FLASHBACK: When a Juvenile News Media Tried to Destroy the Tea Party

April 14th, 2024 10:11 AM

Fifteen years ago this week, left-wing cable networks employed adolescent jokes to belittle the grass roots anti-Obama Tea Party movement, while the broadcast networks decried it as a front for “corporate interests.”


FLASHBACK: When the Media Championed Election Objectors

January 5th, 2021 8:55 AM

Democrats in Congress have protested every Republican presidential election for the past 20 years, without the media accusing them of attacking democracy itself. Yet in 2004, when California Senator Barbara Boxer joined with Ohio Representative Stephanie Tubbs-Jones to object to the certification of Ohio’s electors — as some Republicans pledge to do on Wednesday — the media treated the…


FLASHBACK: Media Blamed Rush Limbaugh, ‘Right-Wing’ for April Terror

April 20th, 2019 12:15 PM
The month of April saw some dark days for America. On April 19, 1995, it was the Oklahoma City Bombing. On April 15, 2013, it was the Boston marathon bombing. What do those two have in common? Liberal media outlets smeared conservatives as responsible for both. On the April 19, 2010 edition of Countdown, then-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann went on an unhinged rant, assigning Rush Limbaugh culpability…

NBC’s Hypocrisy on ‘Rigged’ Presidential Elections

October 18th, 2016 12:57 PM
Monday’s NBC Nightly News led off with anchor Lester Holt decrying the “dark consequences” of Donald Trump’s “fiery and unsupported” warnings of a “rigged” election next month, and on Tuesday morning, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin labeled Trump’s concerns “dangerous.” But back in 2004, NBC’s cable network MSNBC was the leader in casting doubt on the legitimacy of an election outcome, as then-8pm host…

Blogger: Olbermann Sees That ‘Conservatism…Is a Metastasizing Cancer’

September 20th, 2016 11:17 AM
A current MSNBC personality just passed the half-decade mark as a host on the channel. A former MSNBC personality who’s made plenty of comebacks just made another one. The Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker praised each man to the skies this past weekend. Tucker called Chris Hayes "the classiest man on cable” and opined that from the get-go, he was brilliant, “an engaging, charismatic host whose…

Lefty Blogger: ‘Keith Olbermann Kept Our Democracy Safe’

January 17th, 2016 11:14 AM
Five years ago this month, a great many Tea Party Republicans took office in Congress. For some on the left, however, that may not have been the worst political development of January, 2011. This coming Thursday, notes The Washington Monthly's D.R. Tucker, “marks the fifth anniversary of the bitter night…when progressive Americans, and indeed Americans of all political persuasions who value honor…

Networks Bury Obama's 'Polish Death Camp' Gaffe, But ABC and NBC Find

May 31st, 2012 11:17 PM
President Obama infuriated the leaders of Poland on Tuesday while honoring Jan Karski with the Medal of Freedom. He said Karski smuggled into a “Polish death camp” to see the Holocaust. (Um, no, that’s a Nazi death camp located in Poland). Despite the international incident, ABC, CBS, and NBC aired nothing on the gaffe. But shamelessly, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today both found “…

NBC's 'Today' Show Mocks Keith Olbermann

April 6th, 2012 3:09 PM
On Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer confirmed that he had renewed his contract with network, prompting applause from his fellow hosts and this zinger from weatherman Al Roker about Lauer's potential replacement: "Yeah, because it was either you or Keith Olbermann." The entire studio erupted in laughter. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Lauer quipped in response…

Liberal Fox Contributor Takes on Left: 'Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only

March 4th, 2012 11:31 AM
NewsBusters readers likely know Kirsten Powers as one of the many intelligent, reasonable, liberal contributors to Fox News. On Sunday, Powers published a piece at the Daily Beast entitled "Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist" that is guaranteed to be applauded by the Right and heavily ridiculed by her colleagues on the left:

Attention Chris Matthews: 'Slim' Pickens Rode the Bomb in 'Dr. Strange

July 28th, 2011 1:07 AM
Just how totally out of touch is MSNBC's Chris Matthews? At the beginning of Wednesday's "Hardball," he said the actor who famously rode the bomb at the end of the classic film "Dr. Strangelove" was "Sam" Pickens (video follows with transcript and commentary):

FNC’s Colmes Disputes MSNBC’s Olbermann/Halperin Double Standard

July 10th, 2011 12:28 AM
 On Saturday’s Fox News Watch, as the panel discussed MSNBC’s double standard in suspending Time’s Mark Halperin for calling President Obama by a vulgar word on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, even after the network tolerated former host Keith Olbermann’s numerous examples of harsh language about President Bush, liberal FNC contributor Alan Colmes was obsessed with inserting Rush Limbaugh into the…

MSNBC: Leaning Left for 15 Long Years - A Year-by-Year Video Retrospec

July 7th, 2011 10:13 AM
Tonight MSNBC's cast and crew will gather in Washington D.C. to celebrate their network being on the air for 15 long years. In that time its hosts, reporters and guests have attacked conservatives and Republicans on everything from impeaching Bill Clinton and conducting a war on terrorism, up to the fight over public unions. All the while some of its reporters and hosts have been thrilled by…

Flashback: MSNBC Hosts Called Bush Fascist, Murderous and War Criminal

June 30th, 2011 12:50 PM
On MSNBC you can call a sitting president a "murderous" "fascist" even muse about putting the President on trial for war crimes, so long as that president is a Republican. But if you dare call a Democratic president a "d–ck," as MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin did this morning it's grounds for indefinite suspension. While calling any president the D-word is probably not showing the proper respect…

Bashing Bachmann: A Review of Liberal Media's Most Obnoxious Attacks o

June 27th, 2011 3:58 PM
Today's official announcement by Republican Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann that she is running for the GOP nomination for President could spawn a whole new round of frenzied attacks by the liberal media on the Tea Party favorite. A review of the MRC's archives shows a particular disdain for Bachmann coming from the likes of MSNBC host Chris Matthews, who once accused her of being a…