kavanaugh

July 23rd, 2021 3:39 PM

On Friday, both MSNBC and CNN seized on Democrats still trying to tar Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with false accusations, nearly three years after he was seated to the high court. The left-wing cable outlets eagerly promoted bitter Senate Democrats claiming the FBI investigation into non-credible sexual assault allegations against the Justice in the midst of his 2018 confirmation…

Column: CNN's Lemon of a Town Hall Meeting

July 23rd, 2021 5:29 AM

CNN became apoplectic whenever Donald Trump called them “fake news,” but on July 21, they offered President Biden a nationally televised boost that can accurately be described as a “fake town hall.” The audience was "invitation only," the questions were pre-screened. Nothing interesting would happen. 

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EYE ROLL: CNN’s Biden Town Hall Went Exactly the Way You Expected

July 22nd, 2021 12:41 AM

On Wednesday night, President Biden was granted the second town hall of his presidency (and third in the last year) by his adoring fanboys and girls at CNN and, not surprisingly, the Jeffrey Zucker-led network made sure that the 80-minute event was little more than a foot-massage (or smelling of the hair since that suits his fancy).

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CNN's Jennings Warns Against 'Dangerous' White House Censorship

July 20th, 2021 8:35 PM

The Biden administration has faced criticism for working with Facebook to flag what they deem “misinformation” and the President’s declaration that “Facebook is killing people.” Unsurprisingly, the liberal media justifies the efforts while ignoring the First Amendment issues. On CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront Monday night, fill-in host Kate Bolduan tried to excuse the severity…

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CNN's Avlon Fervently Fights Defense Lawyer for Capitol Riot Defendant

July 20th, 2021 10:04 AM

In a heated interview today on CNN, Joseph D. McBride, the lawyer for Capitol breach defendant Richard 'Bigo' Barnett—famously seen with his feet on a desk on Nancy Pelosi's office—condemned  the conditions of detention for the defendants, labeling them "D.C. Guantanamo Bay," and repeatedly accused the authorities of "torture."

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It’s Completely Embarrassing How Much the Media Adore TX Dems

July 20th, 2021 8:00 AM

Remember when the media joined Democrats in condemning the filibuster as an outdated practice that only gummed up the legislative process? Evidently journalists don’t, because when Democratic state legislators from Texas fled their state last Monday to sabotage the passage of a bill they didn’t like, they became the national news media’s heroes of the week.

CNN Says CNN+ Will Not Be Liberal, 'We're Not an Opinion Network'

July 19th, 2021 4:13 PM

CNN announced with great fanfare they're creating a "CNN Plus" streaming subscription service, but an executive bizarrely claimed “No, it’s not going to be ideological....We’re just not in that game. We’re not an opinion network, we’re a news network."

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Author Takes Down Brian Stelter: 'You're Full of Sanctimony'

July 18th, 2021 10:50 PM

Four years ago, author Michael Wolff came on Brian Stelter's Reliable Sources show and told him off. On Sunday, Stelter brought it back up: "You called me ridiculous." Stelter implied Wolff gained access to the Trump White House by bashing CNN. So Wolff unloaded on him again: "you are full of sanctimony....you are why one of the reasons people can't stand the media."

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Dana Trash: CNN Asks Surgeon General If Fox News Is 'Killing People'

July 18th, 2021 12:39 PM

CNN State of the Union host Dana Bash lived up to her last name on Sunday morning, bashing Fox News (and Newsmax) as a lethal threat. Playing off President Biden's rant that Facebook is "killing people" with COVID misinformation, Bash asked Surgeon General Vivek Murthy if "conservative media like Fox News" are killing people. "Trash first," not facts first.

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CNN's Cuomo Tries to Prove Illegals Commit Less Crime -- It Backfires

July 18th, 2021 7:25 AM

On his Thursday night show, CNN host Chris Cuomo attacked Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) as a "misinformation spreader" that's "fearmongering about the border....I just don't see any other way to say it other than the Party of Trump is banking on BS. Republican leadership doesn't care about the threat of toxic talk." But it's Cuomo's argument that flounders on the facts.

TV News Is the Titanic: Americans Abandon Sinking Ship of Poison Press

July 17th, 2021 4:00 PM

This isn’t rocket science —  unless you are in the liberal news media. Two polls in a row, one from Reuters and one from Gallup, are confirming that millions of Americans (and others!) have little to zero trust in the mainstream American news media. Fox News explains: "Only 16 percent of respondents said they had a lot of confidence in television news."