NewsBusters Podcast: A Sappy Rerun for Christine 'No Evidence' Ford

March 22nd, 2024 10:39 PM

Christine Blasey Ford provided what they call “no evidence” to back up her 2018 claim that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teens. Kavanaugh fiercely denied the charge. But CBS and ABC and NPR have provided sappy publicity for her new book – which provides no new evidence of her story.


Ready for ‘24? Here’s a Look at 2023’s Most-Read Items on NewsBusters

December 31st, 2023 2:53 PM

2024 is bound to be not only one of the most monumental years in American history, it ventures to be among the most chaotic. So, before we dive head first into 2024 at midnight, let’s look back one last time at 2023 to look at what stories you, the readers, visited the most on NewsBusters. As always, we can’t thank you enough for not only your readership, but also financial support. Amid a…

Column: Tagging Evangelical Christians as a 'Polarizing Extreme'

December 13th, 2023 5:56 AM

It seems like every leftist network has welcomed Alberta to trash conservative Christians through his latest book, The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism. Alberta wrote this book to argue that Trump-supporting Christians are apostates and enemies of democracy. They are polarizing extremists. And what, by contrast, is the libertine left?


Taxpayer-Funded PBS, NPR Promote Brian Stelter's New Fox-Trashing Book

November 19th, 2023 8:25 AM

Taxpayer-funded PBS and NPR loathe Fox News like all leftists do, and both promoted ex-CNN host Brian Stelter's second Fox-bashing book Network of Lies. Stelter hit his usual point about how Trump's a dangerous authoritarian, but he thinks it's a "very extremist posture" for Fox to "routinely assail Democrats as the enemy."

On NPR, Kinzinger Says GOP = ISIS, Hannity and Levin Cause 'Brain Rot'

November 5th, 2023 4:30 PM

In promoting his Republican-trashing memoir, ex-Rep. Adam Kinzinger not only was awarded two PBS interviews, but two NPR interviews. First on NPR, he trashed Republicans as the "terrorist caucus." In an hourlong Halloween tongue-bath on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Kinzinger compared the GOP to ISIS, and he suggested Sean Hannity and Mark Levin fans have "brain rot." Your tax dollars…

Column: When the Media's Humility Died in Darkness

October 18th, 2023 5:55 AM

Insular media elites have a nasty habit of thinking they represent Democracy. They aren’t a half or a third of Democracy. They own it. Like they’ve trademarked it. Anyone who dares to attack them is attacking Democracy. The most obvious example is The Washington Post and their arrogant motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

NPR Host, NYT Reporter Go Label-CRAZY on 'Far Right,' 'Hard Right' GOP

August 10th, 2023 6:53 AM

Terry Gross, host of the National Public Radio talk show Fresh Air, conducted two separate interviews on succeeding days with Annie Karni, a former White House correspondent for the New York Times who is now congressional correspondent for the paper, a discussion dominated by fears of the “far-right” Congress. The loaded ideological labeling that emanated from both…

FOUL AIR: NPR Talk Show Boosts Author Who Wants to 'Eliminate' Dissent

July 13th, 2023 9:14 AM

When you're a journalist writing books panicking people on the climate and demanding a government-ordered end to fossil fuels, you can count on taxpayer-funded public broadcasting to help you push your radical agenda. Jeff Goodell scored a PBS interview on Monday for his book The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Earth, and on Wednesday he was awarded 36 minutes…

Column: NPR Drops Bombs on the 'Hard Right Republicans In Congress'

January 25th, 2023 6:02 AM

My maxim on the media’s use of ideological labeling is “The epic political battles of our time are between the ultraconservatives and the nonpartisans.” Journalists see Republicans as a whole as ultraconservative, or as a wholly owned subsidiary of the ultraconservatives. Exhibit A is NPR's program Fresh Air with Terry Gross, which isn't fresh at all.

NPR, NY Times Explore 'Beautiful Issues' of Teenage Gender Confusion

December 22nd, 2022 8:59 AM

Sometimes you can hear some confounding snippets when you flip over to National Public Radio. On Tuesday's talk show Fresh Air, the guest was New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, discussing his series about teenage angst in a series called "The Inner Pandemic."

Column: Dana Milbank's Uncivil War on GOP 'Destructionists'

August 12th, 2022 6:12 AM

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank was sounding the alarm in multiple national TV and radio interviews. The rage-filled tone of pro-Trump commentary after the FBI raid on Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago was going to lead to violence, possibly catastrophic violence, like the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995, which killed 168 Americans.


Katy Tur Suggests Trump Needs a Therapist, Like Her Dad

June 18th, 2022 11:41 AM

As part of a media tour selling her new personal memoir Rough Draft (after her Trump-campaign memoir a few years ago), MSNBC host Katy Tur appeared on Monday's Fresh Air for the hour on NPR. Tur talks about growing up with an abusive journalist father, Bob Tur, who now identifies as Zoey Tur. She compared him to Donald Trump as bombastic and volatile and scary, and suggested they…


Column: Radical Raskin's 'Unthinkable' Suicide Milking

January 7th, 2022 6:12 AM

As the establishment media solemnly marked January 6 with all of the rehearsed Democrat talking points about democracy hanging by a thread, one man best represents the liberal media’s relentless political marketing. It’s radical Rep. Jamie Raskin, who has a new book that came out two days before the anniversary called Unthinkable, conflating the Capitol riot with the suicide of his…

NEW NewsBusters Podcast: Somehow 'Yacht Rock' Is Racist

December 29th, 2021 8:45 PM

As we wrap up 2021, it's time for a little cultural talk on the NewsBusters Podcast. NPR recently suggested the Beatles signified how the rock band was a white-male institution. They also recently brought on Nikole Hannah-Jones to explain that "yacht rock" like Steely Dan, Toto, and the Doobie Brothers is culturally appropriated black music.